Brough Primary School
Statement regarding the spending of Pupil Premium
"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 was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the 'Ever 6 FSM')
Schools have received funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of serivce personnel."
As outlined on the Departement for Education website
Here at Brough School pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify the specific needs of groups or individuals. We recognise that not all pupils in our school who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Provision for Identified Groups or Individuals
School Year 2015/16
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 is: £22,740 plus an additional £10,440 due to an increase in eligible pupils following the January census - giving a total of £33,180
The PPG allocation for 2015/2016 is targeted for the following projects:
|Project 1||Nurturing Support by ELSA & Parent Support - (19 hours per week)||£8839|
|Project 2||Additional teaching hours for Year 4, 5 & 6 SEND||£6155|
|Project 3||Additional teaching assistant support for Year 6 - in class and before school sessions||£3722|
|Project 4||Achievement for All Project - whole school (time for teachers to work with parents)||£1802|
|Project 5||After school club for vulnerable children (2 x 1 hour TA support x 32 weeks) plus resources||£1200|
|Project 6||Small group intervention for children Y2 to Y6 ( Teacher bursaries)||£2757|
|Project 7||Homework clubs for Key Stage 2 led by teachers||£1440|
|Project 8||Time for Talk sessions afterschool for Reception Children and their parents||£360|
|Project 9||Reading Clubs for identified children at lunchtimes||£1702|
|Project 10||Additional TA support for Y6 for reading and spelling (2 x 2 hours) per week||£1718|
|Project 11||Maths Leader to work with Y6 on developing reasoning skills (10 x 1.5 hours) + 1 day||£730|
|Project 12||Financial assistance for Free School Meals / Looked After Children for Educational Visits / Music Lessons||£1722|
|Project 13||Nessy Reading & Spelling Software Licence (for identified children)||£400|
|Project 14||Additional Nursery Nurse hours for Intervention Work (2 hours x 10 weeks)||£233|
|Project 15||Family Yoga sessions (30 minutes x 10 weeks) X 2 adults||£200|
|Reserve for identified future needs||£200|
Provision for Identified Groups or Individuals
School Year 2014/15
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2014/15 is: £22,400
The PPG allocation for 2014/2015 is targeted for the following projects:
|Project 1||Nurturing Support by ELSA & Parent Support - 16 hours per week||£7312|
|Project 2||Additional teaching hours for Year 6 (one morning per week)||£3881|
|Project 3||Additional teaching assistant support for Year 6 - in class and before school sessions||£3656|
|Project 4||Achievement for All Project - whole school||£1350|
|Project 5||After school club for vulnerable children (2 x 1 hour TA support x 32 weeks)||£770|
|Project 6||Small group intervention for all ages ( Teacher bursaries)||£4000|
|Project 7||Homework clubs for Key Stage 2 led by teachers||£1280|
|Project 8||Time for Talk sessions afterschool for Reception Children and their parents||£180|
The impact of the PPG for 2014/15 was:
Project 1: Very positive feedback has been received from both parents and children who have had support from Mrs Coppini, Pupil & Parent Support Adviser. The children know Mrs Coppini well and how to make contact with her when the need arises. She is readily available so that she can deal with any issues as soon as possible. Parents are increasingly confident to contact Mrs Coppini directly to ask for advice or support. She is able to give emotional support and practical guidance to resolve difficulties, this significantly reduces barriers to learning and results in children being happier in school and ready to learn.
Project 2: Due to the member of staff being absent for significant periods, this project did not have the full impact hoped for. However, when the group was able to run, the children benefitted from the small group work with a qualified teacher, helping them to fill gaps in their learning and pre-teaching to help them to have greater success and confidence when working back in the classroom.
Project 3: Most pupils became more focussed on their learning and appreciated the extra sessions at the beginning of the day, where attendance at these sessions was good, the children achieved their expected results.
Project 4: Parental engagement has improved for the majority of the identified children. Where a positive relationship between the teacher and parents was established and the parents were keen to get involved and attend additional meetings, the impact on the child's learning was good. some parents developed greater confidence in being able to support their child's learning at home.
