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Harlington Upper School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium strategy statement

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

2014-15

Total PP budget

£127,700

Date of most recent PP Review

Sept 2015

Total number of pupils

1387

Number of pupils eligible for PP

144

Date for next internal review of this strategy

Sept 2016

Current attainment 2014-15

 

Pupils eligible for PP (school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving 5A* - C incl. EM (2015-16 only)

35

63

% achieving expected progress in English / Maths (2015-16 only)

40

65

Progress 8 score average

-0.47

0.13

Attainment 8 score average

38.4

51.46

In Year Data

Year 10 

  English Maths Other Subjects
  January 2016 June 2016 October 2017 January 2016 June 2016 October 2017 January 2016 June 2016 October 2016
Above expected progress 32% 38% 61% 24% 26% 28% 17% 19% 72%
In line with expected progress 35% 37% 13% 45% 45% 43% 85% 96% 14%
Below expected progress 32% 25% 26% 31% 29% 29% 15% 12% 14%

 

Current Year 10 analysis shows that overall students are on track to achieve good outcomes in 2018.

Students continue to make rapid progress following their entry into the year 9.

Year 9

  English Maths Other Subjects
  Baseline January 2017 June 2017 Baseline January 2017 June 2017 Baseline January 2017 June 2017
Above expected progress 19% 38.3%   7.7% 33.2%   46.3% 68.2%  
In line with expected progress 29.4% 39.6%   22.1% 20.1%   12.4% 13.1%  
Below expected progress 39.6% 22%   70.1% 46.7%   37.2% 18.6%  

Current Year 9 analysis Current Year 10 analysis shows that overall students are on track to achieve good outcomes in 2019

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.

 

Spending of Pupil Premium 2015/16

In the Academic year 2015-16 we were allocated £127,700 for our Pupil Premium Students.  We chose to spend the money on a range of activities to provide additional support and maximise achievement, including -

TYPE OF PUPIL PREMIUM SUPPORT

Expenditure 2015-16 PP

Intervention team

4,200

1-1 Tuition English & 1-1 Maths

7,720

Additional Staffing

38,000

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

20,000

Formal External Marking and Feedback

5,000

Intervention programmes

4,480

Intervention trips

6,000

Achievement support

3,000

CIAG Interviews

6,000

Alternative Curriculum

9,100

Support Pack: Revision Guides/Equip/ Timetables/Planners

5,000

ICT resources

3,000

Taxi/Transport to support Attendance

500

Taxi/Transport for revision/coursework

6,500

Trips linked to curriculum

6,000

Breakfast club

2,000

Music Tuition

2,500

Uniform

250

Total

138,250

Spending and Impact Report of Pupil Premium 2015/16   

In addition to the funding we received the governors agreed that we could spend an additional £10,550. 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) £4,200

At Harlington, we utilised the senior members of staff to provide additional support to vulnerable students. 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).
70% of students improved their individual progress 8 score by more than 0.3 as a result of this support.
We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

 

Additional Staff £38,000

We used a large 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.

80% of students selected for our English option group achieved at least 3 levels of progress

70% of students selected for our Maths option group achieved at least 3 levels of progress

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.


 

 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 12 week programme, also required students to attend after school Maths sessions with members of the Maths department.  The research shows that this strategy of One to One Tutoring can have a gain of + 5 months (EEF).

100% of students who had external tutoring made at least 3 levels of progress in the subject they were receiving tutoring.

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

 

Holiday Revision Sessions £9,000

During the Easter and May half term holidays, students benefited from targeted intervention from 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 2016-17.

PET XI £20,000

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 C grade in Maths, one looking to boost students looking to achieve a C grade in English and another looking to boost students looking to achieve an A grade 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 D-C group

100% of DA students had an improved predicted grade after the PET XI sessions.

50% of DA students achieved a C grade.

Maths C/B – B/A group

80% of DA students had an improved predicted grade after the PET XI sessions.

20% of DA students achieved an A grade.

50% of DA students achieved a B grade.

English D-C group

33% of DA students had an improved predicted grade after the PET XI sessions.

58% of DA students achieved a C grade.

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17 but refining when we run the programmes and which students we target.

Intervention Programmes/Trips £8,000

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 2016-17, but there will be a review of how we identify the students eligible for this intervention.

Pastor Adams - £1000

Other year 9 students were involved in a 12 week intervention programme with Pastor Adams, which provided students with an hour a week to work on a number of aspects, including organisational skills, decision making, self-esteem and confidence. 

Students displayed a decrease in behaviour choices whilst the programme was running. This was not continued and did not embed as the year progressed.
We will therefore not be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

The Brilliant club - £500

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

Regarding our five students eligible for Pupil Premium funding; 3 of them achieved a 1st, and the other achieved a 2.1 and 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 2016-17.

 

Fixup seminars - £500

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. An external company called FixUp delivered motivational assemblies and seminars. The research shows that this strategy of early intervention can have a gain of + 6 months (EEF).

50% of students that attended the Fixup seminars, achieved the 5A*-C including English and Maths measure.

75% of students achieved 3LOP or more in English
65% of students achieved 3LOP or more in Maths
We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

Transport for after school provisions £2,500

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 3LOP in English

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

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.

74% achieved 3 or more LOP in English

59% achieved 3 or more LOP in Maths

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

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 2016-17.

 

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 made at least 3 levels of progress.
We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

 

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 2016-17 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 the exclusion rates for students being below the national average.

We will be continuing this approach into 2016-17.

 

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 2016-17.

 

Planned expenditure 2016-17

In the upcoming year we have been allocated £123,720 for our Pupil Premium Students.  The planned spend is identified below.

TYPE OF PUPIL PREMIUM SUPPORT

Expenditure 2016-17 PP
Intervention team
4,200
1-1 Tuition English & 1-1 Maths
7,720
Additional Staffing
30,000
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
30,000
School Mentoring Programme
40,000
Formal External Marking and Feedback
5,000
Intervention programmes
4,480
Intervention trips
6,000
Achievement support
3,000
CIAG Interviews
6,000
Alternative Curriculum
9,100
Support Pack: Revision Guides/Equip/ Timetables/Planners
5,000
ICT resources
3,000
Taxi/Transport to support Attendance
500
Taxi/Transport for revision/coursework
6,500
External 1:1 tuition
2,000
Trips linked to curriculum
5,000
Breakfast club
1,000
Music Tuition
2,500
Uniform
250
Total
165,250

 

New approaches for 2016-17

Due to the successes of 2015-16 we will continue with a very similar line of funding. The governors have agreed for us to spend an additional £41,530 to continue in our attempts to close the achievement gap. This will be spent on a mentoring programme led by our assistant Headteacher, Mrs Dawson. The programme will provide our most vulnerable students with significant individual teacher led support to ensure their attendance, behaviour and progress is in line with their peers.