Pupil premium strategy statement 

School overview

School name

Thomas Gainsborough School

Pupils in school

1576

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

20%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£283,266

Academic year or years covered by statement

2020 -2021

Publish date

October 2020

Review date

October 2021

Statement authorised by

Helen Yapp

Pupil premium lead

Helen Yapp

Governor lead

Ian Shrubsole

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Progress 8

No data available due to Covid 19

Ebacc entry 

No data available due to Covid 19

Attainment 8

No data available due to Covid 19

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

No data available due to Covid 19

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Aim

Target

Target date 

Progress 8

Achieve top quartile for progress made by disadvantaged students at similar schools

Sept 2021

Attainment 8

Achieve national average for all students

Sept 2021

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

Achieve average English and Maths scores for similar schools

Sept 2021

Other

Improved attendance to be in line with non - disadvantaged students

Sept 2021

Ebacc entry

Continued increase of number of entries

Sept 2021

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Targeted intervention, including languages, science, maths and english & a pupil premium focused registration group. 

Priority 2

To provide key students with an opporunity to focus on the key skills needed to be successful in exams.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Possible further school closure due to Covid 19 - online learning would be provided.

Projected spending 

TBC

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Standardising key assessment

Priority 2

Key Stage 3 literacy

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Engagement of students and families

Projected spending

TBC

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Whole school focus on Pupil Premium student progress.

Priority 2

Focused approach to PP students enrichment activities

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Student attendance.

Projected spending

TBC

Monitoring and implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

Targeted intervention, inc languages, science, maths & english & pupil premium focused registration group.

To provide key students with an opportunity tp focus on the key skills needed to be successful in their exams.

SIP priority particularly due to lockdown.

Use the government money assigned to the school for tutoring / study camp.

Targeted support

Priority of literacy levels - time to focus on it


Standardising key assessments
 

Reorganisation of KS3 literacy intervention sessions led by English team and supported by LSAs.

Work with colleagues in other USP schools

Wider strategies

 

Engagement of staff, students and families

 

Use of context sheets and minuted line management meetings

Pupil Premium strategy group meeting every two weeks.

Regular parental meetings.

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

Recruitment of a leader of Technology and Performing Arts Teacher

Achieved

Targeted CPD programme to strengthen and develop practise.

Achieved

Pupil Premium budget for 2020/2021

We have approximately £283,266. This will be used in very much the same way as 2019/2020.