Please take a look at this document which illustrates our current work using our pupil premium funding. It outlines how much we are allocated, barriers to learning, our spending areas and the impact of our spending. This is reviewed each term with our PPG Governor, Mrs Joan Lord. The next review is on 6th November 2017.
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:
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.
Attainment - School compared to National - All Children and Pupil Premium (PPG)
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.
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.
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|
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:
Examples of impact in 2015/16 include: