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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

The Pupil Premium at Mount Carmel

Overarching Principles

Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The pupil premium is provided in order to support these students in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.

At Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as "disadvantaged" and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs. Every child who is considered to be "disadvantaged" is valued, respected and entitled to develop to her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

At Mount Carmel our aim is to maximise the support for every student in their progress and to help them reach their full potential. We continue to develop various strategies to address any inequalities between disadvantaged students and their peers.

Mount Carmel uses the Pupil Premium with the following objective:
• To ensure that disadvantaged learners will benefit from all school activities on offer
• To provide teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all our students
• To implement intervention strategies to support underachievement especially for C/D border line students across the curriculum with focus on English and Mathematics
• To offer a mentoring programme through business partners such as Pinsent Mason’s law firm. The aim of this programme is to help our more able disadvantaged students with revision, job interview techniques and writing their sixth and form college applications. In addition, the programme aims to raise aspirations and help develop students’ social and interpersonal skills.
• To allocate academic mentors from the teaching staff to Year 11s lower ability and disadvantaged students. The aim of mentoring is to provide individually tailored help and guidance to develop revision and studying techniques and improve their examination grades.
• To ensure that teaching is planned in a way that sustains and promotes progress, including effective feedback which makes next steps clear to the learner

IMPACT 2014 – 2015 – Academic Year

• Progress is good. Our Value added is 1027.3 with a 3 year average of 1021.9.
• Attainment of disadvantaged students is above the national average. In 2015, 46% of disadvantaged students at Mount Carmel achieved 5 GCSE A*- C grades including English & Maths compared with 38% nationally. In the same year, 62% of disadvantaged students at Mount Carmel achieved 5 GCSE A*- C compared with 45% nationally.
• FSM Students made very good progress with a VA of 1018.9 compared to 976.7 nationally overall.
• Performance in EBacc subjects was excellent with 20% of disadvantaged students achieving the EBacc compared with 11% of all students nationally, whilst 24% of non-disadvantaged students achieved the Ebacc compared to 28% nationally.
• Our capped point scores for students in receipt of Free School Meals was 317.7, compared with 261.3 students nationally and total point scores for the entire school was 372.2 and 366.6 nationally.
• Our disadvantaged students’ outperformed non-disadvantaged students in Humanities with 79% compared to 49% nationally (value added 1002.9 compared to 997.4).
• In 2015, 76% of disadvantaged students made expected progress in English compared to 57% nationally. 32% of the disadvantaged students made above expected progress.
• Students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved impressive results in some subjects compared with the national results: English 65% nationally 51% - Science 68% - nationally 53%

 

The Pupil Premium funding 2015- 2016 of £277,585.00 is shown below:

Project /

Intervention

Description

Impact assessment

Cost

Additional staffing in core subjects of English, maths and scienceAn additional member of English, maths and science so that the year groups are split into 4 groups instead of three at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 3Lower contact ratio – individual needs catered for within the classroom situation£150,000.00
1:1 InterventionAdditional 1:1 support given to targeted students at Key stage 3 and Key Stage 4Individual support given to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students to improve levels of Literacy and numeracy. Accelerated progress of students in the group£18,000.00
Saturday schoolStaffing and premises staffGroup and individual support for students targeted support for students in danger of not obtaining their GCSE predicted grades£18,000.00
Half term ClinicsGCSE support October, February, Easter and MayTargeted students with issue around controlled assessments£18,000.00
Behave2LearnIndividual Support with students that require behaviour supportModelling behaviour for students that would otherwise be at risk of exclusion£14,500.00
Extended opening hours in Learning resource centreLRC open from 7.30 am -5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 4.30pm each FridayGreater access to ICT and resources for students especially those who do not have home access£20,000.00
UniformsAdditional uniforms purchased to be given to families in needIndividual support to those most in need£1500.00
Trips and ActivitiesFunds available to all trips and activities to enable all students to participate. No student is excluded from any activity due to an inability to payIncreased engagement with reluctant learners through enrichment activities£10,000.00

Extended Catering Provision

 

 

Intervention Tracking

 

 

 

 

 

Providing a free catering service for Saturday school / Breakfast club / Revision clinics

 

 

Work undertaken within departments tracking individual students who fail to make progress

 

 

 

Ensures students have had food and drink to help ensure they can concentrate

 

All staff aware of students who are not making expected progress.
Individual programmes in place to support rapid progress

 

Total Spend

£8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

£20,000.00

 

 

£278,000.00

 

Projected Spend 2016 - 2017                                                                                                        

   

Project /

Intervention

Description

Impact assessment

Cost

Additional staffing in core subjects of English, maths and scienceAn additional member of English, maths and science so that the year groups are split into 4 groups instead of three at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 3Lower contact ratio – individual needs catered for within the classroom situation.£145,000.00
1:1 InterventionAdditional 1:1 support given to targeted students at Key stage 3 and Key Stage 4Individual support given to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students to improve levels of Literacy and numeracy. Accelerated progress of students in the group£12,000.00
Saturday schoolStaffing and premises staffGroup and individual support for students targeted support for students in danger of not obtaining their GCSE predicted grades£12,000.00
Half term ClinicsGCSE support October, February, Easter and MayTargeted students with issue around controlled assessments£12,000.00
Behave2LearnIndividual Support with students that require behaviour support.Modelling behaviour for students that would otherwise be at risk of exclusion£14,500.00
Extended opening hours in Learning resource centreLRC open from 7.30 am -5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 4.30pm each FridayGreater access to ICT and resources for students especially those who do not have home access£20,000.00
UniformsAdditional uniforms purchased to be given to families in need.Individual support to those most in need£1500.00
Trips and ActivitiesFunds available to all trips and activities to enable all students to participate. No student is excluded from any activity due to an inability to payIncreased engagement with reluctant learners through enrichment activities.£5,000.00

Extended Catering Provision

 

 

Intervention Tracking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing a free catering service for Saturday school / Breakfast club / Revision clinics

 

Work undertaken within departments tracking individual students who fail to make progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensures students have had food and drink to help ensure they can concentrate

 

 

 

All staff aware of students who are not making expected progress.
Individual programmes in place to support rapid progress

 

 Total Spend 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£8,000.00

 

 

 

 

£20,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

£250,000.00