Pupil Premium

St James is allocated additional funding for those children in receipt of free school meals which is referred to as Pupil Premium.

The Governors at St James allocate the pupil premium grant funding to support our children accademically, socially and specifically those with barriers to learning.

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St James Church of England Primary School 

Pupil Premium Report To Parents September 2016

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received for 2016-2017

Total number of pupils on role

378

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

190

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received 2016-2017

£250,800


OVERVIEW

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

OBJECTIVES FOR PUPIL PREMIUM IN THIS SCHOOL

  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  3. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

SCHOOL POLICY AND PRINCIPLES

The Principal and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.

  1. We ensure that quality-first teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  2. We ensure appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed.
  3. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Principal and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact

STATISTICS

  • In school we have 190 pupils who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
  • Each entitled pupil receives £1,320 per annum.
  • In the current year the school receives £250,800 additional funds.

STRATEGY FOR USING THE FUNDING

St James Church of England Primary School has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:

  • Providing small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teacher/ Higher Level Teaching Assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement- intervention programme.
  • Small group tuition/ support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement- small group to one tuition.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
  • Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age-related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Maths.
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able pupils entitled to PP funding to achieve a greater depth of understanding for their age group. 
  • Additional opportunities provided through extra-curricular activities and school trips.

A SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE FROM THE EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF THE FUNDING

July 2016

 KS1

% all pupils

 

% Disadvantaged

(PPG)

Reading

62%

 

66%

Writing

63%

 

60%

Maths

76%

 

80%

                      
              * Disadvantaged pupils at KS1 outperform non-disadvantage pupils in reading and maths.

 KS2

% all pupils

 

% Disadvantaged 

(PPG)

Reading

49%

 

54%

Writing

70%

 

73%

Maths

44%

 

44%


          * Disadvantaged pupils either match the performance of or outperform against all pupils.  


SUMMARY:

Using the evidence gathered through the school’s self-evaluation strategy has shown that the intervention strategies have been very successful and that they have had a very positive impact on the progress, standards and achievement of those pupils entitled to the additional funds.

Focus of PGG Spending for 2016-2017

  • Provide small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teacher/ Higher Level Teaching Assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement- intervention programme.
  • Small group tuition/ support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement- small group tuition.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
  • Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age-related expectations.
  • Additional opportunities provided through extra-curricular activities and school trips
  • Maintain the funds to provide learning mentors to impact on children who are entitled to PPG, improving confidence/ well being/ aspirations/ parental engagement impacting on progress and attainment.
  • Training staff to promote quality-first teaching and learning
  • Improve attendance for children entitled to PPG funding.
  • Wide range of after school curricular activities provided free of charge
     

     

 

 

Activity

 

 

Purpose

 

Targeted Pupils

 

Cost

 

Additional staffing

Learning mentor for child protection

To support children to access the curriculum & support their social needs 

All pupils

£22,605

Additional staffing

Learning mentor for

Attendance

To assist families in making sure children are in school, on time, every day 

 

Poor attenders across whole school

£21,389

Wider opportunities music lessons

Curriculum enrichment

Year 3/4 pupils

£1, 500

Additional teaching staff

 

 

 

 

Reduction in class size; support staff to consistently good teaching; support strategic development for all pupils

All pupils

£89,818

Additional teaching assistant staff

 

Raise standards in basic skills, improved adult/pupil ratio for interventions; greater opportunity for 1 to 1 support

Breakfast Club support

 

All pupils

£31,028

Mathletics & Reading Eggs licence for all

 

 

Additional provision that can be accessed at home via ICT

All pupils

£3,000

New EAL resources purchased

New talking pens & e-books to support language development

EAL pupils

£1,000

Maths resources purchased

Resources purchased & training given by maths co-ordinator

All Pupils

£2,500

Speech therapy SLA

 

 

To provide access to speech therapist in school to help raise standards in basic skills & communication

All pupils on a needs basis

£4,300

 

2 additional TA4

 

Consistency for pupils when teacher taking PPA

High quality planned and felxible interventions

All pupils

 

£45,000

 

2 weeks Phonics boost

Narrow the gap in reading & improve literacy skills

Foundation Stage & KS1 pupils

£900

 

Child Counsellor, half a day a week

Help children emotionally so they are in the correct place to access the curriculum

 

All pupils on a needs basis

£5,400

Purchase of reciprocal reading materials

Narrow the gap in reading & improve literacy skills

 

All pupils

£4,000

Purchase of new RWI resources

Narrow the gap in Reading

KS1 pupils

£1,000

Additional support staff

To increase staffing ratio for vulnerable children

 

Across school

£12,000

Raise standards in reading

Narrow the gap in Reading

Materials for Cosy Corners and Reading Lounge

All pupils

£4,000

Subsidize trips, residential and curriculum based trips/ visitors

Curriculum enrichment

To assist families across school

£1,360

 

 

 

 

 

Little Saints

 

 

Staffing ratios

Children benefit from low staffing ratios

 

£500

 

Nursery

 

 

Staffing ratios

To provide additional staffing to support all children

 

£1,500

Focus of PGG Spending for 2016-2017 NURSERY

PPG funding was introduced for nursery children in April 2015, we are currently awaiting exact figures for Autumn 2016. The proposed funding is planned to be used to fund staff to attend ELKLAN speech and language courses and to lower staffing ratios (see above for Nursery and Little Saints).