Lucinda

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools by the government for supporting pupils to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are 3 categories of children that qualify for a Pupil Premium Grant (PPG):

  •   Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  •   Looked After Children (have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence order)
  •   Armed Forces children

For service children, it has been identified nationally that there may be a need to provide additional care, guidance and support due to the nature of these children’s lifestyles.

Please Note:

To ensure our Pupil Premium children are not easily identifiable, we will not be publishing some of the more detailed aspects of Pupil Premium information on our website.

DfE Guidance:

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.

Evendons Pupil Premium Strategy:

Evendons Primary School Evendons Primary School offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect. At Evendons, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from or the circumstances you are challenged by, but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.  The strategy that we take to ensure we are ‘Diminishing the Difference’ for our Pupil Premium children focuses on the following key areas:

  • Wellbeing (trust, pastoral care , transition)
  • Attendance
  • Assessment (because there cannot be a fixed strategy)
  • Achievement

How will Evendons Primary School know if your child attracts this additional school funding?

We will be collecting new information from parents of children at Evendons prior to their start date in September. We will specifically ask you if your child falls into one of the above three categories. In addition to any current eligibility for FSM, families who have been eligible at any time in the past 6 years should inform us as their child will attract additional funding for our school. We refer to this as EVER 6.

How do I know if we are, or have ever been eligible for FSM?

The Department for Education states:

Your child may be eligible to get free school meals if you get any of the following: Income Support

  • Income­-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income­-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run­-on ­ paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
  • Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form you

can get from your local council [or school]. Give your completed application to your child’s school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you get.

How might Evendons Primary School spend this additional funding to support pupils?

  • Mentoring, coaching, assessment reviews by a Pupil Premium Coordinator
  • IPM Reviews with parents
  • Transition programmes – including creating a passport
  • 1:1 tuition programmes
  • Specialist reading support
  • Funds to assist in accessing to extra­curricular clubs, breakfast and after­school club
  • Pastoral support
  • Funding places on educational visits including residential visits
  • Art therapy programme
  • Educational Psychology
  • Staff training
  • Books and resources
  • Home visits
  • Small group work to support cooperation
  • Interventions work to support reading, writing and mathematics.

What are the PPG allocations for each of the categories?

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-2018
£ FSM/ EVER   1300 1320 1320 1320
£ LAC 1900 1900 1900 1900
£ Service Children 300 300 300 300

What is the amount of PPG funding each year

      

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-2018
£ PPG Funding received 1220 3220 5740 12300

                   

How could this additional funding make a positive impact on the children and school?

  • Effective and speedy assessment of needs reducing negative impact on learning
  • More than expected progress over the year for the vast majority of children
  • Smooth transition into school with emphasis on reducing the negative impact on learning and wellbeing
  • Excellent pastoral support for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties improving wellbeing and minimising disruptions to learning

Monitoring and Evaluation

Evendons Primary School will monitor and evaluate the impact of this provision on each child’s progress during each term and review accordingly.

Evaluation will consider impact on academic attainment and progress and pupils’ wellbeing.

How can I find out more about the Pupil Premium Grant at Evendons?

If you would like to check eligibility, speak to Lucinda Graham, Jane Aust  or Zoe Green in the school office. If you would like to discuss any specific children or how the school ensures this funding is used effectively, speak to the headteacher, Patrick Pritchett.

How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18

We expect to improve outcomes for children by supporting the following:

  1. Transition and emotional wellbeing
  2. Academic achievement
  3. Social wellbeing
  4. Opportunities to participate in educational visits including residential visits
  5. Participation in clubs

In order to be effective in these areas we intend to provide:

  • Transition programmes and transition passports created
  • 1:1 tuition programmes, planned with Pupil premium coordinator
  • Mentoring and coaching by a teacher
  • Assessments and planning & review meetings with parents
  • Funding places on some educational visits including residential visits
  • Art therapy programme
  • Educational Psychology
  • Staff training
  • Books and resources
  • Pastoral support and programmes eg Emotional Literacy
  • Home visits
  • Carefully planned interventions – supporting individual needs of children

Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017

Academic Year: 2016/2017 Amount received: £5740
Action Objective Estimated

Cost £

Impact
1:1 tutoring  in  Reading, Writing and Maths To support individual as necessary through targeted intervention work in a small group (maths); to

improve outcome in mathematics and help pupils to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1 and Key stage 2.

1750 Children have made expected 6 points progress, some children have exceeded expected progress.
Mentorship from Designated Pupil premium Coordinator To get to know these children well and have an overview of the needs of every Pupil Premium child.

Create a clear and accurate overview of spend on a provision map.

To ensure good communication with child’s class teacher.

Implement interventions quickly and effectively.

Meet with children weekly to review their progress and provide additional guidance and tuition

6760 Pupil Premium children  continue to have excellent attendance at School.

Children’s emotional and social wellbeing needs are being supported

Our Pupil Premium children have the same opportunities as all other children in school where there is financial requirement eg an extra-curricular clubs, milk, school trips etc.

Stronger partnerships with parents

Our  children are making good or better than expected progress

OFSTED Report- June 2017

‘Additional funding is used very effectively to

support the needs of disadvantaged pupils and

those who have special educational needs

and/or disabilities. They make rapid progress in

a nurturing environment. ‘

Write IPM’s (Individual Provision Maps) for every Pupil Premium child To meet with parents and write IPM reviews for every child.

