Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:

  • Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
  • Have been i Local Authority care for more than 1 day or have been adopted from care (£1900)
  • Have parents/carers in the armed services currently, or at any time in the past 4 years (£300)

The funding is used to support the students in the areas identified as requiring further support from the Raise Online report and Praising Stars (academy reporting system).

We estimate being allocated approximately £317,767 for the academic year 2019 – 2020. We will receive this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).

At Outwood Academy Brumby we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years, all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their full potential. We aim to ‘narrow the gaps’ between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.

Below is a list of strategies that we use to support students and a link to the total cost of some of these strategies. The intervention strategies exceed by far the total amount we receive for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies.

Strategy Review Meetings

  • Half-termly data entry is used to measure students expected attainment and effort for every subject. This is then used to inform meetings that take place within the inclusion team. Progress of pupil premium and more able disadvantaged students is compared to the rest of the academy population to ensure any emerging gaps are identified swiftly and intervention is put in place to close them.
  • Weekly meetings to discuss Year 11 students and to overcome any barriers that may arise to students’ progress. This is attended by the Senior Leadership Team, Inclusion Tea, Year 11 Learning Manager, curriculum leaders for Mathematics, English and Science and OGAT Subject Directors. Pupil Premium and more able disadvantaged students are actively discussed at these meetings to ensure that students are accessing the interventions on offer.
  • Attendance of Pupil Premium students is discussed at the weekly SLT meetings.
  • Half termly meetings to discuss the progress of Year 10 students with all curriculum leaders. We place a focus on Pupil Premium students and more able disadvantaged to ensure that they access interventions in the academy.
  • Weekly inclusion meetings with members of staff who work in the academy’s Bridge, Impact Zone and the Learning Managers.

Curriculum Support

  • Revision sessions for are held at regular intervals throughout the year for those students that have an upcoming exam. Sessions are provided within the academy day as well as evenings, and during school holiday time. These are delivered with the support of the Subject Directors that work with OGAT.
  • All students have access to ‘Hegarty Maths and Educake (Science), online resources used to set homework, review lesson outcomes and guide students through activities.
  • Revision guides are provided for students in Maths, English and Science
  • Directors of English, Maths and Science have been deployed from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust to support students in making 3 levels of progress and beyond in English, Maths and Science.
  • Option English and Option Maths are additional lessons to the core curriculum for these subject areas where the class sizes are kept small to maximise potential.
  • Additional tutoring is provided through 121 tutors for Maths, English and Science
  • Enrichment sessions are delivered after-school from September for all GCSE subjects.
  • Specialist literacy and numeracy support in Key Stage 3 and 4.
  • Offsite provision is offered to support students who are disengaged with the traditional school environment or who have a particular wish to explore a more vocational route.
  • Students who qualify for Pupil Premium are also supported with music lessons and contributions towards equipment and trips to enhance their learning experience whilst at the Academy.
  • The Accelerated Reader is a programme used to support all Key Stage 3 students with their general reading skills and to narrow the gap and ensure that all students can gain a thirst for literature and also access exam papers later in school life.
  • Lexia Intervention Key Stage 3 students

Uniform and Trips

Uniform has been provided for all students so that they are starting from the same point. This will continue in the future. Additional uniform is also provided to vulnerable students. Outwood Academy Brumby offers financial assistance for families and students wishing to attend school trips and excursions, this ensures that all students benefit from a variety of experiences designed to enhance life chances and removes what could be a financial barrier.

Careers advice and guidance for Years 9-11

Careers education is embedded in our ‘Life’ programme and is delivered to all students. We have a Careers office based in the Academy which is run by our independent and impartial brokered company Careers Inc, who can support and advise students on all aspects of Careers guidance. We also have our careers library located in the Impact Zone. Within the Careers library students can also find out about Sixth form and College courses as well as other pathways including Apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational routes and be supported with applications and CVs. Students requiring support for choosing their options in Year 9 or after Year 11 are provided with access to Careers interviews. Students and Parents / carers can also request interviews by contacting the relevant Learning Manager. Presentations have been given by motivational speakers working in industry and from other local services linked to apprenticeships and further education.

