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PUPIL PREMIUM

 

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for, and are committed to meeting the needs of, any ‘socially disadvantaged’ children who attend our school.  We believe this commitment includes their pastoral and social needs as well as their academic progress. 

 

Our school is committed to the ‘narrowing the gap’ between different groups of children and improving the outcomes and life chances of children.  The pupil premium money will form a vital part in this process, particularly for our most disadvantaged children.

 

The governors will allocate pupil premium funding to support any children, or groups of children, who have been appropriately identified as being socially disadvantaged.  This support will be made through the following strategies:

  • Facilitating pupils access to education
  • Facilitating pupils access to the curriculum
  • Additional support and intervention within the school environment.

 

Reporting Pupil Premium

It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement.

 

The allocation and the impact on pupil outcomes will be reported to the Resources Committee of the Federation Governing Body annually.

 

The responsibility for the report will be undertaken by a senior member of the leadership team.  The report will be supported by data and information from other members of staff.

 

Reports for Half Acres Primary School, outlining the amount of pupil premium money received, how this has been allocated for spending and the impact it has made on pupil outcomes are listed below.  Reports since 2011 are listed in Appendix 1.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2015/16

In 2015/16 the funding (£77,700) will be spent on:

Continuing the contribution towards the salary costs of Family Mentor to support vulnerable children and their families and improve attendance.

Continuation of the Early Birds Reading Intervention programme (for years 3 and 4 to July 2015 and then years 4 and 5 from September 2015).

Continued implementation of the FFT reading intervention programme in KS1.

Same day intervention.

Support for Speech and Language in Early Years and KS1.

Additional staffing in Early Years.

Continuation of Peer Mentor Group to develop the self-esteem and confidence of a group of identified children in years 3 and 4.

Lunchtime coaching support.

 

The impact of this funding will be reported in July 2016.

 

APPENDIX 1 - Reports for Half Acres Primary School since 2011

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2014/15

In 2014/15 the funding (£86,000) was spent on:

Continuing the contribution towards the salary costs of Family Mentor to support vulnerable children and their families and improve attendance.

Continued implementation of the FFT reading intervention programme in key stage 1.

Implementation of the Numicon Closing the Gap programme in key stage 1.

Support for Speech and Language in Early Years and key stage 1.

Introduction of the Early Birds Reading Intervention in years 5 and 6 initially.

Introduction of Mentor Groups to develop the self-esteem and confidence of a group of identified children in key stage 2.

Teacher support for reading to narrow the gap in year 4.

 

Impact of PP funding for 2014/15 was:

Family Mentor

During 2014/15 academic year, the Family Mentor supported over 35 families and their children to ensure their safety and well-being. 

31 children were helped to modify their behaviour, anger or confidence issues through involvement with the Family Mentor.

The attendance of 20 children has improved following work by the Family Mentor.

All this work helps the children feel more comfortable in school and therefore they achieve more.  When attendance improves there is a direct link to improvements in learning.  The work of our Family Mentor, with some of our most vulnerable or disadvantaged families, makes a significant contribution to their successful development in school.

 

FFT reading intervention (20 children)

85% of the PP children made at least expected progress

45% of the PP children made good progress

 

Early Birds Intervention (Y5 & Y6)

95% of the PP children made at least expected progress

50% of the PP children made good progress

 

Reading Support for Y4

75% of the PP children made at least expected progress

63% of the PP children made good progress

 

Mentoring Group (Y5 & Y6)

8 children were helped to develop their social skills and increase their self-esteem by participating in this group and this impacted positively on their progress in reading, writing and maths.

 

Maths intervention  (42 children)

90% of the PP children made expected progress

55% of the PP children made good progress

 

Speech and Language support (25 children)

92% of the PP children made at least expected progress

76% of the PP children made good progress

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2013/14

In April 2013 the funding (£56,400) was spent on:

Contribution towards the salary costs of Family Mentor.

Implementation of the FFT reading intervention programme.

Implementation of the 1st Class @ Number programme.

Support for Speech and Language in EYFS.

Personalised support for vulnerable learners in year 3.

 

Impact of PP funding for 2013/4 was:

Family Mentor

During 2013/14 academic year, the Family Mentor supported over 20 families and their children to ensure their safety and well-being. 

23 children were helped to modify their behaviour, anger or confidence issues through involvement with the Family Mentor.  12 children in key stage 1 were supported through Time to Talk interventions.  

The attendance of 12 children has improved following work by the Family Mentor.

All this work helps the children feel more comfortable in school and therefore they achieve more.  When attendance improves there is a direct link to improvements in learning.  The work of our Family Mentor, with some of our most vulnerable or disadvantaged families, makes a significant contribution to their successful development in school.

 

FFT reading intervention

56% of the PP children made expected progress

22% of the PP children made good progress

 

1st Class @ Number maths intervention 

50% of the PP children made expected progress

25% of the PP children made good progress

 

Catch Up Maths

48% of the PP children made expected progress

33% of the PP children made good progress

 

Speech and Language support 

22% of the PP children made expected progress

78% of the PP children made good or outstanding progress

 

Personalised support for vulnerable learners in year 3

Of the 5 vulnerable learners in year 3, by the end of the year this is the progress they made measured in APS gains.

 

Subject area

Number of children and APS progress made

Reading

 

1= 7 APS

2 = 5 APS

1=  4 APS

1= 2 APS

Writing

 

1 = 7 APS

1 = 6 APS

1 = 4APS

1 = 3 APS (expected progress)

1 = 2 APS

Maths

 

1= 9 APS

1 = 8 APS

2= 6 APS

1= 4APS

 

These APS gains are significantly above the expected gains in a year for most children in all subject areas showing how this investment has narrowed the gap for these vulnerable learners.

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2012/13

In 2012 the funding (£34,700) was spent on:

Contribution towards the salary costs of Family Mentor.

Implementation of the FFT reading intervention programme – 18 children accessed this programme during the year.

Implementation of the 1st Class @ Number programme – 8 children accessed this programme during the year.

Support for Speech and Language in EYFS 12 children were targeted for this support during the year.

Targeted support for year 2 children in writing.

Establishment of a lunchtime Mathletics Club.

 

Impact of PP funding for 2012 was:

Family Mentor

20 families and their children were supported and their safety and well-being secured through involvement with the Family Mentor.

29 children were helped to modify their behaviour, anger or confidence issues through involvement with the Family Mentor.

 

FFT reading intervention

45% of the PP children made expected progress

33% of the PP children made good progress

17% of the PP children made outstanding progress

 

1st Class @ Number maths intervention 

33% of the PP children made expected progress

67% of the PP children made good progress

 

Speech and Language support 

42% of the PP children made expected progress

33% of the PP children made good progress

17% of the PP children made outstanding progress

 

Targeted support for year 2 writing

2012/13 Year 2 writing results at level 2+ were  above the LA figure for 2012/13 and above the national figure for 2012.

 

Mathletics Club

Children without internet access at home were able to log onto the Mathletics programme in school and receive support and encouragement from school staff that enabled them to practise and consolidate their skills.

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR 2011/12

In 2011 the funding (£22,360) was spent on:

Creation of appropriate space for teaching intervention groups - Green Room, Yellow Room, Y3 TA space.

Training for staff to deliver good quality intervention programmes such as FFT and 1st Class @ Number.

 

Impact of PP funding for 2011 was:

Staff trained and confident to deliver interventions.

Interventions delivered in an appropriate space free from interruptions.

Children able to focus on learning.

Displays appropriate to the intervention and needs of children.

Resources available to support learning.

 

Yellow – good progress

Green - outstanding progress