Pupil Premium and Special Grants

 

Disadvantaged Students

 

Our College is committed to ensuring that every individual student is given the best possible chance of making excellent progress and so achieve their potential. Disadvantaged Students funding is allocated to every school based on numbers of students known to be eligible for free school meals, students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, students who have been looked after in care, children who have left local authority care due to adoption, special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or residence order and children of service personnel. Each school can decide how to allocate this additional funding to best ensure each student thrives and makes excellent progress in their learning.

 

 

FSM

/6

Forces

LAC

Total

Year 7

21

21

3

-

45

Year 8

17

32

2

-

52

Year 9

15

20

5

-

40

Year 10

26

18

3

1

48

Year 11

17

14

8

-

39

Totals

96

105

21

1

224

 

Total Student population in Years 7 – 11 = 1289

Disadvantaged Students = 224 – 17% of student population

 

Kingsbridge Community College was allocated £171,790 for the school year 2016-17. We have prioritised the use of pupil premium as follows:

 

For individual need as appropriate

 

  1. KS4:

  • Weekly individual small group maths tutoring

  • Weekly English tutoring

  • Study events in Maths and English

  • Vocational courses

  • Tuition for students requiring English as an additional language

  • Specific mentoring groups run by Assistant Principals to raise achievement and aspirations (Star Academy)

  • After college supported study sessions

  • Review of every students timetable in year 11 and re-coursing as needed

  • Offsite educational, specialist provision.

  • 1:1 tuition for individuals who are unwell, school phobic or below target grades in key areas.

  • To create a learning café for Year 11 students 3 evenings a week to provide targeted intervention, revision sessions and support. In a variety of subjects and a planned Easter holiday revision programme.

  • Progress coaching (weekly intensive tracking and intervention)

  • Pastoral Support

  • Literacy Café 3 evenings a week

     

  1. KS3:

  • Alternative curriculum enrichment programme (ACE)

  • Literacy tutoring (Years 7 – 9)

  • Literacy extraction groups (Years 7 and 8)

  • Additional Maths support in class (Years 7 – 9)

  • Tuition for students requiring English as an additional language

  • Self-esteem outdoor education courses

  • Pony therapy on Dartmoor

  • Music tuition

  • Eyes on You monitoring initiative

  • Pastoral Support

 

  1. Support

  • Education Welfare Officer – to focus on students below 90% attendance.

  • Independent careers advice and guidance

  • Parent Support Advisor

  • Pastoral Support Worker at KCC

  • Mentors within the College

  • Challenge the Gap Project in Year 8 (to include 6th form students as mentors)

  • Progress Coaches

  • Cost of study materials, e.g. study guides, maths equipment

  • Transport home after revision sessions

  • Additional hours for progress co-ordinators to track student progress

  • Curriculum trip support

  • Student progress plans for all  pupil premium students to be shared with staff

  • Counselling

  • Text coaching project to mentor students

  • Support with uniform costs and school equipment

  • Supported study in the Loft facility

  • Individualised timetables

 

  1. Enrichment:

  • Key Stage 3 Passport: to ensure every child has access to all the opportunities provided by the College.

  • Challenge Week opportunities

  • Run aspirational events e.g. University trips.

  • Full and varied extra-curricular programme

 

Disadvantaged Students Budget

2016-17

 

£

ACE

6,000

Additional Tuition

5,000

Awards

4,000

Chances

9,000

Counselling

5,000

English Tuition

15,000

Educational Welfare

9,000

Eyes on Initiative

12,000

Learning Café

9,000

Progress Co-ordinators

11,000

Careers Service

5,000

Laptops

3,000

Challenge the Gap Project

4,970

Progress Coaches

2,000

Literacy extraction

25,000

Home Learning Support

4,000

Maths tuition

20,000

Star Academy

5,000

Additional Mentoring

2,000

Loft

10,000

Uniform

500.00

Extra enrichment support

10,000

Music Lessons Year 9

2,000

Vocational Learning

3,000

Total:

£171,790

 

College Improvement Plan

As part of our whole college strategic improvement plan we have a detailed section to help everyone at the college move towards the aim of all disadvantaged students making at least 4 levels of progress and so doing as well as if not better, than non-disadvantaged students.

