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Pupil Premium Funding Expenditure and its impact at St Edward's:

 

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 is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

 

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium is to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. This premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces and children who have been adopted from care.

 

The barriers to educational achievement of pupil premium children at St. Edward's are extremely varied. Each case is taken into consideration on its own merits. This is why we attempt to use the funding broadly to ensure that we meet a wide range of needs.

 

Staffing costs are high at St Edward’s and currently all year groups have a Teaching Assistant to support groups identified for need. Intervention groups are targeting individuals and small groups of children at various points within the school day, some starting at 8:30am where children come to school early to complete extra work on reading or basic skills.

 

The Pupil Premium funding has enabled us to employ a full-time Senior Learning Mentor (Miss Solanki) who runs social and emotional interventions within school for targeted children, supports the monitoring of attendance and manages lunchtime. She meets parents in the morning, holds drop-in workshops for parents and is trained to lead FCAFs for our families in need.

 

Our school run ‘Breakfast Club’ is extremely affordable for our families as we ask them to pay £25 per half term for the whole family. The Pupil Premium funding partly funds the staffing costs. The impact of this is demonstrated in the number of children able to make use of this club, particularly enabling many of our low income families to go to work.

 

2017/18 so far:

  • We have employed a Family Support Worker this year for half a day a week from September 2017. Already, she has been in contact with 14 families and has worked on issues relating to behaviour management at home, housing and finance.
  • Subsidizing Pupil Premium children for the Y6 residential
  • Looked after children have a specified amount of money spend on them (as recommended by their PEP plan).
  • Sanctuary room in school where children with specific emotional and social needs are able to have time out, work quietly and or speak to an adult if an issue arises. This has already had a great impact as it is supervised at all times. Staff monitor its use very closely.
  • Speech and Language therapist into school fortnightly.
  • Breakfast Club staff, Senior Learning Mentor and interventions training as detailed below.

 

Below are the allocations of the Pupil Premium funding for the last academic year and previous years:

Allocation for 2016/17

Amount Spent

Expected Impact...

Year 6 Residential for PP children in March 2017

£1836.00

  •  New residential to Liddington. By subsidising every Year 6 Pupil Premium child year on year, we will have targeted specific PP children over the life of the school, creating lasting memories

Learning Mentor

£28,123.00

  • 28 children (28.3%) work with our Learning Mentor (counselling, specific nurture and attendance)
  • 49% of our under 90% Attendance children are Pupil Premium children.

 Music lessons (Steel Pan Year 5 & Y6)

 

 

 

£1339.25

 

£1339.25

 

 

  • The groups  of children will have the opportunity to take part in two Music concerts at school whilst learning to play this unusual instrument. eg International Evening & Music Evening

 

Aspire Mentoring

£5650.00

 

  • Specific families of the children have required targeted and specific Social, Emotional and Mental Health support.  Aspire support and assist children and their families. (Aspire 75% of their caseload)

Speech & Language Support

£6298.50

  • 6 (6%)of the children needed specific Speech and Language intervention and were unable to access NHS services.  Our Speech and Language Therapist has all of these children on her case load, which is calculated to be 75%.

Subsidising a whole school 'theatre trip' for KS1-The Snowman (Jan 2017)

KS2- George's Marvellous Medicine (Nov 2016)

 

 

  • Linked with our School Development Priority to engage all pupils ensuring a 'thirst for learning' particularly in English
  • To support our aim to raise standards and promote 'Greater Depth' in writing.

Additional training for TA’s to help support intervention Groups

 

Breakfast Club staff

 

% of additional TA per year group Salary

 

 

 

 

 

 

£58,692.00

 

  • Children are supported in classes with at least one TA per class or year group.
  • A lunchtime club is run every day by TAs on a rota and SLT staff. This ensures that all children have a place to go with fun activities; mainly used as a preventative. 
  • Breakfast Club is run every morning from 7:45am at a hugely discounted rate. We employ our own dinner supervisor staff to help run this club. 

