Pupil Premium Strategy
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY
At McKee College House
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. McKee College House is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The Management Committee reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Provision will be made through
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Alternative support and intervention within the school
Main Barriers to Education for PPG Students at McKee College
- Historic poor attendance and punctuality at their last school
- Periods of exclusion from school creating gaps in learning
- Un assessed learning needs which contribute to non engagement and low level disruptive behaviours
- Low expectations and self esteem
Addressing the Barriers
By understanding the needs of our PPG students we can develop the strategies that will support them in;
- Assessing learning needs
- Meeting learning needs
- Filling gaps in their education
- Developing their potential
- Preparing them for the future
The McKee Strategy involves
- Full assessment of all students to identify unmet learning needs.
- Working closely with referring schools in curriculum mapping
- Personal Learning Plan for every student.
- Additional resources for supporting learning in class and 1:1
- Therapeutic interventions
- Mental Health awareness and supportive interventions
- Counselling services for students and family
- Motivational and inspirational experiences
- Initiatives for attendance, attainment and effort
- Revision guides and additional lessons
- Key worker for every student with close home links.
- A curriculum offer which meets the needs of students and prepares them for their futures
- A CEIAG programme that prepares them for their next steps in education, apprenticeship or work. Only 3% of PPG students became NEET at McKee College.
The allocation for PPG funding for this year is as detailed below. It is worth noting that because of the way in which funding is allocated and the transient nature of our students funding does not always match the actual number of PPG students in the school. However as a school we will always strive to meet the needs of our PPG students regardless of the actual funding given.
Financial Funding for PPG
PPG Funding received as at 1 Apr 2019:
31 EVER6 @ £935 1 EVER6 Service Child @ £300 0 CLA @ £1900 £0 £300 £0
Total number of students on roll
Total number of students eligible for PPG
Amount of PPG funding per pupil
0 EVER3 @ £300
Total amount of PPG received
Redetermination at 31/3/20 based on January 2019 census
Actual PPG Funding for 2019/20
31 EVER6 @ £935
1 EVER6 Service Child @ £300
0 CLA @ £1900
The difference between the number of PPG students at census on Jan 19 and on roll in Apr 19 is an additional 34 students. Redetermination will catch some of these students but those in Y11 will receive no funding for two terms because of the “lag” in the funding process.
Responsibility for reporting
The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the Principal and School Business Manager. This report will be supported by key providers of the school’s inclusion services. Progress and Attainment Leaders will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.
Performance Measures (based on academic year 2018/19)
Non PPG (59)
32 Student 7 Students
Basics 9 – 1
Basics 9 – 4
5 GCSE 9- 4
5 GCSE 9-1
Meeting unmet need
This measure highlights how important our commitment to funding the assessment of need within the school is.
SEN Support plan
Key Worker Boxal/SEAL
College or Further Education
Report on spend in 2018/19
New for our PPG Strategy for 2019/20
One additional way in which we are looking to use PPG is in the development of our therapeutic interventions. For students that are likely to benefit from such interventions we have employed a specialist practitioner who will mentor students and involve them in activities such as gardening and developing their social interaction and communication skills.
This mentor is our mental health lead and as part of our PPG strategy we are focusing on increased training opportunities for staff in supporting mental health of our PPG students.
We now have the benefit of an AMDA specialist teacher and assessor of Dyslexia on our staff who will be screening all PPG students.
We have expanded our capacity to pro actively safeguard our PPG students by training two further DSL’s one of whom is designated Lead Professional.
How we will spend our funding in 2019/20
We will identify unmet need and give every student the support they need in being able to access the curriculum. This includes assessment, exam arrangements and specialist interventions. 0.2 SENCO 0.4 HLTA £15k We have invested in additional teaching assistants to ensure that every PPG student has a key worker session each week at which attendance is promoted. £500 Trip Budget £1000 Staffing £11k Free revision guides Additional study opportunities in school. £12k Resources £500 CEIAG programme including, interviews, visiting speakers, CV, Careers Fair. £300
Area of Spend
Every student who comes to the McKee will benefit from a full needs assessment.
Attendance initiatives to support the attendance of our PPG students. This includes free breakfast club and rewards trips.
An additional DSL has been trained.
We have developed our curriculum offer to include vocational training in construction and beauty which are the career areas identified by our students.
Preparing for the future
Motivational and inspirational experiences such as visiting colleges and universities.
We will identify unmet need and give every student the support they need in being able to access the curriculum.
This includes assessment, exam arrangements and specialist interventions.
We have invested in additional teaching assistants to ensure that every PPG student has a key worker session each week at which attendance is promoted.
Free revision guides
Additional study opportunities in school.
CEIAG programme including, interviews, visiting speakers, CV, Careers Fair.
Date of next review will be 25th February 2020 at the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.