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Newham PRUs Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019 – New Directions PRU

1.     Summary information

School

New Directions

Academic Year

2018 - 2019

Total PP budget

£27,115

Date of most recent PP Review

Sept 2018

Total number of pupils

49

Number of pupils eligible for PP

42

Date for next internal review of this strategy

March 2019

 

2.   Attainment and engagement (KPI 2017-2018)

 

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (36)

Whole School / eligible roll (90)

% who achieved GCSE qualifications at end of year 11

86%

86%

Mean overall attendance 17-18

66%

66%

Number of days lost to FTE

15 days

85 days

 

3.   Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PPG)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor literacy skills)

A.     

High numbers of students who are identified as having Speech and Language Learning Needs on admission to PRU

B.     

High numbers of students who have history of disrupted learning and high levels of mobility

C.     

Students present with lowered levels of resilience leading to many students exhibiting SEMH and as a result not evidencing sustained progress across education

D.     

High number of students who are identified with lower than expected attainment in learning across subjects

E.     

High number of students who are identified as a result of screening on admission to PRU with specific learning need

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

A.

Overall poor attendance rates and engrained histories on admission of disengagement from learning (most prevalent in White British)

B.

High occurrence of SEMH needs

C.

High levels of mobility

 

 

4.   Desired outcomes (desired outcomes and how they will be measured)

Success criteria

A.     

Students will access and engage in bespoke targeted intervention courses which will support progress across identified academic and SEMH areas of learning

This will be measured by tracking progress of students across all areas of learning throughout their time attending STIC Programme, from baseline data.

·         Students will undergo screening and assessment on entry to identify key learning needs and identify appropriate intervention.

·         Students will be supported in developing provision goals which will be aimed at supporting successful transition back to either mainstream school or post 16 learning.

·         Students will access targeted intervention in a timely way to support working towards achieving goals

·         Behaviour for learning is improved both during WFL and onsite at New Directions.

·         Improved attendance is sustained over time.

 

B.     

Students who are disengaged from learning will be supported to engage in learning through taking learning out of the classroom and by providing experiences which support developing skills and understanding across a wider context.

Progress will be measured by tracking attendance improvement in ‘behaviour for learning, and resulting outcomes from baselines.

·         Students will engage in learning in alternative locations and settings, and will be supported to achieve and attain qualifications through learning new skill sets and accessing alternative opportunities.

·         Improved attendance is sustained over time.

 

C.     

Improve the attendance of PPG students

This will be measured from baseline attendance data.

·         Increased number of students who achieve external accreditation

·         Increased attendance of students engaging on both Work Focused Learning courses and New Directions Curriculum offer.

·         Improved punctuality of students.

 

D.     

Students will access learning and build skills and understanding around key areas including Resilience, self-management, transition and Social Communication.

Progress will be measured through tracking progress on targeted intervention courses and further resulting academic progress.

·         Rate of student progress is improved over time

·         Students develop strategies to self-regulate and make informed choices regarding behaviour.

E.     

Improved rates of progression at post 16

 

Progress will be measured against current rates of progression using reintegration data and  Destinations survey for Post 16 education

·         Improved KPI for NEETS. Improved retention of students at post 16 placement in year 12 (autumn term 18.19)

·         Students engage successfully with extended work experience placements

 

F.     

Improved rates of progress in literacy and numeracy

                                                                             

·         Increase on 17-18 % of students who make improvements in their literacy and numeracy.

 

 

5.   Planned expenditure

·         Academic year

2018-2019

    i.    Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Students who are disengaged from learning will be supported to engage in learning through taking learning out of the classroom and by providing experiences which support developing skills and understanding across a wider context.

Development of Outdoor Learning provision which supports access to core curriculum delivered in appropriate accommodation - taught outside of the classroom. Students accessing range of additional learning opportunities based around outdoor learning.

 

 

Students who are unable to access 25 hour onsite supervised education will be provided opportunity to access group provision and re-engage with learning

Monitor and review of progress

Attendance of students

Resource

IW / PA

Jan 2019

Improved rates of progression at post 16

 

 

Ensure increased rates of students achieving external qualifications and supported in securing apprenticeships and college placements

Increased numbers of NEET previously following January update

 

PA / IW

Every half term

Improved rates of progress in literacy and numeracy

Support through TA

 

Additional 1-2-1 support to support and improve their reading ages

students meet their targets in literacy and numeracy

Focused interventions that are planned, monitored and reviewed on a regular basis through doddle/support plans/reading interventions

PA / LK

Every half term

Contribution towards accommodation and activities @ £850 per week                                                                    Total budgeted cost

Total budgeted cost

£20,000

 

 

 

 

 

   ii.   Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

More students progressing to further education or training at post 16.

 

Improved engagement in learning

 

Arrange Extended Work Experience placements for individual students

 

Increased options for Work Focused Learning to be delivered onsite

 

Additional support provided in making applications and attending interviews

 

Increasing skills and participation in Work focused learning.

 

 

 

Increased learning and development of skills for post 16 learning.

 

 

Plan, monitor, review, set up SLA with quality provider

PA / CF

Every 2 weeks

Students will access and engage in bespoke targeted intervention courses which will support progress across identified academic and SEMH areas of learning

 

Development and implementation of Short Targeted Intervention Courses for all students

 

Courses will be facilitated and delivered by specialist professionals including Educational Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist.

Targeted work around areas of behaviour / concern which prevent engagement in mainstream education are a priority to be addressed.

