Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Summary for 2017 – 18

Date of most recent PP Review:  Sept 2017

Date for next internal review of this strategy: Jan 2018

Total PP budget:  £313,000 + £12,582 c/forward

Total available:  £325,582

Pupils eligible for funding:

  • Those recorded as ‘Ever 6 ‘ free school meals
  • Children adopted from care
  • Under a Special Guardianship Order on
  • Looked after children
  • Service children

27% whole school cohort is classed as being disadvantaged.   

 

Number of pupils eligible for PP in each year group:

  • Year 7:    63 pupils
  • Year 8:    65 pupils
  • Year 9:    73 pupils
  • Year 10:  67 pupils
  • Year 11:  66 pupils

 

We offer a range of support at Park View School to help support disadvantaged students and their families. The following gives an indication of the type of support available:

  • Curriculum: Extra resources, revision guides, equipment
  • Financial Assistance : uniform, PE kit,  school enrichment activities  
  • Careers Guidance
  • Mentoring
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Literacy Support
  • Numeracy Support
  • Homework club
  • Growth Mindset  
  • Parental Engagement activities
  • Breakfast / Lunch clubs

 

National Comparison of Progress 8 for Disadvantaged Students

School-0.78
Confidence Interval-1.11 to 0.45
National Average for Disadvantaged Students+0.11

 

Planned Expenditure for 2017 – 18

Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Diminish the difference in all subject areasUse of PIXL Personal Learning Checklists to target support Widely agreed amongst researchers that effective feedback and target setting can have the most significant impact. Subject leaders will oversee how it is usedAll subject leadersAt each data entry
Diminish the difference in all subject areasTo develop a Growth Mind-set culture using Learning Performance. This will be delivered to staff, students and parents.Carol Dweck, education researcher, has demonstrated how building a growth mindset in young people can help to avoid the fixed mindset that can prevent them from progressing and falling short of their unknowable potential. Learning Performance is recognised for its ability to instil a growth mindset and improve outcomes.We will gather student voice and will consider the language used in lessons during lesson observations. Assistant Headteacher responsible for disadvantagedAfter each session delivered
For all Disadvantaged Students to have access to resources in order to complete homeworkA homework club will be set up on each site and led by Assistant Learning Coordinators Learning beyond the classroom can improve student outcomes. Students need a space and access to resources (time, space and equipment) in order homework to an acceptable standard. We will provide this at Park View. Assistant Learning CoordinatorsAssistant Headteacher responsible for disadvantaged students Jan 2018
Boost self-esteem and aspirations of Disadvantaged StudentsAssistant Learning Coordinators appointed to mentor and support Disadvantaged students.We want to invest in having time available in order to have a greater focus on Disadvantaged students and their families. Assistant learning Coordinators will help to boost attendance to homework clubs, provide targeted enrichment activities and oversee the progress of students across all subject areas.Meet regularly with the Assistant Headteacher. Attendance at activities will be tracked, as well as student dataAssistant Headteacher responsible for DisadvantagedAt each data entry
Improve Attendance of Disadvantaged StudentsIncreased incentives for good attendanceTo increase the spotlight on the importance of good attendance.Attendance data to be tracked weekly with Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged students.Attendance Officers, Learning Coordinators and Assistant Learning Coordinators Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
Students
July 2018
Total Budget Cost£22,000

Targeted Support

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Improve literacy levels Appointment of two Reading CoachesWe wish to provide our students with extra support with reading. Guided reading in small groups or 1 to 1 is proven to help boost performance.Students targeted as a result of NGRT reading tests and reading performance will be measured.KS3 Literacy / English Lead At each reading test
Improve literacy levelsAppointment of two reading coachesWe wish to promote a love of reading across the school. We want our students to develop a passion for reading and develop an enjoyment of books. Reading Coaches to create events across the school to encourage a pleasure of reading.KS3 English Lead July 2018
Improve literacy / numeracy levels in Years 7 and 8 Appointment of a staff member to boost performance in basic skillsProvide 1 to 1 and small group tuition in Years 7 and 8 in order to boost basic skills in literacy. Students will also be supported on returning to lessons in order to scaffold support.Data will be used to target students and individual Personal Learning Checklists via Doddle will be shared with staff members in order to target the appropriate areas. The targeted skills will be reassessed.Head of English / KS3 English LeadAt each data entry
Improve literacy levelsAdapt the responsibilities of a current staff member to enable work to be carried out with our primaries on improving literacy. We wish to improve our knowledge of our students before they begin with us in Year 7. We also wish to develop our knowledge of the teaching of literacy within our primaries in order to improve our provision.Regular meetings with Primary Liaison teacher.
Feedback sought from primaries
strategies and support embedded from Sept Year 7
Assistant Headteacher/ KS3 English LeadJuly 2018
Improve literacy levelsPurchased Lexia Research has shown Lexia is successful in improving basic literacy skills and reading outcomes
Reading Coaches on both sites will run the Lexia and data will be analysed termly to monitored outcomes.
Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
Students
July 2018
Every student to reach chronological reading ageEvery student to conduct an NGRT reading test NGRT reading tests enable you to locate specific areas in a student’s reading ability. The data gained from these tests will enable us to target specific areas of weakness. All tests to be overseen by the Reading Coaches to ensure every child completes the test. Data will be analysed by Alison Moore and Julie Gibson to ensure the correct students are supported.
Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
Students
July 2018
Improve basic skills in Maths and English Appointment of a staff member to boost performance in basic skills
Provide 1 to 1 and small group tuition in Years 7 and 8 in order to boost basic skills in Maths. Students will also be supported on returning to lessons in order to scaffold support.

