Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Numbers (Oct. 2015/16):

In Lea Valley High School:

‘Students known to be eligible for the pupil premium reach higher standards at GCSE than the other students in the school. This is as a result of close monitoring and additional programmes for those students who need support. Eligible students achieved half a grade more in English and the same grade in mathematics as other students in 2012. This is higher than for similar students nationally. In English, eligible students achieved similar grades to all students nationally.’ Ofsted 2013

 

Lea Valley High School has a large cohort of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding which is significantly above national average but has been decreasing during the past two years. This report shows the numbers of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding, how they perform by comparison to other students in the school and National figures. It also shows how we direct the funds to best serve the students.

 

Year Group

Whole School Population

Population registered as  having Pupil Premium status

Percentage of Year/School registered as  having Pupil Premium status

7

225

137

61

8

178

111

62

9

188

121

64

10

216

124

57

11

218

116

53

12

75

38

51

13/14

(93+15) 108

-

-

Whole School

1206

646

59*

 

6th form students are not entitled to Pupil Premium funding though year 12 students progressing from year 11 maintain their Pupil Premium status. As a result, Year 13 students are not included in the calculation of percentage population registered as having Pupil Premium Status.

 

Closing the Gap: Summer 2014/15 External and Internal Summer Exam Results

 

Achievement

Year Group

Whole Year (APS)

Average Pupil Premium APS

7

240

238

8

377

377

9

283

277

10

298

284

11

294

274

12

279

243

13/14

547

520

 

 

                The Pupil Premium Budget

In April 2010, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium. This additional funding is allocated to ensure that all pupils, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve academically and so that no pupil is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. From April 2014 the amount of the grant for pupils in secondary education is £935.

The identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are;

  • students who are currently, or who have been entitled to free school meals at any point over the past 6 years (ever 6), (£935 per child)
  • children in local authority care (£1900)
  • who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (£1900)
  • Students who have at least one parent working for the Armed Services or have had at some point in the past 3 years. (£300 per child)

 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying socio-economic inequalities between children. For the academic year 2014-15, the school received £935 per eligible pupil (CLA £1900). The allocation for 2015-16 is estimated to be £600,203

We aim to close any gap in attainment and achievement between Pupil Premium students and their non-Pupil premium peers.

Approximate number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

655 + 6 LAC Students

Amount per pupil (2014-2015)

£935 (+ 1,900 for LAC students)

Total amount 2014-2015

£612,425 + £5,790 = £618,215

 

 

Approximate number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

639 + 4 LAC Students

Amount per pupil (2015-2016)

£935 (+ 1,900 for LAC students)

Total amount 2015-2016

£597,465 + 7,600 = 602,251

 

The school will use this money to support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and academic achievement for those vulnerable groups. The school will also continue with programmes, projects and initiative which support the engagement and involvement of students identified as generally as disadvantages.

Please note that the funding formula used by the DFE/EFA means that funds received will not directly correlate with the number of students eligible for the PPG and SPG as funding is calculated on the previous year’s cohort.

Planned Expenditure 2015-2016 Financial Year

2014/15 spending:

Given the high proportion of students at Lea Valley High School who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding, and the amount of funding this school attracts because of the level of disadvantage, pupil premium funding is used in a wide range of initiatives across the school. It has also supported the appointment of additional staff and the reduction of class sizes.

Additional Staffing and Provision

Counsellors -2FTE

£80,000

Music Instrument Lessons

£27,500

1:1 Tutoring       

£15,000

Provision of Laptop computers – 5 students 

£2,000

Additional Post of Director of Inclusion

£65,000

2 Additional Senior Assistant Principal

£170,000

2 Medical Welfare Officers

£60,000

6 additional teaching staff to reduce class size

£200,000

 

Interventions:

Intervention

Details

Saturday School

Students targeted to attend. (Compulsory)

Parents and carers informed preceding week.

