Pupil Premium 2017/18

Students and Pupil Premium

Students on roll year 7-11 1646
Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium  352
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £317,900

How we will use Pupil Premium funding

Strategy Rationale
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.
Appoint JLV closing the gap coordinator To closely monitor and track progress of pupil premium students, provide advice to staff on intervention strategies and provide support to students. To develop enrichment activities and rewards for students in the JLV.
Employ two more English teachers Increase the number of periods of English. All year groups get more curriculum time in English than previous years.
Employ two more Maths teachers Increase the number of periods of Maths.  All year groups get more curriculum time in Maths than previous years.
Maths coach To provide support to pupil premium students in class, before and after school.
Home tuition Provide targeted pupil premium students with home tutors to work alongside their teachers after school and at home.
Employ two Learning Mentors To provide additional pastoral support to targeted pupil premium students focusing on barriers to learning such as attendance and behaviour.
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 assistant / Pupil Premium mentor To improve attendance of pupil premium students and mentor key students in year 7 and 8.
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.
Outdoor activity residential experiences To give students access to outdoor activities to develop self confidence and relationships with other students, teachers and school.
Music tuition To allow pupil premium student access to music tuition and music qualifications.
Provide Chromebooks mobile computers Allow students to access the curriculum and work independently through mobile computing facilities.
Literacy support – 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.
Provide meaningful rewards To provide rewards to pupil premium students for attendance, progress and behaviour.
Teaching and Learning – Teacher professional development To provide training so teaching meets the needs of pupil premium students allowing them to make good progress.
Student Case Conferences and Case Study weeks To track the classroom experiences of key students to ensure successful strategies are shared amongst teaching staff.