Pupil Pemium Impact

Uppingham Community College is an oversubscribed secondary college in a rural area. The College prides itself on providing excellent academic and enrichment opportunities, supported by a strong pastoral ethos and community spirit which encourages its students to play a full and active role in modern society.

All students have access to broad and balanced curriculum regardless of ethnicity, class, gender, physical ability and religious beliefs and academic aptitude. The College promotes positive mental well-being , self-esteem, responsibility and tolerance.

All students are valued and challenged to achieve their potential in all areas, whatever their starting point.

The Pupil Premium category was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to support the progress of particular groups of students. Additional funding is made available to school and is allocated to children of statutory school age who are eligible under the following criteria:

  • children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have served in the last 5 years
  • children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). From 2012-2013 this has also included students who have been eligible for FSM in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are eligible to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to ‘narrow the gap’ in the children’s educational attainments and enhance their life chances. However, schools are held accountable for how they use the additional funding to support the students. Schools must also demonstrate that they are monitoring the impact of their selected approaches to improve provision to student entitles to the Pupil Premium.

Impact 2015/16

In 2015/16 the College received Pupil Premium funding of £98,160 for the academic year.  At Uppingham Community College, we are continuing to develop our strategies and resources used to support our students who are eligible for pupil premium. These strategies include:

  • one to one mentoring,
  • small group and 1:1 specialist English and Maths tuition
  • specialist support through our Inclusion Department
  • appropriate vocational provision
  • parent and family support through our Student Support Co-ordinator
  • financial support for Enrichment opportunities
  • financial support for ‘hardship’ issues
  • Additional careers advice.

A more exhaustive list can be found in the document Pupil Premium funding report.

Pupil Premium Funding Report 2015/16

 

 ATTENDANCE 

2015/16 Pupil Premium Cohort: There were 116 students.

Year 7

7

8

9

10

11

Pupil Premium Numbers

24

23

24

24

21

2015 ATTENDANCE OUTCOMES RAISEONLINE

School level absence 2015

% of sessions missed due to Overall Absence

 

UCC

National average for secondary schools

Gap

All Pupils

4.4

5.2

0.8

PP( FSM only)

6.8

7.5

0.7

2016 ATTENDANCE OUTCOMES RAISEONLINE

School level absence 2016

% of sessions missed due to Overall Absence

 

UCC

National average for secondary schools

Gap

All Pupils

3.7

5.0

1.3

PP( FSM only)

5.7

7.2

1.5

From this data we can see that Pupil premium (FSM only) absence has improved since 2015 and continues to be below the national average.

A senior member of staff and the Year Intervention Managers closely monitored those in that category with significant attendance issues.

The following strategies remain in place including:

  • First day contact
  • 3rd day welfare calls
  •  5 day plus – request for medical information
  •  Attendance letters
  •  Individual parental meeting
  • Liaison with medical professionals
  •  Team around the family meetings
  • Referrals to outside agencies including social care.
  • Group work on barriers to learning through the youth services
  •  Parental meetings with Social Inclusion Development Officer.
  •  Bespoke timetables.
  •  Alternative provision

 

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

Of the 21 pupil premium students leaving Year 11 in 2016 19 went on to full time education and 2 gained apprenticeships.

 

ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS

Examination outcomes for Summer 2016 have shown significant improvement from 2015. These improvements were seen across both English and maths and have shown that the gap between the performance of PP Students and the remaining cohort has narrowed considerably, resulting in gaps that were much smaller than the national average. These numbers are demonstrated within the tables below.

Progress 8

All

Pupil Premium

FSM

Gap

2015

+0.12

-0.51

-0.27

-0.39

2016

+0.13

+0.08

+0.20

+0.07


2016/17 Provision

Year 7

7

8

9

10

11

Pupil Premium Numbers

41

23

14

25

23

In 2016/17 the Academy will receive approximately £83,000 for the academic year. To ensure we continue to monitor how funds are allocated and the impact this has on students, a full breakdown of identified projects is shown within the table below. This supports our aim to utilise all resources available and direct them to priority areas identified for our students as we look to further narrow the gap between the PP students and remaining cohort.

  1. Academic Mentoring and Feedback
  2.  Lunchtime Intervention Groups
  3. Reduction of class sizes in English and Maths
  4. Learning aids
  5.  Key Stage 4 Study Plus Sessions
  6. KS4 Literacy and Numeracy Support
  7. Inclusion Team Support
  8. Attendance Monitoring
  9. Data Tracking
  10. Parental Engagement
  11. Enrichment Activities
  12. Uniform
  13. Trips
  14. Homework Support
  15. Careers Advice
  16. Music Tuition
  17. Year Intervention Managers
  18. Specialist  subject 1:1 teaching