The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and academies with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years; those who are children looked after (CLA); and those who are service children.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated during the Academic Year 2018/19 is £96,360.

At Aldborough Primary School we pride ourselves on having high aspiration and ambition for all children, regardless of their background. We operate a no excuse culture, setting children up to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. Our mission is to ensure that every pupil achieves academic success and has the real option of going to university or following a career of their choice. We believe our children work hard towards this goal because we make it real for them.

We have high expectations for all of our children, and believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child can fulfil their potential.

Some interventions are adopted on a whole school basis and are not restricted to FSM registered children only. However, the implementation of some intervention programmes would not have been possible without the Pupil Premium. The majority of school strategies are targeted towards improvement in the attainment and progress of children. A number of these key strategies are resourced from the schools’ main budget, including smaller class sizes, educational support staff and an intervention programme. We have allocated the additional Pupil Premium funding to specific initiatives to support the most disadvantaged children.

While we recognise that this is a national trend, we are committed to doing everything we can to close this achievement gap. Through the application of high quality programmes and provision overall, we aim to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. The use of targeted interventions is also important. Children who start with low attainment on entry will need to make accelerated progress in order to reach at least age-related expectations.

It is also important that low attaining children grow in confidence and independence. Therefore, quality social experiences in and outside school can also have a significant impact.

It must also be remembered that there can be children who, whilst being eligible for FSM and Pupil Premium, are not low attaining but may not be maximising their full potential. We must therefore never confuse eligibility for the Pupil Premium with low ability. We must focus on supporting all disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels

Funding is allocated within the school budget by financial year. This budget enables the school to plan its intervention and support programme. Expenditure is therefore planned and implemented by academic year as shown.

As an inclusive school, Aldborough Primary School strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and ensures that resources and support are also provided for children who may not necessarily be eligible for free school meals or looked after, but who have been identified by the school as being at an educational disadvantage compared to their peers. This support is funded out of the School’s main budget. Programmes involving children who are eligible for the grant as well as those who are not are often part-funded by Pupil Premium, proportional to the children they benefit.

Aims:

At Aldborough Primary School we will:

  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium funding based on educational research
  • Make decisions about the spending of Pupil Premium based on our knowledge of the children and their families
  • Ensure that staff are aware of the potential barriers to learning for FSM and LAC children
  • Track the attainment and progress of children on FSM as a group and ensure this is in line with the progress and attainment of the whole class
  • Measure the success of intervention programmes through impact analysis

The challenge to establish a clear link between educational expenditure and children’ learning is harder than one would imagine. It may seem obvious that more money offers the possibilities for a better or higher quality educational experience, but the evidence suggests that it is not simply a question of spending more to get better results. (Sutton Trust 2012)

Barriers to learning:

  • Low aspiration within the local area
  • Employment market suppressed within local context
  • Children from low economic backgrounds
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Single parent families
  • Social mobility

Pupil Premium Report 2018/19

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated during the Academic Year 2018/19 is £96,360.

The current EVER 6 FSM is approximately 13%. There is currently 1 student in total who are CLA.

Income for 2018/19

 

Aspect

Amount

Focus of Work

Evaluative commentary/impact

Adjusted expenditure for 18/19

Rationale

LSA Intervention
Groups

 

1:1 support

£45,000

To provide additional support for pupils.

 

To run interventions to narrow the gap of vulnerable pupils.

 

To help pupils reach their full potential in Reading, Writing and Maths.

 

In class support and smaller
group sessions will address specific needs of pupils. Training will ensure
that LSAs are aware of pupils’ needs and the steps to success to ensure that
these groups have maximum impact.

 

To raise children’s self-
esteem, and provide encouragement and engagement which might not receive at
home.

Resources to identify specific needs
of pupils

£2,000

Identify specific needs of pupils through the use of GLS assessment packages in order to personalise
interventions.

 

Through the identification of
needs, more specific programmes can be put in place to increase progress.

