Pupil Premium & Free School Meals

You may have seen in the media details of some funding given to schools to help some children called “Pupil Premium”. This is a very valuable stream of funding as schools like ours can provide a lot of extra support for eligible children to further improve their learning and opportunities.

Parents/carers who receive any of the following are entitled to free school meals (even though they may not wish to take this up) and therefore to Pupil Premium.

If you think you may qualify, please either ask for a form in the school office or apply directly on the Somerset County Council website using this link .

We would like to remind you that:

Pupil premium (PP) report Sept 17 – Aug 18

Pupil premium (PP) report Sept 16 – Aug 17

For 2016-17 the school received £15840 and used the money for:

Use of Funding Aim Impact
School trips inc. contribution to cost of residential visit To enhance the curriculum and ensure the children are able to take part in wider opportunities offered by the school. All pupils have taken part in the wide variety of school trips and activities including school camp.
Contribution to extra-curricular activities eg music lessons, after school clubs To give children the opportunity to take part in new and challenging activities. No PP children took up this offer
Year 6 boosting resources,  Year 6 home learning resources and Year 6 small group intervetnion sessions with class teachers To enable children to make at least expected  progress in writing and maths 100% of PP children in Year 6 achieved the expected standard for writing and Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling. 75% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading and Maths. 25% achieved greater depth in reading and Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling.
Rapid Reading Licence (Annual Fee) To continue using Rapid Reading intervention purchased last academic year.
Social and emotional interventions inc. Forest School and ELSA intervention To give children the opportunity to develop social skills and to support children when emotional needs are a barrier to learning Individual entry and exit data shows that ELSA intervention has had a positive impact on children’s emotional well-being.
ELSA conference and ongoing supervision for staff To ensure ELSAs have up to date training and supervision to enable effective support for the children removing barriers to learning See above
Homework Club To enable parents and children to work together on homework tasks with the support of a teaching assistant A number of families attend regularly and some PP pupils particularly benefit as homework is supported and completed.
Beanstalk reading interventions To ensure PP pupils are reading regularly to an adult (2 x 30 min weekly) to develop fluency, stamina and comprehension 82% of the children receiving this intervention achieved their challenging FFT Reading target. In KS1 and KS2 PP pupils improved their reading age between 8 and 16 months.
Intervention for English and maths provided by TAs and specialist teachers – planned at pupil progress meetings each term. To provide small group and individual intervention as agreed at pupil progress meetings to accelerate progress and close the gap enabling PP children to make at least expected progress. 82% of PP children are reaching at least age related expectations in Reading and maths. 73% of PP children are achieving at least age related expectations in writing.
Contribution to school uniform To ensure children have correct and appropriate uniform As per aim as well as improved home/school communication
Supply cover for pupil progress meetings for PP children To ensure provision is planned and evaluated for PP children. Progress of PP children is carefully monitored and teaching/ interventions are carefully targeted to meet needs.

 

Pupil premium (PP) report Sept 15 – Aug 16

For 2015-16 we received £15 600  in our budget and the money was used for:

Use of Funding Aim Impact
School trips inc. contribution to cost of residential visit To enhance the curriculum and ensure the children are able to take part in wider opportunities offered by the school. All pupils were able to take part in the wider opportunities offered by the school including the residential visit
Contribution to extra-curricular activities eg music lessons, after school clubs To give children the opportunity to take part in new and challenging activities. Children in receipt of PP were able to learn musical instruments and attend other extra-curricular activities including Gifted and Talented courses at Kilve Court
Small group maths intervention for Year 5/6 with specialist numeracy teacher To accelerate progress for children not making expected progress and to support children in reaching the expected standard. All PP children without SEN met the expected standard.

70% of children reached the new expected standard (scaled score of 100+) and the remaining 30% all scored 90 or above on the scaled score. 26% of the cohort had SEN.

Small group English intervention for Year 5/6 with specialist English teacher To accelerate progress for children not making expected progress and to support children in reaching the expected standard. 78% of children in reading and 78% of children in writing achieved the new expected standard. All PP children without SEN made the expected standard in reading and writing.
Small group KS1 intervention with KS1 teacher To accelerate progress for children not making expected progress towards age related expectations in KS1. PP children reached at least the expected standard in reading and maths.
Year 6 boosting resources To enable children to make at least expected  progress in writing and maths As above
Purchase spellcheckers and Ace+ dictionaries for editing work To provide PP children with SEN individual resources to independently edit their work
Purchase and use Rising Stars – Maths for the more able To provide extra stretch to children inc. PP children who are more able Pupils inc. the most able PP pupils have been provided with rich opportunities to extend their maths problem solving.
Rapid Reading Licence (Annual Fee) To continue using Rapid Reading intervention purchased last academic year. Rapid Reading continues to be used as an effective intervention
Social and emotional interventions inc. Forest School and ELSA intervention To give children the opportunity to develop social skills and to support children when emotional needs are a barrier to learning Children are given the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills in an outdoor setting and then apply these in other curriculum areas.

ELSA sessions provide 1-1 sessions for approx. 6-10 weeks where children require additional emotional support. 7 children were supported across the year. Evalaution shows pupils had increased confidence, improved social communication and improved attendance.

