Chelsfield Primary

Pupil Premium 16/17

Chelsfield Primary School

 

Pupil Premium Report September 2016 2017

This report is to inform parents and other stakeholders about how we spend our Pupil Premium Grant. The Pupil Premium Grant is money the school receives to improve outcomes for pupils who are economically disadvantaged and who are vulnerable to educational underachievement. The school received, in 2016/17 £29,040 in total for each pupil who had qualified for Free School meals at any point during the last 6 years. The money is to be used to improve outcomes for all deprived pupils and is not specifically allocated to individual pupils. We have used the money to improve the quality of teaching and the quality access to the curriculum for eligible pupils.

Principles

 

· We aim to ensure that appropriate provision is made for disadvantaged pupils, this includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed

· In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged or who are vulnerable to social exclusion will receive free school meals or will have received them in the last 6 years

·  We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are either registered or qualify for free school meals.

·  Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis.

 

Aims and Indicators;

Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

1.    improve their levels of attainment and progress

2.    close attainment gaps relative to their peers

3.    have full access to our curriculum

4.    Ensure no children are hungry at school

 

Provision 2016- 2017

Training to improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress. Assessment for Learning is a range of techniques and strategies that enable pupils to be more engaged in their learning.  This has been shown to raise the achievement of all pupils and especially vulnerable pupils. It is widely recognised as being a very effective way of closing the gap in attainment.

·      All PP children had a free place at Breakfast Club and were provided with a free breakfast.

·      School journey subsidy.

·      Play therapy for PP children who were suffering with anxiety

·      Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning

·      Additional teaching and learning opportunities

·      All our work through the Pupil Premium was aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils to at least age related expectations. Initially this was in Literacy and Numeracy

·     Pupil premium resources were used to target able pupils on FSM to achieve working at greater depth at the end of KS1 and  KS2

·      Increased and more focused teaching assistant support was used to improve targeted support in phonics and reading

·    A Teaching Assistant supported individual pupils to improve wellbeing, self-image and self-esteem through targeted Nurture Groups

·   The school focused its additional support on phonics and reading through increasing targeted support from Teaching Assistants in these areas.

·   We ensured that the inclusion support assistant worked on targeting support that ensured the accelerated progress of disadvantaged pupils and focussed support on the greatest need.

·    We ensured Philosophy for Children was used to engage pupils in their learning. This will have a very high impact on the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

Financial Information

Breakfast Club                                   £7125.00

PiXL                                                      £2300.00

Play therapy/counselling                  £1447.00

HLTA part salary                                £15,000.00

Pixl TA                                                 £6500.00

Junior class TA                                   £8710.00

School journey and trip subsidy    £588.00

Total                                                    £28,170.00

 

Impact of this support

 The target group of pupils are making progress.

End of Key Stage 2 data shows;

 

 

Reading

 % at age

Writing

 % at age

Maths

% at age

Combined

% at age

Eligible for Free School Meals

50%

50%

100%

50%

Not eligible for Free School Meals

66%

87%

100%

66.

 

This tables shows that the pupils eligible for Free School Meals have not made comparable progress to other pupils in writing , however as there are only 9 children in the whole cohort and only 2 that are Pupil Premium data the 50% in writing refers to 1 child.

End of Key Stage 1 data shows;

 

 

Reading

 % at age

Writing

 % at age

Maths

% at age

Average

% at age

Eligible for Free School Meals

81.25%

 

81.25%

68.75%

77%

Not eligible for Free School Meals

87%                            

87%

75%

83%

 

Economically disadvantaged pupils are improving their level of attainment and the gap is closing however there are still improvements to be made in progress which we have addressed this year through intervention programmes and extra-curricular support. .

Pupils have better access to the curriculum:

·    We ensured that more pupils had access to our school journey in Year 6

·   Teaching assistant support is focused on target groups of pupils ensuring that they are accessing the curriculum.

·   PiXL, a focused learning intervention, has engaged targeted pupils in year 6 in their learning and has enabled better access to the curriculum.

 

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