Pupil Premium Grant Review 2014-15
Use of Pupil Premium 2014-2015 (see table at the end of report):
In 2014-2015 the level of the premium funding rose to £1300 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM and those in care; and £300 for those whose parents serve in the armed forces. We received a total of £63,500
The Pupil Premium Grant for 2014-15 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 on line 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 PPG for 2014/15:
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.
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, Statemented, 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 2014-15. Each child accounting for 16.66%.
67% of Pupil Premium children made 2 levels progress in Reading, Writing and Maths, and R,W,M Combined. 2 pupils didn’t not achieve two levels of progress. Case studies for all Pupil Premium children track need, support and outcomes. Within these outcomes one of the pupils was dis-applied from the tests, joining secondary specialist provision in September 2015.
There were 4 Pupil Premium children in Year 2 at the end of Key Stage 1 in 2014-15. Each child accounting for 25%. At the end of Key Stage 1 in 2014-15, 75% of Pupil Premium children achieved Level 2B+ in Reading, 75% in Writing and 75% achieved Level 2B+ in Maths.