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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy

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 2017-18

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2017-18 financial year is:

Free School Meals / Ever 6: 158 pupils @ £1320 = £208,560

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

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

£10,000

Hywel Roberts – Whole school Inset training

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

£1,150

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 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.

£35,000

Easter and Summer schools for Years 2, 4 and 6

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

£10,000

Single year group teaching

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

£82,000

Educational visits and enrichment

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

£4,000

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.

£2,000

 

Total

£216,995

 

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

£208,560

Planned Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£216,995

Additional expenditure committed from school budget

£8,435

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding expected

£4,200

Planned Early Years Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£4,200

 

Pupil Premium Impact Report

2016-17

 

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 2016-17

Our Pupil Premium funding for the 2016-17 academic year was:

Autumn 2016

£67,320

Spring 2017

£50,490

Summer 2017

£86,900

Total

£204,710

 

Our Early Years Pupil Premium funding for the 2016-17 academic year was: £4,245

 

 

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

 

Area of spend

Focus

Total Allocation

Osiris – “Improving teaching from Good to Outstanding” course

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

£10,156

Literacy Shed – Whole school Inset Day training

Introduce new approaches to literacy teaching, to increase attainment across the school. Using a visual approach to Literacy, which will benefit pupils with varying needs eg SEND, EAL.

£1,050

Singapore Maths – Whole school Inset Day training

Develop a mastery approach to mathematics, to increase attainment across the school. Based around practical and visual modelling techniques, which will benefit pupils with varying needs eg. SEND, EAL.

£850

Maths Mastery software and training

To support the Mastery approach to teaching of mathematics.

£920

“Thrive” training for 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

National SENCo Award

Develop the skills of the SENCo to better support the needs of SEND children.

£1,800

One – to – one and small group tuition

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

£35,000

Easter and Summer schools for Years 2, 4 and 6

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

£10,000

Single year group teaching

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

£82,000

Educational visits and enrichment

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

£4,000

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.

£2,650

Total

 

£219,221

 

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

£204,710

Total Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£219,221

Additional expenditure committed from school budget

£14,511

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding received

£4,245

Total Early Years Pupil Premium funding expenditure

£4,245

 

Outcomes – 2017 Data

Phonics

 

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

National

Year One

74%

75%

75%

81%

Year Two

91%

92%

90%

92%

 

KS1 - Year Two

 

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading

60%

60%

60%

Writing

52%

48%

54%

Maths

68%

72%

66%

 

KS2 - Year Six

Progress KS1- KS2

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading

-3.4

-2.6

0.3

Writing

-1.5

-2.9

0.2

Maths

-0.6

0.7

0.3

 

Attainment

ALL

Disadvantaged

Other

Reading S Score

98

98

-

Reading ex+

41%

37%

77%

Writing ex+

70%

58%

81%

Maths S Score

100

100

-

Maths ex+

61%

58%

80%

SPAG ex+

65%

58%

82%

Spelling average mark

12

11

12

 

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