Pupil Premium and SEND

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: 2021 2022 academic year

 

NoR M F FSM PP SEN EHCP EAL
No No % No % No % No % No % No % No %
Year 7
143 67 47 76 53 68 48 86 60 96 67 4 3 83 58
Year 8 164 81 49 84 51 51 31 76 46 41 25 3 2 113 69
Year 9 159 87 55 72 45 43 27 70 44 50 31 3 2 102 64
Year 10 172 77 45 95 55 63 37 88 51 53 31 5 3 107 62
Year 11 183 106 58 77 42 67 37 90 49 51 28 2 1 124 68
Year 12 79 36 46 43 54 15 19 25 32 11 14 0 0 46 58
Year 13 57 28 49 29 51 11 19 0 0 11 19 1 2 37 65
Total 957 482 50 476 50 318 33 435 45 11 33 18 2 612 64
NoR HH H M L
No No % No % No % No %
Year 7 143 0 0 12 9 96 74 22 17
Year 8 164 27 17 31 20 71 45 24 15
Year 9 159 13 9 19 13 80 55 31 21
Year 10 172 19 12 12 8 93 59 30 19
Year 11 183 12 79 14 9 100 61 35 21
Year 12 79
Year 13 57
Total 957 71 9 88 12 440 58 142 19

Pupil Premium Statement : Financial Year 2020-21

Pupil Premium Statement

Financial Year 2020-21

Number of pupils eligible for PP funding (Year 7 to Year 11)

405/847 = 47.82%

PP allocation financial year 2020-21 (@ £955 per pupil x 405

£386,775

 

Total £386,775

 

Project / strategy

Objectives

Resources and costs

Type of intervention

Impact (to date)

Year 7 Transition curriculum

To support the transition from Yr 6-7 and to provide catch-up teaching for pupils who did not meet age expectations in English and Maths at the end of Yr 6, through a more ‘primary-style’ curriculum

0.75 x fte teacher: £40,000 0.75 x fte TA: £20,000 Teaching resources: £2,000 =£62,000

Group:

Literacy 9 of 12 pupils are PP (75%)

Numeracy 5 of 8 pupils are PP (62.5%)

Tbc June 2021

Year 8 Catch-up groups

To build on the Yr 7 and provide additional targeted support with reading, literacy and numeracy for students significantly below national expectations

0.75 x fte teacher: £40,000 0.75 x fte TA: £20,000 Teaching resources: £1,000 =£61,000

Group:

Literacy 12 of 27 pupils are PP (45%)

Numeracy 8 of 18 pupils are PP (45%)

Tbc June 2021

Accelerated Reader

To improve the reading ages of students at a rate higher than expected. Develop a love of reading

Software licence and training: £5000

Resources: £5000

0.5 x fte librarian: £17 500

All PP in year 7 and 8, plus targeted students in above years.

Tbc June 2021

Tracking progress of FSM/CLA pupils

Additional Data Manager time to support the development and implementation of improved monitoring and tracking of key groups of pupils, in particular PP pupils

Tracking progress of FSM/CLA pupils 0.2 x fte Data Manager: £5,000

Specifically targeted at all PP pupils

Accurate data regarding the progress of vulnerable groups including PP pupils is produced four times per year, and facilitates the targeting of appropriate inventions.

 

Tracking student attendance and family support

Additional Attendance Officer and Family Support Officer time to enable early identification of attendance concerns and increased capacity to provide both students and families with support. 

 

0.2 x fte attendance officer: £6,400

0.2 x fte family support officer: 6,400

= 12,800

Specifically targeted at all PP pupils

 

Employment of a school Counsellor

 

Providing counselling services under the direction of the in-house Educational Psychologist and Director of Inclusion to support vulnerable learners

1 x fte EP: £38,000

Group: Indirect and direct work with groups or individual students. Working with whole school and staff groups within school to support SEMH and vulnerable students

More immediate access to appropriate support agencies for students. Larger number of students with SEMH and vulnerable needs being supported. Increased staff awareness of groups and individual students’ needs and strategies to support students. Detailed student reports for all stakeholders.

Additional staffing in Inclusion Faculty

To support EAL students who are early stage users of English and need additional support to enable them to access the mainstream curriculum fully.

1 fte teacher: £53,500

Group: On site provision to support EAL students to fully mainstream school. 27 of 49 pupils are PP (55%)

 

Students accessing some mainstream lessons. Less disruption in mainstream classes and around the school

Alternative Provision

To provide alternative provision (AP) to pupils for whom a mainstream curriculum is unsuitable to their learning needs.

·       REACH

·       The Beacon Centre

·       ACE

·       Applied Educational Solutions

Off-site AP costs: £45,000 approx.

Individual placements: 4 of 4 AP pupils are PP (100%)

Improvement in attendance rates and reduction in fixed term exclusion rates for these students demonstrates improved engagement with learning.

Hardship fund

Hardship Fund to allow families to purchase essential school-related clothing or equipment in times of financial difficulty and support with the purchasing of learning resources such as independent learning workbooks.

£10,000

PP students only

Access to uniform, school stationery, textbooks, workbooks, revision materials and educational visits

Additional staffing in core subjects to reduce class sizes in KS4 (Years 9-11)

On entry, attainment of the pupils is below average in all years and the percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals is above the national average. Student levels of literacy are lower than the national average on entry. Reducing class sizes has allowed staff to give more personal attention and support to pupils within their groups who need it most.

