Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding at Archibald First School

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government and is clearly identifiable. Schools then decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

All school are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.

In the 2015/16 academic year Pupil Premium Funding was £77, 880. Funding for 2016-17 was £68, 640. Funding for 2017-18 is likely to be £69, 000.

The funding was and will continue to be used as follows;

  • 1-1 support Personalised learning programmes bespoke to needs of individual children
  • HLTA trained to provide Drawing and Talking therapy
  • Family Support Officer (0.6 post) Parental engagement and support for vulnerable children and their families
  • Quality first teaching
  • Safeguarding support for vulnerable families
  • 1-1 counselling for individual pupils identified as at risk
  • Tracking and monitoring systems
  • Curriculum focused visits and visitors with outcomes clearly focused to deliver the communication, language and literacy and stimuli for learning. writing
  • Additional extra curricular sports clubs
  • Theatre and Gallery visits
  • Residential visits
  • Attendance incentives
  • To develop and enhance the outdoor environment in Early Years
  • Practical, investigative Numeracy curriculum
  • Resources including, computing equipment and 6 iPads per year
  • Resources to provided 1-1 phonics tutoring
  • Literacy resources to promote spelling and handwriting
  • Learning embedded in experiences that are meaningful and relevant to 21st century curriculum / skills for life.
  • Additional Teaching Assistants to support under-achieving pupils
  • Additional class teacher to provide support including academic and social areas of learning

 

These measures have had a very positive impact on attainment and progress for the children in receipt of the funding. Data can evidence the impact of this work:

  • Increased and sustained attendance across the school
  • Attainment and progress for all but a few pupils which is in line with or above end of year expectations

 

Specific Results for children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding July 2016:

  • 100% of the children in the Early Years unit identified as receiving the pupil premium funding made at least good progress from their individual starting points, 89% made better than expected progress in reading and writing, and 78% made better than expected progress in mathematics. 5 out of 9 children (56%) achieved a Good Level of Development

2015-16 saw the introduction of a new assessment system for Years 1 – 4 reflecting the increased curriculum expectations and higher assessment threshold levels.

  • 90% of all the pupils from years 1 – 4 in receipt of the pupil premium funding made at least expected progress in reading, writing and maths. In terms of attainment 76% of all the pupils from years 1 -4 reached the expected level of attainment in reading and writing with 74% doing so in maths.
  • 80% in reading and mathematics and 70% in writing made the expected progress in Year 1. 10% of children made better than expected progress in reading and mathematics. 70% of the group of children in Year 1 reached or exceeded the end of year age expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • In Year 2, 77% of the children receiving the funding made the expected progress over the year in reading, 85% in writing and 92% in mathematics. An average of 31% made better than expected progress. 62% of the Year 2 cohort of children eligible for pupil premium funding were working at or above the end of year expected level in reading. 46% in writing and 54% in mathematics
  • With the expected progress being 3 steps, 100% made this in reading and writing and 85% in mathematics in Year 3. In Year 3, 77% of children in reading and mathematics, and 100% in writing were working at the end of year expected levels. In all three curriculum areas 31% were working above the expected levels.
  • 100% of the children receiving the funding in Year 4 made the expected 3 steps progress whilst an average of 77% made better than expected progress across the three curriculum areas. 92% of the children eligible for the funding met the end of year expected level of attainment in reading and mathematics with 82% doing so in writing. On average 54% were working above the end of year expected levels.

 

Specific Results for children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding July 2015:

  • All the children within the Early Years unit identified as receiving the pupil premium funding made at least good progress from their individual starting points with 5 out of the 6 children in receipt of the funding achieving a GLD.
  • On average 93% of the group of children within year 1 reached or exceeded the end of year age expected levels in reading, writing and maths. 30% of children made better than expected progress in reading and writing with 40% doing so in maths. All the children with the exception of one in reading made the expected progress over the year and their progress overall was inline with their peers.
  • Within Year 2 100% of the children receiving the funding made 2 sub-levels over the year in reading and writing with 88% doing so in maths. An average of 55% made 3 or more sub-levels progress. Their progress was equal to pupils not in receipt of the funding. 88% of the year 2 cohort of pupil children were working at or above the end of year expected level of a 2B in reading and maths whilst 50% were working at a 2B in writing.
  • In Year 3 100% in reading and maths, and 89% in writing were working at the end of year expected levels. With the expected progress being 1 sub-level, 100% made 2 sub-levels in reading and writing and 86% in maths. These children made progress in line with their peers over the course of the year.
  • 100% of the children receiving the funding in year 4 exceeded the expected progress of 3 sub-levels over key stage 2 in reading, 63% in writing and 75% in maths with 88% and 100% making the 3 sub-levels in writing and maths respectively. Their progress was the same as pupils not in receipt of the funding. An average of 88% of these year 4 children were working at or above the end of year 4 expected level of attainment of a 3B in reading, writing and maths.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17: Archibald Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17

 

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

Should you require any further information on the Pupil premium, please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium