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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Pupil Premium Action Plan and Expenditure Document
Pupil Premium Policy

Overview

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of money to schools to help narrow the gap in achievement between disadvantaged students (particularly those who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years) and other students.

The current situation at Tretherras is as follows;

There are 1620 on the roll – September 2014

There are 22 % (354 students) of pupils in the school who receive pupil premium funding
There are <1% (15 students) of pupils in the school who are children in care
There are 2.7% (45 students) of pupils in the school who are from service families
There are  <1% (1 students) of pupils in the school who are adopted from care
(years 7-11 inclusive)

In 2013/14 the academy received £ 273,902 Pupil Premium Funding

The decision as to how to spend the Pupil Premium is up to individual schools to decide as per the following guidance quoted from the DfE website:

Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provisions should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibilities.
Source DfE Website

Aims/Objectives
Priorities for Newquay Tretherras when spending the funding are –

  • To narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequality and raising the attainment of children from low income families;
  • To increase the proportion of students for whom reading age is in line with chronological age;
  • To provide extensive pastoral, social and emotional support for students with particular needs;
  • To provide support required to improve attendance;
  • To facilitate provision of a personalised curriculum;
  • To maintain a minimal number of pupils categorised as NEET (not in education, employment or training)

Impact Statement
Attendance data and intervention strategies are tracked and discussed weekly in the Care and Guidance meetings.

Our attendance data shows a 3 year improving trend for both whole school data and for the PP cohort. The attendance gap between the two cohorts has also closed from 3.3% in 2012/2013 to 2.5% in 2013/2014.

Year

Non Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

 

2011/12

94.2%

91.1%

2012/13

95.7%

92.4%

2013/14

95.8%

93.3%

Attendance data table for academic year 2013-2014

Year Group

Non Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

7

97%

94%

8

96%

94%

9

95%

93%

10

96%

93%

11

95%

92%

 

NEETs 2013

Leaving at 16 –   Local Authority – 2.2%

16 – 18 year olds –    Local Authority – 9%

Our exclusion rate remains well below the national average with fixed term exclusions for the academy at 1.1 vs a national figure of 7.98. Within the FSM cohort the figure is 3.7 vs a National average of 19.17.

Our PA figures for PP students have also improved. Last year our data was 12, against a National figure of 12.8. This year we are forecasting, whilst awaiting the latest RAISEonline document that the figure will drop to 8.7.

Pupil Progress
Students making expected levels of progress in English and Maths – comparing non Pupil Premium students with Pupil Premium students on track for 3 or more levels of progress.
Updated October 14

Making three levels of progress in English

  Current Year 9 Forecasts for Year 9
All students 13.4% 85.9%
Non-PP students 12.7% 89.1%
PP students 16.1% 75%

 

  Current grades Year 11 Forecasts for Year 11
All students 51.7% 76.2%
Non-PP students 52% 77.3%
PP students 50.7% 73.1%

 

 

 

 

  Current Year 10 Forecasts for Year 10
All students 47.7% 90.1%
Non-PP students 49% 91.1%
PP students 43.3% 86.7%

 

 

 

 

Making three levels of progress in Maths

  Current grades Year 11 Forecasts for Year 11
All students 48.1% 78.6%
Non-PP students 49.7% 83.4%
PP students 43.3% 64.2%

 

  Current Year 10  Forecasts for Year 10
All students 26% 85.9%
Non-PP students 29.7% 89.1%
PP students 13.3% 75%

 

  Current Year 9  Forecasts for Year 9
All students 3.2% 90.9%
Non-PP students 3.9% 91.7%
PP students 0% 87.5%

GCSE Results – 2013/14

52 students were eligible for Pupil Premium status

44.7 % gained 5 GCSEs with English and Maths – compared with 59.4 % for the non PP and

57.2 % for the cohort as a whole

 

Further analysis of this data reveals

Cohort

Numbers

Numbers achieving

5A*-C Inc E&M

% 5A*-C Inc E&M (within their cohort)

Pupil Premium

52

25

48.1%

FSME6

45

21

46.7%

FSME6/ LAC

47

21

44.7%

Service Children

5

4

80%

Non-PP

219

130

59.4%

There was therefore an 11.3% gap between the PP and Non –PP cohort, this is a significant improvement from the 22% gap of 2012-2013.

The gap has improved by 10.7 percentage points.

This closing gap is in response to our targeted interventions and support packages – details in intervention section.

Levels of Progress
48.9 % of PP students gained 3 levels of progress in English – compared with 68.9 % for the non PP cohort and 65.4 %for the cohort as a whole. This is a gap of 20%.

63.8 % of PP students gained 3 levels of progress in Maths – compared with 75.6 % for the non PP cohort and 73.5% for the cohort as a whole. This is a gap of 11.8%.