Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM

This is the name given to a sum of money allocated to schools in order to support the most vulnerable children. The children are identified through a variety of ways, one of which is entitlement to free school meals in the past 6 years. Although each school has the freedom to spend the money as would best support the children, they are also held to account and must prove the value of what they have put in place for their most vulnerable children.     

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2020-2021 the allocation is £1,345 per child.  £2,345 is available to support looked after, previously look after and adopted pupils and £310 for service children.

As a school we want to ensure that all children have the very best start to their educational journey.  Where there is a barrier to a child's learning in Literacy and Numeracy we target this money with a variety of additional support and resources to ensure they make progress and to close the learning gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.  As a school we are aware of all vulnerable children and understand that not all FSM/PPG pupils are vulnerable and that some children who need additional support do not have PPG funding.

From September 2014 all infant school pupils received a free school meal. As a school we have asked parents to provide pupil premium information confidentially to ensure that vulnerable children can still access the support they are entitled to.

 

Objectives of Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2020/21

 

  • To narrow the gap in attainment and progress for Key Stage 1 pupils and Foundation Stage pupils in English and Mathematics

 

  • To improve quality 1st teaching and learning for pupil premium children and across the school (100% good or better)

 

  • To ensure pupil premium children have equal access to common experiences shared with their peers

 

  • To facilitate pupils’ participation in homework and enrichment activities in order to narrow the gap where this is a barrier to their learning in English and Mathematics

 

  • To provide emotional and behavioural support to children and their families where this is a barrier to their learning

 

  • To improve attendance of pupils to ensure they have full access to the Literacy and Numeracy curriculums
 
Possible barriers to learning:
 
There are a wide range of factors that can impact on the educational achievement of individual children. 
We are carefully monitoring the impact Covid 19 may have had on our disadvantaged pupils. As a school we are aware that children entering the Foundation Stage in 2020 may have missed crucial milestones in their journey through the Development Matters document if they were unable to attend the last 2 terms of pre-school due to a National Lockdown. Children moving from EYFS to Year One may also have missed a significant amount of their time in the Foundation Stage and those moving from Year One to Year Two may also have been impacted by missing parts of the National Curriculum they would have been taught if they had been able to attend school in the Spring an Summer Terms of 2020. There may be emotional barriers for the children to overcome as well as academic barriers in the current situation.  Other barriers to learning may include poor attendance, lack of resources or ability to access resources such as high quality reading books. All children are tracked carefully through termly meetings to ensure that they are making progress. Pupil Passports are also updated termly.
 
The Pupil Premium Funding will be used to support disadvantaged pupils, giving them access to additional support in the core subjects through interventions and academic scaffolding to accelerate progress from their starting points. Any 'gaps' which have occurred can be addressed and supported. 
 

September 2020-21

2020-21

 

Number of children on roll

181

Number of children currently eligible and on roll for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

 

Previously Looked After – 2 (LAC)

PPG- 9

Total = 11

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant

£16,795

 

 
 
 

 September 2019-20

2019-2020

Number of children on roll

181

Number of children currently eligible and on roll for

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

 

Children Looked After – 1

PPG - 3

Total = 4

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant

£ 5,860

Achievements of PPG children 2019- 2020

Due to the partial closure of schools on 20th March 2020 the children were given predicted end of year results.

All the children in receipt of PPG made good progress against their starting point and had access to a wide range of opportunities in school to develop their Cultural Capital.

Some of examples of this;

School Trip to Colne Valley Railway Station, watching chicks hatching as part of Science Week, The Chinese Dance Day to celebrate Chinese New Year and various Sports Events against other schools.

The numbers below reflect the 4 children currently receiving the PPG.

Foundation Stage

0% ( 1 child) predicted GLD.

Year 1

100% (1 child) predicted pass in Phonic Screening check.

100% ( 1 child) predicted age expected in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Year 2

50% (1 child) predicted Greater Depth Reading

50% ( 1 child) predicted Age Expected in Writing and Maths

50% (1 child) Working Towards in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Support currently being provided from PPG

  • 1:1 and small group support and challenge from a qualified teacher
  • Resources made by PPG Lead for parents of PP children
  • Workshops with PPG Lead/parents and their children to support learning at home
  • Enrichment activities
  • Small group provision – for example Bubble Time, for children who are finding life at school temporarily difficult
  • Early Literacy Support for children who need to support their phonic knowledge
  • Numicon support for children who find numbers difficult
  • Part funding of Speech and Language Communication Assistant
  • Coaching for swimming lessons
  • Cost of educational visits – curriculum enrichment
  • Variety of supportive and challenging resources
  • Music Lessons – curriculum enrichment
  • 1:1 targeted reading with LSA
  • Talk Boost speech and language interventions
  • Clicker 7 literacy intervention
  • Cost of uniforms
  • 1:1 5 minute literacy and numeracy box intervention
  • Laptop to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Staff Training/CPD to improve the quality of teaching for all pupils and groups, especially vulnerable children
  • Enrichment of the Curriculum through themed days
  • Wider opportunities – funding of after school clubs (Science, tennis, music, basketball etc.)

