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Pupil premium strategy statement 2019-20

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to diminish the difference between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged pupils.

To qualify for Pupil Premium a pupil must be in receipt of Free School Meals, be a Looked After Child (LAC), or a Services Child.

Summary information – This information is based upon PP spend and attainment results for the previous academic year 18/19

Academic Year2018-19
Total number of pupils293 (Rec-Y6)
Total PP budget148400
Number of pupils eligible for PP114
Date of most recent PP ReviewN/A
Date for next internal review of this strategyOctober 1, 2019

Current attainment (as at end of Summer 2019)

 Pupils eligible for PP(LA PP)Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)
% achieving age expected or above in Early Years70%55%74%
% achieving the expected standard in reading, writing & maths - KS1 81%56%69%
% making at least expected progress in reading – KS181%69%78%
% making at least expected progress in writing - KS181%61%73%
% making at least expected progress in maths – KS181%66%79%
% achieving the expected standard in reading, writing & maths – KS281%52%71%
% making at least expected progress in reading – KS285%62%78%
% making at least expected progress in writing – KS281%67%83%
% making at least expected progress in maths – KS281%69%83%

Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP for the academic year ahead 2019/2020)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school)

A.     Continued decline in extremely poor oral language skills when pupils first enter school.
B.     Year on year large number of pupils present with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities requiring additional SMEH support.
C.Social and emotional challenges impact on pupils readiness to learn in school

External barriers

D. Attendance and punctuality variable and require constant action from school.
E.Lack of exposure to ‘life experiences’ and limited opportunities.
F.Estate culture with anti-social behaviour and an increasing gang culture

Desired outcomes (Desired outcomes and how they will be measured)

 Desired outcomes and how they will be measuredSuccess criteria
A.      To maintain and increase % progress and attainment through redesign of curriculum and continuation of staff CPD both in house and external providers to ensure Quality First Teaching, bespoke to our pupils, within context to inspire, engage and progress. Measured through school monitoring and measuring of progress and school, local and national data.Pupils enjoy learning in school and make good progress. Progress across phases evidences that pupils maintain progress in line with or above national.
B.      Continue to develop Teachers and TAs to deliver appropriate often bespoke interventions identified from teacher assessment and AfL. Provide access to SMEH interventions. Measured though pupil progress and intervention records.Range of academic and wellbeing intervention in place with monitored and measured impact.
C.      To provide opportunities for pupils to experience wider life skills and events. To provide opportunities for pupils to see the purpose of learning and link learning to careers and the world of work.Measured through organised events and the dialogue from pupils. Work scrutinies to reflect how experience has impact.Learning within context to enable pupils to make learning links with life beyond school. Pupils experience real life events and use them to influence learning.
D.      To involve parents in events and celebration of learning. Parents to become regular visitors in school to grow a culture of positivity towards learning and the school establishment. To increase incentives to attend school and work with families to take responsibility. Parental feedback sheets and parent voice. Attendance and punctuality figures. Pupil progressIncreased parental engagement to increase pupil support at home and for home and school to work together for the benefit of pupils.
E.      To promote a culture of aspiration where pupils are aware of what achievements can lead to and develop and ethos of aiming high. In line with redesign of curriculum extend the experience offer. Measured by pupil dialogue, culture change evident in how pupils envisage their future and pupil voice.Educational visits out and welcome visitors in to school for pupils to increase awareness of future aspirations.

Quality of teaching for all  Total budgeted cost £75000

Desired outcome for 2019/20Chosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Pupils make at least good progress in Reading and Writing and Maths.Maintain reduced class sizes with pure year groups classes.

To provide additional teaching assistant support for the delivery of
Reading Intervention programmes.

Additional teachers and TA

Resources purchased.

Following EEF evidence based tiered approach.
School data identifies need to sustain improvement/progress in standards in RWM in KS1 and KS2 to remain in line or exceed national information.
Accelerated Reader and Reading Plus in UKS2
T4W is now firmly embedded in teaching and learning across school. Additional CPD for new staff and T4W networking for existing staff to maintain literacy standards. Additional CPD in other teaching of reading strategies including Reciprocal Reading and Power of Reading. Acquisition of books, to support curriculum design. Increase SMEH resources. CPD to improve maths mastery.

