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Pupil Premium spending and impact

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families.

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Barriers to Achievement

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment.

Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible.

Our Vision

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not.

We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support students, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • all students benefit from the ‘Crayford Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

Pupil Numbers and Funding Received

The details below are based on funding received by the school as part of its current all-through academy status until 31 August 2019. 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018:

In 2017/18 there were 177 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 276 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £491,700.

Pupil Premium 2018-2019:

This year there are 116 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 279 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £413,985.
Primary allocation: £153,120
Secondary allocation: £260,865

Pupil Premium allocation for 2019-20: 

71 pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium at Slade Green Temple Grove, of which the income will be £93,720.

Use of Pupil Premium Funding At Slade Green Temple Grove

Our Pupil Premium is used to provide a range of activities and resources which support identified pupils to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face at Slade Green Temple Grove are complex and varied.  We conduct termly pupil progress meetings with each class teacher to discuss pupil premium children on a case by case basis.  The impact of the pupil premium is reviewed termly by the senior leadership team and governors.  There is an annual review of the school’s pupil premium strategy; the date of the next review is 13th September 2019.

 The main barriers to educational achievement are:

 Pupil progress and achievement – gaps in prior learning need to be closed with children reaching national benchmarks for progress in reading, writing and maths.

  • Emotional and learning support – targeted support to enhance behaviour for learning.
  • Speech and Language – need to improve oracy specific skills to support children’s learning.
  • Attendance – to improve absenteeism with targeted families
  • Access to resources and cultural experiences – to provide a wide range of experiences which inspires and motivates and has positive benefits on learning.

 

2019-20 Intended PUPIL PREMIUM expenditure at slade green temple grove

INTERVENTION PROJECT OBJECTIVE BUDGETED COST
Pupil Premium intervention groups

To provide small group targeted support with an intensive programme of support to narrow the gap in their learning. 

Children expected to make accelerated progress to plug individual gaps.

To increase pupil confidence.

To challenge high attaining pupils.
£16,500
Phonics intervention groups Children receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1.  £3,000

Pastoral provision 

(PSM x 2)

To provide a pastoral counselling and support to the most vulnerable pupils across the school.

Home school liaison and promoting engagement with parents.

Promoting attendance, liaison with external agencies including EWO.
£50,000

Speech therapy   Intervention groups – all year groups

To support pupils with speech and communication needs and enable them to reach their own communication potential £8,000
Provision of on-line learning platforms Interactive home/school learning opportunities £2,000

Employment of a part

time music teacher
Increasing access to the arts-including group music tuition. £4,000

Year 6 subsidised Residential trip

To give access to a range of curricular activities which broaden life experiences £1,020
Breakfast club subsidy

To improve punctuality and nutrition.

To enjoy a positive and healthy start to the day.
£500
Enrichment club subsidy To give access to after school clubs £2,500
Booster clubs  To help close gaps in their learning. These sessions are targeted at specific children £4,500
Uniform subsidy To provide uniform that would otherwise be unable to afford £500
School trip subsidy To provide access to school trips  £1,000
CRIBs Christmas and Easter performances  to provide access to extra-curricular activities  £200

 

2018-19 Primary Pupil Premium Spend

AREA & RESOURCE

INTERVENTION

COST 

IMPACT

Whole primary phase 

 

Pastoral Manager x 3

One to ones with pupils. Home-school liaison. Support with emotional issues

£84,500

Pupils experience  emotional well-being and feel supported and safe during school time 

Whole primary phase

 

Accelerated reader

Reading, library and comprehension package

£1,830

Pupils without access to books and those not encouraged to read at home, experience access to challenging texts and work on comprehension skills

Year 6 breakfast

 

Subsidy of breakfast club before SATs tests

Financial support 

£900

Pupils have a good breakfast and spend time with peers and teachers to prepare for SATs tests

Whole primary phase

 

Assistance with funding for school trips including year 6 residential 

Financial support 

£2,000

All pupils have equal access to trips. No pupil is at at disadvantage due to lack of funds 

Phonics intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers

£6,150

Pupils to reach targets for phonics

Reading intervention KS1 (R)

 

Reading with school librarian

Targeted writing intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers 

£6,000

Pupils to reach targets for progress in reading 

Maths intervention KS1 (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted maths intervention 30-60 minutes a day, led by experienced teachers 

£6,150

Pupils to reach targets for progress in maths

Math end of key stage booster

 

