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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More Catholic School Pupil Premium Plan

What is Pupil Premium in the light of our values at St Thomas More Catholic School?

 Pope Francis June 2019 : Catholic News Agency

“Scripture constantly speaks of God acting on behalf of the poor. He is the one who ‘hears their cry’ and ‘comes to their aid’; he ‘protects’ and ‘defends’ them; he ‘rescues’ and ‘saves’ them... Indeed, the poor will never find God indifferent or silent in the face of their plea.”

He said it is the obligation of the Christian to care for those who are vulnerable, because Christ identifies with those in poverty. Therefore it is an important part of our Mission at St Thomas More Catholic School.

With this in mind at St Thomas More School we are committed to the care and success of every pupil in a way that is rooted in the values of the gospel. Where students struggle with the weight of poverty or disadvantage we harness the PP funding so that through the educational opportunities that we provide we may support them in an ongoing way.

This support takes the form of planned spending of the PP money to ensure that students have every opportunity to flourish in the learning environment at St Thomas More School. So, PP money is used to enable support for individual students through intervention as well as to retain where possible a low student teacher ratio to enable bespoke packages with individuals. To this end the PP spend is both individual and general, always with a strong focus on the impact of the spending.

(Please see the spend document and impact documents)

Who is eligible?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to students who are in one of the following categories…

· Children who are Looked After (LAC);

 · Children who are currently eligible for Free School Meals;

 · Children who have received Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6 children);

 · Children who are within a service family;

 · Children adopted from care, or children who have left care under Special Guardianship order since December 2005 (Pupil Premium Plus) - since April 2014.

We encourage therefore all our families who are struggling financially to apply for Free Schools Meals. Please use the link below in order to make an application or feel free to make an appointment at school in order to seek further clarification

https://www.bedford.gov.uk/schools-education-and-childcare/education-grants/free-school-meals/

Pupil Premium Spending Evaluation of Impact 2017-18 

AREA

COST

INTENDED IMPACT

EVALUATION OF STRATEGY

STAFFING ENGLISH AND MATHS:

Intervention small groups – additional subject specific LSA staff in English and Maths

  • Literacy TLR
  • Numeracy TLR

Teachers i/c PP in English and Maths

2x£19000

£38,000

 

£2500

£2500

For all PP students to achieve expected target grades and to close the gap between them and non- pupil premium students

Additional LSA support in Maths and English allowed SEND PP students to access curriculum more confidently; providing them with one-to-one support and guidance in lesson time. Results for SEND PP students in English and Maths combined showed improvement from 2016-17 results.

 

Literacy and Numeracy coordinators have enabled PP students to have specific intervention to develop these areas e.g. Literacy and Numeracy intervention groups, booster sessions, Accelerated Reader programme in English and access to a range of online Numeracy sites.

Literacy and Numeracy Evening held in November provided parents with resources and strategies to support their son/daughter at home

MENTORING:

  • Training of Sixth Formers for Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Mentor employed by the school (JJ)
  • IAG
  • Co-ordinator for Mentoring (GM)

 

£2500

£21,000

£5000

£2500

Students to have improved self- esteem and a clear focus on achieving the best academic results. All to access excellent careers guidance

Was successful at providing students with one-to-one mentoring support and guidance. Focused on helping students to set up revision timetables and develop strategies of how to revise

Provided peer support to help with PP students’ emotional well being

Academic mentoring provided students with the opportunity to set themselves targets for individual subject areas

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

 

£5000

 

 

All vulnerable students are able to access all extra-curricular activities

Allowed PP students to attend school, ensuring their attendance did not dip as a result of transport issues

Paying for trips allowed students to access learning outside of the curriculum and enrich them as a person

ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED:

  • Aspirational Activities
  • University visits – coaches/transport
  • Parental workshops

 

£6,000

 Students are enabled to aspire to achieving at the highest level and realise there is no ceiling to their success

A number of departments saw an increase in the percentage of AG&T Pupil Premium students achieving grades 7-9 in their subjects as a result of such interventions.

