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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

2017– 2018 Academic Year

Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

What is pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Department for Education to enable the enhancement in education of pupils entitled to free school meals and also looked after children and close the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.

The allocation gives schools the freedom to decide how the Pupil Premium should be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.  However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families and other target groups. The government also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the premium.

Our objectives for the use of Pupil Premium

  • To raise the attainment of Pupil Premium eligible pupils.
  • To close the gap between Pupil Premium eligible pupils and other pupils in school.
  • To close the gap between Pupil Premium eligible pupils and all pupils nationally.
  • To ensure that there is quality teaching and learning opportunities to meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • To improve attendance/punctuality of those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • To increase enjoyment of and engagement with the school curriculum.
  • To increase participation in a range of extra-curricular activities, clubs educational visits etc.
  • To raise aspirations of all pupils.

Pupil Premium Allocation

Academic Year 2017-18: £187,427

Based on 2017-18 financial year funding allocation

How do we decide where the money is spent?

Our schools is committed to spending the Pupil Premium Funding in a way that will have the greatest impact on raising the attainment and achievement of disadvantaged pupils. We focus on what the barriers to learning for disadvantaged pupils may be and take action to remove these barriers. Funding has been allocated based on tracking of pupil progress and on research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), case studies by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and by using conclusions from Ofsted surveys. Targeted interventions and support are based on needs analysis which has helped identify priority classes, groups or individualsTeachers are also able to request funds to help pupils both in and outside of lessons. At the end of each academic year an evaluation of interventions and support is made in terms of the cost effectiveness of the programme in terms of impact and progress made by the pupils.

2017-18 Pupil Premium Expenditure

The following initiatives and support will be in place for the 2017-18 academic year:

  • Assistant Headteacher with specific responsibility for the overall Pupil Premium provision
  • Data analysis to monitor the progress and achievement of every Pupil Premium student to identify the need for interventions
  • Additional staffing in core subjects
  • Maths and English Catch Up Classes
  • One to one and small group tutor support for pupils to improve outcomes in Maths and English
  • Alternative provision
  • Support with transport costs
  • After school lessons and holiday schools for all subjects
  • Higher Ability Leads
  • Raising Achievement Programme
  • Numeracy Lead and Literacy Lead to drive improvements across the school
  • Teaching Assistants to support Literacy and Numeracy at KS3 and KS4
  • Specialist staff in Irlen’s, Dyslexia, ADHD, EAL, Emotional and Literacy, Speech and Language
  • Bespoke Interventions to meet student’s needs – social skills, memory skills, life skills, study skills
  • Support with the development of literacy skills through interventions targeting reading, handwriting, spelling, grammar etc.
  • Accelerated reader, reading intervention programmes, reading groups and paired reading
  • Breakfast provision and after school homework club to support all pupils
  • Show My Homework to encourage home learning and parental engagement
  • Pastoral Leaders to focus on behaviour, attendance and Inclusion room
  • Truancy call system to reduce absence
  • Behaviour and Achievement tracking and Rewards system
  • School Counsellor
  • Careers advice and guidance from an independent Careers advisor
  • University Visits and Inspirational external speakers
  • Additional Maths and English support, targeted interventions with specialist teachers
  • Targeted support of individuals and small groups based on needs analysis by teachers and support staff
  • Support for individual students including text books, educational materials, ingredients, uniform, music lessons etc.
  • Subsidised extended activities and educational visits

We will monitor and evaluate our Pupil Premium strategies to assess the success in achieving our intended outcomes and the impact they are having on disadvantaged students.

2016-17 Pupil Premium Expenditure

Pupil Premium Allocation - Academic Year 2016-17: £169,165

Based on financial year funding allocation 2016-17

In the 2016-17 academic year Pupil Premium funding was used for a number of initiatives and support as below:

  • Assistant Headteacher with specific responsibility for the overall Pupil Premium provision
  • Data analysis to monitor the progress of every Pupil Premium student to identify when interventions are needed
  • Additional staffing in core subjects
  • Maths and English Catch Up Classes
  • One to one and small group tutor support for pupils to improve outcomes in Maths and English subjects
  • Alternative provision and transport
  • After school lessons and holiday schools for all subjects
  • Numeracy Lead and Literacy Lead to drive improvements across the school
  • Teaching Assistants to support Literacy and Numeracy at KS3 and KS4
  • Support with the development of literacy skills through interventions targeting handwriting, spelling, grammar etc.
  • Accelerated reader, reading intervention programmes, reading groups and paired reading
  • Breakfast provision and after school homework club to support all pupils
  • Show My Homework to encourage home learning and engagement
  • Pastoral staff to focus on behaviour, attendance and Truancy call system
  • Additional support from a Family Liaison worker
  • Careers advice and guidance from an independent Careers advisor
  • Additional Maths and English support, targeted interventions with specialist teachers
  • Targeted support of individuals and small groups based on needs analysis by teachers and support staff
  • Support for individual students including text books, educational materials, ingredients, uniform etc.
  • Subsidised extended activities and educational visits

Impact

Our 2016 results show that we have made improvements against the national average in terms of attainment and significantly in terms of progress.

Measure

Disadvantaged Pupils

EPCHS Other Pupils

Gap

National Other Pupils

Gap

PROGRESS

         

2016 Progress 8

0.30

0.32

-0.02

N/a

+0.18

2015 Value Added

998.1

1014.0

-15.9

1008.5

-10.4

2014 Value Added

957.0

978.3

-21.3

1007.8

-50.8

2013 Value Added

961.4

975.6

-14.2

1005.6

-43.8

ATTAINMENT

         

2016 A*-C E+M

51

53

-2

N/a

 

2015 5A*-CEM

39

64

-25

13

-24

2014 5A*-CEM

37 

61

-24

62

-25

2013 5A*-CEM

57

58

-1

66

-9

2016 Att. 8

50.89

50.80

-0.09

N/a

 

2015 5A*-C

58

77

-19

72

-14

2014 5A*-C

47

65

-18

72

-25

2013 5A*-C

57

69

-12

86

-29

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional funding for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at the end of key stage 2.

For the financial Year 2016-17 Ellesmere Port Catholic High School received £13,977 Catch up funding.

The school has the responsibility of deciding the most effective use of the funding. At Ellesmere Port Catholic High School we are committed to ensuring that all students are able to fully access the curriculum. The funding we receive is used to enable ‘Catch-up’ students, who arrive with less than a Level 4 in Reading or Maths, progress to a Level 4 as soon as possible. We provide additional support to these students and have purchased Lexia software to improve literacy skills for small groups of students to motivate them and be clear of their own learning paths.

Impact Statement

Measure

Disadvantaged Pupils

EPCHS All Pupils

Gap

PROGRESS

     

2017 Progress 8

-0.86

-0.61

-0.25

2017 Progress 8 score English

-0.72

-0.64

-0.08

2017 Progress score Maths

-1.15

-0.86

-0.29

ATTAINMENT

     

2017 English

Attainment 8

7.39

8.77

-1.38

2017 Maths Attainment 8

5.29

7.28

-1.99

 

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