Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium Report – Academic Year 2017-2018

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals, those who are looked after by the Local Authority or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Grant:

  1. To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for our pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and their peers
  2. To accelerate progress for our pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
  3. To enable full access to the curriculum and extra-curricular activities for our pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Gran

Although the funding does not target pupils individually, the allocated grant has been distributed amongst a range of strategies to enable the most disadvantaged to have the best educational outcomes, opportunities and support possible.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant three-year trend:

2015-162016 -172017-2018
Total number of pupils on roll was142014761507
Number of pupils benefitting from PPG was552597621
% of school population43%40.5%41%
Total amount of PPG received was£516,420£562,206£565,003

Over the last 3 years the population of disadvantaged pupils at the college has been relatively static, sitting just above 40% of our total number of pupils. There has remained, over the last 3 years, a drive to continually improve outcomes for the disadvantaged pupils in the college across all year groups using a variety of strategies.

Attainment of school leavers of 2018 compared to the previous two years:

20162017 2018
% grade C+/4+% grade C+/4+% grade C+/4+
EnglishMathsEnglish & MathsEnglishMathsEnglish & MathsEnglishMathsEnglish & Maths

Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in 2018 saw a decrease in attainment at grades 4+ in both English and maths although this is more pronounced in English. The decrease in English was also evident, albeit less so, when compared to other pupils. Other pupils in the college saw an increase in grades 4+ in maths which was not evidenced by disadvantaged pupils. Both English and maths remain a huge focus in relation to the work done with disadvantaged pupils across all year groups.

Progress of school leavers 2018 compared to the previous two years:

20162017 2018
Progress 8Progress 8Progress 8

Progress 8 outcomes for disadvantaged pupils has improved but a gap in progress still exists when compared to progress of other pupils.

Progress for school leavers in 2019 and 2020 based on current estimates:

English2018 Actual2019 Estimates2020 Estimates

Progress 8 outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, are projected to fluctuate in English over the next 2 years with a closing of the gap in progress compared to other pupils in the college for 2019.

Maths2018 Actual2019 Estimates2020 Estimates

Progress 8 outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, are projected to decrease in Mathematics over the next 2 years but with a closing of the gap in progress compared to other pupils in the college for 2019.

Science2018 Actual2019 Estimates2020 Estimates

Progress 8 outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, are projected to decrease in Science over the next 2 years but with a closing of the gap in progress compared to other pupils in the college for 2019.

From Year 7 onwards all pupils now engage in a curriculum which introduces learning and assessment which is aimed at preparing the pupils for the revised new GCSEs which they will study at KS4. Work by all subject departments, along with the Leaders of Literacy and Numeracy are attempting to address progress and the gaps that exist, as pupils move into year 10.

Pupil Premium Attendance and Persistent Absenteeism All Key Stages

CollegeNational averageGap
Whole school attendance94.8%94.6%0.2%
PPG attendance93.1%94%-0.9%

Attendance panels and the relentless work of the attendance officer has seen attendance of disadvantaged pupils at the college in line with the attendance of disadvantaged pupils nationally, but below that of the non-disadvantaged pupils and that of other pupils nationally in 2018. This is an improvement on the 0.9% gap against national that existed in 2017.

YearAll pupilsPPGGap

The gap in attendance between PPG and All pupils has improved in year 8 and year 9 during the last academic year. Attendance of disadvantaged pupils has improved in years 9 and 10 compared to the last academic year.

Year Leaders, the Pastoral/Academic Co-ordinator’s and attendance team, work relentlessly throughout each academic year and hold attendance panels each half term to ensure that the gaps between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils has remained in line with the national average. The panels work often involves home visits, parental meetings, extra support, advice and guidance, PN and Fast Track to Attendance processes. Medical evidence request letters, attendance concern letters and punctuality letters are sent home to encourage an improvement to attendance. There has been the purchasing of Bus tickets so that some pupils could attend the college and the college minibus has been sent out to target year 11 pupils who had a record of persistent absence.

Fixed Term and Permanent Exclusions

Number of pupils with 1 or more incidents of fixed term exclusionNumber of pupils permanently excluded from college
All pupils614
Non PPG191

The number of disadvantaged pupils with one or more fixed term exclusions and those permanently excluded from the college remains disproportionate to that of other pupils, even though there was a reduction of FTE’s compared to the previous academic year. Every effort is made to reduce these incidents for pupils at the college, which follows a firm and fair process of reaching such decisions after behaviour incidents are escalated.

Pupil premium strategy self- evaluation 2017-2018

Action Intended outcomeImpact made
To embed the new Teaching & Learning Policy based on the six pedagogical principles of ‘Great Teaching’ (Challenge, Explanation, Modelling, Practice, Feedback and Questioning all of which are scaffolded appropriately.)

The common thread through all aspects of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) is ‘Know your learners, plan and teach well.’

Continually further develop the quality of teaching for all learners and ensure that they receive quality first teaching in all aspects of the curriculum.

To raise standards of pupil progress and attainment and close existing gaps (including the PPG gap).

To empower and inspire learners to become increasingly independent and ‘learn because they want to, not because they have to’ in line with the college vision for teaching & learning.

The EEF Toolkit places the following as high/moderate impact on pupil progress:

  • Feedback
  • Homework
  • Mastery Learning
  • Collaborative Learning
Global Template HT 6:
  1. Consistently meeting TS&CE = 81% compared to 71% in HT1, (11% below KPI target and 4% below previous year.)
  2. Meeting TS but not yet consistently meeting CE = 10% compared to 15% in HT1
  3. Meeting TS but not yet meeting CE = 7% compare to 14% in HT1
  4. TYPICALITY Meeting or Exceeding CE = 86% compared to 83% in HT1

(6% below KPI target and 1% below previous year)

A positive progress 8 score for the college does support an improving trend in the quality of teaching, however there are areas of underperformance that are masked by this measure, most markedly in Computer Science, Food Technology, Geography and Resistant Materials.

External reviews have taken place for Assessment from which staff leads have taken recommended actions in each area subject to the review:

  • English, Maths, Science, MFL & Geography
To develop and establish a culture of ‘Evidence Informed Practice.’

All teachers to undertake a Disciplined Inquiry to help establish a culture of ‘asking questions’

To empower teachers to reflect accurately on their teaching in their own context and develop strategies, supported by evidence and research to further develop the quality of teaching.

Although the prime objective is ‘cultural’, ultimately this must make a difference to pupils and impact on pupil outcomes.

The intention is that teachers drill down into the data and evidence about their pupils and look to close existing gaps in learning as effectively as possible (this includes the PPG gap).

To empower teachers to demonstrate a pro-active approach and be responsible for their own professional learning and development.

5 Disciplined Inquiries specifically focussed on developing ‘Evidence Informed Practice’ targeted at improving outcomes for PPG pupils.

A further 11 separate Disciplined Inquiries in which PPG pupils are referred to within the narrative:

The NQT Induction Programme also had 3 groups focussed on the following Lesson Study inquiries:

  • How might memory training techniques impact on retention ofsubject knowledge (KS4)?
  • How might dual coding reduce anxiety around oracy forlower prior attaining PPG white boys in Year 10?
  • How might student-led plenary time/ AFL affect recall of keyconcepts amongst Year 10 PPG

TDT CPD Quality Audit in Summer Term 2018: Silver Award Achieved (the College had previously been awarded the Bronze Award)

Cost: £207,423
ActionIntended outcome Impact made
Pastoral and attendance team focus on attendance of PPG pupils as a priority over other pupilsPPG pupil attendance to be above the national average

Improved average attendance of a targeted group of 17 PPG year 11 pupils

PPG Attendance 2017/8 was 93.6 compared to 92.2% of FSM pupils nationally and 95.3% of non-PPG pupils at the college.

The whole college gap between PPG and non-PPG pupils is 0.7% narrower than in 2016/7.

PPG Persistent Absence in 2017/8 = 16.9.% compared to 21.3% for FSM pupils nationally. This represents a 0.8% decrease since 2016/7.

65% of the year 11 pupils targeted improved their average attendance by an average of 1% between Feb Half Term and the start of external exams. 29% of the pupils had improved their average attendance by more than 1% and 12% of pupils by more than 2%. None of the targeted pupils missed an external examination.

Pastoral coordinators support PPG pupils so they have the best chances of accessing learningPercentage of all recorded behaviour incidents and achievement points for PPG pupils to be in line with PPG cohort sizeBehaviour points sanctioned to PPG pupils represented 57.9% of the total awarded to all pupils. This is a nominal increase of 1.7% compared to 2016/7. This is disproportionately higher than the PPG cohort size. A significant majority of the behaviour points sanctioned to PPG pupils were at Key Stage 3. The college response has to been to put in place an intensive behaviour support provision where pupils receive one to one and small group provision tailored to specific area of need in order to support them in improving their behaviour and levels of engagement.

Achievement points awarded to PPG pupils in 2017/8 represented 42.6 of the total awarded to all pupils. This is in line with cohort size.

