St. Ambrose R.C. Primary School

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Pupil Premium 2015-16

 

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.

65.5% of our school population qualifies for Pupil Premium.

In the academic year 2015-16 we received £192,041 for our Pupil Premium pupils. 

 

Our objectives for 2015-16 were:

  1. To ensure that Pupil Premium children are narrowing the gap between themselves and national average data at the end of KS2.
  2. To ensure all staff are aware and have identified these pupils and assess their impact.
  3. To ensure all pupils are making sufficient or accelerated progress by the end of KS2.

 

We have analysed our barriers to learning and through our baseline data for Early Years and benchmarking throughout school have identified gaps in communication and language in early years and key stage one and reading and writing in key stage one and two.

Other barriers to learning are pupils emotional well being and resilience which have a greater impact on our key stage two pupils.

 

Pupil Premium Spending decisions have been made by close analysis of pupil outcomes and regular monitoring of the impact of interventions and programmes. This enables us to support all our children in reaching their potentials.

 

At St Ambrose we have used this funding towards:

  • Communication and Language
  • English and phonics through RWI
  • Social, emotional and behavioural issues
  • Enrichment activities to develop pupil's progress and achievements

 

This table in the document below demonstrates how Pupil Premium Funding was spent in 2015-16:

Pupil premium spending 2015-16

 

The total spending for 2015-16 was £221,421.87

Outcomes 2015-16

  • The number of pupils that left our school with expected levels in Reading, Writing and Maths combined was 50%. At the end of KS2 there was no gap between our Pupil Premium children and non Pupil Premium children.
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children that attain at least national average in attendance is 87.4%.

 

How have we closed the gaps

 

Attainment for EYFS Disadvantaged Pupils

EYFS

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

Attendance

School

62%

95.1%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

69% (19% gap)

91.5%

Performance of disadvantaged children

50% 

83.6%

National performance of all disadvantaged children

Not available

Not available

National performance of all children

66% (2016)

96%

 

Attainment for KS1 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

77%

70%

67%

95.1%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

74%

74% 

63%

97.7%

Performance of disadvantaged children

82%

64% (10% gap)

73%

95.1%

National performance of disadvantaged children

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

National performance of all children

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

 

 

Attainment for KS2 Disadvantaged Pupils

KS2

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

Attendance

School

50% (15 out of 30 children) NO GAP

95.1%

Performance of non-disadvantaged children

43% (3 out of 7 children)

96.5%

Performance of disadvantaged children

52% (12 out of 23 children)

95.9%

National performance of all children

53%

96%

 

Please click the link below to see which classes our pupil premium children are in:

2015-16 St Ambrose Pupil Premium Data

 

Please click the link below to see our pupil premium expenditure and

anticipated impact and evidence from September 2016:

Intervention overview

Implications beyond the current spending moving forward from September 2016 to July 2017...

What worked?

After school and breakfast club subsidies enable more families to access and have helped in reducing our absence levels and lateness into school.

Ghyll Head subsidy enabled more children to access and build their confidence and resilience.

Caritas social worker support for children and families around mental health and wellbeing and accessing services. We will  increase service from half a day to a full day a week due to the demand for the service.

Kim Wade Behavioural consultant, support around behaviour policy and systems. Support for children and families. We will reduce the service to every other week to be used as a consultant to the school.

What didn’t work?

Right to read, reading recovery and 1st class@ number were high cost and only having an impact on a very small percentage of the school.

SALT service provider not delivering service required so have changed over to the NHS to deliver this service.

OT for kids, limited impact on small percentage of pupils at high cost, replaced with PENPALS scheme, which will be accessed by all pupils.

 

 

The next review of the schools pupil premium strategy will be in July 2017