 

Key focus points include:

 

Challenge the Gap

  • To continue our work and learning from Challenge Partners Challenge the Gap Programme where we have been a National Facilitation School. We plan to build a school team to trial new pedagogical practice with Year 8 disadvantaged students and share best practice across the College.

     

Monitoring Progress

  • Rigorous monitoring of progress of all disadvantaged students at each data point. Every member of staff to be accountable for their progress in preparation for raising standards meetings with team leaders. Team Leaders to be accountable for disadvantaged student progress in monitoring meetings. Interventions to help increase progress to be put in place according to individual needs.

 

Mentoring

  • All Year 11 disadvantaged students to have a progress coach if not making at least expected progress.

  • All Year 8 disadvantaged students to have a weekly meeting with 6th form mentor as part of Challenge the Gap programme.  

  • Raise Awareness of disadvantaged students’ agenda across the College.

  • ‘Keep Me in Mind’ – disadvantaged students to be top priority for all. All teams to have a page in their improvement plans to increase progress and support learning for this group.

  • All disadvantaged students interviewed and a profile about their barriers to learning and aspirations shared with all teachers.

  • Tutors pro-active in encouraging participation and contacting home for all disadvantaged students at least twice a year.

 

Tutoring

  • Additional tutoring in Maths and English – priority for disadvantaged students.

 

Training

  • College to participate in half-termly pupil premium  co-ordinators South West forum to share best practice.

  • Regular staff input on best practice teaching and learning strategies to increase progress.

  • Disadvantaged students as a module in College joint professional development in-house training programme.

 

2016/17 Outcome

 
   

 

 

Key Stage 4

Year 11            21 disadvantaged students

Progress

 

Progress

English 3+ levels

English 4+ levels

Maths 3+ levels

Maths 4+ levels

 

KCC

National

2015

KCC

National

2015

KCC

National

KCC

National

All students

96%

69%

79%

30%

80%

65%

44%

30%

Disadvantaged Students

86%

 

67%

 

55%

 

20%

 

Non disadvantaged students

98%

 

80%

 

83%

 

57%

 

 

Maths

20 Year 11 students had additional 1:1 maths tuition. 15 of these improved their grade as a result. We also held lunchtime clinics, Maths learning café and increased in-class support.

 

English

18 Year 11 students had additional 1:3 tuition. 13 improved their grade as a result. We also held weekly controlled assessment clinics, English learning café and increased in-class support.

 

Progress – All Subjects

3+ levels

4+ levels

All students

85%

59%

Disadvantaged students

79%

53%

Non disadvantaged students

91%

63%

 

All 21 students attended the After College Learning Café where sessions were offered in 11 subject areas. Transport was provided home to enable them to attend.

All 21 students were provided with revision guides and offered a progress coach.

6 students were given a laptop to support their learning.

9 students were provided with additional 1:1 tuition.

1 student attended Chances Support Services 1 day a week to work on anger/emotional issues to enable engagement at school. All grades improved, no fixed term exclusions once intervention began and College place secured.

1 student had a bespoke package of tutoring within the College and at a local Youth Centre. He was offered vocational packages and trialled time at Chances. He had daily support meetings and weekly 2 hour counselling plus YSmart input.

No NEET students from this group (not in Education, Employment or Training)

Attainment

The attainment of the 21 disadvantaged students in Year 11 showed a substantial improvement on the previous year.

 

5A*-C including English and Maths

 

 

KCC

National

All students

79%

55% 2015

Disadvantaged students

67%

36%  2015

 

Attainment gap is 12% (reduced from a 28% gap in 2014/15). It is likely that this excellent GCSE pass rate for our disadvantaged students will be close to the pass rate nationally for all students which we are very proud of.

Value Added Scores

 

 

2014

School       National

2015

School       National

2016

School     National

Free School Meals

995.2           977.5

1012.4        976.7

1007.2

Non Free School Meals

1037.4         1007.8

1038.2       1008.4

1046.2

 

We are particularly pleased that in the vast majority of disadvantaged students are exceeding national data.

 

43% of our disadvantaged students achieved the EBAC qualification (national figure for all students 22.9% 2015). This is evidence that our students experience a broad and balanced curriculum that enables them to be extremely successful.

 

Year 10

Internal data shows excellent progress for disadvantaged students.

