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Pupil Premium Statement

‘We wish to enable everyone at Grove Primary School to reach their full potential’


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close gaps between them and their peers. It is available to schools to support pupils who are eligible for Free School Means (FSM) and those children who are Looked After or in Care (LAC).

In 2016-17, schools received £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 registered as eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. Schools received £1,900 for any pupil identified having left local-authority care as a result of the following: adoption; a special guardianship order; a child arrangements order; who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more; or recorded as both eligible for FSM and as being looked after.

For 2017-18, the Pupil Premium grant per child remains the same.

  1. Pupil Premium grant is also available for service children or those in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence. The grant received is £300.

National school performance tables now include information about the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium. Schools are required to publish information to parents about how Pupil Premium funding has been used and the impact this has had on pupil progress.

 

Pupil Premium at Grove Primary School

For 2016/17, we received a total of £86960.00. While the additional support we provide to pupils costs significantly more than this, we welcome this funding.

As a school we are committed to raising the achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and understand that many of these pupils must make accelerated progress compared to non-eligible pupils to achieve this. We, as a school, are able to determine how best to use the Pupil Premium grant to support pupils and raise education attainment; we create an overall package of support aimed to tackle a range of barriers as specified in the PP spending plan attached (2017-18).

To evaluate the effective use of the monies received we use data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending on attainment and progress.

For the academic year 2017/18 we will receive £98,840 to continue to support PP children in school.

Headline barriers for Pupil Premium children at Grove

  • Pupil premium children at Grove general start school with communication and language skills below that of their peers
  • Low writing starting points compared to peers
  • Disengagement for learning
  • Lack of resources, books, pens etc at home
  • Little access to life experiences and extra curricular activities limiting general knowledge
  • Lateness or below average attendance
  • Some children live a distance away for school and have no transport of their own

Monitoring pupil progress and attainment

The school rigorously monitors and evaluates the impact of Pupil Premium funding. Tracking of progress over time is essential so that we can quickly identify need and develop strategies and interventions to accelerate progress.

To track pupil progress and attainment at Grove Primary School, we use a tracking system: Target Tracker. In addition to tracking individual pupil progress, we monitor groups of children and have introduced the use of PIXL to better target support for KS2.

The data we collect is consistently used during pupil progress meetings which take place termly. At these meetings, the class teacher, a member of the SLT and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator meet to discuss pupil progress, possible interventions and the impact of support on the children’s learning. Where pupils are not on track to meet targets, staff look at changes that can be made to ensure the pupil makes the required progress and raise educational attainment.

 

Pupil Premium Grant for 2017-18

For the academic year 2017-18, please see the Pupil Premium Spending 17-18 attached as a PDF document. This includes the following information: the school’s pupil premium grant allocation; a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school; how we will spend the pupil premium to overcome these barriers and reasons for the approach; how we will measure the effect of the pupil premium and the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy.

In order to plan how we spend the Pupil Premium Grant, we have analysed the impact of Pupil Premium funding last year (see below) to identify strengths and areas for development for each year group based on end of year outcomes and have drawn on research evidence (such as the Sutton Trust toolkit) and evidence from experience to allocate the funding to activities that are most likely to have an impact on improving achievement.

 

Pupil Premium (2016-17)

For the 2016/17, 21% of the school population were Pupil Premium. We received a total of £86960.00 in Pupil Premium.

The Pupil Premium was used to subsidise support for pupils in the following ways:

-The majority of the grant was used to provide targeted Teaching Assistant support within the classroom and through interventions. Pupils received group interventions, or individual tuition, to raise educational attainment.

-Employing a Family Support Worker.

-Subsidising the payment of Breakfast Clubs and after school clubs.

-Subsidising the payment of school trips and events to ensure children were able to participate in additional learning opportunities.

 

Pupil progress tracking information (16-17)

 

Attendance

Year Group

No of pupils

2015-16 %

2016-17 %

 

Total

95.3%

95.0%

Year 1

8

100%

92.2%

Year 2

6

91%

93%

Year 3

8

95.7%

94.9%

Year 4

15

94.1%

94.4%

Year 5

10

93.9%

93.4%

Year 6

12

97.3%

97.5%

 

Strengths:

-PP attendance has improved in Year 2, 4, 6 and is broadly in line with previous attendance in Year 5.

Areas to develop:

-PP attendance in Years 1, 3 to be in line with non PP children at 96.4%

 

Progress and attainment

Please note: For the progress tables, expected progress is 6.0. For the attainment table, ARE stands for age related expectations and GD stands for greater depth.

 

Year 6:

Within Year 6, 33% of Pupil premium children are also on the SEN register.

Progress table:

Progress

Y5 summer 2 – Y6 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

7.0

5.3

Writing

10.2

8.8

Maths

5.5

5.3

Combined

7.6

6.5

 

Attainment table:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

53%

58%

11%

13%

Writing TA

53%

63%

5%

25%

GPS

53%

63%

5%

25%

Maths

37%

71%

0%

4%

Combined

21%

42%

0%

2%

 

 

Strengths:

Progress:

-PP children made accelerated progress in reading and writing.

-PP children made greater progress in reading and writing compared to non PP children.

Attainment:

-PP children’s reading ARE+ and GD attainment was roughly in line with non PP attainment.

