Report on Pupil Premium Funding at Chancellor’s School 2012-13

During 2012-2013, Chancellor's School was allocated £76 000.

The following strategies were put in place to support vulnerable students using the Pupil Premium Funding:

  • 1:1 tuition in English and Maths to support a range of underachieving students, including those looked after by the Local Authority
  • The purchase of Accelerated Reader, a tool to encourage students in KS3 pioneered by the English department in conjunction with the library and the Learning Support department
  • Lunch club is run every day in F45 to support students with homework and to allow them to play games in caring and supportive environment
  • Homework club is open every day for an hour to support students to complete their homework
  • A team of teaching assistants support in a targeted way a range of students in lessons
  • An additional teaching assistant has been employed to develop and extend the support offered to students
  • The Learning Support department supports students with their reading and spelling by withdrawing some from their modern foreign language lesson and also by running intervention groups during morning registration periods
  • The purchase of a Lexia Reading, a new phonics led computer programme based personalised learning
  • Changes to the KS4 curriculum which now includes a BTec PE and Media as well the introduction of a Study Support option for some students
  • The development of a series of parent workshops entitled ‘Learn with me’
  • The development of a Year 11 Raising Achievement Plan

Expected Progress:

English Maths
  • 59% made expected progress (85%)
  • 22% made more than expected progress (35%)

This is an improving picture.

  • 75% made expected progress (91%)
  • 34% made more than expected progress (58%)
This is good progress and improving

Closing the gaps:

  2011 2012 2013
5+A* - C -24 -14 -11
Expected progress in English -18 -11 -15
Expected progress in Maths -6 -12 -1