Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money which is allocated to schools on top of their normal budget to support children in some vulnerable groups. Money is allocated for the children of military service personnel to support them emotionally. Looked After Children and any children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years have money allocated to ensure that they have extra support to ensure they achieve as well academically as the rest of the children in the school.

 

On our most recent Ofsted Inspection Dashboard  (2014-15) six of our eight identified strengths are associated with the good performance of our 'Disadvantaged Children'

 2015-16

In 2015-16 the biggest investment in terms of pupil premium money continued to be in one to one or small group teaching. We  increased the money spent on teaching assistant time to be used for both academic and emotional support. Free access to all school trips, including residential trips was again  offered. We are also invested in extra resources, particularly in ICT to improve the IT availability in school for those children who may have limited access to hardware and wifi when they are not in school. Intervention packages to improve spelling and reading were also be at least part paid for from Pupil Premium money. Details of the breakdown of how we spent our Pupil Premium Income for the 2015-16 year can be seen below.

Pupil Premium Income 2015-16 £61,860

17 x £300 Service children

43 x £1320 Disadvantaged

 

How the grant was spent

Learning in the Curriculum

 

 

 

Teacher Salary for individual or group tuition

£26,600

SENCO extra release

£4,000

EAL TA provision

£1,500

Intervention TA Support

£8,000

Curriculum Resources IT

£4,000

Arrow Reading and Spelling Intervention Package

£1,900

Project X Guided Reading Package

£1,200

 

 

Social, Emotional & Behavioural Issues

 

 

 

Behaviour Support Learning Mentor & EP ( MAST)

£1,900

Emotional Literacy TAs

£2,000

Parent Support Adviser (£2000 Heroes, £2000 PP)

£4,000

Heroes Support TA

£600

 

 

Enrichment Beyond the Curriculum

 

 

 

Trips and Visit Subsidies

£4,000

HMS Heroes Events and resources

£1,000

Resources (Equipment, Extra Curric Club costs)

£1,160

 

 

Total

£61,860

 

IMPACT from 2015 - 16

Provision

Support to improve the attainment of pupil premium children was provided in many ways but the biggest investment was in human resources in terms of extra Teaching Assistant availability; more Special Needs specialist support; support for families and emotional support interventions. The biggest investment however was in one to one or small group teacher support. The needs of individual children are identified by their teacher and support directed at those needs is provided by a specific Pupil Premium teacher.

Assessment

At the end of Key Stages children took tests which categorised them as below expected standards, at expected standards or exceeding expected standards. Foundation Stage children are expected to make a standard of Good Learning Development (GLD). In year 1 children take a phonics screening test.

Foundation Stage

Nationally 69% of children achieved GLD. We exactly matched that figure for our whole cohort. 67% of our 6 Pupil Premium children achieved GLD.

Year 1

Nationally 81% of children achieved the expected level. 89% of our children achieved the level. 88% of our 8 Pupil Premium children achieved the level.

Year 2

There were 6 PP children in year 2. Overall our performance was lower than national figures and our PP children fared worse in writing and maths than their peers.

  Reading Writing Maths
National all 74 65 73
St Joseph's all 50 50 62
National PP 60 50 58
St Joseph's PP 50 33 33

 

Year 6

8 out of the 17 children in this year group were pupil premium children 

Percentage achieving expected level

  Reading Writing Maths RW&M SPAG
National all 66 74 70 52 72
St Joseph's all 71 71 71 65 65
National PP          
St Joseph's PP 75 75 63 63 75

 

These figures are more pleasing with our pupil premium children attaining higher than all children nationally in English subjects.

 

 

Internal Tracking Data

A new method of assesssing children's attainment and progress without levels was used in 15-16. To track progress we use Target Tracker software and plot children's attainment through the learning objectives that they achieve throughout the year.  Progress in each year group follows a six step pattern  ie Below, Below +, Within, Within+, Secure, Secure+. Target Tracker recommend that when a child is in the within+ category they have achieved the expected standard for their age. We expect more of our children and do not consider that they are at the expected standard until they reach the secure band. As we were developing our system the data from the early part of the year was not secure so we tracked progress from January onwards. Again we set high expectations of 6 points of progress over the year which would mean for this period we would expect 3.6 points of progress for each child.

Attainment - %age  achieving S or S+     Progress Jan - Jul ( expected 3.6pts)
Y1         Y1    
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
64 R 50 70     4.1 R 3.9 4.2
64 W 50 70     3.9 W 3.5 4
68 M 63 70     4.1 M 3.9 4.2
                   
                   
Y2         Y2    
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
54 R 50 55     4 R 4.9 4.8
50 W 33 55     4.2 W 4.6 4.1
62 M 33 70     6.2 M 6 6.3
                   
                   
Y3         Y3    
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
40 R 29 43     4.2 R 3.9 4.3
37 W 29 39     5.2 W 4.9 5.3
40 M 29 43     4.6 M 5 4.5
                   
                   
Y4         Y4    
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
59 R 66 54     3.1 R 3 3.2
65 W 83 54     3.4 W 3.8 3.2
59 M 67 54     3.7 M 3.6 3.7
                   
                   
Y5           Y5      
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
38 R 50 25     3.1 R 3.4 2.8
19 W 13 25     3.1 W 3.3 3
19 M 25 13     3.8 M 3.8 3.9
                   
                   
Y6           Y6      
overall   PP NPP     overall   PP NPP
71 R 75 67     4.2 R 4.5 4
71 W 75 67     4.6 W 5 4.2
65 M 63 67     4.9 M 4.8 5.1

 

Intended Spend 2016-17

As the above figures show attainment for our children who were in year 5 last year is a cause for concern. To address this, for years 5 & 6, we have invested in smaller classes in the mornings  when the classes concentrate on English and Maths. These classes are taught by the specialist leaders in each of the subjects. We will continue to offer one to one or group tuition from a qualified teacher as well as the extra provision in terms of TA support, Parental Support Adviser time and SENDCO time. All trips will be offered to disadvantaged children at no charge including prepayments towards the residential trip planned for September 2017. Extra resources will provided, including IT hardware, for the benefit of pupil premium children.

 

Pupil Premium Income 2016-17 £64,320

12 x £300 Service children = £3600

46 x £1320 Disadvantaged = £60,270

 

Spend

Learning in the Curriculum

 

 Teacher Salary providing small classes in mornings

 £25,967

Teacher Salary for individual or group tuition

£13,853

SENCO extra release

£4,000

EAL TA provision

£1,500

Intervention TA Support

£8,000

Curriculum Resources IT

£1,500

 

 

 

 

Social, Emotional & Behavioural Issues

 

 

 

Behaviour Support Learning Mentor & EP ( MAST)

£1,900

Emotional Literacy TAs

£2,000

Parent Support Adviser 

£3,000

Heroes Support TA

£600

 

 

Enrichment Beyond the Curriculum

 

 

 

Trips and Visit Subsidies

£4,000

HMS Heroes Events and resources

 £500

Resources (Equipment, Extra Curric Club costs)

 £2000

 

 

Total

£64320