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Pupil Premium Report September 2017

 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets additional funding at pupils considered to be from deprived backgrounds because research has shown that such pupils underachieve compared to others.  The money is provided to ensure that schools are able to support these pupils in achieving their full potential.  The government have used pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) as an indicator of deprivation and they allocate a fixed amount of money per pupil to schools each financial year based upon the number of pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point during the previous six years. 

 

An amount of money is also allocated to pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and pupils who have a parent/parents who are serving in the armed forces. The government does not dictate how this money should be spent but we are expected to employ strategies that we are confident will breakdown any barriers in attainment between those pupils who are considered to be deprived and those who are not.  We are accountable for this allocation of resources and must demonstrate that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieve well compared to other pupils.

 

How many pupils benefit from Pupil Premium?

2018-19 11

2017-18

13

2016-17

9

 

How much Pupil Premium Funding does the school receive?

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to the school varies each year due to the varying numbers of pupils eligible for the funding. 

2018-19 £16,000

2017-18

£17,020

2016-17

£12,718

 

What is the school doing to break down the barriers caused by deprivation?

Arlecdon Primary School receives a significant amount of Pupil Premium funding and expenditure is carefully planned each academic year to ensure the maximum impact on the pupils who are in receipt of this.

Each pupil has a specific IEP which is monitored termly and can be adjusted according to need. Pupils with additional needs, according to our disadvantaged pupil matrix, will be given focused support and often receive tailor made programmes.

 

Our key belief is that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from:

  • High quality teaching – we ensure this through regular observation, monitoring and a programme of CPD. We work closely with our cluster school partners to upskill our staff and keep them well-informed and inspired
  • Small class sizes- our classes are small and we maximise support staff to ensure all pupils get small group attention and can maximise in-class learning, where classes are larger, support staff are used effectively to create groups
  • Enrichment- we provide many opportunities through the year for pupils to learn outside the classroom and also maximise opportunities presented by visitors and by having theme days. All pupil premium pupils get a free after school club session in the week.
  • Nurturing and support- We work hard to support all of our families and provide a safe environment for children to learn in. We have small nurture groups which run through the week, we provide specified talk time to those who need it. When required, we provide breakfast, PE Kit and spare uniform to ensure pupils can embrace school life fully
  • Carefully planned and timely interventions- These are often English and Maths based, for example, additional phonics or targeted reading. Some pupils have also received support to develop confidence, physical motor skills and for behaviour and engagement

 

Teaching staff are always clear who is in receipt of Pupil Premium, what the gaps in their learning are and what the potential barriers to this learning may be. Progress for Pupil Premium pupils is tracked and analysed by the leadership team.

 

Are barriers to learning being broken in school?

Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium at Arlecdon, often have other needs which affect their attainment, although progress is usually good.

 

In 2018

Our Year 6 cohort was 32% Pupil Premium (16 pupils,  5 pupils entitled to pupil premium, 4/5 had some form of SEN)

 

Percentage of Pupils:

Pass- cohort

Pupil Premium: 5

 

Pass

Greater Depth

Pass

Greater Depth

Read

75%

25%

40%

-

Writing

82%

19%

40%

-

Maths

82%

19%

60%

20%

SPAG

82%

25%

60%

20%

 

In 2017

Our Year 6 cohort was 12 % Pupil Premium ( 8 pupils, 1 pupil premium- also SEN)

 

Maths

Writing

SPAG

Reading

Cohort pass

50%

63%

63%

63%

Pupil Premium only pass

No pass, but pupil had SEN and made very good progress from KS1

 

There were no Pupil Premium pupils in Year 2 in 2017-18.

 

In Year 1, 40% were eligible to Pupil Premium, 100% passed.

 

In 2016,

Our Year 6 cohort had no Pupil Premium children.

 

At Year 2 our cohort was 20% Pupil Premium, there were 5 pupils in the cohort, 1 Pupil Premium

 

 

Maths

Writing

Reading

Cohort pass

80%

60%

60%

Pupil Premium only pass

100%

100%

0%

 

In Year 1, 100% pupils passed the phonics screening, none was eligible for Pupil Premium.

 

Other Disadvantaged Pupils

At Arlecdon Primary we are aware that pupils might be disadvantaged using variety of measures and that access to Pupil Premium funding is not the only measure to explain why there might be barriers to learning.

All pupils are categorised using a disadvantage matrix so that teachers are aware of possible barriers to learning and address possible issues wherever possible.

These are:

 

Economic disadvantage

FSM

Pupil Premium

SEN

2+ Siblings

Disabled

Safeguarding

Parental separation

neglect

Long-term illness in family

 

code

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

2018-19 17%     21% 25% - 31% 31% 11% 25%  
% of PP           -          

2017-18

29%

13%

20%

19%

33%

4%

22%

30%

16%

20%

 

% of PP

78%

64%

100%

36%

14%

21%

29%

64%

43%

50%

 

Percentages correct in September 2017 and subject to change

 

2016-17

29%

9%

13%

6%

26%

6%

13%

26%

10%

12%

 

% of PP

100%

66%

100%

33%

11%

22%

22%

100%

33%

33%

 

 

 

Code

Possible support strategies

0

Reduce costs for activities, collaborative working and trips

Use of library bus to increase reading material

School library with extended hours

Limited number of fundraising occasions in the year

Second hand uniform available/ spare PE and swimming kits

Support with forms

Free after school clubs

1

As above

2

As above

3

Dedicated IEP with support

4

Additional help with homework and home reading

Keeping costs down

Time to talk/ nurture group

5

Dedicated IEP with support

Adjustments and adaptations made to school building

Time to Talk

6

Individualised support linked to area of need

Early Help support using relevant agencies

7

All documents sent to both households

Record of where children are residing

TAC/ TAF if required through Early Help

Time to talk/ Nurture group

8

School library with extended hours

Second hand uniform available/ spare PE and swimming kits

Breakfast provided

Homework help/ extra reading support

Free after school clubs

TAC/ TAF if required through Early Help

 

9

Time to talk/ Nurture group

TAF/TAC through Early Help

Liaison with external agencies (eg) young carers

 

We currently have no pupils classed as EAL in school. However we have several pupils who have parents with limited English skills. We support these families in a variety of ways. Often explaining letters and helping them to navigate online tasks linked to their child.

Alongside these pupils we also have a vulnerable pupils list, which contains the names of pupils for which we have several concerns, these might be linked to safeguarding, SEN and family break up. However they do also include pupils, where we have concerns which don’t meet the neglect or safeguarding thresholds, but we are still aware that there are challenges at home.

 

Early Years:

We have a small number of pupils in our Early years class eligible to Early Years premium and we have the facility to provide places for eligible 2 year olds from challenging households.

Results for disadvantaged pupils are on par with the whole cohort

 

GLD achieved

Pupil Premium GLD

2018 100% n/a

2017

70%

100%

2016

50%

50%

2015

80%

No PP

The progress and attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding is monitored by the Head teacher and the Governing Body.

 

 

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