Pupil Premium 2017-18
Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18
The Pupil Premium is an additional sum of money that is allocated to schools to support the learning of vulnerable groups of children. It is aimed specifically at supporting children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM): children looked after by the local authority (LAC) and children of armed forces personnel. The intention of these funds is to increase progress and raise attainment.
Every school is required to report, via its website, the amount of money received, how it is allocated and the impact it has.
In the academic year 2015-2016 Fearnville Primary School received £281,762 in Pupil Premium. The allocation received for 2016-2017 is £290,000. Previous year's allocation is shown at the end of this page.
The money for the current academic year is allocated to the following:
- Appointment of a specialist phonics teacher for FS1 - Y3 plus *additional phonics intervention KS1 to maximise opportunities for twice daily phonic sessions.
- Strengthening of Leadership team to create 2 new posts - SENCo (additional to Inclusion Manager) and Literacy Leader to raise standards and improve outcomes for PPG pupils
- To provide one-to-one and small group tuition for some pupils
- Staffing and resourcing a Nurture Group to ensure inclusion of some vulnerable pupils
- Employing a Speech and Language Therapist for 1.5 days per week
- Appointment of Behaviour Support Worker to support pupils with poor learning behaviours
- The retention of a Parental Involvement Worker to support parents with their children's learning and to support and challenge poor attendance.
- Appointment of an additional teacher for KS1 interventions
- Increasing the hours of a part-time teacher to support learning in Y6
- Engagement of local community groups such as Bradford City, Bradford Bulls, Kidz Klub and e:merge as well as after school clubs run by staff (including Football, Futsal, Cheerleading, Guitar Club, Ukele Club, Trumpets, Recorders, Choir.
- Subsidy of school trips to make it possible for all pupils to benefit
IMPACT of the 2015-2016 spend:
- Y1 phonics scores have increased by over 20% pass.
- Many of the children on SEN register are PPG and have multiple, complex needs. A dedicated SENCo has ensured high quality provision for all these pupils with careful monitoring of progress.
- Closing the Gap analysis. Children in receipt of Pupil Premium have made progress in line with their peers.
4.Ten of the twelve children in Nurture group are eligible for PPG. Some of these are children whose self-esteem causes them to lose confidence thereby impacting negatively on their attainment. Assessment data shows these children are coping better in school. An interim Boxall assessment was carried out at the end of the Spring term to measure accurately the progress made by this group. All children have been successfully re-integrated back into mainstream classes.
5 . Some parents are unable to keep appointments meaning children are constantly discharged. The availablity of our own SALT has meant that many more children can be referred and worked with intensively. Results for children, especially in the Early Years, has been dramatic. Most children receiving speech & language therapy in school are removed from the caseload at the end of KS1 due to accelerated progress.
6. Governors have been able to retain the post of BSW through the use of PPG. Pupils at risk of exclusion have been supported in school to avoid external exclusions wherever possible. Learning behaviours are improved through support for children, their parents and their teachers. School data shows a reduction in low level disruptive behaviour throughout the school.
7. Attendance has improved and the number of PA pupils has decreased. Many parents attend PIW workshops and events arranged between PIW and class teachers.
8. We are targeting phonics and maths in Y1 and Y2 as these cohorts had low levels on entry to school and we have developed systematic programs to close the gap at this early stage.
9. Through the deployment of an extra teacher in Year 6, children are taught in smaller groups.
10. Children flourish and gain confidence through a variety of Sport and Music activities. This confidence transfers into their learning in core subjects.
11. All topics are enhanced with visits and visitors. All children can access this as we subsidise the trips heavily.
Pupil Premium Funding (financial year)
2011/2012 = £82,147
2012/2013 = £143,913
2013/2014 = £235,938
2014/2015 = £300,231
2015/2016 = £281,762
2016/2017 = £290,000
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