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What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils to try to ensure they attain as well as and make as much progress as their peers.

How the funding is allocated?

It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been: registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years or been in care for six months or longer.  The amount of funding received for each child in this instance is £1,320. In addition Pupil Premium Funding is provided for pupils; Adopted from Care (£1,000) and Service Pupils (£300).

Summary of Barriers to Educational Achievement

The challenges faced by eligible pupils are wide-ranging, their attainment on entry varies and the school takes account of each child’s entry point and ensures they are well supported to achieve their potential.  Below are shared some of these barriers which can apply to pupils in our school.

  • Pupils entering school are in some instances below the national expectation in the areas of understanding, speaking, self-confidence and awareness, reading, number, the world, technology, expressive arts and design.
  • Find it difficult to interact with other pupils
  • Require additional support to access phonics, reading and developing their writing skills
  • Require additional support in mathematics
  • Attendance issues may impact on progress and attainment
  • If parents have had poor educational experiences themselves, we work hard to establish strong links and provide a positive educational experience.

We measure the impact of pupil premium by closely monitoring our intervention programmes, through learning walks, pupil progress meetings, data and work scrutiny. We monitor the progress of these children and provide support as described below if it is required. These children have priority access to these interventions. In practice, this means that if their progress is borderline for their ability, they will receive additional support. The impact of this will be reviewed every six to eight weeks and the overall impact evaluated in the summer / autumn term 2017.

For the academic year 2016/17, St Cuthbert’s RCVA Primary School received £39,020 in Pupil Premium funding.

FocusImpact
Two additional Teaching Assistants to support interventions for all classes in KS1 and KS2.

 

Cost £20,236

Improved Numeracy and Literacy skills.

Progress across the whole has improved in Writing and Maths.

Assisting in closing the gap so children in all groups achieve expected progress with a high proportion of children achieving better than expected progress.

Employing a part time support teacher to provide additional support for developing writing, handwriting and comprehension skills in Years 2 and 3.

 

Cost £3,700

Improved attainment and progress in developing writing, handwriting, comprehension skills and mathematics. Reduced class sizes.

Pupils have shown increased confidence in these subject areas.

Assisting in closing the gap so children in all groups achieve expected progress with a high proportion of children achieving better than expected progress.

Purchase of Teaching and Learning Resources linked to narrowing the gap.

Cost approx. £5,000

The increased expectations of the new curriculum means that children with poor handwriting and spelling ability, don’t meet their end of year expectations. These areas are having an impact on the proportion of children not meeting expectations by the end of the year, especially in Year 2.
Quality Music provision.

Fees paid for all Pupil Premium children who learn an instrument.

Ukulele

Cost £2,230

Gives children who don’t learn an instrument the opportunity to learn and appreciate music.
Funding to support a wider range of extra curricular clubs and activities.

Cost £TBC

Children have a wider range of opportunities to develop skills and interests before and after school.
Talk Boost training and resources.

Cost £770

Intervention programme. Children are able to articulate their thoughts effectively and in an ordered manner, which will contribute to improved writing skills.
Free milk for current FSM children following the Government announcement that from January 2015, FSM children should be offered free milk.

Cost £330

Improved health. Milk to be provided free of charge daily for children currently eligible for Free School Meals.

 

For the academic year 2015/16, St Cuthbert’s RCVA Primary School received £55,200 in Pupil Premium funding.

FocusImpact at the end of the academic year
Employing two part time support teachers to provide additional support for developing writing, handwriting, comprehension skills and mathematics in Years 1,2,3,5 and 6.

 

Cost £30,255

Improved attainment and progress in developing writing, handwriting, comprehension skills and mathematics.

Pupils have shown increased confidence in these subject areas.

100% of Year 6 Pupils achieved the expected standard in reading and GPS.

87% of Year 6 Pupils achieved the expected standard in writing.

96% of Year 6 pupils achieved the expected standard in maths.

Disadvantaged children and children with SEN achieved as well as Non FSM in reading, GPS and Maths. Two children did not achieve the expected standard in writing.

A higher proportion of Year 6 pupils achieved Greater Depth than nationally.

Year 2 pupils achieved in line with National standard for the expected standard and Greater depth.

Two additional Teaching Assistants to support interventions for all classes in KS1 and KS2.

 

Cost £17,000

Results as above.

One out of two (50%) of our Year 2 children (those who did not pass in Year 1) passed their Phonics re-test.

97% of our Year 2 children (July 2016) have met the expected standard for phonics (National 91%).

