Pupil Premium

At Hedon Primary  School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Provision

We provide

  • Small group work with experienced teachers focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.  This may be in class or as part of a withdrawal groups over a finite period.
  • 1:1 support if necessary
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities and intervention provided through trained TAs  or outside agencies
  • Effective materials aimed at raising standards in English and Maths
  • A nurturing environment where everyone is enabled to be the best that they can be.
  • Additional out of school and lunchtime provision which encourages team work, friendships and confidence in our pupils.
  • Digital media,  IT opportunities and outdoor learning provision across the school which enrich the curriculum and engage our pupils.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.

Pupil premium resources will also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve mastery at the end of KS1 or at the end of KS2.

The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2018/19 is: £50 280 (Academic year)  

Needs/barrier 2018/19

Pupil premium funding has a huge impact on our children yearly.  This year, through careful data analysis and pupil progress meeting discussions, we have identified the following needs/barriers:

  • continued specific need for a dyslexia friendly maths intervention which supports skills application. (Pupil premium children are performing below the level expected for their age in Maths particularly in years 6 and 2.)
  • continued need for Emotional Literacy Support for our most vulnerable pupils.  (Pupil progress meeting show that emotional instability in our pupils hinders progress.)
  • continued need to ensure high quality outdoor provision for our pupil premium children which will inspire their learning and develop confidence, Grit, growth mind-set and resilience. (Pupil Premium pupils are least likely to attend an out of school activity or spend time outdoors with family members.  Further work on resilience and growth mind-set is required with our pupil premium children.)
  • the need to maintain small group phonics.  (As a school we maintain a phonics pass rate above National Average.  In order to maintain this small group teaching ensures staff can support all pupils fully particularly pupil premium children.)
  • the need to maintain single age classes, ensuring high quality individualised feedback and focus on learning styles, alongside a specific member of staff focussing on pupil premium children. (Keeping class sizes below 30 at Key Stage 2 ensures maximum high quality teacher focus on feedback, marking and pupil learning style with a unique focus on pupil premium children.  Pupils premium children remain a high priority through our pupil premium ambassador)
  • the need to promote a varied, healthy diet through school meal provision especially focusing on low calorie (100 cal) snacks.
  • the need to ensure the school’s Pupil Premium Ambassador remains highly trained and has the opportunity to share goods practice with other schools.

The PPG allocation for 2018/2019 is targeted to address these barriers through:

e.g

  1.  Provide training and resources to implement the use of Numicon across Foundation Stage and Year 1.
  2.  Maintain online access to reading materials to aid intervention and home school links.
  3. Provide online access to TTRockstars to ensure Y4 pupil premium pupils are best placed to pass the multiplication testing.  
  4.  Target higher % of children making in year accelerated progress by maintaining single age classes across the school allowing greater teacher focus on smaller class groupings.
  5. Provide increased IT provision through the purchase of Netbooks.  To be used to develop use of the online packages named above and develop cross curricular IT use in the classroom and Seesaw verbal feedback.
  6.  Provide ELSA TA support particular linked to continued support for pupil premium pupils who do not have a growth mindset.
  7.  Maintain targeted small group phonics using additional Teaching Assistants.
  8. Provide TA booster support for Y6 in the lead up to SATs and in Y1 to facilitate continuous provision use.
  9. Enable pupil premium pupils to access trips and instrument tuition which they may not otherwise be able to access.

We use tried and tests support methods which specifically serve to break down barriers to learning and support our pupils flourish.  Using up to date research from Fischer Family Trust and NFER we are able to ensure support is high impact.

The impact of the PPG for 2017/18 will be evaluated throughout the year using pupil data, pupil surveys, participation surveys and parental surveys.  This evaluation will be published as appropriate. Final evaluation takes place at the end the financial year in April when pupil premium spending is the reallocated to best suit the needs of our children.

Next final review date April 2019.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2017/18 is: £44880 (Academic year)  

Needs/barrier 2017/18

Pupil premium funding has a huge impact on our children yearly.  This year, through careful data analysis and pupil progress meeting discussions, we have identified the following needs/barriers:

  • continued specific need for a dyslexia friendly maths intervention which supports skills application. (Pupil premium children are performing below the level expected for their age in Maths particularly in years 6 and 2.)
  • continued need for Emotional Literacy Support for our most vulnerable pupils.  (Pupil progress meeting show that emotional instability in our pupils hinders progress.)
  • the need to ensure high quality outdoor provision for our pupil premium children which will inspire their learning and develop confidence, Grit, growth mind-set and resilience. (Pupil Premium pupils are least likely to attend an out of school activity or spend time outdoors with family members.  Further work on resilience and growth mind-set is required with our pupil premium children.)
  • the need to maintain small group phonics.  (As a school we maintain a phonics pass rate above National Average.  In order to maintain this small group teaching ensures staff can support all pupils fully particularly pupil premium children.)
  • the need to maintain single age classes, ensuring high quality individualised feedback and focus on learning styles, alongside a specific member of staff focussing on pupil premium children. (Keeping class sizes below 30 at Key Stage 2 ensures maximum high quality teacher focus on feedback, marking and pupil learning style with a unique focus on pupil premium children.  Pupils premium children remain a high priority through our pupil premium ambassador)

The PPG allocation for 2017/2018 was targeted to:

e.g

  1.  Provide training and weekly allocated teaching time to the Success@arithmetic intervention programme.
  2. Maintain online access to reading materials to aid intervention and home school links..
  3. Target higher % of children making in year accelerated progress by maintaining single age classes across the school allowing greater teacher focus on smaller class groupings.
  4. Provide ELSA TA support.
  5. Maintain targeted small group phonics using additional Teaching Assistants.
  6. Enable whole school outdoor learning opportunities which will add breath to our curriculum and engage and inspire pupils.
  7. Enable outdoor provision and the early Years ethos to permeate year 1 provision to ensure continue accelerated progress.

