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Devonport High School for Girls

Pupil Premium September 2015 – August 2016

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money that we are allocated for each child on Free School Meals (FSM) including Ever 6, and each child in a Service family including Ever 5. For the period September 2015 – August 2016 we received £935 per FSM student and £300 per Service student. Our total funding for the Academic year September 2015-August 2016 was £63692.The Pupil Premium is a sum of money that we are allocated for each child on Free School Meals (FSM) including Ever 6, and each child in a Service family including Ever 5. For the period September 2015 – August 2016 we received £935 per FSM student and £300 per Service student. Our total funding for the Academic year September 2015-August 2016 was £63692.

Curriculum Support: £8249 in 2015-16 

This included initiating appropriate interventions aimed at students achieving below their target grades and providing small group work extraction with the Learning Support Assistant.  We also provided 1 to 1 additional support in English, Mathematics and Science. Progress of these students  improved as the year progressed. All students made at least expected progress in the English Literature and English Language controlled assessment.  In year 10 English Literature there has been no progression gap between Pupil Premium students and the rest of the cohort for the Shakespeare unit of work.  Time and resources have been used to support KS3 students in English and they are all now on track to make expected progress with new tests embedded across KS3 ensuring an appropriate level of challenge and resourcing for all students. Additional resources were provided for Biology, Chemistry and Physics to assist individual students with more structured home learning tasks and additional support when preparing and revising for GCSE examinations. This resulted in improved outcomes in their final GCSE examinations.

Pastoral Support: £20551 in 2015-16 

We have supported our children socially, emotionally and behaviourally through our pastoral system, which comprises 4 Houses with one Tutor Group from each of the 5 Year Groups – years 7-11. Through the intervention of the Heads of House we have liaised with external support agencies and will continue to provide individual counselling for students who have been identified as being in need. We have also provided Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) and priority appointments with Careers South West.  Academic and Pastoral Mentoring programmes have also been established to work with our most vulnerable students.  We have also set up a Services children support group which meets weekly.  We have introduced a cashless catering system which has improved the take up of Free School Meals.

Learning Support: £43037 in 2015-16 

We offer additional support for our Pupil Premium Students, several of whom have specific learning needs, via our SENCO and a Learning Support Assistant. We have purchased chairs, computer equipment and additional curriculum text books to assist these students with their studies.  Our Support Advice Guidance & Engagement (SAGE) Co-ordinator continues to work with students across a range of areas to boost self-esteem, confidence which underpins higher achievement.  We have developed a successful nurture group and students are supported and mentored by members of the Senior Leadership Team, Head of House, SAGECo and SENCO which assisted students to complete their examinations and to raise outcomes in final grades.

Enrichment beyond the curriculum: £2426 in 2015-16 

This has included subsidising music tuition, singing lessons, trips and activities, including residentials to Slapton and Bude, and participation in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at all levels.  There has been a focus here to enhance engagement and enjoyment and thus further success in school and the future. We supported the transition into KS 3 by ensuring that year 7 students take part in the team building event at Escot Park which allowed them to participate in a range of activities that helped develop problem solving and teamwork skills and fostered friendships.  We have supported students in a wide range of activities during enrichment week including craft, sporting activities, horse riding, and cooking.