3 subject areas beat their target % for 9-7 by more than 15% for PP students:

Sociology (20% above target)

Health and Social (25% above)

Performing Arts (16% above) 

 

PARENT WORKSHOPS:

  • English, Maths Science Evening
  • Polish Parents Forum
  • Afro-Caribbean Evening
  • Revision Strategies
  • Refreshments cost

 

 

£5000

 

Positive working partnership with parents so that they feel empowered to support their children in being successful at school

 

% of PP students achieving 9-5 in English Language improved by 3% from 2017

From student voice feedback, it was evident that these evenings were effective at providing both parents and students with the understanding of how to support their child in their studies

COURSES:

  • Co-ordinator - AMo
  • Pastoral Leaders £1000 x5 year groups
  • Subject Heads to cascade interventions

 

£2500

£5000

£1000

Clearly focussed support for identified students in both academic and pastoral areas

Having a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator has allowed more focused and targeted intervention to take place for Pupil Premium students in all year groups

Strategies are implemented and evaluated, using department data to monitor successes

AMo presents at SLT each half-term with new strategies, evaluation of previous strategies and overview of department data

Pastoral Leaders and Subject Heads work closely with AMo to support PP students in school, whether it be through teaching and learning, providing extra support/intervention, enabling students to access the curriculum outside of the classroom or working closely with students to ensure they can achieve the best they possibly can.

INTERVENTION PLANS – NOTIONAL COST:

  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Revision Clubs and intervention sessions
  • PIXL membership

 

£7000

 

 

£5500

 

All students achieve at least their target grades at the end of Key Stage 4

Intervention strategies have provided PP students with the opportunity to develop their learning outside of the classroom environment

Some of the successful strategies implemented include:

  • PP breakfast mornings lead by individual departments
  • 20-20 Learning delivering subject specific revision sessions during Deep Learning Week
  • 20-20 Learning delivering revision skills and exam tips sessions prior to summer examinations for Year 11
  • Literacy and numeracy support for KS3 students
  • Providing PP students with revision guides and resources to support their learning at home

ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM :

  • Cost of Course
  • Transport
  • Emmaus follow-up work

 

£20,000

 

 

 Identified students have a bespoke package which enables them to access the curriculum and achieve positive results

Emmaus has worked closely with students, completing extra work on Core subjects in Core study time. This has enabled PP students to focus achieving the best they possibly can in English, Maths and Science

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution
  • SISRA Analyics

 

£5000

£3000

Student progress is tracked with rigour so early intervention is put in place.

Allows AMo to analyse data and put in place intervention strategies for particular students

Close collaboration with Department Heads to celebrate successes and assess areas of improvement

 

CORE SUBJECTS EXTRA INTERVENTION:

£5,000 - Maths

£5,000 - English

£5,000 - Science

£5,000 - RE

£20,000

Bespoke subject specific intervention strategies for students in addition to whole school strategies to ensure progress of PP students – see individual grids

 

See individual grids from each core subject for evaluation of their specific strategies

 

Pupil Premium Spending Statement 2018-19 

Initiative

Cost

Intended Impact

Evidence

Actual Impact

STAFFING ENGLISH AND MATHS:

Intervention small groups – additional subject specific LSA staff in English and Maths

  • Literacy TLR
  • Numeracy TLR

Teachers i/c PP in English and Maths

Lead Teacher in Maths Intervention

2x £19000=

£38,000

 £2500

£2500=

£5000

 

£5000

For all PP students to achieve expected target grades and to close the gap between them and non- pupil premium students

To provide small group tuition for PP students to enable them to received focus and targeted support in English and Maths

To offer extra-curricular Literacy and Numeracy support to enable all learners to be confident in these areas of the curriculum

Ongoing tracking of PP students by subject teachers and tutors

Focus 5 to include PP students for key interventions

Focus groups in place with evidence of monitoring

Literacy and Numeracy intervention in English and Maths for all students

Plans and meetings taking place to begin early interventions in Reading for Year 7 (SENDCO)

PP students invited in Year 11 to Saturday Mocks to include personal feedback to signpost improvements

SLT Link meetings to focus on PP students as part of the targeted conversations to retain a strong focus on this group and to hone pertinent interventions

Learning Walk evidence of PP focus

PP Day Watch to capture PP student voice

 

18% of Year 11 were PP students. Of this 18% 35 students were PP.

