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Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for pupils who have been looked after and pupils of service personnel. In addition, the funding now supports those children who have special guardianship orders, but have previously been in the care of the LA. The Pupil Premium is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment. As a school we will work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We will regularly review our actions and their impact, and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.  

Principles

  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this ensures that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Pupil Premium Funding 2016/2017:

For the 2016/2017 Academic Year, we received £223640 based on 178 pupils (31% of school roll). This includes funding for 6 CLA (Children Looked After).  In addition, we also received Early Years Pupil Premium funding, specifically for children aged 3 and 4 years old, which is accounted for separately.

Impact Statement 2016-2017

Characteristics of our Pupil Premium children roll 2016-2017:

EYFS: 22 pupils (19%); KS1: 43 pupils (25%); KS2: 116 pupils (42%)

 

Boys

girls

PP

SEN

EAL

Non WBRI

Attendance average

 

FS1

4

4

8

4

0

1

86.1%

 

FS2

4

10

14

4

3

3

93.9%

 

1

8

15

23

9

0

4

92.1%

 

2

13

7

20

7

1

1

91.3%

 

3

16

14

30

12

3

4

95%

 

4

19

14

33

15

4

8

91.4%

 

5

13

12

25

7

3

3

91.3%

 

6

12

15

27

7

4

4

91.8%

 

Risk factors

33 (18%) have received or are receiving children centre support;

26 children have an EHA

5 children in need

10 children are on child protection plans

6 children are looked after

1 child is part of a Special Guardianship order

16 are a cause for concern

The Pupil Premium was allocated as follows:

Item/Project

  Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-2017

Intervention

Description

Allocated Pupil Premium

Teacher Interventions

TA Interventions

Small group sessions or 1:1 with a Teacher or Teaching Assistant.

£69,462

Reading Recovery

A highly effective short term intervention of 1:1 tutoring and supporting resources (PM benchmarking)

£55,715

Nurture Provision

A short term, inclusive, structured and focused intervention, based on the principles of Theraplay to support social and emotional wellbeing.

£44, 331

Learning Mentor

To provide support and guidance to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties in their learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems.

£18,500

41 children are on the current case load

Designated Safeguarding Lead

To represent pupil’s voice, to support and protect pupil’s rights

£18,518

64 children are part of the current case work

Speech and Language

Intervention support with a focus on Speech and Language.

£3,049

EAL

Intervention and support for pupils learning English as an additional language.

£7,044

29 children are supported with language development

Attendance Officer

To work alongside key staff in school to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with pupils and families to promote high levels of attendance.

£2960

44 children are part of the current casework

Music

To give pupil premium children an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.

£1,196

GL Assessments

To assess and track pupil premium attainment and progress over time.

 

 

£2,082

School Holiday Camp

To provide care, stimulation and socialisation opportunities for pupil premium children in school holidays.

£494

Have not had summer camp invoice yet

Whitsun £243

Transport

To ensure that pupil premium children travel to and from school safely and arrive in school on time.

£10731

Resources and Equipment 

To ensure that pupils have the necessary resources to support their learning, including learning at home and involving their parents/carers (e.g. letterbox subscription)

£8,987

School Trips

To ensure that pupils can attend any planned trips.

£6,377

Breakfast and Teatime Club

To provide child care services before and after school.

£3445 (fees)

EYPP

Interventions, equipment and resources.  Additional sessions, Theraplay and additional wrap-around sessions

£2293 (fees)

£1087 (resources)

 

Impact on educational attainment of vulnerable pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding:

Year 1 Phonics Screening Data

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National 2016

All Pupils

86

66

76.7%

81%

Pupil Premium

22 (25.5%)*

12

54%

70%

*10 (12%) of the children that are disadvantaged are also SEND

Year 2 Phonics Screening Re-takes

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National 2016

All Pupils

15*

13

86.6%

91%

Pupil Premium

5 (33.3%)

4

80%

86%

*4 (26.6%) children are SEN and PP.

