Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2016-17

OVERVIEW

The Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant based on annual school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. Looked after children also have an entitlement to a premium and a premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable and it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. 

At Parish Pupil Premium pupils are identified at the start of each financial year and interventions are planned for the following academic year that runs from September to July. 

 

OBJECTIVES FOR PUPIL PREMIUM IN THIS SCHOOL

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils

  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others

  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives by directly addressing their barriers to learning.

 

BARRIERS TO LEARNING AT OUR SCHOOL

Typically the children at our school face the following barriers to learning:

  • Learning Behaviours - lack of resilience, confidence and endurance 

  • Low Aspirations 

  • Social and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

We will ensure that our allocation of pupil premium spending addresses these barriers directly to ensure that disadvantaged children and others are able to reach their full potential.

 

SCHOOL POLICY

The Head Teacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Head Teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium. An Audit of Impact is completed at the end of the academic year and all updates are shared with the Governing body via Full Governors and Curriculum Committees.

 

The Parish Strategy for Pupil Premium is delivered in three waves:-

 

  • Intervention Wave

The intervention wave of support for the Pupil Premium is to ensure pupils make accelerated progress both academically and socially.

 

  • Enabling Wave

The enabling wave of support for Pupil Premium is based on pupils accessing up to date equipment and technological resources to increase the motivation of the pupils thus addressing the barrier to learning of low aspirations which we often face. This wave also enables pupils to take part in school life such as extended school activities and trips, again addressing the low aspirational element of our most common barriers to learning.

 

  • Professional Wave

The professional wave of support for Pupil Premium is based upon staff receiving regular training and where appropriate providing additional staff (experts in a specific area) for pupils to access. This wave addresses all three of our most commonly identified barriers to learning. 

 

STATISTICS 2016 /17

  • We currently have 88 Pupil Premium pupils in school, with an entitlement of £1320 per year

  • School received £116,160 additional funds

  • The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and has decided to use the following intervention strategies:

Intervention Wave

  • 0.7 additional teacher to support English and Maths teaching across Key Stage 2. There will be a particular focus on the more able pupils who are entitled to PP funding.

  • 0.4 Intervention Teacher – Teacher employed to deliver high quality English intervetntions across KS2 - improved attainment for pupils with specific reading difficulties.

  • Nurture Group – KS1 vulnerable children to access to ensure accelerated progress takes place both academically and in terms of children's social and emotional development.

  • Level 3 TA support in upper Key Stage 2 – Closing the gap  - ensuring disadvantaged pupils make accelerated progress and reach higher levels of attainment through quality support both academically and in terms of improving learning behaviours.

  • Attendance Prizes – Attendance motivation – improved attendance and progress due to more time in school. This action directly addresses the low aspirational element of our most common barriers to learning. 

  • Booster Sessions – Targeted support for PP pupils who are identified as being off track in the Autumn Term/small group booster sessions for Year 2 and Year 6/ one to one phonics boosting/reading support before and after school. 

  • Free after school places and study support for a small number of PP pupils, who are identified as being off track and receive limited support from home.

 

Enabling Wave

  • Upgrading ICT equipment and purchasing additional equipment i.e. IPads and additional laptop software. These investments will enhance our curriculum and subsequently raise aspirations and motivation for learning.

  • Extended School Activities and Trips – Enhancing SMSC – Raising levels of self-esteem and confidence.

  • Music Tuition - music tuition provided for a small number of PP pupils who are identified as demonstrating potential in this area yet, due to economic constraints at home, aren't able to pursue music outside of school.

  • Lexia online intervention purchased and effectively installed - a structured programme for pupils to access to impact on reading attainment. 

 

Professional Wave

  • School Counsellor – To work with specific pupils encountering difficulties out of school – to raise self-esteem and confidence and address SEBD concerns.

  • Staff Training – Staff trained in the following areas; Inference Training/ Using Ipad technology to raise attainment– improve staff confidence in delivering specific interventions, improve attainment in reading and writing and enhance lesson delivery and curriculum plans.

 

All of these actions are underpinned by quality first teaching and learning that supports students in making excellent progress and narrowing the gap.

The impact of the academic year's spending will be assessed through rigorous tracking and monitoring. 

 

 

STATISTICS 2015 /16

  • We currently  have 90 Pupil Premium pupils in school, with an entitlement of £1320 per year

  • School received £119,600 additional funds

  • The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and has decided to use the following intervention strategies:

 

Intervention Wave

  • 1.6 additional teachers to support English and Maths teaching across Key Stage 2. There will be a particular focus on the more able pupils who are entitled to PP funding.

  • Nurture Group – KS1 vulnerable children to access to ensure accelerated progress takes place.

  • Level 3 support in upper Key Stage 2 – Narrowing the gap  - provide higher levels of achievement/attainment in this year group.

