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Pupil Premium

In summary, just over a quarter of our pupils were eligible for free school meals.

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AND IMPACT FOR HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S CRAYFORD ACADEMY

WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families. 

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • 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
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

BARRIERS TO ACHIEVEMENT 

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment. Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible. 

OUR VISION

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not. We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially. 

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support students, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

To this end, we aim to ensure that: 

  • all students benefit from the ‘Crayford Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

PUPIL NUMBERS AND FUNDING RECEIVED 

Pupil Premium 2016-2017:

In 2016/17 there were 179 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy and 277 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £459,275. 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018:

In 2017/18 there were 177 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 276 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £491,700. 

Pupil Premium 2018-2019:

In 2018/19 there were 116 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 279 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £413,985. Primary allocation: £153,120 and Secondary allocation: £260,865

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

This year there are 279 pupils eligable for Pupil Premium at Haberdasehers' Aske's Crayford Academy.

The date of the next pupil premium strategy review meeting is tbc 

USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING IN THE SECONDARY PHASE

The Pupil Premium funding is used for the following activities and resources in the secondary phase:

  • Providing additional teachers within English and Maths to support smaller class sizes within these core areas
  • a significantly reduced timetable for three Curriculum Directors of English, Maths and Science, each tasked with raising achievement and progress of disadvantaged students in their subject area;
  • Time for outstanding leaders to design and deliver a 5 day training programme for Middle Leaders of underperforming departments. This training programme includes mentoring from a head teacher and a full day on improving the quality of teaching and learning and how to track student progress;
  • Providing staffing for extra-curricular clubs
  • Extending our pastoral support team, to include additional staff, to ensure that students who are falling behind are quickly identified and supported to improve
  • Providing and staffing an independent study club, so that those without the facilities at home to study properly are not disadvantaged
  • Engaging with external mentoring support services to ensure that targeted support is provided for pupils who require additional pastoral support to help them to achieve their academic and  personal goals
  • Investing in an accredited mentoring programme which trains our year 12 & 13 pupils to mentor key stage 3 pupils who require additional guidance and support.
  • Providing a transition programme for year 7 pupils who require additional support as they enter the secondary phase.
  • free theatre trips for disadvantaged students to help increase cultural capital and understanding of texts or plays studied at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4;
  • Employing a full time careers and transitions coordinator, to ensure opportunities for advice and guidance are tailored to the needs of every student at every key stage. This has resulted in 0% NEET, with all of our students securing suitable and sustainable destinations
  • Providing off-site educational intervention and support for pupils at risk of exclusion, to prevent them falling out of mainstream schooling
  • Providing financial support to ensure that all pupils are able to attend school trips and residential activities to increase learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Funding all external school trips directly related to examination qualifications
  • Providing financial support to ensure pupils are able to purchase recommended study guides.
  • Engaging with higher education institutions through our partnership with Sussex University, First Generation Scholars Scheme and Brilliant Club. Student selection for both programmes has a minimum of 33% of students who are eligible for pupil premium
  • Establishing strong links with many higher education institutions has resulted in 69% of our pupil premium students applying to university and receiving successful offers
  • Providing teacher training and professional development so that all school leaders and classroom teachers understand how to use data to identify and support the education of disadvantaged children

2019-20 SECONDARY PUPIL PREMIUM SPEND

AREA

REASON FOR SPEND

COST

IMPACT

Continue to run the improving teacher programme and the outstanding teacher programme 

Both courses have proven track record of improving the quality of teaching. Teachers with a high percentage of Pupil Premium students given priority to attend course

£20,000

100% of teachers on the course will go on to lead an action-based research project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. Impact will be presented to Heads at the Federation Conference 

Creation of Subject

Leadership for Student Achievement

Programme for all Middle Leaders

Rigorous and consistent monitoring of progress and actions to address gaps is required to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. The 5 day programme to ensure all subject leaders know how to promote quality first teaching and to track student progress in their department

£10,000

In school variation in results will halve and all subject leaders will successfully pass their performance management

Reduced timetable

for three Curriculum

Directors

Lead Practioners are subject experts and will spend time reviewing the curriculum to ensure it supports all students to be challenged. Lead Practioners will also be used for 1-2-1 support with Pupil Premium students as this is a high impact strategy outlined by EEF

£60,000

Lesson observations to monitor quality of teaching and progress of pupils. 100% of students tutored by LPs will make better than expected progress from their starting points.

Additional English and Maths sets

created at KS3 & 4

Additional English and Maths sets created to ensure targeted support and intervention to pupils

£40,000

Maths and English results for PP students exceed results of all students nationally

Revision sessions during half term breaks and Easter holidays.

