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 at the time the funding was announced, 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 our Pupils in All Year Groups 2008 to 2017.

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 2017/2018













*copies of the reviews are available from the school on request.

Pupil Premium 2016/2017

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

The Service Premium 2017/2018

The Service Premium for 2017-18 is £300 per qualifying pupil. We have received a £74,100 Service Pupil Premium allocation, based upon 238 pupils, this is an increase of £7,200 from last year’s 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.

Service Pupil Premium

The Finance Committee of the Governing body 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 nine 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 Service Premium funding.

How we plan to spend the Service Premium 2017/2018

Service Premium 2016/2017

How the allocation was spent:

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 remains high, 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, further ipads for upper KS2 to enable them to work collaboratively, KS1 & 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 2017

September 2016

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017 Published on the website. Please click here to read the strategy.

October 2016 and
January 2017

Interval monitoring of the implementation of the strategy.

Outcomes fed back to staff with clear actions.

February 2017

Review of the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement*.

Outcomes actioned.

March 2017

Internal monitoring of the implementation of the strategy.

Outcomes fed back to staff with clear actions.

June 2017

Pupil Premium Internal Review*.

Outcomes inform inset and 2017/2018 Strategy.

September 2017

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/2018 Published on the website. Please click here to read the strategy.