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The Impact of Spending

Pupil Premium Impact Evaluation

Target group

Action

Cost

Impact measure

Evaluation

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Y11

PP P8 display

£

Anecdotal levels of awareness

This was a useful visual way of demonstrating the spread of PP P8 across the cohort. It was helpful to be able to draw attention to it during staff briefing, but GDPR will make it difficult to repeat without losing the richness of the data contained in the display.

Yes, but in an adapted format.

Y11

Free revision guides

£££

Y11 exit survey

73% of those who received study guides found them useful. Those who didn’t like them commented that they covered content they didn’t understand, or that they found them confusing. How can we make sure that we get the most impact from the study guides that we buy? Purchase and distribution moved to before the Y10 exams as of June 2018.

Yes, but with a plan to support their use by all pupils, including parental involvement.

Y11

Exam breakfasts

££

Y11 exit survey

88% of PP pupils said they were effective. The other 12% didn’t attend. Should we try an informal register to which PP pupils aren’t attending so we can ask why not? If transport is the problem, then maybe consider a morning minibus?

Yes

Y11

Revision Mini-bus

£££

Y11 exit survey

Only 32% of PP pupils used the minibus, but 100% of those pupils said it was very useful.

Yes

Y11

PEPA Meetings

£

Y11 exit survey

Pupils were divided as to the usefulness of these meetings.  From a teachers’ point of view, the feedback is that this intervention isn’t effective with everyone, but where it does work, it works very well. All of the teachers involved have said they would take part again.

Yes

Y11

Focused feedback

£

Y11 exit survey

77% said the best feedback they had was useful. 55% said the worst feedback they received was useful. The principle of intervention through quality first teaching is sound and effective, but could be more effective still.

Yes.

Y11

Tuition groups

££

Y11 exit survey

64% found these useful. Maybe we should try an interim survey next year to allow us to fine tune mid-way through?

Yes, with closer QA.

Y11

Intervention team

££

GCSE outcomes

This group has a fluid membership including VP Progress, AP for KS4, HOY 11, HOF English and maths, PP Intervention Coordinator, and meets every Tuesday morning. Making the membership fluid has made the impact greater across the whole year group.

Yes.

All years

PP Intervention Coordinator

££££

Accuracy of records

Attendance at parents evenings

Increase in amount and quality of intervention

 

Logs all the activities on enrichment register, so there are attendance reports for skills for school, PP Maths intervention, Easter revision sessions, pastoral intervention with students, mentoring training, Arts Award etc  that can be pulled off from there

 

Rang all parents of PP students who had not committed to after school revision sessions in these subjects to encourage participation.

 

Rings all parents of PP pupils to arrange parents evening appointments

 

Created display wall in staff room of all Y11 P8 predictions with PP pupils highlighted for tracking

 

The impact of this post is potentially very significant. The fact that parents come to her for support with trips and uniform means that she has a good relationship which helps when it comes to parents evening and intervention sessions. This will take a while to come to fruition, but there are anecdotal signs that it is already being effective.

 

Yes, absolutely. The increase to our capacity is substantial.

All years

Music lessons

£££

Y11 exit survey, take up

Everyone in Y11 who received this support liked it. One pupil noted that “it allowed me to have time to focus on something non-academic. Thank you.” Take up is lower this year than it has been in previous years. Partly this is due to some keen musicians leaving last year.

Yes

All years

Extra support with trips and equipment

££

Y11 exit survey

80% of those in Y11 who received support said it was useful. Two people felt that the maths Strive for 5 conference was too highly paced to be effective, an opinion the staff attending agreed with.

Uptake of support for trips and equipment is increasing. We supported 55 pupils in attending trips and visits so far this year, against 32 last year.

Yes, but being certain to plan again for an extra day to follow up the Strive for 5 activities.

KS3

Butterflies for support

£

Learning walks

This project is in the early stages still and is not yet embedded.

Yes

Y9

SLT options interviews

£

Pupil feedback

All of Year 9 are interviewed prior to making their options by a senior leader. The documentation makes clear to SLT which are the PP pupils so that they can bear that in mind in their interviews.

Yes

Y8

Fitzwilliam Arts Award Project, Y8

£

Feedback from trip leaders, pupils and Fitz education staff

JA reports that the pupils are able to engage with the content with improved concentration. They are more confident in their groups and express themselves with more certainty.  They have worked in pairs and in small groups and have coped with this extremely well.   They are visibly proud of the work that they produce, displaying increased self-esteem. The feedback from the group is that they enjoy the project a lot.

 

Yes

Y7 and Y8

Social skills programme

Provided by Early Help

 

This course is designed to develop resilience, self-esteem and self-confidence. It is run by young people’s workers. Though not specifically a PP intervention, this course tends to include significant numbers of PP pupils. This year 57% (4 of 7) of the pupils in Year 8 were PP and 88% (7 of 8) of the pupils in Year 7 were PP.

Yes

Y7

Small group maths support

££

 

Maths sessions run twice a week during form time. Started in January with 6 students, now down to 3 (2 changed schools one taken into RPP full time). Topics covered: basic place value, column addition, column subtraction, timetables. Baseline test retaken on the topics we had covered and all students had an improved test score. Would like to continue with careful consideration to grouping

Yes

Y7

Skills for School programme

££

“My Journey” questionnaire

The Skills for School module is a new addition to the Achieve programme curriculum, designed specifically for Younger Learners - those in the first two years of secondary school or aged 11 and 12.

 

Topics include communication, working with others, managing feelings, confidence, reliability and setting and achieving goals.

 

Each session includes practical activities and a workbook which students complete

 

70% of this year’s group were PP.

 

Yes