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St Mark's Catholic School

St Mark's Catholic School

Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM EVALUATION 2017 - 2018

AIM: To reduce the gap by addressing inequalities that pupils face and raising the attainment of those students in low income families.

OUTCOMES: Additional support strategies enabling every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, to:

  • Improve their levels of progress and attainment
  • Close attainment gaps
  • Have full access to the curriculum
  • Access  extra-curricular provision

St. Mark’s was allocated £80,410 and we had 120 eligible students. (There is some movement in the course of the year on and off the PP list.) Interventions for each student were decided on a needs led basis. This meant that students were able to benefit from more than one intervention at any one time. The interventions varied from individual provision to groups to the whole school year.

The profile of the group was:

GENDER                   49% male                    51% female

KEY STAGE              62% KS3                     38% KS4

ETHNICITY              87.5% from ethnic minorities

EAL                            71%

SEND                         20%

MA                              18%

GCSE

There were 22 PP students in Year 11. Some key indicators are:

Basics Level (9 – 5 in English and Maths pass)      72.7%

E-Bacc entered                                                               77.3%

EBacc achieved                                                               50%

Progress 8  1.531 (any score above 0 indicates value being added)

ACTION

COST

EVALUATION 

Staffing to enable PP students to experience excellent first intervention in teaching in lessons.

61,275.49

This has made a significant impact on outcomes at GCSE and enabled some small group sizes that has helped in subjects such as Maths.

Literacy intervention with identified PP students in Year 7.

1,595

Boosted reading ages and fluency of some students.

Pupil Premium Champions to work with PP students in each year group 7 - 11

10,000

Students more closely monitored and mentored on a week to week basis. Weekly Hwk Club run per year.

Two PP projects

2,227.53

Produced Year 7 Guide to Homework for parents plus translation into Polish.

Supported Years 10 & 11 in Science. Registered students on Tassomei. Science results excellent.

PIXL

250

Maths morning; Humanities App.

These supported students in achieving grades in Maths and History

Calculators for Maths

183.35

Enables students to have calculators so as to not waste time in lessons or have to ask in exams.

Basic equipment to loan / provide for PP students and interventions, including USBs

728.11

Reduced wasted time in lessons.

Students can save work

Books; technology materials

1,084.76

Supported the learning of PP students very effectively in a number of subjects eg. English, Maths and DT.

Keyboard skills training package licence

299.00

Improved skills of students; enabled them to work more effectively.

Enrichment – DoE; Iceland; theatre; Prom

1,265

Gave students cultural experiences they would not otherwise have had. Raised aspirations.

Reward

90

Boosted motivation

Food for HWK clubs

337.40

Enabled concentration. Encouraged work in a positive atmosphere.

Sixth Form Support in HWK clubs

410

Particularly important in Year 7 – large number of students needing extra help.

Assessment of learning skills

380

Needs of one student identified.

Pair Tuition for identified students in Years 10 & 11

2,190

Impact on student confidence and outcomes in Maths, RE and Science.

Bookfair

319.36

Encouragement to students to read for pleasure.