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1 Pupil Premium Funding Allocation ( ) Updated November 2015 Context 1. This paper provides details on the Academy s pupil premium allocation for The paper will be updated at the year-end for evidence of the outcomes achieved Funding Allocation 2. The Academy faced a further fall in income in due to reduced pupil numbers. However, due to an increase in the number of Ever 6 students eligible for pupil premium funding this ring-fenced element of funding has been remaining broadly at the same level as in Given many of the measures in the prior year involved staffing related interventions the retained level of pupil premium funding has enabled the school to continue with these whilst also reviewing other student focused interventions, with a change in emphasis in certain areas. The interventions have been categorised below in line with the OfSTED headings measuring performance enabling the success of pupil premium interventions to be measured. Achievement of Pupils 3. The achievement of pupils was recognised by OfSTED as a key focus area for the Academy noting in July 2014 and in March 2015 highlighting that this work remains a priority. Pupil premium monies for the target cohort have been used in the following ways: An assumed proportionate share of the cost of an Assistant Principal overseeing the achievement of the target cohort and raising standards ( 40.4k) An assumed proportionate share of the cost of an Assistant Principal overseeing raising standards of the target cohort on the Academy East site and equivalent on the Academy West site (AF) ( 75.1k) A proportionate share of a number of reward related programme to encourage student achievement ( 12.3k) A homework club to encourage students to continue to learn after school and to enable a specific focus on numeracy and literacy ( 2.2k)

2 Revision and one to one costs to enable students access to wider learning outside of core school time and during the holiday periods ( 13k) A proportion of the costs of an accelerated reading tutor and literacy staffing ( 26.2k) A proportion of the costs of both an on-site and off-site alternative provision units designed to deliver a bespoke curriculum for those for whom main stream school is not working (rental of 17.6k and staffing of 56.3k). OfSTED commented in the last review that the on-site provision could be considered a strength. The allocation of funds to the raising attainment development plan for specific interventions ( 8k) including residential courses and bespoke interventions focused for year 11 Monies from the Development Fund to assist with projects to raise attainment within cohort groups ( 12k). It is expected that some of this money will be used to assist with the focus on attainment in e.g. furthering the number of residential trips and other intervention activities that have been a success. An assumed share of the costs of an attendance team that would otherwise not be affordable, to focus on ensuring that the target cohort attend school ( 68.4k) 4. The outcomes of the above measures for the target cohort, in terms of improving achievement, will be reported in September Quality of Teaching 5. OfSTED recognised that measures introduced at the Academy would facilitate improvements in the quality of teaching specifically highlighting changes to the structure, timetable and fabric of the Academy. The Academy have sought to build on these measures through the use of pupil premium monies, for the target cohort, in the following ways: Funds to enable targeted quality of teaching activities e.g. bought in speakers, training programmes etc ( 4.9k) A proportion of an ALT member to focus solely on teaching and learning ( 45.8k) An extra English teacher above the timetabled need to provide for additional capacity and team teaching where necessary for specific groups ( 29.8k)

3 A proportion of the costs of PIXL membership and training for teaching staff ( 4.4k) Extra TA and classroom support that would otherwise not have been affordable to provide for additional tuition in the classroom (additional TAs and cover ( 52.7k)) 6. The outcomes of the above measures for the target cohort, in terms of improving achievement, will be reported in September Improvements in the quality of teaching are taking place at the Academy and it is planned that further progress will be made in Behaviour and Safety of Pupils 7. OfSTED recognised that the Academy had robust procedures in place for managing behaviour and noted that the relationships between staff and students are good, which makes students feel safe. These procedures are regularly evaluated and systems to reduce incidents of inappropriate behaviour are having an impact. Building on these successes the Academy has introduced the following measures through pupil premium monies: Following various staffing changes the appointment of, and assumed proportionate share, of the cost of an Assistant Principal Inclusion and Behaviour ( 50.6k) The appointment of five Deputy Family Leaders from within the existing staff to provide additional family support ( 62.8k). In addition a proportion of the cost of four pastoral managers to provide specific additional capacity and to support disadvantaged groups ( 44.5k). This represents a different focus in activity from A Behaviour Support Officer whose role it is to support students during school and to take any offsite interventions e.g. such as the challenger troop ( 23k) An assumed proportionate share of the costs of a chaplain ( 15.8k) A assumed proportionate share of a Common Assessment Framework co-ordinator ( 11.3k) A number of resources to assist with the transition into secondary school ( 2.5k) Monies allocated to further the character traits activity in and to build values ( 1.5k) and the apportioned costs of a Community Ambassador to raise aware of community matters an engage young people in contributing ( 2.4k)

4 A breakfast club for those whom may not have a healthy start to the day ( 18k). This will also be delivered on specific mock and exam days in order that those that are taking exams do so under the best possible conditions. A hardship fund to provide transport, uniform and other necessities where income level criteria are met ( 1.0k) Multi-agency support across a range of areas to work towards joined up solution to particular student related problems ( 20.1k). This has included the purchase of specific careers advice / programmes / youth worker activity designed to raise participation and encourage engagement. 8. The outcomes of the above measures for the target cohort, in terms of improving achievement, will be reported in September 2016 although recent independent review and visits have commented on the improvements in behaviour and the steps taken to improve the safety of pupils. Leadership and Management 9. OfSTED recognised that leaders are taking effective action to improve the school and in the March 2015 review highlighted leadership and management as Good. Building on these actions the school have used pupil premium monies for the target cohort in the following ways: Two leadership secondments to oversee a package of measures aimed at the target cohort and to narrow the gap in attainment (VS and AG) ( 12.5k) An assumed proportionate share of the costs of an Assistant Principal to lead on SEN activities ( 33.9k) 10. The outcomes of the above measures for the target cohort, in terms of improving achievement, will be reported in September All signs are however identifying that the new line management structures and increased focus / rigour on accountability, coupled with the very specific focus for key areas of responsibility are having a demonstrable impact on driving forward on sustainable school improvement. Other 11. The above direct (wholly funded) measures total 807k. The Academy is forecasting to receive pupil premium funding of 690k in

5 12. The above listed actions represent only a proportion of the allocated expenditures on those students that qualify for pupil premium. As in prior years the Academy continues to spend, from its wider resources, significantly in this area whether in the form of extra staffing in the classroom (e.g. through the deployment of HLTAs / TAs) to assist with small group work or through measures designed to assist with student life e.g. attendance officer, behaviour support. 13. Such resources are not categorised solely for those students but in many instances are considered to be whole school resources - for analysis a pro-rata has been assumed as the Ever 6 / pupil premium income associated with these measures). Without the additional funding provided through the pupil premium it would not be possible to maintain the level of resources targeted at student attainment, welfare and support. Once wider costs are added, total spend on these type of measures would be much higher. Monitoring 14. A student tracker has been developed for all Ever 6 students has enabled each of the above interventions to be tracked and monitored at an individual student level. This tracker will enable both an individual programme, and individual student assessment of the value for money of the measures deployed in This will provide an evidence base to inform interventions, and spend, for future years Additional Targeted Funds 15. In addition to the above the Academy is expected to receive two further income streams with the aim of improving the attainment of certain cohorts. These are: Funding for the operation of a summer school programme. This funding is targeted at Year 6 primary school students joining the Academy in September 2016 (funding received in July 2016 and final stage payment after the summer school). Current year 7 students benefited from this programme in the summer of 2015; and Funding for specific year 7 interventions in literacy and numeracy recognising that students whom start secondary school below level 4 in maths and English generally struggle to access the curriculum (funding to be allocated in February 2016). 16. Further information will be provided on each of the above and following the success of the identified interventions.

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