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The Weald Community School

The WealdCommunity School and Sixth Form

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Pupil Premium Plan 2019-20

15% of students at the Weald are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and for the 2019-20 academic year the total pupil premium grant allocation amount is projected to be £199,950.

The main barriers to progress for these students are:

A Attendance of disadvantaged students is lower than for their peers
B Behaviour incidents recorded are disproportionately high for pupil premium students
C Cultural capital deficit leads to low levels of aspiration and engagement for some students
D Disadvantaged students are behind their peers in literacy and numeracy on entry
E Expense of equipment/extracurricular activities can be a barrier to participation for some
F Family engagement and aspirations can be lower for some disadvantaged students

How the pupil premium allocation will be spent in 2019-20

Quality first teaching (£7,998)

Example Action To address Intended outcome
Embedding evidence based techniques (metacognition & responsive teaching) into SoW C, D Improved outcomes and progress: quality first teaching has been shown to have a particularly significant impact on disadvantaged students by EEF
Focus on PP students in subject reviews, work scrutinies D, F Know students better. Identify specific barriers to progress or engagement and enable early and targeted intervention.
Impact measured by: P8, Student voice, House point and ATL data

Specific support  (£191,952)

Example Action Intended outcome and rationale To address Impact measured by:
Leadership (SLT/inclusion manager)

Promote culture of positive discrimination and oversee PP plan. Identify the needs of individual students and support as appropriate.

Reporting on house points behaviour ratios.

A-F Implementation of that detailed below.
Pastoral: HoH support, form tutor daily checks, mentoring during Friday assembly. Contact prior to parents’ evening Better relationships with PP students and families. Understanding of barriers to progress and implementing actions to remove barriers. Greater Parental engagement at parents evening. A,B,F Mentoring logs, student voice, behaviour data, parents’ evening attendance data
Intervention groups  Improved progress and outcomes. D Outcomes, student voice and P8
Learning mentors and TA support More confident students, removal of barriers. D Outcomes, student voice and P8
Priority for 6th form tutoring PP students prioritised for tutoring by 6th form tutors D Student voice from tutors and tutees. Exam data.
Wellbeing and Attendance Improved engagement with families and attendance by PP students A,B,F Student voice, behaviour and safeguarding data
Curriculum equipment and revision guides Improved engagement with course by removal of barrier E ATL data, outcomes, student voice, staff voice
Music lessons for GCSE Students All GCSE students supported with funding for music lessons - improved progress and outcomes in GCSE A,B,C Reports by teachers, student voice, outcomes by music students
Subsidised trips, opportunities and visits such as school production, trips and work experience Improved engagement and enjoyment. Wider participation in school community.  A,B,C Data for trip attendance, student voice

The projected P8 score for the current year 11 PP cohort is -0.4. In 2018/9 it was -0.42

The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy is June 2020