Data will be used to target students and individual Personal Learning Checklists will be shared with the staff member in order to target the appropriate areas. The targeted skills will then be reassessed.
Head of Maths / KS3 Maths LeadAt each data entry
Improve basic Numeracy Skills Purchased Accelerated Maths
Research has shown Accelerated Maths is successful in improving basic numeracy skills.
Data will be reviewed with the Maths department termly.Mark Anderson
( Head of Maths ) and Andy Moule Head of Key Stage 3 Maths
July 2018

Improve outcomes for Disadvantaged Students in Maths
Increased teaching team with 2 part time staff. Extra staffing will enable more effective targeting and teaching in small groups.
Data will be reviewed with the Maths department termly.
Mark Anderson
(Head of Maths) and David Main (Head of Key Stage 4 Maths)
July 2018
Improve outcomes for Disadvantaged Students in Maths Teaching and Learning budget boosted in MathsMore resources made available to the Maths department to help them embed Growth Mindset pedagogies. Carol Dweck, education researcher, has demonstrated how building a growth mindset in young people can help to avoid the fixed mindset that can prevent them from progressing and falling short of their unknowable potential.Teaching and Learning needs be discussed and planned with Senior Link for Maths Mark Anderson
(Head of Maths)
July 2018
Total Budget Cost£108,000

Other approaches

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?

For all Disadvantaged Year 7 students to have a sense of belonging at Park View
Funds set aside to support students in joining a range of clubs and activities at Park View. All Disadvantaged Students to be involved in a range of activities : play a musical instrument, sports team, chess club, reading group, war hammer, drama group etc. Jan Danby ( Head of Year 7) and Assistant Learning Coordinators to oversee this
Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
Students
Jan 2018
Improve Parental Engagement Free Flow Information is a platform where we can easily share positive information home
‘The effect of parents engagement over a student’s school career is equivalent to adding an extra two or three years to that student’s education,’ (First Steps: A New Approach for Schools, 2012)
Sam Raine Associate Assistant Head Teacher will oversee this Sam Raine, Associate Assistant Head TeacherJuly 2018
Boost self-esteem and aspirations of Disadvantaged Students Students in Years 7- 9 to be informed of the Pupil Premium award and given £100 each to spend on educational items.Recent CPD at the annual Pupil Premium Conference show cased a school who had won the Pupil Premium Award and this is one strategy they thought was very effective. Learning Coordinators and Assistant Learning CoordinatorsAssistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
Students
Jan 2018
Improve attendance rates
Family Liaison Officer to target the attendance of Disadvantaged students
A focussed approach to Disadvantaged students and their families is requiredAssistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged to meet regularly with Family Liaison to looks at specific students and families.
Deputy Head teacher/ Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged
At data collection points
Improve Information and Guidance
Information and Guidance Officer to see all Disadvantaged students in years 10 and 11 to find out what their aspirations are and the support they need. As well as challenge their aspirations. Support to be put in place to help all students achieve their next step
We wish to improve the information students get regarding careers and to be fully supported in making applications and future choices. We would also like students to be aiming to reach their full potential.Student voice will be collected to see if all Disadvantaged students are fully aware of next steps and are fully supported in applying for post 16 pathways.
Assistant Headteacher responsible for Disadvantaged

Regular intervals throughout the year
Total budgeted cost£63,000

 

Ongoing Disadvantaged projects:

  • use of Beanstalk to improve literacy at KS3
  • the use of homework clubs on both sites
  • the use of small group and one-to-one Maths/  English  tuition
  • the use of staff at KS4 to provide additional study support in Year 11
  • support offered to parents through community events
  • a direct SLT link between all looked after children and Virtual Head Teachers

 

