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Queensbury Academy Analysis of the Progress of Disadvantaged Pupils 2016/17

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2016-17

The pupil premium grant allocation for the academic year 2016-17 was £128,406 (increased significantly from £84,800 in 2014/15)

 

An evaluation of current provision to inform future provision planning & delivery

With those disadvantaged students who joined us as part of the Year 9 transition arrangements in Central Beds, attended well throughout the three years made good progress. A significant number of students in this cohort arrived as in year admissions often with complex additional needs and history of poor attendance. Despite significant intervention to support their additional needs the progress of these students was less than those who attended well. Our analysis shows that this Year 11 cohort arrived with significantly depressed levels of attainment on entry; students on average were 1.3 of a level below expected progress in English and 1.07 levels below in mathematics.

As such, significant intervention took place to address gaps in learning before progressing to the next Key Stage.

The strategies we employed over the last three years for these students are having impact particularly for non-mobile students.  Student voice surveys of consistently show that they believe they have made good progress as a result of the interventions.

We believe that our PP cohort is not typical and, as such, to compare with national progress data will not be helpful. Our analysis below shows that on the whole our strategies are working. Improving the provision for these students is a subtle challenge as actions to safeguard their welfare is a priority and may not result in improved performance outcomes. The priority remains to work closely with social care and the health service to provide support for individuals and their families. In the Academy, we need to focus on this vulnerable cohort attending, making challenging but realistic post 16 plans and gaining the qualifications required to move forward.  We are particularly proud of those who struggled at school have successfully transitioned to Post-16 pathways. Case studies for these vulnerable students demonstrate the strategies employed and how they have been successful.

 

Data Analysis

 

KPI

Group comparisons

Yr11 AP4

2015/

2016/17 results

16

Basics figure (9-5 in E and M) for the disadvantaged student group

Others

36.20%

 

36%

This group

30%

 

20%

Basics figure (9-4 in E and M) for the disadvantaged student group

Others

60%

69%

58%

This group

57%

42%

45%

Average Attainment 8 Grade for the disadvantaged student group

Others

4.86

5.1

4.5

This group

3.74

4.17

3.26

 

     

 

Basics figure (9-5) for Non Mobile Students Disadvantaged

Others (whole cohort)

36.20%

 

39%

This group

38.50%

 

31%

Basics figure (9-4) for Non Mobile Students Disadvantaged

Others (whole cohort)

59.00%

 

59%

This group

69.00%

 

63%

Average Attainment 8 Grade Non Mobile Students Disadvantaged

Others (whole cohort)

 4.86

 

4.77

This group

4.87

 

4.43

Basics figure (9-5 in E and M) for mobile disadvantaged student group

Others

38.50%

 

28%

This group

14.30%

 

0%

Basics figure (9-4 in E and M) for mobile disadvantaged student group

Others

61%

 

50%

This group

29%

 

14%

Average Attainment 8 Grade for mobile student Disadvantaged

Others

 4.86

4.86

3.76

This group

1.65

4.39

1.25

 

 

 

A Summary of Interventions and Strategies Interventions and Strategies Cost Impact Evidence

 

Interventions and Strategies

Cost

Impact Evidence

English and Maths Small group Intervention

Salary/responsibility payments:

 

£10,000

 

Literacy Intervention 2016/17

62% achieved grade 9-4 in maths who were given 1-1 maths. 31% scored a grade 5. These students were PP students.

54% gained a grade 9-4 in maths who attended the Pet Xi programme. 33% gained grades 9-5.

 

HLTAs Behaviour & Literacy

Salary £57,000

W31 supported a number of students with significant attendance, behaviour and learning outcomes, although not all success can be judged academically

Maths LSA Intervention

Salary £15,000

Member of staff appointed became unwell and subsequently left the school so this was not able to be continued

Small group interventions – LSA, P6 and holiday school sessions

 

 

£20,000

Students that attended school and interventions regularly made good progress as a result of these and valued this input

Personalised curriculum resources – to engage students with complex needs and safeguarding concerns in alternative education interventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Provision both inside and outside the Academy

W31 staff costs

 

ACB 5 students £30,000 (% PP funding)

15 disadvantaged students on personalised curriculums within school completed the year with improvements in attendance and outcomes.

Current information shows most have already progressed to further education or training placements

 

2 Year 11 students placed at alternative provisions outside the Academy gained vocational qualifications, decreased their NEET prospects and are now in employment or training.

KS3 Curriculum Resources

£15,000

Allowing Departments to bid for PP funding to support their KS3 students was successful with many departments using the money to engage and inspire. Further to analysis of this spend will take place in the Autumn term.

Supporting the safeguarding needs of disadvantaged students to improve life chances

% Student Support Salary £9,000

CPOMs E Package

£1,500

All disadvantaged students with safeguarding needs were highly supported and mentored by Safeguarding staff.

Significant outside agency work and meeting improved life chances for such students and kept them safe

Independent careers advice and guidance to raise aspiration and decrease risk of NEET

£4500

All Year 9 and 11 PP students received 1:1 

CAIG interviews with follow up as necessary

Potential NEETS given additional support via other outside agency interventions also

Student voice survey showed significant impact for students. Destination data for this year currently shows 98% were successful in securing their post 16 choices.

 

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