Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

 

Background:

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit and to target areas of need. However, Ottershaw Schools will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. Since September 2012 schools have been required to publish on line information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. This ensures that the allocation of funds is transparent and provision is clearly identified.

 

Pupil Premium Spending September 2016 - August 2017

 Total amount  of Pupil Premium received - KS1

 Total amount  of Pupil Premium received - KS2

 £18,208

 £36,630

 Objectives in spending Pupil Premium:

  • To close the gap between the progress of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium and those who do not meet this criteria, where this is an issue.
  • Where this is not an issue, to further raise the attainment of eligible pupils and to stretch them further.

 Summary of spending:

  • To provide an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

  • To purchase school uniform. 

  • To provide TAs for additional small group support in English and maths for children who meet the criteria, in both key stages.

  • To provide additional 1 to 1 support for eligible pupils with particular educational needs.

  • To provide after school booster classes for children in KS2 in writing and maths, where analysis of data shows particular groups are underperforming in comparison to their peer group.

  • To provide support during transition from KS1 – KS2 and from KS2 – KS3.

  • To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to access extra-curricular activities.

  • To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to participate in residential visits and/or day visits.

  • To partly fund enrichment activities (art workshops, dance workshops, science week) in order to stimulate and stretch pupils further.

 

The Barriers facing children receiving the Pupil Premium, and how we address these:

Compared to the national average, we have far fewer children who are eligible for Pupil Premium and so deal with each child on an individual basis. Some of these children are performing below their peers in academic subjects and so are offered additional support and specialist intervention to close this gap. Other children are performing in line with their peers, but could achieve more if they had access to homework support or after school enrichment activities.  These children receive this support.

The attendance of Pupil Premium children is lower than that of their peers. The Senior Leadership Team regularly reviews attendance and, with support from the Education Welfare Officer, directly engages with Pupil Premium parents through informal meetings focussed on improving attendance. Sometimes this leads to to funded childcare provision.

How we measure the impact and effect of Pupil Premium Spend:

Each term we log the emotional and academic support provided to all our Pupil Premium children on an individual basis, and track their academic progress. At the end of each term, their progress is reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team and the provision they need for the next term provided accordingly.

Next Review of Pupil Premium Strategy:

July 2018

 

 

 

Summary of Pupil Premium spending September 2015– August 2016

Total amount of Pupil Premium received – KS1

Total amount of Pupil Premium received – KS2

 £18,489

 £35,970

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium:

·         To close the gap between the progress of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium and those who do not meet this criteria

 

Summary of spending:

·         To provide a one-to-one Reading Recovery teacher for additional support in English in KS1.

·         To provide a Numbers Count teacher for additional small group support in maths in KS2.

·         To provide TAs for additional small group support in English and maths for children who meet the criteria, in both key stages.

·         To provide additional 1 to 1 support for eligible pupils with particular educational needs.

·         To provide after school booster classes for children in KS2 in writing and maths, where analysis of data shows particular groups are underperforming in comparison to their peer group.

·         To provide support during transition from KS1 – KS2 and from KS2 – KS3.

·         To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to access extra-curricular activities.

·         To provide financial support for children who meet the criteria to enable them to participate in residential visits and/or day visits.

·         To partly fund enrichment activities (art workshops, dance workshops, science week) in order to stimulate and stretch pupils  further.

Outcomes:

To ensure that pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium achieve progress that is in line with their peers.     We are pleased that the new interventions we introduced to support pupil progress for these vulnerable children have shown positive results. Compared with the previous year, these children demonstrated accelerated progress during the academic year 2015/2016.