Resources to accelerate progress in
Reading, Writing and Maths such as Sum Dog and Lexia

£3,500 (£100– Sum Dog, £512 – Lexia, £500
RM Maths & £2,388 on core texts to support progress in reading)

Programmes used to increase progress
in identified areas of need for pupils. Programmes to include First News
& Lexia for Reading and Sum Dog and RM Maths for Maths.

 

Core text to be sent home with chn that need to accelerate their progress in Reading.

 

The programmes will allow children to work on their identified needs both within and outside of school.

 

Data shows generally good progress across the school for children where interventions use resources to intervene. PP chn may not have access to the same resources at home.

Projects to motivate pupils and
increase rates of progress

£15,000

 

(£5,000 on cover)

Increase engagement of children in order to motivate them to learn and develop skills to become independent
learners, particularly in Maths, Reading and Writing.

 

Subject leaders to design and lead
projects:

KV – Phonics (5 days)

FU – ICT/Writing/Maths

FO – PE/Writing/Maths  (motivation to learn) (3 days)

SC – RE/Writing (3 days)

RK – SMSC/Writing (3 days)

DF – Maths (6 days)

SMc – Writing/Reading (6 days)

 

Working in smaller groups on a
project will motivate children to learn whilst addressing specific needs.

 

Parenting groups to assist parents in
supporting their children at home

£1,420

Parenting groups in reading, writing, maths, new to English and parenting classes to ensure adults can support
children at home.

 

Family Learning Projects where
children work alongside their parents.

 

Parents will be able to support
children in their learning with an increase in English or knowledge of how their children are taught.

Pupil Support incl. signups

£1,500

To fund items for students in hardship
for clothing, after school provision and other ad hoc issues.

 

Parents to be made aware that it is
not just about the free meal your child will receive but also will allow for
extra funding to motivate your child to achieve more at school.

 

Incentives to encourage PP signups:

  • Breakfast club for PP chn
  • If your child is entitled to pupil premium, their educational visits will be paid for by the school for the year.
  • Children will
    receive one voucher for a free uniform/book bag.
  • Free paid for
    clubs (sports)

 

Children’s well-being and
self-esteem will increase and therefore have a positive impact on learning.

 

Analyse the effects of a PP
child at Breakfast Club – attendance/attainment.

 

To ensure that all children
have the opportunity to try different activities at afterschool clubs.

Funded/Subsidised Trips

£1,500

Subsidies given to pupils meeting the
pupil premium profile (see above).

 

 

Allow access for all learning
opportunities. To enable all children to receive the same curriculum
enrichment programmes and to enable the trips/visitors to school to happen.


To ensure that finance is not a barrier to children going on academic enrichments.

Intervention support for pupils by key members of staff including the leadership team. Including booster and 1:1
sessions.

£7,000

Increase rates of progress and narrow
the gap of pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths.

 

Teacher led activities will improve attainment of pupils.

Children may aspire to achieve if working with leadership team.

Provide children with individual
resources to support their learning in school and at home.

£1,000

Resources that can be used by pupils
to support them in their learning at school at home.

 

Children will be able to use the resources used in school to support learning at home in maths.

 

Core text that chn have studied will provide a talking point with other adults, siblings etc. and help with
homework.

Support from Year Care Team

£5,500

Emotional, social and learning
support. Raise children’s aspirations, self-believe and self-image.

 

Increase in emotional and social well-being will increase learning.

Education Welfare

£2,000

Ensuring all children attend school
regularly and on time to ensure they are not missing out on learning.

 

Children attending school every
day and on time will mean that they are accessing learning.

Additional sets in core subjects

£8,000

Support learning in the classroom by
ensuring the class sizes in English and Maths are smaller.

 

Smaller groups allow more
focused teaching to ensure chn are achieving depth within reading, writing,
or maths.

PP Leader

£2,640

To oversee projects created by subject
leads, to ensure that PP budget is being allocated accordingly, to monitor
the PP group as a whole and track progress/suggest improvements, to report
findings to SLT/governors.

 

Teacher led activities will improve attainment of pupils.

