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25th September 17
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Pupil Premium

Please take a look at this document which illustrates our current work using our pupil premium funding.

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The school received approximately £54,120 to support disadvantaged pupils in the academic year 2016/17.

What do we spend our pupil premium on?

Pupil premium support is packaged into 3 projects: Improving Attendance and Punctuality, Removing Barriers and Narrowing the Gap:

Improving Attendance and Punctuality

Breakfast Club from September 2016 Staffing

Breakfast Club Admin

Admin for recording and tracking attendance systems

Prizes each half term for 100% attendance

Enhancing school grounds

Improving playtimes (equipment and environment)

Removing Barriers

School Trips (including Robinwood)

Inspiring visitors (theatres, themed weeks, etc)

After school/lunchtime clubs: staffing (homework, art, etc)

Office Admin

Additional Lunchtime staff

Parental Engagement (coffee mornings, community link)

Resources

Additional swimming lessons

Narrowing the Gap

Speech and Language Therapy

Intervention Staffing

Read Write Inc Purchase

Read Write Inc Training

Read Write Inc Organisation – staffing

Additional resources

Boys engagement – resources (including learning environment), staffing.

Writing – ‘Year of Writing 16-17’ – visits/events, resources, training (consultants).

Consultant support

SATS support Y2 and Y6

Life Education caravan

Sports Partnership (Rossendale)

Support Staff for each class in school (from Sept)

Rationale for Budget Allocation:

We have identified a number of areas for development for our pupil premium children. These areas have been identified under 3 main headings: Improving Punctuality and Attendance, Removing Barriers, Narrowing the Gap.

Our attendance figures should stand at 95% or above (as agreed by Governors) but this is not always consistent. We firmly believe that regular attendance at school ensures our children are fully prepared for learning and enables them to do their very best. Part of this initiative will be the provision of a breakfast club from September to give pupils a good, healthy start to the day and develop good habits in terms of punctuality.

In our school, there are a number of barriers to learning and we are therefore keen to enrich our curriculum through exciting visitors, additional opportunities, trips, experiences together with the engagement of parents. We are a school family and aim to include all stakeholders in the every-day life of the school to ensure our children and their parents feel included. Building good relationships between home and school ensures open communication and establishes a partnership which benefits the education of all.

We have high expectations for all our children – regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or ability. We therefore feel that we have a duty to close the gaps in achievement of pupils throughout school. Part of our work in this area centres around the purchasing of appropriate resources together with additional staffing. High quality provision with timely interventions also supports these expectations.

Working together, growing in God’s love, we will learn and achieve our very best.

Impact of Spending 2016

End of Key Stage Two SATS Results: 20 children sat the tests, 7 of which were identified as pupil premium.

Progress - School compared to National - All Children and Pupil Premium (PPG)

For progress, the expected measure should be above -5 for Reading and Maths and above -7 for Writing.

 

School Score

National Score

School PPG Children Score

National PPG Children Score

Reading

-0.62

0.00

-1.92

-0.72

Writing

-1.41

0.00

-5.47

-0.26

Maths

2.07

0.00

2.52

-0.52

Attainment - School compared to National - All Children and Pupil Premium (PPG) 

%

School Scaled Score 100+/EXS

National Scaled Score 100+/EXS

School PPG Scaled Score 100+/EXS

National PPG Scaled Score 100+/EXS

Reading

60

66

57

53

Writing

70

74

57

64

Maths

80

70

57

57

 

%

School Scaled Score 110+/GDS

National Scaled Score 110+/GDS

School PPG

National PPG

Reading

10

19

14

10

Writing

10

15

0

8

Maths

20

17

29

9

 

 

School Average Score

National Average Score

School PPG Average Score

National PPG Average Score

Reading

100.4

102.6

98.9

99.9

Writing

NA

NA

NA

NA

Maths

103.7

103.0

104.1

100.7

Attendance:

As at 5 July, attendance measures for reports was recorded.  At this point, attendance for PPG children stood at 93.45% compared to 94.15% for Non PPG and 94% for All Pupils.  This indicates that the attendance for our PPG children is almost in line with our Non PPG children.

Next Steps:

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

We currently record lateness for all pupils.  From September, this will be monitored for PPG children to improve punctuality for this group of pupils.  Also, a breakfast club will be subsidised from September to support this aim.

REMOVING BARRIERS

Parental engagement will be higher profile from September, with coffee mornings taking place each half term and our links with Community Link and Family Learning developing provision for family support and adult learning.

PROGRESS AND ATTAINMENT – CLOSING THE GAPS

Further support has now been put in place for September with each class having a designated support staff member to facilitate interventions and targeted support for our PPG pupils.

The impact of our Pupil Premium is measured in a number of ways.  Outcomes for children is the main area to consider, however we also measure the impact through attendance figures, pupil interviews, book scrutinies and learning walks.  Focusing on the provision for PPG through these areas will enable us to move forward with our areas for development and understand the impact of our actions.

The pattern of progress and attainment improves as the children travel through school.  We aim to close the gap further over the next year through a creative curriculum which ensures we provide inspiring opportunities, essential learning experiences and promotes key skills.

DATE FOR NEXT PUPIL PREMIUM REVIEWS

November 2016 - complete

February 2017 - complete

Pupil Premium 2015/16

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In 2015/16 the school received £52 800 pupil premium grant. The school continued with many of the strategies identified during 2014/15. Pupil Premium allocations contributed towards:

  • maintain level of TA hours in order to support delivery of  intervention programmes;
  • cost of training for intervention programmes;
  • experienced teacher to work three days a week with children who receive PP funding.
  • maintain TA hours to support strategies to improve attendance and mentor support;
  • maintain TA to provide extra curricular activities, including homework clubs, film club, playtime buddy clubs, animation clubs etc.;
  • enabling children to participate in a range of educational visits designed to enhance their learning and life experiences;
  • provision of a range of visitors to the school to contribute to children’s learning and understanding of our world as citizens;
  • membership of sports partnership to provide additional sporting opportunities including swimming;
  • additional resources to enhance the curriculum;
  • support at lunchtimes;
  • support for key learners to achieve at the end of key stages.

Examples of impact in 2015/16 include:

  • pupils in the EYFS made good progress based on their on-entry assessments;
  • attendance at extra curricular activities increased;
  • staff continue to report that educational visits and visitors have had a positive impact on pupil engagement and, in particular, with regard to speaking, listening and writing activities;
  • well planned and selected educational visits and visitors have contributed to the breadth of life experience available to children.
  • as at 5 July, attendance for PPG children is in line with non PPG children
  • please see impact measures at end of Key Stage Two above.