0.6 x fte English teacher: £33,000

0.6 x fte Maths teacher: £32,000

0.6 x fte Science teacher: £32,000

=£96,000

All PP pupils

 

 

 

 

Total = £421, 800

 

 

SEND Allocation Statement : Financial Year 2020-21

Number of EHCP students (Year 7 to Year 13)

16/941 = 1.7%

Number of K support students (Year 7 to Year 13)

 

125/941 = 13%

SEND allocation financial year 2020-21

 

£78,445 High needs funding

£12,000 school bloc allocation

 

 

Total £90,445

 

 

Project / strategy

Objectives

Resources and costs

Type of intervention

Impact (to date)

In Class Support

To support the EHCP students and those undergoing a statutory needs assessment to access the curriculum fully and make good progress against their expected outcomes

0.85 x fte TA: £15,725

0.85 x fte TA: £15,725

0.85 x fte TA: £15,725

0.85 x fte TA: £16,787.5

0.50 x fte TA: 9,250                = £73,212.5

Specifically targeted at all 16 EHCP students from years 7-11 and those identified as needing a statutory assessment (10 students)

 

Tbc June 2021

One to One Reading Support

To improve at a higher rate than expected the reading ages of students in year 7 and 8 who are significantly below upon entry

 

0.15 x fte TA: £2775

Teaching resources: £110 =£2885

Group: 3 year 7 pupils and 3 year 8 pupils

Tbc June 2021

One to One Mentoring Support

To support targeted EHCP and K students with managing their behaviours and building positive relationships with staff and students

 

0.15 x fte TA: £2775

0.15 x fte TA: £2962.5

= £5737.5

Group: 4 year 10 pupils and 3 year 11 pupils

Tbc June 2021

ASDAN Qualification

To deliver the ASDAN qualification to targeted students in years 9-11 as part of the inclusion pathway offer

0.15 x fte TA: £2775

0.25 x fte SENCo: £1435

=£17,134

Group: 4 pupils in year 9, 7 pupils in year 10, 5 pupils in year 11,

 

Tbc June 2021

Educational Psychology and SEND Services

Additional Educational Psychology and SEND Services to provide full  EP assessments to support IEPs and EHCP applications

Educational Psychology Service £5600

SEND Services £2889

= £8489

Specifically targeted at students with undiagnosed needs or those requiring a statutory needs assessment

2 EP Assessments completed in the Autumn Term and EHCP applications submitted.

In house Educational Psychologist

To provide a drop in service to support the identification of additional needs and the IEP process. To assess students for access arrangements. To conduct full EP assessments to support with EHCP applications

0.20 x fte EP: £14,400

Specifically targeted at students with undiagnosed needs or those requiring a statutory needs assessment  as well as students identified for Access Arrangements

 

2 EP Assessments,

50 drop in sessions and 8 Access Arrangements completed in the Autumn Term.

 

 

 

 

Total = £121,858

 

 

 

 

 

16-19 Tuition Fund

Lea Valley Academy is using additional funding for its 16-19 programmes to deliver additional teaching for year 13 (classes receive an additional 50 minutes of teaching per week for the full year), targeted tutorial support (where subject teachers are deployed to provide one-to-one and group subject tuition in addition to extra teaching hours), supervised study support for all year 12 learners and targeted year 13 learners, provision of laptops for all BTEC 3 learners in year 12 and 13, additional GCSE mathematics and English classes for sixth form students. All students involved in enrichment day activities (6 for year 12 and 4 for year 13).
Aim:
The ESFA has made funding available to sixth form colleges and schools to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Eligibility:

Students of age 16-19 eligible need to meet below criteria:

• Currently on a 16 to 19 study programme who have not achieved grade 5 or above in English and/or Maths by age 16.
• Had their learning disrupted in 2019 to 2020 academic year from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
• Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Key areas for support:

• GCSE resit preparation
• Support for SEND and High Needs Students
• Vocational catch-up sessions for knowledge and practical skills development

Academic Year 2020-21

Project / strategy

Objectives

Type of intervention

Cost/Resources

After school (Period 6)

focused intervention programme

To support students who are currently below target grades alongside peers that are performing at similar levels(eg4/5 borderline)

 

Group intervention

(max 5 students)

One P6 lesson per week. (2 GCSE and 4 BTEC groups.)

M6 Hourly rate = £26.6 (approx. including on costs). £165 per week x 36 weeks = £5940

External tutoring programme

To provide tailored programme for students in need of subject support in:

  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Level 2 BTEC
  • Level 3 BTEC

Group and individual(depending on need within department)

15 hour blocks (max 3 students)  @ £250 .Plan covers 2 GCSE cohorts and 4 BTEC cohorts over 16 weeks(£1500)

Tracking progress of 16-19 pupils within cohort

Additional Data Manager time to support the development and implementation of improved monitoring and tracking of key groups of pupils within the identified 16-19 tutoring cohort

Specifically targeted at all 16-19 pupils  identified  in Tutoring cohort

Pt 25 – 36k per year = £700 (for 5 days/1 week)

Student well-being checks

Sixth Form Student manager to lead on:

·     To support in weekly well-being conversations

·     Monitor Independent Study sessions for identified cohorts

·     To coordinate provision and work with departments for identified students

·     To monitor student progress in line with individual targets

·     To support the work of the Director of Sixth Form, Progress Leads and Sixth Form Team members

Individual

Pt 24 - £950 (2 hours per week over 36 weeks)

Sixth Form Study Zone

 

Support 16-19 during academic year and ease transition from KS4 to KS5 learning by providing staffed study facilities (Study Zone) for drop ins by identified cohorts who have limited facilities for studying in their home environments.

Group

Additional teaching overtime payments @ £26.60 per hour = £3990

Mon –Fri Sept20-June21

Total expenditure:  £ 13,080

Lea Valley Commitment: The school is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund.