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Back to school on Tuesday 5th September

The Premiums Policy can be found on the Policy Page of this website

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Summary of Strategy

At Spofforth Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • The learning culture of the school impacts on all pupils enabling them to become confident and resilient learners.
  • All children receive the support and guidance necessary to progress and achieve well socially, emotionally and academically.
  • We recognise the important role parental engagement has in pupil’s education and make use of a range of strategies to effectively engage parents with their pupils learning.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of additional support at one time.

The initial focus of our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at ensuring pupils make expected or better than expected progress from their individual starting points term by term and year by year. Resources will be deployed to ensure pupils receive the appropriate level of academic support and challenge.

Ensuring all pupils have equal access to the wide range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities available through the school and supporting their overall development is also a key focus to our work through pupil premium. 

 

Provision

The ranges of provision the school may use include;

  • Training staff to meet the wide ranging sometimes complex needs of all learners.
  • Training staff to understand the sometimes complex social and emotional needs of pupils and how best to support these.
  • Establishing, sustaining and building upon effective strategies for parental engagement with pupils learning.
  • Provide adult to pupil’s ratios that facilitate effective feedback to pupils that impacts on their day to day progress.
  • Providing small group work with a teacher, teaching assistant or external provider focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Providing small group work external provider (Sporting Influence & TS Mindset groups) focused on overcoming barriers to learning e.g. low confidence levels or fixed mindsets.
  • 1:1 support.
  • Additional tuition beyond the timetabled school day.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Acquiring effective materials and resources aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • Subsidizing educational experiences such as visits and residential trips.
  • Provide support for families with extracurricular and enhancement provision.
  • Provide equipment to ensure pupils develop appropriate levels of ICT skills ready for the next phase in their learning.
  • Systems to allow effective tracking of pupil’s progress.

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

We are aware that some families may not be eligible for free school meals but from time to time may experience financial difficulty. We are happy to support all families as best we can whatever their situation. In this instance we advise you come and speak (in confidence) Mr Griffiths or the office staff who will be able to offer support and advice.

 

Financial Year

Number of pupils eligible

Per pupil allocation

Total Allocation

Breakdown overview

Adult hours*

Staff **development and training

Resources***

2011 - 2012

3

£488

£1464

£700

£500

£264

2012 – 2013

9

£600

£5400

£2500

£1600

£1300

2013 – 2014

15

£900

£13500

£9500

£1000

£3000

2014 - 2015

12

2

£1300

£1900

£19,400

75%

£14,550

25%

£4850

2015 - 2016

15

1

£1320

£1900

£21,400

75%

£16050

25%

£5350

2016-2017

17

2

£1320

£1900

£26 240

65%

£17,056

35%

£9184

 *Includes additional support during main school day and also additional tuition outside school day and outside of term time

**Including release time to plan and deliver projects such as learning conversations

***Resources – equipment, T&L resources books, contributions to trips and visits, plus subsidised extra-curricular clubs and breakfast club.

 

Year 2016 – 2017

It is our intention to continue with the following strategies during the academic year 2016 – 2017 

  • Adult support in classes to support high quality feedback and ensure feedback is followed up and acted upon.
  • Strategies to further promote effective parental engagement with pupils learning. Continuation of targeted learning conversations and introduction of whole school approach via ‘Marvellous Me’
  • Small group ‘booster catch up’ and intervention work
  • One to one tuition
  • Subsidised breakfast club
  • Subsidised Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Subsidising learning experiences e.g. trips, residential and in school experiences
  • Data package to track all learners and allow easy individual tracking of vulnerable groups
  • Reading books and copies of class novel books for PP pupils.
  • Attendance data analysis and follow up
  • Specific resources to support learning e.g. ‘Numicom’ – apparatus to develop understanding of number
  • Education ICT software and apps to support learning 

 

Year  2015-2016

Action/Activity

Aim

Impact

Additional adult support in classes.

