Part of the funding given to each school is based on the number of pupils receiving free school meals, now or in the last six years. Our school decides how to use this funding based on the needs of the pupils and how we can maximise their learning opportunities.

In the academic year 2015/2016 the school received a Pupil Premium Total of £17,000. This money enabled us to enhance the teaching assistant support available within the classroom in order that specific interventions could be implemented to support individual pupils. In addition it enabled us to provide one-to-one tuition for those pupils who are at risk of underachieving. The funding has been used to purchase specific resources to support individual pupil’s needs. Our SENCo has also been able to work with families to ensure that appropriate forms of support are in place for pupils. These measures enabled the pupils to make good progress last year.

 

Provision

Impact

Allocation

Specific small group and/or 1:1 interventions as identified on provision maps with HLTA

Appropriate targeted support in place leading to raised levels of progress and attainment for pupils vulnerable to under achievement.

50% of year 6 made accelerated progress in all areas.

100% of Year 5 made accelerated progress in all areas.

100% of Year 4 reached age expected in all areas and above expected in reading.

 

£14,602

Resources

Clicker 7

Clicker 7 ICT software license

 

£657

Weekly sessions with Well-being Coordinator

Children’s social, emotional, mental health and well-being is supported leading to improved confidence and self-esteem

100% of Year 5 and Year 6 improved behaviour, growth mind-set and attitudes to learning.

100% of Year 4 increased attention, improved behaviour and self-esteem and reached age expected in all areas and above expected in reading.

Of Year 1 PP, 100% increased attention, self-esteem and in auditory verbal memory.

In Reception, 100% of PP made accelerated progress in physical development, self-confidence, maths, understanding the world and expressive art and design.

£3,773

CPD

To enable staff to improve progression and attainment pupils vulnerable to under achievement. Training including Speech, Language and Communication, and also Dyslexia Level 2. Improved skills for HLTA in language and communication. 25% of all PP children made strong progress in language understanding.  

 

£2,500

TA costs – in class support

To enable children to maintain focus/and or be supported in their learning, leading to raised levels of attainment and progress

100% of Year 5 made accelerated progress in all areas.

100% of Year 4 reached age expected in all areas and above expected in reading.

14,602

Financial support for enrichment activities (Pantomime, residential and school trips).

Subsidised school residential for Years 5 and 6 pupil premium raised self-esteem and peer relationships.

 

£490

Cost of pupils eligible to receive Pupil Premium children: £36,134. This is £19,134 over and above the £17,000 that the school receives.

In 2016/17 13% of our pupils were Pupil Premium Pupils. 25% of Pupil Premium Pupils also had Special Educational Needs, a barrier to the achievement of some of our Pupil Premium Pupils.

Other barriers include:

Barriers to future attainment and progress

1

25 % of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have Additional Educational Needs which impacts upon their ability to attain at the expected level and/or make expected progress

2

38% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have difficulties managing their behaviour which impacts upon their ability to learn and make progress

3

50% mobility in education requiring them to ‘catch-up’ to reach expected levels of attainment and progress

4

Some pupils eligible for pupil premium have not managed to reach the expected level of attainment

5

Specific Learning Difficulties impacting on reading and spelling

6

Not practising reading outside school

7

Speech and Language difficulties

8

Social Communication difficulties

9

38% have significant medical needs

10

The educational experiences of parents, home circumstances and additional emotional and, or other family members, mean that it is harder for them to be able to support the child’s learning, making it less possible for academic attainment and progress to be address outside the school setting.

Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 is £15,840     

In 2017/18, after thinking about pupils’ needs this year we have decided that we would like to maximise the links between learning for all our Pupil Premium Pupils. Therefore we have restructured the school into three classes. We are providing extra teaching assistant support across the school focused on accelerating the learning of our vulnerable pupils. 

The school has appointed a new Pupil Premium Leader, who focuses on the learning of our Pupil Premium Pupils. They will work with the teachers across the school to ensure all Pupil Premium Pupils’ learning is maximised and identified barriers are addressed. If anyone would like to discuss their child’s learning please make an appointment through the school office.

The Governing Body is considering the allocation of Pupil Premium funding in the next financial year. The governors will consider the impacts of the allocation of funding this financial year when making decisions, including the impact of the Pupil Premium Leader’s actions plan.