Pupil Premium

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll  288

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  46  and  2 Post  LAC

Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320

Total amount of PPG received £65320

Nature of support 2018/2019

Smaller class groupings across the whole school through using the pupil premium to employ an additional class teacher in KS2. These means groups of 23/24 rather than 35 or above in the year group.

Additional support from teaching assistants/ teacher in the classroom enabling more small-group tuition and targeted interventions.

Appointment of a level 3 Teaching Assistant in the Early Years  Foundation stage to target support for vulnerable children.

Continue appointment of a Pastoral Care/ Family Leader to support progress of Pupil Premium children and to monitor interventions.

 

Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2018/2019

Ensuring pupil progress in all subjects but particularly in Maths and English across the school. (For all children to make at least expected progress) Emphasis on reading, spelling and punctuation and grammar throughout the school.

Having smaller classes all day also enables more cross curricular learning  and topic based learning can be done at any time. This was more difficult before when children went into literacy and numeracy groups in the mornings and into larger groups in the afternoon. Much greater emphasis on collaborative learning and working together which will be easier in smaller class and ensures engagement and progress of all including the most vulnerable.

Ensure all groups of children make their challenging personal targets.

Providing support to improve pupils attendance and ensure full participation for all in the life of the school.

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

We were awarded the Pupil Premium 2016 Schools Award in recognition of the schools work in helping Pupil Premium children achieve.

Pupil Premium pupils have continued their good performance in 2018 as they have done since 2013.

100% met the expected standard in Reading and 16.7% were at greater depth. 75% of all pupils nationally met the expected standard in 2018. The average point score for pupil premium children at St Edward's was 106.7. This compares favourably against all pupils nationally where the average score was 105.

83% of the pupil premium children met the expected standard in Maths compared to 76% of all children nationally. 16.7% were at greater depth. The average score was 104 -  this was the same as all pupils nationally which was 104.

67% of our pupil premium children met the expected standard in writing This is in comparison to the National average for all pupils at 76% but the KS2 progress score of our pupil premium children was higher than all pupils at school.

The School will continue to evaluate the impact of learning and the interventions on each pupil at the end of the Autumn term and each term. Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils' self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the changes to class structure. This evaluation will then continue throughout the year.

Our pastoral lead and all staff continue to ensure that all Pupil Premium children are happy, ready to learn and achieve their potential. If not, interventions are put into place delivered by teachers and teaching assistants to ensure prompt catch up.