Broadheath Primary School Pupil Premium Information
We are committed to providing high quality outcomes for all our children. We ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do in school. This equally applies to the use of Pupil Premium Funding and support for those in receipt of this funding.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities that exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
This funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point over the last six years; children who have been “looked after” for more than six months, children who have left local authority care or children of service personnel.
The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on the knowledge of our pupils’ needs.
If your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, you should apply even if you do not intend to take the meals as this will enable the school to obtain funding to benefit your child and others in the school.
Nature of Support
At Broadheath Primary School, we continued to use the additional funding to support a variety of strategies to best meet the needs of each individual child for whom the grant funding was allocated, including:
• high quality, inclusive teaching.
• precision teaching by the class teacher.
• pupils taught in groups with other pupils who are working at a similar level.
• focused support from skilled teaching assistants, both in class and in small groups.
• individual tuition, by the class teacher or another experienced teacher.
• intervention strategy support from teaching assistants (for example: Literacy Support Programme, Reading programmes or one to one focused tuition).
• personalised support (including pastoral support) for individual pupils, to meet their needs.
• supporting parents to fund clubs and trips.
All interventions were highly targeted over a period of time, according to need.
Broadheath Primary School Pupil Premium Impact Report 2016 / 2017
How we spend the Pupil Premium Grant
For the academic year 2016/2017 we received £94,300 Pupil Premium funding.
The funding was allocated in the following ways:
Staffing costs (Teachers and TAs) – delivering support activities, 1:1 and small group teaching £67463
Funding school & residential trips £4800
Instrument lessons £220
Daily milk and toast £1378
Breakfast and sports clubs £3200
After school care and holiday clubs £9286
Resources and training £6300
Educational Welfare £940
Educational Psychology £850
Pupil Premium review £1500
2016/17 other funding applications:
- Purchase of resources and CPD to support literacy interventions and lessons, particularly to accelerate progress in writing, with a greater emphasis on the teaching of spelling. A new spelling scheme has been purchased to tie in with the grammar scheme which was purchased last year.
- Use of targeted TA Learning Mentors to support and encourage positive behaviours. Encouragement of a growth mindset attitude and self-regulation to learning with focused in class support where necessary.
- Educational Visits and Clubs Subsidies.
- Engaging Parents – for children to reach their potential it is essential that parents encourage, value and support them to work at home and practise skills. We aim to increase the number of parent workshops offered and to provide homework and internet links which will enable parents to do this effectively and with improved confidence. The focus of these has been on KS1 writing, Y1 phonics, KS1 maths and KS2 maths. In addition to school led workshops, we are offering a range of courses for parents run by South Trafford College
2017/18 proposed additions to provision through funding:
- 1-1 tuition delivered by the class teacher
- TA nurture groups to develop speech and language and social interaction skills
- Peer Tutoring
- Purchase of new reading books to complement the reading schemes used across school
- Purchase of new library books to encourage all pupils, but especially boys, to read for pleasure
- Purchase additional resources for small group intervention sessions delivered by class teachers
- Additional TA hours for lunchtime clubs
- Free school jumper (brand new school uniform for 2017/2018)
- Counselling services
- Additional Speech & Language interventions
Our school evidence and data show that pupils receiving support from these staff and services make some good and very good progress by the time they are ready to move on to high school. We are proud to have received the Department for Education Pupil Premium Award 2014 and again in 2015.
You can see the pupil performance for Broadheath Primary School if you go to www.education.gov.uk and type in our school name or postcode (WA14 5JQ).
Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2016-17
In 2016 progress for KS2 pupil premium pupils was good with 43% of pupils in receipt of additional funding meeting the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared to 39% nationally.
Our 2017 end of Key Stage data shows us that those pupils in receipt of additional funding continue to fall below national figures in terms of meeting the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, with an average scaled score for reading and maths of 100.2 compared to national of 105.3. This attainment gap has slightly widened from our previous 2016 data, when there were 7 pupils in receipt of additional funding, compared to 17 pupils in the 2016/2017 cohort. Internal tracking data shows that although these pupils had made significant progress in certain years, this was not the case for them throughout KS2 and that more consistency across the Key Stage is needed.
We recognise that there are still gaps between those in receipt of funding and those who are not in certain curriculum areas. This concurs with national research which shows that children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. We are keen to overturn this trend and this year additional intervention and 1:1 sessions were delivered weekly by class teachers for all pupil premium pupils.
Teachers set targets and deliver intervention sessions to small groups and on a 1:1 basis based on pupils’ individual needs. Intervention sessions are monitored and reviewed on a termly basis. The focus of these sessions can change on a half termly basis, dependent upon pupil progress.
This year we have continued to use the assessment system purchased last year to assess and track the progress of all pupils. Pupil progress meetings continue to be carried out with teachers and senior leaders on a termly basis. The data provides evidence that those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are making progress within the school year, but it continues to show clear gaps between those in receipt of additional funding and those who are not.
Feedback from our Pupil Premium review has enabled us to develop a clear Action Plan to ensure that Pupil Premium children have the best possible provision and make rapid rates of progress to bring them in line with other children. Our action plan was reviewed in July 2017 and new targets set for the current academic year.
Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Grant
Mrs Lyde (Headteacher) has overall responsibility for the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium children although ensuring the progress of eligible pupils and evidencing this is a whole-school priority.
Children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. Regular monitoring and evaluation is key to ensuring effectiveness of expenditure.
Targets for pupils are set in maths, reading and writing and we know where we expect them to be by the end of the programme or set of lessons. Monitoring is a joint responsibility of the class teacher and Senior Leaders and regular assessment data is analysed and acted upon. The DFE also analyse our school data and compare our results to national data.
Through our termly Governing Body meeting we report clearly on data for Pupil Premium and a transparent expenditure line is now maintained in our financial monitoring so governors can link value for money with impact.