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Pupil Premium 2016/17

Strategy for allocation of PPG - To be reviewed Summer 2018

Every school receives additional funding for children who are entitled to free school meals; who have been ’Looked After’ for 6 months or more; and for children from families in the armed forces. This funding also includes children who have been entitled to free school meals at some point in the last 6 years. Here at Penwortham we aim to ensure that all children have the same access to the curriculum, life experiences and resources to enhance their learning.  Often there is a concern that a stigma is attached to low income families, at Penwortham we treat anything around free school meals with confidentiality. We do not assume that children from these families are less able, we believe everyone can believe, achieve and succeed. To do this we have funded 2 HLTAs to provide one-to-one and small group teaching to eligible children in school time. The selected children are eligible for the PPG but may also have a gap in their learning.

High quality homework clubs have are provided for children who have access to the PPG ensuring that they are able to take their classroom learning further and access to a qualified teacher’s support is available. We ensure that high quality after and before school interventions/boosters have been provided for pupils eligible for the PPG, these are provided in the form of Closing the Gap groups. The interventions are highly targeted over a period of time according to need, and ran by the children’s class teachers.

Some of the funding is also focussed on raising aspirations and enrichment. We pay the full cost of the Residential Trip for Y5 pupils eligible for the PP Grant so that they can benefit from this experience. Music and Gymnastics lessons are provided to children during their time at Penwortham.

In addition we ensure that attendance of the PP children is monitored and supported through our Nurture Club which runs each morning providing breakfast and a good start to the day for the children.

For more information as to what we offer our children who are in receipt of the pupil premium funding please open the document below.

*This document is a working document and is updated termly

PDF icon  Pupil Premium Offer 2016-17

 

2015/16 Information

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2015/16

Total number of pupils on roll

569

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

137 pupils

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1300

Amount of PPG received per CLA pupil

£1900

Total amount of PPG received

£179,300

Please follow the link below to see how we have used our pupil premium funding during the academic year 2015/16

PDF icon  Pupil Premium Offer 2015-16

 

Comparison of pupil premium children against national averages 2015/16

 

Pupil Premium

National Data

Reading Expected Standard

78%

66%

Reading Greater Depth

21%

TBC

Writing Expected Standard

87%

74%

Writing Greater Depth

0%

TBC

GPS Expected Standard

93%

72%

GPS Greater Depth

36%

TBC

Maths Expected Standard

79%

70%

Maths Greater Depth

14%

TBC

RWM Expected Standard

73%

TBC

RWM Greater

0%

TBC


Progress Data KS2

R

W

M

Pupil Premium

1.9

-0.75

0.4

Non-PPG children

4.6

2.5

2.1


Subject

Average Scaled Scores

Reading

99.3

Maths

103.6

Comparison of pupil premium children against their peers 2015/16

Pupil Premium

Attainment

KS2

R

(Expected

Standard)

R

(Greater

Depth)

GPS

(Expected

Standard)

GPS (Greater

Depth)

M

(Expected

Standard)

M (Greater

Depth)

W

(Expected

Standard)

W (Greater

Depth)

PP (14)

1 child dis-applied

78%

21%

93%

36%

79%

14%

87%

0%

Non PP (39)

(discounted data 4 children discounted)

82%

46%

92%

49%

82%

26%

82%

21%

Non PP (43)

74%

42%

86%

44%

79%

23%

82%

21%

In reading for the second year running children in receipt of the pupil premium funding outperformed their peers. In GPS and Maths this year the children in receipt of the pupil premium funding are now in-line with their peers. Writing will be a target for the academic year 2016/17 to ensure that the gap between those in receipt of the pupil premium funding and those who are not eligible is closed. 

Nature of support 2014/2015

This year we have funded 2 HLTAs to provide one-to-one and small group teaching to work in class with eligible pupils.

 

We have also ensured that high quality after and before school interventions/boosters have been provided for pupils eligible for the PPG. High quality homework clubs have also been provided for children who have access to the PPG ensuring that they are able to take their classroom learning further and access to a qualified teacher’s support is available.

 

 

 The interventions are highly targeted over a period of time according to need.

 

Some of the funding is also focussed on raising aspirations and enrichment. We continue to supplement the Residential Trip for Y6 pupils eligible for the PP Grant so that they can benefit from this experience.

 

In addition, we have funded 3 teaching assistants to run Nurture club offering pupils free breakfast and ensuring a good start to the school day and that children eligible for the PPG are in school on time.

Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2014/15

A Senior Leader has responsibility for the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium children. Ensuring the progress of eligible pupils and evidencing this is a whole-school priority.

High impact activities are selected to accelerate progress and following assessments to identify need, pupils receive targeted maths, reading or writing teaching. We tailor resources for each child following discussion between the class teacher and the teacher delivering the support. For example, we will focus on geometry if a child needs this intense input and we will use a range of mental methods and other resources.

We try to provide children with real life experiences that they can use for their learning and that extends the range of possibilities, for instance, the Y6 Residential Trip to PGL, Marchants Hill, provides direct, enriching experiences which are a key part of what we try to do.

Addressing issues such as attendance and behaviour difficulties that may act as barriers to learning, is an important feature of our decision making for the PPG spending. Attendance at Nurture Club is made possible through the grant and helps pupils to begin the school day calmly and ready to learn.

 

Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2014/15

Regular monitoring is key to ensuring effectiveness of expenditure. Targets for pupils are set in maths, reading and writing and we know where we expect them to be by the end of the programme or set of lessons. Monitoring is a joint discussion between the class teacher, Specialist teacher and Senior Leader who has responsibility for this area of the school’s work. Regular assessment data is analysed and acted upon. Through our Governing Body committees we report clearly on data for Pupil Premium and a transparent expenditure line is maintained in our financial monitoring so governors can link value for money with impact.

End of Key Stage 2 Data illustrating the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2014/15

Writing
Progress

Expected 
(2 levels)

Exceeding

Expected Attainment (4b)

Exceeding Attainment

PP

93%

23%

87%

33%

Peers

95%

28%

97%

43%

 

Reading
Progress

Expected 
(2 levels)

Exceeding

Expected Attainment (4b)

Exceeding Attainment

PP

100%

33%

100%

64%

Peers

93%

38%

98%

88%

 

Maths
Progress

Expected 
(2 levels)

Exceeding

Expected Attainment (4b)

Exceeding Attainment

PP

93%

25%

86%

29%

Peers

92%

36%

93%

56%