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Pupil Premium Statement

 

Pupil Premium Report 2017/18

The government allocates an additional amount of money to schools according to specific deprivation criteria:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • Service children (where parents are in the armed forces).

All schools must publish information about how the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is used.

We currently have 154 pupils on roll at Holly Meadows School, with 23 eligible for this grant.

Our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2017/18 is: £29,480

 

Breakdown of PPG Spending

Allocated funds

Additional Staff to deliver Drama, debating, Thrive and additional intervention for Maths and English.

Total: £26,124

Additional learning resources to support specific interventions.

£1000

Additional resources to enhance Early Years provision.

£500

Pupil Asset Pupil Tracking System

£456

Additional speech and language therapy, training advice and resources.

£1000

Contribution to trips and clubs

£400

 

Summary of PPG Spending 2017/2018

The aims of our PPG spending:

We have chosen to spend the pupil premium grant in the following ways in order to meet the range of needs within this cohort of pupils:

  • To provide opportunities for individuals to participate in after school clubs.
  • To provide financial support for residential and educational visits when needed.
  • To support targeted intervention (Thrive) for individuals and small groups to ensure they are emotionally ready to learn.
  • To develop speaking and performance skills in order to improve achievement in English and the wider curriculum.
  • To provide additional support and intervention in specific areas of English and Maths, including daily 1:1 approaches.
  • To provide additional resources for Maths and English interventions, including some 1:1 materials.
  • To provide additional resources to enhance the Early Years environment to support the development of specific goals.
  • To provide additional access to speech and language support.

Why have we added this to our strategy? A number of the barriers to learning we see for 25% of our pupil premium children are related to speech, language and communication needs. In response to this, we have invested in additional resources, advice and high quality training for staff. 

*December 2017 assessments on pupils who have received 1:1 funded speech and language support, show excellent progress.

 

Impact so far:

Pupil Premium Progress between September and December 2017:

Year Group

Strong Progress in Reading

Strong progress in Writing

Strong Progress in Maths

1

100%

100%

100%

2

100%

100%

100%

3

100%

100%

100%

4

100%

100%

100%

5

100%

100%

67%

6

100%

100%

100%

 

We have reviewed the teaching strategies used for pupils in Year 5 to ensure that all make strong progress.

In EYFS, special educational needs significantly impacts the progress for 50% of pupils. Advice and strategies to support have been accessed by the SENDCo,

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure Statement to end of July 2017

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received (April 2017)

Number of pupils on roll

151

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

22 (*including LAC)

Total amount of PPG received

             £34,720.00

 

Summary of PPG Spending 2016/2017

The aims of our PPG spending:

  • To support targeted intervention *(Thrive) for individuals and small groups to ensure they are emotionally ready to learn.
  • To introduce PATHs at Holly Meadows to empower children to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills which will enable them to make positive choices throughout life.
  • To provide opportunities for individuals to participate in after school clubs.
  • To provide financial support for residential and educational visits when needed.
  • To provide Children’s University membership.
  • To develop speaking and performance skills in order to improve achievement in English and the wider curriculum.
  • To provide additional support and intervention in specific areas of English and Maths.
  • To enhance resources for ICT and English.
  • To closely track assessments of pupils eligible for PPG. 

*Thrive supports emotional health and wellbeing of all children. Thrive can also be used to work with vulnerable children, children who might find aspects of school challenging from making friends to concentrating on a task. It is all about working with the child to understand their behaviours and feelings. By addressing emotional development needs we can build resilience and prepare children for school life and any changes that may arise. Thrive supports children to be ready and willing to learn, to engage in school life as a whole including socialising, taking an active part in class discussions, enjoying and engaging in learning and feeling more confident to understand their own feelings and behaviours.

 

Breakdown of PPG Spending

Allocated funds £34,720

Staffing for Drama and Thrive and additional intervention for Maths and English.

Total: £30,909

PATHs training and resources

£2500

Pupil Asset Tracking System

£554

Children’s University

£300

First News subscription

(to support reading intervention)

£57

Clubs and Trips

£400

 

Impact of 2016/2017 Pupil Premium Grant at Holly Meadows

The impact of this spending can be seen in a number of ways. Here are some examples:

Children are happy to come to school and their attendance is good.

All staff at Holly Meadows received quality CPD to enable them to launch and deliver PATHs lessons through 2016-2017. From the monitoring activities carried out so far, we have noticed that children are becoming reflective and responsible problem solvers. We are aware that PATHs strategies need at least two years to embed well and we will be able to make an accurate analysis of PATHs data by July 2018.

Access to Thrive for 25% of our pupil premium pupils has helped to build confidence, self-esteem and has increased their motivation and a readiness to learn. From observations of pupil behaviour and through discussions with parents, we believe that access to Thrive also supports good attendance.

All pupils have had full access to clubs and trips throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Children’s University scheme, creating opportunities to try new experiences, acquire new skills and broaden interests. No child is denied an educational opportunity on the grounds of inability to contribute financially.

Specialist Drama teaching has increased motivation and enjoyment, whilst supporting the essential ‘talking’ stage of the development of skills for writing across the curriculum. Our positive Key Stage 2 writing data (see below) shows the impact of this element of our strategy.

Access to the Pupil Asset tracking system has allowed for precision monitoring of progress and achievement and helped to identify intervention needs. Carefully planned and resourced intervention and precision teaching for groups and individuals in phonics, reading, spelling and aspects of mathematics have all contributed to progress and achievement for pupil premium pupils.

Here is our 2017 Key Stage 2 data for Disadvantaged pupils compared to England state-funded schools other pupils:

This data indicates the positive impact of the strategies we have in place at Holly Meadows for our Pupil Premium pupils.

This document was reviewed and updated in January 2018. The next review will take place in April 2018.