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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is paid in addition to main school funding and is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. At The Wells Free School Pupil Premium will be used to develop and resource additional and supportive opportunities aimed at improving the life chances of the most vulnerable pupils at the school. This may be through the use of specialist staff, employment of additional support staff, provision of extra curricular activities or specialist services according to the specific needs of our pupils.

The amount of Pupil Premium the school receives is dependent upon:

  • Pupils who are or have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years;
  • Children who have been continuously looked after for more than six months;
  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

PPG Funding for 2016/2017:

1.    Summary information

School

THE WELLS FREE SCHOOL

Academic Year

2016/17

Total PP budget

£ 14520

Date for next internal review of this strategy

June 2017

Total number of pupils

142

No.of pupils currently eligible for PP

11

The use of Pupil Premium funding is planned using a four step process

1-      Setting the ambition for what the school wants to achieve with PP funding.

2-      Analysing the barriers to learning for PP pupils.

3-      Deciding what the outcomes will be

4-      Evaluation of the strategies against the success criteria

  1. We want all of our pupils to have the best possible start in life. Through targeted interventions and focused support we aim to break down the barriers to learning, to ensure no pupil is disadvantaged  and that all pupils are well prepared for secondary school.

1.    Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP including high ability) These are a summary of barriers for the PP group , and do not necessarily apply to all PP children   

 

 In-school barriers

A.      

Oral language skills slowing reading progress in subsequent years.

B.      

High ability pupils who are eligible for PP are making less progress than other high ability pupils across Key Stage 1. This prevents sustained high achievement in Key Stage 2.

C.

Lack of life/social skills having detrimental effect on social interaction with peers

D.

Poor motivation and engagement in lessons, lack of independent learning

 External barriers

E.

Poor attendance rates

F.

Lack of parental engagement

3. Outcomes

 

Desired outcomes

Success criteria

A.       

Rapid improvement oral language skills .

Pupils eligible for PP to make rapid progress in Literacy by the end of the year so that all pupils eligible for PP meet age related expectations.

B.       

Higher rates of progress across KS2 for high attaining pupils eligible for PP.

Pupils eligible for PP identified as high ability make as much progress as ‘other’ pupils identified as high ability, across Key stages  in maths, reading and writing.

C.       

Improved social interaction

Fewer behaviour incidents recorded. All pupils included in aspects of school life

D.       

Improved motivation to learn. Pupils able to access learning independently 

Pupils make rapid progress against Leuven scale.

E.        

Increased attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP.

Reduce the number of persistent absentees among pupils eligible for PP to 10% or below.  Overall PP attendance improves in line with non PP pupils.

F.        

Parents fully involved in school life and able to support pupils learning at home

Parents involvement increase pupils motivation to learn and to engage in social interaction with peers

4.       Planning and expenditure

Academic year

2016/17

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

Allocation of spend

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Rapid improvement in oral language skills

Group and individual time to

talk sessions eg Young carers

Art therapy

Adult led Booster interventions programmes

 

Adult supported enrichment opportunities

 

Individual or Whole staff training as required

 

Resources, including language screening and assessments £1500

 

Training costs £750

 

Staffing costs  £4750

 

Timetabled and planned sessions for chosen pupils to ensure best use of curriculum time.

 

Some after school session will be considered, as appropriate

 

Some sessions will be class based, some will be individual outside of the classroom

 

Monitoring through observation, pupil feedback and formal assessments 

 

Pupil progress meetings

 

High expectations for a language rich curriculum

 

MH

April 2017

Higher rates of progress across KS2 for high attaining pupils eligible for PP.

