Pupil Premium

Featherstone Academy Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Documents to support Pupil Premium

Barriers to Future attainment for Pupil Premium

Evidence of Pupil premium impact

Featherstone Academy Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Number of Children on Roll: 234

Number of Pupil Premium Children: 63

Pupil Premium allocation: £86,500

Key improvement area Strategy/Action Person Responsible Cost Time Scale Evaluation/Outcomes Impact
Achievement of Pupil Premium children Additional Teaching support in KS1- Phonics and Reading.  (Pat Perry)

 

Phonics intervention x2 sessions weekly

 

Extra guided reading session x2 weekly

VJ

Year 1 class teacher

£1,400 Summer 2 2016

·      Year 1&2 teachers meet to discuss PP children who didn’t pass phonics screening. Plan of action ready for Autumn 1.

Autumn 1

·     Meeting with LH Autumn term to identify PP who will need further support.

·     Progress half termly to be held with year 1&2 teacher, Literacy lead and TA who delivers it

Summer 2

·      Children to sit phonics screening

·      Year 1&2 teachers meet to discuss PP children who didn’t pass phonics screening

80% of PP children pass Phonics screening in Year 1

 

100% of PP year 2 children who retake test to pass

 
Additional Teaching support in lower KS2 (Mandy Price)

Areas to be identified from 2016 data. Delivering maths intervention Tuesday-Thursday 9-9.30

BRP 2 afternoons per week 30min per PP child

Y3 and Y4 class teacher/Phase leader/ Maths and Literacy Subject leaders £1,400 Summer 2/Early Autumn 1  2016

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups to start 4th week into term.

Half Termly

Meeting with subject leaders autumn term to discuss progress of children. Book scrutiny and observations from subject leaders, to ensure quality. Pupil progress as SLT also half termly.

Summer 2

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups

90-100% of PP children have a standardised score of at least 100.

PiRA and PUMA test half termly.

 
Additional Teaching support in year 5 (Liz Charlesworth)

Areas to be identified from 2016 data.

Delivering maths intervention. Tuesday-Thursday 9-9.30

BRP 2 afternoons per week 30min per PP child

 

Y5 class teacher/Phase leader/ Maths and Literacy Subject leaders £1,400 Summer 2/Early Autumn 1  2016

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups to start 4th week into term.

Half Termly

Meeting with subject leaders autumn term to discuss progress of children. Book scrutiny and observations from subject leaders, to ensure quality. Pupil progress as SLT also half termly.

Summer 2

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups

75 – 100% of PP children have a standardised score of at least 100

PiRA and PUMA test half termly.

 
Additional Teaching support in year 6 (Teresa McMillan)

Areas to be identified from 2016 data. Delivering maths intervention. Tuesday-Thursday 9-9.30

BRP 2 afternoons per week 30min per PP child.

Y6 class teacher/Phase leader/ Maths and Literacy Subject leaders £1,400 Summer 2/Early Autumn 1  2016

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups to start 4th week into term.

Half Termly

Meeting with subject leaders autumn term to discuss progress of children. Book scrutiny and observations from subject leaders, to ensure quality. Pupil progress as SLT also half termly.

Summer 2

Subject leaders to meet with teachers to discuss data and intervention groups

80 – 100% of PP children have a standardised score of at least 100

PiRA and PUMA test half termly.

 
  Learning Mentor to be responsible for providing intervention/nurture sessions for underachieving pupils in Year 5 and 6

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:15pm

  £10,000 Summer 2 2016

Year 5 and 6 teachers meet to with SENCo to discuss which children will need to be included in the group. Look at data and books and general achievement. Plan of action ready for Autumn 1.

Half Termly

Meeting with LH and KM autumn term to identify PP who will need further support. Book scrutiny and observations from SLT to ensure quality.

Summer 2

Meeting with LH and KM autumn term to identify PP who will need further support in coming year.

100% of PP children have improved their standardised score by 10 points.

PiRA and PUMA test half termly.

 

 
Easter school- Every PP child to attend. CJ KM 5 staff to be paid for 9 hours. Total cost = £2,000

 

Cost of resources = £500

Spring 2- 3 mornings. 8.45-12.15

 

Summer 2

SATs data and teacher assessment analysed to show if PP have met given outcome.

100% of PP to achieve end of year target or better in Reading, SPaG and Maths.

 

 

 
Third Space Learning tuition KM CJ £200 per child

x 15 children = £3,000

Autumn 1

Engage parents and ensure permission forms are filled out correctly.  Course commences for 16 weeks. Weekly monitoring of pupil voice throughout sessions through pupil evaluations at the end of each session.

