Pupil Premium Grant Spending Evaluation – 2015-2016

ALLOCATION OF PPG 2015-2016
Total number of pupils on roll on SEPTEMBER 2015 Total  420
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG Total  76    
% of children who are eligible for FSM or have been in the last 6 years Total  16.9%
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1300 for Ever x 73 = £94,900

£1900 for LAC      x 3  = £3,700

Total PPG for April 2016 – March 2017 TOTAL  £94,900

 

Use of Pupil Premium

The Government initiative to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils provides schools with additional funding for each child who is entitled to, or ever has been entitled to, Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years.

 

From April 2014, maintained schools (funded by the local education authority), non-maintained special schools (not funded by the local education authority) will also attract the Pupil Premium for children:

 

  • that were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
  • that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order); and
  • where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria.
  • where their parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Children who are currently in care will be allocated funding through Virtual Schools accessible following the first PEP (Personal Education Plan) meeting, via an application form.

All schools have an obligation to report on how the money has been spent and the impact that it has had on the achievement of the pupils.

 

How we are planning to use the money 2015/2016
We are using the money to support eligible pupils in a holistic way, taking into consideration their academic, emotional and social well-being. We continually review provision, using data analysis to track pupil progress and achievement. Provisions may be changed throughout the year to meet pupil needs.

 

Disadvantaged pupils’ results 2016
  READING WRITING MATHS
Cohort School Southend Difference School Southend Difference School Southend Difference
All Cohort 105 77.1% 66.3% 10.8% 85.7% 78.1% 7.6% 84.8% 70.0% 14.8%
Dis-advantaged Pupils 18 77.8% 52.5% 25.3% 100.0% 68.0% 32.0% 83.3% 56.6% 26.8%
Non Pupil Premium 87 77.0% 73.6% 3.4% 82.8% 83.5% -0.7% 85.1% 77.0% 8.0%
  RWM COMBINED
Cohort School Southend Difference
All Cohort 105 68.6% 55.3% 13.2%
Disadvantaged Pupils 18 72.2% 39.0% 33.2%
Non Pupil Premium 87 67.8% 63.9% 3.9%

 

OBJECTIVES OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. 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 we have an excellent track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment have been lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend. 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 + as they move through the school.

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 PP children will be:

  • To improve parental engagement (LPPA)
  • To provide targeted interventions delivered by the class teacher or other qualified teachers
  • To raise the attainment and progress in maths
  • To improve pupil’s attitude to learning
  • To support the emotional well-being of pupils and reduce barriers to learning

We will continue with our new whole school approach to supporting children in developing their skills as writers by focusing on developing children’s speaking skills through the use of ICT – film making, writing blogs and broadcasting using our radio station. We want all children to be able to talk confidently about their learning, where they are and what they need to do to improve, so each child will have a mentoring session every term with their class teacher. In addition we will continue to strengthen parental engagement in learning, through increasing the support on offer for parents (skills sessions, training in the curriculum and targeted parents’ meetings). Out training for staff this year will include a focus on phonics, writing, peer and self-assessment, higher order thinking, metacognition and developing cognitive conflict.

PPG Breakdown across the School
Year Group Number of PP children in year group Total number of pupils in year group Percentage of PP children in year group Rounded percentage of PP children in year group
Year 3 16 105 14.8% 15%
Year 4 25 105 23.1% 23%
Year 5 14 105 13.0% 13%
Year 6 21 105 19.4% 19%
Total 76 420 Av. 17.6% Av. 18%

 

 

PPG Expenditure Report 2015-2016
Objective/Strategies Cost Actual Outcome/Impact
To raise the attainment and progress in mathematics  by:

-Fund 11+ private tuition

-Introduce upper school maths club

-Introduce parents’maths support groups

 

£4,200 Identified pupils made accelerated progress.

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non- pupil premium either narrowed or the PPG children out performed the non- ppg children. ( See Disadvantage pupils’ results 2016 table above)

 

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

 

£43,250 Identified pupils have made accelerated progress This can be seen from the points progress on our new LL assessment system (without levels).

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non- pupil premium has either narrowed or PPG children have outperformed non-PPG children. ( See Disadvantage pupils’ results 2016 table above)

To improve parental engagement by:

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

-Engaging parents in learning support activities

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

£13,500 Parents are better equipped to support the demands of ensuring their children are ready for learning. This has been achieved building vital links though parent workshops and coffee mornings.

Punctuality and attendance improves for selected pupils (need data)

Identified pupils have made accelerated progress

The gap in attainment between pupil premium and non- pupil premium either narrowed or the PPG children out performed the non- ppg children. ( See Disadvantage pupils’ results 2016 table above)

 

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 extracurricular clubs Funding for trips and residential

£15,400 Punctuality and attendance has improved for selected pupils

Confidence and self-esteem improved for all children involved, through feedback and questionnaires.

Associated skills such as co-ordination and memory have been enhanced

Core values such as determination and resilience have been 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)

£10,500 Punctuality and attendance has improved for selected pupils

Confidence and self-esteem has improved Readiness to learn has improved ( see results tables above)

 

To build a new library in the playground

 

To convert the old library into an extra year 6 classroom – this will include adding wall boards, furniture and a sink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£8,050 -to have a more accessible library

-to improve links with the infant school by having a joint library, which in turn frees up valuable space for an extra classroom.

-to encourage parents/children to read/select books together.

-to raise the profile, progress and attainment of reading.

-by adding an extra classroom, reduces the year 6 class sizes from 26 to 21 (approx. 20% reduction), which will mean quality first teaching will have a greater impact on the learning and assessment of children’s progress and attainment.

Total PPG £94,900  
Actual spend £94,900  

 

 

Equal Opportunities
Financial support is available for school trips, extra-curricular activities and uniform, After School Club and Breakfast Club. Uptake for these is minimal.

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant Spending Plan 2016-2017

ALLOCATION OF PPG 2016-2017
Total number of pupils on roll on SEPTEMBER 2016 Total  431
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG Total  76    
% of children who are eligible for FSM or have been in the last 6 years Total  17.6%
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320 for Ever 6 x 71 = £93,720

£1900 for LAC      x 5  = £9,500

Total PPG for April 2016 – March 2017 TOTAL  £103,220

 

Use of Pupil Premium

The Government initiative to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils provides schools with additional funding for each child who is entitled to, or ever has been entitled to, Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years.

 

From April 2014, maintained schools (funded by the local education authority), non-maintained special schools (not funded by the local education authority) will also attract the Pupil Premium for children:

 

  • that were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
  • that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order); and
  • where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria.
  • where their parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Children who are currently in care will be allocated funding through Virtual Schools accessible following the first PEP (Personal Education Plan) meeting, via an application form.

All schools have an obligation to report on how the money has been spent and the impact that it has had on the achievement of the pupils.

 

 

How we are planning to use the money 2016/2017
We are using the money to support eligible pupils in a holistic way, taking into consideration their academic, emotional and social well-being. We continually review provision, using data analysis to track pupil progress and achievement. Provisions may be changed throughout the year to meet pupil needs.

Disadvantaged pupils’ results 2016

  READING WRITING MATHS
Cohort School National Difference School National Difference School National Difference
All Cohort 105 77% 66% +11% 86% 74% +12% 85% 70% +15%
Dis-advantaged Pupils 18 78% * * 100.0% * * 83% * *
Non Pupil Premium 87 77% * * 83% * * 85% * *

 

  RWM COMBINED
Cohort School National Difference
All Cohort 105 69% 53% +16%
Disadvantaged Pupils 18 72% * *
Non Pupil Premium 87 68% * *

*National averages for groups of pupils is not released yet.

 

OBJECTIVES OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. 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 we have an excellent track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment have been lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend. 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 + as they move through the school.

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:

  • Parental engagement (LPPA)
  • Importance of quality first teaching (Sutton Trust)
  • Feedback and Peer Tutoring (Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit).

