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Guru Nanak Multi Academy Trust

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money which the academy receives for every student who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of FSM over the past 6 years (Ever 6 FSM).  Pupil Premium also covers those who are in the care of the Local Authority and those students of service personnel.

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional funding to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between students eligible for FSM and their peers.  In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all children who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged.  We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM.  The Academy therefore allocates the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students we have identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure for 16 /17

Secondary School Allocation Report

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received (Y7 – 11)

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

131

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£930

Total amount of PPG received

£121,852

 

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2016/17 for GNSA Secondary

Item/project

Objective

Outcome

After School Programmes

 

Breakfast Club provision

 

Breakfast club is subsidised for PPM students in order to help punctuality and that they have a good start to the day.

 

Allow them to have a good start to the day so that they can focus on their education.

Total

£8000

Early Intervention

 

LSA Support

Additional staff have been appointed to support those pupil premium students with after school catch-up lessons and homework support

Improvement in reading of vulnerable youngsters where data shows from tests that this has had a positive impact.

Reading Ages from tests, CATS and KS2 data used to improve identification process and provide targeted intervention.

 

Total

£41,124

Individualised Instruction

 

Mentoring Programme

 

Improve literacy skills.

Raised attainment

Shadow mentoring programme with staff members

All pupil premium students in Year 11 are being mentored by a member of SLT. Each SLT mentor has 3 students who they meet with every Tuesday morning. Students are guided on their academic performance and key issues such as attendance and behavior are also addressed.

Total

£1600

Parent Involvement

Years 10 and 11 Progress Evenings with interventions for parental support

Academy Tracking

Parents Evening

 

 

Raise attainment of students in KS3 and KS4 through introduction of programmes for parental involvement through the tracking and parents evening sessions.

 

 

Results achieved at the end of KS4 with parental support.

Parents already responding to these very well as they are being kept informed.

Total

£11,000

 

Trips subsidies and provision of extra-curricular opportunities

 

 

Ensure all students make the most of trips and residential.

To support those ppm students who cannot afford educational essential trips ie Wicked, Duke of Edinburgh, Home Office, West Thames College

 

 

6 students from Year 10 who are pupil premium have been selected to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme. This programme allows students to develop key skills in teamwork, leadership and communication. Students have a final assessment which involves overnight camping.

Premium students from every KS3 English class were nominated to attend a rewards trip to see the musical Wicked. Students were selected based their attitude and attainment in English. Many of the students were able to experience a West End musical for the first time.

 

Total

£10,000

 

Careers advice and guidance

1:1 Advice and guidance using independent career specialist and workshops run (CV writing, interview techniques) in order to prepare students for their future.

Set up a program of careers meeting for Pupil Premium students in Years 8 -12. Assemblies to look at different routes through careers. Work in partnership with universities and colleges for students.

 

Students are now more prepared and have a better idea in their chosen profession and future careers.

Total

£7600

Raising standards for all by using personalised programmes of intervention

All Year 11 pupil premium students are taking part in the exam buster’s workshop which is provided by a company called Positively Mad. The workshop is highly interactive and is designed to improve memory skills, increase self-confidence, understand the importance of reflective practices and regular review, and to prepare for exams.

 

Improve standards of all students at all levels where these workshops develop soft skills and confidence in preparation for exams.

 

Total

£6250

 

Music lessons

16 students have taken the offer of Piano lessons in KS3. This is a joint partnership with Hillingdon Music service who are able to offer one to one lessons for pupil premium students.

 

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds were disproportionately involved in whole-school music events and those PPM students are making much better progress and engagement with the subject.

Total

£8000

Revision Guides

Resources to support homework and revision

Revision sessions for Year 11 students with priority places for PP students

Support those students to achieve better progress in Maths, English

Total

£4100

 

 

Booster Classes across ICT, English, Mathematics, Punjabi, RE, Science

Additional staffing and support during examinations season to support those PPM students

Subject specialists in English to support those students

 

The funding has been used for targeted revision classes and extra help with Controlled Assessments especially in ICT.

 

Additional Mathematics, RE, Science lessons with external subject specialists.

 

English Specialist (David Bevan) has run various weekend classes to support and prepare students for upcoming assessments.

 

 

Those students have a better chance at achieving academic results.

 

Controlled assessments have been completed with the additional support.

 

Better quality learning with specialist with positive outcomes.

 

Total

£25,500

Total

£123,174

 

Total PPG received

£121,852

Total PPG expenditure

£123,174

PPG remaining

£0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure for 15 /16


Overview of the Academy

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received (Y7 – 11)

Total number of pupils on roll

893

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

129

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£935

Total amount of PPG received

£120,615

 

Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils

(pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)

 

2014

2015

2016

% of pupils making expected progress in maths

77%

78%

70%

(Progress 8 -0.08)

Include additional performance measures relevant to your school phase

5A* - C including English and Maths

5A* - C

 

 

64%

64%

 

33%

50%

 

50%

65%

% of pupils making expected progress in English 77% 28%

39%

(Progress 8  -0.64)

 

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2015/16

Item/project

Cost

Objective

Outcome

After School Programmes

School revision classes

Holiday classes

 

 

 

£8,000

 

 

 

 

Expectations to make good levels of progress across all subjects

Early Intervention

 

Transition Programmes

£31,508

 

£10,066

Provide a nurtured environment for vulnerable youngsters with poor literacy skills.

