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The Weald Community School

The WealdCommunity School and Sixth Form

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Pupil Premium Report 2016-17

PPG Review Statement 2016-17

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged pupils and ensure they make the best progress possible. The amount of funding allocated to a school depends upon the number of students receiving free school meals and the number in care.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil premium Grant is spent. This allows schools to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students, based on their specific needs. This may vary from year to year.

In 2016-2017, The Weald received £123,157 as Pupil Premium funding to support the progress of 183 students.

Provision

Target group

Summary and intended outcome

Timetabled Maths intervention

Year 11

Qualified Maths teachers taught small intervention groups of pupils at risk of underachievement.

Timetabled English intervention

Year 11

Qualified English teachers led small intervention groups of pupils at risk of underachievement.

Learning Mentors

Years 7-8

Years 9-11

The KS3 and the KS4 Learning Mentors produced individual contextual information for teaching staff by interviewing every PPG student in the school to identify barriers to learning.

Literacy and numeracy intervention

Years 7-10

Small intervention groups of pupils at risk of underachievement were identified and received additional literacy and numeracy support sessions.

Curriculum and enrichment trips

Years 7-11

A wide range of trips were subsidised to ensure that all pupils can participate in the wider life of the school.

Materials for practical subjects

Years 7-11

PPG students’ materials and ingredients were subsidised for Art and Design Technology lessons so they can take part in this aspect of the national curriculum.

Careers support

Years 10-11

Support for finding work experience placements and financial support for subsistence and commuting was provided for disadvantaged students so they could access work experience.

Staff training

Years 7-11

Teachers received training on software that allows them to track students’ progress and focus on targeted groups e,g, PPG students.

Resource wallets

Years 7-11

All classrooms were equipped with stationery and other resources to support the learning of disadvantaged students.

Teaching Assistants

Years 7-11

Support staff received information about the potential barriers to learning of disadvantage and contextual information about students so as to better support their learning in lessons.

Music lessons

Years 7-11

Lessons for a variety of musical instruments, to enrich students’ curricular experience, were provided.

Shoes/school uniform

Years 7-11

When need arose, disadvantaged students were bought school shoes, PE Kit, blazers and other uniform items to overcome a barrier to learning.

Attendance officer

Years 7-11

The attendance of students was closely monitored and every absence was followed up on a daily basis in order to improve the rate of attendance amongst PPG students to support their progress.

PPG Champion

Years 7-11

A named teacher was given oversight of the progress of disadvantaged students in order to highlight those at risk of underachievement and co-ordinate interventions to avoid this.

GCSE Attainment

Year

% of all Weald students achieving A*-C in 5 subjects including English and Maths

% of PPG Weald students achieving A*-C in 5 subjects including English and Maths

% of Weald students achieving 2 levels of progress or more from KS2 to KS4 in English and Maths vs. national average

% of PPG Weald students achieving 2 levels of progress or more from KS2 to KS4 in English and Maths vs. national average

2014

69

38

77 vs. 68

62 vs. 53

2015

72

32

77 vs. 68

55 vs. 54

2016

74

58

N/A

N/A

2017

75

50

TBC

TBC

If you have any queries about the Pupil Premium Grant, please contact us for more information.