Pupil Premium

  

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools, so that they can support their disadvantaged children and close the attainment gap (if there is one) between this group of children and their peers. For each child in one of the following groups, schools receive the Pupil Premium funding:

  • children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • children looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months
  • children of service personnel.

Schools must report the amount of Pupil Premium funding, how it has been spent and the impact of that spending on the achievement of this group of children.

Use of Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals(FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families to narrow the gap in attainment between them and their peers.  From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.  This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Click here to view the Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2016-17

 

Pupil Premium 16-17

Action Plan for Spend April 2016 – April 2017

Closing the Gap between Pupil Premium children and Non-Pupil Premium children

Pupil Premium use for:

Amount allocated to the intervention

Brief summary of the intervention

Intended outcomes

How will this activity be monitored, when and by whom?

Review Date

One-to-one small group teaching including FFT

£37,820

Intervention led by both teachers and teaching assistants during school feedback sessions and in the afternoons. Specific and targeted intervention to close the gap and accelerate progress.

Children to close the learning gap on their peers and make accelerated progress to be on track to meet end of year expectations.

Adult leading any intervention will conduct base-line assessments at the beginning of the intervention and again at the end in order to review progress.

Interventions will be reviewed regularly and will set new teachers as and when children achieve their short-term goals.

On-going

Year 6 booster English and maths.

£19,550

Year 6 booster classes every morning. Children are taught by two outstanding teachers. The small group approach enables the teacher to meet the needs of each child quickly and effectively and in-doing so accelerates progress.

Small class sizes allow children to receive a greater degree of one-to-one teacher time which enables the children to make accelerated progress and in the majority of cases reach age expectations.

Formal lesson observations throughout the year.

 

Book scrutiny – once every half term.

 

Data collection

 

Success evidenced through end of year sats results.

At the end of each term when assessing data at the end of each phase.

 

Final review linked with KS2 SATs results July 2016/17

After school booster maths class.

£1490

Teacher and teaching assistant deliver maths support and intervention to children in year 6 who need accelerated progress towards to reach their end of year expectations.

Children will achieve end of year 6 age expectations in their key stage 2 SATs tests and teacher assessments.

Evidence gathered from class observations, book scrutiny and end of key stage SATs tests.

July 2017

End of key stage SATs results.

Writing support for small number of year 6 pupils to help children achieve mastery level.

£1576

Experienced year 6 teacher to work with small group of pupil premium boys to help engage and motivate them with their writing. This will include field trips followed by writing activities.

Children become more confident and engaged in writing and as a result make accelerated progress towards achieving age-expectations.

Portfolio of writing evidenced

 

Pupil questionnaire to gauge confidence

 

End of year data.

July 2016

Homework Club

£11,102

One teacher and three teaching assistants support and assist 18 children with a range of homework assignments and challenges.

Children motivated to complete homework challenges and become more confident learners.

 

 

It is hoped that in turn children can bring this new found confidence and love for learning back into the classroom.

Pupil and parent voice questionnaires.

At the end of each term – through a discussion with pupils and teachers running the club

 

Final evaluation July 2016 through pupil/parent conferencing.

Summer School

£2225

2 teachers and teaching assistant to run 6 full day writing workshops for a number of year 5 pupils. The aim is to motivate, engage and enthuse children with regards to their writing and to continue to ensure that progress is built on from their summer term learning.

Children are enthusiastic and motivated towards writing

 

Children take pride in their work.

 

Children are giving experiences through field trips which allow them to build on knowledge and ideas to assist them with writing tasks.

Summer school evaluations from children

 

Children’s attitudes to learning within the classroom.

 

Book/work scrutiny.

 

 

September 2016

Residential trip expenses and other school trips

£1700

To ensure all children are given equal opportunities to access and attend outdoor learning experiences and field-trips.

More specifically – to enable children from low-income families to attend the year 6 residential trip to Nethercott Farm.

Children to develop a wealth of skills including independence, team work, cooperating with others, social skills.

 

Children gain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which will develop their self-belief, confidence and give them lasting and positive memories.

Children will transfer the skills gained from clubs to the classroom and their learning.

 

Success will be monitored through pupil surveys, pupil attitudes towards learning and progress made.

On-going.

Extra-curricular clubs

£1890

Giving children the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of sporting and non-sporting clubs

These opportunities will give children confidence, self-belief, the ability to work with others and a sense of achievement and success that they can easily transfer across to the classroom and their learning. This will help ensure progress towards age expectations.

Pupil surveys and pupil attitudes towards their learning.

On-going

Laptops for home use

No extra cost

Pupil premium questionnaires identified a number of children having no access to ICT at home. Laptops will provide children with opportunities to complete homework challenges and continue their learning outside of the classroom.

Children to apply the skills learned in the classroom at home

 

Laptops will assist children with homework projects including research and presentation.

Monitored by:

Pupil/parent survey to gather evidence as to the success of using the laptops

 

 

Homework projects completed.

