Review of Pupil Premium 2018-19

For the academic year 2018-19, we received £151,644.09 to support 163 students who qualify for the pupil premium. These students were distributed across the academy as shown in figure 1.

Figure 1

Year Number of students % of year group
7 40 34
8 33 29
9 24 20
10 33 26
11 33 24

(due to lagged funding, number of students does not tally with the amount of funding received)

We elected to allocate the pupil premium funding in to the following initiatives:

Strategy Impact Approximate cost to the academy Students who will be affected
All staff to mentor Year 11 Pupil Premium students Improve attainment and attitudes towards learning of all Pupil Premium students who are underperforming in Year 11 £13900 All underperforming Year 11 Pupil Premium students
Further development of period 6 programme to actively engage disadvantaged students in sessions. Students to have regular exam technique practise weekly in all subjects Improve attainment through the provision of additional teaching hours. £5000 All Year 11 students, but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Increase staffing in English and Maths through the appointment of an additional teach first teachers Improve attainment in maths and English £75000 All students within the academy, but in particular, the Pupil Premium Students
Provide every Year 11 Pupil Premium student with revision resources Improved attainment of Pupil Premium students through provision of useful resources to aid revision £300 All Year 11 Pupil Premium students
Continued employment of Attendance Officer To improve attendance of all, but particularly pupil premium students

To aid disadvantaged students who miss sessions through absence in catching up on missed work

£15500 All students, but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Behaviour support Improve behaviour within the school and develop the new behaviour systems. £8000 All students but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Develop the use of data using 4matrix. Further improve outcomes through refined use of data to report progress to students, parents and SLT £2000 All students but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Support for Pupil Premium students in accessing school trips To allow fair access to Pupil Premium students £800 Identified Pupil Premium students
Support for Pupil Premium students with acquisition of school uniform and sporting equipment. To support Pupil Premium students in purchasing prescribed school uniform £760 Identified Pupil Premium students
Provision of ingredients for students studying Food Technology and breakfast club To improve attainment and progress in Food Technology and across the school £570 Identified Pupil Premium students
Tutoring for CIC students Targeted interventions for all CIC students to improve core subjects £1800 Identified CIC students
Music tuition Students to learn a musical instrument. £12700 All students but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Mental health support To support students with their mental health through Nurture and Music Miinds £6000 Targeted PP students
Careers To improve our careers provision for students.  All PP students will have a 1:1 meeting with a IAG coordinator £6000 All students, but in particular, Pupil Premium students

*All salaried costs include the true cost to the academy (i.e. include tax, NI and Pension costs)

Outcomes

Attendance :

The Dean academy 2017-18 The Dean academy 2018-2019
Attendance whole school 93.8% 94.3%
Attendance Pupil Premium 89.6% 91.6%

Attendance whole school has improved by 0.5% and the pupil premium by 2%

Year 11

Attainment

Grade 4+ Grade 5+
2018-19  2018-19
English (combined) 42% 28%
Maths 36% 14%
English and maths 28% 14%
Ebacc 5.6% 0%

Attainment 8

2018-219
Attainment 8 30

Progress 8

The Dean Academy 2018-19
School -0.80
Maths -0.67
English -0.95
Ebacc -0.64
Open -1.29

Proposed spending 2019-20

For the academic year 2019-20, we will receive £137000 to support 174 students who qualify for the pupil premium. These students are distributed across the academy as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2:

Year Number of students % of year group
7 51 39
8 38 34
9 31 27
10 22 19
11 32 25

(due to lagged funding, number of students does not tally with the amount of funding received)

Strategy Impact intended Approximate cost to the academy Students who will be affected
Provide identified students with quality assertive mentoring Improve the attainment and attitudes of all Pupil Premium students in all year groups Staffing allocation to run mentoring for targeted pupil premium students all year All underperforming Pupil Premium students
Further development of extended intervention slots between 3:30 and 4.30pm at least three nights per week across the Spring Term Improve attainment through the provision of additional teaching hours. £6000 in staffing costs All Year 11 students, but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Increase staffing through the appointment a teach first graduate to inspire our students Improve attainment in English and maths 76000 All students within the academy, but in particular, the Pupil Premium Students
Provide every Year 10 and 11 Pupil Premium student with revision resources 800 All Year 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students
Continued employment of Attendance Officer To improve attendance of all, but particularly pupil premium students To aid disadvantaged students who miss sessions through absence £14000 in staffing costs All students, but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Continued subscriptions of 4Matrix Improve attainment through improved diagnosis of under performance £4000 All students but in particular, Pupil Premium students
Support for Pupil Premium students in accessing school trips To allow fair access to Pupil Premium students £1000 Identified Pupil Premium students
Support for Pupil Premium students with acquisition of school uniform and sporting equipment. To support Pupil Premium students in purchasing prescribed school uniform £1000 Identified Pupil Premium students
Support of Pupil Premium students in attending college interviews and open days To provide pupil premium the opportunities to attend college and to over come any preconceptions £200 Identified Pupil Premium students
Surplus/Admin

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

National Context The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who has not reached the ‘expected standard’ in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 in national testing (SATs).

