Pupil Premium Grant at Dane Royd School 2016 - 2017
There is a requirement to publish the Pupil Premium Strategy of each school on the school website, demonstrating how the grant will be spent each academic year.
In addition to us publishing our strategy, we also publish our impact statement of the previous years grant spend.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from:
• Low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (plus pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 FSM measure).
• pupils who are looked after or in care.
• pupils whose parents are in the armed services.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent. However, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Grant. The Government also requires schools to publish online details of how they have used the premium.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and the Leadership Team will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable pupils groups, the Leadership Team will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
The school staff and governors are committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant will form a vital part of that process.
At Dane Royd Junior and Infant School:
• We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.
• We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
• We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed.
• In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.
• The school allocates their delegated funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
• Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all pupils receiving Free School Meals will be supported through Pupil Premium interventions at any one time. Success Criteria for the Pupil Premium:
• Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children.
• Socially disadvantaged pupils meeting their individual targets.
• Effective parental pupil school support.
• Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
• Having a whole-school approach.
• Creating a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community.
• Developing confident and independent learners.
• Senior Leaders and the leaders of Literacy and Mathematics will continue to improve the quality of teaching, ensuring greater consistency in practice and expectations, thus reducing any in school variance.
• Increased uptake of extended school provision.
• Increased sport provision in school.
• Development of the effectiveness of Middle Leaders.
Use of Pupil Premium: Targeted support may include:
• Reading Intervention (Catch Up/Reading Recovery)
• Maths Intervention
• One to One intervention / booster teaching
• Individual Reading
• Big Maths & Big Little Maths
• Individual Numeracy or Literacy sessions
• Sentence Smart Programme
• Direct Phonics Intervention
• Precision Teaching methodology
• Social Skills groups
• Extra Staff to support individuals and groups
• Emotional support through Learning Mentor
• Social Work Support for individuals and families
• Attendance monitoring and support
• Lunchtime Support
• Parental Courses
• Coffee Morning support group for parents of SEN children
Extended school support may include:
• Supplying uniform and resources
• Attendance at after school clubs
• Attendance at local clubs e.g. Brownies or Cubs
Enrichment of the curriculum may include:
• Purchase of resources
• Visiting authors
• Subsidised visits and events
• Music Services
Use of Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016.
The Pupil Premium Grant for 2015 – 2016 was targeted to:
• Support part of the cost of employing an attendance officer to work to support PP children to overcome barriers to attendance.
• Employ a Teacher for 16.50 hours per week to provide additional individual or small group tuition programmes for PP children who needed to boost their learning to reach their potential in Writing and Maths.
• Support part of the cost of providing Teaching Assistant support in each class to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress and to provide additional individual or small group tuition programmes for PP children who have SEN or Social and Emotional needs.
• Provide intervention programmes for children who are working below age related expectations that are delivered by trained staff.
• Provide online Mathematical teaching programme to boost children’s mental calculation skills.
• Providing additional resources to support PP children’s emotional well-being.
• Subsidies for school visits for PP pupils to enhance and enrich the curriculum.
• Provide Year 6 Vulnerable Group Teaching intervention.
• Provide small group Phonics support at all levels.
The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant for 2015/2016:
Whilst some of the impact of this funding can be extrinsically measured in terms of attainment and rates of progress much of it is intrinsic. It is about enabling all children to feel confident, to have good self-worth, to strengthen emotional and social well-being. Ultimately, it is to give parity of opportunity, regardless of a child’s background. Any individual needs of Pupil Premium children were addressed ensuring that the children attended regularly and were happy when in school.
Individual children’s progress is tracked and monitored throughout the year. The impact of targeted intervention programmes has been accelerated progression and children closing the attainment gap. For example, Year 6 1:1 reading and maths boosters directly impacted on a child closing the attainment gap, making accelerated progress and meeting the required national standard. A Year 1 child has had a 10 week 1:1 Reading Recovery intervention and is now working at Age Related Expectations after making 17mths reading age progress and accelerated progress in reading and writing. Some areas of the curriculum and particular year group still need additional support and input to close these gaps. These will become the focus of intervention, support and resources next academic year. During a recent pupil voice survey, 100% of children stated that they were happy to come to school and 100% felt safe when at school.
Progress & National Curriculum Expectations:
The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous; tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough so we can quickly identify gaps and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement. For a number of reasons, not all children achieve the year group national expectations but during their time at the school they may have made good or outstanding progress from their individual starting point. For some children who are members of multiple groups such as Pupil Premium, SEND, supported through Child Protection / Early Help Hubs additional support is funded through the delegated budget. Despite this additional funding and support, children who are placed in secondary specialist provision do not always make expected progress or meet national expectations due to the nature of their special educational needs.
There were 6 Pupil Premium children in Year 6 at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2015-2016.