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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Allocation

 

Pupil Premium Policy
At Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy it is our aim to provide a happy, safe and caring environment where all children can develop an enthusiastic approach to learning. It is vitally important to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential both academically and socially. They also need to be encouraged to foster skills towards working independently and conscientiously. 

 

“Pupil Premium” is funding that is allocated to schools for :

  • children who are looked after by the local authority
  • those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 and FSM) 
  • children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

The funding is used by schools to help close the attainment gap between these children and their peers. Schools are expected to identify the needs of the eligible children and use the funding to support their individual learning needs.  At Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.

 

Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy’s Utilisation of Pupil Premium 
We ensure that each child receives quality-first teaching and learning experiences as well as tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the pupils. Through assessment analysis, observations and discussions we gain in-depth knowledge about individual children and are able to provide a wide variety of provisions that encompass social, emotional and academic development. However, we recognise that not all children from low-income families or children who are looked after will be socially, emotionally or academically disadvantaged, nor will all children that are vulnerable or socially disadvantaged be registered or qualify for free school meals. 


All teachers and staff are aware of the children who access Pupil Premium, their areas of need and the interventions and provisions they are receiving. All children with access to Pupil Premium have monthly targets set by their teachers which allows for a key focus for the month. These targets are monitored on a weekly basis. The Senior Leadership Team and teachers will continue to gather and analyse the Pupil Premium data at assessment points throughout the year. This will enable teachers to plan appropriately and carefully track children’s successes. We feel it is essential to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any children or groups of children which the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged or are in need of a specific type of provision.

 

Impact on Attainment at Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy

The attainment and progress of all children eligible for pupil premium is closely monitored. Given the small number of pupils eligible for receipt of Pupil Premium in the interests of maintaining confidentiality we do not publish specific impacts. Further information is available on request to the Headteacher

 

Summary of Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017

 

Provision/Resources

Objective

Success Criteria

% of Funding spend on this provision

Outcome

Subsidising school residential trips

To enable all pupils to access the residential visits in Years 4 and 6 so they can benefit from the learning experience this brings.

That all pupils will benefit from this invaluable educational experience. They value the enrichment opportunities and apply their experiences to a range of learning activities.

7.4%

Children in receipt of pupil premium had the cost of the residential trip paid. They would not have gone on the trip without this funding and would have missed out on a valuable learning experience. Parents have been very appreciative of the financial support given for the trips. All Pupil Premium children attended the residential trips in Year 4 and 6.

Subsidising day trips and in school activities.

To support families with the financial burden of paying for additional school activities. Families eligible for Pupil Premium are aware that they are not required to pay for these activities.

That all pupils will benefit from this additional educational experiences. That families in receipt of Pupil premium feel supported financially by the school.

3.7%

Children in receipt of pupil premium, Pupil Premium Plus and Ever6 children had the cost of day trips and activities paid. This has ensured that they have the same experiences as their peers and is again appreciated by families who would find meeting these costs a challenge.

Additional LSA support to fund interventions.

1:1 and small groups

To have an experienced LSA to deliver the interventions necessary to narrow the gap.

To support pupils to access lessons, to support emotional needs, to scaffold and model.

The children who need additional support will make accelerated progress.

 

9.4%

Reading-

50% of the disadvantaged children across the school are currently working at age-related expectations. In July, 62% of the disadvantaged children across the school are working at age-related expectations or in greater depth.

Writing-

77% of disadvantaged children are now working at ARE.

Maths-

52% of disadvantaged pupils are at least WA with 2 children working in GD

Additional LSA to oversee Pupil Premium support.

To have an experienced LSA to monitor all Pupil Premium children. Providing weekly Mindfulness sessions to set a learning focus. 1:1 support for each child to focus on key targets set by teachers.

Through targeted support children make progress academically and/or socially.

25%

This has been a very successful and has enabled staff to give each child an individual target which is then monitored by JH. JH spends a morning in each year group which enables her to target support to the children. Each child has a book of evidence of progress towards each target. Evaluations have also been written by staff on the impact of the provision.

