St Margaret's CE Primary School

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Pupil Premium

BACKGROUND TO PUPIL PREMIUM

  • The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in order to help address the perceived gap in achievement between pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and Looked After Children (LAC) when compared with other pupils.
  • The amount allocated is based upon the number of pupils who have been in receipt of FSM during the previous 6 years and number of Looked After Children.
  • The Government has stated that it is for individual schools to determine how the Pupil Premium is spent, with the aim being to improve the achievement levels of FSM and LAC pupils.

School Context

Summary Information

Academic Year

 

 

 2015/16

 

 

Total Pupil Premium Grant

£105, 760

Total Number of Pupils

262

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

41

 Barriers to Future Attainment

We identify and address barriers to learning faced by individual pupils through a variety of ways

  • Every day teaching
  • Discussions with pupils and parents
  • Agencies which may be involved with the child
  • Rigorous and regular tracking of pupil attainment and progress which are then used for focused interventions

Desired Outcome

Action

Evidence and rationale for choice

Measuring Impact

Review Date

Attainment of PP pupils in Maths across all year groups is in line with or above national average.

Maths subject leader to audit resources, research new Maths scheme to facilitate accelerated progress in Maths

 

Year 6 to be split into two groups leading to lower teacher: pupil ratio.

 

Attainment of pupils in receipt of PP was below that of non PP pupils both nationally and in school. The gap between the two groups needs to be closed.

Pupil progress in all year groups will be assessed termly and the results of the assessments to be discussed in termly pupil progress meetings which are held with class teachers, phase leaders and SLT.

Termly.

 

Final Review date at Pupil Premium Review Meeting July 2017.

Attainment of PP pupils in Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar at the end of KS 2 to be in line with or above the national average.

Children to receive high quality first wave teaching which is monitored by SLT and subject leaders.

 

Children in receipt of PP grant who are underperforming in Year 6 to have extra booster classes taught by DHTs from January until SATS tests.

The gap between non PP pupils and PP pupils achieving the national average is 65% and this must closed.

Termly assessment of all pupils. Pupils in receipt of PP grant to achieve national average or higher.

Termly.

 

Final Review date at Pupil Premium Review Meeting July 2017.

Year 1 and 2 Children in receipt of Pupil Premium grant to have passed the phonics screening check.

Rigorous monitoring schedule to ensure that all children are receiving high quality first wave teaching.

 

Additional training for members of staff.

 

Additional teaching and learning interventions provided by trained TAs.

 

29% of children in receipt of Pupil Premium grant passed Year 1Phonics check in 2016. This was below the level of children passing it nationally.

Using previous phonic screening checks every term to check progress.

 

Monitoring of phonics lessons and activities.

 

Termly Pupil Progress meetings.

Termly

Final review date June 2017

Pupil Premium Review Meeting July 2017

Children at the end of EYFS to reach a Good Level of Development (GLD) or exceed

To provide high quality learning opportunities through play.    

 

Forest School for all children in EYFS to develop their physical development levels and to provide more opportunities to extend the children’s vocabulary.

 

Teaching Assistants and Early Year Practitioners to receive training to extend their knowledge.

The gap between children in receipt of Pupil Premium and not was15%. This gap must be closed in EYFS to prevent a gap continuing as the children progress through the school.

On-going observations of the children in the learning environment.

 

Pupil Progress meetings.

Termly.

 

Pupil Premium Review Meeting July 2017.

 Pupil Premium Review Meetings

Meetings to be held twice a year, September and July to discuss the impact of previous year’s action plan and to formulate new action plan.

Members of the group are Jeremy Lunnon (Headteacher), Tiffany King (Deputy Headteacher), Liza Moore (Deputy Headteacher) and Jean Bamish (Governor responsible for Pupil Premium).

How We Used Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16

 

The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated to support the following: 

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Counselling Service
  • Forest School provision through training of key staff and the development of our outside learning environment
  • Supporting the cost of trips and visits to support to enrich the learning experiences for all our pupils
  • Supporting a variety of after school clubs which are subsidised to make them accessible to a wide range of pupils
  • After school booster classes to close gaps in learning for pupils in year 6
  • Forest School for EYFS pupils
  • Early Literacy Strategy (ELS)
  • Talking Partners
  • Maths Interventions and resources
  • English Intervention and resources
  • Social Communication Group

 

Curriculum Focus

 The school has focused its additional support on Numeracy and Literacy. Staff have received training and additional resources have been purchased in:

  • Letters and Sounds (Phonics)
  • Additional Speech and Language Therapist for EYFS
  • Additional Forest School provision
  • The Power of Reading Project