Lea Valley Academy

Part of the

Pupil Premium

At Lea Valley, we are committed to reducing inequalities in outcomes for our students irrespective of their social background.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to promoting an inclusive learning environment where all students, including students for whom English is an additional language (EAL), students with Special Educational Needs and students with disabilities (SEND) are successfully prepared for their future pathways.

Contextual Information: 2017 2018 academic year

Year

Student Numbers

Number of students eiligible for PP funding

FSM

LAC

Children of service personnel

7

176

96: 55% of the cohort

35

1

0

8

173

111: 64% of the cohort

53

1

0

9

179

113: 63% of the cohort

57

1

0

10

195

113: 58% of the cohort

50

2

0

11

180

197: 54% of the cohort

45

1

0

6th Form

261

48: 18% of the cohort - Final Numbers TBC

38

1

0

Total

1164

578: 50% of students

278

7

0

Please click here to view Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement: 2018-19

1.   Summary information

Academic Year

2018/19

Total PP budget given for academic year 2018/19

£519,000

Date of  PP Review

(SR, SG, JV, trustee)

14/11/18      23/1/19

13/3/19        22/5/19

10/7/19

Total number of pupils

1137

Number of eligible PP pupils this represents

2018/19

Year 7 96       Year 8 107

Year 9 111     Year 10 109

Year 11 95     Year 12 47

TOTAL 565   (50%)

Date for next internal review of this strategy

(SR)

After every data drop – half termly

 

Progress 8 2017-2018

Year Group

Progress 8 Aut 1

PP

Progress 8 Aut 1

Non PP

Progress 8 Spring 1

PP

Progress 8 Spring 1

Non PP

Progress 8 Summer 1 PP

Progress 8 Summer   Non PP

Progress 8

Year 11 Results

PP

Progress 8

Year 11 Results

Non PP

7

0.3

0.29

0.14

0.24

0.53

0.57

 

 

8

0.21

0.24

0.41

0.28

0.76

0.58

 

 

9

-0.88

-0.76

-0.27

-0.19

-0.14

-0.09

 

 

10

-0.83

-0.57

0.07

0.28

-0.84

-0.26

 

 

11

-0.88

-0.89

-0.55

-0.83

-0.29

-0.45

-0.28

-0.44

 

 

2.   Barriers to future attainment  (for pupils eligible for PP including high ability)

 

 In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor literacy skills)

A.    

Lower than expected literacy and numeracy levels amongst pupil premium students from Year 7  onwards

B.

The attendance and participation of PP Students to intervention groups, extra-curricular activities and educational visits

C.

Boys underachievement in literacy, with a focus on KS4

 External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

D.

Educational aspirations of parents and parental engagement

E.

Changing specification and assessment criteria for all students with increased focus on literacy and numeracy

F.

Lack of access to educational resources such as the internet, books and study equipment

 

3.   Outcomes

 

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria

A.     

Students eligible for PP in Year 7 to make at least expected progress in English and Maths, including students from all prior ability groups

90% of Students eligible for PP in Year 7 to make expected progress to meet their end of year predictions.

B.     

To narrow the gap in the difference  in achievement outcomes at GCSE in English and Maths for students eligible for PP compared to non PP.

Students eligible for PP in Year 11 to achieve Maths and English GCSEs in line with non PP students

C.     

To narrow the gap in the overall difference in progress 8 and attainment 8 between PP and non PP students.

Positive progress gap score for all year groups, with particular focus on Year 11.  Increase in overall A8 score for PP students

D.     

Improved attendance rate of LAC  and PP students

Absent rate to be in line with the overall national rate of 5.2%

E.     

Enhanced student engagement including involvement in extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

The percentage of PP students with behaviour incidents/fixed term exclusions falls and is in line with students who are non PP.  PP attendance to extra-curricular activities, intervention sessions and learning opportunities increases


4.   Planned expenditure

Academic year

2018/19

The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

     i.    Learning in the curriculum

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation? 

A. Students eligible for PP in Year 7 to make at least expected progress in English Maths

Develop high quality literacy and numeracy provision.

