Pupil Premium

 What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011-2012 the Government launched Pupil Premium funding to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. This funding is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children in care (CIC) and the children of members of the armed forces.

 From 2012-2013, it was expanded to include all children who were been eligible for FSM or LAC within the last 6 years. (ever 6) This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

We receive the equivalent of £1300 for every child who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals or has been eligible for Free School Meals within the past 6 years. (ever 6)

As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving pupil premium; demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

Our Aim

To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds (FSM/CIC) are able to make the same progress as, or better progress, than their peers.
 

Pupil Premium Strategy

Our pupil premium strategy outlines how we intend to use pupil premium funding to improve attainment and opportunities for disadvantaged children. Click here to see our pupil premiium strategy for more detailed information.

How much Pupil Premium money do we get?

In the academic year 2014/15 the school was allocated £56,000 Pupil Premium Funding.

In the academic year 2015/16 the school was allocated £76,560 Pupil Premium Funding.

In the academic year 2016/17 our Pupil Premium funding will be £69,960.
 

Principles

  • At Hextable Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all our children.
  • We arrange appropriate provision for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be socially disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met.
  • We aim to support children and families with the social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning.
     

Planned Provision - Diminishing the Difference

Below are details of how we are planning to spend the Pupil Premium this year. These decisions are driven by the needs of the children in the school. We have recognised that there is a gap in the achievement of disadvantaged children compared to their peers nationally in reading and maths in KS1 and in writing in KS2. The provision we plan to implement reflects this:

 

  • Staff training in the following areas to ensure that Quality First teaching remains a priority for all children, including those in receipt of pupil premium: phonics, delivery of 'No Nonsense Spelling' scheme, Maths Mastery.
  • Use of qualified tutor to work 1:1 and in small groups with disadvantaged and other children in Key Stage 2 to deliver maths and spelling interventions with a proven known evidence base.
  • HLTA to deliver Fresh Start literacy intervention in small groups of disadvantaged and other children in Year 5 and 6.
  • Support staff training in phonics,  No Nonsense Spelling,use of manipulatives in Maths, Maths Fluency and Mastery.
  • Deployment of support staff to address need in KS1.
  • Family Liaison officer to provide regular support to children and their families to support emotional wellbeing, self esteem,attitudes to learning and attendance.
  • Nurture groups, including Lunchbunch for both junior and infant children to teach social skills and promote self esteem and wellbeing.
  • Adult led activities in the playground to promote wellbeing and a sense of achievement.
  • Speech and Language HLTA to monitor and deliver Speech and Language Programmes with a focus on Early Years and KS1.
  • Provide opportunities for enrichment to ensure all children are able to experience a range of cultural experiences; day and residential trips, theatre groups, curriculum based workshops.
  • Pupil Premium Champion to track and monitor progress and attainment of disadvantaged children to identify gaps in learning.
  • Assessment leader to evaluate the impact of interventions.
  • Opportunities to attend developmental programmes for the more able in Maths and English.
  • Use additional staff to pre-teach specific topics and to support children to act upon developmental feedback.
  • To fund places at Breakfast Club/After School Club to improve attendance and give opportunities for extra curricular activities.
  • To provide opportunites for, and actively encourage attendance at a range of extra curricular activities -eg Home Learning Club, Sports, Music Clubs etc.

 

 Impact Data

See below for the impact of interventions funded by pupil premium funding for 2015/16

 

 

Hextable Primary School  - Pupil Premium Spending -Academic Year 2015/16

 

Area

 Provision

Impact (@ July 2016)

Academic Progress

Staff training in the following areas to ensure that Quality first teaching is a priority for all children, including those in receipt of pupil premium: New Curriculum, Computing, Mentoring, Coaching, Early Years, ASD, ADHD, SPAG, Assessment & Tracking.

Teaching all judged to be good with  39% outstanding.

 

   

Opportunities for chn to attend Maths and Literacy workshops for more able chn

Pupil premium chn given opportunity to attend workshops

1:1 tuition in maths to close the gap in achievement between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children.

Assmt Data for 7 pupil premium children in Maths.

100% of chn receiving 1:1 tuition made 5 steps of progress. 50% of children made 6 or more steps of progress.                                              75% of children achieved ARE in SATS- end KS2.