 

Revision Guides

£300

Resources that can be used by pupils
to support them in their learning at school at home, particularly with key
year groups 2 and 6.

 

Chn will have a go-to guide to support learning and homework tasks within their home environment.

Total

£96,360

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Educational Resources for Looked After Children – allocated £1900

Strategy: For 2018-19 each looked after child has a Personalised Educational Plan drawn up by our specialist worker in conjunction with the local authority to ensure that each student receives resources and support which would be appropriate for them as an individual. Examples can be used from all of the above strategies.

Proposed Impact: Looked after students have a tailored programme of support to meet their needs leading to a closing of achievement gap at Loxford School.

 

Pupil Premium Evaluation Report 2017/18

The current EVER 6 FSM is approximately 16%. There is currently 1 student in total who are CLA.

Income for 2016/17

 

Aspect

Amount

Focus of Work

Evaluative commentary/impact

Adjusted expenditure for 17/18

Rationale

LSA Intervention
Groups

 

1:1 support

£48,000

To provide additional support for pupils.

 

To run interventions to narrow the gap
of vulnerable pupils.

 

To help pupils reach their full potential in Reading, Writing and Maths.

  • LSA intervention group data
    shows that children make progress within their set interventions.
  • Teachers identify interventions
    based on data and knowledge of children was successful.
  • Continue next year.

£48,000

In class support and smaller
group sessions will address specific needs of pupils. Training will ensure
that LSAs are aware of pupils’ needs and the steps to success to ensure that these groups have maximum impact.

 

To raise children’s self- esteem, and provide encouragement and engagement which might not receive at home.

Resources to identify specific needs of pupils

£2,000

Identify specific needs of pupils through the use of GLS assessment packages in order to personalise
interventions.

  • Baseline assessments used to
    identify specific needs and therefore allowed for intervention earlier.
  • Continue next year.

£2,000

Through the identification of needs, more specific programmes can be put in place to increase progress.

Resources to accelerate progress in Reading, Writing and Maths such as Sum Dog and Lexia

£4,000 (£100– Sum Dog, £512 – Lexia, £500 – First News, £500 RM Maths & £2,388 on core
texts to support progress in reading)

Programmes used to increase progress
in identified areas of need for pupils. Programmes to include First News & Lexia for Reading and Sum Dog and RM Maths
for Maths.

 

Core text to be sent home with chn that need to accelerate their progress in Reading.

  • Resources used following
    assessment of specific needs.
  • Sum Dog engaged children
  • Lexia data shows rapid improvement in children reading skills
  • RM Maths again shows rapid
    progress in basic maths skills
  • Core text allowed children to
    develop a deeper understanding of a text
  • First News not to be renewed as
    this showed little impact

£3,000

The programmes will allow
children to work on their identified needs both within and outside of school.

 

Data shows generally good progress across the school for children where interventions use resources to intervene. PP chn may not have access to the same resources at home.

Projects to motivate pupils and
increase rates of progress

£10,000

 

(£4,000 on cover)

Increase engagement of children in
order to motivate them to learn and develop skills to become independent
learners, particularly in Maths, Reading and Writing.

 

Subject leaders to design and lead
projects:

VL – Reading (3 days)

SMc – Writing (3 days)

DF – Maths (3 days)

AB – Science/Writing  (3 days)

EM – Art/Writing (2 days)

EM – PP general project (2 days)

MA – Geography/Maths/Writing (2 days)

SC – RE/Writing (2 days)

AM – PE/Writing/Maths  (motivation to learn) (2 days)

FU – ICT/Writing/Maths

  • Projects run by all subject
    leaders.
  • All projects showed that
    children were motivated in their learning.
  • Progress within sessions noted.
  • Continue with projects next
    year with a clear baseline and end assessment.
  • Subject Leaders to look at ways
    of embedding learning from projects into class.

£12,000

Working in smaller groups on a
project will motivate children to learn whilst addressing specific needs.

 

Parenting groups to assist parents in supporting their children at home

£2,000

Parenting groups in reading, writing, maths, new to English and parenting classes to ensure adults can support
children at home.

