Pupil premium

Pupil Premium Report 2017-18

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated by the Department for Education to the College on the basis of the numbers of children who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Children Looked After (CLA) - Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
  • Children Previously Looked After (Post-LAC)- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order. 
  • Ever 6/Free School Meals (FSM)  -Pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.
  • Ever 6 Service Child - Pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who were eligible for the service child premium since the January 2012 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2017 school census.

 

The expectation is that this additional funding will be used to support eligible students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The College’s Pupil Premium Policy provides further information about our commitment to closing the attainment gap between eligible students and their non-eligible peers.

Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation

Schools are held to account in relation to their use of the Pupil Premium. The College utilises a multi-layered approach in monitoring and evaluating the progress of disadvantaged students including:

•       Attendance

•       Daily form tutor monitoring

•       Teacher and subject leader assessment, tracking and evaluation

•       Termly assessment and data analysis

•       Training and sharing of ‘best practice’ with other schools and across staff

•       A member of the Leadership Team taking key responsibility for the use of the Pupil Premium

•       Review and monitoring reports presented to the Governing Body

How much money did the College receive?

For the 2016 – 2017 academic year the College received the following Pupil Premium grant:

Type of Premium

Amount (£) per person

Number of Eligible Students

Total (£)

Children Looked After (LAC)

1500

4

6,000

Children Previously Looked After (Post-LAC)

1900

11

20,900

Ever 6 Free School Meals  

935

22

20,570

Ever 5 Service Child

300

7

2,100

   

Total

49,570

The College used the Pupil Premium to narrow the attainment gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of all eligible students.

The College provided targeted additional support ensuring that every eligible student is able to:

•       Improve their levels of attainment and progress

•       Close attainment gaps relative to College averages

•       Have full access to our curriculum

•       Access our extra-curriculum programme

 

The Pupil Premium expenditure was supported from the general College budget.

The total number of targeted students was 44.  Interventions for each student were decided on an individual, needs-led basis. This meant that students could benefit from more than one intervention at any one time.

‘Whole Student’ Approach

Through the use of the Pupil Premium, the College adopts a ‘whole student’ approach whereby progress is monitored and interventions put in place to help remove any apparent barriers to learning. Through this approach the College seeks to support students in achieving the best outcome for them taking account of academic and vocational potential.

Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity founded in 2011 dedicated to ‘breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.’ The College utilises research undertaken by the foundation in determining how to apply the Pupil Premium Grant.

Pupil Premium Spending 2016 - 2017

 

Area of Spend

Co-ordinating the College’s Pupil Premium Objectives

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£22846

Description

The College employs a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator who works with the Designated Teacher to drive forward plans, strategies and actions aimed at improving outcomes for the Pupil Premium students. 

The PP Co-ordinator uses data, professional judgement and regular communication with teachers to identify and implement interventions.

The PP Co-ordinator works with the Designated Teacher to provide information and training to staff whilst also feeding into the Principal and Governing Body to help shape College practices and methods.

Intended Outcomes

The early identification of students who require additional support. Effective implementation of interventions.

Impact Measures

•       Student progress towards target grades.

•       Student feedback.

•       Parent feedback.

•       College data.

•       Feedback and data from external agencies.

Impact of Spending

•       All staff have access to relevant information on the PP cohort.

•       Staff are able to identify PP students in their classes.

•       Staff are aware of the College’s aims in accelerating the progress of PP students.

•       Monitoring systems have been put in place and further developed to improve the tracking of PP students’ progress.

•       The Pupil Premium Co-ordinator has worked with teachers across a range of subjects with the main emphasis on Mathematics and English but has also been heavily involved in supporting PP students in years 10 and 11 towards achievement of their Level 2 Personal Effectiveness qualification.

 

Area of Spend

Subsidies for College Trips

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£4018

Description

Subsidies for College trips, on a case by case basis, to help Pupil Premium students partake fully.

Intended Outcomes

Ensuring inclusion and full access to all curriculum opportunities for all students.

Impact Measures

•       The number of trips attended.

•       The number of different trips students attend.

Impact of Spending

•       24 students received subsidies to enable them to attend curriculum related trips.

•       16 separate curriculum related trips were subsidised.

•       8 subject areas received subsidies to enable student participation.

 

Area of Spend

Counselling and Family Support

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£1500

Description

Improved well-being, organisation, attendance or punctuality of the cohort.  Improved behaviour management and strategies for coping with anxiety during examination period.

Intended Outcomes

Positive attendance, punctuality and detention figures with improved resilience and coping strategies among students.

Impact Measures

•       Attendance, punctuality and detention figures. 

•       Students demonstrating improved resilience and coping strategies. 

•       Low or no referrals to CAMHS.

