Pupil Premium 2017-2018

Pupil Premium

At Heathcote School we are proud that there is virtually no gap between the progress of our disadvantaged pupils and others.

 

Context

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools’ in support of those children eligible for free school meals and who are looked after from Year 7 to Year 11. This gives schools an additional £625 million to close attainment gaps for our disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium aims to improve the learning, attainment and welfare of our most disadvantaged pupils.

Waltham Forest continues to be one of the most deprived boroughs in England. Waltham Forest is just outside the bottom 10% of the most deprived local authorities and currently ranked 35th most deprived borough in England according to the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation.  A very large majority of our pupils come from Hatch Lane, Valley, Larkswood and Chingford Green Wards. Heathcote is in the Hatch Lane Ward which is within the top 15% deprivation index.

 

Aims 

We use our Pupil Premium to:

 

  • Reduce the attainment and progress gap between pupils and those on free school meals or who are looked after
  • Increase social mobility
  • Enable disadvantaged pupils to succeed and give them the qualifications and social capital to get into the top universities or follow equally ambitious post 16 routes

 

The aspects around which we have deployed Pupil Premium Funding and which are reflected in the School Improvement Plan are:

 

Strand One: Leadership & Management

Strand Two: Behaviour, Safety and Ethos

Strand Three: Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Strand Four: Outcomes for pupils

Strand Five: Improving Attendance

Strand Six: Strengthening Parent Engagement

 

Amount 

The Government has stated that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent but this must be reported on the school’s website. The Pupil Premium per pupil for 2017-18 was a total amount of £317,108 plus £17,877 for Year 7 Catch up funding and £3,922 for Looked After Children.  Money for our LAC and adopted children is ring fenced and used solely for those children and is outlined in Personal Education Plans (PEPs) – this is not included in the table.

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£935

Looked After Children (LAC)

£1,900

Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order

£1,900

Service children

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

£300

 

The indicative figure for Pupil Premium is £327,033 for 2018-19

 

Numbers

 

2017-18 Numbers

Year Group

No

 

Yes

 

Total  

Year 7

173

90.1%

19

9.9%

192

Year 8

101

57.7%

74

42.3%

175

Year 9

112

63.3%

65

36.7%

177

Year 10

110

66.3%

56

33.7%

166

Year 11

102

65.8%

53

34.2%

155

Year 12

108

85.0%

19

15.0%

127

Year 13

125

100.0%

 

0.0%

125

Grand Total

831

74.4%

286

25.6%

1117

 

Provision 

In our school the funding it is used in a variety of ways as set out in the table below:

 

Amount of pupil premium funding in 2017/18 -

 

Spend

Leadership and Management – contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

  • Investment in Recruitment process to attract high quality staff inc contribution to TES subscription to ensure continuing focus on Narrowing the Gap.
  • Secondment to Leadership Team for ELT members (one in 2016-17 and one 2017-18 to add capacity)
  • Contribution to salary of AHT – Raising Standards and narrowing the gap – new post from 2017

 

£79,475

 

 

Behaviour, Safety and Ethos - contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

  • Employment of behaviour mentor to support pupils at risk of exclusion with focus on disadvantaged pupils
  • Use of Stepping Stones programme to support groups of children
  • Eastside alternative provision costs
  • IEU support – contribution towards qualified staff member to support the teaching and learning of disadvantaged pupils at risk of exclusion whilst in the IEU
  • Activities week used to promote social skills as reward and motivator at end of Summer Term
  • Costs of school showcase and productions
  • Music tuition for targeted pupils

 

£83,321

 

 

 

Learning, Teaching and Assessment – contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

  • Cost for additional teachers/TAs to increase number of sets in English, Mathematics and Science and provide bespoke support
  • CPD, coaching and bespoke development for staff
  • Bespoke small group 1:1 intervention for disadvantaged pupils where there is a need
  • February and Easter holiday Study Support
  • Registration intervention and lunchtime study rooms – targeted for disadvantaged pupils
  • Exam equipment e.g. pens, pencils, calculators, rulers, course books, headphones and speakers for phonic literacy programme
  • Small bespoke group tuition;  Breakfast club, Friendship groups & Cookery club
  • Cover costs to support staff development by visiting and working with local schools

£110,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes for Pupils - contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

 

  • Improved tracking system for disadvantaged pupils – investment in GO4Schools and then replaced by 4MAtrix
  • Contribution to Data Manager and team costs
  • Investment in Pixl
  • Contribution to staffing costs for War Room and Raising Achievement meetings

£32,243

 

Improving attendance - contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

  • Contribution to attendance Officer to track pupils who are disadvantaged and in danger of becoming Persistent Absentees
  • Costs of Truancy Call to ensure improved communication

 

£30,761

Strengthening Parental Engagement - contribution towards the following posts/initiatives

  • Website
    • Newsletter
    • Investment in Parent mail
    • Cost of Parent Information Evenings

 

£2,700

 

Impact

Strand Four - Outcomes for Pupils

 

In 2017, the P8 score was below average for all pupils and the gap has widened for disadvantaged pupils. However, this published data does not include the outcomes of the checking exercise submission. Immediate measures were put into place from September 2017 including the use of Know Your Class sheets and improved data tracking as well as a completely new approach to learning and teaching. The in school predicted data for Year 11 below shows the impact of this work.

 

Group

P8 Score 2017

All

-0.36

Disadvantaged

-0.57

Non- disadvantaged

-0.22

Gap

-0.35

 

English:

All: -0.17

PP: -0.35

 

Maths: 

All: -0.07

PP: -0.37

 

Ebacc: 

All: -0.13

PP: -0.37

 

Open element

All: -0.90

PP: -1.06

 

Attainment 8 scores for all were 45.28 in 2017 and 39.19 for disadvantaged pupils. Again, measures have been put into place to ensure this trend is reversed and disadvantaged pupils are now rigorously tracked.

