Pupil Premium

Purpose

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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This is expected to rise each year until at least 2015 A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.

Robertswood School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement. Robertswood School actively promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact.

Governors at Roberstwood School have agreed that the interventions and support funded through Pupil Premium, whilst directed in the main at those pupils who attract the funding, may also include other pupils who would benefit from such support.  This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Headteacher leading the development plan and a coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors Resources sub-committee, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

Pupil Premium Intended Spend - Robertswood School 2016/17 PLUS REVIEW

 

Provision/ Intervention

Description

Cost

Intended impact

Measure

Review

KS1 intervention

Targeted children supported in English and Maths lessons and additional phonics in year 1 and year 2.

£15,000

Children move at least three levels in their book band across the year (one per term)

Children make progress in their writing and maths.

Improved Statutory spelling  scores

·         Whole school PP progress illustrates 72% 3+ in reading, 79% in writing  and 79% in maths and 30% making 4 steps of progress in reading, writing and maths.

Final

3+

4+

Reading

50

13

Writing

50

16

Maths

34

6

·         Increase year 2 phonic outcomes to 95% with 100% PP success. 

Overall 96% and PP 100%

·         and year 1 phonics to 80% with 100% PP success. 

Overall 90% and PP 100%

 

 

KS2 intervention

Targeted children supported in reading, writing, grammar and Maths lessons in year 3 – 6.

£17,000

Children make progress in their reading, writing, grammar and maths.

Improved Statutory spelling  scores

KS1 and KS2 Maths intervention

Specific children identified to complete RM Maths x 4 per week

£1,000

Children scoring at least 90% on at each login.

Children making progress.

Mentoring  Counsellor

Groups out of class to give targeted focus support to raise self-esteem and confidence to enable them to access learning and raise attainment.

£5,000

Children achieve their SMART targets

Children are happier about their achievements in school

Ensure children participate in educational visits to enhance their learning experiences.

All children in receipt of grant is able to attend trip including residential cost is funded.

£4,000

Greater engagement with learning. Improved subject knowledge and life skills.

Quality writing during topic work showing progression on prior attainment.

Enriching every child’s learning experience and ensuring every child feels a valued member of the school community.

 

 

£42,000

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Intended Spend Robertswood School 2015 /16 and review

Provision/ Intervention

Description

Cost

Intended impact

Measure

Evaluation

KS1 intervention

Targeted children supported in English and Maths lessons and additional phonics.

£15,000

Children move at least three levels in their book band across the year (one per term)

Children make progress in their writing and maths.

Improved Statutory spelling  scores

85% of pupils make 2 steps progress (1 year age related) over 2015-16 and at least 30% make 3 steps progress.

Whole school  progress illustrates 62% 2+ in reading, (in line with school) 69% in writing (above in school) and 69% in maths. (below)

 

100% targeted moved three levels in their books.

Targeted children improved spelling scorers by up to 25%

88% make 2 steps progress in writing (above school rate) and 63% in Maths (below school) (Target in 16/17)

KS2 intervention

Targeted children supported in reading, writing and Maths lessons

£10,000

Children make progress in their reading, writing and maths.

Improved

Statutory spelling  scores

Targeted children improved spelling scorers by up to 25%

Targeted children - 67%, 72% and 81% made 2 steps of progress in reading, writing and maths. 

KS1 and KS2 Maths intervention

Specific children identified to complete RM Maths x 4 per week

£1,000

Children scoring at least 90% on at each login.

Children making progress.

Most children scoring at least 85%  at each login which is 10% increase on the year.

Mentoring  Counsellor

Groups out of class to give targeted focus support to raise self-esteem and confidence to enable them to access learning and raise attainment.

£10,000

Children achieve their SMART targets

Children are happier about their achievements in school

Children achieved their  targets

Children are happy about their achievements in school

Ensure children participate in educational visits to enhance their learning experiences.

All children in receipt of grant is able to attend trip including residential cost is funded.

£4,000

Greater engagement with learning. Improved subject knowledge and life skills.

