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Pupil Premium

Introduction

Oxted School aims to secure excellent achievement for those students who are eligible for the pupil premium funding. The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students (DV) and close the gap between them and their peers.

Summary of the main barriers faced by eligible students

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged students may face at Oxted School can be complex and varied; there is no single difficulty faced by all.

We have identified, in the main, the following to be barriers for our DV students:

  • Attendance
  • Aspiration
  • (some) low levels of literacy and numeracy on arrival 

2017-18 Summary

In 2017-18 there were 298 students at Oxted School in receipt of pupil premium funding. Therefore the pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2017-18 was £278,630.

Diminishing the Difference

Year 11 Headline Data

The gap in outcomes between non disadvantaged and disadvantaged students has significantly reduced despite the fact that the KS2 APS gap is larger than it was 2017.

The APS of this cohort was lower than the 2017 cohort. Pleasingly, on all threshold measures, the attainment of the disadvantaged cohort shows improvement on the 2017 results. The A8 score is similar to 2017 which was 36.3, but overall the gap between disadvantaged and Others has reduced. This is reflected by the improvement from a grade 8 in 2016/17 to 7 in 2017/18. It is also pleasing to see that the percentage of disadvantaged students filling all elements of the A8 has increased to 72% compared to 61% in 2017.

Behaviour
Behaviour has improved throughout the year due to the interventions implemented.

Behaviour Category

% Autumn

% Spring

% Summer

Internal Exclusions (ILU placements) All students

100%

100%

100%

Internal Exclusions (ILU placements) DV only

29.7%

34%

26%

FTE exclusions (all students)

100%

100%

100%

FTE exclusions (DV only)

42.8%

31.25%

38%

Permanent Exclusions (all students)

0%

0%

0%

Permanent Exclusions (DV only)

0%

0%

0%

Behaviour Points
There has been a 15% decrease in the number of behaviour points issued to DV students in comparison to last year. Achievement points have increased 61% in comparison to last year.

Year 8 Scholars Programme
Twelve students took part in being mentored by a PHD student and attending university.
58% achieved a 1st or 2.1 in their final assignment.
14% progress within the programme (10% is national average).
5% metacognition progress (3% national average), motivation progress 6% (0% is national average).
Self-efficacy progress 10% (national average 2%), grit progress 9% (national average -2%).
School engagement 4% (national average -3%). 50% (pre-programme; 100% (post) of students saying that they know how to apply for a university course.

Catch Up Data
The tables below show how 'Catch Up Funding' in Year 7 and Year 8 has been effectively used to increase the number of disadvantaged students who now meet the expected standard (secure a pass grade at the end of KS4) in English and Maths.

 

Year 7 (2017)

English

Maths

Number of students at end of KS2 below Expected Standard

Number achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

% achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

Number of students at end of KS2 below Expected Standard

Number achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

%   achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

DV

23

7

30%

23

4

17%

 

Year 7 (2016)

English

Maths

Number of students at end of KS2 below Expected Standard

Number achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

%   achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

Number of students at end of KS2 below Expected Standard

Number achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

%   achieving Expected standard by the May 2018

DV

24

9

38%

27

7

26%

 

Key Data

Basic

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

School DV

40%

36%

37%

36%

48%

School All

68%

69%

65%

70%

71%

Attainment 8

2014

2015

2016

2017

 

School DV

Not recorded

35.0

38.5

34.22

36.1

School All

Not recorded

52.0

51.7

46.88

49.4

P8

2014

2015

2016

2017

 

School DV

Not recorded

-0.64

-0.73

-0.98

Awaiting validation

School All

Not recorded

+0.11

+0.06

-0.22

Awaiting validation

EBACC

2014

2015

2016

2017

 

School DV

23%

11%

20%

15.38%

14%

School All

33%

38%

41%

38.35%

25%

Distribution of Funding for 2017-18

SIP Priority

Provide a happy, safe and caring environment

Secure excellent outcomes for all students

Educate students very effectively and inspire them to be highly motivated

Create a culture in which all staff thrive and excel

Ensure the school has a sustainable base to provide an inspirational learning environment

Secure excellent outcomes for all students

Strategy

Action

Impact

Lessons Learned

Cost

Pupil Premium Lead

Day to day management of activities and to maintain staff focus on this essential group of students.