 

GCSE data 

2016-17

Actual

National

benchmark

In-school gap

2017-18

Autumn 1

2017-18

Autumn 2

2017-18

Spring 1

2017-18

Spring 2

2017-18

Summer 1

In school gap Summer 1

A8

45.28

 

 

48.19

46.63

48.02

48.74

47.23 

 

P8

-0.36

 

 

0.16

0.02

0.17

0.24

0.09

 

P8 Boys

-0.53

-0.24

-0.17

-0.11

-0.3

-0.04

0.05

-0.18

-0.27

P8 Girls

-0.15

0.18

0.2

0.48

0.38

0.38

0.44

0.37

0.28

P8 PP

-0.57

0.11

-0.21

0.08

-0.07

0.3

0.38

0.31

0.22

P8 Non PP

-0.23

0.11

0.13

0.21

0.07

0.1

0.17

0.12

0.03

P8 LAP

0.23

-0.17

0.6

0.86

0.69

0.63

0.66

0.55

0.64

P8 MAP

-0.30

-0.02

-0.05

0.54

0.34

0.37

0.41

0.27

0.36

P8 HAP

-0.51

0

-0.15

-0.45

-0.55

-0.2

-0.07

-0.26

-0.35

P8 SEN K

-0.63

-0.03

-0.27

-0.19

1.02

0.16

0.26

0.41

0.32

 

 

Key Performance Indicators

2016/2017

Percentage of all pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English

Lang: 75.6%, Lit: 80.6%

Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English

Lang: 60.7%, Lit: 82.9%

Percentage of non-disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English

Lang: 82.9%, Lit: 84.6%

Percentage of all pupils achieving Grade 4+ in Maths

76.7%

Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in Maths

67.3%

Percentage of non-disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in Maths

81.7%

Percentage of all pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English & Maths

72%

Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English and Maths

56%

Percentage of non-disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 4+ in English and Maths

82%

Percentage of all pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English

Lang: 52.8%, Lit: 61.3%

Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English

Lang: 35.7%, Lit: 53.6%

Percentage of non-disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English

Lang: 61.9%, Lit: 65.4%

Percentage of all pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English & Maths

50%

Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English & Maths

34%

Percentage of non-disadvantaged pupils achieving Grade 5+ in English & Maths

59%

% attendance all pupils

93.9%

% attendance disadvantaged pupils (based on FSM)

92.1%

% attendance non-disadvantaged pupils (based on FSM)

95.2%

 

Figures highlighted in italic are from the school’s own analysis. The rest are from the official published ASP report. This is because the new ASP report doesn’t analyse the data for English and Maths separately, only combined.

 

In some subjects, disadvantaged pupils made better progress towards expected grades:

 

GCSE Subject

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non- disadvantaged Pupils

 

Progress 8 Score

Biology

1.01

0.15

Business

-1.27

-1.37

Chemistry

1.06

0.36

Computing

-0.78

-0.85

Drama

0.15

-0.85

English Lit

-0.30

-0.32

History

-0.45

-0.84

ICT

-1.34

-1.62

Physics

0.92

0.52

RE

-1.11

-1.57

Spanish

-0.04

-0.36

 

Strand Five: Improving Attendance

 

Although there is continued work to do on improving attendance which is one of our six objectives for the 2018-19 academic year, the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is 1.31% (up to May half term 2018) which is significantly lower than the national average. This area has been restructured and a more strategic approach taken including buying the Platinum EWO package from the LEA.

 

Strand Six: Strengthening Parent Engagement

 

Parents of disadvantaged pupils were well represented at school events such as Parent Information Evenings and Parent Evenings. There is a drive to ensure attendance at all events is more rigorously tracked in 2017-18 for key groups and this is a key part of the school’s drive for the next academic year.

 

The Year Ahead 

The 2018-19 School Improvement Plan will focus on six key objectives to ensure all stakeholders have a simple and clear drive to raise standards and improve learning and teaching.

 

In 2018/19 we will be using our Pupil Premium money to support the above drive as well as:

 

  • Narrowing the gap in all performance indicators for disadvantaged pupils
  • MINT software to support the Know Your Class drive
  • Introduction of Heads of Year to drive up outcomes and KPIs for all year groups
  • An HLTA for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Two new Deputy Heads for Learning and Teaching and Behaviour, safety and ethos
  • Support from local schools
  • A new approach to data to ensure raising standards including Raising Attainment Plans and a War Room/War board approach, as well as involving pupils in tracking their own progress
  • Continue to provide opportunities for pupils to succeed and secure places in  institutions of further education and top universities
  • Provide a focused curriculum with appropriate depth and challenge for all groups including an additional subject for Year 9 pupils to increase the number of GCSEs
  • Provide additional literacy support in Year 7 and 8 for targeted pupils
  • Continuation of KS3 Maths Mastery
  • A new Behaviour Team to support the drive to reduce exclusions
  • Reward and celebrate pupil individuality and individual achievements as part of new Behaviour Policy
  • Provide opportunities for KS3 & 4 pupils to enjoy enrichment activities and educational visits where there is a need
  • Provide additional GCSE support lessons in Years 9, 10 and 11 for targeted pupils
  • Provide ICT support and equipment where there is a need
  • Provide examination resources where there is a need
  • Subsidize the cost of instrumental lessons where there is a need

 

            Investment in PiXL to:

 

  • Use data to support learning
  • Access appropriate tools for teaching and learning

 

Previous Years

 

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information 2016-17.

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information 2015-16.