Quality writing during topic work showing progression on prior attainment.

Enriching every child’s learning experience and ensuring every child feels a valued member of the school community.

Children have shown a greater engagement in learning across the year and work illustrates progression over the year. The outcome has been that children have felt proud to be part of Robertswood and enjoy coming to school.

 

 

£41,000

 

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM AT ROBERTSWOOD SCHOOL 2014/15 

 

At Robertswood School £44,405 pupil premium funding for 2014/15 was allocated on an individual basis and to those pupils who are eligible. The pupil premium allocation is spent either by providing academic support to boost attainment or as a means by which pupils learning or experiences in education may be enriched. The main use of the finance has been in financing a learning mentor responsible for supporting children in receipt pupil premium funding including re-furbishing an environment whereby children’s emotional literacy can be developed. 

 

Funding has also been spent with individual needs in mind.

Where pupil’s attainment is good, the funding will be used to enrich their learning through:-

 

    Funded residential and educational visits

    Funded extra-curricular clubs and activities

    Other areas specific based on the needs and aspiration of individuals

 

Where pupil’s attainment is below national expectation, the funding will be used to support the pupils learning needs through:-

 

    Booster learning groups

    Literary resources to support learning at home

    Other areas specific based on the needs and aspiration of individuals

 

During the academic year 2014/15 Pupil Premium support meant that in;

 

Reading

 

79% of children receiving pupil premium made expected progress in reading in 2014/15 and 53% made more than expected progress during the year. 

Children receiving pupil premium in the school made an average of 4.3 points progress in reading

71% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in reading across key stage 2 with 14% making better than expected progress.

57% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in reading and 43% achieved a ‘level 5’.

 

 

Writing

 

93% of children receiving pupil premium made expected progress in writing in 2014/15 and 48% made more than expected progress during the year. 

Children receiving pupil premium in the school made an average of 5.0 points progress in writing.

85% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in writing across key stage 2 with 29% making better than expected progress.

71% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in writing and 29% achieved a ‘level 5’.

43% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Handwriting and 43% achieved a ‘level 5’.

 

Maths

 

90% of children receiving pupil premium made expected progress in maths in 2014/15 and 43% made more than expected progress during the year. 

Children receiving pupil premium in the school made an average of 4.4 points progress in maths.

71% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in maths across key stage 2 with 29% making better than expected progress.

43% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in maths and 29% achieved a ‘level 5’.

 

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PUPIL PREMIUM AT ROBERTSWOOD SCHOOL 2013/14 

 

At Robertswood School £28237 pupil premium funding for 2013/14 was allocated on an individual basis and to those pupils who are eligible only. The pupil premium allocation is spent either by providing academic support to boost attainment or as a means by which pupils learning or experiences in education may be enriched.

 

Where pupil’s attainment is good, the funding will be used to enrich their learning through:-

 

    Funded residential and educational visits

    Funded Extra-curricular clubs and activities

    Other areas specific to the individuals needs

 

Where pupil’s attainment is below national expectation, the funding will be used to support the pupils learning needs through:-

 

    Booster Learning groups

    Literary resources to support learning at home

    Other areas specific to the individuals needs

 

PUPIL PREMIUM ALLOCATION AND USE AND IMPACT ON ATTAINMENT

 

During the academic year 2013/14 Pupil Premium support meant that in;

 

Reading

 

100% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in reading across key stage 2 with 33% making better than expected progress.

67% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in reading and 33% achieved a ‘level 5’.

71% children receiving pupil premium in the school made two sub-levels of progress in reading.

 

Writing

 

100% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in writing across key stage 2 with 33% making better than expected progress.

33% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in writing and 17% achieved a ‘level 5’.

71% children receiving pupil premium in the school made two sub-levels of progress in writing.

 

Maths

 

100% of children receiving pupil premium in year 6 made expected progress in maths across key stage 2 with 17% making better than expected progress.

84% attained a ‘level 4’ (the level expected for children in year 6) in maths and 17% achieved a ‘level 5’.

75% children receiving pupil premium in the school made two sub-levels of progress in maths.