Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and Free School Meals

Free School Meals

The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals or who have been entitled over the past six years outlining the support available via the Pupil Premium Grant. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/Carers can check their eligibility and apply online without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy via the My Free School Meals web site at https://www.myfreeschoolmeals.com/

 

The current EVER 6 FSM is 29%.  There are currently 23 students who are Looked after Children.

 

Income for 2016/17 is £268,100

 

Review of Provision

Aspect

Planned Allocation

Focus of Work

Evaluative commentary/impact

Date of review

Evidence of Impact

Graduate Teaching Assistants / Additional Study Support
 

£60,000

Increased in-class support from LSAs to further personalise and support learning of students.

 

Use of graduate TAs to provide targeted support to students in subjects and after school support classes.
 

  • Sustained excellent outcomes for pupil premium students including those with additional educational needs.
  • Use of graduate TAs to provide targeted support to students in subjects.
  • Management of LSAs to be improved from September 2016.
  • Maths specialist (DA) to support students and teachers in class.

Sept 2016

Provision now provided in each subject with subject specialist LSAs.

2015/6

PPG P8 0.12

Non PPG 0.58

 

Although PPG progress is good still need to close in Academy gap.

 

Learning Mentors

 

One LM with specific focus for PP/LAC students

£20,000

Behavioural intervention and tracking of targeted students who are PP who need close behaviour support and positive engagement strategies. Commonly targeted at Year 7, 8 and 9 given specific need in these year groups with CLA/more challenging students.

  • PPG as a proportion of exclusions to fall below non- PPG Detention data PPG / non PPG
  • Use of mentors (AG,JB & EO) to improve behaviour.

Sept 2016

LM worked with individuals providing students with one to one mentoring and support.

 

Additional Teacher in Maths

£33,000

To support learning in the classroom by providing additional subject specialism in low ability sets.

  • High levels of achievement in core subjects both in terms of examination results and levels of progress.
  • 5+ A*- C (incl. Eng / Maths) 65% non PP  81% Non-PP
  • Additional Maths teacher to allow specialist where necessary for PP students.

Sept 2016

2016 PPG results:

A*C -70% PPG

80% PPG

 

Counsellor Support

 

 

£2,500

Provide personalised emotional support for students who need this to overcome barriers to learning.

  • Improved engagement in lessons.
  • Drop in service provided by KK.
  • PPG students in needs of counselling to be identified and encouraged to attend sessions.
  • One external counsellor visits regularly

Sept 2016

Drop-in service has proved popular, especially with girls across the key stages. 

Specific Community Identity Mentors

£2,500

Organisations such as Mighty Men of Valour are used by the Academy to bring specialist ethic and cultural heritage elements to those PPG students at risk of underperforming as a result of low self-confidence and/or lack of successful/positive role models.
 

  • Raised levels of self-esteem and aspiration to succeed by those students identified as benefiting from this specialist form of mentoring.
  • Great Men, Generation F, E&S Training, Mindfulness
  • FTE and FTP reduced from 8.5% to 5%

Sept 2016

Successful intervention and mentoring with specific individuals.

Jamie’s Farm

 

£15,000

Three trips to a residential farm providing students with experience of working on a farm with additional counselling.

  • Provision of experiences beyond urban setting.
  • Building a sense of responsibility and independence for students with low self-esteem and/or behavioural difficulties

 

Sept 2016

Inaugural trip in Summer term of 2016. Small group of Y8 boys and girls attended JF.

Expanded to one trip per term. Y10 PP students attending first trip in October 2016.

Strengthening Minds Programme

£4,000

Mentoring programme to improve self-esteem for girls in Y9.

  • Reduced levels of negative behaviour events
  • Improved attainment of PP girls
  • Reduce number of FTE and FTP from 5.9% to 3%

Sept 2016

Programme introduced in September 2016 for 10 weeks. JB to attend all sessions and roll out to boys and other year groups throughout the year.

Holiday Study Programmes &  Intervention Programmes

 

 

£28,000

A comprehensive programme of study support and revision classes will be offered in every school holiday except the Christmas break.


Personalised programmes of support, planned in advance and costed into the curriculum model have been offered to all Year 11 students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant to enable them to attain the best possible examination results.

  • 100% of students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant to attend classes.
  • Pupil Premium Grant will attend classes and achieve highly in Summer  examinations.
  • 5+ A*- C (incl. Eng / Maths) 77% non PP  83% Non-PP
  • High VA for PP across all subjects.
  • Graduate mentors and LSAs

Sept 2016

Not targeted specifically for PPG students nor was attendance monitored.

