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Pupil Premium

Pupils Premium is additional funding for schools to help address the underachievement of pupils due to deprivation. Pupils’ eligibility for Pupil Premium has been chosen as the best indicator of deprivation; in 2012-13 this was extended to include pupils who have been entitled to free school meal in the last six years. In addition, Looked after Children in local authority care and post-care adopted children are also eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in ways that they judge best to raise the attainment of the targeted groups of children. Schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. The attainment of these groups will be highlighted in school performance tables.

It is our vision that all students will have access to an exceptional education that each student with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

Current Pupil Premium funding for 2020-2021 in the secondary phase at Hatcham College is £333,773. There are 382 eligible pupils in the secondary phase.

We will report on 2020-2021 Pupil Premium funding and spend at the end of the school year.

Uses of Pupil Premium Funding

  • Accelerating the progress of disadvantaged students is a key component of all priority plans. The performance of these students is scrutinised in leadership and departmental meetings through analysing data from their recent assessment, learning walks and observations and talking to those students.
  • Identified disadvantaged students who are in danger of falling behind in Year 10 and 11 by providing extra English and Maths intervention lessons
  • Providing the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) with extended hours (8am – 5pm in the KS4 site, and 8am – 4pm in the KS3 site) that are staffed to offer support and a productive working environment for students
  • For those disadvantaged students with SEND there is a regular lunchtime homework club to give them support, so they don’t fall behind
  • A dedicated Admin Assistant who monitors attendance, and works alongside the pastoral team to monitor, track and intervene when necessary.
  • An extensive tie-up with Lewisham LA for their Education Welfare Officer (EWO) who can instigate home visits and monitor attendance issues of disadvantaged students. The EWO is also able to make a referral to social care.
  • As part of each departments budget commitments, they offer free revision guides for pupil premium students during their GCSE studies
  • We employ two high-level Teaching Assistants who are working in the inclusion department and are trained specifically in dyslexia support and mental health awareness
  • A member of our Welfare Team has established the Young Carers Club which offers a place to share emotions and seek support for their own wellbeing.
  • Pupil premium students are offered trips to support their learning – for example the English and Drama department took those students to see Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre and extra opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Careers intervention programme designed by our National Award-Winning Careers Advisor aimed at preparing disadvantaged students for transitions into Year 10 and Year 12. Disadvantaged pupils have access to extended personalised careers interviews, a Careers Fair and world of work trips that raise aspirations
  • Targeted intervention sessions where students have been invited into school during Saturdays or during holidays to enable them to complete revision activities or catch up with any outstanding coursework. 

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding

  • It has been reported that nationally the gap in performance between disadvantaged and other pupils has widened over the last two years, with this being attributed (though not substantiated) as a consequence of reforms to GCSEs and performance measures. Progress 8 for Pupil Premium students was -0.30, which is an improvement on previous years.

Current Pupil Premium Spend (2020-2021). Total allocation-£333,773

 

Area

Description

Cost

Intended Impact

Revision Guides and Support

Each department provides PP students with their own revision guide or workbook for use at home

£8,000

Improve outcomes for disadvantaged students by providing extra resources

Lunch Club

For those disadvantaged students with SEND there is a regular lunchtime homework club to give them support with their homework, so they don’t fall behind

£12,000

When students may not get as much support to complete homework - this offers a place where they know there is someone there to support them should they need it

LRC After School

Providing the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) with extended hours (8am – 5pm in the KS4 site) that are staffed to offer support and a productive working environment for students

£50,000

Extended hours gives pupil premium students and opportunity to use the computers, research and takes books or videos from the library

Sixth Form Reading Room

Providing the Reading Room with extended hours (8am – 5pm in the KS5 site) that are staffed to offer support and a productive working environment for students

£15,000

Extended hours helps those pupil premium students with a place to work - and an opportunity of support in UCAS applications

KS4 Admin Assistant

A dedicated KS4 admin assistant who monitors attendance, parents’ evening attendance helps the work of the KS4 team monitor, track and intervene where necessary

£25,000

Improve attendance to parents' evening and supports parent engagement of pupil premium students.

Additional English and Mathematics Intervention

Identified disadvantaged students who are in danger of falling behind in Year 10 and 11 by providing extra English and Maths intervention lessons

£12,000

Reduce the gap in English and Mathematics between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students

Attendance Support and Monitoring

Working in collaboration with Lewisham – Lesley Chatfield (Lewisham Attendance Officer) supports our drive for regular attendance. Working alongside the Assistant Principals, Heads of Year and School Admin team – as well as wider social services – the attendance officer identifies strategies to improve attendance and highlights the support available for disadvantaged families.

£50,000

Reduce the absence rate of PP students to a minimum of 96%

Additional LSAs

We employ two LSAs (one full time, one part time) who are working in the inclusion department and are trained specifically in dyslexia support and mental health awareness.

£35,000

Offer targeted and high-quality in-lesson support to aid pupil premium students with their lessons. This runs alongside the Quality First Teaching initiative.

