Pupil Premium

Academic Year 2016 / 2017

 

This academic year the predicted income for pupil premium children is £85,650.

 

£16,292 is being spent on teaching staff and £70,375 is being spent on support staff across the school, to focus on supporting disadvantaged children. This totals £86,667.

 

We currently have 61 children entitled to the pupil premium. The leadership team monitor closely the progress made by all children, including those allocated pupil premium funding.  All teaching and support staff are aware of the specific children in each class and interventions are put in place for each child as required. As a school we remain committed to supporting disadvantaged families with financial contributions to school trips and activities where necessary.

 

Pupil progress meetings take place regularly and children entitled to the pupil premium are discussed individually and their academic progress is monitored.  Where they are falling behind their peers teachers are required to put additional support in place.  The impact of these interventions are monitored by the Assistant Heads, the Senco and ultimately the Headteacher.  The social, emotional and welfare needs of children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are monitored by our Pupil Premium Champion, a member of our Behaviour Support Team.

 

We use Pupil Premium money to implement the following strategies:

  • One experienced teacher is employed for two days to target individual and small groups of pupil premium children.
  • One higher level teaching assistant is employed to work on specific interventions for pupil premium children under the guidance of the Senco.
  • A member of the Behaviour Support Team, our Pupil Premium Champion monitors closely the welfare and attendance of Pupil Premium children, to ensure that they achieve their full potential, supervised by our Inclusion Lead.
  • We continue to employ LSAs to work in every Key Stage 1 class all day, while each class in Key Stage 2 has an LSA in the morning and one in each year group carrying out targeted interventions.
  • Each teacher plans specific in-class support for pupil premium children to close gaps in their learning.
  • The effectiveness of the interventions are monitored by the Leadership Team on a half-termly basis.
  • The morning sports clubs continue to be an effective way of targeting pupil premium children as a way of boosting their self-esteem and their readiness to learn.

 

At the beginning of the 2015 / 16 academic year we had 64 children entitled to the Pupil Premium.  The total amount of Pupil Premium money coming into the school was £102,960.

 

Table 1   Results of Pupil Premium children compared with their peers – 2016 SATS Results

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Progress score

Ave scaled score

Progress score

%EXS

Progress score

Ave scaled score

Sch

Sch

Nat

Sch

Sch

Nat

Sch

Sch

Nat

Dis

-0.78

102.3

103.8

-2.7

71

79

-1.67

101.6

104.1

Other

-3.03

99.9

103.8

-2.45

63

79

-3.09

100.4

104.1


Once again we have analysed closely what was effective last year in ensuring that Pupil Premium pupils made progress in line with their peers. As can be seen from Table disadvantaged pupils had a higher average point score than the non-disadvantaged pupils in Year 6. Furthermore, Pupil Premium pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths was higher at 57% than non-disadvantaged and close to the national figure.  Pupil Premium pupils achieving the high standard matched the national figure of 7%.

 

An area for academy development is to monitor more closely progress of disadvantaged children in the EYFS and KS1 to ensure that interventions are put in to support children more quickly when they begin to fall behind.

 

 

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