Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

2014 – 2015

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers (source: www.gov.uk). At St Louis, our vision is to use Pupil Premium in order to narrow the gap in both attainment and achievement for this targeted group so that children can ‘be the best they can be’.  We believe that quality first teaching is paramount in ensuring all children make good or better progress and so we start with the individual child. We focus on each individual child’s barriers to learning and plan how to overcome these. We assess our children frequently and thoroughly so that their needs can be met whether they are academic needs or other needs such as low self esteem.

We will ensure that:

  • Assessment data from interventions is monitored half termly and teachers monitor children’s progress each time the intervention takes place
  • Teaching staff and Senior leaders undertake termly Pupil Progress meetings and children’s progress is compared with their peers in school and nationally.
  • Regular feedback about progress is given to children and parents.
  • Interventions are only used it there is evidence to suggest they support children to make accelerated progress
  • Interventions are quickly adapted or changed if they are not working
  • A teacher maintains an overview of Pupil Premium spending
  • A governor has responsibility for Pupil Premium

 

Overview of the School (2013-2014)

Total number of pupils on role 287
Total number of pupil eligible for Pupil Premium 42
Amount of Pupil Premium received £953
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £58,484 (After adjustments from October census)
Total Pupil premium expenditure £56,785 (For September 2013-August 2014)

Overview of the School (2014-2015)

Total number of pupils on role 287
Total number of pupil eligible for Pupil Premium 42
Amount of Pupil Premium received £1,300
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £61,922 (After adjustments from October census)
Total Pupil premium expenditure £63,001 (For September 2014-August 2015)

Overview of the School (2015-2016)

Total number of pupils on role 291
Total number of pupil eligible for Pupil Premium 38
Amount of Pupil Premium received £1,320
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £56,760 (Prior to adjustments from October census)
Total Pupil premium expenditure £TBA at year end (For September 2015-August 2016)

 

How we use the money

We use the Sutton Trust EEF toolkit to ensure that our approaches are well researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money. Much of our budget goes on intervention and additional focused support for children depending on their needs at the time.

We fund approaches aimed at developing self-esteem and practical skills, as well as academic knowledge and skill. We track progress on a pupil-by-pupil basis and ensure that Quality First Teaching is in place day by day. Much of our work is whole school with approaches aimed at ensuring that finance is not a barrier to breadth of experience. Other interventions are targeted and specific and aimed at removing barriers to learning and enjoyment that social context and poverty can lead to.

 

Interventions 

Activity Focus Impact
Securing ProgressReading intervention Y6 Small group tuition for targeted pupils needing support in areas of reading.Weekly sessions from September to May. 100% achieved L4 at the end of Y667% achieved L5 at the end of Y6
Securing Progress Maths intervention Y6 Small group tuition for targeted pupils needing support in areas of Maths.Weekly sessions from September to May. 67% achieved L4 at the end of Y667% achieved L5 at the end of Y6
KS2 Daily Individual Reading One child and one adult (‘one to one’) children reading aloud and answering comprehension questions, three times a week. 100% improved by at least one book band level per term.60% made 2 sub levels progress and 40% made 1 sub level progress by the end of the year.
SNIP SNIP supports children in their reading and spelling with a particular focus on high frequency words and phonic knowledge. 100% made 1 or more sub levels progress narrowing the gap for PP children in writing and reading.
Rapid Maths This programme teaches number skills with a multi-sensory approach for KS2 children. 50% made 1 sub level progress narrowing the gap for PP children in maths.50% made 2 or more sub levels progress narrowing the gap for PP children in maths.
Rapid Reading
Rapid writing is for children who are struggling with their writing. Children are given short and achievable tasks to help them to become more confident in writing.
100% made 1 or more sub levels progress narrowing the gap for PP children in maths.
Catch Up Literacy Catch Up Literacy supports children who find literacy difficult and is delivered in 15-minute individual sessions twice a week. Reading ages improved (on average) by 14 months over the course of the intervention.

 

Closing the Gaps

Progress made since Y2 (2014-2015)

Pupil Premium Children

Non-Pupil Premium Children

2 Levels 3 Levels 2 Levels 3 Levels
Reading 100% 29% 92% 40%
Writing 100% 80% 93% 45%
 Maths 86% 0% 84% 24%

 

National Non-Pupil Premium Children
2 levels 3 levels
Reading 92% 33%
Writing 95% 37%
Maths 91% 37%

 

Please click here to view 2013-2014 report