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

 Results for Pupil Premium students 2017/18

2018 unvalidated
PP Non PP Gap
% Achieving grade 4+ English and Maths (Previously A*-C)” 44 77 -33
% Achieving grade 4+ in English (Previously A*-C) 59 84 -25
% Achieving grade 4+ in Maths (Previously A*-C) 60 83 -23
% Achieving grade 5+ English and Maths (Previously A*-C) 25 53 -28
% Achieving grade 5+ in English (Previously A*-C) 34 68 -34
% Achieving grade 5+ in Maths (Previously A*-C) 34 62 -28
% Achieving a Standard Pass (Grade 4+ / C+) in EBacc 9 16 -7
% Achieving a Strong Pass (Grade 5+) in EBacc 7 12 -5

How we used Pupil Premium funding

The following interventions, resources and activities were implemented through the Pupil Premium funding:

English teachers

Two extra English teachers were employed to facilitate increased curriculum time for English and extra classes. Some teachers also worked with students in morning intervention time from 8:30 until 9am.

Impact:
In GCSE English 59.6% of disadvantaged students achieved a 9-4 grade and 33.3% achieved a 9-5 grade.

Maths teachers

Two extra maths teachers were employed to facilitate additional teaching groups and additional curriculum time for maths. Underperforming Pupil Premium students in year 11 attended morning sessions from 8:30 until 9am.

Impact:
In GCSE Maths 60.9% of disadvantaged students achieved a 9-4 grade and 31.9% achieved a 9-5 grade. The 9-4 disadvantaged performance in 2018 represents a 3.5% improvement on the 2017 figures.

Attendance Manager

The attendance manager worked closely with students, families and education welfare officers to reduce absence.

Impact:
As of week 39 (23rd July 2018) the gap in attendance was -2.93%. Up to the same period in 2016-17, the gap in attendance was -2.95%. For the year 2015-16, the gap in attendance was -3.47%.

Learning Mentors

Pupil Premium students received mentoring support.

Impact:
The mentored students maintained a consistent attendance of 92% throughout the 2 years of mentoring. By the end of half term 2 of 2017-2018, the number of behaviour trackers decreased by 42%, furthermore the number of base days for mentored students decreased by 47%.

Subject coordinators

These staff coordinated activities and tracked students across both the Maths and English departments. Disadvantaged students also received additional support from these staff.

Impact:
In Maths, the disadvantaged 9-4 grade performance increased from 57% in 2017 to 61% in 2018.

English and Maths tutors

Key Pupil Premium students received one to one personal tuition from professional tutors.

Impact:

  • 100% of students who received English tuition achieved a grade 4 or above.
  • 42% of students who received Maths tuition achieved a grade 4 or above.
  • 100% of students who received tuition in school achieved a grade 4 or above.

Outdoor Education and revision programs

Key Pupil Premium students attended two Maths and English revision weekends, during which they also participated in ‘high challenge’ outdoor activities.

Impact:
46.4% of the students who attended both revision weekends achieved 9-4 basics. This compares to the disadvantaged 9-4 basics figure of 44.9%.

Music Tuition

All students eligible for Pupil Premium who played instruments received free music tuition.

University Visits

Pupil Premium students in year 9 and 10 visited Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to raise aspirations and allow them to experience higher education institutions.

ICT / Mobile devices

Pupil Premium students in year 7 received Google Chromebook devices that enabled them to access the curriculum more easily and gave equality of access to ICT provision. Pupil Premium students in higher year groups were also provided with Chromebooks if they missed the initial roll out in year 7.

CPD

The Cramlington Teaching and Learning Conference for staff focussed on Alex Quigley’s “Closing the Vocabulary Gap” literacy approach to teaching.

Impact:
A large proportion of observed lessons were either good or outstanding. Literacy was at the heart of all lessons.

Revision Materials

Revision resources were given to all Pupil Premium students in year 10 and 11 for English, Maths and Science and other key subjects.

Oak training

An Oak ICT course enabled disadvantaged students to gain an additional high quality ICT qualification equivalent to one GCSE.

Impact:
All of the disadvantaged students who were entered for this course achieved an A*-A grade.