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 

Main Barriers to Education for PPG Students at McKee College 

Addressing the Barriers 

By understanding the needs of our PPG students we can develop the strategies that will support them in; 

The McKee Strategy involves 

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: 

Total number of students on roll    127 
Total number of students eligible for PPG    68 
Amount of PPG funding per pupil  0 EVER3 @ £300 

31 EVER6 @ £935 

EVER6 Service Child @ £300 

0 CLA @ £1900 






Total amount of PPG received  32 students  £29,285 
Redetermination at 31/3/20 based on January 2019 census    nyk 
Actual PPG Funding for 2019/20    nyk 

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) 


Year Group  PPG (68)  Non PPG (59)  Variance 
Year 7   (2)  (2)   
Year 8   (8)  (3)   
Year 9   (6)  (8)   
Year 10  (24)  (15)   
Year 11  (28)  (31)   


Measure  PPG 

32 Student 

Non PPG 

7 Students 

Basics 9 – 1  69%  71%  -2% 
Basics 9 – 4  19%  14%  +5% 
5 GCSE 9- 4  16%  14%  +2% 
5 GCSE 9-1  56%  71%  -15% 

Meeting unmet need 

This measure highlights how important our commitment to funding the assessment of need within the school is. 

Table  PPG  Non PPG  Total 
SEN Support plan      All students 
Statutory Assessment  6  3  9 
Educational Psychologist       
Specialist Teacher  11  11  22 
Key Worker Boxal/SEAL      All students 
EHCP  5  8  13 

Positive Futures 

Destination  All  PPG 
College or Further Education  70%   
Apprenticeship  19%   
Employment  4%   
NEET  7%  2 students 

Report on spend in 2018/19 

PPG statement 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 

Area of Spend  Our Target  Cost 
SEN  Every student who comes to the McKee will benefit from a full needs assessment.  

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  


Attendance  Attendance initiatives to support the attendance of our PPG students. This includes free breakfast club and rewards trips. 

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. 



Trip Budget 




Safeguarding  An additional DSL has been trained.   
Attainment  We have developed our curriculum offer to include vocational training in construction and beauty which are the career areas identified by our students. 

Free revision guides 

Additional study opportunities in school. 





Preparing for the future  Motivational and inspirational experiences such as visiting colleges and universities. 

CEIAG programme including, interviews, visiting speakers, CV, Careers Fair. 



  Total  £40,300 

Date of next review will be 25th February 2020 at the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.