  •        FLP sessions run over the year.
  •        New to English course high turnout.
  • Parenting course not as well
    attended.
  • Next year focus more on new to English course

£1,000

Parents will be able to support
children in their learning with an increase in English or knowledge of how
their children are taught.

Pupil Support incl. signups

£3,000

To fund items for students in hardship
for clothing, after school provision and other ad hoc issues.

 

Parents to be made aware that it is not just about the free meal your child will receive but also will allow for extra funding to motivate your child to achieve more at school.

 

Incentives to encourage PP signups:

 

  • Breakfast club for PP children
  • If your child is entitled to pupil premium, their educational visits will be paid for by the school for the year.
  • Children will receive one voucher for a free uniform/book bag. Free paid for clubs (sports)
  • Increase in families asking in the office for support with applying for FSM and therefore PP.
  • Continue this next year.

£1,500

Children’s well-being and self-esteem will increase and therefore have a positive impact on learning.

 

Analyse the effects of a PP child at Breakfast Club – attendance/attainment.

 

To ensure that all children have the opportunity to try different activities at afterschool clubs.

Funded/Subsidised Trips

£1,500

Subsidies given to pupils meeting the
pupil premium profile (see above).

  • Subsidised trips for PP
    children throughout the year.

 

£2,000

Allow access for all learning
opportunities. To enable all children to receive the same curriculum
enrichment programmes and to enable the trips/visitors to school to happen.
To ensure that finance is not a barrier to children going on academic
enrichments.

Intervention support for pupils by key
members of staff including the leadership team. Including booster and 1:1
sessions.

£6,375

Increase rates of progress and narrow
the gap of pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths.

  • SLT, Year 2 & Year 6 teachers ran booster sessions.

£7,000

Teacher led activities will
improve attainment of pupils.

Children may aspire to achieve
if working with leadership team.

Provide children with individual
resources to support their learning in school and at home.

£2,000

Resources that can be used by pupils
to support them in their learning at school at home.

  • Maths resources made available
    for all PP children.
  • Where these were not collected
    they were given to children to use in class.

£2,000

Children will be able to use
the resources used in school to support learning at home in maths.

Core text that chn have studied
will provide a talking point with other adults, siblings etc. and help with
homework.

Support from Year Care Team

£6,500

Emotional, social and learning
support. Raise children’s aspirations, self-believe and self-image.

  •       YCT supported pupils throughout the year

 

Increase in emotional and
social well-being will increase learning.

Education Welfare

£3,000

Ensuring all children attend school
regularly and on time to ensure they are not missing out on learning.

  • EWO supporting families
    regarding attendance.

 

Children attending school every
day and on time will mean that they are accessing learning.

Additional sets in core subjects

£7,685

Support learning in the classroom by
ensuring the class sizes in English and Maths are smaller.

  • Year 6 sets run throughout the year in English and maths.

 

Smaller groups allow more
focused teaching to ensure chn are achieving depth within reading, writing,
or maths.

PP Leader

£2,640

To oversee projects created by subject
leads, to ensure that PP budget is being allocated accordingly, to monitor
the PP group as a whole and track progress/suggest improvements, to report
findings to SLT/governors.

  • PP leader trained and given
    time to ensure PP SIP actions addressed.

 

Teacher led activities will
improve attainment of pupils.

 

Revision Guides

£300

Resources that can be used by pupils
to support them in their learning at school at home, particularly with key
year groups 2 and 6.

  • Revision guides given to all PP children.

 

Chn will have a go-to guide to
support learning and homework tasks within their home environment.

Total

£99,000

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

Educational Resources for Looked After Children – allocated £1900

Strategy: For 2017-18 each looked after child has a Personalised Educational Plan drawn up by our specialist worker in conjunction with the local authority to ensure that each student receives resources and support which would be appropriate for them as an individual.  Examples can be used from all of the above strategies.

Proposed Impact: Looked after students have a tailored programme of support to meet their needs leading to a closing of achievement gap at Loxford School.

The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in August 2019.