Impact of Spending

•       The College maintains comparable attendances between the PP and non-PP cohorts.

•       No referrals to CAMHS

 

Area of Spend

Additional subsidies to individual departments

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£938

Description

Additional funding released to faculties in order to support any special educational needs or to ensure that all relevant students are equipped with basic resources. Additional resources linked to accelerating progress may also be purchased.

Intended Outcomes

Full access to classroom activities through being fully equipped to learn and that relevant resources are used to accelerate student progress.

Impact Measures

   Detention figures.     Progress data.

Impact of Spending

 The College has seen a small reduction in student detentions resulting from missing or incorrect equipment.

 

Area of Spend

Subsidies for Private Tutoring & Revision Courses

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£1580

Description

One-to-one intensive tutoring for short, regular sessions over a set period of time.

Structured revision courses with a subject expert.

Private tutoring.

Intended Outcomes

To improve progress across the curriculum. 

Impact Measures

   Progress/attainment data.        Student feedback.

Impact of Spending

 5 students have benefitted from private tuition covering Mathematics and Languages.

 

Area of Spend

Staff Training

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£234

Description

Staff study and attendance at training courses to identify current good practices in the use and monitoring of Pupil Premium 

Intended Outcomes

Improvement in the progress of Pupil Premium students across the curriculum. 

Impact Measures

•       Clear access to relevant PP student information for staff.

•       Staff understanding of the needs of the College’s PP cohort.

•       Progress/attainment data.

Impact of Spending

 The Pupil Premium Co-ordinator has been able to make suggestions and implement tracking methods to assist the College in maximising the support for PP students.

 

Area of Spend

Summer Camp (see further details below)

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£850

Description

Held during the Summer break, Summer Camp is designed to engage students in a range of activities to encourage social development, reinforce learning and prepare students for transition or return to school.

Intended Outcomes

To help in keeping students actively engaged in learning and prepared for the return to school in September.

Impact Measures

•       Staff feedback.

•       Student feedback.

•       Parental feedback.

Impact of Spending

 Students reported improved confidence and appreciation for literacy, numeracy, personal expression, speaking, communication skills and ICT. Additionally, improvements were observed in personal confidence, sports, team working, creativity, food technology, research skills and reasoning.

 

Area of Spend

Lesson materials and differentiated learning resources

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£400

Description

Preparation of differentiated learning resources and provision of text books or other materials. 

Intended Outcomes

Ensuring all students can access the curriculum and able learners are supported in accelerating their progress.

Impact Measures

•       Progress data.

•       Student feedback.

•       SEN feedback.

Impact of Spending

 All students have been able to access the curriculum and additional resources to support accelerated learning.

 

Area of Spend

Extra-curricular activities

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£1097

Description

Students have access to range of extra-curricular activities providing them with opportunities for personal growth, new skills and social opportunities.

Intended Outcomes

To help students develop confidence through experiencing success in creative, arts and sports environments. This can lead to improved integration in College and positive attendance.

Impact Measures

•       Number of extra-curricular activities subsidised.

•       Range of extra-curricular activities subsidised.

•       Positive attendance data.

Impact of Spending

•       9 student activities were subsidised.

•       Activities included Duke of Edinburgh awards, music lessons and involvement in the College’s Combined Cadet Force.

•       The College’s PP cohort have 98% lesson attendance v 93% for the non-PP cohort.

 

Area of Spend

Digital Technology

Contribution from Pupil Premium Budget

£2285

Description

Hardware and software to facilitate student access to learning and for them produce written work.

Intended Outcomes

All students are able to fully access the curriculum in a way which is appropriate to their needs. All students are able to use technology in an efficient and effective way to support independent learning.

Impact Measures

•       Number of students reporting difficulty accessing material and preparing written work.

•       Number of students provided with digital technology either in or outside of College.

Impact of Spending

•       The College purchased an annual licence of Read/Write Gold which is available to all relevant students.

•       Relevant students have been provided with a copy of the software to use outside of College on their own devices thereby ensuring consistent access.

 

If you require further information about the Pupil Premium Grant, please contact Ms McCulloch at the College, preferably using the following email address:

mcullocha@hockerill.com

 

Summer Camp - Year 7 Catch-Up Premium and Pupil Premium

In August 2017 the College held its 3rd annual Summer Camp funded through Pupil Premium and Year 7 CatchUp Premium.

A cohort of Year 7 students were invited, along with primary children from Year 6 who were joining the College in Year 7 in September 2016. The objectives of the camp were to provide current Hockerill students with opportunities to reinforce their learning with particular emphasis on numeracy, literacy, science, oracy, communication, problem solving and team working skills. In addition to these important learning objectives, Year 6 children were also provided with opportunities to become more confident about their transition to the College including increasing their familiarity with the campus and beginning to develop relationships with staff and peers.

