Pupil Premium Report 2015/16
The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is based upon the number of pupils within the school who are eligible and register for Free School Meals.
Last year we used this to (2015/16):
- Continue to fund our Learning Mentor for 15 hours, to enable her to support families and children with problems outside the classroom that are impacting on their learning.
- Learning Mentor took on the role of Pupil Premium Children’s Champion
- Fund some extended school places for those families struggling to get their children to school on time, provide breakfast at home or have circumstances at home which mean the child would benefit from accessing the extended school provision.
- Resource and provide 1 to 1 phonics support for those children falling behind.
- Provide financial support to disadvantaged families to enable all of our children to join in with schools trips and the residential week.
- Provide financial support to those children wishing to learn a musical instrument.
- Talk Boost Training for EYFS
The impact of this spending has been:
- Attendance is very good and at one point was highest in the Shropshire.
- Relationships with parents is good – they seek the support of and work well with the Learning Mentor.
- Our internal tracking shows that most disadvantaged pupils and those eligible for FSM make progress in line with or better than those not eligible.
- Numbers are usually low and the cohorts small so that attainment statistics often relate to just one or two children and where one child achieves in line with expectations and the other does not it will indicate that 50% make expected progress, when in fact this was only one child.
- In 2015 there were 3 disadvantaged children in KS1 and they performed better than the non- disadvantaged children in our school but they performed slightly below other pupils nationally.
- The two disadvantaged children in KS2 progress was generally in line with National Average, although better that the National Average in terms of achieving more than expected progress in Reading and Writing. However the overall Value Added for these two pupils was low (96.6), below that of other pupils (98.7).
APS= Average Point Score
Our focus now is to:
- To effectively assess at the start and finish of interventions to measure success
- To ensure that intervention programmes are administered for the sessions identified on Personal Learning Plans