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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016

Background

The Pupil Premium is a grant allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Pupil Premium Allocation 2015-2016

During this academic year, the total grant of £19,800 has been allocated to achieve the following aims: 

  • Supporting learning for children on FSM through additional 1:1 and small group tuition programmes such as booster support for reading, writing or maths, to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Funding extra staffing hours for early identification of need, planning of intervention programmes and implementation of specialised group work to raise achievement. These have been delivered by the SENDCo, Mrs Cunnane and Support Teacher, Mrs King. They have worked in classes, with small groups and with individuals. Mrs Cunnane has an additional qualification in teaching Learner’s with Specific Learning Difficulties and this knowledge is used in assessing children and planning programmes.
  • The work carried out this year, in close consultation with the Class Teachers, has increased children’s confidence and fluency in reading, both with decoding of texts and comprehension.
  • The writing sessions, featuring the Rapid Writing programme and also working with class teachers, have resulted in increased independence in writing. The work has taken into account the increased curriculum expectations this year.  
  • To support school visits, residential trips, sports equipment and extra-curricular activities to boost learning,
  • To supply Cool Milk at School.
  • To ensure all FSM children make at least expected progress across the year in targeted core subject areas.
  • To ensure FSM children narrow the gaps with non FSM children in end of year attainment.

The resources listed below were purchased to support learning:

Description

Cost

Impact/success

LDA Mathematics resources,

Stile trays, Maths Board games and Chute cards.

£74.77

Greater confidence and accuracy in basic Mathematical skills.

Crick Software: Find Out and Write About, 12 Topics

£900

Use of topic discs has supported writing and reading progress.

Crick Software: 10 computer license for Clicker 6.

£607.50

Use of learning grids has led to increased differentiation, motivation and contributed to progress.

 Crick Software: Training for 2 Staff Members for Clicker 6.

£300.00

Clicker 6 in use and dissemination to other staff.

Rising Stars Meemo School Pack.

£210.00

Improved scores on Working Memory Tests.

White Space: Wordshark and Numbershark

£158.75

Multisensory ICT practice for Mathematics and Spelling has boosted confidence and accuracy.

Smart Kids Ltd: Card games

£39.09

Increased confidence and accuracy with Maths topics, including Fractions, Place value, Time and Money in Real life.

Pendle Sportswear

£86.65

Boost in self esteem and confidence through use of kit.

Cool Milk

 

Benefits to Health.

Analysis of Impact

There were four children on FSM/Ever Six in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and twelve children in Key Stage 2 for the academic year 2015-2016. Thirteen of these children have received additional SEND support or Booster groups.

Academic Progress/Attainment

Funding was used to provide specialist 1:1 and small group support throughout the year. This included regular weekly teaching of reading, phonics, basic writing and key number concepts/ investigations in maths. Funding was also utilised to provide SENDCo expertise to assess individuals and plan tailored work programmes to support their learning in school and to meet with parents and other professionals.

This year, because of the changes in reporting on assessments, it is difficult to make a direct comparison between last year’s performance and this year’s. However, results so far show that all the children are making good progress in relation to their peers. Almost all the children in Years Two and Six have achieved their expected standard.  In the vast majority of cases, children with Send are making equivalent or better progress than their peers.

Self-esteem and confidence

Discussions with the children demonstrate a high level of confidence and enjoyment in all curriculum areas.  Children are engaged in class and keen to contribute to class discussions.  They are enthusiastic and eager to achieve their learning targets.

Access to learning opportunities

All FSM children participated fully in additional educational experiences and residential visits where applicable.  They were also keen members of extra-curricular clubs.

We are happy that Pupil Premium Funding has been used to provide social, emotional and health benefits, as well as contributing to academic progress.