The FFT 20 target for Attainment 8 for this group was 38. This group exceeded this target by gaining 39.2.

The small group intervention as well impacted particularly in Maths where the Maths attainment for 8-5 and 9-4 increased from last year for this disadvantaged cohort.

Revision sessions have been specifically targeted in both English and Maths so that disadvantaged students are invited to the sessions as part of the subject priority.

The relentless focus on disadvantaged students has enabled attainment in Maths in particular to improve.

PP have been a drive in Line Management discussions so that their progress has been carefully considered. Learning Walks have retained the teacher focus on PP students

MENTORING:

  • Training of Sixth Formers for Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Mentor employed by the school (JJ)
  • IAG
  • Co-ordinator for Mentoring (GM)

 

£2500

£5,000

£10,000

£2500

Students to gain 1:1 feedback on revision techniques which work to enable a choice of strategies

All to access excellent careers guidance due to the formulation of the IAG plan and activities

Mentoring support to enable learners to assess their own strengths and weaknesses and set achievable personal targets

Mentoring to address or signpost pastoral needs so that these can be passed to the Emmaus centre for bespoke support

Mentoring records

IAG plans in place and a Careers Day planned for the 8th July in order to raise aspirations of PP students

Mentoring evaluation and records of the presentation of the success of the Mentoring sessions to SLT on a regular basis

All PP students have been mentored as a priority. These rich discussions have enabled reflection and effective targeting.

The training of mentors has enabled frank discussions and skilled conversations around ambition and drive.

The Emmaus Centre have put in a wide variety of support measures to ensure that PP students with additional issues concerning exams are cared for in a planned ongoing way. This has led to students feeling supported around the exam times. This is confirmed by ongoing student voice in the Emmaus Centre.

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

 

£5000

 

 

All disadvantaged students are able to access all extra-curricular activities

Taxi records in place to enable students to take part in revision sessions if transport is an issue

PP spend includes the records of students who are supported to attend school due to financial issues.

Trips are supplemented by PP students where there are hardship issues

Students who have needed this support to attend revision sessions have been able to widen the remit of choice that they have to attend revision sessions. This has led to the PP student Progress 8 Attainment being above FFT20.

In addition the gap between Disadvantged and Non disadvantaged student in Average Attainment 8 scores has closed by 3% this year in comparison with the figures from 2018.

The inclusive nature of trips and the funding from the PP budget has ensured that all learning opportunities can be accessed by PP students.

ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED:

  • Aspirational Activities
  • University visits – coaches/transport
  • Parental workshops
  • Workshops from outside companies during Deep Learning Week and in half-term revision sessions,
  • Careers workshops

 

£6,000

Students are enabled to aspire to achieving at the highest level and realise there is no ceiling to their success

Involving parents in their child’s learning to enable them to support their child at home

 

Theatre Trips/ University visits and open days see Trip Records.

English Workshops to Year 11

Herts for Learning workshops for Year 11

Staff led Revision sessions at weekends and holidays in English/Maths/RE ….

 

 

Opportunities which focus on learning and revision which are subject specific have raised the aspiration and confidence levels of all students.

Workshops on “How to revise” with parents have enabled a collaboration with parents to support revision. Parents have given very positive feedback regarding this.

Staff training using Herts fro Learning in Maths has impacted on Maths results by ensuring that the Department are consistent in their approach.

