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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the government in April 2011. It is allocated to support pupils who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals, have received free school meals in the last six years, pupils of armed forces parents and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Key priorities:

  • Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers.
  • Address inequalities in education of pupils from low-income families and raise attainment of these pupils.
  • At St Thomas More Teaching School our Catholic ethos reflected in our mission statement drives us to ensure that all members of our school community

What we expect to see:

Outstanding teaching and learning is paramount to the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages;
  • Enhance numeracy, literacy and communication skills;
  • Engage and develop learning through extra-curricular provision;
  • Have a clear focus on all disadvantaged pupils, including those with SEND and more able pupils and
  • Support pupils in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners

Strategic spending of the Pupil premium grant will ensure that pupils receive support and intervention tailored to their needs. Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium support are clearly identified across all year groups.

 

 PUPIL PREMIUM AT ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC TEACHING SCHOOL - 2017/2018

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING  2017-18 – INTENDED SPEND

ALLOCATED FUNDS:  £194,765

 

AREA

COST

INTENDED 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

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

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

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

 

£5000

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution
  • SISRA Analyics

 

£5000

£3000

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

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

 

TOTAL

 

£159,000

 

See relevant documents below:

KS3 Pupil Premium profile chart 2017-18

Year 10 Pupil Premium profile charts 2017-18

Year 11 Pupil Premium profile charts 2017-18

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AND IMPACT STATEMENT FOR FUNDS 2016-17 

Listed below are the departments’ results where extremely positive outcomes at GCSE were achieved with Disadvantaged students (Pupil Premium). We have highly aspirational targets for all students, using FFT20 as a minimum target for staff/students to aspire towards. FFT20 is based on the average of what the top 20% of schools in the country for progressing pupils, achieve with similar backgrounds to our students.  The results below demonstrate that many departments surpass these aspirational targets and reach FFT5 – placing them in the top 5% of schools. 

Table 1 shows PP student positive outcomes in the top A*-A  grades (9-7 in English/Maths)

SUBJECT

No of Disadvantaged

In the subject

 

A*-A       9-7

FFT20

Result

English Language

48

6%

10%

English Literature

48

6%

15%

Italian

7

0%

14%

Business Studies

11

0%

9%

D&T: Textiles Technology

4

0%

25%

Media Studies

11

0%

9%

Physical Education

9

11%

33%

Sociology

6

17%

17%

ECDL L2 Award in ICT

44

2%

55%

BTEC L2 Certificate in Performing Arts

5

0%

60%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2 shows PP student positive outcomes in A*-C grades  (9-4 in English/Maths)

SUBJECT

No of Disadvantaged

In the subject

 

A*-C     9-4

FFT20

Result

Chemistry

7

100%

100%

Physics

7

100%

100%

French

12

58%

50%

Art & Design

12

83%

100%

Art & Design: Graphics

4

100%

100%

D&T: Textiles Technology

4

75%

75%

Physical Education

9

44%

44%

ECDL L2 Award in ICT

44

27%

86%

BTEC L2 Award in Health & Social Care

8

13%

50%

BTEC L2 Certificate in Performing Arts

5

0%

60%

       

 

 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 2016-2017

PUPIL PREMIUM REVIEW

AREA

COST

WHAT WAS THE IMPACT?

20 – 20 sessions for AG&T Pupil Premium students -Deep Learning week

£750

 

To ensure that PP students are receiving an individualised programme of care and that AG&T PP students are given the provision they need to achieve the levels 7-9

Very good feedback from PP students in the past from questionnaires on the sessions run by 20-20 learning.

Students felt they were offered extra support that they may not have received elsewhere

From results last year, the department was above National average for those achieving levels 7-9

20 – 20 holiday session in Easter Hol/May half-term for PP students

£750

This extra support has ensured the department’s targets for PP have been met in the past.

Offers students access to revision material in the holidays that they may not receive at home

Holiday sessions delivered by staff and printing

£300

Offered support to the less able and disadvantaged as well as the disadvantaged/ able to ensure each achieves highly and secures necessary levels of progress.

Saturday morning mock practice printing of resources and exam papers

£300

To raise standards of attainment

Successful way of offering extra support outside of school hours to enable PP students to have the same provision as non-PP students

Revision guides and set texts provided  for PP

£600

To ensure PP students are given the same resources available to other students.

