Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Pupil Premium

Background

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provides funding for children who have been known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) since 2008. This funding is a national initiative, welcomed by Harris Aspire used to raise attainment of financially disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps in educational success that exist nationally.

 

Forecast Income for Academic Year 2016/17 is £23,843.00

Aspect

Focus of work

Rationale

Date reviewed

Planned allocation

Graduate Teaching assistants and Teaching Assistants

Additional in-class support to personalise support and provide additional support after the Academy day and in holiday support sessions particularly in Maths.

To narrow the gap for Pupil Premium students, additional targeted support is provided in the classroom organised by the SENCO and Inclusion manager. Students are identified and through a personalised programme, given the required support. Outcomes are monitored and reported half termly to compare progress against non-Pupil Premium cohort

 

 

 

 

Nov-16

 

 

 

 

£10,000.00

Break Out/1:1 Tuition

After Academy day and additional out of class support on a 1:1 basis.

To ensure that students with Pupil Premium can catch up and maintain pace with rest of cohort on condensed programme of study particularly in Maths subject area

Nov-16

£2,000.00

Inclusion officer

Use of Inclusion officer to work with Pupil Premium students as part of role.

Mentoring Pupil Premium students in order to reduce number of fixed term exclusions.

Nov-16

£1,500.00

Life Skills Coach

Provide personalised  support for Pupil Premium students

To provide support for Pupil premium students who require this facility to overcome any barriers for learning and progression to college or sixth form

Nov-16

£1,500.00

Counsellor Support

Provide personalised emotional support for Pupil Premium students

To provide support for Pupil premium students who require this facility to overcome any barriers for learning and progression to college or sixth form

Nov-16

£2,000.00

Holiday Study Programmes and Intervention classes

Additional lessons and support provided over holidays and intervention catch up classes organised after school.

To ensure that students with Pupil Premium can catch up and maintain pace with rest of cohort on condensed programme of study.

Nov-16

£3,000.00

Extra-Curricular Trips/

Pupil Premium students subsidised or paid for on trips that support the programme of study

To ensure that Pupil premium students can take full benefit of the extracurricular offer and are not disadvantaged through non-participation.

Nov-16

£1,200.00

Curriculum Resources

Pupil Premium students are given support in purchasing of text books or revision materials, stationary and equipment

To ensure that Pupil premium students can access the curriculum both in and out of the classroom and are not disadvantaged by not having the required resources.

Nov-16

£500.00

Dress Code Support

Pupil Premium students are given support in purchasing clothes in order to enable them to meet dress code requirements

To ensure that students can maintain the standards of the Academy without feeling isolated or disadvantaged with their peers.

Nov-16

£500.00

Words First

Providing Words First teaching to develop oral and written skills

To provide support for Pupil premium students who require this facility to overcome any barriers for learning and success at GCSE

Nov-16

£1,000.00

CPD

External CPD regarding Pupil Premium

To enable all staff to support effectively those students designated Pupil Premium in order to provide real impact.

Nov-16

£300.00

Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

£23,500

 


Progress of Pupil Premium students

 

Progress for Harris Academy Aspire is measured against a baseline examination that all students undertake in their first week at the Academy. The strategies outlined above have proven to be highly effective in narrowing the gap. Last year PP students outperformed non PP students with 2 levels of progress in English and in Science, all students with PP made expected progress. The gaps between PP and non PP are small but the Academy recognises that it still needs to work further towards it. Expected progress in Maths last year was the largest gap at -12% and we have focused on ensuring this is addressed by deploying more funding into this subject area with graduate TA support and 1:1 support.

 

PPG Funding Impact

 

Progress Data

English

EP

English

EP+

Maths

EP

Maths

EP+

Science

EP

Science

EP+

2015/16

PP

92%

73%

72%

28%

100%

96%

Not PP

95%

68%

84%

32%

97%

97%

 

Diff

-3%

5%

-12%

-4%

3%

-2%