Pupil Premium

Barriers to Learning at South Wirral High School

  • Quality first teaching at KS3
  • Quality of feedback
  • Parental engagement in the learning and progress of students- home learning
  • Low attendance
  • Low aspirations due to lack of immediate academic role models
  • Underachievement at KS1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy
  • Special educational needs; including behavioural and emotional, medical or cognitive
  • Financial constraints on families having immediate impact on the ability to resource learning
  • Lack of resilience
  • Lack of engagement in extra-curricular activities
  • Low levels of literacy and numeracy skills in KS3,4 and 5

Supporting Documents

Analysis of 2016/2017 spend
Improvement Plan for 2017/2018

Proposed Spending for 2017-18:

Pupil Premium funding: £259,270
Year 7 catch-up funding: £16,024

Quality first teaching at KS3

Professional Development for staff to improve quality first teaching£5,000
Additional needs classroom (Learning Base)
£28,000
Alternative Curriculum Provision£15,000
Specific professional development for Maths teachers - Maths Mastery Learning £6,450
Additional staffing to reduce class sizes to 23£42,749
Total£97,199

Quality of feedback

Professional development of staff on marking policy £2,000
DIRT Time (purple pens)£1000
Use of Sisra Analytics to track progress of Pupil Premium students£2,495
Total£5,495

Parental engagement in the learning and progress of students – home learning

Pupil Premium Progress Coaches
£10,800
Online reporting and VLE
£2,500
Admin support for multi-agency interventions
£21,123
Planners £2,200
Easter School for Pupil Premium students
£1,500
Study Support for Pupil Premium students
£7,114
V3 mentoring in year 11£1,000
Total£46,237

Low attendance

Learning mentor interventions for PP students
£22,000
Attendance monitoring and intervention£4,300
Total£26,300

Lack of aspiration or expectation due to lack of immediate academic role models

Student specific interventions£1,500

Special educational needs; including behavioural and emotional, medical or cognitive

Teaching Assistants class support for individuals
£36,000
Teaching Assistants interventions for PP students
£18,000
Total£54,000

Financial constraints on families having immediate impact on the ability to resource learning

School Bidding Process
£3,500

Lack of resilience

Outdoor Education£1,000 (Subsidised places)
The Pledges
£500
Total£1,500

Lack of engagement in extra-curricular activities

Extra-Curricular activities for PP students
£10,781
RFU Engagement Project
£8,000
Total£18,781

Low levels of literacy and numeracy in KS3,4 and 5

KS4 Co-ordinator
£2,000
Registration time co-ordinator
£3,500
Total£5,500

Underachievement at KS1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy
(Year 7 Catch Up)

English outdoor education intervention
£1,500
Maths outdoor education intervention
£1,500
Summer School
£7,000
Early intervention at year 7 – CATS
£800
Year 6-7 transition programme
£2,200
School Bidding Process
£3,000
Total£16,000

TOTAL SPEND

PP Focused Spend
£260,012
Year 7 catch-up
£16,000