The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is paid for children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the previous six years.

The Government believes that the PPG, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit, but are held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils from low income families.

 

Level of Pupil Premium funding per pupil
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
£600 £953 £1,300 £1,300 £1,300

 

The Pupil Premium Grant and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

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It is a legal requirement that we publish details of our Pupil Premium allocation outlining the spending of this money and the impact of this spending on the educational attainment of those pupils in respect of whom the funding was allocated.

The Headteacher, Maggie Keating, is the lead staff member for disadvantaged pupils and the Vice Chair of Governors, Tony Shields, is the Link Governor.

For the academic year 2016 – 2017, St Anne’s has received funding of £23,100 to date for the PPG. In order to use the funding effectively, we have reviewed last year’s strategies, the children’s barriers to learning and also referred to the Sutton Trust toolkit.

When considering how we should allocate the funding to ensure the best outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils, we referred to the Sutton Trust Teaching and Learning Toolkit as it provides guidance for teachers and schools, based on educational research, on how to use resources to improve attainment and progress.

The impact of each strategy is given in ‘potential gains’ on a child’s learning in terms of months by Sutton Trust, which is detailed below in the anticipated outcomes.

Support measures for individual children will be reviewed in response to the pupil progress meetings by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with teachers, progress data and in discussion with parents and carers.

 

Number of Pupils 2016 -2017
Total number of pupils on roll 314
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG/PPG+ 40

 

The ‘main’ barriers to learning are –

  • Attendance and punctuality issues; particularly for children in Foundation Stage.
  • Oral language skills for Summer birthday children (especially boys) in Foundation Stage.
  • Behaviour issues and home circumstances

We believe that it is important to build some flexibility into our spending, so as to make funding available during the year if a strategy is not proving effective for a pupil and needs to be changed quickly to accelerate progress.

Support measures for individual children will be reviewed in response to the pupil progress meetings by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with teachers, progress data and in discussion with parents/carers.

The impact of the support measures will be reported formally to the Link Governor and at Governors Committee Meetings on a termly basis. The rationale for spending is discussed at Governor Meetings after termly reviews by teachers and SLT.

 

Allocation for Financial Year 2016-17: £46,200 (including PP+ funding)
Use of Funding 2016-17 Cost Anticipated Outcomes
Edge Hill Staff training programme for writing recovery to support focused interventions and diminish the difference between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. £1,500 Diminishing the difference in English and between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils

(Sutton Trust +9 months)

Early intervention to raise standards in writing for identified pupils

(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Parent workshops focused on school priorities of basic skills using family Learning SLA

Oral language interventions such as – targeted reading aloud; using structured questions to develop reading comprehension; discussing books and explicitly extending children’s vocabulary (to be linked to P4C and further researched)

£500 Pro rata Develop early and effective parental involvement/school partnerships to support the improvement of children’s attainment and progress. (Sutton Trust +2months)

 

 

Oral language interventions (Sutton Trust +5 months)

 

Teaching Assistant Support/Intervention/

Daily Readers/ Literacy & Numeracy 1-1/ After school Homework Clubs and holiday tuition

£20,272 Raise standards in reading, writing and maths to improve achievement

(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Extending school time (Sutton Trust +2 months)

SLA with Knowsley Central for SEN for SPLD places; assessments by SEN outreach teacher/SENCo and Educational Psychologist £1000 Bespoke interventions and personalised plans with specialist support teaching

(Sutton Trust +9 months)

 

Learning Mentor for Pastoral and behavioural needs/Attendance Panel/Family support/Early Intervention £14,298 Improved wellbeing and mental health, attendance, punctuality and achievement.

(Sutton Trust +6 months)

Behaviour intervention

(Sutton Trust +4 months)

Subsidy of class trips/ residential trip/ music lessons/Curricular and Extra-Curricular Clubs, including Bush Skills Programme /Breakfast Club/Uniform £3,000 Inclusion and equality of opportunity for all children; raised self-esteem; wellbeing and mental health; preparedness for learning through having basic needs met; development of talents and gifts through extra-curricular activities and access to Children’s University

(Sutton trust +3 months)

Training Teachers & Teaching Assistants for English, Read, Write Inc & Mathematics priorities £1,500 Diminishing the difference in English and maths between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils

(Sutton Trust +9 months)

Early intervention (Sutton trust +6 months)

Early years intervention (Sutton Trust +5months)

Assessment & Progress Tracking Procedures (O-Track and Class Track) /Supply cover for Assertive Mentoring teacher pupil meetings £2,000 Effective feedback; Assessment for Learning; improved achievement

(Sutton Trust +8 months)

Resources including ICT Improved achievement

(Sutton Trust +4 months)

Total expenditure £46,200

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2015 – 2016

Number of Pupils
Total number of pupils on roll 310
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG/PPG+ 39

 

For the academic year 2015 – 2016, St Anne’s received funding of £55,388 for the PPG. In order to use the funding effectively, we have referred to the Sutton Trust toolkit and reviewed the spending of the previous years’ allocation.

