Pupil Premium Funding Queen Edith

Pupil Premium Funding Queen Edith 2015-2017

In 2011-12 the Government launched Pupil Premium Funding. It is money received by the school to provide additional support for children from less advantaged background. Children eligible for free school meals (or have been in the last 6 years) all qualify for the additional support along with service children and those who are looked after by the Local Authority or adopted.

In 2016-17 we will receive £87,840 for 66 children.

Over time the list of support has developed as we have analysed carefully the impact of each of our interventions across the federation. The support recognises both our desire to accelerate the progress of all the children and to ensure we meet the emotional needs of our most vulnerable children who, due to cuts in services across both health and education, frequently cannot access the services they need.

We also believe that some of the children do not have the experiences that ensure they are well motivated and can engage with education and develop the vocabulary of their peers. We thus wish to give all our Pupil Premium children the opportunity to take part in lots of sporting activities and clubs, go on residential trips and regularly have inspirational opportunities such as choosing books at our book fayres, attend concerts and go to our Saturday theatre groups.

We also want all our children to feel fully including in school life which includes wearing school uniform and having all the equipment that they need.

Funding Activity

Amount

Rational

Small group teaching in Year 6 for Literacy and Numeracy
4 mornings a week

2015-16£10,000

2016-17£10,000

The additional experienced teacher is responsible for the lowest group and targets the specific needs of these children throughout the year.
This reduces the size of all the groups in Year 6 which is a benefit to all children.

Small group teaching in Year 5 for Literacy and Numeracy
4 mornings a week

2015 -16£8,000

Due to the needs of the larger cohort of children we have introduced a booster groups in Year 5 to target the needs of a weaker group of children who include a large number of PP children.
This was for 2015-16 only 

Additional Teacher time for children in Year 2-5

2016-17 £9,000

Carefully targeted teacher time to take small groups and individuals who are falling behind the expected standards in reading writing and maths.

Additional TA time for children in Reception and
Year 1

2016-17 £6,000

TA time provides the PP children with academic support in small groups or individually to help them reach their full potential.

 

Maths booster class

2015-16£1,000

2016-17
£1,000

This is an after school club runs specifically for children who need additional support in Year 6 to reach expected standards before going to secondary school.

Counselling

2015-16
£8,000

2016-17
£10,000

Children are offered counselling to help when they are experiencing challenging times at home or for example need support with friendship problems, self-esteem or anxiety. 

Family Worker

2015-16 £6,000

2016-17£10,000

Our family worker is available to support both parents and children who need advice and guidance.
She is a link between home and school and encourages parents to take a full and active role in their children’s education.

Higher level TA

2016-17 £10,000

TA with expertise in meeting the needs of children with challenging behaviour.
The provision of a chill out club at lunchtime for children who find the playground overwhelming.

School Clinician
Hey Cambridge

2016-17 £20,000

The school is now employing our own clinician to offer specialist support for children struggling with educational expectations.
She can provide an assessment and advice to families and teachers and a short course to promote positive engagement with school and hopefully accelerate progress if necessary
She can also sign post us to other services or professional advice if this is needed.

Additional Opportunities

2015 -16£2,000

2016-17£2,500 

Children are offered the opportunity to attend a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities such as theatre groups, concerts, cookery club etc. Some children are offered holiday provision and/or catch up packs.

Residential Trips

2015-6£1,500

2016-17£1,500

Funds to enable us to reduce the cost of the residential trips in Year 5 and 6.

 

Uniform offer

2016-17 £1,500

A grant to encourage all children to wear school uniform and to have the equipment they need to take part in PE and Swimming.

TLR for P champion

£2,000

Funding to provide additional support to develop the opportunities for PP children and to monitor the provision for each child. 

Impact

Pupil Premium money is a great bonus and allows us to carefully target appropriate academic and pastoral support to children, as and when they need it.  We endeavour to meet the needs of each individual with a tailored package of provision.  We know that the additional opportunities have a positive impact on the children’s learning attitudes and confidence, as well as academic achievement. 

The teaching staff review the provision for each child regularly and the governors and staff monitor the progress of the Pupil Premium children rigorously throughout the year. Each cohort of Pupil Premium children is small and often includes children with complex needs, consequently the results can vary considerably from year to year.  However, the results often include a good proportion of the children making expected progress and better.

Year 1 Phonics Results

 

QEd PP (3)

National PP

QEd Overall

National Overall

2016

67%

70%

81%

81%

2015

50%

66%

73%

77%

2014

50%

63%

83%

74%

Pleasingly, a higher proportion of PP children have achieved the check this year than the last two years, which means the gap between PP children at Queen Edith and PP children nationally is narrowing. The achievement gap has reduced this year, but as PP achievement has increased, so has the overall achievement and so more work is needed to close the gap further.

Key Stage 1 Results

2016

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

QEd PP (11)

36%

0%

45%

0%

45%

0%

National PP

62%

13%

53%

7%

60%

10%

QEd Overall

72%

38%

71%

24%

74%

17%

National Overall

74%

24%

65%

13%

73%

18%

Our PP children in this cohort are a weak group who have struggled both to make expected progress at the end of Reception and to achieve the higher expectations at the end of KS1. Next year we plan to  continue to support the children with additional TA and teaching support to help accelerate progress.

Previous KS1

% Achieving

Queen Edith

Reading

Writing

Maths

L2+

2B+

L3

L2+

2B+

L3

L2+

2B+

L3

2015 PP

60%

 

0%

60%

 

0%

60%

 

0%

2015 All

88%

83%

33%

90%

70%

13%

92%

83%

21%

End of KS2 Results

 

RWM

Reading

Maths

Writing

 

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

Working at Expected(scaled score 100+)

Working at Expected(scaled score 100+)

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

QEd PP (9)

33

0

67

78

33

0

National PP

39

2

53

57

64

18

QEd Overall

71

3

81

86

75

7

National Overall

53

5

66

70

74

15

Pupil Premium children achieved above average in reading and maths, compared to both overall national and PP national, which we were delighted about. Fewer pupil premium children achieved the expected standard in writing compared to the national and PP average, which meant that overall in reading, writing and maths, Queen Edith PP children scored below average. We will be looking at ways to increase children’s writing attainment.

Previous KS2 Results

KS 2 SATS results

 

% L4 +

% L5+

% 2 levels of progress

 

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

No of PP ch

8

9

12

8

9

12

8

9

12

Reading all

93

89

85.5

57

45

48.2

100

96

89

Reading PP

71

88

58.3

29

44

8.3

100

100

67

Writing all

78

81

87.3

31

30

32.1

94

94

92

Writing PP

43

78

66.6

29

11

0

83

88

78

Maths all

90

89

85.5

48

60

51.8

94

94

96

Maths PP

57

78

66.6

29

22

17.0

67

75

89

KS2 Internal Teacher Assessments

Due to small numbers of children, our internal data on our PP children can vary significantly year on year. However, we are pleased with the good progress our PP children are making, sometimes from very low starting points. We are particularly pleased with reading and maths, and will further focus on writing. 

Good or better progress in 2015-16

Reading

Writing

Maths

Year 3 (5)

80%

40%

80%

Year 4 (8)

75%

88%

63%

Year 5 (16)

100%

69%

100%

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