Review of implementation of funding for 2018-19

In 2018-19 we received £13600. We deployed this resource as detailed below:

Strategy Anticipated impact Cost
Continued use of Accelerated Reader for all students Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum £1000 in subscriptions and ongoing supply of suitable texts £3,6000 salary costs of LRC manager who oversees this strategy
Read write inc for lowest ability readers Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum £4000 Staff costs
Use of TA in tutor time to deliver Toe by toe for reading ages that are below 9 yrs Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum Salary cost of £2000
Subscriptions to Maths on-line resources Improved engagement in Maths, including independent study £1000
Use of TA in tutor time to deliver power of 2 for students identified as being weak in maths Increase students numeracy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum Salary cost of £2000

Impact

Literacy

90% of the students identified that required support with literacy to catch up to the required standard made the required progress by the end of the year.

Numeracy

63% the students identified that required support with numeracy to catch up to the required standard made the required progress by the end of the year

 

2019-2020 Catch up funding plan

In 2019-20  we will expect to receive £ 12000. We will deploy this resource as detailed below

Strategy Anticipated impact Cost
Quality first teaching Students to have access to quality teaching, books marked first and group work by teachers first nil
Continued use of Accelerated Reader for all students Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum £1000 in subscriptions and ongoing supply of suitable texts £3,6000 salary costs of LRC manager who oversees this strategy
Read write inc for lowest ability readers -Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum £1500 Staff costs
Use of TA in tutor time to deliver IDL for reading ages that are below 9 yrs Increase students’ literacy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum Salary cost of £1500
Subscriptions to Maths on-line resources Improved engagement in Maths, including independent study £1000
Use of TA in tutor time to deliver power of 2 for students identified as being weak in maths Increase students numeracy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum Salary cost of £4100
Small group intervention by English and maths department Increase students’ literacy and numeracy levels, allowing better access to the wider curriculum Salary cost £1000

The main barriers identified to educational achievement are :

  • Low attendance
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Often due to circumstances outside of their control, many pupils have low aspirations and they do not always find it easy to access and maximise the benefits of education.
  • Typically, pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding tend to enter school with lower levels in numeracy and  literacy as evidenced by their KS2 SAT results.
  • Access to resources to support learning and revision

We measure the impact of our spending in many ways, including GCSE results, progress made in subjects, staff, pupil and parent surveys, attendance figures, behaviour patterns and engagement in school activities.

We review spending at strategic points throughout the year and a formal whole school review of the Pupil Premium Policy takes place every September and a mid-year review takes place in February/March.  The next formal review will take place in September 2020

Pupil Premium funding is used to enhance the quality of education for pupils at The Dean Academy to support disadvantaged pupils. Our key principles for using Pupil Premium funding for 2019-20 include:

  • The school carefully ring-fences the funding at the beginning of the academic year so that it is spent on a targeted group of students.
  • The school never confuses eligibility for the pupil premium with low ability, and focuses on supporting our disadvantaged pupils to achieve the highest results
  • The school recognises that quality first teaching is a key factor for the progress of PP students
  • The school analyses which pupils are underachieving, particularly in English and Mathematics,and why.
  • The school draws upon evidence to allocate the funding to the activities/ staff training  that are most likely to have an impact on improving achievement e.g. retrieval practice activities in 2019-20
  • We carefully allocate our staff to teaching groups containing PP students
  • The school ensures that a designated senior leader plus the Headteacher have a clear overview of how the funding is being allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes for pupils termly.
  • The school also ensures that class and subject teachers know which pupils are eligible for the pupil premium so that they can take responsibility for accelerating their progress.
  • The projects we set up are to tackle a range of issues, e.g.   retrieval and revision activities, collaborative /peer lesson observations, targeted support, Year 11 mentoring scheme, GAP project KS4 , P6 revision lessons, extra-curricular opportunities and trips.