Waddington All Saints Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Background

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 ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's Chief Inspector, said the fund needs to “help poor children to achieve as well as their more prosperous peers”. The money for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals and looked after children is targeted to ensure accelerated progress for all identified children, through extra support and intervention, to ensure that any performance gap is overcome. The attainment and progress of these groups is being carefully tracked so that we are able to report the impact of this.

Achievements so Far

Year on Year Improvements in Standards for All Our Pupils in All Year Groups 2008 to 2015

Additional Targeted Support to Remove the Attainment Gap for Children with Pupil Premium

Enrichment of the Learning Experience for our Pupils through High Quality Resources, Experiences and Visits

Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Please click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017.

The Service Premium 2016/2017

The Service Premium for 2016-17 is £300 per qualifying pupil. We have received a £66,900 Service Pupil Premium allocation, based upon 223 pupils, this is the same as last years premium.

The funding targeted towards children from service families will once again be aimed at three key strands, which build upon the use of the funding from previous years which have led to improved results across the board. These areas were arrived at by governors as a result of consultation with our parents and discussion with senior officers at RAF Waddington, and are reviewed annually within the budget setting process:

  1. Accelerated progress for any pupils falling behind as a result of posting, changes to education system or disruption within family life resulting from parents serving away from home.
  2. Enrichment opportunities such as the funding of visits and visitors to enhance the quality and breadth of learning experience.
  3. Things which make this school appealing to a pupil who is to move here, so that they are excited about coming here when a posting to the area becomes known.

This year we have received £5,700 allocated to the Looked after children premium, this is awarded termly to school.

Service Pupil Premium

Funding will be used to ensure high value support to achieve the target of 100% of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium making measurably good progress this year. Finance Committee are of the continued opinion that the Service Pupil Premium is to ensure the education of pupils from service families and the local community is not negatively affected by employment in the armed forces. This is because the current model has produced year on year improvements in standards over the past eight years.

We will, as always, be monitoring pupil progress in a very robust and rigorous way to ensure that we are able to measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of our spending against the Pupil Premium/ Service Premium funding.

2015/2016

The funding:

How the allocation was spent:

The school received £121,800 for the years 2015/16, of which £69,900 is related to Service Pupil Premium children.

Pupil Premium Service

Pupil Premium

Standards for Pupil Premium Group:

In 2015/2016 we received the pupil premium based on an allocation of 35 children. By June 16 we had identified 42 children at this school who were eligible for the Pupil Premium, this is due to new children joining us or parents updating circumstances.

12 of these pupils have SEN, these pupils made expected progress against their SMART targets and are achieving in line with other pupils in school with SEND.

25 of these pupils met national end of year expectations, in all subjects.

5 of these pupils were assessed as being borderline within end of year group expectations, but are already making better than expected progress within the first two months of this academic year.

In response to monitoring of the progress of children in receipt of Pupil Premium in March, an in-depth analysis demonstrated an increase in the level of need relative to previous year groups at the school. The changing dynamic of need within the Pupil Premium group is highlighted by the increase to 30% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium also having significant Special Education Needs. This required changes to deployment of staff to meet the requirement for much higher levels of support. In addition, there was a greater level of emotional and behavioral need within this group than previously experienced.

In response to this we allocated funding to enable an Advanced Skills Teacher to carry out in-depth monitoring, to assess the barriers and identify the next steps for all pupils within this group. As a result of this we were able to commence highly skilled intervention, which is ongoing.

School’s overall results continue to be above the local authority and national average, therefore our pupils perform well.

Service Pupil Premium outcomes:

1) Accelerated progress for any pupils falling behind as a result of posting, changes to education system or disruption within family life resulting from parents serving away from home.

The level of need for pupils in receipt of Service Pupil Premium had increased dramatically over the 2015/16 academic year, this was mainly due to parents being deployed for longer periods of time. We also had an increase in the number of children with Special Educational Needs. As a school we identified that this was likely to impact on overall levels of pupil progress. In response, we put in place a significantly higher level of emotional support, to enable these pupils to settle, feeling happy and safe and to also ensure that appropriate strategies were in place to enable the success of these pupils. In turn this led to these pupils being able to access the curriculum. This level of support has been vital in supporting these children, therefore making learning better for all pupils.  

2) Enrichment opportunities such as the funding of visits and visitors to enhance the quality and breadth of learning experience.

Funding of educational visits out of school and visitors coming into school to work with children, alongside swimming were supported during this academic year. This meant no additional costs for learning and experiences were transferred to service families. The only exception for this is the Y6 residential visit.

3) Things which make this school appealing to a pupil who is to move here, so that they are excited about coming here when a posting to the area becomes known.

Over the last few years this funding has enabled us to develop many areas across school to enrich the curriculum and support our children to have a love of learning. Children who are posted here are always excited about the wide range of opportunities we offer. These have included: Purchasing 112 ipads so that each year group has a set of 8, KS2 adventure trail, Outdoor Stage, imagination playground, additional seating around outside areas, development of the environmental area and the remarking of the playgrounds. We have also been able to maintain our 14 class structure following a dip in pupil numbers, due to postings in 2012. The funding has allowed us to give our pupils further opportunities to be imaginative and creative on a scale that they previously could not.

Summary


September 2016