 

All Subjects

3+ Levels

4+ Levels

Disadvantaged students

77%

55%

Non-disadvantaged students

97%

68%

Gap

-20

-13

 

Year 9

Students in Year 9 begin the full GCSE programme of study.

 

All Subjects

3+ Levels

4+ Levels

Disadvantaged students

95%

59%

Non-disadvantaged students

96%

73%

Gap

-1

-14

 

As students enter Year 10 some disadvantaged students will have personalised timetables to create supported study time.

 

Our increased interventions in Year 7 and Year 8 show their success in the results below

 

Year 8

 

All Subjects

English

3+ sub levels progress

Maths

3+ sub levels

Disadvantaged students

66%

69%

Non-disadvantaged students

67%

80%

Gap

-1

-11

 

Year 7

 

All Subjects

English

1+ sub levels progress

Maths

1+ sub level

Disadvantaged students

69%

80%

Non-disadvantaged students

71%

78%

Gap

-2

2

 

KS3 Maths

Additional staff were employed to support lessons and provide 1:1 and 1:3 small group tuition.

Maths clinics and 6th form mentoring ran every lunchtime.

 

KS3 English

21 disadvantaged students were extracted for literacy for 2 x 50 minute individual sessions weekly or were taught in a small group. Staff and 6th form students provided paired reading twice weekly and a parent reading support scheme was introduced in Years 7 and 8.

57% made 19+ months reading comprehension gain.

10% made 13+ months gain in single word spelling.

30% made 19+ months gain in single word reading.

 

Impact of Whole College Support for Disadvantaged Students

 

Careers Guidance

All disadvantaged students have an individual careers and guidance interview in Year 10 and 11. All students had a successful planned progression route.

No NEET students (not in Education, Employment for Training).

 

Parent Support Advisor supported 9 disadvantaged families. 5 of these were complex cases and in all instances the students access to learning and progress improved and families were more engaged with school.

 

Music

10 Year 8 students have 1 x 30 minute individual music lessons and participate in extra-curricular music activities.

 

Vocational Learning

2 Year 11 students from this cohort attended the local college to complete a vocational course and have secured places there for 2016-17. This intervention increased their attendance at KCC on the remaining days.

 

Progress Coaching

6 week allocation to an adult mentor to challenge progress and bring a focus on overcoming barriers to learning.

Years 9 – 11, All disadvantaged students were offered a progress coach – all improved grades and engagemen

 

The Loft

Supervised, supported study for students who do not attend all lessons, e.g. school refusal, illness, bereavement, amended timetable.

17 disadvantaged students from Years 9 – 11 attended the Loft.  They had personalised timetables and individualised support.

Pastoral Support

19 disadvantaged students met with our pastoral support worker and another 5 with an adult mentor. In all cases engagement/attendance improved.

Educational Welfare

All disadvantaged students below 90% met with EWO with family. This was monitored weekly. Disadvantaged student attendance 94.2% compared to 95.4% for other students.

ACE (alternative curriculum)

10 students attended these specialist sessions weekly to build self-esteem, social skills and confidence. This helped in building trust with adults, making friendships, making decisions independently and engagement in school life. Boxall profile scores increased for all who attended.

Counselling

8disadvantaged students worked weekly with a counsellor providing coping strategies for school life in the midst of mental health/high anxiety.

Mindfulness

8 students joined a 10 week mindfulness course run to help provide relaxation techniques.

Additional Tuition

3 tutors were employed to support students finding access to school very difficult. 1 Year 11 student was tutored at home and at an alternative provision to keep him in education.

THRIVE

6 students were part of our Thrive Programme having a weekly session to work on areas of development needs.

Challenge the Gap

As part of this drive for excellence, the College has been a facilitation school for a national project named ‘Challenge the Gap’.  The aim of this project is for schools to work collaboratively to close the attainment gap between Free School Meal students and non Free School Meal students.  The programme supports the learning of an identified cohort of students aiming to accelerate their progress through specific interventions. This year we are focusing on Year 8 students in preparation for their GCSE courses starting in September 2017.

Applying for Free School Meals

If you feel you could be eligible for free school meals, it is very simple to apply and takes only moments to do. Simply telephone Devon County Council on 0845 155 1019 and give your national insurance number and your child’s date of birth. You will be told immediately if you are eligible and the next steps in the process. Alternatively apply on line at www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals. Please contact the College if you require support to do this.