Deployment of two HLTA resources 

for intensive catch up work for maths and English in years 2 and 6

£9,000

Lower abiltiy groups to make expected level in core subject areas and make expected (and more) progress 

Enlish end of key stage booster

 

Deployment of two HLTA resources

for intensive catch up work for maths and English in years 2 and 6

£9,000

Lower abiltiy groups to make expected level in core subject areas and make expected (and more) progress 

Swimming lessons for particular groups 

 

Transport to swimming centre 

To provide the opportunity for pupils to acquire an important life skill

£2,000

Pupils leave school able to swim 

School trips to increase understanding of the world around them 

 

Subsidised school trips so that all Pupil Premium children will have at least 2 day trips a year 

To expend pupil's curriculum 

£3,000

Pupils are provided a rich learning experience and adeeper understanding to the world around them. Raise aspirations of all pupils through attendance on trips and new experiences. 

Speech and Language Therapist

 

Speech and Language (SLA) one day on site therapist 

Pupils who display a need for one to one support for speech and language have access to a qualified therapist

£11,640

Improve area of learning 

Early Years Provision 

 

Upgrade of resources

Providing larger play area and additional equipment 

£5,000

Improve area of learning 

Whole School 

 

Breakfast Club

Ensure all pupils start the day with a breakfast

£4,000

Nutritional diet for pupils 

Show My Homework

 

Recording work clearly and easily 

Support with accessible resources 

£2,000

Reinforce learning 

 

2017-18 Primary Pupil Premium Statement

AREA & RESOURCE

INTERVENTION

COST

IMPACT

Phonics Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

89% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in CLL and phonics

Writing Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

67% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in writing

Maths Intervention (R)

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

67% of students in receipt of FSM reached expected standard in maths.

Phonics Intervention - Year 1

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted phonics intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

80% of PP students passed phonics test

Writing Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

75% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing KS1 SATS

Maths Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

88% of PP students achieved expected or higher in maths KS1 SATS

Reading Intervention- Year 2

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

75% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading KS1 SATS

Writing Intervention-

Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

87% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

 

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

86% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 3

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

60% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

60% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

74% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 4

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

57% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

42% of PP students achieved expected or higher in writing by the end of the year.

Maths Intervention-

Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

35% of PP students achieved expected or higher in Maths by the end of the year.

Reading intervention- Year 5

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

42% of PP students achieved expected or higher in reading by the end of the year.

Writing Intervention-

Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted writing intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

48% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 writing moderation.

Maths Intervention-

Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted Maths intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

48% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 maths SATs.

Reading intervention- Year 6

 

HLTA x 3

Targeted reading intervention ½ hr -1hr daily led by experienced teachers

£6,150

33% of PP students achieved expected or higher in KS2 reading SATs.

Whole primary phase

 

Pastoral Support Manager X 3

One to ones with children. Home-school liaison. Support with emotional issues.

£84,500

Pupils experienced emotional well-being and felt supported and safe during school

Whole primary phase

 

Accelerated reader

Reading, library and comprehension package

£1,830

Pupils without access to books and those not encouraged to read at home experienced access to challenging texts and worked on comprehension skills.

Year 6

 

Subsidy of Breakfast Club before SATs tests

Financial support

£900

Pupils had a good breakfast and time with their peers and teachers to prepare for SATs exams.

Whole primary phase

 

Assistance with funding for school trips including the year 6 residential

 

Financial support

Contribution

All children have equal access to trips. No pupil is at a disadvantage due to lack of funds.

Achievement and Progress of Pupils Eligible for the Pupil PremiuM

As a school, our aim is for our pupils eligible for pupil premium to leave with similar outcomes to other pupils.

In particular, we focus on ensuring that pupils are making at least expected progress in English and Maths. We believe that an ability to read, write and be numerate are essential for pupils to be successful adults. As such, our interventions – the majority of which focus on high quality teaching in the core – are geared towards improving the performance of disadvantaged pupils in these subjects.

Key Stage 1

For KS1 disadvantaged pupils, attainment of at least the expected standard in reading and mathematics was met by over half of the disadvantaged pupils and two thirds in mathematics. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils that met the expected standard in phonics was 8% above the national figure for this group of pupils in Year 1.

Key Stage 2

The proportion of pupils achieving the “secondary ready standard” increased substantially in 2018 with a proportionate increase for disadvantage pupils.

Standards remained consistent for maths and writing in 2018 whilst our targeted approach to reading resulted in the number of pupils achieving the expected standard for reading at improving by 20% to 71% in 2018 with over half of disadvantaged pupils meeting this expected standard at Key Stage 2.