Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Outcomes 2016-17

There is a link at the bottom of this page to access details about Pupil Premium expenditure in 2016-17. There was a strong impact on outcomes for the group of eligible pupils. All made at least expected progress.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

At Broadway East First School we pride ourselves on the high levels of attainment and achievement of every one of our children. We endeavour to support every individual in every way we can to strive towards their full potential.

The aim of the Pupil Premium money is to support children who are eligible by tackling barriers to learning and providing educational provision tailored to their needs.

 

Barriers to Learning

Some of the barriers we have identified for this group are:

  • limited access to printed materials outside of school
  • limited, if any, access to out of school extra curricular opportunities
  • limited support for learning outside of school
  • lack of confidence or low self esteem
  • lack of interest, engagement and aspiration
  • low quality preschool support, if any preschool learning and support
  • low attendance and punctuality

 

Purpose of Pupil Premium

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after in the care of a Local Authority, and children of service personnel. In April 2014 funding became available for children who have been adopted. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium Grant per pupil for 2017 to 2018 is now as follows:

Disadvantaged pupilsPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM     £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM     £935
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority     £1,900
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order     £1,900
Service childrenPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence        £300

 

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in  particular those who attract the pupil premium
  • the reports for parents that schools have to publish on their websites.

We have relatively very small numbers of children eligible for Pupil Premium.

For 2017-2018, our allocation was £17160.

 


 

How Pupil Premium is being spent in 2017-2018

 

Homework Club

Andrea Wingate is continuing to provide a weekly homework club.  PP children are prioritised and invited.  Contact is made with parents to encouraging taking up this offer.  Children are able to complete homework tasks with support and access to resources, including appropriate hardware and software.

 

Book Fair

TAs have used PP to buy children books in which they showed an interest at the book fair.  This has been successful over the past two years as it has enabled these children to have access to new texts at home.  A common characteristic of disadvantaged children is the lack of access to quality literature at home. 

 

Visits

PP allows school to support cost of trips and visits so that we can continue to offer a full programme of curriculum enrichment activities, despite often being underfunded by parents.

 

Music Tuition and Extra-curricular activities

All PP parents are aware that they have access to extra- curricular clubs/activities as well as music tuition and the Newcastle Music Service provision such as Gosforth Voices and Band.  Some have made the most of these opportunities. We sometimes select the group for the activity (e.g. the NUF breakfast club) and we always publicise all others to all parents. 

 

Intervention in Class and in Groups

Children who require support to close the gap in progress and/or attainment with their peers receive support from TAs in class or in small groups.  Most of the PP group of are also in intervention groups for EAL, SEND or because their progress or attainment is causing concern.  An additional TA has been employed during the Spring and Summer terms to enhance this provision; this has been possible as most mid-year admits have been children in receipt of PP.

 

Kalmer Counselling

Kalmer Counselling sessions have been funded for children who would benefit from social and emotional support. Weekly sessions are held 1:1 with a trained and experienced counsellor for as long as the child benefits from them.  These have had a positive impact on emotional well-being of the children concerned and this is therefore a service we plan to continue to use PP to fund for as long there are children who will benefit from it.

 

Reading Booster tuition sessions.

The part time TA on the staff has been employed for an additional 4 hours per week in the first instance.  This time will be used to boost the reading skills of the PP children who are not meeting expectation for reading. These children will read with the TA and spend time addressing their individual needs, e.g. fluency when reading, comprehension, inference, deduction.  Use of funding of this purpose will be evaluated at October half term and continued if it is felt it is having impact.  

 

 

Type of Support

Cost

Details of Support

Intended impact – what this will achieve if it is successful

Monitoring – how, when, by whom, evidence

Homework Club

£700 approx.

Weekly homework support after school for 1 hour run by Andrea Wingate (HLTA). Priority access is given to PP children, following liaison with their parents. 

Support when extending learning by completing homework tasks, including provision of additional resources e.g. iPads, coloured pencils, art materials.

Completion of homework tasks.

Monitored weekly by AW when tasks are completed and by class teachers as tasks are handed in.

Half termly overview HM/KMc

Book Fair

Allowance of £5 per child per book fair - £220 annually

PP children have the opportunity to join in the community event of attending the book fair.

Increase in quality literature provided for the child in their family home.

Enjoyment and involvement from the PP children.

 

Children are proud of their choices and pleased to take their purchase home.

TA monitoring choice and experience as purchase made, with feedback to HM/KMc.

Visits

Approx £20 per child per year

£440 annually

Parental contributions from non-PP children are supplemented with PP funds to ensure the visit can go ahead as planned.

Enrichment of the curriculum and ensuring all of children have the chance to experience the widest range of opportunities

Surveys of children will show PP children accessing full range opportunities offered by the school.

 

Parental feedback will identify where the school has offered appropriate targeted support.

Music Tuition

1 child £75 per term

£225 annually

Parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium are offered full subsidy activities. We will discuss with parents what opportunities they would like to access for their children. This includes the option of music tuition in school

Extra Curricular Activities

Gymnastics: 3 children £399

Robinwood

6 children

£990

Interventions with Teaching Assistants

New TA post (15 hours) £6500 annually; support from other TAs

£5850 annually; reading booster sessions

£1733

Small group and individual support across the school including small group phonics support, Speech and Language programmes, maths intervention, fine and gross motor skill programmes etc.

Closing the gap in attainment between FSM and non FSM children.

Children are making at least expected progress and where there is a gap between their attainment and that of their peers, the gap is closing.

Kalmer Counselling

2 hours per week per year £1035

One to one counselling sessions.

Removing barriers to learning. Supporting vulnerable families and children.

Attitudinal surveys before and after sessions/report from counsellor

Parental feedback and impact on learning.

SUB TOTAL

£17606

 


How do we Measure Impact
To measure the impact of the PP spend, we track children's progress carefully, looking at their progress towards their own targets (based on their individual starting points) and their performance in relation to national expectation. We do this through data, analysing written work, talking to pupils, talking to parents and observing pupils in lessons. We also evaluate pupils' attitudes and confidence through talking to pupils, their teachers and their parents/carers.
We look to see value for money in terms of what we have spent and how much impact it has had.
We measure impact termly and at the end of the year we review all data and information available so that we can plan future expenditure and priorities. This is an ongoing process in school. In the summer term, we will review all expenditure and agree priorities for the children and the PPG for the year ahead. Our Inclusion Leader, Headteacher, link governor and Deputy Headteacher take part in this annual review, the next will be June 2018.