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East Bergholt

Pupil Premium

Our Philosophy

At East Bergholt we aim to provide every student the opportunity to meet their potential. We hope to help students to become effective citizens as part of our school and the wider community. We believe that this involves students making good academic progress, whilst at the same time developing social and personal qualities.

For our pupil premium students our aims are to

  • Improve academic outcomes for individual students who are disadvantaged
  • Offer a range of opportunities to students who are disadvantaged to broaden their experiences and raise their aspirations both in school and beyond
  • Offer all disadvantaged students a curriculum that is challenging yet suited to their individual needs.
  • Promote the wellbeing of all students who are, or have been, disadvantaged.
  • Ensure a high rate of attendance from all students who are disadvantaged.
  • Ensure students who are at a disadvantage have a positive attitude to learning and avoid exclusions which will disrupt their learning.

At East Bergholt we recognise that many students have barriers which may impact on progress at school. Students eligible for this additional funding may also experience these barriers. These include

 Academic barriers

  • Making less than expected progress at primary school
  • Weak literacy
  • Weak numeracy
  • Support with learning at home
  • Access to learning aids such as books and revision guides
  • Access to vital equipment such as calculators, art supplies etc.
  • Access to extra support from tutors
  • Access to specialist support such as music tuition
  • Unable to attend extra study at school due to transport issues
  • Mid year joiner
  • Lack of ICT access beyond school

Social and Emotional Barriers

  • Anxieties about being at school
  • Difficulties establishing friendships
  • Social issues which impact on behaviour and/or attendance at school
  • Lack of enrichment activities outside of school
  • Difficult family circumstances
  • Low self-esteem and / or limited aspirations
  • Unable to attend extra-curricular activities due to transport issues
  • CLA
  • Young Carer
  • Illness

 

When considering the use of Pupil Premium funding to provide extra support for this group of students, we start by looking at the needs of individuals.

Allocation of resources

In 2018-19 the school was allocated £141 625

In 2019-20 the school was be allocated £148 265

Distribution of Resources

Description

Cost in 2018-19

Allocation in 2019-20

Full time maths tutor

Intervention programme targeted at Year 9 and 10 PP students – small group work

After school small group sessions targeted at Year 11 PP students

£29 433

£30 228

HTLA specialising in maths – 0.3 of time

Year 7, 8 and 9 support groups for students with numeracy issues, including PP students

Year 10 support for students needing support to access GCSE mathematics, including PP students

Year 10 and 11 option group for students taking one less GCSE

£8 708

£8 943

HTLA specialising in English -0.3 of time

Year 7, 8 and 9 support groups for students with literacy issues, including PP students

Year 10 and 11 option group for students taking one less GCSE

£8 708

£8 943

HTLA specialising in behaviour - 0.3 of time

Support for any PP student identified as having behavioural or social and emotional issues. (May include access to a counsellor as required)

£8 708

£8 943

LSAs staffing friends club at lunchtime

A room for any vulnerable students finding lunchtime difficult including PP students

£780

£810

Intervention – English and Maths – staffing costs

Extra English and Maths lessons after school where PP students are a priority

£5 025

£5 000

Resources to support learning

Includes provision of revision guides, equipment such as calculators, DT projects, revision material packs, art packs etc.

£7 348

£7 000

Instrumental lessons

One-to-one lessons once a week for PP students who elect to play an instrument

 

£ 5 655

£6 000

Curriculum Trips

Support for visits to Hedingham Castle, a Hindu temple, the Globe theatre and Colchester Zoo in Year 7 (plus pantomime trip in 2019)

Support for visits to St. Omer, Harry Potter Studios, Colchester Zoo and in-school experiences a German play in Year 8

Support for visits to the Battlefields, Tate Modern, an end of key stage reward trip and in-school experiences of a German and French play in Year 9

Support for trips to the theatre, Poland, Chefs department at Colchester Institute in Years 10 and 11

£8 102

£8 000

Career Advice

Ensuring PP students have priority appointments with a Careers Guidance counsellor in Years 9, 10 and 11

£3 925

£4 000

After school study

Payment toward late buses on Tuesday and Thursday to help students stay for extra support

£3 855

£4 200

Cashless catering

Contribution towards the set-up and continued support of cashless catering giving FSM students access to school meals in the same manner as all other students.

£1 000

£1 000

Go 4 School seating plan module allowing all staff to quickly identify PP students on their seating plans

£1 500

£1 500

Go 4 Schools behaviour and reward module to provide parents and students real time access to rewards given and sanctions applied in school

£150

£1 300

Go 4 Schools APP so parents and students can access information about progress in school

£150

£1 300

Extra lessons in half-term and Easter holidays

Revision sessions for Year 11 students with priority places for PP students

£4 650

£4 900

Extra staffing costs for small maths GCSE group 2018/19

£6 880

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Extra staffing costs to establish a literacy and numeracy support group as part of the KS4 options with priority places for PP students

£8 640

£9 850

One off payments considered on a case by case basis

£2 256

£3 000

Pupil Premium Champions

One member of staff per Year Group who identifies the needs of individual students, aims to reduce barriers to success, liaises with form tutors, Year Leaders, Subject leaders and parents, meets regularly with students and monitors progress and attendance. (in 2017-18) Expanded in 2018-19 to include an extra champion in Year 7 and a Lead Champion to oversee this work.

