Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.  Schools have a statutory duty to provide information about how the funding is used and what the impact has been.

What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. The pupil premium is £1320 per eligible child and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) entitlement; £1,900 goes towards the provision for any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to the provision for any child whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the Ministry of Defense.

How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Barnham Broom we pride out selves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on English, Maths, engagement, attendance and transition; maximising the life opportunities for all students.


Is there an issue with eligible pupils not receiving funding for Free School Meals?

Schools are not told which children are eligible for FSM; we rely on parents letting us know so that we can apply for the funding that FSM eligible pupils are ENTITLED to. 

All EYFS and KS1 pupils are currently able to have a free school meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme (USIFM). Schools receive funding for the number of children who take the meals on school census day.

UIFSM is different to FSM entitlement.  Parents in receipt of Child Tax Credit are required to complete a free school meal application form, it is vital that the application form is completed to allow additional funding to be released to the school for the children who are entitled to it.


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Barnham Broom, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School.

  1. Summary information

School

Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School

Academic Year

2018-19

Total PP budget

£19380

Date of most recent PP Review


Total number of pupils

118

Number of pupils eligible for PP

12 children

Date for next internal review of this strategy

July 2019


  1. Attainment


(School Data)

Pupil Premium

End of KS2, 2018 Sats

(National Average)

ALL Pupils

End of KS2, 2018 Sats

% achieving in reading, writing and maths

100%

64%

progress in reading

+0.2

+2.2

progress in writing

+1.3

+2

progress in maths

+8.3

+2.4

Expected standard in reading

100%

74%

Expected standard in writing

100%

89% (GPS 100%)

Expected standard in maths

100%

89%


  1. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor oral language skills)


Poor reading skills on entry


Social and emotional needs of some groups of PP children impacts on attitudes to learning and social skills

C.

Behaviours for learning demonstrates a lack of resilience and self-belief in order to be a successful learner

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

D.

Attendance rates of some groups of PP children

E

Frequency of support for learning at home for some PP children


  1. Desired outcomes


Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria


PP pupils are provided with further opportunities to embed and consolidate core skills in reading which will lead to higher attainment and improved progress.

Opportunities are planned for and provided to ensure that PP children have additional support in reading


Progress and attainment in reading shows an upward trend for these pupils over time.


Improved social and emotional skills displayed by PP children

Fewer behaviour reports with lower severity

Increased focus on learning and ability to work successfully with peers



Children show greater resilience and a more positive attitude towards their learning (through pupil voice feedback), leading to improved attainment and progress.



PP pupils show positive attitudes towards their learning in the classroom and exhibit a resilient attitude towards their learning when faced with challenges.

Progress made, from earlier start points, is at least good.



Attendance of PP children is in line with or better than non-PP children

PP children’s attendance target is above 95%


Families work together with the school to raise progress and standards

Parents and children meet with teachers to identify specific needs

Children access planned support in school

Parents understand how to support their child with their learning at home

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  1. Planned expenditure

Academic year

2018-19

The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the pupil premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

  1. Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

PP pupils are provided with further opportunities to embed and consolidate core skills in reading which will lead to higher attainment and improved progress.

Saturated reading for those who need additional reading practice in KS1/EYFS and on into KS2


Focus on teaching reading comprehension across the school with reading across the curriculum

To ensure that the children have sufficient time to develop reading skills and confidence.  


Effective strategy from previous plan


Phonics is well developed across KS1 but children also need the time to apply these skills to reading and comprehension.  These skills need reinforcing across KS2 and linking with SPAG


More focused individualised support to identify gaps in learning and provide a bespoke package of support to best meet the needs of the individual

Whole school focus SIDP key area

Subject leader focusing on Reading

Subject leader focusing on Phonics

Learning walks and observations

Data analysis


Trained reading supports

HS

March 2019

Children show greater resilience and a more positive attitude towards their learning (through pupil voice feedback), leading to improved attainment and progress.