Using a transition leader to work with link schools at the end of the academic year.

Outstanding progress.  Improvement in reading of vulnerable youngsters.

 

Individualised Instruction

Mentoring

 

 

 

£16,000

 

 

 

Improve literacy skills.

Raised attainment

 

Results achieved at the end of KS4.  Well above target  estimates.

 

Parent Involvement

Years 10 and 11 Progress Evenings with interventions for parental support

Academy Tracking

Parents Evening

 

£11,000

 

 

Raise attainment of students in KS3 and KS4 through introduction of programmes

Results achieved at the end of KS4 with parental support.  Well above target estimates.

Trips subsidies and provision of extra-curricular opportunities

 

10,000

 

Ensure all students make the most of trips and residential.

Attendance 95% well above National Average especially for schools with similar FSM.

Careers advice and guidance

£4,500

Programme specifically targeted at underachieving students also receiving FSM

Improved outcomes for targeted students

Raising standards for all by using personalised programmes of intervention

£6,250

 

Improve standards of all  students

 

Transition leader to target those vulnerable students

£25,500

Programme to support FSM students to settle and perform across the whole academy

Support FSM students to raise attainment in numeracy and literacy across the whole academy as well as being confident learners

 

Total PPG received

£120,615

Total PPG expenditure

£122,824

PPG remaining

£0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years Pupil Premium Information

Guru Nanak Sikh Academy will receive £146,700 in pupil premium funding for the financial year 2013-2014. 148 students are entitled to the grant in the secondary phase of the academy with 61 students currently receiving Free School Meals and 87 students who have been FSM at any stage over the past 6 years, known as Ever 6.  This makes up 17% of the academies population.   The main aim of the pupil premium is to raise the achievement of these students and to close the attainment gap between these students and those not entitled to this support. Nationally, these students achieve at a level significantly below those not entitled to the premium on all key indicators. 

Utilising the grant 

The Academy has identified specific areas to support those students in receipt of the pupil premium funding.  The funding varies for each student however a summary of the initiatives and projects are detailed below.

  • Additional LSA support in classes
  • Additional staffing to reduce class sizes in core subjects
  • On-going support for pupils aged 14-19 to attend revision classes
  • Morning social clubs to provide social and emotional support for students who are deemed vulnerable
  • Financial support for students to be able to participate in additional music lessons
  • Subsidisation of educational visits and school trips for pupils that are not able to pay in full
  • Provision of a school breakfast club to get pupils into school
  • Provision of funds to support clubs so that all children can be included if they wish to be
  • Funding towards registration and equipment costs for the Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • In class and additional resources given through specific departments such as stationary, revision guides and text books
  • Provision of regular structured meetings with students and parents to discuss concerns and agree strategies to improve achievement at school and at home
  • Reading club programme to target underachieving students with additional support
  • 1 : 1 support sessions
  • In-class support and withdrawal sessions
  • Revision and immersion sessions directly linked to final examinations
  • ICT resources to help track student progress
  • Alternative curriculum provision at Key Stage 4
  • Resources for personalisation of the curriculum
  • Rewards to recognise and celebrate success

The pupil premium is also targeted to provide staff time to:

  • Track and monitor the achievement and progress of FSM students and undertake analysis of their performance in comparison to their FSM and Non-FSM peers
  • Plan provision and evaluate whether that provision ensures FSM students are gaining the full benefit from Pupil Premium provision
  • Undertake 1 to 1 or group mentoring support
  • Provide support and advice at key transition points
  • Provide suitable careers guidance and support and in particular ensure that all students at the end of Year 11 have made suitable applications for education or training Post-16
  • Provide guidance for parents through workshops and forums to support their child’s learning

A brief summary of activities with attached provisional expenditure is shown below.

Activity

Expenditure (£)

New/continued Activity

80% contribution towards staffing costs

£106,560

Continued

Provision of Free School Meals

£18,300

Continued

School trips, partially or wholly funded

£7200

Continued

Extra Curricular Clubs (Breakfast club, D of E, Science Club, Reading Club)

£774

New

Exam revision classes and study tips session

£253

New

Classroom resources

£1020

New

Impact

Last year at Guru Nanak were in the top 108 performing schools nationally in terms of the progress of pupil premium students.  This achievement was recognised in writing by MP David Laws for the Academies outstanding efforts towards high standards of educational achievement.  

In English the percentage of pupil premium students making expected progress is 5.0% greater than the school average, and 11% greater than All Pupil Premium average.  In Maths the percentage of students making expected progress is 2.0% greater than the school average, and 31% greater than the All Pupil Premium average.  The overall value added score (Top 8 subjects including English and Maths) amongst Pupil Premium students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 is 16.9 greater than the school average, and 53.8 greater than the All Pupil Premium average.

Overall, based on the best 8 GCSE subjects there is no gap between disadvantaged students putting us in the top 10% of secondary’s in the country.