Spring 1

Second Course commences for 16 weeks. Weekly monitoring of pupil voice throughout sessions through pupil evaluations at the end of each session.

100% of PP to achieve end of year target or better in Maths.

 

Increased confidence when communicating with unfamiliar adults. Evidence to be provided through pupil voice.

 

 

 
Every child in year 6 will have access to homework/revision materials and all pupil premium children to attend homework club.

 

KM CJ WW £2300 Order resources Summer 2/Autumn 1

 

Use of revision material checked weekly to ensure children engaged and using them correctly.

 

Spring 1- TA to supervise and support PP children with completing their homework 45 minutes weekly.

This will help to support 100% PP children achieve their target or better.  
Teaching and learning Staff to complete training on ‘Making best use of Teaching Assistants’

Delivered in house by SLT using Sutton trust materials.

VJ, KM and CJ No cost To be completed in Autumn 1. Improved provision to enable 100% of PP children making accelerated progress in maths.  
KS1 and 2 Teaching Assistants to attend  maths training on delivering the new curriculum run by ECMAT

Early years attend relevant cluster sessions through ENTRUST.

05/09/16 – INSET day for all on guided writing.

 

 

 

 

VJ and KM ECMAT: No cost

Cluster: No Cost

INSET:

 

Monitoring half termly to show that TAs using ideas from training and putting them into practise when delivering interventions. Improved provision to enable 100% of PP children making accelerated progress in maths.  
To pay for 0.4 SLT member to be Pupil Premium champion   £16,500 To lead the provision of Pupil Premium children and monitor and evaluate the cost effectiveness and impact of all strategies.

Weekly meetings with teaching assistants, subject leaders, burser and attendance officer and any tier 2 or 3 provision.

Attendance of PP children at least in line with overall target of 95.5%.

 

Ensure that 100% of pupil premium children are receiving appropriate provision which is cost effective and leads to accelerated progress towards their appropriate targets.

 
Feedback and next step marking:

 

PEN marking to be completed every lesson in writing and maths for pupil premium children

 

Pupil premium children’s books marked first by teachers to ensure focus on their learning.

VJ KM TA time one afternoon  per half term to cover class to enable  complete learning and feedback conferences with pupil premium children

£500

Two weekly monitoring of PP books by SLT to ensure marking policy being adhered to and children are making at least expected progress. 100% of Pupil Premium children in all year groups receiving frequent high quality written feedback, which in turn, leads to 100% of PP achieving target or above.  
Attendance EWO to target PP families and act as a home school worker. TG TH  CJ and PPC £2,000 EWO visits school to monitor attendance monthly and takes on individual cases as required through looking at attendance data.

Daily contact for every child that is absent.

If attendance data flags up any concerns then immediate/daily contact with EWO.

Attendance is recognised weekly with award.

100% attendance rewarded termly.

Monthly meetings with PPC

 

Attendance of PP children at least in line with overall target of 95.5%  
Attendance officer to work with EWO to identify poor attendance and vulnerable families.  They will liaise with SLT and attend core groups where necessary TG TH  CJ and PPC 5 hours per week in total -£4000 EWO visits school to monitor attendance monthly and takes on individual cases as required through looking at attendance data.

Daily contact for every child that is absent.

If attendance data flags up any concerns then immediate/daily contact with EWO.

Attendance is recognised weekly with award.

100% attendance rewarded termly.

Monthly meetings with PPC

 

Attendance of PP children at least in line with overall target of 96%

 

Improved attendance of children in vulnerable families from previous year.

 
Parent engagement Workshops LH

 

  Reading, Phonics, Reading Café – LH to keep a log of PP parents

PP parents of HA children provided support to help them support their child especially at upper Key Stage 2

Summer Term 21017  
1:1 conversations with PP parents     Autumn 2 – Engage PP parents. Discussion on pupil needs.    
Pupil Voice/Widening opportunities Mini bus lease for to allow children to have access to visits, competitions and events. CJ, WW £2500   All pupil premium children will have access to visits, competitions, events to enrich the curriculum and widen opportunities. 100% of pupil premium children will engage with school which should lead to accelerated progress and motivation. Track through data and through pupil voice/interviews.  
 
