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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The pupil premium allocation is used to support the progress of groups of children who, for a number of reasons, may find their learning more difficult. Specifically, it is allocated for those children receiving free school meals, looked-after children and children from service families.

Information from the Department of Education on Pupil Premium

 

Purpose

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Up to £50 million of the pupil premium will fund a Summer School Programme for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to secondary schools in September 2013.

 

Accountability

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

• the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.

• the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.

• the reports for parents that schools have to publish online.

 

Funding

In most cases the pupil premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

Further details can be found on the Department of Education website:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/a0076063/pp

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017

A number of key principles underpin our use of Pupil Premium:

  • The funding is always spent on the target group of children.
  • Eligibility for pupil premium is not confused with low ability. We focus on supporting our disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels.
  • We carefully analyse which children underachieve and why.
  • The children eligible for pupil premium are taught by experienced and effective teachers and Higher Level Teaching staff (within intervention) and supported by skilled teaching assistants.
  • We use achievement data frequently to monitor the progress of all children. We check whether pupil premium interventions are working and to see the difference the funding is making to outcomes for children.

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-2017 (initial allocation £47,800)

 

Proposal for the use of PPG funding for the forthcoming financial year:

 

BESD/SMEH specialist (ACORN Educational Psychologist)                               £9,500

School car (Insurance, tax and petrol)                                                                 £2,000

Behaviour Consultant (ASPIRE North-West)                                                       £12,500

Pupil Support Worker                                                                                             £23,800

 

Barriers to future attainment

 

  • Lack of reading and writing skills on entry to school
  • Lack of social & emotional intelligence

 

External barriers

 

  • Attendance
  • Lack of routine at home
  • Inward mobility
  • Access to reading material and resources at home
  • Lack of support from parents

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2015-2016 (initial allocation £57,360)

 

BESD/SMEH specialist (Educational Psychologist)                           £9,500

School car (Insurance, tax and petrol)                                             £2,000

‘Life experiences’ Educational visits                                                £9,000

High quality 1:1 and small group support                                      £15,500

Family Support Worker (Grade 4)                                                  £15,860

After-school clubs (non-sporting)                                                  £1,500

Nurture Equipment                                                                        £3,000

 

43% of Green Haworth pupils were entitled to Pupil Premium funding during the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

IMPACT:

 This table demonstrates the percentage of pupils registered as ‘Pupil Premium’ that accessed each spending area:

BESD/SMEH specialist (Educational Psychologist)

36%

School car (Insurance, tax and petrol)

100%

‘Life experiences’ Educational visits

100%

High quality 1:1 and small group support

61%

Pupil Support Worker (PSW)

56%

After-school clubs (non-sporting)

 81% (but available to 100% of pupils)

Nurture equipment

25%

  • 97% of children accessed at least one after-school club
  • The percentage of children categorised as BMI ‘obese’ has dropped from well above local and national averages to comfortably below.
  • Children are now being accurately diagnosed with learning difficulties and effective strategies are being used in all classrooms.
  • The EYFS department is now ‘outstanding’ and has achieved The Lancashire Step into Quality Mark.
  • Teaching assistants are highly trained and delivering effective interventions.
  • Behaviour and safety continues to be ‘good’.
  • 100% of teaching staff graded as ‘good’ or better
  • Less frequent emotional outbursts from the most vulnerable children are occurring as children now been taught resilience and coping strategies. Children report that they feel valued and staff also report that the children are much more focused within the classroom.
  • Children have first-hand experiences of quality educational visits and visitors. This has enabled the children to achieve greater results in their imaginative writing as well as greater life experiences. Staff report that the children are now enthused to learn and learning comes to life.

 

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2014-2015 (initial allocation £53,300)

Set out below are the proposed areas to spend the pupil premium funding. Due to the success in recent years, many of these have remained the same.

Specialist EYFS TA2                                                              £15,598         

Educational Visits                                                                    £6000

After-school clubs                                                                   £2,000

High quality one-to-one and small group support                   £15,190

Specialist MFL teacher                                                           £1,330

BESD specialist                                                                      £2,882

School car                                                                               £1000

Interactive Website                                                                 £2000

Future technologies (hardware and software)                        £5000

Staff training                                                                           £2300

Total                                                                                        £53,300

 

IMPACT:

 

  • 92% of FSM6 children accessing after school clubs

  • In KS2, FSM6 pupils progress was greater than all other groups (besides AGT) in Reading, writing and maths

  • 90% of 2014 Year 6 cohort were FSM6 pupils and yet achieved the following KS2 SAT’s results:

     

  • 100% Level 4b in reading, maths, and Science is well above local and national averages

  • Level 4b’s in GPS (78%) is well above local and national averages.

  • Level 5’s in reading (56%), writing (44%), maths (67%), Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (78%) and Science (56%) were well above local and national averages.

  • Level 6’s in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (44%) and maths (33%) were enormously above local and national averages – GPS (3%) & maths (8%)

  • Average Points Score (31.2pts) was well above local and national averages

  • 100% expected progress in reading and maths

  • ‘Better than expected progress’ was well above local and national averages for all measurable areas – reading, writing and maths.

     

  • Feedback from all stakeholders have identified that the new website is an effective communication and learning system.

  • Newsletters and information are uploaded weekly to inform all parents.

  • Curriculum information is directly shared with children and their families.

  • School able to deliver new Computing curriculum effectively

  • Children are now being accurately diagnosed with learning difficulties and effective strategies are being used in all classrooms.

  • The EYFS department is now ‘outstanding’ and has achieved The Lancashire Step into Quality Mark.

  • Teaching assistants are highly trained and delivering effective interventions.

  • Behaviour and safety continues to be ‘good’.

  • 60% of teaching observed as ‘outstanding’

  • 100% of teaching staff graded as ‘good’ or better

  • Attendance and punctuality is now closely monitored and has improved; the attendance rate during the autumn term was 98%. This is ‘outstanding’ and is in the top 20% attendance rates of all schools.

  • Less frequent emotional outbursts from the most vulnerable children are occurring as children now been taught resilience and coping strategies. Children report that they feel valued and staff also report that the children are much more focussed within the classroom.

  • Children have first-hand experiences of quality educational visits and visitors. This has enabled the children to achieve greater results in their imaginative writing as well as greater life experiences. Staff report that the children are now enthused to learn and learning comes to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium 2013-2014 (initial allocation £27,000)

Educational Visits                                                                    £6000

After-school clubs                                                                   £1000

High quality one-to-one and small group support                   £11,400

School car                                                                               £1000

Future technologies                                                                £5000

‘Outstanding teacher’ training programme                             £1300

Personalised learning programme                                          £1300

Final allocation                                                                      (£39,500)

EYFS Leading teacher                                                           £12,500 (Sept – Mar)

 

These funds are being used to impact upon the learning of all pupils but, principally, of those pupils of 'Free School Meal' status:

 

A clear impact has been made by the funding this year:

  • 100% Level 4’s in reading and Maths at KS2
  • FSM children out-performed all groups in KS2 in terms of progress in combined reading writing and maths
  • The number of FSM children making ‘better than expected’ progress increased in reading, writing and maths.
  • 100% of FSM children made progress in reading, writing and maths
  • Increase in the % of Outstanding lessons observed
  • Increase in the % of good lessons observed
  • Increase in the % of Y1 pupils passing Year 1 phonics
  • Increase in the number of Level 5’s in Reading and Maths
  • Increase in the number of Level 6’s in reading, writing and maths
  • Increase in number of children attaining expected national curriculum levels across the whole school in reading, writing and maths
  • 100% approval rating from parents in terms of ‘happy with their child’s education’.
  • 95 % of FSM children attended an after-school club
100% of pupils enjoy the new Computing curriculum
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium 2012-2013            £14,500

 

These funds are being used to impact upon the learning of all pupils but, principally, of those pupils of 'Free School Meal' status:

 

  • one-to-one tuition
  • Personalised literacy and numeracy programmes for all pupils
  • 'Real-life' experiences: Internal and external educational visits
  • After-school club provision
  • School car: Ensuring that all pupils have equal access to after-school clubs 

 

A clear impact has been made by the funding this year:

 

  • Recognised by the Minister for Schools as one of the top 100 performing Primary Schools in terms of sustained improvement
  • Overall judgement of ‘good’ (improved from ‘satisfactory’) following Ofsted Inspection
  • Overall judgement of ‘good’ with 2/4 outstanding features (improved from 4/4 ‘satisfactory’) following SIAMS inspection
  • 100% Level 4’s in English and Maths at KS2
  • Increase in the number of Level 5’s in Reading and Maths
  • Increase in number of children attaining expected national curriculum levels across the whole school
  • 100% approval rating from parents in terms of ‘happy with their child’s education’.

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