Project 5: The children thoroughly enjoyed attending the 'Funly Club', they felt valued and part of a group. They were able to contribute to team activities and voice opinions with greater confidence. The children looked forward to coming to the group each week, sharing their news and trying new activities. They took new skills away with them and it was good to see them being happy and growing in confidence. In particular, they got better at making and sustaining friendships.
Project 6: Due to the high need and large classes in Year 6, most of the additional groups led by teachers focussed on this age group. There were a variety of groups across all ability ranges where it was felt that they would benefit from these additional sessions to help them to achieve their expected plus targets. Unfortunately, some of the most needy children did not attend on a regular basis. For those who had regular attendance at these sessions, and completed the follow up work, their literacy and maths skills improved. Teacher assessment results were very good showing good achievement and progress, however, several children underperformed in the tests during SATs week. Easter booster groups were offered to groups of children and these were led by teachers during the school holidays. Sadly, once again, the most needy did not attend. Those who did enjoyed the practical activities which helped them to embed their learning.
Project 7: Homework clubs were established for Years 3/4 and Years 5/6. These were held on a weekly basis for invited children. For some children, attendance was good and this was supported well by their parents. For others attendance was patchy and some opted out completely due to their parent's decision. Without this supervised time in school most of these children would not have completed their homework.
Project 8: All of the children involved made progress in communication and language. Relationships with parents for this group improved and they benefitted from the modelling of activities which they could use at home with their children along with behaviour management strategies.
School Year 2013/14
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2013/14 is: £15300 (this has been reduced to £11700 due to 4 less FSM pupils when the census was completed)
The PPG allocation for 2013/2014 was targeted to provide:
|Project 1||Nurturing Support by ELSA - 12 hours per week||£4450|
|Project 2||Additional teaching hours for Year 5 (3/15)||£4800|
|Project 3||Additional teaching assistant support for Year 6 - in class and before school sessions||£2967|
|Project 4||Achievement for All Project - whole school||£3465|
|Project 5||After school club for vulnerable children (2 x 1 hour TA support x 32 weeks)||£608|
|Project 6||Small group intervention for Year 6 ( 2 teachers x 10 hours)||£800|
As the projects have been established before the Pupil Premium funding was taken from the school it is necessary to go ahead with them all.
Additional pupils have started at the school who are eligible for FSM since the census - total number by the end of the school year 2013/14 is 24.
The impact of the PPG for 2013/14 was:
Project 1: The children were able to access help from our Nurture Support straight away if they were upset or angry about something, this enabled the child to calm down and receive the emotional support and practical help to resolve difficulties, this significantly reduces barriers to learning. All of the children who have received support, show an increase in self-esteem and confidence both in the classroom and on the playground, They are taught strategies to help them cope with anxieties, conflict and difficult situations.
Project 2: In writing - 72% of the group achieved 4+ APS (average point score) progress and 28% achieved 2 APS. 2 children achieved 6 APS. In reading - 65% achieved 4+ APS progress, 30% achieved 2 APS and 5% didn't make progress. 1 child achieved 6 APS and another achieved 10 APS. In Maths - 58% achieved 4 APS and 42% achieved 2 APS. This progress was made across this school year. All of these children had a range of difficulties which were impacting on their learning. With the excellent teaching and support given all of the children gained self-confidence in their own ability. They developed a 'have a go' attitude and excelled in their learning, closing the attainment gap. They have all now managed to access the mainstream classroom in Year 6 with teaching assistant support and one morning with an additional teacher.
Project 3: Many children in Year 6 benefitted from this additional support as their confidence grew significantly and they improved their independence and stamina in completing tasks enabling them to be ready for secondary education.