Increase quality and quantity of feedback within lessons as per Sutton Trust report.

Plan and deliver booster catch up sessions and intervention sessions. Examples -

1st class at number (x3 per week)

Phonics groups (30 min daily)

See data of individual children within year group data.

Because of small numbers within each year group cohort and some complicating factors e.g. some PP also high level SEND careful individual analysis by pupil basis needed.

Staff training.

Improve staff awareness of social and emotional challenges that often impact on learners progress

Staff better equipped to manage the learning

Learning conversations.

Release time to prepare for and hold learning conversation meetings each half term for four pupils.

Higher levels of parental engagement. Parents feeling better equipped to support pupils at home.

One to one tuition.

Ensure vulnerable pupils progress at least in line with expectations.

Improved academic outcomes including increased confidence.

Sporting Influence self-esteem and confidence programme.

Improve self-esteem, self-confidence/belief and social skill of pupil’s trough sport.

Improved self-confidence and self-belief of pupils. Greater participation and involvement in learning.

Subsidised breakfast club.

Children to be physically and emotionally prepared for learning at the start of the school day.

Pupils prepared for the start of the day and for learning.

Extra-Curricular Activities/ After School Club/Holiday clubs.

To make extracurricular activities available to those who for financial reasons are not able to access.  To enhance learning and social opportunities.

Equality of opportunity for pupils. Social and emotional benefits of participation.

Subsidising learning experiences e.g. trips, residential and in school experiences where contributions are requested.

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, raising their aspirations and expectations.

Washing machine and tumble dryer purchase and install.

Ensure all children have access to clean and dry uniform and PE kit.

Access to clean uniform and PE kit.

Data packages to track all learners and allow easy individual tracking of vulnerable groups.

Quick and efficient tracking of progress of pupils thus allowing more time dedicated to planning and preparing T&L activities and interventions

Effective tracking enables focused discussions on progress and next steps needed. This feeds into individual pupil summaries that shape personalised provision.

Reading books and copies of class novel books for PP pupils.

Pupils to have access to own copies at school and at home. Be able share learning and consolidate and home. Build up collection of high quality texts in the home.

Supporting extension of learning beyond school and parental engagement.

 

Financial Year 2014-2015

Action/Activity

Aim

Impact

Additional adult support in classes.

Increase quality and quantity of feedback within lessons as per Sutton Trust report.

Plan and deliver booster catch up sessions and intervention sessions. Examples -

1st class at number (x3 per week)

Phonics groups (30 min daily)

See data of individual children within year group data.

Because of small numbers within each year group cohort and some complicating factors e.g. some PP also high level SEND careful individual analysis by pupil basis needed.

Learning conversations

Release time to prepare for and hold learning conversation meetings each half term for four pupils.

Improved parent engagement and involvement. Improved reading of pupils – see report write up.

One to one tuition

Ensure L4 maths for Year Six pupil in danger of not achieving L4. Ensure maths at age appropriate level for accessing KS3 curriculum.

Pupil achieved L4 and was significantly more confident. Many of gaps identified when she joined in year six had been closed.

Subsidised breakfast club.

Children to be physically and emotionally prepared for learning at the start of the school day

Pupils actively engaged in learning. No incidents of learning being disrupted by children not suitably prepared for learning.

Extra-Curricular Activities/ After School Club

To make extracurricular activities available to those who for financial reasons are not able to access.  To enhance learning and social opportunities.

Increased participation in sporting activities. Improved life skills, and confidence.

Subsidising learning experiences e.g. trips, residential and in school experiences where contributions are requested

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, raising their aspirations and expectations.

All children have been given opportunity to access experiences and opportunities.

Ipad purchase and apps.

Dedicated i-pad for 1 pupil to facilitate continuation of learning at home and greater independent learning within the classroom.

Greater independence within learning. Ability to extend learning beyond school time.

Data packages to track all learners and allow easy individual tracking of vulnerable groups.

