Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium Report to Parents

Principles

At Springhead Primary School:

Provision

The aims of our provision are:

For all children to make progress and achieve their full potential

To use a rigorous marking system and formative assessment to identify when a target or objective is not met and provide short, sharp targeted responses to the child. The child is then assessed to show whether the intervention has worked. (Immediate Intervention)

To provide opportunities and experiences to raise pupil and parental aspirations and expectations.

To provide a wide range of enrichment experiences to develop pupils knowledge, understanding, vocabulary and learning attitude.

To provide small group opportunities with the focus on overcoming gaps in learning, concentration or social interaction skills

The range of provision the school may consider include:

 

2012/13 OFSTED report said;

Pupils eligible for the pupil premium make good progress in line with other pupils. This funding is used effectively to provide a range of support, such as training for reading volunteers to accelerate reading skills, and to pay for activities such as drama and history workshops to expand these pupils’ range of learning and worthwhile experience. The outcome of the additional support is shown in pupils’ greater confidence and achievement.

Governors are fully aware of the pupil premium and how it is used to aid these pupils’ learning with well-targeted, additional help and learning opportunities. Their understanding of data enables them to determine the impact this funding has on pupils’ progress and, consequently, governors make sure that these pupils do not fall behind and consistently achieve well.

The progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is carefully tracked.  In the academic year 2015/16 the average attainment of pupil premium was children was the same as other children, and average progress was slightly above other children in reading and maths, and slightly below in writing.  .

In 2015/16 the school had £73000 funding.

The plans for the use of this funding included the following:

All children at Springhead will have an equal opportunity to all that is on offer irrespective of race, gender, religion, socio-economic group or how their parents or Government fund their mid-day meal.  Funding will be used to support children where there is a need. 

The school will monitor and track the progress of children eligible for pupil premium.

The school will monitor the impact closely and the quality of interventions will be reviewed to see what impact they are making.

We are aiming for long term impact on children’s learning:

To get an indication of the impact we have analysed year 6 results and progress over the last 4 years:

A progress score of 100 is average.

 

Year

Springhead

Springhead Disadvantaged

National Disadvantaged

12-13

101.5 (sig +) – Top 25%

101.8 (sig +)  Top 5%

99.8

13-14

100.4  - top 40%

100.1 -  top 40%

99.7

14-15

101.7 (sig +) – Top 25%

102.0(sig +) top 5%

99.8

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015/16 the assessments changed:

Reaching the expected standards

Springhead

National

Sp Head Disad

Nat disadv

Rd, wr, ma combined

62% (top 30%)

54%

56% (top 30%)

38%

Reading

81% (top 20%)

67%

78% (top 20%)

55%

Writing

77% (top 50%)

74%

67% (top 50%)

64%

Maths

69% (top 50%)

70%

67% (top 40%)

59%

Grammar, punctuation,  spelling

81% (top 30%)

72%

82%

 

 

Progress 2015/16:

 

SPH

Nat

SPH Disadv

SPH disadv without SEN

Reading

2.1(top 20%)

0

2.0

4.0

Writing

1.8(Top 30%)

0

0.9

2.6

Maths

0.4(Top 40%)

0

-0.4

0.9

 

This data shows that the progress of all children and disadvantaged children at Springhead has been consistently above the national average.  In one year, where there has been a specific subject that has been lower, this has not been sustained the following year.  This is an indication that our approach to using pupil premium is impacting.

In the last three years the average progress of all children, and children eligible for pupil premium was above the national average level of progress, this is evidence that our use of pupil premium funding has been effective.

In addition to attainment and progress in literacy and numeracy, the strategies are impacting on the children’s motivation and readiness to learn.

Where a child has not made progress, they are targeted with additional support.

In the academic year 2016/17 the Pupil Premium funding will equal £77000.  The break-down of how this will be used will be similar to the previous year.  The progress of children will continually be monitored and support provided where required.