Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Equalities & Additional Intervention

 We believe that all children should be equally valued at our Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We have a range of agreed policies.

Chobham Academy is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • Students from families that are financially disadvantaged (PP - Pupil Premium)

  • Students who arrive with below nationally expected ability in any area (LAPs)

  • Boys or Girls

  • Students from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers, refugees

  • Students who have English as an additional language (EAL)

  • Students who have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)

  • Students who are Gifted and Talented (G&T)

  • Students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)

  • Students who are Looked After Children (LAC)

  • Young carers, sick children, children from families under stress

 

The Harris Chobham Academy Pupil Premium spending plan 2016-17

Secondary and Cross Phase

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant which is additional to the main Academy funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the national inequalities between students eligible for free school meals, or have been within the last 6 years, (PP) and Looked after Children (LAC) and other students. This grant will ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable in our budget. Academies can decide how the pupil premium money is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.

At Chobham Academy we support all of our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as well as additional support to enable our high ability students to achieve high academic standards. All leaders in this Academy including the Governors are committed to ensuring the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to provide the best possible outcomes to students that may be at a disadvantage.

Proportion of students eligible for PPG                 

 

PP Per Pupil

No Of Pupils

Total PP Funding

Primary (excl Nur)

£ 1,320

155

£204,600

Secondary (excl 6th form)

£ 935

422

£394,570

Total (Pri & Sec)

 

577 /1404

£599,170

 

Overall current PP % = 41.10%

Number of LAC students 8                                         

We have used our Academy data on attainment, progress, attendance and exclusions to look at where there may be any gaps between FSM and LAC students compared to students who at not FSM or LAC. These are areas which nationally show there are gaps and this leads to a conclusion of inequality of provision. At Chobham Academy these gaps are less than the national trend and they are closing rapidly since opening, however the gaps are still evident and we aspire to close these completely.

Key barriers to success:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Literacy
  • Cultural capital

These are the three key issues which can cause underachievement in out disadvantaged students. We are committed to eradicating these barriers and therefore the spending plan has been prioritised in these areas to maximise the potential of our disadvantaged students. Every outcome is carefully scrutinised in order for us to re-direct resources as appropriate; staff at every level are directly involved in this evaluation so that every student is catered for.


 

Resource

Intervention

Impact analysis

Budget

SIRC Attendance Officer

 

The attendance officer communicates with LA on LAC attendance daily.

Identified list of poor attenders on PP to be on attendance tracker. Reviewed half termly.

Attendance of LAC students

Attendance of PP students

15k

SIC Welfare Officer

 

The welfare officer tracks the overall progress, attendance and behaviour of LAC students and other students identified as vulnerable.

Attendance/Exclusions/Progress of LAC students. PEP reports.

15k

Careers advisory package

The Academy buys in a careers programme; consultants will meet with all students in years 10 and 11 but will also identify FSM students in year 9 so good advice and guidance can be given earlier. He/ she will also spend more time with those on PP that need additional information, advice and guidance to secure appropriate pathways for the future.

Destinations data

7k

Speech and Language intervention

Our specialist Speech and Language team run intervention groups for 4 days a week throughout the year. A high % of these students are PP or LAC.

Speech and language data

Progress data

Examination results

30k

Year 11 additional tuition after hours, weekends and holidays, free revision materials

The Federation consultants work closely with year 11 and track progress forensically, putting in place additional tuition where required. They know students who are LAC and PP and will continue to make additional provision where required, to secure the best possible examination results. Comprehensive holiday sessions are scheduled during every break, and a range of highly subsidised and/or free resources are offered to PP and LAC students

 

 

50k

  1. tutoring

Maths

 

 

Marginal students on PP/LAC will be identified for 1-1 tuition in Maths and English in both primary and secondary

English and maths residential

These are crucial to securing good exam success and popular with students, they are fully funded for students on PP and LAC. Three are scheduled for Year 11 students throughout the year

 

English Teacher

In order to ensure that literacy needs are met and curriculum design can be successfully delivered, we have increased the English staffing

Student progress data  at KS3 and KS4

30k

Literacy Intervention

To enable class sizes of 6-10 as required for the delivery of the phonics course. To ensure that the LRC has the necessary books to engage readers of all abilities.

To pay for the accelerated reading licences for both primary and secondary

Timetabled Literacy Intervention in primary – Students with a LUCID spelling score significantly below age related expectations and also those referred by teacher assessment.

Champions of literacy lead initiatives across the curriculum using strategies to support students to raise attainment in Literacy and Numeracy.

Reading age increase

English and literacy progress data

Performance data of students in RW intervention sets

Staff training needs met

20k

Alternative provision placements

The LA offers full and part time respite placements for students who are struggling to cope with the demands of mainstream education provision. By using the placements, this ensures that students have every opportunity to keep a place in their school as an alternative to permanent exclusion.

Permanent Exclusion data

Success on re-integration

10k

 

Learning mentor

A learning mentor works with students on PSPs who have had more than one exclusion. He supports in class and mentors to improve BfL. PP and LAC students to be prioritised and monitored closely.

Exclusion data

10k

Pastoral Leaders

The Academy Pastoral Leaders have a wide range of responsibilities and will track a group of PP students who are not doing as well as their peers in terms of progress. They will oversee the improvements we would want to see across a particular area.

Progress of targeted students

20k

Counselling service

The Academy buys in counselling support, targeted at vulnerable students with a specific focus on PP and LAC students. Referrals are made through APs to ensure that the correct criteria are addressed.

Evaluations from students/families

30k

On site internal exclusion provision

The Academy offers the provision of an on-site exclusion room to enable students to continue with their studies rather than receiving fixed-term exclusion. Restorative justice sessions are part of the reintegration process.

Exclusion data

15k

Financial support for trips and enrichment programmes

All students must be able to attend trips and enrichment programmes and this will often need support from the Academy for students on PP or LAC

Participation rates

Student evaluations

10K

Targeted group work with specialist visitors on innovation days

Participation rates for PP and LAC students are important in order to broaden horizons and raise aspirations, we often need to encourage students to try new activities therefore the Academy often needs to set up taster days and fund activities.

Participation rates

Student evaluations

5k

Uniform grant

This can provide essential support for families in particularly challenging financial circumstances

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

2k

University trips and visits

Enrichment to focus on students in year 10 and 11 to ensure progression to further and higher education. 

% of students applying to university should be above national average.

 £10k

Principal’s fund

This is a fund that will be used as the need arises, maybe for instrumental lessons for a Music GCSE student, to buy some 1-1 support, to fund additional texts or buy in some external expertise as required

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

40k

Funding expenses and teaching resources

Subject areas are able to bid for specific resources to ensure that the needs of our disadvantaged students are met. This will also meet any need for placements at alternative provision (e.g. Bromley Tutorial Foundation)

Data on spending

Report to Finance committee

100k

 

Total

£419,000

 

 

 

 

 

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