Tockwith

Church Of England Primary Academy

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Creativity. Friendship. Perseverance

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grants for 2016-2017

 

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2016-2017

 

Background

* The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

* The level of the premium in 2016-17 is £1320 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) based on the January 2012 Census and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.

* In 2016-17 eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

* Funding is also available for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (£1,900) and children who come from Services families (£300 ever 4)

 

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils.

Since September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

The number of children eligible for Free School Meals in 2015-2016 is 17

The money we received was £22,440

Inclusion in all school activities is paramount to support pupil development.

 

Objectives

• Raise attainment and ensure at least good progress for all PP children across school given their starting points.

• To ensure high attainment of higher achieving PPG pupils.

• To increase the range of services available to support the wellbeing of PPG pupils.

 

The support offered includes:

 

* Enhanced staffing: TAs (Teaching Assistants) to keep ratios low and support children with additional needs as well as gifted and talented children. Greater focus on interventions to support learning.

* Training and increased TA time to support children including the provision of:

* Training using EEF toolkit – maximising the impact of TA’s – Training with NYCC and Rob Webster

* Metacognition Continuous Professional Development and resourcing across all the school. Implementation of the ReflectED curriculum.

* Growth Mindset project in Year 6 – EEF project. 8 week project

* Creation of a hub focussed on improving the health and well being of children at Tockwith.

* Support for PPG pupils with identified barriers to learning through a range of targeted emotional/mental health interventions, such as trained ELSAs, Worry-box, Fireworks, Social groups

* Purchase of MarvellousMe to improve parental engagement.

o 1st Class@maths update to resources and training

o Success@arithmetic number sense – training and resources

o Precision teaching training delivered by Educational Phycologist

* The subsidy of school trips (including residential activities) and the provision of extra -curricular activities.

* Purchase of a year’s license of O track which tracks progress and attainment of FSM and other groups.

* Additional chromebooks for service children to use as a communication tool at home.

 

We constantly monitor the impact of this support through:

 

* Termly assessments, tracking the children to ensure progress is maintained

* Termly discussions with staff & TAs and Parent consultation evenings to evaluate the growth of confidence and self-esteem in the classroom.

 

As well as the Pupil Premium Grant the school has received an additional amount (£3000) to support our achievement unlocked plan which ran from January 2016 to January 2017. The action plan is also attached.