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Pupil Premium Report

Introduction

48.22% of pupils in the Farnborough Academy are disadvantaged (PP). This means that they are currently entitled to free school meals, have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, have parents in the armed forces, are looked after or have been adopted from care. The Farnborough Academy is in the top 20% of secondary schools for PP pupils. The funding for PP in 2017/18 is £935 per pupil and £1900 for looked after children (CLA). We currently have 2 CLA on roll. The total funding for 2017/18 is £317,960

Barriers to learning

The key barriers to PP progress at the Farnborough Academy are low literacy levels, poor attendance and social and behavioural issues

Pupil Premium 2016/17 Impact

In general the impact of the pupil premium spending can be seen in the improvement in behaviour. However, PP pupils performed better than in 2016 in both English and maths. The 4+ English and maths measure increased from 14.3% to 23.4% and the 4+ English measure increased from 21% to 42.2% in 2016. The 4+ maths measure increased to 33% from 30.6% in 2016. The gap between PP and non-PP pupils narrowed from 32.8% to 13.9% achieving a 4+ in English and maths from a low base. In Y10 PP versus Non-PP gaps were closing in Food, German, Music, PE and Art.
At KS3 PP pupils were close to end of Y9 targets in maths and science even though both subjects converted to GCSE after Easter and the gap was narrowing in Art, Computing, French, German, PE and RE. In Year 8 the PP to non PP gap narrowed in English, Art, Computing, French, German, Geography, Music, PE and Technology. In Year 7 PP pupils made very good progress in English, Maths, Science, Computing, French and PE. The PP/non-PP gap narrowed in English, Science, Computing, French, History, PE and Technology.

Nature of provision

 2016/17

(£341,275)

Justification

Intended impact

Impact

PP Learning mentor

£25,916

To mentor pupils identified through the Academic Boards.  EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4months positive impact.  Also coordinating the peer tutoring programme (5+ months impact)

Reduction in FTEs for PP pupils.  To reduce the behaviour points of PP pupils being mentored.  An improvement in the attendance of PP pupils. Improvement in progress of mentees.

FTES in days dropped by 28% over the year.

Case studies for pupils mentored showed a general improvement in attendance.

Internal inclusion centre

£57,000

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4 months positive impact. 

To reduce the percentage of PAs for the PP group.  An improvement in progress of pupils in OC through small group teaching.  To reduce the number of PP pupils who are permanently excluded.

A number of pupils in year 11 in particular avoided PEX. Case studies for Y11 PP pupils who were at risk of permanent exclusion but were kept in school are available.

Contribution to Assistant Year Leaders

£85,500

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4months positive impact

Social and emotional strategies can add +4 months

Reduction of FTEs for PP pupils through targeted intervention.  Improved attendance of PP pupils. 

Number of internal exclusions dropped by 41% over the course of the academic year

FTEs in days dropped by 28% over the year

INSET

£19,800

The core CPD programme will focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning but with a particular focus on effective feedback, collaborative learning and oral language interventions.  The EEF toolkit shows that feedback can lead to +8 months gain, collaborative learning +5 months gain and oral language interventions +5 months.

Improvements in PP progress in both KS3 and KS4.  An improvement in the number of good+ lessons.

Teaching database shows continuous improvement in good to outstanding lessons.  Most improvement shown in English

Careers  (contribution towards cost of careers provision)

£10,000

To ensure PP pupils have clear career aspirations,  work experience opportunities and employability skills

No NEETs amongst PP pupils

No NEETS 2015/16

Futures still collating information on 2017 leavers

Literacy and numeracy (including learning links and numeracy lessons in KS3 and literacy leadership)

£42,000

Reading comprehension strategies can have 5+ months impact.  Oral language interventions 5+

Improved reading ages at KS3 and an improvement in attainment 8 ( like for like ) at KS4

Reading ages currently being assessed to monitor impact. 

Testing (reading)

£3,335

Used to measure the impact of literacy strategies.

NGRT used to measure reading ages for all KS3 pupils.

Reading ages used to inform RS Literacy strategy monitored through QA

Enrichment - sporting and other

£3,500

Sporting participation +2 months. To develop character in PP pupils

Improved attendance and a better cultural understanding in line with Non PP pupils. 

All PP pupils participated in at least 1 visit or activity

Contribution to attendance team

£28,400

PP pupils need to be in lessons, if outcomes are to improve.

Reduction in the number of PP pupils who are PA.  An improvement in PP attendance.

PP attendance has remained static.

Contribution to Social worker and counsellor

£25,000

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4months positive impact

Social and emotional strategies can add +4 months

Reduction of FTEs of PP pupils and improved attendance.  Removing barriers to learning

Case studies around individual pupils to demonstrate impact on attendance and behaviour points.

Contribution to leadership of PP strategy

£13,520

To ensure the disadvantaged first strategy is implemented and outcomes for PP pupils improve.

PP outcomes are in line with national averages, demonstrating real improvement in outcomes.

Improvement in PP outcomes but not yet in line with National Averages.

Alternative Provision

£23,304

To ensure that PP pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion have access to appropriate provision

Contribution to the cost of alternative provision for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion

6/7 AP pupils are PP.  Some KS4 outcomes achieved

Biddable fund

£4,000

To support PP pupils with resources to enable them to participate fully in lessons.

To provide revision guides and revision study programmes

Improved PP progress in Technology, PE and Art.

