Updated December 2017
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to raise the achievement of pupils who may be disadvantaged through personal circumstances.
2012/13 £14,9522013/14 £17,1542014/15 £37,344
|This a relatively small proportion of our overall budget
but helpful and has been used in the following ways:
During 2015-16, we have developed the range of extra-curricular clubs we offer to all of our children. As a result of targeting disadvantaged children, and their interests in particular, all disadvantaged children participated in one or more extra-curricular activity. Almost two thirds took part in two or more clubs. All of our disadvantaged pupils took part in our residential visit for Year 6 and many attend our Breakfast Club. The vast majority of our disadvantaged pupils represented our school in sporting and musical events.
Recent detail (2017):
Total number of pupils on role - 214
Total numbers eligible for Pupil Premium – 22
Barriers for learning
For children to make the best progress possible, anything that hinders their learning must be identified and addressed. These barriers to learning can be due to issues in or out of school. In our school these include:
Children who struggle with behaviour for learning, lack of confidence and poor self-image.
Home/school engagement, complex family challenges, an inequality of opportunity, lower attendance rates and lateness. Some pupils may also have more complex medical issues.
Curriculum focus of Pupil Premium spending
Our aim is to accelerate the progress of children eligible for Pupil Premium and to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. To do this, all Class Teachers plan specific interventions for these children for English and Maths. The progress of these children will be regularly monitored, reviewed and documented. They also receive in-class support for these subjects. Summative assessment statements for all groups of pupils, including those eligible for the Pupil Premium, are written regularly to show progress and to set targets. Disadvantaged pupils are also part of our ‘reading buddy’ scheme. They use a special reading area and an appropriate selection of books to share books with peers from different year groups. In Year 6, the children have interventions for Maths and English, some of which will be happening at lunchtimes, after school and in class. They are also taken in small groups during the afternoon.
All staff run at least one extra-curricular club. Children who are eligible for Pupil Premium are targeted particularly. They are also encouraged to take part in wider school events such as services and performances. Our KS2 Production is planned each summer to the celebrate talents of all our children including the disadvantaged, improve their confidence and develop a positive self-image. Children eligible for Pupil Premium, if required, take part in small groups to support their social skills such as ‘socially speaking’.
Weekly attendance and lateness figures are tracked and individuals targeted to develop home/school links and communication.
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium have access to our Breakfast Club for no cost and we subsidise music lessons and our Year Six residential trip.
Impact of Pupil Premium spending up to 2016/2017
Our strategy led to much improved end of Key Stage 2 attainment year-on-year from 2012 and 2015 where the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils narrowed. Analysis of figures for 2016 show that our disadvantaged pupils achieved significantly better than expected progress in reading and were in-line with national averages in writing and Mathematics. In Key Stage One, our Pupil Premium children made rapid progress.
KS2 Maths results for 2017 shows an increase in progress for children in receipt of Pupil Premium. Although the data also shows a dip in the Reading and Writing progress of some, a quarter of those children were new to St. Bart's in Year 6 and made good progress whilst with us for those few months. Another quarter had complex needs. Taking the individual contexts of the children in to account, progress was much closer to the national average.
With an emphasis on attendance across the school and working closely with the families of disadvantaged pupils, overall attendance has increased noticeably and many parents are now more engaged with this important issue.
Through increased staffing capacity, phonics teaching throughout Lower School is now streamed and extended into Key Stage 2. The needs of the children are now being met in a more precise way and reading confidence has increased.
Targeted support from outside agencies such as the Speech and Language team, Silverdale Primary ARP and CAMHS, have helped disadvantaged pupils throughout the school with their personal needs and issues leading to increased focus and progress.
Desired Outcomes for 2017-18
To increase the rate of progress for children in receipt of Pupil Premium in Reading, Writing, GPS and Mathematics, narrowing the attainment gap with non-disadvantaged pupils.
This will be particularly evident in Key Stage 2 results. The current Year 6 class will have higher attainment and progress results compared to 2016-17, with the attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, including the more able, being in-line with their peers. Writing for the whole cohort is a particular focus but all subjects will see an improvement. Pupils across the school will also make rapid progress, especially those eligible for Pupil Premium. This will be achieved through an increasing proportion of good or better teaching, learning and assessment. Vulnerable groups, such as disadvantaged children, will be monitored closely and receive particular focus. Many more will achieve their year group targets to ensure at least good progress.