Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of primary pupils on roll 251
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 44 and 1 Post LAC
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320
Total amount of PPG received £58,080
Nature of support 2019/2020
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.
Subsidised educational trips for targeted pupils to maximise learning opportunities
Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2019/2020
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 to perform well in 2019, as they have done since 2013.
At the end of KS2, the average point score for pupil premium children was higher than the Oldham average in Reading, Writing and Maths and just above the National Average for Disadvantaged Pupils.
2018-2019 Results for Disadvantaged Pupils:
Phonics – 80% of Disadvantaged attained pass mark, compared to LA average of 72.8% and 71% nationally
KS1 (3 in cohort): 2 out of 3 Disadvantaged Pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, which compares to 82.4% for non-Disadvantaged Pupils.1 out of 3 Disadvantaged Pupils achieved the expected standard in writing, which compares to 73.5% for non-Disadvantaged Pupils. 2 out of 3 Disadvantaged Pupils achieved the expected standard in maths, which compares to 76.5% for non-Disadvantaged Pupils.1 out of 3 Disadvantaged Pupils achieved the expected standard in RWM, which compares to 70.6% for non-Disadvantaged Pupils.
KS2 (6 in cohort): Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils (66.7%) in terms of the expected standard in reading was significantly below that of non-Disadvantaged Pupils (82.8%). Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils (100%) in terms of the expected standard in writing was significantly above that of non-Disadvantaged Pupils (82.8%). Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils (83.3%) in terms of the expected standard in maths was significantly below that of non-Disadvantaged Pupils (100%). Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils (50%) in terms of the expected standard in RWM was significantly below that of non-Disadvantaged Pupils (69%).
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.