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Pupil Premium Statement and Impact Report

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 pupils 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.

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

The Pupil Premium is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment. As a school we will work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We will regularly review our actions and their impact, and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.  

Principles

  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this ensures that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Information for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

There are currently 968 pupils on roll, and approximately 13% (126) of these pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium Funding:

For the 2017/2018 Academic Year, we expect to receive £118, 800

Intentions for 2017/2018 Academic Year

We intend to continue with the initiatives of previous years that demonstrated an impact on the achievement of disadvantaged pupils. We will continually review them and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.

 

Initiatives for 2017/2018 Academic Year include:

  • Teaching interventions
  • TA interventions
  • Learning Mentor
  • Child Advocate  
  • Speech and Language
  • EAL Support
  • Attendance Officer
  • Reading with Wendy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychology Services
  • Music
  • Corby Sports Dimensions
  • Transport
  • Equipment and Resources including school uniform
  • School Trips
  • EYFS initiatives, including interventions, additional sessions, Breakfast Club, additional cohort resources, and Theraplay.  

The Academy instigated an external Pupil Premium Review in December 2017.  A Pupil Premium Action Plan 2017/18 is in place that the Academy is working on.

 

Impact Statement 2016/17

Income

Pupil Premium:                                   £153,410

Early Years Pupil Premium:               £6,133

CLA:                                                   £16,233

Total:                                                  £175,776                      

The Pupil Premium was spent as follows:

Item/Project

Intervention

Description

Allocated Pupil Premium

Teacher Interventions

Small group sessions or 1:1 with a Teacher.

£22,856

TA Interventions

Small group sessions or 1:1 with a Teaching Assistant.

£69,363

Learning Mentor

To provide support and guidance to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties in their learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems.

£26,695

Child Advocate

To represent pupils and to give pupils a voice. To support and protect pupils’ rights.

 

£18,340

Speech and Language

Intervention support with a focus on Speech and Language.

£3,489

EAL

Intervention and support for pupils learning English as an additional language.

£5,431

Attendance Officer

To work alongside key staff in school to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with pupils and families to promote high levels of attendance.

£7,641

1:1 Reading Support

A highly effective short term intervention of 1:1 tutoring.

£12,122

Music

To give pupils an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.

£1,149

GL Assessments

To assess and track pupil attainment and progress over time.

 

£1,756

Corby Sports Dimensions

To provide exciting sports activities for pupils in school.

£148

Transport

To ensure that pupils travel to and from school safely.

£1,063

Playtherapy 

 

£8,000

School Trips

To ensure that pupils can attend any trips planned.

£1,720

 

Breakfast and Teatime Club

To provide child care services before and after school.

£7,410

Psychology Services

 

£5,034

EYFS

Interventions, equipment and resources.  Additional sessions, Theraplay and Breakfast Club.

£6,133

 

 

Impact on educational attainment of vulnerable pupils for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding:

Outcomes improved for Disadvantaged pupils in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. See below for the 2016/2017 Data.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Data (All Pupils)

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National 2017

All Pupils

119

98

82%

81%

Pupil Premium

9

8

89%

70%

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Data (Pupils who took the Phonics Screening Check)

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National 2017

All Pupils

112

98

88%

81%

Pupil Premium

9

8

89%

70%

 

Year 2 Phonics Screening Re-takes

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

% School

% National 2017

All Pupils

15

15

100%

91%

Pupil Premium

4

4

100%

86%

 

  • In Phonics at the end of Year 1, 89% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the expected standard.
  • In Phonics at the end of Year 1, all of the Pupil Premium Enhanced children met the expected standard.
  • In the Year 2 Phonics Retakes, 100% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the expected standard.

 

A table showing the Pupil Premium Data compared with the Non Pupil Premium Data for Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of KS1 2017

End of KS1Measure 

Pupil Premium

Non Pupil Premium (Other)

National Non Pupil Premium

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Reading

50%

83%

79%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Reading

33%

35%

28%

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Writing

50%

80%

72%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Writing

25%

15%

18%

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Maths

75%

89%

79%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Maths

42%

34%

23%

 

  • At KS1, 33% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the higher standard in Reading.
  • At KS1, 25% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the higher standard in Writing.
  • At KS1, 42% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the higher standard in Maths.

A table showing the Pupil Premium Data compared with the Non Pupil Premium Data for Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of KS2 2017

 

End of KS2 Measure

Pupil Premium

Non Pupil Premium (Other)

National Non Pupil Premium

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Reading

68%

75%

77%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Reading

12%

22%

29%

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Writing

80%

82%

81%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Writing

12%

27%

21%

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in Maths

72%

 

 

 

 

78%

80%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard in Maths

 

4%

15%

27%

% of pupils achieving the expected standard or above combined - Reading, Writing and Maths.

56%

66%

67%

% of pupils achieving the higher standard combined – Reading, Writing and Maths.

0%

7%

11%

Average Progress Reading

+0.70

-1.59

+0.33

Average Progress Writing

+2.51

0.44

+0.17

Average Progress Maths

-1.30

-1.89

+0.28

 

  • At KS2, pupils eligible for Pupil Premium made a progress score of 1.7 in Reading which is above the national other. This has improved compared to the progress score in 2016, which was -0.99.
  • At KS2, 80% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium met the expected standard in Writing which is above the national other. 
  • At KS2, pupils eligible for Pupil Premium made a progress score of 2.5 in Writing which is above the national other. This has improved compared to the progress score in 2016, which was -0.15.

Intentions for 2017/2018

 

  • At KS1, to aim to close the ‘in school’ gap between the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and those who are not.  To increase the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium to meet the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • At KS2, to increase the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium to meet the expected standard in Reading and Maths.
  • At KS2, to increase the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium to meet the higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.  
  • At KS2, to improve the progress scores for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in Maths.
  • At KS2, to increase the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium to meet the expected standard and higher standard in English grammar, punctuation and spelling (EGPS).
  • At KS1 and KS2, to increase the percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium to meet the expected standard in Science.