Evaluation 2017 - 2018

AimWhatDesired OutcomeEvaluation
Diminish the difference in all subject areas
Use of PIXL Personal Learning Checklists to target support
For all staff and students have an acute awareness of the specific skills required in each subject area; to have strengths and weaknesses highlighted to enable targeted support.Staff have used these this year and have found them helpful in targeting areas of weakness. We still have work to do in this area.
Diminish the difference in all subject areasTo develop a Growth Mind-set culture using Learning Performance. This will be delivered to staff, students and parents. To create an ‘I can do ‘culture amongst our students in order to increase engagement and achievement. Students who participated in the sessions were positive about the sessions. They enjoyed the revision strategies and said they used some of these techniques in their mock exams.
We still need to do further work on embedding a growth mindset culture across the school.
For pupil premium students to be mentored across all subjects in order that their progress is accelerated.Assistant Learning Coordinators appointed to mentor and support pupil premium students.To support our Disadvantaged Students in every aspect of their school life. We aim to increase aspiration, manage expectations and ensure all students have access to resources. Students from each year group were met regularly and received intensive mentoring. Student feedback was positive as they ‘felt listened to’ and ‘supported’.
A STEM event was organised for 72 Year 7 and 8 students and their parents: 100% of those who attended said they enjoyed it. Students reported: ‘I loved working with my family’.
Maths project was set up in Years 10. 95% of those who attended made 2 sub levels of progress.
Breakfast club at North Lodge was a success. Students said they gained a strong support group and felt their behaviour and organisation for the day improved.
Duke of Edinburgh was arranged for 25 students in Year 9. The students develop resilience, mapping skills, first aid skills and the team work developed social skills too.
Improve literacy levelsAppointment of two reading coachesWe wish to promote a love of reading across the school. We want our students to develop a passion for reading and develop an enjoyment of books.Reading is visible at North Lodge and the library is a busy place.
Reading groups are well attended. Students reported on the energy and positivity of the sessions and enjoy attending. Displays about reading are more visible around school.
Rise and Read is well established during registration.
Improve literacy LevelsAppointment of a staff member to boost performance in basic skillsProvide 1 to 1 and small group tuition in Years 7 and 8 in order to boost basic skills in literacy. Students will also be supported on returning to lessons in order to scaffold support.In English 21/24 students made progress. The boys have responded particularly well and the class teachers reported engagement from the students involved in the initiative has increased.
Improve literacy levelsAdapt the responsibilities of a current staff member to enable work to be carried out with our primaries on improving literacy. We wish to improve our knowledge of our students before they begin with us in Year 7. We also wish to develop our knowledge of the teaching of literacy within our primaries in order to improve our provision.Four of our feeder primaries have been fully involved in a literacy project. Students completed work in an exercise book and it has helped us to gain an excellent understanding of their current literacy levels. All other feeder primaries shared literacy targets with us and teachers are using these to target basic skills.
Improve performance in Maths Appointment of a staff member to boost performance in basic skills.Provide 1 to 1 and small group tuition in Years 7 and 8 in order to boost basic skills in Maths. Students will also be supported on returning to lessons in order to scaffold support.In Maths the data shows 6/15 students made progress in Maths. Student voice indicates 95% felt more confident in Maths and, as a result, said their behaviour improved; this is supported by the class teacher too. One student said she now ‘really enjoys Maths now’.
Improve engagement with homework Employ a member of staff to provide homework support after school To reduce the number of incidences of failed homework. To give students a space to complete homework. This was not well attended and those who did attend did not always work hard on homework. This provision has been revised for this year.

Improve attendance rates
Family Liaison Officer to target the attendance of pupil premium studentsTo improve the attendance of Disadvantaged Students.We still have a gap in attendance between Disadvantage and non-Disadvantaged students: 96% for non-Disadvantaged Students compared to 92% for Disadvantaged Students
Parental EngagementParent/ Student study evenings will be organised throughout the year. These will focus on specific families and target specific needs To work in partnership with families of Disadvantaged Students in order improve educational outcomes. We had 2 parental evenings. These were a success with 59 parents attending. Parents worked with their child on revision techniques and reported that they ‘felt more informed about ways of learning’ and said the ‘evening was fun’.
Parental Engagement Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year to meet with all pupil premium families and seek out any barriers to learning To locate specific barriers to learning in order for us to remove them35% parents/ carers of those families invited attended a meeting and for those it was a productive meeting. Heads of Year still met with all Disadvantaged Students and considered barriers to learning. Heads of Year reported that it was useful and enabled them to target their resources.
Improve Information and GuidanceInformation and Guidance Officer to see all pupil premium students in years 10 and 11 to find out what their aspirations are and the support they need. As well as challenge their aspirations. Support to be put in place to help all students achieve their next step For all Disadvantaged Students to be fully informed of Post 16 pathways and to have the resources needed to access these. Our Guidance Manager met every Disadvantaged Student. This year only 4 are NEET. These 4 students were all placed at Durham College but disengaged after leaving school. Durham School Advisors are working to re-engage these young people.

 

If you require further information, please contact Mrs Alison Moore on amoore@parkviewlearning.net

 

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Funding received for 2016/17 – £10,500

The Year 7 Catch-up Premium was used for additional small group and individual tutoring sessions for identified students. Specific areas for improvement were highlighted by class teachers and the tutor worked on these specific areas with each identified student. Work set by the tutor was dovetailed to complement the work taking place in the regular English and maths lessons.

In maths 92% of students targeted made progress to the expected grade and 67% went beyond their target and only 1 student failed to reach their target grade. In English, 100% of  students achieved  beyond their target grade.

The allocation for the current academic year 2017-18 is £10,500

As small group and individual mentoring has been so successful in raising attainment we have decided to continue this intervention method. The combination of information on specific areas for improvement from the class teacher combined with the impact of small group sessions and in some cases individual sessions – has proved to work well and so will be a model for this academic year.

For more information contact Morag Wilson, Assistant Head Teacher email: mwilson@parkviewlearning.net or tel: 0191 3882416