Pupil Premium Report and Action Plan 2017‐18
- To have high expectations of each individual learner whether Disadvantaged or non Disadvantaged
- To raise the achievement of Disadvantaged students
- To continue to aim to meet or exceed National figures for % achieving English and Maths and P8 averages and to close the gap between Disadvantaged students and their non Disadvantaged peers (attainment and progress), working towards a smaller gap at WBHS than national across all GCSE measures.
- To increase the self‐esteem, confidence and ambition of Disadvantaged students by ensuring they have access to a wide range of opportunities including trips, curriculum RA events and SMSC experiences
- To work effectively and closely in partnership with the parents of Disadvantaged students
- To continue to improve the effectiveness of transition work with the 4 feeder Middle Schools in relation to Disadvantaged students including a tailored transition plan
- To maintain a record of no NEETS by continuing to provide high quality Post 16 guidance, advice and support from members of the LT
- To improve attendance rates of Disadvantaged students through individual or group initiatives.
Pupil Premium Funding Allocation:
PP allocation for 2014-15
PP allocation for 2015-16
PP allocation for 2016-17
PP allocation for 2017-18
Pupil Premium Numbers:
Total in Year Group
% of PP students
In 2017/18 the school is receiving £109,715 of Pupil Premium Funding and we will be building on the 2016/17 initiatives in the following ways:
- Continue to allocate each Year 11 PP student a key worker/mentor to support learning and help in preparations for GCSE
- Small group additional tuition in Maths and English for Year 11 students not making expected progress
- Sixth Form mentoring across a range of subject for Year 11 students not making expected progress
- Pre St James’ Park visit to ensure all students make the most of this opportunity
- Year 11 Learning Conference at St James’ Park with a motivational speaker
- Purchase a set of subject Revision Guides for each Year 11 student to aid with revision as well as any essential equipment i.e. a calculator, art supplies, geometry set etc
- Attendance monitoring and reward scheme for those with under 90% attendance across all year groups with focus on Year 9 in term 1.
- Whole school, departmental and individual Raising Achievement initiatives and trips
- ‘Out of your comfort zone’ trips- to build confidence, team working and self-belief for students in Years 10 and 11
- Aspirational progression pathways - visits to employers, local colleges and universities
- Transition project with Middle Schools to ensure no ‘dip’ in performance Years 8 to 9. Liaison with Middle School PP leaders to discuss students joining in Year 9.
- Regular training for all staff and trainees on the Pupil Premium and supporting students
- Year 9 raising achievement initiatives
- Careers and options guidance with dedicated members of staff
- Targeted Revision workshops and breakfast clubs
- A ‘Boost’ event following trial examinations in March 2018
- Funded music lessons and financial support for extra-curricular trips where appropriate
- More frequent monitoring and contact with parents regarding progress and students’ attendance at support sessions.
The Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-2018, and our evaluation of the 2016-2017 is available below: