Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium Statement 2016/2017

The pupil premium is funding additional to the School’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Funding is used to close any gaps in learning so that this group of pupils achieves as well as their peers.

2014/2015 allocation – £137,000

2015/2016 allocation – £104,760 (indicative allocation) £121,440 (final allocation – January 2016)

2016/2017 – £121,440 indicative allocation (3134,00 final allocation – January 2017)

In 2015 -2016, the pupil premium was spent on the following:

  • Funding for an attendance officer
  • Intervention programmes and strategies delivered by teachers/TA’s
  • Additional lunchtime support for vulnerable children and those with the most significant needs
  • Funding for a School learning mentor
  • Additional Teaching Assistant support (from September 2015 this increased by 21 hours and 6 minutes each week)
  • Assessment and tracking materials (Lancashire tracker implemented from September 2015) – new assessment materials purchased.
  • New reading books for Key Stage 1 and Year 5 and 6
  • Staff training (including teaching assistants)
  • In School curriculum activities e.g. visits by theatre groups, visit from Life Education centre and activities to support the curriculum and personal development
  • Whole school visit to a pantomime in December 2015
  • Funding for the choir to go to Blackburn to perform at King George’s Hall in a ‘Singing together’ concert
  • Funding for some children to attend Easter/Summer holiday activities run in the School
  • Wider opportunities – Weekly music lessons (keyboard) for all children in year 4 lead by a specialist music teacher from Lancashire music service.
  • Change4life club offered to all KS 2 PPG children on a rota basis (including breakfast)
  • Third world learning space Maths intervention teaching for 4 PPG Year 6 pupils
  • Fast track phonics intervention training for Year 2 staff
  • Development of the ’Trinity room’ to facilitate a quiet area where intervention work can be delivered.

The impact of this was:

  • High attendance rates have maintained across the School – 2013/2014 – 97%, 2014/2015 – 96.7%, attendance rate for 2015/2016 – 97.3% (September 2015 – April 2016). Attendance of pupil premium group is 95.98% in the same period.
  • Punctuality has improved and the attendance officer manages a first day response programme
  • Vulnerable children benefit from additional nurture and support at lunchtimes
  • Children are able to access more support in lessons and small groups
  • The learning mentor provides behaviour and family support and supports the most vulnerable pupils throughout the School day
  • Teachers’ and Teaching assistants have had training to enhance their skills, knowledge and expertise which support school improvement priorities
  • Children have wider opportunities including educational visits and experiences which support their learning and personal development
  • Children are aware of healthy choices and lifestyles and have access to a free and nutritious breakfast
  • School has good quality reading books which are relevant and engaging to the children
  • High quality interventions are run to support this group of pupils
  • School has a conducive learning area to deliver intervention programmes
  • From at least 5 out of 6 starting points, the proportion of disadvantaged KS 2 pupils making and exceeding expected progress in reading, writing and in maths was similar to that of other pupils nationally (raise online 2015).

End of Key Stage 1 2016

There were 28 children in the cohort; 18 children accessed the pupil premium grant, 5 of these children are also on the SEN register.

PPG – 16 pupils

Reading – 50% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS

Writing – 56% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS 1

Maths – 50% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS 1

Other pupils – 12 pupils

Reading – 83% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS 1

Writing – 75% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS 1

Maths – 50% were working at age related expectations by the end of KS

End of Key Stage 2 2016

There were 19 children in the cohort; 10 of these children accessed the pupil premium grant, 2 of these children were also on the SEN register.

PPG – 10 children

Reading – 50% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2 (national disadvantaged 71%)

Writing – 80% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2 (national disadvantaged 79%)

Maths – 50% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2 (national disadvantaged – 75%)

Other pupils – 9 pupils

Reading – 89% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2

Writing – 89% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2

Maths – 89% children were working at the expected standard by the end of KS 2

Impact

  • Levels of staffing can be sustained to ensure individual needs are being met
  • Staff have appropriate training to support their roles
  • SEN and vulnerable children make appropriate levels of progress. The gap is narrowing between this group of children and those who do not access the pupil premium.
  • There is improved behaviour support and an improvement in behaviour for learning.
  • Teachers and senior leaders have a clearer understanding of children’s levels of attainment and the next steps needed to improve levels of progress made.
  • Children have good quality reading books that link to the School guided reading scheme which encourage parental support and pupil engagement with reading
  • Children get to experience wider opportunities that would otherwise not be available to themSchool has an ‘intervention room’ which provides a quiet, conducive learning environment for children to learn in

The School plans to build on these initiatives in 2016-2017

  • Additional Teaching Assistant support (from September 2015 this will increase by 32.67 hours per week)
  • The funding of assessment materials to support the new assessment framework
  • Staff training (including teaching assistants)
  • In School curriculum activities e.g. visits by theatre groups, visit from Life Education centre and activities to support the curriculum
  • Whole school visit to a pantomime in December 2016
  • Funding for some children to attend Easter/Summer holiday activities run in the School
  • Wider opportunities – Weekly music lessons (keyboard) for all children in year 4 lead by a specialist music teacher from Lancashire music service.
  • Funding for the School choir to take part in Blackburn Diocese ‘Sing together’ project including evening concert with transport
  • Change4life club (including breakfast) for KS 2 children on a rota basis
  • Maths intervention teaching for 4 PPG Year 5/6 pupils (commencing May 2016)
  • Development of a library to foster a love for reading for pleasure.

Click here to access our pupil premium strategy for the 2017/2018.

The next review of pupil premium funding will take place in December 2017.