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24/03/20

Good evening, a member our virtual tutor team will call you tomorrow to try and resolve this issue.

23/03/20

Retweetd From Audible UK

With school closures and social distancing affecting us all, we’ve created something in the hope that it makes your life a little easier. Audible Stories - 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen 😊 https://t.co/9VB96Nf4Q1 https://t.co/iXUAWjJXQC

22/03/20

Retweetd From Jennifer Beattie

Please, Parents. Help your children and your teachers + the country. School on Monday has to be the LAST resort, not the first. We must ALL be so, again, please, if they can, they MUST and then you’ll help us help you. https://t.co/uSLnhpM9Sw

21/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

A reminder that children of keyworkers and vulnerable groups can come to school on Monday at 9am. Just drop us an email to let us know you’re coming. Let’s do it 👊

20/03/20

Y11 shirt signing: it hasn’t ended the way we wanted but you were on track for record results and we’re really proud of you. https://t.co/vmbZ8CIGCs

19/03/20

Retweetd From Glasgow Science Centre

From tomorrow, we'll be bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keeping everyone inspired in these challenging times. Join us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at 10am each day. Ask us questions and let us know what you'd like to see! https://t.co/Ln0wziKD8P

19/03/20

Retweetd From Lesley

just looked at the online school work very impressed thank you 😊 makes this difficult time easier for parents

19/03/20

Today all year 7 and 8 students were given at least one book minimum to take home and read while schools are closed.

19/03/20

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Keep Active and Healthy. Virtual PE lesson. Monday to Friday. 9am. https://t.co/d2REEW4ava

18/03/20

18/03/20: Year 9, Year 10 & Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

17/03/20

17/03/20: Year 10 and Year 12 students must remain at home, all other year groups attend the academy as normal. Please note that any new information from the academy about coronavirus, including details of possible academy closures, can be found at https://t.co/8wXLXwN3Dw.

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

11/03/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Always a breadth of opportunity at https://t.co/puYijMdeS3

09/03/20

Celebrating International Women's Day https://t.co/FaiTUU4HHS

09/03/20

Glad you enjoyed the conference Lawrence, it was great to be there and we learned lots from colleagues. Glad to host you for a coffee anytime. Email Mr McMillan on george.mcmillan.org.uk

06/03/20

Thank you to and for helping our year 8 and 9 students complete the Bright Ideas Challenge today https://t.co/UJ3abU3j86

06/03/20

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

This is fantastic from 'This is our reality as teenagers': students take gang culture to the stage https://t.co/Maoql2wRTt

02/03/20

Retweetd From Be Her Lead

What a day our Programme Launch was! 💕Thanks to & 300 students + staff from St Bons Wize Up https://t.co/089q1SREZA

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Harris Academy Greenwich Pupil Premium Spend

Review of Spending and Impact 2018-19

The government provides extra funding to schools for students qualifying for the ‘pupil premium’. National statistics indicate that historically, these students do not perform as well as others due to a variety of barriers to learning.

At Harris Academy Greenwich, 498 of our students were eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2018-19, with most year groups having just over 50% of the cohort eligible for the grant.

We measure the impact of our pupil premium spend primarily through progress data, collected through various assessments throughout the year.  It is the culmination of all our strategies that we measure, not necessarily each individual intervention.  At Harris Academy, we call our strategy a ‘game of inches’ where interventions add together to have an extraordinary impact on the results and life chances of our most disadvantaged students. At Harris Greenwich tackling disadvantage starts in making sure our pupils are in the right uniform and have the equipment they need to succeed in school. We make them feel welcome and support their emotional and psychological needs. We support out pupils with their attendance and once they are in school we use TA and teacher support so that they receive an excellent education. We coach and mentor our pupils so that they understand that all children, regardless of background, deserve the very best school outcomes.

The table below outlines the expenditure in the 2018-2019 academic year, followed by a review of Pupil Premium progress in the GCSEs and an outline of the key priorities of this coming academic year.

 

Spending 2018-2019

Category

Strategy 2018-18

 2018-2019
Actual Spent

 Intended Impact

2019-2020 Expected Spend

Rationale

 

 

Motivation

& Aspiration

Coaching for Performance CPD for staff

3,400

Staff that are trained how to coach and have meaningful conversations are invaluable to us in Harris Greenwich. Senior Leaders regularly speak with students and use their coaching skills to re-set, deescalate and motivate.

3,500

Continue having meaningful conversations with students.

Team Coaching CPD for staff

4,428

Our senior team are trained in team coaching in order to motivate and work with students in friendship groups as well as to handle skilful restorative justice conversations and to resolve any tension that may have arisen.

4,500

Continue working with groups of students.

Careers advice and guidance

12,684

 

In order to break a cycle of disadvantage, students need goals and a clear path to get there. Our careers spend allows students to figure out what they want to do when they are older which improves their motivation in school.

15,000

Further guidance needed for new year 10/11 pupils.

Pastoral support

Uniform Purchases

2,000

To ensure that our disadvantaged students have the proper uniform for their school day we assist in the purchase of shoes, ties, trousers, shirts and blazers.

2,000

Ongoing need to support pupils with uniform.

Attendance Officer

17,599

Our attendance officer allows us to focus our efforts on improving the attendance of some of your most vulnerable students, getting them into school and participating in the school community.

18,000

Ongoing need to support pupils with their attendance.

