Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017

Updated: October 2016

The ‘Pupil Premium’ funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011 with the objective of narrowing the achievement gap between students from low income families and their peers.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from specific target groups.  New measures have been included in the performance tables to show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.

Analysing the past performance of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding suggested that there are a number of barriers to the achievement and wellbeing of these students:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Transition / Attendance
  • Engagement / Lack of access to extra-curricular activities
  • Emotional and social issues

Fallibroome is committed to ensuring support and resources are in place to enable our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.  We have responded to this challenge by introducing the following initiatives:

  • The creation of an Assistant Principal role with the clear brief to monitor the achievement and general school experiences of pupil premium students.
  • Involving the data manager to ensure tracking of the whole-school experience of students from low income families is regularly reported on and to enhance the approach to tracking students, enabling achievement issues are quickly identified and acted upon.
  • The provision of a broader range of examination courses and more flexible approaches to examination entries, with students being redirected to alternative routes when their curriculum path is not yielding the expected outcomes.
  • A strong commitment to various off-site provisions, intended to avoid permanent exclusion.
  • Small group tuition for students who are finding the curriculum difficult to access.
  • Alternative programmes at KS3 and KS4 that are specifically designed to improve student engagement with school.
  • Expanding the provision for students with pastoral issues by building a bespoke centre for these students and appointing staff with particular expertise in this area. Future appointment of a Family Support officer to address attendance issues and engage families in school initiatives.
  • Introducing a residential for the whole of Year 7 in order to aid the transition process from KS2.
  • Enhancing the opportunities for staff development, including a strong commitment to the Whole Education and cooperative learning.
  • Providing students with access to supervised study in School during the holidays, this has included Easter revision for Year 11 and a Summer School provision for Year 6.  

 

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Number of PP students 34 35 33 28 34
Percentage of PP students in each year group 14% 15% 14% 12% 14.5%

 

Expenditure 2015-2016

Pupil Premium funding for the last academic year was £137,287

Description Cost
Staffing support – Additional SLT role and Data manager £35,399
Pastoral support – On-site counsellor, Inclusion Resource Centre, Behaviour support coordinator, Careers advisor, etc.   £30,727
Alternative Curriculum – Action group, Creative Photography, Work Skills programme, Expressive Arts, Business and Enterprise (KS3 & 4), Business and Communications Systems (KS4) £14,945
Intervention groups – Maths, English, MFL, mentoring groups, etc £31,051
External Provision – Off site placements at Macclesfield College, Cr8 and The Fermain Academy £26,034
Other – Support for residential and educational visits, music tuition and assisted iPad purchase. £3,195
Total £141,351

Minor overspend of funding is absorbed by the main school budget.

 

Planned Expenditure 2016-2017

Pupil Premium funding for this academic year will be approximately £152,780.

Description Anticipated Cost
Staffing support – Additional SLT role and Data manager. £41,556
Pastoral support – On-site counsellor, Behaviour support coordinator, Pastoral centre facilities £31,475
Alternative Curriculum – Action group, Creative media, Work Skills programme, Expressive Arts, Business and Enterprise (KS3 & 4), Business and Communications Systems (KS4) £18,324
Intervention groups – Maths, English, MFL, mentoring groups, etc £41,270
External Provision – Off site placements at Macclesfield College, Cr8 and Fermain Academy, The Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme. £28,653
Other – Support for residential and educational visits, music tuition, home tuition, etc. £2,750
Total £164,028

Evidence of Impact

The achievement data for our pupil premium students is monitored very closely and regularly compared against the rest of the cohort. At this point in time, we are especially keen to see the achievement gap closing against the following measures:

  • Percentage of students gaining five or more grades at A*-C including English and Maths
  • Our own Value Added tracking

The tables below summarise the progress made against each of these measures. The projected outcomes of the current Year 11 cohort have also been included. National and Cheshire data have also been added where it is available.