Adult led Booster interventions programmes

Staffing costs £ 1500

Attendance at able learner workshops £ 750

Cost of support for Individual sessions £ 750

 

Monitoring through observation, pupil feedback and formal assessments 

 

Pupil progress meetings

 

 Work scrutiny

 

 

Attendance monitoring

SB

April 2017

Improved social interaction

 

Improved motivation to learn. Pupils able to access learning independently 

Time to talk sessions

Counselling –sessions to improve confidence and

self esteem

Cost of sessions from qualified counsellor

£2500

Training costs

£750

Confident child programme

£750

Attendance monitoring 

 

Leuven’s screening

 

Use of pupil voice

 

Discussion at pupil progress meetings

SB/MH

April 2017

Total budgeted cost

£14000

  Summary of Outcomes for PP pupils 2015-16

READING

WRITING

MATHS

 Key

B Below age related expectations /expected rate of progress

M Meeting age related expectations/expected rate of progress

E Exceeding age related expectations/expected rate of progress

 

 

Attainment

 

Attainment

 

Attainment

 

B 27.2%

M 63.6%

E 5.7%

B 36.3%

M 54.5%

E 5.7%

B 27.2%

M 63.6%

E 5.7%

Progress

Progress

Progress

B -

M 90.9%

E -18.1%

B 18.1%

M 90.9%

E -

B -

M 100

E

PPG Funding for 2014/2015:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

95

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

7

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,485

Total amount of PPG received

£10,400


Plans for PPG spending 2014/2015

Objectives for spending PPG:

To narrow the gap in APS between pupils in receipt of PPG and national averages at the end of KS1 to -1;

To raise levels of progress for pupils in receipt of PPG to at least expected progress (4points APS in reading, Writing and Maths);

To provide social and emotional support and interventions to improve attendance and behaviour;

To ensure pupils in receipt of PPG are able to access trips, visits, extra curricular clubs and support for health issues, uniform, materials etc.

  

 

Proposed spending and actions to be taken:

 

Description

Estimated £

Funding for extra curricular activities, including paid-for after school clubs and trips;

 

 

           700

Access to play therapy sessions

 

 

       2,000

Support for materials/uniform purchases

 

 

          500

Individual support for social/health issues support

 

 

       1,000

Provision of after school care to enable parents to access support and guidance services

 

 

 

          500

Family support (medical appointments, advocacy)

          700

Literacy and Maths support (through intervention, 1-1 support or G&T provision according to individual need)

 

       5,000

 

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure 2013/2014

Overview of the school:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

72

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

4

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£834

Total amount of PPG received

£3,336


Summary of PPG spending 2013/2014

Objectives for spending PPG:

To narrow the gap between pupils in receipt of PPG and national averages at the end of KS1;

To raise levels of progress for pupils in receipt of PPG to at least expected progress (4points APS in reading, Writing and Maths);

To provide social and emotional support and interventions to improve attendance and behaviour;

To ensure pupils in receipt of PPG are able to access trips, visits, extra curricular clubs and support for health issues, uniform, materials etc.

 

Summary of spending and actions taken:

 

Description

        £

One to one support to cater for social and learning needs

3,038

Provision of free after school care to enable parents to access support and guidance services

86

Family liaison time

90

Provision of breakfast to pupils to cater for family crisis points

30

Contributions to school trips

92

 

Outcomes to date:

On average, pupils in receipt of PPG made the following APS in 2013/2014:

Reading   5.5 points

Writing     3.3 points

Maths       6.0 points

 

Comparative data :

APS/level attained (EOKS1) by disadvantaged pupils (NB includes data for 2 pupils who were identified as eligible for PPG in Sept/Oct 2014 – therefore no PPG was allocated to them during academic year 2013/2014)

Subject/Item

PPG pupils

School

National

Difference to National  

APS Reading

15.5

17.4

17

-1.5

APS Writing

14.5

15.6

15.6

-1.1

APS Maths

15.0

17.1

16.7

-1.7

L2+ reading

100%

100%

92%

+8%

L2+ writing

100%

95%

89%

+11%

L2+ Maths

100%

100%

94%

+6%

L3+ reading

0%

45%

35%

-35%

L3+ writing

0%

15%

19%

-19%

L3+ maths

0%

40%

28%

-28%

 

 


 

Planned Impact:

Closing gap in APS in reading, writing and maths against national averages;

Improving social capital in terms of accessing extra curricular provision;

Improving levels of parental engagement with support services as required.