Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant spending review

For academic year 2016 – 2017

PPG income for 2016 – 17: £ 20,570

PPG spend for 2016 – 17 £17,646.61

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible students can occur at a number of levels. For some girls there are gaps in attainment in English or Mathematics, which then become the prioritised targeted intervention. Rapid and sustained progress is expected, due to the nature of the School and the cohort. The girls can receive 1:1 lessons from our own highly experienced staff. These are benchmarked against the context of our School, not the national picture. It is expected that all girls will achieve a grade 7 – 9 in English and Mathematics.

For some girls the barriers are involvement in the life of the School and their overall wellbeing. Ours is a trip-rich school and many girls play a musical instrument. We have studied the research about the benefits of learning a musical instrument and consider this to be an important spending priority to aid their overall academic progress and result in improved wellbeing and involvement in the life of the School through one of the many ensembles or orchestras. We also prioritise involvement in curriculum-related trips that will enhance learning and progress as well as the many enrichment day opportunities.

Other interventions require counselling to remove barriers to learning; this too is one of our priorities should the need arise.

The effect of PP spending is monitored by:

Year Leaders and the Pastoral team (documented in the Action Plans)

SLT termly

Academic Board and then discussed at Faculty and Departmental level.

Reported to governors at Staff and Student Matters Committee

This will be reviewed at the next staff and Student Matters Committee meeting in 29.11.2017

PPG spend for 2016 – 17 £17,646.61

  1. Data tracking to identify the gaps with scheduled support from the Finance Office. Year Leader to track students and monitor closely.  £3,453.12
  2. High profile of students in receipt of Pupil Premium.
  3. Parent awareness of Pupil Premium availability and suggested interventions. Letter sent by MFH and blue forms to all PPG parents. ( negligible costs)
  4. Effective Teaching and Learning.
  5. Careers information and advice, including our own Leadership Conference and Targeted support. 1:1 and small group extra tuition. £ 2,516.85
  6. Counselling to facilitate wellbeing, £2,000
  7. The full range of educational experiences: trips and visits. £6,193.32
  8. Learning a musical instrument to maximise participation in the life of the school and promote wellbeing and academic progress. £3,376.00
  9. Attendance and punctuality monitoring.
  10. Supported self-study: after-school study available in room 6.
  11. Staff, Parent or child requests for educational materials £107.32 (For example, calculator, maths set, art pencils, stationary, revision books for home use.)
  12. (contingency for extra 1:1 or further leadership and learning opportunities that may arise during the academic year )

All PPG students have made progress in line with the rest of the cohort, and many have exceeded their targets. The GCSE outcomes for 2017 demonstrate that students in receipt of the PPG all achieved 11 GCSEs in the summer of 2017, including grades 7 – 9 English Language and Literature and Mathematics. They also achieved Grades A* – B in all other 8 subjects. Two students achieved x 2 grade 9s in English Literature and Language.

Spending priorities for 2017 – 18 £21,505 (23 students)

The targets for 2017 -18 remain the same as for 2016 – 17 as they have demonstrated that they yield excellent outcomes. We are, however, looking to add a nominated PPG ambassador in the English and Mathematics Department.

To increase support time (member of the pastoral team) to monitor the progress and needs of the girls in receipt of the pupil premium grant.