Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
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Pupil Premium:

The Dover Christ Church Academy Pupil premium strategy statement for 2020 2021 can be found below.

The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011; it is paid as a grant based upon school census figures for students in years 7-11 who are registered as eligible by falling within the following categories:

  • Those who are receiving Free School Meals (FSM) or who have received FSM in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM); each student attracts £955 per year.

  • Those who are classed as 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 authority; each student attracts £2345 per year.

  • 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 arrangement order or a residence order; each student attracts £2345per year.

  • Those students recorded as a Service Child (Ever 6 Service Child): each child attracts £310 per year.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school/academy funding, it will be used by this Academy to address any underlying inequalities and we will ensure that the funding is directed to those students most in need.

For further information about whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals please access the KCC website.

Your child must attend a maintained school (most schools in Kent are maintained schools) or receive alternative education approved by Kent County Council.

Children attending private or independent schools can't get free school meals.

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).

  • Income Support.

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit.

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190).

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

If your child is eligible for free school meals with an active application on the 31 March 2018, they will remain eligible until 31 March 2022.

We may ask for proof of benefit after you apply.

Pupil Premium Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021

Year Total in Year PP PP & SEN “E” PP & SEN “K” PP & EAL
7 175 74 9 24 4
8 131 79 10 18 3
9 135 69 5 29 2
10 165 78 9 19 1
11 132 61 7 16 2
12/13 95 32 6 4 ---
Totals 833 393 46 110 12
% 100% 47% 5.5% 13.2% 1.44%
% of sub group --- --- 68.7%
(67,“E”)
45.6%
(241,“K”)
42.9%
(28, EAL)

FSM Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021

Year Total in Year FSM FSM & SEN “E” FSM & SEN “K” FSM & EAL
7 175 74 9 24 4
8 131 61 7 16 1
9 135 52 3 23 ---
10 165 62 8 14 1
11 132 47 7 13 1
12/13 95 24 6 3 ---
Totals 833 320 40 93 7
% 100% 38.4% 4.8% 11.2% 0.84%
% of sub group --- --- 59.7%
(67,“E”)
38.6%
(241,“K”)
25%
(28, EAL)

Links:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals#tab-2

The website also has the portal so that you can register and apply online:

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/kent/apply

Pupil Premium Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021, Download at This Link:

http://www.dccacademy.org.uk/downloads/pupil_premium/Pupil_Premium_Breakdown.pdf

FSM Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021, Download at This Link:

http://www.dccacademy.org.uk/downloads/pupil_premium/FSM_Breakdown.pdf

Pupil Premium Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (without Aspen 2) 2020 - 2021, Download at This Link:

http://www.dccacademy.org.uk/downloads/pupil_premium/Pupil_Premium_Breakdown_NO_ASPEN2.pdf

FSM Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (without Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021, Download at This Link:

http://www.dccacademy.org.uk/downloads/pupil_premium/FSM_Breakdown_NO_ASPEN2.pdf

Our Objectives for Pupil Premium

The purpose of the pupil premium grant is to make funding available in order to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities so that it can make a significant impact on their education and lives beyond Dover Christ Church Academy. DfE guidance states that the funding is “for the purposes of the school, i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school.”

Pupil Premium Grant Received:

In the year 2019 – 2020 we received a total of £344,000 Pupil Premium funding. The pupil premium grant allocated to the Academy for the 2020- 2021 academic year is £310,000.

Barriers to learning:

The Academy is required to provide a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school. For the academic year of 2020 - 2021, we have identified these as being:
  • Prior attainment, particularly numeracy and literacy skills.

  • Accessing the full curriculum offered by the Academy.

  • The transition process from Key Stage 2 to 3 and Key Stage 3 to 4.

  • Consistent attendance at the Academy.

  • Social and emotional needs.

  • Engagement with the learning process and the world of work.

  • Tutoring students who have fallen behind due to the pandemic.

