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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

An Academy Governor is responsible for monitoring the Pupil Premium Strategy. She visits the Academy each term and receives an update on the impact of funding. She also meets with children and the Faculty Director in charge of PP and producing a report and feedback for the wider Governing Body.  

Attendance is monitored weekly and the attendance team produce a weekly report that is discussed at the Academy Leadership Group meeting.  Academic performance is further monitored each term and impact reports are produced and shared with the Governing Body. Attendance at Enrichment activities, Academic Lectures and during LRC sessions is monitored weekly to ensure that PP students are benefiting from the extended curriculum, as much as those who are not PP.

Planned expenditure for Pupil Premium 2017-18

The Principal holds the budget for PP and authorises all expenditure from PP funding. PP funding is currently targeted at three aspects of student development; teaching and learning, attendance and behaviour. The Principal holds the budget and authorises all use of PP funding.

Historically, key barriers for learning for disadvantaged students joining the Academy center around attendance and low levels of literacy and the Academy has funded a dedicated attendance and welfare team to ensure that no child performs less well than the others. The Academies use of PP funding has successfully addressed these issues and PP students are now attending and performing much better than other children perform nationally. This year, the Academy will receive £269,280 in PP funding.

Action

Rationale

Costs

Impact 2017

  • Develop targeted extension activities for High Ability PP students to ensure that they attend Academic Lectures, are part of Harris Experience and Bromley Experience, and have targeted interventions during half terms, on Saturdays and via residential trips; 

To ensure that the Academy bucks the national trend with High Ability PP students performing as well as others; 

£10k

At GCSE, 83% of High Ability Pupil Premium students achieved Basics (4+) 83.3% achieved Basics (5+) 66.7% achieved the Ebacc (5+)

 

  • Dedicated CPD for teachers on teaching High Ability PP students and proportion of most able lead salary;

 As above;

£5k

 As above

  • Introduction of Bromley Experience to develop cultural capital of High Ability PP students.

As above;

£5k

As above

  • Appointment of Assistant EWO and additional attendance officer to provide targeted support, arrange multi agency meetings, home visits, parental meetings to ensure that a multi-agency strategy maintains the highest levels of PP attendance;

PP attendance has been lower than non-PP attendance historically and the gap is now reducing and above national averages;   

£30k

Attendance for PP students in 2017 was 95.27%, which is 2.77% above the national average; currently it is 96.36%.

  • Trip to Jamie’s Farm for vulnerable PP students

To re-engage them in learning and better understand PP students;  

£10k

Exclusion rates for PP students was 2.4%, which is identical to non-PP students and well below the national average; currently this is 0%.

  • Appoint wo mentors to work with students and families to ensure greater access to lessons, continued reduction in exclusion rates and greater engagement in learning;

Exclusion rates of PP students have in the predecessor school been very high and are now massively reduced;

£20k

 As above

  • Appointment of a SENCO to work alongside PP students who are more likely to be SEN than others;

55% of SEN students are PP;

£33k

At GCSE, 72.7% of SEND students achieved Basics (4+) and 18.2% achieved the EBACC.  

  • Department to bid for additional funding to support PP students in their subject areas;

Progress 8 of PP students to be in line with others and above 0.88;

£10k

Progress 8 data to be confirmed but PP students performed significantly better than national ‘other’ by all measures at GCSE.

  • Speech and Language therapy to be increased to 3 days per week and to include intensive focus on PP students;

Significant number of PP student have S+L issues and SALT is having significant impact on progress and achievement;

£52k

Outstanding progress was made by students who received SALT.

  • Residential for Y11 students in Maths who are PP and underperforming;

Pupil Premium progress of 0.6+ in Maths;  

£10k

75% of PP students achieved 4+ and 44.4% achieved 5+ in maths GCSE. Expected progress to be published in November.

