Pupil/Catch-up Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Government to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived.

The amount of Pupil Premium allocation that Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre receives can be seen below.

2012-13 £211,410
2013-14 £275,568
2014-15 £257,125
2015-16 £237,331
2016-17 £250,000 (Estimate)

 

In 2016/17 55% of students at Hillcrest are eligible for pupil premium funding, this is significantly higher than the national figure for 2015/16 of 29%.

This breaks down as Year 7 = 63%, Year 8 = 59%, Year 9 = 50%, Year 10 = 50%, Year 11 = 54%

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to close the achievement gap between students entitled to pupil premium funding and other students nationally, to raise aspirations, to promote social mobility and ensure more students get to attend top universities or higher apprenticeships.

The strategy ensures that funding is spent to enable disadvantaged students to receive additional support and resources that remove any barriers to learning and success. The progress of individual pupils is constantly tracked and appropriate support and intervention identified and actioned as rapidly as possible.

 

Common Barriers to Learning:

  • Lack of time, space, resources and support for working at home.
  • Lack of enrichment opportunities.
  • Poor literacy and numeracy skills.
  • High mobility – where pupils have attend a number of primary or secondary schools.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Low aspiration.
  • Poor attendance and punctuality.
  • Challenging behaviour.
  • Social/community issues.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

  1. Pupil Support – Teaching
  • Extra staff hours to allow smaller groups in English, Maths and Science.
  • Small group and one to one tuition.
  • Diagnostic Feedback and Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT).
  • Form time literacy and numeracy programme.
  • Associate AHT to lead on Homework.
  • Intervention and in year admissions coordinator.
  1. Pupil Support – Curriculum Enrichment
  • Out of Hours Learning and educational visits e.g. Year 10 + 11 A*/A Maths and Further Maths sessions and Year 8 Big Bang Visit
  • Gifted and Talented programmes e.g. The Brilliant Club, Aim Higher,
  • Accelerated Reading Programme.
  1. Pupil Support – Music Tuition
  2. Pupil Support – Study support and learning to learn
  • Metacognition, revision programmes and packs e.g. ‘Review, Revise, Revisit’, ‘Learning Scientists’ and ‘Flipped Learning’.
  • Homework support and ‘Show My Homework’.
  • Home Learning Programmes e.g Active learn, MyMaths, MathsWatch
  1. Pupil Support – Individual Resources
  2. Pupil Support – Year 7 and 8 Progress Teacher
  3. Pupil Support –  Pastoral and external agencies
  • Year 6 to 7 Transition Summer School.
  • Behaviour and pastoral support programmes e.g. Jamie’s Farm, Healthy Minds fitness project
  • IIAG Advisor, Education Welfare and Forward Thinking (CAMHS) support worker.

 

 

2014-15

Spending

2015-16

Spending

2016-17

Allocations

1.      Pupil Support – Teaching Additional Maths, English and Science groups, in class support, intervention groups, intervention/literacy coordinator and training. £125,151

 

 

£136,490 £136,583

 

2.      Pupil Support – Curriculum Enrichment Curriculum based trips and learning off site, The Brilliant Club, Out of Hours Learning, The Accelerated Reader Programme, Library resources KS3/KS4 books, IT Dynamic Learning, Online Mathematics Programmes, SAM learning, Literacy Guides, Literacy boxes, Aim Higher activities, Mathematics new curriculum learning materials and homework support books. £104,307

 

 

£69,809

 

£84,117
3.      Pupil Support – Music Tuition Individual and small group instrumental tuition. £6000 £10,800 £10,000
4.      Study Support and Learning to Learn Holiday revision classes, Maths Boosters, Show My Homework £444 £1000 £2000
5.      Year 7 and 8 Progress Teacher Catch –up classes for students entering school below Level 4 in Year 7. £6721 £1537 £5000
6.      Pupil Support – Individual Resources Revision Guides, Technology CA resources, art resources and calculators. £2802 £4995 £5000
7.      Pupil Support –  Pastoral and external agencies Additional Education Welfare and IAG support. £11,700 £12,300 £12,300
  TOTAL £257,125 £237,500 £250,000

