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Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM 2018/19 

Total no of pupils 447  
No of PP Yr R – Y6 115  
% of Pupils Eligible 25.72%  
Amount per pupil £1320  
Total amount £151,800  
Brought forward from 17 18 £0  

 

Summary of main barriers to learning for children

We believe that all children should achieve the best they are capable of.  To ensure this we spend the money on developing the skills of the staff to offer the best opportunities for learning and on helping each child to overcome any barriers that prevent them fully accessing this learning.

Key barriers to learning are:

·         Low attainment on entry in EYFS – below Local and National

·         High % of EHCPs

·         A small but significant percentage of children with complex needs including mental health issues

·         Children with low levels of confidence and resilience.

·         Children with narrow experiences of the wider world.

We have drawn many ideas for the best way to do this through research such as that of the Sutton Trust, by learning from other schools and from our own self-evaluation.

Our plans for 2018/19 are based on the following:

  • The need to further develop the vision and skills of the school’s leaders to ensure smooth transition during a period of change.
  • The need to maintain the exceptional progress we have made in improving attendance generally and continuing to work with the hard to reach PA children as our lead for attendance approaches retirement.
  • The need to improve links with our main feeder nursery to start work earlier on closing the gap.
  • The need to broaden language skills and world awareness, particularly in Reception and KS1.
  • The need to provide nurture for children who need confidence boosting and additional opportunities for life skills and play.
  • The need to develop skills within families to support children’s learning

 

Initiatives in 2018/19 Reason for allocation Allocation £ Objective Evaluation
Inclusion Team

To support children and families thereby reducing barriers to learning.

 

Raise self-esteem, promoting confidence  and increased motivation

Reduce disruption to learning, reduce behaviour incidents.

£98,800

Offer timely support to families before they reach crisis

 

Support families to develop and build on their own strengths

 

Provide nurture/small group and individual interventions to targeted pupils.

 

After school nurture club

Linden Links

To provide nurturing after school without taking lesson time £12,000

Develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Improve attendance of target children.

 
Staff Development in supporting children with additional needs Update and increase knowledge of behaviour management / nurture / mental health & well being

 

£2,500

To have experienced well informed leaders on the Inclusion Team and to ensure all staff have an understanding of children’s social and emotional.  
Targeted academic interventions To give children targeted support in small groups in addition to work covered in class or as pre teaching. £2,500 To improve outcomes for targeted children in maths and or English.  

 

Play Therapy & Mentoring

 

 

Providing the opportunity for children who are experiencing emotional difficulties to use play to communicate and help prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. To help them towards better social integration, growth and development. £4,000

Commission services of accredited therapists – Toucan.

 

 
Improving language and thinking  skills in R and Y1 The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. £17,000 Oracy Project  

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in R & KS1

The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all.

 

£6,000

Provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.  

 

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in KS2

 

 

 

To improve confidence, self-esteem and resilience and therefore the children will rise to the challenge of learning and taking responsibility for personal development.

To broaden their experience to help them have a wider context for their learning.

With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all.

 

£9,000

Resilience self-esteem and confidence are a barrier to children’s achievement, the residential trips in particular are aimed at challenging children and improving these qualities whilst the other trips provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.  

 Agreed July 2018 to be reviewed July 2019

PUPIL PREMIUM 2017/18 

Total no of pupils 446
No of PP Yr R – Y6 126
% of Pupils Eligible 28%
Amount per pupil £1320
Total amount £166,900
Brought forward from 16 17 £50,326

 

Summary of main barriers to learning for children

We believe that all children should achieve the best they are capable of.  To ensure this we spend the money on developing the skills of the staff to offer the best opportunities for learning and on helping each child to overcome any barriers that prevent them fully accessing this learning.

Key barriers to learning are:

·         Low attainment on entry in EYFS – below Local and National

·         High % of EHCPs

·         A small but significant percentage of children with complex needs including mental health issues

·         Children with low levels of confidence and resilience.

·         Children with narrow experiences of the wider world.

We have drawn many ideas for the best way to do this through research such as that of the Sutton Trust, by learning from other schools and from our own self-evaluation.

 Our plans for 2017/18 are based on the following:

  • The need to further develop the vision and skills of the school’s leaders to ensure smooth transition
    during a period of change.
  • The need to maintain the exceptional progress we have made in improving attendance generally and
    continuing to work with the hard to reach PA children as our lead for attendance approaches retirement.
  • The need to improve links with our main feeder nursery to start work earlier on closing the gap.
  • The need to broaden language skills and world awareness, particularly in Reception and KS1.
  • The need to provide nurture for children who need confidence boosting and additional opportunities for
    life skills and play.
  • The need to develop skills within families to support children’s learning
Initiatives in 2017/18 Reason for allocation Allocation £ Objective Evaluation
Inclusion Team

To support children and families thereby reducing barriers to learning.

 

Raise self-esteem, promoting confidence  and increased motivation

Reduce disruption to learning, reduce behaviour incidents

£149,919

Offer timely support to families before they reach crisis

 

Support families to develop and build on their own strengths

 

Provide nurture/small group and individual interventions to targeted pupils.

 

After school nurture club

Linden Links

To provide nurturing after school without taking lesson time £18,920

Develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Improve attendance of target children.

 

 
National qualifications for school leaders  This year three key members of the SLT  are leaving and the school needs to continue its ethos of attainment for all across the curriculum and commitment to improving disadvantaged pupils attainment

 

£10,007

To prepare for change and establish a strong core leadership that can maintain and further develop the school’s commitment and drive for attainment for all, across the whole curriculum.  
Staff Development in supporting children with additional needs Update and increase knowledge of behaviour management / nurture / mental health & well being

 

£2,350

To have experienced well informed leaders on the Inclusion Team and to ensure all staff have an understanding of children’s social and emotional  
Targeted academic interventions To give children targeted support in small groups in addition to work covered in class or as pre teaching.   To improve outcomes for targeted children in maths and or English.  

 

Play Therapy & Mentoring

 

 

Providing the opportunity for children who are experiencing emotional difficulties to use play to communicate and help prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. To help them towards better social integration, growth and development. £4,000

Commission services of accredited therapists – Toucan.

 

 
Improving language and thinking  skills in R and Y1 The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. £17,000    

 

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in R & KS1

 

 

The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all

 

£6,000

Provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.  

 

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in KS2

 

 

 

To improve confidence, self-esteem and resilience and therefore the children will rise to the challenge of learning and taking responsibility for personal development.

To broaden their experience to help them have a wider context for their learning.

With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all

 

£9,000

Resilience self-esteem and confidence are a barrier to children’s achievement, the residential trips in particular are aimed at challenging children and improving these qualities whilst the other trips provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.  

Agreed July 2017 to be reviewed July 2018

In January 2015 we received a letter from the Rt. Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools
congratulating us on our effective use of pupil premium funding.

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