Successful performance management.

Reduction in the gap between PP and non PP students (see above).

In order to maximise impact at a deeper level we will be moving towards a model of having a pastoral leader for each year group working with our DA students as opposed to one person

 

Action:

One member of each pastoral team to be accountable for the DV students in their year group.

 

DV Co-ordinator to make more use of disseminating PiXL best practice resources.

 

DV Co-ordinator to attend AFA conferences.

£24,000

Trips, enrichment, uniform support

  • D of E
  • Year 8 camp
  • Rewards
  • Transition schools
  • Departmental requests
  • Achievement For All (AFA)
  • Scholars Programme

Raise student aspirations and improve school attendance of this group.

100% of students accessed one or more enrichment activities

 

100% positive feedback from students and parents relating to our transition work.

 

All faculties used the financial request system to purchase resources for those most in need.

 

Adopted a model for 18-19 of AFAs Structured conversations

 

Scholars programme impact please see above.

 

Continue in the same manner. Implement a more consistent method of monitoring participation rates.

 

Action:

Implementation of PARS to track attendance in enrichment activities more closely so that specific students can be targeted more often and with more ease.

 

20% minimum of all enrichment trips and visits to be made up of DV students.

£21,975

Counselling

Improve the mental well-being of students

100% of DV students referred have been seen.

 

100% positive feedback from students receiving this intervention.

 

80% of those seen psychological stress has improved.

 

 

This resource is vitally important, however some students do not require this level of support.

 

Action:

Train additional ELSA staff. Deliver internal CBT through the year teams. Appoint a second student mentor.

£14,750

Breakfast Club

Improve well-being, attendance and improve attitudes towards school.

Improvement in the number of students using their allocation on a regular basis in comparison to last year.

To ensure maximum uptake to continue to inform parents of students not accessing this resource.

 

Action:

Continue to allow students to carry over the breakfast entitlement to break and lunch. To continue to contact the parents of students not using their allocation regularly.

 

£9,000

Faculty / Pastoral Support / Intervention

  • Resources
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Period 6
  • Rewards
  • Software Packages

Close the gap in terms of progress and attainment of these students.

Raise their aspirations.

See data tables at the top of this document.

Assigning pastoral representatives to drive the focus on DV forwards.

 

Action:

Sixth form support timetabled into lessons each week to support DV students.

£53,000

Literacy and Numeracy Support Lessons

To close the gap in maths and English.

See catch up data at the top of this document.

Selection of students needs to be based on their desire to embrace this support intervention.

 

Action:

To appoint English and maths tutors to work for a sustained period with our lowest achieving DV students.

£50,362

Staff CPD

 

Raise staff awareness of the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students

% of teachers met the teacher standards in their observations.

 

100% positive feedback from staff that attended training.

Continued drive to raising T&L standards

 

Action:

Include DV as one of the 4 core strands in the CPD programme for the year.

For AFA to deliver more coaching sessions with staff who teach key individuals.

£1,000

Alternative Provision (including Counsellors)

Raise pupil aspirations and to help ensure successful post 16 applications.

0% NEET students

100 % of students leaving with qualifications.

Continue to maintain a rigorous selection process to maximise impact of this intervention.

 

Action:

Look into additional alternative programmes such as Springboard at ESC to provide greater flexibility when deciding on Alternative Provision

£8,000

Progress Team and Intervention

Identify those students that need additional support and to advise and plan a programme to help them achieve.

Reduction in the gap between DV and non DV (see above)

Having someone with both pastoral and academic responsibilities will provide a greater understanding of the needs of DV students and provide a better base from which to offer bespoke support. The new pastoral system will facilitate this.

 

Action:

Implementation of AFA structured conversation programme

£81,225

Careers Support

Raise student aspirations and to help ensure successful post 16 applications.

0% NEET students

100% knowledge of Post 16 destination data

 

To continue maintain accurate records of who has attended what.

 

Action:

To continue to provide opportunities for students to attend various institutions.

 

Create greater links with Bore Place for an alternative career path.

