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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.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18: