Pupil Premium

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Policy_for_Pupil_Premium.pdf

Pupil Premium funding is additional money that is given to schools to raise the attainment of pupils who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. It is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who have been elligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years.

The funding is intended to target those children who may fall behind in their education - to 'close the gap' with the attainment of more privileged children and to ensure that every child makes good progress and achieves well.

In 2013 Frederick Nattrass Primary School was awarded to prestigious title of 'Best Primary School in the North East' in the Pupil Premium Awards - this recognised the fact that we spend our funding incredibly well and have successfully 'closed the gap' for many pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant 2016

Pupil_Premium_Grant_2015.pdf

Pupil_Premium_Grant_2014.pdf

This funds:

  • Nurture Classes for EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils who are struggling to be ready for learning. as in previous year. Staffing costs of ?45,000
  • Speeach Therapy service in school as in previous years. ?5,000 Service Level Agreement.
  • Alliance counselling service in school as in previous years. ?10,000 Service Level Agreement.
  • Parent Support Advisor as in previous years. ?19,000 staffing costs.
  • Development of a Key Stage 2 Nurture Base 'The Oasis' - this is to support older pupils through personal trauma such as bereavement, becoming Looked After by Local Authority, or loss. Some children access The Oasis at times when they find the Key Stage 2 curriculum too challenging or they are strugging to cope. There is an emphasis on personal and social skills, friendship skills and resilience in preparation for secondary school. Set up costs and staffing costs totally ?16,000.
  • Intervention programmes as in previous years. Contribution to staffing costs ?28,000.
  • Contribution to residential visits as last year. ?5,000.
  • Drama and performing arts projects to raise self esteem and improve self confidence of older pupils, ongoing over the year. To include musical instrument tuition, performance opportunities and script writing opportunitities. Funding in total ?20,000.
  • Additional teacher in reception to enable small classes of less than 20 as this is crucial in preparation for future learning. Staffing costs - ?24,000
  • Enrichment Time as additional to the curriculum to widen pupils' horizons and give them new experiences every week. Contribution of ?7,000 towards specialist equipment .

2013-2014 Funding

We had 132 elligible pupils, receiving a total of ?118,000 of Pupil Premium Funding

This funds:

  • Nurture Classes for EYFS and Key Stage 1 Pupils who are struggling to be ready for learning. Children are identified based on their Foundation Stage Profile, and are usually children who score very poorly in the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication. Targeted children access the class for up to 2 hours every day (spending the rest of the day in their normal class) and focus on an individual learning programme that develops these skills. After a maximum of a year children rejoin their normal class full time. Staffing costs of ?45,000 are covered by this funding. The impact of this was that 20 children accessed this provision (including 2 children from neighbouring schools who we supported with their provision for vulnerable pupils). 4 EYFS children continued into the Key Stage 1 Nurture Class in Year 1 and 3 children required further support when they moved in Year 3. The remainder rejoined mainstream classes and are on track to make good progress and reach their potential. 3 children were Looked After by the Local Authority and the high level of support offered enabled a smooth transition to long term care placements.
  • Speech Therapy - we employ a speech therapist to work in school for half a day every week. This ensures swift and easy access for every child who needs support with their speech. This work is largely targeted at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children. This contract costs ?5,000. 7 children accessed this service over the year, including 3 children who were Looked After by the Local Authority. All developed speech patterns that enabled them to contribute to class discussions and aided their development of reading skills.
  • Counselling Services - we employ a qualified Counsellor to work in school for between 1 and 2 days every week. Children are referred to the service if their emotional wellbeing is preventing them from making progress in school. Children receive counselling every week for as long as is necessary. This work is targeted throughout the school, but largely in Key Stage 2. This contract costs ?16,000. 14 children accessed this service over the year for between 10 weeks and 2 terms. A major success was the smooth transition to secondary school for some children who had been judged to be hard to reach, at risk of disengagement or anxious. Without this support some may have become non-attenders or faced exclusion.
  • Parent Support Advisor - our Parent and Pupil Support Advisor is instrumental in the improvements that we have seen in attendance over the last few years. She carries out home visits, plans programmes of support for families and is our school CAF co-ordinator. We also employ an adminstrator to monitor attendance and registers. Staffing costs of ?19,000. Our improvements in attendance to reach 94.9% by the end of 2014 are due to the work by the Parent Support Advisor. CAFs have been opened on every vulnerable child and family to ensure that all their needs are met.
  • Intervention Programmes to accelerate progress in reading and writing are identified as areas of concern for the children who fail to make good progress. We invest heavily in one-to-one reading intervention programmes for every child who is at risk of falling behind. Contribution to staffing costs ?28,000 This has shown a big impact in our end of Key Stage 2 results in 2014. This support was focused on our lower attainers from Key Stage 1 (those achieving Level 1 and below). 100% made 2 levels progress in reading and writing, and 33% made 3 levels progress. In addition, children who arrived new to the school or to English were given intensive support to reach the level of their peers.
  • Funding to enable every child to experience a residential visit. Funding allowed of ?5,000. 100% of Year 6 pupils attended a 3 days outdoor persuits trips. 12 Key Stage 2 pupils attended a visit to France fully funded by the school.