Quality Music provision.

Fees paid for all Pupil Premium children who learn an instrument.

Little Fingers, Ukulele

Cost £2,230

Gives children who don’t learn an instrument the opportunity to learn and appreciate music.

Year 3 had First Access ukulele tuition and one child who is FSM has tuition paid for.

Taking part in the Achievement for All Programme and working with an achievement coach.

 

Cost £3,815

Aimed at raising the attainment, accessibility and aspirations of children in reading, writing and maths.

Children in target groups had focused targets, intervention and Structured conversations.

Funding to support a wider range of extra curricular clubs and activities.

Cost £TBC

Children have a wider range of opportunities to develop skills and interests before and after school.
Talk Boost training and resources.

Cost £770

Intervention programme. Children in Year 1 are able to articulate their thoughts effectively and in an ordered manner, which will contribute to improved writing skills.

79% of Year 1 pupils entered Year 2 achieving the expected standard of Year 1.

Free milk for current FSM children following the Government announcement that from January 2015, FSM children should be offered free milk.

Cost £330

Improved health. Milk to be provided free of charge daily for children currently eligible for Free School Meals.
Total: £54,400 (not including funding for extracurricular activities)

For the academic year 2014/15, St Cuthbert’s RCVA Primary School received £48,100 in Pupil Premium funding.

FocusImpact
Employing two part time support teachers to provide additional support for developing writing, handwriting, comprehension skills and mathematics in Years 2,3,5 and 6.

Cost £29,486

Improved attainment and progress in developing writing, handwriting, comprehension skills and mathematics. Reduced class sizes.

Pupils have shown increased confidence in these subject areas.

Assisting in closing the gap so children in all groups achieve expected progress with a high proportion of children achieving better than expected progress.

KS2 Results for FSM Pupils

Reading: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 43%

Writing: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 14%

Maths: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 57%

Reading: 100% 2 Levels Progress and 71% 3 levels progress.

Writing:   100% 2 Levels Progress and 43% made 3 Levels Progress

Maths:    100% made 2 Levels Progress and 86% made 3 Levels Progress

KS1 Results  for FSM Pupils

Reading: L2B+ – 100%, Level 3 – 50%

Writing: L2B+ – 100%, Level 3 – 50%

Maths: L2B+ – 100%, Level 3 – 50%

Two additional Teaching Assistants to support interventions for all classes in KS1 and KS2.

Cost £16,000

Improved Numeracy and Literacy skills.

Progress across the whole has improved in Writing and Maths.

Assisting in closing the gap so children in all groups achieve expected progress with a high proportion of children achieving better than expected progress.

Quality Music provision.

Fees paid for all Pupil Premium children who learn an instrument.

Little Fingers, Ukulele, School of Rock and Pop

Cost £3,000

 

Gives children who don’t learn an instrument the opportunity to learn and appreciate music.
Taking part in the Achievement for All Programme and working with an achievement coach.

Cost £3,815

Aimed at raising the attainment, accessibility and aspirations of children in reading, writing and maths.

Ongoing…

Total: £52,301

For the academic year 2013/14, St Cuthbert’s RCVA Primary School received £31,500 in Pupil Premium funding.

FocusImpact
Employing a support teacher to provide additional support for developing writing, handwriting and comprehension in Years 2 and 3

Cost approximately £10,000

Improved attainment and progress in developing writing, handwriting and comprehension skills.

Increased pupil confidence and progress.

Additional TA support enabling small group support for literacy and numeracy, and interventions to take place on an afternoon.

Cost £17,000

Improved Numeracy and Literacy skills.

Progress across the whole has improved in Writing and Maths.

 

KS2 Results FSM Pupils

Reading: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 66%

Writing: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 17%

Maths: L4 – 100%, Level 5 – 50%

Reading: 100% 3 Levels Progress

Writing:   100% 2 Levels Progress and 33% made 3 Levels Progress

Maths:    100% made 2 Levels Progress and 66% made 3 Levels Progress

KS1 Results FSM Pupils

Reading: L2B+ – 100%, Level 3 – 33%

Writing: L2B+ – 100%

Maths: L2B+ – 100%, Level 3 – 33%

All targeted pupils made at least 4 Points Progress across the year

Pupils have shown increased confidence in these subject areas.

Additional TA support focusing on movement programmes.

Cost £5,000

Children have improved fine and gross motor skills. Handwriting and presentation in books is improved.

Pupils show increased confidence.

Total: £32,000