PARENT WORKSHOPS:

  • English, Maths Science Evening
  • SEND Evening
  • PP consultation Activity
  • Revision Strategies provided and sent home
  • Analysis of students attending parental consultation evenings who are PP (Organisation of transport where needed)
  • Revision Booklets Focus
  • Revision Strategy Days
  • PP Watch
  • Firefly Revision platforms for Parents
  • Student Mentoring Days
  •  

£500

Positive working partnership with parents so that they feel empowered to support their children in being successful at school

Parents enable success by knowing how to help their students so that there is a real sense of collaboration embedded in the relationship with the school

Evenings taking place and the % attendance of PP students is noted and encouraged.

Allocation of Revision resources see the Departmental PP spend records for Core Subjects and for specific subject areas. (Annual Plan)

See records of PP watch

Use of Firefly and also platform for parents

See Parental Consultation Records

 

 

 

PP students attend the additional workshops and show a positive impact in terms of student voice

Student who are PP have all of the revision guides needed. They are taught in class how to use these effectively.

Strategic training of parents on Firefly have enabled there to be a higher level of parental engagement in the resources available to support all students in particular PP.

 

COURSES:

  • PP Co-ordinator – B Grimley
  • PP Champion Gavin Millard with a focus on Year 10 PP students going forward
  • Year 7 Transition arrangements to include early identification of students coming into the school below expected levels and use then of funding to enable success strategies in Reading (SENDCO)
  • Pastoral Leaders £1000 x5 year groups for bespoke interventions :Uniform etc…
  • Subject Heads to cascade interventions

 £1500

£2500

£5000

£1000

Clearly focussed support for identified students in both academic and pastoral areas

Exposure to new ideas on raising the profile of PP students through consultation with other schools using strategies which have been successful.

Identification of champions at key stages to keep the focus on PP students and the relevant interventions to support these stages.

Course attendance

Consultation records

Year 7 testing and transition arrangements

Plans for Reading intervention and Maths intervention

Pastoral leaders spending from their budget

 

A National perspective on PP achievement has helped to implement and foster ideas to trial with PP students in school across year groups.

The Year 7 Transition initiatives have had a strong focus on collaboration and inspiring our new Year 7s coming to the school. This has built confidence and an appetite for success.

The work by the PP Champion Gavin Millard has led to a strong focus on Year 10 in preparation for the demands of Year 11 in the coming year and has led to focussed discussions with staff and students on attainment of PP students.

INTERVENTION PLANS – NOTIONAL COST:

  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Revision Clubs and intervention sessions from individual departments
  • PIXL membership
  • Revision strategies workshops prior to mock examinations
  • Intervention plans and activities for individual PP students with specific SEND needs or disabilities
  • EAL students identified and supported by the EAL LSA
  • Speech Therapy
  • Specific Individual Hardship Claims

 

£7000

 

£19,000

 

All students achieve at least their target grades at the end of Key Stage 4

PP students provided with the support to achieve as well as non-PP students

PP students kept within the teacher and departmental spotlight to retain a positive focus through accurate tracking with a clear focus on the disadvantaged and a raft of interventions

 

Activities in place

HODS able to describe ways in which they have kept the focus on PP students with accountability for their funding stream

Focus 5 records to show interventions which were tried and then effectively evaluated.

 

 

Where applications have made for therapeutic intervention or for student specific intervention this has led to the enabling of individual students.

There are some PP students in particular in Year 11 in GCSE results who have really excelled on their FFT Targets.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM :

  • Cost of Course
  • Transport
  • Emmaus follow-up work

 

£20,000

 

 

Identified students have a bespoke package which enables them to access the curriculum and achieve positive results

External activities provided to enable students to develop outside of the curriculum on a personal, social and cultural level – developing the whole student

SENDCO accountability for students on support packages with an ability to explain progress.

Case studies

Impact statements

This has enabled bespoke packages which have harnessed the appropriate expertise to support achievement and maintain 1:1 interventions.

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution
  • BROMCOM set up for MIS system which is cloud based

 

£5000

£3000

Student progress is tracked with rigour so early intervention is put in place.

This is kept under review with the new OFSTED framework in mind and is adaptable to take account of change

Tracking for all students in place

PP students drop down in place in order to bespoke the interventions

BROMCOM in use by all staff to provide immediate information to enable learning in the classroom

 

Tracking has enabled ongoing dialogue with students which have allowed students to self-evaluate appropriately and to target set so that milestones along the way can be celebrated and acknowledged through directed discussion.

