Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Resourcing 2017/18

All schools receive additional funding from the government to support students who come in the categories (including those on free school meals, those in care and those who may be carers) which are, statistically, less likely to be successful at school. We believe that it is vital that we monitor the progress of these students and intervene if they fall behind.

Total Number on Roll June 2017 Number Eligible for Pupil Premium Funding per student Total Funding
783 258 £935 £241,230

 

Current Performance Indicators

In 2017 57% of pupils eligible for pupil premium gained 5 good GCSEs with English and Maths. Our results, although comparison is not as straightforward due to the numerical grading system in English and Maths, are consistent to last year and shows an improvement on previous years. Progress of pupil premium students at Christ’s College remains far higher than for those nationally, although 2017 figures are a little less strong than the outstanding figures of 2015. Pupil premium students are making good progress in English and Maths, along with other subjects. This is largely a result of the high level of teaching provided for these students in and outside of normal school lessons.

Pupil Premium Non Pupil Premium
5 or more A*-C Incl E&M (at 4+) 60.3%  80.2%
5+ En and Ma 46.4%  69.8%
4+ En +Ma 65.5%  82.6%

 

Below we identify how we allocated Pupil Premium funding to secure this strong progress for these students in particular.

  • We employ a HLTA trained student intervention officer who teaches small groups English and Maths. He also provides mentoring and counselling.
  • We continue to employ three Learning Mentors to support students who may struggle to come to terms with significant challenges which arise during their education.
  • We have run a Breakfast Club to support students and working parents. Pupil premium students are given subsidised meals. Parents may request a free breakfast for these students.
  • We have employed an Independent Advice & Guidance Counsellor. He supports the careers and guidance curriculum for all students and has a specific focus is on students at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). NEET figures remain below national average for Christ’s College.
  • Financial support is to be made available to students from families whose circumstances are particularly challenging, so they can participate fully in the range of school activities and trips.
  • We will pay for music lessons for some students.
  • We provide one to one tuition to students requiring extra help to fully access school’s literacy and numeracy strategies.
  • We have increased the teaching time in English and Maths for students struggling to develop key skills so that they have better access to the entire curriculum.
  • We will continue to pay for items of equipment and clothing for some students.
  • We held nurture groups for students who were targeted to work in smaller groups to enhance their skills and confidence and facilitate their transition to secondary school.
  • We are running a number of holiday school lessons in Maths, English and Science. In all cases where a small fee is charged to students they are offered free of charge to all pupil premium students.
  • We provide an alternative curriculum, using partner institutions, for students who are not suited to the school’s key stage 4 curriculum.
  • We train staff in strategies designed to ‘close the gap’.

 

Attendance

Attendance is recognised as a key performance indicator affecting academic performance. Missing school, research suggests, has a serious impact upon a child’s long term academic success, opportunities and ability to interact socially.

Attendance is monitored on a daily basis by our associate Assistant Headteacher Mrs Bora.

Attendance figures for 2016 /2017:

 

Whole School Pupil Premium Difference
Year 7 94.82% 91.78% -3.04%
Year 8 94.69% 95.20% 0.51%
Year 9 95.41% 96.10% 0.69%
Year 10 93.81% 93.50% -0.31%
Year 11 95.67% 97.70% 2.03%