Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
Amount of PPG received per pupil
Total amount of PPG received
Nature of support 2017/2018
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 2 Teaching Assistant in EYFS to target support for vulnerable children.
Appointment of a Pastoral Care/ Family Leader to support progress of Pupil Premium children and to monitor interventions.
Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2017/2018
Ensuring pupil progress in all subjects but particularly in Maths and English across the school. (For all children to make at least expected progress- particularly across key stage 2 ).
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 classs 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 2017 as they have done since 2013.
100% met the expected standard in Reading and 33% were at greater depth. 71% of all pupils nationally met the expected standard. The average point score for pupil premium children was 107.3. This compares favourably against all pupils nationally.
88.9% of the pupil premium children met the expected standard in Maths compared to 75% of all children nationally. 22% were at greater depth. The average score was 104.9 - again this was higher than all pupils nationally which was 104.
77.8% of our pupil premium children met the expected standard in spelling, punctuation and grammar. This was still slightly higher than the National average at 77% but the average score of our pupil premium children was slightly lower than the average for all pupils at 104.4 compared to 106 for all pupils nationally. 33% were working at greater depth.
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.
Pupil premium grant expenditure: Report to parents:
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