Pupil Premium

A STRATEGY TO IMPROVE THE PROGRESS AND ATTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN IN RECEIPT OF PUPIL PREMIUM

 

Policy Review led by L. Lowe

November 2016

Reviewed November 2017

Date of next Review – November 2018

 

Key Facts

  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings or who have been eligible for FSM in the previous 6 years or children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For Looked After Children, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903).
  • The level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who had been continuously looked after for six months. It increased to £600 per pupil in 2012-13 and to £900 per child for 2013-2014. For the academic year 2014-2015, it was £1,300 per child who has received Free School Meals at any time during the last 6 years. For 2015- present, it is £1,320.
  • Local authorities are responsible for Looked After Children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll. Currently this is £2.300 per child.  
  • Service Premium - A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces; this was £200 in 2011-12, rose to £250 for 2012-13 and is currently £300 per child. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
  • From April 2018- April 2019 the Pupil Premium budget for Newtons Primary School is £204,600 45% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

The leadership of the school has always endeavoured to employ staff able to deliver the best opportunities to the pupils. It has sought to retain its most experienced and enthusiastic teachers whilst nurturing the professional development of new teachers.

Not all pupil premium children are behind in their learning but we need to put things in place for these children and the government is also clear about what we should be doing for these pupils in terms of identification, tracking, evidencing their performance, showing that pupil premium funding has been used to raise their aspirations by mentoring programs and evidencing curriculum enrichment activities that they benefit from.

Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

A small number of our PP children (18) also are EAL pupils . Some have parents with poor spoken English which results in poor language skills. At the end of July 2018, only 39% of our Reception children who are PP achieved a Good Level of Development, compared to 67% who are non PP.

We have high numbers of PP children in all our classes with no year group having less than 28% of the class being PP. In years  5 and 6, 55% of the year group are PP. This creates a high demand for support.  

61% of our PP children are also White British. Related issues include: attendance, behaviour and low prior attainment. Many need support from full time HSSW and additional TA support.

At Newtons Primary School, the attendance of PP children is poorer than the attendance of non PP children. Last academic year, PP attendance was 94.2% whereas non-PP attendance was 96.1%. The attendance of PP boys and of PP girls was the same. Persistent absence is a particular issue amongst our PP cohort. A child falls into the category of persistent absence if they have missed 10% of the school sessions available to them. Last year, 15. 6% of our PP boys were classified as persistent absence and 16.1% of our PP girls. Overall, 15.8% of PP children were persistently absent compared to 9.8% of non PP children.

Lack of wider cultural experiences means that additional enrichment is required for the children to be able to access the curriculum.

77% of welfare concerns cases are PP which is seen as a high level of social care needs amongst PP eligible families; emotional needs, reduced ability to support children at home and little access to enrichment activities. Many children have low aspirations. One boy said that when he leaves school he would like to do what his dad does, which is to play on his Xbox all day.

Children have little opportunities to develop a love for reading; most families do not go to a library.    

Ways in which we use Pupil Premium at Newtons Primary school:

We consider Newtons Primary School to be a place where everyone can succeed and thrive, following our tradition of Every Child Matters.

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision. We aim to deploy the Pupil Premium Funding Grant to ensure that we are successful in diminishing the difference and raising achievement for those children from low income and / or other disadvantaged backgrounds. All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress in order to move children to at least age related expectations. Initially, this will be in Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing and Maths. The interventions range from 1:1 support, small group work and high quality teaching. All interventions are time specific and reviewed on a half termly basis. If an intervention is not effective (i.e. not having the required impact) we stop it and a new program is introduced. All funding is targeted at academic support and intervention.

Action to Date

  • All teaching staff are aware of those children entitled to Pupil Premium and they are being clearly identified on all tracking data so that progress can be monitored.
  • We make sure that all children have access to high quality teaching.
  • We use provision mapping to support the process of planning additional interventions.
  • We have devised an Intervention Handbook which informs staff how to deliver the intervention and names staff who have led them.
  • We have employed new members of staff to work solely on diminishing the difference and are utilising the expertise of existing members of staff to work creatively to motivate and inspire our children. Every teacher has a Teaching Assistant for 15 hours per week.
  • We have increased the level of support in Reception.
  • We have put a full time teaching assistant in both of the Year 1 classes (an increase from mornings to full time)
  • We have put an additional teaching assistant in Year 2 in the morning.  
  • Read, Write, Inc was introduced in October 2011 for all children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. This has been effective in ensuring that the children are able to use their phonic knowledge to decode words.
  • Speech and Language programmes are used for groups of children, delivered by trained Teaching Assistants and a teacher.
  • We have set up Times Tables Rockstars band targeted children use this programme.
  • We develop role play opportunities to develop language and communication skills, especially in FS and Year 1. We recognise that early intervention is vital.
  • A trained Teaching Assistant works with EAL children new to the school. 
  • Support is given to children with challenging behaviour, when it is needed, so that they can access the curriculum.
  • We have a full-time Home School Support Worker who has built strong relationships between home and school to help overcome any barriers to learning. This includes signposting parents to a wide range of support, including many free courses, which would help develop their own literacy and numeracy skills which, in turn, would enhance their children’s learning.  

PUPIL PREMIUM – INTERVENTION SPEND BREAKDOWN SEPT 2016- JULY 2017

 

INTERVENTION

 

 

TOTAL

PP SPEND

£

READ, WRITE Inc.

 

14,396

RWI ( 1:1)

 

9938

1:1 READERS

 

3,593

Y6 BOOSTERS

 

3201

ADDITIONAL TEACHER IN YEAR 5

 

20,369

BREAKFAST CLUB

 

5,566

COMPREHENSION

 

1,110

SPRINGBOARD

 

1,553

SMALL GROUP SUPPORT Y6

 

10,777

SMALL GROUP SUPPORT F-Y6

 

47,162

Y2 BOOSTERS

 

3,775

HSSW

 

11,630

TALK GROUPS

 

1,066

RM MATHS

 

2,043

SPEECH LINK

 

711

LANGUAGE LINK

 

7,648

1:1 SALT INTERVENTIONS

 

1,437

YEAR 1 SIGHT WORDS INTERVENTION

 

2,155

MORE ABLE GROUPS

 

16,956

PUPIL FREE MEALS

 

28,675

FIRST SCHOOL JUMPER

 

600

VIOLIN LESSONS (FREE TO CHILDREN)

 

3,779

GRAND TOTAL PP SPEND

 

197,140

 

 

 

PP ALLOCATION

 

197,140

 

 

Effectiveness of Pupil Premium Funding

Early Years

2017 - Good Level of Development

57.7% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 70.7%)

 

PP (cohort of 17 children)

Non PP (cohort of 35 children)

Newtons

47.1%

62.9%

2016 - Good Level of Development

58% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 69%)

 

PP (cohort of 20 children)

Non PP (cohort of 38 children)

Newtons

70%

50%

2015 - Good Level of Development

49% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 61%)

 

PP (cohort of 20 children)

Non PP (cohort of 25 children)

Newtons

45%

52%

National

45%

64%

 

Year 1 Phonics Screen Check

2017 - Phonic Screening Check

72.4% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 81%)

 

PP (cohort of 19 children)

Non PP (cohort of 39 children)

Newtons

73.7%

71.8%

National (fsm)

68%

84%

2016 - Phonic Screening Check

84% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 81%)

 

PP (cohort of 21 children)

Non PP (cohort of 22 children)

Newtons

69%

91%

National

70%

83%

2015 - Phonic Screening Check

60% of Newtons’ children reached the expected level (National – 77%)

 

PP (cohort of 21 children)

Non PP (cohort of 22 children)

Newtons

62%

59%

National

66%

80%

 

 

Year 2 – KS1 SATs -2017

2017 KS1 – Percentage of children reaching the expected level

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

National Pupil Premium (FSM)

National Non-Pupil Premium

Reading

66.7%

52.9%

74.2%

76%

61%

78%

Writing

64.6%

52.9%

71%

68%

52%

71%

Maths

64.6%

52.9%

71%

75%

60%

78%

 

 

 

 

 

2017 KS1 – Percentage of children working at greater depth (above the expected level)

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

Reading

14.6%

17.6%

12.9%

Writing

14.6%

17.6%

12.9%

Maths

16.7%

23.5%

12.9%

 

 

2016 KS1 – Percentage of children reaching the expected level

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

Reading

56%

54%

59%

74%

62%

78%

Writing

40%

35%

45%

65%

53%

70%

Maths

54%

50%

59%

73%

60%

77%

 

 

2016 KS1 – Percentage of children working at greater depth (above the expected level)

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

Reading

15%

24%

8%

24%

13%

27%

Writing

8%

13%

4%

13%

7%

16%

Maths

8%

18%

4%

18%

10%

20%

 

 

 

Average Point Score – Pupil Premium KS1 2015

 

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non-Pupil Premium

Newtons Difference

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

National Difference

 

All Core subjects

14.7

15.5

-0.8

14.8

16.6

-1.8

Reading

15.2

16.5

-1.3

15.2

17.1

-1.9

Writing

14.1

 

14.9

-0.8

14.0

15.8

-1.8

Maths

14.6

15.2

-1.4

15.1

16.9

-1.8

Cohort Size

25

30

 

 

 

 

 

Average Points Score – Pupil Premium KS1 2014

 

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non-Pupil Premium

Newtons Difference

National Pupil Premium 2013*

National Non-Pupil Premium

2013*

National Difference

2013*

Reading

12.6

13.7

-1.1

14.8

16.8

-2

Writing

11.5

12.1

-0.6

13.5

15.5

-2

Maths

13.2

13.9

-0.7

14.8

16.5

-1.7

Cohort Size

27

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

Average Points Score – Pupil Premium KS1 2013

 

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non-Pupil Premium

Newtons Difference

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

National Difference

Reading

15.2

14.3

+0.9

14.8

16.8

-2

Writing

14.6

14.3

+0.3

13.5

15.5

-2

Maths

15.4

14.3

+1.1

14.8

16.5

-1.7

Cohort Size

24

19

 

 

 

 

Note: 15 APS points is a level 2B which is the expectation of an average child by the end of KS1

 

Year 6 – KS2 SATs -2017

This year group had 27 pupil premium children and 17 non-pupil premium children.

KS2 – Percentage of children reaching the expected level

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

Combined Reading, Writing & Maths

56.8

51.9%

64.7%

61%

Reading

61.4%

55.6%

70.6%

71%

Writing

84.1%

77.8%

94.1%

76%

Maths

75%

74.1%

76.5%

75%

GPS

72.7%

66.7%

82.4%

77%

 

KS2 – Percentage of children reaching a high scaled score (working above the expected level)

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

Combined Reading, Writing & Maths

9.1%

11.1%

5.9%

Reading

13.6%

14.8%

11.8%

Writing

18.2%

14.8%

23.5%

Maths

22.7%

25.9%

17.6%

GPS

31.8%

33.3%

29.4%

 

PP

Expected Level

Exceeding Level

 

PP performance

Non PP Performance

Difference

PP performance

Non PP Performance

Difference

EYFS

47.1%

62.9%

-15.8%

 

 

 

Year 1 Phonics

73.7%

71.8%

1.9%

 

 

 

KS1 Reading

52.9%

74.2%

-21.3%

17.6%

12.9%

4.7%

KS1 Writing

52.9%

71.0%

-18.1%

17.6%

12.9%

4.7%

KS1 Maths

52.9%

71.0%

-18.1%

23.5%

12.9%

10.6%

KS2 Combined

51.9%

64.7%

-12.8%

11.1%

5.9%

5.2%

KS2 Reading

55.6%

70.6%

-15.0%

14.8%

11.8%

3.0%

KS2 Writing

77.8%

94.1%

-16.3%

14.8%

23.5%

-8.7%

KS2 Maths

74.1%

76.5%

-2.4%

25.9%

17.6%

8.3%

KS2 GPS

66.7%

82.4%

-15.7%

33.3%

29.4%

3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PP Progress Analysis Across the School

Reading

 

PP

Expected Progress

Non PP

Expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

PP

More than Expected Progress

Non PP

More than expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

Yr 1

50%

 

2016

67%

58%

 

2016

85%

Yes

 

Difference was

-18%

Now is -8%

 

39%

 

2016

33%

36%

 

2016

56%

Yes

 

Difference was

-22%

Now is +3%

 

 

 

 

Yr 2

76%

 

2016

61%

80%

 

2016

86%

Yes

 

Difference was

-25%

Now is -4%

 

53%

 

2016

26%

40%

 

2016

43%

Yes

 

Difference was

-17%

Now is +13%

 

 

Yr 3

92%

 

2016

31%

94%

 

2016

63%

Yes

Difference was

-32%

Now is -2%

 

50%

 

2016

15%

59%

 

2016

46%

Yes

 

Difference was

-31%

Now is -9%

 

 

 

 

Yr 4

100%

 

2016

84%

95%

 

2016

87%

Yes

Difference was

+3

Now is +5

 

 

93%

 

2016

48%

 

76%

 

2016

55%

Yes

Difference was

-7%

Now +17%

 

 

 

 

Yr 5

72%

 

2016

26%

77%

 

2016

42%

Yes

Difference was

-16%

Now is -5%

 

32%

 

2016

9%

42%

 

2016

16%

No

Difference was

-7%

Now is -10%

Children need to be exposed to higher level text. Next year we will be putting additional teacher support into the classroom rather than the children working as a separate group.

 

 

Pupil Premium/ Non Pupil Premium Analysis

 

Writing

 

PP

Expected Progress

Non PP

Expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

PP

More than Expected Progress

Non PP

More than expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

Yr 1

44%

 

2016

73%

61%

 

2016

88%

No

 

Difference was

-15%

Now is -17%

 

28%

 

2016

33%

22%

 

2016

53%

Yes

 

Difference was

-20%

Now is +6%

 

 

 

 

Yr 2

65%

 

2016

61%

77%

 

2016

90%

Yes

 

Difference was

-29%

Now is -7%

 

47%

 

2016

30%

63%

 

2016

62%

Yes

Difference was

-32%

Now is

-16%

 

 

 

 

Yr 3

85%

 

2016

46%

94%

 

2016

67%

Yes

 

Difference was

-21%

Now is -9%

 

31%

 

2016

35%

18%

 

2016

54%

Difference was

-19%

Now is +13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yr 4

100%

 

2016

76%

90%

 

2016

81%

Yes

 

Difference was

-5%

Now is +10%

 

50%

 

2016

32%

48%

 

2016

32%

Yes

 

Difference was

0%

Now is +2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yr 5

68%

 

2016

39%

61%

 

2016

47%

Yes

 

Difference was

-8%

Now is +7%

 

24%

 

2016

13%

52%

 

2016

16%

No

 

Difference was

-3%

Now is -28%

 

We need to ensure that effective differentiation is in each lesson so that our HA are challenged.

 

 

Pupil Premium/ Non Pupil Premium Analysis

 

Maths

 

 

PP

Expected Progress

Non PP

Expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

PP

More than Expected Progress

Non PP

More than expected

Progress

Is the difference diminishing?

If not, why not

Yr 1

56%

 

2016

47%

67%

 

2016

74%

Yes

 

Difference was

-27%

Now is -11%

 

44%

 

2016

27%

33%

 

2016

41%

Yes

 

Difference was

-14%

Now is +11%

 

 

 

 

Yr 2

71%

 

2016

52%

73%

 

2016

76%

Yes

 

Difference was

-24%

Now is -2%

 

59%

 

2016

22%

53%

 

2016

57%

Yes

 

Difference was

-35%

Now is +6%

 

 

 

 

Yr 3

100%

 

2016

77%

100%

 

2016

71%

Yes

 

Difference was

+6%

Now is 0%

 

62%

 

2016

62%

41%

 

2016

58%

Yes

 

Difference was +4%

Now is +21%

 

 

 

 

Yr 4

100%

 

2016

84%

100%

 

2016

94%

Yes

 

Difference was

-10%

Now is 0%

 

57%

 

2016

36%

52%

 

2016

39%

No

 

Difference was

+5%

Now is -3%

This is due to children’s mobility.

