Pupil Premium

The pupil premium for 2015-16 has been allocated to schools. This money is allocated to schools in order to support the progress of children in vulnerable groups. The money is paid directly to schools and is based on the number of children who receive or have received Free School Meals, children in care and children of parents in the armed services. It is up to schools to decide how this money is spent. The pupil premium is used to focus on the needs of vulnerable children in our school. There are 140 children on roll, a total of £93600 pupil premium is allocated to the school.

We have prioritised it to focus on children who are:

  • Free school meals
  • Looked after children
  • Vulnerable children who are in danger of underachieving
  • We prioritise the use of pupil premium to ensure that it has the biggest impact on the life chances and education of our children

We use the money to:

  • Focus on every child becoming a reader in the early years and Y1
  • Targeted intervention in reading through Reading Recovery
  • Providing support for educational visits throughout the year
  • Providing pastoral support through parent and family support
  • Targeted intervention in maths and literacy within classes
  • Providing support for Breakfast club.
  • Additional teacher support for those children in danger of underachieving
  • Ensuring attendance is a high priority
  • Early intervention and assessment of speech and language acquisition.
Support action Cost
Achievement for All – Teaching Assistant Support In class support for pupils to access the curriculum and to maximise learning 26951
Reading Recovery Teacher Shared Reading Recovery Teacher to ensure children vulnerable to falling behind in reading reach age appropriate levels. Teacher to manage, train and monitor Reading Assistants and other reading interventions. 500
Reading Assistants Reading interventions to increase learners confidence and competence in reading. Targeted 1:1 support for Reception, Y1 and other years support. 20800
School Welfare Officer Monitoring attendance, supporting families through family support, housing issues etc. holding families to account for attendance matters. 2000
Speech and Language therapy Early identification and support for all reception children. Support for families and children with speech and Language issues. 5700
1:1 Y6 support All children receiving 1:1 or small group support with a teacher after school. To increase pupil confidence in taking all tests. 500
Parent Link worker To support parents to develop greater engagement with school and to support children’s learning. To support vulnerable children and their families. 1000
Pupil Premium Leader Teacher to monitor and ensure all Pupil Premium children are making the right progress. To increase the percentage of vulnerable pupils reaching and exceeding age related expectations. To analyse Pupil Premium spending and evaluate impact of interventions. To work with staff to ensure appropriate focus on vulnerable pupils to reach age expected levels. 9334
Breakfast Club To improve attendance and punctuality of vulnerable pupils. To offer support to parents and cares. To provide a positive start to the day to improve readiness for school. 10,000
Additional teacher support To release outstanding staff to provide support and intervention to vulnerable pupils and increase the percentage of outstanding first wave teaching. 18,180
Educational visits To support families on income support to access extra-curricular activities. 1000
TOTAL 95965

Impact

Attendance dipped slightly below national levels at 95.1% due to a Chicken Pox outbreak. Our Free School Meal children tell us they enjoy school and the learning that they do. They feel that they are doing well in school and have a positive attitude to learning and are expected to work hard.

Y1 phonics:

65% of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) achieved the expected standard compared to 79% of all South Glos children.

At the end of KS1:

80% of FSM children achieved L2B+ in Reading compared to 87% of all South Glos children.

73% of FSM children achieved L2B+ in Writing compared to 77% of all South Glos children.

87% of FSM children achieved L2B+ in Maths compared to 85% of all South Glos children.

Compared to South Glos FSM children our FSM children exceeded in all areas.

At the end of KS2:

88% of FSM achieved L4+ in Reading compared to 89% of all pupils nationally.

88% of FSM achieved L4+ in Writing compared to 87% of all pupils nationally.

63% of FSM achieved L4+ in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) compared to 80% of all pupils nationally.

75% of FSM achieved L4+ in Maths compared to 87% of all pupils nationally

75% of FSM achieved L4+ in combined subjects compared to 80% of all pupils nationally.

The gap between our FSM children and all children nationally was inline in Reading and Writing but not in SPaG and Maths. The gap between our FSM children and South Glos FSM children was exceeded in Reading, Writing, SPaG and inline in maths.

At L5

13% of FSM children achieved L5+ in Reading compared to 48% of all pupils nationally

13% of FSM children achieved L5+ in Writing compared to 36% of all pupils nationally

25% of FSM children achieved L5+ in SPaG compared to 56% of all pupils nationally

13% of FSM children achieved L5+ in Maths compared to 42% of all pupils nationally

13% of FSM children achieved L5+ in Combined subjects compared to 24% of all pupils nationally

The gap between our FSM children and all pupils nationally is greater at L5+ except for combined subjects where we are inline.