Last year we ensured all PP students had access to copies of each set text to enable them to access the texts from home.

May revision session for Higher ability PP students run by staff

£300

To ensure that Higher ability PP students are supported to reach the A/A* Evident from results that PP students did achieve successfully at the higher end with the department achieving above national average for levels 7-9.

Trips for years 10 and 11 PP students

 

£600

To give PP students the chance to developing their learning outside of the classroom environment. We found this was a successful way to offer students the opportunity to develop their learning outside the classroom environment. PP students were offered the chance to see An Inspector Calls at the theatre.

 

 

 

 PUPIL PREMIUM AT ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC TEACHING SCHOOL - PREVIOUS YEARS

Academic year 2014-15

The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils up to Year 11. This Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for all students who are, or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) over the last six years, known as “Ever 6”, Looked after children and children of service personnel.

St Thomas More Funding:

In the Academic year ended 31st August 2015 the school received a total of £125,590 in respect of Pupil Premium funding and will receive a similar amount for the new academic year ending 31st August 2015.

Click here to download the ACHEIVEMENT FOR ALL report on Pupil Premium funding.

Extracts from the Pupil Premium Review from November 2015

How the school uses the Pupil Premium Funding

‘The school has identified the key priorities for the funding to:

  • Raise the attainment and progress of students in receipt of the Pupil Premium so that their performance compares favourably with other non-Pupil Premium peers.
  • Address the inequalities in education of students from low income families and raise their attainment.

The rationale for spending the Pupil Premium funding is underpinned by the provision of outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for all students. The funding is used to give priority to and tailor the opportunities available to those with entitlement to meet their specific needs and ensure that those in receipt of the Pupil Premium improve their levels of attainment and progress thereby closing the gaps with their non-pupil premium peers. Spending is based on an annual Intervention Plan designed to meet the needs of those students with entitlement. Whilst some interventions are funded year on year and are intended to improve student achievement in core subjects such as English, maths, RE and Science some of the funding is used to support students’ access to opportunities which promote engagement with learning, improve confidence and raise aspirations. These include supporting students to access extracurricular provision, university visits and workshops for parents to encourage positive working partnerships between school and home. Intervention Plans are based on desired outcomes for students. These are reviewed annually to determine what’s working well (WWW) and even better if (EBI) and adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of the targeted students. ‘

Impact of the Pupil Premium spending 2014 - 2015

‘2015 saw a closing of the gap compared to 2014 for both English and maths. Most impressive is the percentage of students making expected progress in English with 87% of all students making expected progress. Nine out of ten students in receipt of Pupil Premium made expected progress from their starting points. This phenomenal achievement exceeded the expected progress of other students nationally in 2014 by 15%. The same success was not shared in maths but there was a 4% closing of the in school gap in expected progress between those students in receipt of the Pupil Premium and the others. There is little change in the in-school gap for those making more than expected progress for both English and maths. The expected progress of the non-disadvantaged students attending St Thomas More exceeds that of others nationally for English and is similar for Maths.’

Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016 Funding: £133,705

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

 

Total number of pupils on roll

921

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

150

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£935

Total amount of PPG received

£133,705

Intervention Plans:

  • To enhance 2014/15 interventions
  • Continued development of literacy and numeracy interventions
  • Have focussed support for Able, Gifted and Talented PP students
  • Develop stronger parental engagement/support
  • Provide advanced careers advice (IAG)
  • Have intensified pastoral leader support on a half termly basis

AREA

COST

INTENDED 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

 

2x£19000

    £38000

 

    £2500

    £2500

 

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

MENTORING:

  • Training of Sixth Formers for Peer Mentoring
  • Staff time for Academic Mentoring
  • IAG
  • Librarian – Literacy Focus help

 

    £2500

    £3000

    £5000

    £1000

 

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

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

   

£ 3,705

 

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

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

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

 

COURSES:

  • Co-ordinator
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • Subject Heads to cascade

 

   £500

   £500

   £3000

 

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

INTERVENTION PLANS – NOTIONAL COST:

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

 

 

 

£7,000

£5,500

 

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

ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM:

  • Cost of Course
  • Transport

 

 £20,000

 

 

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

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution
  • SISRA Analyics

 

£5000

£3000

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

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.