Quick and efficient tracking of progress of pupils thus allowing more time dedicated to planning and preparing T&L activities and interventions

Close monitoring of progress allows for early intervention and effective review of the impact of additional support.

Active Literacy Kit for Phonics kit and associated staff training

Phonics teaching method to target pupils not progressing in phonics.

Improved phonics understanding for key pupils.

Reading books and copies of class novel books for PP pupils.

Pupils to have access to own copies at school and at home. Be able share learning and consolidate and home. Build up collection of high quality texts in the home.

Improved access to quality texts. Develop love of reading. Opportunity to extend reading beyond school.

 

Financial Year 2013-2014

Fifteen eligible pupils

Per pupil allocation = £900

Total allocation = £13,500

 

Action/Activity

Aim

Impact

addition GTA support across school to support T&L in class and via interventions, Fresh Start, One to One phonics, and additional phonics groups in KS1 & EYFS – allow for phase group approach (approx. two thirds PP children in (EYFS & KS1)

Provide additional support and guidance for pupils learning via group and one to one work in class and through intervention strategies;

 

Fresh Start –

 

One to One phonics –

 

Numicom –

 

Additional phonics groups – 7 groups for EYFS and KS1 – smaller groups taught at phase levels – more repaid progress.

Data packages to track all learners and allow easy individual tracking of vulnerable groups.

Quick and efficient tracking of progress of pupils thus allowing more time dedicated to planning and preparing T&L activities and interventions

Close monitoring of progress allows for early intervention and effective review of the impact of additional support.

Purchase of tablet devices and applications to assist in personalised learning approaches

To support and enhance access to technology and support learning

Increased independence. Applications to tackle closing of specific gaps e.g. fine motor skill. Video and photo facilities providing instant feedback to improve pupils evaluative skills.

Subsidised breakfast club.

Children to be physically and emotionally prepared for learning at the start of the school day

Pupils actively engaged in learning. No incidents of learning being disrupted by children not suitably prepared for learning.

Reading books and copies of class novel books for PP pupils.

Pupils to have access to own copies at school and at home. Be able share learning and consolidate and home. Build up collection of high quality texts in the home.

Improved access to quality texts. Develop love of reading. Opportunity to extend reading beyond school.

Extra-Curricular Activities/ After School Club

To make extracurricular activities available to those who for financial reasons are not able to access.  To enhance learning and social opportunities.

Increased participation in sporting activities. Improved life skills, and confidence.

Numicom training and resources

Two staff trained through alliance and purchase of additional resources to support the teaching of maths within maths lessons and also through intervention groups.

Staff able to disseminate training.

Resources used to support in class and via intervention developing key skills.

 

 

 

Clicker 6

Develop these fundamental skills in pupils while also developing independence.

More opportunities created for independent writing rather than reliance on adult scribe or adult support.

One to One maths tuition

Ensure L4 maths for Year Six pupil in danger of not achieving L4. Ensure maths at age appropriate level for accessing KS3 curriculum.

Pupil achieved L4 and was significantly more confident. Many of gaps identified when she joined in year six had been closed.

One to One tuition 2 pupils

 

Ensure L4b+ maths for Year Six pupil while introduce and develop capacity to work at L5.

 

Close gaps in learning maths and grammar for yr4 pupil. Pre teaching to develop confidence and independence in class.

Pupil achieved L4 and was significantly more confident. Many of gaps identified when she joined in year six had been closed.

Phonics resources -

Purchase of intervention resources – Fresh Start and One2One

Consistent range of programmes and resources to support. Resources easily available for support staff more time dedicated to delivering support rather than making resources.

Catch up for Yr2’s still WA

 

Catch up for lower KS2 3c/3b

 

Early intervention Yr1 showing signs of not achieving WA

Subsidising learning experiences e.g. trips, residential and in school experiences where contributions are requested

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, raising their aspirations and expectations.