CPD for Health Officer

300

Our school health officer deals with an array of student issues day to day and their continued professional development ensures they are doing the best job they can for our disadvantaged pupils. 

500

Ongoing need for CPD to deal with health issues.

Drama Therapy

365

Drama therapy CPD for our support staff to add the tools they have when dealing with our most challenging pupils.

400

In order to continue working with our vulnerable year 7s and 8s.

Counselling Support

17332

Our counsellor is able to offer emotional support to our most vulnerable students, offering them a regular and reliable space in which to talk about the challenges they face.  

18,000

To continue supporting the psychological needs of our most vulnerable students.

Anger Management

42,077

We use our two man anger management team to offer support with students who struggle to regulate their emotions. It allows them to learn coping skills to deal with challenges.  

45,000

To continue working with our pupils in managing their emotions.

CP Team

35,109

Our child protection team provides support for our most vulnerable pupils and helps keep our pupils safe.

35,000

Vital to keep our pupils safe.

 

 

Printing of flashcards and revision guides

1,330

Providing flashcards and revision guides for those pupils that are unable to afford their own, ensuring every child has access to excellent revision materials.

1,000

Ongoing need to support pupils with resources.

 

Academic Support

Year 11 equipment and supervised study resources

1,240

Providing the right after school revision work for all pupils, including our most vulnerable.  

1,250

Ongoing need to support our year 11s with resources.

Additional EAL support

26,137

In order to ensure those students for whom English is a second language are supported in accessing the curriculum and succeeding in school.

26,000

To continue assisting our EAL pupils access the curriculum.

Dedicated TLR to support with supervised study.

3,522

To provide support for our disadvantaged students in participating in independent revision after school, communicating regularly with families and carers.  

4,000

Continued work with pupils and families in after school revision.

Additional setting in Maths and English

96,792

Strong passes in Maths and English give students a better chance in life, for this reason we add sets to Maths and English to reduce class sizes and lower the teacher to pupil ration, giving some of our low attaining students access to more teacher attention.

100,000

Need to sustain high number of pupils achieving a ‘strong pass’ at GCSE.

Online tutoring for Science

3,420

Tassomai is a way of encouraging low attaining pupils to take steps to improve their knowledge in Science.

3,420

Ongoing support in Science.

Teacher’s Salary

65,257

In order to ensure that a senior teacher and lead practitioner is leading on initiatives to support some of our most vulnerable pupils in school.

67,000

Continued leadership of initiatives to support vulnerable pupils.

Word’s First

12,358

To support our disadvantaged students who may have an additional education need. 

12,358

Ongoing need to support SEN pupils.

CPD for History Teachers 

520

The continued professional development of our History team in order to ensure that the large number of pupils at KS4 that choose History are given the best possible support.

520

Ongoing CPD for History department as high numbers at KS4 are sustained.

Curriculum CPD

250

CPD for the SLT member leading on curriculum in order to ensure that all pupils regardless of background are taught a rich and varied curriculum.

250

Ongoing CPD to assist department as they continue to improve and refine their curricula.

English CPD

3,712

CPD for the English team in order to support in the teaching of challenging Shakespeare texts which are an important component of the KS4 curriculum.

4,000

Ongoing CPD for the English team necessary to raise standards for disadvantaged pupils. 

Online tutoring for Maths

1,200

To encourage students to attempt Maths questions at home and as a tool to make disengaged pupils enjoy Maths more.

1,200

Ongoing support for pupils in Maths.

Additional TA support

44,266

TAs are an invaluable resource in lessons to assist vulnerable students access the curriculum, to motivate students who may become disengaged and to ensure all pupils make progress.

65,000

To assist growing cohort of vulnerable pupils in years 7 and 8.

Alternative Provision

Alternative Education

19,106

To provide alternative education opportunities for those students who are too ill to come to school and for those that require different educational environments in order to succeed in school. 

20,000

To continue to offer alternative educational opportunities for those pupils that need them.

 

Total Spend

414,404

 

447,898

 

 

Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19

414,378

 

TBC

 

 

 

Impact of funding on student outcomes

Key Stage Four Progress and Attainment Analysis by Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium students nationally had a progress 8 score of -0.44 with an Att 8 score of 3.67. Pupils achieving a 4+ in Maths and English nationally is 44.5% while pupils achieving a 5+ nationally is 24.9%. Only 12.1% of disadvantaged pupils nationally achieved a grade of 4 or more across their EBacc subjects. While disadvantaged pupils in Harris Greenwich outperformed the national average, there is still a gap in school between those pupils eligible for the PP grant and those that are not. Our focus as a school is on early intervention and making Key Stage 3 matter in order to try to close that gap and improve the life chances of our most disadvantaged pupils.

 

 

 

 

Key Actions and Intentions for 2018-19

  • Extend our support to our disadvantaged year 7 and 8 pupils.
  • Increase our spend on our TA department to support our most vulnerable students with literacy and numeracy.
  • Improve our provision of anger management and coaching in order to support our younger students.

 

Planned review dates for Pupil Premium spending and impact

  • Impact of Pupil Premium spending will be measured termly in the following ways:
    • Analysis of internal summative assessment scores, both progress against expected target and raw attainment.
      • December 2019, April 2019, July 2019
    • Weekly analysis of BromCom data – behaviour points, both positive and negative.
    • Persistent Absentee reviews throughout the year.
    • Half-termly check ins with vulnerable Pupil Premium pupils.