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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The main aims of pupil premium are to:

  • Increase social mobility
  • Enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the best education
  • Reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupilsThe total amount of funding received by Roach Vale is:
  • The level of the premium in 2018-2019 is £1,320 per pupil for pupils eligible for FSM and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. 
  • £100,121 in 2015-2016
  • £101,640 in 2016-2017
  • £106,920 in 2017-2018
  • £88,100 in 2018-2019

Main Barriers to Educational Achievement faced by Eligible Pupils

Briefly and in no particular order some of our children entitled to Pupil Premium may encounter the following barriers:

  • Poor attendance and/or late arrival at school
  • Poor wellbeing, confidence and engagement
  • Passive attitude to learning
  • Low literacy and numeracy skills
  • Difficult family breakdowns and ongoing family turmoil
  • Lack of resources at home to extend learning
  • Lack of opportunities to access clubs/ experiences out of school
  • Poor parental involvement
  • Parental mental health issues, other ill health issues
  • Limited speech and language on entry to school
  • Of course some of the children do not experience any of the above barriers.

What are we using the Pupil Premium Funding for? 

Pupil Premium report 2019-2020

 

Objectives for Pupil Premium at Roach Vale

The Pupil Premium funding will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for disadvantaged pupils. The funding will be used to close the outcome gaps for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. We will ensure that the funding reaches those children who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

 

Pupil premium funding 2019

  • For the financial year 2019/20 35% of our pupils were entitled to benefit from Pupil Premium funding
  • The school receives £1,320 per year for each child who is entitled, for Looked After Children or post-Looked After Children the school receives £1,900 per year for each child and for Service families £300 per year for each child
  • In the current financial year 2019/20 the school will receive £94,360 Pupil Premium funding

 

Objectives for using Pupil Premium at Roach Vale

As a school, we have identified the needs of those pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding and will ensure the funding is directed to support the progress of those pupils to reach their full potential. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing additional support to accelerate children’s basic skills in literacy and mathematics
  • By providing or working with outside agencies to provide support for children and their families to strengthen emotional and social wellbeing
  • Providing small group and 1:1 support for pupils in their learning
  • Proving additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils delivered by Learning Support Assistants
  • Providing Teachers and Learning Support Assistants with training and development to support and supplement quality first teaching

 

  • Overview of proposed spending at Roach Vale  

Use of Pupil Premium

Cost 2019/20

Local Delivery Group - These are services which are commissioned on our behalf that children and their families are supported by, particularly in their emotional and social wellbeing. This allows the school to access services, including:

·         Counselling for children and their families

·         Theraplay counselling

·         Family Support Workers

·         Social workers

·         Speech and Language therapist

 

£3,672.00

Quality First Teaching - To recruit and retain experienced teachers to provide quality first teaching in order to meet the needs of all disadvantaged pupils.

 

 

£58,091

One to One support work - For disadvantaged pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 who are at risk of falling below age related expectations. This is so that they can be tutored in areas of weakness to enable them to close the gaps between themselves and their non-disadvantaged peers.

 

£12,477

Educational Resources - To purchase quality learning resources so that disadvantaged pupils can have access to up-to-date support materials which they otherwise may not have at home e.g. study guides, educational magazines, ICT equipment etc.

 

£6,820

Educational Visit support - To financially support children entitled to Pupil Premium Funding so that they can access school trips and broaden their educational experiences.

 

£1,000

Staff counselling - For staff who might benefit from advice and support through structured counselling so that they are able to deliver high quality first teaching at all times for all pupils

 

£1,000

The Write Stuff training - writing is an area that has been identified as an area of focus. We are training all staff in this approach and resourcing it with new materials.

 

£5,100

Educational Psychologist - For the services of an Educational Psychologist to support disadvantaged children who are experiencing barriers to their learning, so that their mental wellbeing allows them to be ready to learn.

 

£1,000

Special Educational Needs - To provide support to pupils who are both disadvantaged and with special educational needs so that they can access all educational opportunities provided for them. 

 

£3,000

Attendance – As there is a correlation between attendance and Pupil Premium the school works in partnership with and attendance solutions project manager so that she can create and implement strategies to encourage and enforce school attendance for our disadvantaged pupils.  

 

£2,200

Total

£94,360

 

Outcomes as a result of Pupil Premium spending in 2018/19

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) outcomes

  • In our school 6 out of 27 children were entitled to Pupil Premium funding in Reception (22%).
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved a Good Level of Development was 33% compared to 67% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of -34% between our two groups. This is more than the gap within Essex which is -18%

 

Year 1 phonics check

  • In our school 9 out of 30 children were entitled to Pupil Premium in Year 1 (30%)
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who passed the phonics check was 100% compared to 80% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of +20% between our two groups. This is less than the gap within Essex which is -12%

Key Stage One results 

  •  In our school 6 out of 30 children were entitled to Pupil Premium in Year 2 (20%).
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in reading was 83% compared to 77% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of +6% between our two groups.
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in writing was 83% compared to 73% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of +10% between our two groups.
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in mathematics was 67% compared to 67% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of 0% between our two groups.

Key Stage Two results

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  • In our school 3 out of 30 children were entitled to Pupil Premium in Year 6 (10%).
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in reading was 67% compared to 53% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of +14% between our two groups.
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in writing was 0% compared to 67% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of -67% between our two groups.
  • The percentage of our Pupil Premium children who achieved the expected level in mathematics was 33% compared to 50% of non-Pupil Premium children. This represents a gap of -17% between our two groups. 

 

 

Measuring the Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 

All our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding to at least age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

 

The school will evaluate and review the impact of Pupil Premium Grant spending via data analysis and regular pupil progress meetings that take place between class teachers and Senior Leaders half termly. Also, through observations/drop-ins from Senior Leaders and subsequent dialogue with staff.

 

The Headteacher and Senior Leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.

 

 

In 2018/19 we spent the Pupil Premium Allocation on:

  • Additional teaching time targeted at specific children
  • Additional learning support for groups in afternoons incorporating maths and English tuition
  • Targeted SEN support and 1:1 in addition to those grant funded
  • Additional learning support for children with challenging behaviour
  • Non-teaching Assistant Head time allowing better targeted assessment of the qualifying children
  • Purchase of software to assist with speech and language
  • Provision of counselling and support from outside agencies
  • Provision of play therapy
  • Forest school activities
  • Support for day trips, residential trips, base camp costs, resources, music
  • Purchase of interactive science curriculum "Inspire"

Impact of Pupil Premium 2018-2019  

The number of PPG children receiving counselling and support from outside agencies has increased considerably in the past year, but this work has resulted in the children being able to engage with their learning and so progress appropriately.

Impact can be seen in the progress made by children in receipt of PPG. Although these children often start from a lower baseline, the progress they make in the core subjects of reading, writing and maths is equal to or, in most cases greater than, the progress made by children not in receipt of PPG. This is true across all year groups.

 

The number of PPG children receiving counselling and support from outside agencies has increased considerably in the past year, but this work has resulted in the children being able to engage with their learning and so progress appropriately.

 

 

 

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  • Roach Vale, Colchester,
    Essex CO4 3YN
  • Tel: 01206 861324
  • Fax: 01206 869751
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