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Joseph Leckie Academy

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Joseph Leckie Academy Pupil Premium Report 2018-19


The overall priority is to narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of more students in low-income families. This statement reflects the Academy's belief in Inclusion for all, that students will benefit from the widest choice of education, and that, it is the people around the child who make the real difference through the creation of a learning environment that fosters development of the whole child, promotes good attendance and learning behaviours, and instil a moral purpose and ethos in the Academy, the staff and Governors in-line with its values. It is the Academy's intention that all students will experience an Academy day which, in the normal course, provides an appropriate, culturally rich and broad academic curriculum, delivered to allow all students to make good progress in every lesson. The Academy assesses the individual needs of eligible students, personalising the support they receive wherever possible.


The Academy has set the following objectives with regard to Pupil Premium:

  • Measure progress against National non-PP data (referred to as 'other' by DfE), ensuring students reach their full potential when compared to 'other national', which takes away any limiting factor of deprivation which, if compared to 'the Academy' or 'locally', could lower expectations.
  • Remove real or perceived barriers.
  • Widen experiences, aiming to develop ‘the whole child’ by meeting their academic, emotional and social needs.
  • Identify each eligible student’s progress in all year groups throughout the year to prevent gaps widening.
  • Give due regard, when seeking to deliver these objectives, to sensitivity and discreetness when identifying eligible students.
  • Ensure eligible students are on a curriculum that will not limit their opportunities.
  • Instil the Academy’s moral purpose, values and ethos in students, staff and the Governors.
  • Empower staff to believe that every child has the potential to achieve, and in doing so widen horizons and raise students’ aspirations for their futures.
  • Foster a 'no excuse' culture in the Academy, providing a clear vision for improvement.
  • Deliver discreet, targeted, Academy-wide and/or subject strategies embedded in our day-to-day teaching practice that meets the needs of each learner.
  • Where reasonably practicable, seek to address any underlying inequalities between disadvantaged students and their peers.
  • Consider introducing an element of PP performance management for all teaching and support staff.
  • Involve Governors in monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of strategies.
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of spending on strategies.
  • Analyse diagnostically underachievement in English mathematics and science.
  • Provide a clear audit trail.
  • Use progress data and other monitoring strategies frequently to check effectiveness of teaching and adjust accordingly to secure improvement.
  • Secure good attendance and behaviour, instilling in students confidence and resilience.
  • Use an evidence-based approach to ensure objectives are met.
  • Further promote and develop communications with parents/carers to maximise student engagement.

Key Targets following Analysis of Need

  • Improve progress by ensuring that attainment for all students including PP in English and mathematics is further improved and students are achieving or exceeding their expected outcomes for grades 9 to 1.
  • To increase Progress 8 for 2019 GCSE Pupil Premium students:
  • English.
  • Mathematics.
  • Science (All PA).
  • MFL (All PA).
  • Humanities (All PA).
  • English Baccalaureate Subjects.
  • Open Subjects (All PA).
  • Achieve 96% attendance. 
  • Monitoring ‘Behaviour Incidents’ at regular intervals to identify difference. between PP and non PP students and put in place strategies to remove gaps.
  • Raise the awareness of Pupil Premium amongst the staff, including accountability and ownership.
  • Bank of teaching ‘in-class’ strategies that can be implemented by all.
  • Increase attendance of parents/carers to Academy events to at least 75%.
  • Improve the uptake and use of the MyEd App by parents to at least 75% across all Year groups.

Key Strategies

  1. Teaching staff have a Performance Management target for eligible students to meet their expected outcomes which match those of non-eligible students.
  2. All curriculum areas and areas with Pupil Premium responsibility to document and update at least three times a year their Pupil Premium plans.
  3. All meetings to include Pupil Premium as a standing agenda item.
  4. Part-fund all educational visits for eligible students.
  5. Part-fund music tuition for eligible students.
  6. Provide broader experiences, for example, Activities Week and other educational trips.
  7. Provide Year 10 / 11 students with revision and workbooks to the value of £30 each student.
  8. Contact parents/carers prior to Parents’ Consultation Events to secure an appointment.
  9. Monitor attendance at consultation events and follow up with communication home.
  10. Subject meetings with Link member of LT four times a year to discuss all outcomes following data collection with a particular focus on PP students.
  11. Breakfast Club available for all students.
  12. Mentoring of Pupil Premium students by Leadership Team and HOFs / HODs.
  13. Home Liaison Officer / Attendance Team to raise attendance and engagement.
  14. All Year 11 students to have a meeting with Careers Officer to secure destinations.
  15. CIAG.
  16. Continue the monitoring of progress to identify the widest gaps between staff predictions (data) and expected outcomes across 8 qualifying subjects with a subsequent targeted personalised intervention package for identified students. This will be led by the Assistant Principal (Pupil Premium) and associated staff with significant involvement of the Leadership Team.