Total Funding Spent

£129,360.00

approx

 

 

How we will measure the impact: Pupil Progress meetings every half term held with class teacher and Senior leaders, book scrutinies, pupil conversations and data.

Next review date: Summer 2017

 

 

Total allocated Pupil Premium Funding 2015/2016- £129,360.00

 

Allocation

Amount Spent

Impact

Year 6 Residential for PP children

£1836.00

  • All children have had the opportunity to experience outdoor learning and a residential experience. Good feedback from all who attended. In 2017 the aim is to broaden the experiences further with a more adventurous residential visit.

Learning Mentor

£27,123.00

  • 28 children (28.3%) work with our Learning Mentor (counselling, specific nurture and attendance)
  • Family Support demand is increasing; daily support provided for families
  • Individual intensive support to improve attendance & FCAFs.

Whole Class Curriculum Music (Steel Pan Year 5)

Whole Class Curriculum Music (Cornet Year 4)

Whole Class Curriculum Music (Clarinet Year 4)

£5808.00

 

 

£1339.25

 

£1339.25

 

 

  • The classes have taken part in two Music concerts at school whilst learning to play these instruments eg International Evening & Music Evening

 

Aspire Mentoring

Malachi

£5650.00

£3066.00

  • 4 (4%) of the children have required targeted and specific Social, Emotional and Mental Health support.  Aspire and Malachi provision has supported and assisted them and their families. (Aspire 75% of their caseload, Malachi 50%)

Speech & Language Support

£6298.50

  • 6 (6%)of the children needed specific Speech and Language intervention and were unable to access NHS services.  Our Speech and Language Therapist has all of these children on her case load, which is calculated to be 75%

Moseley Rugby Support

£16,048.00

 

  • Reduced behaviour incidents at lunchtime however due to change in staffing, it was felt that another 'lunchtime' club will be trialled.

 

Additional training for TA’s to help support intervention Groups

 

% of additional TA per year group Salary

 

£2160.00

 

 

 

 

£58,692.00

 

  • 78 out of 87 (89.7%) Pupil Premium children (Years 1-6) are on track towards ‘Age related Expectations’ in Maths
  • 85 out of 87 (97.8%) Pupil Premium children (Years 1-6) are on track towards @Age related Expectations’ in Reading
  • 79 out of 87 (90.8%) are on track towards ‘ Age related Expectations’ in Writing

 

End of Year Outcomes  

Year 1 Phonics

70% Pupil Premium children achieved the expected standard which is in line with Pupil Premium nationally (National all pupils 81%) 

Year 2 Phonics

100% Pupil Premium achieved phonics compared to 91% nationally 

Key Stage 1:

Reading 85% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National all pupils 74%)

Writing 77% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National  all pupils 65%)

Mathematics 85% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National all pupils 73%)

No pupils achieved a high scaled score.

Key Stage 2: 

Reading 72% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National all pupils 66%)

High scaled score 28% (National all pupils 19%)

Writing 67% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National all pupils 74%)

High scaled score 0% (National all pupils 15%)

Mathematics 78% Pupil Premium achieved ARE (National all pupils 70%)

High scaled score 17% (National all pupils 17%)

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 78% Pupil Premium (National all pupils 72%)

High scaled score 39% (National all pupils 22%)

Total Funding Spent

£129,360.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Pupil Premium Funding allocated 2014/2015: £135200.00

 

Staffing costs: TA Support 

£71,485

Learning Mentor Support

£16,005

Breakfast & Dinner Supervisors Support 

£13,280

Education visits and Residential visit

£2,500

Curriculum Music

£4,555

Raising Standards Support

£16,563

Two Thirds Design – Environment

£2094

Moseley Rugby Club Mentoring

£8718

 

Total spent:                                  £135200.00

 

Inspection Dashboard outcome

  • KS2 value added in all subjects was broadly average or above for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs
  • From at least 5 out of every 6 starting points, the proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils making and exceeding expected progress in reading, in writing and in mathematics was similar to that of other pupils nationally
  • The proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils that attained at least Level 4 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
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