Pupil Premium 2018 - 2019

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2018/2019

£352,960 (as per January 2019)

 

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at Woodland Community Primary School

 

·       According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation, over 50% of our pupils are deemed to be in the ‘most deprived’ band, with ‘Education, Skills and Training’, ‘Employment’ and ‘Income’ having the highest levels of deprivation noted

·       Lack of first-hand experience being able to be offered to pupils due to limited funds within the family as parents/carers not working or earning a low income

·       Parents unable to support children with certain aspects of academic learning

·       Pupil mobility leading to gaps in learning/education – at the point of writing this statement, we have 88 pupils who have joined the school part way through their primary career.  In Key Stage 2 cohorts, the percentages of such pupils can range between 24% and 38%

·       Pupils experiencing significant trauma due to periods of instability and uncertainty, where external agencies such as Children’s Social Care and Family Support Workers are involved in their lives

·       Pupils witnessing and living within households where domestic violence is prevalent.  The school has been told is has one of the highest incident rates in the Authority

·       Pupils and families where English is not first or primary language

·       Pupils who act as carers for parents or other family members

·       Children with Special Educational Needs, complex Special Educational Needs or Statements/EHCPs – many children do not receive additional funding for their needs due to coming to school and receiving no prior support or involvement from agencies or Early Help professionals

·       Poor attendance and punctuality

How we intend to spend the Pupil Premium Grant to address barriers and the reasons for this approach

 

·       Supported through our Charging & Remissions Policy, we pay for all visits, visitors, trips and experiences that offer first-hand experiences that support our curriculum and our pupils’ capacity to access it successfully and understand it.  Such experiences also support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children. These include annual residential trips and pantomime visits.

·       School will continue to provide many extra-curricular clubs that support the health, wellbeing and academic development of pupils.  Pupils and families are identified and signposted to particular clubs and activities if deemed relevant and appropriate.

·       All classes will have at least one additional adult to support teaching and accelerate learning, with a particular focus on PP pupils and their progress.  Interventions for emotional, social and academic development are run each afternoon based upon clear and precise data analysis and tracking of a reactive and proactive, planned nature, for example, Better Reading Programme; Numicon; EAL language support; daily ‘Keep Up, Catch Up’ sessions and Forest School sessions

·       We offer a Breakfast Club, run by school staff which is heavily subsidised by the school.  This allows parents on low incomes to work outside of normal school hours and not have to pay otherwise high childcare costs

·       Tailored support for pupils who require further social, emotional and behavioural aspects of their learning and development is provided.  We offer many programmes such as Play Therapy; Speech Bubbles and Forest Schools.

·       We have a Child Welfare Lead and Home School Liaison Officer who support our children and families around all matters relating to attendance and punctuality.  This includes first day absence calls; attendance panels and liaising with other agencies. 

·       The Child Welfare Lead and Home Liaison Officer provide a family service in the school library after school to improve engagement with pupil premium children and families. Our Home School Liaison Officer is released weekly to deliver Webster Stratton Parenting Courses alongside LA colleagues

·       Our Deputy Head teachers provide targeted academic support for Year 6 and EYFS pupil premium pupils, closing the attainment gap between PP and all pupils whilst increasing levels of progress.

·       A dedicated teacher to be used to deliver an intervention programme, ‘The Meadows’ tailored towards pupil premium pupils who are working academically below age related expectations and for pupils with social and emotional needs. Pupils from across all age groups can access this provision

·       A dedicated Year 5 teacher is in post to support in closing the attainment gap for pupils, with a particular focus on PP pupils, within the core curriculum.  This takes the form of an ‘extra class’ each morning being run

·       Pupil premium pupils in Year 6 to receive 1:1 or 2:1 tuition from a qualified teacher to support them in achieving their full academic potential.

How we will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium

 

·       Clear tracking of the attainment and achievement of all pupils, with a particular focus on that of Pupil Premium children – weekly unit meetings and regular Pupil Progress Meetings highlight and focus upon the raising attainment of all, and agree strategies and approaches to do so

·       All teachers to clearly identify in all their planning, assessments and evaluations, their provision for PP pupils in their classes and groups

·       Registers for all extra-curricular clubs and the attendance of PP children tracked at these

·       Language proficiency tests and assessments for EAL pupils

·       Termly lesson observations by HT, DHTs and external School Improvement Partners, of all classes to focus specifically on the progress of PP pupils within and across lessons.  Feedback being shared and actions drawn from these to inform future development work

·       Pupils who access an intervention programme to be tracked academically through the school’s assessment system, but also to be tracked socially and emotionally through the use of Boxhall Profiling and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires

Date of the next review of the Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil premium discussed termly at Strategic Governing Board meetings.  A full review of the year to be held in Autumn 2019

 

Last Academic Year

How we spent Pupil Premium

£347,773) (September 2017 – August 2018)

The impact of expenditure on eligible and other pupils

·       Cost of trips, visits and visitors (including Y5&6 Residential trips; Pantomime trip) - £21,534

·       Window to the World contribution - £3000

·       Curriculum Enrichment (including Spanish and Music provision) - £35,800

·       Curriculum Enrichment – Forest School - £1500

·       Cost of Speech bubbles intervention - £4,000

·       Subsidy of Breakfast club costs/staffing - £19,380

·       Contribution towards cost of nurture staff to deliver targeted interventions- £17,541

·       Contribution to Child Welfare Lead & Home School Liaison salaries  - £25,984

·       Home School Liaison officer to deliver Webster Stratton Parenting course - £3,125

·       Staffing and Resources for provision of Intervention across school - £132,208

·       Third Space Learning –targeted tuition for  - £40,169.55

·       Easter Booster Club - £15,550

·       Contribution towards mini bus running cost - £500

·       Additional teaching support to import the quality of education for PP children - £19,481

·       Cost of a teacher to provide targeted support across Key Stage 1 - £8,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1

% of Pupil Premium Children at Woodland achieving the expected standard

%  of all children at Woodland achieving the expected standard

National Average of all children achieving the expected standard

R,W,M Combined

56%

67%

65%

KS1 Reading

56%

70%

75%

KS1 Writing

56%

68%

70%

KS1 Maths

63%

73%

76%

KS1 Science

70%

78%

83%

 

 

 

KS2

% of Pupil Premium Children at Woodland achieving the expected standard

%  of all children at Woodland achieving the expected standard

National Average of all children achieving the expected standard

R,W,M Combined

31%

50%

64%

KS2 Reading

47%

62%

75%

KS2 Writing

44%

62%

78%

KS2 Maths

53%

67%

75%

KS2 GPS

60%

74%

77%

 

 

 

Number of pupils (ALL and PP) working at Age Related Expectations

 

READING

WRITING

MATHS

Year 1

ALL

75%

72%

75%

PUPIL PREMIUM

62%

57%

62%

Year 3

ALL

88%

80%

92%

PUPIL PREMIUM

81%

75%

86%

Year 4

ALL

86%

66%

81%

PUPIL PREMIUM

91%

76%

81%

Year 5

ALL

83%

80%

83%

PUPIL PREMIUM

77%

73%

83%