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Pupil Premium Statement

 

Pupil Premium Statement

 

What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged children are those who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years, looked after children and children of services personnel.

 

Prince Bishops’ pupil premium grant allocation amount

The school received £124,234 to support disadvantaged pupils in the 2018 financial year.

 

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school.

Barriers to learning include:

  • Attendance. Overall absence for disadvantaged children remains low compared the national averages with 4.8% of sessions missed in 2017-18, compared to 3.9% nationally. The proportion of disadvantaged children missing more than 10% of school sessions (persistent absentees) was 7.9% higher than other children in the school and 7.4% higher than the national average for all children. However, as a result of measures taken over the past two years, absenteeism among disadvantaged children has fallen by 1.4%.
  • High Mobility. 27% of pupils in KS2 have attended a different school in the last 2 years. 52% of these are disadvantaged children.
  • Low educational achievement in the community. The Office of National Statistics data tells us that educational achievement of adults in the area our school serves is among the lowest 8% in the country. This impacts on:

 - parental engagement

 - support at home, particularly for reading

 - attainment on entry

 - speech and language development

 - acquisition of language, vocabulary and use of Standard English

  • Social and emotional difficulties. 75% of referrals to Learning Mentors are disadvantaged children who have social (including behavioural) and emotional barriers to learning.
  • Behaviour. Our children are exposed to a high level of anti-social behaviour in the community. The Office for National Statistics data tells us that crime in the area surrounding our school is among the highest 7% in the country.

 

 

How did we spend the pupil premium grant 2017-18 and why?

 

Reason

 

Objective

 

Strategy

 

Investment

Overall absence for disadvantaged children remains low compared the national averages with 4.1% of sessions missed in 2016-17, compared to 3.9% nationally. In 2015-16, the proportion of disadvantaged children missing more than 10% of school sessions was 12.6% higher than other children in the school and 4.3% higher than the national average. As a result of measures taken last year, persistent absenteeism among disadvantaged children fell to 5.7% lower than other children in the school and 2.3% lower than the national average. We need to sustain this.

 

Improve attendance and reduce persistent absenteeism

 

 

Employ an Attendance Officer to support parents of disadvantaged children.

 

 

£7000 contribution to school Attendance Officer’s salary.

 

 

There is a gap of 33% between disadvantaged children in Speaking at the end of the foundation stage.

 

Improve speech and language development

 

ELKLAN training for 2 staff

Additional intervention staff to deliver speech and language programmes (0.5)

 

2000

 

11000

We need to maintain the progress made in phonics.

 

 

Accelerate achievement in phonics in Y1

 

RWI and Fresh Start training

Staff Peer Mentoring

Leadership and Management time for phonics leader to monitor, evaluate and provide feedback.

 

 

3000

 

8000

 

Mobility among disadvantaged children is high.

 

Develop effective transition arrangements and interventions.

 

 

Learning Mentors

 

44000

Crime rate is high in the area. 75% of social and emotional referrals are disadvantaged children.

 

 

Improve mental health and behaviour for learning

 

Learning Mentors to lead social and emotional learning and behaviour

 

Gaps in Key Stage 1 between PB disadvantaged children and non-disadvantaged children nationally are:

  • Reading Expected Standard 9%
  • Writing Expected Standard 8%
  • Maths Greater Depth 2%

Gaps in Key Stage 2 between PB disadvantaged children and PB others are:

  • Reading 33%
  • Writing 8%
  • Combined R,W & M 8%

Where gaps have been closed in Literacy and Maths, we must work to maintain and improve further.

 

Accelerate progress in Reading

 

Renaissance Reading programme

 

3000

 

Accelerate progress in Mathematics

 

Mathletics programme

 

1000

 

Improve achievement for identified groups of underachieving disadvantaged pupils in Literacy and Mathematics.

 

Additional staff to implement small group and individual interventions across the school

 

38200

(Contribution to overall cost)

 

Develop mastery learning and meta cognition across the school.

 

Train staff and provide non-contact time to team leaders to monitor, evaluate and provide feedback to staff

 

10000

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

124 500

 

 

Measuring the impact of the pupil premium

 

The progress of disadvantaged children was tracked and monitored throughout the school. It is a standing item on the agenda of pupil progress meetings and leadership team meetings. Progress and impact was reported to governors termly.

Achievement outcomes can be found in the 2017-18 report below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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