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A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by Bishop Challoner pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

At Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools It is imperative that all children, despite their backgrounds and life experiences all have the opportunities to succeed. As a school in a borough identified as having 43.3% of child poverty in the UK (Child Poverty Action Group, 2017), many students suffer in some way from the effects of poverty and deprivation: low levels of aspiration and expectations; poor literacy and numeracy; lack of cultural enrichment; lack of family experience of university and professional careers; broken family structures; mental health issues, poor diet and housing issues. In line with guidance from the Department of Education, Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools aims to support our disadvantaged students though a range of targeted intervention and whole school initiatives including pastoral and academic, details of which are provided in the pupil premium spending document.

The school is at forefront of Pupil Premium provision and research into most effective ways of using the additional funding to ensure all young people progress at equally fast rates.The school works very closely with other Tower Hamlets schools and primaries to ensure a smooth transition of pupils.

 

Criteria for measuring the effect of the Pupil Premium

-  Increased rates of progress in all subjects, with the gap between PP and non PP students narrowing.

- Gaps in attendance by year group between PP and non PP students narrowed and improved attendance for PP students

- A reduction in the number of students who risk becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)

.- A reduction in the number of Fixed Term and Permanent exclusions across the school and narrowed gaps in exclusions between PP and non PP students.

 

How the Pupil Premium will be used this Financial Year to overcome these barriers (inc 2019/2020 Financial Year planned spend)

 

Financial Year

2015/2016

Financial Year

2016/2017

Financial Year 2017/2018

Financial Year 2018/2019

Financial Year 2019/2020

Financial Year 2020/2021

Bishop Challoner Girls’ School

Number of Pupil Premium pupils

371

369

361

352

352

358

Funding received

£356,187

£344,666

£337,490

£329,120

£332,359

£316,030

Bishop Challoner Boys’ School

Number of Pupil Premium pupils

319

330

345

347

327

337

Funding received

£307,675

£308,088

£322,386

£324,445

£308,985

£306,680

 

2019/2020 Financial Year spend

Summer Transition Provision

£1,583

Duke of Edinburgh award

£9,518

Attendance and Welfare Advisors

£97,600

Educational Psychology Service

£6,370

Careers Services

£18,000

Speech and Language Therapy

£12,943

Music Tuition

£43,232

Tower Hamlets Educational Business Partnership

£40,207

Therapy Provision

£82,000

Fair Access Protocol

£15,000

Whole School literacy and numeracy co-ordinators and Challenge the Gap co-ordinators

£86,506

Parental Engagement Team

£74,275

 

2020/2021 Financial Year planned spend

Summer Transition Provision – to provide the new Year 7 pupils with the opportunity to settle in to Bishop Challoner before starting the academic year £10,800

Duke of Edinburgh award - provides students with the opportunity to pursue a programme designed to help make young people into well rounded individuals £11,700

Attendance and Welfare Advisors - buy in additional services over and above the core provided by the LA to improve school attendance, reduce truancy and to ensure that pupils fully benefit from education £97,600

Educational Psychology Service - the service provides direct psychological support to schools, children and families where there are concerns about a child’s learning and development. £6,000

Careers Services – to help pupils make informed realistic decisions, matching their own skills, abilities and aspirations to the opportunities available and broadening their horizons, raising attainment and achievement and reducing drop-out rates, unemployment and poverty £19,250

Speech and Language therapy - provide services to children with a statement of special educational needs specifying speech and language therapy £14,633

Music Tuition – to provide high quality instrumental and vocal teaching together with the free loan of instruments for pupils £47,325

Tower Hamlets Educational Business Partnership - charity that bridges the gap between pupils and the world of work, providing fair and equal opportunities that enable pupils to broaden their horizons, igniting a determination to fulfil their aspirations £41,140

Therapy Provision – to address emotional, social and behavioural difficulties of a pupil that can impact on their learning, attainment and achievement £82,940

Fair Access Protocol - resource for FAP managed move referrals that do not return to mainstream school as well as for pupils where it is agreed they will require two year AP provision at the PRU or CGW from the outset £15,000

Whole School literacy and numeracy co-ordinators - £109,241

Parental Engagement Team - £122,093

 

GCSE Outcomes 2019-20

Bishop Challoner Girls’ School

 

Key Measure

 

 

All (133)

 

Non-PP (99)

 

PP (34)

Grade 4 or above in GCSE RE

92%

93%

91%

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English

92%

91%

94%

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics

87%

90%

79%

9-4 grades English and Mathematics

84%

86%

77%

Total A8 score

56.4

56.7

55.6

Attaining EBacc suite of qualifications

25%

24%

26%

P8 Overall

+0.69

+0.74

+0.57

 

 

Bishop Challoner Boys’ School

 

Key Measure

 

 

All (110)

 

Non-PP (63)

 

PP (47)

Grade 4 or above in GCSE RE

81%

92%

65%

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English

77%

79%

75%

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics

69%

75%

62%

9-4 grades English and Mathematics

65%

68%

62%

Total A8 score

48.5

51.9

44.0

Attaining EBacc suite of qualifications

17%

19%

15%

P8 Overall

+0.01

+0.24

-0.30

 

Next review of Pupil Premium strategy

The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed at the Finance and Premises Committee meeting in Autumn 2021.