Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Impact 2015/16

 The pupil premium grant for the school in 2015/16 was £ £96,390.

 The pupil premium grant was used to provide:

  • Staffing for breakfast club, fit club and a wide range of after school clubs to enhance the children's learning experiences and continue to improve attendance (£14,875).
  • Specialist PE teaching to enhance enjoyment, promote healthy lifestyles and enhance pupil's endurance and stamina. Tracking of characteristics of learning should demonstrate high levels of determination and persistence. This will also provide additional time for staff to plan a creative curriculum. (£28,395).
  • Specialist ICT teacher to ensure all pupils are given opportunities to develop computing skills and develop a clear awareness of digital safety. To work with families to develop clear guidance for Digital safety. To organise extra curricular provision for pupils developing computing expertise. (£12,000)
  • Additional teacher to provide extra support for Year 6 children in Literacy and Numeracy and ensure they are ready for the new assessment regime. (£15,000)
  • 60 hours per week additional TA2 support – 5 hours per class per week; 15 hours per week in Sycamore class. This time should be planned for additional guided or individual reading sessions and maths booster support for specific skills, particularly place value and should impact on continued high levels of progress particularly for pupil premium children (£30,840).
  • Opportunities to enrich the curriculum, e.g. pantomime performance for the whole school, subsidised pantomime visit for KS2, visit to an orchestra, specialist singing teacher for the choir. (£2500).

 Analysis demonstrates that this use of funding to provide specialist teaching and a rich curriculum through taught sessions and out of school activities is engaging pupils, enhancing their knowledge of the world and  ensuring excellent attitudes to learning.

 The impact of this was:

  • In 2016 attainment at the end of KS2 for Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children was broadly similar in writing, mathematics and Grammar, punctuation and Spelling. Non-Pupil premium children performed better in reading.
  • In 2016 progress for pupils reaching the end of KS2 was better for Pupil Premium children than Non-Pupil Premium in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Writing. It was broadly similar in mathematics. Non Pupil Premium children made better progress in reading.
  • In other year groups in KS2 the gaps between Pupil Premium pupils and non-Pupil Premium are narrowing.
  • 33 KS2 pupils were given the opportunity of going to Tower Wood activity Centre to undertake a range of adventurous outdoor activities. 8 of these were disadvantaged pupils.
  • 25 of the Year 6 pupils visited York for 5 days as an end of year residential visit. This enabled them to visit historical sites as well as enjoying a day at Lightwater Valley. 3 of these pupils were disadvantaged.
  • 39 children were part of the school choir and received tuition from a specialist singing teacher before reaching the final of ‘Last Choir Standing’. This was an amazing achievement and experience for these pupils, 14 of which were pupil premium.

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by our eligible pupils are:

  • Limited levels of determination and willingness to persevere though a task.
  • Limited range of vocabulary and language skills.
  • Poor retention of number facts and ability to apply these to a range of situations.

The estimated pupil premium grant for the school in 2016/17 is £95,040. Governors should note that this is an indicative figure and may increase or decrease once recalculated using the latest data.   

 The pupil premium grant is included in the school's budget plans and will be used to provide:

  • Staffing for breakfast club, fit club and a wide range of after school clubs to enhance the children's learning experiences and continue to improve attendance (£16,547).
  • Specialist PE teaching to enhance enjoyment, promote healthy lifestyles and enhance pupil's endurance and stamina. Tracking of characteristics of learning should demonstrate high levels of determination and persistence. This will also provide additional time for staff to plan a creative curriculum. (£30,795).
  • 85 hours per week additional TA2 support – 5 hours per class per week; 15 hours per week in Sycamore class. This time should be planned for additional guided or individual reading sessions and maths booster support for specific skills, particularly place value and should impact on continued high levels of progress particularly for pupil premium children (£30,840).
  • Opportunities to enrich the curriculum, e.g. problem solving science day, transport to places of worship, Olympics day, transport for the choir, whole school pantomime performance, play in a day for Year 5 pupils (£3,100).

Please click here for a more detailed analysis of how this spending will meet the barriers to learning of our Pupil Premium children.