Pupil Premium Funding at Springhill Academy

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also recive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Although children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a universal free school meal, the school will only receive pupil premium funding if parents have met the criteria and completed the application.

If you believe that your child is entitled to a free school meal, please see Mrs Burr in the school office or you can follow this link to download a form and apply online:

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/educationalawardsbenefits/FreeSchoolMeals/home.aspx  

Free school meals are available to children of families who are in receipt of:

  • income Support
  • income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • an income-related employment and support allowance 
  • support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

Parents receiving Working Tax Credit for four weeks after their employment finishes are entitled to free school meals during that period.  This also applies to parents who start working less than 16 hours per week (please seek advice about this from the Benefits Agency)

Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive Free School Meals.

In cases where children receive education who have not attained compulsory school age, there will be a conditional requirement that they receive education both before and after the lunch period, before being eligible to receive Free School Meals.

Please note:

If you receive Working Tax Credit only, your child is NOT eligible.

Measuring Impact

In order to effectively measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Springhill academy, there are a number of analyses completed. We monitor the impact of support by analysing attainment and progress of Pupil Premium pupils and comparing them to other pupil groups to see if differences in attainment and progress are minimised. In addition, we also measure improvements in participation in activities and clubs, attendance, confidence, behaviour and reductions in exclusions.

Pupil Premium Strategy Review

The next review date is set for June 2017.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015-2016

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

160

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

70 (44%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,300

Total amount of PPG received

£91,200

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in our school.
  • To support families that have disadvantaged pupils to enable the families to support the children in the learning.

 

Item

Objective

Outcome / Impact

Teacher for targeted group and 1:1 work - £17,467

 

 

To improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

% of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 47% Sum = 82%

35% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 43% Sum = 71%

28% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 58% Sum = 84%

26% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 37% Sum = 66%

29% in year improvement

TA support for specific interventions - £18,000

 

To improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

% of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 47% Sum = 82%

35% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 43% Sum = 71%

28% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 58% Sum = 84%

26% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 37% Sum = 66%

29% in year improvement

Read Write Inc training and implementation - £800

To improve teaching and learning across EYFS and KS1 to improve outcomes for pupils.

Phonics scores: 92% - well above national

 

Small teaching groups for Read Write Inc - £3,043

Consistent delivery of the English curriculum with a low teacher to student ratio

Phonics scores: 92% - well above national

 

Breakfast club - £7,000

To give disadvantaged pupils the ideal start to the day and encourage punctuality and attendance.

64% of pupils attending are PP and 16 out of 17 of these previously had attendance below 95%.

Overall attendance of PP pupils increased to 95.6% and diminished difference with non-PP to within 1.1%.

Philosophy 4 Children training - £2,200

To improve pupils articulation of learning and oracy. P4C is a proven way to get children talking, articulating and discussing views on various topics. This has also proven to raise disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes through a recent report written on best practice pupil premium spending.

Pupils’ articulation of learning has improved, with 66% of teaching now showing pupils have good articulation of their learning (previously 33%).

 

Easter school - £1,740

1 week programme to work with children in preparation for SATs to ensure gaps of knowledge are tackled.

% of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 47% Sum = 82%

35% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 43% Sum = 71%

28% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 58% Sum = 84%

26% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 37% Sum = 66%

29% in year improvement

Speech and language focus and SPEAC programme - £2,600.

Small group work to raise confidence as well as developing speech and communication skills.

Pupils’ articulation of learning has improved, with 66% of teaching now showing pupils have good articulation of their learning (previously 33%).

Family Liaison Officer - £28,600

Targeted to support families in overcoming barriers to attendance and barriers to the children’s learning. Providing additional support for children with a range of needs – emotional, social, behavioural, punctuality etc.

Overall attendance of PP pupils increased to 95.6% and diminished difference with non-PP to within 1.1%. Barriers to learning are reduced. Children feel safer in school.

Supporting the cost of educational visits, linking learning opportunities & making learning more meaningful - £3,600.

To help children and families to get access and be able to attend educational visits and residential trips.

All children to be able to attend school trips and residential experiences. 

Music tuition tutor - £6,000

Music is proven to impact learning positively. The sessions would be for specific PP children as well as those in need emotionally.

Children received broad and balanced curriculum and provided with opportunities to perform and grow in confidence.

Assisted school uniform funding - £150

To ensure that all children and families feel included and part of the Springhill community.

All PP children feel included and valued members of the school with complete uniform.

 

Total PPG received

£91,200

Total PPG expenditure

£91, 200

PPG remaining

0

 

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-2017

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

161

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

66 (41%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£87,120

 

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in our school.
  • To close the gap in the progress disadvantaged pupils make compared to their peers in school.
  • To support families that have disadvantaged pupils to enable the families to support the children in the learning.

 

Item

Objective

Outcome / Impact

Teacher for targeted group and 1:1 work - £12,800

 

 

To improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

 % of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 54% Sum = 68%

14% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 44% Sum = 70%

26% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 53% Sum = 72%

18% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 44% Sum = 68%

24% in year improvement.