Pupil Premium students make up the majority of the students at these sessions£4,000

£16,000

100% of students attending will improve by at least one grade in their GCSE exams

Pupil Premium

subsidy for extra

curricular trips to

increase cultural

capital

Pupil Premium students were found to attend fewer trips and enrichments than their peers, therefore funding allocated to enable them to attend

£5,000

All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip over the course of the year

Free revision resources 

Pupil Premium students given free revision guides, model essays and exam tip booklets

£5,000

All Pupil Premium students have access to model essays and resources for revision

Careers Intervention Programme

Vulnerable students given specific opportunities to raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work

£20,000

All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip, careers interview or work experience placement over the course of the year.

Learning Resource Centre open to all students

Staffed from 08:00-17:00

£20,000

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Homework Club

Supervised homework club that runs at the end of each school provides students with a quiet environment to work

£5,000

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Admin Structure to monitor and maximise attendance

In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium students disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures

£20,000

Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and raising over time

Enrichment subsidised for students 

To encourage pupil premium students to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which they would not usually access eg Debatemate

£10,000

Improved research and rhetorical skills leading to improved grades in GCSE English Speaking component of course

Music Specialism

Students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument with subsidised lessons and instruments available on loan

£7,500

Students encouraged to engage in music regardless of ability to pay

2018-19 Secondary Pupil Premium Statement

AREA

REASON FOR SPEND

COST

IMPACT

Continue to run the Improving

Teacher Programme

and the Outstanding

Teacher Programme

Both courses have proven track record of improving the quality of teaching. Teachers with a high percentage of Pupil Premium students given priority to attend course.

£20,000

100% of teachers on the course will go on to lead an action-based research project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. Impact will be presented to Heads at the Federation Conference.

Creation of Subject

Leadership for Student Achievement

Programme for all Middle Leaders

Rigorous and consistent monitoring of progress and actions to address gaps is required to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. The 5 day programme to ensure all subject leaders know how to promote quality first teaching and to track student progress in their department.

£10,000

In school variation in results will halve and all subject leaders will successfully pass their performance management.

Reduced timetable

for three Curriculum

Directors

Lead Practioners are subject experts and will spend time reviewing the curriculum to ensure it supports all students to be challenged. Lead Practioners will also be used for 1-2-1 support with Pupil Premium students as this is a high impact strategy outlined by EEF

£60,000

Lesson observations to monitor quality of teaching and progress of pupils. 100% of students tutored by LPs will make better than expected progress from their starting points.

Additional English and Maths sets

created at KS3 & 4

Additional English and Maths sets created to ensure targeted support and intervention to pupils

£40,000

Maths and English results for PP students exceed results of all students nationally

Revision sessions at

Easter and Summer

Half Term

Pupil Premium students make up the majority of the students at these sessions£4,000

£4,000

100% of students attending will improve by at least one grade in their GCSE exams

Pupil Premium

subsidy for extra

curricular trips to

increase cultural

capital

Pupil Premium students were found to attend fewer trips and enrichments than their peers, therefore funding allocated to enable them to attend

£5,000

All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip over the course of the year

Free revision

resources

Pupil Premium students given free revision guides, model essays and exam tip booklets

£5,000

All Pupil Premium students have access to model essays and resources for revision

Careers Intervention

Programme

Vulnerable students given specific opportunities to raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work

£20,000

All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip, careers interview or work experience placement over the course of the year.

Learning Resource

Centre open to all

students

Staffed from 08:00 – 17:00

£20,000

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Homework club

Supervised homework club that runs at the end of each school provides students with a quiet environment to work

£5,000

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Accelerated Reader

funded for all

students

Pupil premium pupils identified as those with lower reading ages and less well established reading habits

£30,000

Raised reading ages for pupil premium students

Admin structure to

monitor and

maximise attendance

In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium students disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures

£20,000

Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and raising over time

Enrichment subsidised

for students

To encourage pupil premium students to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which they would not usually access eg Debatemate

£10,000

Improved research and rhetorical skills leading to improved grades in GCSE English Speaking component of course

ACHIEVEMENT AND PROGRESS OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PUPIL PREMIUM 

As a school, our aim is for our pupils eligible for pupil premium to leave with similar outcomes to other pupils. In particular, we focus on ensuring that pupils are making at least expected progress in English and Maths. We believe that an ability to read, write and be numerate are essential for pupils to be successful adults. As such, our interventions – the majority of which focus on high quality teaching in the core – are geared towards improving the performance of disadvantaged pupils in these subjects.

Key Stage 4

In 2019, 41% of disadvantaged pupils attained a grade 9-4 in both English and Maths.

Our disadvantaged pupils had an overall Progress 8 score of -0.44 compared to 0.52 in 2018. The achievement of Pupil Premium pupils in the Maths element was excellent, with a positive Progress 8 score of +0.16. 

We consider this to be strong evidence that investment over time in our Pupil Premium pupils shows real impact and supports the inclusive model of all-through education we provide.

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