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Pupil Premium

2016-2017 Pupil Premium Budget Allocation, Spending and Impact

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Pupil Premium Strategy and review date:

At All Saints’ we believe that every child is unique and special and deserves equality of opportunity. Our growth mindset and reflective approach ensures we have the highest expectations of all children. All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of All Saints’ will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. Our priority in the academic year 2016-2017 will be focused on diminishing the difference between children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant and those who are not.

We will ensure that:

  • A high profile is given to pupil premium pupils
  • All staff are accountable for the progress of pupil premium children.

 

Funding 2016-2017

Funding for this year falls into 3 key areas:

1. Learning and the Curriculum

  • Provide a range of proven TA led interventions which include – Precision Teaching, Speech and Language Therapy and Lego Therapy
  • Small group revision sessions
  • TA support in class during the morning sessions to allow for smaller group sizes and targeted support.

 

2. Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum

  • Subsidised school trips
  • Subsidised residential trips in year 4 and year 6
  • A wide range of after school clubs
  • Music lessons during school time – subsidised

 

3. Social and Emotional Support

  • A mentoring system with 1:1 check ins for vulnerable pupils
  • Access to a therapeutic school counsellor in 1:1 and small group sessions with advice available to parents

 

We will review this strategy and its impact in July 2017.

 

£44,880 is allocated for the Academic Year 2016-2017

 

The main barriers to educational achievement at All Saints’ CEVA School

The children eligible for Pupil Premium at All Saints may face a number of barriers to educational achievement, however, all family situations are diverse and varied and not all barriers will be the same for each eligible pupil.

From our analysis of test papers, it is clear that some of our disadvantaged pupils

  • Have a more limited vocabulary than their contemporaries and struggle to understand the meaning of words beyond the functional, they may also struggle with description
  • The inability to manipulate language means that they will find problem solving difficult
  • The ability to summarise can also be affected
  • Some families may find funding and resourcing extra-curricular activities difficult
  • Some children may have been affected by difficult circumstances and need their emotional resilience built up so that they are ready to learn
  • Some pupils learning may not be on track and they may be in need of intensive small group or 1:1 support in order to close the gaps
  • Some families find it difficult to support their children’s homework for a variety of reasons

How the School Spends its Pupil Premium Allocation

This money is allocated with the aim of reducing the attainment gap between pupils receiving free school meals (or who have ever received free school meals) and the rest of the school population, we also aspire to see rates of progress accelerate. At All Saints’ this funding has been used as part of our programme to support emotional resilience, reading, writing and maths skills, as detailed below: 

  • Funding and intensive booster group with a qualified teacher for 1 term- the Rainbow Group- with personalised learning for targeted pupils in need of accelerated progress (£3,000)
  • Intervention work specifically using the precision teaching methodology but also 1:1 and small group work on phonics, reading, spelling, writing and numeracy provided by additional teaching assistants working with small groups or on a one-to-one basis and Homework Club and additional after school clubs led by cover supervisors (£35,000)
  • Weekly emotional literacy, resilience and confidence building activities, as well as parental support, provided by a children’s counsellor who is a specialist in cognitive behaviour therapy, on a one-to-one or small group basis (£5,000)
  • A breakfast club (£250)
  • Access to educational visits, free entry to fee paying clubs and resources
  • Payment of after school online tuition (£1,200)

 

Impact

By July 2016:

  • 80% of EYFS children in receipt of Free School Meals met or the Early Learning Goals in Reading, Writing and Number
  • 67% (2/3) in Key Stage 1 of pupil premium pupils were assessed at age related expectations
  • 40% (4/10) of pupil premium pupils achieved age related expectations in reading, 80% (8/10) reached age related expectations in writing, 60% (6/10) in mathematics and 70% (7/10) in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • In KS1, the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in our school compared to non-disadvantaged pupils nationally was as follows Reading- 11%, Writing-3%, Mathematics-10% and Reading, Writing and Mathematics combined at +2%
  • In KS2 The school narrowed the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and the national picture for non-disadvantaged pupils with gaps of -22% for Reading +1% for Writing, -15% for Mathematics and -10% for Reading, Writing and mathematics combined .
  • At KS2 disadvantaged pupils compared to disadvantaged pupils nationally were -3% for reading, +7% for writing, +3 for mathematics and +11% for RWM combined
  • Short term intensive teaching resulted in an children making significant progress in their recognition of high frequency words and month’s progress in reading and improving test scores in mathematics by an average of 22 for a Pupil Premium “Rainbow Group”.
  • The school counsellor has been invaluable in supporting children through a variety of domestic/family and social issues as well as giving parental advice. Safeguarding issues have been brought to light through this process
  • 50% of pupil premium children achieved age related expectation in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at KS2
  • Subsidised (or complete) payments for residential visits and educational day trips has enriched children’s experiences and developed confidence

How the school measures the impact of the Pupil Premium

At each Pupil Progress Meeting, which is held at least termly, staff discuss the progress of Pupil Premium children with the Headteacher. TAs and Class teachers review Precision Teaching strategies as each objective is met (averagely after 10 teaching days). The SENCO monitors precision teaching grids each month and advises teachers on any changes that might be needed.

Half termly assessments are entered into the Target Tracker System and data is reviewed by the class teacher and Headteacher. Governors review data presented to them in a termly Headteacher’s report.

Pupil Premium Spending 2015-2016

£34,320 was allocated for the academic Year 2015-2016

The aims of the spending was to narrow the gap in attainment for those pupils who have ever been in receipt of free school meals and those who have not.

  • Intervention work on phonics, reading, spelling, writing and numeracy provided by additional teaching assistants working with small groups or on a one-to-one basis and Homework Club and additional after school clubs led by cover supervisors (£25,000)
  • Weekly emotional literacy, resilience and confidence building activities, provided by a children’s counsellor who is a specialist in cognitive behaviour therapy, on a one-to-one or small group basis (£4,600)
  • Release time for a member of the SLT to track and monitor progress, finely hone interventions and advise members of the intervention team (£6,000)
  • Access to educational visits, free entry to fee paying clubs and resources

Impact

By July 2015

  • 75% in Key Stage 1 of pupil premium pupils were assessed at Level 2B or above (national expectations)
  • 40% of pupil premium pupils attained L4C+ in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at KS2 SATs 2015
  • Short term intensive mathematics teaching resulted in an average of 5.6months progress for all pupils selected for the group (majority pupil premium) over a 10 week period in KS2
  • The school counsellor has been able to work intensively with pupils who have issues, this has meant children are able to then focus on attainment and progress with their minds unburdened
  • SATs results for Reading, Writing and Mathematics at Level 4+ rose by a further 9% for all children including pupil premium
  • 40% of pupil premium children achieved a L4+ at KS2
  • Subsidised (or complete) payments for residential visits and educational day trips has enriched children’s experiences and developed confidence

 

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