Pupil Premium

“There are small numbers of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium in each class… The progress of these pupils is tracked closely by teachers and they are given extra support as necessary. They are making good progress and attaining as well as their classmates. The numbers are too small to make year on year comparisons meaningful.”
– Ofsted 2014

How St Mary’s allocates and measures the impact of Pupil Premium spending

National context

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals (FSM) and for those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. This amounts to £1300 for 2014/5.

From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (“Ever 6”).

Schools also receive £300 (2013-2014) for pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

“Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.”

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source: DfE website

For more information on our decision process please see our Pupil Premium Policy.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to support disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to pupils who are or who have previously been in receipt of free school meals (FSM), those that are or have been in the care of local authority (CLA) and children whose parents are in the armed services.

7% of children on roll in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 are currently eligible for Pupil premium grant. There are no children in Nursery and Reception currently eligible for PPG.

Progress of all pupils is tracked and monitored regularly at termly pupil progress meetings, in addition class teachers meet with the SENDCo to discuss progress and possible barriers to learning. These discussions inform our decisions about planning appropriate provision.

Budget What is it spent on? What will happen? Desired  impact
£10,922.23 Teaching assistant (TA)

 

 

Deployment of staff including the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

TA’s are deployed to specific classes to deliver targeted support to pupils learning.

 

 
Children’s barriers to learning will be identified and appropriate interventions put in place to support these pupils.

These interventions may include…..targeted literacy or numeracy interventions, social and emotional interventions such as a Social Skills groups, Meet and Greet sessions or Time to talk sessions.

Increase in % of pupils making  at or above expected progress.

 

33% of pupils eligible for PPG are on SEND register.

 

Children will be tracked and monitored and will take part in interventions related to their needs.

Interventions will show progress in learning which will be monitored and tracked at pupil progress meetings and through regular liaison between TA’s delivering interventions, Class Teachers and SENDCo.

Positive learning behaviours in class.

Children will be able to express and understand their own feelings and that of others

Pupils will have engaged in learning in a positive way.

£1473.00 Learning Mentor Pupils will have opportunities to develop confidence, self- esteem and peer- relationships through targeted 1:1 sessions with a learning Mentor. Children will have accessed weekly sessions with a learning mentor allowing them to explore issues relating to self-esteem, confidence and peer relationships. Pupils have an identified person with whom to discuss issues.

Identified pupils have received Protective Behaviours sessions.

£1650.00 Financial assistance

Equipment

Uniform

Travel

School trips

School Meals

Pupils will have appropriate uniform and equipment.

Pupils will participate in school trips and activities.

Financial support is provided for, after school clubs, sports clubs, music lessons.

 Pupils will have opportunities to access the same clubs as those who are not disadvantaged.

School uniform, resources and equipment will be provided where appropriate.

School trips will be fully or part-funded

 

Pupils will have opportunities to participate in clubs alongside pupils that are not disadvantaged.

See above Clubs Pupils will have an opportunity to complete homework in school with adult support.

Friendships and social skills groups will be run for identified pupils to develop confidence and self -esteem.

Identified pupils will be invited to attend homework club throughout the year. Homework will be completed in a supported environment.

Pupils confidence and self- esteem will increase and will be demonstrated through improved playground and learning behaviours.

£900 Therapy Children experiencing significant social and emotional difficulties will be identified and supported through 1:1 counselling sessions weekly with qualified counsellor. Impact of improved emotional wellbeing will be evident through improved behaviour including improved learning behaviours.

Playground incidences will be reduced and there will be fewer ‘meltdowns’ within the classroom.

£550 Staff Training Staff will be trained to deliver targeted  interventions appropriate to individuals learning needs. Staff will be trained to deliver appropriate targeted interventions.
Total: £15,495

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2015-2016

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to support disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to pupils who are or who have previously been in receipt of free school meals (FSM), those that are or have been in the care of local authority (CLA) and children whose parents are in the armed services.

5% of children on roll in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 were eligible for Pupil premium grant. There were no children in Nursery and Reception eligible for PPG.

Progress of all pupils is tracked and monitored regularly at termly pupil progress meetings, in addition class teachers meet with the SENDCo to discuss progress and possible barriers to learning. These discussions inform our decisions about planning appropriate provision.

Budget What is it spent on? What will happen? What is the impact?
£8331.70 Teaching assistant (TA)

 

 

Deployment of staff including the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

TA’s are deployed to specific classes to deliver targeted support to pupils learning.

 

Children’s barriers to learning will be identified and appropriate interventions put in place to support these pupils.

These interventions may include…..targeted literacy or numeracy interventions, social and emotional interventions such as a Social Skills groups, Meet and Greet sessions or Time to talk sessions.

End of year Pupil progress:

· 62% of children receiving PPG made expected progress or above in Reading

· 62% of children receiving PPG made expected progress or above in Writing

· 62% of children receiving PPG made expected progress or above in Maths

·Year 6-All children receiving PPG made expected progress in Reading, Writing, Maths

 

38% of pupils eligible for PPG are on SEND register.

 

Children are tracked and monitored and have taken part in interventions related to their needs.

