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Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Pupil Premium Funding at St Marys 2016/17

What is the pupil premium funding?

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Pupil Premium is allocated to help schools to achieve better outcomes for its disadvantaged pupils. The funding allocation in 2016/17 is £1300 per pupil.

 Premium Plus is allocated to the school based on the number of pupils adopted from care on or after December 30th 2005, or that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after the same date. Premium Plus is allocated to ensure that these vulnerable pupils are supported appropriately to meet their emotional, social and educational needs and achieve the best outcomes. The funding allocation in 2016/17 is £1900 per child.

 Funding for 2016 - 2017 

Pupil Premium Grant at St Mary’s

Total no. of pupils on roll

218

Total no. of pupils eligible for PPG

26

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320

Amount of Pupil Premium +

4

Total amount of PPG received

£40,000 estimated

Our principles

  • All children regardless of their needs have access to outstanding quality teaching and learning.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. The grant is aimed at accelerating progress by moving children to at least age related expectations.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Barriers to the children’s learning

The barriers to the children learning can be summarised in general terms as the following:

  • Progress of children in Key Stage two in Writing and Reading.
  • Progress in Reading.
  • Complex family issues which have a negative impact on the emotional needs and wellbeing of the children.
  • Low income for some families.

Allocation of funding:

  • £29,200 -Towards the salary of the Learning Support Assistants who work with individual or small groups of children who need a boost to their learning, support with their behaviour or who are underachieving; for example, maths tuition, phonics, group reading and writing. Success criteria – Our underachieving pupils have been identified supported and tailored interventions put in place. Their progress is regularly monitored to ensure they make at least expected progress.
  • £1,000 -Towards providing resources to support English as an Additional Language  pupils (EAL) e.g ICT resources and site licenses, text books and additional books for reading and developing communication skills. Training for support staff to work with targeted children. Success criteria - Our EAL pupils are at least achieving expected levels for their age and closing the gap on other groups.
  • £300 - To pay for identified children to attend after school clubs. Success criteria – Our children have access to range of new experiences regardless of the financial position of their families. To develop a broad range of gifts and talents in our children. 
  • £2,500 - To contribute to the cost of a trainer counsellor from Brentwood Catholic Children Society to provide individual support. Success criteria – To contribute significantly to the emotional wellbeing of children and families at vulnerable times of their lives.  
  • £1,000 - To subsidise the cost of our residential trips to the Isle of Wight and Suntrap, to make them more affordable for parents on low incomes and parents needing financial support. Success criteria – To ensure that all children benefit from the residential trip, acquiring skills and knowledge that falls outside the classroom, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
  • £1,000 - To pay for guitar lessons for identified children and contribute to the cost of recorder lessons.   Success criteria – Our children have access to musical tuition regardless of the financial position of their families. To develop a broad range of gifts and talents.
  • £1,000 - To provided ad hoc financial support for class trips, extra-curricular activities and school uniform where a need has been identified. Success criteria – Our children have access to range of new experiences regardless of the financial position of their families. To experience learning ‘inside and outside’ the classroom
  • £4,000 – 10% reserve funding for emerging trends or as a contingency  

Curriculum focus on Pupil premium funding spending in 2016/2017

  • The school has focussed its additional support on accelerating progress to ensure that children meet or exceed age related expectations in Maths and English.
  • Support has also been dedicated to the training of Learning Support Assistants in every class to tailor support to the needs of our pupils.

How we will monitor the outcomes of the Pupil Premium funding in 2016/17

The progress and achievement of all children will be monitored at least termly between the class teacher and the Assessment Lead.  The careful monitoring and tracking of the both individual and the cohort’s attainment, is to enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. The level and nature of support will be adjusted on a termly basis to ensure a more tailored approach which will reflects individual children's needs.

Date of review September 2017.

Pupil Premium 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Funding at St Marys 2015/16

What is the pupil premium funding?

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Pupil Premium is allocated to help schools to achieve better outcomes for its disadvantaged pupils. The funding allocation in 2015/16 is £1300 per pupil.

 Premium Plus is allocated to the school based on the number of pupils adopted from care on or after December 30th 2005, or that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after the same date. Premium Plus is allocated to ensure that these vulnerable pupils are supported appropriately to meet their emotional, social and educational needs and achieve the best outcomes. The funding allocation in 2015/16 is £1900 per child.

