Pupil Premium Statement

What is Pupil Premium?

Queen Elizabeth’s School is committed to meeting the needs of every individual student. Narrowing the gap of achievement between and within groups is a continued priority for the whole school community

Pupil Premium is additional money given by the government and is targeted at addressing the needs of specific groups of students to close the attainment gap that these students traditionally exhibit. These students include those receiving free school meals or have done so in the last six years, children who are looked after (fostered and adopted) and children whose families work within the UK services (Army, Navy, RAF etc). It is for the individual school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students  within our responsibility.

All Pupil Premium initiatives have an administration cost attached which is kept as low as possible.

Queen Elizabeth’s Key Priorities for all students

·         To ensure all students have access to the help, support and guidance they need

·         To achieve their full potential

·         To be successful through a range of opportunities.


 

1.    Summary information

School

Queen Elizabeth’s School

Academic Year

2015/16

Total PP budget

£137,686

Date of most recent PP Review

06/16

Total number of pupils

1541

Number of pupils eligible for PP

187

Date for next internal review of this strategy

06/17

 

2.  Current attainment

 

Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving 5A* - C incl. EM (2015-16 only)

38%

64.7%

% achieving expected progress in English / Maths (2015-16 only)

74% Eng 37.5% Maths

75.8% / 73.4%

Progress 8 score average

-0.59

0.12

Attainment 8 score average

39.82

52

3.  Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor literacy skills)

A.    

Attendance concerns

B.    

Attitude to learning concerns- manifests in increased behaviour points

C.    

PP students not accessing full curriculum

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

D.

Attendance rates for PP students, in particular those eligible for FSM are 89.56% and need to be in line with their peers

4.  Desired outcomes (desired outcomes and how they will be measured)

Success criteria

A.    

Improved attendance of PP students in all year groups

The average PP students attendance improves from 89.56%

B.    

Reduce the differences in pastoral data (Detentions/House Points/Behaviour points/Isolation/Exclusion) between PP and Non PP

PP students average behaviour points are significantly reduced and the number of PP students excluded is reduced

C.    

To improve attainment and progress of Year 11

The progress made by pupil premium students does not fall below the floor standard

D.    

To develop a curriculum model and pathway suitable for Pupil Premium students

A minority of students may be entered for other qualifications which count in progress 8 measure but are not part of standard curriculum, like the ECDL

E.    

Improved achievement in Maths and Science

PP students in Maths narrow the gap in their performance between them and their non PP peers.


 

5.  Planned expenditure

·         Academic year

2016-17

The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

    i.   Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved outcomes for all groups of students and increase the percentage of students making 3LOP in Eng and Maths

CPD on differentiation and awareness of the toolkit strategies that support the PP support

 

Quality first teaching has been recognised as the first step in improving the attainment of PP students.

Work scrutiny

Learning walks

Observations

Faculty meeting minutes

SBD/AKB

Summer 2017

Improved attainment across the curriculum

PixL strategies. RSL leaders and meetings.

iGCSE English entry

Increased focus on the attainment of PP students throughout the year via the RSL meeting and identification of 20s plenty (top 5 PP)

Possible selection of PP students to enter for the iGCSE

Records of RSL meetings

20s plenty discussions in faculty minutes

RSL/BAB

Summer 2017

Improved results for students in English, Maths and Science

Faculty TAs in core subjects. Two TAs in Eng, one in Maths, one in Science

Although we are aware from the EEF Toolkit that the impact of TAs is low, we are confident that if they are well trained and have a good subject knowledge they can work effectively with these students.

TA training half termly to improve quality of the TA provision

TA observations

SBD/AKB

Summer 2017

Total budgeted cost

£60,500

   ii.   Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved outcomes for PP students in Maths and Science

Targeted am. Intervention. Students will use Doddle, Maths Watch, PiXL Maths App to develop their understanding in these areas 

Students have been selected based on the data from their mock (PPE1) exam results. Those that are making 2 LOP or less in either Maths and or Science have been selected to attend these sessions.

Rewards for attendance offered in the form of vouchers

Tracking of students’ progress in these subjects

Monitoring the attendance to these sessions

Offering support for attendance at these sessions

Monitoring improvement by the PPE2 and progress check data.

Final exam results

SBD/BAB

Summer 2017

Higher profile of PP students academically and pastorally

SLT members appointed to monitor the progress of these students

A team of key staff with responsibility for all aspects of Pupil Premium progress. Championing their support in the school.

Performance management objectives on Blue Sky

SBD/AKA/MDW

Summer 2017

Improved results for CiC in Core Subjects

1:1 Tuition in core

 1:1 Tuition effective if students are keen and the tutor is of good quality.

Match the tutor and tutee carefully

Set up regular liaison between subject teacher and tutor

Improvement measure via progress checks

 

 

SBD

Summer 2017

Total budgeted cost

£29,700

 iii.   Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improve attendance for PP students

HOH and Pastoral Assistant and Deputy Heads identified target on their appraisal

Mentoring by AHOH those with highlighted as attendance concerns

Focused attendance support for one Tudor House

We know that attendance is linked with performance and progress at GCSE. PP students have a lower attendance in school than non-PP students. This widen the gaps as they then miss lessons and key information. If attendance improves students will make more progress.

