Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant is additional funding allocated to schools to ensure specific students achieve at least expected levels of progress and close the attainment gap between themselves and their peers.

Pupil Premium funding is based on the number of students who:

  • have received free school meals in the last six years
  • have been in local authority care
  • have a parent in the Armed Services

For the current academic year we will receive £96,305 to support the progress of this group of students. Lacon Childe have prioritised the use of pupil premium funding to accelerate the progress of these students and the key measures for Lacon Childe are:

  • 5 A*-C GCSE including English and maths
  • A minimum of 3 levels of progress in English and maths
  • A progress 8 score equivalent to the rest of the cohort.

We will thoroughly analyse the progress of this group of students and have allocated funding to support the activities most likely to have an impact on improving achievement for our students.

We have prioritised the following in 2016/17:

  • English intervention
  • Maths intervention
  • Alternative curriculum provision
  • Attendance intervention
  • Behaviour support
  • Raising Aspiration interventions

In 2015/16 we prioritised the following intervention:

Pupil Premium used for:

Brief summary of the intervention.

Specific intended outcomes

Monitoring

English Intervention

1:1 and small group literacy intervention in KS3 using evidence based programmes.

Early identification and response to student literacy need in KS3 – accelerated progress in NC levels

Increased levels of progress measured.

Maths Intervention

1:1 and small group numeracy intervention in KS3 using evidence based programmes.

Early identification and response to student need in KS3 – accelerated progress in NC levels

Increased levels of progress measured.

Alternative provision

KS4 life skills, preparing for world of work.

Appropriate curriculum for identified students, increase in motivation and grades.

All students in Education, Employment or training.

EWO

Targeted attendance support

Increased attendance

Appropriate intervention and monitoring of attendance figures.

L’After

KS3 and 4 Access to revision classes, enrichment events, Academically Able and Talented events and sporting activities.

Greater access to opportunities including study clubs, revision, sporting activities

Equal participation to all groups.

Homework club

Support for KS3 and 4 to complete homework tasks with a member of staff and all resources.

Increase in quality homework provided by students.

Equal participation to all groups.

Interventions had a positive impact on the academic progress and attendance of Pupil Premium students. In the 2015 exams a greater number of students eligible for the pupil premium achieved 5A*-C including English and maths in comparison to the rest of the cohort than in 2014.

Catch-up Premium

Lacon Childe receives support for students who achieve less than expected levels in English or maths. In 2016/17 we will receive £5,000 to support the progress of these students and will support students with additional literacy and numeracy intervention in small groups. In 2014/15 we received £4,000. This funding was used to support literacy intervention groups in Year 7 and additional maths staffing to reduce class sizes. 

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