 Funding for 2015 to 2016 

Pupil Premium Grant at St Mary’s

Total no. of pupils on roll

218

Total no. of pupils eligible for PPG

26

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320

Amount of Pupil Premium +

4

Total amount of PPG received

£33,420 (estimate)

Our principles

  • All children regardless of their needs have access to outstanding quality teaching and learning.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. The grant is aimed at accelerating progress by moving children to at least age related expectations.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Allocation of funding

  • £22,278 - Towards the salary of the Learning Support Assistants who work with individual or small groups of children who need a boost to their learning, support with their behaviour or who are underachieving; for example, maths tuition, phonics, group reading and writing. Success criteria – Our underachieving pupils have been identified supported and tailored interventions put in place. Their progress is regularly monitored to ensure they make at least expected progress.
  • £300 - To pay for identified children to attend after school clubs. Success criteria – Children have access to range of new experiences regardless of the financial position of their families. To develop a broad range of gifts and talents in our children. 
  • £4,500 - To contribute to the cost of a trainer counsellor from Brentwood Catholic Children Society to provide individual support. Success criteria – To contribute significantly to the emotional wellbeing of children and families at vulnerable times of their lives.  
  • £1,000 - To subsidise the cost of our residential trips to the Isle of Wight and Suntrap, to make them more affordable for parents on low incomes and parents needing financial support. Success criteria – To ensure that all children benefit from the residential trip, acquiring skills and knowledge that falls outside the classroom, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
  • £1,000 - To pay for guitar lessons for identified children and contribute to the cost of recorder lessons.  Success criteria – Children have access to musical tuition regardless of the financial position of their families. To develop a broad range of gifts and talents.
  • £1,000 - To provides ad hoc financial support for class trips, extra-curricular activities and school uniform where a need has been identified. Success criteria – Children have access to range of new experiences regardless of the financial position of their families. To experience learning ‘inside and outside’ the classroom
  • £3,422 – 10% reserve funding for emerging trends or as a contingency

Curriculum focus on Pupil premium funding spending in 2015/2016

  • The school has focussed its additional support on accelerating progress to ensure that children meet or exceed age related expectations in Maths and English.
  • Support has also been dedicated to the training of Learning Support Assistants in every class to tailor support to the needs of our pupils.

The outcomes of the pupil Premium funding in 2015/16

The progress and achievement of all children is monitored at least termly between the class teacher and the Assessment Lead.  This careful monitoring and tracking of the both individual and the cohort’s attainment, is to enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. The level and nature of support is adjusted on a termly basis to ensure a more tailored approach that reflects individual children's needs. 

Impact of the Pupil Premium Funding for 2015-2016

Because of this intervention and targeting of specific provision, the end of key stage outcomes is very positive. At St Marys Pupil Premium Funding children are achieving in line with non-pupil premium children and above the national average.

Phonics

2 of 3 children met the expected standard in the phonic screening at the end of Year 1. 67% (NAPP 70%) (NA 81%)

4 of 4 children met the expected standard of phonic screening at the end of Year 2. 100% (NAPP 86%) (NA 91%)

 

Key Stage One

4 children are in the Year 1 class. Every child equals 25%.  Comparisons are made with National Averages for PP (NAPP) in brackets and National Average of all pupils as (NA)

 

Reading

3 children met the expected standard in reading or above. 75% (NAPP 78%) (NA 74%)

1 child was working above the expected standard in reading. 25% (NAPP16%) (NA 24%)

I child was working towards the expected standard in reading 25% ((NAPP16%) (NA19%)

Writing

3 children met the expected standard in writing or above. 75% (NAPP 70%) (NA 65%)

1 child was working towards the expected standard in writing. 25% (NAPP 24%) (NA 27%)

 

Maths

3 children met the expected standard in maths or above. 75% (NAPP 77%) (NA 73%)

1 child was working towards the expected standard in maths.25% (NAPP 20%) (NA 18%)

1 child was working above the expected national standard in maths. 25% (NAPP20%) (NA18%)

 

Science

3 children met the expected standard in Science. 100% (NAPP 85%) (NA 82%)

 

Key Stage Two

Every child equals 20%.  Comparisons are made with National Averages for PP (NAPP) in brackets and National Average of all pupils as (NA)

 

Writing

5 children met the expected standard in writing. 100% (NAPP 79%) (NA 74%)

 

Reading

5 children met the expected standard in writing. 100% (NAPP 71%) (NA 66%)

 

Maths

4 children met the expected standard in maths.80% (NAPP 75%) (NA 70%)

1 child working above the expected national standard in maths.20% (NAPP 20%) (NA 17%)

 

Key Stage 2 Reading, Writing and Mathematics

4 children reached the expected standard level when combining the results. 80% (NAPP 60%) (NA 53%)

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test

4 children met the expected standard in GPS. 80% (NAPP 78%) (NA 72%)

1 child was working towards the expected standard in GPS.

 

Science

 5 children met the expected standard in Science. 100% (NAPP 86%) (NA 81%) 

Pupil premium children have benefitted in many ways from allocated funding. These are not all measurable through progress and attainment data however, are equally important. Wellbeing and pastoral support for those children who have identified barriers to learning has meant that those children have received the support they need to fulfil their potential and develop the personal and social skills and attitude they need for future learning. It is achieved with outstanding inter- personal relationship between staff and pupils, a strong mission statement that permeates every aspect of our school, high expectations of all and a whole school ethos that values the uniqueness of all.