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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Thorpe Acre Junior School

Learning, Working and Succeeding Together

 

Pupil Premium Report to Parents

2017-2018

2018-2019

 

Overview

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); Ever6 pupils (i.e. pupils who have been in receipt of FSM during their primary school years) or those who are looked after by the Local Authority.  A premium was also introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.  The Pupil Premium will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

Objectives

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils;
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers;
  • As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.  We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

 

School Policy

The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.

 

 Statistics

  • Last year (2017-2018), 79 pupils were in receipt of pupil premium funding and the school received a total of £109,668;
  • This year (2018-19) we currently have 75 pupils (46.3% of the school) for whom the school receives the additional funding and the school receives a total of £100,320 additional funds.

 

Strategies

The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving pupil premium funding and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies and support for those pupils entitled to PP funding:

  • Provide boosters, small group work, and 1:1 for pupils with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement in English and Mathematics;
  • Deliver Read, Write Inc interventions to help pupils make improved progress in English and to raise their standards of achievement;
  • Provide additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils through trained LSAs and/or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement;
  • Acquire effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics;
  • Secure the support of the school’s Education Welfare Officer (EWO) to address inadequate attendance and persistent absenteeism;
  • Provide access to lunchtime clubs and after school clubs to provide opportunities for social interaction and  increase health and well-being;
  • Provide access to a range of enrichment activities including visits; visitors and workshops;
  • Fund educational visits and residential trips to further enrich pupils’ experiences;
  • Deliver Tabla drumming lessons to provide opportunities to learn a musical instrument;
  • Support parents with the purchase of school uniform.

 

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations.  Initially this will be in English and Mathematics.

 

Pupil Premium 2017-18

Spend

Our additional funding in 2017-18 was targeted to provide:

  • A teacher to deliver small group work with a focus on reading and Mathematics;
  • 1:1 tuition in English and Mathematics;
  • LSA support for targeted interventions for English and Mathematics;  
  • Intervention resources;
  • I-pads and laptops to support learning;
  • Library books;
  • Music lessons;
  • Outside agency support;
  • A family liaison officer;
  • Parenting courses;
  • Breakfast club;
  • After school club;
  • Art therapy;
  • Dog therapy;
  • Enrichment activities;
  • Uniform.

 

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Spend

Our additional funding in 2018-19 has been targeted to provide:

  • An additional teacher to deliver small group work with a focus on reading and Mathematics;
  • 1:1 tuition in English and Mathematics;
  • LSA support for targeted interventions for English and Mathematics;  
  • Intervention resources;
  • Music lessons;
  • Outside agency support;
  • Lunchtime clubs;
  • After school club;
  • Enrichment activities;
  • Uniform.

 

 

Evidence of impact

2018 Key Stage 2 

 

Percentage achieving the expected standard

Reading

Writing

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Reading, writing and maths combined

School

 

60

72

63

72

53

National

 

75

78

78

76

64

Disadvantaged pupils –school

55

64

55

64

50

Non disadvantaged pupils –national

80

83

82

80

70

 

 

 

Percentage achieving higher than the expected standard

Reading

Writing

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Reading, writing and maths combined

School

 

16

7

19

16

5

National

 

28

20

34

24

10

Disadvantaged pupils –school

5

0

5

9

0

Non disadvantaged pupils –national

33

24

39

28

12

 

Please contact the school office should you require a place for your child at Thorpe Acre Juniors.
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