St. Ambrose R.C. Primary School

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Pupil Premium 2014-15

What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates additional money to schools, Pupil Premium funding, for children from low income families or Looked after children. Funding is allocated to children who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM) over the last six years.

This is allocated to raise the attainment of these children and close the attainment gap between these pupils and others at our school as well as ensuring that all qualifying pupils benefit from the funding.

Approximately 65% of our school population qualifies for Pupil Premium.

This was £189,800 in 2014 - 15

Our objectives for 2014 to 2015 were:

  1. To ensure that our identified pupil premium children have closed the gap with national expectations by the time they leave Year 6.
  2. To ensure that all identified children, including those not underachieving, achieve their end of year 6 target.

We have analysed our barriers to learning, and created action plans and context sheets which support our understanding of priorities and strategic planning. Our specific barriers to learning are: language and communication, low levels on entry to school, readiness for school, identified low aspirations, identified lack of some parent’s engagement and identified behaviours for learning, including independence and resilience.

 

Pupil Premium Spending decisions have been reached by an analysis of pupil outcome data and termly monitoring of the impact of interventions and specific programmes. This enables us to maximise the achievement for our children.

At St Ambrose we direct this funding towards:

Learning in the curriculum

Enrichment activities

Families and Community

Social, emotional and behavioural issues

 

This table demonstrates how Pupil Premium Funding was spent in 2014-15:

Action

Cost

Impact

Enrichment:

 

Total Spend: £ 42,200

After School Club

Breakfast Club

Subsidised Ghyll Head Residential Trip

Subsidised educational trips

Music in the curriculum

In house Artist programme

Additional sports coaches

Improvement in the self-esteem, engagement and motivation of pupils. Widens the breadth of opportunity for our pupils and the breakfast club and after school club removes some barriers to learning.

Learning in the curriculum

 

Total spend: £ 139,070

Right to Read

Reading Recovery

First Class at Number

Boosters in English and maths

Quality First teaching and improvement in ICT resources

Leadership courses

Moving On Together courses

Full Time Nursery places

Attendance initiatives

Educational Psychologist

Speech and Language

Chatterbox

Removes barriers to learning to ensure that children are given the best opportunities to achieve age related expectations. Children achieving ARE and above in Yr 6 who received interventions.

Staff skills and resources were developed to help deliver quality first teaching.

Families and community

 

Total Spend: £ 13,201

 

Pastoral Support worker

Attendance Support Worker

 

A reducing level of Persistent Absence and attendance broadly in line with national average.

Social, emotional and behavioural issues

 

Total spend: £ 15,815

Behavioural consultant

Social worker

OT

Removed barriers to learning to ensure that children are given the best opportunities to develop positive attitudes to and a love of learning so that they become life-long learners.

 

Outcomes 2014-15

  • The percentage of all pupils that left our school with expected levels in Reading, Writing and Maths combined was 82.8% compared to 79.9%. Pupil premium funded children 86.4% achieved reading, writing and maths combined compared to 79.2% nationally.
  • The percentage of absence for children entitled to free school meals is 4.7% compared 5.4% nationally. Persistent absence for children entitled to free school meals is 4.0% compared to 5.4% nationally.

 

 

 

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

EYFS

Children who have attained a good level of development (GLD)

Attendance

School

71%

95.7%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

70%

93.1%

Performance of disadvantaged children

73%

93.7%

National performance of all disadvantaged children

Not available

Not available

National performance of all children

66% (2015)

96%

 

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

KS1

Children who have attained expected levels in reading.

Children who have attained expected levels in writing.

Children who have attained expected levels in maths.

Attendance

School

78%

82%

78%

95.7%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

89%

100%

89%

96.8%

Performance of disadvantaged children

72%

72%

72% (17% gap)

94.5%

National performance of disadvantaged children

80%

75%

85%

Not available

National performance of all children

91%

88%

93%

96%

 

 

Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils

KS2

Children who have attained expected levels in reading, writing and maths combined

Attendance

School

83%

95.7%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

100%

96.0%

Performance of disadvantaged children

79% 

95.5%

National performance of all children

80%

96%

 

Implications beyond the current spending moving forward from September 2015 to July 2016:

  • Closer analysis of the data and the impact of interventions in place.
  • Deployment of staff within the school.