Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), within the last six years. The grant is also made available to support children of service personnel and those who are looked after by the local authority (LAC).
What are our aims for the Pupil Premium Grant?
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies that help to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged pupils nationally. We have placed a strong emphasis on securing foundations in literacy and numeracy as we believe that our disadvantaged pupils require most support in these key areas. Furthermore, we believe that strong literacy and numeracy are crucial for preparing children for life beyond school.
Pupil Premium Grant : £30360
Number of children 15
Barriers to Future Attainment
• Lack of foundational skills and knowledge
• Lack of confidence in beginning a task
• Inability to lead own learning
• Low self -esteem
• Lack of opportunities to widen cultural experiences
• Home/school relationships
Provision: Pupil Premium Passports are a top priority for all teaching staff enabling rigorous tracking of the following:
• Progress in foundation learning
• Gaps in learning
• Social and emotional well-being
• Cultural experience and understanding
• Reading experiences
The headings below demonstrate how we are using pupil premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies
• Release time for Achievement Boards which track progress of disadvantaged pupils termly, identify barriers to learning and cascade good practise.
• Weekly teacher release time to provide 1–1 or 1-2 tutoring in foundational skills and address gaps in learning
• Release time AHT regular literacy and maths catch-ups who are under-attaining to ‘narrow the gap’
• Focus on engaging reluctant readers with high quality texts to enthuse and engage- extended through reading groups
• One to One tuition
• In-house Speech and Language provision with qualified teacher
• Learning Support Assistants –at least 1 in each class all morning deployed to support early interventions
• Purchase of targeted reading books to engage readers
• Lunch time Reading Gladiator clubs(Year 6 and Year 4)
• Staff Training /CPD
• Mastery learning in mathematics-research supports benefits for PP children
Relationships and Resilience
• Dedicated release time of Assistant Headteachers to talk to all pupil premium pupils reflectively about their learning. Aim is to provide high quality feedback and transfer ownership of learning to the pupils and develop independent learners (termly)
• Funding of a school counsellor
• Learning Mentors (x2) for 1:1 building self- esteem sessions
• Educational Psychologist Provision
• Social skills groups
• Range of free after school clubs run by class teachers, sports coaches and learning support assistants
• Sports ambassadors/play leaders trained to encourage/enthuse all peers to develop positive play
• Class teachers to ring/speak to parents to celebrate pupils’ achievements termly
• Maintaining an Enterprising Curriculum in all year groups. Expectation is that all pupils will share/demonstrate high quality subject knowledge
• Enrichment of the Curriculum through themed days to improve pupil engagement with school
• Subsidies for visits/trips/swimming/paid clubs
• Pupil Premium and FSM children are given priority places in lunch time/after-school clubs and fees are paid, where appropriate.
• Peripatetic music lessons are free for disadvantaged children.
• Opportunities for leadership through house system
• Enrichment day activities are planned termly for key areas of Literacy, Maths, Science, ICT – run by subject leaders these days are run for identified groups of children from all year groups to explore and enrich curriculum links and to encourage aspirations and self-esteem. Able pupil premium children are considered first for all of these activities.
• Attainment and progress-measured termly
• Attendance-monitored half termly
• Attendance at clubs
• Engagement with learning-review of ‘pupil premium passports’ with teaching staff
• Engagement with extra-curricular activities-attendance data
• Improved resilience through growth mind-set-half termly pupil conferences with named mentors
Staff Training/ CPD
Increase in percentage of outstanding teaching and learning opportunities.
Improved staff subject knowledge.
Development of leadership.
Focus on building resilience skills, leading to pupils being increasingly independent, confident learners.
Change for Life training for LSA’s Growth Mindset CPD/training for all staff
Enrichment of the curriculum
School educational visits (including residentials) visitors to school swimming, access to free lunch and after school clubs.
Extended school provision: School Counsellor, Speech and Language support
Support families and children socially and emotionally, enabling them to have full access to the curriculum and extra- curricular activities
Support for children in both academic and social need through face to face support/ social skills group/ Art Therapy.
LSA’s employed to run
focussed intervention groups
Increase in attainment and progress for focus children.
Pupil Premium writing and reading booster groups (Reading Gladiators)
Release time for teaching apprentices/LSA’s (2 hrs per week)
Run weekly by 1 LSA’s
Peripatetic music tuition free for PP children
Phonics reading scheme
Books to engage reluctant readers