Pupil Premium and Assessment Data

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

 

Overview

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant based on 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). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities for children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

Pupil Premium allocation and objectives for use during 2016-17

The school currently receives £1320 per child who is eligible for the Pupil Premium. At Eaton we have a very small number of pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium.

 

1. The Pupil premium will be used to remove as far as possible the barriers faced by our disadvantaged pupils. We are determined that the children in our school will not be disadvantaged when compared to their peers. Obstacles such as low income, poor punctuality and poor attendance will be addressed. Barriers concerning lack of equipment or resources will be overcome. Speech and language difficulties, issues around reading and writing and mathematical difficulties will all be tackled as vigorously as possible.

 

2. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

 

3. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

 

4. As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

 

5. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

 

Accountability

The head teacher, SENDCo and leadership team will regularly monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact. Ultimately the performance of our children in end of KS assessments will be the deciding factor on whether we judge our approach as successful or not. We believe that in the future, as has been the case in the past, our children can achieve as well as those children who are not disadvantaged.

 

Strategy for using the funding

The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and we have decided to use a range of intervention strategies which include:

* providing small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement

* 1:1 support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement

* additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.

* acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.

* all our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.

 

We will continue to spend our Pupil Premium Funding during 2016/2017 on:-

 

* A SENCO employed specifically to organise interventions and monitor the impact of programs on all children with SEND across each year group

* Each year group has a Teaching Assistant (TA) support during the morning supporting the class teacher with the exception of Y6 who has a TA supporting 1:1 Top up

* Basic skills consolidation programs led by TAs

* For English as an Additional Language (EAL) children, support is provided by trained staff.

* In all year groups, targeted TA groups consolidating mental maths and calculation skills

* Promoting our Arts curriculum: targeting more able children with enrichment activities

such as working with artists, dance activities, music activities.

* TA 1:1 support and small group activities at lunch time.

* Enrichment activities including artist, performance artists visits to school

* Across all year groups, teachers lead groups during assembly times to target children (reading, maths and handwriting)

* TAs work in class to specifically support teachers to help close the gap in

achievement of children with SEND

* Music lessons as part of Wider Opportunities

* Use of iPads, which children use daily for basic skills practice (across KS1 and 2)

* Children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) have been given small group and 1:1 support by teachers and TAs throughout the year.

* In Foundation Stage (FS), children with SEND have worked with a facilitating adult (TA)

to complete a range of differentiated activities to develop literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Reviews

School reviews the performance of pupils on a half-termly basis. Our Pupil Premium Strategy is inextricably linked with pupil performance and will thus be reviewed at least once per half-term.

 

N. Duffell

January 2017

 

For more details and information on the Pupil Premium please visit:    

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

 

Please click on the link below to see how our Pupil Premium funding has been allocated in 2016/2017

Pupil Premium Strategy September 2016.docx