 

5 A*-C including English and Maths Achievement Gap 2014 Achievement Gap 2015 Achievement Gap 2016 Achievement Gap 2017 (Projected)
Fallibroome -14% -19.49% -22% -20%
East Cheshire -34% -34.8% -28.9% N/A
National -28% -28% -36% N/A

A gap of 28% indicates that pupil premium outcomes were 28% lower than the rest of the cohort against this measure

 

Y11 Curriculum Intervention 2016 Average Residual A*-C (or equivalent) A* – G (or equivalent)  
GCSE Creative Photography +0.16 80% 100% Supporting our students with a diverse curriculum offer is aimed at improving engagement and achievement. This alternative curriculum option was taken by 15 percent of our PP 2016 cohort, 33% of the 2017 cohort and 25%  of the 2018 cohort.
Small Group PP Maths +0.30 38% 100% The use of targeted small group withdrawal to improve the PP cohort’s levels of attainment in Maths.  PP student’s value added position was  -0.44 before intervention took place.
Extra Maths Tuition -1.02 66.6% 100% Specialist teachers used small group withdrawal to support targeted individuals. 20% of this group were Year 11 PP. The cohort for this intervention in now 75% year 11 PP.
BTec Workskills +1.07 100% 100% The continued use of BTec in Workskills as a modified curriculum enabled leaders to be responsive to the changing needs of individuals. 11 percent of the Y11 PP cohort was supported by this intervention.
Mentored PP students +0.07 N/A N/A The use of a mentoring programme to support under performance at any level has had an impact on levels of attainment. The PP cohort recorded progress from -0.70 to + 0.07 during the 2016 mentoring intervention period.
Level 1 Pass
College: VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing 100%
College: Level 1 IMI Light vehicle Repair and Maintenance 100%
College: City and guilds level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills 100%

 

Progress has clearly been made in closing the gap against our key measures. Our achievement gap is now below the national average and well below the average for Cheshire East. Our projected outcomes for 2017 need some careful monitoring and support packages are in place to address these issues.

Value Added Outcomes 2015 2016 2017*
PP VA -0.32 -0.22 0.14
Non-PP VA 0.34 0.14 0.10
Gap 0.66 0.36 -0.07

Catch-up 7 Pupil Premium

Catch-up funding for the last academic year was £15,500.

Description Cost
SRA programme £7,874
SULP course £3,830
Fresh Start £13,745
Year 7 transition TAs £9,442
Year 7 Residential support £1,420
Total £36,311

 

Planned Expenditure 2015-2016

Catch-up funding for this academic year is £16,000.  

Description Anticipated Cost
SRA programme £5,249
SULP course £693
Fresh Start £14,513
Year 7 transition TAs £11,803
Year 7 Residential support £300
Total £32,558

N.B Of the 32 children eligible for catch-up premium 10 pupils are also Ever6 children and therefore are funded £935 pupil premium grant in addition to the catch-up funding.  The additional spend over the £16,000 will be included in the main Pupil Premium grant reporting.


Evidence of Impact

An analysis of the results for the targeted students is below.  These results are based on the progression of the students from their Key Stage 2 SAT results to the end of their Year 7 studies.  This table also allows comparison with those pupils who ended KS2 on Level 4 or above

KS2 Average Mid Year 7 End of Yr 7 Average Difference
English Level 3 & Below 2.75 3.5 4.05 1.3
English Level 4 4.38 4.86 5.18 0.8
English above Level 4 5.34 5.59 5.93 0.6
Maths Level 3 & Below 2.55 3.5 3.6 1.05
Maths Level 4 4.35 4.74 4.82 0.47
Maths above Level 4 5.54 5.97 6.17 0.63

From analysing the end of year data, it is clear to see that students who joined Fallibroome below a Level 4 in English are making strong progress. Students who joined Fallibroome below a Level 4 in Maths have also made progress and on average are showing a good improvement of one sub level. We are currently working on a new Maths intervention programme that should help support the development of the students who join the school below a Level 4.