Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

GAD Pupil Premium Report 2015-16 and Planned Provisions 2016-17

GAD Pupil Premium Report 2015-16 and planned provisions 2016-17 (PDF)

Catchup Premium Spending Review: 2015-16

Overview

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Grace Academy Darlaston will receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. In order to know which students are eligible, the Department for Education (DfE) will use the following data to determine how much funding each school will receive:

Based on FFT data, we now believe that:

  • 33 students were working below a Level 4 in English
  • 34 students were working below a level 4 in maths

Of those students, 23 were working below in level 4 in BOTH English and Maths, meaning that Grace Academy Darlaston estimates the Catchup Premium funding to be roughly £22,000 for this academic year.

Context

English: Nationally, 13% of students arrive in Year 7 below a Level 4 in English. This year, around 27% of our Year 7 students arrived below a Level 4.

Maths: Nationally, 13% of students arrive in Year 7 below a Level 4 in Maths. This year, around 28% of our Year 7 students arrived below a level 4

(Some students arrived without KS2 data)

Catchup Premium Spending: 2015 – 16

Provision Cost Impact summary
Student Support and nurture, targeting vulnerable students and students with lowest KS2 levels £21,994 83% of Catchup students entering on a 2b or 2c made AT LEAST 1 whole level of progress. (English)

Catchup students entering on a 2b or 2c for reading improved their reading age by 11 months on average. (English)

25% of Catchup students entering on a level 2b or 2c have caught up. (English)

71% of Catchup students entering on a 2b or 2c made AT LEAST 1 whole level of progress. (Maths)

Accelerated Reader

 

£3,188

£80 resources

For students tested multiple times:

67% of Catchup students improved their reading age in Year 7.

61% of Catchup students improved their reading age in Year 8.

70% of Catchup students made at least 1 level of progress across year 7, 28% more than non – Catchup students. (English)

Accelerated Maths

 

£1718 82% of Catchup students made at least 1 level of progress in year 7. 29% more than non – Catchup students. (Maths)
Maths enrichment sessions (After school sessions and extraction) £4,815

 

Targeted students entering on a 3b. 86% of these Catchup students caught up. (Maths)
Form Reading £1,951

 

Catchup students entering on a 3c or 3b improved their reading age by 6.5 months

Catchup students entering on a 2b or 2c for reading improved their reading age by 11 months on average. (English)

Provisions

  1. Since September, reading has been embedded into the Tutor period, with students focusing on reading fiction texts of their choice
  2. Reading withdrawal groups have seen immediate attainment
  3. Personalised teaching and learning resources for students
  4. Enrichment (after school) for both English and Maths.
  5. Maths extraction groups have shown increase in the rate of progress.
  6. Robust tracking and monitoring through KS3 coordinators in both subjects, impact analysis available after each provision and data point.

If you have any queries about the Catchup Premium initiative, please visit the DfE website (https://www.gov.uk/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools), or contact Mr. Holland. (henryholland@graceacademy.org.uk).

GAD Catchup Premium 2016 – 17

Overview

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at the expected score for reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Grace Academy Darlaston will receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve the expected score in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. In order to know which students are eligible, the Department for Education (DfE) will use the following data to determine how much funding each school will receive:

·        Autumn 2016 school census

·        Provisional results from the 2016 national curriculum assessments at KS2

Based on FFT data, we now believe that:

·        60 students were working below the expected standard in English

·        48 students were working below the expected standard in Maths

35 students entered year 7 below the expected standard in both English and Maths, meaning that Grace Academy Darlaston estimates the Catchup Premium funding to be roughly £30,000 for this academic year.

Context

English: Nationally, 34% of students arrive in Year 7 below the expected standard for English (reading). This year, around 42% of our Year 7 students arrived below the expected score.

Maths: Nationally, 30% of students arrive in Year 7 below the expected standard in Maths. This year, around 33% of our Year 7 students arrived below the expected standard.

(Some students arrived without KS2 data)

 

Catchup Premium Spending 2016 – 17

(For more detail, please see the Pupil Premium document)

Planned provision
Student Support and nurture, targeting vulnerable students and students with lowest KS2 levels
Accelerated Reader
Nessy literacy programme
Ruth Miskin literacy programme
Accelerated Maths
Maths enrichment sessions (After school sessions and extraction)
Form Reading

Provisions

1.     Reading during Tutor period, with students focusing on reading fiction texts of their choice

2.     Reading withdrawal groups

3.     Personalised teaching and learning resources for students

4.     Enrichment (after school) for both English and Maths.

5.     Accelerated Maths and English programmes

6.     Robust tracking and monitoring through KS3 coordinators in both subjects, impact analysis available after each provision and data point

 

If you have any queries about the Catchup Premium initiative, please visit the DfE website (https://www.gov.uk/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools),

Or contact Mr. Holland (henryholland@graceacademy.org.uk).

Pupil Premium Policy

Grace Academy Pupil Premium Policy Report


If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of Pupil Premium spending please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Assistant Principal Ryan Slattery on 0121 568 3300.

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