Pupil Premium

In line with Government policy, we believe that the Pupil Premium is an opportunity to further support a key group of students to improve levels of attainment and progress. Through additional funding we have been able to narrow the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, particularly those on FSM and those in CLA (Care of Local Authority), and have ensured that their achievements compare favourably to national benchmarks.

PUPIL PREMIUM MOSELEY SCHOOL 2015 – 16

Context

At Moseley, we are passionate about providing every one of our students with the best possible start in life. We believe that education can transform lives especially for students who come from a position of economic disadvantage where it is vital that we focus resources on breaking the cycle of underachievement. The Government provides a Pupil Premium Grant for the following:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils* and closing the gap with their peers (£935 per pupil aged 11-16)
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces (£300 per pupil)
  • Looked After Children as defined by the Children Act 1989 and children subject to adoption, special guardianship, a child arrangement order or a residence order (£1,900 per pupil)

*EVER 6 FSM: pupils recorded in the January census as being eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years

**EVER 5 service child: pupils recorded in the January census as being eligible for the service child premium within the last 4 years

Through the funding allocated  as pupil premium, we have implemented a range of strategies to close gaps so that all of our students can compete on a level footing with their peers regardless of social circumstance.

The overall achievement of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is good. In 2013, these students attained grades in GCSE English and mathematics that were approximately one quarter of a grade higher than their classmates. (OFSTED Report March 2014)

Moseley School received £602,140 in pupil Premium funding for the 2015-16 financial year. This is based on 644 eligible pupils (aged 11-16) at a rate of £935 per pupil. The main purpose for the utilisation of this funding continues to be in strategies that prove to reduce gaps in achievement between disadvantaged (FSM/CLA) pupils and more advantaged pupils. For 2015-2016, we have identified the following priority areas for pupil premium funding in order to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students:

 

KEY PRIORITY ACTIONS

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Academic interventions to support attainment and progress (especially literacy and numeracy) of targeted students

 

Intervention coordinators in English, Maths and Science to track and devise strategies to support students with low prior attainment and those making less than expected progress.

Additional staffing in core subjects to facilitate smaller class sizes.

Funding available to purchase and provide revision materials for disadvantaged students.

Graduate subject specialist coaches in English, Maths, Science and Humanities provide target group with support for students with low prior attainment and for those making less than expected progress.

Foreign Language Assistants provide additional support to targeted groups and individuals in MFL.

Literacy coaches provide specialist support to accelerate reading of students with LPA (use of Reading Assistant and Fast-Forward programmes).

 

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Strengthening the quality of personalisation in teaching, learning and assessment systems across school

 

Staff training and development to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

Graduate subject progress coaches provide support to targeted groups in E-baccalaureate subjects.

Deployment of specialist SEN coaches to support students with identified SEND needs.

Deployment of MIS manager to strengthen data and tracking systems to monitor progress of students on pupil premium.

 

DEVELOPING CHARACTER AND CONDUCT

Providing pastoral support for social and emotional development to increase confidence and raise aspirations

Inclusion coaches provide intervention programmes for targeted groups of students to improve behaviour and social and emotional development.

Redesigned inclusion unit provision with the development of the Rod Ling Centre to house intervention programmes for targeted groups and individual students.

A personalisation case worker provides additional one-to-one support for targeted students to improve social and emotional development.

Strengthened pastoral system with a team of non-teaching pastoral managers and teaching heads of house overseeing pastoral care, promoting good behaviour, attendance and wellbeing for students and liaising with parents to enable and promote positive engagement with school.

A dedicated, full-time CEIAG officer has been employed by the school to support transition to post-16 education and to raise awareness of a range of careers and career pathways, establishing links and visits with HE and FE institutions.

Staffing and resources to provide enrichment opportunities aimed at developing self-esteem and broadening cultural capital e.g. through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the development of the Moseley Edge.

 

CREATE A CULTURE OF SCHOLARSHIP, RAISING STANDARDS AND CELEBRATING SUCCESS 

Improving attendance and punctuality to school

 

Improved attendance and punctuality system. Attendance Officers and House Pastoral Managers make first day absence calls, implement improving attendance action plans and liaise with parents to improve attendance and punctuality.

Student reward system to promote good attendance and punctuality.

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CREATES A CULTURE THAT ENABLES STUDENTS TO EXCEL

Strengthening links with parents and the community

 

A dedicated additional pastoral manager is working to strengthen partnerships with parents and the community encouraging greater parental involvement in supporting learning.

IMPACT REVIEW OF PUPIL PREMIUM 2014-2015

Overall KS4 value added was significantly above average for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs.

From at least 5 out of every 6 starting points, the proportion of KS4 pupils making and exceeding expected progress in English and mathematics were close to or above national figures.

Attendance was above average. No group had low attendance. (Inspection Dashboard, November 2015 based on results for summer 2015)

Moseley School had 1311 students on-roll in total including sixth form. 670 students were eligible for pupil premium funding, equivalent to 60% of the eligible school population (11-16). We received an allocation of £626,918 for pupil premium in the 2014/15 financial year. We decided to spend the pupil premium in the following ways:

  • Strengthening literacy and numeracy skills and accelerating language development for newly arrived pupils
  • Raising levels of achievement for under-performing pupils in Core subjects of English, Maths and Science
  • Raising the aspirations and confidence of FSM/CLA pupils
  • Improving levels of attendance and positive behaviours amongst target students
  • Provision of a personalised curriculum for vulnerable students, in particular those at risk of exclusion
  • To improve transition between primary and secondary school and reduce the ‘dip’ on entry
  • Strengthen our data and tracking systems that monitor the progress of pupil-premium students
  • Develop personal, social and learning skills of pupil premium students in order to build self-esteem
  • Strengthen parental involvement and engagement in the education of their children

Achievement

In Summer 2015, the following results were attained for students in year 11:

 

Year 11 2014/15

5+A*-C

%

5+A*-C including E&M % Total Point Score (Best 8) English 3LP % Maths 3LP % A*-C E&M %

EBACC

%

Progress 8 Attainment 8
Not Pupil Premium 67 58 383.3 81 74 58 17 0.00 4.57
Pupil Premium 62 50 382.6 84 69 53 12 0.07 4.43

The progress of pupil premium students at Moseley is reflected by a Value Added (unvalidated) figure of 1033.3 which is significantly higher than the national average figure of ‘Other Pupils’ -1008.8.  Initiatives implemented at Moseley have been successful in raising the achievement of pupil premium students above national levels.

Attendance 2014/15

 

Pupil Premium School

Non-Pupil Premium School

Pupil Premium National

All Pupils National 2015

Attendance

95.2%

96.2%

92.5%

94.8%