Pupil Premium

Pupil premium grant expenditure

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 – 2017

Financial Year Amount of Pupil Premium Funding
2015-2016 £178,328
2016-2017 £188,569

 

  2015-2016 2016-2017
Total Number of pupils eligible for Pupil premium Funding 135 112
% of all pupils in school

 

35% 36%


The Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant

The pupil premium is additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities, and to close the gaps between them and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years, or has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more.

Provision at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School:

St Columba’s Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps. The strategies used to support this will be monitored and evaluated regularly, and data analysis will ensure that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.

All matters relating to the Pupil Premium will be reported to the Governors via the School Improvement and Resources Committees, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

Attainment and Standards of Disadvantaged Pupils 2015/2016

EYFS 2016 % Achieving GLD
Disadvantaged Pupils (16) 63%
Other Pupils (41) 63%
Gap

 

KS1 2016
  % Achieving National Expected Standards
  Reading Writing Maths
Disadvantaged Pupils (19) 53% 37% 58%
Other Pupils (39) 69% 56% 62%
 Gap -16% -19% -4%

 

KS2 2016
  % Achieving National Expectations
  Reading Writing Maths RWM
Disadvantaged Pupils (28) 46% 64% 54% 39%
Other Pupils (26) 54% 77% 54% 46%
Gap -8% -13%   -7%

 

Attendance 2016
  Attendance Persistent Abs (-85%)
Disadvantaged Pupils 92.8 8.1%
All Pupils 94.8 6.2%
Gap -2 1.9


Evaluation of 2015-2016 Strategic Plan:

In light of the data analysis, the school has now established a more robust system of monitoring the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils. This will enable the Senior and Middle Leaders to be able to provide more effective training, support, advice and challenge where needed.

The attendance rates of some disadvantaged pupils is creating a further barrier to their progress, and so a more rigorous approach to monitoring and addressing their absences will be put in place, alongside creative strategies of further engaging parents.

Targeted interventions for disadvantaged pupils will be monitored for their impact so that successful strategies can be extended and shared throughout the school.

The effective pastoral and nurture provision will be enhanced and developed so that there is a structured system of provision to meet specific identified needs.

The particular needs of disadvantaged higher attainers requires further investigation to ensure that effective provision is put in place.

There is a need to provide focussed support for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and who are New to English.

The Play Therapist provision has promoted improved learning behaviours, opportunities to develop social skills and increased readiness for school and will be continued.

The pupils’ social and emotional development is supported by experiencing a range of cultural, artistic and outdoor activities, so these will continue to be supported.

The Pupil Premium Grant will therefore be used to support the following strategies:

Pupil Premium Strategic Plan 2016 -2017

Focus /Provision What this does: Targeted

PP Pupils

Cost from PPG funding New or continued Monitored by Specific Intended Outcomes
 

Release of Senior Leadership Team

 

Training, advice, support and challenge so that teaching for all vulnerable groups is Good or better.

 

 

All Years

 

£21,665

 

Continued

 

Executive Head

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

Quality first teaching across the school ensures good and better progress, closing the gap to national standards.

Release of Middle Leaders Training, advice, support and challenge so that teaching for all vulnerable groups is Good or better All Years £32,025 Continued  

Exec Head

Quality first teaching across the school ensures good and better progress, closing the gap to national standards.
Additional TA support for NTE pupils. From Jan 2017  

Growing percentage of children eligible for Pupil Premium are also New to English.

Intervention for NTE pupils to support accelerated progress.

 

Years 2 to 6

 

£6,578

 

New

 

 

 

 

Assistant Head

 

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

Raise the progress rates for NTE/PP pupils’ acquisition of English.

 

NTE/PP pupils make rapid progress to ensure attainment gaps are closed significantly by July 2017.

 

Class teachers are supported in managing mobility and NTE pupils effectively.

 

Additional Teaching Assistant support in EYFS and KS1 Early intervention in EYFS will have impact on further progress. EYFS £36,183  

Continued

EYFS Leader

Assistant Head

 

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

Close any gaps between PPG and non PPG pupils- raise attainment and achievement across the Foundation stage in Prime areas, Literacy and Maths so that PPG pupils attain GLD in line with their peers.

Ensure that 100% of our lessons in Foundation Stage are never less than good to maximise achievement and progress.

Additional TAs trained in specific intervention strategies Focussed and structured interventions used for identified pupils.  

All Years

 

£12,061

 

Continued

  Pupils make good progress.
Breakfast  Club TAs Support school attendance, punctuality and healthy start to the day.  

All Years

 

£12,000

 

Continued

 

Exec Head

 

Identified pupils do not loose learning time through absence and lateness.

Nurture Group Team

 

 

 

Additional support to help overcome social and emotional barriers to learning so that vulnerable pupils are able to reach their potential academically.  

 

All Years

 

 

£9,500

 

Continued

Inclusion Leader / Head of School

 

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

 

Identified vulnerable children develop improved learning behaviours and make accelerated progress to achieve their targets by July 2017.

Provision of School Uniform

 

Council no longer provides vouchers for school uniform. Provision of a quality uniform supports ethos and cohesion.

KS1 parents will have to register for FSM to qualify for free uniform.

 

All Years

 

3,360

 

Continued

 

Governors Monitoring Committee

All pupils have a quality uniform, ensuring inclusion.

 

Pupil Premium not negatively affected by FSM for all KS1 pupils.

Provide a range of life experiences and opportunities:

·         Subsidise Residential visits.

 

·         Subsidise other educational visits

 

·         Additional Instrument Tuition

 

·         Art and Drama Consultants

 

Many Pupil Premium pupils do not have the opportunity to experience a range of cultural, outdoor, and sport activities enjoyed by less deprived families.

 

All Years

 

 

 

£8,000

 

 

 

£16,000

 

 

 

 

£2,000

 

 

 

£12,000

 

 

 

Continued

 

Head of School

 

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

Enrichment opportunities for disadvantaged learners.

 

Development of social skills, emotional skills and team building – part of schools purpose at educating the whole child and ensures pupils have the range of experiences that will equip them to learn and achieve well.

 

Play Therapist

 

Additional emotional and social support to enable identified pupils to reach their potential.

   

£6,120

  Inclusion Leader / Head of School

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

Targeted Children make good progress academically and reach their identified targets by July 2017.
Parental Support Worker Focus on improving the attendance of children eligible for Pupil Premium  

All Years

 

£8,106 +

£3,000

Resources

 

Continued

 

Assistant Head

Governors:

School Improvement Committee

Resources Committee

 

Attendance of children eligible for Pupil Premium improves to be in line with other Pupils.
  Total

£188,598