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21/05/19

Out latest countdown numbers challenge is out, along with some other challenges for students to try. Can you complete them all? https://t.co/KI7YjD6sti

21/05/19

This weeks reflection programme is about mental health. Students will look at statistics & attitudes towards mental health & consider not only their own, but others understanding on this topic, & how they can change this attitude for the positive https://t.co/m2Zve0nH0J https://t.co/sDtvPpcigV

18/05/19

Everyone safely home. Some tired, lost legs this evening but you did it. Very proud of all the girls who completed their Bronze practice this weekend! https://t.co/b8KSCoDyTw

18/05/19

Final two teams delayed on return due to a walk round a forest and a hidden path through this. Will contact once we know arrival time to school. https://t.co/3Z35OYkKDS

18/05/19

Team 1 in the distance, team 4 just behind and some animal friends. Lovely day for a https://t.co/aJ31pNo1Qe

18/05/19

We are off for day 2, map reading skills being put to the test today. Hope those that woke up at 5am don't have tired eyes! https://t.co/Z7MyV45BC2

17/05/19

They haven't turned round for the picture, they have decided walking down backwards is easier! https://t.co/kH2tENmhO1

17/05/19

Q. from Jalila to - We all hope to enter the world as informed and engaged in society as we can. What 3 top tips would you give us to achieve this? 1. Work hard 2. Don't let artifical barriers stop you 3. Engage and be passionate in the world around you https://t.co/Vc9cXPgKcE

17/05/19

General Q&A about engaging young people into politics https://t.co/WW3dFahxnN

17/05/19

Our Bronze award students are off for their expedition https://t.co/Grh0Mimv54

17/05/19

Many thanks to for coming in and talking with our Y10 Citezenship students https://t.co/IkC3c8n1K3

16/05/19

Quote of week: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.' By Michael Jordan

15/05/19

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

If you've ever considered hiring the facilities at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, then please take a look at this Virtual Tour showing what Schools Plus have available to book onsite - https://t.co/A9cUTTCpSf

15/05/19

Countdown numbers game total this week is a grand 140. You can use 2 75 50 8 3 6. Is there more than one solution though? Our weekly math's puzzle (collect from Voc boards) and challenges are also live, so try your hand at some of these. https://t.co/WjzpgZ1W12

15/05/19

Our tutor programme topic for discussion this week, links to our recycled greenhouse project. This week, students will be discussing the consumption and global sales on single use plastic bottles, cans and cartons, and the impact of the waste this generates. https://t.co/FqHGYY46ya

15/05/19

This weeks Must Read Book is a haunting yet powerful novel on the Second World War; Between the shades, by Ruta Sepetys https://t.co/PxivLTbD7H

15/05/19

Word of the week is curator. What do you think the word 'curtator' means and how can you use it in a sentence. https://t.co/QE6gYjGQKX

10/05/19

Summer Half Term - 27 May to 31 May inclusive. Please note that the school will break up at the normal time of 2.50pm on Friday 24 May. For more calendar reminders, visit our website: https://t.co/7xVRzjVLaZ https://t.co/jHGNZi9scB

10/05/19

Quote of the week: "Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts." By George Tilton

09/05/19

Retweetd From Science at HGABR

We are trying to build up our allotment with a plastic bottle greenhouse. How can you help? We need students to collect there plastic drinks bottles (no squashed or crushed ones sorry), and drop them into the prep room or the bins labelled Greenhouse, in the main hall. https://t.co/2cY2BzYkT5

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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.

A PP stratgey review task place between September and October, of each academic year.

Planned expenditure for Pupil Premium 2018-19

The Executive 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.

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. This year, predictions are that PP funding will be in the region of £345,950.

 

Action

Rationale

Costs

Impact 2018

  • 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, 91% of High Ability Pupil Premium students achieved Basics (4+) and 91% achieved Basics (5+) 64% achieved the Ebacc (4+ and 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;

£10k

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; increase hours of attendance officer to accommodate increased numbers of PP students in Y7;

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

£40k

Attendance for PP students in 2018 was 94.59%, 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 at 5.1%, 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;

£30k

 As above

  • Appointment of dedicated Deputy DSL to support the DSL on welfare and safeguarding issues; correlation evident in the Academy between PP and Safeguarding concerns;

Increased attendance of PP students to be

£25

As above

  • Appointment of a SENCO, Federation consultant and aspiring SENCO to work alongside PP students who are more likely to be SEN than others and therefore underperform nationally;

55% of SEN students are PP;

£50k

At GCSE, 27% of SEND students achieved Basics (4+)

  • 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;

£30k

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

69% of PP students achieved 4+ and 58% 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;

£30k

72% of PP students achieved 4+ and 58% 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 PP students in Y10 and targeted intervention to improve attendance and progress; use of subject specialists and HLTA;

As above;

£20k

 

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;

£60k

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

Total:

£402k

 

 

 

Current Performance of Pupil Premium Students – 2018

 

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Pupil Premium

1.23

0.95

0.70

0.62

High Ability Pupil Premium

1.43

0.50

0.58

0.72

 

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 appointed a Federation Consultant who has experience of running successful interventions for Y7 and Y8 on improving literacy.

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 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.

This year we are expecting to receive approximately £5,616 in catch up funding.

 Impact:

 

Average Progress

 

2015-16 Intake
Year 10 current progress

2016-17 Intake
Year 9 current progress

2017-18 Intake
Year 8 current progress

English

1.06

1.45

2.24

Maths

0.81

1.01

1.08

 

Expenditure for Pupil Premium 2017-18

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. In 2017-18, the Academy received £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 at 2.4%, which is well below the national average;

  • 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

72.2% of PP students achieved 4+ and 41.7% 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

72.2% of PP students achieved 4+ and 41.7% 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

 

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

 

 

Current Performance of Pupil Premium Students – 2017

 

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Pupil Premium

1.24

1.10

0.59

0.91

High Ability Pupil Premium

0.61

0.75

0.45

0.73

 

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 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:

 

Average Progress

 

2014-15 Intake
Year 10 current progress

2015-16 Intake
Year 9 current progress

2016-17 Intake
Year 8 current progress

English

1.5

1.4

1.7

Maths

1

1.8

0.8

 

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 2016/17.

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