Subsidising music lessons

(Enrichment)

To enable all pupils to have the opportunity to play a musical instrument.

That all pupils will benefit from this invaluable experience.

5.2%

The children supported have made good progress with their lessons and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn their various instruments.

Transfer Support- 627

To ensure that our year 6 pupils are prepared for the transfer to secondary school.

That year 6 pupils will feel confident about the transfer to their secondary schools.

2.8%

Children are feeling well prepared for their move to Secondary school and feedback about the support has been very positive from children, parents and the 627 staff.

Nurture Group Support

To provide emotional/Social skills support for children’s well-being. We have identified that children who are not emotionally ready to learn will not meet their expected potential.

 

To ensure that emotional needs are not impacting on progress. Children to make expected progress at the end of key stage.

 

For children develop confidence and self-esteem.

26%

The Nest has been a hugely successful venture this year. The feedback from children and parents has been very positive. We are in the process of evaluating the support through the SDQ.

 

Play Therapy Support

To provide access to 1:1 play therapy support.

To support children with being emotionally ready to learn.

No cost this year due to Play Therapist finishing her training with us. Cost will be incurred next year.

This has been a very successful intervention this year with 3 Pupil Premium children receiving support. Feedback meetings are taking place between the Play therapist and parents before the end of term. Interim meetings were very positive.

Booster group sessions

To provide additional support for pupils in Year 6 to attain expected progress.

Children in Year 6 attain expected progress levels in the end of key stage tests.

No cost- Booster sessions happen during the school day and after school by Class Teachers.

Children have met expected progress due which has been supported by the Booster sessions.

To provide access to additional activities outside of school. (enrichment)

To support families with providing additional support for swimming lessons and holiday clubs.

Children will have wider opportunities available for them which will impact on progress in school

0%

No families have taken this support this year. This is a key area we will visit and promote next year.

Purchase of uniform and/or equipment for children

To ensure the children have school uniform

Ensure well-being of Pupil Premium pupils.

0.3%

We have been able to provide uniform throughout the year for children in receipt of Pupil Premium. Parents have been very grateful for this support.

 

Total Pupil Premium Grant Received= £ 28,338 (academic year 2016/2017) 81% spent

The Pupil Premium Grant anticipated for September 2017 - August 2018 is £30,084. This is in addition to the unspent funding from 2016/17 which will be carried forward to support those pupils during the current academic year.

Key Objectives for 2017-2018

 

  • To raise achievement and narrow the gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
  • To raise the achievement of children identified as having SEND as well as being eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • To ensure that children are happy and confident at school, provided with pastoral support where necessary.
  • To improve progress for high attaining pupils eligible for Pupil Premium
  • To ensure that children receive experiences which enable them to achieve the very best outcomes in terms of their academic and personal development.

Planning for 2017-2018

Provision/Resources

Objective

Success Criteria

Subsidising school residential trips

To enable all pupils to access the residential visits in Years 4 and 6 so they can benefit from the learning experience this brings.

That all pupils will benefit from this invaluable educational experience. They value the enrichment opportunities and apply their experiences to a range of learning activities.

To ensure that every child feels a valued member of the school community.

Subsidising day trips and in school activities.

To support families with the financial burden of paying for additional school activities. Families eligible for Pupil Premium are aware that they are not required to pay for these activities.

That all pupils will benefit from this additional educational experiences. That families in receipt of Pupil premium feel supported financially by the school.

Children value the enrichment opportunities and apply their experiences to a range of learning activities.

To improve progress for high attaining pupils

Extension clubs to be run by experienced teachers in school.

To include Maths Club, Reading Club, G and T Club and access to sports clubs/squads.

 

 

More able Pupil Premium children will make accelerated progress.

To improve progress for high attaining pupils

Staff training on strategies to stretch/encourage our high attaining pupils.

Focus on giving quality feedback to children

Live marking- Pupil Premium children have their work marked in every Maths, English and Science lesson.

More able Pupil Premium children will make accelerated progress.