 KS1 Results

READING

Below

Working below

Working At

WGD

WA+

All (81)

5 /6%

14 /17%

37 /46%

24 /30%

61 /76%

PP – Yes (18)

2 /11%

2 /11%

11 /61%

3 /17%

14 /78%

PP – No (63)

3 /5%

12/19%

26 /41%

21 /33%

47 / 74%

WRITING

Below

Working below

Working At

WGD

WA+

All (81)

5 /6%

23 /28%

35 /43%

17 /21%

52 /64%

PP – Yes (18)

2 /11%

7 /39%

6 /33%

2 /11%

8 /44%

PP – No (63)

3 /5%

16 /25%

29 /46%

15 /24%

44 /70%

MATHS

Below

Working below

Working At

WGD

WA+

All (81)

4 /5%

11 /14%

44 /54%

22 /27%

66 /81%

PP – Yes (18)

2 /11%

2 /11%

11 /61%

3 /17%

14 /78%

PP – No (63)

2 /3%

9 /14%

33 /52%

19 /30%

52 /82%

KS2 Results

 

READING AS+

READING HIGHER

WRITING

AS+

WRITING

HIGHER

GPS
AS+

GPS

HIGHER

MATHS AS+

MATHS HIGHER

RWM

AS+

RWM

HIGHER

Whole

54%

5%

67%

15%

46%

7%

66%

5%

Whole

54%

PP (26)

54%

7%

50%

8%

31%

4%

39%

4%

31%

4%

NON PP (33)

55%

6%

79%

21%

91%

15%

52%

9%

36%

6%

Information for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

The allocation for 2017/18 is £212,520

  • There are currently 578 pupils on roll, and approximately 160/27.6% of these pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium. This does not include EYPP.
  • The majority of children receiving pupil premium are in KS2, 71%, with 29% being in FS1/FS2/KS1.
  • 40% of persistent absences are pupil premium children
  • Of the 80 children persistently absent 23% are below 90% attendance, 14% are below 80% attendance and 0.04% below 70%.

Intentions for 2017/2018 Academic Year  

  • Focused work with pupil premium children in Year 5 and 6 who are at risk from repeated exclusion
  • Increasing the attendance of children receiving pupil premium through appointment of a designated attendance officer for Exeter a learning community
  • Providing transport to school targeting persistently absent children
  • Ensure that pupil premium children have access to quality first teaching through increased training.
  • Increasing consistently good teaching through rigorous performance management and reduced staff absence

Aim:

To close the ‘in school’ gap between the disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils; To increase the percentage of disadvantaged pupils ‘Working At’ age related expectations and ‘Greater Depth’ in Reading, Writing and Maths

Intervention/action

Allocated pupil premium

Impact target and measurement

Provide external learning opportunity for pupil premium children identified as at risk of repeated exclusion

£750

Decrease exclusion and increase attendance

Provide transport for pupil premium children with high absence rates (below 90% attendance)

£1,379

Increase attendance levels for pupil premium children by 30%

Provide home visiting, support and monitoring by dedicated attendance officer

£1946

38 additional home visits to pupil premium children

Provide training for teaching staff, targeted at KS2 to ensure Quality First Teaching

£375for joining Fairfields teaching Alliance

£200 peer review

Teachers aware of strength and areas for development

Teachers have an external view of QFT

Completed self-evaluation of T&L

Provide designated consistent supply teachers to cover training opportunities

 

Year leaders accessing mentoring and coaching training to enhance provision in classrooms for children in receipt of pupil premium

£3,420 on year group leaders release

 

 

£250 to develop bespoke external package of support

 

Consistent quality teaching maintained

 

 

Class teachers and TA’s coached and mentored to enable provision of quality teaching for pupil premium pupils

Provide targeted training to NQT’s, return to teaching staff, new staff and TA’s to achieve Quality First Teaching in classrooms to pupil premium children

£382

 

Increase QFT in classrooms through

Commission consultant to work with TA’s manage challenging  of specific children

£750

Children will remain in the classroom providing access to QFT and raising progress levels

Purchase uniform and equipment where required

£2000

Enable to feel fully part of the school community

TA support within school hours to provide specific intervention to meet children’s needs

£201,068

Narrowing of the gap and enabling children to achieve their full potential

Within the governance structure of Exeter a learning community the progress of children receiving pupil premium will be monitored through the standards committee and Local Governing Body.