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Canons High School

Pupil Premium Strategy

  

At Canons the focus is on each individual student and strategies to support each student are in place at KS3, KS4 and KS5. The aim of using the funding is to remove or significantly reduce in-group variation for attainment and progress for all categories of student. This is rigorously monitored at 4 points per year using Learning and Professionalism Checkpoints data and with analysis from attainment data.

The strength of the data over a long period of time, has led to the treatment of pupil premium funding on a whole school basis, rather than on a project or programme basis. The data for the only directly comparable data is for the P8 elements of English and Maths, which show a mixed picture. This has created a developing priority around focussing on literacy and numeracy.

  

 

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress 8

Achieve progress made by disadvantaged students in similar schools

Sep 2022

Attainment 8

Achieve national average attainment

Sep 2022

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

Achieve same % as non - disadvantaged

Sep 2022

Other

Align attendance with no disadvantaged peers

Sep 2022

Ebacc entry

Match EBacc entry with the rest of the school

Sep 2022

 

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Progress 8

 n/a

Ebacc entry

 14.9%

Attainment 8

 50.30

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

 42.0

 

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

Extend support for Mental Health

Achieved – Commissioned service from Future in Mind – for one day a week.

Additional funding to support OOB students

Free breakfast for all during all exam sessions

COVID and lock down resulted in no exams

Extend breakfast club

COVID and lock down resulted in this not happening

 

Covid 19 and lockdown changed our focus for provision. The school remained open during lockdown and there was academic and social provision for a number of children, including free food at points during the day.

The school provided laptops/chromebooks/ SIM cards to those families who needed them. 80% of recipients were from families eligible for FSM. The majority of the others were in emergency/temporary housing.

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Address literacy and numeracy gaps with intervention groups

Priority 2

Targeted support for underachieving/disadvantaged students. LSAs and HLTAs based in faculties

Priority 3

Address the causes of poor attendance by Employ an Education Welfare and Family Liaison Officer

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Inability to access the curriculum, due to academic, health or social factors

Projected spending

£102,368

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Provision of Chromebook for all students, over 5 years. 2021 starts with year 7

Priority 2

Extend provision before and after school for exercise, homework etc

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Provision of a nutritious breakfast and allowing students to remain on site after the end of the school day for safety

Projected spending

£59,200

Monitoring and implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

Allowing enough time to embed

Faculty focus during INSET time focussing on improving T&L

Targeted support

Finding enough time for interventions

Timetable permits additional focussed interventions during curriculum time

Wider strategies

Encouraging students into school, outside school hours, for support and a safe place to be

Introducing activities that are appealing – e.g. X-Box club

 

 

The projected actual spending for the 2020/21 academic session and financial year are shown below in more detail.

Planned Support for 2021/22

Measure

Activity

Teaching and Learning

KS4 additional teachers – 4 x M6 x On Costs (£55,052) (English and Maths both have 2 additional posts at KS4 to maintain smaller class sizes) £220,208

Academic and specialist support

 Counselling Services (a part time Counsellor is employed this is salary plus on costs) £25,248

 

Careers interviews for Year 11 (all students receive external advice, this is the cost of the contracted provider) £8,000

Transition Summer Camp (80 students x 10 days x £30) All Year 6 students joining Canons can attend this camp for free, this is the staff and other costs) £24,000

Future in Mind service (New service offered to students requiring specialist support) £7,200

ADoKS – 2 x £10,489 = £20,978; LM – 2 x £26,100 = £52,200; SLM – 3 x £32,040     £96,120

Projected spending

  £380776

 

We usually provide information on how the previous years funding was used as part of the strategy

  • Assistant Director of 6th Form (this was an additional post created to support KS5 in line with other KS) £10,489
  • Academic Mentor (6th form Academic Mentor was created to provide support and improve retention especially from Year 12 to Year 13)  £30,000