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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

 

The Harris Girls Academy Bromley, Pupils Premium spending plan 2017-18

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant which is additional to the main Academy funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the national inequalities between students eligible for free school meals, or have been within the last 6 years, (PP) and Looked after Children (LAC) and other students. This grant will ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable in our budget. Academies can decide how the pupil premium money is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.

At Harris Girls Academy Bromley we support all of our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as well as additional support to enable our high ability students to achieve high academic standards. All leaders in this Academy including the Governors are committed to ensuring the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to provide the best possible outcomes to students that may be at a disadvantage.

Proportion of students eligible for PPG at Harris Girls Academy Bromley – 43% 

Last year we received £269,280, we are expecting a similar figure this year.    

Year

% Year group eligible for PP

7

49%

8

50%

9

43%

10

49%

11

47%

 

Number of LAC students                                                5    (2 in 7-11, 3 in 6th form)

Total Grant                                                                        £269,280 in 2016-17

We have used our Academy data on attainment, progress, attendance and exclusions to look at where there may be any gaps between PP and LAC students compared to students who at not PP or LAC. These are areas which nationally show there are gaps and this leads to a conclusion of inequality of provision. At Harris Girls Academy Bromley these gaps are less than the national trend and they have closed rapidly since opening, however the gaps are still evident and we aspire to close these completely.

 

Resource

Intervention

Impact analysis

Budget (000)

EWO

Appointed assistant EWO :

Communicates with LA on LAC attendance daily.

Identified list of poor attenders on PP to be on attendance tracker. Reviewed half termly with attendance panels and multi agency strategy approach as appropriate.

tracks the overall progress, attendance and behaviour of LAC students and other PP students identified as particularly vulnerable.

Where PP/LAC students fall below 90% attendance the consultant will do home visits, work closely with families.

Attendance of LAC students

Attendance of PP students

Reduction in PA of LAC/PP students against new target of 90%.

 

Attendance for PP 2016/2017 was 94.77 %

Target 2017/18 is 95%

30k

Attendance officer

Delegated responsibility for day to day monitoring of LACs

LAC students will be monitored daily, receive 1-1 support and mentoring, additional funding managed through this process additionally.  

 

Careers advisory package

The Academy buys in a careers programme; The Careers consultants will meet with all students in Years 10 and 11 but will also identify PP students in year 9 so good advice and guidance can be given earlier. He/ she will also spend more time with those on PP that need additional information, advice and guidance to secure appropriate pathways for the future and accurate destinations data.

Destinations data

Retention rate into Post 16

Access to Russell Group universities of HAPP students

8k

Speech and Language intervention

Our specialist Speech and Language team run intervention groups for 2 days a week throughout the year. A significant proportion of these students will be PP or LAC, out SALT team have a proven record of high impact for additional intervention

Speech and language data

Progress data

Examination results for targeted cohort

25k

Trip to Jamie’s Farm for vulnerable PP Girls

These are Girls that need to re-engage with learning, they are identified as vulnerable and as having challenging behaviour, often as a result form being involved in gangs and other external factors. 

Feedback from students

Reduced exclusions

Reduced sanctions required

12k

Continue to fund the position of Maths/Science graduate to work alongside PP students in lessons and to provide tuition outside Academy hours

A great role model for the Girls as well as an excellent intervention giving additional tuition where required. She will know students who are LAC and PP and will continue to make additional provision where required, to secure the best possible examination results.

Progress and attainment of PP students in GCSEs

 

30k

Dedicated support and 1-1 tutoring in

Maths by specific Maths HLTA, with lower ability students

Marginal students on PP/LAC will be identified for 1-1 tuition in Maths

Literacy Intervention

To enable class sizes of 6-10 as required for the delivery of the phonics course – lexia  – Students with a LUCID spelling score below 80.

To ensure that the LRC has the necessary books to engage readers of all abilities.

Reading age increase

English progress data

Performance data of students in intervention sets

Staff training needs met

10k

 

 

5k

PP with SEND intervention

We have noticed that some of our more disadvantaged SEND students do not make as much progress as we would want.

We want to identify and track the progress of these students earlier, to ensure quality first teaching and support meets their needs more precisely, to secure great progress

Staff training

Classroom resources

TA support for targeted students

10k

Aspire alternative provision placements

Aspire is the Harris provision for students who require alternative provision in order to better access mainstream provision. This ensures that students have every opportunity to keep a place in their school as an alternative to permanent exclusion.

