Pupil Premium Grant

Objectives for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG):

  1. The PPG will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for eligible pupils.
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of eligible pupils and their peers.
  3. As far as is possible, the additional funding will be used to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for PPG and their peers.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their progress and achievement.

Eligibility

Children in year Reception to Year 6 are eligible for the PPG if:

  1. They are currently registered as eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible any time in the last six years.
  2. They:have been ‘Looked After’ for 1 day or more; are adopted, or leave care under a Special Guardianship Order / Residance Order.
  3. They are from a family with a parent in the Armed Forces.  

Accountability

The Governors, Headteacher and Leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for PPG and report to the Governing Body on progress and impact.

“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility”

Strategy for using the funding:

The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil during 2015 -2016 through our regular pupil progress and Social Inclusion Team meetings, and we have used these additional funds in the following way to achieve our objectives:

  • Ensuring ‘Quality First Teaching’ is provided by the teacher and ‘Quality Interventions’ are provided by support staff.
  • Employment of teaching assistants, in all phases of the school, to provide support to individual children, groups and families where necessary.
  • Funding of 2 Fischer Family Trust TAs to deliver a targeted reading intervention and to improve the delivery of reading teaching to all children through modelling and coaching.
  • Extending children’s life experiences and enriching the curriculum through subsidising trips and residentials: eg Y5/Y6 residential Wick Court Farm Phase visitors / Trips to enhance thematic curriculum.
  • CAF worker / Safeguarding team/Attendance Officer providing support to families, ensuring inclusion and safeguarding of pupils, impacting directly on children’s well being.
  • Investment in Magic Breakfast and Fair Share to allow use to offer free breakfast club places and food parcels to those families where children would otherwise go hungry.
  • Purchasing of resources to extend children’s breadth of study and to raise standards i.e. reading books / phonics equipment
  • 1 – 1 tutoring to help children make improved progress.
  • Funding of Speech and Language Therapist one day per week as part of our Communication Commitment, working with children and staff, building capacity in school to ensure sustainability.
  • Employment of and Supervision costs paid for Play therapist to enable us to offer targeted therapeutic interventions for individuals.
  • Introduction and support for Assertive Mentoring.
  • Instrumental lessons – Guitar, Steel Pans and Drumming
  • Speech Bubble project – Year 1 children who did not achieve GLD
  • Additional classes in each phase to facilitate smaller class sizes and a teaching assistant per class every morning.
  • Extra Curricular / Lunchtime clubs with more places allocated to PPG pupils eg VLE club to enable those children who don’t have access to a computer at home to access on line learning activities/ Early Bird Booster classes
  • Training of Numbers Count Teacher to deliver Numbers count intervention to individuals and booster classes to groups
  • Parent education classes
  • Matched Funding with Manchester Art Gallery for Creative Arts Project
  • Play therapist to extend her provision to include groups
  • Increased hours for the vulnerable families team to support home visits for persistent absentees.
  • Dedicated 1:1 SPLD interventions across KS2
  • External Provider for Extra Curricular / Lunchtime clubs with more places allocated to PPG pupils. Provider: One Goal
  • Bug Club phonics programme
  • Edible Playground Project to promote  contextualised learning for English, Maths and Science and the development of  cooperative learning, healthy lifestyle choices and environmental awareness
  • Training of Numbers Count TAs to deliver additional Numbers count interventions to individuals and booster classes to groups
  • Development of the Rainbow Room, our own internal resource provision to support the inclusion and progress of all learners.

 

Additional money from the school budget is added to the PPG to support all children to make the best possible progress.

 

Pupil Premium Grant Report 2015-16

Total number of pupils on roll

471

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

308

indicative amount of PPG allocated

£376, 394.60

 

School % PPG achieving required standard

National % All Pupils

achieving required standard

Gap

Y1 PHONICS

72%

81%

-10%

Y2 Phonics check (after retakes)

86%

91%

-5%

KS1 SATs ARE

Reading 

58%

74%

-16%

Writing

53%

65%

-12%

Maths

55%

73%

-18%

KS2 SATs  ARE

Reading

45%

66%

-21%

Writing (TA)

65%

74%

-9%

Maths

65%

70%

-5%

RWM

32%

53%

-21%

         

Gap = difference between the School % of Disadvantaged Pupils achieving ARE and the National % of ALL Pupils attaining ARE ( not those who are disadvantaged)

School Attendance: Persistently Absent Children

                                             This Year                              Last Year

PA at 90%                            11.9%                               16.7%

PA at 85%                                 3.2%                                   7.2%

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Evidence gathered through school self - evaluation has shown that the intervention strategies have been successful and have had a positive impact on the progress of those children entitled to the additional funds.

