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The Hazeley Academy

Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM

The Hazeley Academy Pupil premium strategy statement for 2021-2022 can be found in the attachment below.

The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011; it is paid as a grant based upon school census figures for students in years 7-11 who are registered as eligible by falling within the following categories:

  • Those who are receiving Free School Meals (FSM) or who have received FSM in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM); each student attracts £955 per year.
  • Those who are classed as Looked-after Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English authority; each student attracts £2345 per year.
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order; each student attracts £2345 per year.
  • Those students recorded as a Service Child (Ever 6 Service Child): each child attracts £310 per year.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school/academy funding, it will be used by this Academy to address any underlying inequalities, and we will ensure that the funding is directed to those students most in need.

For further information about whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals please access the Milton Keynes website Free School Meals - Milton Keynes Council (milton-keynes.gov.uk)  The website also has the citizens' portal so that you can register and apply online. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims   

Our Objectives for Pupil Premium

The purpose of the pupil premium grant is to make funding available in order to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their peers.   We aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities so that it can make a significant impact on their education and lives beyond The Hazeley Academy.   DfE guidance states that the funding is “for the purposes of the school, i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school.”

Pupil Premium Grant Received

In the year 2020 – 2021 we received a total of £189.090 Pupil Premium funding.  The pupil premium grant allocated to the Academy for the 2021- 2022 academic year is £225,660

Barriers to learning

The Academy is required to provide a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school.  For the academic year of 2021 - 2022, we have identified these as being:

  • Prior attainment, particularly numeracy and literacy skills
  • Filling the gap in knowledge following a global pandemic
  • Accessing the full curriculum offered by the Academy
  • The transition process from Key Stage 2 to 3 and Key Stage 3 to 4
  • Consistent attendance at the Academy
  • Social and emotional needs
  • Engagement with the learning process and the world of work
  • Tutoring students who have fallen behind due to the global pandemic

Allocation of Funding

The spending of the pupil premium at the Hazeley Academy is broken down into three areas with the rationale always linked to the evidence and assessment provided by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Quality of teaching for all
This is the area where we use the funding to improve the teaching and learning within the Academy, linking it to staff development and the Academy’s improvement planning.

Targeted Support
This is the area where we use the funding to support identified weaknesses for our disadvantaged pupils in areas such as their literacy and numeracy skills, supporting them with their exam preparation and improving attendance.  This takes the form of such things as mentoring, small and individual group tuition, after school and holiday interventions and working with parents to support their child.

Other approaches
This is where we use the grant to improve students’ access to the in and out of school curriculum, to improve the transition between the Key Stages and to develop and improve upon processes additional to those highlighted above.  This is where we will spend the remaining part of the pupil premium grant.  This may include providing funds to enable students to access extra-curricular activities that they would not be able to access that their non-disadvantaged peers would or providing them with careers guidance.

Spend and impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2021- 2022

Spending from the Pupil Premium grant went towards:

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in English and Maths, for KS3 and KS4 students
  • Targeted small group interventions aimed at improving key skills and knowledge within English and maths for Yr8 students
  • Targeted study support for KS4 students
  • Accelerated Reading programme
  • Learning and attendance mentors
  • Support with trips and visits
  • Support with specialist materials for subjects
  • Additional teaching staff in English and Mathematics
  • Leadership and Management time
  • Access to extra-curricular activities
  • Careers guidance – including Unifrog platform
  • Access to peer mentoring
  • Additional tuition for KS3 and KS4 students
  • Extensive Summer School programmes

Measuring Impact

We measure the impact of our spending by looking at the educational outcomes of the group as a whole subgroups and for individuals.  This will use both the Academy’s internal tracking system as well as the DfE published data.  We also use qualitative data from both students and teachers to review and improve upon the processes outlined above.

Impact Analysis

We have seen significant improvements in disadvantaged student outcomes in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peer group in 2019 and 2020 (see performance outcomes given below).  The gap for the disadvantaged students appears to have closed significantly. This was a key focus area for the Academy last year and is a significant achievement.  The disadvantaged P8 score was 0.36. The gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students has narrowed again this year and is now 0.08.

Performance Outcomes 2021

 

Groups

Student numbers

% of cohort

Girls

116

48.1%

Boys

123

51.0%

Disadvantaged

41

17.0%

Other

198

82.2%

 

Groups

Student numbers

% of cohort

High Disadvantaged

17

7.1%

Middle Disadvantaged

15

6.2%

Low Disadvantaged

8

3.3%

 

Groups

Student numbers

% of cohort

Blank

23

9.5%

Low

15

6.2%

Middle

98

40.7%

High

105

43.6%

 

Groups

Student Numbers

% of Cohort

Boys Disadvantaged

19

7.9%

Girls Disadvantaged

22

9.1%

Basics 4+ and 5+

All

241 Students

 

4+

4+%

5+

5+%

English

215

89.2%

168

69.7%

Maths

183

75.9%

130

53.9%

Basics

180

74.7%

120

49.8%

 

 

Disadvantaged

41 Students

 

4+

4+%

5+

5+%

English

35

85.4%

24

58.5%

Maths

27

65.9%

17

41.5%

Basics

26

63.4%

17

41.5%

Progress 8 by interest Group

Groups

Students

A8

P8

Girls

116

55.30

0.56

Boys

123

47.82

0.05

Disadvantaged

41

45.70

0.36

Other

198

52.64

0.28

Progress 8 by Buckets

All

241 students

 

A8

P8

English

10.66

0.22

Maths

9.95

0.25

Ebacc

14.80

0.28

Open

15.76

0.39

 

 

Disadvantaged

41 Students

 

A8

P8

English

9.80

0.33

Maths

8.54

0.25

Ebacc

13.30

0.47

Open

14.05

0.34

 

Other

199 Students

 

A8

P8

English

10.93

0.19

Maths

10.29

0.24

Ebacc

15.17

0.24

Open

16.25

0.40


Summer school statement

Over the summer we ran 18 days of summer school. Every year group within the Academy had the opportunity to attend a range of activities. These included:

  • Core subjects and a creativity activity two week programme for years 7, 8 and 9
  • Year 6 into Year 7 transition week
  • Year 10 study support for holiday homework
  • Year 11 into Year 12 promoting practical skills and techniques in the science, maths sessions and how to write an academic essay sessions
  • Year 12 study support for holiday homework

Costings for the summer school:

Staffing costs: £48,000

Resources: £75,888

The summer school was funded from a Government grant.