Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
• registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

2017 - 18 REVIEW

Grant Received in 2017-18

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium grant (PPG) received 2017-18

Total number of pupil on roll

454

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

127

Amount of PPG per pupil

£1320 

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received

£1767 640

Funding deployed by the school in addition to pupil premium funding to support this group of pupils

£65 660

 

 

Pupils eligible for pupil premium funding were tracked and compared with the general school population. The attainment data for last year (2017-18) is detailed below for Years 1 to 6:


 

ATTAINMENT AT AGE EXPECTED 2017-18

 

Number

 Reading

Writing

Maths

Pupil Premium

109

 74%

68%

68%

Not Pupil Premium

282

 74%

63%

74%

WHOLE SCHOOL

391

 73%

64%

72%

Key Stage 2 Attainment 2017-18

Reading

Progress score

Attainment at expected

Pupil Premium

+3.34

69%

Not Pupil Premium

+4.04

81%

National average (Pupil Premium)

-0.59

64%


Writing

Progress score

Attainment at expected

Pupil Premium

+4.26

81%

Not Pupil Premium

+4.09

86%

National average (Pupil Premium)

-0.44

67%


Maths

Progress score

Attainment at expected

Pupil Premium

+4.59

75%

Not Pupil Premium

+6.56

85%

National average (Pupil Premium)

-0.58

64%

2018-19

We use our pupil premium funding to:

·         ensure that children are taught in smaller groups, through enhanced staffing, that cater for their current levels of attainment

·         release teachers in order to spend time with children discussing their work, their strengths and what they need to do next in order to make rapid progress

·         fund intervention strategies listed below

The attainment levels of the pupils on the pupil premium register are monitored closely and interventions are put in place as necessary to support them to move forward with their learning. At Sparkenhoe all pupils on the pupil premium register make outstanding progress and the majority of them reach national standards or above in reading, writing, maths and science.

Our strategies are split into three areas:

·         Raising aspirations

·         Improving confidence / self esteem

·         Academic strategies

These initiatives, whilst being aimed at those eligible for pupil premium cohort, also have a direct impact on all of our students with the aim of raising the bar across the school.

           

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium grant (PPG) received 2018-19

Total number of pupil on roll (data at last census)

450

Total number of pupil eligible for PPG

114

Amount of PPG per pupil

£1320 

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received

£150 480

Funding deployed by the school in addition to pupil premium funding to support this group of pupils

£67 620

 

Strategy / Activity

Sutton Trust Summary

Outline of initiative

Cost

Projected impact by the end of the academic year (2017/18)

Reducing class sizes for English and Maths lessons

There is some evidence that pupils in disadvantaged areas in the UK benefit from classes of fewer than 20 pupils in primary schools

+3 months

Additional teachers used to reduce class size so that high performing teachers can intervene with lower achieving pupils.

£80,000

All children making at least expected (usually better than expected) progress.

Pastoral care

-Staff time

No Sutton

Trust research base

% of Deputy Head time including managing the pupil Premium budget.

Home school liaison worker, supporting children and families.

£30,000

Ensure children have equality of opportunity in school. PP attainment gap closed and achievement gaps narrowed.

Engagement of parents to lead to improved student engagement base therefore improved attendance, behaviour and progress

Monitoring

 

A proportion of management time used to monitor progress and achievement of PP children.

£4, 500

Improved behaviour and attendance of the target group -leading to improved attainment for the group narrowing the gap.

Work with individual pupils (Trained TA’s)

Where TAs support individual pupils or small groups, which on average show moderate positive benefits. Often support is based on a clearly specified approach which teaching assistants have been trained to deliver + 1 month

Small group work and 1st class maths programme.

Coaching for Year 5 and 6 pupils to address misconceptions and close gaps.

£36,000

Narrowing the gap for identified children in English and Maths.

HLTA’s

Where TAs support individual pupils or small groups, which on average show moderate positive benefits. Often support is based on a clearly specified approach which teaching assistants have been trained to deliver

+ 1 month

Teach targeted groups

£24,000

Closing achievement gap in English and maths for identified pupils.

Attendance

No Sutton

Trust research base

Rewarding attendance

- certificates

- medals

- prizes

Work with parents – ½ day per week DH time

 

£5,500

School attendance continues to be at national average and PP attendance higher than whole school average maintained

TA time to administer Accelerated Reader

Where TAs support individual pupils or small groups, which on average show moderate positive benefits. Often support is based on a clearly specified approach which teaching assistants have been trained to deliver

+ 1 month

TA time used to support specific children in undertaking tests and reviews. Ensuring that children have a reading book closely matched to their reading age.

£2,000

Children’s “reading miles” increase. Improved reading ages as interventions are targeted accurately. Improved reading ages leading to accelerated progress for PP students.

Phonics

Phonics approaches have been consistently found to be effective in supporting younger readers to master the basics of reading.

+4 months

Focused phonic work taught at pace, including early introduction to sight words in F1. Small group catch up sessions.

£3,000

Many of our students arrive with lower than expected English levels.

Higher proportion of children working at age related.

This will be measured using phonic assessments and the Year 1 phonics tests.

Improving reading and writing at KS1 is vitally important to ensure students can successfully access the curriculum. The long term impact of this strategy will be seen as students complete KS2.

Closing the gap F2

Evidence suggests that early years and pre-school intervention is beneficial with above average levels of impact

+6 months

 

TA time ti release trained TAs for targeted intervention groups.

£14,000

Closing an achievement gap in communication skills.

Adventure / Residential Activities - subsidies

Overall, studies of adventure learning interventions consistently show positive benefits on academic learning, and wider outcomes such as self-confidence.

+3 months

To support low income families to send their children on residential trips.

£1,000

Raised aspirations, engagement, motivation in school which will result in improved attendance and behaviour thus improved attainment.

Morning Care

Before School Programmes:

Moderate impact for low cost per child based on moderate evidence.

+2 months

To provide morning care with breakfast and activities for identified pupils to ensure a good, settled start to the school day. To ensure children are ready to learn.

£500

Raised aspirations, engagement, motivation in school which will result in improved attendance and behaviour thus improved attainment.

Day trips

Participation in outings: Moderate impact for moderate cost based on moderate evidence.

+2 months

Ensuring that all children have access to opportunities to take part in educational and social day trips.

£6,000

Raised aspirations, engagement, motivation in school which will result in improved attendance and behaviour thus improved attainment.

  
Swimming

No Sutton 

Trust research base


Ensuring that all children have access to and opportunities to fully participate in the curriculum.

 £600
 

Revision books

No Sutton

Trust research base

Revision books available for English and Maths.

£1,000

Improved attainment.

PSHCE days

No Sutton

Trust research base

This initiative aims at enhancing engagement of pupils. All faculties will be assisted to enhance their curriculum through the use of the pupil premium grant

£500

Greater engagement in lessons through improved curriculum offer will lead to improved whole school attendance and therefore improved attainment.

Performance days

Aspirations: Very low or no impact for moderate cost based on very limited evidence.

0 months

 

£500

Improved engagement in school resulting in improved attendance. This improved attendance ensures students all get the most out of the outstanding first wave teaching during lesson time.

Contingency

 

 

£5000

 

 


 
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