Permanent Exclusion data

Students leave Alt Ed and access an appropriate next steps pathway at end of year 11

16k

 

2xLearning mentors

A learning mentor works with students on PSPs who have had more than one exclusion. They support in class to improve BfL.

The Academy learning mentors have a wide range of responsibilities and will track a group of PP students who are not doing as well as their peers in terms of progress. They will oversee the improvements we would want to see across a particular area.

Attainment and progress of targeted students

Reduced exclusions rate

Increased attendance of PP students

20k

High Ability + PP students a priority for stretch and challenge

 

Developing targeted activities for this group of students, to ensure that they attend academic lectures, are part of the Harris experience and have targeted intervention throughout the year, including holiday study sessions and residential trips

This requires some dedicated CPD time for developing and sharing successful strategies

Student evaluations from HAPP program and Harris Experience Junior

Student Progress Data

 

 

 

15k

Continuation of the Bromley Experience to develop the cultural capital of High Ability PP students 

This ensures that these students get every opportunity to broaden their horizons through a wide range of extracurricular activities

 

10k

Counselling service

The Academy buys in counselling support, targeted at vulnerable students with a specific focus on PP and LAC students. Referrals are made through APs to ensure that the correct criteria are addressed.

Evaluations from students/families

8k

On site fixed term exclusion provision

The Academy offers the provision of an on-site exclusion room to enable students to continue with their studies rather than receiving fixed-term exclusion. Restorative justice sessions are part of the reintegration process.

Exclusion data for PP students

10k

Financial support for trips and enrichment programmes

All students must be able to attend trips and enrichment programmes and this will often need support from the Academy for students on PP or LAC

No trip runs unless inline with Academy PP average.

Participation rates of trips for PP students

Student evaluations

10k

Uniform grant

This can provide essential support for families in particularly challenging financial circumstances

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

2k

Principal’s fund

This is a fund that will be used as the need arises, maybe for instrumental lessons for a Music GCSE student, to buy some 1-1 support, to fund additional texts or buy in some external expertise as required

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

20k

Funding expenses and teaching resources

Subject areas are able to bid for specific resources to ensure that the needs of our disadvantaged students are met

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

10k

Holiday and Saturday intervention for Y11 throughout the Year

All Y11 are given Saturday intervention and intervention and throughout the holidays

Overall progress 8 score for PP pupils in Y11

15k

 

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-17

With Impact statement

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant which is additional to the main Academy funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the national inequalities between students eligible for free school meals, or have been within the last 6 years, (PP) and Looked after Children (LAC) and other students. This grant will ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable in our budget. Academies can decide how the pupil premium money is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.

At Harris Girls Academy Bromley we support all of our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as well as additional support to enable our high ability students to achieve high academic standards. All leaders in this Academy including the Governors are committed to ensuring the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to provide the best possible outcomes to students that may be at a disadvantage.

During the year 2016-17, Harris Girls' Academy Bromley received approximately £269,000 Pupil Premium funding to accommodate the students eligible for FSM. Approximately 45% of the students in the Academy are Pupil Premium for 2016/17. The table below outlines the action taken the approximate spending and the impact from the strategies.

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.

 

Current Performance of Pupil Premium Students – 2017 Standardised Federation Assessment data

 

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11 (KS4 exams)

Pupil Premium

1.24

1.10

0.59

0.91

High Ability Pupil Premium

0.61

0.75

0.45

0.73

 

 

This table shows the strategies used and the impact

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+) 83% 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 94.77%, which is above the national average;

  • 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 4.26%, which is below the national average;

  • Appoint 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

 As above

  • Develop SEND provision, specifically for those who are PP and also SEND;

55% of SEN students are PP and a small number do less well than others;

£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 at 0.91 (unvalidated)

  • 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

72.2% 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

Progress 8 of 0.91 at end of Y10;

  • 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

72.2% of PP students achieved 4+ and 44.4% achieved 5+ in maths GCSE. Expected progress to be published in November.

  • 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

 

Progress 8 of 0.91 at end of Y10;

 

  • 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;

4x£7k

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

Total:

£263k