Pupil Premium Spending Grant 2015/2016

This year our pupil premium funding is £92,273. There are currently 71 pupils eligible for funding, approximately 17% of each year group. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school our progress has varied with different cohorts. In 2014 the level of attainment for pupil premium pupils was above national levels for other pupils, however this was not maintained in the 2015 SATs. Children eligible for pupil premium in last year’s cohort had significantly lower attainment and progress levels than those pupils not eligible for pupil premium. However, 16 out of 18 pupils made expected progress in reading and writing. Only 13 out of 18 pupils made expected progress in maths. These children benefitted from free music lessons, private one to one tuition, learning mentor support and individual progress reviews but a few individuals had significant disruption to their home life situation which directly affected their learning. The school has improved the quality of our teaching for all pupils which resulted in improved attainment and progress for all pupils.

Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations. For pupils who start with age expected attainment our aim is to ensure they make at least the same progress as non-pupil premium children.

We have analysed our data thoroughly, examined the impact of current interventions and have made use of a range of research to inform our decision making. This year our key priorities for pupil premium children will be:

  • To raise the attainment and progress in mathematics
  • To provide targeted interventions delivered by the class teacher or other qualified teachers
  • To improve parental engagement
  • To improve pupils’ attitudes to learning
  • To support the emotional well-being of pupils and reduce barriers to learning

 

 

Key Priority Strategies Cost Intended Outcome
To raise the attainment and progress in mathematics

 

Fund 11+ private tuition

 

Introduce upper school maths club

 

Introduce parents’maths support groups

 

£5000 Identified pupils will make accelerated progress

 

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non-pupil premium narrows

To provide targeted interventions delivered by the class teacher or other qualified teachers

 

Pupil Premium progress meetings to be held half termly with Deputy Head, Class Teacher,  Intervention teacher and Learning Mentor

 

Targeted interventions planned and reviewed

 

£42,000 Identified pupils will make accelerated progress

 

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non-pupil premium narrows

 

To improve parental engagement

 

Allocate a Learning Mentor with specific responsibilities for PP pupils to establish closer links and support

 

Engage parents in learning support activities

 

Class teachers to have at least one meeting with all PP families every term

 

 

£14,000 Parents are better equipped to support the demands of ensuring their children are ready for learning

 

Punctuality and attendance improves for selected pupils

 

Identified pupils will make accelerated progress

 

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non-pupil premium narrows

 

To improve attitudes to learning and aspirations Pupils to receive weekly music tuition from music teacher and be allocated an instrument to practise at home

 

Selected pupils to receive additional weekly multi-sports lesson

 

Priority allocation of extra-curricular clubs

 

Funding for trips and residential

 

£15,000

 

 

Punctuality and attendance improves for selected pupils

 

Confidence and self-esteem improves

 

Associated skills such as co-ordination and memory are enhanced

 

Core values such as determination and resilience are developed

 

To support the emotional well-being of pupils and reduce barriers to learning

 

Provide Learning Mentor to support and guide pupils

 

Involve Child and Family Early Intervention (CFEIT)

 

 

 

 

£11,000 Punctuality and attendance improves for selected pupils

 

Confidence and self-esteem improves

 

Readiness to learn  improves