Pupil premium

Realising the Potential of all Disadvantaged Students at KESA

Although we still have much ground to cover to achieve our ambition that all disadvantaged students at KESA make the same progress as non-disadvantaged students nationally, since converting to an Academy in 2014 outcomes for disadvantaged students in some measures have improved and many achieve outstanding results at both GCSE and A level.

Our improvement plan for disadvantaged students, “Realising the Potential of all Disadvantaged Students” has been developed from the following actions:

Summary Actions

The amount of Pupil Premium allocation that KESA received in the previous Academy Financial Year (September 2015 to August 2016) was £284,215.

The school spent these funds on teaching and educational support for disadvantaged students, external 1:1 and small group tutors in Maths, Easter school for maths, English national revision conference, homework clubs, a Parental Support Advisor, an Attendance Manager, a “No Gaps” coordinator, Enrichment coordinators, academic mentoring, counselling, targeted careers guidance, Data services, subsidised school trips, provision of materials for practical lessons, free revision resources, additional ICT provision, external provision for personal and academic development (SkillForce), alternative curriculums, reductions in class sizes for key groups, support strategies which improve meta-cognition and self-regulation (learning to learn), support strategies which improve marking and feedback, continued professional development of Associate Staff, Pastoral support, Inclusion Support and a Student Support Centre.

Financial breakdown 2015-16 and impact statement: Spending analysis 2015-16

As a result of this expenditure, both the attainment and progress of disadvantaged students improved further in 2015/2016, which consolidates the improvements made in the previous year. The impact in educational attainment is detailed below:

2015-2017

In the current financial year for the Academy (September 2016 to August 2017) the amount of Pupil Premium allocation that King Edward VII Academy expects to receive is approximately £280,000

This year we have expanded the provision so that it also includes:

Additional teaching to improve pupil progress in Maths, seminar provision which supports achievement and Standards Leaders for every year group, external 1:1 and small group tutors in Maths, Easter school for maths, English national revision conference, homework clubs, a Parental Support Advisor, Attendance provision (will be strengthened from 2016), Enrichment coordinators, academic mentoring, counselling, targeted careers guidance, Data services, subsidised school trips, provision of materials for practical lessons, free revision resources, additional ICT provision, external provision for personal and academic development (SkillsForce), alternative curriculums, reductions in class sizes for key groups, support strategies which improve meta-cognition and self-regulation (learning to learn), support strategies which improve marking and feedback, continued professional development of Associate Staff, Pastoral support, a Student Support Centre (with added capacity for 2016-17).

We will measure the impact in 2017 by:

  • Improvements to achievement; Progress and Achievement 8 scores
  • Improvements in attendance, September 2016 to July 2017
  • Greater participation in the enrichment programme, September 2016 to July 2017

Disadvantaged Spending 2016-17