|Teaching and Learning – Teacher professional development
||October teaching and learning conference based on ‘Teach Like a Champion’ by Doug Lemov.
||Classroom observations and learning walks.
|Student Case Conferences and Case Study weeks
||To track the classroom experiences of key students to ensure successful strategies are shared amongst teaching staff.
||Classroom observations, learning walks and student progress data.
|Appoint a closing the gap coordinator for the school and for core departments.
||To closely monitor and track progress of pupil premium students, provide advice to staff on intervention strategies and provide support to students.
||Student progress data and analysis of the differences between disadvantaged students and non disadvantaged students.
|Appoint 1.5 more English teachers
||Increase the number of periods of English. All year groups get more curriculum time in English than previous years.
||Progress of disadvantaged students in English.
|Appoint 1.5 more Maths teachers
||Increase the number of periods of Maths. All year groups get more curriculum time in Maths than previous years.
||Progress of disadvantaged students in Maths.
|Appoint Maths coach and an English coach
||To provide support to pupil premium students in class, before and after school.
||Progress of targeted students in English and maths.
|Appoint 2 Learning Mentors
||To provide additional pastoral support to targeted pupil premium students focusing on barriers to learning such as attendance and behaviour.
||Attendance rates of mentored group. Behaviour observations of the mentored group.
|Attendance support – attendance manager
||To improve attendance of pupil premium students and to provide support to students and their families in relation to attendance at school.
||Attendance rates of disadvantaged students.
|Behaviour support – Internal inclusion centre manager
||A manager of the internal inclusion centre to support the behaviour of students and also to provide coaching and support to teachers in lessons. External support will be provided by the local inclusion support team.
||Number of fixed term exclusions and number of internal exclusions.
|Outdoor activity residential experiences
||To give students access to outdoor activities to develop self confidence and relationships with other students, teachers and school.
||Attendance, behaviour and attitudes of groups.
||To allow pupil premium students access to music tuition and music qualifications.
||Music performances, music exams.
|Provide Chromebook mobile computers
||Allow students to access the curriculum and work independently through mobile computing facilities.
||Observations of students using Chromebooks, survey of the impact of Chromebooks from students.
|Literacy support – Sound training & Lexia
||To improve the literacy skills of pupil premium students and to ensure that by year 10 all pupil premium students have a reading age that at least matches their chronological age.
||Reading ages of disadvantaged students.
|Provide meaningful rewards
||To provide rewards to pupil premium students for attendance, progress and behaviour.
||Improvements in attendance, progress and behaviour over the year.