Dragonfly Education Trust welcomes the additional funding provided by the government through the Pupil Premium grant which enables us to support pupils from more disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition, the targeted use of the Pupil Premium grant is enabling us to better understand the teaching and learning and support strategies that are the most effective in terms of improving learning outcomes.
We are pleased to document the impact of the spending during the academic year 2015-2016.
At the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11 2016):
Key Stage 3 (2016):
In Key Stage 3 the Attainment and Progress gaps between PPI and non PPI students continue to become significantly smaller, and are now consistently within single figures only.
In year 7, The gap for 2+ sub-levels of progress across all subjects is only -2.6%(54.4%), at 3+ sub-levels this decreases to just -0.3%(33.9%). The Average Point Score difference is -1.82(28.28). In terms of attainment the gap at Level 3+ is -1.5%(97.5%).
In year 8, PPI students are making more progress than non PPI students. At 3+ sub-levels the gap is +1.1%(61.6%)and at 4+ sub-levels this increases to +3.1%(45.5%). The Average Point Score difference is -1.8(32.28). 93.8% of Year 8 PPI students are achieving at Level 4+, a gap with non PPI students of -3.9%.
In year 9, the gaps are slightly larger, but still all within single figures. At 4+ sub-levels of progress the gap is -6%(78.2%) and at 5+ sub-levels -7%(63.4%). The Average Point Score difference is -2.68(36.74). 91.7% of PPI students have reached Level 5+, a gap of -5.7% to non PPI students.
Exclusion of disadvantaged students for 2015-2016 were broadly in line with national figures.
For the current Year 11 cohort, the Pupil Premium is focused on supporting interventions that are confidently expected to lead to:
For a report on the intentions for the current round of spending (2016-2017), please see the following document: “Use of the Pupil Premium 2016-2017”.