Young Carers Club

A member of the welfare team has established the young carers club which offers a place to share emotions and seek support for their own wellbeing

£14,000

Those most vulnerable students have a safe place to discuss challenges and a platform to share

Trips and Experiences

Pupil premium students are offered trips to support their learning. Pupil Premium students are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme

£15,000

Have a larger increase in pupil premium students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

Careers Programme

Careers intervention programme designed by our National Award-Winning Careers Advisor aimed at preparing disadvantaged students for transitions into Year 10 and Year 12. Disadvantaged pupils have access to extended personalised careers interviews, a Careers Fair and world of work trips that raise aspirations

£60,000

Have 0% NEET students with all leavers on a career, further training or university route

Targeted Intervention

Targeted intervention sessions where students have been invited into school during Saturdays or during holidays to enable them to complete revision activities or catch up with any outstanding coursework.

£28,000

Reduce any gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium in any

Music Lessons

We offer peri-music classes for those Pupil Premium children who want to take those lessons. These are free of charge for those children. We currently have 30 students having free music lessons.

£8,000

Support the students who may not be able to afford specialist music lessons.

DNA Resources

We purchase pupil premium students in DNA (Art and Textiles) resources that they can use at home to ensure that they can access the entire curriculum.

£4000

Ensure there is no gap between the pupil premium and non-pupil premium students

 

Barriers to Achievement

Children entitled to free school meals encompass the full spectrum of needs and backgrounds in the school community, including white and minority pupils, looked after children, most able pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN). Consequently, the barriers and challenges that disadvantaged pupils face can be complex and varied- there is no single difficulty faced by all. Barriers can lie within schools, with learners and their families. It is, therefore, important to analyse where pupils have multiple barriers to learning to ensure a good, deep understanding of children and their families. Other barriers to achievement can be if pupils have suffered early trauma and experience on-going attachment issues. Some pupils may have medical conditions which can impact on attendance and thus learning.

How will the impact be measured?

We monitor attainment and progress on a termly basis through progress meetings which will inform next steps for learning, lesson observation, book looks and learning walk. We then intervene to address individual learning needs. Heads of Department are challenged during Line Management over specific pupil premium data. In addition, during lesson observations and standards walks, teachers are expected to identify and know their PP students, alongside any actions to support them in class.

How successful schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils?

  1. Promote an ethos of attainment for all pupils, rather than stereotyping disadvantaged pupils as a group with less potential to succeed.
  2. Have an individualised approach to addressing barriers to learning and emotional support, at an early stage, rather than providing access to generic support and focusing on pupils nearing their end-of-key-stage assessments
  3. Focus on high quality teaching first rather than on bolt-on strategies and activities outside school hours.
  4. Focus on outcomes for individual pupils rather than on providing strategies.
  5. Deploy the best staff to support disadvantaged pupils; develop skills and roles of teachers and Teaching Assistants, rather than using additional staff who do not know the pupils well.
  6. Make decisions based on data and respond to evidence, using frequent, rather than one-off assessment and decision points.
  7. Have clear, responsive leadership: setting ever higher aspirations and devolving responsibility for raising attainment to all staff, rather than accepting low aspirations and variable performance
  8. Address behaviour and attendance and invest in individualised problem-solving and emotional support.

(From DfE publication: Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: articulating success and good practice Research report November 2015)

Our school strives to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils as part of our commitment to raising academic standards of all our pupils. We ensure quality first teaching, ensure that pupils' attendance is good and provide behaviour and emotional support to pupils - as necessary. We make every effort to understand every pupil as an individual and tailor intervention programmes accordingly. Additionally, we monitor attainment regularly and intervene to address individual learning needs.

Next Pupil Premium Review

The next Pupil Premium review at Hatcham College will take place in October 2021.

Previous Pupil Premium Statement (2019-2020) 

Area

Description

Cost

Intended Impact

Improving Teacher Programme (each term)

Teachers with a high percentage of PP students are given priority to attend course such as the Improving Teacher Programme which is led by the Atlas Teaching Partnership

£25,000

Quality of teaching is one of the best ways to improve outcomes and ensure progress for PP students. This programme supports teachers for at least Good or Outstanding lesson outcomes

Outstanding Teacher Programme

 

Led by the Atlas Teaching Partnership teachers gives good and outstanding teacher a higher skill level with strategies to be consistently and sustainably outstanding

£15,000

This supports the vision that every lesson is good or outstanding at Hatcham to benefit all students. The school focus on PP students is part of this plan when observing lessons. It also helps share best practice around the school.

Careers Intervention and Support Programme

Continue to deliver on careers education where vulnerable students have been given priority for career interviews, a careers fair and world of work trips that raise aspirations

£60,000

0% NEET students

SULSA Programme

 

Time for outstanding leaders to design and deliver a 5-day programme for Middle Leaders of underperforming departments. This training programme includes mentoring from a head teacher and a full day on improving quality teaching and learning and how best track student progress.

