Pupil Premium Statement 2016-2017
Pupil Premium Report 2016/17
Chatham Grammar School for Girls (CGSG) receives a significant sum of money from the Government's Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) stream. The size of this allocation is related to financial disadvantage and not to the ability of the students. Currently, approximately 13% of the cohort attracts Pupil Premium (PP) funding.
This money is given to the Academy to be used in ways that we consider will have the most impact on our students. Except for our students who are in care, this money is not linked to any individual child. We use this PPG funding to provide support, not only for those students designated as PP students, but for all students who benefit from additional support. Our key objectives for PPG are: • To improve the outcomes for Pupil Premium students to bring their attainment in line with expected levels of progress • To close the attainment gap between students in receipt of Pupil Premium and their peers • To improve attendance and punctuality • To improve aspiration and give curriculum and enrichment activities and opportunities • To provide careers information, advice and guidance for our students.
Impact of 2016/17 Pupil Premium Funding:
There were 12 disadvantaged students in 2016/17 Year 11 and although the gap closed during the year, between the spring mock exams and the summer external exams, the disadvantaged students did not perform as well as other students in Year 11. Between Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017, in Years 7 and 10, disadvantaged students attained higher grades than others, on average, and, in Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 there was no significant gap in attainment between disadvantaged students and others.
We will update you shortly on the PPG budget allocation for 2017/2018.
If you need any further information regarding Pupil Premium please contact Claire Grimes, Assistant Principal at CGSG.
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Monday 13th November to Friday 24th November 2017 – Year 11 and Year 13 Mock Exams
Monday 5th March to Friday 16th March 2018 – Year 11 and Year 13 Mock Exams
Monday 14th May 2018 – first GCSE and A-level exam
Friday 22nd June 2108 – last GCSE exam
Tuesday 26th June 2018 – last A-level exam
Thursday 16th August 2018 – A-level results day
Thursday 23rd August 2018 – GCSE results day
Key Stage 3 Revision
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Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up 2016/2017
Catch-up Premium Report 2016/17
A very small proportion of students start at CGSG with Key Stage 2 scores below the national expectation.
£1215 was received in 2016/17 in respect of the Catch-up Premium and this has been increased to £1989 due to the increase in the size of the new Year 7 cohort.
Our internal assessments in 2016/17 show that those few Year 7 students perform well against their targets, taking into account their lower starting points. Of the six Year 7 students, with the lowest prior attainment on entry, 4 of these reached their minimum expected target and 2 exceeded this target in English. In Maths, all 6 of these students met their minimum expected target and 3 students exceeded this target.
Teaching, support and intervention included:
• ‘In class’ teacher intervention following formal assessments • Ongoing ‘in class’ teacher support, during class discussions, group work, following up on written work completed in class or for homework. • Additional reading tasks • Visits to the library and encouragement to read • Visiting local author to inspire young readers
SEND Strategy Report for Chatham Grammar School for Girls 2016-2017
Part of the Medway Local Offer for Learners with SEND
Welcome to our SEND information report which is part of the Medway Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). All governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEND. The information published must be updated annually. The required information is set out in the SEND regulations which can be found here:
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Alternatively, if you think your child may have SEND please email using the link below and direct it ‘For the attention of the SENCO’.
Staff and Governor with specific SEND responsibility at CGSG are as follows:
SENCO – Miss Melissa Furnell
Associate Headteacher for SEND: Mrs Jo Campbell-Dunlop
Governor for SEND: Miss Cheryl Underhill
Our Approach to Teaching Learners with SEND
At CGSG we believe in participation for all. We have classes for children from Yr7 through to Year 13. We want all adults and children to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community. We want to create an inclusive culture in our school and we aim to continue to be responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills. We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in the school.
Our school improvement plan is about developing learning and progress for all and staff receive regular CPD training to further this endeavor. We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community. We monitor progress of all learners and staff continually assess, ensuring that learning is taking place. Our whole school system for monitoring progress includes regular pupil progress meetings, and staff engage in coaching and supervision.
How We Identify SEND
At different times in their school career, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice defines SEND as:
“A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
(a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
If a learner is identified as having SEND, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning. Learners can fall behind in school for lots of reasons. They may have been absent from school, they may have attended a number of different schools and not had a consistent opportunity to learn. They may not speak English very well, they may be worried about different things that distract them from learning. At CGSG we are committed to ensuring that all learners have access to learning opportunities, and for those who are at risk of not learning, we will intervene. This does not mean that all vulnerable learners have SEND. Only those with a learning difficulty that requires special educational provision will be identified as having SEND.
Our SEND profile for 2015-16 showed that 4% of the children on the school roll were identified as having SEND, and 0.1% of those children had a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health and Care Plan. Of the children identified as having Special Educational Needs:
14% are identified as having SEND linked to Communication and Interaction
17 % are identified as having SEND linked to Cognition and Learning
21 % are identified as having SEND linked to Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
34 % are identified as having SEND linked to Sensory and/or Physical Needs
10% are identified as having SEND linked to Medical Needs
Assessing SEND at CGSG
Class teachers, support staff, parents/carers and the learner themselves will be the first to notice a difficulty with learning. At CGSG we ensure that assessment of educational needs, directly involves the learner, their parents/carer and of course their teachers. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) will also support with the identification of barriers to learning and direct parents/carers to the appropriate specialists where necessary. Where specialists have been involved, we will seek relevant advice from them.
What We Do To Support Learners with SEND at CGSG
Every teacher is required to adapt the curriculum to ensure access to learning for all children in their class. The Teacher Standards 2012 detail the expectations on all teachers and are available here
Our teachers will use various strategies to adapt access to the curriculum. Each learner identified as having SEND, is entitled to support that is ‘additional to or different from’ a normal differentiated curriculum. The type of support is dependent on the individual learning needs, and is intended to enable access to learning and overcome the barrier to learning identified. This support is described on a provision map, which although does not detail the individual learner names, describes the interventions and actions that we undertake at CGSG to support learners with SEND across the year groups. We modify the provision map regularly, and it changes every year, as our learners and their needs change.
How Do We Find Out If This Support Is Effective?
Monitoring progress is an integral part of teaching and leadership within CGSG. Parents/carers, pupils and staff are involved in reviewing the impact of interventions for learners with SEND through three In-School-Reviews (ISRs). We follow the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ model and ensure that parents/carers and children are involved. Before any additional provision is selected to help a child, the SENCO, teacher, parent/carer and learner, agree what they expect to be different following this intervention. A baseline will also be recorded, which can be used to compare the impact of the provision. Children, parents/carers and their teaching and support staff will be directly involved in reviewing progress. If a learner has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC plan,) the same review conversations take place as above, but the EHC plan will also be formally reviewed annually. The SENCO collates the impact data of interventions, to ensure that we are only using interventions that work. Progress data of all learners is collated by the whole school and monitored by teachers, senior leaders and governors. Our school data is also monitored by the Local Authority and Ofsted.
Other Opportunities For Learning
All learners have the same opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and support.
All staff at CGSG have regular training on the Equality Act 2010. This legislation places specific duties on schools, settings and providers including the duty not to discriminate, harass or victimise a child or adult linked to a protected characteristic defined in the Equality Act and to make ‘reasonable adjustments.’
The Equality Act 210 definition of disability is:
“A person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if (s)he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to day activities.”
Section 1(1) Disability Discrimination Act 1995
This definition of disability in the Equality Act includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEND, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEND. Children and young people may therefore be covered by both SEND and disability legislation.
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Preparing for the Next Step
Transition is a part of life for all learners. This can be transition to a new class in school, having a new teacher, or moving on to another school, training provider or moving in to employment. CGSG is committed to working in partnership with children, families and other providers to ensure positive transitions occur.
Planning for transition is a part of our provision for all learners with SEND. Moving classes will be discussed with you and your child in advance. Transition to secondary schools will be discussed in the summer term of their Year 6, to ensure time for planning and preparation.
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The "Lime Lounge" Restaurant
We are very pleased that our Lime Lounge Restaurant continues to offer such good value for money and the menu is constantly changing to meet students' needs. We have a number of promotions throughout the year and our new birthday party service has gone down a treat.
We also run a Breakfast Club from 7.45am - 8.30am where hot food and drinks can be purchased.
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Menu - until end October 2017
Facilities For Hire
For information or to book the following facilities please contact Paul Carwardine on 01634 851262 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Hall - £38 per hour
Main Hall - £38 per hour
Dance Studio - £30 per hour
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