Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Section A: Context

‘The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.’ Department for Education

At KKHS we are committed to fulfil the government’s intention by using this extra funding to ensure no student faces any disadvantage in accessing the curriculum and reaching their potential. In order to do this we have followed the DfE’s advice on how to spend the funding whilst also considering the appropriate needs of our students and school.

The proportion of students eligible for Pupil Premium at KKHS has steadily risen since its introduction as shown below:

Students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding (%)


2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

16.3%

24%

21%

26.1%

30.6

30.2

 

We have shown ourselves to be effective at making suitable provision for all students to achieve their potential in recent years. Our data shows that we have exceeded the required standards set by the government for all our students whether they are in receipt of PP or not.

We are currently judged by the government on two separate criteria which have been in place since 2015. Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are measures that are designed to monitor and judge a school’s effectiveness at ensuring students make expected progress and achieve good grades. Both measures are based on students final GCSE grades and take into account the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) as well as the their next highest GCSE grades in certain recognised subjects to create a score based on their best 8 grades.

Progress 8

 

2015

2016

2017

PP%

+0.1

+0.6

-0.3

Non PP%

+0.6

+0.6

+0.2

Progress 8 shows whether or not students have made expected progress between the end of Primary school to the end of Secondary school. The national average Progress 8 score is currently 0 with schools -0.5 or less considered not to be achieving the government’s minimum expectations and those on +0.5 or more being considered to be well above the expected level. Therefore we have always exceeded the governments minimum expectations and generally operate at an above average level.

 

Attainment 8

 

2015

2016

2017

PP%

4.7

5.4

4.2

Non PP%

5.4

5.8

5.6

Attainment 8 uses the same subjects. The raw point score from these subjects is averaged to give the Attainment 8 score. Comparisons using this indicator are slightly less fair as schools academic intakes vary. However the national average currently stands at 4.4 meaning as a school we are generally performing at an above average level.

 

Section B: Planning for the future

OfSTED have noted that schools that who maximised their achievement using Pupil Premium funding generally displayed the following characteristics:

  • Carefully ring-fenced funds so they were always available for the target group
  • Understood the importance of ensuring that all day to day teaching meets the needs of the learner rather than relying on interventions to compensate for teaching that is less good.
  • Regularly checked data to monitor impacts.
  • Ensured a designated senior leader had a clear overview of how the funding was allocated and the difference it was making for pupils.
  • Ensured that all teachers could identify who the PP eligible students were so they could be targeted.
  • Built up good links to improve attendance and communication with parents or carers.

At KKHS, we have used OfSTED’s advice to create a system of accountability and a budget that enables all students to reach their maximum potential regardless of their economic status. To ensure the funding is used effectively The School Business manager, Ms Dennison works with Mr Fernandes who is able to assess the academic impact of any expenditure.

Section C: Budget for 2018/19

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

826

Total Number of Pupil Premium Pupils

248

Percentage of Secondary Pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium

30.02%

Amount of Funding Received per Ever 6 Pupil

£935

Of which: Looked-after children (LAC)

0

Amount of Funding Received per LAC Pupil

£2,300

Of which: Service Family Pupils

0

Amount of Funding Received per Service Family Pupil

0

Total Amount of Funding Received

£231,880

 

Intervention

Academic

Focus

Cost

Impact

KS4 Study room and like skills support through ASDAN

Teacher appointed to run the KS4 study room whereby students can be withdrawn from subjects to receive additional English and Maths support. ASDAN provides important life skills for students who find certain social situations challenging.

£11,000

Specialised teachers were used to target specific students on a one to one basis. English and Maths GCSE figures have improved since the introduction of this scheme.

Increase in timetabled English and Maths lesson

Provision includes the following:

  1. Numeracy support years 7, 8 & 9
  2. Year 7 reading program
  3. Writing workshop
  4. Literacy support years 7, 8 & 9
  5. English and maths interventions run by our HLTA’s consisting of small groups of 3-4 students.

£54,039

This has allowed for smaller classes size which meant more targeted support for students. There has been an improvement in GCSE A*-C% as well as progress made across year groups.

6TH Form Tutoring

Sixth form mentors provide one to one tuition for FSM pupils that are underachieving. Tuition is provided for a range of subjects depending on the need of each individual pupil.

£4,500

Mentoring with 6th formers has meant that students feel more confident with exam technique. School data shows academic progress for students that attended this intervention with 90% meeting their targets and over 60% making above expected progress.

Support for education experience/enrichment

The school provides opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of artistic, cultural, speaking, dramatic, musical, mathematical, scientific and religious activities. Financial support is given to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad range of educational experiences. Examples include the ‘Achievement for all Programme’ and the ‘Kidzania’ trip which provides an early career experience.

£9,665

Providing materials for students has led to improves in academic achievement. For example, there has been increase in the number of students taking Drama for GCSE as students have attended theatre trip which has developed their interest in studying the subject.

Career, Education, Information Advice Guidance

Bought in careers support and guidance to ensure students are able to link their academic pathways and performances to long term economic goals

£12,325

As a result of the student interviews students were given an individual appointment with a careers advisor (Prospects) and given advice on future prospects. Students feel more self-assured in making their subject choices for A-level and GCSE.

Attendance management support  and interventions

Interventions put in place e.g. operation flying squad to improve the attendance of our most vulnerable students. AHOY monitor this on a weekly basis and report directly to HOY. Interventions are then put in place to improve attendance.

£32,000

Attendance percentage has improved greatly over the 3 year period this has been in place. Attendance is also higher than national average. This has clear links with students attainment and has contributed towards the increase in student achieving 5 A*-C with English and Maths.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare support

Behaviour management and guidance for students provided by HOY/ Pastoral outreach manager which aims to minimise school exclusion, reduce the number of detention and raise standards

 

£25,760

 

Behaviour across the school has improved. The number of detention, exclusions and fix term exclusions has all decreased. According to the recent student survey 97% of students feel supported by the pastoral team and 94% feel behaviour in their lessons has improved.

Inclusion Support

King Solomon has allocated significant resources to promote inclusion. Examples include: -FSM mentors, The Sanctuary, Intervention classes, holiday revision sessions, inclusion open days and events and alternative provision.

 

£72,500

All PP students took part in student interviews so that they could outline their issues and concerns. Mentors were requested and assigned to students. Extra revisions sessions were provided as requested by student’s A specific y11 homework club were also set up as a result of the feedback from interviews.

Social Skills group

Programme to help improve social skills of specific students. The focus of this is to alter student’s attitudes to learning.

£2500

Students have developed a number of life-skills to help them become more independent. Attitudes to learning have greatly improved with a decrease in detentions.

Norwood Counselling Service

To provide counselling services to students

£12,000

 

Attendance, behaviour and attitude towards learning of students who have received this service improved. Feedback form counsellors suggest that their emotional well-being has improved.

Hardship Fund

A contributory portion, or all, of the cost for certain students taking part in school trips and providing essential resources.

£5,000

Economic barriers to student’s attendance and learning are removed. For example students are helped with the cost of trips, uniforms, stationary, sanitary products and books.

 

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Contact: Ms Rubery
Kantor King Solomon High School
Forest Road, ILFORD
IG6 3HB
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