 

Impact of the PPG for 2017/18

  • 100% of pupil premium pupils access outdoor learning opportunities which develop cross curricular understanding, inspire learning and develop resilience.
  • 100% of pupils understand the principles of growth mindset and can describe which mindset they use most regularly and strategies to support the barriers this may create in different subjects.
  • Behaviour tracking show that pupils supported by the schools ELSA have had fewer incidents of poor behaviour since beginning their individual programmes.  This has also had a positive impact on their attendance.
  • Vulnerable pupils continue to say they are very well supported in school, feel safe and know who to talk to should they have any issues.
  • The phonics pass rate for year 1 children sits above National Average.
  • The percentage of pupils achieving expected levels is at or in excess of national expectations all areas due to high level, focused support and intervention.  Greater number of pupils achieved greater depth than the schools targets predicted,
  • Results at Key Stage 2 met or exceeded in school cohort specific stretching targets.  Greater numbers of pupils than national achieved greater depth in writing.
  • Vulnerable pupil speak highly of increased verbal feedback attributed to maintaining smaller class sizes and increased IT use.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016/17 is: £45, 480 (Academic year)  

Needs/barrier 2016/17

Pupil premium funding has a huge impact on our children yearly.  This year, through careful data analysis and pupil progress meeting discussions, we have identified the following needs/barriers:

  • specific need for a dyslexia friendly maths intervention which supports skills application. (Pupil premium children are performing below the level expected for their age in Maths particularly in years 6 and 2.)
  • continued need for Emotional Literacy Support for our most vulnerable pupils.  ( Pupil progress meeting show that emotional instability in our pupils hinders progress.)
  • the need to purchase and maintain a school set of bikes and scooters which will enable all pupils to take part in scooter training, bike club and bike ability. (Over 40% of our pupils do not own a safe scooter or bike.  20% of pupils cannot ride a bike and only 20% of pupils take up bike ability due to worries that their bike will not be suitable.)
  • the need to maintain small group phonics.  (As a school we maintain a phonics pass rate above National Average.  In order to maintain this small group teaching ensures staff can support all pupils fully particularly pupil premium children.)
  • the need to develop the use IT across the school.
  • the need to build the confidence of pupil premium children and engage them in projects which give them both responsibility and enjoyment.  (Pupil premium children at Hedon Primary are less likely to have access to good quality IT equipment at home.  They benefit from both using IT equipment in school but also taking responsibility for sharing their knowledge with others.)

The PPG allocation for 2016/2017 is targeted to address these barriers through:

e.g

  1. a) Provide training and weekly allocated teaching time to the Success@arithmetic intervention programme.
  2. c) Maintain online access to reading materials, spelling, punctuation and grammar resources and materials to aid intervention.
  3. d) Target higher % of children making in year accelerated progress through small group interventions, use of high quality resources and maintaining teaching assistant support in English and Maths. This enhances teachers’ ability to ensure targeted intervention can take place.
  4. e) Provide ELSA TA support.
  5. f) Purchase a school set of bikes and scooters to support pupils, who do not have access to safe bikes or scooters, to take part in bike club, bike ability, scooter training and balance bike activities.
  6. g) Maintain targeted small group phonics using additional Teaching Assistants.
  7. h) Provide online programmes to enable parents to support their child at home and to enhance homework provision.
  8. i) Enable in house bespoke training for whole classes and individual pupils which aim to promote sustainable improvements to IT teaching across the school and develop IT leaders

We use tried and tests support methods which specifically serve to break down barriers to learning and support our pupils flourish.  Using up to date research from Fischer Family Trust and NFER we are able to ensure support is high impact.

The impact of the PPG for 2016/17 will be evaluated throughout the year using pupil data, pupil surveys, participation surveys, PASS survey data and parental surveys.  This evaluation will be published as appropriate. Final evaluation takes place at the end the financial year in April when pupil premium spending is the reallocated to best suit the needs of our children.

Impact of the PPG for 2016/17

  • An increased number of pupils are now trained to use the numerous technologies in school.  IT equipment is more readily available in classroom, is used more regularly and used to enhance learning as seen in pupil books and lesson planning.
  • Behaviour tracking show that pupils supported by the schools ELSA have had fewer incidents of poor behaviour since beginning their individual programmes.  This has also had a positive impact on their attendance.
  • Vulnerable pupils continue to say they are well supported in school, feel safe and know who to talk to should they have any issues.
  • The phonics pass rate for year 1 children is in excess of 2015/16 and sits above National Average.
  • The percentage of pupils achieving expected levels is at or in excess of national expectations all areas due to high level, focused support and intervention.  Greater number of pupils achieved greater depth than the schools targets predicted,
  • Results at Key Stage 2 met or exceeded in school cohort specific stretching targets.  Greater numbers of pupils than national achieved greater depth in writing.
  • A greater number of pupils took part in cycling events this year than in 2015/16 due to the availability of school bikes.

 

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