  • Attendance Prizes – Attendance motivation – improved attendance and progress due to more time in school.

  • Booster Sessions – Targeted support for PP pupils who are identified as being off track in the Autumn Term– small group booster sessions for Year 2 and Year 6 – one to one phonics boosting.

  • Summer school for pupils starting Reception in September 2015 to help with school readiness

  • Summer school for Key Stage 2 PP pupils who are identified as being off track.

  • Free after school places and study support for a small number of PP pupils, who are identified as being off track and receive limited support from home.

 

Enabling Wave

  • Upgrading ICT equipment and purchasing additional equipment i.e. IPads and additional laptop software.

  • Extended School Activities and Trips – Enhancing SMSC – Raising levels of self-esteem and confidence.

 

Professional Wave

  • Dyslexia Teacher – Literacy Support Teacher employed for one afternoon a week - improved attainment for pupils with specific reading and writing difficulties.

  • Speech Therapist – Speech and Language Therapist to be employed during the Spring Term – improve speech and language, which will impact upon literacy attainment.

  • School Counsellor – To work with specific pupils encountering difficulties out of school – to raise self-esteem and confidence.

  • Staff Training – Staff trained in the following areas; Beat Dyslexia, First Class Maths and Talk Boost – improve staff confidence in delivering specific interventions – improve attainment in reading and writing.

 

All of these actions are underpinned by quality first teaching and learning that supports students in making excellent progress and narrowing the gap.

 

  • Impact of strategies in 2015 -16

Assessment and evidence gathered through the school’s self-evaluation strategy has shown that the intervention strategies have been very successful and that a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils made accelerated progress across the academic year.

 

 

STATISTICS 2014 /15

  • In school we had 98 Pupil Premium pupils in school, with an entitlement of £1320 per year

  • School received £127,400 additional funds

  • The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and has decided to use the following intervention strategies:

 

Intervention Wave

  • Two additional teachers to support English and Maths teaching across Key Stage 2. There will be a particular focus on the more able pupils who are entitled to PP funding.

  • Nurture Group – KS1 vulnerable children to access to ensure accelerated progress takes place.

  • Level 3 support in upper Key Stage 2 – Narrowing the gap  - provide higher levels of achievement/attainment in this year group.

  • Attendance Prizes – Attendance motivation – improved attendance and progress due to more time in school.

  • Booster Sessions – Targeted support for PP pupils who are identified as being off track in the Autumn Term – including Saturday School – small group booster sessions for Year 2 and Year 6 – one to one phonics boosting.

 

Enabling Wave

  • Upgrading ICT equipment and purchasing additional equipment i.e. IPads and additional laptop software.

  • Extended School Activities and Trips – Enhancing SMSC – Raising levels of self-esteem and confidence.

 

Professional Wave

  • Dyslexia Teacher – Literacy Support Teacher from LA employed for two mornings a week – improved attainment for pupils with specific reading and writing difficulties.

  • Speech Therapist – Speech and Language Therapist to be employed during the Spring Term – improve speech and language, which will impact upon literacy attainment.

  • School Counsellor – To work with specific pupils encountering difficulties out of school – to raise self-esteem and confidence.

  • Staff Training – Staff trained in the following areas; Big write, First Class Maths and Talk Boost – improve staff confidence in delivering specific interventions – improve attainment in reading and writing.

 

All of these actions are underpinned by quality first teaching and learning that supports students in making excellent progress and narrowing the gap.

 

 

  • Impact of strategies in 2014 -15

Evidence gathered through the school’s self-evaluation strategy has shown that the intervention strategies have been very successful and that they have had a very positive impact on the progress, standards and achievement of those pupils entitled to the additional funds.

  • KS2 results for Pupil Premium (PP) group showed that the % of pupils attaining Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Mathematics combined was well above national average for all pupils.

  • Interim data clearly shows that as a school we are ‘closing the gap’ in terms of the % of PP achieving Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths combined when compared to other pupils.

  •  The % of PP pupils making 2 levels progress in Maths and Writing was above the National average for all pupils.

 

  • The % of PP pupils achieving the expected standard in the Y1 phonics test was well above the national average.

  • In almost every class the attendance for both PP and non PP has increased dramatically. We have reduced the number of persistent absentees from 6% to 2.4% which is well below national averages.  Over a 4 year period our attendance profile has increased from approximately 93% to approximately 96+%. In all class there is a clear indication that the gap between the attendance of the PP pupils and the non PP pupils is closing.

  • 22 pupils eligible for PP funding had access to regular sessions with the counsellor. All showed increased confidence and self-esteem.  All   pupils are on track to make two levels progress by the end of KS2. 100% of parents’ questionnaires about the service were positive and indicated that they felt that their child’s counselling sessions had a positive impact.