Pupil premium

Background

There are significant differences in how well pupils from deprived backgrounds do in school compared to their more affluent peers.  These differences persist through all stages of education, including entry into higher education.  The highest early achievers from deprived backgrounds are overtaken by lower achieving children from advantaged backgrounds by age seven.  The gap widens further during secondary education and persists into higher education.  The likelihood of a pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM) achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C (including English and Maths), is less than one third of a non-FSM pupil.  A pupil from a non-deprived background is more than twice as likely to go on to study at university as their deprived peer.  The DfE therefore provides additional funding to schools to support these specific groups of pupils.

Allocation

Pupil Premium funding is allocated according to the number of pupils 'on roll' who are eligible for FSM, the number of children of armed forces parents, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) from 2014 for 1 day or more.  In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years whether they continue to claim or not.

The funding formula for 2015-16 and 2016-17 has remained the same.

2016-17

In 2016-17 our allocation is £32,400.


A summary of how this allocation is used is as follows:

 From September 2016, this is being used to support:

  • Learning intervention programmes in English and Maths
  • A speech and language intervention programme
  • Eligible pupils with complex learning and behaviour needs
  • The Accelerated Reader program
  • The maintenance of small class sizes, giving more opportunities to target teaching for disadvantaged pupils
  • Staff professional development


The impact will be measured by:

  • The progress of disadvantaged pupil’s learning in reading, writing and maths, compared to other pupils, taking into account their starting points.  This strategy will support all disadvantaged pupils.
  • The inclusion of eligible pupils with complex learning and behaviour needs to access the curriculum
  • HMI report - September 2016 findings on the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils at Clarborough Primary School


2015-16

In 2015-16 our Pupil Premium allocation was £26,400.  A summary of how this allocation was calculated and how the funds were used is as follows:

In the last academic year, the Pupil Premium Grant was used to:

  • Provide 1:1 and small group tuition that benefited Pupil Premium (PP) pupils
  • Fund intervention programme by a Teacher
  • To fund intervention programmes by additional part time Teaching Assistants, working with PP pupils in Key Stage Two, Key Stage One and Reception
  • To provide a more rich, diverse and creative curriculum to engage the children and increase progress
  • To increase engagement in reading through a range of activities, but most significantly through the Accelerated Reader program
  • To ensure children on the reading recovery programme make accelerated progress
  • To support PP eligible pupils with complex learning and behaviour needs at risk of exclusion in both Key Stage 1 & 2.  This provision included regular nurture groups in addition to 1:1 provision


The Pupil Premium Grant impacted in the following ways:

  • A rich, diverse and creative curriculum that engaged children and increased their progress.  This was shown through book scrutiny and assessments.
  • Pupils enthusiasm and engagement in reading was increased through a range of activities, but specifically through the Accelerated Reader programme.  The school library, in conjunction with Accelerated Reader, continued to inspire the children’s reading, which is reflected in the choices that they make when selecting books to read for pleasure as well as in their academic results.
  • Support for vulnerable families and children.  All Pupil Premium families are supported well through close communication with the SENCo and Class Teachers.
  • Targeted support for identified children.  Pupil Premium children are closely tracked throughout the year, but especially in pupil progress meetings, where their Teacher must discuss the progress of these children and any concerns that they have.  These concerns are then addressed to help ensure that these children are provided with the best education and support for the child and their family.  The impact was see in both good attendance and transition to to other schools.  Given small numbers, the school performance data is not published.  In specific cohorts however, this had an impact on other pupils to achieve good progress.


2014-15

In 2014-15 our Pupil Premium allocation was £26,000.  We used this funding to:

Continue to increase the use of targeted one to one teacher-led interventions for pupil premium pupils to complement high quality teaching in the classroom;

Use Teaching Assistants (using resources such as Toe by Toe, Direct Phonics for literacy, and Plus 1 and Power of 2 in Maths) to provide one to one interventions;

Fund participation for pupil premium children in trips and residentials;

Additionally use a pupil premium funded Teacher and Teaching Assistant for in-class support for pupil premium pupils; 

Use Accelerated Reader and Switch on to encourage literacy skills and invest in more resources to support this.

Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non–PP pupils in 2014-15.


In KS1 in 2014-15, there were only 2 Pupil Premium pupils in Year 2. Given the small numbers involved we have not published their attainment information on this website. However, the gap in attainment is smaller than the national average in all combined National Curriculum Core Subjects. 

In EYFS in 2014-15, there were no children who qualified for Pupil Premium.

2013-14

Our pupil premium allocation was £14,400

In 2013-14 we used the money to:

  • Increase one to one interventions by both Teachers and Teaching Assistants (using resources such as Toe by Toe, Plus 1 and Power of 2 in Maths);
  • Provide increased additional in-class support for pupil premium pupils;
  • Continue to use Accelerated Reader and ‘Switch On’ to encourage literacy skills and invested in more resources to support this.


Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non – PP pupils. 


2012-13

Our Pupil Premium allocation £6,000

In 2013-13 year we used the money to:

  • Extend Accelerated Reader to inspire children to read for pleasure;
  • Extend use of the Nottinghamshire Education Library Service and increase access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.


Intended impact:

To close the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium (PP) pupils and non – PP pupils.


Head Teacher: Mr Richard Bunn, BSc. Agric. (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Telephone: 01777 708065    Email: office@clarborough.notts.sch.uk

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