Pupil Premium

The Deanes School Pupil Premium Grant Report, more recently named the Disadvantaged Fund, September 2016.

Overview

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), Disadvantaged Fund, is used to raise attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap with their peers. The aim of the Premium is to provide a specific policy targeted on disadvantaged students – giving schools extra funding to enable them to take the most effective action to raise attainment and close the gap.

Students in years reception to 11 (aged 5 to 16), known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years or children in public care continuously for at least 6 months (aged 4 to 15), and children of parents in the armed forces,  are eligible for the Premium.

At The Deanes School we have a strong belief that the high expectations of all teachers are the key to meeting the needs of all students and that the teacher’s knowledge of each student’s skills and abilities, and their ability to match this knowledge to finding ways of providing access to the curriculum will allow for achievement for all.

 

Securing Success for All Young People

When students enter The Deanes School we ensure we know and understand the starting points for their academic progress and well-being. Valuable information is attained from their primary school and additionally several important baseline assessments take place.

The Pupil Premium is used to ensure that all students are making progress in the key skills they need to succeed at The Deanes School and ensure they are properly prepared for the next stage in their education. In particular there is a focus on reading, writing (including spelling) and number skills.

Internal Monitoring and Evaluation

The benefits of early identification are widely recognised; identifying need at the earliest point and then by providing good interventions, long term outcomes for a child are improved. Personalised programmes and appropriate evidence-based interventions are put in place. These are provided as a graduated approach, which includes regular reviews of the progress made and adaptations to the support provided as required.  Further strategies are developed in light of the student’s progress and development. Formal monitoring and evaluation of whole school strategies are analysed half-termly and reports produced for the Governing Body on a termly basis.

 Impact Measures 

 

All Students

Pupil Premium

Non Pupil Premium

Difference

Pupils not eligible for pupil premium (national average)

Progress 8

-0.46

-0.88

-0.22

0.66

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Attainment 8

4.07

3.45

4.47

1.02

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% of students making expected progress in English

62.04

57.5

64.71

7.21

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% of students attaining a C grade or above in English

71.43

56.82

80.88

24.06

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% of students making expected progress in Maths

66.06

58.54

70.59

12.05

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% of students attaining a C grade or above in Maths

70.54

56.82

79.41

22.59

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% of students attaining a C grade or above in Maths and English

34.82

15.91

47.06

31.15

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Year 7 Catch Up Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy