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Pupil Premium Strategy

2018-19

 

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

 

Funding 2018-19

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2018-19 academic year is projected to be:

Free School Meals / Ever 6: 175 pupils @ £1320 = £235,620

Carried forward from 2017/18 = £11,871

Our Early Years Pupil Premium funding is projected to be:

Economic Reasons: £4,200

No funding is expected for Looked After / Post Looked After or Service Children.

 

Identified Barriers to Educational Achievement

At Arboretum Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all its pupils, and are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning. We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in the school. We have planned to spend our Pupil Premium funding to try to give them all the support that they need to “Reach for the Stars”.

Arboretum Primary School has identified the following as barriers to achievement for many of our children:

  • Many of our children have a low level of attainment when they join the school, compared to the National average.
  • Children have varied social and emotional needs which impact on their learning in a variety of ways.
  • A large proportion of our children (84% overall) have English as an additional language, and so experience barriers to learning due to their lack of English. A number of children are Direct Entry into the school with little or no English.
  • Due to economic and cultural reasons, many of the children have very limited access to extra-curricular activities and learning experiences out of school.
  • The more able children require effective, differentiated teaching to enable them to also fulfil their potential.
  • A number of our children who do not qualify for pupil premium funding, nevertheless come from very deprived families and have significant social and emotional needs.

Plans

Pupil Premium Funding

Area of spend

Focus

Allocation (approx.)

Osiris – “Transforming Teaching “ programme

To develop teaching staff to become outstanding practitioners thus enabling them to better support the wide range of pupil needs across the school.

£10,000

Additional teachers in Year 6 groups(mornings)

To enable literacy and numeracy to be taught in smaller ability based groups to maximise the opportunities to make good progress and improve overall attainment.

£50,000

One – to – one and small group tuition

To support children to develop further their understanding with Maths, Reading and Writing skills.

£20,000

Easter school for Years 2, 4 and 6

An opportunity to focus on progress and attainment of children to ensure they fulfil their potential.

£5,000

Single year group teaching

Additional teachers to facilitate single year-group teaching for literacy and maths in year 3/4.

£27,000

Forest School

An opportunity to focus on children from vulnerable groups to increase confidence , self-esteem and develop social skills in the context of creative, stimulating and interactive activities outside.

£1,500

Learning Mentor support – counselling & parental support

To facilitate opportunities for the learning mentor to work with some of our most vulnerable children on a regular basis to increase confidence and self-esteem and to enable their parents to support them outside of school.

£6,000

EAL Family liaison / classroom support

To support the needs of our pupils and their families from EAL backgrounds to enable them to improve their written and spoken language and to support families with any issues in or out of school.

£31,200

Extended School Co-ordinator & coach for breakfast / after school

To enable pupils to have a healthy and active start to the day and to access a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

£17,500

Classroom TAs - small groups for RWI/literacy

To support pupils' learning in class and through smaller intervention and RWI groups

£54,000

Reading support Year 6

 

To develop the reading skills of targeted year 6 pupils to enable them to reach age related expectations and in some cases to achieve greater depth.

£2,000

Forest schools training

To enable staff to have the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications to run forest school sessions.

£1,250

Staff Development for the Creative Curriculum

To enable staff to attend training to develop their confidence and expertise in leading a range of subjects and to then disseminate this information to all staff thus improving the provision of a high quality and relevant curriculum for all.

£1,000

RWInc training for SEN TAs

To enable all TAs to have the necessary skills and subject knowledge to either lead or support in RWI lessons so that children can successfully develop their phonic knowledge and improve reading and writing skills.

£1,000

Educational visits and enrichment

Financial support for PP children to enable all children to participate in class trips and residential visits.

£4,000

Contribution to enrichment activities for all pupils

To ensure that all pupils can take part in enrichment activities in and out of school to further their learning and to provide experiences they may not necessarily be able to access.

£11,500

Uniform for PP children + book bags for all FS2 children

So that all children in school can wear the same uniform and have the same book bag to bring to school - developing a sense of identity and community within the school.

£1,800

Furnishings, books etc for refurbished library

To develop the library so that it can be utilised daily by all pupils to support and enrich their learning and to encourage a love of reading for pleasure.

£5,000

“Buy a Book” event

To provide all children with access to high quality literature to develop reading skills and a love of reading

£3,500

KS2 fruit

To provide fruit to all pupils daily to encourage healthy diets and nutritious food for all pupils

£5,000

 

Total

£258,250

 

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

Area of spend

Focus

Allocation (approx.)

Targeted interventions for EYPP children

Contribution to salary for a Childcare Worker (0.3 FTE) to review the achievement of EYPP children and carry out targeted one-to-one interventions based on individual next steps.

£4,200

 

Total

£4,200

 

Total Pupil Premium funding expected

£235,620

Carried forward from 2017/18

£11,871

Planned Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£258,250

Additional expenditure committed from school budget

£10,759

 

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding expected

£4,200

Planned Early Years Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£4,200

 

How will the school measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding?

  • Pupil Asset assessment tool is used by class teachers to measure attainment and progress at termly intervals through the year
  • All teachers are responsible for tracking the progress of all vulnerable groups, including Pupil Premium, SEND and EAL. This information is then collated and monitored by the Deputy Head and SENCo.
  • Pupil Progress meetings are held each term between class teachers and SMT to monitor impact and identify any concerns to be addressed.
  • Attendance data is collected and monitored by the Learning Mentors, supported by the Deputy Head.
  • When selecting pupils for intervention groups and support, this will not be limited to children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, but will include other pupils who have similar needs, and who we believe will benefit from the support / intervention.
  • Pupil Premium funding and its impact is a regular agenda item for the School Governor’s meetings.

Designated staff member in charge: Paul Scott (Headteacher)

Monitoring, assessment and tracking: Nigel Daintith (Deputy Head), Charmian Hardy (Assistant Head), Vicara MacDonald & Jessica Thornton (Acting SENCo’s)

Pupil Premium Responsible Governor: Lynda Wynn

 

Pupil Premium Impact Report

2017-18

 What is Pupil Premium?

 

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families.  Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

 

Funding Received 2017-18

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2017-18 academic year was:

Autumn 2017

£69,520

Spring 2018

£52,140

Summer 2018

£99,550

Total

£221,210

 

Our Early Years Pupil Premium funding for the 2017-18 academic year was:  £3,625

Our Approach

At Arboretum Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all its pupils, and are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning.  We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in the school.  We have planned to spend our Pupil Premium funding to try to give them all the support that they need to “Reach for the Stars”.

 

 

Expenditure

Pupil Premium Funding

Area of spend

Focus

Expenditure

Osiris – “Transforming Teaching “ programme

Improve the quality of teaching for 5 teachers, develop different teaching strategies to support different needs eg. SEND, social & emotional needs, more able pupils.

£10,257

Hywel Roberts –  Whole school Inset training

Develop a new, inspiring approach to the curriculum, which will benefit pupils with varying needs eg SEND, EAL.

£1,217

Jonathan Lear – Whole school Inset training

Develop a new, inspiring approach to the curriculum, which will benefit pupils with varying needs eg. SEND, EAL.

£2,050

“Thrive” training for new learning mentor

A dynamic, developmental approach to working with children and young people that helps teachers and adults to interpret their behaviour and address their emotional needs.

£1,595

One – to – one and small group tuition

To support children to develop further their understanding with Maths, Reading and Writing skills.

£28,500

Easter school for Years 2, 4 and 6

An opportunity to focus on progress and attainment of children to ensure they fulfil their potential.

£4,800

Single year group teaching

Additional teachers to facilitate single year-group teaching for literacy and maths.

£85,000

Educational visits and enrichment

Financial support for PP children to enable all children to participate in class trips and residential visits.

£3,885

After School , Breakfast  and Holiday Clubs

Provide free places for PP children to enable them to participate in more activities, and ensure they have access to a healthy breakfast to set them up for effective learning.

£10,000

Intervention Groups

Contribution to staff salaries – Learning Mentors (1 FTE) and Teaching Assistant support (1 FTE).

£55,000

Instrument lessons

Whole class brass instrument tuition for all year 5 & 6 children to give them an extra-curricular opportunity which they would otherwise have.

£4,200

Year 6 Reading groups

External literacy consultant to provide targeted reading groups to improve attainment in Year 6.

£2,835

 

Total

£209,339

 

Area of spend

Focus

Total Allocation

Early Years Pupil Premium

Contribution to salary of Childcare Worker to run parent workshops to help them to support their child’s learning

£4,245

 

Total Pupil Premium funding received

£221,210

Total Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£209,339

Remaining funding carried forward to 2018-19

£11,871

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding received

£3,625

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£4,245

Additional expenditure committed from school budget

£620

 

 

 

Outcomes – 2018 Data

Phonics

 

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

National

Year One

92%

90%

93%

83%

Year Two

75%

60%

79%

92%

 

KS1 - Year Two

 

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading

61%

68%

57%

Writing

64%

68%

61%

Maths

72%

74%

70%

 

 

KS2 - Year Six

Progress   KS1- KS2

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading

0.17

-0.2

0.6

Writing

0.61

-0.1

1.4

Maths

1.03

-0.8

3.0

 

Attainment

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading S Score

103

102.5

103.3

Reading   ex+

65%

57%

72.5%

Writing   ex+

69%

60%

77.5%

Maths S Score

104

101.8

105.1

Maths  ex+

68%

54%

80%

SPAG  ex+

68%

57%

77.5%

Spelling average mark

12

11

12

 

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