pupil premium expenditure strategy 2018-19 (ratified by Governors at FGB meeting Nov 2018)



Pupil Premium is allocated on the current number of children on free school meals and 'ever 6' (children identified as being free school meals in the last six years).

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received in financial year April 2018 – April 2019

Total number of pupils on roll - 70

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG – four (all free school meals) + seven ‘Ever 6’ + one (Previously looked after)

Total amount of PPG received 2018/19 - £16,820

Main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils

The main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils are a lack of aspiration, linked to social & emotional issues together with poor language skills.

Some children with PP lack life experiences and have low expectations of themselves as learners (and writers).

Home learning environments can limit some children’s learning – there is a need for us to provide homework support, parenting skills, and positive role models.

Nature of support 2018/19

·        employment/training of Reading Recovery/Literacy support teacher

·        training/employment of Learning Mentor (from Spring 2018)

In addition, support is tailored to the individual needs of the pupils. Pupils have been offered:

·        learning support

·        1-1 and small group study to aid learning

·        pastoral support/ Learning Mentor

·        small group reading support

·        financial support for equipment, residential, trips etc.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

Singleton Primary School will:

·        measure the impact of the interventions by tracking the progress of the pupil premium pupils on a termly basis.

·        measure the success of pupils at the end of EYF, KS1 and KS2 relative to their school targets, FFTD targets and against threshold measures.

·        monitor and support pupils in accessing pastoral support and discuss their progress and needs regularly

The pupil premium strategy will next be reviewed in Summer term 2019.

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Impact in 2017/18

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received in financial year April 2017 – April 2018

Total number of pupils on roll - 65

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG - 6 (3 free school meals/3 'ever 6')

Total amount of PPG received 2017/18 - £11,880

Nature of support 2017/18

·        employment/training of Reading Recovery teacher

In addition, support is tailored to the individual needs of the student. Students have been offered:

·        learning support

·        1-1 and small group study to aid learning

·        pastoral support/ Learning Mentor support

·        small group reading support

·        counselling sessions

·        financial support for equipment, residential, trips etc ...

·        additional TA support

The 2017/18 allocation made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged children through:

Item/project

Cost

Objectives

Outcome

Employment/training of Reading Recovery teacher

£6980

To raise attainment in reading

From initial assessment (15 months below CA) to recent follow up (12 months above CA) RR shows definite impact across the school

Training cascaded to all teaching staff who are skilled in running records and analysing results.

Evidence: two boys in 2015 cohort who joined the school late made great progress over Year 1 (Phonics Check score from 15 to 22 & from 2 to 30)

Social Skills and over coming barriers to learning

Employ a TA as a trained LM - £1000

 

Target pupils make good progress

Those pupils who undertook a programme of mentoring sessions to raise self-esteem and self-confidence saw an improvement in progress overall

Peer Mentoring programme during 2016/17 continued in 2017/18 – Year 5/6

£1120

To raise self esteem and develop resilience around transition issues

To develop social skills to  promote a calm orderly working environment

Pupils made a positive transfer to secondary education and promoted a calm purposeful ethos around the school

 

The parents whose children are entitled to the PPG have been pleased not to have to worry about paying for educational visits, residentials and were delighted to see their child’s enjoyment in taking part in an after school (paid for) club.

The school is committed to improving achievement of all pupils and narrowing the gaps between outcomes of children eligible to PPG and those from wealthier families. 

The respective children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. The School’s governing body are given regular updates on their progress and how the money has been spent on each individual child throughout the year.


 

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