The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a source of funding given to school introduced in April 2011. The intention of the money is to support children identified within the school census as being entitled to free school meals, looked after children and any children of families in the armed forces.
Schools are obliged to use the funds to target these children to narrow the attainment gap between low income/disadvantaged families and others. Schools also have to publish how the funding is used and the impact it has had on the children highlighted.
Our Strategy Document for 2017-2018 can be seen by clicking on the link below:
This sets out our objectives and rationale for the forthcoming academic year.
The impact report for 2016-2017 is below:
Pupil Premium – Intervention and Impact at Great Milton CE School
As a school, we currently have 9% of our cohort on the Pupil Premium register. Compared to national figures – 18.1 per cent (2012). We are committed to ensuring that these students achieve as highly as they can and look for effective ways to improve their (and all children’s) successes, including attainment and progress.
School Aim: For students in receipt of the Pupil Premium to achieve at least as highly as all the pupils in our care and to make at least expected progression in all subjects.
Total number of pupils on roll 149
Percentage of pupils eligible for PPG 14 children 9%
Amount of PPG received per pupil:
FSM £ (11 x £1320) £14,520
LAC £500 0
Forces (3 x £300) £900
PP+ £7600 0
Total amount of PPG received £ 15,420
Meadowbrook outreach teaching group by specialist trained teacher- behaviour management, discussion of emotions
-Meadowbrook 1 day support £500
-Penny Taylor, 12 week group work £1050
-Inset on behaviour as communication £500
Use of Teaching assistant for Pupil Premium across KS 1 and 2, to provide forest schools, 1-1 support in class and for additional group activities for pastoral care – e.g. card game 1-1 with pupil £15,807
Trip support £100
Total amount of PPG spend £ £18,007
Objectives in Spending PP:
∙ To train the new Pupil Premium Co-ordinator (SENCO) to enable them to support staff and pupils to ensure the gap is diminished between non PP and PP children in all areas.
∙ To continue to provide support for staff in the use of assessment for learning and identifying gaps in learning for Pupil Premium pupils.
∙ To support PP TA in their targeting of interventions and use of data so that gaps in the learning of PP children are impacted significantly.
∙ To support parents to enable pupils to attend Residential visits and other trips, attend music lessons or pay for uniform, to build upon their SMSC.
∙ To support children in their social skills and pastoral care, e.g. Meadowbrook support, social skills groups, Breakfast Club. Art club and other lunchtime clubs
Summary of Outcomes for Students in Receipt of the Pupil Premium
|Overall Progress of Pupil premium children (12 eligible)
2 pupils from previous academic year not included in data – 2015/16 according to OCC data
|36% achieving expected standard or above in reading
27%achieving expected standard or above in writing
18%achieving expected standard or above in maths
(compared with non PP pupils 60-70% achieving expected standard on average)
45% expected or better than expected progress in reading
36% expected or better than expected progress in writing
27% expected or better than expected progress in maths
(compared with non PP pupils 60-70% achieving better than expected progress on average)
|1 x Ta in class support with responsibility for PP children – Ks 1 and Ks 2
LA training courses
External support for staff training
Additional support from teaching assistants within the classroom
Small group tuition
1 – 1 tuition
12 eligible as 2 pupils from previous academic year not included in data – 2015/16 according to OCC data
|Ks 1 pupils: 5 pupils
63% achieving expected standard or above in reading
63 %achieving expected standard or above in writing
75 %achieving expected standard or above in maths
50% expected or better than expected progress in reading
63% expected or better than expected progress in writing
75% expected or better than expected progress in maths
Ks 2 pupils: 7 pupils (2 pupil funding from previous academic year) No PP in Year 4 – so only for classes 3,5 and 6.
50% achieving expected standard or above in reading
17 %achieving expected standard or above in writing
17 %achieving expected standard or above in maths
33% expected or better than expected progress in reading
50% expected or better than expected progress in writing
44% expected or better than expected progress in maths
|MeadowBrook Social skills Intervention|| -Meadowbrook 1 day support £500
-Penny Taylor, 12 week group work £1050
-Inset on behaviour as communication £500
| Trip support
|£100 –encourage inclusions, self esteem, attendance.|
|Uniform||£50 including ensuring that all children needing assistance with school uniform, receive it to ensure that they feel included within school – raising self esteem, promoting attendance.|
KS 1 out performing KS 2 in terms of attainment and progress. W need to encourage quality first teaching of these groups by monitoring and evaluating teaching and support by teaching assistants. The focus on improving progress and attainment is not purely a Pupil Premium focus. . Our system of monitoring and evaluating progress is under review so that we can track progress and attainment more efficiently
Rationale: At the end of the summer term 2015, the decision was made to reintegrate the four children working in a small group with th SENCo in the mornings back into the classroom with their peers.
Impact: With the raised expectations across the curriculum and the low starting point for these children, meeting expectations was a big challenge. They have all made expected or better progress from their starting points.
% of PP children
| % of PP children
|% of PP children
making expected progress or better
2. Cost of SENCo and teachers committed to improving attendance and supporting children & families.
Rationale: to drive the expectation of attendance and offer support to families in times of crisis and unrest.
|PP Child||% attendance|
3. Attainment: costs of TA training, intervention groups, Code X.
Rationale: Children across the school need small group support to narrow the gap.
Impact of Code X for 2 children:
|PP Child||Reading entry||Comp entry||Reading exit||Comp exit||Gain reading||Gain comp|
Impact of interventions on attainment and progress Y1-Y6: 93% Y1 met the required standard for phonics screening.
|% of PP children achieving ARE||% of PP children exceeding ARE||% of PP children making expected progress or better|
Investment in training for interventions should see an improvement in this area next year.
The introduction of the Universal Free School Meal for KS1 has had a huge impact on the funding for our school as now we are beholden on parents informing us if they would be entitled to a free school meal regardless of the free meal given. We currently only have 1 child in KS1 on Pupil Premium who was identified before the free meals were introduced.
Therefore we are still identifying possible children who will become PP when they reach KS2 and putting in support interventions into EY and KS1, not leaving it until children are identified in Y3.
Strategies to support PP children and others needing support has been put in place across all year groups.
|PP Child||Entry Read||Exit Read
|Entry Write||Exit Write
|Entry Maths||Exit Maths
|A||2b ARE for Y2||3.3 ARE for Y3||2b||3.3||2b||3.3|
|C||1a ARE for Y1||3.2||1a||3.3||2c||3.2|
|Hours||Ent L||SATS||Pt prog from KS1||Hours||Ent L||SATS||Pt prog from KS1|
|PP Child||Entry Read Age||Exit Read Age||Diff|
|1||5y 10m (read)||6y 5m (read)||7m|
|2||5y 10m||6y 9m||11m|
|3||8y||9y 8m||1y 8m|
85% EY children achieved GLD
23/26 children in Y1 achieved pass in Phonics screening
95.65% children achieved L2b+ in reading and writing in Y2
This year, with the implementation of new curriculum and methods of measuring attainment, it is difficult to do comparisons of the current overall attainment of PP children against the rest of the cohort, particularly as Y2 and Y6 are still using the old curriculum levels.
Impact of Provision 2013-14
|% of PP children achieving ARE||% of PP children achieving ARE+|