Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015

 

 

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

 

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to raise achievement among disadvantaged pupils.  The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from:

  • Low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (plus pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 FSM measure).
  • Pupils who are looked after or in care.
  • Pupils whose parents are in the armed services.

 

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent.  However, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Grant.  The Government also requires schools to publish online details of how they have used the premium.

 

In order to meet the above requirements, the Academy Council of St Ignatius Catholic Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.

 

The school staff are committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant will form a vital part of that process.

 

At St. Ignatius’ Catholic Primary School:

  • We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all pupils receiving Free School Meals will be supported through Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.

 

Success Criteria for the Pupil Premium:

  • Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children.
  • Socially disadvantaged pupils meeting their individual targets.
  • Effective parental pupil school support.
  • Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
  • Having a whole-school approach.
  • Creating a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community.
  • Developing confident and independent learners.
  • Phase Leaders will continue to improve the quality of teaching, ensuring greater consistency in practice and expectations, thus reducing any in-school variance.
  • Increased sport provision in school.
  • Increased uptake of out-of-school activities.
  • Development of the effectiveness of Middle Leaders.

 

 

Use of Pupil Premium: Targeted support may include:  

  • Reading Intervention
  • Individual Reading
  • Individual Numeracy or Literacy sessions
  • Extra Staff to support individuals and groups
  • Emotional support through Catholic Care worker
  • 1-1 tuition
  • Parental Courses

Extended school support may include:

  • Supplying uniforms and resources
  • Attendance at after school clubs
  • Attendance at local clubs

 

Enrichment of the curriculum may include:

  • Purchase of resources
  • Workshops
  • Visiting authors
  • Subsidised visits and events
  • Music Services

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2013-2014 (see table at the end of the report)

In 2013-2014 the level of the premium was £900 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM and those in care, and £300 for those children whose parents serve in the armed forces.  We received a total Pupil Premium Grant of £22,872

 

The level of funding has risen in 2014-2015 to £1300 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM, £1900 for those in care and £300 for those whose parents serve in the armed forces.

 

The Pupil Premium Grant for 2013-14 was targeted to:

  • Create additional individual or small group tuition programmes for children who needed to boost their learning to reach their potential in Reading, Writing or Maths.
  • Support part of the cost of employing a Catholic Care worker to support children’s emotional needs
  • Teaching Assistant support in each class to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress.
  • Subsidies for school visits for FSM pupils to enhance and enrich the curriculum.
  • Small group phonics support at all levels.
  • Purchase of Library books
  • Purchase of Reading Scheme books.
  • Purchase of Numicon resources for each class.
  • Support time for SENCO.

 

The impact of the PPG for 2013/14:

Whilst some of the impact of this funding can be extrinsically measured in terms of attainment and rates of progress much of it is intrinsic.  It is about enabling all children to feel confident, to have good self-worth, to strengthen emotional and social well-being.  Ultimately, it is to give parity of opportunity, regardless of a child’s background.  Any individual needs of Pupil Premium children were addressed ensuring that the children attended regularly and were happy when in school.

 

 

 

 

Progress & National Curriculum Expectations:

The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous; tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough, and so we can quickly identify gaps and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement.

For a number of reasons, not all children achieve the year group national expectations, but during their time at the school they may have made good or outstanding progress from their individual starting point.

EXPENDITURE 2013-14(Pupil Premium Grant plus additional funds from school budget)                      IMPACT
READING
·       Personalised Learning / Individual daily reading sessions and small group support for children identified as needing support in reading.·       Employment of extra support staff including extra hours to provide additional reading for disadvantaged groups of children.·       Subscription to on-line reading programme

·       Updated Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme comprehension materials to support reading scheme and Collins SPaG resources.

·       Re-subscription to the School Library Service.

·       Purchase of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Library and class resources.

·       Small group Y6 intervention by Literacy leader

·       At the end of EYFS 100% of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded the expected standard of the ELGs for Reading.·       All Pupil Premium children met the required standard in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.·       At the end of KS1, 60% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 2B+) in Reading.

·       At the end of KS2, 100% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 4B+) in Reading.

·       FSM children achievement was above the national average of 2013.

·       Children have become more confident and independent readers.

·       Children more willing to read a range of texts, benefiting cross curricular learning.

·       A wider range of books available for pupils to enjoy, including quality Non-Fiction texts.

MATHS
·       Individual and small group support for children identified as needing support in maths.·       Maths resources including Numicon·       Interactive Resources purchased (Education City, Sumdog and Purple Mash.)

