Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding from central government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. The amount received by each school is dependent on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who are looked after continuously for one day or more (LAC) or are adopted from care. Schools have a responsibility to report on the progress of this group, including children who have received FSM during the last 6 years (termed ‘Ever6 FSM’). All schools are required to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium and the impact it is having.

 

Aim

- To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to make the same progress as, or better progress than, their peers.

 

Principles

- At Bean Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all of our children.

- We arrange appropriate provision for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met.

- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged have free school meals.

We follow the government’s guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to those children who receive, or have received, free school meals, or who are in care.

- We aim to include parents (along with our own needs analysis and including input from staff in school) to decide how the Pupil Premium could be best spent for each child.

- It may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will receive Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.

 

Reporting

The progress of children receiving Pupil Premium funding is closely tracked by teachers, the senior leadership team and reported to governors every term.

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2015/16

Total Grant: £62,009

 

During 2015/16, Pupil Premium funding was spent on:

  • Wellbeing Manager
  • Teachers and trained TAs providing small group support in English and Maths to overcome gaps in learning
  • Trained HLTAs provide additional English and Maths support through intervention sessions
  • Summer School
  • Funding specialist educational services such as the Educational Psychologist
  • Supporting behaviour management through Project Salus
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Funding training for staff in counselling and play therapy
  • Lunchtime nurture group
  • Funding for children to enable them to access enrichment opportunities such as school trips
  • Funding for children for after school clubs
  • Running courses for parents to support their children's English and Maths skills
  • Free milk for pupil premium children

Pupil Outcomes

 

2016 KS2 results

Disadvantaged Pupils (9)

Other Pupils (25)

Reading

At or above age related

44%

56%

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

At or above age related

44%

60%

Mathematics

At or above age related

56%

72%

Writing

(Teacher Assessed)

At or above age related

67%

68%

 

2016 KS1 results

Disadvantaged Pupils (6)

Other Pupils (30)

Reading

At or above age related

83%

77%

Mathematics

At or above age related

83%

83%

Writing

(Teacher Assessed)

At or above age related

83%

73%

 

KS1 2016

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

In the Year One Phonics Screening Check, 60% of disadvantaged pupils met the expected standard, the National Average was 70%.

 

Year 2 Phonics Screening Re-Checks

In the Year Two Phonics Screening re-check 100% of disadvantaged pupils met the expected standard, the National Average was 86%.

 

EYFS 2016

 

EYFS Data

2016

Disadvantaged pupils

Other pupils

% Good Level of Development

100%

73%

% Exceeding or Expected Reading Goals

100%

77%

% Exceeding or Expected Writing Goals

100%

73%

% Exceeding or Expected Number Goals

100%

80%

 

Pupils enter the school with levels of knowledge skills and understanding that are below those that are typical for their age. EEXBA baseline data analysis (completed October 2015) confirms this.

EYFS children achieved 73% good level of development (GLD) in 2016, this was above the National Average of 69%.

 

Impact

The impact of Pupil Premium attainment and progress is most effective in Key Stage 1. To  ‘close the gap’ at Key Stage 2 in 2016 provision is in place to target all pupils not working at age appropriate expectations, this includes disadvantaged pupils across Key Stage 2. In the Foundation Stage and the End of Key Stage 1 assessments attainment of disadvantaged pupils was significantly above the national average in all areas.  There were 9 disadvantaged pupils in year 6, 1 of which was disapplied from the tests. In writing, which was an identified area to target across all Key Stages throughout 2015-16, disadvantaged pupils writing was in line with the National Average.

This is a very positive picture throughout Key Stage 1 and the impact of interventions will continue to be carefully planned, monitored, evaluated and reviewed throughout Key stage 2.


Pupil Premium Funding – 2016/17

Total Grant: £29,040 (estimated)

 

Provision

Details of how we are planning to spend the Pupil Premium this year are broadly inline with how we spent the funding in previous years. These decisions are driven by the needs of the disadvantaged children in the school and utilise our experience from previous years.

 

  • Funding targeted tuition (focusing on English and Maths) through our Graduate Tutors
  • Funding our school Well-being Manager, to provide for children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Enabling children to access enrichment opportunities, including School Trips , Swimming lessons and after school clubs
  • Providing free milk
  • Training for staff through ‘Place2be’ to provide a School Counselling Service

 

Graduate Tutors

Our Graduate Tutors are highly educated individuals who aspire to become class teachers within the next 2 years. We have recruited two tutors for the academic year 2016/2017.  

They work within each year group and provide targeted interventions for those children with the greatest need, which includes children entitled to Pupil Premium funding, whatever their level of ability. The interventions include some in-class support and small group or 1:1 sessions during the afternoons. The graduate tutors follow carefully planned intervention programmes aimed primarily at improving the children’s Maths and English. These programmes are overseen by class teachers and are tailored to directly support the individual child’s Maths and English targets.

 

More Information

For more details on the pupil premium please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/pupil-premium-update