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Fullhurst Community College

Pupil Premium review of spending 2017-18

In 2017-18, Fullhurst Community College had 510 students eligible for Pupil Premium.  £935 was received per student, resulting in £476,850 total Pupil Premium funding received.  The Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 was spent so as to overcome four named barriers, with the following intended outcomes:

  1. Improved attendance of disadvantaged students, further closing the gap relative to other students in college.
  2. Improved behaviour of disadvantaged students, further closing the gap relative to other students in college.
  3. Improved reading skills of disadvantaged students, and engagement in reading.
  4. Disadvantaged students to be more motivated to aim high, and accelerate their progress so as they can attain well.

The impact of the spending in relation to these intended outcomes is split into 'quality of teaching for all', 'targeted support' and 'other approaches'.

Quality of teaching for all
 

  • Analysis of behaviour data in school shows that the gap between DD/NDD incidents of poor behaviour closed by a further 6.8% relative to 2016-17. As such, the overall success criteria for this desired outcomes was met.
  • Analysis of the number of rewards points awarded during the 2017-18 academic year shows proportional equity between DD students and other students within school. Therefore, due to the marginal weighting in favour of DD students, this would have helped to encourage Disadvantaged students to learn well.
  • Attitude to Learning (ATL) gaps closed in all year groups in 2017-18, relative to the previous year for the same year group. Therefore, this shows that the behaviour of DD students improved over the course of the academic year, relative to other students.
  • Progress data from 2018 outcomes showed 20 subjects to be above national expectation. 
  • Interventions were on the whole effective this academic year, as seen by the progress made by DD students across the year groups. This includes outcomes from the Accelerated Reader programme, which showed the intervention to be effective; and also results of students taught by the intervention tutor for English, with English Language and Literature GCSE results for DD students close to the school’s aspirational targets and with minimal gaps relative to other students. 

Cost: £249,010

Targeted support 

  • Outcomes of DD students were +0.15, whilst not a high as 2017 this compares well to a national figure for DD students of -0.39.
  • Analysis of behaviour data in school shows that the gap between DD/NDD incidents of poor behaviour closed by a further 6.8% relative to 2016-17. As such, the overall success criteria for this desired outcomes was met.
  •  Attendance figures for DD students saw an overall absence of 8.4% , compared to the figures for absence of  DD at 9.0% for 2016-17.
  • Progress data from 2018 outcomes showed 20 subjects to be above national expectation. 
  • Other proxy measures of the success of these outcomes show there to be no significant difference between number of DD students who became Fulhurst graduate students, compared to other students. Attendance at the Graduate Lounge was less this academic year, but instead attendance at period 6 sessions by DD students was improved. Furthermore, the overall progress made by the cohort of DD students who received academic mentoring was positive and pleasing.
  • Attendance at parents’ evenings was on average 52.9% across years 7-11. This is in line with the previous year, and will have contributed to the accelerating the progress of the DD students.
  • Analysis of homework completion shows that on average four hours of homework is being completed a week by students.

Cost: £102,169

Other approaches 

  • In 2016-17, the proportions of DD students moving on to Levels 2 and 3 courses at post-16 are in line with prior attainment of the cohort. NEET figures for 2018 are expected to be better than  2017.
  • 100% of the year ten DD students who were involved in the Brilliant Club would recommend it to other students, and also 100% now aspire to continue onto University study in the future.
  • Progress data in KS3 shows minimal gaps between DD/NDD students. Year 7 English and Maths gaps are  +0.26 and -0.22 respectively. Year 8 English and Maths gaps are -0.18 and -0.28 respectively.
  • Feedback from the year ten students from their work experience placements shows that 91% of students now feel more positive about the world of work and that 70% are now more motivated to work harder in school.

Cost: £127,474

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk