Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017 at Our Lady & St Thomas

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils to try to ensure they; attain as well as and make as much progress as their peers. Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.

How the funding is allocated?

It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been: registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years or been in care for six months or longer.  The amount of funding received for each child in this instance is £1,320  In addition Pupil Premium Funding is provided for pupils; Adopted from Care (£1,900) and Service Pupils (£300)

Summary of Barriers to Educational Achievement at Our Lady & St Thomas

 The challenges faced by eligible pupils are wide-ranging, their attainment on entry varies and the school takes account of each child’s entry point and ensures they are well supported to achieve their potential.  Below are shared some of these barriers which can apply to pupils in our school.

  • Pupils entering school are in some instances below the national expectation in the areas of understanding, speaking, self-confidence and awareness, reading, number, the world, technology, expressive arts and design.
  • Find it difficult to interact with other pupils
  • Require additional support to access phonics, reading and developing their writing skills
  • Require additional support in mathematics
  • Attendance issues may impact on progress and attainment
  • If parents have had poor educational experiences themselves, we work hard to establish strong links and provide a positive educational experience.

We measure the impact of pupil premium by closely monitoring our intervention programmes,  through learning walks, pupil progress meetings, data and work scrutiny. We monitor the progress of these children and provide support as described below if it is required. These children have priority access to these interventions. In practice, this means that if their progress is border line for their ability, they will receive additional support. The impact of this will be reviewed every six to eight weeks, pupils attainment and progress will be discussed with governors including the Pupil Premium Champion Mrs Alison Aisbitt.  The ongoing impact is reviewed at least half termly and the overall impact will be evaluated in the summer / autumn term 2017.

 Funding Allocated in 2016-2017 is £41,640

PROVISION COST IMPACT

One additional Part Time Teaching Assistant to support phonics teaching, teaching reading and mathematics in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

 

£10,000

 

To enhance speaking and listening skills, to accelerate progress made in phonics, reading and mathematics.

Additional Teaching Assistant hours in the afternoon  (8) and access to quality active outdoor provision (based on Forest School Activities)

 

£1,200

To provide further opportunities for child initiated activities to promote independence and self – esteem.

To provide opportunities for active learning to support speaking and listening skills whilst providing a stimulus to write

 

Better Reading Employing an additional adult to provide intensive reading support for Pupil Premium as required

 

£2,100

To promote reading for enjoyment with an adult three times a week, for twenty minutes over a ten week period. To accelerate progress and attainment in reading

 

Employing a support teacher to further develop writing and comprehension skills in Years 2,3,4,5 & 6

 

£17,669

To Improve the attainment and progress of pupils in writing and comprehension skills. To enable pupils to have increased confidence in these subject areas.

Focus on number work for pupils requiring additional support at Key Stage 1 and KS.  At Key Stage 1 –First Class Maths £1000 Key Stage 2 Success in Arithmetic £1500 Increasing confidence Maths Club £2,500

£5,000

To develop confidence in pupils’ own mathematical ability, to improve attainment and progress in Maths at Key Stage One (First Class Maths) and to improve attainment and progress in Maths at Key Stage 2 (Success in Arithmetic).

Employment of part-time Parent Support Worker one day per week to focus on targeted pupils / vulnerable families

£5,900

 

 

 

 

To further develop family induction and engagement, improve attendance and provide family learning opportunities.  To enhance pupil voice and self-esteem.

TOTAL SPEND  £41,869

Evaluation of the Impact of Pupil Premium Funding of £48,260 in 2015 2016

PROVISION COST IMPACT

Employing two support teachers to provide additional support for developing writing, handwriting Years 2,3,4 and writing, comprehension skills and mathematics in Years 5 & 6

 

£29,856

 

Progress and Attainment of Free School Meals (F.S.M) and Pupil Premium Pupils (PP) including Disadvantaged (DIS)in Year 6 2016. 

Average Progress for F.S.M Pupils is; 

Maths   7.71     Reading 6.77        Writing 5

Average Progress for DIS Pupils is;

Maths   6           Reading 4.64        Writing 4.9

If a score of 0 is achieved this means that the pupils have done as well as pupils nationally. The above information demonstrates the excellent progress made by our pupils as the scores are well above 0.

 Average Attainment for F.S.M and DIS Pupils

In Mathematics 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard and 50% F.S.M pupils achieved greater depth

In Mathematics 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 60% DIS pupils achieved greater depth

In Reading 50% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard  25% F.S.M  pupils achieved greater depth

In Reading 60% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 40% DIS  pupils achieved greater depth

In Writing 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard

In Writing 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 20% DIS  pupils achieved greater depth

All F.S.M and DIS pupils in Year 3 to Year 5 made at least good progress from their individual starting points.

Two additional Teaching Assistants to support phonics teaching in Key Stage One

 

 

£20,436

 

Progress and Attainment of Free School Meals (F.S.M.) and Pupil Premium Pupils (PP) including Disadvantaged (DIS) in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

At the end of Reception in 2016 50% of F.S.M pupils achieved a Good Level of Development ; all pupils made at least good progress

Year 1 Phonics  test 100% of F.S.M pupils passed this test

Year 2 Phonics resit test 100% of F.S.M pupils passed this test

Average Attainment for F.S.M and DIS Pupils in Year 2

In Mathematics 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard

In Mathematics 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard

In Reading 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard  25% F.S.M  pupils achieved greater depth

In Reading 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 20% DIS  pupils achieved greater depth

In Writing 25% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard

In Writing 40% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 

All pupils F.S.M and DIS pupils in Year 1 made at least good progress from their starting points.

Better Reading Employing an additional adult to provide intensive reading support for Pupil Premium as required

 

£2,100

The average reading age increase in 10 weeks is 16 months

Focus on number work for pupils requiring additional support at KS1 and KS2.  At KS1 –First Class Maths £1000 At KS2 training and delivery of Success in Arithmetic £2000. Delivery of sessions £600

£3,600

Average Attainment for F.S.M and DIS Pupils at Key Stage One

In Mathematics 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard

In Mathematics 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard

Average Attainment for F.S.M and DIS Pupils  at Key Stage Two

In Mathematics 75% F.S.M pupils achieved the expected standard and 50% F.S.M pupils achieved greater depth

In Mathematics 80% DIS pupils achieved the expected standard 60% DIS pupils achieved greater depth

Employment of part-time Parent Support Advisor (PSA)  support 1 day per week to focus on targeted pupils / vulnerable families 

 

£5,866

Attendance at Parents Evening and Induction for Reception Pupils ensures parents have the opportunity to meet our P.S.A.  Where possible she visits the nurseries of pupils. Our P.S.A. supports parents by working with young children during Parents Evening.  Programmes in school are carried out by our P.S.A for example Time to Talk, this programme supported pupils in achieving their Early Learning Goals and targets in Year 1.

 

Total Cost £62,853 other pupils who require additional support may benefit from this support.