Pupil Premium Report 2014 to 2015

William Farr Church of England School is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for Pupil Premium students to improve their academic outcomes. Every student is encouraged and expected to fulfil their potential.

Our approach is to ring fence all Pupil Premium funding from the main budget and to offer and implement a range of strategies dependent on need.

Year 11 Exam Results 2014

The following statistics will provide a measure of the impact of the strategies put in place.

(1) 5A*- C (including English and Maths)


201220132014
All 77% (181, total 236) 77% (183, total 238) 68% (163, total 240)
FSM 50% (3, total 6) 54% (7, total 13) 43% (6, total 14)
Non-FSM 77% (178, total 230) 78% (176, total 225) 70% (157, total 240)

Figures in brackets indicate student numbers.

(2) Closing the gap – Data shows an improving trend for our FSM students across all indicators.


2012
Gap between FSM
and Non-FSM

2013
Gap between FSM
and Non-FSM

2014
Gap between FSM
and Non-FSM

Average total points

-175

-85

-59

Average total capped 8

-85

-55

-34

Average total capped 8+EM

-100

-66

-43

Average total capped 8 GCSE only

-85

-55

-39

Average total points per grade per
student (capped at Best 8)

-9.38

-6.1

-3

(3) Percentage making Expected Progress (3 or more levels in Ma and En)


2012

2013

2014


English

Maths

English

Maths

English

Mathematics

All

83%
(184/223)

86%
(190/220)

79%
(177/223)

79%
(177/223)

38%
(153/240)

83%
(190/240)

FSM

100%
(4/4)

60%
(3/5)

50%
(6/12)

83%
(10/12)

50%
(7/14)

92%
(11/14)

Non-FSM

82%
(180/219)

87%
(187/215)

81%
(171/211)

93%
(199/213)

69%
(146/153)

83%
(179/190)

Gap

+18

-27

-31

-10

-15

+9

Figures in brackets indicate student numbers.

Academic Year 2014-2015

Percentages of year groups entitled to Pupil Premium FSM (figures correct September 2014):


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

% pupil premium FSM

27

14

18

22

19

Funding for 2014/15 is £935 per pupil.

Expected funding: £115,940

Planned expenditure 2014-2015

Impact to be assessed at the internal Assessment Points and plans modified as necessary. Other means of evaluating include improved attitude to learning, staff, parent and pupil feedback, behaviour incidents, exclusions, attendance and rewards.

FSM/Ever 6 Premium 2014-15

The following initiatives will be continued this year:

Grant used to fund

Cost description

1-2-1 Student Welfare Support

A positive and supportive mechanism designed to identify barriers to learning. An opportunity for students to set personalised targets as part of an academic review.

Core Subject Intervention Co-ordinators

3 Co-ordinators: English, Maths and Science. To work specifically with Pupil Premium students, differentiating work, preparing materials and supporting students.

Year 11 Core Subject support

After school tuition, revision classes, visits from outside speakers, outside of school experiences.

KS4/5 Learning Mentor Programme (to work with KS3 students)

Training provided for students after school.

Maths Tuition

1-2-1 external Tutor to be deployed as necessary with individuals or small groups of students.

KS4 Revision Guides: Maths and English

As stated.

Care and Guidance Provision

Heads of Year to deploy as necessary based on need, including further attendance support.

Departmental Provision

Heads of Department to allocate for resources as necessary.

Homework Club

Supervised by sixth form students

Trips/visits

Support with extracurricular provision and visits to ensure high levels of participation. Up to £60 per student, including the cost to register for Duke of Edinburgh.

Uniform

£40 per student. To be spent in the school shop.

Stationery/specified equipment

£10 Voucher issued to spend in the school shop.

Music Lessons/Instrument Hire for KS3 students

Refer to Music Tuition Policy.

In addition, this year we seek to develop learning areas for intervention support – both small group and 1-1 support.

Service Student Premium 2014-15

The following initiatives will be continued this year:

  • 1-2-1 Student Welfare Support
  • Staffing: Core Subject Intervention Co-ordinators
  • Access to SKYPE
  • Service student lunches
  • Service assemblies
  • Service Ambassadors
  • Students can volunteer for the Reading Forces Programme
  • KS3 End of year social trip

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium 2014-15

This premium is designed to support students transferring on a 3a or below in Mathematics or English or both subjects and to accelerate progress.

  • Individual Passports circulated to staff
  • Daily withdrawal for 1 hour intensive literacy support
  • Staffing: Learning Support Assistant
  • Withdrawal from CASE Science and a Library Lesson in English to focus on literacy
  • Lexia – a reading and spelling scheme. Parents will be able to access this at home.
  • The purchase of laptops and a laptop trolley for further lexia support.
  • Numeracy – small group during AM registration
  • Morning spellings with 6th Form students
  • ASD support
  • Support with social skills
  • The purchase of TRUGS for parents (Teaching Reading Using Games) - Quick games to boost reading ability at home
  • The purchase of ‘The Power of 2’books for parents to use at home – a numeracy intervention

Children adopted from Care/LAC (Looked after Child)

Individualised support as necessary.

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