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Pupil Premium

What is it?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government of support the most vulnerable children. These are defined as those in receipt of free school meals and children who are looked after (children in the Local Authority care). It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are the best placed to access what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their care.

Our Pupil Premium

At St Lawrence’s VA Church of England Primary School we are committed to helping every child and their family achieve their very best. Through creating well-sourced and high quality learning environments and through valuing ‘Parents and carers as Partners’, we continually strive to actively promote the progress and attainment of all our groups of pupils, regardless of need. This drive to reach every child and their family is evident in our increasingly bespoke and wide range of tailored approaches.

Pupil Premium received and how it has been allocated: 

Financial year 2011-2012, we received £31,437

Our allocation for 2011-2012 was spent on the following:

  • Timetabled intervention outside the numeracy and literacy times
  • Increase TA time to address intervention and in class support/differentiation
  • Regular homework club to support families/parents
  • Better emotional support to improve attendance and self-esteem
  • 1 to 1 early intervention

Overall impact:

  • Children falling behind are picked up quickly
  • Children are able to talk better and therefore write better
  • Children new to the school settle more quickly as their learning improves
  • Higher levels of homework returned and of better quality

Financial year 2012-13, we received £58,287

Our allocation for 2012-2013 was spent on the following:

  • Timetabled intervention outside the numeracy and literacy times
  • Increase TA time to address intervention and in class support/differentiation
  • Regular homework club to support families/parents
  • Better emotional support to improve attendance and self-esteem
  • 1 to 1 early intervention
  • Overstaffing to reduce disruption of learning and increase small group targetted teaching

Overall impact:

The aim of the above expenditure is to narrow the gap between the progress of those on free school meals and those that aren't

Financial year 2013-14, we received £70,200

This year (2013-2014) we will be spending our pupil premium on the following:

  • An additional teacher to provide small intervention groups for phonics
  • A full-time Pastoral Support Worker and a part time parent support adviser to provide emotional support and family liaison
  • 3 walking bus supervisors
  • An additional teacher to provide cover for teachers who are ill or on training courses
  • Timetabled intervention delivered by a teacher outside the numeracy and literacy times
  • Regular homework club to support families/parents

Financial year 2014-15, we received £102,000

  • An additional teacher to provide small intervention groups for phonics.
  • A full-time Pastoral Support Worker and a part time parent support adviser to provide emotional support and family liaison.
  • 2 walking bus supervisors.
  • An additional teacher to provide cover for teachers who are ill or on training courses to minimise disruption and change.
  • timetabled intervention delivered by a part time teacher.
  • Regular homework club to support families/parents
  • A lead practitioner for two days a week to focus on staff development and raising standards.
  • Some subsidised places in the after school club to support emotional wellbeing. 
  • increased TA time to support those children who need individual encouragement and praise to stay focused in class.
  • Appointment of a School Business Manager.

Financial Year 2015-2016, we will receive £110,400

At 41% the amount of pupils who are designated as pupil premium are well above the National Average.

  • We have increased the number of MSAs so that they can support our Peer Mediators to ensure that the playground is inclusive for targeted children during lunch times
  • Our school pastoral support worker, parent support adviser and SENCo devote chunks of their time working with children and their families to nurture relationships and offer bespoke care, guidance and support. This expertise extends to providing close links within our Local Authority, ensuring that various agencies continue to work in a ‘joined up’ manner to follow up this support.
  • Our Assistant Headteachers are off class time to ensure they can develop teaching and learning, respond to specific learning and pastoral needs of individual and groups of pupils.
  • We implement speech and language programmes for target children
  • We have increase the numbers of ELSAs so that there are five within the school who deliver individual or group nurturing to ensure children are able to access their learning despite challenging emotional situations.
  • We have trained staff on Success@arthimetic, and run this programme for pupils across KS2
  • We employ two extra teachers to target groups of learners to raise their aspirations and achievements.
  • We employ additional teaching assistants who have expertise in English as a second language, behaviour support, speech and language, autism and dyslexia to provide bespoke support.
  • We have increased class teaching assistant time to be able to target groups of underperforming children with bespoke learning programmes.
  • We continue to provide trip support by subsidising the costs.
  • We continue to subsidise unique opportunities for our pupils; we will be part of the CHANT singing project when our children will perform at half time at three major sporting events as well as be part of the Little Sing in Sheffield.
  • Our Y4 and Y5 pupils will have the opportunity to take part in the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders programme to develop leadership skills, self-esteem and make a difference to the community.
  • We fund places at our Breakfast and After School Clubs for children who would benefit from a safe, secure social environment.
  • We fund two Walk to School Supervisors so that targeted children are in school, on time.
  • We provide an after School Homework Club so that children have the opportunity to complete their homework in a supported environment.

 

Results

In 2012 Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths: 57%

86% made progress in reading, 71% made made in writing, 86% made progress in maths

 

In 2013 Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths: 67%

100% made progress in reading, 100% made progress in writing, 100% made progress in maths

 

In 2014 Level 4+ reading, writing and maths combined 80%

Level 4  Reading  85%, Writing, 85%, Maths 85%      Level 5 Reading 30% Writing 5% Maths 15

Progress Reading 90%, writing 95%, Maths 95%        Exceeded progress  Reading 45% Writing 35% Maths 30%

 

In 2015 Level 4+ reading, writing and maths combined 61%

Level 4 Reading 83%, Writing, 74%, Maths 61% Level 5 Reading 22% Writing 9% Maths 9%

Progress Reading 85%, writing 95%, Maths 85% Exceeded progress Reading 45% Writing 45% Maths 5%

Attendance for many vulnerable pupils rose as they were able to attend school because of the Walking Bus.

The Breakfast Club and After School Club provided places for low income families to return to work.