Improved outcomes for PP Pupils

All Y11 pupils were given revision guides and outcomes improved.  All PP pupils are supported with ingredients etc. to remove barriers.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18

Disadvantaged First

Key Actions
Action plan 2016/17

  • The Pupil Premium steering group meet regularly to agree PP spending. This group, (the Head Teacher, Governor, Finance Manager, Deputy Head responsible for PP), will meet every term to review spending and interventions.
  • All half- termly Quality Assurance will be focused on disadvantaged pupils. This includes evidence from learning walks that PP pupils are engaged and questioning is targeted at PP pupils. All work scrutiny will focus on PP books and the focus of the data review will be PP progress. The QA process will identify faculty, subject and pupil level interventions. The actions identified from the QA will also inform the faculty CPD.
  • All CPD will focus on improving teaching and learning with a focus on improving literacy, the skills for learning, the quality of marking and feedback and collaborative learning. The Education Endowment Fund (EEF), Sutton Trust Toolkit identifies these strategies as being most effective at improving progress of disadvantaged pupils.
  • Academic Boards; which include the Head of Year, Assistant Head of Year, Attendance Officer and Deputy Head responsible for achievement meet after every data point to discuss the progress of Pupil Premium pupils and to identify suitable interventions. The impact of the interventions will be reviewed at the next data point.
  • Pupil Panels will consist of disadvantaged pupils and a group of Year 10 PP pupils will be trained as peer tutors to support the reading of PP pupils lower down the school.
  • Master classes will take place in KS4 and KS3 in maths and English for PP pupils to narrow the gap between their progress and non-PP pupils.
  • The attendance team will prioritise the reduction of persistent absence of disadvantaged pupils above non PP pupils.
  • The pastoral team will prioritise PP pupils for mentoring and other interventions with a view to reduce FTEs and permanent exclusions amongst this group.
  • The careers team will prioritise PP pupils for work experience, careers advice and careers related and aspiration visits.
  • All teaching staff will use the Pupil Premium profiles for Y10 pupils to inform their teaching and to ensure PP targets are met.
  • Pupil Premium Profiles will be in place for all PP pupils by the end of the academic year.
  • An action plan to raise the achievement of high ability PP pupils will be in place and monitored.

To support the strategy outlined above, the 2017/18 PP budget will be allocated as shown in the table below. The justification for the spending is based on evidence from the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) who have developed a teaching and learning toolkit.

Nature of provision

 2017/18

(£317, 960)

Justification

Intended impact

Contribution to Assistant Year Leaders (PSZ support)

£75,500

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4months positive impact

Social and emotional strategies can add +4 months

Reduction of FTEs for PP pupils through targeted intervention.  Improved attendance of PP pupils. 

Maths and English Intervention at KS4 – additional tutors

£16,000

EEF toolkit evidence shows 1:1 and small group tuition can add

Improved 4+ and 5+ maths and English outcomes

INSET

£15,000

The core CPD programme will focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning but with a particular focus on effective feedback, collaborative learning and oral language interventions.  The EEF toolkit shows that feedback can lead to +8 months gain, collaborative learning +5 months gain and oral language interventions +5 months.

Improvements in PP progress in both KS3 and KS4.  An improvement in the number of good+ lessons.

Careers  (contribution towards cost of careers provision)

£15,000

To ensure PP pupils have clear career aspirations,  work experience opportunities and employability skills

No NEETs amongst PP pupils

Literacy and numeracy (including Literacy and numeracy lessons in KS3 and the employment of a primary trained practitioner. Contribution to literacy leadership)

£42,000

Reading comprehension strategies can have 5+ months impact.  Oral language interventions 5+

Improved reading ages at KS3 and an improvement in attainment 8 ( like for like ) at KS4

Testing (reading)

£3,340

Used to measure the impact of literacy strategies.

NGRT used to measure reading ages for all KS3 pupils.

Internal inclusion centre

£37,000

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4 months positive impact. 

To reduce the percentage of PAs for the PP group.  An improvement in progress of pupils in OC through small group teaching.  To reduce the number of PP pupils who are permanently excluded.

RS Literacy

£3,600

Reading comprehension strategies can have 5+ months impact

Improved reading ages at KS3 and an improvement in attainment 8 ( like for like ) at KS4

Enrichment - sporting and other

£3,500

Sporting participation +2 months. To develop character in PP pupils

Improved attendance and a better cultural understanding in line with Non PP pupils. 

Contribution to attendance team (strengthened by appointment of Attendance Manager)

£42,000

PP pupils need to be in lessons, if outcomes are to improve.

Reduction in the number of PP pupils who are PA.  An improvement in PP attendance.

Contribution to Social worker and counsellor

£28,000

EEF toolkit evidence shows behaviour interventions can have a +4months positive impact

Social and emotional strategies can add +4 months

Reduction of FTEs of PP pupils and improved attendance.  Removing barriers to learning

Contribution to leadership of PP strategy and HA PP focus

£13,520

To ensure the disadvantaged first strategy is implemented and outcomes for PP pupils improve.

PP outcomes are in line with national averages, demonstrating real improvement in outcomes.

Alternative Provision

£19,500

To ensure that PP pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion have access to appropriate provision

Contribution to the cost of alternative provision for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion

Biddable fund

£4,000

To support PP pupils with resources to enable them to participate fully in lessons.

To provide revision guides and revision study programmes

Improved PP progress in Technology, PE and Art.

Improved outcomes for PP Pupils