Higher rates of progress for Pupil Premium children who are identified as making slow progress

 

Embedding of new marking policy to give improved feedback to children.

Focus on giving quality feedback to children

Live marking- Pupil Premium children have their work marked in every Maths, English and Science lesson.

The children who need additional support will make accelerated progress.

Rate of progress across the school for Pupil Premium children to be at least in line with non-pupil premium pupils.

 

Additional LSA support to fund interventions.

1:1 and small groups

To have an experienced LSA to deliver the interventions necessary to narrow the gap.

To support pupils to access lessons, to support emotional needs, to scaffold and model.

The children who need additional support will make accelerated progress.

Rate of progress across the school for Pupil Premium children to be at least in line with non-pupil premium pupils.

 

Additional LSA to oversee Pupil Premium support.

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Co-ordinator. (SENDCo)

To have an experienced LSA (Learning Mentor) to monitor all Pupil Premium children. 1:1 support for each child to focus on key targets set by teachers.

Through targeted support children make progress academically and/or socially.

 

To ensure that all pupil premium children are making progress by monitoring interventions and analysing data.

Daily reading

All Pupil premium children read to an adult daily.

To accelerate progress and narrow gaps in reading. Targeted children make good progress in reading per term

Subsidising music lessons

(Enrichment)

To enable all pupils to have the opportunity to play a musical instrument.

That all pupils will benefit from this invaluable experience.

To increase access to instrumental tuition in 2017-2018.

Mindfulness

To develop mindfulness practiced throughout the school to support emotional well-being and progress of children.

Mindfulness groups will be run after school for 10 children at a time.

Children will develop emotional well-being and progress academically through Mindfulness practice.

Transfer Support- 627

To ensure that our year 6 pupils are prepared for the transfer to secondary school.

That year 6 pupils will feel confident about the transfer to their secondary schools.

Rainbow Road

To support children with OT needs through games and activities.

For children to develop fine and gross motor skills. Improvements in handwriting and ball skills which will impact on self-esteem.

Night Owls and Early Bird provision

To provide Night owls and Early birds provision to support with attendance and homework completion.

For individual children to increase attendance and punctuality which will impact positively in progress.

For homework to be supported and therefore progress accelerated.

 

 

Nurture Group Support

To provide emotional/Social skills support for children’s well-being. We have identified that children who are not emotionally ready to learn will not meet their expected potential.

 

To ensure that emotional needs are not impacting on progress. Children to make expected progress at the end of key stage.

 

For children develop confidence and self-esteem.

Play Therapy Support

To provide access to 1:1 play therapy support. To improve social skills, confidence, self-esteem and the resilience and tools needed to deal with the challenges in their lives.

To support children with being emotionally ready to learn.

Staff Training

To ensure that all staff are trained to support interventions.

Continuing professional development of all relevant staff and individuals to ensure a high quality provision.

For all teaching and support staff to feel confident in planning and administering additional interventions to close the gap for individual children.

Resources for use in small groups.

To provide additional resources for individual and small group interventions.

A proportion of funds will be available to support individual needs. This may support their Reading, Writing and Numeracy or their personal wellbeing including behaviour.

For new resources to be available to support and raise attainment for individual children.

The school will ensure that all children receiving the PPG will be cared for holistically and inclusively.

Booster group sessions

To provide additional support for pupils in Year 6 to attain expected progress.

Children in Year 6 attain expected progress levels in the end of key stage tests.

To provide access to additional activities outside of school. (enrichment)

To support families with providing additional support for swimming lessons and holiday clubs.

e.g. PFO + art and craft club offered to children. Drama club

Children will have wider opportunities available for them which will impact on progress in school

Purchase of uniform and/or equipment for children

To ensure the children have school uniform

Ensure well-being of Pupil Premium pupils.

To purchase equipment for school.

To support learning for disadvantaged pupils by purchasing resources- books and homework resources

Pupils attend lessons with the correct equipment and being ready to learn

To support the completion of Homework

Weekly homework club run for PP children in a morning with the offer of breakfast.

Improvement in attainment with the completion of homework.

 

 

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