Pupil Premium 2021-22

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Applying for Free School Meals

Application for free school meals is via the Kent County Council website using the link below:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this process, please contact Mrs S Craig, Deputy Head Teacher

 

Pupil Premium Statement for OPGS

  • We believe that the most important function of the school is to maintain an environment in which every member of the school can enjoy an excellent learning experience. There must be total consistency in the quality of education that everyone (irrespective of gender, race or culture or economic background) experiences.
  • For the 2021-2022 financial year the school will receive the following funding:
Pupil Group Amount
Free School Meals (including Ever6) £955
Looked After Children £2345
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority (due to adoption, special guardianship or a child arrangements order) £2345
Service Children £310

 

PPG Student Summary 2021/2022

No £ £
Service Children 11 310 3,410
Pupil Premium (inc E6) 54 955 51,570
Adopted Children 1 2,345 2,345
57,325

Use of evidence

 

From academic year 2021 to 2022, schools must demonstrate how their spending decisions are informed by research evidence, making reference to a range of sources including the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) toolkit. In line with the EEF’s pupil premium guide, activities should include those that:

  • support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development;
  • provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring; and
  • tackle non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.

Evidence informed decisions will be noted on the Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22 document.

 

Record Keeping

  • Our school is committed to the transparent reporting of how we have used the Pupil Premium, so that our parents, stakeholders and Ofsted are fully aware of how this additional resource has been used to make a difference.
  • It will be the responsibility of the Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs S Craig, to produce regular reports for the Governors. These will include:

– Progress made towards narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils

– An outline of the provision and any changes since the last report

– An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by pupils, when compared with other forms of support

  • Detailed Records of the PPG spend are kept by the Finance Department.

 

Allocation of Funds

In recent years, the Pupil Premium Grant has been used in the following ways;

  • Curriculum trips eg Geography fieldtrip
  • Providing resources & equipment for PP pupils.
  • Providing all Technology & Art materials & other consumables so that PP pupils are not disadvantaged in the learning & making of products.
  • Providing a range of interventions and support such as one to one literacy support, social communication groups, spelling groups and access to diagnostic testing.
  • Uniform items purchased & provided for some pupils to ensure they can attend in the correct uniform.
  • One to One counselling services to help improve SEMH (Social, Emotional & Mental Health) difficulties.
  • Learning Support student intern – 1-2-1 mentoring for pupils with organisational issues, those in need of emotional support and those with specific learning needs
  • Funding cultural and enriching experiences, education visits and extracurricular activities eg. Battlefields trip
  • Funding visits to Universities and Colleges to encourage pupils and raise aspirations.
  • 1-2-1 coaching in the core subjects
  • Transport costs to and from school
  • Wifi access
  • Workbooks
  • Response to individual need, as and when it arises

Evidence of Impact

GCSE 2021

In 2021, there were 13 PP students in Year 11.

  2018-19

Whole Cohort

2018 – 19

PP

2019-20

Whole Cohort

2019 – 20

PP

2020-21

Whole Cohort

2020-21

PP

Attainment 61.71 62.42 68.38 71 67.01 61.46
Progress 0.1 0.38 0.82 0.89 0.62 0.29

 

Outcomes for PP 2019 2020 2021
% Gained English and Maths Grade 4+ 100 100 98.84
% Gained English and Maths Grade 5+ 82 93 77
% EBACC 44.4 86.67 84.62
A8 Score 62.42 71 61.46
P8 +0.51 +0.89 +0.29

Of the 13 students, 6 returned to the OPGS Sixth Form. 3 went to another local grammar school. 2 went to a local non-selective Sixth form. 2 went to a local college.

A Level

2018-19

Whole Cohort

2018 – 19

FSM

2019-20

Whole Cohort

2019 – 20

FSM

2020-21

Whole Cohort

2020 – 21

FSM

Average point score 105.57 90.0 129.13 111.25 125.6 121.36