Allocation of Funding:

The spending of the pupil premium at the Dover Christ Church Academy is broken down into three areas with the rationale always linked to the evidence and assessment provided by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

Quality of teaching for all:

This is the area where we use the funding to improve the teaching and learning within the Academy, linking it to staff development and the Academy’s improvement planning.

Targeted Support:

This is the area where we use the funding to support identified weaknesses for our disadvantaged pupils in areas such as their literacy and numeracy skills, supporting them with their exam preparation and improving attendance. This takes the form of such things as mentoring, small and individual group tuition, after school and holiday interventions and working with parents to support their child.

Other approaches:

This is where we use the grant to improve students’ access to the in and out of school curriculum, to improve the transition between the Key Stages and to develop and improve upon processes additional to those highlighted above. This is where we will spend the remaining part of the pupil premium grant. This may include providing funds to enable students to access extra-curricular activities that they would not be able to access that their non-disadvantaged peers would or providing them with careers guidance.

Spend and impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2019- 2020

Spending from the Pupil Premium grant went towards:

  • One-to-one and small group targeted support in maths, English for KS3 and KS4 students.

  • Targeted small group interventions aimed at improving key skill and knowledge within English and maths for Yr7 students.

  • Targeted small group interventions aimed at improving key skills and knowledge within English and maths for Yr8 students.

  • Targeted study support for KS4 students.

  • Accelerated Reading programme.

  • Learning and attendance mentors.

  • Support with trips and visits.

  • Support with specialist materials for subjects.

  • Additional teaching staff in English and mathematics.

  • Music Tuition.

  • Leadership and Management time.

  • Access to extra-curricular activities.

  • Careers guidance – including Unifrog platform.

  • Access to peer mentoring.

Measuring Impact:

We measure the impact of our spending by looking at the educational outcomes of the group as a whole subgroups and for individuals. This will use both the Academy’s internal tracking system as well as the DfE published data. We also use qualitative data from both students and teachers to review and improve upon the processes outlined above.

Impact Analysis:

We have seen significant improvements in disadvantaged student outcomes in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peer group in 2018 - 2019 (see performance outcomes given below). The gap for the disadvantaged students appears to have closed. This was a key focus area for the Academy last year and is a significant achievement. The disadvantaged P8 score was -0.10 The gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students has narrowed again this year and is now 0.07.

Performance Outcomes 2019-20

Group Student Number % Of Cohort
Girls 65 52.8%
Boys 58 47.2%
Disadvantaged 60 47.8%
SEN E 10 8.1%
SEN K 27 21.9%

Group Student Number % Of Cohort
Blank 2 1.6%
Low 20 16.3%
Middle 82 66.7%
High 19 15.4%

Basics 4+ and 5+

All
123 Students
--- 4+ 4+% 5+ 5+%
English 64 52.0% 30 24.4%
Maths 65 52.8% 33 26.8%
Science 72 58.5% 29 23.8%

Disadvantage
60 Students
--- 4+ --- 4+ ---
English 64 52.0% 30 24.4%
Maths 65 52.8% 33 26.8%
Science 72 58.5% 29 23.8%

Progress 8 by Interest Group:

Group Student A8 P8
Girls 65 37.86 +0.10
Boys 58 37.2 -0.18
Disadvantaged 60 35.2 -0.10
Disadvantaged Girls 31 35.78 -0.07
Disadvantaged Boys 29 34.65 -0.13
FSM Girls 21 31.13 -0.41
FSM Boys 16 35.69 -0.18
SEN E 10 13 -0.95
SEN K 27 33.13 -0.15

APS Score By Bucket:

APS All Student Disadvantaged FSM SEN E SEN K
English Slots 7.51 7.23 6.92 2.8 6.22
Maths Slots 6.99 6.5 6.22 2 5.93
EBACC Slots 10.48 9.77 9.19 3.5 9.33
Open Slots 12.56 11.73 10.78 4.7 11.65

Assistant Vice Principle - SEN — Mr D Hunt

Downloads:


Pupil Premium Spending Evaluation 2018-19 & Plan 2019-20
(PDF:)


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