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Pupil Premium

COLLIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

PUPIL PREMIUM 2016 – 2017

 

Background

In 2011/12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012/13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

In 2016/17, we have 64 pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium at Collis.

 

Changes in eligibility and funding

There have been several changes to the funding paid to Collis per eligible pupil.

2011/12

Funding introduced for children who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who had been looked after for six months or longer (children ‘in care’, known as Looked After Children, or LAC). £488 per pupil.

 

2012/13

Funding extended to include all children who had been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6’. £623 per pupil.

 

2013/14

Funding increased to £953 per Ever 6 FSM pupil, and £900 per LAC.

 

2014/15

Funding increased to £1,300 per Ever 6 FSM pupil. Pupil Premium Plus was introduced, giving higher rates for certain children: £1,900 per LAC, and a new category introduced of £1,900 for each child adopted from care.

 

2015 - 2017

Early Years Pupil Premium introduced for three- and four-year-olds, £300 per child. Funding increased to £1,320 per Ever 6 FSM pupil, and remained at £1,900 for LAC (now for those looked after for one day or more) and adopted children.

 

School context

 

 

2015 - 2016

2016 - 2017

Number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

59

64

Percentage of school eligible for PPG

7%

8%

National average of primary school pupils entitled to Free School Meals

25%

25%

Percentage of PPG children with SEND at Collis

25%

27%

Percentage of PPG gender

Boys 49%

Girls 51%

Boys 47%, Girls 53%

PPG budget

£46,659.60

£26,185.20

to date

 

Strategies and provision

At Collis we strive to ensure all pupils achieve equality of opportunity and we monitor attainment and progress continuously.  We identify pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium and use the funds to raise standards and broaden opportunities for disadvantaged pupils.   Any barriers to learning are identified and specific interventions are put into place to meet the needs of individuals.

These interventions include the following:

  • 1:1 teaching to support progress and attainment of learners who are working below the level of their peers

  • Additional hours for teacher-led support to target key areas of learning such as spelling, phonics, or maths.

  • Training for staff who are supporting PPG learners with specific difficulties Enrichment activities for the children e.g. sports clubs, drama club, writing club, horse riding

  • Targeted play therapy for individuals and groups of children.

  • Specialist music lessons e.g. singing, piano, guitar, violin

  • Bursaries for extra-curricular activities and trips

  • Nurture groups to support pupils’ self-esteem and promote positive behaviour and relationships.

  • 1-1 tutoring for individuals - Kit McGrath

  •  

    Support for parents through meetings with Leadership Team/SENCo including homework/curriculum guidance and information/coffee mornings.

Finance

 

 

Funding received

Number of pupils

2011/12

£12,200

25

2012/13

£24,430

35

2013/14

£37,923

35

2014/15

£66,618

49

2015/16

£46,659

59

2016/17

£26,185

(year to date)

64

 

This table will be updated to reflect this academic year’s income as data becomes available.

 

Impact

Provision

In 2015 – 2016, the Pupil Premium Grant was used to fund a range of interventions and activities for children which effectively supported pupils’ progress and their social and emotional development.  In addition to this, the wide range of enrichment activities enhanced and developed children’s learning, social skills and self-esteem.

 

Progress of children entitled to the Pupil Premium (Years 1 – 5 2016)

Overall pupils in Years 1 – 6 made positive progress in reading, writing and maths from the end of the autumn term 2015 to the end of the summer term 2016.  The children were assessed using a system of ‘steps’ based on the Target Tracker assessment scheme.  Expected progress from Autumn to Summer is 3 – 4 steps. The chart below shows that the majority of year groups exceeded this expectation for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium.  Progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium exceeded progress for ‘all’ pupils in all year groups (Yrs 1 – 5), demonstrating the positive impact of the Pupil Premium.   

 

Progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium – Autumn 2 2015 to Summer 2 2016

Steps Progress (Target Tracker)

 

No. of PP pupils

READING

WRITING

MATHS

Average of subjects (Pupil Premium)

Average of subjects (All pupils)

Year One

10

4.0

5.2

4.0

4.4

3.6

Year Two

4

3.5

3.5

4.3

3.8

3.7

Year Three

8

3.0

4.4

3.5

4.0

3.7

Year Four

10

3.3

6.0

3.7

4.3

3.9

Year Five

10

4.8

5.1

3.1

4.3

3.8

The expected progress for children from the second half of the autumn term to the end of the summer term is 3 -4 steps.

 

Attainment of children entitled to the Pupil Premium (Years 1 – 5 2016)

The chart below shows the percentage of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium who achieved the nationally expected standard in July 2016.  30% of these pupils were identified with special needs and 25% spoke English as an additional language.  Although attainment of this group was below attainment of ‘all pupils’, their progress was extremely positive (as shown above).

 

Attainment of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium

Percentage achieving the nationally expected standard

 

READING

WRITING

MATHS

Year One

45%

36%

55%

Year Two

60%

60%

40%

Year Three

37%

37%

50%

Year Four

42%

43%

43%

Year Five

50%

70%

30%

 

KS2 Attainment Data for Children entitled to the Pupil Premium (Year 6 - 2016)

The 2016 KS2 statutory assessments were the first which assess the new, more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014.  New tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment were put into place to reflect the revised curriculum. 

Expectations for pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 have been raised.  Given the differences in the curriculum and assessments, previous data should not be compared with this year’s results.

6 children were entitled to the Pupil Premium in Year 6.  With the exception of two children with special needs, the majority of these pupils attained the nationally expected standard in reading and writing.  In maths, a few children scored between 1 – 3 marks below the nationally expected score of 100.  Although their test scores were below the expected standard, their performance over time indicated that, typically, they were working at the expected standard.  Therefore, these children were awarded a Teacher Assessment of ‘working at the nationally expected standard’.

 

  • 67% of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium attained the expected standard in reading
  • 67% of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium attained the expected standard in writing
  • 17% of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium attained the expected standard in maths