Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School overview

Detail

Data

School name

Saint George Catholic College

Number of pupils in school

993

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

16.8%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)

2021-2024

Date this statement was published

4th November 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

Sept 2022

Statement authorised by

J Habberley

Pupil premium lead

A Bedford

Governor / Trustee lead

A McCormack

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£ 158,180

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

£ 21,460

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

£ 0

Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£ 179,640

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

At St George we pride ourselves on supporting the individual. Understanding our students’ needs is key to supporting them the best we can. As such, we use our academic and pastoral monitoring systems to identify groups and individuals in need  and allocate our pupil premium funding accordingly. Our ultimate aim is to ensure all our students are happy, independent and successful. This is summarised by our mission statement “We ASPIRE to be all that God has created us to be”

Challenges

This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge

1

Attainment 8 score and Basics compared to other pupils in school

2

Low literacy levels preventing students from accessing the curriculum

3

Student health and wellbeing

4

Attendance and punctuality affecting students’ ability to engage in lessons and school life

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Reduce the in-school attainment GAP, for DP compared with other pupils. Students to make progress in line with national other or better.

Basics 9-4 gap <10%, positive P8 score

 

Improve reading ages in order to access the more demanding 9-1 curriculum

GAP in reading age to actual age reduced

 

Students going on to be successful at the next stage of education/apprenticeship

Pupils staying in education or employment >95%

Improve the attendance of DP

Attendance of >95%

 

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £ 77215

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

AHT Leadership Role

Dedicated member of SLT assigned to lead and manage pupil premium strategy.

1, 2, 3, 4

Additional set in KS4 English & Maths

Additional sets allow targeted groups to be created and support student abilities. Reduced class sizes allow for more individual support from class teacher. Additional class also allows tiering in Maths to support individual student pathways.

1, 2, 3

TLR for Literacy & Numeracy co-ordinators

Literacy & Numeracy strategies implemented across the college to support student progress.

1, 2, 3

Maths TA

Small group intervention proven to support student progress. In class support improves confidence of students and helps reduce anxiety and absences.

1, 4

 

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £ 11000

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Half term school

Targeted intervention for students identified for lost learning due to covid.

1, 3

1 to1 Tutoring

Targeted intervention for students identified for lost learning due to covid.

1, 3

Music lessons

Supporting students to undertake a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to the individual.

1, 3

Home Language tutor

Supporting students to undertake a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to the individual.

1, 3

Educational resources

Providing educational resources to students to develop their independence and support their academic achievements.

1, 3

Educational trips

Provides enrichment opportunities to develop individual’s cultural capital and apply this to their studies where appropriate.

1, 3, 4

 

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £ 93785

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Inclusion manager

Supporting individual needs of students to engage in the full life of the school where possible

1, 3, 4

Inclusion team

Supporting individual needs of students to engage in the full life of the school where possible

1, 3, 4

AP Teacher

Provides a bespoke curriculum for individual students with the aim of returning to mainstream lessons as soon as appropriate for the individual

1, 3, 4

ELSA support

Supporting individual needs of students to engage in the full life of the school where possible

1, 3, 4

Careers officer

Individual careers advice and help to support students make informed choices about their next steps after leaving St George. 

3, 4

Mental Health Nurse

Supporting individual needs of students to engage in the full life of the school where possible

3, 4

Transport

Supporting students to attend school.

1, 4

Discretionary fund

Allocated to support individual needs as they arise.

3, 4

 

Total budgeted cost: £ 182000

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

 

Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average 2019)

Progress 8 score average 2020 & 2021

+0.44, +0.16

+0.13

Attainment 8 score average 2020 & 2021

51.4, 45.8

50.1

Basics 9-4 2020 & 2021

73.7, 65.7

71.7

Basics 9-5 2020 & 2021

52.6, 31.4

49.5

Staying in education or employment (2019 leavers)

97% (Whole school)

94%

Attendance 2020-21

92.5%

95.5%

 

The table below details the outcomes for the previous three years where national data has been available.

 

Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average 2019)

Progress 8 score average 2017, 2018 & 2019

+0.28, +0.67, +0.35

+0.13

Attainment 8 score average 2017, 2018 & 2019

41.6, 46.9, 50.0

50.1

Basics 9-4 2017, 2018 & 2019

60.0, 68.0, 70.0

71.7

Basics 9-5 2017, 2018 & 2019

25.0, 32.0, 41.7

49.5

 

*2020 & 2021 headline figures are calculated using SISRA analytics P8/A8 figures based on the 2019 A8 tables.

The variety of targeted academic interventions and pastoral care has made a considerable difference to our PP students. They have achieved great results and made significant progress that’s ensured they can access their next stage of education or employment. We have identified an increasing gap in students’ academic performance and attendance due to the COVID pandemic and are working hard to close the gap for next year.

Externally provided programmes

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England

Programme

Provider

Accelerated Reader

Renaissance