Principles

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (Source – DfE website)

The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

Please click here to view a statement on Pupil Premium Spend Across the Griffin Schools Trust

Proposed Pupil Premium spend 2015-16

Programme

Amount

Rationale

Subsidise Breakfast Clubs and school uniform.

£1,000

Engage children with school, improve social skills, promote a healthy lifestyle and diet, and help children to be school-ready at the beginning of school day.  Improve attendance.

Subsidise educational visits

£1,000

Provide stimuli for writing, to increase attainment; support a more engaging curriculum; enable children from low income families to broaden experiences beyond the school and home.

Y6 Breakfast Club

£3,000

Improve aspirations and outcomes for Y6 by extending the day for targeted pupils; train teachers and HLTAs in targeted support.

Recruitment and retention of staff within Pastoral Team

£77,200

Fund a Learning Support Mentor and fund to support academic as well as emotional, behavioural and mental health needs; Employ part-time Counsellor to provide therapeutic and social and emotional support for targeted pupils and run social groups for small number of pupils, including those eligible for PP, to give them confidence to participate fully in whole class work; part-fund Inclusion Manager to oversee provision for SEND and Child Protection.

Targeted interventions to improve attainment of younger children

£18,000

Part-find experienced teacher to improve literacy and numeracy skills of children in FS2, Yr1, Yr2 and Yr3 through small group tuition.

Support girls reading in upper KS2 and boys reading KS2, Yr3 & Yr4

£1,000

Improve confidence and interest in reading of identified children showing lack of engagement in reading, extra reading materials.

Increase number, range and quality of extra-curricular activities

£1,000

Part-fund children’s access to specialist activities, including music tuition, and a range of after school activities.

Individual and group tutoring

£25,000

Provide access to quality tutoring for targeted pupils with low aspirations, including more able pupils who might not fulfil their potential because of lack of opportunities outside of school, or lack of family finances.  Provide study guides for Yr6.

Professional Services

£5,500

Access to Medway OT, EP and SALT services, according to the needs of pupils.

Families and Schools Together [FAST] and Save the Children

£10,000

Work with FAST programme on collaborative early intervention project to empower parents to support their children’s learning at home, and to increase engagement of parents with their child’s education.

TA Support in classroom

£22,296

Support pupil premium children in class.

Support children in FS1 & FS2 with phonics and social skills

£1,000

Books in setting to support boys reading.

Griffin Schools Trust

£8,684

Receive training and support from the Academy Trust.

Total allocation: £173,680 for 115 pupils.

 

Pupil Premium 2014-2015

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools will receive:  £1300 for each eligible primary-aged pupil

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding

Amount Of Children

2011-2012

£29280

 

2012-2013

£61677

98

2013-2014

£99876

103

2014-2015

£157268

118













Leadership and Management

The headteacher oversees the organisation of all additional provision.  This is done by the SENCO, Behaviour lead, Curriculum lead and the class teachers.

The progress of Pupil Premium pupils is currently tracked by the headteacher and Pastoral lead. After January 2015 the provision will be managed and monitored by the Inclusion Manager.

A termly report is prepared for Governors who monitor the overall provision. Closing the gap for our Pupil premium children continues to be the key focus of the School Improvement Plan, with actions identified and tracked by the Senior Leadership Team through the monitoring process and pupil progress meetings.  All class teachers keep track of Pupil Premium children and are focused on ‘closing the gap’.

Below outlines where the pupil premium money is spent

In 2014-15 the school received: £157,268 as Pupil Premium.

The funding received from Pupil Premium in 2014-15 was allocated in the following ways. The impact of 2014-15 Pupil Premium spend is as below.

 

 

Review of 2014-15

To subsidise Breakfast Club and school meals

£500

There has been a significant increase in uptake of breakfast club provision before the start of the school day and pleasing uptake in universal free school meals since introduction.

To subsidise school uniform and educational visits

£500

All year groups in the school benefited from educational visits in the local community and in London including museums, theatre and topic themed venues.

To part fund a Home School Support Worker to work with vulnerable children across the school.  To part fund a Pastoral Support Assistant to support behaviour and self-esteem to fund ‘Place2Be’ which supports children’s emotional well-being.

£64,314

The school supported vulnerable  children with emotional, behavioural and mental health needs through counselling, play therapy, nurture groups and drop-in sessions.  Guidance was also given to staff to  further support these needs.

To use ‘Tiger Troop’ to teach self-discipline and behaviour to Key Stage 2 children

£4,500

 

Pupil behaviour in upper key stage 2 improved significantly as a result of this programme. Peer support and cooperation improved as did pupils’ concentration and listening skills.

To employ additional support staff to accelerate the progress of targeted children

£80,441

Effective targeted support of children with speech and language needs.

To get training and support from the Trust

£7,863

The academy trust provided a variety of training and support including the arts, curriculum, moderation and early years.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2013-14 

Funding amounts to £99,876 for the financial year 2013-14.

At Wayfield Primary we have targeted the money at reducing the gap in attainment between those pupils who are entitled to Pupil Premium and those pupils who are not by ensuring that all pupils make very good progress in every year group across the primary school.