TA support for specific interventions - £18,300

 

To improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

 % of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 54% Sum = 68%

14% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 44% Sum = 70%

26% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 53% Sum = 72%

18% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 44% Sum = 68%

24% in year improvement.

Read Write Inc training and implementation - £1,200

To improve teaching and learning across EYFS and KS1 to improve outcomes for pupils.

Y1 Phonics: 83% - inline with national from below starting points.

Y2 Phonics: 100% - above national from below starting points.

 

Small teaching groups for Read Write Inc - £7,100

Consistent delivery of the English curriculum with a low teacher to student ratio

 Y1 Phonics: 83% - inline with national from below starting points.

Y2 Phonics: 100% - above national from below starting points.

Breakfast club - £7,000

To give disadvantaged pupils the ideal start to the day and encourage punctuality and attendance.

 Awaiting attendance summary.

Bug Club - £3,400

To promote reading and develop pupils’ reading and comprehension skills.

 Reading: Autumn = 54% compared to Summer = 68% which is a 14% in year improvement.

New curriculum - £4,920

To provide children with purposeful learning opportunities to develop writing across the curriculum.

 Writing: Autumn = 44% compared to Summer = 70% which is a 26% in year improvement.

Grammar training - £2,300

To improve pupils’ grammar knowledge and skills to develop writing across the curriculum.

Writing: Autumn = 44% compared to Summer = 70% which is a 26% in year improvement.

Y6 SPAG: Autumn = 40% compared to Summer = 59% which is a 19% in year improvement.

 

Write Away intervention - £3,500

To improve pupils’ writing via targeted intervention and support.

 Y1 Writing: Autumn = 25% compared to Summer = 43% which is an 18% in year improvement.

Y2 Writing: Autumn = 50% compared to Summer = 71% which is a 21% in year improvement.

 

In both classes PP showed greater increase than non-PP over the year.

Small group interventions in maths, reading and writing - £6,400

Targeted support for disadvantaged pupils.

 % of PP pupils at ARE

Reading: Aut = 54% Sum = 68%

14% in year improvement

Writing: Aut = 44% Sum = 70%

26% in year improvement

Maths: Aut = 53% Sum = 72%

18% in year improvement

Combined: Aut = 44% Sum = 68%

24% in year improvement.

Spelling programme - £2,300

Targeted spelling programme to address issues with spelling in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Y6 SPAG: Autumn = 40% compared to Summer = 59% which is a 19% in year improvement.

 

Family Liaison Officer - £14,300

Targeted to support families in overcoming barriers to attendance and barriers to the children’s learning.

 Awaiting attendance summary.

Supporting the cost of educational visits, linking learning opportunities & making learning more meaningful - £3,600.

To help children and families to get access and be able to attend educational visits and residential trips.

All children experienced enrichment opportunities including trips, visits and residential which they would not have otherwise experienced.

 

 Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017-2018

 

Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18

Amount of Pupil Premium

Total number of pupils on roll

157

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

62 (39%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320

Total amount of PPG allocated for 2016/17

£81,840

 

Pupil Premium – planned expenditure ‚Äč2017-18

 

Item

Summary of Spending

Outcome/Income

Focus on Learning in the curriculum

 

Learning Support Assistants

£19,000

Maintain Learning Support Practitioners in order to support children with barriers to learning and to support the most able children eligible for PPG.

 

Read Write Inc. Training for new members of staff and new resources.

£1200

To improve teaching and learning across EYFS and KS1 to improve outcomes for pupils.

 

Small teaching groups for RW Inc. £7,100

Consistent delivery of the R W Inc. Programme with a low teacher to staff ratio.

.

Grammar training for teachers and TA’s and additional supporting resources. £1000

To improve the quality of teaching and learning across the English curriculum to ensure increased rates of progress and improved outcomes for pupils in receipt of PPG.

 

Spelling Scheme, training and resources £1000

To raise standards of spelling and to track the rates of progress of children in receipt of PPG.

 

Provision of a reading assessment system (PM Benchmark).

£600

To ensure a robust assessment scheme is in place to help track the rates of progress of children in receipt of PPG.

 

Homework books to support home learning.

£340

To raise attainment and progress as well as providing resources for children in receipt of PPG.

 

New Curriculum books and resources £8000

To support all areas of the curriculum and provide a wealth of purposeful learning opportunities for hands-on learning.

 

Focus on social, emotional and behavioural support for pupils and families

 

Family Liaison Officer

£13,468

Targeted to support families in overcoming barriers to attendance and barriers to the children’s learning. Providing additional support for children with a range of needs – emotional, social, behavioural, attendance & punctuality.

 

Breakfast Club £7100

Employ staff to run our breakfast club to improve the attendance of vulnerable groups in receipt of PPG. To give disadvantaged children the ideal start to the day and encourage punctuality and attendance.

 

Behaviour Support Manager

£20,500

Retain our Behaviour Support Manager to continue to address behaviour and emotional barriers to learning.

 

Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

 

Supporting the cost of educational visits and visitors linking learning opportunities and making learning more meaningful.

£6,000

Contribution towards educational visits to make educational visits more accessible for children in receipt of PPG.