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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The main criteria used for pupil premium is the eligibility for free school meals within the last six years.

The school also receives a premium of £1,900 per pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more or who was adopted or left care under a special guardianship or residence order after 1 December 2005.

Total pupil premium fund:

2014-2015-  £159,900

2015-2016 - £168,960

2016-2017 - £173,000

2017-2018: £110,880 

2018-2019: £124,000

How does our school spend pupil premium?

In the academic year 2014-2015 pupil premium was used to fund a wide variety of academic interventions, extra curricular activities and pastoral support programmes:

  • 1:1  tuition from a qualified teacher for identified pupils

  • 2 x learning mentors delivering a range of individual programmes

  • 2 x learning mentors running a Nurture Group for a small group of selected Key Stage 1 pupils

  • Funded places at breakfast club and / or after school club for pupils where their attendance has been assessed as having an impact on educational outcomes

  • Subsidised educational visits including residential trips

  • Multi-sports – a timetable of after school sporting activities

  • Individual support delivered by external providers e.g. play therapy

  • Access to outside agency support programmes e.g. DART – Domestic Abuse Recovery Therapy

  • Access to the break-time and lunch-time Success Centre in the Rainbow Room for structured adult directed play opportunities

  • Attendance at outreach service provider programmes e.g. Learning to Grow at Kings Meadow Primary

In 2015-2016 we plan to use pupil premium to fund a similarly wide range of initiatives but also to continue to build on our programme of targeted individual support to help pupils overcome barriers to learning:

  • EAL teacher to support pupils through both an intensive daily vocabulary session for new starters and ‘Talk Partners’, a programme designed to develop understanding and expressive language skills

  • 1:1  tuition from a qualified teacher for identified pupils

  • 2 x learning mentors delivering a range of individual programmes

  • Funded places at breakfast club and / or after school club for pupils where their attendance has been assessed as having an impact on educational outcomes

  • Subsidised educational visits including residential trips

  • Multi-sports – a timetable of after school sporting activities

  • Individual support delivered by external providers e.g. play therapy

  • Access to outside agency support programmes e.g. DART – Domestic Abuse Recovery Therapy

  • Access to the break-time and lunch-time Success Centre in the Rainbow Room for structured adult directed play opportunities

Attendance at outreach service provider programmes e.g. Learning to Grow at Kings Meadow Primary

How do we evaluate the effectiveness of pupil premium?

The progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium is assessed through the termly collection of academic data.

The effectiveness of the allocation of funds is rigorously reviewed through the school’s provision map. The provision map allows us to record and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions accessed by individuals and groups of pupils.

What is the impact of pupil premium on progress?

Points Progress from Year 1 Baseline:

Key Stage 1

Reading

Writing

Maths

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

Year1

5.7

 

5.5

 

5.0

 

5.5

 

4.8

 

5.5

 

Year 2

12.4

 

12.6

 

11.7

 

12.8

 

11.2

 

12.5

 

  

Points Progress from end of Key Stage 1:

Key Stage 2

Reading

Writing

Maths

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

Year 3

1.9

 

2.5

 

1.7

 

1.8

 

1.1

 

2.5

 

Year 4

7.0

 

8.3

 

6.5

 

7.4

 

7.5

 

8.1

 

Year 5

7.8

 

6.7

 

7.5

 

8.3

 

7.2

 

7.2

 

Year 6

13.4

 

14.3

 

13.4

 

13.7

 

 

12.2

 

12.8

 

 

Ofsted identified the use of pupil premium as a strength at our recent inspection:

“Pupil Premium funding is closely monitored and every penny is accounted for. The attainment gaps between those pupils eligible and others in the school are now closing. Pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after, make similar rates of progress as others in their class. A sharper focus on how the Pupil Premium funding is used is now leading to the in-school gaps in achievement closing.”

Ofsted 2014

If you have questions regarding pupil premium please arrange a time to speak to Mrs Stolz, Acting Assistant Head, SENCo rstolz@briarhillprimary.co.uk  01604 768392

To see the full pupil premium breakdown including the points of progress for Reading, Writing and Maths as a result of the spend please download the document to the left-hand side of the page.

Sports Premium funding : for a breakdown of spending of the Sports Premium please download the document to the left-hand side of the page.

 

Analysis of impact:

 
  • The percentage of pupils achieving good levels of development in EYFS was slightly higher for FSM pupils (42%) than for other pupils (41%). Additional teaching assistants working in EYFS has facilitated small group teacher led interventions.
  • An acceleration in progress for pupils eligible for pupil premium in reading is evident across KS1 and KS2. There is little difference in average points progress and in several cases FSM pupils are making more rapid progress than non FSM pupils. Reading interventions in 2014-15 including small group and 1:1 tuition in key year groups, individual learning mentor support and Read, Write INC, used not only as the primary method of teaching phonics across EYFS and KS1, but also as a daily, small group intervention in KS2.
  • Although the year 1 phonics result for disadvantaged pupils (73%) was slightly below others in the cohort (82%), it exceeded the national (66%). Alongside the daily Read, Write INC slot, pupils in year 1received additional teacher and TA led intervention prior to the phonics screening.
  • In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 end of key stage assessments the only area in which there was a significant gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and their peers was Maths, this has been identified as a whole school focus for 2015-16.