Schools

Goffs School

Goffs School’s partnership with PET-Xi Training boosts the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

This extract from EDUCATION Magazine, describes how Goffs School in Hertfordshire became the Regional Winner and the National Runner up in the Pupil Premium Awards. The article describes in detail the strategies employed by the school including the effective and targeted use of a variety of PET- Xi programmes.

The programmes were carefully selected by the PP team at the school to build on the excellent work carried out by their teaching staff, they reveal how the PET-Xi model inspires self belief and the responsiveness of PET-Xi staff. 80% of students involved went on to achieve their target grades in maths.

Coleridge Community College

When a new SLT found itself responsible for raising standards and confidence at a struggling academy in Cambridge, it turned to an outside provider for support

This case study provides an insight into the strategy employed by Coleridge Community College in Cambridgeshire to improve attainment and progress.

They used PET-Xi programmes across a range of subjects, learner feedback and confidence test results provided an evidence-based approach for targeted use of pupil premium funding. Attainment 8 of FME6
students had an average 1 grade improvement from 2015-2016 and there was an 18.6% improvement in Maths and English grades.

Belief System

Sal McKeown Investigates an ‘Explosive Intervention’ that is improving outcomes in schools across the country

This article highlights the way in which schools are developing a partnership with PET-Xi.

Paul McMenamin from 160 year-old Bellerive FCJ Catholic College was looking for solutions to convert progress from satisfactory to good for girls in key stage 4. Over the two-year period A*-C results for maths shot up from 59% to 82%. He states that PET-Xi’s high staffing ratios and immersive environment make PET-Xi “definitely part of the solution”.

The piece also investigates how Top Valley Academy has faced challenges since becoming an academy in 2012 – Neville Silcock (Strategy Manager) discusses how they utilise PET-Xi and highlights the success of the provision in terms of progress, attendance, impact and value.

Going for “Good”

Focus on support for ‘hard to reach’ students pays dividends for Blackpool’s Unity Academy

Unity Academy in Blackpool works in partnership with PET-Xi to impact on motivation and Progress 8 as part of the strategy to achieve a ‘good’ OFSTED rating.

The Academy is relatively small with just 850 pupils which enables school staff to know each learner very well and to recognise their individual needs. There are a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils and the catchment area includes some of the most deprived wards in the UK. Stephen Cooke, Vice Principal explains that student motivation and aspiration are key priorities and how

PET-Xi focus on motivation and inspiration as vital ingredients for achievement.

Pupil Premium - Make It Count

Boosting confidence, enthusiasm and results for Pupil Premium students at Maltings

Here we explore the unique perspective of John Syznal an Executive Principal who was one a free school meals student himself. He has a particular affinity with today’s FSM learners and he is determined to do his very best for them, to provide a good education that will give them choices and opportunities in life. When John started at the Maltings it was rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, since 2015 it has been rates as ‘Outstanding’. Whilst budgets are being cut, schools need to deliver learner outcomes as a key priority but with a watchful eye on value for money and John explores some of the programmes and methods used by PET-Xi to deliver results, progress and impact.