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About Our School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

This is funding provided to all schools to raise achievement levels of students from low income families.

Funding is paid to the school according to the number of students who:

  • Are, or have at any point in the in the last six years, receiving free school meals
  • Are looked after children (adopted or children in care)
  • Are children of Armed Forces Service personnel

Although the school is funded an amount per eligible student the Department for Education recognises that this funding should support the academic achievement of all pupil premium students as a whole, and so gives the responsibility to the school to use the money as it sees fit.


Activities Supported by Pupil Premium Funding

The school monitors the progress of all students as part of the regular assessment programme used across all subject areas.  This identifies where interventions are required to provide students with additional support to ensure they can achieve as well as possible.  Progress can be seen academically, emotionally and socially and pupil premium funding contributes to a variety of measures to support all students’ progress.

The main Barriers to Educational Achievement at Hobart for some of our Disadvantaged Children are:

The Rural Location and thus student access to additional activities, revision, support services and the school are seen as a possible barrier for some Hobart students.  We are using a model of in school provision where needed to reduce this impact so students can receive additional support and opportunities.

Attendance for some of our Pupils Premium Students is a barrier to learning.  The school Attendance officer, Assistant Head Guidance and Guidance Team are working hard to improve attendance of Pupil Premium Key Students.

Attainment, Attitudes to Learning and Engagement by students and their families is also seen as a possible barrier for some Pupil Premium students.  We have introduced Attitudes for Learning across the school, held meetings for families and have changed our reporting systems so all students and families are clear what positive attitudes are wanted in school to enhance learning and progress.  This is supported by work in the Guidance Team, Tutors and Mentors.

Aspiration can also be linked to all 3 barriers identified above and we are using a range of strategies to raise attainment and aspiration across the school and Pupil Premium students are a Focus Key group during this work.

As we continue to improve our impact one of our developments this year is to begin a process of Individual Pupil Profiling.  This will help us to identify specific barriers to learning experienced by a Pupil Premium student and help us to target more specific support.

Our main philosophy is that the first wave of Intervention starts within the classroom and we are continuing to strive to offer Quality First Teaching and alongside this high levels of feedback to Pupil Premium students. This is being monitored as part of our lesson observations and work scrutiny process and staff are being supported to develop practice as part of our CPD programme.  In addition to this we provide a range of other strategies to try to reduce the Gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers.


2015/16 Academic Year Activities

Use of funding Benefit to Pupil Premium Students Cost
Smaller KS3 Class Sizes Provision of an integrated curriculum class in each of Years 7 – 9.

£46,630

Smaller KS4 Class Sizes Specific curriculum access option for students needing additional support.

£10,600

Wide range of GCSE options subjects providing small group sizes in each option block.

£21,195

Parent Support Advisor Specialist advice and support for families of students

£12,000

Specialist Additional Literacy Interventions To provide additional 1:1 or small group interventions to improve literacy using external specialist speech and language staff.

£2,090

KS4 Interventions 1:1 or small group interventions in core subjects delivered by subject specialist teachers.

£2,370

Literacy and Numeracy Tuition Short timescale intervention programmes delivered by Teaching Assistants.

£2,530

Counselling Providing students with one to one support to help them cope with any anxieties that are blocking academic progress.

£1,375

School Trips and Enrichment Week Activities To ensure that eligible students benefit from educational visits.

£9,380

Music Tuition To ensure eligible students do not miss out on musical instrument tuition.

£5,565

Extra-Curricular Activities at Lunchtimes A wide range of structured activities and clubs available to students outside lessons.

£3,525

Hideaway and Homework Clubs Lunchtime clubs supported by Teaching Assistants.

£3,675

Mentoring Support Specialist engagement intervention work and mentoring programmes with selected students.

£4,615

Assessment and Progress Tracking Systems Go for schools software and regular tracking reporting to students, staff and parents.

£6,710

Pastoral Support Guidance team staff providing support and monitoring to students.

£14,085

2015/16 Total  

£146,345

 


2016/17 Academic Year

Use of funding Benefit to Pupil Premium Students Cost Actuals
Smaller KS3 Class Sizes Provision of smaller group sizes across the curriculum to

£38,945

£38,945

Smaller KS4 Class Sizes Specific curriculum access option for students needing additional support.

