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Disadvantage should never be a barrier to educational achievement. Ormiston Rivers Academy’s philosophy states that all students, no matter what their background, should receive a world class teaching experience and in turn achieve excellent outcomes. At Ormiston Rivers Academy we use Pupil Premium in a variety of ways to raise aspiration and achievement.

Pupil Premium was initially, allocated funding for students from low-income families who were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. This was extended in 2012 to include students who had been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (FSM Ever 6). A premium has also been introduced for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Each secondary FSM Ever 6 eligible student will attract £935 through Pupil Premium.

Schools are free to decide how to spend this additional funding with clear guidance from the government that it should be used to support the learning of this target group of students and to close the attainment gap between these and other students.​

20.95% (201 students) of Ormiston Rivers Academy students were eligible as “Ever 6” in the 2019/20 academic year resulting in Pupil Premium funding of £187,935.00 being awarded.

2020 Actual Impact 

Pupil premium students made outstanding progress with a Progress 8 score of +0.25 (and +0.45 for our Pupil Premium Most Able) compared to the National average of -0.44.

Overall the Academy’s Progress 8 Score was +0.4 evidencing the impact of interventions to close the gap between PP students and non PP students

Planned Activities and Intended Impact

The planned activities and the intended impact for 2019/20 academic year are listed below and an estimated cost has been assigned.

BARRIER TO ACHIEVEMENTSUPPORT INTENTIONINTENDED OUTCOMECOST
PP students do not quite achieve the same as Non PP. Whilst this gap is small (-0.1) we want it to be 0 as a minimum and, aspirationally, better then non pupil premium.The Assistant Principal for PP is tasked with the strategy and leadership of closing the PP gap across the school.Disadvantaged students to achieve a Progress 8 score in line with or exceeding the national average. Our intention is to completely close the gap between PP and Non PP students. At present it is within -0.08.15,540
Our PP students may not have had the same access to a wide range of enrichment activities as non PP. As an academy we firmly believe that access to enrichment is vital for all students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.Specific educational trips and visits to include internal and external opportunities. These are aimed at raising the aspirations of PP pupils as well as building their cultural capital.To ensure all disadvantaged students are able to partake in educational trips and visits at a reduced, subsidised cost.22,000
Some of our PP students need 1-1 counselling or support from our Wellbeing Programme and Wellbeing DirectorDedicated resource to work pro-actively with external bodies and colleagues on PP/SENAll students to make at least expected attainment and progress at Summer 2020 data drop.1,750
Disadvantaged PP do not achieve in line with Non Disadvantaged (-0.1). Whilst this gap is small and well above National Average we would like to close it completely.PP students are given the opportunity to participate in The Elite Scholar Program, Uni-tracks and The Brilliant Club.We would like to completely close the gap between PP and Non PP achievement to 0 and be aspiring for above this.2,000
Not all students and families of PP students are engaging as much with school life as we would like.Provision of rewards and incentives to increase PP students’ motivation for success and improved levels of achievementTo see an improved attendance at parents evenings for PP families. To see improved outcomes for PP students in Year 11 in 2020.5,540
Not all PP students read at home or indepdently and some do not have access to quiet spaces or IT to do homework.Support learning and teaching of PP students across all key stagesTo ensure that disadvantaged students are supported to make expected progress and close the gap32,348
Some students need additional SEMH support to attend lessons.Miscellaneous resources based on the individual learner's needs, e.g. revision guides, uniform, equipment.To ensure that all disadvantaged students are able to access the curriculum without bias or discrimination17,500
Some families need additional financial help to ensure their students can access learning and school expectations.To enable initiatives to be taken throughout the year for targeted or improved interventions that weren’t evident at the planning stage.To ensure that all options are exhausted in giving our disadvantaged students the best possible educational chances10,170
A fluid and dynamic fund which allows for unexpected needs 'in year'.New AP lead on attendance ensuring the gap is closing and improving. New Attendance Officer in post.To improve attendance of PP students aiming to be in line with whole school target of 97%.25,000
The attendance of PP students is below non PP students. This reduces their school hours and causes them to fall behind.Alternative education provision in the curriculum to support students who struggle with mainstream subject academia. To provide bespoke subject qualifications internally (Princes Trust); and to provide a range of external curricula for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.To reduce the exclusion rates for disadvantaged students11,300
Some of our PP students require additional support or an alternative curriculum to meet their needs. Provision of additional programmes to support extended learning; Hegarty Maths, EzyScience. External Maths Tutor working with PP students, two days a week. Raise attainment of PP students in English Maths & Science4,500
Some PP Students are not at National expectations for literacy.Provision of a 1:1 reading/phonics program for those in need.More PP students reach age appropriate reading age.9,305
Some PP Students are not at National expectations for numeracy.Provision of small group tutoring at KS4 and KS3.More PP students reach end of year targets.15,200
Some PP students are not achieving in core subjects to their flightpath expectations.Deployment of LSA's to support those most in need especially in English and Maths in Year 11.Core subjects, especially English to show a rise in PP attainment in Year 11.33,582
Total funding received:187,935

2019 Actual Impact

Pupil Premium students made outstanding progress with a Progress 8 score of +0.34 compared to the National average of -0.44. Our Most Able Disadvantaged were +0.44. This represents a huge advance from what is achieved nationally for this cohort. The gap between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged closed to -0.06 which is exceptional.

Overall the Academy’s Progress 8 Score was +0.4 evidencing the impact of interventions to close the gap between PP students and non PP students

Planned Activities and Intended Impact

The planned activities and the intended impact for 2018/19 academic year are listed below and an estimated cost has been assigned.

ActionSupport IntentionIntended Outcome Cost
Sustained targeted Intervention through 1:1 tuition. Teaching & Learning responsibility for Head of Year 9-11Achievement Directors for Year 9-11 to determine and coordinate support across subjects to maximise impact of interventionsDisadvantaged students to continue to achieve a Progress 8 score in line with or exceeding the national average£15,540
SEN/Pupil Premium; SENCo to track and monitor LAC pupils’ performance.Dedicated resource to work proactively with external bodies and colleagues on PP/SENAll LAC students to make at least expected attainment and progress in Maths and English in 2019 Summer exams£82,147
Alternative education provision in the curriculum to support students who struggle with mainstream subject academia.To provide bespoke subject qualifications; and to provide a placement at an external school for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.To reduce the exclusion rates for disadvantaged students£6,300
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)Support learning and teaching of PP students across all key stagesTo ensure that disadvantaged students are supported to make expected progress and close the gap£ 32,348
School Trips Specific educational trips/sports days aimed at raising the aspirations of PP pupils as well as enriching their school experience.To ensure all disadvantaged students are able to partake in field work and educational excursions at a reduced, subsidised cost.£2,200
RewardsProvision of rewards and incentives to increase PP students’ motivation for success and improved levels of achievementTo recognise and praise good work and high standards £1,750
Library Resources Providing new books and schemes for reading and literacy to include PP pupils. Contribution to dedicated laptop resource to utilise within the LRC.To improve the literacy and reading ages of disadvantaged students£2,000
Additional Learning ProgrammesProvision of additional programmes to support extended learning; The Eden Method, MrCarterMaths, EzyScienceRaise attainment of PP students in English Maths & Science£4,500
Attendance SupportRetention of Aquinas to support in tackling low attendance of PP studentsTo improve attendance of PP students resulting in positive progress and attainment£16,000
Learning ResourcesMiscellaneous resources based on the individual learners needs, e.g. revision guides, uniform, equipment.To ensure that all disadvantaged students are able to access the curriculum without bias or discrimination£7,500
ContingencyTo enable initiatives to be taken throughout the year for targeted or improved interventions that weren’t evident at the planning stage.To ensure that all possible options are exhausted in giving our disadvantaged students the best education possible£10,170
Total funding received: £180,455

2018 Actual Impact

Pupil premium students made outstanding progress with a Progress 8 score of +0.21 compared to the National average of -0.44

Overall the Academy’s Progress 8 Score was +0.28 evidencing the impact of interventions to close the gap between PP students and non PP students

Planned Activities and Intended Impact

The planned activities and the intended impact for 2017/18 academic year are listed below and an estimated cost has been assigned.

ActionSupport IntentionIntended Outcome Cost
Sustained targeted Intervention through 1:1 tuition, counselling, Achievement Director supportAchievement Directors to determine and coordinate support across subjects to maximise impact of interventionsisadvantaged students achieved a Progress 8 score exceeding the national average£32,566
SEN/Pupil Premium; SENCo to track and monitor LAC pupils’ performance.Dedicated resource to work proactively with external bodies and colleagues on PP/SENAll LAC students to make at least expected attainment and progress in Maths and English in 2019 Summer exams£80,084
Alternative education provision in the curriculum to support students who struggle with mainstream subject academia.To provide bespoke subject qualifications; and to provide a placement at an external school for PP pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.To reduce the exclusion rates for disadvantaged students£17,140
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)Support learning and teaching of PP students across all key stagesTo ensure that disadvantaged students are supported to make expected progress and close the gap£48,144
School Trips Specific educational trips/sports days aimed at raising the aspirations of PP pupils as well as enriching their school experience.To ensure all disadvantaged students are able to partake in field work and educational excursions at a reduced, subsidised cost.£ 4,650
RewardsProvision of rewards and incentives to increase PP students’ motivation for success and improved levels of achievement To recognise and praise good work and high standards £ 2,620
Library Resources including accelerated reader scheme Providing new books and schemes for reading and literacy to include PP pupils. Contribution to dedicated laptop resource to utilise within the LRC.To improve the literacy and reading ages of disadvantaged students£ 5,600
Learning Resources Miscellaneous resources based on the individual learners needs, e.g. revision guides, equipment. To ensure that all disadvantaged students are able to access the curriculum without bias or discrimination £ 6,250
Contingency- used to provide transportation, music lessons and uniform including PE Kit to compete at District sports To enable initiatives to be taken throughout the year for targeted or improved interventions that weren’t evident at the planning stage. To ensure that all possible options are exhausted in giving our disadvantaged students the best education possible £ 4,421
Total funding received: £201,475