September 2018-19

2018-2019

Number of children on roll

180

Number of children currently eligible and on roll for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

3

Children Looked After – 2

Total = 5

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant

£ 8,560

 Achievement of children receiving PPG July 2019

The progress of the children is tracked at least termly. The Senior Leadership Team carefully scrutinise the children’s work and progress throughout the year.

Attainment in Foundation Stage 2018-19

100% achieved a GLD at the end of the Foundation Stage (data reflects 1 child)

Attainment in Year 1 2018-19

100% pass rate in year 1 Phonics (data reflects 2 children)

Attainment in Year 2 2018-19 (data reflects 2 PPG children)

100% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Reading

50% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Writing

100 reached expected at the end of KS1 in Science

0% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Maths.

 

Pupil Premium Comparisons 2019 Attainment

Comparing our school PPG children with non PPG children at our school and non PPG children nationally.

YEAR 1 PHONICS RESULTS 2019

School results

National results

School PPG children results

92%

82%

100%

This table shows that 100% (2 children) of our Pupil Premium children passed the Year 1 phonics check in 2019.

END OF KS1 RESULTS 2019

Expected or above

Achieved Greater Depth

Subject

School

National

School PPG children

School

National

School PPG children

Reading

77%

75%

100%

37%

25%

-

Writing

67%

69%

50%

18%

15%

-

Mathematics

77%

76%

0%

29%

22%

-

At the end of Key Stage 1 in 2019 2 children were eligible for PPG/Forever 6 in Year 2. Both of these children achieved a GLD at the end of the Foundation Stage.

This table shows that 100% ( 2 children) of PPG children achieved the expected standard in reading, 50% ( 1 child) in writing and 0% (0 children) in mathematics at the end of Year 2.

(Due to such small numbers of PPG children the statistical data is unreliable).

 

Pupil Premium Comparisons 2018 Attainment

Comparing our school PPG children with non PPG children at our school and non PPG children nationally.

YEAR 1 PHONICS RESULTS 2018

School results

National results

School PPG children results

85%

81%

67%

This table shows that 67% (2 children) of our Pupil Premium children passed the Year 1 phonics check in 2018.

END OF KS1 RESULTS 2018

Expected or above

Achieved Greater Depth

Subject

School

National

School PPG children

School

National

School PPG children

Reading

78%

76%

67%

37%

26%

-

Writing

65%

70%

67%

25%

16%

-

Mathematics

77%

76%

67%

30%

22%

-

At the end of Key Stage 1 in 2018 three children were eligible for PPG/Forever 6 in Year 2. Two of these children achieved a GLD at the end of the Foundation Stage.

This table shows that 67% (2 children) of PPG children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 2.

(Due to such small numbers of PPG children the statistical data is unreliable).

 

 Pupil Premium Comparisons 2017 Attainment

Comparing our school PPG children with non PPG children at our school and non PPG children nationally.

 

YEAR 1 PHONICS RESULTS 2017

School results

National results

School PPG children results

85%

81%

100%

This table shows that 100% (2 children) of our Pupil Premium children passed the Year 1 phonics check in 2017. This table indicates that our PPG children performed better than the overall National results.

 

END OF KS1 RESULTS 2017

Expected or above

Achieved Greater Depth

Subject

School

National

School PPG children

School

National

School PPG children

Reading

83%

76%

100%

42%

25%

100%

Writing

72%

68%

100%

25%

16%

50%

Mathematics

78%

75%

100%

32%

21%

50%

Science

85%

83%

100%

-

-

-

 

At the end of Key Stage One in 2017, only two children were eligible for PPG/Forever 6 in Year 2. Both these children achieved a GLD at the end of the Foundation Stage.

This table shows that 100% (2 children) of PPG children achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing, mathematics and science. This table shows that both children achieved Greater Depth in reading and one child Greater Depth in writing and maths.