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Grafton

Primary School

Pupil Premium

Grafton Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure:
Report to Governors: 2016/17


CONTEXT                                                                                                

Grafton is a diverse four-form entry primary school with over 30 additional languages spoken by our children. Of our 943 children currently on roll, 496 are eligible for FSM. Grafton is a good school, striving to be outstanding. Our children are confident, enthusiastic and motivated learners who are proud of their school.

 We are committed to helping every pupil achieve their very best while they are in our school, to have high aspirations for what they can achieve and high hopes for their future. We strive to achieve a stimulating and interactive learning environment and value the contribution of parents, carers as well as the wider community. Our disadvantaged children do well.

 

OBJECTIVES OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a very good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations + as they move through the school.

We have analysed our data thoroughly, examined the impact of current interventions and have made use of a range of research to inform our decision making, such as the Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit.

This year our school priorities are to:

  • Raise levels of parental engagement
  • Improve the outcomes for children in writing in KS1 and vulnerable groups
  • Improve the provision of reading across the school
  • Embed assessment procedures to ensure effective systems of tracking and recording pupil data.
  • To raise the profile of art and music throughout the school
  • Ensure SEN provision meets the needs of all of the children in the school
  • Close the gap in attainment for white British children at the end of KS2
  • Reduce the number of children who are persistent absentees

We will continue with our new whole school approach to supporting children in developing their skills as writers by focusing on developing children’s speaking skills through the use of ICT – e.g. broadcasting using our radio station.

In addition we will continue to strengthen parental engagement in learning, through increasing the support on offer for parents (skills sessions, training in the curriculum and targeted parents’ meetings).

Out training for staff this year will include a focus on challenge – ensuring that more able children are stretched appropriately.

 

PUPILS ON ROLL

Total number of pupils on roll

943

 

NUMBER OF PUPILS AND PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (PPG) RECEIVED

Total number of pupils on roll

943

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

496

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£496320

 

NATURE OF SUPPORT 2016/17

Focus on Learning in the curriculum

Focus on social, emotional and behaviour

Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

Focus on families / Community

CPD / Training

73%

7%

13%

5%

2%

Curriculum Focus:

Increase % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths

 

Attainment for

2015-2016 

Expected

Above

 

Pupils eligible for PP (63)

Pupils not eligible for PP ( 59 )

Pupils eligible for PP (63)

Pupils not eligible for PP ( 59 )

% achieving expected standrd

68%

68%

8%

20%

% achieving expected standard

86%

85%

11%

15%

% achieving expected standard

78%

92%

6%

17%

% achieving expected standard in reading, writing and maths.

57%

64%

6%

12%

% making expected progress in reading

-0.07

0.39

 

 

% making expected progress in writing

2.95

2.04

 

 

% making expected progress in maths

1.46

2.54

 

 

 

RECORD OF PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT SPENDING BY ITEM/PROJECT 2016/17

FOCUS

Item/project

Cost

Objective

Outcome

Academic

Year 6 small group interventions

£35,547

Raise attainment in reading, writing and maths in year 6

Attainment of year 6 children is in line with or above national

Academic

Year 6 Easter School

£4000

Raise attainment in reading, writing and maths in year 6

Attainment of year 6 children is in line with or above national

Academic

Reading Intervention Teachers (whole school)

£100,345

To improve attainment in reading

Attainment in reading is in line with national Children make expected or more than expected progress in reading.

Academic

Reading Resources

£5,000

To provide a broader range of reading materials to support improved attainment in reading

Academic

Beanstalk (year 2)

£1,000

1:1 support for struggling readers

Academic

EAL Support (Whole school)

£17,855

To induct children who are new to English, support language development and access to the curriculum

EAL pupils make good or better progress

Academic

Year 2 intervention

£12,022

Raise attainment in reading, writing and maths in year 2

Attainment of targeted year 2 children is in line with or above national.

Academic

More Able boosters

£5,000

To increase attainment of more able children in reading, writing and maths.

Increased percentage of children working above national in year 6 and year 2.

Academic

Building aspirations trips (whole school)

£5,000

To raise the aspirations of children by giving them a taste of higher education, encouraging them to consider possible career choices and the academic qualifications they would need to pursue them.

Children can talk confidently about a range of possible careers and why they would choose them.

Academic

Learning equipment / resources (whole school)

£3,000

To ensure children have the necessary equipment / resources to learn effectively

Children feel more confident in themselves.

Academic

Talk Boost Intervention, resources and training (EYFS)

£5,576

To develop children’s early language skills.

Children are more confident in talking and have increased vocabulary.

Academic

Phonics interventions (year 1,2 and 3)

£2,946

To improve attainment in phonics

Phonics attainment is in line with or above national.

Academic

Year 3 intervention in reading and maths

£12,196

To improve attainment in reading and maths

Targeted year 3 children make good or better progress in reading and maths

Academic

Targeted 1:1 and small group interventions  - provided by teaching assistants

(Whole school)

£103,559

Boost confidence / self-esteem.

Teach to the gaps.

Raise attainment in reading, writing and maths

Targeted children make good / better progress and are more confident in their learning.

Academic

Educational Visits – whole school

£30,400

To provide children with extended opportunities and experiences so they are better able to apply this knowledge to academic learning.

To boost self-esteem, increase engagement, stimulate interest in topics and develop more positive attitudes to learning.

Children’s writing reflects their experiences, an increased understanding and enjoyment of the topic.

 

Classroom environments reflect the exciting learning that has taken place on these visits.

Academic

1:1 / small group support for children to become more effective learners – whole school

£12,638

To boost self esteem, increase motivation and develop more positive attitudes to learning

Children demonstrate positive attitudes to learning, high levels of motivation and participation.

Academic

School Radio Station – whole school

£7,499

Using ICT to raise attainment and develop key skills - communication, reading, writing, working with others, problem solving and performance skills

Broadcasts will be shared on website.

Increase in children’s confidence and improved attainment in speaking and listening, reading and writing.

Enrichment

Now Press Play – whole school

£5,000

To bring the curriculum to life by making learning exciting, engaging and relevant and to ignite children’s imaginations and support improved standards in writing

Increased attainment in speaking and listening and writing.

Enrichment

Youth Club – year 6

£3,800

After school provision for year 6 children.

Children are more confident and better able to socialise and work both independently and in a team.

 

They know how to keep themselves safe in different environments.

Enrichment

Residential Trips for targeted children (Year 6) including Bushcraft, Junior Citizen Award and Brentwood Prep Challenge Days

£12,820

To provide children with an extended experience in a different environment allowing them to build their confidence, team working, social and survival and safety skills.

Enrichment

Integrating the arts in learning (Whole school)

£10,455

To provide inspirational curriculum enrichment to better engage children in their learning through engaging them in dance, drama and music activities

Children demonstrate improved speaking and listening and writing skills, greater self-confidence and develop improved performing skills.

Enrichment

Extended School Activities (E.g. sports / arts / gardening / social/ nurture) Whole school

£29,995

To increase children’s participation in extended school activities and support children in trying out new experiences

Increased numbers of children participate in extended school activities.

Enrichment

Caring for caterpillars

£122

Provide targeted children with an opportunity to care for a living creature at home

To develop children’s ability to care for an animal, building their knowledge and understand of its life cycle and enabling them to develop their empathy skills. 

Social / Emotional

1:1 / small group support for children to build better social and emotional skills – whole school

£17,904

To provide children with strategies to manage themselves socially and emotional and to support them in building a better sense of self

Children are more confident in themselves and better able to manage their emotions.

Social / Emotional

Counselling / Nurture sessions

£9,591

Social / Emotional

KS2 Fruit

£5,528

To ensure children eat more healthily and do not go hungry

Children are more focused in lessons

Family

Attendance / Family support

£23,057

To improve children’s attendance and support families to cope with life stresses

To provide children with rewards for good attendance.

Children’s attendance improves.

Evidence shows that the school has been able to support parents in managing life stresses.

Family

Provide parent curriculum workshops

£2,648

To support parents to understand how to help children at home

Parents feel confident to support their children with their learning at home in a range of subjects

CPD / Training

External Curriculum Advice - Phonics

£2,000

Teachers are more confident and better able to teach phonics

Attainment in phonics improves

CPD / Training

Pupil Premium Training / Advice / Consultancy

£2,250

To be more strategic in managing pupil premium provision and ensure good outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

A more strategic spending document is developed.
Staff are more confident in providing effective provision for disadvantaged pupils.

CPD / Training

INSET on Challenge

£2,000

Teachers are more able to extend and deepen learning for children.

Increased level of challenge for more able children. More evidence of children grappling / hitting the wall in learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

£496,754

 

 

TOTAL PPG RECEIVED

£496,320

TOTAL PPG EXPENDITURE

£496,754

PPG REMAINING

-£434

 

 

 

 

 

IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING 2016-17

The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough, so we can quickly identify any dips and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement.

The impact of interventions is analysed termly as assessment data is gathered and input / follow up is put in place if an intervention is not having the desired impact.

In 2016-17, we will use a range of data to analyse impact of spending:

- End of key stage data

- Phonics outcomes

- EYFS data

- Current Data

- Intervention analysis

- Outcomes of observations, book scrutinies, learning walks

- Stakeholder feedback

New data will be added at the end of the academic year.