PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGIES - TOP THREE IMPACT AREAS
 
 
 
 
1) Self Assessment/Self Analysis
 
 
Self-assessment/analysis for students
 
The group considered quality self assessment/analysis for students comes from an ability to:
  • Assess understanding, as well as knowledge
  • Promote student centre learning
  • Consolidate learning and promote deeper learning
  • Improve student engagement
  • Develop judgment skills
Self-assessment/analysis for staff
 
The group considered that quality self assessment/analysis for staff comes from an ability to:
 
  • Find evidence to support the evaluation of your work
  • Identify and address area for improvement
  • Build on the areas of srength
  • Identify and address areas for improvement
  • Identify your own staff development needs and assisting with your professional development and improvement
  • Strengthen your professional relationships
  • Contribute to whole school development and improvement
 
 
Strategy ideas from working party:
  • One to one tutoring - integrated and/or extended
  • Find your talent - PP students talent found, used and shared
  • Passport to success interview - personal one to ones for careers, organisations well-being and motivation
  • High expectation knowledge - academic development, personal programme
  • Development of Growth Mindset - CPD opportunity
  • Self-esteem programmes - raising self-esteem
  • Social and Emotional Development programme (SMSC) - confidence building​​ 

 

​​​2) Teachers working together
 
Evidence continues to suggest that the best teaching and the best learning happens where professionals work, learn and reflect together. Collaboration can be difficult in climates that encourage competition but for Pupil Premium students to succeed locally we are asking for a co-ordinated effort. Whether this be in departments/phases, across year groups, within the academy/school generally, as part of a cluster/trust/alliance or within the town/region.
We want examples of where this is working well to IMPACT on pupil premium students. Please send us your case studies.
 
Strategy ideas from working party:
 
  • Sutton Trust link - feeding into a schools research team
  • Looked After Students conference organised in a cluster/network/across an LA as a teachmeet day
  • Each faculty has an action plan to narrow the gaps - faculty/dept report back to SLT on PP progress
  • Every teacher has an appraisal objective around narrowing the gaps - half yearly reviewed appraisal
  • English/Maths consultancy - CPD for all teachers on core areas
  • Phonics programme - building skills in Pupil Premium students with trained phonics specialists
  • Quality of inclusive teaching programme - quality first teaching
  • Double team teaching in certain year groups - integrated PP academic support
 
 
3) Formative assessment and feedback
 
All students need to know how well they are progressing and regular and constant feedback to students on their work through a formative assessment model is shown to have impact. Pupil Premium students need this approach and we are asking that this is monitored sensitively and carefully but with determination. Again successful case studies on this approach would be helpful.
 
Strategy ideas from working party:
 
  • Primary transition transfer file info - qualitative and quantitive information on new students
  • Whole school curriculum strategy - providing curriculum continuity for PP students
  • Literacy/Numeracy specific targets rather than generic - personal action plans
  • Effective feedback - critical element in providing formative support for PP students
  • KS3 inclusion room - proactive approaches to academic "catch up"
OTHER PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGIES - OFSTED CATEGORIES
Below are a list of discussed strategies from the Pupil Premium working party and associated networks. They have been placed initially in OFSTED criteria order in order to support schools in mapping out their own school actions.  
 
Leadership & Management
  • Lead practitioner - appointment of a key officer to lead on PP
  • FSM – School Welfare Officer – all new arrivals interviewed
  • Action research team - across a school of key stakeholders for PP students
  • Leadership academy for PP students to gain skills in confidence
  • Additional TA support using PP funding but available across school but with PP focus
  • Sutton Trust link - feeding into a schools research team
  • Looked After Students conference organised in a cluster/network/across an LA as a teachmeet day
  • Primary transition transfer file info - qualitative and quantitive information on new students
  • New arrivals – get them to register for FSM
  • Strategic alignment of CIP and T&L - whole shool strategy for PP student improvement
  • Each faculty has an action plan to narrow the gaps - faculty/dept report back to SLT on PP progress
  • Every teacher has an appraisal objective around narrowing the gaps - half yearly reviewed appraisal
  • Coded seating plans/contextual analysis sheets detailing classroom interventions – regularly updated
  • Regular looks at behaviour data, attainment data, attendance data, inform strategies - every 6 weeks
  • Enhanced curriculum offer - extended school activities planned programme for PP student
  • Holiday curriculum challenges - PP students summer school & half term challenges      
  • Whole school curriculum strategy - providing curriculum continuity for PP students
  • Appointment of staff PP champions - new young staff and to give them a CPD opportunity
  • Departmental leads in PP - subject PP champions with key targets
  • The importance of KS2/3 transition - leading on transition issues
  • EYFS crucial to intial developemnt - new EYFS strategies
  • Summer school programmes - understanding the impact
 
Pupil Achievement, Attainment & Aspirations
  • Bespoke reading stars - improved reading initiatives
  • One to one tutoring - integrated and/or extended
  • Spelling programme - identified developemnt programme
  • Find your talent - PP students talent found, used and shared
  • Genius squared - G & T programme for PP students
  • Star Challenge Academy - challenge topics for PP students
  • Extra curricular boost programmes (not core focussed) - Sports, Music, Drama etc.
  • Passport to success interview - personal one to ones for careers, organisations well-being and motivation
  • Dare to Dream - enhanced careers programme
  • Menu of opportunity - extended curriculum opportunities PP sign up
  • Careers programme - personal profile development using hardcopy or online programme
  • High expectation knowledge - academic development, personal programme
  • Career visits - aspiration showcasing
  • Tracking small cohort differences - drilling down improvement to PP student performance including sub-level information
  • Nominate Year 11 PP classes - intervention exam work and catch up services
  • Overt data every 6 weeks - communication across school
  • Aspiration events in school and external - planned programme
  • University visits - providing a range of HE visits
  • LAC tracking and PEPs - "groups" tracking and education plans
  • Separate tracking system for PP students to give more detail - home grown or purchased data profile tracking
  • Literacy/Numeracy specific targets rather than generic - personal action plans
  • One to One tuition - bought in or in-house direct intervention
 
Quality of Teaching/Support staff
  • Effective feedback - critical element in providing formative support for PP students
  • English/Maths consultancy - CPD for all teachers on core areas
  • Phonics programme - building skills in Pupil Premium students with trained phonics specialists
  • Quality of inclusive teaching programme - quality first teaching
  • Double team teaching in certain year groups - integrated PP academic support
  • CPD for teachers on intervention strategies time limited which impacts targets - school or centralised event
  • Development of Growth Mindset - CPD opportunity
  • Playground support - trained welfare staff with supported resources
 
Safety and Attendance (including Health & Well-being)
  • Assertive mentoring - raising achievement for all
  • KS3 inclusion room - proactive approaches to academic "catch up"
  • Salad bar - using healthy diet to impact on performance
  • Self-esteem programmes - raising self-esteem
  • Breakfast club - fuel for sustained concentration
  • Social and Emotional Development programme (SMSC) - confidence building
  • Delegated "Trusted" adult councillor link - well-being support
  • Using attendance and progress data as impact measures
 
Additional to the above are other themes requested from the working party.
 
Stakeholder opportunities
  • Together with parents - high expectations of parents    
  • Community café - using the community to support Pupil Premium students
  • SHINE therapy (Speech & Language/Sensory) - specialist support
  • Educational Psychology regular involvement (one day a week) - specialist support
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy - specialist support
  • External regional and national expert visitors - motivating catalyst to local development