Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium provides funding for children:

  • who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years
  • who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and/ or adopted from care
  • pupil premium plus children currently being looked after or in care

The total Pupil Premium Funding received for Academic Year 2017/8 was £4987

The predicted Pupil Premium Funding  for Academic Year 2018/9  is £9185

Summary evaluation of Pupil Premium spend 2017/18 

Objective 1: to improve attainment by reducing challenging behaviour, including aggression, violence, bullying, substance abuse and general anti-social activities.

How we planned to achieve this:

  • Introduce Enrichment activities (targeted to individual groups), in and out of school that build self esteem, resilience, teamwork and allow individuals to experience new opportunities and challenges.
  • Support in class and out of class needs via Pastoral Support – A provision that observes, supports, reflects and refocusses pupils to increase time on task and learning.
  • Provide a pupil led rewards system that involves daily, weekly and termly acknowledgement of success, short term targets and personalised rewards for achieving expected outcomes.

Rationale:

  • Evidence suggests that behaviour interventions can produce large improvements in academic performance along with a decrease in problematic behaviours (EEF).
  • Overall, studies of adventure learning interventions consistently show positive benefits on academic learning, and wider outcomes such as self-confidence. On average, pupils who participate in adventure learning interventions appear to make approximately three additional months’ progress.

Success Criteria: Most pupils to achieve their personal target and manage their own social, emotional and mental health needs.

Cost breakdown:
Pupil monitoring systems – £350 (whole school)
Enrichment budget – £390/pupil
Rewards budget – £185/pupil
Impact:
Number of positive handling decreased
Attendance improved
Reduction of behavioural incidents

To improve further:

Enrichment and rewards will continue with the addition that all pupils to be provided with a weekly 1:1 session that identifies significant gaps and addresses through targeted intervention with a teacher or teaching assistant.

 

Objective 2: To increase attendance, engagement and participation (pupils, parents and carers).

How we planned to achieve this:

  • To reward attendance by linking to our daily pupil monitoring system.
  • To provide home school liaison to meet specific needs.
  • To hold regular events that include parents/carers.
  • To provide equipment and clothing that allows all pupils to engage without barriers
  • To provide a healthy, balanced diet as and when required.

Rationale:

  • Overall, the evidence indicates that, on average, pupils make two additional months’ progress per year from extended school time or the targeted use of before and after school programmes.
  • Extending the positive experience allows for respite and focussed time at home.
  • Parents expectations/belief in school is paramount to affecting the emotional state of each pupil upon entry and beyond.
  • Parents have shown a lack of understanding, capacity and impact on the wellbeing of their child – school to act as an extended family and provide support and respite where appropriate.
  • Parents/carers have limited impact on preparing their child for school – School to act as a support but also aim to develop skills.

Success Criteria:

Pupil Progress
Improved individual attendance
Increased parental engagement

Cost breakdown:
Online Parent portal and learning journal (SeeSaw) – £500 (whole school)
Individualised transport and home school liaison – £500/pupil
Breakfast club: £200/pupil
Impact:
Whole school attendance for academic year to be increased.

Parents signed up to and regularly using online learning journal SeeSaw: 27/31 (87%)

Most pupils making progress in Maths, English and Science based on their on entry baselines

To improve further:

Increase promotion of events through text messaging, social media and home school liaison

Whole school target of 85% attendance or more

 

Summary of proposed Pupil Premium spend 2018/19

The whole school priority for 2018/19 continues to be attendance, attainment and engagement as new pupils arrive and require immediate intervention. Objectives and actions will remain the same with enhancements added to improve outcomes further.