The children who attended undertook a range of activities including sports, group problem solving, creative writing, grammar skills, basic financial budgeting, probability and team building.  The participants were asked to complete a daily feedback sheet and a post camp evaluation. The purpose of this task was to provide us with a judgement on the impact of each activity and to make adjustments for similar activities in future Summer Camps. Students reported improved confidence and appreciation for literacy, numeracy, personal expression, speaking, communication skills and ICT. Additionally, improvements were observed in personal confidence, sports, team working, creativity, food technology, research skills and reasoning.  

It is intended to further develop the use of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium throughout the year to enable students to continue to improve their numeracy and literacy skills. There is also an opportunity to focus work on key communication skills, enabling students to increase their confidence in presenting to audiences. It is intended to arrange curriculum support for eligible students during the Lent and Summer Terms.  

 

Using the Pupil Premium Grant this year (2017 – 2018) 50 students meet the eligibility criteria for Pupil Premium:  

Year

7

8

9

10

11

Number

11

16

6

9

9

 

Type of Premium

Amount (£) per person

Number of

Eligible

Students

Total (£)

Children Looked After (LAC)

1500

4

6,000

Children Previously Looked After (Post-LAC)

1900

16

30,400

Ever 6/Free School Meals  

935

22

20,570

Ever 6 Service Child

300

9

2,700

 

 

Total

59,670

 

The College regularly reviews the use of Pupil Premium funding and how it is used.

During the 2017 – 2018 academic year the College’s Pupil Premium Coordinator will continue working closely with the Designated Teacher for Pupil Premium, Faculty Heads and subject teachers in order to identify areas where additional support and resources can be made available to accelerate the progress of the College’s Pupil Premium cohort. The Pupil Premium Co-ordinator’s primary focus will continue to be the core subjects (Maths, English and Science) whilst also working with other faculties to drive a coordinated strategy across the college.

2017-18 Support and Resources for Pupil Premium Students

In deciding on the types of resources and support given to Pupil Premium students, the College takes into account research undertaken by the Education Endowment Foundation (an independent charity dedicated to ‘breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.’)

In its research the charity assesses the perceived impact of different types of support to produce an “average impact” measure. The average impact “is estimated in terms of additional months progress you might expect pupils to make as a result of an approach being used in school, taking average pupil progress over a year as a benchmark.” Each of the sections below include this average impact measure where available.

 

One-one tuition (+5 months)

One-one tuition is where a member of the teaching staff provides a student with intensive individual support. This can be within the class environment or via withdrawal. One-one tuition may be used for pre-learning or for reinforcement lessons.

Funding is used for:

•       One-one support in Mathematics and English.

•       Time for staff to plan and evaluate one-one tuition.

•       Developing and creating differentiated learning materials.

 

Small group tuition (+4 months)

Small group tuition is where members of the teaching staff ‘team teach’ based on students’ ability levels in a given topic. This is designed to accelerate learning by grouping students of similar abilities and providing differentiated learning experiences through different teaching approaches, additional time or learning materials.

Small group tuition may be used for pre-learning or for reinforcement lessons.

Funding is used for:

•       Small group support in Mathematics and English.

•       Time for staff to plan and evaluate small group tuition.

•       Developing and creating differentiated learning materials.

•       Provision of resources.

 

‘Reduced class sizes’

(+3 months)

‘Reduced class sizes’ are achieved by increasing staffing numbers with targeted classes thereby providing students with easier access to teaching staff. Staff identify and target specific students to provide a higher level of support within a normal class environment.

Funding is used for:

•       Reduced class sizes are used across the College but primarily in Mathematics, English and Science.

•       Developing and creating differentiated learning materials.

 

Private tuition (+5 months)

Private tuition provides students with additional learning time over and above normal timetabled hours. Private tuition is either in or outside of College and allows students to have highly focused support combined with additional time for learning.

Funding is used for:

•       Payment for or towards private tutors.

•       Focused tuition to support progress at KS4.

Learning styles/differentiated resources (+2 months)

 

Learning styles are the ways in which learners access information for example through text, images or sound.

Differentiated work can assist students to access challenging topics in ways that are more personalised to their learning style.

Funding is used for:

           Differentiated learning materials.

 

Digital technology (+4 months)

Digital technology is assessed and implemented to provide differentiated learning resources or to aid access to the curriculum. The College currently holds a site licence for Read/Write Gold and students are also able to install this on their own devices thereby giving them access outside of College.

Funding is used for:

•       Renewal of annual software licensing.

•       Provision of relevant hardware.

 

School trips

School trips are used to provide real-life practice, broaden exposure to learning situations and to encourage independent learning. Trips are used across the curriculum, some of which can be compulsory components of a course.

