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      Pupil Premium

      What is the pupil premium?

      The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives and is intended to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ‘close the gap’ through raising attainment and improving progress. 

      Currently 11.5 % of our students at Harlington Upper School receive pupil premium funding – we are in the lowest quartile on the Ofsted School Data Dashboard.

      Summary information

      School

      Harlington Upper School

      Academic Year

      2017-18

      Total PP budget 

      £115,635

      Date of most recent PP Review

      June 2017

      Total number of pupils

      1255

      Number of pupils eligible for PP

      123

      Date for next internal review of this strategy

      Sept 2018

      Current attainment - Leavers 2016

       

      Pupils eligible for PP (school)

      Pupils NOT eligible for PP (school)

      Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

      % achieving grade 4 in English and Maths

      65.2% (73.7%)

      82.8% (83.2%)

      59%

      % achieving grade 5 in English and Maths

      41.3%

      62%

      39%

      P8 English 0.02 (0.38) 0.31 (0.33)  
      P8 Maths -0.11 (0.08) 0.52 (0.58)  

      Progress 8 score average (from 2016/17)

      -0.47 (-0.05)

      0.13 (0.15)

      0.00

      Attainment 8 score average (from 2016/17)

      40.0 (44.1)

      51.2 (51.4)

      44.2

      Current Attainment Current Year 11

       

      Difference between students eligible for PP and those not eligible

      % achieving grade 4 in English and Maths

      13.4%

      % achieving grade 5 in English and Maths

      13.8%

      P8 English

      -0.3

      P8 Maths

      0.05

      Progress 8 score average

      -0.10

      Attainment 8 score average

      6.95

      Current Attainment Current Year 10

       

      Difference between students eligible for PP and those not elibible

      % achieving grade 4 in English and Maths

      5.1%

      % achieving grade 5 in English and Maths

      0.7%

      P8 English

      -0.05

      P8 Maths

      -0.12

      Progress 8 score average

      -0.04

      Attainment 8 score average

      7.54

      Current Attainment Current Year 9
      Regular assessment will need to happen in year 9 before baseline and working data can be published

      Summary

      The current in school data for year 10 and 11 indicates that the attainment of students who are not eligible for pupil premium is higher, but the progress of students eligible for pupil premium funding is higher or in line with students who are not eligible. This is very pleasing and is also representative of improving performance in final examinations by students eligible for pupil premium funding over the past 3 years. Students achieving grade 4 in both Maths and English from the outgoing cohort is above the national '% for all students not eligible for PP' figure for the first time and this is an achievement we are incredibly proud of.

      Who is eligible for pupil premium funding?

      Children who are eligible include:

      • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years and will be eligible for an additional funding of £935. If you are not currently receiving Free School Meals and feel that you might be eligible, please click here.
      • Children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under: a special guardianship order or a residence order will be eligible for an additional funding of £1,900
      • Children of armed services personnel or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD are eligible for an additional funding of £300.

      Context

      When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. A small percentage of our students are supported by Pupil Premium funding and the challenges associated with these students are varied and a bespoke approach is required for each individual student.

      Main barriers to educational achievement

      Internal barriers   

      • Literacy and numeracy levels are lower upon entry to Harlington Upper School for students eligible for the Pupil Premium than students who are not eligible.

      External barriers  

      • Attendance of students eligible for Pupil Premium is lower than that of their peers.
      • Due to the rural location of the school the majority of the students arrive and depart on the bus. In many instances students eligible for pupil premium funding cannot stay to study, revise or attend extra-curricular clubs and activities.
      • Parental engagement with school, in particular with reference to the parents’ ability to support home based activities and attendance at parents evenings.

      Pupil Premium Strategy

      In order to maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending we will be following these key principles -

      Identification of Pupils

      We will ensure that:

      • All staff are made aware of the pupil premium and vulnerable children at the school through regularly updating the pupil premium register.
      • All staff will be involved in the identification of underperforming students through the analysis of regular progress checks, test data and class work.
      • All students on the pupil premium register will benefit from funding, not just those who are underperforming.
      • Teachers will target students underperforming at all levels, not only the low attaining students but also those who could be doing even better.

      Improving the Quality of Teaching

      We will continue to ensure that the quality of teaching is of a high standard by –

      • Increasing the number of outstanding lessons across the school by using our team leaders to:
      • Set high expectations
      • Ensure consistent and high quality marking and feedback.
      • Share good practice within the school and draw on external expertise
      • Provide high quality CPD

      Individualising support

      We will ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by:

      • Looking at the individual needs of each child and identifying their barriers to learning.
      • Ensuring additional support staff and class teachers communicate regularly.
      • Using team leaders to provide high quality interventions across the curriculum.
      • Tailoring interventions to the needs of the child (e.g. one to one tuition in Maths or English, curriculum changes)

      Monitoring and Evaluation

      We will ensure that:

      • A wide range of data is used – achievement data, pupils’ work, observations, learning walks and student voice.
      • Assessment Data is analysed so that the impact of interventions can be monitored regularly
      • Assessments are closely moderated to ensure they are accurate
      • Regular feedback about performance is given to children and parents
      • Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working.

      Expenditure 2016/17

      In the previous academic year we spent £155,846 for our Pupil Premium Students.  The details of this spending are identified below.

      TYPE OF PUPIL PREMIUM SUPPORT Expenditure 2015-16 PP

      Intervention team

      4,200

      1-1 Tuition English & 1-1 Maths

      7,720

      Additional Staffing

      30,000

      Holiday sessions & staffing

      4,500

      Pet XI programmes

      30,000

      School Mentoring Programme

      40,000

      Formal External Marking and Feedback

      3,000

      Intervention programmes

      9,194

      Intervention trips

      6,000

      CIAG Interviews

      6,000

      Alternative Curriculum

      2,000

      Support Pack: Revision Guides/Equip/ Timetables/Planners

      5,000

      ICT resources

      3,000

      Taxi/Transport for revision/coursework

      5,296

      External 1:1 tuition

      2,090

      Trips linked to curriculum

      5,000

      Breakfast club

      1,000

      Music Tuition

      2,500

      Uniform

      250

      Spending and Impact Report of Pupil Premium 2016/17   

      In addition to the funding we received, the governors agreed that we could spend an additional £41,000. It was spent on a range of activities to provide additional support and maximise achievement. This report will highlight how we spent the money and the impact it had on our students. The Education Endowment Foundation has researched the impact that different interventions have on the progress of students. They have calculated the number of month’s progress that can be made through each of these interventions.

      Intervention Team (Mentoring and Support) £40,000 & £4,200

      We utilised the staff capacity and launched a mentoring programme. Students were assigned a lead teacher, which enabled staff to closely monitor attendance, behaviour, homework and overall subject progress. Working with smaller groups of students also enabled staff to make more regular contact with parents, to update them on student progress and organise any further intervention. 

      The research shows that this strategy of Parental engagement can have a gain of + 3 months (EEF) and homework can have a gain of + 5 months (EEF).

      • 44% of students improved their attendance
      • 79% of students improved their P8
      • 0.6 average progress gain by all mentees
      • 70% of students improved their invidual Progress 8 score by more than 0.3 as a result of this support

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Attendance Rewards £4000

      To address the attendance of DA students being below the level we would like, we dedicated funds towards improving this. Students were rewarded for improving attendance or meeting a certain target level. We also introduced a weekly raffle which rewarded students with 100% attendance.

      Student attendance improved from 89.8% to 93.8%

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18

      Additional Staff £30,000

      We used a proportion of the budget to increase the capacity in the English and Maths departments. This enabled us to create additional intervention groups for our vulnerable students. This provided students with extra hours of English and Maths tuition with smaller class sizes and greater opportunities for our teachers to ensure progress was made.

      We also created an additional group in Maths afer the mock exams. This extra staff was utilised in Maths and English be reducing class size.

      • Students in 11R6 improved an average of 1.23 grades from the mock to the final GCSE. Those who remained in 11R3/4 improved by an average of exactly 1 grade.

      English and Maths DA grades improved in all measures

       1-2-1 Intervention Sessions £7,200

      We also provided some of our vulnerable students with 1-2-1 sessions, which were led by an external member of staff. The research shows that this strategy of One to One Tutoring can have a gain of + 5 months (EEF).

      100% of students improved the P8 subject specific score from their starting point. Student feedback was very positive, highlighting increasing confidence.

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Holiday Revision Sessions £4,500

      During the Easter and May half term holidays, students benefited from targeted intervention for a number of subjects, including Maths and English.

      The research shows that this strategy of after school or holiday sessions can have a gain of +2months (EEF)

      Many students attended these sessions, in particular for English and Maths. This will have contributed to the closing of the gap and increased performance in English and Maths.


      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      PET XI £30,000

      We utilised an external provider to improve the confidence and performance of students in English and Maths. We ran three courses, one designed to boost students looking to achieve a grade 4 in Maths, one looking to boost students looking to achieve a grade 4 in English and another looking to boost students looking to achieve a grade 7 in Maths. We also ran several revision sessions targeted at students who struggled with revision or who were usually unable to stay after school. This directly links to one of our main barriers; literacy and numeracy levels upon entry.

      Maths 3-4 group

        Number of Grades Improved By    

       

      0

      1

      2

      3

      Achieved Grade 4

      Achieved Grade 5

      2 days (21 students)

      0

      47.6

      47.6

      4.8

      57.1

      42.9

      1 day (5 students)

      20

      60

      0

      20

      40

      20

      Did not attend

      6.9

      57.5

      34.5

      1.1

      32.2

      31.0

      Students who completed PET XI made better progress than those who did not. Students who completed 2 days rather than 1 day performed significantly better.

      Maths 4/5 – 5/6/7 group

        Number of Grades Improved By

       

      0

      1

      2

      3

      2 days

      35

      50

      15

      0

      1 day

      50

      25

      25

       

      Did not attend

      15.1

      51.6

      23.7

      9.7

      We will be continuing with this approach into 2017-18 but focusing specifically on students working towards a grade 4.

