Pupil Premium

 

For the academic year 2015/16 our Pupil Premium of £195,000, which supports pupils on Free School Meals and Looked After Children, resourced three part-time support teachers, four trained Learning Support Assistants, and the enhanced digital literacy and numeracy programmes of Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths.

As a result, the school was able to keep an ongoing track of progress and attainment, intervene immediately at a personalised level and keep pupils at or above their expected rate of progress. 

 

In the 2016 KS2 SATs, disadvantaged children out-performed their non-disadvantaged classmates in Maths, Writing and Grammar. They also out-performed their national peers in all subjects. Our disadvantaged children are in the top 11% nationally for progress in Reading, the top 2% for Writing, and the top 1% for Maths.

 

Currently our Pupil Progress Tracker shows statistically negligible difference in the average progress of children on Pupil Premium as measured against their peers.

 

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupil premium pupils are related to many of them having English as an Additional Language, often meaning that oral and written Literacy skills are lower on entry to the Reception class, thus requiring a greater degree of input throughout their time in school to raise the standards of these skills. A further potential barrier is low attendance from a very small number of families.

 

For the academic year 2016/17, the Pupil Premium allocation was £188,760. The school continues to use this funding to provide additional staff who can give the children focused and immediate intervention for those who need it, especially in areas of both understanding and writing English. Based on our KS2 results for the last several years, this approach clearly continues to have a powerful impact on both attainment and progress. The school will continuously monitor both our in-school progress tracker and our KS1 and KS2 SATs results in order to ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is impacting strongly across all the children that it is supporting. The school also uses its Pupil Premium funding to buy into the ISAP attendance programme, which directly intervenes with families who have poor attendance. The school will monitor the impact of this by closely monitoring attendance figures of potentially vulnerable pupils.

 

The next Pupil Premium strategy review will be in early December 2017, once the data from Raise Online has been published.

 

Click here to view our SWB Self Evaluation.