A key focus for the year 2016 – 17 is to further accelerate this progress in order to diminish the difference between the achievement of those pupils entitled to the additional funds as compared to the achievement of all children Nationally.

Main Barriers we work to overcome for our disadvantaged pupils

Basic needs not being met

Limited life experience

Low self esteem

Attendance

Aspiration / Mindset

Low Resilience

Proposed Spending for 2016-17:

INITIAL PPG and EYPPG ALLOCATION 2016 – 2017

Total number of pupils on roll

491

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

296

indicative amount of PPG allocated

£371,903

In addition to continuing the strategies which proved successful in 2015/2016,
 

For 2016/17:

  • City Year Volunteer Programme – Provision and training of 7 volunteers plus an Impact Officer to work across school during curricular and extra curricular activities.

·         Accelerated Reader Programme

·         Grammar for Writing Project

·         Achievement for all (if selected)

·         Urley language project

 

Pupil Premium Grant Report 2014-15

NUMBER OF PUPILS AND PPG RECEIVED 2013-2014
Total number of pupils on roll 391
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 234
Total amount of PPG received £240,764
OUTCOMES FOR PPG ELIGIBLE PUPILS
  School % PPG achieving required standard National % PPG acheiving required standard Gap
Y1 PHONICS 50% 66% -16
Y2 Phonics check retakes 79% 84% -5
KS1 SATs L2+                                    Reading  83% (National PPG N/A)
National All Pupils = 93%
 
Writing 77% National All Pupils = 91%  
Maths 89% National All Pupils = 95%  
KS2 SATs  Level 4+    Reading 95% 83% +12 
Writing (TA) 89% 79% +10
Maths 89% 80% +9
Level 4+ RWM 82% 70% +12
2 levels progress
Reading
94% 88% +6

Writing (TA)

SPAG

94%

84%

92%

71%

+2

+13

Maths 94% 86% +8%

 

Gap = difference between the School % of Disadvantaged Pupils and National % of Disadvantaged Pupils attaining ARE

Outcomes for Age Related Expectations, where the data is available, illustrate that from their very low starting points, because of the provision they receive, by the end of KS2 our disadvantaged pupils  are performing above Disadvantaged Pupils Nationally.

For the year 2014 15, we have also increased the positive gap at KS2 in most areas:

Level 4 + 2013/14 Gap 2014/15 Gap
Reading +1 +12

Writing

Spag

+3

0

+10

+13

Maths +5 +9
RWM +7 +12
2 levels 
progress Reading
+4 +6

Writing

SPAG

+2

N/A

+2

N/A

Maths 0 +8

SUMMARY:

Evidence gathered through school self evaluation has shown that the intervention strategies have been very successful and have had a very positive impact on the progress, standards and achievement of those pupils entitled to the additional funds. 

Proposed Spending for 2015-16:

INITIAL PPG and EYPPG ALLOCATION 2015 – 2016
Total number of pupils on roll 461
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 304
indicative amount of PPG allocated £375, 186

In addition to the strategies funded so successfully in 2014/2015,
For 2015/16:

  • External Provider for Extra Curricular / Lunchtime clubs with more places allocated to PPG pupils. Provider: One Goal
  • Bug Club phonics programme
  • Edible Playground Project to promote  contextualised learning for English, Maths and Science and the development of  cooperative learning, healthy lifestyle choices and environmental awareness
  • Training of Numbers Count TAs to deliver additional Numbers count interventions to individuals and booster classes to groups
  • Give a Year Volunteer Programme - Provisiona nd training of 7 volunteers to work across school during curricular and extra curricular activities.
  • Development of the Rainbow Room, our own internal resource provision to support the inclusion and progress of all learners.