Ongoing evaluation

Tracking student progress

AL

Jan 2019

Improve the attendance and engagement in learning of PPG students

 

Targeted mentoring and attendance support

 

Development of LEAP Project

(Lambourne End Alternative  Placement)

 

 

 

 

Students will access learning and build skills and understanding around key areas including Resilience, self-management, transition and Social Communication.

 

Development and implementation of Short Targeted Intervention Courses for all students

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution towards HLTA and Ext Work Placements (15 Billion) Total budgeted cost

£ 5,000

 

 

 

  iii.   Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved attendance and punctuality at school.

 

 

Provision of Breakfast Club and break time healthy snacks

Direct correlation in 16-17 Exam analysis of attendance impacting directly on Exam outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£700.00 (budget including for march and summer 2018 and Nov 18 exams)

Work focused Learning courses delivered at New Directions

 

SLAs agreed with External Providers which are reviewed on regular basis against agreed outcomes and  Quality Assurance measures including:

·      Quality of teaching and course delivery

·      Student attendance

·      Monitoring and tracking of student outcomes

·      Student feedback

LK / CP

Every term

Increased parental engagement to support student attendance and learning

Development of Parent Engagement Group

Wide based evidence on the impact of improved parental engagement in learning having a direct impact on attendance, engagement in learning and outcomes for students.

£700.00 (Budget for resources/workshops)

Identify key staff with direct responsibility for development of group and organising of events.

 

Support from SLT

JSP / MR

 

Total budgeted cost

£2,115

Total overall budget:

£27,115

 

 

 

Review of expenditure

·         Previous Academic year

2017-2018

Main Focus of PPG Expenditure: Engagement in Learning

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PPG, if appropriate.

Lessons learned

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

 

Students will access and engage in bespoke targeted intervention courses which will support progress across identified academic and SEMH areas of learning

Students will access learning and build skills and understanding around key areas including Resilience, self-management, transition and Social Communication.

Progress will be measured through tracking progress on targeted intervention courses and further resulting academic progress.

 

·         Students will undergo screening and assessment on entry to identify key learning needs and identify appropriate intervention.

·         Students will be supported in developing provision goals which will be aimed at supporting successful transition back to either mainstream school or post 16 learning.

·         Students will access targeted intervention in a timely way to support working towards achieving goals

·         Behaviour for learning is improved both during WFL and onsite at New Directions.

·         Improved attendance is sustained over time.

 

Academic and therapeutic screening of all pupils on admission to Newham PRUs has ensured understanding of needs and supported timely access to interventions and support. This has been in place for all pupils. All pupils have identified provision goals and are able to measure and demonstrate progress against these in working towards return to mainstream settings. This progress is clearly documented through Pupil passports which accompany pupils on their return to mainstream.

All pupils access Short Targeted Intervention Courses, delivered by specialist staff onsite. These courses are determined based on individual provision goals. Progress is measured through review and progress towards achieving provision goals.

 

Instances of recorded behaviour across pupils attending Newham PRUs has declined significantly.

Challenges in managing the capacity and need in some courses and this requires additional support in timetabling.

 

Pupils have engaged well with courses and value them as an important part of their learning at Newham PRUS. This approach will be continued throughout 2018/2019

£15,000

Students who are disengaged from learning will be supported to engage in learning through taking learning out of the classroom and by providing experiences which support developing skills and understanding across a wider context.

Progress will be measured by tracking attendance improvement in ‘behaviour for learning, and resulting outcomes from baselines.

·         Students will engage in learning in alternative locations and settings, and will be supported to achieve and attain qualifications through learning new skill sets and accessing alternative opportunities.

·         Improved attendance is sustained over time.

 

Newham PRUs have established a full 25-hour education programme taking place off site for those pupils who are not able to engage onsite provisions. This programme offers a range of academic, vocational and wider holistic learning experiences including an outdoor curriculum which focusses on building resilience, team working, leadership, communication skills. Attendance in this group has increased significantly from previous year - Attendance for APPLE for the year is 69.0% and this is in line with whole school at 68.8% and is up almost 10% in comparison to an equivalent cohort OR4/VL4 2017/2018 which was at 59.9%.

Fixed term exclusions for this cohort were also down despite increased attendance, greater numbers of pupils. These reduced from 54 days to 48 days. 68% of the cohort improved their behaviour for learning. This was again an increase from 50% the previous year.

 

Initial logistical challenges of running programme off site were overcome. Dedicated staff were allocated to work and develop the provision and ensure consistency in curriculum delivery and access to pastoral support. This has proven to be very successful and the programme will continue to run throughout next year.

£7,000

Improve the attendance of PPG students

This will be measured from baseline attendance data.

·         Increased number of students who achieve external accreditation

·         Increased attendance of students engaging on both Work Focused Learning courses and wider Curriculum offer.

·         Improved punctuality of students.

 

The number of pupils improving their attendance since the previous year has increased significantly – 2017/18-40%, 2017-18 -66%. Particular improvement in attendance was seen in the most vulnerable pupils who were not able to attend onsite provisions. The majority of PPG pupils (70%) sustained attendance above 70% with 37% maintaining attendance in 90% and above.

Strategies to be continued withy further development in improving persistent non-attendance.

£1,000

 

 

 

 

Cost

£23,000

 

 

 

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Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

As a Key Stage 4 provision, New Directions did not receive any primary PE and Sport Premium in academic years’ 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Yr. 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium Funding

As a Key Stage 4 provision, New Directions did not receive any Yr. 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium Funding in academic years’ 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.