Motivational support for a cohort of underachieving Year 11 pupilsImprove outcomes for year 11 PPG pupils throughout academic yearFor the 44 targeted pupils, between the start of the year and the Summer 2018 Results:

· 21% of these pupils improved both Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores and achieved a positive Progress 8 score overall

· 73% improved both Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores

· These pupils improved their Attainment 8 score by an average of 4.44 and their Progress 8 score by an average of ½ a grade per subject studied

Overall PPG Progress 8 improved from a score of -1.70 to -0.24 and Attainment 8 improved from a score of 23.52 to 38.31, over the year.

Faculty after school and holiday intervention programmeImprove outcomes for year 11 PPG pupils throughout academic year50% of all places on interventions pre and post college or during holidays were offered to PPG pupils.
  • All subjects improved their Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores during the year
  • During the year PPG pupils gained an average of 1.38 in their Progress 8 score across all subjects
  • 45% of subjects improved their Progress 8 score for PPG pupils compared to the previous year
  • 25% of subjects achieved a positive P8 score for PPG pupils compare to 21% of subjects the previous year
Support for PPG pupils who have less developed literacy skillsImprove reading ages for pupils below the National expectation

Increased evidence of Tier 3 Vocab in extended writing for boys

21 PPG pupils improved their reading age by an average of 1 year and 2 months. However, this was not as effective compared to the 16 non-PPG pupils who have improved by an average of 2 years and 3 months.

Prior to the 1st project, with a group of PPG Y7 boys in Maths, none had any evidence of extended writing containing Tier 3 vocab.

After the first project:

  • 26.9% had evidence of one paragraph but without Tier 3 maths vocab.
  • 50% had evidence of one paragraph with Tier 3 maths vocab
  • 19.2% had evidence of two paragraphs with Tier 3 maths vocab.
Provide an alternative curriculum for PPG pupils at risk of PEXNo PPG pupils in the Targeted Curriculum to become NEETThere is currently one pupil in the Targeted Curriculum who is a potential NEET. This pupil is a LAC and did not attend since Oct 2017. Home visits, provider visits and meetings have taken place and a referral made to the next level of support through the LA.
Mentoring and 1:1 tuition of PPG pupilsImproved attitudes and progress each PC for a targeted group of Year 8 PPG pupils29 PPG pupils took part:
  • 48% have fewer Behaviour points compared to last year.

Over the year:

  • 45% have improved in English
  • 10% have improved in Maths
  • 55% have improved their average Attitude To Learning score
  • 38% have increased the number of subjects where they are on target
  • 31% have increased the number of subjects where they are on target
  • 37% have decreased the number of subjects where they are not on target
In class support for PPG year 11 pupils in EnglishImprove rates of progress in English GCSE (for PPG boys)DP targeted group improved their P8 score from -1.05 at the start of the year to -0.93 in their Summer 2018 results.

Whole DP cohort in English improved from 1 -0.75 at the start of the year to -0.48 in the Summer 2018 results

Support for pupils in ScienceImprove rates of progress and engagement (Attitude to Learning) in Science for 2 cohorts of year 9 pupilsYear 9 Ignition students who were T- at the end of Year 8:
  • 66% of PPG pupils moved from T- to T
  • At PC3 50% of PPG pupils moved from T- to T

Year 9 Students who had T- and ATL of 3 at the end of Year 8:

  • 50% of PPG pupils moved from T- to T
  • 50% of PPG pupils moved to ATL 4
  • 100% of PPG pupils moved from T- to T
  • 0% of PPG pupils moved up to an ATL 4
Funding for PPG pupils to attend subject based activities and tripsSupport pupils in households where funds are not readily availablePPG pupil involvement was at least in line with the cohort size across the college including:
  • Stratford English GCSE
  • Geography GCSE
  • ‘Go for a 5’ Maths and English GCSE
  • Debate Mate
  • Hargreaves Engineering
  • Trafford Centre Business
  • Robotics MOSI
Cost: £432,857
Membership of PiXLSupport for all subjects through curriculum and assessment changesAll opportunities offered by PiXL have been undertook by relevant faculties during the year.

English, Maths, Science, French, History, Geography and Computer Science have all been signed up to PIXL membership and cover/travel booked for PIXL subject meetings.

All above subjects have also been signed up to membership of PIXL app.

TLM QualificationTo ensure key pupils attain well in P8 and A8All 20 PPG pupils entered (74% of the cohort) gained a grade in the TLM and therefore improved their potential P8 score.
Community engagement with PPG familiesSupporting parents of INA and EAL PPG pupilsThere were 2 pupils who were INA supported this year.
Support for PPG EAL pupilsImprove outcomes for EAL pupils who are PPGThere were 5 PPG pupils who took the ESOL qualification. This was 46% of the cohort on the course. All gained the qualification successfully.
Well-being support for PPG pupilsAppropriate support provided as necessary43% of the pupils who have accessed Inclusion Support this year are PPG.

