Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. 

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school. 

School overview

Detail

Data

School name

Christ’s School

Number of pupils in school 

979

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

17%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)

2021-2024

Date this statement was published

December 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

June 2022

Statement authorised by

Governing Body

Pupil premium lead

Will Graham

Governor / Trustee lead

Penny Cox

 

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£132,205

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

£ 18,000

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

£ 0

Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£150,205

 

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

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What are the key principles of your strategy plan?

At Christ’s we are committed to fulfil our mission statement which aims to ensure that all of “our students become confident, responsible and successful young people, who love learning, have a desire to lead and to serve, and are ambitious for their own futures”. 

What are your ultimate objectives for your disadvantaged pupils?

  1. Increase levels of reading and literacy of those disadvantaged students who have been identified as underachieving. 
  2. Increase levels of attainment in English and Maths so that all disadvantaged students make at least expected progress at the end of KS4 from their starting points.
  3. Ensure that all disadvantaged students have the support and resources they need to access the curriculum and participate in the extra curricular programme
  4. Ensure the curriculum is challenging, with high expectations for all students.

How does your current pupil premium strategy plan work towards achieving those objectives?

  1. 1. Increasing Reading and Literacy levels of students: our Bedrock Reading Programme provides targeted and bespoke support for all Year 7 students as part of their English curriculum. Year 8 students who have been identified as needing further support will remain on the programme.
  2. Our PPG Champions work with some of our most vulnerable students to improve their attendance to school. Our Attendance reward programme provides those students with short term goals and regular feedback on their progress towards achieving these. 

  3. The EdIT (Education Intervention Team) Maths and English intervention programme, targeted at KS3, aims to support students who are underachieving in either/both core subjects. The aim of these additional weekly lessons, delivered by specialist teachers, is to increase confidence and ultimately attainment in both subjects. 

  4. The Team Up tutoring programme operates during personal development time at the end of the school day. This 12 week programme provides targeted students in all year groups with 1-1 Maths and/or English tuition  

  5. Our PPG Champions (1 per Year group from Year 7 to 11) work with a targeted cohort in each year group to ensure that they have the resources they need to access the curriculum and encourage them to take part in the enrichment programme. 

  6. Our main Teaching and Learning priority for 2021-22 is Quality First Teaching with an emphasis on Curriculum Challenge and support for our Disadvantaged and SEND students.

 

Challenges

This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge 

1

Low Levels of Reading and Literacy amongst a significant number of students joining the school in Year 7

2

Absence of disadvantaged students is greater when compared to all students

3

Metacognition skills (learning how to learn) are often less evident 

4

Underachievement in Maths and English

5

Lack of funds to access the curriculum resources required and to participate in extracurricular activities

6

Students resilience and confidence 

 

Intended outcomes 

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Improve Reading and Literacy of Year 7 PPG students 

20% progress from starting points

A minimum of 95% attendance for PPG students

Attendance figure at the end of the academic year

High levels of satisfaction  from students following Elevate Study Skills Programme

At least 95% of students find the study skills sessions useful and informative

Maths and English outcomes Year 11

55% of Disadvantaged Year 11 students achieve grade 5 or above in English and Maths

All Disadvantaged students have resources required to access the curriculum as well as extra curricular opportunities

All Disadvantaged students take part in at least one school trip during the academic year

All Disadvantaged students are supported by PPG Champions with the resources they need to access the curriculum 

 

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £73,500

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

CPD Programme focus on Quality First Teaching

The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium

3&4

 

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions) 

Budgeted cost: £ 89,245

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Targeted subject specific intervention for KS4 students 

EEF research on Targeted academic support

3,4 &5

£3,969

KS3 Maths and English small group intervention for students underachieving 

EEF research on Targeted academic support

4

 

£31,600

Study Skills workshops  for every year group

EEF research on Metacognition

3

£10,000

Bedrock reading programme for all Year 7 students and targeted group of Year 8

EEF research on Targeted academic support

1

£4,240

1-1 Maths and English tuition through Team Up (external agency) for KS3&4 

EEF research on Targeted academic support

4

£11,000

English and Maths 1-1 tutoring (tutors employed by the school) for KS3&4 students 