£5,310

£5,310

Wide range of GCSE options subjects providing small group sizes in each option block.

£21,225

£21,225

Parent Support Advisor Specialist advice and support for families of students

£12,120

£12,120

Specialist Additional Literacy Interventions To provide additional 1:1 or small group interventions to improve literacy using external specialist speech and language staff.

£1,220

£1,220

Literacy and Numeracy Support Short timescale intervention programmes delivered by Teaching Assistants.

£,4,225

£4,225

Key Stage 4 Interventions 1:1 or small group interventions delivered by subject specialist teachers.

£5,140

£5,140

Counselling Providing students with one to one support to help them cope with any anxieties that are blocking academic progress.

£945

£633

Counselling LAC Specific  

£280.00

School Trips and Enrichment Week Activities To ensure that eligible students benefit from educational visits

£7,260

£1,322

Music Tuition To ensure eligible students do not miss out on musical instrument tuition.

£6,210

£6,870.50

Extra-Curricular Activities at Lunchtimes A wide range of structured activities and clubs available to students outside lessons.

£6,355

£6,355

Hideaway and Homework Clubs Lunchtime clubs supported by Teaching Assistants.

£3,900

£3,900

Mentoring Support Regular mentoring programmes for selected students.

£4,405

£4,405

Assessment and Progress Tracking Systems Go for schools software, KS3 and KS4 lead staff for academic progress, regular tracking reporting to students, staff and parents.

£6,260

£6,260

Additional Support for LAC Students Additional resources, extra-curricular activities, off site provision and specialist interventions.

£7,000

£1,835.06

Pastoral Support Guidance team staff providing support and monitoring to students.

£10,290

£10,290

2016/17 Total  

£140,810

£128,500

     

£6,000 c/f

 


Educational Outcomes

GCSE Results

2015

All Students

2015

Pupil Premium Students

2016

All Students

2016

Pupil Premium Students

5 A* – C including English and Maths

66%

50% 66%

42%

English

 

3 levels progress

76%

56% 86%

69%

English

 

4 levels progress

31%

27% 47%

35%

Maths

 

3 levels progress

76%

62% 77%

62%

Maths 4

 

levels progress

32%

24% 41%

31%

 


2017/18 Academic Year Proposed Activities

Use of funding Benefit to Pupil Premium Students Cost
Parent Support Advisor Specialist advice and support for families of students

£12,120

Specialist Interventions To provide additional 1:1 or small group interventions in core subjects delivered by subject specialist teachers.

£23,840

Counselling Providing students with one to one support to help them cope with any anxieties that are blocking academic progress.

£460

Lexia Subscription Subscription which enables students to master essential reading skills

£721

School Trips and Enrichment Week Activities To ensure that eligible students benefit from a broad range of educational visits and activities, including overseas residential trips.

£5,000

Music Tuition Musical instrument or vocal tuition which can improve well-being and cognitive skills

£7,291

Off Site Opportunity Enhanced curriculum offer through Easton & Otley College

£1,226

Extra-Curricular Activities at Lunchtimes A wide range of structured activities and clubs are available to students outside lessons.

£5,681

Homework Club After school homework and study assistance

£3,525

Curriculum Access Specific curriculum access option for students needing additional support

£2,630

Learning Resources Additional resources purchased to meet the needs of students

£20,000

Cashless Catering Licences To improve FSM student well-being by ensuring they cannot be identified as such when using the catering facilities.

£2,180

Assessment and Progress Tracking Systems Go4Schools software, implementation, monitoring and assessment.  Regular tracking reporting to students, staff and parents.

£30,844

Additional Support for Looked After Students Additional resources, extra-curricular activities, off site provision and specialist interventions.

£5,000

Additional Pastoral Support Guidance team staff providing support and monitoring to students.

£8,175

Additional Careers Support High quality guidance to ensure disadvantaged students are prepared for life after leaving secondary education.

£850

Attendance Officer Poor attendance impacts on academic achievement

£13,479

Staff Training  

£2,000

2017/18 Total  

£145,022

 

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.