Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium (PP) 2018/19

Disadvantage should never be a barrier to educational achievement. Ormiston Rivers Academy’s philosophy states that all students, no matter what their background, should receive a world class teaching experience and in turn achieve excellent outcomes. At Ormiston Rivers Academy we use Pupil Premium in a variety of ways to raise aspiration and achievement.

Pupil Premium was initially, allocated funding for students from low-income families who were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. This was extended in 2012 to include students who had been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (FSM Ever 6). A premium has also been introduced for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Each secondary FSM Ever 6 eligible student will attract £935 through Pupil Premium.

Schools are free to decide how to spend this additional funding with clear guidance from the government that it should be used to support the learning of this target group of students and to close the attainment gap between these and other students.

Approximately 22% (193 students) of Ormiston Rivers Academy students are eligible as “Ever 6” in this academic year resulting in Pupil Premium funding of £180,455.00 being awarded

Academy Objectives

Our objectives remain steadfast in taking an approach to maintain sustainable, continuous improvement which includes;

    • providing targeted support to improve the attainment and enrichment of disadvantaged pupils.
    • identifying vulnerable groups and ensuring their opportunity to succeed through additional interventions is maximised.
    • monitoring and proactively working towards reducing the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM pupils.
    • tracking outcomes of chosen interventions to ensure the maximum possible progress that justifies best value for money.
    • supporting staff with potential barriers to learning for FSM pupils and other vulnerable groups .
    • encouraging parents and carers to apply for FSM through positive engagement where changes in circumstance warrant FSM.
    • providing support to parents through attendance intervention to improve outcomes by reducing absences from school.

The planned activities and the intended impact for 2018/19 academic year are listed below and an estimated cost has been assigned.

Description Action Intended Outcome Cost
Sustained targeted Intervention through 1:1 tuition. Teaching & Learning responsibility for Head of Year 9-11 Achievement Directors for Year 9-11 to determine and coordinate support across subjects to maximise impact of interventions Disadvantaged students to continue to achieve a Progress 8 score in line with or exceeding the national average

 

£ 15,540
SEN/Pupil Premium; SENCo to track and monitor LAC pupils’ performance.

 

Dedicated resource to work proactively with external bodies and colleagues on PP/SEN All LAC students to make at least expected attainment and progress in Maths and English in 2019 Summer exams £ 82,147
Alternative education provision in the curriculum to support students who struggle with mainstream subject academia. To provide bespoke subject qualifications; and to provide a placement at an external school for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.

 

To reduce the exclusion rates for disadvantaged students £ 6,300
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) Support learning and teaching of PP students across all key stages To ensure that disadvantaged students are supported to make expected progress and close the gap £ 32,348
School Trips Specific educational trips/sports days aimed at raising the aspirations of PP pupils as well as enriching their school experience. To ensure all disadvantaged students are able to partake in field work and educational excursions at a reduced, subsidised cost. £  2,200
Rewards Provision of rewards and incentives to increase PP students’ motivation for success and improved levels of achievement  To recognise and praise good work and high standards £  1,750
Library Resources Providing new books and schemes for reading and literacy to include PP pupils.

Contribution to dedicated laptop resource to utilise within the LRC.

 

To improve the literacy and reading ages of disadvantaged students £  2,000
Additional Learning Programmes Provision of additional programmes to support extended learning; The Eden Method, MrCarterMaths, EzyScience Raise attainment of PP students in English Maths & Science £  4,500
Attendance Support Retention of Aquinas to support in tackling low attendance of PP students To improve attendance of PP students resulting in positive progress and attainment £  16,000
Learning Resources Miscellaneous resources based on the individual learners needs, e.g. revision guides, uniform, equipment. To ensure that all disadvantaged students are able to access the curriculum without bias or discrimination £  7,500
Contingency To enable initiatives to be taken throughout the year for targeted or improved interventions that weren’t evident at the planning stage. To ensure that all possible options are exhausted in giving our disadvantaged students the best education possible £10,170

Total: £180,455

Activities and impact for the 2017/18 academic year are listed below and reflect associated costs:

Description Action Intended Outcome Cost
Sustained targeted Intervention through 1:1 tuition, counselling, Achievement Director support Achievement Directors to determine and coordinate support across subjects to maximise impact of interventions Disadvantaged students achieved a Progress 8 score exceeding the national average

 

£32,566
SEN/Pupil Premium; SENCo to track and monitor LAC pupils’ performance.

 

Dedicated resource to work proactively with external bodies and colleagues on PP/SEN All LAC students to make at least expected attainment and progress in Maths and English in 2019 Summer exams £80,084
Alternative education provision in the curriculum to support students who struggle with mainstream subject academia. To provide bespoke subject qualifications; and to provide a placement at an external school for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.

 

To reduce the exclusion rates for disadvantaged students £17,140
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) Support learning and teaching of PP students across all key stages To ensure that disadvantaged students are supported to make expected progress and close the gap £48,144
School Trips Specific educational trips/sports days aimed at raising the aspirations of PP pupils as well as enriching their school experience. To ensure all disadvantaged students are able to partake in field work and educational excursions at a reduced, subsidised cost. £ 4,650
Rewards Provision of rewards and incentives to increase PP students’ motivation for success and improved levels of achievement  To recognise and praise good work and high standards £ 2,620
Library Resources including accelerated reader scheme Providing new books and schemes for reading and literacy to include PP pupils.

Contribution to dedicated laptop resource to utilise within the LRC.

 

To improve the literacy and reading ages of disadvantaged students £ 5,600
Learning Resources Miscellaneous resources based on the individual learners needs, e.g. revision guides,  equipment. To ensure that all disadvantaged students are able to access the curriculum without bias or discrimination £  6,250
Contingency- used to provide transportation, music lessons and uniform including PE Kit to compete at District sports To enable initiatives to be taken throughout the year for targeted or improved interventions that weren’t evident at the planning stage. To ensure that all possible options are exhausted in giving our disadvantaged students the best education possible £ 4,421

Total funding received : £201,475

2018 Impact
Pupil premium students made outstanding progress with a Progress 8 score of +0.21 compared to the National average of -0.44
Overall the Academy’s Progress 8 Score was +0.28 evidencing the impact of interventions to close the gap between PP students and non PP students