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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals. Further grants are also given for pupils who are the children of Her Majesty’s Forces personnel or those who have been in care (i.e. looked after by the Local Authority).

 

The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘diminish the differences’. Schools are accountable for narrowing the gap, and school performance tables include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.

 

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of Newker Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. Our priority will be focussed on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve expected standards in EYFS, KS1 and Key Stage 2, or to make expected progress.

As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors of the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress monitoring.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governors of the school recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The Governors also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Governors will ensure that all pupils are supported to achieve their full potential.

 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

 

Pupil Premium at Newker Primary School: 2016-17

The estimated amount of Pupil Premium grant for this year is £103550. This sum is based upon based on an eligibility of 75 pupils (FSM £1320 each, Looked After Children £1300 each (£600 is retained by the LA) and children of forces personnel £300 each).

(* Funding for out of LEA Looked After Children is not all given to school with some retained centrally by the child’s LEA for Centrally Funded services.)

 

The range of provision

  • Identifying and breaking down barriers to learning
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities

 

This money is being used to assist us in supporting pupils in a number of ways. For example:

  • Provision of an additional Teaching Assistant in Nursery each day to support early language and personal and social skill development

  • Provision of an additional Teacher in Year 6 to reduce group sizes in Numeracy

  • Provision of 2x HLTA support for Year 6 each morning in autumn and spring terms to support reading, writing and maths

  • Provision of HLTA support for Year 2 each morning to support reading, writing and maths

  • Additional Teaching Assistant support for Year 4, four mornings each week

  • Introduction of RWI to support phonics development in EYFS and into Year 1 to ensure children develop early reading and writing skills

  • Additional Teaching Assistant in Year 1 to support early reading, writing and maths

  • Additional Teaching Assistant in Year 5 to support reading and maths

  • Subscription to safeguarding system to monitor issues such as safeguarding, bullying, attendance and behaviour which will ensure early intervention to address identified need.

 

Pupil Premium at Newker Primary School: 2015-16

The Pupil Premium of £ 113000 was received by Newker for the financial year 2015-16. This was based on an eligibility of 67 pupils (FSM £1320 each, Looked After Children £1900 each and children of forces personnel £300 each).

(* Funding for out of LEA Looked After Children is not all given to school with some retained centrally by the child’s LEA for Centrally Funded services.)

 

This money is used to assist us in supporting pupils in a number of ways. For example:

  • Provision of an additional Teacher in Nursery each morning to support early language and personal and social skill development

  • Provision of an additional Teacher in Year 6 to reduce group sizes in Numeracy

  • Provision of 2x HLTA support for Year 6 each morning in autumn and spring terms to support reading, writing and maths

  • Provision of HLTA support for Year 2 each morning to support reading, writing and maths

  • Additional teacher support for Year 4, four mornings each week

  • Introduction of RWI to support phonics development in EYFS and into Year 1 to ensure children develop early reading and writing skills

  • Additional Teaching Assistant in Year 1 to support reading, writing and maths

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    Action

    Cost

    Impact

    Provision of an additional Teacher in Year 6 to support Numeracy 1 session each day

     

    £17000

    X16/60=

    £4533

    Gap between children eligible for premium and their peers achieving ARE in maths closed with 88% of PP achieving as did their peers in school.

    81% PP left KS1 working at ARE of 2B and above.

    2 children in receipt of premium (13%) left KS1 working at above ARE in maths and in spring 2016 19% were working at above ARE.

    Provision of HLTA support for Year 6 each morning to support reading, writing and maths

    £23670

    X16/60=

    £6312

    R-88% PP achieved ARE compared to 75% other children

    W-19% PP achieved GDS compared to 18% of other children

    M-see above

    Provision of HLTA support for Year 2 each morning to support reading, writing and maths

    Booster classes-1 teacher 2 afternoons per week for 6 weeks

    £13817 x 9/57= £2181

    £900

    M-78% PP children achieved ARE compared to 56% of peers in school

    R- 78% PP achieved ARE compared to 77% of peers in school

    W-78% of PP achieved ARE compared to peers in school

    Additional senior teacher support for Year 4, four mornings each week

     

    £33092 x = £8824

    W- 94% PP children in Y4 working at or above progress target compared to 86% of peers

    M-0.84% gap between progress of PP eligible children and peers

    Introduction of RWI to support phonics development in EYFS to ensure children develop early reading and writing skills

    £6000

    X 11/60= £1099

     

    REC-on entry 38% PP children were on track to achieve GLD. Profile at end of year showed 55% achieving GLD

    Additional Teaching Assistant in Year 1 to support early reading, skill development

    £5914

    Y1 9/10 PP children passed phonics screening check

     

    Deputy Headteacher in limited teaching role to enable greater focus on child and family support (Leading on TAFs, attendance and behaviour)

    £6618

    Target children all at or beyond progress target.

    Targeted intervention-behaviour support

    £3500

    No exclusions-internal or external

    Daily targeted interventions-all classes (teacher led-30 minutes daily)

    £42000

    R-all but one child exceeded target

    Y1-All target children passed phonics test and achieved ARE in maths

    Y2-all except 1 child achieved ARE in reading.  3 targeted for maths achieved expected.

    Y3, 4, 5- Clear progress visible in all target children writing books. Children writing at greater length and improvement in presentation and handwriting.

    Y6-Accelerated progress in writing skills-clear evidence of children applying taught skills

    Daily targeted interventions- all classes (TA led-30 minutes daily)

    £33600

    Total commitment

    £115481

     

     

 

Additional resources and training to support development of spelling across KS2- impact to be evaluated.

 

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