 

 

Closing The Gap 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

 

Year 11
GCSE Attainment
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding Other
students
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding Other
Students
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding

(Hillcrest)

Other
Students

(Hillcrest)

All  students

nationally

Other Students Nationally (NPP)
Attainment 8 Score         46.44 57.25 49.3 52.56
% A*-C Grades in English and Mathematics         40 92 62 69
% 5 or more A*-C Grades including English and Mathematics 35 55 36 50        
% 5 or more A*-C Grades 40 62 58 69        
% achieving  English Baccalaureate 18 31 31 43 36 61 25  
% entered for the English Baccalaureate 53 74 39 52 58 92 40  
Year 11

GCSE Progress

Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding Other
students
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding Other
Students
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding

(Hillcrest)

Other
Students

(Hillcrest)

All  students

nationally

Other Students Nationally (NPP)
Progress 8 Score         -0.06 +0.27 0.00 +0.10
% achieving expected progress in English 53 61 72 73  81  89    
% achieving  more than expected progress in English 14 17 22 38  34  57    
% achieving expected progress in Mathematics 46 74 52 65  48  82    
% achieving more than expected progress in Mathematics 12 27 24 25  23  42    

 

Year 11 2015-16 – 63% of students at Hillcrest eligible for pupil premium funding

Year 11 2014-15 – 60% of students at Hillcrest eligible for pupil premium funding

Year 11 2013-14 – 62% of students at Hillcrest eligible for pupil premium funding

 

Summary of the impact of Pupil Premium spending on Year 11 GCSE outcomes 2015-2016:

The impact on educational achievement arising from Pupil Premium expenditure are the outcomes for disadvantaged students, as demonstrated in their achievement, attendance and reward data.

2016 figures show that Year 11 disadvantaged pupils at Hillcrest achieved:

  • GCSE Progress 8 Score of -0.06 compared to -0.38(disadvantaged pupils nationally) and -0.14(disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham).
  • GCSE Attainment 8 Score of 46.44 compared to 41.1(disadvantaged pupils nationally) and 44.4 (disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham).
  • GCSE Ebacc percentage of 34% compared to 12% (disadvantaged pupils nationally) and 16% (disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham). The % of Hillcrest students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieving the English Baccalaureate is improving and is above the performance of other students nationally.
  • GCSE A*-C in both English and mathematics percentage of 40% compared to 43% (disadvantaged pupils nationally) and 48% (disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham). The % of Hillcrest students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieving A*-C in mathematics and English is improving. Up 4% from 2014-15.
  • The % of students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths is improving. Up 6%.
  • The expected progress of students in receipt of pupil premium funding is improving. Up 11% in English.
  • The % of students in receipt of pupil premium funding making more than expected progress in English is improving. Up 15%.
  • The % of students in receipt of pupil premium funding making more than expected progress in mathematics is improving. Up 3%.
  • Whole school attendance 2015-16 All students = 95.6% Nat (95%), Non FSM =96.5% Nat (95.9%), FSM =95% Nat (92.7%)
  • 20 Year 11 students did not achieved their GIR Rewards target based on attendance, punctuality, attitude to learning. 55% of which were students in receipt of pupil premium funding.
  • The transition onto further education, training or work is excellent with 100% of 2016 leavers starting KS5 courses or apprenticeships.

