Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
We have been allocated £for the academic year 2016/2017. We will receive this money in regular installments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant). At academies within the OGAT ‘family of schools’ we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years and all of these are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We are proud that we have a proven track record for ‘narrowing the gap’ and therefore diminishing the differences in outcomes for specific cohorts of student of students; this has allowed us to fulfil one of our core aims of raising standards and transforming lives.
Below is a list of strategies that we will use at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth to support students and the total cost of some of these strategies. The intervention strategies exceed by far the total amount we receive for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies:
New Outwood uniform has been provided for all students across the academy. In addition, all students who join Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth during the course of this academic year will receive a free uniform to ensure that all students are starting from the same point.
Careers advice and guidance for Y9, 10, Y11, Y12 & Y13:
An independent careers advisor (Careers Inc.) has been employed for up to two days per week to work with students in all year groups. Presently, all Y11 students receive an individual ‘interview’ with the Senior Leadership Team to support them with their post 16 applications, but are also offered the opportunity for independent advice with the careers advice service. Work is taking place in conjunction with the Local Authority with year 11 students who are at risk of becoming NEETs. Students who are identified by the above criteria are all given additional dedicated time with the careers office with a focus on their future and choices. The academy have appointed a member of staff as an aspiring leader in a deeps role to coordinate all aspects of work in this area.
The Inclusion Manager, Learning Managers, Teaching Assistants, Attendance Officer, CEIAG Officer, Personalised Learning Centre Manager and Education Welfare Officer make up a highly skilled and experienced team whose focus is the achievement of all students. Weekly meetings ensure that vulnerable students are making the progress they should and any form of intervention that is needed is in place. Our school nurse works with students and is a valuable resource to offer support and medical advice. The peer mentor team is currently being trained and will then set about providing one to one support for vulnerable students in Key Stage 3 and 4. In addition, the academy have recently secured further support from OGAT to receive an additional 4 days per week of external trust-based EWO support.
The predecessor school, Bishopsgarth School, was allocated £275,066 for the financial year April 2015 to March2016. The strategies put in place to support students’ academic and pastoral needs are outlined below:
Description of spending: Cost
The school provided additional in-school support to try to overcome £79,000 the barriers that stopped some students reaching their full potential. Staffing salaries included a Parent School Adviser (PSA), Inclusion Manager
(LSU), Social Inclusion Manager (Anxious Students) and Family Support
The school worked closely with parents and carers to close the attainment £174,945
gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils and tried addressing
inequalities and raising the attainment of all students including those students
from disadvantaged circumstances. Staffing salaries included four non-teaching
House Managers and an additional Assistant Head Teacher to lead on progress
Support for students experiencing Social Emotional and Mental Health £25,000 difficulties was provided by Alliance Psychological Counselling Service.
Total cost of initiatives: £278,945
Impact in 2015/16- Outcomes for Students
This page will be updated upon release of the predecessor school’s provisional 2016 RAISEonline
Provisional 2016 results for the predecessor school were as follows:Number Of Pupils % 3+ A*-A % 5+ A*-C % 5+ A*-C (m&E) % 5+ A*-G % Ebacc APS
All 111 14% 42% 37% 90% 9% 4.41
Pupil Premium 47 9% 34% 28% 87% 0% 4.07
Non-Pupil Premium 63 19% 48% 43% 92% 16% 4.64
The predecessor school also achieved a progress 8 score of -0.4. In a simplified sense, this means that, on average, students in the school performed 1 full grade below their peers with similar starting points nationally in 4 out of their10 best grades across 8 subjects.
Gap analysis comparisons between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students against national averages cannot yet be made until the release of RAISEonline.