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Pupil Premium

How does Pupil Premium work?

Schools are given funding by the government for all children who have been entitled to free school meals during their time at primary school. This amount works out at approximately £1320 per eligible child. Schools then need to plan how this money is used effectively so that these children make good progress during their primary school.  At Pelsall Village we try our best to make sure that any barriers to learning are addressed and removed as much as possible and provide learning experiences such as the creative curriculum activities that may otherwise be unavailable to some children.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

363

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

148

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£ 197,860

 

Summary of PPG spending 2017/2018

Objectives in spending PPG:

To continue to narrow the gap between FSM and non-FSM children attaining expected levels

Summary of spending and actions taken:

The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated in the following ways:

  • Percentage of salary of Assistant HT/SENCO in giving targeted support in removing barriers to learning/ boosting of positive attitude to school
  • Continuation with an extra class in 5/6 to enable greater scope for quality first teaching to smaller groups
  • Substantial provision of teaching assistant support to increase targeted support with a range of accredited interventions
  • Employed a teaching assistant to deliver the Better Reading Programme
  • Percentage of salary of Safeguarding Manager in giving targeted support in removing barriers to learning/ boosting of positive attitude to school
  • Training in Team teach strategies 
  • Percentage of salary of Learning mentor
  • Part payment of music/art/specialist projects and learning experiences
  • Part payment towards curricular visits to enhance creative curriculum.
  • Continued Wellcomm assessment and follow up interventions
  • Teaching assistant training in Beat Dyslexia.

 

 

Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils

(pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)

 

 

2015

2016

 

2017

% of pupils making expected progress in Reading KS2

86%

14 children

 

77%

22 children

53%

19 children

% of pupils making expected progress in Writing KS2

 100%

14 children

 

73%

22 children

63%

19 children

% of pupils making expected progress in maths KS2

86%

14 children

 

 

60%

22children

63%

19 children

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING PLAN 2016/17

 

Item/project

Intended Outcome

Review

Percentage of salary of SENCO (40%)

TA support closely targeted to need. Better than expected progress.

10% of NOR on SEN register, further 15% on cause for concern, 4 EHCP.  Well maintained register, updated provision plans and planned interventions.

Salaries of new teacher in Y6 to create smaller teaching groups                                      

Tracked through pupil progress meetings. Data available termly.

Outcomes for KS2 reading and writing were improved from expected outcomes on entry to Year 6.

Substantial provision of teaching assistant support to increase targeted support in a range of accredited interventions

Tracked through pupil progress meetings. Data available termly.

Teaching assistants complete classroom interventions on a daily basis which results in closing the gap for children on SEN, cause for concern and those identified through teacher assessment and marking.

Employed a teaching assistant to deliver the Better Reading Programme

 

Children make better than expected progress in reading

Better reading programme is delivered on a daily basis to KS1 children - this supported improved KS1 results for reading in 2017.

Percentage of salary of Safeguarding Manager in giving targeted support in removing barriers to learning/ boosting of positive attitude to school

Attendance is good. (This has risen steadily in last 3 years). Children attend school ready to learn.

Safeguarding lead effectively manages a wide range of families and children needing support by completing relevant paperwork, meetings and pastoral support.

Provide training in Attachment Aware Schools and Emotion coaching

Development of fewer volatile situations. More situations dealt with at ground level. Fewer entries in the Red Book.

All staff completed training with implementation across the school and specifically used to support individual children on SEN register. This led to our creation of own Nurture group.

Provide training in effective use of teaching assistants (by Kate Browning) & Catchup Training

TAs take greater ownership of their timetables and work under direction of SENCO on targeted interventions. Targeted pupils make accelerated progress.

Catch up programme utilised effectively by teaching assistants to support children on SEN register and those identified by class teachers through assessment processes.  Teaching assistants complete relevant paperwork. 

Part payment of music/art/specialist projects

 

Children engage well with a diverse and rich curriculum.

Music, art and history specialists have been in to school to enhance children's learning experiences.  e.g. Year 5 all completed their music exam at 90%+ pass rate.

Enhancing learning outside the classroom

Children have positive attitude towards school, engage more within lessons and develop greater bank of experience to draw on for curriculum

Development of outdoor learning area. 

Planned school visits that support the implementation of the creative curriculum.

Wellcomm assessment and interventions

Accelerate rate of speech acquisition. Data available. Fewer children on Cause for Concern on SEN register.

Completion of extra training for staff which has enabled detailed assessment that then support early language acquisition support in the Early Years setting.
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