Our Lady's RC Primary School Report to Parents/Carers
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure
|Number of pupils and pupil premium (PPG) received|
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
(pupils eligible for free school meals)
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||2017||£1320|
|Total amount of PPG received||2017-2018||£73,580|
HOW IS PUPIL PREMIUM USED TO SUPPORT PUPILS AT OUR LADY'S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL?
The Pupil Premium funding that is received at Our Lady’s RC Primary School annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome barriers to learning. The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gaps. Barriers to educational achievement have been identified as the following for some pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:
- Access to language – especially through reading
- Gaps in Mathematical learning • Knowledge of key writing skills
- Access to extra-curricular activities – educational experiences such as trips, residential and after/before school clubs
- Parental engagement
- The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium are also on the SEND register for cognition and learning and speech and language delays
- Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning - Pupil premium has enabled us to continue to provide high levels of additional support for our pupils including: • Funding for an additional Year 6 teacher, for two mornings a week, supporting identified disadvantaged pupils in Literacy and Numeracy. • Funding for additional teaching assistants to deliver interventions to support the progress of qualifying pupils. These include 1:1 and small group behavior support, Therapeutic inclusion, Social Communication interventions for Key Stage 1 and 2. Motor skills for KS1 and 2, Reading for Inference Intervention for KS2, 1:1 speech and language support. ‘Mr Word’ speech therapy and ‘Little Leaders’ group intervention to develop social/communication skills.
- Funding for training in the delivery of interventions
- Funded provision of places at breakfast club to ensure pupils get a good start to each day
- Funding towards the provision of places in after school club and enrichment clubs to support families with qualifying pupils
- Funding towards the Year 6 residential outdoor pursuit trip
- Funding for an additional part time teacher with computing specialism to deliver a high quality computing curriculum and to develop leadership skills through the Digital Leader programme and develop logical thinking skills for pupils.
HOW WILL THE SCHOOL MEASURE THE IMPACT OF THE PUPIL PREMIUM?
All our work through the pupil premium is aimed at diminishing gaps and accelerating progress for pupil premium pupils. The school will evaluate the impact of the intervention programmes each term as part of our pupil progress meetings. Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence, attendance and learning behaviours have developed as a consequence of the different interventions. The key measures that will inform impact are:
- Pupil progress meetings will make sure that pupils’ progress is monitored
- PUMA and PIRA assessment and teacher assessments will track the progress and attainment of pupils
- ‘B’ squared tracking system will demonstrate that SEND Pupil Premium children are making good progress when taking into account their specific learning difficulty
- Internal tracking data and end of Key Stage results.
A review of the above Pupil Premium strategy will take place termly, as part of pupil progress meetings with every class and in July as part of the whole school data analysis.
IMPACT STATEMENT 2017/2018
The key aim of pupil premium spending is to diminish the gap between the attainment of pupil premium pupils and the attainment of all pupils in our schools. The school is determined to raise standards for these pupils. Expected standard at the end of KS2 – 3 year overview The gap at expected for reading has been reduced from 18% to 0%. 83% of pupil premium pupils achieved expected - this is way above national for all pupils. The gap at expected for writing has been reduced from 21% to 6%. 58% of pupil premium pupils achieved expected - this is below national for all pupils. The gap at expected for maths has been reduced from 10% to 8%. 67% of pupil premium children achieved expected - this is below national for all pupils. The gap at expected for reading, writing and maths has been reduced from 11% to 6%. 56% of pupil premium pupils achieved expected - this is below national for all pupils. Higher standard at end of KS2 In reading 25% achieved the higher standard, above national for all pupils. In writing 17% achieved the higher standard, just below national for all pupils. In mathematics, 17% achieved the higher standard, below national for all pupils. In reading, writing and mathematics 8% achieved the higher standard, just below national for all pupils. Key stage One Compared to 2017 the gap between pupil premium and all pupils has been diminishing. At expected standard The gap at expected for reading has been reduced from 33% to 18%. The gap at expected for writing has been reduced from 32% to 26%. The gap at expected for maths has been reduced from 20% to 67%. At higher standard The gap at higher standard for reading has been reduced from 11% to 5%. The gap at expected for writing has been reduced from 7% to 5%. The gap at expected for maths has increased from 7% to 10%. Pupil Premium children at KS1 are still below national for all pupils at the expected and higher standard. However, internal tracking data demonstrates that these pupils have made good progress since EYFS.
Record of Pupil Premium Grant spending by item/project
|1 additional teacher appointed to support smaller more focused groupings in English and Maths in Y6.
Two mornings a week
|£6,080||For children to achieve the age-related expectation at the end of KS2||Increased rigour of Quality First Teaching for all, including pupil premium pupils.|
|2 additional TA's in EYFS, KS1 and Year 3 providing daily additional support to children in English and Maths||£43,450||To enable more children to achieve age related expectation and above in English and Maths at the end of KS1 and KS2.
To develop skills tailored to specific needs of pupils - closing the gaps in understanding
|Support within lessons to improve understanding of reading, writing and mathematics.
Small group interventions planned to cater for individual needs.
Pupils who are on SEND register and in receipt of pupil premium have individual targets reviewed regularly and aspirational targets set.
|Booster sessions in phonics, writing, reading and mathematics for pupils in Year 1 - Year 6||£5,400||To enable more pupils in KS1 to achieve age related expectation at the end of KS1||Improved learning outcomes in reading and writing at the end of KS1|
|First day phone calls, attendance panel meetings, access to breakfast clubs for families who are consistently late or absent||£750||To improve punctuality, attendance and persistent absence of children. To support families in need of early help||Improved attendance reduction in PA's on 2016 data|
|Year 5 children to participate in 'Shakespeare in Schools' Project||£1,000||To provide a unique experience for all children to perform Shakespeare on stage in front of an audence of 500 people||Improved self-esteem, and behaviour.
Improved outcomes at the end of KS2 in English and Maths, diminishing the difference.
|Phonics workshops for parents/carers in Year 1||£1,005||To increase parental engagement and to help parents in supporting their child in phonics||Improved outcomes for PP pupils in phonics.
Improved knowledge in parents and carers who feel more able to help their child at home.
|School hardship fund to support educational visits and other enrichment activities for our disadvantaged children||£930||To allow children to attend educational trips and other enrichment activities||Increased participation in Before and After school Provision. All PP to attend Residential - improved self esteem|
|Additional part time teacher with ICT specialism to deliver a high quality computing curriculum||£15,000||To close the gap in achievement between pupil premium qualifying pupils whilst developing the logical thinking skills and leadership qualities of pupils||Internal tracking data across KS1 and KS2 show improvement in outcomes for pupil premium children|