Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

Summary – 2016/17

Number of Pupils and amount of Pupil Premium funding received

 

2016/17

2015/16

Total number of pupils on roll

191

184

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

39

36

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£51,480

£47,520

Nature of Support 20116/17

  • Intervention teaching and additional teacher support for small groups and individuals
  • Additional Teaching Assistant hours to support individuals
  • Access to Educational Psychologist & counselling service through the Local Delivery Group
  • Subsidised extra-curricular activities, such as fencing, karate and dance clubs
  • Educational trips, including residential visits
  • Subsidised swimming lessons
  • Various learning software packages to support learning such as SAM Learning, Abacus Evolve Maths, Simply City, Maths City, Clicker 7 and Nessy Learning English and Maths.
  • Mentoring
  • Reading schemes including Bug Club and Project Code X.

Curriculum Focus of Pupil Premium spending 2016/17

The focus is the raising of standards for all children. The main success criteria for the spending of the pupil premium grant is on ensuring all pupils can reach academic potential by concentrating on the core areas of literacy and numeracy.  The funding is also used to ensure there is equality of access to all children and that all children can be included in experiences which provide a quality of life.

The spending ensures all children at the school have access to activities and trips, including residential, that broaden horizons and learning experiences beyond which the classroom can provide. The clubs and activities for which the funding provides access contribute highly to good learning behaviours, such as concentration, self discipline, resilience and responsibility and to developing the right attitudes to learning.

In improving attendance for all pupils the Breakfast Club not only provides additional learning opportunities but has a continued impact on improving attendance of vulnerable children.

The funding will be used to provide pupils who do not have access to good quality information communication technology in their homes so could not practise the skills they learnt at school outside school hours or use computers for research.

 Equally, pupils often lacked the wider vocabulary and knowledge that they needed to reach the higher levels in their writing. The school uses tablets to enhance pupils’ research skills in different subjects, and to give them independent access outside of school hours to enhance their homework opportunities. 

Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium spending

The impact of Pupil Premium is measured for each pupil during and at the end of the academic year, both for academic gain and effect on self-confidence and attitudes.  Parents and carers are kept informed of each pupils progress at parents’ consultation meetings during the year and also in an end of year report.

In 2016/17 the demonstrable impact on children’s growth mindset, attendance and on progress in books is impressive.

Reading ages have risen significantly and at least in line with other children.

There has been a marked improvement in attendance figures since the Breakfast Club began.

All pupil premium children attend clubs, many of which are paid for by the funding boosting confidence and demonstrating school engagement.

The attainment APS of Key Stage 2 pupils who are eligible for pupil premium was above Nationals in all areas in 2015.