St James' CE Primary School

St James CE Primary School

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals (FSM), children in local authority care and service children.  In 2012 funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. As a school we are held accountable for how we spend the money received through the Pupil Premium and for the impact that it has.  The school's Governing Body have been kept closely informed over how the school use the money.  

 

For full details of our pupil premium strategy and the impact in academic year 2015-2016 click here.

For the pupil premium strategy and predicted impact for 2016-2017 please click here.

 

Pupil Premium Statement 

 Amount Received in 2012-13 - £15,000

 Spent as follows

  • £10,500 - Extra Teaching Assistant (non-class based) to support children with SEN and at risk of underachieving
  • £1,500 – Additional resourcing and training in Literacy to enhance provision in phonics and boys’ writing.
  • £700 - Specific small group intervention (Year 3)
  • £800 – for enhancing Year R/1 classroom to encourage boys literacy skills
  • £1,500 – contribution towards redeveloping/ enhancing the school library to enhance provision for small group teaching/ interventions; to elevate the status of reading for boys in providing an engaging and comfortable place to read and enjoy books and to encourage an enjoyment of reading.  We believe that this will feed through to higher standards of writing, including for boys.

 Impact

Reading

In reading children on FSM (Free School Meals) exceeded the progress of all children in the last year.  Children from service families are making comparable progress to other children, and in the KS2 have made accelerated progress when compared with other children.

Writing

In writing, children on FSM also exceeded the progress of all children in the last year.  Children from service families made comparable progress to other children in the school

Amount Received in 2013-14 - £25,800

After careful consideration, looking at the best research evidence available, and the resources available to us, we will be spending the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • £10,000 - One to One and Small group interventions
  • £5,800 - Catchup programmes in maths
  • £2,000 - Money made available for children for  clubs and music tuition
  • £8,000 - Teaching Assistants working with specific targeted children on short intervention programmes.

The impact of this was:

  • At the end of KS2, all children achieved Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths.  These included 4 children entitled to the Pupil Premium(PP).  All made 2 Levels progress in all subjects from the end of KS1 in Reading, Writing and Maths.  This is higher than those not entitled to the PP.
  • At the end of KS1, with the exception of one child, children entitled to the Pupil Premium (PP children) achieved more highly than children not entitled to the PP (non-PP children) at level 2c+ and in line with non PP children at 2B+ in reading, writing and maths.
  • Across KS2, PP children make progress in line with or better than non-PP children in reading, but not as well in writing and maths.
  • In KS1 (Year 1) PP children this year achieve more highly than non-PP children in reading, writing and maths,

This year, we are targeting our PP to address this issue and ensure that the gap between the levels of achievement of PP and non-PP is narrowed by accelerating the progress of PP children, especially in writing and maths.

Amount Received in 2014-15 - £39,800

 

We have 18 children entitled to free school meals, 41 service families and 2 looked after children.

After careful consideration, looking at the best research evidence available, and the resources available to us, we will be spending the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • £23,500 – Specialist teacher for small group and 1 to 1 teaching working 3 days a week.
  • £2,500 - Money made available for children for clubs and music tuition
  • £13,900 – Teaching assistants working with specific, targeted children and in class with groups of children.  Also training for TAs in emotional literacy for children.

 

Impact:

As numbers in each cohort are small we are unable to publish data from each year group without making pupils identifiable.  In the Autumn term the school is able to access data which allows us to compare the performance of our pupils at the end of the Key Stages with the National data (RAISEOnline).   

 

 

Amount Received in 2015-16 - £45,440

 

We have 22 children entitled to free school meals, 42 service families and 2 post looked after children.

After careful consideration, looking at the best research evidence available, and the resources available to us, we will be spending the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • £4,850 – SenCo  1 to 1 teaching / pupil premium assessment one afternoon a week.
  • £1,000 - Money made available for children for clubs and music tuition.
  • £30,973 – Teaching assistants working with specific, targeted children and in class with groups of children.
  • £109 - Teaching assistant support 1 hour a week for a specific class, April to July.
  • £1,008 - Teaching assistant support 3 hours a day for a specific class, Sept to Oct.
  • £7,500 - ELSA provision  

 

Click on the links for the termly detailed Pupil Premium and SEND reports.         Autumn term    Spring term                                                                                                                                                             Summer term

 

Amount Received in 2016-17 - £46,280

 

We have 24 children entitled to free school meals, 38 service families and 2 looked after children post adoption.

After careful consideration and the resources available to us, we will be spending the Pupil Premium as follows:

  • £7,000 – Inclusion manager monitoring of each child's progress in-class and also with specific interventions, liaison with staff to identify appropriate provision, ensuring that each child is provided with additional opportunities over and above high quality first teaching to consolidate, challenge or embellish their curriculum. 
  • £698- Money made available for enrichment activities  - school trips / music tuition / sporting events / higher attainers days / reading club. 
  • £30,973 – Teaching assistants working with specific, targeted children and in class with groups of children for curriculum support and interventions.
  • £109 - specific resources 
  • £7,500 - ELSA provision  

Please note that the above Pupil Premium plan may alter during the year depending on the impact of diminishing  the differences between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children and accelerating the progress of Pupil Premium children. Our pupil premium strategy will be reviewed termly.

A comprehensive report is published at the end of each term. Click on the links for the termly detailed Pupil Premium reports.  

 

Click on the links for the termly detailed Pupil Premium and SEND reports.         Autumn term        Spring term

For the most recent assessment of Pupil Premium children click here.