Key Information

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium at TWGSB

Summary information

School

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Academic Year

2018/19

Total PP budget

£52,025

Date of most recent review

November 2018

Total number of pupils

1265

Number of pupils eligible for PP

57 (2 services children)

Date for next review

November 2019

 

Progress Information – Headlines

 

2016-17

2017-18

 

PP

Whole cohort

PP

Whole cohort

Number of students

20

196

9

179

Progress 8

-0.42

+0.18 (national average was +0.11)

+0.42

+0.39

Attainment 8

54.65

 

63.32

64.61

64.2

 

2017-18 Results breakdown (PP)

Progress 8 English

+0.22

Progress 8 Maths

+0.49

Progress 8 EBacc

+0.48

Progress 8 8 Open Slots

+0.46

% achieving a grade 5 in English and Maths

88.9%

% achieving a grade 5 in English but not Maths

0

% achieving a grade 5 in Maths but not English

11.1%

 

2017-18 Strategy review

The following strategies were used in 2017-18 which led to the significant improvement in the outcomes of PP students:

 

  1. Literacy support groups
  2. Additional staffing allowing for smaller teaching groups in core subjects
  3. Focused data monitoring from Heads of Key Stage
  4. Support services bought in such as counselling services and MACK
  5. Ongoing support for additional educational expenses such as trips and visits; revision resources; clothing and specialist equipment. This financial support ensures that all students have full access to the taught curriculum and all extra-curricular opportunities.

 

 

 

Pupil premium objectives for 2018-19:

Total pupil premium allocation for 2018-19: £52,025

 

  1. Ensure that the performance of pupil premium students is in line with all other students (whole cohort P8 target of +0.5)

 

  1. Improve the performance of PP students in English

 

  1. Improve monitoring of PP students in all other year groups to ensure that interventions are support are having the desired impact

 

  1. Continue to support students with complex needs through MACK and counselling services

 

  1. Interventions / revision clinics to target students at threshold boundaries (4-5; 5-6; 7+) to maximize progress

 

  1. New tracking systems for student punctuality and attendance implemented to ensure no learning time is wasted

 

  1. LSA support for PP students in and out of lessons (where appropriate)

 

  1. Continue to use Individual Fund to ensure that all Pupil Premium students can access all curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities

 

Action Plan

Objective

Rationale

Success will be demonstrated by:

Review

  1. Ensure that the performance of pupil premium students is in line with all other students (whole cohort P8 target of +0.5)

 

Significant progress was made from 2017 results to 2018 with PP students achieving a better P8 score than the cohort average. This needs to be sustained in 2018-19.

GCSE results in 2019 show no gap between PP and cohort average for P8 and A8.

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Final results published in

August 2019.  

  1. Improve the performance of performance of PP students in English

Whilst there was significant progress in eliminating the gap between PP and the cohort average, performance of PP students in English remains an area for improvement.

GCSE results in 2019 show no gap between PP and cohort average for P8 and A8.

 

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Final results published in

August 2019.

  1. Improve monitoring of PP students in all other year groups to ensure that interventions are support are having the desired impact

 

A new whole-school assessment system was launched in September 2018 which will allow for more consistent tracking of student performance in all key stages. HODs and HOYs will be expected to report on the performance of PP students and plan appropriate interventions to ensure gaps are rectified.

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

  1. Continue to support students with complex needs through MACK and counselling services

 

These services have proven to be extremely important to both PP and non-PP students. These have been used to tackle a range of issues such as bullying, anger management and mental health issues. Usage of these services will continue to be tracked to ensure that the appropriate students are benefitting.

Ongoing monitoring throughout the year.

Attendance figures for targeted students show improvement.

Behaviour reports for targeted students show improvement.

Academic assessment points throughout the year show progress.

 

 

Data reviewed throughout the year.

  1. Interventions / revision clinics to target students at threshold boundaries (4-5; 5-6; 7+) to maximize progress

 

These targeted sessions proved to be extremely successful for several subjects last year and will be implemented more broadly across the curriculum. This focused intervention programme will allow students to make more rapid progress.

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Final results published in

August 2019.

  1. New tracking systems for student punctuality and attendance implemented to ensure no learning time is wasted

 

A new action plan for attendance and punctuality was implemented by SR in October 2018-19. PP students will be a focus on the analysis and swift intervention can be implemented to ensure that attendance is high and punctuality improves. Improved attendance will lead to improved attainment.

Ongoing throughout the year.

 

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Final results published in

August 2019.

  1. LSA support for PP students in and out of lessons

 

New LSAs have been recruited in November 2018 following the appointment of a new Assistant SENCO in October 2018. LSAs will be deployed strategically following each assessment point to ensure PP are receiving additional support where required.

Reviewed at each assessment point.

Assessment points throughout 2018-19.

 

Final results published in

August 2019.

  1. Continue to use Individual Fund to ensure that all Pupil Premium students can access all curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities

 

The fund has been used well in the past for a range of educational opportunities such as: access to music lessons; subsidising school trips; covering transport costs; funding equipment and uniform. This should ensure that there are no barriers to PP students accessing the full curriculum and taking advantage of all opportunities.

Monitored by the school’s finance department.

Final results published in

August 2019.

Page Downloads Date  
Pupil Premium at TWGSB 2018-2019 22nd Jan 2019 Download