Areas for development:

Progress:

- PP children’s progress in maths was 5.5, just below the expected 6.0

Attainment:

-PP children’s writing and GPS ARE attainment was below non PP attainment

-PP maths ARE+ attainment and combined ARE+ attainment was significantly below non PP attainment.

-PP GD writing, GPS and attainment was significantly below non PP attainment.

-PP GD maths attainment was below non PP attainment.

 

Year 5:

In Year 5, 50% of Pupil premium children are also on the SEN register (1 EHCP).

Progress table:

Progress

Y4 summer 2 – Y5 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

5.8

5.6

Writing

6.1

5.6

Maths

6.7

6.4

Combined

6.2

5.9

 

Attainment table:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

27%

63%

9%

40%

Writing TA

9%

53%

0%

17%

GPS

45%

70%

9%

36%

Maths

36%

73%

9%

40%

Combined

9%

50%

0%

17%

 

Strengths:

Progress:

-PP children progress in writing and maths was just above the expected 6.0.

-PP children made greater progress in writing and maths compared to non PP children.

Areas for development:

Progress:

-PP children’s progress in reading was just below expectations (5.8 instead of 6.0).

-PP ARE+ attainment in all areas was significantly below non PP ARE+ attainment.

-PP GD attainment in all areas was significantly below non PP GD attainment.

 

Year 4:

In year 4, 27% of pupil premium children are also on the SEN register.

Progress table:

 

Progress

Y3 summer 2 – Y4 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

6.4

6.3

Writing

6.1

6.6

Maths

7.3

6.9

Combined

6.6

6.6

 

 

Attainment table:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

20%

73%

20%

21%

Writing TA

30%

36%

10%

9%

GPS

33%

57%

11%

21%

Maths

50%

85%

10%

46%

Combined

20%

30%

0%

3%

 

 

Strengths:

Progress:

-PP children made accelerated progress in maths.

-PP children made slightly better than expected progress in reading and writing.

Attainment:

-PP children’s ARE+ writing attainment was roughly in line with non PP writing attainment

-PP children’s reading and writing GD attainment was roughly in line with non PP GD attainment.

 

Areas for development:

Attainment:

-PP ARE+ attainment in reading, GPS and maths was significantly below non PP attainment.

-PP GD GPS and maths attainment was significantly below non PP GD attainment.

 

Year 3:

In Year 3, 38% pupil premium children are also on the SEN register (1 EHCP).

Progress table:

 

Progress

Y2 summer 2 – Y3 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

5.4

5.7

Writing

5.4

5.8

Maths

5.7

5.9

Combined

5.5

5.8

 

Attainment table:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

60%

87%

7%

26%

Writing TA

60%

77%

0%

26%

GPS

33%

73%

7%

26%

Maths

53%

71%

7%

26%

Combined

47%

61%

0%

16%

 

Areas for development:

Progress:

-PP children’s progress in reading, writing and maths was slightly below expected progress

Attainment:

-PP ARE+ attainment in all areas was significantly below non PP ARE+ attainment.

-PP GD attainment in all areas was significantly below non PP GD attainment.

 

Year 2:

In Year 2, 25% of pupil premium children are also on the SEN register. (1 draft EHCP)

Progress table:

 

Progress

Y1 summer 2 – Y2 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

4.5

5.3

Writing

3.8

5.8

Maths

4.6

5.5

Combined

4.3

5.5

 

Attainment table:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

50%

73%

25%

24%

Writing

50%

78%

38%

14%

Maths

50%

78%

38%

19%

Phonics screening

63%

80%

NA

NA

 

Strengths:

Attainment:

-PP children’s GD reading attainment was above non PP GD reading attainment.

-PP children’ GD writing and maths attainment was significantly above non PP GD attainment.

Areas for development:

-PP children’s progress in reading, writing and maths was below expected progress.

-PP children’s attainment in all areas was significantly below non PP attainment.

 

Year 1:

In Year 1, 17% of pupil premium children are also on the SEN register.

Progress table:

 

Progress

R summer 2 – Y1 summer 2

PP

Non PP

 

 

 

Reading

4.6

5.4

Writing

4.8

5.1

Maths

4.6

5.0

Combined

4.7

5.2

 

Attainment data:

Attainment

PP achieving ARE+

Non PP achieving ARE+

PP achieving GD

Non PP achieving GD

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

63%

57%

38%

17%

Writing TA

50%

18%

25%

17%

Maths

63%

17%

0

14%

 

Strengths:

-PP children’s ARE+ reading attainment was above non PP ARE+ reading attainment.

-PP children’s writing and maths ARE+ attainment was significantly above non PP ARE attainment.

-PP children’s GD reading attainment was significantly above non PP GD attainment

-PP children’s GD writing attainment was above non PP GD attainment.

 

Areas for development:

Progress:

-PP children’ progress in reading, writing and maths was not as expected.

-PP children’s GD maths attainment was below non PP attainment data.

 

 

The Role of Governors

We report to the Governing Body on a termly basis through the Head teachers Report to Governors. These inform governors how Pupil Premium funding is spend and the impact. Pauline Marriott is the governor responsible for PP.

 

Pupil Premium Spending 2017- 2018

Pupil Premium Plan 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Plan 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Analysis 2013 - 2014

Pupil Premium Analysis 2012- 2013


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