44% of the pupils currently accessing Inclusion Support are PPG. This includes:

  • 36 PPG pupils who have a learning mentor
  • 22 PPG pupils who are meeting with the school counsellor
  • 5 PPG pupils who are part of a well-being group
  • 6 PPG pupils who are part of stress management group
Activities focussed on raising aspirations and ambitionsIncrease the confidence of pupils in years 7-10 in relation to aspirations and ambitions for the future

PPG pupil representation in other activities and trips

53% of pupils surveyed agreed that they feel more confident talking to other people about their Aspirations and Ambitions. 16% agreed strongly.

Surveys have identified future focus needed in relation to:

  • To develop pupils confidence in articulating their aspirations and ambitions
  • To develop pupils understanding in the variety of Careers related to the subjects they study
Music tuition for PPG pupilsTo enable PPG pupils with limited performance ability to enjoy and achieve in GCSE MusicThere are 9 pupils in year 10 who are making progress towards a solo and ensemble performance who did not play an instrument at the beginning of the year. It is estimated that 2 of these pupils will exceed their target grade in the current unit of work.
CEIAG in place for all PPG pupilsBespoke guidance for all PPG pupils (includes early intervention for pupils in years 9 and 10)All PPG pupils in year 11 had a Careers Interview and had a planned progression to FE or Training.
  • 73% of pupils having had early intervention in year 10 were PPG.
  • 67% of pupils having had early intervention in year 9 were PPG.
Cost: £126,838
Total PPG received£565,003
Total PPG expenditure£767,118
Expenditure exceeds PPG received by:£202,115

Main barriers to educational achievement which may be faced by eligible pupils at the school:

  • Low levels of literacy skills and reading ages below that of chronological age
  • Low levels of numeracy skills
  • Slower rates of progress within some subjects compared to that of other pupils, especially of boys
  • Persistent absence
  • Behaviour which impacts on learning engagement
  • Low levels of aspirations and ambition
  • Limited development of cultural capital and breadth of enrichment experiences

Spending for the 2018-19 academic year:

  • The college commissioned a Pupil Premium Review which took place on the 3rd of May 2018. In response, leaders within the college are continuing the drive to add greater pace to progress of and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils to close the gap that exists between them and other pupils in the college through a range of strategies. This will involve establishing provision maps for key pupils in each year group to better inform the work of the college and evaluation of these strategies. The strategies will focus on the following:

Progress & motivation of disadvantaged pupils

  • Motivation of pupils across core and non-core (including optional KS4) subjects – including Elevate Education study skills, ILM, SPARK and PiXL programmes
  • Literacy catch-up from Key Stage 2 – including the Indirect Dyslexia Learning, Lexia and Key Skills (reading, writing and technical accuracy) programmes
  • Numeracy catch-up from Key Stage 2 – including Passport Maths and PiXL Numeracy programmes

Teaching & learning (Continual Profession Learning for all college staff)

  • Teacher feedback & pupil responses
  • Pupil metacognition and Learning to Learn
  • Closing the in class gaps in progress between disadvantaged and other pupils
  • Research Based Inquiries focussing on disadvantaged pupil progress
  • Outcomes for disadvantaged boys across a range of year groups

Pastoral support and guidance

  • Attendance of key pupils in each year group
  • Behaviour of key pupils in each year group
  • Behaviour support referrals and provision
  • Health, welfare & well-being referrals and provision

Experience & enrichment for pupil through a range of projects

  • ReachOutUK mentoring programme
  • Year 9 Mentoring RQT Project
  • Hargreaves Engineering Young Talent Programme
  • PWC & Enabling Enterprise Scheme
  • Essential Life Skills Clubs
  • ECO Club
  • Debate Mate
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Young Enterprise Business Challenge
  • Careers opportunities
  • Aspirational, Careers and Enterprise activities
  • Experiences to improve engagement
  • Experiences to reward engagement
  • ACE themed weeks
  • Careers Education with Independent Advice & Guidance – including 3 days per week provided by Positive Steps, Oldham

The impact of strategies will be measured through the scrutiny of:

  • Progress data related to achievement and progress in subjects, including both literacy and numeracy
  • Evaluations in the quality of teaching and learning
  • Attendance figures
  • Behaviour incidents and sanctions
  • Attitude to learning scores
  • Referrals to and work of support staff
  • Pupil voice and feedback
  • Pupil work and assessments
  • Provision mapping of experiences provided to pupils
  • Individual projects that include eligible pupils

Date of the college’s next review of its pupil premium strategy

A full review will take place by the 12th June 2019. This will then inform the strategy for the academic year 2019-2020.