How will the PP Fund be used in 2018 to 2019

 

Target of Support What does this provide Rationale based on current research and estimated cost
Attendance: Support Systems

Contributions to

  • Role of attendance Officer
  • Truancy Call
  • Youth Family Matters
  • Careers Advice
  • Support from assistant progress leaders to improve attendance, behaviour and strengthen school: family links.
Students’ progress is significantly reduced if their attendance drops below 95%.  Improving our systems allows more time to support families to maintain high attendance.  High quality careers advice will raise student expectations of what they can achieve and promote good attendance.

Budget: £36 000
 

Attendance: Individual Support

Contributions to

  • Uniform Costs
  • Dietary needs
  • Transport
When appropriate, the school will support students to overcome practical barriers to maintaining a high level of attendance.

Budget: £4 000

Attendance: Recognition and reward

Contributions to

  • Badges and postcards
  • Recognition and Reward events
  • Display materials to recognise good attendance and progress
Students who feel recognised for the work are more likely to want to attend school and therefore have good attendance.

Budget:  £3 000

Quality of Teaching: In class support

Contributions to

  • LSA/Senco support so students can access all areas of the curriculum
  • Mintclass system
  • Additional support in Maths lessons
Students will only make good progress if they can access the curriculum.  This may require additional, in class support.  24% of PP students at Testwood are also SEN.  Improving how information is shared allows teachers to spend more time effectively planning and preparing the lessons to maximise student progress.

Budget: £94 000

Quality of Teaching: Staff Training

Contributions to

  • Providing high quality teacher training
High staff expectations and quality of teaching are essential to secure outstanding progress for all students.

Budget: £4 000

Quality of
Teaching:
Improving
student
literacy

Contributions to

  • Rapid Plus reading support programme
  • Accelerated Reader programme
  • Additional support in English lessons
Students are unlikely to make good progress if they are not able to read and understand a wide range of texts.  Students will be supported to at least be able to read at their chronological age.

Budget: £3 000

Individual Support: Subjects

Contributions to

  • Department specific materials e.g. art/technology materials, text books
  • Additional Music Tuition

Where appropriate, students will be provided with specific materials so that they are not dis-advantaged in any subjects and have support to consolidate and extend the work covered in lessons.

Budget: £4 000

Individual Support: Revision and Examinations Contributions to

  • Revision material and stationary
  • After school revision sessions
  • Breakfast booster events
  • Easter/Whitsun revision
  • After school quiet study area
  • Homework clubs
  • External speakers to develop study skills
  • Improving examination performance through Read-write software and high quality provision for exam concessions
Students will only make outstanding progress if they are able to recall and understand a significant volume of information.  Students that are provided with regular revision opportunities will develop good independent learning skills and make more progress.  Students will be supported so that they can demonstrate this to their best of their ability under examination conditions.

Budget: £3 000

Individual Support:

Enrichment Activities

Contributions to

  • Educational trips and events
Enrichment activities extend the knowledge secured in lessons and are highly motivational, promoting rapid student progress.

Budget: £2 000

 

Individual Support: 
Alternative
Provision

 Contributions to

  • Tuition at the Greenwood and other educational centres
  • On-line learning platforms
For a small number of students, alternative academic routes will be provided so that they can acquire the skills and qualifications needed for the next phase of their education.

Budget: £28 000

Total Cost   £183 000