Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AND IMPACT FOR HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S CRAYFORD ACADEMY

WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families. 

 

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

 

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

BARRIERS TO ACHIEVEMENT 

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment. Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible. 

OUR VISION

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not. We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially. 

 

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support students, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

 

To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • all students benefit from the ‘Crayford Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

PUPIL NUMBERS AND FUNDING RECEIVED 

Pupil Premium 2015-2016:

In 2015/16 there were 190 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy and 322 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £532,758.

Pupil Premium 2016-2017:

In 2016/17 there were 179 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy and 277 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £459,275. 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018:

In 2017/18 there were 177 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 276 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £491,700. 

Pupil Premium 2018-2019:

This year there are 116 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 279 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £413,985. 

Primary allocation: £153,120

Secondary allocation: £260,865

In summary, just over a quarter of our pupils were eligible for free school meals.

 

USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING IN THE PRMARY PHASE

Our Pupil Premium is used to provide a range of activities and resources which support identified pupils to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially. These include the following in the primary phase:

  • Use of HLTAs to support targeted Year 5 and 6 pupils to raise attainment and tackle areas of weakness (during and after school)
  • Additional phonic groups conducted daily to work across Key Stage 1, working with specific students to close gaps in knowledge
  • After school booster groups run termly by staff and resources to provide programmes across the primary school to support SATs preparation of targeted pupils
  • specific learning needs that cannot be addressed through quality-first teaching, such as SALT and a Dyslexia professional
  • Speech and Language (SLA) -one day on site therapist
  • Providing financial support to ensure that all pupils are able to attend school trips and residential activities to increase learning opportunities outside the classroom.
  • Provide financial support and offer places at morning breakfast club to ensure Pupil Premium children are prepared for learning each day and that their school attendance is good.
  • Subsidy of school uniform
  • Targeted weekly reading support for Key Stage 1 pupils with our Primary Librarian
  • Upgrade of Early Years outdoor provision

2018-19 Primary Pupil Premium Spend 

AREA & RESOURCE INTERVENTION COST  IMPACT

Whole primary phase 

 

Pastoral Manager x 3

One to ones with pupils. Home-school liaison. Support with emotional issues £84,500 Pupils experience  emotional well-being and feel supported and safe during school time 

Whole primary phase

 

Accelerated reader

Reading, library and comprehension package £1,830 Pupils without access to books and those not encouraged to read at home, experience access to challenging texts and work on comprehension skills

Year 6 breakfast

 

Subsidy of breakfast club before SATs tests

Financial support  £900 Pupils have a good breakfast and spend time with peers and teachers to prepare for SATs tests

Whole primary phase

 

Assistance with funding for school trips including year 6 residential 

Financial support  £2,000 All pupils have equal access to trips. No pupil is at at disadvantage due to lack of funds 

Phonics intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers £6,150 Pupils to reach targets for phonics

Reading intervention KS1 (R)

 

Reading with school librarian

Targeted writing intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers  £6,000 Pupils to reach targets for progress in reading 

Maths intervention KS1 (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted maths intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers  £6,150 Pupils to reach targets for progress in maths

Math end of key stage booster

 

Deployment of two HLTA resources 

for intensive catch up work for maths and English in years 2 and 6 £9,000 Lower abiltiy groups to make expected level in core subject areas and make expected (and more) progress 

Enlish end of key stage booster

 

Deployment of two HLTA resources

for intensive catch up work for maths and English in years 2 and 6 £9,000 Lower abiltiy groups to make expected level in core subject areas and make expected (and more) progress 

Swimming lessons for particular groups 

 

Transport to swimming centre 

To provide the opportunity for pupils to acquire an important life skill £2,000 Pupils leave school able to swim 

School trips to increase understanding of the world around them 

 

Subsidised school trips so that all Pupil Premium children will have at least 2 day trips a year 

To expend pupil's curriculum  £3,000 Pupils are provided a rich learning experience and adeeper understanding to the world around them. Raise aspirations of all pupils through attendance on trips and new experiences. 