This year our school priorities are to:

  • Continue to increase the quality of day to day teaching through increasing the percentage of OUTSTANDING TEACHING
  • Increase % of children working at age related expectation in Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Raise attainment in GPS
  • Increase the % of CHILDREN EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS/working at a greater depth
  • Narrow the gap for KEY GROUPS– new joiners, persistent absentees, disadvantaged children and SEN

We will continue with our new whole school approach to supporting children in developing their skills as writers by focusing on developing children’s speaking skills through the use of ICT – film making, writing blogs and broadcasting using our radio station. We want all children to be able to talk confidently about their learning, where they are and what they need to do to improve, so each child will have a mentoring session every term with their class teacher. In addition we will continue to strengthen parental engagement in learning, through increasing the support on offer for parents (skills sessions, training in the curriculum and targeted parents’ meetings). Out training for staff this year will include a focus on phonics, writing, peer and self-assessment, higher order thinking, metacognition and developing cognitive conflict.

PPG Breakdown across the School
Year Group Number of PP children in year group Total number of pupils in year group Percentage of PP children in year group Rounded percentage of PP children in year group
Year 3 16 108 14.8% 15%
Year 4 25 108 23.1% 23%
Year 5 14 107 13.0% 13%
Year 6 21 108 19.4% 19%
Total 76 431 Av. 17.6% Av. 18%

 

PPG Expenditure Plan 2016-2017
Objective/Strategies Cost Intended Outcome/Impact
STAFFING (Whole school)

–          To employ a fifth teacher in year 6 for the extra classroom.

–          To deploy LSA’s, HLTA’s and teaching staff for PP dedicated interventions.

 

£20024

 

£40692

 

 

 

FQTL will have a greater impact on smaller class sizes. This will improve informed planning and effective assessment.

Targeted interventions with good teaching staff will have a greater impact on those PP children.

To ensure Quality First Teaching and CPD by:

–    continuing/embedding Teaching

Triads

–    Year Groups to collaborate in

monitoring and feedback

 

£5044 Teaching triads help develop QFT.

CPD for teaching staff will become more robust and effective through coaching, monitoring, observing and quality feedback.

To allow staff to be more self-critical through professional conversations.

 

Progress and attainment

PP progress meetings

–          assessing and evaluating children’s

progress and effectiveness of both

class learning and interventions.

 

£2550 To ensure gaps between pupil groups are closed.

To identify the specific needs of the PP children quickly.

Attendance

–          Free Breakfast club/Conkers After school club for PPG children

£10800

 

To support disengaged/disadvantaged parents.

To offer children an opportunity to improve well-being and social interaction.

Home/School collaborations and Improved parental engagement

–          To continue to build on the success of engaging reluctant/disadvantaged parents to attend coffee mornings/workshops throughout the year, covering a wide range of topics targets to help parents and children.

£1024 To offer support to disengaged/ disadvantaged parents through life skills courses and parent/child workshops.

To attract more parents by offering increased number of sessions, in collaboration with KS1 parents, in a range of neutral venues e.g. The Nook Coffee House and New school library building.

Social, emotional and well-being

–          One to one counselling

 

£1820 To improve the social and emotional needs and well-being of those children with specific/targeted needs/issues.
Curriculum and Extra Curricular opportunities

–          To employ Multisports Coach (BD)

–          To purchase sports equipment needed for the children to engage.

 

£2714

 

 

 

 

To build self-esteem, motivation and the core values through sports

To allow PP children a chance to engage in a wide variety of sports and competitive tournaments (SPSSA) eg. Kurling, Boccia and Table Tennis.

Curriculum and Extra Curricular opportunities

–          To give free Music Tuition with AF

–          To purchase new musical equipment, and the maintenance and repairs of musical equipment.

 

£11032

 

 

To offer opportunities to learn to play an instrument through 121 and small group tuition within school, and experience the wider curriculum.

To provide children with instruments that they can practise with at home.

 

Curriculum and Extra Curricular opportunities

English, Maths and 11+ Booster Tuition

–          Year 5 for 3 terms

–          Year 4 for 2 terms

£5520 To provide opportunities to develop high aspirations academically.

To help the individual to further secure knowledge, extend and challenge themselves.

Day Trip and Residential Subsidy £2000 To enable equal access for all pupils

 

TOTAL PPG Allowance £103,220  
TOTAL PPG Planned Expenditure £103,220  

 

 

 

Equal Opportunities
Financial support is available for school trips, extra-curricular activities and uniform, After School Club and Breakfast Club. Uptake for these is minimal.