Warren Hills Community Primary School

Learning together in friendship

Welcome to Warren Hills school

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Policy 

This document explains how we spend our Pupil Premium Funding to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to make our school motto “learning together in friendship” a reality. 

What is Pupil Premium? 

For children entitled to free school meals, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces the school receives the pupil premium. For 2016/17 this is £1300 for pupils on free school meals, £1900 for children in care and £300 for children of parents in the armed forces. 

Children on role at the annual census who have been on free school meals in the last 6 years will also gain this extra funding for the school (these are known as “Ever6”) 

In 2016/17 we receive this funding for 105 pupils generating £136,500.

The purpose of Pupil Premium - breaking down the barriers. 

We aim to deploy the pupil premium to raise achievement and narrow the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. At the heart of our pupil premium policy is the aim of closing the achievement gap which affects some of the most disadvantaged children across the full spectrum of needs and backgrounds within our school community. 

We have tailored support into key areas:

Teaching Staffing

Smaller classes enabling Quality First Teaching allowing Teachers to further support disadvantaged pupils by addressing English and Maths weaknesses.

Classroom Support

Supporting disadvantaged pupils by bridging gaps in their knowledge, aiding transition from EYFS to KS1 and also providing opportunities for higher attaining disadvantaged pupils to enrich their learning.

Targeted Intervention

Enhancing the support received at home by providing before and after-school interventions,

Inclusion Support

Providing support for children with EAL (English as an additional language), ensuring children maintain an expected level of attendance. Addressing the need for children to 'offload' their emotions; enabling them to be 'ready to learn' along with providing them with a filling, nutritious breakfast to begin the day.

Curriculum

Bringing life-experiences to the children, enhancing their access to technologies and support for homework.

 

Monitoring Pupil Premium 

We will show annually how we plan to spend the new years funding and also publish a statement for the previous year confirming our pupil premium allocation, spend and the impact this has had. Pupil Premium pupils are rigorously monitored through Pupil Progress Meetings and individual impact is recorded within the class Provision Files.

Planned spending-Please see below for our 2016-17 Pupil Premium planned spending.

The current academic years spend will be next reviewed in the full Governors Meeting in April 2017.

 

Pupil Premium Summary 2015-16

Summary of Pupil Premium Grant received

Number of pupils on roll

185

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

92

Total amount of PPG received

£121,440

Summary of PPG Spend

·         Employment of Family Support Worker to support both children and families with social and emotional issues, improving the wellbeing of the children and improving their home / school relationships.

·         Employment of EAL Language Support Worker to liaise with both children and parents in order to address the barriers to learning and assisting them to access the curriculum. Providing support for both parents and school in building relationships.

·         Employment of school councillor, a specialist paediatric councillor who allows an outlet to children with complex emotional needs. Raising self-belief and self-esteem.

·         Ongoing provision of ELSA worker who alongside the School Councillor provides support to children who struggle to cope with their feelings.

·         Funding for an Attendance Support Officer to provide targeted support for children and families who regularly fall below the acceptable level of attendance.

·         SENCo release days ensuring Quality First Teaching within the Nurture Unit, supporting the whole staff to deliver appropriate interventions for both SEN and PP children.

·         Deputy Head Teacher release days, providing consistent monitoring and support across the school.

·         Targeted support by LSA’s to drive attainment and progress in Maths and English.

·         Additional HLTA provision allowing small groups to be taught in Year 6 for Maths and boosters for English.

·         LSAs to provide speech and language support alongside developing social and communication skills.

·         Employment of a Cover Supervisor to provide “Talkboost”  in the Year 2 class

·         Employment of NNEB to support children’s progress in both EYFS and Year 1.

·         Appointment of additional KS2 teacher enabling all classes to be single year groups.

 

KS1 Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

Based upon KS1 Results

Warren Hills 2016

National 2016

PP

Non-PP

PP

Non-PP

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in READING

 

56%

64%

 

 

 

 

AWAITING DATA

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in WRITING

 

33%

35%

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in MATHS

 

78%

59%

 

KS2 Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

Based on KS2 Results

Warren Hills 2016

National 2016

PP

Non-PP

PP

Non-PP

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in READING

 

66.7%

66.7%

 

 

 

 

AWAITING DATA

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in WRITING

 

44.4%

83.3%

% of Pupils achieving age expectations in MATHS

 

61.1%

91.6%

 

Pupil Premium Summary 2014-15

Encompassing 4 terms to bring into line with Academic Year.

Summary of Pupil Premium Grant received

Number of pupils on roll

182

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

102

Total amount of PPG received

£183,183

Summary of PPG Spend

·        Purchase of iPads and supporting hardware including the installation of new Wi-Fi across the school.

·        Employment of Family Support Worker to support both children and families with social and emotional issues, improving the wellbeing of the children and improving their home / school relationships.

·        Employment of EAL Language Support Worker to liaise with both children and parents in order to address the barriers to learning and assisting them to access the curriculum. Providing support for both parents and school in building relationships.

·        Employment of school councillor, a specialist paediatric councillor who allows an outlet to children with complex emotional needs. Raising self-belief and self-esteem.

·        Training and provision of ELSA worker who alongside the School Councillor provides support to children who struggle to cope with their feelings.

·        Funding for an Attendance Support Officer to provide targeted support for children and families who regularly fall below the acceptable level of attendance.

·        Staff training in Read Write Inc. Phonics programme for the EYFS and Year 1 Teachers. The purchase of supporting resources in order to deliver within school.

·        SENCo release days ensuring Quality First Teaching within the Nurture Unit, supporting the whole staff to deliver appropriate interventions for both SEN and PP children.

·        Deputy Head Teacher release days, providing consistent monitoring and support across the school.

·        Ukulele Lessons across the school to enhance the Music provision and develop the self-esteem of targeted children.

·        Forensic Science Workshop to develop scientific thinking as part of the National Science and Engineering week.

·        WW1 Workshop to enhance the experience of Enrichment Week and to allow the children to empathise with the experiences held by a WW1 Nurse and Solider.

·        Targeted support by LSA’s to drive attainment and progress in Maths and English.

·        Additional HLTA provision allowing small groups to be taught in Year 6 for Maths and boosters for English.

·        Homework packs and prizes to drive the completion and accessibility of homework.

·        Release time for past Year 6 teacher to provide targeted support for PP children enabling them to reach age expectations.

·        LSAs to provide speech and language support alongside developing social and communication skills.

·        Employment of an additional Teacher during Maths and Literacy lessons to enable small group focus in the Year 2 class, raising attainment for all.

·        Employment of NNEB to support children’s progress in both EYFS and Year 1.

 

KS2 Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

Based upon KS2 Results

Warren Hills 2015

National 2015

PP

Non-PP

PP

Non-PP

% of Pupils achieving L4+ in READING

 

86

60

83

92

% of Pupils achieving L4+ in WRITING

 

86

40

79

90

% of Pupils achieving L4+ in MATHS

 

86

80

80

90

% of Pupils making 2 levels progress in READING

100

70

 

92

% of Pupils making 2 levels progress in WRITING

100

80

 

95

% of Pupils making 2 levels progress in MATHS

100

78

 

91

 

KS1 Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

Based on KS1 Results

Warren Hills 2015

National 2015

PP

Non-PP

PP

Non-PP

% of Pupils achieving L2+ in READING

 

63

77

 

93

% of Pupils achieving L2+ in WRITING

 

50

69

 

91

% of Pupils achieving L2+ in MATHS

 

69

85

 

95

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