 

   

TOTAL

£133,705

 

Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015 Funding: £125,590

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

 

Total number of pupils on roll

832

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

134

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£935

Total amount of PPG received

£125,590

Intervention Plans:

  • To enhance 2013/14 interventions
  • Continued development of literacy and numeracy interventions
  • Have focussed support for Able, Gifted and Talented PP students
  • Develop stronger parental engagement/support
  • Provide advanced careers advice (IAG)
  • Have intensified pastoral leader support on a half termly basis

AREA

COST

INTENDED 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

 

2x£19000

    £38000

 

    £2500

    £2500

 

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

MENTORING:

  • Training of Sixth Formers for Peer Mentoring
  • Staff time for Academic Mentoring
  • IAG
  • Librarian – Literacy Focus help

 

    £2500

    £3000

    £1000

    £1000

 

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

TRANSPORT:

  • Taxis
  • Trips
  • Personal reasons

 

    £1500

 

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

ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED:

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

 

    £5000

 

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

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

 

COURSES:

  • Co-ordinator
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • Subject Heads to cascade

 

   £500

   £500

   £3000

 

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

INTERVENTION PLANS – NOTIONAL COST:

  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Revision Clubs

 

 

  £25000

 

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

ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM:

  • Cost of Course
  • Transport

 

  £18000

 

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

TRACKING ATTAINMENT:

  • Assistant Data Manager costs contribution

 

  £5000

 

TOTAL

£114,000

 

Pupil Premium 2013 – 2014 Funding: £131,400

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

 

 Total number of pupils on roll

783

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

146

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£900

Total amount of PPG received

£131,400

 

 Interventions and Support

Cost £        

Intended Impact

 ENGLISH AND MATHS

  • Intervention small groups – additional member of staff in English and Maths
  • Literacy TLR

£21022

£21022

£ 2500

Students have improved levels of literacy and numeracy which enables them to raise their overall levels of achievement

Positive paths to learning

  • Pastoral Mentoring programmes Resources
  • Alternative provision: where necessary provide appropriate alternative provision/Way to Work  to enable better engagement in school
  • CPD for  staff on updated behaviour for learning strategies

 

£1000

£12,686 

   £ 2,444

Improved self- esteem. Students have an appropriate curriculum to meet their needs. All students have positive learning behaviours. Positive progress rates into FE/Training. No NEET

Programmes to motivate and raise aspirations

  • Motivational workshops
  • Parental exam workshops
  • Academic mentoring

 

£5000

Students and parents are well prepared for exams

Support for learning in classroom, personalised  tuition and after school extended learning

  • After school homework clubs
  • Personalised tuition
  • Revision clubs
  • Breakfast clubs

 

 

£3000

Students ‘on track’ and in line to meet targets.

Students confident in their skills and homework completed

Students prepared for exams

Personalised resources and equipment for targeted pupils

  • Revision guides
  • Specialised equipment
  • Pupil specific resources

 

£10000

All students are well resourced for lessons and exams

Enriching experiences (curricular and extra-curricular)

  • Educational visits
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Enrichment days

 

£5,313

To raise aspirations and secure high levels of attainment.

All students have access to activities which enhance their learning experiences

Hardship payments                                                                                Transport                                                                                          Uniform

£1,550

All students fully prepared for school

All students able to take part in extra-curricular activities

 

 

Percentage of pupils making expected and more than expected progress in

English and Maths

 

English 2014

English 2015

Maths 2014

Maths 2015

 

Expected Progress

More than Expected Progress

Expected

Progress

More than Expected Progress

Expected

Progress

More than Expected Progress

Expected Progress

More than Expected Progress

Disadvantaged pupils

52

18

89

33

42

23

44

20.5

Other pupils

71

33

85

47

70

23

71

23

In School Gap

-19

-15

+4

-14

-28

0

-27

-3

National Others

75

35

74

 

71

33

72

 

 

Percentage of pupils achieving 5A* - C including English and Mathematics (RoL 2014 validated)

 

2013

2014

2015 School data

 

School

Nat. other

Nat. Gap

School

Nat. other

Nat. Gap

School

Nat. other

Nat. Gap

Disadvantaged pupils

 50

67

-17

35

62

-27

33

   

Other pupils 

 66

-1

56

-6

60

   

Within school gap

 -16

   

-21

   

-33

   

Achievement