Project 4: As a result of this project some children have made significant progress achieving both academically and emotionally. One child in Y1 achieved very high scores in the phonics screening test after a very low starting point; another child is now able to stay at school over the lunchtime period when previously he had refused, he is now happy and confident with new friendships. In addition, conversations with parents have highlighted their concerns and information has been shared which has helped to remove some of the barriers to learning. In two cases, additional intervention at wave 3 has been put in place and parents are now working closely with the teaching assistant involved to improve the basic reading skills of the children concerned.
Project 5: The invited children really enjoyed the club; they reported that they felt safe and relaxed. The activities are all very practical and encourage team work. The children are encouraged to feel proud of their achievements and to show kindness to each other. The club starts with a snack which is always eagerly welcomed. The children enjoyed a wide range of activities which they would not normally have access to.
Project 6: As a result of this project all of the children, except 2, included in this group went on to achieve a level 4 in their SAT tests. Their confidence in maths lessons improved significantly.
Analysis of the average point score (APS).
In this Year 6 cohort, only three children were identified as receiving pupil premium. One of these does not have his data included in the raise online data as he met the criteria. Of the two children included in the data, both achieved Reading, writing and maths at level 4 plus and one of them achieved level 5 across all of the subjects. Due to the low numbers the APS data is not appropriate.
School Year 2012/13
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2012/13 was: £10200
The PPG allocation for 2012/2013 was targeted to provide:
|Project 1||Nurturing Support by Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) 12 hours per week||£4450|
|Project 2||Additional teaching hours for Year 4 (2/15)||£3046|
|Project 3||Additional teaching assistant support for Y6 - in class and additional sessions before school||£2967|
The impact of the PPG for 2012/13 was:
1) The nurturing support has significant impact on pupils self esteem, enabling them to express themselves more articulately, develop meaningful relationships with their peers, overcome increasingly complex barriers to learning and hence make better progress in lessons.
2) The additional teaching hours in year 4 enabled the pupil premium children to make 6 points progress in mathematics and 2 to 4 points progress in reading and writing. Other low ability children also benefitted from this additional resource. Please note that additional teacher hours were also put in place for the Year 1 cohort which was totally funded by the school. The children in Year 1 made very good progress overall as a result of this project.
3) The additional teaching assistant hours in Year 6 provided additional mentoring of vulnerable children, resulting in these children being more settled and more able to focus on their learning, knowing they have got someone to go to share their worries and concerns.They also developed their independence and organisational skills preparing them for transition to secondary school. The additional teaching sessions before school focussed on consolidation of skills and pre-teaching.
Analysis of the average point score (APS).
The end of Key stage 2 test results show a gap of -5.5 APS between FSM and non-FSM pupils for the gold standard of Level 4 plus in Reading, Writing and Mathematics combined. Some pupils in this small group of FSM children in Year 6 also had SEND and two children joined the school in Year 5 or 6 having less than 2 years at the school. (one child in receipt of FSM achieved the gold standard at Level 5, however, this data is not included in the Raise on line data due to eligibility for FSM being granted just after the school census date.
School Year 2011/12
Please note that the school has an excellent range of support which is well established and funded by the school. The small amount of Pupil Premium is helping to sustain this provision, having a direct impact on children who are eligible for free school meals.
Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning 1:1 support.
Additional TA hours have been put in place to support identified pupils.
The purchase of Numicon resources to assist in the teaching of early maths to ensure solid acquisition of basic skills and concepts.
Numicon training for teachers and TAs
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2011/12 was: £1952
The PPG allocation for 2011/2012 was allocated as follows:
a) to help establish the nurturing programme.
b) to help provide mentoring support for vulnerable children
The impact of the PPG for 2011/12 was:
a) the nurturing programme significantly raised pupils’ self esteem enabling them to learn more effectively and overcome barriers to learning.
b) the mentoring of vulnerable children in Y6 resulted in all of the children making a successful transition to their next phase of learning.
An analysis of the school's average point score (APS) shows that FSM pupils significantly out-performed similar children nationally as well as out-performing other pupils in the school at the end of key stage 2 in 2012. APS All core subjects +1.6. 25% more than non-FSM in English and 17% more than non-FSM in Mathematics