HOH will monitor the quality of the mentoring delivered

 

 

MDW/JMW

Ongoing

Improved access to the curriculum for PP students

Support and contributions towards, travel to school  books, trips and Uniform

It is a moral obligation to provide materials for these students that are provided by their parents.

PP faculty reps to co-ordinate the supply of materials needed for PP students.

SPotter to record what has been received

Faculty Reps

Ongoing

Increased staff awareness of the effective strategies to  enable PP students to make progress.

1. Learning Forum attending by staff to improve practice and share good practice across the curriculum.

2. Raising Achievement Group for PP- Specialised meeting with key staff to discuss effective strategies that are then shared with all staff

 

Staff CPD. will ensure that staff have buy-in and are aware of effective strategies for PP students. Action research will also facilitate which strategies have been the most effective and will be shared with staff.

Observations of the Learning Forum

Faculty minutes reporting where and when strategies have been shared

Blue Sky updates

AKA

Ongoing

To improve the mental health, resilience and wellbeing of PP students

Contributions to a Teenage Life Centre (TLC)

Pastoral data indicates that these students have a poor attitude to learning, possibly due to gaps in their knowledge which they ae trying to hide and lack of support from home.

Monitoring of the students who have taken part in the programme attitude to learning via the half-termly progress checks

Completion of a PASS assessment before and after the programme.

 

GNR

Summer 2017

Improve attendance at revision clubs, additional support after school, controlled assessment completion. Access to extra-curricular activities

Free use of the late bus for PP students

Important that these students are not disadvantaged by not being able to attend what is offer

Monitor use of late bus by PP students

Review the activities that they are staying for.

 

SBD

Summer 2017

Total budgeted cost

£24,630

 

6.  Review of expenditure

Previous Academic Year

 

    i.   Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

Improved attainment across the curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

PixL strategies. RSL leaders and meetings.

iGCSE English entry

 

 

 

 

 

High: Many students attaining iGCSE at grade C which would not have been possible via the other GCSE. Small gap between PP and Non PP in English. RSL meetings have initiated the 20s plenty list of students for faculties to focus on with the top 5 being PP.

Possibly entering some students for the iGCSE English next year.

The RSL Meetings will continue

Other PiXL strategies like Smith Proforma will be trialled next year

£3550

Whole school approach to supporting all disadvantaged students

AfA programme

Low: Success criteria not met. The programmes emphasis on structured conversations did not work with our PP students due to their age and the catchment area of the school.

We will not continue with this programme.

£9000

Improved results for students in English, Maths and Science

Faculty TAs in core subjects. Two TAs in Eng, one in Maths, one in Science

Mixed: Faculty TAs have had an impact in English, supporting PP and SEND students in their preparation for iGCSE. The impact of their role in Maths and Science was not as significant. 

We will continue with this approach for one more year and see if we can replicate the success of English in Maths and Science

£54000

   ii.   Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

Higher profile of PP students academically and pastorally

SLT members appointed to monitor the progress of these students

Mixed: PP students’ progress, pastoral data and attendance is monitored more closely.

Academic data is the focus of RSL meetings and PP student feature in the 20s plenty for faculties to monitor.

These staff were appointed in Summer term 2. We will continue with their focused role.

£24000

Improve completion of homework and support with homework, that these students may not get at home

Homework Support at lunchtime staffed by TAs

Low: Some SEN students accessed this facility and it was useful as a social engagement for some venerable students, but success criteria was not met in reducing  

Not effective. Students did not make use of this facility and homework completion did not improve. We will not continue with this approach next year.

£3000

Contribution to running of the late bus

High: Enabled students to access a range of after school clubs including revision sessions, maths club as well enrichment opportunities including sport, music and drama. Non PP students have to pay to use this bus, but is highly valued.

We will continue with this, but will target PP parents to let them know about this facility with a letter home

£1000

Improved results for CiC in Core Subjects

1:1 Tuition

Mixed: Where students were not making the expected levels of progress in Eng, Maths and Science a tutor was employed to support the students with their learning outside of school time.

Tuition was most effective where there was support and liaison between the tutor and classroom teacher. SBD to facilitate and monitor this liaison.

£1500

Access to an alternative curriculum

Vocational courses at Bournemouth and Poole College

Skillforce

Mixed: the vocational course have allowed students to access a wider curriculum that has prepared them for Post 16 education. It has also developed their social and employability skills. The curriculum offered has been more appropriate to their needs.

Due to these programmes not being recognised in the P8 and A8 measures we will not continue with these courses. They take students out of school and impact on their core curriculum. Also students often have to repeat aspects of these course before moving onto to appropriate Post 16 course. 

£12830

 iii.   Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

Improved access to the curriculum for PP students

Support and contributions towards  books, trips and Uniform

High: PP students have started the school in the correct uniform and therefore feel the same as their peers. Students are provided with important equipment (pens, calculator, revision guides) they can then access the exams.

Trip access have improve their cultural experiences, as well as in some cases enhance their understanding of the curriculum. 

 

We will continue with this approach. However only curriculum trips will be supported.

£9500

To improve the mental health, resilience and wellbeing of PP students

Contributions to a Teenage Life Centre (TLC)

High: Some disadvantaged students need additional support with their mental health and wellbeing. We have found that some our disadvantaged students lack resilience in their attitude to learning. Sessions will support this

We will continue with this approach: but in additional to regular counselling form Warren Bell we will offer Resilience support via a programme of sessions with Diane Laird.

£10000

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