Appleshaw St Peter's

Church of England Primary School

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant Report October 2016

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Further information from the DfE can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Pupil Premium Strategy

 
  1. We have an inclusive approach to education which values the whole child. Our Christian Values of Love, Fellowship and Justice guide our thinking and decision making for all members of the school community.

  2. Standards of behaviour and attendance are very good. Pupils enjoy school, feel valued and make a positive contribution.

  3. We have a constant focus on improving teaching and learning. Our key school improvement targets are geared towards improving our practice and achieving better outcomes for all pupil groups.

  4. We have a skilled Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and experienced Learning Support Staff who are able to offer a wide range of interventions to support the various needs that pupils present in school.

  5. We deploy staff to best meet the needs of pupils. A significant amount of support time is targeted at early intervention in Years R-2 so that pupils have the basic skills required as they move into Key Stage 2. We employ a ‘Learning Mentor’ who works with pupils regularly to keep a track on their progress and offer support and encouragement.

  6. We have a robust internal tracking system which enable us to track pupils individual and respond to concerns in a timely manner. Pupil progress meetings are conducted at least termly and alongside the class teacher are attend by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, SENCo and a governor.

  7. The Headteacher provides robust challenge for all members of staff and encourages a culture whereby expectations are high, thinking is challenged and innovation is encouraged.

Below are the details of our Pupil Premium allocation for 2016/17 and its impact on pupils:

Pupil premium funding received for this financial year: £21,705 (which included £5,400) of money allocated to support pupils whose parents are in the services 'Service Pupil Premium')

How the money will be spent

We have again employed a member of staff to act as a learning mentor for this academic year. The staff member will work with identified pupils on a weekly basis. Pupils will be required to bring along work they have been doing during the previous week and there will be a discussion around what went well, what could be better, what progress is being made towards targets set etc.  The member of staff will feedback to class teachers regularly and we will review its impact regularly.

Why? We want to ensure that the pupils we have identified have the opportunity to have a quality discussion about their learning. We recognise that there are many elements that influence pupil progress and that beyond any additional interventions that we may purchase; we want to empower children to be the best they can be, not just in the short term but in the longer term too.

We will continue to invest in training opportunities for staff and in interventions that we believe will help pupils to make good progress and meet end of Key Stage expectations.

 

Details of our pupil premium spend for 2015/16

 

Amount: £22,292 (inc. £4,500 'Service Pupil Premium'

Investment

  • Continued funding of additional support hours for specific interventions
  • Purchase of additional intervention resources (e.g. 5 Minute Box)
  • Subscription to Language Link screening programme
  • CPD for staff – e.g. attendance at ELSA conference

Impact

  • 100% of pupil premium pupils at KS2 achieved the expected standard in reading, writing
  • At KS1 5/6 of pupil premium pupils achieved the expected level in reading, 4/6 achieved the expected standard in writing and maths.