Pupil Premium

Report on the Use of Pupil Premium Funding

Date: September 2016

Contents
SECTION 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium funding
SECTION 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015- 2016
SECTION 3: Outcomes of students subject to the pupil Premium 2015-2016
SECTION 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017

Section 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium (PP) grant is an element of school funding provided specifically for the purpose of supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable students. The principle aim is to “narrow the gap” in attainment that exists between these groups and other pupils within the school and nationally.

This additional funding is calculated using the number of children (years 7 to 11) that have received Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years; that have been in continuous local authority or foster care for more than 6 months; that are children of parents that are currently in the armed forces or have been in the past 3 years. Additionally, children adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship order are now included in the PP calculation.

The Pupil Premium may be spent by the school as it deems appropriate for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school. The grant does not have to be completely spent in one financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Section 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016
During the academic year 2015-2016 the school received £203,195 of pupil premium funding.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium was as follows:

Year 7 -44 students
Year 8-61 students
Year 9-33 students
Year 10-38 students
Year 11-33 students
Year 12- 11 students  
Year 13 – 6 students

This money was used to contribute to the provision of the following services/strategies at Banbury Academy:

  • Mentor time, break, lunch and after school small group tuition in Maths at KS4
  • 1:1 maths tuition at KS4 
  • After school, weekend and holiday small group tuition and revision sessions at KS4
  • Literacy and Numeracy intervention programmes at KS3
  • 1:1 academic mentoring and group mentoring of students
  • Reducing class sizes
  • Digital Technologies
  • Behaviour Interventions
  • Salary and CPD support of Pedagogy and Progress Leaders
  • Provision of independent careers advice, diagnostic resources and support
  • Purchase of ingredients for Food & Nutrition Course for PP students
  • Provision of free revision guides and resources for pupil premium students at KS4
  • Payments for extracurricular trips for PP students  and support for enrichment and aspirations programme
  • Scheme to encourage pupil premium students to play a musical instrument
  • Support of ShowMyHomework technology, student use and parental engagement
  • Provision of a breakfast club
  • Resources to support Pupil Premium specific staff CPD, informed by The Sutton Trust    research
  • Provision of stationery kits for KS4 students to support learning
  • Purchase of school uniform
  • Increased Library opening hours before and after school for homework support

 

Section 3: Outcomes of students subject to the Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Performance Measure All Students In receipt of PP funding
A*-C incl. English & Maths
English
Maths
44.09%
78.74%
52.76%
15%
57.58%
18.18%
Progress 8: all
English:
Maths:
Ebacc:
Other:
+0.2
+0.48
+0.07
-0.05
+0.36
-0.04
+0.41
-0.24
-0.4
+0.16
Ebacc 21% 6%

Commentary:  The gap between outcomes for students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding at Banbury Academy compared with all students nationally and students in receipt of pupil premium funding nationally using the measure of A*-C incl. English & Maths is significantly wide. Nationally 36% of students in receipt of PP achieved this measure compared to 15% at the academy. With 63% of all students achieving this measure nationally, the national gap was 27%, with the academy gap being 48%.

Students performed significantly better based on all measures in English than in Maths with the gap between PP and non PP students in the Progress 8 measure for English being virtually the same.

The academy recognises that significant work still needs to be done in closing the gap for all students across all subjects, with a continued focus on the quality of teaching and learning provision for all students. The academy action plan for the use of pupil premium funding for 2016-2017 prioritises the need for high quality teaching and learning across the academy to reduce in-school variation, and to raise outcomes in Maths in particular. The use of the Pupil Premium funding for 2016-2017 is based on in academy impact evaluations and the findings and guidance of The Education Endowment Fund.