Homework Club To enable parents and children to work together on homework tasks with the support of a teaching assistant  Older KS2 pupils who attended received support and were able to work with their parents. Homework was handed in on time setting up good patterns for secondary school. Parents valued the support.
KS2 phonics/ literacy catch-up programmes – Read, write, inc. and Fresh Start To enable children not achieving age related expectations in KS1 and those not making expected progress in KS2 to catch up. Programmes were used for intervention with entry and exit data showing improved outcomes.
Numicon resources To support children in Reception/ KS1 with early concepts of number, particularly where PP children also have SEN difficulties or SEN Early understanding of number concepts is supported. PP pupils achieved the new expected standard in maths.
Book tokens To inspire children to read regularly at home Where appropriate children were given book token rewards to purchase books for home use.
Supply cover for pupil progress meetings for PP children To ensure provision is planned and evaluated for PP children. Children’s individual needs are considered, interventions are closely targeted and the effectiveness evaluated.

Pupil premium (PP) report Sept 14 – Aug 15

For 2014-15 we received £15 600 in our budget and the money was used for:

Use of funding Aim Impact
School trips inc. contribution to cost of residential visit To enhance the curriculum and ensure the children are able to take part in wider opportunities offered by the school. All pupils were able to take part in the wider opportunities offered by the school
Contribution to extra-curricular activities eg music lessons, after school clubs To give children the opportunity to take part in new and challenging activities. Children in receipt of PP are able to learn musical instruments and attend other extra-curricular activities
Small group maths intervention for Year 5/6 with specialist numeracy teacher To accelerate progress for chn not making expected progress and to ensure all children make at least expected progress from their different starting points. All children in receipt of PP made expected progress in maths at the end of KS2
Maths intervention materials for lower KS2 – Rapid Maths To provide resources for teaching assistant to use for maths intervention which have proven to be successful in supporting children to make accelerated progress. The majority of pupils in receipt of PP are making at least expected progress in maths. Where children are not quite making expected progress they have special educational needs and will continue to receive specific targeted support.
Small group maths intervention using Rapid Maths with teaching assistant To accelerate progress for chn not making expected progress in lower KS2 and for those children not achieving age related expectations in KS1 so that all children make at least expected progress. As above
Rising stars maths resources – Developing problem solving and reasoning To develop the problems solving skills and use of reasoning/ mathematical language for all pupils Books evidence more opportunities for pupils to apply their maths in reasoning contexts.
Rapid reading and Rapid writing resources To provide resources for teaching assistant to use for English reading and writing intervention which have proven to be successful in supporting children to make accelerated progress All of children in receipt of PP are making at least expected progress in reading and the majority are making at least expected progress in writing.
Small group intervention for reading and writing To accelerate progress of children not making expected progress in KS2. As above.
Year 6 boosting To enable children to make at least two levels progress in writing and maths Children in receipt of PP made at least expected progress in writing and maths at the end of KS2 and more than expected progress in reading.
Forest school sessions To give children the opportunity to take part in new and challenging outdoor learning experiences. Pupils are given the opportunity to apply social and emotional skills in an outdoor context which can then be transferred to learning in other areas.
Social skills groups To enable children to develop skills Small group sessions are used as needed to support children with social skills
Training for staff on Integrated Literacy Intervention and Talking Partners To improve children’s phonic knowledge and writing skills in KS2.To improve children’s speaking and listening skills and therefore impact on children’s writing levels through targeted small group intervention across KS1 Staff have received training for intervention in 2015-16.

 

Pupil premium (PP) report Sept 13 –  Aug14

In 2011-12 the government launched its pupil premium funding. The money was allocated to schools on the basis of the number of children registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM). For 2012-13 this funding was expanded to include all children eligible during the previous 6 years.

The money is allocated to ensure that children reach their full potential both academically and socially.

For 2013-14 we have received £9900 in our budget.

In 2013-14 the money was used for:

Activity Aim Impact on Attainment
Technology resources inc. Ipads and APPs for small group support and whole class teaching To improve progress in maths and writing across KS2 ensuring children make good progress in these subjects across the school. All pupils in Year 6 made at least expected progress in reading and maths and 94% made at least expected progress in writing. All pupils in receipt of PP funding made at least expected progress in all three subjects.
For school trips inc. contribution to cost of residential visit To enhance the curriculum and ensure the children are able to take part in wider opportunities offered by the school. Children accessed learning opportunities beyond the classroom, widening the scope of their interests and supporting their learning in school.
For extra- curricular activities eg music lessons, after school clubs To give children the opportunity to take part in new and challenging activities. This provided new opportunities for children whose out of school activities are otherwise limited. Through this they are able to explore their strengths and develop to meet new challenges. Raised self-esteem also impacts positively on school work.
Small group Year 4 reading intervention with teaching assistant/Updated Rapid Readers intervention resources To accelerate progress in reading so that end of KS targets can be met. 65% of pupils at the end of Year 4 are making more than expected progress in reading.
Small group Year 4/5 writing intervention with specialist literacy teacher To ensure all children in Year 4/5 make good progress in writing. All children at the end of Year 5 are making at least expected progress in writing, with 53% making more than expected progress. Almost all children are making at least expected progress in writing at the end of Year 4 with 43% making more than expected progress.
Small group Year 6 numeracy intervention with specialist numeracy teacherYear 6 booster sessions and booster materials To ensure all children make at least two levels progress across KS2 and meet their targets. All pupils made expected progress in maths fro their given starting points in KS, with 63% of Year 6 pupils making more than expected progress.
Small group support for EYFS focussed on language, communication and literacy To ensure pupils make good progress in EYFS 82% of pupils achieved a good level of development inc. pupils in receipt of PP funding. All pupils made at least good progress as defined by North Somerset guidelines for measuring progress in EYFS
Talking Partners training for SENCO To improve children’s speaking and listening skills and therefore impact on children’s writing levels through targeted small group intervention across KS1 and early KS2 After training has been disseminated to TAs impact will be monitored by SENCO with the aim of improving writing outcome and progress.