      Intervention Programmes/Trips £9,480

      Jamie’s Farm - £6000

      We identified a number of vulnerable year 9 students who were finding it difficult adjusting to the school’s expectations and used a proportion of the Pupil Premium budget to take them to Jamie’s Farm. Jamie’s Farm is a charity which aims to re-engage students in school life through an intense week long residential experience.

      The research shows that this strategy of early intervention can have a gain of + 6 months (EEF).

      In the short term all students displayed a decrease in the amount of behaviour choices they were receiving.

      59% of the students demonstrated an improvement throughout the year. 25% of students didn’t display an improvement over a longer term period.

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18, but there will be a review of how we identify the students eligible for this intervention.

      The Brilliant club - £3480

      High ability Year 9&10 students were the focus of the Brilliant Club. The aim is to get more students into the very best universities

      Our students eligible for Pupil Premium funding performed well; 6 of them achieved a 1st and the others achieved either a 2:1 or 2:2.

      The research shows that this strategy of early intervention can have a gain of + 6 months (EEF).

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Learning to Learn Strategies £6,194

      We targeted students who we felt needed to improve their aspirations, in particular their belief that they could achieve as highly as any other students. External companies called FixUp and Elevate delivered motivational assemblies and seminars.

      The research shows that this strategy of early intervention can have a gain of +6 months (EEF).

      Overall headline measures improved in all areas.

      Student voice showed an increased level of confidence

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Transport for after school provisions £5,296

      At Harlington, we are able to provide taxi transport for vulnerable students so that they did not miss out on any after school opportunities available to our students. This directly links to one of the barriers we have identified.

      57% of students provided with transport to after school provision achieved the 5A*-C including English and Maths measure.

      71% achieved target grades in English

      We will be continuing this approach into 201-18.

      Support Materials £5,000

      We used a small part of the budget to provide students with a number of materials, including revision guides and subject specific equipment, such as calculators. We also provided revision packs leading into exam periods.

      Year 10 DA students out performed non DA students in the End of Year 10 Exams.

      We will be continuing with this approach into 2017-18.

      Curriculum Trips £6,000

      At Harlington, we are able to provide up to 50% of the cost for one trip each year per student. This provided opportunities for students to experience activities which would not have been possible otherwise.

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Music Tuition £2,500

      For year 9 students, we were able to provide up to 50% of the cost of peripatetic lessons for one instrument. For students who had selected Music as a GCSE option, we were able to provide the full amount for peripatetic lessons for one instrument.

      The research shows that this strategy of Arts Participation can have a gain of + 1 month (EEF).

      All students studying Music reached their target.

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      CIAG Interviews £6,000

      We were able to provide a small part of the budget to help staff a member of the careers team. This enabled us to provide more of our vulnerable students with further education and careers advice.

      This helped us to ensure students had appropriate aspirations and that no students were classified as ‘NEET.’

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18 and increasing the amount of time students eligible for Pupil Premium funding access this service.

      Alternative curriculum £2,000

      We provided opportunities for students to remain engaged in an appropriate bespoke curriculum.

      This has contributed to keeping the exclusion rates low, but also ensuring appropriate curriculums are provided for our students.

      We will be continuing this approach, if anything suitable arises, into 2017-18.

      Breakfast club £100

      We had a low number of students access the breakfast club this year. We will target more individualised conversations with students to discover if they would benefit from this provision as the results were positive for a very low cost.

      Attendance 99.5 compared to 98.8 the previous year.

      Behaviour points 199 compared to 190 the previous year.

      191 Achievement points compared to 149.

      We will be continuing this approach into 2017-18.

      Planned expenditure 2017-18

      TYPE OF PUPIL PREMIUM SUPPORT Expenditure 2016-17 PP

      Intervention team

      4,200

      1-1 Tuition 

      14,250

      Additional Staffing

      6,000

      Attendance Support

      4,000

      English Easter

      1,000

      Maths Easter

      1,000

      Other subject Easter

      2,500

      English May

      1,000

      Maths May

      1,000

      Other subject May

      2,500

      Pet XI programmes

      25,000

      Formal External Marking and Feedback

      5,000

      Intervention programmes

      1,740

      Intervention trips

      6,000

      Achievement support

      6,000

      CIAG Interviews

      6,000

      Support Pack: Revision Guides/Equip/ Timetables/Planners

      5,000

      ICT resources

      3,000

      Taxi/Transport for revision/coursework

      5,000

      External 1:1 tuition

      6,000

      Trips linked to curriculum

      4,000

      Breakfast club

      200

      Music Tuition

      2,500

      Uniform

      250

      Total

      113,140

      New approaches for 2017-18

      Due to the successes of 2016-17 we will continue with a very similar line of funding. We have scaled back the amount of intervention programmes which did not demonstrate the required level of progress.

      We have chosen to put some students into 1:1 online tuition through a company called MyTutor with the intitial findings proving very positive. Due to the significant improvements in attendance we will also be continuing our attendance reward system.