Greenacres Primary School

Greenacres Primary School Millenium Primary
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Pupil Premium

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What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium funding provides opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children.

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed in the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the local authority. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

At Greenacres, we use the Pupil Premium Grant to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities or additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment. In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools received £1320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil. The school received £1,900 for each Looked After Child and recently adopted child of primary school age.

How Greenacres spent their Pupil Premium allocation in 2016/17

In 2016/17, Greenacres received £97,490 as a pupil premium allocation. We had 72 children who qualified for the grant.

Impact

Clearly, the academic impact of the funding is at the heart of our monitoring.  However, we also believe that there are qualitative impacts of how we spend our pupil premium money. The following report details the qualitative impact of the spend.

Action/ intervention

Brief Details

Cost

Focused smaller group phonic sessions.

Children will continue to 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. We have specialist Phonics teaching to provide extra support for our disadvantaged children.

 

£11,200

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 narrow 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 helps to support the punctuality of these children and ensures that they start the day ready to learn.

£5,000

Extra-curricular clubs

 

We continued to subsidise After-School Activity Clubs to help widen the interest of children and give them new experiences. We offered a range of subsidised clubs.

£5,000

Counselling and Mentoring

The school offered specifically focussed sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties so that all children were able to access learning effectively. 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 have offered a stimulating and engaging curriculum and produced memorable outcomes. We have invested money so that children had the opportunity to achieve amazing results in their learning.

£5,300

SALT Intervention in EYFS and KS1

We identified children in EYFS who needed extra support in speech and language to ensure that speech delay did not detrimentally affect their start in school.

£22,000

Music Tuition

We invested in musical instruments and musical tuition giving a broad curriculum.

£2500

                                                                                                                                                           Total Spend: 97,500

                                                                                                

What was the quantitative impact of the Pupil Premium?

2017 KS2 results for Pupil Premium

 

Pupil eligible for Pupil Premium.

Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium.

% achieving expected at reading, writing and maths.

80%

58.3%

% achieving higher standard at reading, writing and maths.

13.3%

8.3%

% achieving expected at reading.

80%

58.3%

% achieving expected at writing.

80%

58.3%

% achieving expected at maths

80%

58.3%

% achieving expected at EGPS.

80%

58.3%

Progress in reading from KS1 to KS2.

2.1

1.7

Progress in writing from KS1 to KS2.

0.2

0.1

Progress in maths from KS1 to KS2.

3.2

-0.8


2017-18 Allocation

 

Greenacres Goal

Our main objectives for the children who qualify for Pupil Premium are for them to do as well academically as children that do not qualify for pupil premium. We want all our children to compare favourably with national data. 

We are also looking to extending all children’s understanding of the wider world by offering them opportunities that they may not get at home. 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

 How will we spend the money?

Action/ intervention

Brief Details

Cost

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

All staff to receive training in September, 2017 to inform 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 will continue to 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 September 2017 to provide extra support for our disadvantaged children.

 

£11,200

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.

£21,000

Subsidised places in breakfast club

 

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.

£5,000

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.

£5,000

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 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 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

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 will ensure all children are better able to access the curriculum.

£15,000

Resourcing the Curriculum

This will engage all children making learning more accessible.

£3,400

Early Screening 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.

£22,000

                                                                                                                                                       Total Spend: £115,100

Date of next review: September 2018