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Pupil Premium...

is funding allocated to schools by the government. The children who are eligible for this grant are those who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible in the last six years of their education (from September 2012). It also includes any children who have parents in the Armed forces or students who are identified as being in foster care (looked after children). Each school has the freedom to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per pupil, is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.

Our Principles

We enhance the teaching and learning experience for all of our children.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
We provide appropriate support and advice to families from Learning Mentors and direct them to LA personnel such as Family EntrepreneursWe recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils we have legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Our Governors ensure value for money in all aspects of the school budgeting and therefore the use of pupil premium is carefully targeted to ensure the best outcomes from the resources we provide. The funding for the financial year 2016-17 was £1300 per eligible pupil. This equated to a sum of £249,360 over the financial year.

This is how we spent the money (2016-2017) which enabled us to meet the needs of this pupil group:

  • Well Being
  • Providing nurture groups and 1:1 support for emotional difficulties; difficulty in making friends etc
  • Providing a free breakfast club.
  • Providing support and advice to families from Learning Mentors and directing them to LA personnel such as Family Entrepreneurs, especially regarding attendance and lateness issues, but also a range of other issues such as bereavement.
  • Improving attendance and support from home with target hard-to-reach families.
  • Two of our Learning Mentors are trained Solihull facilitators. Solihull Parenting Programme to be delivered during the year.

English

  • An experienced teacher to be trained as our Reading Recovery teacher, to deliver targeted reading support to identified children.
  • 1:1 support for individuals (lower or higher ability) in receipt of FSM who appear to be at risk of not making satisfactory progress in English. Some of this support has been delivered by TA staff using designated programmes such as Write Away Together, Catch up Reading, Read Write Inc 1:1 support, or teacher led 1:1 support.
  • Running English booster classes for targeted children in year 6.
  • Funding the Write Away Together Programme.
  • Providing additional teaching assistant support to provide RWI 1:1 interventions and small group RWI lesson
  • Reduced class sizes in year 6 by providing extra teacher support.

Maths

  • Reduced class sizes in year 6 by providing extra teacher support.
  • Running maths booster classes for targeted children in year 6 by staff.
  • 1:1 support for individuals (lower or higher ability) in receipt of FSM who appear to be at risk of not making satisfactory progress in maths.
  • Designated Numbers Count Maths intervention programme delivered by experienced teacher.
  • Maths booster classes for targeted higher ability children in maths in year 6 by a Maths specialist.

Engagement

  • Providing free instrumental music tuition in flute, clarinet and drums.
  • Providing enrichment activities such as story tellers, visiting drama specialists and theatre companies, visiting IT specialists, visits out (e.g. to The Rising Sun Country Park, Hancock, Segedunum, Kirkley Hall), and subsidising these.
  • Providing extra challenge for more able pupils in receipt of PP in computing, poetry, chess, etc.
  • Providing extra equipment to support the teaching of FSM pupils where necessary.
  • Providing ICT equipment to ensure no child misses out on computer related opportunities.
  • Funding Science Summer camps to The Dove Laboratory at Cullercoats over the summer holidays.
  • Our talented artists worked with professional artists for the day at The Baltic.
  • Year 6 more able pupils took part in a coding competition with our specialist.
  • Year 4 and 5 pupils took part in the 'Go Wild' outdoor after school club.
  • Providing children from Nursery to Year 6 with the opportunity to work with established artist Chris Howlett.

Performance data 2017

Key Stage 1 Attainment June 2017

 

Pupils eligible for PP (school)

(National average)

Pupils not eligible for PP (school)

(national average)

% achieving expected standard in reading, writing & maths

53% (49%)

62% (67%)

% achieving expected standard or above in reading

65% (63%)

67% (79%)

% achieving expected standard  or above in writing

59% (54%)

62% (72%)

% achieving expected standard or above in maths

65% (62%)

71% (78%)

Key Stage 2 Attainment June 2017

 

Pupils eligible for PP (school)

(National average)

Pupils not eligible for PP (school)

(national average)

% achieving expected standard in reading, writing & maths

41% (47%)

70% (67%)

% achieving expected standard or above in reading

59% (59%)

70% (77%)

% achieving expected standard  or above in writing

72% (66%)

100% (81%)

% achieving expected standard or above in maths

75% (63%)

100% (80%)

% achieving expected standard or above in grammar, punctuation and spelling

59% (66%)

70% (81%)

Our Governors continue to ensure value for money in all aspects of the school budgeting and therefore the use of pupil premium continues to be carefully targeted to ensure the best outcomes from the resources we provide.

This is how we plan to spend the Pupil Premium allocation for 2017-2018 to meet the needs of this pupil group

  • To continue with targeted reading support to identified children, delivered by our experienced Reading Recovery teacher.
  • Numbers Count Maths intervention programme to be delivered by our experienced Numbers Count teacher and SENDco.
  • To support children and families experiencing attendance difficulties and improve our whole school attendance figures for persistent absences.
  • Solihull Parenting course to be delivered in school.
  • Teaching Assistant Targeted Intervention programmes:
  • Write Away Together programme
  • Catch up Reading programme
  • Read Write Inc 1:1
  • Toe By Toe
  • Reading interventions to boost potential for targeted KS2 children
  • BRP
  • Reduced class sizes in year 2 and year 6 by providing extra teacher support.
  • Continuing to provide free instrumental music tuition in flute, clarinet and drums
  • Continue to provide enrichment activities such as story tellers, visiting drama specialists and theatre companies, visiting IT specialists, visits out (e.g. to The Rising    Sun, Hancock, Segedunum, Kirkley Hall), and subsidising these.
  • To continue to offer all children the opportunity to work with established artist Chris Howlett and specialist sports coaches.
  • Recognition of exceptional work of pupil premium children

 

Our disadvantaged pupils in KS1 outperformed their national peers in reading, writing and maths, and overall for RWM.

Our disadvantaged pupils in KS2 were only 5% behind non-pp pupils nationally in maths and 9% behind in writing.

Our disadvantaged pupils outperformed their national peers in writing and maths, and were equally good in reading.

Please read our Policy and Strategy documents below for further details about expenditure and impact.


Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2017/18 is:


£255,520

Recognition of exceptional work of pupil premium children

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In January 2015, we won £1,000 for the exceptional performance of our pupil premium children in May 2014. We used our reward for enrichment activities for pupils, including a free theatre visit, a magic show, an inflatable assault course and a whole school picnic. Our Headteacher was invited to be a pupil premium reviewer in 2015.

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