Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2018/19

Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2018/19.

What is pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is given to Primary Schools to ‘narrow the gap’ between pupils eligible for free school meals, and their peers. The grant is used to financially support the school to close the gap in attainment. It is up to the school how it spends this money but it must be able to demonstrate that the money spent has had an impact on narrowing the attainment gap.
The grant is used to support and enhance the provision which is already funded through the main budget for all our pupils.
How much money did we receive in 2018/19?
In 2018/19 the school received £224,400 in pupil premium income.
This is based on 170 children being eligible for pupil premium at a rate of £1320 per child.
What did we spend it on?
Our focus for pupil premium expenditure last year was:
• To ensure that the progress of pupil premium children is a high priority for SLT, staff and parents
• To improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
• To improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
• To improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing and EPGS
• To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
• To improve the attendance of all pupils
How did this expenditure help us to close the attainment gap?
The money was used to:
• Provide Year 6 children with extra support in their SATS preparations by holding an Easter school – 20 of the children in attendance were eligible for pupil premium
• Put in place interventions for disadvantaged learners which were tracked and recorded on CPOMS (the school’s support log)
• Provide further training for staff on new interventions to support learning and also social and emotional needs
• Increase the numbers of staff in the pastoral team to support disadvantaged children
• Provide a sensory room for disadvantaged learners
• Purchase reciprocal reading books which contributed to good progress in reading at KS1 and KS2
• Support children with emotional and social development to enable them to quickly access mainstream curriculum by the provision of the nurture team.
These actions helped us to improve performance and close the attainment gap as follows:
• In KS2 48% of disadvantaged children achieved standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined in 2018 -19, The gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged had narrowed significantly by -9%. This shows a narrowing of the gap by 21%
• In the EYFS 70% of the cohort achieved GLD . 63% of the disadvantaged children achieved GLD in 2018 – 19
• Improvement in the quality of phonics teaching and tracking led to an increase in the number of children passing the Year 1 phonics screening by 6.7%. In Year 1 66.7% of the cohort passed the phonics screening. 59% of disadvantaged children passing the screening.
• The disadvantaged children’s attitudes to learning and behaviour around school improved significantly through the targeted support and interventions put in place to support children’s social and emotional needs.
What more do we need to do in 2019/20 to narrow the gap even further?
Following the Government’s decision to remove levels and change the content of the National Curriculum we now need to look at the number of children reaching or exceeding age related expectations.
Based on this year’s cohort our priorities are:
• Continue to improve the phonics screening results for pupil premium children
• Continue to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium children in EYFS
• Continue to improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
• Continue to improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
• Continue improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing and EPGS
• To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
• To improve the attendance of all pupils
For more information about how we use our pupil premium allocation please contact the office (0114 2420109).