  • Residential for  underperforming PP students in Y10 for Maths, English and Science;

Pupil Premium students achieving progress 8 scores of 0.8+ in all year groups; 

£20k

 As above.

  • Appointment of Maths/Science graduate to work alongside PP students in lessons and to provide outside Academy hours intervention;

Pupil Premium students achieving progress 8 scores of 0.8+ in all year groups and 1+ in English;

£20k

86.1% of PP students achieved 4+ and 75% achieved 5+ in English GCSE. 

  • Develop a one to one mentoring programme for PP students who are currently underperforming students in Y10 and targeted intervention to improve attendance and progress; use of subject specialists and HLTA;

As above;

£10k

 

As above.

 

  • Use of alternative provision for students who are finding mainstream education challenging; for temporary placements with a view to re-integration into mainstream;

There are a small number of students who are at alternative provision;

£35k

Students at alternative provision achieved good level 2 qualifications, attended well and are now in Sixth Forms.

Total:

£270k

 

 

Literacy catch up.

Catch up funding is used to reduce the size of English classes, create an additional ‘literacy’ lessons each week for Year 7 and Year 8, buy in additional Speech and Language Therapy sessions and provide additional literacy sessions with a specialist HLTA. Lucid testing and GL assessments are in place to ensure that students receiving support make progress. We are provide specialist literacy support for girls who arrive with a reading age below 7yrs and/or KS2 below 4. We have targeted reading intervention for any student who has a reading age below 7 and will be targeting a small group through the introduction of the online reading programme LEXIA. 

We have a dedicated English specialist who provides mentoring and subject specialist intervention for all girls who arrive in the Academy with Reading, Writing and Speaking score of below 4.

Numeracy catch up.

For all girls, there is dedicated individual tutorial time and for students who are finding Math's difficult there is dedicated intervention and mentoring. Our 2 i/c Maths is responsible for . Our strongest Math's teachers, teach the lower sets to ensure that they achieve the best possible support.

There is a numeracy section in the students’ planners, which the students have out in all lessons to help them in all their subjects. During Math’s lessons we ensure our strongest teachers are with the students who need more support with basic numeracy. We have employed a dedicated Math's HLTA’s who provide support in and out of lessons to ensure that all girls who arrive with a KS 2 level below 4 make at least expected progress.

Last year we received £5,616 in catch up funding and we expect a similar figure this year.

 Impact:

 

% expected progress by end of Y7

English

91

Maths

78

 

 


Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-17

During the year 2016-17, Harris Girls' Academy Bromley will have received approximately £296,000 Pupil Premium funding to accommodate the students eligible for FSM. Approximately 45% of the students in the Academy are Pupil Premium for 2016/1.

The funding was and will be deployed in many innovative ways and some are listed below:

  • Increased opening hours for the library.
  • Residential revision trips being subsidised heavily.
  • Saturday Classes & after school interventions.
  • Compulsory extra-curricular sessions for year 10 and year 11 students to lift achievement levels in the Core curriculum.
  • A number of specialist, alternative provisions are in place for PP students, focusing on learning activities that aim to help pupils that have hitherto fallen behind to catch up with their peers.
  • We offer academic activities to all students during holiday periods and target PP students by offering transport to encourage their attendance at the programme.
  • PP pupils’ food technology ingredients are purchased from PPG funding.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Catch up.

The direct finances allocated are approximately:

Pupil Premium funding is used to pay proportions of staffing cost for all, such as; teaching assistants, HTLAs, fully trained SENCO staff, a dedicated Educational Welfare Officer, Pastoral and SIC staff. These are estimated to be in line with the following:

Action

Rationale

Costs

  • Develop targeted extension activities for Able PP students to ensure that they attend Academic Lectures, are part of Harris Experience and Bromley Experience, and have targeted interventions during half terms, on Saturdays and via residential trips; 

To ensure that the Academy bucks the national trend with High Ability PP students performing as well as others; 

£20k

  • Dedicated CPD for teachers on teaching High Ability PP students and proportion of most able lead salary;

As above;

£10k

  • Appointment of Assistant EWO and additional attendance officer to provide targeted support, arrange multi agency meetings, home visits, parental meetings to ensure that a multi-agency strategy maintains the highest levels of PP attendance;

PP attendance has been lower than non-PP attendance historically and the gap is now reducing and above national averages;   

£30k

  • Trip to Jamie’s Farm for vulnerable PP students

To re-engage them in learning and better understand PP students;  

£6k

  • Two mentors to work with students and families to ensure greater access to lessons, continued reduction in exclusion rates and greater engagement in learning;

Exclusion rates of PP students have in the predecessor school been very high and are now massively reduced;

£20k

  • Appointment of a SENCO to work alongside PP students who are more likely to be SEN than others;

55% of SEN students are PP;

£30k

  • Department to bid for additional funding to support PP students in their subject areas;

Progress 8 of PP students to be in line with others and above 0.6;

£5k

  • Speech and Language therapy to be increased to 3 days per week and to include intensive focus on PP students;

Significant number of PP student have S+L issues and SALT is having significant impact on progress and achievement;

£52k

  • Residential for Y11 students in Maths who are PP and underperforming;

Pupil Premium progress of 0.6+ in Maths;  

£15k

  • Residential for  underperforming PP students in Y10 for Maths, English and Science;

Pupil Premium students achieving progress 8 scores of 0.6+ in all year groups; 

£45k

  • Appointment of Maths/Science graduate to work alongside PP students in lessons and to provide outside Academy hours intervention;

Pupil Premium students achieving progress 8 scores of 0.6+ in all year groups; 

£20k

  • Develop a one to one mentoring programme for PP students who are currently underperforming students in Y10 and targeted intervention to improve attendance and progress; use of subject specialists and HLTA;

As above;

£10k

  • Use of alternative provision for students who are finding mainstream education challenging; for temporary placements with a view to re-integration into mainstream;

There are a small number of students who are at alternative provision;

£30k

  • Work with Future Leaders to better engage PP students with University aspirations;

Increase aspirations of PP students;

£5k

£298,000     

 

 


Pupil Premium - Year Ending 2016

 

During the year, Harris Girls' Academy Bromley will have received approximately £290,000 Pupil Premium funding to accommodate the students eligible for FSM. Approximately 45% of the students in the Academy are Pupil Premium for 2015/16.

The funding was and will be deployed in many innovative ways and some are listed below:

  • Increased opening hours for the library.
  • Residential revision trips being subsidised heavily.
  • Saturday Classes & after school interventions.
  • Compulsory extra-ÂÂÂ?curricular sessions for year 10 and year 11 students to lift achievement levels in the Core curriculum.
  • A number of specialist, alternative provisions are in place for PP students, focusing on learning activities that aim to help pupils that have hitherto fallen behind to catch up with their peers.
  • We offer academic activities to all students during holiday periods and target PP students by offering transport to encourage their attendance at the programme.
  • PP pupils’ food technology ingredients are purchased from PPG funding.

 

The direct finances allocated are approximately:

Pupil Premium funding is used to pay proportions of staffing cost for all, such as; teaching assistants, HTLAs, fully trained SENCO staff, a dedicated Educational Welfare Officer, Pastoral and SIC staff. These are estimated to be in line with the following:

Offsite provision

£50k

Student Information Centre

£30k

Educational Welfare Officer and Councillor

£35K

Teacher Assistants ( incl HTLA)

£35k

Behaviour Zone

£45k

Library (additional hours)

£5k

HLTA

£10k

Residential to support students in Maths/English  (including PP)

£10k

Speech and Language Therapy

£45k

Science subject tutors

£10k

Ingredients for Food Tech

£5k

Peripatetic Teachers 

£4k

Transport

£3k

Uniform

£1k

Additional Materials (EAL)

£4k

Counselling

£2k