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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is provided by the Government to facilitate extra support for children who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and Children who are Looked After in Care.  At Gladesmore we have well over 60% of our children eligible for Free School Meals. This is very high when compared to other schools.  The Pupil Premium grant provides the school with the opportunity of providing additional help in many various ways to our children so that we can help them to maximise their achievement.  Nationally children in receipt of Free School Meals do not on the whole perform as well as children from more economically advantaged backgrounds.  For instance, in 2013, 72% of Non-FSM children obtained 5+ A*-C GCSE passes including English and mathematics compared with only 53% of children in receipt of FSM. 
 
At Gladesmore the attainment and progress of all of our children is strong.  The plan below shows how we have allocated the Pupil Premium grant for this year and the Tables at the end show how effective we have been in recent years in promoting the achievement of the both children on FSM and Non-FSM.  The impact of the Pupil Premium grant has been very significant.  We urge all families who might be eligible for FSM to apply. This can be done at the School Office; please contact the School for guidance.
 
 
Outline Plan for use of the Pupil Premium in 2013/14

Total allocation 2013/14 = £846,285


Activity

Budget

£

Extended English Team

250,000

English booster tuition

  50,000

Success Ambassadors

  50,000

Accelerated Reading Programme resources

  25,000

Success Lounge staffing

  40,000

Mathematics booster tuition

  60,000

Saturday & out of hours tuition

  60,000

Key Steps

  30,000

Raising Achievement Team  (inc Data team)

  60,000

Curriculum Support

  41,285

Attendance, Welfare and Careers Support

  25,000

Counselling

  25,000

Art Therapy

  10,000

Curriculum Development Capitation

  50,000

Premises development to increase teaching spaces

  70,000

Total

£846,285

Looked After Children

As per numbers

 

Extended English Team
Students below national levels in English at KS3 will be allocated to Extended English (Literacy) lessons on the timetable.  To receive booster skills lessons two hours per week in Year 7 and 8 plus 3 hours per week in Year 9. The programme is designed to accelerate the children’s writing and reading skills.   Extended English is taught in small sets by specialist teachers. The aim is to lift their English levels up so that they will be able to better access the curriculum and go on to achieve a Grade C GCSE English language.

At Key Stage 4 students who have not made progress in line with national expectations and are at risk of falling short of a Grade C in English language are targeted for 2 additional lessons of English a week.

English booster tuition
This tuition targets children in year 10 and 11 to provide intensive coaching and guidance by very experienced GCSE teachers in English language in small groups averaging 3 students.

Mathematics booster tuition
This tuition targets children in year 7 to 11 to provide intensive coaching and guidance by qualified teachers and support staff in Mathematics in small sets. This budget enables some smaller sets to be created so as to provide more personalised attention and guidance for the students. 

Success Ambassadors
The Success Ambassadors are a team of excellent role models who mentor targeted students and provide intervention support for children to improve their reading.  The Accelerated Reading Programme is a catch up programme as we recognise that many children have reading ages well below their chronological age. This programme is delivered through English lessons in Year 7 and 8.  And, across all subjects as a booster for year 9, 10 and 11.

Accelerated Reading
This scheme is designed to accelerate the reading skills of the children. Students are assigned a book appropriate to their reading age. They are assessed online and then move on to the next level. This programme also benefits more able readers as it moves them on quickly to higher level texts.

Success Lounge
The Success Lounge has been set up as an after school base for children to do their homework and obtain additional assistance.  Attendance for targeted students is compulsory.  For others it is optional.

Key Steps
Children who have experienced difficulties in mainstream lessons in primary school or at Gladesmore due to social and/or emotional factors are assigned to two hours a week of Key Steps.  These lessons enable children to learn in a safe and stimulating environment tailored to their needs.  The programmes develop motivation, self discipline and social skills enabling them to improve their general behaviour, relationships and achievement.  In addition, students are mentored and given individual support and guidance to nurture improvement.

Raising Achievement Team Booster Tuition
The Raising Achievement Team (RAT) has been established to improve the attainment of students.  The RAT Team manage the Success Lounge and produce data for whole school use. They analyse performance and develop staff use of data and intervention methods to monitor and target support.  A wide range of strategies will be deployed across the school linking in with and supporting faculty measures to promote attainment plus in addition providing revision, guidance and mentoring support to prepare children for examinations and testing. 

Curriculum support
This budget will enable all curriculum areas to bid for extra resources for projects and initiatives to implement strategies to promote attainment.  The provision of additional resources such as revision guides for students.  In 2013 the prime recipients are Food Studies department which is introducing GCSE Catering and the Art department which is developing KS3 provision and the GCSE course. Plus ICT and music technology equipment.

Saturday & out of hours tuition
This includes funding to enable the school to run holiday and Saturday tuition.  It includes the employment of teachers and/or consultants to run sessions to support raising progress rates to close the gap. 

Attendance support
An additional member of staff with expertise in student welfare and careers targets students with unsatisfactory attendance statistics. She works with families and individual students to generate improved engagement in school.

C
ounselling and Art therapy
A counsellor and art therapist works with designated students to address trauma and children’s emotional needs that are barriers to their well-being and academic success.

Looked After Children
A programme to supplement the usual education offer gives children who are in care the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. These include going on six special trips to various places of interest such as museums and the theatre.  Plus, booster tuition to aid students with their homework and general studies. 

