The Impact and Use of the Pupil Premium at St Francis Xavier’s College 2018/2019

As an academy, we have the autonomy to use the Pupil Premium at a local level to ensure best impact, whilst also having the accountability for what should be an improvement in attainment/achievement/progress for students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. What follows within this report is an outline of Pupil Premium spending to date, alongside some evidence of the impact of the funding to date.

The college was allocated £192,610.00  Pupil Premium funding (and ring fenced Pupil Premium Plus £64,000.00 = total £256,610.00 ) funding in the academic year of 2018/19  and whilst some of the specific costs are difficult to quantify directly to the cohort of students, the following table identifies the approximate areas of expenditure within the college profiled against Pupil Premium:

 

Whole school review of Teaching and Learning, including Quality Assurance £14,043.40
Curriculum Review and associated costs  £20,000.00
Accelerated Reader  £2,000.00
Appointment of Pupil Premium Pastoral Leader 2.1 £6,645.00
Contribution towards Y11 Extraction groups En/Ma/Sc/RE £20,000.00
Intervention and Tuition for pupils – Maths & English £10,000.00
Easter Revision / booster / intervention sessions across all subject areas £4,286.00
Literacy Initiatives and co-ordination £3,266.00
Nugent Care support for vulnerable boys £9,200.00
Career Planning @ 20% £3,000.00
Pupil Transport including curriculum visits £2,000.00
Attendance Initiative £1,000.00
EWO % Contribution £5,000.00
Revision Materials and subject specific support/resources for all Disadvantaged Pupils £10,000.00
Contribution towards Employability Interviews Y11 £500.00
Contribution towards Heartstart Initiative Y7/Y9 refresher £500.00
Uniform Hardship payments £1,000.00
Contribution towards Future Focus Day activities £500.00
Support for music lessons and resources £2,000.00
Contribution to set 8 to address Maths/Eng/Sc 3 levels of progress  £20,000.00
Curriculum support/resources to address lower ability Maths/English/Science £5,000.00
Curriculum support/resources to address 3 levels of progress Maths/English/Science £5,000.00
Breakfast Provision for Y11 pupil premium boys on Eng/Maths /Science exam days £1,000.00
Laptops contribution £10,000.00
CPD provision for staff £3,000.00
Contributions towards daily nurture groups and clubs £3,000.00
Data and Assessment Leadership and management % contribution £14,043.40
Gems Initiative staffing and resources £1,460.00
Leadership and management % contribution £14,043.40
Visiting speakers/Exam board visits and sessions £1,000.00
£192,487.20

IMPACT                

In 2019 Disadvantaged pupils at St Francis Xavier’s College improved at a faster rate than other pupils in all measures.

Progress

  • The percentage of Disadvantaged pupils was broadly in line with National, with a larger cohort than the previous year.The internal difference continues to diminish with an improvement in the Disadvantaged progress 8 o f0 .67 (over half a grade improvement compared to 2018). They are improving much faster than other pupils who showed an improvement of 0.14.
  • Disadvantaged pupils A8 improved at a faster rate than other pupils with a 7.78 point increase on 2018 compared to other pupils who performed similar to 2018 (0.48 increase).
  • A notable improvement in the P8 English for Disadvantaged pupils with over a grade improvement on 2018. they are improving at a much faster rate than other pupils (improvement 0.23).
  • An improvement in the P8 Maths for Disadvantaged pupils with over half a grade improvement (0.7) on 2018. They are improving at a faster rate than other pupils (improvement 0.31).
  • Disadvantaged pupils improved at a faster rate than other pupils in the EBACC element. Over half a grade ( 0.76) Improvement compared to an improvement of 0.12 for other pupils.
  • Compared to Other Pupils Disadvantaged pupils did least well in Computer Science, and best in Spanish but the numbers are not high enough to be statistically significant.
  • Disadvantaged pupils improved at a faster rate than other pupils in the open element. 0.30 Improvement compared to an improvement of 0.03 for other pupils.
    Improvements in the Open Element are the least significant of all measures and remain a priority for improvement.
  • The difference in the progress of Disadvantaged pupils compared to other pupils is more pronounced in RE and Technology and better in PE, although in PE and Technology the numbers are not high enough to be statistically significant.

Attainment

  • A8 English Disadvantaged score showed an improvement of 2.57 compared to the A8 score of other pupils which remained largely the same (improvement of 0.27).
  • A8 Maths Disadvantaged score showed an improvement of 1.66, compared to the A8 score of other pupils which showed an(improvement of 0.41).
  • A8 Ebacc Disadvantaged score showed an improvement of 2.38 compared to the A8 score of other pupils which remained the same (improvement of 0.06).
  • A8 Open Disadvantaged score showed an improvement of 1.10 compared to the A8 score of other pupils which remained largely the same (decline of 0.28).

English and Maths Performance

  • Disadvantaged pupils 9-5 in English and Maths improved by 16.41% compared to an improvement of 10% for Other pupils.
  • Disadvantaged pupils 9-4 in English and Maths improved by 34.2 % . There is no comparable measure currently available for Other pupils.