 

Summary of impact of Pupil Premium spending on Year 7 to 10 in 2015 – 2016:

  • 60% of students in Year 7 to 10 were eligible for pupil premium funding.
  • One of the main barriers to learning identified by students and staff was the successful completion of homework to prepare students for the next stages of their learning. To support students with this the school introduced ‘Show My Homework’ in 2016 to give students and parents access to homework tasks and resources online and via their smart phones. The homework facilities in school are available 8am each morning, at lunchtime and after school to allow students access to IT facilities and teacher support.
  • Year 10 students external GCSE Science results show that students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieved 10% above other students in terms of A*-C grades.
  • The gap between students in receipt of pupil premium funding is closing, for example in Year 9 students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieved almost a third of a grade lower than other students in the autumn term. By the end of the summer term students in receipt of pupil premium funding achieved almost a fifth of a grade higher on average.

 

Summary of impact on Post 16 data 2015-16

Disadvantaged students made achieved higher attainment and made better progress than other student in the sixth form and nationally.

2015-16 Disadvantaged

VA

Non- disadvantaged

VA

Disadvantaged Attainment Non- disadvantaged

Attainment

A level +0.42 +0.08 C+ C-
Academic +0.48 +0.12 C+ C-
Applied General +1.57 +1.05 Dist* Dist*

 

 

Pupil Premium Priorities for 2016-2017:

  • Raise attainment and increase progress for all students, especially those in receipt of pupil premium funding and having high prior attainment.
  • Close the gap between students in receipt of pupil premium funding and others in attainment in grade 4+ and 5+ in English and mathematics.

 

Impact of Pupil Premium spending on current students Year 7 to 11 2016-17 (spring 2017 data)

  • Disadvantaged students in Year 8 to 11 are currently working in line with or above other students in terms of their average grade.
  • Disadvantaged students in Year 7 are currently working 1/10th of a grade below other students.

How can you support my child?

  • Ask your child about their day and what they have been learning.
  • Provide a quiet place at home for students to work and encourage your child to attend homework club.
  • Make sure your child has the basic equipment needed to do her homework and establish a routine for when homework is completed.
  • Use your Show My Homework login to check what homework your child had and monitor that it has been completed.
  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time every day with the correct equipment and in correct uniform.
  • Praise your child and talk about their aspirations for the future.
  • Watch current affairs programmes and discuss as a family.
  • Arrange visits in the school holidays and weekends to the many free museums and cultural sites locally.
  • Promote the importance of school and reward success.
  • Attend school events such as parents’ evenings, review meetings, parental support sessions, concerts and awards mornings.
  • If you have any concerns about your child’s education or well-being contact school for support.

 

For more information please visit the Department for Education Website

 

Catch-up Premium Strategy
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 (or score below 100 in 2016/17) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
Allocations
2012-2013                            £8,500
2013- 2014                           £7,500
2014-15                                £4,500
2015-2016                            £10,000
2016-2017                            £9,765
 
Money is currently spent on a tuition programme for students who do not achieve level 4 in English and/or Maths.  The students each have an initial meeting with the one to one tutor (primary trained) to assess their individual needs and do a baseline assessment.  A timetable is then devised that meets the needs of the students which ranges from intense one to one work, pair work or small group work.  Students’ progress is monitored after each data entry and by the assessments done with the tutor.  If students have made sufficient progress (secure level 4) they may exit the tuition programme, but are still monitored throughout their time in year 7 and may come back into the scheme if their working at levels remain unchanged or decrease. Last year’s Year 7 catch-up premium money was spent in the same way and yielded the results below.
Impact of Year 7 Catch-up Premium
English Impact 2015/2016
One-to-one catch-up tutoring was provided to all students who had key stage 2 points of below 25.
Overall success:
·         74% reached a score of 25 by the end of Year 7.
There were four students who did not reach 25 points. However, their targets were lower than 25 due to their lower starting points at primary school. Three of the four students however met their progress target for the year.
Mathematics Impact 2015/2016
One-to-one catch-up tutoring was provided to all students who had Key Stage 2 points of below 25.
Overall success:
·         63% reached a score of 25 by the end of the Year 7.
There were six students who did not reach 25 points. However, their targets were lower than 25 points due to their lower starting points at primary school. One of the six students did met their progress target for the year.

 

Updated Sept 2016

For more information please visit the Department for Education Website