 

GROW@KS3 Literacy Practitioner Training funded for 6 staff. (Institute of Education)

 

NGRT screening, CATS testing, and numeracy testing used for early identification of PP students with barriers to learning. SEN Toolkit used to support diagnosis of specific learning need.

Targeted intervention through Ruth Miskin, GROW@ KS3 and Numeracy Catch-up programmes for all PP students identified as below expectation/SEND

In Year 7 55 students were below the threshold for reading and/or maths.  28 of these students are pupil premium

 

Of the 96 students identified as pupil premium in Year 7, just under a third achieved below the expected standard for reading and/or maths.  22 students were below in reading, 23 in maths

Higher literacy and numeracy content of new specifications means there is an increased need to bridge the gap and ensure high achievement of all

 

Research shows that early intervention to reduce the literacy and numeracy gap has a significant impact on overall achievement in future years.  For PP students who do not have such readily available access to literary materials, in school resources and support are crucial.

·       Regular monitoring of PP achievement data to include whole school and intervention strategy data

 

·       Staff GROW Practitioner Training

 

·       Quality assurance of literacy and numeracy programmes and their implementation across the curriculum

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

Total budgeted cost   

£113,600

B.     To narrow the gap in the differences in achievement outcomes  at GCSE in English and Maths for students eligible for PP

Specialised English and maths staff delivering small group interventions to identified underachieving PP students

 

 

KS4 revision material available without cost.

 

 

Maintain staffing levels to facilitate smaller classes in core subjects

 

 

Ongoing targeted intervention literacy and numeracy intervention for PP students identified as SEND

 

 

Students from low income households are less likely to receive private tuition, with a figure of 18% compared to 35% in high income households (Sutton Trust)

 

Direct funding ensures that PP students do not face barriers to their learning due to financial restrictions.

·       Smaller groups timetabled in KS4 (additional maths and English classes)

 

·       Introduction of a sixth period and targeted small group intervention  sessions in KS4

 

 

·       Regular monitoring and review at assessment points and data drops.

 

·       Quality assurance of teaching and learning within core departments

 

·       Provision of additional educational resources such as GCSE Pod, SAM Learning

·       Progress monitored in line management and half termly RASP meetings.

 

·       Use of in year assessment data to monitor progress

 

·       Impact analysis for all PP students taking part in intervention programmes

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

 

Total budgeted cost 

£173,500

C.    To narrow the gap in the difference in terms of Progress 8 and Attainment 8 between PP and non PP students.

Marking strategy to ensure high quality feedback that facilitates progress

 

Whole school CPD focusing on understanding data and how to use this to raise the achievement of all PP students, including those of lower, middle and higher ability  

 

Stretch and challenge materials to be utilised to target high ability PP students

 

Establishment of whole school homework club after school with library and computer access, targeted attendance of PP students

 

 

Opening of library at lunch times

 

Provision of revision materials at no cost

 

Enhance access to cultural enrichment subjects such as Music, Drama, high quality literature

 

Free Music tuition lessons

 

Exam access assessments completed for all PP students who are identified as SEND

Provision review and funding adjustment following all data drops to ensure robust provision for all PP students in all year groups

Research shows that quality feedback can add as much as 8 months progress to learners, at minimal cost

 

Targeting of strategy should be based on disadvantage not prior attainment.  It is important to target all pupil premium students who are falling behind whatever their prior ability

 

Studies by the Education Endowment Foundation show that students from low income households are significantly less likely to have support with homework tasks

 

Access to educational resources will facilitate the learning of those students who do not have such resources at home

 

The progress 8 gap  for students in Year 11 (exam cohort 2017-18) was –0.16.

 

In school data shows that whilst students in Year 7 and 8 have a positive progress gap for English and maths, in later years the gap is negative.

