Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium School Profile

Year 7 - 91 pupils (29% of cohort) - This cohort have a lower than average point score on entry than their peers with a number of pupils having social/emotional issues which impact on their learning.

Year 8 - 74 pupils (25% of cohort) - This cohort have low literacy levels and, on average, lower reading ages than their peers. They have lower than average progress in maths than their peers. Some pupil have social and emotional issues.

Year 9 - 78 pupils (23% of cohort) - This cohort have low literacy levels and, on average, lower reading ages than their peers. They have lower than average progress in maths than their peers. Some pupils have attendance and behaviour concerns.

Year 10 - 76 pupils (28% of cohort) - This cohort have low literacy levels and, on average, lower reading ages than their peers. They have lower than average progress in maths than their peers. They are also a key group for attendance and behaviour with a number of high tariff pupils receiving a significant level of support.

Year 11 - 76 pupils (28% of cohort) - This cohort have low progress in maths compared to peers. There are some poor attenders and some persistent lateness issues.

School has 395 PP pupils which constitutes 27% (correct in September 2016).

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

Our whole school strategy identifies 4 key areas to focus on throughout 2016/2017. These areas were identified through a whole school pupil premium audit and an external pupil premium review in January 2016. For full strategy, see the link on the right.

> Behaviour for key PP pupils is significantly improved to help maximise their learning
Rationale: The Education Endowment Trust research suggests that behaviour interventions can have a really positive impact on progress and academic achievement, particularly for older pupils.
Actions:

  • Add capacity to the behaviour support team including new Inclusion Manager
  • Continue to reward positive behaviour through planner and reward schemes
  • Put personalised mentoring support into place for pupil who continue to lose lesson time through poor behaviour.

> Literacy levels of pupil premium pupils are in line with their peers, thus improving progress, attainment and enjoyment in all lessons
Rationale: Confident literacy amongst pupil premium pupils is essential if they are to thrive as adults.
Actions:

  • Focus on quality teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Promote a growth mindset in our pupil premium pupils along with subject led mentoring of key pupil premium pupils
  • Continue to use Lexia and Accelerated Reader software in literacy intervention
  • Further focus teachers on using our marking policy to personalise feedback for underachieving pupil premium pupils.

> Pupil premium pupils make rapid and sustained progress in maths, particularly those who are high achievers
Rationale: Confident numeracy skills are essential for job prospects and everyday adult life.
Actions:

  • Focus on quality teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Pupils who are underachieving in KS3 will be selected to work with a HTLA in small groups or one to one or to receive support in class
  • Recruitment of new high level teaching assistant in maths will add capacity to existing HTLA in the maths department
  • KS4 pupil premium pupils who are making below expected progress are identified for intervention sessions such as breakfast club, maths camp, extra lesson intervention.

> The majority of pupil premium pupils have above 97% attendance
Rationale: Pupils have to be in school and in lessons regularly to learn and reach their potential.
Actions:

  • A new Attendance Officer is employed to monitor pupils and follow up quickly on truancies and put appropriate support into place
  • Breakfast passes to be given to pupil premium pupils who are persistently absent or late and we will also trial “get to school buddies”
  • Minibus pickup at key times of the year for persistently absent or late pupil premium pupils
  • Use Diamonds, mentoring or Mind Matters counselling to help overcome any psychological barriers to attendance.

  Kettlethorpe High School

> Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

> Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16: Impact

> Pupil Premium Spending 2014-15: Impact

 
 
Standbridge Lane, Sandal,
Wakefield WF2 7EL
Tel: 01924 303510
Email: headteacher@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk