Pupil Premium

The Pupils Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last 6 years. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Key principles and barriers to educational achievement

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our aspirations for Pupil Premium children. In using the Premium at Coldfall Primary School, we will adhere to the following principles:

  • Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium intervention at any one time; the Premium funding is allocated fairly according to this principle and can therefore be allocated to any pupil regardless of their achievement. Put simply, the Premium is targeted at all pupils who are disadvantaged where there is a need.

There are many potential barriers to the under-achievement of PP children. This may include a lack of educational support or ambition from home or an absence of funds to pay for enriching trips or experiences. Pupils may feel socially isolated because they are not receiving the same opportunities or experiences as their peers. There may be additional issues or it is a range of specific and complex factors that affect each individual. Our aim is to know the individuals and their circumstances and make the best provisio0n for them based on this knowledge.

 

Pupil Premium Statement   2018/2019

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Pupil Premium Statement   2017/2018

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Pupil Premium Statement   2016/2017

The school has a budget of £97,835 for this academic year. At the time of writing there were 51 children in the school eligible. The funding will be spent on the following:

  • Teaching Assistant interventions – reading and maths, small group support– 26 TAs x 3.5 hours per week = £40,000
  • Teacher interventions and booster lessons – £12,700
  • Free After School Club place– per pupil per term, 51 x100 x 3 = £15,300
  • Learning Mentor salary (runs interventions and groups such as – therapeutic story writing, pre-teaching, 1:1 mentoring, free homework club etc) – £28,000
  • Funding to pay for trips, books etc – £5,000

Total expenditure £101,000

The school will make up the shortfall from its own budget.

The school will measure the impact of its Pupil Premium funding by:

  • Comparing attainment and progress results in Reading, Writing and English
  • Conducting a reflective attitudes and self review questionnaire with each PP child

 

2015/16

In 2015-16 the school received a total of £103,000 and had 58 pupils who were registered as eligible for Pupil Premium for which this funding provided additional support. The funding was spent on the following:

  • Teaching Assistant interventions – reading and maths, small group support – 26 TAs x 3.5 hours per week = £40,000
  • Teacher interventions and booster lessons – £12,700
  • Free After School Club place– per pupil per term, 58 x100 x 3 = £18,300
  • Learning Mentor salary (runs interventions and groups such as – therapeutic story writing, pre-teaching, 1:1 mentoring, free homework club etc) – £28,000
  • Funding to pay for trips, books etc – £5,000

Total costs: £103,000

Impact of Funding

The impact of Pupil Premium funding is measured by looking at the attainment of these children in Maths, Reading, Writing and the SPAG (Spelling Punctuation And Grammar) assessments. It is also important to compare the attainment of the PP group without special needs  (PP non SEND) and their peers who have no special needs and do not receive PP (Non PP Non SEND) in order for a fair comparison to be made.

Year 6

NS = Not met National Standard        AS = at National Standard                   108+ = Above National Standard

 

  PP (9) PP non SEND (7) Non PP Non SEND (71)
NS AS 108+ NS AS 108+ NS AS 108+
Maths 44% 56% 22% 43% 57% 0% 11% 89% 54%
4 5 2 3 4 0 8 63 38
Reading 22% 67% 33% 14% 84% 28% 10% 90% 56%
2 6 3 1 6 2 7 64 42
Writing 22% 67% 11% 0% 86% 14% 0% 100% 59%
2 6 1 0 6 1 0 71 42
SPAG 33% 67% 11% 28% 72% 14% 6% 94% 56%
3 6 1 2 5 1 4 67 40

The data grid above shows the attainment and progress of these Pupil Premium pupils in the 2016 KS2 SATS. It is worth noting that the tests these pupils sat in 2016 were harder than previously and that attainment and attainment for all children, both at Coldfall and nationally, was significantly reduced.

Year 2 Attainment Summer 2016

There are no results for the year 2 SPAG as the test was invalidated.

  DP (8) DP with no SEND (8) Non DP Non SEND (81)
  NS AS 108+ NS AS 108+ NS AS 108+
Maths 0% 100% 33% 0% 100% 33% 5% 53% 42%
0 6 2 0 6 2 4 43 34
Reading 33% 66% 33% 33% 66% 33% 10% 57% 33%
2 4 2 2 4 2 8 46 27
Writing 33% 66% 17% 33% 66% 17% 19% 60% 21%
2 4 1 2 4 1 15 49` 17

NS = Not met National Standard        AS = at National Standard                   108+  = Above National Standard

Years 1, 3, 4 and 5

There were 40 children in years 1, 3, 4 and 5 who were eligible for Pupil premium. Many of these children worked with the learning mentor or received additional support from other adults from the pupil premium budget (e.g. cookery clubs, 5 minute box maths intervention etc). 31 out of 40 (78%) improved their attainment in English and 32 out of 40 (80%) improved their attainment in Maths. This was calculated by comparing the standardised test scores in October and June. Indeed the average scores of the Pupil premium group has increased in English and Maths in every year group.

No scaled score is reported for writing.

YEAR Number of pupils ENGLISH Average scaled score MATHS Average scaled score
Autumn Summer Autumn Summer
1 7 89 110 87 109
3 9 96 103 92 105
4 11 103 111 98 104
5 11 96 102 88 97

The red colour denotes a below average score (less than 100), yellow an average score (between 100 and 107) and red above average (107+). It is clear that PP children in these year groups made excellent progress in each year in English and Maths.

 

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The value for October is Habit 1 of our empathy project; Emotional literacy – this is the gateway to teaching children about empathy. It is ensuring children can recognise and understand the feelings and needs of others through their body language, tone of voice, facial expressions and words.

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