Narrowing the gap between the progress and attainment of our more vulnerable pupils and the rest of the cohort is a high priority at Turton High School. We are an inclusive school, aiming to meet the needs of all students, whilst acknowledging this approach may impact on the schools progress 8 results. We recognise the need to provide learning and cultural opportunities as well as high quality pastoral support for all pupils, especially for those who are disadvantaged in some way. We acknowledge that there are still some areas to focus on and we are addressing them wholeheartedly in the current academic year.
The impact of additional teachers in English and maths is proving to be beneficial for all pupils and impacting on those who are disadvantaged in both KS3 and 4. A keen focus on maths and English will continue to be a high priority so that all pupils achieve their potential in these key subject areas. We will continue to address the issue of boys’ achievement and ensure those who need extra support in terms of intervention, mentoring or equipment.
Turton’s ethos is based on a holistic approach to the education of our pupils. We believe it is the duty of schools, in partnership with parents, to develop well rounded individuals who can make a positive impact on society. With this in mind, we will continue to provide cultural experiences that will allow pupils to understand the wider implications of their beliefs and actions. Pupil Premium funding will therefore support curriculum visits such as the Year 7 Faith and Philosophy trip to places of worship and the Year 8 Theatre Trip. Other opportunities to visit universities as well as trips working on personal development will also be supported to help pupils realise their full potential.
Following our annual review of our pupil premium strategy, we have taken into account the impact of some of the interventions we implemented last year when deciding the way we spend our Pupil Premium allocation this academic year. We considered the impact of the Pupil Premium on raising student progress and raising attendance. We will also continue to provide vocational opportunities for pupils where necessary.
We believe that attendance and engagement in school life are key factors in success. Academic mentors and pastoral support staff are aware of our disadvantaged students and, along with the appointment of an Attendance Officer to support our Pastoral Secretary, we aim to ensure that closer links with parents will further improve the attendance of all pupils.
Finally, we have taken steps to supplement the provision for those on free school meals by adding extra funds at break time to make sure all pupils have had a nutritious breakfast or snack in the middle of the day. This not only supports their ability to learn throughout the day but addresses the social implications of disadvantage.
If you have any questions about the Pupil Premium funding please contact.
|Intervention||Academic year 2015/16 Actual Spend||Basis of costing||Academic year 2016/17 Estimated Spend||Basis of costing|
|Additional maths and english specialists have been employed to impact on all year groups, to reduce class sizes and provide interventions at both KS3 and 4.||£83,049||2 FTE Teacher (M6)||£83,882||2 FTE Teacher (M6)|
|A number of Learning Mentors specifically work with targeted PP students providing support in and out of lessons.||£46,704||2 x mentors x 0.8 FTE||£47,425||2 x mentors x 0.8 FTE|
|Leadership time to develop the role of Pupil Premium Champions in each department||£354||5 hours of AHT|
|Mentor training in CBT to support pupils with mental health issues.||£1,800||Actual||£14,820||0.5 x mentor salary|
|A specialist mentor supports pupils who access an alternative curriculum so they are adequately supported through their college and work placements||£14,595||1 x mentors x 0.5 FTE||£14,820||1 x mentor x 0.5 FTE|
|£5,000||5x college placements||£5,000||5x college placements|
|An extra £1.20 per day added to the accounts of pupils who receive FSM to allow purchase of food and drink at break time.||£11,940||Actual||£12,000||Based on previous years|
|English and maths specialists deliver interventions within Applied Learning to address lack of progress. Supported by teaching assistants, pupil receive personalised interventions||£14,863||2 periods a week all year of PS, AJ, MJ, UN|
|Literacy scheme purchased to encourage love of reading in years 7 and 8 with the aim of impacting on boys' reading in particular. Fiction books will be provided to encourage reading at home.||£4,000||Contribution to accelerated reading scheme costs||£4,000||Contribution to accelerated reading scheme costs|
|£16,492||0.5 X Librarian||£16,746||0.5 X Librarian|
|£200||Fiction books 40 books at £5 each||£200||Fiction books 40 books at £5 each|
|Opportunities were provided for pupils to engage fully in all aspects of school life including raising aspirations for future study and employment as well as experiencing cultural activities.||£12,317||Actual - including LAC pupil premium spend||£13,000||Based on previous years|
|Revision sessions for Years 10 and 11 with incentives aimed at underachieving pupils after school aiming to target revision techniques, as well as confidence, self-esteem and motivation.||£852||1 hour of a teacher after school from Feb half term.||£860||1 hour of a teacher after school from Feb half term.|
|£2,000||Revision materials, revision books, stationery, etc||£2,000||Revision materials, revision books, stationery, etc|
|Pastoral Secretary to work with Pastoral Leaders targeting attendance issues and providing feedback to those parents who struggle to attend Parents' Evenings||£22,077||0.5 FTE Admin Support + 0.2 FTE Mentor Support+ 1 hr every other week Pastoral Leaders x 5||£22,391||0.5 FTE Admin Support + 0.2 FTE Mentor Support+ 1 hr every other week Pastoral Leaders x 5|
|Personalised timetables||£8,092||2 teachers to cover 5 period each a fortnight||£8,173||2 teachers to cover 5 period each a fortnight|
|Educational Psychologist||£840||2 days|
|Maths interventions||£5,762||3 pre-school sessions per week. RK and CE|
|£3,402||0.25 maths teacher from March|
|Counsellor||£6,300||0.5 of counselling costs||£2,000||0.5 of counselling costs|
|LAMDA training||£1,200||12 weeks at £100 per week|
|Careers Guidance||£2,000||Part of careers TLR|