Termly

Teacher assistant training.

£5200

Training will continue to equip teaching assistants in becoming excellent practitioners

Teaching assistants will ensure that interventions are specific and quickly meet the needs of pupils – accelerating their progress.

Outcome of interventions

 

 

On-going

Online one-to-one maths tutoring for 4 lower attaining children in Year 6.

Run by Third Space Learning.

£700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium spending for the Academic Year 2015-2016
Pupil Premium used for: Amount allocated to the intervention / action(£) Brief summary of the intervention/action Actual impact:
After school Homework Club 4342 One teacher and three teaching assistants support and assist 18 children with a range of homework assignments and challenges. All children have been motivated to complete homework challenges. Teachers have commented on a number of children's positive attitudes back in the classroom. Children who have previously had poor homework records have now been able to complete all homework tasks.
Free Places at Breakfast Club 2594 Children given the opportunity to come to school from 8am for breakfast and an opportunity to socialise with their peers through fun learning activities. This club has been a success again this year. It has improved the attendance rate of a number of pupils, particularly those pupils who had previously been recorded as regular lates. This club has also enabled children to be 'ready' for lessons at 8.45am.
Extra Curricular Clubs 1890 This intervention has given children the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of sporting and non-sporting clubs These opportunities have given children confidence, self-belief, the ability to work with others and a sense of achievement and success that they have easily transferred across to the classroom and their learning. This has helped to ensure progress towards age expectations.
Summer School 1550 2 teachers and a teaching assistant ran 6 full day writing workshops for a number of year 5 pupils. The aim was to motivate, engage and enthuse children with regards to their writing and to continue to ensure that progress is built on from their summer term learning. The workshop enabled the children to maintain and build upon their learning in the summer term. Feedback from the children clearly showed enthusiasm, enjoyment and pride with regards to their writing and as a result of this summer school
3 Educational Day trips for 30 children 900 To ensure all children are given equal opportunities to access and attend outdoor learning experiences and field-trips. More specifically – to enable children from low-income families to attend the year 6 residential trip to Nethercott Farm. Children were able to develop a wealth of skills including independence, team work, cooperating with others, social skills. Children gained a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which helped to develop their self-belief, confidence and give them lasting and positive memories.
Lunchtime clubs for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulty 2947    
Laptops for home use   Pupil premium questionnaires identified a number of children having no access to ICT at home. Laptops will provide children with opportunities to complete homework challenges and continue their learning outside of the classroom. Children were able to use laptops to complete homework challenges and use maths and literacy apps to develop their learning.
Year 6 Booster Teaching (5 mornings per week) 6966.36 Children who are falling behind in English and maths receive daily maths and English lessons in a small class size of 14. These lessons are taught by an outstanding teacher. Small class sizes allowed children to receive a greater degree of one-to-one teacher time which enabled them to make accelerated progress and in the majority of cases reach age expectations
FFT KS1 9423.09 Teaching assistants trained to deliver FFT reading intervention to a number of identified children to ensure accelerated progress and to close the gap in attainment.  
FFT KS2 6680.5 Teaching assistants trained to deliver FFT reading intervention to a number of identified children to ensure accelerated progress and to close the gap in attainment.  
ELSA 4122.46    
Support for Parents 5678.16    
SATs Boosters English 250.8 Teacher and teaching assistant deliver afterschool and non-class based support to a number of children working towards their age expectations All children clearly benefitted from this one-to-one support and allowed the majority of the children to make accelerated progress towards their age expectations.
SATs Boosters Maths 307.56 Teacher and teaching assistant deliver afterschool and non-class based support to a number of children working towards their age expectations Children were able to spend longer on tricky topics and concepts. They received one-to-one teaching time which allowed them to develop their understanding of and skills in a number of mathematical topics. The majority of children made accelerated progress towards age expectations.
Writing Booster 136.4    
Free Music Tuition   Pupil premium questionnaires identified a number of children who wished to partake in music tuition within the school but were unable due to financial restraints. The school decided to fund the cost of this tuition for 3 pupils. Children learned a new instrument which brought with it a range of skills including confidence aand perseverance. They gained huge enjoyment and enthusiasm from the lessons and were able to perform with their instruments at the end of term music concert.
Reading Resources   Pupil premium questionnaires identified a number of children who had a limited selection of books at home. After discussions regarding their interests, a number of books were purchased that matched these interests. Children felt that their interests were being catered for and had a wide range of reading material in school to select from. This helped to deepen and develop their enjoyment and love of reading.
Residential Trip   To ensure all children are given equal opportunities to access and attend outdoor learning experiences and field-trips. More specifically – to enable children from low-income families to attend the year 6 residential trip to Nethercott Farm. Children were able to develop a wealth of skills including independence, team work, cooperating with others, social skills. Children gained a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which helped to develop their self-belief, confidence and give them lasting and positive memories.