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The Pupil Premium, National Tutoring Programme and 16-19 Tuition Funding

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is used for the benefit of students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible in the last six years as well as children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. 

We received £402k in 2022-23. Indicative allocation for 2023-24 is £352k.

Expenditure is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.  We spend this money in a variety of ways to support students whose families are on a low income. The important thing is to make sure that the ways that it is spent have the highest possible impact on attainment and success.

How we spent the Pupil Premium 2022-23 (Costings are rounded)

The following interventions are included within staffing costs:

· Continued development of in-school seclusion facility as an alternative to temporary exclusion (1fte)

· Monday Period 6 for KS4 increases learning time for all pupils

· Supporting Mandarin Excellence Programme (3 class groups KS3 – 2 at KS4)

· Supporting STEM programme (3 class groups KS3)

· Intervention strategies / revision programmes and drop down days

· In school support at LSC (2.5 fte)


How we measure impact

  • Continual monitoring and review of interventions/strategies
  • Systematic use of data to track the progress of students
  • The curriculum review process during the autumn term includes a review of eligible students' progress in individual subjects at KS4 and 5 

National Tutoring Programme 2022-2023 – End Year statement

We received £64,000 from NTP.

Spending report has been submitted to DFE.

GCA applies the “School Led Tutoring” approach by using the majority of the funding to buy in Supply Staff to enable regular staff to provide the necessary Tutoring and Academic mentoring.

GCA spent £100K on additional support / tutoring for pupils of which £64K comes directly from National Tutoring and the remainder from school budget. In terms of hours delivered we are in excess of the 6000 pupil hours anticipated by the funding. We are close to 6800 hours.

At GCSE level this funding was primarily targeted at the Year 11 cohort between Jan – May for after school sessions Tue / Weds in smaller groups doing GCSE subjects. This accounts for an average of 2 hrs per week for a minimum of 12 weeks. There were over 180 pupils taking part. This accounted for the bulk of the additional hours. (4320 pupil hours). This data is recorded directly onto the school MIS as Tutor Programme.

A second strand of this funding supports withdrawals for individual academic mentoring by the mentoring team. This includes SLT mentoring time where individuals receive 1:1 support in the run up to examinations. SLT colleagues keep a log of these meetings. The average for this over the final term constitutes 3-4 hrs per student adding a further 720 hours of Tutoring.

Paired reading schemes take out 1:1 and small groups to support literacy in lower school. Approximately 50 pupils benefitted last year. Records are kept in literacy centre. On average, a pupil will receive a 16 week programme although this varies with need. The estimate is 800 pupil hours.

Additional English and Maths groups are put on to focus upon specific small groups of pupils. Examples include ESL withdrawals and IC additional maths group. These would not run without the support of the NTP programme. This accounts for the remaining hours, estimated, (Conservatively), at 2000 pupil hours. These groups show on the timetable.


· Course retention is good / course completion rates

· School residuals (Progress Score) above national average

· Pupil numbers going into sixth form are increasing

· Reading age data (Literacy centre)

· NEETS very low

· PP outcomes

· SEN and other sig groups outcomes

Further analysis required for specifics – will come via Examination Review by Curriculum team.

16-19 Tuition Funding 2022-2023

The Tuition Funding is based, in part on the level of need / deprivation within the cohort.

Our list of support activities includes the following key elements:

· Additional preparation days for joining 6th form (Before start of term – Sept)

· University visits (Throughout year)

· Preparation for UCAS (Conference days – Year 12)

· Employer visits throughout the year

· Study skills drop down sessions

· Enrichment programme (Throughout the year)

· Additional time for courses taking the teaching beyond prescribed hours

· Support for maths and English (retakes)

· Additional men

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