Pupil Premium


The school receives an extra sum of money (Pupil Premium) for children who are entitled to Free School Meals, for those whose parents are in the Services and for those children who have been adopted.

Pupil Premium 2106-17

The school is in receipt of pupil premium funding for the financial year 2016-17 as follows:

£1,320 for each child considered to be financially deprived, or having been so at any time during the past 6 years.

£300 for each child who has a parent in the Services, or who has been in the Services for the past 6 years.

£1,900 for each child who was looked after by the Local Authority immediately before being adopted, or who was placed on special guardianship order or residence order immediately after being looked after.

Barriers to Learning

The barriers to learning for children in receipt of pupil premium at this school are as follows:-

  • Basic numeracy skills for children entering school are lower for those entitled to Pupil Premium
  • Some pupils entitled to Pupil Premium are also in the early stages of learning English, which affects their attainment across reading, writing and maths.
  • Oral language skills for children entering school are lower for those entitled to Pupil Premium which slows progress in reading and writing.
  • Attendance rates for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium was 93% in 2015/16 (whole school attendance 96.9%), which affects attainment.

For the financial year 2016-17 funding has been allocated for the following numbers in each category:

category

No. of pupils

Amount per pupil

Total amount

FSM (deprivation)

14

£1,320

£18,480

Parents in Services

16

£300

£4,800

Looked After Children

4

£1,900

£7,600

 

 

 

£30,880

 

How We are Spending Pupil Premium Funding

For the academic year 2016-17 the school is in receipt of £33,849 and we are spending this on:-

  • continuing to employ and train a Learning Support Assistant to deliver '1st Class @ Number' maths intervention, to boost attainment in maths
  • purchasing ‘Dynamo Maths’ to diagnose specific areas of difficulty and to support accelerated learning in maths, and employing a Learning Support Assistant to administer this
  • employing a teaching assistant to deliver the 'Boosting Reading Potential' programme, to boost reading progress
  • providing further training for staff on  'Building Learning Power' to help children’s resilience, their co-operative skills, their ability to reflect on their learning and their understanding about how they learn best
  • training our year group leaders on how to accelerate progress of the children who are ‘close to’ achieving end of year expectations
  • using 'Language Link' for the screening of children in Speech and Language in Early Years, and for planning and monitoring interventions,and employing staff to use this
  • employing staff to deliver interventions such as Precision Teaching, and the Narrative Approach to accelerate literacy skills
  • employing staff to deliver the 'Booster Phonics' programme to accelerate phonics progress
  • paying for some children to attend after school sports clubs to boost their self confidence

Attainment of Children entitled to Pupil Premium end Y2 2016

End KS1 2016 (6 pupils)

 

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium at this school

Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium (national average)

% achieving end of KS1 expectations in reading

83%

78%

%  achieving end of KS1 expectations in writing

67%

70%

%  achieving end of KS1 expectations in maths

50%

77%

 

Pupil Premium 2105-16

In the financial year 2015/16 we are in receipt of £35,980 in Pupil Premium.

The money is being used to

  • continue to employ and train a Reading Recovery teacher
  • continue to employ our SENCo for an extra half day a week to plan, monitor and evaluate interventions
  • continue to pay for our ELSA
  • continue to employ and train a Learning Support Assistant to deliver '1st Class @ Number' maths intervention
  • train and employ a teaching assistant to deliver the 'Boosting Reading Potential' programme
  • train staff in and resource  'Building Learning Power'
  • buy 'Language Link' for the screening of children in Speech and Language and to plan and monitor interventions, and to train and employ staff to use this
  • train and employ staff to deliver interventions such as Precision Teaching, and the Narrative Approach to accelerate literacy skills
  • buy the 'Booster Phonics' programme and train and employ staff to deliver it

As a result children entitled to Free School Meals and from Service backgrounds who will left this school in 2015 attained an average point score of 16.9, which is above the average point score of all children nationally for 2015 (16.1).