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Pupil Premium

Summary of 16/17 Pupil Premium Strategy :-  

(for full academic year reports see below)

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funding is received by the school annually and is used in a variety of ways in order to improve the attainment and progress of groups considered vulnerable to under achieving (children receiving free school meals, children who are looked after and children from service families). Schools decide how to use the PPG allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

Common barriers to achievement that  children can face  include   less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing.

For our MOD children  barriers to achievement include the impact of high mobility. We therefore place particular emphasis on using the PPG to negate the impact  through quality first teaching , targetted intervention support and support for emotional needs  due to movement and deployment of family members. A high proportion of pupils join or leave the school other than at the usual times of admission or leaving. Our ethos is to ensure our children settle quickly and have a real sense of belonging to our school community which will impact positively on progress and attainment.

The challenges are varied and there is no “one size” fits all so it is essential that we identify individual barriers for individual children in order to provide personalised targeted support so that our children flourish.

 Our key objective in using the PPG is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have an excellent track record of ensuring that pupil make good progress.

This year we aim to:-

  •  Continue to ensure that children starting school (at any time) with low attainment make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
  •  Continue to ensure  children reach  or exceed their expected targets
  • Continue to develop children’s  sense of belonging- important for children who are with us for possibly only 2 years through  a Life Skills afternoon where children experience a range of activities.
  • Continue to provide a wellbeing programme for our children using yoga, PSHE, philosophy and first aid as a basis for the work.
  • To introduce a new INSPIRE maths scheme  to ensure our maths outcomes are as  good or better than the national picture.
  • To begin a new intervention programme ( Catch up Literacy in KS2)
  • Training  for staff this year will include subject leader development, INSPIRE maths training  and working towards achieving primary science quality mark  arts mark and soil association mark and Growth Mind set

                                        As a school we have an excellent track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress.

OFSTED 2013

Robust school data shows that all groups of pupils from both civilian and service families, including those in receipt of pupil premium, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, and those at an early stage of learning English make equally good progress and a few make outstanding progress in reading and mathematics. This is as a result of some outstanding teaching and the wide range of effective support groups for learning, especially those for pupils who are in receipt of pupil premium funding. In 2012, the attainment of non-free school meals pupils was above average in English and mathematics whereas the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals was above average in mathematics and below average in English. The school has been successful in eliminating this difference and attainment is now above average in English and mathematics for both groups, who make good equally progress from their different starting points.

Funding received by the school

 

Groups eligible for PPG funding

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014  2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017

children from service families (MOD)

 £19,384 

£31,500 

£26,000 £22,100 £21,000 £25080

free school meals (FSM)

 £3,340

£7,800

 £17,150 £22,000 £25,000 £11,880

looked after children (LAC)

£0

£600 

 £900 £3800 £600 £0

Total

£22,724

£39,350

 £44,050 £47900 £46,600 £36,960

In addition, the school addresses other educational inequalities by financially supporting children (using the FSM criteria) in the following ways:-

  • Instrumental tuition
  • Extra-curricular clubs
  • Holiday activities
  • Educational trips and visits

Specifically we will spend the premium in three ways:-

1. Learning in the Curriculum i.e. TA support, TA led Interventions and booster teacher

2. Social emotional behaviour i.e.  TA run nurture provision including World Club, Lunchtime play club

3. Enrichment beyond the Curriculum i.e. funding club and visits