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Pupil Premium Grant

Parents may be aware that the current Government wishes to narrow the educational attainment gap that we have nationally between children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), and those who are not. 

The PPG is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for FSM or have been at any time in the last 6 years in mainstream schools, and children who have been in care for 1 day or more.  There is also an allocation for the pupils who have parents in the armed forces.

Our Vision for Pupil Premium

It is our aim to reduce the gaps in attainment and opportunity which some pupils in our school encounter as a result of their socio-economic background. We have chosen to invest our Pupil Premium Funding into two key areas; the development of quality first teaching and targeted interventions.

Addressing Gaps - What have we done so far?

As a school we believe it is important to consider the needs of the whole child when we are deciding how and where to target interventions. As a result you will find our intervention programmes focus as much on pur children's social and emotional needs as their academic needs. In addition we think it is important to encourage our children to have an aspirational mindset and therefore we have used the Pupil Premium Grant to help fund experiences which narrow the gap in opportunity which some of our children face.

Below are detailed some of the key ways in which the Pupil Premium Grant has been targeted to address gaps within school:

Development of Quality First Teaching - What have we done so far?

Following the recommendations of the Education Endowment Fund's Teaching and Learning Toolkit (details to the website can be found below), we understand that effective feedback and the development of children's independent learning skills are effective ways to accelerate children's progress. At the same time, we also understand these skills to be the cornerstones of high quality teaching and therefore we have used the Pupil Premium funding to invest in the development of both Teachers and Teaching Assistants so that they have the knowledge and resources to enable them to be as effective as they can be.

Link to the Education Endowment Fund's Teaching and Learning Toolkit:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence/teaching-learning-toolkit

Impact on Attainment and Progress

A table showing the percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 2 in July 2016

Subject All Pupils Disadvantaged Pupils
Reading, Writing and Maths Combined 31% 22%
Reading 44% 44%
Writing 69% 56%
Maths 44% 22%

 

A table showing the percentage of pupils achieving expected standard at the end of Key Stage One
Subject All Pupils Disadvantaged Pupils
Reading 69% 57%
Writing 69% 43%
Maths 38% 14%

 

Table Showing the Percentage of Pupils passing the Y1 Phonics Screen

Year All Pupils Disadvantaged Pupils
2014 67% 71%
2015 73% 25%
2016 78% 60%

 

Table Showing the Percentage of Pupils Achieving Good Level of Development at the end of EYFS

All Pupils 69%
Disadvantaged Pupils 20%

The data indicates that there are significant gaps in attainment, with disadvantaged pupils performing less well than their peers. In light of this the Pupil Premium plan for 2016-17 focuses intensely on rigorous interventions to target specific gaps throughout the school as well as a focus on developing greater levels of parental engagement, and a rigorous focus on the development of consistent, high quality teaching throughout school.

Impact 2016-17

Please find attached our Pupil Premium Report which evaluates our Autumn Term Pupil Premium expenditure:

 

 

Allocation and proposed spending for 2016-17 - £77,160

Quality First Teaching for All

  • Reduction of class sizes in KS1; employment of an additional teacher to split Y1 and Y2
  • Embedding Jake Mansell's Pedagogy Project approach in the teaching of all lessons.
  • Embedding CPA approach in the teaching of all mathematics lessons.

Targeted Support

  • Catch Up Reading programme
  • Nuffield Early Language Support
  • Fathers Read Every Day (FRED)
  • Numicon Intervention Programme Y1

Other

Play therapy and counselling for emotionally vulnerable children.

Impact 2015-16

  • In 2015 88% of pupils achieved Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths, a rise of 3% from 2014.  This was above local authority, contextually similar schools and early national percentages.
  • 94% of pupils achieved Level 4 or above in their Key Stage 2 Reading test.  This was significantly above early national data (89%) and 19% of pupils made 3 levels progress from KS1 to KS2.
  • 94% of pupils achieved Level 4 or above in teacher assessed writing in KS2 with 38% of pupils making 3 levels progress from KS1. 25% of pupils achieved Level 5 in writing, a rise from 8% in 2014.
  • 88% of pupils achieved Level 4 or above in their Key Stage 2 Maths test.  This was slightly above early national percentages. 25% of pupils made 3 levels progress from KS1 to KS2.
  • 75% of pupils achieved Level 2 or above in reading, writing and maths in their KS1 tests.
  • 92% of pupils achieved Level 2 or above in reading in their KS1 tests.
  • For the third year running 100% of pupils achieved level 2 or above in their KS1 maths tests.

Assessments are completed in school every six weeks and interventions are adjusted accordingly. Data reports are generated for governors and teachers on a half termly basis. This allows us to ensure that our interventions are beneficial and value for money, we hope that by continueing with this process we will eventually be able to close the gap in attainment in our school.

Allocation and proposed spending for 2015/16 - £58,080

  • Appointment of 0.6 teacher to ensure quality first teaching during PPA time and challenge higher ability pupils
  • Dedicated TA for support of all pupils eligible for PPG
  • New PE kit purchased for pupils
  • Violin lessons for pupils
  • Early reading support materials/books
  • Early maths support materials
  • Maths resources (concrete aids)
  • After school clubs (Science, Cooking, Art, Hockey, Homework, Gymnastics, Change for Life)
  • ICT support and development
  • ICT equipment to support learning - laptops, ipads, smartboards, projectors, apple TV
  • Staff training
  • Support for educational visits
  • Breakfast Club provision
  • Purchase of school uniform

Allocation and spending for 2014/15 - £53,300

  • Dedicated TA for support of all pupils eligible for PPG
  • Support for educational visits
  • Continuation of Reading Challenge
  • Homework club
  • Implementation of new Assertive Mentoring Assessment System
  • ICT software and resources to support early maths
  • Early reading support materials/books
  • Continued development of Talk for Writing Programme
  • After school clubs (science, cooking and art clubs)
  • ICT support and development
  • Advanced Skills Teacher support

Pupil Premium 2013/14

The pupil premium for the year 2013- 2014  - £36,900

  • Small group and 1:1 focused support     
  • Personalised assertive mentoring Learning Program 
  • Assertive mentoring
  • Phonics training
  • Phonics booster
  • CALL programme run by 1 TA and the Early years Practioner to support communication, language and develop social skills
  • Software to support and enhance learning - teaching programmes and equipment netbooks
  • Purchased netbooks and resources to support home learning
  • Max’s Marvellous Maths resource time and delivery
  • Acceleread Accelerwrite
  • Reading Challenge and training delivered by sports coach
  • Talk for writing, reading and non-fiction training
  • Homework Club
  • Library - Booky Club

Impact

  • In 2014 100% of Year 6 pupils obtained Level 4 or above in their Key Stage 2 Reading test, a rise of 33% from 2013.
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar improved at the end of KS2 with 85% of pupils achieving Level 4 or above, an increase of 27% from 2013.
  • In 2014, 94% of Year 2 pupils obtained Level 2 or above in their Key Stage 1 Reading test, a rise of 10% from 2013.
  • In maths in KS1, 100% of Year 2 pupils obtained Level 2 or above in their Key Stage 1 Maths test for the second year running.