£12 880

£15 000

Accelerated Reader

This is a programme that is data driven and encourages students to practice and improve their reading fluency. In 2018-19 all Year 7 PP students and selected Year 8 and 9 students will be given access to this programme. In 2019 – 20 access for all KS3 students

£2 500

£4 200

Regular home tutoring for PP students unable to access school

£5 988

£6 500

Payment for off-site provision for KS4 students

£6 300

£7 000

Breakfast club

 

£750

Total

£142 591

£148 367

 

 

Our guarantee to all students for whom the School receives Pupil Premium Grant

We believe there should be common provision for all PPG students. These are:

  • Have at least one meeting a year and have access to a designated Pupil Premium champion
  • Acquire revision guides, school equipment and other materials as required
  • Receive financial support for essential curriculum-based school trips
  • Receive financial support for music tuition if requested
  • Have access to maths tuition in year 9
  • Have support in numeracy and literacy in year 7 as required following initial assessments
  • Have support from our student support service as required and access to school counselling if needed
  • Be offered at least two careers interview in years 9, 10 and 11 and be prioritised by the careers officer.

Other support would be available to suit the needs of each students and through discussion with the Assistant Headteacher responsible and the PP Champion.

Review of Interventions

2018/19

Intervention

Outcomes

Additional small group intervention was delivered to Pupil Premium students in Year 9
Students received tuition in Maths over the course of the year, in small groups. Through in-class assessment, areas of weakness were identified and students completed a short course to boost their knowledge and understanding in this area.

36 students were given this opportunity. 67% of them were reported as making expected progress in maths at the end of Year 9. This was an improvement from 91% in the Autumn term.

 

HTLA - Maths
Five year 7 students were supported by the HTLA working on numeracy catch-up and were taught in small groups for their normal maths lessons. Six year 8 students were supported by the HTLA working on numeracy catch-up. Five Year 9 students were supported by the HTLA working on numeracy catch-up

All of these students have significant learning needs. 56% of these students were reported to be making expected or more than expected progress by the end of the year. 69% saw an improvement in their progress during the academic year.

HTLA - English
Six year 7 students were supported by the HTLA working on literacy catch-up. Four year 8 students were supported by the HTLA working on literacy catch-up. A group of Year 9 students were removed from MfL lessons and were supported with their literacy through the Princes Trust programme.

Year 7 Pupil Premium students in literacy intervention for either/both Wave 2 and 3 improved reading /comprehension score by an average of 5.4 months. Four Year 8 Pupil Premium students took part in literacy intervention programmes.  One member of the spelling group made an average of 16 months progress, and so left the programme. Of the other 3, they have made an average of 16 months progress in reading /comprehension and 10 months in spelling. The students on the Princess Trust programme have significant literacy issues. They will be part of a group which will not study English literature in 2019/20 and will be support through extra English lessons for their GCSE.

HTLA - Behaviour
Many PP students across all year groups received support either directly from the HTLA or from the 4YP counsellor. Issues included general anxiety, eating disorders, strategies to improve behaviour, friendship support and self-harming.

Nine PP students were given priority access to a visiting school counsellor. Twenty-six PP students were supported and monitored with break cards issued, allowing them to avoid issues in the classroom and receive help with employing different strategies for future success. Eighteen PP students were involved in either the lunch club or the circle of friend programme. Many PP students received 1-to1 mentoring support.

Intervention: Additional small group after school sessions for Year 11
Some students were given the opportunity to attend maths and/or English after school revision sessions. Sessions were held on four evenings per week.

7 PP maths students were invited to these sessions and 6 regularly attended. 83% of these 6 students secured their target grade in maths and 83% of these students achieved at least a grade 4.

8 PP students attended targeted English language and / or English literature session. 6 out of the 8 students attended the slot they were invited to. 83% of these students achieved their target grade in either English language or literature and 67% of these students secured at least a grade 4.

Additional small group intervention was delivered to Pupil Premium students in Year 10 and 11
Some students were withdrawn from an option GCSE.  They were provided with additional Maths or English lessons for 5 hours per fortnight. This was in addition to their timetabled lessons.  This allowed those students to reduce the number of GCSEs they were studying for, while at the same time providing them with subject specialist teachers to support them in these core subject areas.

For the 2019 cohort there are 4 students in this group. All of the students met or exceeded their target grade in maths. 3 out of 4 also did this in either English language or literature. 3 out of 4 achieved a 4+ grade in maths. 2 out of 4 achieved a 4+ in English. It is difficult to know how these students would have fared without this level of support.

Careers advice and guidance for year 11
The School has employed a careers advisor (in partnership with 3 other schools). The careers advisor is employed for 1 day per week to work with Y9, Y10 and Y11 students and particularly those in receipt of FSM. Nearly all Y11 students received an individual ‘interview’ to support them with their college applications. Additional consultations were made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their post-16 transition routes. Work is taking place with Y9 and Y10 students in particular with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs.

