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Pupil Premium

OVERVIEW

The Pupil Premium Grant is a Government funded grant for all schools in England, aimed at addressing underlying inequalities. It is allocated to children (from Reception age onwards) from families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), and children looked after in local authority care. Schools are expected to use the funding to help close attainment gaps for eligible pupils; they are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit but will be accountable for how they have used the funding to support pupils from low income families. There is the expectation that schools will be able to demonstrate impact on the attainment of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

 

NATURE OF SUPPORT

At World’s End, as a very inclusive school we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds; we make sure that every pupil has an equal chance to succeed. The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision. We focus on getting the basics of spoken language, literacy and numeracy right as early as possible, and work with parents to maximise engagement with their child’s education.

  1. We have an enhanced team of support staff who work across the school to ensure access to the curriculum by the provision of interventions in reading, writing and mathematics for children who are not making expected progress or not reaching expected levels of attainment, or other children identified as needing extra support.

· Our SEND team provides targeted support for groups of children in literacy (reading, phonics and writing) and mathematics.

· The Inclusion Manager has responsibility for monitoring attendance and keeps a close check on the attendance of all pupils but particularly those children in ‘significant groups’, such as SEN and FSM. We have also bought into the services of a family Support Worker to support our work with reducing absence.

· Our Senior Learning Mentor supports vulnerable children and families, to reduce and overcome barriers to learning.

· Trained teaching assistants provide one-to-one and small group work supporting children with social, communication and language needs that may be barriers to their learning, as well as literacy interventions.

· Enhanced staffing in Reception and Nursery, including a full-time trained teaching assistant in Reception, enables targeted support to develop children’s language and literacy skills.

  1. We pay for the services of a Speech & Language therapist for half a day each week; she works with pupils, staff and parents. This helps us to address needs around communication, speech and language from early on in a child’s school career. Developing children’s language from the earliest possible moment is the most significant of all interventions in narrowing the attainment gap.

· Our WellComm speech and language programme identifies and supports individual children’s language development; this programme is well established in Nursery and is used in Reception for those pupils that require it.

  1. We provide support for children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs through the services of the Family Support Worker to help us reduce any barriers to learning.
  2. As a school in an area with pockets of high deprivation, we try to ‘poverty proof’ our provision as much as possible, to support many of our families on low incomes. Pupil Premium funding in 2017-18 is once again providing eligible pupils with free milk each day, and covering the cost of educational visits and trips.
  3. Our tracking system enables us to track the progress and attainment of children in reading, writing and mathematics on a half termly basis.  Senior and Middle leaders work with teachers to carefully track the progress of all pupils; these pupil progress meetings are rigorous examinations of what has gone well and what has not worked successfully. The data from our tracking system is analysed, and feeds back into planning for provision, to ensure that children, whatever their backgrounds, are able to access the curriculum and are making good or outstanding progress in their learning. The progress of all pupils is examined, particular attention is paid to those in ‘significant groups’, including those pupils entitled to additional funding through Pupil Premium.

In 2016-17 we received a total of £140,500 for Pupil Premium; we have again added other funding to these amounts to ensure we adequately and effectively provide support for all of our most disadvantaged children.

Our objectives in spending our Pupil Premium funding are:

· To ensure effective provision is made to support all eligible pupils, particularly ‘vulnerable’ pupils, e.g. socially disadvantaged, EAL (English as an Additional Language), underperforming, etc.

· To accelerate the progress of identified pupils to at least age related expectations

· To ‘narrow the attainment gap’ for identified pupils

 

MEASURING THE IMPACT

The aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise attainment and narrow the gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families, and their peers.

Our standards of attainment are high at World’s End and the average for all our children at the end of Key Stage 1 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics is consistently higher than the national average.

The learning and progress of groups of pupils in our school, particularly those for whom the Pupil Premium provides support, show they achieve well. Much of the teaching in World’s End is outstanding; as a result our children, including pupils for whom the Pupil Premium provides support, are making sustained progress. The effective deployment of our talented staff and resources benefits all groups of children. The charts below detail data comparisons from statutory assessment in 2017.

     

End of Key Stage 1:

Pupils reaching at least the expected standard

 

READING

WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

84%

74%

80%

65%

80%

73%

91%

82%

Disadvantaged

70%

78%

67%

70%

67%

77%

81%

85%

Other (non-FSM)

90%

78%

85%

70%

85%

77%

95%

85%

 

 

Pupils working at greater depth within the expected standard 

 

READING

WRITING

MATHS

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

35%

24%

25%

13%

23%

18%

Disadvantaged

33%

27%

30%

15%

26%

20%

Other (non-FSM)

36%

27%

23%

15%

21%

20%

 

 

         Year 1 Phonics Screening Check:

Pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonic screening check

YEAR 1

WEIS

2017

National

2016

YEAR 2

cumulative

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

80%

81%

All pupils

94%

91%

Disadvantaged

73%

69%

FSM

92%

86%

Other (non-FSM)

83%

83%

Other (non-FSM)

95%

93%

 

         Early Years Foundation Stage Profile:   

 

Pupils reaching a good level of development  - GLD

 

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

76%

69%

Disadvantaged

61%

55%

Other (non-FSM)

83%

72%

 

Pupils reaching at least the expected standard

 

READING

WRITING

NUMBER

 

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

81%

77%

77%

73%

81%

79%

Disadvantaged

68%

63%

65%

58%

68%

66%

Other (non-FSM)

88%

80%

83%

75%

88%

81%

 

Pupils exceeding the expected standard

 

READING

WRITING

NUMBER

 

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

WEIS

2017

National

2016

All pupils

29%

20%

20%

12%

27%

16%

Disadvantaged

19%

10%

16%

5%

19%

8%

Other (non-FSM)

33%

21%

22%

13%

32%

17%

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

Details of Pupil Premium allocation for last two years and the current year are shown below.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT APRIL 2015 - 2016

Total number of pupils on roll (Reception – Year 2)

270

Total number (percentage) of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

98 (36%)             

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant received per pupil

£1320

Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received

£140,820

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT APRIL 2016 - 2017

Total number of pupils on roll (Reception – Year 2)

270

 

Total number (percentage) of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

    105 (39%)                        

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant received per pupil

£1320

Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received

£140,500

 

            During the year 2016-17, the breakdown of what the Pupil premium funding was spent on is

as follows:

 

Pupil Premium spend 2016-17 (£140,500.00)

Big Community plus Family & Attendance Welfare Consultant

£7500

Speech & Language Therapist

£3800

Milk

£4764

Educational Visits

£260

Materials

£1039

Music

£136

Speech & Language training

£2345

Kagan training

£949

Staff training

£2376

Other staffing costs: Senior Learning Mentor, Teaching Assistants, etc.

£117,331

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT APRIL 2017 - 2018

Total number of pupils on roll (Reception – Year 2)

270

Total number (percentage) of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

    101 (37%)         

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant received per pupil

£1320

Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received

£133,62

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