Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report to Parents

Overview of the school

 

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis.

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

  • Reducing group sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AFL and accelerating progress.
  • Providing small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • 1-1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Providing parents and pupils with a point of contact within school to discuss any external issues that may impact on a child’s learning.

The governors at Stithians School take the education and welfare of all pupils at the school extremely seriously and believe every child should be given the right to reach their full potential. The grant allocation contributes to the costs of providing the above.

 

Number of Pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received - 2015/2016

Total Number of Pupils on Roll.

154

Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPG.

Free School Meals Ever 6 - 23

Service Children 2

Looked After Children 3

Total amount of PPG anticipated.

£36,060

Total Expenditure anticipated.

£36,060

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16

The schools evaluation of its own performance is rigorous.  Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough and so we can quickly identify any dips and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement. We have used a large range of data to evaluate the impact of interventions including:

  • A wide range of data is used – achievement data, pupils work, observations, learning walks, case studies and staff, parent and pupil surveys.
  • Assessment Data is collected termly so that the impact of interventions can be monitored regularly.
  • Assessments are closely monitored to ensure they are accurate.
  • Teaching Staff and Support Staff attend and contribute to IEPs each term and the identification of children is reviewed.
  • Regular feedback and performance is given to children and parents.
  • Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working.
  • Case studies are used to evaluate the impact of pastoral interventions, such as on attendance and behaviour.
  • The Head teacher maintains an overview of pupil premium spending.
  • A governor is given responsibility for pupil premium.

 

 

 

Year 6 Progress Data for 2015/16

 (pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least 6 months)

End of KS2

Pupil Premium Attainment

in Year 6 SAT TESTS 2016

 

 Cohort Attainment

in Year 6 SAT TESTS 2016

Reading

50% expected

50% Working Towards

58% expected

42% Working towards

Writing

17% exceeding

67% expected

17% working towards

11% exceeding

58% expected

32% working towards

Maths

83% expected

17% working towards

63% expected

37% working towards

Grammar, Punctuation

and Spelling

83% expected

17% working towards

58% expected

42% working towards

 

There were six PPG pupils in Year 6 (32% of the cohort) and of the six, two have special educational needs.

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for  September  2015/16

The Governors have targeted the PPG to,

  1. To provide 1-1 tuition for a number of pupils.
  2. To provide Teaching Assistant Support in every class with targeting time to support PP pupils.
  3. To provide social skills intervention groups delivered by an experienced Teaching Assistant to help raise pupils self-esteem.
  4. To purchase additional SENCO release time to focus on improving outcomes for SEN pupils.
  5. To support extra curricula activities – including Camp, Farming Days, Class trips.
  6. ICT equipment to support pupils as necessary.
  7. Activities to raise self esteem – in consultation with individual pupils eg. Cooking, Gardening.

 

Number of Pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2016/2017

Total Number of Pupils on Roll.

170

Total Number of Pupils eligible for PPG.

Free School Meals Ever 6 - 23

Service Children 2

Looked After Children 3

Total amount of PPG anticipated.

£30,000

Total Expenditure anticipated.

£30,000

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for  September  2016/17

  1. To provide continued 1-1 tuition for a number of pupils.
  2. To provide Teaching Assistant Support in every class with targeting time to support PP pupils.
  3. To provide social skills intervention groups delivered by an experienced Teaching Assistant to help raise pupils self-esteem.
  4. To purchase additional SENCO release time to focus on improving outcomes for SEN pupils.
  5. To support extra curricula activities – including Camp, Farming Days, Class trips, Code club with the help of an outside provider.
  6. ICT equipment to support pupils as necessary, eg Keyboard, computers, programmes.
  7. Activities to raise self esteem – in consultation with individual pupils eg. Cooking, Gardening, swimming, planting trees, Bloodhound project.