Continued development of Growth

Mindset approach across

the school

Strong evidence to support improved learning for children with growth mindset, compared with fixed (Dweck, 1988)


Effective strategy from last plan


Meta-cognition and self-regulation (as part of growth mindset) has been assessed as having a high impact for very low cost based on extensive evidence (Teaching and Learning Toolkit; EEF).

Whole school approach is developed and reviewed



No limits learning throughout the

school using challenges

HB

March (but on going)

Total budgeted cost

£2000


  1. Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

PP pupils are provided with further opportunities to embed and consolidate core skills in reading which will lead to higher attainment and improved progress.

Identified pupils will be supported in their learning either within the class base as part of a main lesson or in small groups or 1:1 outside of the classroom.

Support will focus on

reading and using their phonics knowledge and

number in maths

EEF states that phonics approaches have consistently been found to be effective in supporting learners develop their reading skills.


Small group tuition with trained and qualified staff has been shown to be effective. More focused, individualised support to identify gaps in learning and provide a bespoke package of support to best meet the needs of the individual

Trained staff are employed to deliver particular interventions to children PP children and others as part of group support.


Relevant training is provided at cost to the school.


TA and SENDCO along with SLT discuss impact and adjust need accordingly – pupil progress meetings.


HS

March 2019

Improved social and emotional skills displayed by PP children

Nurture based support and social skills work with small groups and individuals

Existing Nurture based and social skills Groups working well and producing results in socialisation skills for groups of children.


SendCo liaises with class teacher and TAs to ensure targets are known and

review progress


Feedback is provided from TA to class teacher and Sendco

HS

March 2019

Total budgeted cost

£13500


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  1. Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved social and emotional skills displayed by PP children

Play leader



Children’s social and emotional skills and resilience are supported outside the classroom so that they are supported in social situations. This should result in fewer behaviour incidents at lunchtime and positive social interactions.


Children have a consistent dedicated

person to go to at lunchtimes to support

socialisation


In turn the children’s development of social skills is improved and the children are ready to learn upon return to the classroom.

Member of staff employed as

lunchtime playleader will also work

around the school during lesson

time to provide additional support

and links between the classroom and outdoors.


Playleader will organise a package of activities to involve PP children and others in playing and interacting, supporting their physical and emotional well being such as turn taking and social skills work with Lego

HB

March 2019

Attendance of PP children is in line with or better than non-PP children

Close monitoring of

attendance and

communications with

parents/carers early when

attendance becomes a

concern


Involving PSA to support if

appropriate

If children are not in school we cannot teach or support them and they will get further behind in their work.

Termly monitoring and more frequent monitoring when needed.


Letters at timely intervals informing parents of their child’s attendance.


Not authorising absence if there is insufficient evidence for the child to be missing school (Dr note in cases where there is a big concern about attendance involving the Attendance team if attendance falls below the County thresholds.

HB

On going

Families work together with the school to raise progress and standards

Workshops for parents

and info provided on how

best to support their child

at home

Parents invited into

school to look at

children’s work and share

learning

PSA - through the cluster available to support

families

Involve other professional

where needed to support

children and families

Increasing parental engagement will have a positive impact by partnership working and more people able to support the child’s needs

Parents who feel supported are better able to support their child

Contribute to cluster roles

- Involve specialist support where

appropriate

- Use Ed Psych knowledge and

Person Centred Reviews to

ensure clear targets for specific

children and

families

YW/HB

March 2019

Total budgeted cost

£4000

.


  1. Review of expenditure 

Previous Academic Year

2017 - 18

  1. Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned 

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

PP pupils are provided with further opportunities to embed and consolidate core skills in reading which will lead to higher attainment and improved progress.

Saturated reading for those who need additional reading practice in KS1/EYFS and on into KS2 


Focus on teaching reading comprehension across the school with reading across the curriculum

Opportunities are planned for and provided to ensure that PP children have additional support in reading 


Progress and attainment in reading shows an upward trend for these pupils over time.


All except 1 of the PP children have now made at least expected progress in reading from the last Key Stage with 5 children making above expected progress.

This is going to continue as the saturated reading support enables the children who are not heard read at home so frequently to progress more rapidly not just in reading but also in other areas 

(incorporated into £18900 below as TA costs) 

Children show greater resilience and a more positive attitude towards their learning (through pupil voice feedback), leading to improved attainment and progress.

Development of Growth Mindset approach across

the school

PP pupils show positive attitudes towards their learning in the classroom and exhibit a resilient attitude towards their learning when faced with challenges. 


All 13 PP children have now made at least expected progress in Writing (7 making better than expected progress) and in Maths (4 making better than expected progress) from the last Key Stage.  12 out of the 13 children have made at least expected progress (5 better than expected) in Reading from the last Key Stage.



We are developing Growth Mindset further.  The initial impact showed a positive shift in attitudes to learning.  


We will develop this further across the whole school during the next academic year.

(incorporated into £18900 below as TA costs)



  1. Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned 

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

PP pupils are provided with further opportunities to embed and consolidate core skills in reading which will lead to higher attainment and improved progress.

Identified pupils will be supported in their learning either within the class base as part of a main lesson or in small groups or 1:1 outside of the classroom.


Support will focus on

Reading, using their phonics knowledge.

Opportunities are planned for and provided to ensure that PP children have additional support in reading 


Progress and attainment in reading shows an upward trend for the vast majority of these pupils over time.




Focused in class support successfully targeted individuals.  Activities and support could be personalised to individuals’ and groups’ needs.


This approach will continue.

£18900 TA costs

Improved social and emotional skills displayed by PP children

Nurture based support and social skills work with small groups and individuals

Fewer behaviour reports with lower severity

Increased focus on learning and ability to work successfully with peers

Nurture support had a positive impact on the children over time.  The children developed greater social awareness and ability to interact successfully and positively with other children.

Playtimes and classroom time were improved so a positive impact was evident for all children.

This approach will continue.



  1. Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

Estimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.

Lessons learned 

(and whether you will continue with this approach)

Cost

Improved social and emotional skills displayed by PP children

Play leader



Fewer behaviour reports. Lower severity on those that did come in

Increased focus on learning and ability to work successfully with peers both in and out of the classroom.

Positive impact on improving social and emotional skills.

PP children had a dedicated member of staff to go to at lunchtime.

Over time incidents decreased and were lower in severity.

This approach will continue

£4000 


(Classroom assistant cost who takes play leader role at lunchtime.

PSA costs to the cluster. )

Attendance of PP children is in line with or better than non-PP children

Close monitoring of

attendance and

communications with

parents/carers early when attendance becomes a concern


Involving PSA to support if

appropriate

PP children’s attendance target is above 95% - 


PP attendance for the academic year was 96%

Persistence in following up attendance concerns with the parents for those children whose attendance is a cause for concern has raised the understanding of how seriously the school takes attendance.  The parents are increasingly aware of the impact of poor attendance and know that it will be closely monitored and followed up.

The school has worked closely with the Attendance Improvement Officer from Norfolk County Council, the cluster PSA and the school nurse to effectively monitor and address attendance concerns linked to poor health.

This approach will continue with this as it is a long term issue.

Families work together with the school to raise progress and standards

Workshops for parents and info provided on how

best to support their child at home

Parents invited into

school to look at

children’s work and share learning


PSA - through the cluster available to support families


Involve other  professional

where needed to support children and families

Parents and children meet with teachers to identify specific needs


Children access planned support in school


Parents understand how to support their child with their learning at home- not all parents attended the sessions.  Info was sent home for parents to access and was also put on the website.

Workshops provided were open to all.  Not all of targeted group of parents attended, so impact limited for some children


PSA – invaluable support for families – definitely continue with this.


This approach will continue with more opportunities to engage with parents.