Pupil Premium

 

Report on Pupil Premium Grant 2015-16

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. Pupil Premium is allocated on the current number of children on free school meals and ‘Ever 6’ (children identified as being on FSM in the last 6 years). It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Number of pupils eligible for premium grant(PPG) and PPG received

current FSM

Ever 6

104

153

Children Looked After

2

 

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320 (FSM)  + £633 (LAC)

Total amount of PPG received

£201,960 + £1266 = £203,226

 

The majority of children eligible for pupil premium funding enter school significantly below non-pupil premium peers. Many face a variety of barriers, including poor attendance; behaviour difficulties; SEN; language difficulties and speech difficulties.  We provide these children with a vast range of support and intervention over the years to close that gap and improve their outcomes.

Summary of PPG spending 2015-16

To provide: 

  • Intervention programmes in addition to quality first teaching for identified pupils who are not meeting age related expectations or making expected progress relative to their starting points and for those with identified Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • Speech and language therapy for target pupils. (x2 days per week)
  • One to one tuition for identified pupils.
  • Booster classes for target groups of pupils.
  • Learning Mentor support to identified pupils through a tailored programme of individual or group mentoring sessions to improve well‐being, confidence and self‐esteem to remove barriers to learning and therefore improve achievement and access to the curriculum.
  • Nurture group provision for EYs and KS1 children to embed routines, remove barriers to learning, provided targeted intervention and develop good attitudes and approaches to learning.
  • Catholic care worker (x2 days per week) to provide additional support and intervention for SEBD pupils and their families.
  • Breakfast club and afterschool club free of charge for identified pupils.
  • A range of afterschool activities free of charge to identified pupils.
  • Residential visits for pupils in Y5 and Y6 are either subsidised heavily or given free of charge.
  • Educational visits linked to the curriculum which are heavily subsidised

 

Pupil premium children leave our school achieving in line or better than their peers, both within school and the city, having made accelerated progress.

 

Outcomes

The impact of this work was evident in:

  • An increase within school in the percentage of pupils achieving age related expectations in EYs particularly in early literacy, language and communication and PSE, KS 1 literacy and KS2 literacy and maths.
  • Improved vocabulary and expressive language, resulting in greater confidence and improved reading and writing.
  • Increased participation in residential, educational visits and afterschool activities.
  • Improved self‐esteem and confidence evident through pupil interviews and discussions and feedback from parents.
  • Improved behaviour and subsequently improved attitudes and approaches to learning, resulting in higher achievement.

KS2 achievement in July 2016:

 

PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN REACHING EXPECTED STANDARD OR BETTER AND THEIR AVERAGE SCALED SCORE (ss)

 

SCHOOL

LA

 

%

SS

%

SS

ALL READING

63.6

100.4

59.9

101.5

PP READING

80

102.9

40.5

97.5

ALL WRITING

72.7

 

66.5

 

PP WRITING

80

 

47.9

 

ALL GPS

69.1

102.8

68.8

103.2

PP GPS

70

102.2

48.9

99.3

ALL MATHS

65.5

102.6

65.1

102.2

PP MATHS

70

100.6

44.8

98.6

 

 

Pupil Premium 2016-17

 

Number of pupils eligible for premium grant(PPG) and PPG received

144

Children Looked After

0

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320.00

Total amount of PPG received

£190,080.00

  

Pupil Premium action plan 2016-17

 

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence. Our action plan is monitored throughout the year and evaluation is on going. A review of our strategic approach is completed annually.