Subsidised cost for visits and outdoor pursuit weeks. CJ, TH, WW

And individual class teachers

£8,000 Summer 2/ Autumn 1 ensure visits are booked for the year and PP parents are informed of the support if required. All pupil premium children will have access to visits, competitions, events to enrich the curriculum and widen opportunities. 100% of pupil premium children will engage with school which should lead to accelerated progress and motivation. Track through data and through pupil voice/interviews.

 

 
Monitoring of PP take up for extra-curricular clubs. PPC collects data

Club organisers to monitor PP uptake and feedback to PPC

  Half termly monitoring with LST.

Are we offering clubs that interest PP children?

Deliver reading club, Digi- smart,  and Change for life for pupil premium children only from Autumn 2

100% of PP children have accessed at least 1 extra-curricular club/activity  

 

Higher Attaining Pupil Premium Pupils in KS2

Key improvement area Strategy/Action Person Responsible Cost Time Scale Evaluation/Outcomes IMPACT
 

More able pupil premium children reading

 

 

1:1 reading everyday  – Questioning (10mins) and focus on vocabulary

 

Book Club – Questioning (deeper understanding)

Vocabulary sessions

X4 20 mins a week

TM – Year 6

LC – Year 5

LG – Year 4

MP – Year 3

£4000 Summer 2

Teaching assistants to meet with Mrs Jackson to discuss individual children and their progress in reading.

To improve comprehension skills

To improve vocabulary choices.

100% of HA pp move from level 3 at KS1 to GD at KS2 .

100% of  PP exceeding children at FS  achjieve  GD at KS 1

 

 
 

 

More able pupil premium children maths

 

 

Learning mentor to be responsible for providing intervention for more able pupils in Year 5

5x 20 minutes sessions a week

DW, KM £1000 Summer 2

Meet with assistant head

This will help to support 100% PP children achieve their target or better.  
 

 

More able pupil premium children maths

 

 

Third Space Learning

Year 5 more able children

KM £200 per child

 

Summer 2

Meet with assistant head

This will help to support 100% PP children achieve their target or better.  
 

 

Widening Opportunities Trip

 

 

Provide trips to the Think tank Museum (Science), Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Art), Blakesley Hall (English), and Jaguar Land Rover (Maths). These trips are specifically for more able children. VJ and ECMAT £20 per child per visit

 

£2000

All year Enrichment opportunities for more able pupil premium children.

Provide children with the opportunity to use their skills on school trips.

 
 

CPD for staff

 

Provide CPD for KS2 staff

 

TM, LC, MP, JD, LH £2000 Summer 2 To improve subject knowledge and provide staff with different teaching strategies in reading and SPaG  

 

Additional intervention strategies implemented throughout the year:

Base 25 – Counselling – Cost £4875

Dance club – £526.50

Street dance club – £925

 

The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. We have utilised strategies from ‘Narrowing the Gap’ and the Sutton Trust EEF toolkit, to inform our decisions with regards to the deployment of these resources.

Meta-cognition and self-regulation strategies:

Our Marking and Feedback Policy that was introduced in September 2015 places great emphasis on teachers and teaching assistants supporting the children in understanding their own learning.

Our staff support children individually and in small groups to understand what they find easy, what they find challenging, and what their next steps are.

Early Years intervention:

We use the WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit for Early Years Foundation Stage. This enables us to screen vulnerable children very early in their time with us for speech and language difficulties, and to put actions in place to address the issues through individual and targeted group support. We continue to work closely with the Speech and Language Therapy service to meet the needs of our children.

Teaching Assistant Support:

 Learning support across the school is very carefully planned, monitored and reviewed to ensure that our vulnerable children receive appropriate and effective assistance with their learning.

 A lot of time is committed to mapping provision across the school for groups of children and individuals.

 Every year group has at least one teaching assistant every morning providing in-class support for vulnerable children.

 A team of specialist teaching assistants provides focussed intervention strategies for key groups of children across the school. These are for Reading, writing, maths, speech/language, social skills, fine and gross motor skills etc

 Training has been provided for all of our teaching assistants to enable them to lead Project X Code intervention groups for children across Key Stage Two who have been making slow progress with reading.

 High quality children’s reading books have been purchased to support the Project X Code interventions.

 Children who are selected for Project X Code intervention access the project for an intensive 10 week period.

Additional Use of Funding:

 Funding is also used to subsidise educational visits, and to enable children from all of our families to attend.

Funding will be used so that each child in Key Stage 2 can learn to play a musical instrument.

Funding is used to support the cost of the minibus

Impact:

 Although children eligible for Pupil Premium funding as a group attain less well than non-Pupil Premium children in our school, pupils achieve higher than all children nationally .T here is evidence of individual children making significant progress as a result of targeted interventions.

