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Pupil Premium

Introduction

This report provides details on our Pupil Premium (PP) strategy. It provides details on what the PP is and how to claim it. It summarises the main barriers to learning that our PP cohort currently face. The amount of PP money we receive as a school is listed along with how we will spend it this year to support strategies to address these barriers. Details on previous spending and its impact are also included here.

The DFE now  refer to Pupil Premium children as disadvantaged. At Adel Primary we will  continue to refer to this group of children as Pupil Premium.

 

What is Pupil Premium Money?

The PP is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of the identified group of pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding for each of these pupils and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. 

 

Who is eligible?

Children who are currently or have been receiving free school meals at any period in the past 6 years, children of parents who are in the armed forces and children who have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have been continuously looked after for the past 6 months. For this academic year the PP has a value of £1320 per eligible pupil. There is a smaller provision of £300 made to pupils who have a parent in the armed services and £1900 for those children who have been adopted or are being looked after.

 

Should parents apply for Pupil Premium? What do parents need to do?

We already receive PP for some pupils who are eligible, but not in all cases. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals but you are not currently claiming, we will not receive the PP for them. Similarly, we do not get any information abut children who have been adopted from care; in order for us to claim that information, we need adoptive parents to tell us this is the case.

Your child may be entitled to free school meals and could qualify for the PP if you receive one of the following:

·         Income support

·         Income -Based Job Seeker's Allowance

·         Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance

·         The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

·         Support under part V1 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

·         Child Tax Credit, if you have an annual taxable income which does not exceed £16,190.

 

The forms and information on how to apply are available at:

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/FreeSchoolMeals.aspx

 

We would wish to encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Free School Meals, to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Arnott (Pupil Premium leader) All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

 

For your information, outlined below is a summary of how Adel Primary has spent and intends to spend this fund, the yearly allocation and the impact of the funding.

 

Pupil Premium 2018-2019

The pupil premium funding this year is £34,960

Barriers

We treat all our children at school as individuals, however we have identified some common barriers that currently affect learning for some of our children receiving Pupil Premium. These are speech and language needs and social and emotional needs. 

 

How we will measure the Impact-Progress

We regularly monitor the progress of all children through pupil progress meetings, evaluations of intervention work and through data analysis. 

 

Date of the next Pupil Premium strategy review- The strategy as a whole will be reviewed in December 2018. However, elements of the strategy will be reviewed more regularly as part of the whole school monitoring process. For example, half termly provision mapping and pupil progress meetings may result in a change of focus of interventions.

 

Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged  Provision and Funding 2017-2018

 

Provision for children in receipt of PP money

Costs per year

Intended impact

 

Outcomes

 

1:1

Learning mentor time

£10,000

To meet the specific social, emotional and mental health needs of PP pupils 2017-2018 to maximise readiness to learn 

 

Family support

Educational Psychologist support

Cluster access to counselling

Management of feelings and self esteem

Attendance and punctuality

 PP children  provided with a lot of learning mentor support when needed, ensuring that they were much more ready to learn.

Attendance of PP children was monitored and steps put in place by the head and LM to resolve any issues. Attendance of PP children increased throughout the year

 

 

Targeted support

Experienced  cover(deputy and experienced teacher) to release each class teacher for 40 minutes every week.

£6500

 

Teachers will work with individual PP children and using specific targets that have been identified they will implement interventions in order to increase progress.

Interventions carried out to address the recognised academic barriers to learning - interventions to be evaluated each half term and amended as necessary

To ensure children attain FFT targeted level

 by end of KS2 and are secondary ready

PP children to have access  to  reading software which addresses individual needs

PP children worked with the teacher throughout the year in small groups or on an individual basis - progress made.

Three teaching assistants to work for half a day each day on focused interventions throughout school.

£10,000

 

Teaching assistants worked with PP children regularly delivering on the day interventions- learning reinforced and misconceptions addressed.

The employment of a teacher in Year 6 for one morning a week.

£4000

 

Year 6 teachers given chance to work with PP pupils in smaller groups or as individuals- all but one  PP child made accelerated progress and achieved expectation in all of the key stage 2 SATS.

Purchase of Lexia Reading core 5 software £2000 10  children participated in the programme and it has proved successful as all children have made significant progress in their reading.

Enrichment

Subsidise residential trips  and day trips   throughout school

£1000

All PP children

are able to access trips and develop their knowledge of different areas and experiences

Children attended day trips and residentials.

Whole School

Staff training - drama workshops

£2000

To develop confidence and to provide a stimulus and scaffolding to improve writing

PP children really enjoyed and benefited from the drama work shops - which served as a great stimulus to their writing.

 

Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged  Provision and Funding 2016-2017

 

Provision for children in receipt of PP money

Costs per year

Intended impact

 

Outcomes

(July 2017)

1:1

Develop the role of the learning mentor

£10,000

To address social, emotional and mental health of PP children so that they are ready to learn. To ensure that children are settled first thing in am, after breaks and lunchtimes. Children are given the opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns about school or home. The learning mentor will help resolve any problems and take the necessary action to do so.

11 pupil premium pupils have received relevant support in areas including: increasing self-esteem, building confidence, friendships, managing anger, social skills and support with attachment issues.

'We are Family' parent sessions have been delivered in school supported by the cluster's Family Support Worker.

 

 

 

Targeted support

Supply cover to release every class teacher for 40 minutes every week.

£6500

 

Teachers will work with individual PP children and using specific targets that have been identified they will implement interventions in order to increase progress.

Interventions carried out to address the recognised barriers to learning - focus on phonics in key stage 1 and early years.

Phonics training to upskill TAs to make sure interventions are of a high standard. 

Speech language therapist to work with PP children that need it.

 

PP children get more time and attention to work on targets with the teacher to accelerate progress. 

100% of pupil premium children in year 1 passed their phonics test.

 40% of pupil premium children in year 2 achieved the expected standard in maths, reading and  writing.

20% or pupil premium children in year 2 achieved greater depth in maths, reading and writing. 40% of the pupil premium children did not quite reach the expected standard in maths, reading and writing.

 

In year 6 - 100% of the pupil premium children achieved the expected standard in maths with 25% of those achieving greater depth.

In reading 75% of the pupil premium children achieved greater depth and 25% (1 child) was 1 mark away from achieving the expected standard.

In writing 75% achieved the expected standard with 50% of pupil premium children achieving greater depth.

25%  ( 1 child ) did not achieve the expected standard in writing.

In the SPAG test 100% of pupil premium children achieved the expected level, with 50% of those achieving greater depth.

 

 

 

Three teaching assistants to work every afternoon on focused interventions throughout school.

£10,000

 

The employment of a teacher in Year 5 for one morning a week.

£2000

 

 

Enrichment

Subsidise residential trips  and day trips   throughout school

£1000

All PP children

are able to access trips and develop their knowledge of different areas and experiences

All children attended day trips and field trips throughout the year except one pupil who could not attend the year 6 residential due to family comittments.

Whole School

Staff training on growth mindset

£500

Focus on metacognition and  teaching PP children how to think.

This did not take place and has been deferred to 2017-18

 

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