Premises development to increase teaching spaces
Accommodating the expansion in intervention groups has proved an immense challenge.  Classrooms have been timetabled virtually to a maximum. Office spaces have been reorganised to create further small group work.  Some creative remodeling of classrooms and other spaces within the school has been necessary to provide extra teaching spaces.  Further teaching spaces are required as a priority for the school.  Considerable efforts have been put into raising funds to build extra accommodation.  The building of a new Success Lounge is planned for July 2014 and a new two story classroom block for January 2015

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IMPACT
The impact of the interventions funded through the Pupil Premium shows a very positive uplift of GCSE attainment levels. Each year comparisons show an increasingly positive impact with standards for children on consistently FSM rising.  However, whilst this is very pleasing indeed, the results of the non-FSM need to be boosted as well, so that the attainment of all students is raised. The strategy to include all children in receipt of FSM in interventions is proving effective.  Widening the target group to include non-FSM students who need to be boosted was effective in closing the achievement gap in 2013.

Student Progress
The impact of Pupil Premium is evident throughout Year’s 7 to 11.  The plan has enabled children in receipt of FSM to be supported in all year groups, so the impact projected over time is expected to increase. This is illustrated through progress measures used to track the children in-year.  More sophisticated methods of tracking have been implemented which (six times a year) highlights the on-going performance of children. The SIMS system has been adapted to enable individual teachers to be able to readily track student progress and facilitates postholders a broad access to comparative data across, subjects, classes and year groups. The Raising Achievement Team working in collaboration with pastoral and subject postholders maintain an ongoing overview.  The development of the Progress Ladder accompanied by information evenings to explain these along with interventions and progress levels to the parents in each year group has raised awareness of progress tracking. 

KS4 Exam Results Narrowing the Gap
Performance of students in receipt of FSM in the KS4 examinations has been very strong.  They’re results have consistently improved and generated results that outperformed students who are not in receipt of FSM.  Heartening this achievement is, we are mindful that a few children not on FSM are not from families in economically in strong positions. These include some families who are marginally above thresholds or are asylum seekers. By widening the strategy to include these children and others in low attaining groups this also improved the KS4 results of Non-FSM students in 2013.
 
 

 

Gladesmore

vs

National ATTAINMENT Data

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

GCS

GCS

GCS

National

GCS

National

GCS

National

No. of Y11 Pupils

GCS

National

All Pupils

 

 

41%

54%

54%

58%

54%

58%

249

63%

60%

5A*-C inc.E&M

Pupil Premium

36%

43%

41%

31%

54%

34%

58%

39%

209

64%

39%

5A*-C inc.E&M

Non-Pupil Premium

52%

49%

39%

58%

54%

61%

41%

64%

40

60%

64%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths A*-C

Pupil Premium

 

 

 

 

79

 

76

 

 

81

 

Maths A*-C

Non-Pupil Premium

 

 

 

 

63

 

55

 

 

79

 

English A*-C

Pupil Premium

 

 

 

 

59

 

63

 

 

73

 

English A*-C

Non-Pupil Premium

 

 

 

 

55

 

43

 

 

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5+A*-C

Pupil Premium

61

73

89

 

81

 

88

 

 

83

 

5+A*-C

Non-Pupil Premium

69

72

73

 

71

 

58

 

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladesmore

vs

National PROGRESS Data

2011 GCSE Results

2012 GCSE Results

2013 GCSE Results

3 Levels

KS2-KS4

4 Levels

KS2-KS4

3 Levels

KS2-KS4

4 Levels

KS2-KS4

No. of Y11 Pupils

3 Levels

KS2-KS4

4 Levels

KS2-KS4

 

GCS

National

GCS

National

GCS

National

GCS

National

 

GCS

National

GCS

National

English Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Pupils

64%

71%

30%

 

64%

67%

24%

28%

235

77%

67%

30%

28%

Maths Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Pupils

76%

64%

50%

 

78%

68%

46%

31%

236

81%

68%

47%

31%

Overall Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium

67%

54%

 

 

68%

53%

 

 

200

77%

53%

30%

 

Non-Pupil Premium

59%

74%

 

 

46%

72%

 

 

35

74%

72%

34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Haringey: Gladesmore Community School                                             FFT Value Added 2013

 

% 5+ A*-C Passes (inc EM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Yr

School

Pupil

Matched

 

Actual

 

VA (Est/Act Difference)

Trend

ID

Group

10/11

11/12

12/13

3 Yr

 

10/11

11/12

12/13

3 Yr

 

10/11

11/12

12/13

3 Yr

↓↑

3094033

All Pupils

231

227

237

695

 

57.1 %

55.1 %

64.1 %

58.8 %

 

21.5 %

8.4 %

18.4 %

16.2 %

↓↑

3094033

FSM6 - Yes

184

182

201

567

 

60.3 %

59.3 %

64.7 %

61.6 %

 

24.5 %

9.5 %

19.2 %

17.8 %

 

3094033

FSM6 - No

47

45

36

128

 

44.7 %

37.8 %

61.1 %

46.9 %

 

9.8 %

4.2 %

14.0 %

9.0 %

↓↑

3094033

FSM - Yes

141

110

182

433

 

56.0 %

54.5 %

65.4 %

59.6 %

 

24.3 %

8.3 %

19.5 %

18.2 %

 

3094033

FSM - No

90

117

55

262

 

58.9 %

55.6 %

60.0 %

57.6 %

 

17.2 %

8.5 %

14.6 %

12.8 %

 


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