Pupil Premium 2016-17

Our school receives £118,000 from the government to ensure that children in receipt of free school meals achieve educational outcomes comparable to other children. There are a number of specific barriers that these children face:

1. Less ready for school, entering foundation stage below national expectations in ccommunication, language and literacy.

2. Poorer attendance at school as a result of wide range of socio-economic factors.

3. A narrower range of life experiences which further limits educational achievement.

In order to address those three specific issues the school provision is organised in three main waves:

Wave 1 - All Children (Ensured by a proportion of PPG)

  • Teachers provide specific and constructive feedback;
  • Children are encouraged to think about how they are learning using meta-cognitive strategies;
  • Children from nursery onwards receive at least one daily lesson of phonics:

Wave 2 - Groups (Ensured by a proportion of PPG)

  • The school provides a nursery which allows earlier preparation for school;
  • The school has extended nursery prvision to include two year old children who are entilted to 15 hours of free nursery provision;
  • Underachieving pupils are identified through pupil progress meetings and additional intervention is arranged;
  • Additional group intervention target pupils in all classes in school;
  • Currently these group interventions are delivered by 4 HLTAs (including attendance) and 1 other teaching assistant at level 1;

Wave 3 - Individuals (Ensured by a proportion of PPG)

  • Some pupils are withdrawn from class and taught in pairs, or threes;
  • These intervnetions are delivered by a team of 4 HLTAs, a TA at level 1 and the school's deputy headteacher (who does not have a class responsibility);
  • The school's deptuy headteacher is also the school's designated safeguarding lead for children.

Research conducted by The Sutton Trust, and used by the Department for Education, have concluded that the strategies above are the most effective in raising pupil attainment.

Impact for 2015-16

  • The % of children who achieved a good level of development in EYFS was below the national average (however, this was a small cohort with only 5 children eligible for the additional funding);
  • The performance of pupils in Y2 was mixed with the % of children achieving the expected standard in phonics below the national average (though it was above average for childrn in Y1).
  • The progress of pupils by the end of Y6 was mixed: well below average in reading, above average in writing and in line with the average for mathematics

The next review of the school's pupil premium will be undertaken in the Summer Term of 2017 after the start of the new financial year, whereby school will be informed by the Local Authority of our future funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17

 

Sports Premium 2016-17

The school receives £8,764 each year through the Sports Premium. This is used in three main ways:

  • An additional block of swimming lessons which ensures that all children meet the required standard for Key Stage 2;
  • Purchasing a service level agreement which enables children to participate in competitive sports events;
  • Investing in the professional developmnent of teachers so that they develop a high level of expertise.

Smaller amounts of money (approximately £400) are used to fund the participation of all children in a day of orienteering activities and some other outdoor experiences.  PE resources are also reviewed regularly and purchased as and when required for activities.

This spending has had the following impact:

  • All children reach the required standard in swimming by Year 6 (this year the vast majority of children will achieve this by the end of Year 4);
  • More children are able to participate in competitive sports events - football, netball, athletics, gymnastics, dance, cross-country running and others;
  • Teachers skill and confidence in delivering PE has improved.

Spending is under review on an annual basis and decisions will be made for 2017-18 in the spring term of 2017.  Annual staff meeting is held to ensure the on-going PE and sport development for our pupils is sustainable through the premium funding.