 Regular Pupil Progress Meetings enable senior staff to question teachers and support staff about the progress that children, particularly Pupil Premium children, are making.

 Pupil Progress Meetings and ongoing monitoring enable the effectiveness of intervention and support for all pupils to be continually evaluated and modified where necessary.

 As a school we are continually striving to ensure that the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium children and Non-Pupil Premium children closes.

Pupil Premium expected allocation £84,000

Use of pupil premium to support learning in years  3, 4, 5 and 6  ( 5 hours per class) 20  hours per week = £10  x 20  x 52  = £13,500 Springboard maths intervention years 4 -6 ( 2.5 hours per week per class)   plus BRP and traveller support = £21,000

To pay for 0.2 SENCO/ HLTA to cover Pupil premium champion  = £17,000

Schools Direct trainee KS2 = £11000

Instrument tuition years 5 and 6 = £5000

Pupil Counsellor – £2000

Easter school = £3 000

Homework resources for y6 – £2000

Support for school meals = £ 2000   bigger portion size/ better produce 10p per day per meal )

Support for visits and outdoor pursuit weeks = £3000

Support for homework resources for year 6 =   £2300

1:1 support for maths years 6=   Third Space Learning =£3000

EWO = £2500 private agreement

Gifted and talented visits for PP children – £3000

Speech and language support nursery (additional TA 15 hours) = £5000

Project x level 13-17 (resources for reading scheme years 4-6) = £2500

Breakfast club TA – £2500

Marvellous Me APP to improve home school learning £2,200

Bug Club home school reading App -£2000

Total allocated £84,000

2014 – 2015 information

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

How much pupil premium funding has Featherstone Academy received?

In the financial year 2013/2014 the school has received £71,000

In the financial year 2014/2015 the school has received £104,000

How has Featherstone Academy/Whitgreave Primary School spent the Pupil Premium funding? 

In 2013/2014 the pupil premium funding was spent on:

Amount Action Taken
£29,400 0.6 literacy lead for KS2 support
£10,000 Additional Teaching assistant – 25 hours
£11,000 0.3 SENCO KS1 support
£3,000 1:1 10 children year 6 and Easter School
£2,700 Better Reading Partners
£5,000 Towards additional TA support for small group interventions in KS1 and 2
£5,000 Towards cost of new meals service improving quality and portion size
£5,000 Cost of subsidising educational visits and outdoor pursuit weeks

 In 2014/2015 the pupil premium funding will be spent on:

Amount Action Taken
£25, 000 0.5 teacher intervention in Year 3/4
£17,500 0.4 teacher/SENCO and Foundation and KS1 support and intervention
£18,000 0.4 teacher Year 5 and 6 support and intervention
£21,560 5 hours per TA per week per class to carry out intervention groups
£3,000 Support for outdoor pursuits
£2,000 Cost of subsidising educational visits and outdoor pursuit weeks
£7,000 ICT resources to support provision/homework clubs
£4,500 Towards cost of meals and improving quality and portion size
£4,200 Support for Looked After Children
£5,000 1:1
£3,000 Easter School
£2,000 Homework resources for Y6
£112,760 Total Allocated

A large proportion of the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to ensure that there are adequate numbers of staff to run a wide range of intervention groups. Over the past year these have included:

  • Better Reading Partners (BRP)
  • Springboard Maths
  • Extra phonics Support
  • Easter School
  • 1:1
  • Quest (Literacy Support)
  • Project X (Reading Support)
  • Precision Teaching
  • 1:1 speech and language
  • After School Phonics club
  • Physio Group 

How do we ensure that Pupil Premium funding is being spent effectively?
Mr Griffiths has overall responsibility for Pupil Premium funding and he reviews interventions and analyses data at the end of each half term in order to measure the impact of the funding on pupil progress.

 Outcomes to date: 

Gaps between FSM pupils and all pupils have narrowed in all year groups from Y2 to Y6 From

Additional support by teaching assistants and small groups led by experienced teachers has impacted positively on children’s experience of school. They have been available to support children with homework and ensure that they are prepared for visits etc. They have liaised with parents and provided extra transition support for vulnerable groups as they move between classes in school and onto secondary school.

Two looked after children are supported in their maths and literacy learning.

School is now giving all children a better meal and have improved portion size.

All children are able to attend educational visits, governors have subsidised residential visits for all pupil so that three year groups have had residential visits this year.

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