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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) or who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). To narrow this attainment and progress gap the government have given schools additional funding, known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

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

Our Vision for Pupil Premium

As a school we believe there are three key spheres which can influence a pupil's outcome in school.

When decided where and how pupil premium funding should be targeted we talk about how the barriers in the home, in the pupil and the school are to be overcome. We outline these barriers and how the school intends to tackle them in our Pupil Premium strategy which is initially set for the year and then reviewed by the school leaders and governors on a termly basis.

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 series of tables showing outcomes for disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in KS2 in Summer 2017

Reading - July 2017

  Disadvantaged Pupils Non-Disadvantaged Pupils Difference
KS2 Progress Score -2.50 +3.54 -1.04
% Achieving Expected Standard at the end of KS2 33.3% 75% -41.7%
Average Scaled Score at the end of KS2 98.8 103.1 -4.3

Writing - July 2017

  Disadvantaged Pupils Non-Disadvantaged Pupils Difference
KS2 Progress Score +1.23 +4.66 -3.43
% Achieving Expected Standard at the end of KS2 66.7% 87.5% -20.8%
Average Scaled Score at the end of KS2 N/A N/A N/A

Maths - July 2017

  Disadvantaged Pupils Non-Disadvantaged Pupils Difference
KS2 Progress Score -4.55 3.60 -8.15
% Achieving Expected Standard at the end of KS2 33.3% 75% -41.7%
Average Scaled Score at the end of KS2 97 103.6 -6.6

English, Grammar and Punctuation - July 2017

  Disadvantaged Pupils Non-Disadvantaged Pupils Difference
% Achieving Expected Standard at the end of KS2 33.3% 75% -41.7%
Average Scaled Score at the end of KS2 100.2 106.8 -6.6

A table showing the percentage of pupils achieving expected standard at the end of Key Stage One in July 2017

Subject All Pupils Disadvantaged Pupils
Reading 100% 71.4%
Writing 100% 57.1%
Maths 90% 71.4%

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 82.4%
Disadvantaged Pupils 66.6%

Outcomes for progress and attainment for disadvantaged pupils are improving year on year, however much work needs to be done in both attainment and progress at every level to keep apace with the national standards for disadvantaged pupils as well as to close the gaps between our disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils. The key barriers for pupils in 2017-18 are outline in the Pupil Premium Strategy below as well as with key actions on how the school seeks to address these areas for development.