Senior Leadership Team Pupil Premium Support Group

Every member of the Leadership Team will have a group of Pupil Premium students who they work with on an individual basis at least once every half term. More time will be spent with those who are not making expected progress. The time spent with students will allow them to become familiar with a senior member of staff and feel more comfortable and confident in the Academy environment. It also allows the senior members of staff to be aware of any issues arising with these students and put necessary measures in place to support them. Along with being able to provide this personal support to students, senior leaders are also able to quality assure the provision that all students, but particularly Pupil Premium students, are receiving across the Academy. This means that good professional practice is being identified, celebrated and shared, and any areas where modifications are needed are identified and addressed. This will provide an insight into the way in which Pupil Premium support is being allocated and monitored and allows the Leadership Team to evaluate the impact through both data analysis and anecdotal evidence gathering.

2018-2019 Allocation

Figures from this not yet received but based on 2017-2018 figure of 

2018/9 Expenditure Area Cost Details

£70,000 - English 

£70,000 - Maths

Total = £140,000

A range of intervention workers are employed in core subjects to work with students in and out of class – either small group or via one to one support. Various materials to support interventions in A7, Catch Up as well as subject specific materials are also included.
Language Support


Bilingual Support = £30,000

Language Support = £50,000


Total = £80,000

Provision of in class support as well as small group and individual extraction. In addition there is a total immersion in English language acquisition via EMAC staff including leadership and management of the EMAC department.

Staffing = £55,000

MyED App = £10,000

Total = £65,000

Support for improving attendance via Attendance Intervention Officer, Attendance Officer and Home School Liaison. Targeted attendance mentoring and support for students who have attendance challenges. The MyED App is used to alert parents regarding non -attendance (text messaging service to parents.
Vulnerable Students Total = £120,000 Learning Support Centre staff involved in mentoring, guidance and support for individuals via Academy staff and colleagues from other agencies.
Key Stage 3 Intervention/Support Total £30,000 Small group extraction with subject specific / learning / behaviour support
Key Stage 4 Intervention/Support Total = £30,000 Personalised curriculum tailored to individual needs in Year 11. Support from subject areas as well.
Year 11 Book Purchases £30 per student x 99 PP students = £2970 Range of Revision and other exam / revision materials







Total = £22,000

Bus Passes


Baseline Testing



1:1 Tuition


Total £489,970  

Breakdown of Pupil Premium Pupils Per Year 7-11

Year Group Number of Pupils Percentage of Cohort
7 94 44%
8 107 44.77
9 183 78.88
10 113 50.67
11 97 47.78
Overall Total 599 51.29

The Academy has a much greater number of Pupil Premium students than schools nationally. 

Attainment Gaps





2017 2018 (Unvalidated Data)
Academy National  Gap Validated Academy data PP National Validated other Gap Academy PP National Other (2017) Gap
Grade 4 to 9 with English & Maths 49 70 -21 42 71 -29 52.5 71 -18.5
Grade 5 to 9 with English & Maths       23 43 -20 22 43 -21
Grade 4 to 9 in English 64 80 -16 54 75 -21 69 75 -6
Grade 5 to 9 in English       38 58 -20 43 58 -15
Grade 4 to 9 in Maths 54 75 -21 51 76 -25 58.6 76 -17.4
Grade 5 to 9 in Maths       30 56 -26 32 56 -24




Validated Data 2015 Validated Data 2016 Validated Data 2017
Pupil Premium Gap Pupil Premium Progress Gap to other national Pupil Premium Progress Gap to other national
Percentage of Pupils making expected progress or better in English 59 -16      
Percentage of pupils making expected progress or better in Maths 58 -13      
Progress 8   -0.15 -0.31 -0.3 -0.4
English Progress -0.21 -0.44 -0.2 -0.3
Maths Progress -0.05 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3
EBAC Progress 0.36 -0.56 -1 -1.1
Open Progress 0.04 -0.14 0.1 0


  2015 (ROL) 2016 (ROL) 2017 (ROL) 2018 (Academy)
  Pupil Premium Students All Students Gap Pupil Premium Students All Students Gaps Pupil Premium Students National Gap Pupil Premium Students National Gap
Percentage of sessions missed due to absence 5.6 5.2 -0.4 5.9 6.6 0.7 6.0 7.8 1.8 6.5 Not Known  

Our overall aim is to continue to narrow the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students.