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20/11/18

As part of our literacy group reading discussion, students will read about Trump and the recent California fires. https://t.co/9KttamSKEz

20/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

ITS A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED! So Excited To Welcome You This Thursday 22 November - Beckenham Campus - (BR3 3SJ) 4.30 - 7.30pm - Bromley Campus - (BR3 1QR) 4.30 - 8.00pm Come & See what's on offer for your education https://t.co/JwDKZYgj8p

19/11/18

Interviews are about presenting yourself in the best way. Practice and consideration of your audience, means you will present better at interview. https://t.co/ZEZKRUhxzR

19/11/18

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Sixth Form will be looking at interview skills as they prepare for UCAS and life after HBR. https://t.co/KGW0K0rv20

19/11/18

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This week Sixth Form will be looking at the recent Iceland advert and the good and bad media coverage that came along with it. Students will discuss whether they feel companies should use Christmas adverts for political statements. https://t.co/0D6SMGIUGZ

19/11/18

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Well done to Laila in Y8 for winning last weeks Math's Puzzle. This week: A ball and a bat cost £90 in total. Three balls and two bats cost £210 in total. How much does a bat cost?

19/11/18

This weeks book of the week is 'The Women in White' by Wilkie Collins. A favourite book of Mrs Collins, who said is was like reading a ghost story/mystery/historical fiction novel, all rolled into one. https://t.co/FpdFFpRLKS

19/11/18

Word of the week is penitence. Think of the ways you can use this word, in your work. https://t.co/n2iLSobhr8

18/11/18

Join us this Thursday for our Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/8AI6fdTalR

15/11/18

Reflections this week is about growing up in London and feeling safe. Student will compare actions taken by Glasgow, in becoming a role model when dealing with certain crimes and whether they think the same system would work in London. https://t.co/bhavlPlkgT

15/11/18

Y11 Parent and Carers Evening - 29 November 2018 https://t.co/2QzfMP4WgM

15/11/18

Join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening - 22 November 2018 https://t.co/CkQeSjlKf3

15/11/18

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Would you like to extend your & ? Apply to join one of our academy teams as part of the programme! ! Apply via UCAS 1TZ https://t.co/T1tNoAC8VO

14/11/18

Retweetd From UCAS

Make sure your students don't miss out on a visit to your nearest UCAS Exhibition. Plan your visit now.

14/11/18

Quote of the week: "A child miseducated is a child lost.” by John F Kennedy

13/11/18

The first round of Jack Petchey nominations have been collected as students completed their nomination forms last week. For more information on the Jack Petchey Foundation, click the link. https://t.co/ETbLzVaMd5 https://t.co/4DPQZs7nFS

13/11/18

Well done to Kim in 8B1, who won last weeks weekly math's puzzle and last terms prize draw!

12/11/18

What is a growth mindset? What is a fixed mindset? Students discussed the above and looked at the difference they could make. https://t.co/JpFtw2gW0P

12/11/18

Last week students NNJR was about going back to mind maps in preparation for mock (for some years). Students were encouraged to create a mind map based on a unit learnt last term, to help them build resilience within their studies. https://t.co/WClZHCNPZJ

12/11/18

The Bromley Rotary Award was launched in assembly before the half term. This is a reminder that application forms need to be returned to Mr Sherwin by this Friday. https://t.co/StnG2MJwoA

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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.

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. 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 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