Curricular enrichment

 

£40,000

Trips to be subsidised up to a maximum of £100 per student for all students eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and specific opportunities to broaden the horizons of those students to be offered.
 

  • Pupil premium students will take part in a variety of enrichment trips all year
  • PGL trip in October for Y7 students.
  • PPG students able to take part in DofE.

Sept 2016

PPG students were able to a variety of trips including History events, Geography field trips and English and Drama theatre trips.

Additional Educational Resources

Y11 and Y10

£40,000

Additional curricular resources will be purchased for Pupil Premium students up to £100 per student to enhance their learning experience.  This is a personalised approach where students will be allocated resources which are best suited to help them make progress.  Examples of resources could include, Uniform, IT equipment, revision materials, music lessons etc.

  • Students prepared for lessons, improved homework rates, quality of work improves, progress data. Excellent attitude to learning shown in lessons.
  • All PPG students to be given revision materials prior to Y11 GCSEs

 

Sept 2016

For 2016, Y11 students received revision materials and guides for their GCSE subjects.

Education Welfare

£5,000

Attendance and welfare of PP students, monitored on a daily and weekly basis. Organises interventions and attends all PEP meetings.

  • Attendance FSM well above national average, including PA
  • Attendance, gap closed even further
  • No gaps in punctuality
  • Rewards for 100% attendance and punctuality

Sept 2016

Attendance is significantly above the national average at 96% for the Academy.

Persistent absence is low, well below national average supported by our new Attendance Officer and SWO.

121 Tuition/small group tuition

HAP PPG students

£20,000

Agreed as part of PEP package, specifically tailored to meet needs of PP students at KS4, for example, weekly 1-1 Mathematics, Science and/or English.

  • Gap in EP progress Year 11 English -3, EP+ -14, Year 11 Maths -10, EP+ is -6
  • Gap also need to be closed in English, geography, history, graphics, PE and resistant materials.


 

Sept 2016

Cost for 2015/2016 was £21,000 for all years.

For 2017, specific cost will be monitored for Y11 and PPG and LAC.

Total Cost

£252000

Not including holiday intervention

 

                               

 

 

Impact of PPG Funding

Key Indicators

2014

                2015

2016

LAC/FSM

Non-pp

LAC/FSM

Non-pp

LAC

Non-LAC

PP

Non-PP

HACHPP

Non-HACHPP

National

5*-C inc EM

59.5%

81.8%

79.1%

83.3%

67%

77%

63%

81%

87%

97%

62.6%

A*-C Maths

88.1%

94.2%

83.7%

90.2%

67%

83%

70%

87%

87%

98%

61%

A*-C English

64.3%

85.4%

88.4%

90.9%

67%

90%

81%

92%

100%

98%

69.7%

Progress 8

 

 

 

 

0.08

0.45

0.12

0.56

-0.15

0.43

0.00

EBACC

 

 

 

 

33%

48%

26%

55%

60%

76%

24.5%

Attainment 8

 

 

 

 

4.8

6.0

5.3

6.2

6.16

6.83

4.8

 

Year 7 Catch Up Grant - £5,500

The government provides £500 per pupil for any Year 7 student who has not achieved at least a Level 4 in English and Maths. This is then used to provide additional support to help students catch up and achieve accelerated progress in Year 7.  For 2015-16 the Academy will receive £5,500. This has been used to fund extra support sessions for students in addition to the taught curriculum.

Proposed Impact of Catch-Up Grant for 2015-16: 100% of the students to have made accelerated progress in English with at least 75% of the students to have made accelerated progress in Maths.

Strategy and Progress

The students for English were withdrawn from a number of subjects and received three extra periods of support for English. They were taught by an English specialist following the Read Write Inc. programme.

The students for Maths catch-up session started in November with students that came from primary below a Level 4 in Maths. The session took place after school on four days a week. Each session had three or four participants and each student also workied with an LSA to bridge the gaps in their learning using the Mathematics Framework Intervention Workbook.

End of Year Progress:

The table below shows the overall progress made until the end of the academic year.

 

Whole Cohort

Y7 Catch Up

Difference

Progress 8

-0.1

+0.7

+0.8

English Element

-1.06

-0.09

+0.97

Maths Element

-1.26

-0.90

+0.33

 

Next review:  September 2017