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Report to Parents 2014/15

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

189 (Incl Nursery)

160 (excl Nursery)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG84
Amount of PPG received per pupil£1323
Total amount of PPG received£111,432

Nature of support  2014/15

The funding was used in several ways, all of which helped support the pupils in their learning and in some cases behaviour for learning.

  1. To provide one to one or group support for Key Stage One and Two pupils. The costs of three TA’s for this period was £33,530.

  2. To continue to fund the school Breakfast Club and provide a healthy meal, and staffing. We believe that children who come to school and eat a healthy breakfast, as well as having the opportunity to socialise with their friends will be on time and attendance will improve and the children will be ready to learn. The costs for food and salaries to run this is £4018.

  3. To provide two x one to one teachers (Reading Recovery and Maths Mastery, Maths catch up) at a cost of £30,166

  4. To support out of school activities- the YMCA after school club and Learning Mentor - £30,620. This offers a host of sporting, creative and nurture experiences for our children. It also raises the opportunities for our parents/carers who wish to work/take up further education opportunities.

  5. To support the costs of educational visits, which provide first hand experiences to encourage writing- £3500

  6. To buy into training packages – BRP, Numbers Count- First Class at Number, Pirate Writing- First Class at Writing to take PP children who are just below expected standards and raise them to expected levels.

  7. The learning mentor programme supports our most vulnerable pupils and families who experience behavioural or emotional barriers to learning by providing 1:1 personalised or small group support. He also liaises closely with other agencies such as CAMHs, Health, the EWO or Family Entrepreneurs.

Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2014/15

The main focus was to support low attaining pupils in reading and maths. Also some children were identified as having difficulties with behaviour for learning and part of the grant supported a mentoring programme, which concentrated on helping these pupils with developing better attitudes and self esteem. We strongly believe that if children are engaged and happy, they will learn more.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

Impact to date:

  • Impact of the Breakfast Club funding- teachers have commented that pupils are more alert and ready to learn. Many pupils on FSM attend this.

  • Reading Recovery data shows that in 43 months (the total programme length for all 7 children, they have made 57APS.The average progress to be around 14 APS for all 7 children. This shows that children have made 4x the expected progress. 

  • Writing interventions- APPS, resources, training (Pirate Writing, First Class @ Writing, T4W, The Literacy Shed, are all improving writing skills for the majority of our Pupil premium children

  • A specialist primary Maths teacher is employed to support individual pupils experiencing difficulties in maths. The pupils make accelerated progress, moving at least two sub-levels progress by the end of the programme. Numbers Count programmes, First Class @ Number, are delivered by a trained TA are also have a positive impact.

  • For the few pupils who have made slower progress money has been spent on referrals to outside specialists and further assessments have been carried out. Programmes of support with teaching assistants have been put in place for those pupils with specific learning difficulties.

  • Pupil who accessed 1st Class at number also made accelerated progress; Data analysis shows that nearly 100% of the pupils in the intervention groups have made at least one sub-level of progress. Many pupils made 2 sub-levels progress or more. Follow up assessment shows continued progress in maths after the intervention has ceased and they have quality first teaching in the classroom.

  • Pupils who accessed the one to one support via the ‘Every Child Counts’ programme made remarkable progress. All pupils made significant gains and better than expected progress.

  • The impact of one-one specialist programmes for pupils identified with specific learning difficulties was excellent. All pupils were able to access the curriculum due to increased confidence in reading and improved self-esteem.