Beths
Grammar
School

Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium Report – November 2018

Pupil Premium Grant 2018-19

Number of students on role October 2018: 1500
Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium October 2018: 103
Total amount of Pupil Premium for 2018-19 students: £96,305

Plan for use of Pupil Premium in 2018-19
  • Conduct a targeted and systematic 15 minute 1-2-1 academic mentoring session , on a term and a half basis (30 minutes a year in total)
  • Co-ordinate and oversee term and a half 15 minute Head of Year coaching monitoring  sessions, including the Head of Year ‘annual review’ of progress at the end of June (30 minutes a year in total)
  • To be aware of and provide discrete, proactive, support on financial assistance for education-based school trips (via Form Tutor/Head of Year/Head of Subject)
  • To proactively liaise with and advise parents of Pupil Premium identified students on ‘grant requests’ for educational equipment for external school use (ie equipment for home-based use, which will support off school-site learning)
  • To liaise with teaching staff on the school purchase of additional study materials for Pupil Premium identified students (above items normally purchased for students to support curriculum learning)
  • Monitor progress and use tracking database of all 88 Pupil Premium identified students across Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Senior level analysis of progress of Pupil Premium students compared to year group and national benchmarks
  • Reporting termly to Governors on summary progress for all identified Pupil Premium students, via database tracking sheet 
  • To liaise with teaching staff on the school purchase of additional study materials for Pupil Premium identified students (above items normally purchased for students to support curriculum learning)
  • access to home learning online software
  • additional English and Mathematics intervention at KS4 needed.
 Use of Pupil Premium in 2017-18

In 2017-18 we received a Pupil Premium allocation of £93,500 in respect of 100 students.  An appointed member of staff provided at least two 15 minute 1-2-1 academic mentoring sessions to all Pupil Premium students.  Additional support was also provided by 1-2-1 and small group work via our Individual Educational Needs Department, Heads of Year and subject staff.  The parents of all Pupil Premium students were written to explaining the various types of support available.  Finance support for curricular activities such as music lessons and curriculum related trips and visits was provided.
 
Funding was also used to further develop our progress tracking database to enable us to better identify and address individuals and groups making slower progress than others.  Funding was also used to provide training for key staff in the use of such data and systems.

Impact of Expenditure on Educational Attainment

The pupil premium strategy continues to be successful at Beths Grammar School with no significant gap in progress rates between pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students.  The differences in progress for the 19 Pupil Premium students in Year 11 against the entire cohort is shown in the table below.  A positive difference indicates that pupil premium students are, in fact, doing slightly better than non-pupil premium students in most areas here at Beths Grammar.

Pupil Premium GCSE

Progress Measure

Difference in progress:

PP – non-PP

Analysis

Overall progress in GCSE

+0.02

Pupil Premium have slightly more progress than non-pupil premium students

Progress in English

+0.04

Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in English than non-pupil premium students

Progress in Mathematics

-0.06

Pupil Premium have slightly less progress in Mathematics than non-pupil premium students

Progress in English Baccalaureate

+0.02

Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in English Baccalaureate than non-pupil premium students

Progress in other subjects

+0.05

Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in other subjects than non-pupil premium students.

Despite the very small gap in progress in Mathematics, the school will ensure extra effort is placed on Mathematics related support within the strategy in 2018-19 to ensure that no significant gap emerges over time.  Overall the strategy shows that, in terms of progress, pupil premium students enjoy as much progress here at Beths Grammar as non-pupil premium students.  This shows that the strategy and support for pupil premium students in highly effective.