Pupil Premium Spending Review 2015-16

Pupil Premium Spending Review 2015-16

Academic Support





Core Subjects Support And Intervention

Additional two teachers, one for Maths and English to support smaller group sizes and intervention for PP students.


61% students made at least expected progress in English with only a 9% between them and others. The gap between these students and others nationally is likely to be 14% (based on last years National average).  In Maths, at 57% expected progress, the in-school gap was 20% and an expected National gap of 15%.  Actual spend included an LSA dedicated to disadvantaged students.

Easter Revision 

A range of revision classes for targeted students.

Covered in Core Subject Costs

Disadvantaged students made progress in line with students Nationally across all of their subjects.  The Value Added score, on average, was 1000.16.

Gifted And Talented

Programme to monitor progress and provide individual Learning enhancement for gifted students.

Covered in Core Subject Costs

Significant Value was added between KS2 and KS4 for our high attaining disadvantaged students.  VA was 1010 and Progress 8 is likely to be +0.18

Accelerated Reader

The accelerated reader scheme and literacy coordinator are strongly focussed on the literacy progress of PP students.


Over a 9 month period, disadvantaged students in Year 7 & 8 made an increase in reading age of 1 year and 2 months

One to One Tutoring

Teacher Support for one-to-one tutoring


Students were selected based on the strong likelihood that they would achieve D grades in English and/or Maths.  As a result of the tutoring, half of the students converted their D grade to a C.  Over half did the same in Maths.

Tracking & Monitoring

Purchase of licence for 4matrix to allow HODs, HOYs, Teachers and Tutors greater power in tracking, monitoring and intervention.


Results, coupled with feedback from HODs, HOYs and teachers suggest that this is making a positive impact across the years.

Progress support for identified students’ needs through the year

Additional Intervention programmes for students not making 3 and 4 levels of progress

Covered in Core Subject Costs

In reviewing this, we have identified the need to redesign our approach to catch-up


Student Welfare and Guidance





Breakfast Club

KS3 – Structured Literacy & Numeracy sessions of lowest attaining students in KS3 in Maths and English. ‘Breakfast while learning’ will enable students to have a positive start to their day focussing on their welfare and school work.


Breakfast Club was regularly attended by a core group of KS3 and KS4 disadvantaged students.  The help they received during the sessions resulted in less frequent problems regarding missed homework being logged into SIMs.  The provision of breakfast had contributed towards a purposeful start to the day , without the distraction of hunger impacting upon students' learning.  The addition costs are attributed to a proportion of LSA salary used to run the club and to do follow up work with the same students during the day.

Support And Guidance for Vulnerable students

Behaviour management and guidance for students provided by the Student Welfare Team to minimise exclusion from school or lessons and provide appropriate behavioural support programmes. (Based On % Of FSM Students in the school).


Spending was increased following an evaluation of Welfare team case loads.  Given that 90% of case loads were based on disadvantaged students, figures were adjusted accordingly.  Attendance of disadvantaged students (94%) was close to the National average (2015) for all students showing a 1% improvement on last year.

Capernaum Centre

Development of the Capernaum Centre which will ensure more disadvantaged students will remain in full time education and avoid exclusion.


Both fixed term and permanent exclusion rates remained low indicating that the Centre and its staff were effective in meeting the aims of the programme.

Careers Support

Bought in careers support and guidance to ensure students had a clear focus for achievement and were guided in their future pathways. (Based On % Of FSM Students in the school).


From last year there were 0 NEET students. Kudos software was purchased to compliment the two Careers advisors in school.  All students get an action plan to follow in KS 4 to reduce the chance of them leaving school without employment, training or FE.  Additional spend attributed to a recalculation of staff and software costs based on the proportion of disadvantaged students in school.

ClassCharts and Rewards System

Software to support positive behaviour intervention.


Widespread and intelligent use of ‘class charts’ led to an increased positive reinforcement of work with disadvantaged students.


Material Support 






Uniforms bought by the school for those students who aren't in a position to buy their own.


This section was extended to include material support in other areas such as stationary, revision guides and Food ingredients

Educational Visits

A contributory portion, or all, of the costs for certain students to attend trips paid by the school


Funds supported access to trips in a range of subject areas and activities.

Music Tuition

A contributory portion of the costs for disadvantaged students to undertake music tuition paid for by the school.


This section was braodened to include teacher costs in working with disadvataged students in music clubs and workshops with the aim of keeping these students engaged and involved in school life.

Sam Learning

Software purchased and used by all students in their lessons and at home on line.


99% of PP students engaged with SAM Learning and spent an average of 9.43 task hours per student, compared to 9:55 task hours for non-PP. Their average score on Revise Activities was 70%, compared to 74% for non-PP.  In Year 11 all PP students engaged with the tool, 65% of their task hours was outside of school time. 35 learners engaged with Maths activities with an average score of 69%. 36 learners engaged with English with an average score of 64%.

iPad Scheme

50% funding of the cost of ipads for disadvantaged students.


Students continue to use the iPad as a tool to support their independent study at home. This has allowed students to have access to school resources, including SAM Learning.  Additional spend is attributed to three lap tops bought for vulnerable students.


Total spending