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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy Allowance

2014-15 , 2015-2016 and 2016-17

The Pupil Premium is a type of funding provided by the government. It is intended to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is the school’s decision how this money is spent. This document explains how much pupil premium we received at Armathwaite School last year, how that money was spent and the impact of this spending.

 

In 2014-15 this school received £3900

In 2015-16 a figure of £3960 has been received.

In 2016-17 a figure of £3775 has been received

 

The funding at Armathwaite School is used to support the provision of:

  1. Provide additional 1:1 intervention for children requiring a boost to their skills and progress in reading and literacy. These booster sessions are provided by our Specialist Teaching Assistant and take place within the school day. There are generally provided in daily sessions 3 or 4 times a week.

 

  1. Pupils may also be supported in targeted 1:1 intervention sessions by our members of our teaching assistant team or a teacher.

 

  1. Provide additional 1:1 intervention for children requiring a boost to their progress in mathematics. This support is provided by members of our teaching assistant team working in partnership with the class teacher and school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).

 

 

  1. Provide specific small group support in sessions which focus on specific skills for learning (for example managing distraction, noticing, attention to detail, going the extra mile etc.). These sessions are provided by our Learning Skills Coordinator and are planned with the Head teacher, SENCO and teachers. Specific sessions of nurture group/Smart Moves are provided by a member of our Teaching Assistant team, supporting children with social, emotional and communication skills and physical development.

 

5. Physical development support through a Smart Moves programme which provides personalised support for                   identified pupils, differentiated to their specific physical, emotional and social development needs.

 

6.Support to extend higher achieving PP pupils to extend language comprehension (reading and writing) skills,               mathematical extension skills and challenge and imagination.

 

 

All additional support is planned and reviewed by the staff as a team and next steps/future action is agreed together. This information is shared with parents through home to school books and/or verbal feedback. Children report that they really look forward to and enjoy sessions, and feel more confident as learners as a result. Positive feedback is received from parents of children attending these sessions. Teachers notice increased self-awareness and confidence.

Impact of support on identified pupils

During the Year 2014-15 pupil premium pupils made significant progress in their development, particularly from their starting points, in terms of physical development, speech and language, social and emotional development, well-being, maths, reading and writing. A number of children not receiving pupil premium funding but requiring intervention\support have also benefitted greatly from the programmes available in school.

We measure the success of pupil premium funded intervention in terms of personal, social and emotional development and well-being, as well as the development of characteristics of effective learning and positive learning behaviours because we know these are so important for long term achievement, attainment and success for our pupils.

 

Intervention Groups

 

In 2015-16 we will be providing intervention groups in:

  • Early Literacy Support
  • One to one early literacy intervention
  • Reading Intervention (keeping up)
  • Maths Intervention (keeping up)
  • Speech and language development and enrichment
  • Language comprehension development through additional reading to and with and talking to and with times
  • Skills for learning ~ attention to detail/pace management group
  • Nurture group
  • Smart Moves
  • Personalised maths extension challenge time weekly

 

 Measuring Impact 2015-16

Identified pupil premium pupils (3%) benefitted from 1 to 1 reading and additional maths extension support. This resulted in better than expected progress being made by identified pupil in reading and writing and expected progress achieved in maths.

 

Intervention Age of pupils involved Impact
Speech and language development Year Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 Early Learning Goals in Communication and Language, reading and writing achievedYear 2 phonic resit ~ significant progress made (from unable to access to a score of 23)Speech development
Early Literacy Support Year 1 and 2 Year 1 pupils accessing group achieved Y1 phonic check threshold. Year 2 pupils made significant progress with phonics
Reading Intervention Year 2, 4 and 6 Phonic check resit threshold achieved score of 38Progress made and maintained. NS achieved.
Language comprehension development ~ reading Year 2 and 5 Progress made in comprehension. Vocabulary clarification and explanation provided.
Skills for learning ~ attention to detail group Years Awareness of attention to detail explicitly taught to clarify
Nurture group Years 4 and 6 Participant feedback very positive ~ impact evident in learning behaviours and well-being
Smart Moves and balance bike Year Reception through to Year 6 Significant impact on core stability, balance, coordination, self-control and proprioception.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Funding is being used to continue to provide one to one maths extension activities and reading comprehension extension (which includes the acquisition of vocabulary for writing).

It is also being used to develop

 

Use of the pupil premium grant is also contributing to the provision of the following intervention:

  • Early Literacy Support
  • One to one early literacy intervention
  • Reading Intervention (keeping up)
  • Maths Intervention (keeping up)
  • Speech and language development and enrichment
  • Language comprehension development through additional reading to and with and talking to and with times
  • Skills for learning ~ organisational skills
  • Nurture group
  • Smart Moves
  • Personalised maths extension challenge time weekly
  • Specific physical development support resources