The funding received from Pupil Premium in 2013-14 has been allocated in the following ways:

  • To fund two non-classroom based, experienced HLTAs to accelerate the progress of children through targeted, small group, work. Cost: £38,019.12
  • Pupil Conferencing across the school. Pupil Conferencing enables all class teachers to have quality time with each child away from the classroom environment to discuss their next steps in learning. This focuses children’s attention on exactly what they have to do to improve in the core curriculum and therefore make good progress. Cost: £10,570.14
  • A more able maths group meets each week with a teacher. This is extending and developing the mathematical skills of a group of more able older children by giving them opportunities to explore complex and “real” mathematical problems. Cost: £4,938.24
  • The Pupil Premium has part funded our HSSW to work with children across the school who require support to access the curriculum effectively. Cost: £14,283.42
  • A Pastoral Support Assistant working with pupils across the school on emotional literacy programmes on a one to one or small group basis to boost self-esteem and so raise attainment. Cost: £12,835.08
  • The Pupil Premium has funded “Place 2 Be” which supports the children’s emotional wellbeing. Cost:£19,230 – Total amount spent: £99,876


Impact – 2013-2014 Results for Pupil Premium Children. This is based on FSM children – 19 children in Year 2.

2+ at KS1

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Score

84

79

89

National

92

89

94

Difference

-8

-10

-5

 3+ at KS1

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Score

0

0

0

National

35

19

28

Difference

-35

-19

-28

Expected progress

 

Reading

Reading

Writing

Writing

Maths

Maths

 

FSM

Non FSM

FSM

Non FSM

FSM

Non FSM

School

93

83

93

100

86

100

National

88

92

90

94

86

91

 In Reading and writing FSM pupils are expected to make slightly better progress while Maths is broadly in line.

Pupil Premium 2012-13 

Funding amounts to ££61677 for the financial year 2013-14.

The funding received from Pupil Premium in 2012-13 has been allocated in the following ways:

  • Ensuring that the children who qualify for free school meals have their needs clearly identified, their progress closely monitored through school and additional support put in place as required.
  • To fund two non-classroom based, experienced HLTAs to accelerate the progress of children through targeted, small group, work.
  • Developing Pupil Conferencing across the school. Pupil Conferencing enables all class teachers to have quality time with each child away from the classroom environment to discuss their next steps in learning. This will focus children’s attention on exactly what they have to do to improve in the core curriculum and therefore make good progress.
  • The Pupil Premium has part funded our HSSW to work with children across the school who require support to access the curriculum effectively.
  • A Pastoral Support Assistant working with pupils across the school on emotional literacy programmes on a one to one or small group basis to boost self-esteem and so raise attainment.
  • The Pupil Premium has funded “Place 2 Be” which supports the children’s emotional wellbeing.

Impact:

  • 100% of the Year 6 2012-13 cohort entitled to the Pupil Premium have made expected progress across Key Stage Two in Writing.
  • 82% of the Year 6 2012-13 cohort entitled to the Pupil Premium have made expected progress across Key Stage Two in Maths.
  • 73% of the Year 6 2012-13 cohort entitled to the Pupil Premium have made expected progress across Key Stage Two in Reading.
  • The gap in attainment between pupils entitled to Pupil Premium and those pupils who are not is narrowing.
    FSM Breakdown by Year Group

Year group

%  FSM

National

School

48.3%

26.7%

1

60%

 

2

52%

 

3

50%

 

4

40%

 

5

52.9%

 

6

29.2%

 

R

51.7%

 

Where are the Gaps?

(Using Year 1 and 2 and Year 6 2013 Raise online data)

Year 1 Phonic Screening

 

Outcome for FSM

15 children

Outcome for Non FSM

12 children

Difference between FSM and non FSM

National FSM

Difference between  school FSM and national FSM

% of children achieving expected standard

53%

68%

-15%

63%

-10%

 KS1 Results

 

 

2013

Outcome for FSM

19 children

2013 Outcome for non FSM

11 children

Difference between FSM and non FSM

2013 National FSM

Difference between  school FSM and national FSM

APS

Reading

13.8

14.6

-0.8

15.0

1.2

Writing

13.6

14.8

-1.2

13.7

0.1

Mathematics

14.6

15.4

-0.8

15.0

-0.4

 KS2 Results

 

 

2013

Outcome for FSM

14 children

2013 outcome for Non-FSM

6 children

Difference between FSM and Non FSM

2013 outcome for National FSM

Difference between  school FSM and national FSM

Attainment

Level 4+ in Reading

86%

83%

+3%

82%

+4%

Level 4+ in Writing

86%

83%

+3%

76%

+10%

Level 4+ in Mathematics

79%

100%

+21%

78%

+1%

Level 5+ in Reading

29%

50%

-21%

35%

-6%

Level 5+ in Writing

29%

17%

+12%

20%

+9%

Level 5+ in Mathematics

36%

17%

+19%

28%

+8%

APS

Reading

27.4

29

-16

27.5

0.6

Writing

27.4

27

+0.4

26.3

1.4

Maths

28.3

28

+0.3

27.2

0.8

Achievement

Expected progress in Read

93%

83%

+10%

88%

+5%

Expected progress in Write

93%

100%

-7%

90%

+3%

Expected progress in Mathematics

86%

100%

-14%

86%

0%

Attendance

Due to transferring to an academy this data is for September 2013-March 2014

 

94.4%

95.8%