Amount allocated £ 103,466
Year 7 Catch up (received March 2015) £ 15,500
Children in Care (DCC bids) £ 663
TOTAL £ 119,629
Priorities for 2014-15
- Improve attainment at GCSE to close the gap further in English and Maths
- Improve progress in Maths
- Ensure Level 5 students reach the higher GCSE grades (at least a B)
- Improve the attendance of PP students
- Reduce the number of exclusions of PP students
- Improve the progress of Year 7 students in English and Literacy
Strategies and use of funding
GCSE and Sixth Form support allocated £13,000
|One-to-one/small group support from TA’s and Literacy specialists||£1,800|
|Purchase of revision materials and resources||£1,794|
|English intensive course||£ 890|
|Home tutoring in Maths||£ 240|
|Purchase of SAM Learning for 2015-16 use||£ 480|
|Catch up and revision sessions||£3,572|
Year 7 Catch Up support allocated £25,000
Extra time was given to these students to support literacy development. Two teachers and a TA were attached to the group throughout the year.
|Staffing costs for 7R3 (En and Ma)||£25,345|
|Resources to support literacy for 7R3||£ 495|
|Resources to support numeracy for 7R3||£ 365|
Training and CPD allocated £4,500
PiXL training related to PP and raising achievement training for new Raising Standards Leader
|Literacy support by Lucy Wright||£4,340|
|Internal training||£ 150|
Extra staffing to support PP students allocated £40,000
|Raising Standards Leaders (TLR part time allocation) in Years 10 & 11||
|Contribution to salaries of Principal TA, ELSA TA support, learning support assistant for homework club and study support||
|Leadership and Management time to review data, progress and action plans (RATs meetings)||
|PP pack – strategies schools can use||£ 79|
|Academic Mentoring||£ 5,790|
Curriculum Support allocated £12,000
|Planning of new Year 7 Programme||£ 450|
|Vocational courses for identified students||£ 7,500|
|New resources for Reading Programme to encourage wider reading (eg graphic novels)||
|Careers advice and guidance||£ 250|
|Support for Talented, Able and Ambitious Group to raise aspirations||
|Support for curricular trips and visits||£ 876|
|Trip for more able PP to access Russell Group Universities||£ 140|
|Extra staffing in Maths||£ 2,772|
Pastoral Support allocated £8,500
|Individualised support programme – organisation, revision etc||£1,500|
|Uniform support||£ 69.25|
|Non curricular trip support (eg D of E)||£ 100|
|The Edge||£ 580|
Children in Care Support allocated £663
|Equipment for D of E||£ 253|
Impact of Pupil Premium expenditure
Improving performance at GCSE
The expenditure of Pupil Premium funding made a significant difference to the students taking GCSE in 2015. Students at The Sir John Colfox Academy achieved well above the national average overall and Pupil Premium students did even better than that. In 2014 48% of the Pupil Premium students achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths it rose to 73% in 2015.
The Pupil Premium students did better than non Pupil Premium in 2015 and were 7.5% above those who did not receive the support.
The progress of Pupil Premium students in English was the same as non Pupil Premium (73%) and in Maths was 1% below (73% as well). This was a major improvement in Maths from 45% in 2014.
The average grade in both English and Maths for Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium was a C.
These were outstanding results for Pupil Premium students.
Ensure Level 5 students reach the higher GCSE grades
All but 1 of the More Able Pupil Premium students achieved at least 5A*-B grades and all are now on A level programmes. Three of these students also attended University Residential programmes over the summer. While this was externally funded it was a wonderful opportunity to raise aspirations and there was considerable support in school for the application process.
Improve the progress of year 7 students
In year 7 the students involved in 7R3 made excellent progress.
92% made at least 2 sub levels progress in English.
94% of students who entered the school on English levels 3a/4c achieved a secure level 4.
One student achieved this on writing but not reading.
Attendance and exclusions
In 2013-2014 the attendance of Pupil Premium students was 92.58%. Unfortunately it dropped this year to 91.6% and the gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium widened. This was due to a small number of students with persistent absence.
In terms of exclusions the gap has remained broadly static for two years.
This is an area that we need to continue to focus on and improve.
There was an increased emphasis on ensuring Pupil Premium students are included in school events and leadership roles. Pupil Premium students were supported individually where necessary to participate in The Edge programme and several also took part in the Young Lions Award.