 

 

 

Yr 5

72%

 

2016

57%

87%

 

2016

42%

Yes

 

Difference was

-5%

Now is +15%

 

48%

 

2016

22%

65%

 

2016

0%

Yes

 

Difference was

-17%

Now is + 22%

 

 

 


Progress of Pupil Premium Children - end of 2017

 

 

Expected progress in Reading

More than expected progress in Reading

Expected progress in Writing

More than expected progress in Writing

Expected progress in Maths

More than expected progress in Maths

Year 1

50%

39%

44%

28%

56%

44%

Year 2

76%

53%

65%

47%

71%

59%

Year 3

92%

50%

85%

31%

100%

62%

Year 4

100%

93%

100%

50%

100%

57%

Year 5

72%

32%

68%

24%

72%

48%

 

2016 KS2 – Percentage of children reaching the expected level

This year group had 24 pupil premium children and 25 non-pupil premium children.

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

Combined Reading, Writing & Maths

37%

29%

44%

53%

39%

60%

Reading

41%

33%

48%

66%

53%

71%

Writing

67%

58%

76%

74%

64%

79%

Maths

57%

42%

72%

70%

57%

75%

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

55%

38%

72%

72%

61%

78%

 

2016 KS2 – Percentage of children reaching a high scaled score (working above the expected level)

 

 

Newtons whole cohort

Newtons Pupil Premium

Newtons Non Pupil-Premium

National whole cohort

National Pupil Premium

National Non-Pupil Premium

Combined Reading, Writing & Maths

2%

0%

4%

5%

2%

7%

Reading

12%

0%

24%

19%

10%

23%

Writing

8%

4%

12%

15%

8%

18%

Maths

10%

0%

20%

17%

9%

20%

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

24%

4%

44%

22%

14%

27%

Pupil Premium KS2

% of children at Level 4+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cohort

Combined

Reading

Writing

Maths

GPS

2015

Pupil Premium

17

53%

76%

59%

80%

53%

Non Pupil Premium

28

82%

93%

89%

90%

86%

Difference

 

-29%

-17%

-30%

-10%

-33%

2014

Pupil Premium

23

65%

83%

74%

78%

78%

Non Pupil Premium

10

70%

80%

70%

80%

80%

Difference

 

-5%

3%

4%

-2%

-2%

2013

Pupil Premium

18

39%

50%

50%

67%

56%

Non Pupil Premium

18

83%

83%

89%

94%

78%

Difference

 

-44%

-33%

-39%

-27%

-22%

National 2013

Pupil Premium

 

63%

78%

73%

77%

62%

Non Pupil Premium

 

81%

89%

87%

88%

79%

Difference

 

-18%

-11%

-14%

-11%

-17%

 

APS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cohort

Combined

Reading

Writing

Maths

GPS

2015

Pupil Premium

17

24.8

25.6

23.1

25.2

24.2

Non Pupil Premium

28

28.6

29.1

28.3

28.5

29.6

Difference

 

-3.8

-3.5

-5.2

-3.3

-5.4

2014

Pupil Premium

23

27.6

27.8

27

27.8

29.1

Non Pupil Premium

10

27.2

27

24

28.8

29.4

Difference

 

0.4

0.8

3

-1

-0.3

2013

Pupil Premium

18

24.6

24

24.3

25

26

Non Pupil Premium

18

29.3

28.7

28.7

30

29.3

Difference

 

-4.7

-4.7

-4.4

-5

-3.3

National 2013

Pupil Premium

 

26.7

26.9

25.9

27

26.2

Non Pupil Premium

 

29.1

29.2

28.2

29.5

28.8

Difference

 

-2.4

-2.3

-2.3

-2.5

-2.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM – INTERVENTION PROPOSED SPEND BREAKDOWN Sept 2017- July 2018

 

INTERVENTION

 

 

TOTAL

PP SPEND

£

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN RECEPTION

 

8,451

ADDITIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT IN BOTH YEAR 1 CLASSES EVERY AFTERNOON

 

6,478

ADDITIONAL TEACHER IN YEAR