ALLOCATION OF PPG 2019-2020
Total number of pupils on roll on SEPTEMBER 2019 Total  480  (max 480)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG Total      74 (15.4%)
Total number of children who are eligible for FSM Total  74 = 15.4%

(as of October 2019)

Amount of PPG due to be received

 

 

£1320 for Ever6 x 67 = £88,440

£1900 or Ever in Care

(LAC/Post LAC) x 7 = £13,300

Total PPG for April 2019 – March 2020 TOTAL  £101,740

 

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 2019/2020
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 change throughout the year to meet pupil needs.

 

Disadvantaged pupils’ SATs results 2018/19 (at Expected age-related standard).

  GPS RWM COMBINED
Cohort School National Difference School National Difference
All Cohort 120 88% 78% +10% 78% 65% +13%
Disadvantaged Pupils (PP) 26 69% n/a n/a 58% 51% +7%
Non Pupil Premium 94 93% n/a n/a 83% 70% +13%

 

*National averages for groups of pupils is not available until end of October

 

  READING WRITING MATHS
Cohort School National Difference School National Difference School National Difference
All Cohort 120 82% 73% +9% 93% 79% +14% 90% 79% +11%
Dis-advantaged Pupils (PP) 26 65% n/a n/a 81% n/a n/a 77% n/a n/a
Non Pupil Premium 94 86% n/a n/a 96% n/a n/a 94% n/a n/a

 

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 diminish the difference between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment have been lower for those eligible for FSM (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 amount of Quality First Teaching and Learning
  • 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
  • Diminish the difference for key groups – new joiners, persistent absentees, disadvantaged children and SEN
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 18 120 15.0% 14%
Year 4 22 120 18.3% 18%
Year 5 16 120 13.3% 13%
Year 6 18 120 15.0% 15%
Total 74 480 15.2% 15%

 

 

PPG Expenditure Plan 2019-2020
Objective/Strategies Cost Intended Outcome/Impact
STAFFING (Whole school)

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

–          To employ a fifth teacher in year 5 for extra classroom.

–          To employ a fifth teacher to support year 3/4 maths and English

–          To employ 2 x Learning Mentors full time.

 

£56,410

 

 

 

Quality First Teaching and Learning 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 Teaching Triads to refine and apply skills

–          Year Groups to collaborate in monitoring and feedback

 

£3200 Teaching triads help develop QFT&L.

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.

 

£2046 To ensure gaps between pupil groups are closed.

To identify the specific needs of the PP children quickly.

Attendance

–          On request subsidise Breakfast club/Conkers After school club for PPG children

£3400

 

 

 

 

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 (2 days per week)

–          To employ 2 x Learning Mentors (see full time-staffing budget section)

 

£5050 To improve the social and emotional needs and well-being of those children with specific/targeted needs/issues.
Curriculum and Extra Curricular opportunities

–          To give free Music Tuition with Mr. Winiberg for Year 4,5 & 6.

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

£12590

 

 

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

–          Once per week in school for year 5 11+ Booster

–          Externally, once a week with Crown Vanilla Tutoring in Maths, English and 11+ through Drama: Year 6 for 2x terms, Year 5 for 3x terms and Year 4 for 2x terms

£16020 To provide opportunities to develop high aspirations academically.

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

Focus allocated to 50% Maths and 50% English.

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

 

TOTAL PPG Allowance £101,740  
TOTAL PPG Planned Expenditure £101,740  

 

 

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.

 

 

Summary of Pupil Premium Grant Spending Plan 2018-2019

ALLOCATION OF PPG 2018-2019
Total number of pupils on roll on SEPTEMBER 2018 Total  480 (max 480)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG Total   81    (16.8%)
Total number of children who are eligible for FSM Total  81 = 16.8%

(as of 10/10/18)

Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320 for Ever6 x 75 = £99,000

£1900 for Ever in Care

(LAC/Post LAC) x 6  = £11,400

Total PPG for April 2018 – March 2019 TOTAL  £109,820

 

  READING WRITING MATHS
Cohort School National Difference School National Difference School National Difference
All Cohort 120

120

82%

83%

73%

75%

+9%

+8%

93%

87%

79%

78%

+14%

+9%

90%

82%

79%

76%

+11%

+6%

Dis-advantaged Pupils (PP) 26

17

 

65%

76%

 

*

66%

 

*

+10%

 

81%

89%

 

*

66%

 

*

+23%

77%

65%

 

*

63%

 

*

+2%

Non Pupil Premium 94

103

86%

87%

*

77%

*

+10%

96%

86%

*

76%

 

*

+10%

94%

86%

*

80%

*

+6%

 

SATs results 2018-2019

*National averages for groups of pupils not released yet.

 

  GPS RWM COMBINED
Cohort School National Difference School National Difference
All Cohort 120

120

88%

85%

78%

78%

+10%

+7%

78%

75%

65%

64%

+13%

+11%

Disadvantaged Pupils (PP) 26

17

 

69%

76%

 

*

66%

 

*

+10%

 

58%

65%

 

*

51%

*

+14%

Non Pupil Premium 94

103

 

93%

91%

 

*

82%

 

*

+9%

 

83%

83%

 

*

70%

*

+13%

Key:

2018–19 SATs results for Comparison

2017-18 SATs results for comparison

 

 

SUMMARY OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

The extra staffing in year 6 has helped raise standards across the curriculum, showing that smaller classes and improved Quality First Teaching has had a greater impact this year. Our in-house CPD of Triad observations has been key into staff taking ownership of their professional development.

The extra staffing that the Pupil Premium Grant has helped fund, has allowed more targeted interventions in all year groups. With an improved focus on assessing, planning and teaching of the specific needs of the Pupil Premium children, and a more robust progress review system, which allows staff to adapt quicker to the needs of the children and ensuring that the targeted teaching and learning (and interventions where needed) has had the desired effect through regular monitoring, assessment and feedback. This has had a positive effect on the progress and attainment of children in all year groups, and is reflected in this year’s improved SATs results.

The Learning Mentors have been an invaluable resource, helping those children learn to deal with and overcome barriers to learning through a variety of small group interventions ranging from book clubs to intervention groups covering issues such as anger management, social and emotional wellbeing, friendship groups and counselling.

Parents of pupil premium children have continued to engage with the school through more conversations with staff and have been attending the weekly coffee mornings and variety of workshops that have been on offer. They have been a great success with feedback comments from those parents stating:

“This has been very helpful indeed.”

“Meeting with other parents regularly for coffee at school has helped with my anxiety.”

Having two professional counsellors (one full time on site) has be a major asset to the children who have needed support with their mental health, social and emotional issues and wellbeing.

Year 4, 5 and 6 Pupil Premium children have continued to enjoy peripatetic music lessons throughout the year with Mr. Winiberg.

The purchase of the 3D printers still sparks curiosity throughout the school and all pupil premium children have now become 3D printing pioneers by having the training first so that they can help drive this futuristic development in school, year on year. This continues to help boost the children’s self-esteem and self-worth.

Most of the PP children have taken advantage of the external tutoring at Crown Vanilla, for English, Maths and the 11+, whilst the Drama helps promote our core values – creativity, co-operation, resilience, responsibility, respect and enquiry. The PPG has allowed us to fund Year 6 for 2 terms, Year 5 for 3 terms and Year 4 for 2 terms this academic year. This has provided opportunities to develop high aspirations academically, and to help the individual to further secure knowledge, extend and challenge themselves.

National data for Pupil Premium progress and attainment is due to be released the end of the autumn term 2019. This information will be added in due course.

 

 

Mr N. Hanshaw
October 2019