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Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM 2017-2018

 

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are able to decide how to allocate this funding but it must be used to support the raising of attainment of our most vulnerable pupils through overcoming any barriers to learning, engagement and achievement.

 

For the year 2017 - 2018 the school received £21,956

This was used in a number of ways to impact on pupil attainment and provide support.

 

Strategies 2017/18

Impact Judgement

Examples

Cost

  • An additional teaching assistant (learning mentor) works with the leadership team and class teachers to track the progress of our disadvantaged children and provide focussed intervention, both one to one and in small groups.

Good

 

Enables flexibility of provision to provide targeted support as required.

£7,375.22

  • Support through Unicorn Counselling Services.

Outstanding

 

Allows instant provision of counselling services as soon as a need is identified.

£240

  • Support through our Educational Psychologist Dr. J Glynn from Acorn Psychology

 

Outstanding

 

Bespoke advice and support for teaching staff. Direct advice to support successful E.H.C.P. application.

£4,700

  • Family Support Worker employed one day each week.

 

Outstanding 

 

Constant support for vulnerable families. e.g. raised persistent absentee's attendance to over 90%.

£5,000

  • Enabling pupils to participate in school residential holidays and educational trips.

 

Outstanding 

 

All pupils able to access these enriching activities.

£522

  • Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in and out of school. Including music tuition and sports coaching

Outstanding 

 

All pupils able to access these enriching activities.

£428 - Music

£399 – Acting and

Taekwondo

  • TA delivering ‘lunch play support’ based on nurturing programme.

Outstanding

 

 Pupils able to build positive relationships with their peers.

See TA hours

  • Associate SENCo

Outstanding

Bespoke advice and support for teaching staff. Completion of all paperwork to support successful E.H.C.P. application.

£2000

  • Letterbox Club

Outstanding 

Very high quality reading materials for each child to keep. Encourages quality home engagement in child's learning, plus joy and excitement!

£1291.78

 

Detailed examples of the Impact of Pupil Premium

 

End of Key Stage 2 Data 2018

As a result of carefully targeted support and intervention towards the achievement/progress of pupils’ eligible for free schools meals and pupil premium funding (disadvantaged children) was very good.

There were two disadvantaged children in Year 6 in 2018.

  • Both of these children achieved the expected standards in all subjects. One child achieved the higher standard in reading with a scaled score of 118.
  • This child achieved a progress measure of +10.6 in reading. This represents outstanding progress. In writing -1.7 was achieved and in maths +0.1
  • The other child achieved a progress measure of +2.2 in reading, +0.4 in writing and +2.5 in maths. Good / excellent progress in all subjects

 

End of Key Stage 2 Data 2017

As a result of carefully targeted support and intervention towards the achievement/progress of pupils’ eligible for free schools meals and pupil premium funding (disadvantaged children) was good.

There were four disadvantaged children in Year 6 in 2017.

  • Two of these children achieved the expected standards in reading,writing and maths combined.
  • Two children achieved a progress measure of +3.65 and +0.84 in reading
  • Two children achieved a progress measure of +4.52 and +0.52 in maths.

 

End of Key Stage 2 Data 2016

As a result of carefully targeted support and intervention the achievement of pupils’ eligible for pupil premium funding (disadvantaged pupils) was excellent. There were five disadvantaged children in Year 6 in 2016.

  • All were of middle ability with progress scores of 2.48 in maths, 2.85 in reading and 2.00 in writing.
  • All five Disadvantaged Pupils met the end of KS2 Age Related Expectations in maths, reading, writing and GPS in 2016.
  • Disadvantaged KS2 pupils’ progress was not significantly below the other non-disadvantaged pupils nationally overall or for any prior attainment group.
  • Disadvantaged KS2 pupils had an average scaled score equal to or above the national score for their pupils in reading and mathematics.

 

Staffing

A Teaching Assistant with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium children continues to provide flexibility of provision.

 

Specific Needs

In 2017-18 six of our Pupil Premium children were ‘adopted from care’. Staff have benefited from training in developing an understanding of attachment disorder and the specific needs of these children. Teaching approaches have been adapted accordingly. New staff receive appropriate training.

 

Additional Opportunities

Peripatetic music tuition and additional enrichment activities ensure that new opportunities are given to children unable to access such activities outside school. All children were able to access all available residential and off-site visits. This included the Year 6 residential week at Borwick Hall Outdoor Education Centre. Pupil engagement in extra-curricular activities is high.

 

Attendance

Few pupils of our disadvantaged children arrive late for school. Attendance is closely monitored and support put in place when appropriate, as evidenced in attendance data analysis. Our Family Worker works closely with the families of those children whose attendance is classed as persistent absenteeism.

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM 2018 - 2019

 

For the year 2018- 2019 indications are that the school will receive £24,360

 

This will continue to be used in a number of ways to impact on pupil attainment and provide support.

 

  • A dedicated teaching assistant (learning mentor) to work with the leadership team and class teachers to track the progress of our disadvantaged children and provide focussed intervention, both one to one and in small groups.
  • Additional class based teaching assistant hours to deliver personalised intervention programmes.
  • Additional teaching staff to work in small groups with children.
  • INSET for all new teachers and teaching assistants – accessed through Caritas Care and Adoption Matters, as required.
  • R.A.M.P. (Reducing Anxiety Management Plan) through Caritas Care / Adoption Matters, as required.
  • Support through counselling services.
  • Support through our Educational Psychologist Dr. J Glynn from Acorn Psychology.
  • Skilled Family Support Worker. Employment made possible through joint employment with other local primary schools. She works for a day each week at St. Mary’s.
  • Enabling pupils to participate in school residential holidays and educational trips.
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in and out of school.
  • Music tuition.
  • Sports coaching.
  • Teaching Assistants delivering ‘lunch play support’ based on nurturing programme.
  • Trained Teaching Assistants delivering ‘Social Stories’ work.

 

In January 2015 our school was congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools, for our work with our disadvantaged pupils. We have continued to develop these strategies, aiming to use our Pupil Premium funding as effectively as possible.

Please click on the link to see the letter in full.

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