Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

School Overview

MetricData
School nameMoreton School
Pupils in school858
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils59.4%
Pupil premium allocation this academic year£455,535
Number of pupils eligible for PP510
Academic year or years covered by statement2020/2021 – 2021/2022
Publish dateOctober 2021
Review dateAugust 2022
Statement authorised byNicola Bayliss
Pupil premium leadHarmail Khela
Governor leadOverseen by Amethyst Ambassadorial committee

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

* Results are based on the 2021 Summer Exams which were the Teacher Assessed Grades. Nationally the results were shown to be higher than expected, so caution should be taken in comparing these results to prior years. Teaching also switched to online from January to March 2021, with Year 11 Teacher Assessed Grades being evidenced based with a rigours of internal bench marks used.

Progress 8-0.04
Ebacc entry22 %
Attainment 848.05 In school Increase by 6%
% Grade 5+ in English and maths49.2 In school Increase by 14%

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

AimTargetTarget date
Progress 8Achieve national average for Progress 8 for the current Year 11 cohort.August 2022
% Grade 5+ in English and mathsAchieve national average English and maths 5+ scores for similar schools.August 2022
Literacy and oracyImprove basic literacy, oracy, numeracy and financial literacy levels.August 2022
OtherImprove attendance to above national average.August 2022
OtherPP students to have ambitious career plans for themselves and a clear understanding of progression pathways into post 16 courses and beyond, to realise them.August 2022
OtherIncreased engagement and participation in learning, so that expected progress is made in the classroom leading to raised attainment.September 2022

Teaching priorities for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Reduction in class sizes in English and maths to support progress with the implementation of high-quality resources for each of these additional teachers to use. Get Ahead Curriculum to continue to allow TLAC strategies to support the attainment of students and increase their chance of achieving 9-5 Basics and a positive Progress 8 Score.
Priority 2Develop specific literacy and oracy strategies to increase basic skills such with the use of curriculum reading time, the use of wider oracy, numeracy in the curriculum.
Priority 3All pupils access additional literacy and numeracy support in lessons where appropriate.
Staff are supported in their literacy and numeracy development including CPD to develop specific cross-curricular links.

Barriers to learning these priorities addressLower literacy, oracy and numeracy levels in disadvantaged students.
Projected spending£168,600

Targeted academic support for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Whitemoor Lakes residential focusing on English and Mathematics progress for specific objectives highlighted from GAP analysis from mock examination feedback from the week in March 2022. If this is unable to run the focus will remain as in-house booster and blast sessions similar to the ones ran in July 2021.
Priority 2Delivery of whole year blast sessions starting at 8am in the morning to ensure that students have a healthy breakfast and focus on their specific areas of improvement across multiple subject areas.
Priority 3A comprehensive programme of ‘blast’ and holiday sessions if able to run during (Easter and Whitsun) covering the whole range of subjects was provided to Year 11 and Sixth Form pupils. Residential for pupils in year 10.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressLower progress of disadvantaged students.
Projected spending£21,800

Wider strategies for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1All pupils to have access to a Forest School/DofE programme to increase aspirations and improve cultural capital of the students.
Priority 2Programme of career events for all year groups planned to focus on the specific needs of individual groups.
All pupils to have career interviews to focus on their aspirations and how to achieve them. Options for Year 8 involve an interview with either SLT or ASL to enable students to make a more informed decision.

Barriers to learning these priorities addressPP students have limited access career plans for themselves and a less clear understanding of progression pathways into post 16 courses and beyond.
Projected spending£100,800

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Systems will be put in place to make early contact with parent/carers and confirm attendance to events. Alternative dates and times will be offered where available and reasonable. The system to be moved online using a platform such Parent Evening from school cloud.
Priority 2To provide a dedicated and skilled team of Heads of Year, one per year group, to provide a high-quality pastoral service, which supports pupils and their families.
Priority 3Purchasing of IT to support with further lockdowns and bubbles to enable access for PP students.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressLower parental engagement of PP students.
Projected spending£ 165,085

Monitoring and implementation

AreaChallengeMitigating action
TeachingEnsuring enough time is provided to allow for staff professional development and the push on improving the teaching of all students including SEND, EAL and Pupil Premium.Use of focused teaching and learning briefings to support staff in developing TLAC; Improvements in supporting SEN through specific and focused twilight sessions running throughout the year. Inset days to be used to support the planning and further development of knowledge rich curriculum.
Targeted supportEnsuring the interventions are timely and staff can work with small groups to support attainment.Additional payments made to staff to support the delivery of these sessions outside of the standard school day and for residential events.
Wider strategiesPP students to have ambitious career plans for themselves and a clear understanding of progression pathways into post 16 courses and beyond, to realise them.Newly appointed lead to source external providers to up-skill students in readiness for pupils’ choices in post sixteen and beyond.

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

* Reviews should be considered with caution when compared external results due to results are based on the 2021 Summer Exams which were the Teacher Assessed Grades. Nationally the results were shown to be higher than expected, so caution should be taken in comparing these results to prior years. Teaching also switched to online from January to March 2021, Year 11 Teacher  Assessed Grades were benchmarked internally and moderated with Sister school in the trust. Comparison are made with the 2019 data as these where the last externally sat examinations nationally

AimOutcome
To raise pupil outcomes in English, mathematics and Science and increase life chances for all.Partially achieved: Total pupil outcomes increased in English, maths, and Science with P8 scores still below NA for disadvantaged students in all elements, however improvements were made in all.
Looking at the number of PP students who obtained grades 9-5 this improved to 45% which only 3% off the collaboration data.

To raise the % of PP pupils securing a strong or standard pass in English and mathematics to increase their life chances.Partially achieved.
Whilst the number of disadvantaged students securing 9-4 and 9- 5 improved they are slightly below NA.

To increase attendance for disadvantaged students.Partially achieved.
The figures increased and closed the gap in school, but still below national average 94.31%.
To improve the levels of literacy and oracy in all pupils to allow access to the curriculumNot Met.
Lockdowns had an impact in undoing the work done over the years by limiting the pupils access to books, thus a widening of the reading ages seen.

Year 7 Catch up Premium

This fund has now been discontinued, with last payments being for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

2021/2021

For the academic year 2021-2022, we will be spending from the main school budget the following figures as we see the importance of this early spending and the impact it has.

ItemCost
Half of TLR for key stage 3 lead in English to focus on underachievement in Year 7.£3000
Half of TLR for Numeracy lead in Mathematics to focus on underachievement in Year 7.£3000
Reading Programme withdrawal groups£3500
Additional member of support staff for lowest ability group in Year 7 Mathematics for 5 periods a week.£3000
Additional Maths resources for Year 7 set 7 to support learning£500

 

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