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 2018

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received for 2018-2019

Total number of pupils on roll

339

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

197

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received 2017-2018

£260,040


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 197 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 £260,040 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 work.
  • 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 above national expectations at the end of KS1 or at the end of KS2.
  • Additional opportunities provided through extra-curricular activities and school trips.

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

JULY 2018

KS1 and 2 Averages – Using Tracking Points from our SPTO assessment system

 

Writing

Reading

Maths

Pupil Premium (PP) ARE

17.9

18.7

18.6

Non PP ARE

15.5

16.1

16

Difference for PP children

+2.4

+2.6

+2.6

Terms difference for PP children

+2

+2.5

+2.5

 

PP Progress

+3.1

+3.3

+3.5

Non-PP Progress

+3.5

+3.6

+3.7

Difference for PP children

-0.4

-0.3

-0.2

Terms difference for PP children

-0.5

0

0

The above table shows that across every year group in KS1 and 2, on average, disadvantaged children perform better than non-disadvantaged with age related expectations (ARE). Disadvantaged children do not make as much progress as non-disadvantaged but this is not a significant difference. The gap between PP and non-PP progress has narrowed from the previous year. This data helps us to measure the positive impact that Pupil Premium spend has had on our disadvantaged pupils. 

End of Key Stage 1 Data 2018

 % of pupils at the expected standard

% All pupils

% Disadvantaged

% National all pupils

% National Disadvantaged

Reading

72%

64%

75%

63%

Writing

65%

50%

70%

55%

Maths

72%

59%

76%

63%

All pupils outperform disadvantaged pupils in all subjects at the end of KS1 2018. However, figures for disadvantaged pupils are much improved from the previous year. Our disadvantaged pupils are broadly in line with disadvantaged pupils nationally. 

End of Key Stage 2 Data 2018

 

% All pupils

% Disadvantaged

% National All pupils

% National Disadvantaged

Reading

71%

57%

75%

64%

Writing

64%

54%

78%

67%

Maths

73%

61%

76%

64%

Combined Reading, Writing & Maths

64% 54% 64% 51%

Disadvantaged pupils do not perform as well as all pupils at the end of KS2 (Year 6). The attainment of disadvantaged pupils has improved over the past three years. Progress data for this year group showed that disadvantaged pupils made better progress in reading, writing and maths than disadvantaged pupils nationally. 

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 2018-2019

  • Provide small group work for UKS2 pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced TA2 focused on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement- Reciprocal Reading intervention programme. A focus on Year 6 PP children with additional HLTA.
  • Appointment of Vice Principal to focus on improving teaching and learning across the school. Vice Principal will also be ensuring all pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. 
  • Appointment of new SENDco to ensure pupils with SEND and PP are making good or better progress. 
  • 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 pastoral learning mentors to impact on children who are entitled to PPG, improving confidence/ well being/ aspirations/ parental engagement impacting on progress and attainment.
  • Improve attendance for children entitled to PPG funding with support from a learning mentor assigned to work on attendance.
  • School Counsellor to work with our most vulnerable pupils.  

Please click on the document below to see how we will be spending our Pupil Premium Funding this year.