We believe that it is important to build some flexibility into our spending (to make funding available during the year); so if a strategy has not proved effective for a pupil and needed to be changed quickly to accelerate progress, this has taken place. This flexibility will continue in 2016 -2017

 

Allocation for Financial Year 2015-16: £55,388 (including PP+ funding)
Use of Funding 2015-16 Cost Anticipated Outcomes
TLR3 appointment to lead interventions and close gaps for vulnerable pupils in KS1 £1,500 Raise standards in phonics, reading, writing and maths to improve achievement

(Sutton Trust + 6 months)

Teaching Assistant Support/Intervention/

Daily Readers/Literacy & Numeracy 1-1/ Booster Classes/Homework Clubs

£21,993 Raise standards in reading, writing and maths to improve achievement

(Sutton Trust + 6 months)

SLA with Knowsley Central for SEN for SPLD places; assessments by SEN outreach teacher and Educational Psychologist £5,350 Bespoke interventions and personalised plans with specialist support teaching

(Sutton Trust + 9 months)

 

Education Health Care Plan in place for KS1 child

Learning Mentor for Pastoral and behavioural needs/Attendance Panel/

Family support/Early Intervention

£14,545 Improved wellbeing, behaviour, attendance, punctuality and achievement

(Sutton Trust + 6 months)

Subsidy of class trips/ residential trip/ music lessons/Extra-Curricular Clubs/Breakfast Club/Uniform £5,000 Inclusion and equality of opportunity for all children; raised self-esteem;

preparedness for learning; development of talents and gifts through extra-curricular activities and access to Children’s University

(Sutton trust + 3 months)

Training Teachers & Teaching Assistants for English & Mathematics Priorities £3,000 Narrowing the achievement gap in English and maths

(Sutton Trust + 9 months)

Early intervention

(Sutton trust + 6 months)

Assessment & Progress Tracking Procedures (o-tracker and class tracker) /Supply cover for Assertive Mentoring teacher pupil meetings using £2,000 Effective feedback; Assessment for Learning; improved achievement

(Sutton Trust + 9 months)

Resources including ICT £2,000 Improved achievement

(Sutton Trust + 4 months)

Total expenditure £55,388

 

THE IMPACT OF SPENDING FOR 2015-16

The main barriers for Pupil Premium children making progress at the same rate as their peers across the school were poor attendance/punctuality, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and vulnerable circumstances.

 

KEY
GD Greater Depth
Exp Met Expected Standard
WT Working towards Expected Standard
Em Emerging

 

Year 1 Phonic Test 2016

In Year 1 there were 4 Pupil Premium children (9.5% of the cohort).

3 out of 4 children (75%) passed the Phonic test. One SEN child was disapplied for medical reasons (25%).

There were no Year 2 Phonic test resits for PP children as all 3 had passed the test the previous year in 2015.

Year 1 Phonic St Anne’s 2016 Knowsley Average 2016 National Average 2016
79% 78.4% 80.6%

 

KEY STAGE 1 (In Year 2 there were 3 PP pupils, which is 7.8% of the cohort).

KS1 Attainment 2016 Reading Writing SPAG Maths
PP girl Exp WT Exp Exp
PP girl Exp WT Exp Exp
PP boy (SEN) Exp Exp Exp GD

 

KS1 Progress 2016 Reading Writing Maths
PP girl 1 Em -Exp 1Em – WT 1Em number Exp2 Exp SSM -Exp
PP girl 2Exp -Exp 2Exp- WT 2Exp – Exp
PP boy (SEN) 2Exp – Exp 2Exp – Exp 2Exp – GD

 

The two Pupil Premium girls had attendance issues across Foundation Stage (FS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1) which impacted upon their learning and progress, but with significant support and intervention, the difference with National Average diminished in reading and maths; the difference in writing is also diminishing.

One Pupil Premium girl was Emerging on exit from FS in Reading, and has now caught up with her peers. She was Emerging in number on FS exit (although Expected in Shape, Space and Measure) and has now caught up with her peers at the end of key Stage 1.

One Pupil Premium SEN boy is working at Greater Depth in Maths and he has made better than Expected Progress across Key Stage 1 in this subject.

 

KEY STAGE 2

KS2 Attainment 2016 Reading Writing Spelling &

grammar

Maths
PP girl Exp Exp Exp Exp
PP boy (SEN) WT WT Exp WT
PP boy (SEN) WT WT Exp WT

All Key Stage 2 (KS2) children made Expected Progress in spelling and grammar.        2/3 children were SEN and although they did not reach Expected in Reading, Writing & Maths, they all made Expected progress in all subjects from KS1 –KS2, due to significant intervention and support.

One Pupil Premium girl joined the school in KS2 (as SEN) and she made accelerated progress form her starting point in Writing.

KS2 Progress 2016

 

Reading Writing Maths
PP girl L2B – Exp Better than Exp progress L2B – Exp
PP boy (SEN) Better than Exp progress Better than Exp progress Better than Exp progress
PP boy (SEN) Better than Exp progress Better than Exp progress Better than Exp progress