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Pupil Premium Strategy 2015/16

East Wold CE Primary School

Pupil Premium Report to Governors and Parents

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools.  The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services.

How much does our school receive?

2014/2015

£8312 (including carry forward from 2013/2014)

2015/2016

£2640 (estimated)

How is the Pupil Premium money spent?

At East Wold Church of England Primary School the Pupil Premium funding is deployed to:
1. Ensure that the target groups access the curriculum in the same way as all other groups;
2. Purchase resources to be used by pupils for whom the funding has been allocated in order to ensure that their progress is at least in line with expectation;
3. Ensure a high level of well-organised adult support in each class so that all pupils within these target groups can be fully supported in accessing the curriculum (Pupil Premium supported the appointment of additional part time staff and focused maths training in 2014-2015) - the work of these is carefully planned and targeted;

4. Enrich the experiences of targeted pupils (for example: residential outdoor adventurous activity weekend)
5. Support parents financially with chargeable activities (in line with the Charging & Remissions Policy) to enable full access to all opportunities in order to ensure that the progress of the pupils on key indicators does not suffer adverse influence.

2014/2015

By the end of the year, progress for most children, including those who joined mid-year, was at least in line in reading, writing and maths, and for many, progress was good.   In 2014 the Pupil Premium sample in Y6 achieved a KS1 to KS2 Value Added score of 100.9 (school average 100.6, national average 99.7) and an Average Points Score of 29.5 (school average 30.8, national average 27).  100% of these children attained Level 4 in Teacher Assessments for Maths, Reading and Writing (67% nationally) and 33% attained Level 5 (12%) nationally.

Strategy

Impact

Amount

Teaching Assistant support for IEPs/develop basic skills

Progress at least in line for most targeted pupils. 

£3,382

Training for Teaching Assistant

Improved quality of targeted maths teaching

£500

Resources

Improve attainment in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

£100

Total

 

£3,982

Underspend 2014-2015

 

£5,375

How are the Governors involved?

The School Governors, through their Curriculum and Standards Sub-Committee monitor progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, including those for whom Pupil Premium is received.  The Finance Sub-Committee agree the allocation of this funding. These committees report back to the Full Governing Body.

What does national research show?

A report entitled 'The Pupil Premium', published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate following research in April and May 2012 states that:
'There appears to be a broad correspondence between levels of Pupil Premium funding and the extent to which it is making a difference to the ways that some schools work. For example, 10 of the 12 mainstream school leaders who said that the Pupil Premium funding was making a significant difference were in the highest free school meals quintiles 4 or 5.'
Our level of funding is very low, but has increased steadily.  It is important to the school that every child who meets the criteria to receive Pupil Premium/Free School Meals applies, in order that we can make best use of the targeted funding available. Parents should enquire in confidence at the School Office.

What is the expenditure plan for 2015/2016?

Strategy

Background

Impact

Amount

Management time

The direct intervention of the SENCO has been shown to ensure that the programmes set have greater impact

Increased opportunity to outline and monitor interventions.  Progress by the majority of Pupil Premium pupils in excess of the 'Good' benchmark for OFSTED

£600

Support directed by above

Including time specifically managed by the SENCO to deliver programmes for 'Pupil Premium' pupils

An increase in support offered directly by the SENCO to pupils to enable them to make made progress against the specific targets set.

£600

Approximately 10% of support time in any class

The total allocated hours for support in each class will be managed directly be the SENCO.  This will ensure that the programmes of intervention planned are deliverable.  Clearly, in some classes, the intervention may exceed 15%.

Interventions have been managed by the SENCO in cooperation with the class teacher and are reflected on our Provision Map.  Monitoring shows that the majority have been successful in ensuring progress in line with or ahead of the full cohort and in many cases ahead of the OFSTED 'Good' benchmark.

£6,580

Enrichment activities

Some targeted children show talents and interests in broader aspects of learning.

The programme of enrichment is to offer opportunities to explore and develop gifts and talents.

£235

TOTAL

 

 

£8,015

This information was correct at time of publication