PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE

Background

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Detailed below is the Pupil Premium funding Elangeni School received in each academic year:

2011/12 - £1920 - representing 2.1% of the school population

2012/13 - £1100 - representing 1.3% of the school population

2013/14 - £2689 - representing 1.7% of the school population

2014/15 - £5905 - representing 1.3% of the school population

2015/16 - £7443  - representing 2.5% of the school population

2016/17 - £11552 - representing 3.77% of the school population

As a school, we ensure that teaching and learning is closely matched to the needs of pupils, and that appropriate provision is made for all children who are underachieving.

The pupil premium enables us to offer more targeted provision to pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups, including Looked After Children and those in receipt of Free School Meals.

Our first priority in targeting pupil premium funding is to ensure that all pupils receive well planned support to reach their individual targets in Literacy and Numeracy.

Our second priority is to ensure that our children have access to our broad and balanced range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.

Pupil premium strategy statement – Elangeni School

 

1.   Summary information

School

Elangeni School

Academic Year

2016 - 2017

Total PP budget

£11552

Date of most recent PP Review

Nov 2017

Total number of pupils

240

Number of pupils eligible for PP

2016-7 = 10

2017-8 = 12

Date for next internal review of this strategy

Autumn 2018

2.   Current attainment

 

Pupils eligible for PP (not eligible Elangeni)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving in reading, writing and maths

100% – National 67%

60%

% making expected attainment in reading

100% - 104 (109.8)

77% +0.33 progress

% making expected attainment in writing

100% - 103 (102.3)

81% +0.17 progress

% making expected attainment in maths

100% - 101(107.3)

80% +0.28 progress

3.   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)

     A.     

Delays in literacy/numeracy skills

     B.     

Low reading and spelling ages as a consequence of poor home learning routines

C.

Increasing awareness of gaps between majority of class and small group of ‘underachieving’ pupils

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

D.

Focus and support at home

PPF pupils in minority of pupils not given additional tutoring/support

Lack of drive to achieve highly/above expectation

Lack of commitment to before  and after school interventions/booster groups or clubs

Low attendance for some PPF pupils

Lateness – poor organisational routines

Resources and equipment availability

Quiet space for home learning

 

4.   Desired outcomes

 

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria

A.

Interventions agreed and implemented for Autumn/Spring to meet the needs of those with literacy/numeracy delays

PPF pupils discussed specifically at termly pupil progress meetings

PPF pupils in all year groups achieve and maintain at least age related expectation in Reading, Writing and Mathematics 

B.

Additional reading opportunities given to all pupils reading below chronological age and specifically targeting for PPF below CA (chronological age) spellers not identified in other interventions

Pupils invited to attend 1 school supported after-school club each term

Reading and Spelling ages more in line with CA.

Pupils engaging more in reading for pleasure

Pupils engaging with extra-curricular opportunities

C. 

Nurture groups or praise and self-esteem awareness

Pupils more self-aware of their own strengths and areas for further development

Pupils given strategies and skills to overcome or cope with specific difficulties

D. 

Improved engagement with parents,

PPF pupils given opportunity to complete home learning tasks in school

Attendance increases above national

Late registration incidents reduced

School – home links strong and ongoing

Home learning club offered

Rewards and praise offered

Attendance and lates monitored and reviewed regularly

 

5.   Planned expenditure

Academic year

2017 – 18 (PPF 12)

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.

    i.    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?

All pupils achieving  at least age related expectations

High quality planning and teaching in all classes

Monitoring of teaching/plans/book scrutinies by SLT

All pupils in receipt of differentiated age appropriate teaching and learning therefore making best possible progress from their starting point.

Ongoing monitoring by Senior Leadership Team

PPF pupils discussed specifically in termly pupil progress meetings

AB

Autumn 2018

Dyslexia training provided for all teaching staff

Positive Dyslexia training identified to support teaching staff in operating a dyslexia friendly classroom to support all pupils

 

High number of private diagnoses of Dyslexia in local area.

 

October 2017 – training – outcomes to inform further CPD and resourcing through academic year

AB/ SH

Summer 2018

Total budgeted cost

 £4000

   ii.     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?

Higher rate of progress for pp eligible pupils

 

Interventions and targeted support

Discussion at termly pupil progress meetings

 

Local authority and national focus on narrowing gap between PPF pupils and those not in receipt of PPF.

Review interventions and hold teachers to account at termly pupil progress meetings.

SH

Summer 18

Additional resources purchased for supporting pupils working below age related expectations

Range of SEN/narrow the gap resources purchased to support those working towards age related expectation

SENCO to undertake audit of resources and needs analysis to provide best outcomes through concrete resources where necessary.

Resources enable Pupil Premium funded pupils to better access learning at their level

SH

Spring 2018 – SDP review

Increase self-esteem and morale

Nurture group successfully reduces emotional barriers to learning

Some PPF identified as ‘vulnerable’ due to home situation so nurture group enables them to have a safe environment to build confidence and share concerns. 

Ms Brodelle leading as part of intervention group – individuals may change termly. 

Class teacher – x2 per week

Summer 2018

Total budgeted cost

 £5000

 iii.     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?

PPF pupils attend after-school clubs

Club attendance encouraged and financially supported by school. 

PPF pupils are not attending after-school clubs (costed or run by school staff)

E-mails sent ahead of live sign up to parents of x7 PPF pupils

CPP to organise

Autumn 2018

Pupils experiencing same opportunities regarding trips, music lessons and uniform regardless of financial constraints

Pupils in need are offered support to participate fully in all aspects of school life – school funds these opportunities where required

PPF pupils’s education should not be compromised due to financial constraints so Elangeni will, where feasible support legitimate needs for pupils

SBM and HT to periodically discuss how we can support with individual families. 

CPP/AB

Autumn 2018

Total budgeted cost

  £2520+


6.   Review of expenditure

Previous Academic Year

2016 - 17

     i.    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

All pupils achieving  at least age related expectations

High quality planning and teaching in all classes

Monitoring of teaching/plans/book scrutinies by SLT

All pupils in receipt of differentiated age appropriate teaching and learning therefore making best possible progress from their starting point.

 Approach will continue with SLT monitoring as well as all subject leaders conducting monitoring exercises for their curriculum area.

Lesson observations etc. show where planning is thorough, identifying key groups to target and adjusting learning tasks to a variety of learning styles pupils achieve best.

 

   ii.     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

Improve progress of Pupil Premium funded pupils in key areas through interventions

Interventions- Teacher and Teaching Assistant run interventions in Writing, Phonics and Read and Respond as well as Nessy (IT program) as well as numeracy

Narrowing gap between attainment and age related expectation

17 interventions offered to PPF pupils in 2016-17

Reviewed success of interventions/groupings and timings to best suit individual pupils.

 

Summer interventions have less impact on Summer testing therefore impact of those interventions may not be seen for an additional term. 

£4000

 iii.     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

Pupil Premium funded children experience school trips/ activities  without putting additional strain on home finances

Ensuring equal access to all after-school activities and enrichment activities

PPF pupils are not attending after-school clubs (costed or run by school staff)

Approach will continue.  In previous years, we have learnt to limit offer to one club per term.

£1500

Funding places on educational visits for children unable to pay.

PPF pupils’ education should not be compromised due to financial constraints so Elangeni will, where feasible support legitimate needs for pupils

School will continue to support where possible and deal sensitively with concerns.

 

7.     Additional detail

2016 – 17  FSM 2% whilst 32% nationally  

 

 

Last update: 2018-01-28