Employment of an additional TA to deliver booster/catch up programme in year 4. 

Assmt Data for 8 pupil premium children.

Maths- all chn made at least 6 steps of progress. 75% achieved ARE.                                                 Reading- 75% of chn made at least 6 steps of progress. 75% made ARE.                                          Writing-63% of chn made at least 6 steps of progress. 50% made ARE.

Purchase of intervention and assessment materials to support children with specific learning difficulties. Staff training to administer assessment and appropriate strategies to support progress.

HLTA completed training and 5 children in receipt of pupil premium have been assessed and have begun programme- term 1.

Purchase of IT software to provide access to the curriculum and support progress- individual tablets and Clicker 6 software and licence

Clicker 6 used to support PP children, where appropriate.

Attendance

FLO to support families in receipt of pupil premium with attendance

Pupil premium attendance 90.76% Whole School attendance 94.1% Non pupil premium attendance 94.64%

Breakfast and After school club places to improve attendance and to provide a safe environment and a healthy meal with the opportunity to engage in extra-curricular activities.

All chn in receipt of PP are offered a place at Breakfast/After School

Personal support and behaviour

FLO to organise and monitor the impact of nurture/social skills/self-esteem groups.

75% of chn in receipt of PP have been regularly supported by FLO 

Lunchbunch club to support children with social skills at lunch time and those that are at risk of exclusion- staff training, provision and resources.

100% of KS2 chn in receipt of PP are given opportunity to attend Lunchbunch

Provision of trained TA’s and resources at lunchtimes to support playtime games and manage behaviour. Staff training for positive handling.

Vulnerable chn targeted by TA’s to engage them in activities

Family support

Engagement of vulnerable families and support to access appropriate interventions and support.

63% of families in receipt of pupil premium are supported by the FLO

Opportunities to increase parental engagement by holding events to raise awareness of new curriculum in maths and English

60% of families in receipt of PP attend meetings

Life experiences

Art/sports Club and music lessons/resources to provide extra -curricular opportunities for children in receipt of pupil premium.

100% of chn in receipt of PP offered opportunities to attend clubs

Pupil voice (via school council) gives suggestions for clubs and activities.

Funding of educational visits and support with funding for residential trips in year 5 and 6. Support for purchase of specialist equipment and resources to enable participation.

100% of chn in receipt of PP were offered funding opportunity to attend school trips.

100% pupil premium chn experienced day trips in all year groups.

83% pupil premium- (5/6 chn) attended Year 6 residential trip.

70%  pupil premium (7/10 chn) attended Year 5 residential trips

KS1 Sats Results - Children achieving ARE - July 2016 (61 chn in cohort- 11 pupil premium chn)
Reading

Writing (TA)

Maths

Pupil Premium

Hextable

All chn 

National 

All chn

Pupil Premium

Hextable

All chn

National

All chn

Pupil

Premium

Hextable

All chn

National

All chn 

82% 80% 74% 73% 77% 65% 91% 87% 73%

 

KS2 Sats Results - Children achieving ARE - July 2016 (55 chn in cohort - 10 pupil premium chn)

Reading


Writing (TA)


SPAG

 

Maths

Pupil premium

HPS 

All chn       

National

All chn

Pupil Premium

 HPS

All chn

National

All chn

Pupil Premium

 HPS

All Chn

National

All chn

Pupil Premium

HPS

All Chn

National 

All chn

60% 73% 66% 20% 73% 74% 38% 64% 72% 70% 76% 70%

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

 Parents can check eligibility for free school meals through Kent County Council’s ‘Education and Children’ service http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children and, if eligible,  gain welcome additional funding for their child’s school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding would still benefit your child’s educational provision at the school.

What the service does for parents:

After entering essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.

This system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.
 

Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

As the government has now introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. Many children are missing out on this crucial funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children.                                                                                                                                               (Please note: you are not obliged to take up the free school meals, however you can still claim the funding!)

 

  To check if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium, please visit -

  http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children
 

  For more information on Pupil Premium, please visit –

   http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/pupil-premium-update

or contact the school office or Sue Hammond at hammond@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk