Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Outcomes 2017-18

There is a link at the bottom of this page to access details about Pupil Premium expenditure in 2017-18. There was a strong impact on outcomes for the group of eligible pupils. All made at least expected progress.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced by the government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals and those children in local authority care or from a family serving in our forces. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.  

In 2012-13 the government decided that eligibility for the pupil premium would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the preceding 6 years.

 

The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals

£1,320

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£935

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,300

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

£2,300

Service children

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

 

 

For 2018-2019, our allocation is £21,120.

This is for 16 children representing 7.17% of the school population

 

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 three 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, including Y4 Residential visit to Robinwood

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

The new guidance for use of the PPG allocated to LAC and PLAC says funding should not be used in this way if a child is underachieving and therefore children in this category of PP will be considered for this support if they are meeting age related expectations.  Parents of other children receiving PPG 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

The vast majority of the PPG is spent in this area at Broadway East First School as we have found that in our experience it is the most effective way in which diminish the difference in attainment of this group and others groups of children in our school.  Children who are working 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.  In the past two years it has been possible to employ an additional TA employed and the PPG for this year allows this provision to be maintained. 

 

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.

Reading Booster tuition sessions have been proven to be successful in improving the reading age of the PP children who worked with the TA in this role.  Children are selected for this provision if they are not meeting expectation for their age group and reading skills are boosted by reading with the TA and spending time addressing their individual needs, e.g. fluency when reading, comprehension, inference, deduction.  We are fortunate to be able to continue this effective provision this year. 

 

 

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

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 HMc/KMc

Book Fair

£300 approx

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 HMc/KMc.

Visits

£500

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

£250

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

£400

Robinwood

£1000

Interventions with Teaching Assistants

£17000

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

£1000

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

£22150  (PPG = £21,120)

 


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 2019.