To establish better relationships with parents.

552 Stronger partnerships with parents.

Specific SMART targets for every child.

Teachers work towards ensuring next steps for every child.

All teachers and TA’s feedback and give evaluations of children development.

Home visits For Teachers and Pupil Premium Coordinator to build better relationships with children and to get to know children and their emotional needs in more depth. 80 Children’s individual emotional needs are being met.

Greater knowledge of individual needs.

Assessment and Case studies To ensure we track the progress rigorously of our Pupil premium children. Implement interventions quickly and effectively.

To ensure a case study for every PP child is written giving background information, intervention used and assess the impact of every intervention.

2200 Ofsted monitored these Case studies in their recent visit. It gave a clear view of interventions used and overview of the child.

Interventions were put in place quickly.

Interventions are monitored to ensure they are effective.

Specialist reading support To ensure children are support with reading through daily teacher led reading sessions. 660 Child made more than expected points progress in reading this year.
Number facts support To ensure children are support with their number facts through daily reinforcement. 315 Child made more than expected points progress in mathematics this year.
Funding places on outings To ensure children have the same opportunities as others to experience trips, enhancing their learning 462 All PP children have attended all trips, boosting self esteem and building confidence.

Children have same experiences as their peers.Children are inspired, and learning enhanced.

Occupational Therapist To assess children’s physical development and suggest ideas to support individual children. 270 Ideas were used to support children and help them develop physically.
Books and Resources To enhance children’s understanding of specific areas of concern, through visual aids.

To engage pupils with reading.

12 Books used to support areas of concern and are read at home with parents. One child is particularly enthused to read his books and is engaged in reading
Total during academic year £13061

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016

Academic Year: 2015/2016 Amount received: £ 3,220
Action Objective Estimated

Cost £

Impact
Meeting with Parents To ensure parents are clear about interventions in place

To ensure close communication between school and home to support children with their learning

280 Parents received an individual plan that has been written with them. Parents are aware of areas of concern and given supporting materials. Parents receive regular updates on progress.
Initial Assessments of pupils’ needs To understand needs of children and devise an intervention plan 240 Children who are identified as receiving the PP funding are assessed quickly and interventions are in place promptly.
1:1 tutoring  in Writing and Maths To support individual as necessary through targeted intervention work in a small group (maths); to

improve outcome in mathematics and help pupil to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1

1400 Children have made points progress, some children have exceeded expected progress.
Funding places on outings To ensure children have the same opportunities as others to experience trips, enhancing their learning 18 All PP children have attended all trips.
Coaching To support individual needs of children, to reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing around impending school move thereby improving outcomes 240 Reduce anxiety. All children feel supported and are excited about the new classes. Areas for concern identified, transition plans in place.
1:1 Art therapy To support children’s wellbeing and provide children with emotional support, through small group sessions. 130 Children are given the opportunity to give children a voice and explore emotional issues.
Books and Resources To enhance children’s understanding of specific areas of concern, through visual aids.

To engage pupils with reading.

30 Books used to support areas of concern and are read at home with parents. One child is particularly enthused to read his books and is engaged in reading
Assessment and Case studies For pupils to discuss their learning and targets; to have specific support 1000 Assessment of children’s ability clear and given to Head and Governors on a half termly basis.

Case studies give a clear view of how interventions have been and areas that can be improved

Residential visits To ensure pupils benefit from the enrichment and challenge provided by residential visits 220 All PP children are given opportunities of attending Residential visits
Educational visits To ensure children receive same opportunities as other.  That children benefit from Education visits that enhance and inspire their learning 21 Children’s learning have been enhanced by hand on practical learning and visual and unique experiences
Clubs To ensure children have access to a range of clubs 133 Children have participated in a wide range of clubs, from music lessons to sports clubs
Pastoral Support To ensure children’s emotional and social wellbeing needs are being support 300 Children are shown how to turn take and communicate their feelings
Total during academic year 4012

Pupil Premium 2014-15

Academic Year:  2014­-15 Amount received: £ 1,300
Action Objective Estimated Cost £ Impact
Assessments of pupils’ needs To understand need and devise an intervention plan 240 Clear understanding of needs
Learning support e.g. 1:1 adult support at specific times To support individual as necessary through targeted intervention work (literacy and numeracy) 455 Exceeded expected progress and met objective  
Learning support: 1:1 adult support from Maths specialist,

4 sessions

To support individual as necessary through targeted intervention work in a small group (maths); to  improve outcome in mathematics and help pupil to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1   60 Exceeded expected progress and met objective  
One to one Art Therapy 65 Positive impact on friendships
Books and resources for home support Mathematics workbooks 30
Summer transition programme for incoming pupils; 6 sessions over the summer holidays Reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing around impending school move thereby improving outcomes 6 Smoother transition into school
LAC Lead assessment To target interventions to meet LAC needs. 198 Quick understanding of pupil needs
Mentorship For pupils to discuss their learning and targets; to have specific support Nil –

voluntary

Clear communication of expectations to pupil and parents; ambition communicated to pupils
Booster class for small group To improve outcome in reading and help pupils to attain the nationally expected level at the end of key stage 1   166 Exceeded expected progress and met objective  
Total during academic year 1,220