 

 

All children have been given opportunity to access experiences and opportunities.

Weekly 30 mins sessions plus breakfast club. Additional reading and phonics. Spring – on-going

Develop use of phonics to support reading development.

Improved confidence and retention.

Holiday tuition half term and Easter

 

3 pupils 2 hours session to include collection and drop off. 2 staff. 4 sessions per child.

Opportunities to consolidate learning one to one. Prepare for new leaning in new term. Limit learning loss as a result of holiday period with reduced educational input.

Limit of learning loss/regression often noted after holidays.

Pivats resources to support assessment and development of PP pupil working below 1c.

Provide resources to more accurately identify next steps in learning this improving quality of provision.

Support better matched to need as small steps accurately identified.

Communication in print resources

To support delivery of intervention

Provides another way of explaining new concepts and vocabulary. Supports learning of new concepts which are sometimes difficult for pupil(s) to grasp.

1st class at number training associated cover costs and resources. Spring 2014

Train staff in the delivery of 1st class @ number maths intervention.

Able to work with PP groups with maths gaps to deliver this intervention.

PP+ enrichment experiences

Provide high quality enrichment experiences to identified pupils develop confidence building PSE skills, and provide experience of success, promote leadership skills examples hourse riding and golf lessons.

Visible improvement in self-confidence. Purposeful leadership opportunities for pupils back in school leading tri-golf sessions with other classes.

 

2012-2013

Allocation – 9 eligible pupils

Per pupil allocation £600

Total allocation £5600

Financial Year April 2012- April 2013 – Total Allocation £5600

Spending

Action/Activity

Aim

Impact

Data package to track all learners and allow easy individual tracking of vulnerable groups.

All staff can easily track and monitor progress of PP children. Close monitoring of progress allows for early intervention and effective review of the impact of additional support.

Sped up the tracking of these children. Provided greater scrutiny of progress and created more time for planning interventions.

Intervention resources and teaching assistant time to support the development of communication literacy and language skills

Improve the fundamental speaking and listening skills in pupils essential to become and effective learner.

Children more able to access learning and participate effectively in their learning

Purchase of IT programme to develop reading, writing and communication skills.

Develop these fundamental skills in pupils while also developing independence.

More opportunities created for independent writing rather than reliance on adult scribe or adult support.

Training for new staff in phonics

Purchase phonic resources to aid more dynamic phonics teaching

Additional staff for delivering small group phonics activities

Improve quality of phonics teaching.

Percentage of children passing the Year One Phonics screening check is above national average

Fund release time and technology for research and development project aimed at raising standards project L5 maths

Ensure those capable are supported in achieving higher levels.

All PP children in Yr6 achieved L4 maths and 2L progress 50% achieved level 5.

Subsidising learning experiences e.g. trips, residential and in school experiences where contributions are requested

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, raising their aspirations and expectations..

All children have been given opportunity to access experiences and opportunities.

Impact

Percentage of children passing the Year One Phonics screening check is above national average.

All PP children in Yr6 achieved L4 maths and 2L progress 50% achieved level 5.

All children have been given opportunity to access experiences and opportunities.

Additional adults able to target and direct support where needed.

Senior leaders can easily track and monitor progress of PP children. Close monitoring of progress allows for early intervention and effective review of the impact of additional support.

  

Use of funding

Cost

Clicker 5

£300

Additional TA support in KS2 – increasing of hours of KS2 TA to FT (30 hours)

£2000

Phonics training

£200

Phonics resources

£100

CLL resources – Talking the Narrative, conversation boards

£300

Electrical kits – S&L in science

£100

KS1 assessment training

£200

Experiences subsidy – trips, residential and in school experiences theatre groups etc

£400

Maths research and development project including access to Iris and release time

£1000

Extra KS1 TA hours – phonics time teaching extra 2.5 hours per week

£500

Tracking Package

£300

Staff training – good – outstanding teaching plus accompanying Focus resources

£200

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