Pupil Premium

 

Rationale and plan for use to support the raising of attainment for disadvantaged pupils

 

The aim of the Government's Pupil Premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. It will provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families.

 

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, we received £1,320 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.  In addition, we have received £1,900 for looked-after children or children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016 

Allocation - £78,729**

Musical instruments

4,960

Ukulele tuition (for the year)

3,577

Lexia (final year of subscription)

5,000

Since introducing the Cool Milk scheme in September, we are paying for PP children who have requested milk. Currently 42.

880

We have also been offering free places at the after-school sports clubs for PP children.

Pupil Premium children.

172

Pupil premium children who attend Breakfast Club (free places)

1,200

Stephanie Brady's TA hours (12 a week) are used primarily to support PP children.

5,622

Additional hours worked by Lisa Moon and Paula Gogarty (TAs) and Alison Shanahan (teacher) are used to support PP children.

2,718

Half a day a week sports' coach when Nathan covers so other teaching staff can work directly with PP children.

1,404

We have bought 15 x laptops

3,420

10 x iPads

2,566

Full salary of TA supporting PP pupils with basic skills    in reading, writing and maths.  All delivering Better Reading support

16,611

Learning Mentor

7,610

Education Welfare

232

Education Psychologist

265

Swimming tuition & transport

682

School Crossing Patrol

500

Intensive intervention with one PP child

1,773

Review meetings (with head & class teacher) x 6

220

Proportion of support staff time working mainly with PP pupils.

19,317

78,729

 

**  The figure we need to report on is made up the following way:

5/12th of 2014-2015 allocation (£74,600) =     31,083                                   

7/12th  of 2015-2016 allocation (£81,680) =    47,729                                                                               

 

The results for children at the end of year 6 are:-

 

 

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, we received £1,300 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

 

Schools also received £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order

 

The Pupil Premium has a number of wider aims:

  • to increase social mobility;
  • to enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities;
  • to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.

 

In 2014-2015, our Pupils Premium funding was spent as follows:

Allocation - £62,642 (5/12th of 2013-2014 allocation (£45,900) & 7/12th of 2014-2015 allocation (£74,600)

Ukukele tuition

3,577

Lexia

4,900

4 x laptops for use in Rainbow Room

1,120

iPads

5,160

Staff training:  Inference course

435

Staff training:  1st class at Number

1,550

Assessment materials

65

Full salary of TA supporting PP pupils with basic skills in reading,

writing and maths.  All delivering Better Reading support

 

15,734

Learning Mentor

7,464

TA additional hours specifically for PP pupil interventions

2,718

A proportion of the following services:

Education Welfare

Education Psychologist

Swimming tuition and transport

School Crossing Patrol

 

232

265

682

500

Speech & Language for one term working directly with EYFS PP pupils

1,400

Proportion of sup-port staff time working mainly with PP pupils

16,840

62,642

 

 

 Impact of Pupil Premium funding

 Percentage of children achieving the Year 1 phonics screening check.

 

                                                School             National

Disadvantaged pupils               50%                  63%

Other pupils                           58%                  78%

 

Percentage of children retaking and achieving the phonics screening check in Year 2.

 

                                                School             National

Disadvantaged pupils               50%                  60%

Other pupils                           33%                  70%

 

The gap in year 1 between vulnerable and other children is 8%, which is lower than the national gap of 15%. In Year 2 vulnerable children achieved better than other pupils.

 

The table below shows attainment at both Key Stages as average point score.

 

Key Stage 1

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

School

National

Difference

School

National

Difference

School

National

Difference

Vulnerable

15.4

15.0

+0.4

14.3

13.7

+0.6

15.2

15.0

+0.2

Others

15.9

17.0

-1.1

14.8

15.6

-0.8

15.7

16.7

-1.0

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

 

Key Stage 2

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

School

National

Difference

School

National

Difference

School

National

Difference

Vulnerable

29.6

27.5

+2.1

26.1

26.2

-0.1

25.3

27.2

-1.9

Others

31.4

29.7

+1.7

31.0

28.6

+2.4

32.2

29.8

+2.4

1.8

 

4.9

 

6.9

 

 

At Key Stage 1 vulnerable children attain better than vulnerable children nationally and the in-school gap is marginable.

 

In Key Stage 2 we have a gap between Hollingworth Primary School's vulnerable children and national in maths.  In addition to this we have created an in-school gap at Key Stage 2 in reading, writing and most significantly in maths.  Due to the progress and attainment achieved at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2014 the gap in writing and maths has been emphasised because of the high percentage of children achieving level 5 and level 6.

 

In 2014 - 2015 we have introduced a mentoring scheme to support our vulnerable children on an individual basis.