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Pupil Premium

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.

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PUPIL PREMIUM 2015-2016

 

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 2015-2016 the school received £32,080

 

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

 

Strategies 2015/16

Impact Judgement

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.

Outstanding

 

£15,978

  • Additional class based teaching assistant hours to deliver personalised intervention programmes.

Outstanding

 

£5683

  • Additional teaching staff to work in small groups with children.

Outstanding

 

£2032

  • Support through Unicorn Counselling Services.

Outstanding

 

£240

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

Good

 

£560

  • Family support through Leyland Children’s Centre / Family worker employed ½ each week from May 2016

Good

 

£2,500

  • Skilled Family worker employed ½ each week from May 2016.

Good

 

As Above

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

Outstanding

 

£960 - Residential

£190 – Day Trips

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

Outstanding

 

£859 – Music

£245 Taekwondo

  • INSET for all teachers and Teaching Assistants – accessed through Caritas Care and Adoption Matters

Good

£828

  • R.A.M.P. Reducing Anxiety Management Plans – through Caritas Care and Adoption Matters

Good

 

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

Outstanding

 

See TA hours

  • Associate SENCo

Outstanding

 

£700

  • Letterbox Club

Outstanding

£1305

 

Detailed examples of the Impact of Pupil Premium in 2015/2016

 

End of Key Stage 2 Data

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

The appointment of a Teaching Assistant with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium children has enabled flexibility of provision. 

 

Specific Needs

In 2015-16 eight 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.

 

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.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM 2016-2017

 

For the year 2016-2017 indications are that the school will receive £27,820

 

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 teachers and teaching assistants – accessed through Caritas Care and Adoption Matters
  • R.A.M.P. (Reducing Anxiety Management Plan) through Caritas Care / Adoption Matters
  • Support through counselling services.
  • Support through our Educational Psychologist Dr. J Glynn from Acorn Psychology - increased hours
  • Skilled family support worker. Employment made possible through making a joint appointment with other local primary schools. She will work 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.

 

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