Speech and Language Therapist

 

Speech and Language (SLA) one day on site therapist 

Pupils who display a need for one to one support for speech and language have access to a qualified therapist £11,640 Improve area of learning 

Early Years Provision 

 

Upgrade of resources

Providing larger play area and additional equipment  £5,000 Improve area of learning 

Whole School 

 

Breakfast Club

Ensure all pupils start the day with a breakfast £4,000 Nutritional diet for pupils 

Show My Homework

 

Recording work clearly and easily 

Support with accessible reources  £2,000 Reinforce learning 

2017-18 Primary Pupil Premium Statement

AREA & RESOURCE

INTERVENTION

COST

IMPACT

Phonics Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

89% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in CLL and phonics

Writing Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

67% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in writing

Maths Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

67% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in maths.

Phonics Intervention - Year 1

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

80% of PP students passed phonics test

Writing Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

75% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing KS1 SATS

Maths Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

88% of PP students achieved expected or higher in maths KS1 SATS

Reading Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

75% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading KS1 SATS

Writing Intervention-

Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

87% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

 

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

86% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

60% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

60% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

74% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

57% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

42% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

35% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

42% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

48% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 writing moderation.

Maths Intervention-

Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

48% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 maths SATs.

Reading intervention- Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

33% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 reading SATs.

Whole primary phase

 

Pastoral Support Manager X 3

One to ones with children. Home-school liaison. Support with emotional issues.

£84,500

Pupils experienced emotional well-being and felt supported and safe during school

Whole primary phase

 

Accelerated reader

Reading, library and comprehension package

£1,830

Pupils without access to books and those not encouraged to read at home experienced access to challenging texts and worked on comprehension skills.

Year 6

 

Subsidy of Breakfast Club before SATs tests

Financial support

£900

Pupils had a good breakfast and time with their peers and teachers to prepare for SATs exams.

Whole primary phase

 

Assistance with funding for school trips including the year 6 residential

 

Financial support

Contribution

All children have equal access to trips. No pupil is at a disadvantage due to lack of funds.

 

 

USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING IN THE SECONDARY PHASE  

The Pupil Premium funding is used for the following activities and resources in the secondary phase:

  • Providing additional teachers within English and Maths to support smaller class sizes within these core areas
  • a significantly reduced timetable for three Curriculum Directors of English, Maths and Science, each tasked with raising achievement and progress of disadvantaged students in their subject area;
  • Time for outstanding leaders to design and deliver a 5 day training programme for Middle Leaders of underperforming departments. This training programme includes mentoring from a head teacher and a full day on improving the quality of teaching and learning and how to track student progress;
  • Providing staffing for extra-curricular clubs
  • Extending our pastoral support team, to include additional staff, to ensure that students who are falling behind are quickly identified and supported to improve
  • Providing and staffing an independent study club, so that those without the facilities at home to study properly are not disadvantaged
  • Engaging with external mentoring support services to ensure that targeted support is provided for pupils who require additional pastoral support to help them to achieve their academic and  personal goals
  • Investing in an accredited mentoring programme which trains our year 12 & 13 pupils to mentor key stage 3 pupils who require additional guidance and support.
  • Providing a transition programme for year 7 pupils who require additional support as they enter the secondary phase.
  • free theatre trips for disadvantaged students to help increase cultural capital and understanding of texts or plays studied at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4;
  • Employing a full time careers and transitions coordinator, to ensure opportunities for advice and guidance are tailored to the needs of every student at every key stage. This has resulted in 0% NEET, with all of our students securing suitable and sustainable destinations
  • Providing off-site educational intervention and support for pupils at risk of exclusion, to prevent them falling out of mainstream schooling
  • Providing financial support to ensure that all pupils are able to attend school trips and residential activities to increase learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Funding all external school trips directly related to examination qualifications
  • Providing financial support to ensure pupils are able to purchase recommended study guides.
  • Engaging with higher education institutions through our partnership with Sussex University, First Generation Scholars Scheme and Brilliant Club. Student selection for both programmes has a minimum of 33% of students who are eligible for pupil premium
  • Establishing strong links with many higher education institutions has resulted in 69% of our pupil premium students applying to university and receiving successful offers
  • Providing teacher training and professional development so that all school leaders and classroom teachers understand how to use data to identify and support the education of disadvantaged children

 

2018-19 Secondary Pupil Premium Spend 

AREA REASON FOR SPEND COST IMPACT
Continue to run the improving teacher programme and the outstanding teacher programme  Both courses have proven track record of improving the quality of teaching. Teachers with a high percentage of Pupil Premium students given priority to attend course £20,000 100% of teachers on the course will go on to lead an action-based research project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. Impact will be presented to Heads at the Federation Conference 

Creation of Subject

Leadership for Student Achievement

Programme for all Middle Leaders
Rigorous and consistent monitoring of progress and actions to address gaps is required to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. The 5 day programme to ensure all subject leaders know how to promote quality first teaching and to track student progress in their department £10,000 In school variation in results will halve and all subject leaders will successfully pass their performance management

Reduced timetable

for three Curriculum

Directors
Lead Practioners are subject experts and will spend time reviewing the curriculum to ensure it supports all students to be challenged. Lead Practioners will also be used for 1-2-1 support with Pupil Premium students as this is a high impact strategy outlined by EEF £60,000 Lesson observations to monitor quality of teaching and progress of pupils. 100% of students tutored by LPs will make better than expected progress from their starting points.

Additional English and Maths sets

created at KS3 & 4
Additional English and Maths sets created to ensure targeted support and intervention to pupils £40,000 Maths and English results for PP students exceed results of all students nationally

Revision sessions at

Easter and Summer

Half Term
Pupil Premium students make up the majority of the students at these sessions£4,000 £8,000 100% of students attending will improve by at least one grade in their GCSE exams

Pupil Premium

subsidy for extra

curricular trips to

increase cultural

capital
Pupil Premium students were found to attend fewer trips and enrichments than their peers, therefore funding allocated to enable them to attend £5,000 All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip over the course of the year
Free revision resources  Pupil Premium students given free revision guides, model essays and exam tip booklets £5,000 All Pupil Premium students have access to model essays and resources for revision
Careers Intervention Programme Vulnerable students given specific opportunities to raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work £20,000 All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip, careers interview or work experience placement over the course of the year.
Learning Resource Centre open to all students Staffed from 08:00-17:00 £20,000 There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students
Homework Club Supervised homework club that runs at the end of each school provides students with a quiet environment to work £5,000 There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students
Accelerated Reader funded for all students  Pupil premium pupils identified as those with lower reading ages and less well established reading habits £30,000 Raised reading ages for pupil premium students
Admin Structure to monitor and maximise attendance In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium students disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures £20,000 Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and raising over time
Enrichment subsidised for students  To encourage pupil premium students to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which they would not usually access eg Debatemate £10,000 Improved research and rhetorical skills leading to improved grades in GCSE English Speaking component of course
Music Specialism Students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument with subsidised lessons and instruments available on loan £7,500 Students encouraged to engage in music regardless of ability to pay

 

2017-18 Secondary Pupil Premium Statement

AREA REASON FOR SPEND COST IMPACT

Continue to run the Improving

Teacher Programme

and the Outstanding

Teacher Programme

Both courses have proven track record of improving the quality of teaching. Teachers with a high percentage of Pupil Premium students given priority to attend course. £20,000 100% of teachers on the course will go on to lead an action-based research project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. Impact will be presented to Heads at the Federation Conference.

Creation of Subject

Leadership for Student Achievement

Programme for all Middle Leaders

Rigorous and consistent monitoring of progress and actions to address gaps is required to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. The 5 day programme to ensure all subject leaders know how to promote quality first teaching and to track student progress in their department. £10,000 In school variation in results will halve and all subject leaders will successfully pass their performance management.

Reduced timetable

for three Curriculum

Directors

Lead Practioners are subject experts and will spend time reviewing the curriculum to ensure it supports all students to be challenged. Lead Practioners will also be used for 1-2-1 support with Pupil Premium students as this is a high impact strategy outlined by EEF £60,000 Lesson observations to monitor quality of teaching and progress of pupils. 100% of students tutored by LPs will make better than expected progress from their starting points.

Additional English and Maths sets

created at KS3 & 4

Additional English and Maths sets created to ensure targeted support and intervention to pupils £40,000 Maths and English results for PP students exceed results of all students nationally

Revision sessions at

Easter and Summer

Half Term

Pupil Premium students make up the majority of the students at these sessions£4,000 £4,000 100% of students attending will improve by at least one grade in their GCSE exams

Pupil Premium

subsidy for extra

curricular trips to

increase cultural

capital

Pupil Premium students were found to attend fewer trips and enrichments than their peers, therefore funding allocated to enable them to attend £5,000 All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip over the course of the year

Free revision

resources

Pupil Premium students given free revision guides, model essays and exam tip booklets £5,000 All Pupil Premium students have access to model essays and resources for revision

Careers Intervention

Programme

Vulnerable students given specific opportunities to raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work £20,000 All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip, careers interview or work experience placement over the course of the year.

Learning Resource

Centre open to all

students

Staffed from 08:00 – 17:00 £20,000 There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students
Homework club Supervised homework club that runs at the end of each school provides students with a quiet environment to work £5,000 There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Accelerated Reader

funded for all

students

Pupil premium pupils identified as those with lower reading ages and less well established reading habits £30,000 Raised reading ages for pupil premium students

Admin structure to

monitor and

maximise attendance

In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium students disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures £20,000 Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and raising over time

Enrichment subsidised

for students

To encourage pupil premium students to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which they would not usually access eg Debatemate £10,000 Improved research and rhetorical skills leading to improved grades in GCSE English Speaking component of course

 

ACHIEVEMENT AND PROGRESS OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PUPIL PREMIUM 

As a school, our aim is for our pupils eligible for pupil premium to leave with similar outcomes to other pupils. In particular, we focus on ensuring that pupils are making at least expected progress in English and Maths. We believe that an ability to read, write and be numerate are essential for pupils to be successful adults. As such, our interventions – the majority of which focus on high quality teaching in the core – are geared towards improving the performance of disadvantaged pupils in these subjects.

 

Key Stage 1

For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of at least the expected standard in reading and mathematics was met by over half of the disadvantaged pupils and two thirds in mathematics. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils that met the expected standard in phonics was 8% above the national figure for this group of pupils in Year 1.

 

Key Stage 2

The proportion of pupils achieving the “secondary ready standard” increased substantially in 2018 with a proportionate increase for disadvantage pupils.

Standards remained consistent for maths and writing in 2018 whilst our targeted approach to reading resulted in the number of pupils achieving the expected standard for reading at improving by 20% to 71% in 2018 with over half of disadvantaged pupils meeting this expected standard at Key Stage 2.

 

Key Stage 4

In 2018, 62% of disadvantaged pupils attained a grade 9-4 in both English and Maths.

 

Our disadvantaged pupils had an overall Progress 8 score of -0.52.  The achievement of Pupil Premium pupils in the Maths element was excellent, with a positive Progress 8 score of +0.16. 

 

Removing outliers our Progress 8 for disadvantaged pupils was above national average an improvement on 2017.

 

We consider this to be strong evidence that investment over time in our Pupil Premium pupils shows real impact and supports the inclusive model of all-through education we provide.