All PP students who left EBHS secured a place at either a college or sixth form centre or an apprenticeship.

 

Introduction of Cashless catering

FSM students no longer have to collect cards to use in the canteen. They use a PIN number in the same way as all students. There has been an increase in the number of families applying for free school meals since the introduction of the system but it is impossible to evaluate whether this is directly linked. Historically we have had to intervene to ensure FSM students collected their cards for lunch. This is no longer an issue.

Introduction of Go 4 Schools Seating Plan module

All staff can identify PP students together with their target grade, prior attainment band and progress, on seating plans. The plans automatically update from a SIMs feed rule, so any additions to the PP cohort are immediately updated for staff.

Introduction of Go 4 Schools Behaviour module and Go 4 Schools APP

These modules were introduced to staff in the summer of 2019. They have gone live to parents and students during the Autumn term of 2019. At this early stage it is difficult to measure impact.

Appointment of Pupil Premium Champions

PP Champions were assigned, one to each year group. Regular meeting took place between students and their PP champion throughout the year. PP champions monitored progress from report data and identified barriers to learning. PP champions ensure that all students have access to the resources they need for academic studies. Each PP champion keeps a comprehensive record of the support for individuals.

The role of the PP champions was evaluated by an external ex Suffolk Headteacher and the school governor responsible for PP. Both report that this addition to our work with PP students is making a real difference to the students in school.

For two terms a Lead Pupil premium Champion was employed to support the work of the SLT lead for PP, while there were interim changes to the leadership team.

Introduction of Accelerated Reader to Year 7 students and Year 8 and 9 PP students

This programme was introduced in 2019. The English team feel it is having an impact and as a consequence it has been rolled out to all KS3 students in the academic year 2019/20. At this early stage it is difficult measure impact, but it is hoped that there will be a measurable improvement in reading for understanding with the 2018/19 cohort when they complete end of year assessment in the summer of 2020

 

2019/20

The priorities are

  • Securing high outcomes for all Pupil Premium students
  • Focussing on support for high prior attaining Pupil Premium students
  • Promoting good attendance with the Pupil Premium cohort
  • Further developing the Pupil Premium Champion role in school
  • Look at reducing the impact of poor home IT facilities

 

The use of PPG for 2019/20 will be evaluated in September 2020.

G. Academic Profile of Pupil Premium students compared to school and national profiles

 

2019 cohort

 

% of PP cohort

% school cohort

% national cohort

High Prior Attainment

15.4

40.3

43.6

Middle Prior Attainment

42.3

53.8

45.3

Low Prior Attainment

42.3

5.9

11.1

2020 cohort

 

% of PP cohort

% school cohort

% national cohort

High Prior Attainment

3.2

49.5

42.8

Middle Prior Attainment

41.9

44.3

46.5

Low Prior Attainment

54.9

6.2

10.7

2021 cohort

 

% of PP cohort

% school cohort

% national cohort

High Prior Attainment

38.5

39.3

 

Middle Prior Attainment

28.2

35.4

 

Low Prior Attainment

33.3

25.3

 

 

Outcomes – academic

This data compares the attainment of students who receive Pupil Premium funding compared to the rest of the cohort and the national cohort. There is a strong trend of improvement.

Every year we try to evaluate our successes and look for different ways to support all PP students at EBHS. The area for development that this data shows is that PP students are not demonstrating the same academic progress in the new measures of Attainment 8 and Progress 8. This improved from 2015 to 2018. There is still a gap between the PP students and the other students in the cohort. Reducing this gap remains a whole school priority.

GCSE Results over time.

 

 

9-4 in English (Literature or Language) and mathematics

2017

2018

2019

Number in cohort

% of cohort

% A*-C in Eng and maths in school

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

% A*-C in Eng and maths in school

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

% 4+ in Eng and maths in school

National

Pupil Premium

23

13

64

43

24

14

61

64

22

12

64

 

Other Pupils

160

87

71

71

152

86

77

71

163

87

63

71

Within school gap

-7

 

-16

 

 

+1

 

 

Attainment 8

2017

2018

2019

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Pupil Premium

22

12

46

 

24

14

41

46

22

12

43

 

Other Pupils

157

88

50

 

152

86

50

50

163

88

52

50

Within school gap

-7

 

-9

 

 

 

-9

 

Progress 8

2017

2018

2019

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Number in cohort

% of cohort

Score

National

Pupil Premium

22

12

-0.33

-0.38

24

14

-0.22

0.00

24

14

-0.41

 

Other Pupils

157

88

-0.01

0.10

152

86

0.08

0.10

152

86

-0.29

+0.1

Within school gap

-0.32

 

-0.30

 

 

-0.12

 

 

Outcomes – destinations

 

 

Overall percentage going to a sustained education or employment/training destination

2014/ 15

2015 / 16

2016/17

Pupil Premium - school

85

86