Pupil Premium

Pupil premium strategy statement
2021-22 – 2023-24

School overview

 School name

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Pupils in school (7-11)

871

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

12.4 %

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£78460 (74 ‘Ever 6’ students -  £955;

10 Services students - £310; 2 PP+ students - £2345 pa)

Academic year or years covered by statement

2021-22 – 2023-24

Publish date

Revised February 2022

Review date

January 2023

Statement authorised by

Chair of Governors

Pupil premium lead

Robert Green

Governor lead

Mike Albury

Barriers to Educational progress

Owing to the small number of students who receive Pupil Premium it is difficult to identify ‘consistent’ barriers to learning as these change quite significantly from year to year. Nonetheless, we ensure close monitoring of attendance, homework completion, participation in clubs and extra-curricular groups/societies and academic progress for Pupil premium students through our Academic Leads and Pastoral Managers. Equally all teachers and form tutors are made aware of those students in receipt of pupil premium to ensure their progress is also monitored at a subject level and through form tutor mentoring.

Disadvantaged pupil GCSE performance overview for academic year 2020-21 (Teacher assessed grades)

  • 13 Students eligible for Pupil premium in Year 11
  • 85% of Pupil premium students secured 5 or more strong (5+) GCSE grades including English and Maths compared to school average of 96%
  • 100% of Pupil premium students secured a strong pass in English Language and Literature
  • All outcomes were significantly higher than the national average for all students

Key data (with areas for development in red)

Subject

APS for all students

APS for PP students

Variation

Maths

6.9

5.6

1.3

English

7.2

7.1

0.1

 

 

 

 

Progress 8

0.65 (school average 0.74)

% Students entered for and achieving Ebac entry

46% (school average 59%)

Attainment 8

6.78 (school average 7.05)

Aims for disadvantaged pupils

Progress 8

Maintain high P8 score in line with similar schools.

Close Progress gap between PP and non-PP students

Based on 2021 data focus on progress in Maths

Sept 22 and ongoing

Attainment 8

Maintain high A8 score in line with similar schools. Close attainment gap between PP and non-PP students

Sept 22 and ongoing

% Grade 5+ in English and maths

Maintain above 80% achieving this

Sept 22

Other

Improve attendance in line with school average

Ongoing

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

Projected spending per annum

Improve approaches to teaching and learning through Teacher professional development

PPD/Teacher training

Increased participation in NPQ programmes

 

Sutton Trust Toolkit and Education Endowment Fund research led strategies to improve student progress

PPD log/Staff appraisal/ Department Improvement plans/ Lesson observations/ dept. review

SLT

5000

Ensure resources are available for all students and especially for vulnerable students

Departmental budgetary allocation

Ensure all students can access necessary and appropriate resources including in practical subjects eg. Textiles.

Departmental feedback via Line meetings

RG

5000

Reduce attainment gap in Maths

PPD/Teacher training/ Departmental resources/ small group teaching/ HLTA/ one to one support/Increase number of GCSE Maths groups from 6 to 8

Maths has the most significant discrepancy between all students and disadvantaged students in terms of GCSE outcomes

Departmental feedback via Line meetings

SLT/SL

10000

Support improved outcomes in Science

PPD/Increase staffing capacity/Increase the number of lessons in Year 11 to 5 per Science (from 4)

PPD to focus on developing KS3 curriculum to help ensure students are best equipped for GCSE and beyond. Increase staffing capacity to help provide more intervention and support. Increase in lesson to better manage significant subject content at GCSE and allow for re-teaching and securing knowledge

Departmental feedback via Line meetings

SLT/SL

2500

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

Projected spending

Specific support for PP students in identified areas of concern or areas for development

Support of Academic Leads to lead data tracking, monitoring and implementation of support

 

Increased focus for data tracking and monitoring progress for PP students at risk of underperforming. Centralised approach to implementing support strategies

Regular monitoring via AHT

HET/ALs

10000

Increased attendance of Pupil premium students as a cohort

Attendance Officer support and intervention

PP attendance an area for improvement. Increased attendance has a direct correlation to improving academic outcomes

Liaison with Local Authority School Welfare Officer

HET/FH/PMs

7000

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

Projected Spending

Help PP students explore prospective higher education and career opportunities

Support via Head of Careers

Increased aspiration and focus on long term outcomes can help in terms of short term progress. Help to remove any social limitations on career expectations.

Through Line management meetings

TBC

2500

Full engagement in the breadth of experiences available through school

Trips, clubs etc.

Enable all students to participate in the broad range of activities that take place and ensure they feel they belong in the school community

Monitoring with Finance dept.

 

Include reference on all trip/visit letters

RG/Finance

5500

Access to specific curricular and extra-curricular activities

Music lessons, Duke of Edinburgh etc.

Enable all students to participate in the broad range of activities that take place and ensure they feel they belong in the school community

Ensure key staff (eg. Music teachers) are aware that lessons can be subsidised

RG/Finance/SLs

3000

Access to IT facilities

Provision of IT hardware/software

Enable to students to access online materials/store material from school etc.

Review outcomes of students accessing additional IT facilities

RG/PMs/SEN

5000

Strong, secure emotional health and wellbeing

Counselling

Pastoral Managers

Student Support

Provide robust support for vulnerable students

Pastoral managers to monitor support accessed

HET/PMs

10000

Ensure punctuality to school

Provide funding for travel to and from school

Ensure students can arrive and depart school via appropriate transport and on time

Reduced lateness and attendance issues for any student receiving travel funding

RG/PMs/Finance

1000

Uniform

Ensure all students have appropriate uniform for all aspects of the curriculum (PE etc)

Help to encourage sense of belonging and security in the school community.

Pastoral Managers to monitor need.

Finance to monitor large expenditure

PMs/RG/Finance

2500

Diagnostic testing via external agencies (eg ASC diagnosis)

Ensure all students can access timely diagnosis for possible disabilities /SpLD

Provide quick, effective  support, guidance and strategies to support additional needs of any pupil premium students to prevent further barriers to progress

DHT and SENCo to liaise regarding possible assessments/diagnoses and implementing strategies is school

SENCo/DHT

5000