CORE SUBJECTS EXTRA INTERVENTION:

MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (£3,000 PER SUBJECT)

Additional Subject allocation on the basis of numbers of students in Year 11 who are PP. Records are kept of the spending plans

 

READING INTERVENTIONS

Drop Everything and Read Intervention and Extended Reading

LRC Interventions to build up resources for Year 7

£12,000

£5,500

 

 

 

£10,000

 

 

£18,000

Bespoke subject specific intervention strategies for students in addition to whole school strategies to ensure progress of PP students – (see individual grids for information on how this is utilised in each Core Subject and other subject area)

Additional Subject Spending Grids

Reading Initiatives started to impact on access to the curriculum

 

 

Analysis of the incoming Year 7 has identified students for whom reading is a barrier to learning.

Interventions have been set up this year which will be followed up next year to support this. These include :

Drop Everything and Read Time with resources.

Tracking by Reading Age

Accelerated Reader

Use of the LRC for specific Reading Interventions

Plans for intervention in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

These interventions are at the inception level and with come into fuller fruition going forward

Interventions are personalised to good effect to ensure that students gain the best and most appropriate interventions. The HODs need to carefully balance the interventions against their allocated amount.

The thinking before this regarding the way the money is spent is leads to more focussed intervention

There has been a positive management of the incoming year 7 in terms of identification of reading needs, students have planned reading intervention which has been owned by the HOD English/Literacy Co-ordinator and the LRC co-ordinator.

TOTAL PP PROJECTED SPEND

2018-2019

£188,000

 

 

 

 

ADVANTAGE PLAN Pupil Premium Spending Statement 2019-202 

Initiative

Cost

Intended Impact

Evidence

Actual Impact

STAFFING ENGLISH AND MATHS:

Intervention small groups – additional subject specific LSA staff in English and Maths

  • Literacy TLR
  • Numeracy TLR

Teachers i/c PP in English and Maths

Lead Teacher in Maths Intervention

 

Set up costs for the Hall to be set up for an additional mock

2x £19000=

£38,000

 £2500

£2500=

£5000

£5000

 

£500

For all PP students to achieve expected target grades and to close the gap between them and non- pupil premium students

To provide small group tuition for PP students to enable them to received focus and targeted support in English and Maths

To offer extra-curricular Literacy and Numeracy support to enable all learners to be confident in these areas of the curriculum

Ongoing tracking of PP students by subject teachers and tutors

Focus groups in place with evidence of monitoring

Literacy and Numeracy intervention in English and Maths for all students

Plans and meetings taking place to begin early interventions in Reading for Year 7 (SENDCO)

PP students invited in Year 11 to Saturday Mocks to include personal feedback to signpost improvements

Additional Mock for English and Maths to be set up in the Hall

SLT Link meetings to focus on PP students as part of the targeted conversations to retain a strong focus on this group and to hone pertinent interventions

Learning Walk evidence of PP focus

PP Day Watch to capture PP student voice

 

 

MENTORING:

Training of Sixth Formers for Peer Mentoring + use of other staff to do this mentoring

  • IAG
  • Co-ordinator for Mentoring (GM)

 

£2500

 

£5,000

£2500

Students to gain 1:1 feedback on revision techniques which work to enable a choice of strategies

All to access excellent careers guidance due to the formulation of the IAG plan and activities set against Gatsby Scales

Mentoring support to enable learners to assess their own strengths and weaknesses and set achievable personal targets

Mentoring to address or signpost pastoral needs so that these can be passed to the Emmaus centre for bespoke support

Mentoring records

IAG plans in place and a Careers Day planned for the July in order to raise aspirations of PP students. Whole school ongoing interventions

Mentoring evaluation and records of the presentation of the success of the Mentoring sessions to SLT on a regular basis

 

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

 

£6000

 

 

All disadvantaged students are able to access all extra-curricular activities

Taxi records in place to enable students to take part in revision sessions if transport is an issue

PP spend includes the records of students who are supported to attend school due to financial issues.

Trips are supplemented by PP students where there are hardship issues

 

ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED:

  • Aspirational Activities
  • University visits – coaches/transport
  • Parental workshops
  • Workshops from outside companies during the year and in half-term revision sessions,
  • Careers workshops

 

£6,000

Students are enabled to aspire to achieving at the highest level and realise there is no ceiling to their success

Involving parents in their child’s learning to enable them to support their child at home

 

Theatre Trips/ University visits and open days see Trip Records.

English Workshops to Year 11

Herts for Learning workshops for Year 11

Staff led Revision sessions at weekends and holidays in English/Maths/RE ….

 

 

PARENT WORKSHOPS:

  • English, Maths Science Evening
  • SEND Evening
  • PP consultation Activity
  • Revision Strategies provided and sent home
  • Analysis of students attending parental consultation evenings who are PP (Organisation of transport where needed)
  • Revision Booklets Focus
  • Revision Strategy Days
  • PP Watch
  • Firefly Revision platforms for Parents
  • Student Mentoring Days
  • Intervention Days on the Calendar to invite the parents of PP students into school to build up the relationships with parents and to model the talk with parents about the success of their children
  •  

£500

Positive working partnership with parents so that they feel empowered to support their children in being successful at school

Parents enable success by knowing how to help their students so that there is a real sense of collaboration embedded in the relationship with the school

Evenings taking place and the % attendance of PP students is noted and encouraged.

Allocation of Revision resources see the Departmental PP spend records for Core Subjects and for specific subject areas. (Annual Plan)

See records of PP watch

Use of Firefly and also platform for parents

See Parental Consultation Records

See feedback from the Intervention Days

 

 

 

 

COURSES:

  • PP Co-ordinator – B Grimley
  • PP Champion Gavin Millard with a focus on Year 10 PP students going forward
  • Year 7 Transition arrangements to include early identification of students coming into the school below expected levels and use then of funding to enable success strategies in Reading (SENDCO)
  • Pastoral Leaders £1000 x5 year groups for bespoke interventions :Uniform etc…
  • Subject Heads to cascade interventions

 £1500

£2500

£5000

£1000

Clearly focussed support for identified students in both academic and pastoral areas

Exposure to new ideas on raising the profile of PP students through consultation with other schools using strategies which have been successful.

Identification of champions at key stages to keep the focus on PP students and the relevant interventions to support these stages.

Course attendance

Consultation records

Year 7 testing and transition arrangements

Plans for Reading intervention and Maths intervention

Pastoral leaders spending from their budget

 

 

INTERVENTION PLANS – NOTIONAL COST:

  • Activities and access to school trips to ensure that the Cultural Capital experienced by students is at the very highest level both in exposure to language in the classroom as well as in the exposure to activities which lift their cultural experiences.
  • Resources
  • Revision Clubs and intervention sessions from individual departments
  • Revision strategies workshops prior to mock examinations
  • Intervention plans and activities for individual PP students with specific SEND needs or disabilities
  • EAL students identified and supported by the EAL LSA
  • Speech Therapy
  • Specific Individual Hardship Claims

 

£5000

 

£19,000

 

All students achieve at least their target grades at the end of Key Stage 4

PP students provided with the support to achieve as well as non-PP students

PP students kept within the teacher and departmental spotlight to retain a positive focus through accurate tracking with a clear focus on the disadvantaged and a raft of interventions

 

Activities in place

HODS able to describe ways in which they have kept the focus on PP students with accountability for their funding stream

Focus 5 records to show interventions which were tried and then effectively evaluated.

