Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding that is provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of underachievement. The aim is to help raise their attainment and close the gap between them and their peers. The amount of funding the school receives is dependent on the number of children who are currently eligible for free school meals or those who have been eligible in the last six years.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy report for Halstow Primary School 2016 – 2017

Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Total number of pupils: 384

Date: Sept 29th

Total PP Budget: £42,240

Number of pupils eligible for PP: 32

Review: Jan 1st 2017

Current Attainment (Year 6 results)

 

Pupils eligible for PP (Yr 6) (1)

Pupils not eligible for PP (Yr 6)

% at exp for R,W&M

100%

77%

% at exp for reading

100%

93%

% at exp for writing

100%

86%

% at exp for maths

100%

86%

Current Attainment and progress (Year 5 data)
‘Expected’ attainment = 24 points/ Expected progress = 3 points

Pupil Premium Analysis Year 5 Summer 2, 2015

PP Progress (6 children)

PP Attainment (6 children)

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

2.7

2.3

1.8

2.3

20.8

20.5

21.5

20.9

Non - PP Progress

Non - PP Attainment

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

2.6

2.6

2.3

2.5

23.9

23.8

24.2

24.0

Difference

Difference

-0.1

0.3

0.5

0.2

3.1

3.3

2.7

3.1

 

Pupil Premium Analysis Year 5 Summer 2, 2015
**Exceptions data: Without child with statement of SEN/One child with severe SEN (SEN support)**

PP Progress (4 children)

PP Attainment (4 children)

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

2.8

2.8

2.0

2.5

23.8

24.0

24.5

24.1

Non - PP Progress

Non - PP Attainment

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

2.6

2.6

2.3

2.5

23.9

23.8

24.2

24.0

Difference

Difference

-0.2

-0.2

0.3

0.0

0.1

-0.2

-0.3

-0.1

 

Barriers to future progress and attainment

Many PP children also have SEN needs and this can add to their complex learning difficulties – these include severe autism, dyslexia,  ADHD and also includes children with ongoing health concerns such as diabetes

Three PP children have ongoing child protection issues which add to their learning difficulties – these emotional issues are having a detrimental effect on their learning

We have 4 children who are adopted and many who are EAL

Attendance figures are lower for PP – PP children average for 2015 – 2016 was 92.45% whereas for non PP children it was 97.08 – this will inhibit learning and reduce progress, especially for children who are under 90%

Successful Outcomes

All children, regardless of their barriers to learning or SEN/medical needs make excellent progress across all areas of school life. Academic attainment is but one measure, along with life skills, a healthier lifestyle and confidence to progress in their next stage of development

Children will be happier and more motivated across their school and home life. They will feel safe at school and participate in all of school life, including trips and school journeys.

Children who are both PP, adopted, EAL make as good as or better progress than non PP children so their attainment is in line with their peers

Reduce the number of absences from PP children. Attendance of PP children is in line, or very close to, attendance for other children. Those with specific medical needs should be targeted and provisions made, where possible, to make sure they miss as little school as possible.

Planned Expenditure

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

Evidence and rationale

Implementation

Staff Lead

Review Date

Improved progress and attainment for all regardless of starting points

Staff training on maths mastery and writing outcomes across the school

We want to improve PP outcomes from an early age, in Reception and beyond. IW, SR and AC will go on mastery courses and then feedback and train other staff. PDMs will be set aside for this.

The courses will be selected as part of the Compass Group and through Greenwich

IW, SR and AC

March 2017

Progress gaps are closed

Timely interventions run by IW, CR, VH and AD to plug the learning gaps of children

Interventions run by staff who know the children have been shown to help with progress and attainment. We are going to train these intervention teachers in how to provide guidance and support for children who have fallen behind in their learning

The courses will be selected as part of the Compass Group and through Greenwich
PDMs will be used to deliver specific training
Intervention teachers to share good practice with colleagues

IW, TG and BW

Jan 2017

Children have continuous intervention from people they know and feel secure with

Cover supervisors

We employ two cover supervisors who work closely with pupil premium children as well as working across the school, covering teachers, supporting children etc

These cover supervisors work with pupil premium children, giving them interventions and continued support, including chaperoning them at extra-curricula clubs

TLs, JP and BW

June 2017

Total cost: £20,000

Fostering extra-curricular interest

Clubs – music tuition, karate, yoga, Mathletics and Spellodrome clubs etc

Children who partake in different sporting/extra curricula clubs become fitter, both physically and mentally. This will, in turn, lead to children’s attendance improving.

We also offer Spellodrome and Mathletics clubs for PP children who do not have access to the Internet at home

We will put children forward for clubs which we deem suitable for them and pay for these out of our PP budget.

JP, BW

Jan 2017

Children do not miss out on any part of the creative curriculum

School journeys/trips/Theatre trips are part or wholly subsidised by the school

We will offer to pay or part subsidise our Year 4 and Year 6 school journey fees so that all children can attend, regardless of their financial situation.

The offer of help will be given to all PP children

TG

July 2017

Children have access to a full range of books

Books – book tokens/Christmas books etc
Kindles

Books are essential part of the education of children and often, pupil premium families struggle to buy many books.

At our book fairs, which run twice yearly, we give PP children a book token for them to use. We also take some of our PP children to a book shop before Christmas so they can stock up on some books of their choice.

JP and BW

Jan 2017

Total cost: £5,000

Certain PP children who have an intersection of need, have 1:1 cover at various or all parts of the day

1:1 cover: PP but no statement and need cover

We have children at Halstow who are pupil premium but who also have other serious learning difficulties. We have no extra funding for these children but all need 1:1 support – one needs full-time 1:1 support

We have allocated resources to work with these children on a 1:1 basis

JP and BW

March 2017

Total cost: £33,200

Children feel listened to and are able to better deal with their emotional problems

2 counsellors working alongside PP and other children in order to facilitate sessions based on self-esteem and confidence building

Counselling is a proven way for children to become resilient and confident learners.
Our counselling service is open to all children who we feel would benefit from it; we have pupil premium children who use this service.
Research undertaken by BACP has shown counselling to be as effective as medication or other forms of intervention.

We have 2 counsellors who come in for two days a week and work with various children with various needs across the school

JP, BW and TG

Jan 2017

Total cost: £6,000