2012-2013 Funding

We had 126 elligible pupils, receiving a total of ?78,498 of Pupil Premium Funding.

This funded:

  • Nurture Classes for EYFS and Key Stage 1 Pupils who are struggling to be ready for learning. Children are identified based on their Foundation Stage Profile, and are usually children who score very poorly in the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication. Targeted children access the class for up to 2 hours every day (spending the rest of the day in their normal class) and focus on an individual learning programme that develops these skills. After a maximum of a year children rejoin their normal class full time. Staffing costs of ?45,000 were covered by this funding. The impact of this was that 17 children accessed the provision over the year. 11 children fully rejoined their class accessing the whole curriculum. Their levels of attainment are now in line with their peers, or if below they are making progress at least in line with their peers. 2 children were identified as requiring specialist provision in Support Bases (Nurture Class provision allowed swifter access to this provision due to the evidence gathered). 4 children remain in the Nurture Class at the start of 2013/14 to continue their intervention.
  • Speech Therapy - we employed a speech therapist to work in school for half a day every week. This ensures swift and easy access for every child who needs support with their speech. This work is largely targeted at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children. This contract cost ?5,000. The impact of this was that of the 12 children who accessed the service, half were discharged with no further action. 1 child was identified as needing specialist intervention from a Support Base. the remaining children are receiving ongoing support but are making accelerated progress with their speech.
  • Counselling Services - we employed a qualified Counsellor to work in school for 1 day every week. Children are referred to the service if their emotional wellbeing is preventing them from making progress in school. Children receive counselling every week for as long as is necessary. This work is targeted throughout the school, but largely in Key Stage 2. This contract cost ?10,000. The impact of this was that 20 children accessed the service over the year. All successfully completed their course of counselling, our exclusion rate dropped significantly as we addressed the mental health issues of children who were displaying violent behaviour. The academic progress of pupils on the counselling programme accelerated as they became more settled in school. We have increased our contact in 2013-14 due to the higher level of need.
  • Intervention Programmes to accelerate progress in reading, writing and maths were identified as areas of concern for the children who fail to make good progress. We invest heavily in one-to-one reading and maths intervention programmes for every child who is at risk of falling behind. Contribution to staffing costs ?18,500. Evidence of impact can be seen in the progress of our SEN pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 who made equal progress to non-SEN pupils.
  • In 2012-13 pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium in Year 6 made progress and achieved results in line with their non-PP peers (Year 6 results 2013). In maths PP pupils outperformed non-PP pupils with 100% making 2 levels progress and 44% making 3 levels progress over the key stage. In writing 75% of PP pupils achieved level 4+ compared to 72% of the cohort as a whole.