Interventions show progress in learning which is monitored and tracked at pupil progress meetings and through regular liaison between TA’s delivering interventions, Class Teachers and SENDCo.

Positive learning behaviours in class.

Children are able to express and understand their own feelings and that of others

Pupils have engaged in learning in a positive way.

£249.20 Learning Mentor Pupils will have opportunities to develop confidence, self- esteem and peer- relationships through targeted 1:1 sessions with a learning Mentor. Children have accessed weekly sessions with a learning mentor allowing them to explore issues relating to self-esteem, confidence and peer relationships. Pupils have an identified person with whom to discuss issues.

Following staff training targeted pupils have received Protective Behaviours sessions.

£315.48 Financial assistance

Equipment

Uniform

Travel

School trips

Pupils will have appropriate uniform and equipment.

Pupils will participate in school trips and activities.

Financial support is provided for, after school clubs, sports clubs, music lessons.

 Pupils will have opportunities to access the same clubs as those who are not disadvantaged.

School uniform, resources and equipment have been provided.

School trips have been fully and part-funded

 

Pupils have had opportunities to participate in clubs alongside pupils that are not disadvantaged.

See above Clubs Pupils will have an opportunity to complete homework in school with adult support.

 

Friendships and social skills groups will be run for identified pupils to develop confidence and self -esteem.

Identified pupils have been invited to attend homework club throughout the year. Homework has been completed in a supported environment. Children have had access throughout the year to support homework in school.

Pupils confidence and self- esteem has grown and has been demonstrated through improved playground and learning behaviours.

£634 Therapy Children experiencing significant social and emotional difficulties will be identified and supported through 1:1 counselling sessions weekly with qualified counsellor. Impact of improved emotional wellbeing is evident through improved behaviour including improved learning behaviours.

Playground incidences have been reduced and there are fewer ‘meltdowns’ within the classroom.

£300 Staff Training Staff will be trained to deliver targeted  interventions appropriate to individuals learning needs. Following staff training targeted pupils have received Protective Behaviours sessions.

Targeted Pupils have received Hi – Five Literacy intervention – see pupil progress above.

Total: £9,840.00

Our context

2014-15

At St Mary’s, the percentage of pupils in the school who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one or more of the previous six years (Ever 6), or are a child looked after, or a child from a service personnel parent is 6%. Nationally, this figure is 26.2%. The amount of funding received by the school for 2014/5 is £10,400.

Provision and impact

2014-15

Planned Intervention Aim Planned Impact
1:1 support delivering writing & numeracy interventions To help accelerate pupils’ progress in areas of learning where identified To continue to accelerate the rate of pupil premium pupils’ progress to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils
Funding activities To enhance learning opportunities, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and to give opportunities to experience new activities Pupil Premium pupils attended chosen extracurricular activities.
Social skills group To enhance social skills, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and can engage in learning positively Targeted pupil premium pupils make progress at least in line with peers and greater than expected nationally.
Peer tutoring of times tables To support pupils’ learning of times tables Pupil Premium pupils make progress at least in line with peers and greater than expected nationally in mathematics.

Our context

2014-15

At St Mary’s, the percentage of pupils in the school who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one or more of the previous six years (Ever 6), or are a child looked after, or a child from a service personnel parent is 6%. Nationally, this figure is 26.2%. The amount of funding received by the school for 2014/5 is £10,400.

Provision and impact

2014-15

Planned Intervention Aim Planned Impact
1:1 support delivering writing & numeracy interventions To help accelerate pupils’ progress in areas of learning where identified To continue to accelerate the rate of pupil premium pupils’ progress to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils
Funding activities To enhance learning opportunities, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and to give opportunities to experience new activities Pupil Premium pupils attended chosen extracurricular activities.
Social skills group To enhance social skills, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and can engage in learning positively Targeted pupil premium pupils make progress at least in line with peers and greater than expected nationally.
Peer tutoring of times tables To support pupils’ learning of times tables Pupil Premium pupils make progress at least in line with peers and greater than expected nationally in mathematics.

2013-14

Planned Intervention Aim Impact
Learning support worker To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of school, and to deliver interventions 1. The majority of Pupil Premium pupils in KS1 made progress at least in line with peers and greater than expected nationally in KS.

2. Pupil Premium pupils attained above national expectations and made progress above their peers and national expectations in reading and maths.

Social skills group To enhance social skills, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and can engage in learning positively
1:1 support To help accelerate pupils’ progress in areas of learning where identified
Funding activities To enhance learning opportunities, ensure children are able to participate in all aspects of school life and to give opportunity to experience new activities Pupil Premium pupils attended chosen extracurricular activities.

2012-13

Planned Intervention Aim Impact
ICT programs To support the reinforcement of knowledge and understanding of concepts to raise attainment 0% of Year 2 children were eligible for Pupil Premium funding in 2012/3. Pupil Premium pupils’ attainment across Key Stage 2 shows attainment in line or above age-related expectations. Progress was made in narrowing the gap between Pupil Premium pupils and peers in reading and maths compared to 2012.
Learning support worker To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of school and to deliver interventions