Funding is used for:

            Funding towards student involvement on trips (on a case by case basis).

 

Revision courses and material (+2 months)

Revision courses are designed to reinforce learning and prepare students for their exams. These may be run within College or externally and are in addition to timetabled lessons.

Funding is used for:

           Attendance on revision courses and for specific revision materials.

 

Behaviour/social interventions (+4 months)

Behaviour/social interventions seek to improve attainment by reducing blocks to learning caused by mental or emotional challenges. Interventions may be delivered by an appropriate member of staff or through the engagement of external expertise.

Funding is used for:

•       Staffing costs towards intervention time.

•       Bringing in external expertise and resources.

 

Staff training

 

Staff training is used to ensure that staff are kept up to date with the College’s obligations towards disadvantaged students, share best practice and to explore effective solutions towards accelerating student attainment.

Funding is used for:

•       External courses.

•       Resources to ‘cascade’ training.

 

Collaborative learning (+5 months)

Collaborative learning involves a range of activities whereby learners work in pairs or small groups, sharing ideas and solutions together to support each other’s learning.

Funding is used for:        Learning materials.

 

Summer camp

(+2 months)

 

Summer camp is held during the summer holidays providing an opportunity for students to experience learning activities designed to enhance and reinforce learning in Mathematics, English, sports and social situations.

Funding is used for:

   A 1 week Summer Camp to support the transition of new students and reinforce learning for existing year 7 students.

Mentoring

(+1 month)

 

Mentoring is undertaken by staff or older students. It is intended to help younger students develop positive actions and habits through providing a positive role model and a listening ear to every day challenges.

Funding is used for:

•       Training.

•       Resources.

•       The training of students to undertake a ‘Buddy’ role.

 

Uniform & equipment (0 months)

An important starting point is for students to be identified as equal (school uniform) and to have the correct equipment/access to learning.

Funding is used for:

•       Occasional items of uniform.

•       Occasional items of equipment.

•       Music lessons.

•       Study guides and additional learning materials.

•       Provision of lockers.

 

Parental involvement (+3 months)

Parental involvement is the active engagement of parents in supporting their children’s learning both in and out of College.

Funding is used for:

•        Meetings with parents and external agencies.

•        Statutory and progress reports.

•        Support for parents in supporting their children’s organisation and learning out of College. 

 

Arts/sports participation (+2 months)

Arts and sports participations are intended to support students’ creative, social and emotional development through finding skills where they can excel. Building students’ confidence can assist in educational engagement and achievement.

Funding is used for:

•       Participation in sports or arts events.

•       Provision of materials.

•       Music lessons.

 

Extended school time (+2 months)

Additional learning opportunities exist through activity and homework clubs which run as extensions to the normal school day. These can enhance progress and students’ self-esteem.

Funding is used for:

•       Additional revision sessions.

•       Clubs and activities.

 

Feedback

(+8 months)

Feedback is an important of students’ progress. This can be verbal or written and is given in lessons, one-one sessions and mentoring.

Funding is used for:

•       Raising the profile of Pupil Premium students through training and guidance sessions.

•       Reviews of exercise books by members of the Leadership Team.

•       Lesson observations.

 

Reading strategies and support (+5 months)

Reading activities and groups are held to assist students to develop their leading and comprehension skills. A range of strategies may be used and additional specialist support sought for specific learning needs.

Funding is used for:

•       Reading groups.

•       Monitoring of progress.

•       Specialist support and resources.

 

Meta-cognition and selfregulation (+8 months)

Meta-cognition and self-regulation are approaches that encourage students to ‘think about thinking’. This skill can be applied to develop personalised strategies for academic learning and emotional wellbeing. All students in year 7 are taught personal development skills including resilience and Mindfulness.

Funding is used for:

•       Staff training.

•       Learning resources.

•       Behavioural support.

 

Prep (homework) (+5 months)

Prep is set using a structured approach across the College to ensure that all subjects can be experienced through independent learning outside of College. This can involve finishing tasks, preparing for new tasks and revision for tests or exams.

Funding is used for:

•       Homework clubs.

•       Access to relevant software resources (e.g. Show My Homework).

•       Ad hoc ‘learning clinics’ held by teaching staff.

 

Projected Spending 2017-18

Spending on

Projected Sum £

Staffing

32,000

Allocations to core subjects

13,500

Private tuition

2,000

Digital technology

2,200

School trips and visits

4,500

Behavioural support

1,500

Staff training

500

Uniform and equipment

700

Arts/sports participation

500

Learning resources

700

Summer Camp/Revision courses

2,500

Extra-curricular activities

1,200

Meta-cognition and self-regulation

2,000

Total

55,800