Cumberland Infant School

Pupil Premium Funding

 

Pupil Premium is additional funding from the Government that is aimed at narrowing the achievement gap of potentially disadvantaged children. The money is used to accelerate the progress of these children regardless of their ability, to improve their long-term outcomes.

The school receives Pupil Premium for:

  • children whose parents are in receipt of an identified benefit or have been during their time at Cumberland. – 15/16 - 23 children – 13.2% of school   Current figure for 16/17 – 19 children 10.7 % of the school.
  • children whose parents are in the Armed Forces -   15/16 – 4 children – 2.3 % of school   Current figure for 16/17 - 10 children 5.6 % of the school

 

For the academic year 2015 -16 we received £41,700 and for £2016 -17 we have received £36,840

Pupil Premium is also paid for children who are in the care of the Local Authority but we currently do not have any Looked After Children on roll.

Further information about Pupil Premium can be found at:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

 

Aims of pupil premium spending

To narrow the gaps in attainment and progress between children for whom we receive Pupil Premium and those we do not.

To ensure that all children for whom we receive Pupil Premium Funding have access to additional interventions to enable them to make accelerated progress regardless of their ability.

 

We do this by:

1. Supporting and developing basic skills.

2. Planning interventions which fill gaps or extend a child’s knowledge and understanding.

3. Providing access to resources and opportunities that support learning.

4. Developing social and emotional skills, confidence and self-esteem.

5. Removing other barriers which may impact on the child’s learning or progress.

6. Encouraging children to continue their learning at home.

   

How we spent the Funding in 2015-16

Targeted area

Action

Impact

Cost

1. To fill gaps in the knowledge and skills of children unlikely to make at least expected progress by the end of the academic year and to accelerate the progress of the other children.

A part-time teacher has been employed for each year group to deliver 1:1 and small group interventions

All children made at least expected progress from their starting point at the beginning of the year.

 £39,468

2. To support the social and emotional well-being of children where this is a barrier to their learning and progress

Part-time teachers carried out 1:1 and small group interventions to support the development of targeted children.

Support was put in place for   children across the school that we felt would benefit from targeted PHSE support – all children benefited from this work and made at least expected progress from their September starting point. This was particularly true in the case of one child who suffered a parental bereavement during the year. This work also impacted on the other children in the school, as developing a child’s social and emotional skills makes them better placed to learn and play with others.    

3. To improve the progress of two of our PPF children, through giving them additional chances to interact with children and adults in play situations

Agree times that the children would attend the After School club with parents.

The children enjoyed going to After School Club and having the opportunity to play with the other children. Leading to better social skills and interaction with adults and peers.

£495

4. Fulfil our statutory duty to fund school milk for children for whom we receive PPF

Ensure that parents are aware of their entitlement for free milk and that they enrol on line for their child.

Parents took up this option and children had milk each day.

£600

5. To improve children’s attitude to reading out of school and by doing so improve their outcomes in reading.

Continue to subscribe to ‘Bugs Club’ an on-line reading web-site that the children can access independently at home.

Children that used the site enjoyed reading the books and playing the on-line games that went with them.

The children accessed a wider range of books and their confidence and reading improved.

£910

6. To improve children’s mental mathematics skills and give them the opportunity to practise these independently at home.

Continue to subscribe to ‘Mathletics’ an on-line mathematics web-site that the children can access independently at home.

The boys that accessed this preferred it to the Bugs Club, as they like the sense of competition and certificates.

The children found a fun way to develop their rapid recall skills and this helped them gain confidence in their maths skills.

£600

 

Strategy for use of Pupil Premium 2016 – 17

 

Targeted areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 will continue this year.

 

Targeted area

Action

Planned impact

Cost

a. To improve the progress of one of our PPF children, through giving them additional chances to interact with children and adults in play situations.

School to fund an After School Club place for two sessions a week for a PPF child.

To improve the child’s spoken language skills so they are more confident in interacting with other children and adults, leading to better self-esteem and accelerated progress. Opportunities for the child to improve their fine and gross motor skills through play activities.

Targeted children reaching at least the National Expected levels at the end of Year 2 in all assessed areas

£330

b. To improve the outcomes for our lower attaining non-SEND boys who are in danger of not reaching expected levels at the end of KS1

This area is identified on the School Strategic Plan. The Deputy Head, Class and Support Teachers will work with the boys on team projects to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses. We will then work with them to build on these strengths and support their weaknesses, enabling them to succeed. Improve engagement with parents.    

Improved aspirations and self-esteem will begin to give this group a ‘Can-do’ attitude to life and learning. This will have an impact on their academic and social/emotional outcomes.

Targeted children reaching at least the National Expected levels at the end of Year 2 in all assessed areas

£500

c. To improve children’s spelling. On analysing our end of KS1 results one of the factors that stopped PP children from attaining the expected standard in writing was weak spelling, particularly of keywords.

We have subscribed to a spelling App that the children can access at home – once shown the children are able to access the App without adult support.

Teachers set up the list at the appropriate level and can target individual children. The children will also have access to this in school. The children will be able to practise their spellings out of school without needing to depend on an adult for support.

Children’s spelling will improve and they will begin to apply spellings learned to their writing which will enable them to reach the expected standard.

Targeted children reaching at least the National Expected levels at the end of Year 2 in all assessed areas

£595 subscription for 3 years

 

  

16 -17 Use of funding.

1 & 2. Staffing costs - £28,760

  1. Milk - £440

5 & 6 Subscriptions -£1000

Current balance remaining - £5,215

In the first half of the Spring term we will review the impact of Pupil Premium Funding so far this year and look at the individual needs of the children.

The uncommitted balance may be used to support children, for whom the school receives pupil premium funding, to participate fully in offsite educational visits.

 

We will be carrying out a whole school review of our Pupil Premium funding in July 2017, following analysis of end of year results in all year groups and prior to allocating the use of funding in the academic year 17-18.