·       1-1 tuition from Maths leader & specialist maths teacher

·       At the end of EYFS, 100 % of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded the expected standard of the ELGs for Number and Shape, Space & Measures.·       At the end of KS1, 60% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 2B+) in Maths.·       At the end of KS2, 67% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 4+) in Maths.

•       Children’s problem solving skills have improved and they use maths across the curriculum more confidently.

·       FSM children achievement was below the national average in 2013.

WRITING
·       Individual and small group support for children identified as needing support in writing.·       New resources purchased, including SPaG resources.·       Extended Writing (Exciting Writing) focus throughout the year.

·       1-1 tuition from Literacy leader

·       Pie Corbett ‘Talk for Writing’ KS1 & 2

 

 

 

·       At the end of EYFS, 62 % of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded the expected standard of the ELGs for Writing.·       At the end of KS1, 60% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 2B+) in Writing.·       At the end of KS2, 33% of Pupil Premium Children achieved age related expectations (Level 4+) in Writing.

·       FSM children achievement was above the national average in 2013

ENHANCING THE CURRICULUM
·       Wide variety of inspirational, additional activities including African drumming, Liturgical Dancing, Art Workshops, Puzzle Day, Religious Retreat to Myddleton Grange, Ilkley and other educational visits. ·       All children able to take part in educational visits and events within the school.·       Curriculum engaged the PP children

 

At the end of Key Stage 2 in 2013-14, 100% of Pupil Premium children achieved Level 4+ in Reading and Maths, and 33% achieved Level 4+ in Writing.  100% of Pupil Premium children made 2 levels progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.   67% of these pupils made better than expected progress in both Reading and Maths.

 

At the end of Key Stage 1 in 2013-14, 60% of Pupil Premium children achieved Level 2B+ in Reading, Writing and Maths.

 

Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2014-15:

The illustrative figures are calculated using the higher Pupil Premium level of funding for 2014-15 of £1300 per pupil and £1900 for LAC children.

 

This increase in grant to approximately £25,900 will enable school to support socially disadvantaged children in additional ways to help them reach their full potential.  The priorities for the academic year 2014-15 will be focused on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve end of year expectations in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and ensuring that all children (including Pupil Premium children) make at least good progress from their individual starting points. The grant will be used to provide, for example:

  • Additional one to one tuition to support learning in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • Additional group tuition to support learning.
  • Additional Reading and numeracy resources to support learning.
  • Aspiration raising activities that will benefit the child or young person’s learning and development.
  • Family Learning opportunities.
  • Extra learning resources (including staff)
  • Any other support that will benefit the individual child either educationally or emotionally.
  • Teaching Assistant support in each class to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress.
  • Subsidies for school visits for FSM pupils to enhance and enrich the curriculum.
  • Small group phonics support at all levels.
  • Half day per week support time for SENCO.
  • Any other support that will benefit the individual child either educationally or emotionally.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation

 

2013-2014 2014-15
£22,872 £25,900

 

 

Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015

 

PLANNED SPENDING APPROXIMATE COST OUTCOME
TA support in each class to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress through group intervention. £5,000 ·   Individualised support at all levels.·   Targeted support to address misconceptions, gaps and weaknesses.

·   Increased confidence.

·   Increased attainment.

·   Purchase of new resources

TLR post holders to share good practice through quality daily teaching and sharing of expertise, by development of staff practice, implementation of initiatives. £3,500 ·   Improved quality first teaching.·   Consistent implementation of practice and expectations across school.

·   Increased % of children working at or above Age Related Expectations.

Booster Support for increasing attainment at KS2. £1,500

 

·   Increased  attainment in KS2 English and Maths
Personalised Learning to address misconceptions, gaps and weaknesses.  £7,000 ·   Children understand clearly what they are trying to learn and what is expected of them.·   All children make progress and there is an increased % of children working at or above Age Related Expectations.
Curriculum Enhancement e.g. Pupil Retreats, Visits, Out of school activities, residentials, music tuition etc. £1,000 ·   Children have taken part in a range of workshops and enrichment activities.·   Barriers to Learning are overcome.
Providing release time for SENCO to further develop the provision and teaching of our SEN and vulnerable pupils. £1,000 ·   SEN children make improved progress.
Continued investment in resources to support PP children. £2500 ·   Increased % of PP children working at ARE in Reading, Writing and Maths