 

 

·       Progress monitored in line management and half termly RASP meetings, with strategic action planning

 

·       More robust analysis of PP data based on prior attainment, subject areas, progress buckets

 

·       Robust quality assurance of teaching and feedback throughout the school year

 

·       Monitoring of homework club and library attendance for PP students

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

Total budgeted cost 

£93,500

D.    Improved attendance rates of LAC students

Intervention strategies implemented from provision map/PEP to support LAC students based on identified reason for poor attendance

 

Whole school CPD on the social and emotional issues faced by LAC students

 

Development of buddying system

 

Breakfast club 

 

Targeted intervention and support through PEP meetings

 

Support within the EAL provision and expansion of staffing to facilitate support  for students with learning and personal development

 

Targeted one to one career’s advice for LAC students (Herts)

 

Senior Assistant Principle with responsibility for Careers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DFE study in 2011 highlighted the range of factors that contributed to low attendance rates amongst LAC students, ranging from underlying social and personal issues, low self- esteem and economic circumstances to stability issues and attitudes to education in the home environment prior to care 

 

Research indicates that few teachers have received specific training on meeting the needs of LAC students

 

Research also shows that transition from Primary to Secondary school is particularly challenging for Looked After Children who require greater consistency and stability

 

The number of LAC students on roll is currently 8

·       Early identification of LAC students whose attendance begins to fall below 96%

 

·       Early identification of underlying factors causing absence from school and individual attendance plans written by DT

 

 

·       Analysis of impact via weekly monitoring of attendance rates amongst LAC students

 

 

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

Total budgeted cost  

£87,400

    ii.    Social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

E.     Enhanced student engagement of PP students including involvement in extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robust careers programme to raise aspirations with targeted one to one career’s advice for PP students

 

 

Students from low income families report a below average interest in further education and fewer are able to afford university places in comparison to their more wealthy counterparts.  Awareness of opportunities to pursue high level careers has been shown to enhance their chances of success in school

Career’s programme written to include provision for those students where income is a barrier to further education choices

 

One to one careers advice for all disadvantaged students including PP and LAC

DP

After every data drop – each half term

 

Relative inclusion of PP students on school council to ensure high level of involvement in whole school development

Student voice is an empowering tool for students with PP and enables them to contribute to whole school development.

 

This increases their engagement and buy in

Analysis of student council reps to ensure representation of all interest groups including LAC and PP

 

 

Employment of 6th form mentors to support in class

SR/IW

After every data drop – each half term

 

Increased use of student voice to determine extra-curricular provision that links directly to student need

Student involvement in the selection of extra-curricular activities will ensure increased student buy in

 

Mapping extra-curricular provision to identified need will ensure that it supports learning and progress more effectively

After every data drop – each half term

 

Nurture group at KS3

Breakfast club at KS3

Homework club.

 

 

Direct funding for clubs targeting students with need.  PP students directly invited to attend clubs.

 

95% of PP should have attended one club in the academic year. 

 

Homework club run for students who have difficulty getting access resources and areas to study.

·       Attendance reports from all clubs.

·       Improved progress and attainment for students. 

·       Breakfast club should see an improvement in attendance and punctuality in the morning.

SENCO,

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

Ensure that PP students are entitled to go on visits in order to support their learning.

100% of students have opportunities to attend educational visits at no cost to themselves.

·       Students attend visits.

Ensure that PP students are confident about any upcoming exams.

All Year 11, 12 and 13 PP students attend sessions on coping with exams and how to revise in order to ensure that they are confident about the exams.

·       Student questionnaire highlights student confidence.

Total budgeted cost 

27,000

  iii.    Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

All targets met as listed above A-E

A vast  range of extra-curricular trips and activities

Direct help to students to give access to enrichment; trips with particular focus on Theatre and museum venues.

Trips mapped throughout the year linked closely to the curriculum,  Progress Leads to track PP students and their access to trips

 P Leads

SR

IW

After every data drop – each half term

 

 

Half term and Easter revision

.

Direct intervention and revision is seen to improve the outcomes for students. 

 

Students from low income households are less likely to receive private tuition, with a figure of 18% compared to 35% in high income households (Education Endowment Foundation)

 

Monitoring completed by Curriculum through RASP meetings.  Data collections should show continuous improvement

 SR/IB/GH/SG

After every data drop – each half term

 

 

Parental questionnaires and surveys at every parents meeting with PP analysis

Questionnaires and parents survey conducted and every parents evening. 

Monitoring at SLT meetings.

SR

After every data drop – each half term

 

Total budgeted cost 

£15,000


5.     Additional detail 

In this section you can annex or refer to additional information which you have used to inform the statement above.