£7,150

PP Approximate Spending 2017-18

£270,462

Pupil Premium 2018-19

In 2018-19, Pupil Premium funding will remain at £935 per pupil and will continue to be allocated for every student registered for free school meals, either currently or at any time in the last six years and to any looked after child. This aims to support those families that might be facing the challenging barriers of poverty and help these students to ‘close the gap’. At initial count, this applies to 281 (Year 7-11 disadvantaged students) of our 2018-19 student cohort. Additionally, children previously in care are allocated an additional £2300 per student (rise from £1900 previously). The school will therefore be allocated somewhere in the region of £262,267 that will contribute to improving the outcomes for these students.

Main Areas of Focus for 2018-19

We have bold aims for our DV students during 2018-19:

  • Raising the profile of DV students throughout the school
  • Quality First Teaching that prioritises DV students
  • Ensuring that every DV student has a champion within the school

To do this there are a number of strategies that will be employed:

  • Continue to work with Achievement for All to help guide us
  • Focus on ‘Quality First Teaching’ for DV students, particularly by embracing PIXL resources
  • Enhanced tracking of DV students – progress and attainment to identify any additional support required. This will be with greater scope and accountability with our new pastoral system
  • Staff identifying specific DV student’s barriers to learning, strategies in place in the classroom and also highlighting any additional support required. This will be done by creating student profiles for a greater number of students
  • Whole school focus to ‘diminishing the difference’ – through integrating DV into the whole school CPD programme
  • Continue to ensure cost effective and high impact intervention for DV students. This will be monitored through a greater use of screening tools
  • 1:1 DV mentoring including through the use of 6th form pupils within lessons
  • Implementation of tutors in the core subjects to accelerate the progress of students who have started KS3 at below expected levels

Distribution of Funding for 2018-19

Strategy

Reason

Estimated Cost

Impact Measure

Designated staff leads

Day to day management of activities and to maintain staff focus on this essential group of students.

£98,118.94

Successful performance management.

 

Reduction in the gap between PP and non PP students.

 

ALPS score of 4

Faculty/Pastoral Support/intervention

  • Resources
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Period 6
  • Rewards
  • FLEs
  • Tutoring programme
  • Sixth form support in lessons

Close the gap in terms of progress and attainment of these students.

 

Raise their aspirations.

£54,447.94

Reduction in the gap between PP and non PP students.

 

ALPS score of 4

Literacy and numeracy support

 

  • Additional English and Maths
  • Fresh Start Programme
  • MFL Literacy Programme
  • Lexia and Sum Dog Programmes
  • Accelerated Reader Programme
  • RW10 Programme

To close the gap in maths and English.

£50,526.67

All students achieving/ exceeding their benchmark grades in English and Maths.

 

All students meeting expected standards in comparison to their entry data

 

ALPS score of 4

Scholars programme for the ‘Most Able’

To stretch and Challenge the most able students by working through a programme with support from a PHD student

£2,000.00

All students achieving their average FFT20 target.

 

100% positive response from students

Pastoral Support

  • D of E
  • Year 8 Camp
  • Rewards
  • Transition Programme
  • Departmental Requests
  • SEND Interventions (ELSA/ Lego etc.)
  • Attendance Support (EWO)
  • Student Psychologist
  • Sensory Room

Raise pupil aspirations and improve school attendance of this group.

£9,426.46

>92% attendance for DV students

 

Reduction in % of DV students receiving FTE and PEX.

 

90% positive student voice (on average across the questions)

 

Staff CPD

  • AFA
  • PiXL
  • Outside Speakers

 

Raise staff awareness of the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students

£8,950.00

100% good or better lesson observations

 

ALPS grade 4

Alternative Provision

Raise pupil aspirations and to help ensure successful post 16 applications.

£8,080.00

0% NEET students

 

100 % of students leaving with qualifications.

Counselling

Improve the mental well-being of students

£14,897.50

95% attendance

 

100% improvement in well-being screeners completed pre v post intervention

 

Careers Support

Raise pupil aspirations and to help ensure successful post 16 applications.

£7,221.50

0% NEET students

 

100% knowledge of Post 16 destination data

Breakfast Club

Improve attendance and improve attitudes towards school.

£9,090.00

100% uptake of allocation

 

 

 

 

PP Spending 2018-19

 

£262,865.01

 

TOTAL PP Approximate Funding 2017-18

 

£262,267.00

 

Pupil Premium Statement Review

This strategy will next be reviewed in July 2019.