Greenacres Primary School

Greenacres Primary School Millenium Primary
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Pupil Premium

PupilPremium

 

2018-19 Allocation

Greenacres has been allocated £115,000 for its Pupil Premium grant to support disadvantaged children.

42% of children qualify for Pupil Premium at Greenacres Primary.

Greenacres Goal

Our main objectives are for all children to achieve equally: to do as well academically and to thrive socially. Different starting places do not determine end goals.  Expectations for all children – including Pupil Premium – are aspirational.  In order to ensure equality, we do not treat children the same. Impactful spending of Premium funding ensures all children meet their potential. We want all our children to compare favourably with national data. 

We develop the whole child by offering a holistic approach to teaching by developing curriculum key knowledge and skills balanced alongside everyday life and ‘soft’ skills.  We believe these are crucial in developing resilience, confidence and life- long 21st Century learners. Our focus is on supporting self-esteem through problem solving; developing communication and social skills; building resilience through mistake making and learning from one another; the promotion of independence and instilling pride in our learning whilst sharing it with a range of audiences.  Exit Points and real-life learning experiences produce outcomes which the children are proud of and remember; parents and carers support and all skills are honed. Ultimately, when these are combined, it raises the aspiration in our community.  Our core values of unity, respect, freedom, tolerance and aspiration are at the heart of everything.

Our Pupil Premium spend is based on high-impact, research-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust.

Barriers to learning:

Projected Impact

To reduce the in-school attainment gap at greater depth standard between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children in reading, writing and maths in all year groups.

To raise the aspirations of pupil premium children and their families whilst reducing the necessity of children’s services by extending the support offered by our Family Support Worker and Safeguarding Team.

To increase targeted extended school opportunities for pupil premium pupils through a linked creative curriculum and planned aspirational outcomes which include families.

To increase our understanding of the risk factors associated with the context of the school and research on mental health and wellbeing and to put systems in place for the long-term alleviation of long-term health issues as we know these have a detrimental impact on life.

How will we spend the money?

Action/Intervention

Brief Details

Cost

Before school and after school interventions for all PP children

Maths and English interventions for Pupil Premium children to take place before and after school with each child being invited to 3-4 sessions every week.

£20,000

Lexia licences

To support the teaching of phonics and ensure that children receive the additional support in phonics ready for application into writing.

£4,000

Subsidised places in Breakfast Club, with additional Breakfast Club places being provided to support attendance at morning interventions

We will continue to subsidise Breakfast Club places for Pupil Premium children as this helps to support the punctuality of these children and ensures that they start the day fully fed.

£10,000

Parent workshops

Leads for English and maths to provide parent workshops to improve academic and social successes for Pupil Premium children.

£1,000

Financial support for school trips; support for voluntary contributions.

This will enable more children to be able to access school trips. We will run 12 extra-curricular clubs for free to help widen the interest of children and give them new experiences.

£5,000

Focused smaller group phonic sessions in all teaching across EYFS and KS1 through parallel teaching. 

Children will receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff, starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1.  This will support Pupil Premium children and help to close learning gaps. All Early Years’ and KS1 staff will receive specialist Phonics training in Autumn 2018 to provide extra support for our disadvantaged children.

 

£12,000

Small group and 1:1 support

Additional LSAs have been employed to support children in small groups or 1:1 teaching.  These groups will receive targeted support in maths, handwriting, numicon and literacy, allowing them to close the gaps in their learning.

£15,000

Counselling and Mentoring

The school will continue to offer specifically focussed sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties so that all children were able to access learning effectively. This will include children being monitored by the safeguarding team. A high percentage of these are Pupil Premium. The school has 2 learning mentors and 1 family support workers to support children and families to access all educational provision effectively.

£15,000

My Concern

Staff will be able to log concerns about individual children on an electronic data base. This will enable DSLs to ensure early help is offered to the most vulnerable families at the earliest possible opportunity.

£1,000

Curriculum Topics with Aspirational Exit Outcomes

 

We continue to have highly aspirational meaningful outcomes to learning through a cross curricular approach to learning.  We intend to include families and the local community in impressive outcomes which embed deeper learning and inspire children.

£5,000

Resourcing the Curriculum 

This will engage all children making learning more accessible.

£3,000

Early Screening and SALT intervention in EYFS and KS1

We will identify children in EYFS who need extra support with speech and language so that the children get the best possible start to their school career Early screening will identify potential barriers to learning so that we can ensure we break them down.

£10,000

Developing Speech and Language skillsets in our staff in order to enhance expertise and deliver small group work

Staff deployed specifically to support children with speech and language difficulties.

£10,000

Extra-curricular Clubs

We will continue to subsidise After-School Activity Clubs to help widen the interest of children and give them new experiences. We will be offering a range of clubs.

£4,000

Total Expenditure: £115,000


2017/ 2018 How we spent the allocated Pupil Premium

Action/ intervention

Brief Details

Cost

Training for all staff in pre, parallel and post teaching for all staff

All staff received training in September, 2017 which informed practice by developing precise targeted teaching for all staff.

£2,000

Focused smaller group phonic sessions in all teaching across EYFS and KS1 through parallel teaching.

Children continued to receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1.  This supported pupil premium children and helped to close learning gaps. All Early Years’ and KS1 staff received specialist Phonics training in September 2017 which provided extra support for our disadvantaged children.

 

£11,200

Small Group and 1:1 support

Additional LSAs were deployed to support children in small groups or 1:1 teaching.  These groups received targeted support in maths, handwriting, numicon and literacy, allowing them to close the gaps in their learning.

£21,000

Subsidised places in breakfast club

 

We continued to subsidise breakfast club places for Pupil Premium children as this helped to support the punctuality of these children and ensures that they start the day fully fed.

£5,000

Extra-curricular clubs

 

We continued to subsidise After-School Activity Clubs to help widen the interest of children and gave them new experiences. We will be offering a range of clubs.

£5,000

Counselling and Mentoring

The school continued to offer specifically focussed sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties so that all children were able to access learning effectively. This included children being monitored by the safeguarding team. A high percentage of these are Pupil Premium. The school has 2 learning mentors and 2 family support workers to support children and families to access all educational provision effectively.

£13,500

Leadership and CPD

We had a member of senior leadership with responsibility for Pupil premium children and impact.  Staff were trained in research and initiatives from the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation.  Systems have been put in place to support the attainment of Pupil Premium children.

£12,000

Curriculum Topics with Aspirational Exit Outcomes

 

We continued to have highly aspirational meaningful outcomes to learning through a cross curricular approach to learning.  We  included families and the local community in impressive outcomes which embed deeper learning and inspire children.

£5,000

Developing Subject leadership

All leaders have a better understanding of their curriculum levels identifying key skills and progression to ensure clearer learning intentions and success criteria and cross curricular opportunities.  This ensured all children are better able to access the curriculum.

£15,000

Resourcing the Curriculum

This engaged all children and made learning more accessible.

£3,400

Early Screening SALT intervention in EYFS and KS1.

We identified children in EYFS who needed extra support with speech and language so that the children had the best possible start to their school career Early screening identified potential barriers to learning so that we can ensure we break them down.

£22,000

                                                                                                                                                       Total Spend: £115,100

Date of next review: September 2019