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Narrowing The Gap 2015/16

The table below shows the gap between disadvantaged students and non-disadvantaged students in a number of key areas over the last five years;

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Expected progress in English

20

16

27

18

6.3

Expected progress in Maths

35

35

29

35

6.5

Capped 8 Points Score

75

83

83

70

52

English Average Points Score

9

8

10.8

5.9

4.3

Maths Average Points Score

13

11

13.4

9.3

5.4

%A*-C in Maths and English

31

38

28

38

14.1

%5A*-CEM

33

41

26

43

21.0

%5A*-GEM

12

6

3.4

0

5.6

Attainment 8    

18.5

15.7

10 (46 vs 56)

Progress 8    

0.6

0.93

0.22 (0.34 vs 0.56)

The narrowing gap in the majority of thresholds above has been achieved in particular through the following actions;

  • 1:1 interviews for all disadvantaged students
  • provision of equipment and resources, such as laptops
  • peer mentoring and coaching programmes
  • social, emotional and motivational support through our Gateway school
  • extra sessions in Maths, English, Science and other subjects
  • materials personally delivered and monitored including practice papers, texts, revision materials and self-study guides
  • personalised learning through the curriculum with bespoke programmes including work experience, foundation learning, vocational courses, alternative exam routes and other personal support
  • extra support during tutor time from a range of leaders in the school
  • key personnel in place to deliver counselling, family liaison, before and after school sessions and other key support
  • provision of after school dedicated revision sessions
  • provision of study skills workshops on a range of topics to support learning including time management, effective reading and note-taking, research skills, memory techniques, stress management and exam technique
  • funding for extra-curricular visits which are essential and desirable to improve outcomes and broaden experience and opportunity
  • visits to post-16 providers as appropriate, including Russell Group universities, local colleges and other centres which enable progression
  • book club
  • access to intensive ‘booster programmes’ delivered by specialist external providers

IN ADDITION

The Value Added measure for our disadvantaged students, which shows the progress they have made from KS2 to KS4, has risen steadily over recent years with a significantly positive value add in 2016.;

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Value Added

938*

936*

959

966

1016

 

*the definition of disadvantaged was introduced in 2014 to cover Free School Meals ‘Ever 6’ and also Looked After Children – 2013 and 2012 figures are for Free School Meals students only