Section 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017
In 2016-2017 the school will receive £182,625 to support the attainment of students in receipt of the pupil premium.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium is as follows:

Year 7 – 58 students
Year 8-43 students
Year 9-58 students
Year 10-26 students
Year 11-33 students
Year 12-  1 student    
Year 13 – 7 students

Focus for the use of Pupil Premium
Pupil premium funds are to be used to support the following strategies:

  1. Literacy/Reading and Comprehension and Numeracy intervention programmes at KS3
  2. 1:1 academic mentoring and group mentoring of students
  3. Peer tutoring programme
  4. Behaviour Interventions
  5. Salary and CPD support of key teaching and learning strategy staff
  6. Provision of independent careers advice, diagnostic resources and support
  7. Support for enrichment and aspirations/pathways programme
  8. Mentor time, break, lunch and after school small group tuition in Maths at KS4
  9. Scheme to encourage pupil premium students to play a musical instrument
  10. Support of ShowMyHomework technology, student use and parental engagement
  11. Increased Library opening hours before and after school for homework support
  12. Provision of a breakfast club
  13. Resources to support Teaching and Learning staff CPD, informed by Education Endowment Fund  research
  14. Support of Attendance Team strategies
  15. Purchase of school uniform, equipment for learning

1. Literacy/Reading and Comprehension and Numeracy intervention programmes at KS3
The school provides intensive literacy and numeracy programmes for students who enter KS3 with lower than the expected level of ability in Maths and English.

Cost: £30,000

2. 1:1 academic mentoring and group mentoring of students
The school provides 1:1 academic mentoring by senior members of staff for all pupils, and mentoring within the vertical tutor system. Each college has a deputy subject co-ordinator who is allocated 2 periods a week to lead on the learning for progress of groups of students within the college.

Cost: £30,000

3. Peer tutoring programme
The school is introducing a Peer Tutoring Programme for students in Year 7-13 for students who are not on target following assessment points. Priority will be given to Maths then English.

Cost: £325

4. Behaviour Interventions
The school has developed the internal suspension facility in to an ‘Engage’ alternative provision facility which allows students to be removed from class but still engage in their learning facilitated by highly trained support staff who then work to reintegrate students into lessons avoiding formal exclusion. The facility also enables students with fixed term exclusion to be supported on site prior to re-admittance.

Cost: £30,000 includes cost of and time of pastoral support staff including Heads of College

5. Salary and CPD support of key teaching and learning strategy staff
The continued support of these posts have ensured that staff develop their skills to enable all groups of students to make good progress by embedding assessment for learning within lessons, ensuring high quality homework, developing Teaching and Learning pedagogy and practice, developing enrichment and aspirations programme, peer tutoring programmes…

Cost: £30,000 (including £10,000 equivalent to one day of staff time spent specifically on tracking pupil premium students)

6. Provision of independent careers advice and support
The school buys in independent professional careers advice to support learners in making decisions regarding options choices, post 16 and post 18 provision. Cost: £20,000

7. Engagement Funding: Support for enrichment and aspirations/pathways programme
The school provides funding for subjects/colleges to use towards engagement and aspirations including the Aspirations Portfolio (including funding towards salary of Assistant Principal leading the portfolio) Cost £10,000

8.  Mentor time, break, lunch and after school small group tuition in Maths at KS4; in class support from leadership team colleagues
These small group sessions take place during years 10& 11 and focus mainly on the core subjects for English Maths and Science, however small group session will also take place for most other subjects.

Group Sessions are delivered by subject specialists for a limited number of sessions in the run up to assessments and public exams. They are also used to support students with coursework and controlled assessments. These sessions take place after school and on some Saturdays and in the holidays.

Leadership team colleagues are timetabled to provide behaviour for learning support in Maths classes
Cost: £35,000

Scheme to encourage pupil premium students to play a musical instrument
Cost £12,000

Support of ShowMyHomework technology, student use and parental engagement

 Increased Library opening hours before and after school for homework support

Provision of a breakfast club

Resources to support Teaching and Learning staff CPD, informed by Education Endowment Fund research

Support of Attendance Team strategies

Purchase of school uniform

Cost: £5,300