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Primary School

Brief Explanation about the Pupil Premium

During April 2016 to April 2017 the school will receive £95,040 in Pupil Premium Funding to raise attainment and provide enrichment for pupils in receipt of or entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). The funding has been provided to the school to ensure that these pupils receive the support they need to achieve and progress well and to benefit from the same educational and life opportunities as other pupils.

In the academic year 2015-16 we 'closed the gap' between the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged children and their peers in the end of KS2 SATs.

100% of our disadvantaged children gained a Level 4+ in reading , writing and maths.

90% of our disadvantaged children made 2 levels of progress from KS1 in reading and maths and 100% in writing.

Allocation Details: £95040

Number of children funded: 73 at £130 per pupil

Project Cost Objective Projected Impact Outcomes
Part-time EAL TA to support and assess newly arrived pupils. £4250 Supported acquisition of basic verbal and written Literacy   skills for non-English speakers new to the country. Children are able to communicate and converse in English enabling them to fully partake in school life.

‘Pupils who speak English as an additional language are well catered for. As a result, most of them, including those who join the school with little or no knowledge of English, make good progress’.

OFSTED Nov 2014

SEND Teaching Assistant (0.9) £13,323

Support for lower ability children to make good progress and to access the curriculum.

1-2-1 and group targeted support

Children have accelerated learning and close the gap in attainment and progress between themselves and peers.  
Learning Mentor FTE + support £30,537

Focus on improving attendance and punctuality attendance as part of overcoming barriers to learning.

Nurture provision to build confidence and develop social skills.

Attendance maintains or improves at above 96% and children are in school on time to access the full day’s learning.

Children have more confidence and overcome barriers to learning.

‘Attendance continues to improve due to the effective steps taken by senior leaders and full supported by the Governing Body. It is now slightly above the national average. Punctuality is regularly checked and rewarded, and is good.’ (OFSTED Nov 2014)

Children state that they feel more confident in their learning and safe in school.

Additional TA in Reception Class £12,685 Targeted support for children with language needs. Children new to school and to country settle well. Smaller groups for targeted support. Increased % of children make good progress across EYFS.
‘Time For You’ Counsellor (Relate) one session per week £2730 To support children with emotional or social issues. Children overcome social and emotional barriers to learning. Raised self –esteem has meant behaviour is improved in the children who have worked with the counsellor enabling better focus in lessons and improved outcomes.
Speech and Language therapist 0.75 day per week £8131 More children starting in Nursery & Reception in need of Speech and Language intervention Children with S & L concerns assessed quickly and appropriate provision in place. Early referrals enable identification of needs and early imtervention.
Educational Psychologist additional hours £3500 More children assessed to identify barriers to learning. Children have early identification of needs in order that appropriate provision is made for the to make good progress. Additional referrals this academic year enabling early identification of pertinent interventions.barriers to learning and
Subsidised Breakfast Club £2880

To provide a healthy nutritious breakfast.

To improve attendance and punctuality.

Children ready to learn as soon as school starts after a healthy meal.  
Subsidised residential educational visit to Plas Dol-y-Moch £3,650 Enable underprivileged children to have a residential experience, to gain awareness of a contrasting environment and to learn outside of the classroom. Children broaden their life experiences enabling to bring those experiences to the classroom. Build independence, experience unfamiliar contrasting environment, team building, collaborative skills improved.
Brass, ukelele and singing lessons provided by Performing Arts Service £6000 All children to have the opportunity to play a musical instrument/ learn to sing at no cost to parents. Children to have a basic knowledge of music through a specialist teacher. All children have the opportunity for learning a musical instrument and for singing lessons led by a professional.
‘WOW’ moments £4000 Additional funding put aside for trips/visits/visitors to support the new themed curriculum. To provide children with experiences to support learning which they may not have encountered eg trip to the Natural History Museum. Concrete experiences to enable creative writing opportunities. Vocabulary and description enhanced.
Joint lease of minibuses £4000 Available transport to enable more frequent trips and visits. Children are able to experience more learning outside of the classroom in order to support learning and to broaden life experiences. Concrete experiences to enable creative writing opportunities. Vocabulary and description enhanced.
Total PPG Received £95,040      
Total PPG expenditure £95,686      
Balance -£646      
Year Total Allocation No of children Percentage of role
2012-13 £61,677 99 47.1%
2013-14 £89,476 94 44.9%
2014-15 £110,500 85 41%
2015-16 £97,680 75 36%
2016-17 £95,040 73 35%

‘Disadvantaged pupils achieve well because of effective use of pupil premium funding’ - OFSTED Dec 2016