Overview of Outwood Academy Newbold

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:
• Total number of pupils on roll: 767
• Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 263
• Amount of PPG received per pupil: £935
• Total amount of PPG received: £245,905
Outwood Academy Newbold has been allocated £245,905 for the academic year 2016/17

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
• have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
• have been in care for more than six months (£1900)
• have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges (£300)
Outwood Academy Newbold has been allocated £245,905 for the academic year 2016/17. We receive this money in quarterly instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).
The aim at Outwood Academy Newbold is to develop many robust intervention strategies, all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their full potential. Our aim is to ‘narrow the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.
Below is a list of strategies that we use 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

Curriculum Support

• Revision sessions for students who are examined are to be held at regular intervals throughout the year. Sessions are provided within the school day, evenings, weekends and during holiday time.
• ‘Maths Watch’ CDs are to be provided for year 11 students to support their exam preparation.
• All students have access to MyMaths, an online resource used to set homework, review lesson outcomes and guide students through activities.
• Revision guides are provided for students in Maths and English.
• Directors of English, Maths, Science, Humanities, MFL and the Arts have been deployed from the Outwood Trust to support students in making 3 levels of progress and beyond in English, Maths and Science.
• External consultants and examiners from the awarding bodies are engaged in English, Maths and Science to support raising student attainment.
• Option and extra English and Maths and Core Science are additions to Core Curriculum for these subject areas.
• Specialist literacy and numeracy support in Key Stage 3 (£12,000). This includes the implementation of the Accelerated Reader programme along with curriculum time allocated for pupils in year 7 who have been identified with reading ages significantly below chronological age.
• Level 3 Teaching Assistants in both Literacy and Maths to be used for strategic support and intervention strategies to improve the performance of pupils (£50,262).
• One to One intervention post holders in maths and English to improve pupil performance in English and maths.
PLC and Bridge provision to provide curriculum pathways for pupils to improve pupil outcomes and performance
• Offsite provision is offered to support students who are disengaged with the traditional school environment or who have a particular wish to explore a more vocational route, approximately £3,000 per student.
• Students who qualify for Pupil Premium are also supported with music lessons and contributions towards equipment and trips to enhance their learning experience whilst at the Academy.

VMG English & maths; the deployment of specialist staff to support students with small group intervention will take place during VMG time in the Maths and English Departments.
• We have Times-Table Rockstars to support students with low level numeracy at KS3.

Pastoral Care

The Inclusion Manager, Learning Managers, Teaching Assistants, Consequences Manager, Bridge Manager and PLC Manager, Teacher in Charge of RP and Student Support Officers 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.

Inclusion

Our Inclusion Team led by our Inclusion coordinator are specialists in areas of Safeguarding, SEND, attendance and Pastoral Support, working tirelessly to support our students maintaining strong links with external agency support services. It is an extremely valuable resource and greatly appreciated by the students.

Bridge

The Bridge is the Academy’s Social Inclusion Centre, co-ordinated by the Bridge Manager. Within the Bridge support is given to students with more complex social, emotional, behavioural and medical issues. It provides a safe and supportive environment for the Academy’s most vulnerable students.
The Bridge proactive intervention programme offers a varied and wide ranging programme of workshops and courses throughout the year including Tackling Temper, Anger Management, Self-esteem groups, Personal Safety and the STOP programme, a behaviour modification programme designed to support the most difficult to reach and disengaged students and prepare them for life.

PLC

The Personalised Learning Centre is co-ordinated by the PLC Manager and provides students with personalised learning packages designed to meet individual need, provide focussed intervention to support and raise attainment
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h2. Health and Wellbeing

We have purchased the services of Counselling to work with our students. They currently provide up to 3 days per week to support students with mental health and anxiety issues.

Peer Mentoring Programme

A new strategy which is being introduced this academic year is Peer mentoring. Peer mentors are Year 9, 10 & 11 who are specifically trained and are positive role models working closely with year 7 and 8 students, supporting them with a variety of issues. They are trained to listen, provide non-judgmental advice and support wherever possible. The peer mentor team (mentors in Year 11) will receive training to help them provide one to one support for vulnerable students.

Access Arrangements

A member of staff trained to assess students for exam access arrangements following JCQ guidelines. Ensuring all students received entitled support for examinations.

Uniform and Offsite Visits

• Uniform has been provided for all students who are awarded a place at Outwood Academy Newbold, so that all students have an equal starting point.
• Outwood Academy Newbold offers financial assistance for families and students wishing to attend school trips and excursions, this ensures that all students benefit from a variety of experiences designed to enhance life chances and removes what could be a financial barrier.

Careers advice and guidance for Years 8 – 13

Careers advisors (Careers Inc.) have been employed to work with students from years 9-11. Presently, all year 11 students receive an individual ‘interview’ to support them with their Post 16 applications, but are also offered the opportunity for independent advice and guidance with the Careers Inc service. Additional consultations have been made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their Post-16 transition routes. Work is taking place with years 9-11 students, in particular with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs(Not in Education or Training). Students who are identified by the above criteria are all given time with the advisor with a particular focus on their future and choices.

Attendance

The academy maintains a relentless focus on improving attendance for all pupils, particularly for those eligible for pupil premium funding. Rigorous tracking, monitoring and intervention procedures are in place to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95%.
An equivalent FT Education Welfare Officer is employed to drive attendance and work closely to support the most vulnerable groups of students and families. There is also an allocation to assist pupils who may struggle to attend school due to transport or uniform issues.

Reading Programmes

• Lexia Reading is used by school systems throughout the world to encourage students to improve their reading and literacy. Lexia Reading’s interactive, educational software will help identified students learn to read, and increase school performance.
• The package will initially be used with Key Stage 3 to support lifelong literacy.
• Additional reading interventions (MISKIN) will also be put in place for students identified from LUCID and targeted if reading age is below 9.

Dyslexia Interventions

Students will receive specialised dyslexia support from qualified staff, with strategies shared with all staff and parents. Staff and students will have greater understanding of personal need and parent’s confidence in school actions will increase.

Outcomes for students 2015/16 (Unvalidated)

• The percentage of PP students achieving 5A*-C including English and maths, at 42.1% is higher than the national average of 36%.
• The performance of all students is improving.
Attainment 8 Progress 8 Passing English and Maths English Baccalaureate
All Students 5 -0.2 70% 14.4%
Pupil Premium 3.9 -0.89 58% 1.8%

OAN Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch up expenditure for 2015-16