Pastoral Care

Our Inclusion Manager works tirelessly to support our most vulnerable students through maintaining strong links with external agency support services.

The Bridge facility is used to provide one to one support for vulnerable students and is also open in a morning for social time and a breakfast club.

The Canteen also offers a free breakfast to all students who are in receipt of free school meals along with a free bagel for any student.

Additional schemes are run throughout the year:

  • Friendship club – building self-esteem and offering a support network.
  • Handwriting club – support offered to all year groups to help support their handwriting skills.
  • Stubby Club – an after school club for dyslexic students and parents.
  • Our proactive intervention programme offers a varied and wide ranging programme of workshops and courses throughout the year including anger management, self esteem groups and personal safety.

SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability)

There is planned additional literacy and numeracy intervention in Key Stage 3. Greater enrichment opportunities will also be provided in the field of literacy and numeracy.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

An independent careers team (Careers Inc) have been employed for two days a week to work with students from years 9 – 11. All Year 11 students are offered a meeting with the adviser where independent advice and guidance is offered. Additional consultations are made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their post 16 transition route. Specific work takes place with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs (Not in education, employment or training). We hold bespoke Careers Fairs, which are open to students in all year groups.

Attendance

A focus is adopted to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95% attendance in an academic year, through the employment of an Attendance Manager and Attendance Admin. These colleagues are highly skilled in supporting disadvantaged students in maintaining a high level of attendance, through quality home communication and meetings. We also work with an OGAT attendance director to ensure that we use best practice that has been developed across the trust. Students are rewarded for 100% attendance and for improved attendance. There is also an allocation for hardship fund to assist pupils who may struggle to attend school due to transport or uniform issues.

Peer Mentor Readers

These students are amomng the top 5% of readers in the country and will be supporting our KS3 students with their reading skills. Peer Mentors are positive role models working closely with students, supporting them with a variety of issues.

Numeracy Ninja/Timetable Rockstars

A Key Stage 3 programmes to develop students’ proficiency and skillset within mathematics. These are completed at least once a fortnight, in Mathematics lessons for all students in Key Stage 3.

Pat Dog

Animal therapy where students are encouraged to read to a specially trained dog. This intervention is for students who have been identified as needing extra support in their reading. Whilst reading to the Pat Dog student’s confidence in reading out loud is improved.

Outcomes for Students Key Stage 4 2018 – 2019

Year 11 students in 2018-2019 had a Key Stage 2 APS of 28.3. The Key Stage 2 APS for Pupil Premium students was 27.5 and for FSM students was 27.2.

Pupil Premium funding was used for the following strategies:

  • Revision sessions were held at regular intervals throughout the year for those students that have an upcoming exam. Sessions were provided within the Academy day as well as evenings, and during school holiday time. These were delivered with the support of the Subject Directors that work with OGAT.
  • All students had access to ‘Hegarty Maths and Educake (Science), online resources used to set homework, review lesson outcomes and guide students through activities.
  • Revision guides were provided for students in Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Directors of English, Mathematics and Science were deployed from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust to support students in making 3 levels of progress and beyond in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Option English and Option Maths were additional lessons to the core curriculum for Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Additional tutoring was provided through 1-2-1 tutors for Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Offsite provision was offered to support students who were disengaged with the traditional school environment or who had a particular wish to explore a more vocational route.
  • Additional sessions were provided in VMG and lunch times in English, mathematics and Science.
  • Enrichment sessions were delivered after-school from September for all GCSE subjects

There were no Looked After Children in Year 11 in the year 2018-2019.

In 2018 the national average progress for pupil premium students was -0.44.

60.5%of Pupil Premium students achieved GCSE 4+ in Mathematics and English (2018-2019). This was 44% (in 2017-2019) nationally, showing over 15% gain at Outwood Academy Brumby against the National picture. (source-characteristics national tables DfE)