Daily Revision Programme

Timetabled Breakfast, Lunch and after school. Attendance monitored. Progress and effort closely tracked.

Registration

Utilising time to build in skills work, memory retention, revision etc. Life, Skills plus career support.

Academic Review Days

Lead mentor assigned to oversee all academic issues.

Greater parental engagement and understanding of student progress.

External agency programme

External support for directed students who require additional support.

Peer Mentoring – Sixth form prefects. Maths/English A Level Student support.

Students who have made the transition to sixth form to support students who are having difficulties with the transition themselves.

 Students to support intervention tutor groups from their subject area.

G & T Programme

Enrichment for exceptional individuals. Stretch and challenge.

Behaviour for Learning model

B4L the norm for all year 11’s. Extraneous distractions (e.g. Uniform) are neutralised allowing for attainment to be the centre for all year 11 students.

SOL

Audit of SOL to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Fronter

Coordinating with DOS to ensure 1 member of staff is responsible for maintaining Fronter for their department with lesson resources, revision, etc.

Rewards- Vivo

A rejuvenated reward system with tangible rewards for students. Rewarding work ethic publicly helps to celebrate achievement, instils competition and ambition and undermines apathy.

 

Attendance –Half termly prize draw for 100% attenders. E.g I Pod, vouchers etc.

Greater parental voice

ARD day, meetings, letters, e-mail, text. Motivational Evenings. Parental lessons? Support for specific ethnic groups of parents e.g Turkish parents

Departmental and Pastoral interventions data driven.

Half termly parents are sent data relating to attainment and effort. More regular parental meetings to discuss progress rather than behaviour.

Trips - Attendance

Half termly enrichment trips

Motivational prizes/rewards

To discuss range of rewards with L J .Prom tickets/Kindles/Free LVHS Hoodies etc.

Mentoring

GH to arrange mentoring programme focusing on Red students in groups 1-5.

Awards

All students in Year 11 that have 5 A*-C including English and Maths in their mock exams are to receive an ‘achievement’ tie.

All students that are making at least four levels in individual subject areas are to receive ‘achievement’ badges on celebration assembly day scheduled for the 3rd February

Curriculum support

Meetings were scheduled for targeted Year 11 students in September to ensure all students were on the right curriculum path. Additional intervention lessons were put in place for targeted subject areas including Maths, English and Science. Further meetings are scheduled for the Spring Term

PGL Study Residential

Year 11 students attended a residential in which study skills, maths and English

 

2015/16 Planned Spending

On evaluating the different provision and strategies used in 2014/15, we have planned to amend our provision accordingly.

Counsellors -2FTE

£80,000

Music Instrument Lessons

£27,000

1:1 Tutoring       

£15,000

Additional Post of Director of Inclusion

£65,000

2 Additional Senior Assistant Principal

£170,000

2 Medical Welfare Officers

£60,000

6 additional teaching staff to reduce class size

£200,000

 

Interventions:

Intervention

Details

Saturday School

Staff to provide revision opportunities

Holiday Revision Program

Staff to provide revision opportunities

Daily Revision Programme

After school program to be scheduled

Registration

Groups to be divided and taught depending on curriculum need

Peer Mentoring – Sixth form prefects . Maths/English A Level Student support.

Support and mentoring to be provided

G & T Programme

Enrichment for exceptional individuals. Stretch and challenge.

SOL

Audit of SOL to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Fronter

Coordinating with DOS to ensure 1 member of staff is responsible for maintaining Fronter for their department with lesson resources, revision, etc

ShowMyHomework

Homework to be set and monitored on line

Departmental and Pastoral interventions data driven.

Half termly parents are sent data relating to attainment and effort. More regular parental meetings to discuss progress rather than behaviour.

Mentoring

Mentoring programme focusing on Red students in groups 1-5.

Curriculum support

Meetings to be scheduled for targeted Year 11 students in September to ensure all students were on the right curriculum path. Additional intervention lessons will be put in place for targeted subject areas including Maths, English and Science following Mock Results.