EEF research on Targeted academic support

4

£28,436

 

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £42,320

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

PPG Champions support a targeted cohort of students in each year group, including provision of professional mentoring programme for Years 7,10&11

EEF research into the effectiveness of a range of wider strategies to support disadvantaged students

5&6

 

£10,050

PPG Attendance Reward Programme

EEF research into the effectiveness of a range of wider strategies to support disadvantaged students

2

£1,000

Education Welfare Officer weekly meetings with HOYs to support students who are PA

EEF research into the effectiveness of a range of wider strategies to support disadvantaged students

2

£18,630

Weekly meetings between HOY, PSW, Learning Support Lead; Behaviour Mentors to plan support for vulnerable students

EEF research into the effectiveness of a range of wider strategies to support disadvantaged students

2&4

 

£10,640

Behaviour Mentor small group interventions

EEF research into the effectiveness of a range of wider strategies to support disadvantaged students

6

£2,000

Total budgeted cost: £205,065

 

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year. 

Due to COVID-19, performance measures have not been published for 2020 to 2021, and 2020 to 2021 results will not be used to hold schools to account. Given this, please point to any other pupil evaluations undertaken during the 2020 to 2021 academic year, for example, standardised teacher administered tests or diagnostic assessments such as rubrics or scales.

Headline

2019 Disadvantaged

2021 Disadvantaged

5+ 9-4 GCSEs with English & Maths

56%

54%

If last year marked the end of a previous pupil premium strategy plan, what is your assessment of how successfully the intended outcomes of that plan were met?

Overall outcomes for Disadvantaged students improved significantly in 2020 (% achieving 5+ A*-C/5-9 with English and Maths was 12% less than all students). The outcomes for disadvantaged students in 2021 were not as positive, the pandemic and school (partial) closures contributed to the gap between disadvantaged students and all students widening.

Intervention

Impact 

Cost

CPD programme to focus on improving pedagogy and curriculum challenge

Staff survey (summer 2021) 83.8% agreed that CPD programme supported their development (69% 2019)

£73,700

  1. Students not making expected progress in Maths and English in KS3 have small group intervention

 
 

English

Maths

Total

45

47

PP

25

17

Expected Progress

18

12

More than expected progress

7

5

£31,600

2.Improve reading competence for Year 7 students

  1. Bedrock Reading Programme

 

Total who took part

146

Total PP

36

Average overall improvement

16%

Average PP improvement

18%

£5,270

PPG students mentored by 5 PPG Champions

Engagement tracker outcomes

 

Maths 1-1 tuition

 

Year

number

Progress

11

5

80% met/exceeded target grades

10

7

71% made progress

9

5

100% made progress













 

£18,934

English 1-1 Tuition

 

Year

number

Progress

11

3

100% improved by 1 grade

10

1

No improvement

9

2

100% from “developing” to “secure”

8

3

7

3

Attendance reward scheme

PPG students with attendance concerns targeted with reward programme overseen by PPG Champions

Autumn Term 2: 47 students targeted; 78% improved attendance by the end of term

Summer term 1: 17 students targeted; 82% improved attendance

£1,000

 

 

Externally provided programmes

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England

Programme

Provider

After School 1-1 Maths and English Tuition programme 

PPG Intervention Data 2021-22

Year

Number

Average attendance

Average effort

Baseline grade

Progress grade

Progress per term (grades)

PPG progress per term (grades)

Male

Female

PPG

7

16

83%

5/6

2.8

3.2

1.4

0.85

60%

40%

35%

8

18

85%

5/6

2.5

3.7

1.2

0.2

53%

47%

40%

9

19

94%

4/6

1.7

2.7

0.8

1.97

79%

21%

45%

10

19

94%

5/6

2.9

4

1.1

0.6

71%

29%

40%

11

18

81%

5/6

1.9

3.9

2

0.8

60%

40%

50%

Team Up

 

cost £11,400

   


 

 

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