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Pupil Premium Grant 2014-15

All schools are held accountable for what they spend the Pupil Premium money on.

Performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.

Exeter Deaf Academy is committed to providing effective resources and vital support for our disadvantaged students to improve their outcomes and life chances.

Objectives in spending PPG:
• To close the gap in attainment for students in receipt of FSM, students who are in care and those in forces families that are supported by the PPG when compared to the rest of the cohort.
• To provide support for PPG eligible learners, who have a barrier to learning so that the barrier can be removed through intervention, funded using the PPG.
• To improve the provision and opportunities for PPG young people in every lesson as part of an Inclusive College where every child can and will succeed.
• To raise the aspirations and confidence of young people who are targeted through the spending of the PPG leading to more successful learners.
• Improve whole staff awareness and accountability of the needs of young people, along with the interventions provided within each of the categories funded through the PPG and also provide strategies for all staff to support them in each and every lesson.
• Improve the provision to support and engage hard to reach families of children in receipt of PPG, resulting in greater engagement in the learning journey of their child.

A proportion of the PP budget is committed to maintaining the provision that is currently in place and supports teaching and learning for the most vulnerable groups. PP interventions include:
• Peer tutoring
• 1-to-1 tuition in English & Maths
• Literacy extraction groups
• Alternative Curriculum
• Attendance support
• Pastoral support/ Counselling
• Reduced class sizes in English
• Outdoor education provision
• Instrumental tuition
• Reduced school trips
• Uniform/Equipment support
• Catering ingredient support
• Careers support and guidance
• College transition
• Revision guides
• Rewards events

* List ordered based on The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Pupil Premium Update
National guidelines:

2013-2014 £953 for eligible primary school students (4 to 11 years old).
£900 for eligible secondary school students (11 to 16 years old).
£900 for each LAC who meets the criteria.

Pupil Premium Entitlement 2013-14:£19,765 (for 23 students – 5 in Primary and 18 in Secondary)
Received by 2013-2014: £6,496 (for 10 students)
Not received: £13,269 (19 students have received only part or no PPG, from 15 Local Authorities)

National Guidelines:

2014 to 2015 £1,300 for eligible primary school students.
£935 for eligible secondary school students.
£1,900 for each LAC who meets the criteria.

Pupil Premium Entitlement 2014-15:£24,680 (for 18 students – 4 in Primary and 14 in Secondary)
Received 2014-2015: £24,571 (for 16 students)
Not received: £8,295 (6 students have received no PPG, from 5 Local Authorities (of which 2 are new applications) and 1 student is awaiting final payment)

Objective Rational Action Success criteria Person responsible Monitoring and evaluation
To improve outcomes for PP students to bring attainment in line with expected levels of progress within English in particular Sutton Trust
“For pupils eligible for PP with lower attainment. Those who received tuition were more likely to make 2 levels of progress than those who did not” 

Double the time for cued speech from 9 -18 hours Cost £8,073 would be funded by pupil premium

1:1 support from specialised English and Numeracy TA

Use of assistive technology to support English

to improve reading through phonics

A reduction in the attainment gap of PP and non-PP students from September 2013 to July 2014 in all subjects with a specific focus Maths and English

To support the development of students English word order in a programme supported by the NDCS

To record signing and cueing ideas in real time to play back to support writing in English word order

Cate Calder and Debbie Gard Baseline date compared to spelling and reading ages for students at the end of the academic year
Extra-curricular: to increase the number of PP students participating in extra-curricular activities To provide £400 of funding to support students who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend All PPG students attend all activities on offer Keith Stevens
Literacy: to establish a reading/mentoring scheme to improve the reading ages of PP students who are below the national average Sutton Trust
mentoring for 6+ months led to high impact for low cost
TA and year 11 mentors in place who provide support for the PP year 7 students who are underachieving on entry

TA and year 11 mentors successfully trained, students are high profile with other leadership roles around the school

Evidence that PP year 7 reading ages improve

HLTAS 6 monthly tracking of year 7 PP reading ages.
To provide support for PPG eligible learners, who have a barrier to learning so that the barrier can be removed through intervention, funded using the PPG. For students who are disengaged with education the learning 2 work programme has significantly reduced exclusions £750 to cover part of the costs of a student’s learn to work programme and £200 for materials for an enrichment programme which is part of a reengagement programme for a highly disaffected student Student attends all sessions and is actively involved in the learning Student Mentor

Catch-up 7 Funding
£500 x 2 students has been received for Catch-Up 7 funding since January 2014. This is Government funding to improve literacy for students in Year 7 and the Academy use this to pay for Cued Speech classes.

Income  Total
Pupil Premium 2014- 2015 and year 7 catch up funding

£2,550 received
£11,440 waiting payment

Costs of Pupil Premium Support Teacher Cueing  £8,073
Extra curricula activities  £400
Rewards for year 11 reading mentors  £50
Support for reengagement  £950
Phonic Support for primary  £300
Paying for1:1 specialist TA support for literacy and numeracy  £1998
Assistive Technology  £2219
Total  £13990

Pupil Premium Outcomes for 2014-2015

67% of targets were achieved by students who receive PPG, with 5% being exceeded. Looking at specifically maths and English, where interventions were put in place using PPG, the targets achieved were 82% for English and 84% for maths, with 18% of PPG students exceeding their target for English and 16% exceeding their maths target.

Compared to the rest of the students; non-PPG achieved 91% of targets, but only 5% exceeded for English, for maths – 95% of students achieved their target and 1% exceeded their target. However, due to the low statistical numbers with the school it is difficult to reach firm conclusions on impacts beyond the core subjects.

The use of interventions for both maths and literacy has allowed students to achieve the majority of the English and maths targets and have given them more opportunities to exceed their target.

Improvements in reading age:

Improvements in months PPG students Non-PPG students
6-12 months 36% 20%
3-6 months 29% 30%
0-2 months 21% 33%
Remained the same 14% 17%

PPG students following the intervention of a specialist TA have made more rapid progress than their peers with regards to reading age.