 

 

Pupil Premium income

£519,000

Part funding allocated to:

Rationale

Barrier to learning addressed

Budget allocation (£)

RAG

Comments

SAP Literacy and Numeracy

SAP’s lead on bridging the literacy and numeracy gap for PP students, monitor progress of disadvantaged groups and implement appropriate whole school strategy for improvement

A

£16,000

 

 

Additional Senior Leader

Additional senior leader to support the provision within the school, maps and track achievement, attendance, behaviour and exclusion data and implement whole school strategy for improvement in identified subjects/areas

A-F

£90,000

 

 

Progress Leads

Heads of Year to track achievement of PP students and implement strategy as per meetings and action plans for students within their year group

C

£10,000

 

 

Inclusion Officer

To support identified students who are at risk of permanent exclusion and to provide a bespoke counselling and therapy service that underpins and promotes educational achievement.

D

£40,000

 

 

EAL staffing

To support students who are LAC with transition into school.  To work with the designated lead on LAC to promote the educational achievement of these students ensuring that they are supported emotionally and academically.  To contribute and take an active role in PEPs

D

£21,400

 

 

Additional staffing in English and maths

Additional intervention teacher appointed in the core to ensure targeted teaching and intervention to take place

B

£80,000

 

 

 TA

To support pupil premium students who are underachieving and who need support in accessing learning/removing barriers to learning.  Additional English and maths focus to enhance the literacy and numeracy for these students

B

£34,000

 

 

IAG – Senior Leader Responsibility

To develop programmes that raise the aspirations of PP students and provides high level, targeted and individualised guidance that helps them make informed choices and prepares them for the next stage of their education

B,D

£4,0000

 

 

Strategies agreed via PEP plans

PEP plans completed in review meetings to develop identified strategies to meet the needs of individual LAC students

C

£14,000

 

 

Staff training budget

External CPD for SAP with pupil premium and literacy/numeracy responsibility

Internal CPD for all staff, delivered by internal and external staff focusing on raising the achievement of pupil premium students

D

£5,000

 

 

Marking and feedback proformas

Structured, next step marking used to highlight areas of strength and give guidance to prompt improvements

D

£1,000

 

 

Department provision of free resources

Revision books, key texts, everyday equipment, exam papers and other educational resources to support student progress and learning provided free of charge

F

£35,000

 

 

School trips and extra-curricular activities

All extra-curricular and educational/school trips to be funded to provide PP students with opportunities to learn outside of the classroom

C

£25,000

 

 

Accessible laptops

Provision of equipment for PP students that they may not have access to at home but that provide access to wider educational information

F

£7,000

 

 

Year 7 and in year admissions transition programmes

To ensure stability for LAC and vulnerable students, to ensure early intervention for those students who are PP in their first year of school

A

£1,000

 

 

1 to 1 and small group intervention in the core (GROW@KS3)

To enable targeted support for students who are identified as below expectation in literacy and numeracy and who are underperforming in English and maths

B

£30,000

 

 

1 to 1 small group intervention to support identified learning, social and emotional needs particularly of students who are LAC

To enable targeted support for students who are identified with learning, social and emotional needs

B

£8,000

 

 

Breakfast club/nurture group/games club and homework club – resources and staffing

To provide additional nutrition, activities for students who are on low income.  To enhance student attendance.

C

£15,000

 

 

Testing and tracking materials for literacy and numeracy

To ensure the accurate identification of the learning needs of pupil premium students in order to ensure appropriate resourcing and strategy to remove any additional barriers to their success

A

£6,600

 

 

Library provision/librarian

To provide PP students with a place to study and develop learning.  To ensure access to books and reading materials as well as computers

C

£20,000

 

 

G & T club for high ability PP students

To ensure that there is appropriate stretch and challenge for high ability PP students who are at risk of underachievement as a result of low income

B,C

£3,000

 

 

One to one careers provision

To raise aspirations and provide additional support and guidance to PP students who may not have access to this information at home

C

£8,000

 

 

Contingency fund

To ensure accurate targeting of funds to the identified needs of PP students – review of PP spend and impact post every data collection and adjust spend to target areas of identified underachievement/concern for PP students

As required

£9,000

 

 

Total

 

 

£519,000