The Pupil Premium 2013-14
A needs analysis for every child with an FSM entitlement was carried out to inform our PP spending decisions. Based on this and having regard to the principles outlined in our Pupil Premium policy, the funding of £57,000 was deployed towards the cost of the following. A further £56 for each child was received in January 2014 totalling £3000.
How was the money spent?
|Experienced teachers to run focus groups for English and maths||To improve staff:pupil ratio to approximately 1:12 so children, who are working below the expected level for their age, learn with a smaller group of pupils of similar needs. This also reduces class size in all classes to approximately 24.||The gap in achievement between PP children and non-PP children in focus groups and in class is closing in all areas (reading, writing and maths) in most year groups.The percentage of PP children who made 2 sublevels progress in reading and maths is higher than their non PP peers and is only 3% lower for writing.|
|Tuition||To support PP children to improve and develop writing skills with a staff:PP pupil ratio of 1:2.||The gap between our PP writers and non-PP writers is closing in 2 year groups and in one year group PP progress exceeds the progress of the non-PP.|
|Young Carers||To provide our young carers with the opportunity to come together to join in activities at school and also with a council run group.66% of this group are PP children.||The progress of the PP young carers is outstanding in reading, writing and maths. When asked, the children who attend the council run group which is supported by KFJ, said that the group gives them a break from helping, they meet new friends who are in similar circumstances and they can also talk about school.|
|Young interpreters||To coach Young Interpreters to provide support for children with English as an additional language to develop their fluency and understanding.||The progress of EAL children in reading, writing and maths is outstanding with the progress of PP EAL children exceeding that of the non PP EAL children.|
|Educational supplies and activities||To assist with contributions to outings, visits and school journeys as well as equipment for use in school and elsewhere.||Greater access to opportunities has improved achievement and wellbeing. When asked, the children explain how the visits developed their vocabulary and understanding of concepts and that the personal experience was more effective then reading and research alone.|
|Reading Eggs online reading program||To improve the access of a range of reading texts and genre.||The progress of our PP readers is outstanding. The gap between our PP readers and non PP readers is closing in all year groups apart from Year 6 where the attainment and progress of PP readers exceeds the achievement of their non PP peers.|
|Service of educational psychologist||To provide assessment, support and advice for SEN children with a range of needs.To develop support staff to carry out precision teaching during 1-1 interventions.||The progress of PP children who have SEN is good in reading and writing and outstanding in maths. The progress of this group is greater than non PP children with SEN.|
|Family support worker||To support children and families with issues of attendance, punctuality and behaviour.||The gap between PP and non PP attendance has begun to close – last year’s gap was 2.5% and is now 2.1%.|
|Attendance prizes||To encourage better attendance and punctuality.|
|Sports funding||Improve wellbeing of children through greater participation in clubs.||80% of our PP children attended clubs compared to last year’s 63%. When asked, the children reported that the clubs helped them to learn particular skills eg. ICT, rounders etc. Also, homework club helped children to be clear about questions and check understanding that their parents would not be able to help with at home.|