 

.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM :

  • Cost of Course
  • Transport
  • Emmaus follow-up work
  • Access to different therapeutic groups operating from the Emmaus Centre
  • Teacher Talk Initiative to raise the modelling in the Classroom of Teacher Talk
  • 1:1 Exposure to Learning Dialogues for all of Year 9 so that the Year prior to the GCSEs really counts with regard to effective learning conversations : Form Teacher Mentoring Opportunities
  • TALK TALK ensuring that oracy is parmount in the classroom so that written work and reading can be based on a sea of spoken English to raise aspiration vocabulary
  • Bespoke workshops to build confidence in communication as a prerequisite of learning

 

£20,000

 

 

 

 

 

£500

 

 

Identified students have a bespoke package which enables them to access the curriculum and achieve positive results

External activities provided to enable students to develop outside of the curriculum on a personal, social and cultural level – developing the whole student

T and L in the classroom is based on ambition spoken word : to be heralded at Briefings and other HOD meeting times

 

Training of staff on Teacher Talk and the importance of oracy in the classroom.

Workshops on Communication to enable confidence in our PP students.

SENDCO accountability for students on support packages with an ability to explain progress.

Case studies

Impact statements

Minutes of Briefing and PP Learning Walks.

 

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution

 

£5000

Student progress is tracked with rigour so early intervention is put in place.

Tracking for all students in place

PP students drop down in place in order to bespoke the interventions

BROMCOM in use by all staff to provide immediate information to enable learning in the classroom

 

 

CORE SUBJECTS EXTRA INTERVENTION:

MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (£3,000 PER SUBJECT)

Additional Subject allocation on the basis of numbers of students in Year 11 who are PP. Records are kept of the spending plans

All subjects to promote actively the work of the Learning Scientists in T and L to improve the outcomes for all. (Staff training on this will be ongoing)

 

READING INTERVENTIONS Implementation

Drop Everything and Read Intervention and Extended Reading

LRC Interventions to build up resources for Year 7

Ensure that Form Classes have attractive reading books to support the desire to read. Also to support the 6 week of Reading initiative

Explore a Communication Friendly Award to be an internal initiative in school. Initiative to look at language acquisition through the lens of SEE IT, SAY IT, SORT IT.

GL Assessment

 

Use of LSAs to support Years 7 & 8 through pre teaching to students.

To promote with all staff and in particular support staff who have such a key 1:1 role with students a mandate to be as ambitious as possible with the language that they use in the interactions with students.

Give all staff the tools to read effectively with students in the classroom through careful modelling of the highest standards of reading so that this can be enjoyed.

 

£27,000

 

 

 

 

 

£10,000

 

 

 

£10,000

 

 

 

 

£1,000

 

 

£500

 

£10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£1.000

Bespoke subject specific intervention strategies for students in addition to whole school strategies to ensure progress of PP students – (see individual grids for information on how this is utilised in each Core Subject and other subject area)

Additional Subject Spending Grids

Reading Initiatives started to impact on access to the curriculum

Training of staff

 

 

Analysis of the incoming Year 7 has identified students for whom reading is a barrier to learning.

 

Tracking by Reading Age and then personalised interventions

Confidence in reading as part of the gateway to curriculum implementation

Accelerated Reader as a key intervention

Use of the LRC for specific Reading Interventions

Reward communication initiatives which wield success

On entry our PP students tend to have lower

Literacy skills. A tracking system with National Benchmarking allows better tracking of progress and use of targeting data

Empower those with excellent supportive relationships with students to really support language development

Ditto

 

 

 

Building confidence in reading

Plans for intervention in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

These interventions are at the inception level and with come into fuller fruition going forward

 

 

Reading age records

 

Training Records

Interventions with impact

Observations of Reading and Language in the classrooms

 

 

Training records

 

 

Observations of staff interventions

 

Observation of reading in the classroom

 

TOTAL PP PROJECTED SPEND £188.000

2019-2020

188K

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Catch up Funding 11K

Initiative

Purpose

Cost

Accelerated Reader

To build up reading ability and to foster a word rich culture

£3,000

LRC Resources for Year 7 and input and presence for the English Department

To encourage reading

£3,500

Online subscriptions to intervention packages and the uploading of learning packages to Firefly

To foster independent reading

£4.500