£10,000

Middle leaders can develop their own departments and focus on core groups through every Key Stage such as disadvantaged students.

Enrichment Activities Programme

 

A well-established enrichment programme ranging from Choir to external trips and visits.

£15,000

Offering a range of activities enables disadvantaged students to try out new skills and talents that they may not otherwise be able to utilise. Support for disadvantaged students is available should they need specific equipment such as instruments.

Attendance Support and Monitoring

 

Working in collaboration with Lewisham – Lesley Chatfield (Lewisham Attendance Officer) supports our drive for regular attendance. Working alongside the Assistant Principals, Heads of Year and School Admin team – as well as wider social services – the attendance officer identifies strategies to improve attendance and highlights support available for disadvantaged families.

£50,000

Reduce the absence rate of PP students to a minimum of 96%

Learning Resource Centre

 

The LRC is well stocked with a range of literature, textbooks, videos and computer access. The Pepys site LRC is open from 8am to 5pm whilst the Jerningham site is from 8am to 4pm.

£50,000

Improve access to PP students of support. The LRC is well stocked where students can borrow textbooks and revision guides – as well as use the computers or a quiet work space.

Homework Club

 

Every lunchtime there is a homework club where students can go and get some support with their homework. This is run by the SEN department

£12,000 Where students may not get as much support to complete homework – this offers a place where they know there is someone there to support them should they need it.
Music Specialism  Pupil Premium students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument. Music lessons are provided free of charge and there is a wide selection of instruments available for loan £15,000 To encourage a student to engage in music regardless of their ability to pay for music lessons or expensive music instruments. 
Revision Guides and Support Each department provides PP students with their own revision guide or workbook for use at home £8,000 Improve outcomes for disadvantaged students by providing extra resources
Year 11  Residential Sessions target specific students – with a PP focus – to catch up coursework in Open subjects, or revision/exam practice for other subjects £25,000 To ensure that PP students are given opportunity outside of the classroom to work with their teacher, alongside weekday sessions too.

 

Previous Pupil Premium Statement (2018-2019)

Area Reason for spend  Cost Intended Impact

 

Continue to run the Improving Teacher Programme and the Outstanding Teacher Programme

 

 

Both courses have proven track record of improving the quality of teaching. Teachers with a high percentage of Pupil Premium students given priority to attend course.

 

 

 

£20,000

100% of teachers on the course will go on to lead an action-based research project aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning. Impact will be presented to Heads at the Federation Conference.

Creation of Subject Leadership for Student Achievement Programme for all Middle Leaders

Rigorous and consistent monitoring of progress and actions to address gaps is required to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. The 5 day programme to ensure all subject leaders know how to promote quality first teaching and to track student progress in their department.

 

 

 

 £10,000 

 

In school variation in results will halve and all subject leaders will successfully pass their performance management.

Additional English and Maths classes created at KS4

 

A select group of students can achieve with a tailor-made and personal timetable which involves additional English and Maths taught by excellent teachers

 

 

 £50,000

 

Limited. Smaller class sizes in lower sets did not appear to improve results.

Extra Intervention

Pupil Premium students make up the majority of the students and are specifically invited into school when needs arise. 

 

 

£80,000

100% of students on the residential will improve by at least one grade in their GCSE exams.

Pupil Premium only trips to increase cultural capital

Extracurricular review showed that Pupil Premium students attend fewer trips and enrichments than their peers

 

 

£15,000 

All Pupil Premium students to attend at least one free trip over the course of the year

Staffed lecture series targeted at  High ability Pupil Premium students

 

 

High ability pupil premium students are a focus group for all of our weekly monitoring activities including book looks and learning walks

 

 

 

 £2,000

At least 80% of students attending should be Pupil Premium. Student survey will show that at least 80% of students agree that the lecture series deepened their thinking around the subject.

 

Free revision resources

Pupil Premium students given free revision guides, model essays and exam tip booklets. We have also invested in Hegarty Maths an Show My Homework

 

 £10,000 

All Pupil Premium students have access to model essays and resources for revision

 

Careers Intervention Programme

 

Designed by our National Award Winning Careers Advisor. Vulnerable students given specific opportunities to raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work

 

 

£60,000 

All Pupil Premium students to b at least one free trip, careers interview or work experience placement over the course of the year.

 

Creation of a Spending request form

Designed so that staff that have identified gaps in attainment and want support close them can make a spending request. Funds are granted on their ability to demonstrate impact on progress of pupil premium students

 

£10,000

The number of bids for teaching and learning evidence based research increases

Learning Resource Centre open to all students

 

Staffed from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Pepys Site) and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Jerningham Site)

 

£55,000

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Homework club

 

Supervised homework club that runs at the end of each school provides students with a quiet environment to work

 

 

£12,000 

There is no gap in the number homework sanctions over the academic year recorded by PP and Non PP students

Admin structure to monitor and maximise attendance

 

In school variations in attendance and Pupil Premium students disproportionally represented in the persistently absent figures

 

£47,000 

Attendance of all year groups consistently above national average and raising over time