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Pupil Premium Allocation

Starbeck Primary School believes that good teaching and learning is the key to success for all students. The main focus is always on the provision of a high quality learning experience through good teaching and learning in the classroom. Pre-teaching and planned interventions, in and out of the classroom, help to close the gap and this is the main allocation for the pupil premium grant.

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. It is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of pupils from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals. It also covers children who are in care and looked after children. A service premium has been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

‘The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make.’

Source DfE website

From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (Ever6)

How is the Pupil Premium Grant allocated to schools?

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, funding for pupil premium was:

£1,300 per pupil of primary-school age and £1,900 per pupil for ‘Looked-after’ children who:

  • Have been ‘Looked-after’ for 1 day or more
  • Are adopted
  • Leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order

How we use our Pupil Premium Grant

At Starbeck Primary School we support all of our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and the Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015-2016

Total number of pupils on roll 235
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 40 (17%)
Total amount of PPG received £59,509

Provision 2015-2016

The Deputy Headteacher monitors the Pupil Premium spending and progress of the children.

Pupil Progress Meetings (PPM) are held 4 times a year. All children are discussed and children that are not progressing are identified and support is planned. Pupil Premium pupils are highlighted on the tracking and are discussed during these meetings.

Pupil Premium pupils are tracked closely and monitored to assess how interventions can best support their needs.

Provision:

  • To provide additional 1:1 or small group support in English and Maths for identified children
  • To provide intensive intervention work in phonics, reading and spelling by Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • To provide Year 6 booster classes in English and Maths for identified children
  • To provide support during transition from KS2 to KS3
  • To provide emotional support for children who find it difficult to engage socially or in the classroom
  • To provide a safe space (Lunch Club) for children who find it difficult to engage appropriately in the playground where play is structured and closely supervised
  • To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to participate in residential visits and or day visits
  • To provide uniform; 2 jumpers or cardigans, for children who meet the criteria
  • To support an outdoor activity group to promote confidence and independence (The Grove Academy)
  • To support an in school and after school cooking club to develop confidence and self-help skills

Impact of PPG spending

Starbeck School ensures that the additional funding has maximum impact on the learning and progress of the pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium funding. We monitor the impact in various ways including; through data analysis, observations of class teaching and in-class

TA support (including feedback), monitoring of intervention groups, pupil progress meetings and 1:1 support (including feedback) and pupil voice around learning.

2015 KS2 (Y6) Average Point Scores - Raiseonline

  PP Non PP National
No of Pupils 6 18  
Reading - R 24.0 29.0 29.0
Writing - W 23.0 25.7 28.2
Maths - M 24.0 26.3 29.0
English, Grammer, Punctuation and Spelling 21.0 28.0 29.1
RWM 23.8 26.8 28.8

Projected targets for children meeting the end of year expectations 2016 (%)

    Mathematics   Writing   Reading  
    PP Non PP PP Non PP PP Non PP
Year 6 Met 8 (73) 18 (89) 6 (55) 18 (86) 8 (73) 19 (90)
  Not Met 3 (27) 3 (14) 5 (45) 3 (14) 2 (27) 2 (10)
Year 5 Met 5 (55) 17 (77) 4 (45) 18 (82) 7 (78) 19 (80)
  Not Met 4 (45) 5 (33) 5 (55) 4 (18) 2 (22) 3 (14)
Year 4 Met 2 (67) 19 (70) 2 (67) 17 (63) 2 (67) 17 (63)
  Not Met 1 (33) 8 (30) 1 (33) 10 (37) 1 (33) 10 (37)
Year 3 Met 2 (33) 14 (58) 2 (33) 12 (50) 2 (33) 16 (67)
  Not Met 4 (67) 10 (42) 4 (67) 12 (50) 4 (67) 8 (33)
Year 2 Met 1 (14) 26 (67) 1 (14) 27 (69) 1 (14) 33 (85)
  Not Met 7 (86) 13 (33) 6 (86) 12 (31) 6 (86) 9 (33)
Year 1 Met 1 (50) 12 (33) 0 (0) 25 (81) 1 (50) 23 (74)
  Not Met 1 (50) 23 (74) 2 (100) 6 (19) 1 (50) 9 (33)
Rec (ELG) Met 2 (50) 21 (81) 2 (50) 16 (62) 3 (75) 17 (65)
  Not Met 2 (50) 5 (19) 2 (50) 10 (38) 1 (25) 9 (35)

Out of the children in receipt of Pupil Premium the following are also registered as SEND:

0 out of 3 in Reception
1 out of 2 in year 1
6 out of 7 in year 2
3 out of 6 in year 3
1 out of 3 in year 4
7 out of 9 in year 5
5 out of 11 in year 6

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2016-2017 - Estimate

Total number of pupils on roll 235
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 42 plus 5 children in early years
Total amount of PPG received £56,000

Planned Provision 2016-2017

  • To provide additional 1:1 or small group support in English and Maths for identified children
  • To provide intensive intervention work in phonics, reading and spelling by Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • To provide Year 6 booster classes in English and Maths for identified children
  • To provide Year 2 booster classes in English and Maths for identified children
  • To provide Year 1 phonics booster classes for identified children
  • To provide support during transition from KS2 to KS3 and other transitional stages
  • To provide emotional support for children who find it difficult to engage socially or in the classroom
  • To provide a safe space (Lunch Club) for children who find it difficult to engage appropriately in the playground where play is structured and closely supervised
  • To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to participate in residential visits and or day visits
  • To provide uniform; 2 jumpers or cardigans, for children who meet the criteria
  • To support an in school and after school cooking club to develop confidence and self-help skills
  • To develop a TA Focus Group to drive forward interventions
  • TA meetings to coach and train TAs in interventions
  • To provide resources to support targeted interventions (rewards, Truc cards, maths intervention)
  • DHT to lead the team in supporting children and holding teachers to account
  • DHT to support individual and groups of children and their families