Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
• Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
• 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 local authority or 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 arrangements order or a residence order (£1,900); however £1000 will be retained by the Virtual Headteacher in the Local Authority.
• Have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges (£300)
How many pupil premium students are on roll at Outwood Academy Ripon and how much funding does the school receive?
For 2017/18, we have received £103,785. The Illustration of Pupil Premium Grant is published on www.gov.uk. The cohort of pupil premium students at Outwood Academy Ripon is detailed in the table below. This equates to 27% as of 02/05/2017.
In 2016/17 we were allocated £98,175. We received this money in regular installments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant).
At Outwood Academy Ripon, we have many robust intervention strategies which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We believe that these strategies are diminishing the difference between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”. We believe that this is a particular strength of the school.
Below is a table of strategies that we use to support students and intervene where required. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies:
We will continue to provide the support listed above however we are further developing out interventions in the areas below:
Outwood Academy Ripon was allocated £393,749 for the academic year 2017/18. We received this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant).
Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
At Outwood Academy Ripon we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years; all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We are proud that we have ‘narrowed the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfilled one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.
Below is a list of strategies that we use to support students and the total cost of some of these strategies. The intervention strategies exceed by far the total amount we receive for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies:
Uniform has been provided for all Year 6 students who are awarded a place at Outwood Academy Ripon so that all students are starting from the same point. This will continue in the future. Additional uniform is also provided to vulnerable students.
An independent careers team (Careers Inclusive) have been employed for one day per week to work with students from years 9-13. Presently, all Year 11 students receive an individual ‘interview’ with to support them with their Post 16 applications, but are also offered the opportunity for independent advice and guidance with the Careers Inclusive service. Additional consultations have been made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their Post-16 transition routes. Work is taking place with Years 9-11 students, in particular with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs (Not in Employment Education or Training). Students who are identified by the above criteria are all given time with the advisors with a particular focus on their future and choices.
The Academy employs its own Education Welfare Officer. Our Education Welfare Officer is a specialist in the area of Safeguarding; working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable students maintaining strong links with external agency support services. Both are an extremely valuable resource and greatly appreciated by the students.
The Academy employs a School Coach who is able to provide emotional support and guidance; enabling students to identify positive strategies that can improve their mental health and build up resilience to deal with the ever changing demands life places on them. This has proved to be a very effective resources for students.
The Bridge is the Academy’s Inclusion Centre, coordinated by the Bridge Manager. Within the Bridge support is given to students with more complex social, emotional, behavioural and medical issues. It provides a safe and supportive environment for the Academy’s most vulnerable students whilst maintaining the links with academic and curriculum areas to support a seamless re-integration and to ensure continued progress.
The Personalised Learning Centre is coordinated by the PLC Manager and provides students with personalised learning packages designed to meet individual need. Focused intervention is also provided to support and raise attainment and deliver alternative GCSE equivalent qualifications.
Additional schemes run throughout the year:
Outwood Academy Ripon students once again achieve phenomenal results!
75.3% of students at Outwood Academy Ripon achieved a grade 4 or higher in both English and Mathematics. Four students at the academy achieved a grade 9 in English, a further four in History, one in Biology and another in Chemistry, which is the highest grade possible and puts them in the top 3% of students in the country. Students studying English and Mathematics at the academy also made amazing progress with 77.4% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and 82.8% of students achieved a grade four or above in Mathematics. The results represent a real achievement for our students and are testament to their hard work and the outstanding teaching in the academy.
Lynn James, Executive Principal, said, “I am extremely proud of what our students have achieved, the results are a testament of their determination, hard work and commitment, and I would like to pay tribute to our Principal, staff, governors and parents for their ongoing dedication to our students’ achievements. We look forward to welcoming many of them back in September to the new Sixth Form provision at our sister academy in Easingwold where students can continue their academic success.”
Each student has achieved personal success, with just some of the many highlights including:
J. Challis achieved an incredible attainment 8 score of 81.00 which included 3 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, a grade 7, 3 grade Bs and a Distinction*. R Logan Dunk achieved an attainment 8 score of 75.5 which included a grade 9, 2 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s, a grade B and a Distinction*.
Gemma Trattles, the Principal said, “We are delighted with our students’ success this year and wish them every success in their futures.”
The Academy plans to duplicate in science the support which is given to English and maths and to continue to maintain the high standards already established in these departments in supporting student achievement and attainment. Personalised plans are implemented for students to support them in receiving additional interventions. These will continue to compliment the work in their lessons.
Continue to support the mentoring programme to Year 13, and offer this resource to Year 7 and 8. Training and support will be in place for Year 13 mentors so that a variety of interventions can be put in place, dependent on the expertise of the student and their areas of strength.
There is planned additional literacy and numeracy intervention in Key Stage 3 and 4 including a Literacy Teaching Assistant fully trained in Lexia programme. Greater enrichment opportunities will also be provided in the field of literacy and numeracy. There will also be a focus on literacy and numeracy through VMG time.
We have employed a Careers Officer to operate a system of independent advice and guidance to students. All students have the opportunity for this along with personalised support when transitioning into the next key stage. This helps students to recognise their aspirations and are supported to make the right choices at different stages of their education.
An even greater focus will be adopted to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95% attendance in an academic year. Our full time Education Welfare Officer and Attendance Officer is able to support students in addressing attendance concerns, we will continue to ensure all our students have access to their learning and excellent support in school when there are barriers to coming to school.
The Academy will continue to employ a School Coach who is able to provide emotional support and guidance; enabling students to identify positive strategies that can improve their mental health and build up resilience to deal with the ever changing demands life places on them. This has proved to be a very effective resources for students.