Use of additional adults to release key staff to access relevant CPD to sustain and improve quality teaching and learning.
School data identifies need to sustain improvement/progress in standards in RWM in KS1 and KS2 to remain in line or exceed national information.
Accelerated Reader and Reading Plus in UKS2
T4W is now firmly embedded in teaching and learning across school. Additional CPD for new staff and T4W networking for existing staff to maintain literacy standards. Additional CPD in other teaching of reading strategies including Reciprocal Reading and Power of Reading. Acquisition of books, to support curriculum design. Increase SMEH resources. CPD to improve maths mastery.

Use of additional adults to release key staff to access relevant CPD to sustain and improve quality teaching and learning.
Monitored by Headteacher SLT, Assessment coordinator, subject leads and PP champion.
PP Governor monitoring

DHT is assessment coordinator on a reduced timetable (0.5) to improve monitoring and scrutiny opportunities

Monitoring and evaluation of Nook timetabled activity
JS/SM/RB
SH/JP

Subject leads
Half termly from monitoring and scrutiny findings and termly as part of Pupil Progress meetings and ongoing professional dialogue with adjustments where identified.




Final Review - Summer 2020

Targeted support Total budgeted cost £68,400

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Vulnerable pupils are fully supported both academically, socially and emotionallyContinue to fund and develop the Nurture provision, making use of a part-time TA and Learning Mentor Breakfast Club staffing and resources.

New IPADs
Additional play resources for breakfast club and Nook, (lego, playdough, large connect etc)
Pupils enter our school with a range of social and emotional needs which often impede learning. Our Nurture provision (including Breakfast Club with 80+ pupils per day) ensures that vulnerable pupils can access learning and make good progress.
This provision aims to improve attendance and punctuality and the general readiness to learn of our pupils.
Refurbished and resourced ‘Nook’ for pupils who need time out, nurture sessions or a safe room to retreat to.
Regular monitoring by Learning Mentor of punctuality and attendance. Senior Leadership monitoring and evaluating pupil progress and amend intervention as required.

Ongoing communication and CPD with staff

Additional TA employed for supporting vulnerable children
JW, JP SLT, JHOngoing monitoring and evaluation throughout the year with final evaluation of this spend in Summer 2018
To provide further support for PP pupils working in EYFS Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2Key members of staff released to work predominantly with those pupils not making enough progress in Reading, Writing and Maths
One to One Tuition to booster support
Intensive focused work with those pupils who are struggling to diminish the difference in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

EYFS additional TA employed to work with vulnerable pupils.
Senior Leaders regularly monitor and track progress of pupils to ensure short term interventions have rapid and sustained impact.

EYFS and 2YO monitoring progress from entry
JS, SLT Phase leadersOngoing monitoring and evaluation of interventions and action. Final review - Summer 2019

Other approaches Total budgeted cost £5000

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
To ensure pupils experience their learning within a real life context including outdoor. To engage parents in pupil learning and celebration of pupil success.Fund educational events for pupils to experience beyond the classroom.
Involve parents in pupils experiences and successes.
Music tuition and performances.
Arts and Craft community events to encourage parents in to school.
Extra curricular activities.
To encourage parents to support pupil learning in order to increase the rate of progress.


To widen pupil horizons or real life with residential visits, local areas visits and experiences (running tuck shop, business enterprise projects and depositing money in the bank).
An additional stimulus for pupil writing and creativity. Including new Storytime club
Regular monitoring of pupil welfare by Learning mentor and SLT and teaching staff.JS, SLTOngoing monitoring and making necessary changes to provision in this area with final review - Summer 2019

Review of expenditure Previous Academic Year 2018-19 

Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachEstimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.Lessons learned (and whether you will continue with this approach)Cost
Pupils make at least good progress in Reading and Writing and MathsMaintain reduced class sizes

To provide additional teaching assistant support for the delivery of
Reading Intervention programmes.

Additional teachers and TA

Resources purchased to support standards
Attainment in Reading KS1 disadvantaged exceeded national (none), LA and similar schools. (81%v78%v69%) There is no gap.
Attainment in Writing KS1 disadvantaged exceeded national (none), LA and similar schools. (81%v73%v61%) There is no gap.
Attainment in Maths KS1 disadvantaged exceeded national (none), LA and similar schools.(81%v79%v66%) There is no gap. The combined data (RWM) significantly exceeds LA and National (None) (81%v56%v69%)

Attainment in Reading KS2 increased on last year and exceeded national none PP by 7% and LA by 23%. (85% v 78% v 62%)
In writing KS2 PP pupils attain broadly in line with non PP national (81% v 83%) a gap of -2%.
In maths KS2 PP pupils attain in line with non PP national (81% v 83%) a gap of -2%

A gap has emerged in GPaS between National none and school KS2 PP of -10 which will be a focus for next year.

Biggest area of diminishing the difference is in the KS2 PP combined RWM with 81% PP pupils attaining expected levels in all 3 areas compared with 71% national none.
Grouping and re-grouping across KS1 for daily RWInc has continued to have impact in improving basic skills for reading and writing and will continue next year. Additional TA for next year enables one additional group (reducing RWInc intervention sizes)
T4W to continue to be embedded across school and across the curriculum to maintain impact. CPD for new staff to maintain and sustain quality of QFT.
Splitting a large Year 6 class continues into next academic year using DHT to take a third group in morning lessons. This will remain a key focus for 2019/2020 as results are evidence
Increased focus during half terms upon the progress of KS1 PP pupils in line with Non PP peers resulted in clearer direction for staff and therefore more targeted and flexible interventions supported by both teachers and TAs. Staffing ratios to continue as this year there is no PP gap across KS1.
All classes to embed Reciprocal reading and all teachers have received Peer CPD. New staff CPD 2019/20
Additional purchase of class texts and reading books to promote reading. Redesign of curriculum necessitates additional class texts in 2019/20.
£45,000

Targeted support

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachEstimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.Lessons learned (and whether you will continue with this approach)Cost
Vulnerable pupils are fully supported both academically, socially and emotionallyContinue to fund and develop the Nurture provision, making use of a part-time TA and Learning Mentor Breakfast Club staffing and resources.
New IPADs
Additional play resources for breakfast club and Nook, (lego, playdough, large connect etc)
Pupils enter our school with a range of social and emotional needs which often impede learning. Despite this they develop into confident pupils who attain in line with national. Our Nurture provision (including Breakfast Club with 80+ pupils per day) continues to ensure that vulnerable pupils can access learning and make good progress by being ready to learn in a morning.
Our attendance data (4.8% absence) dipped on last year (3.8%) largely due to the Norovirus which hit school in January and affected over 100 pupils and many staff. The disadvantaged category is the second highest category behind SEN at 5.6%.
We continue to fund rewards for attendance and the Learning Mentor works with families where attendance is an issue.
Replaced ECAR with Accelerated Reader and Reading Plus in Year 6.
KS2 Reading progress for 2019 is 4.43 which is significantly above national and LA.
Evidence that with quality monitoring we can identify and take action in what works and what doesn’t. The importance here of bespoke learning and intervention to best meet the needs of our pupils.



£25,000
Dedicated CPD to equip staff in best use of new programmes of support.£8,500
Debating fining for term time holidays but evidence suggests that is has little impact. (gathered from schools who have implemented fines) – Review in 2019/20
To provide further support for PP in EYFS, KS1, KS2.Key members of staff released to work predominantly with those pupils not making enough progress in RWM.
Boosters
See above outcomes for reading and Headline Data
Continued funding of additional TA£18,000
Embark upon T4W project£6,000
Elklan Training for TA to impact upon reading£4,000
Ongoing CPD in reading including RWInc £2,850

Other approaches

Desired outcomeChosen action / approachEstimated impact: Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate.Lessons learned (and whether you will continue with this approach)Cost
To ensure that pupils experience their learning within real life context including outdoor.
To engage parents in pupil learning and celebration of pupil success.
Fund educational events for pupils to experience beyond the classroom.
Involve parents in pupils experiences and successes.
Music tuition and performances.
Arts and Craft community events to encourage parents in to school.
Extra curricular activities.
To encourage parents to support pupil learning in order to increase the rate of progress.


To widen pupil horizons or real life with residential visits, local areas visits and experiences (running tuck shop, business enterprise projects and depositing money in the bank).
An additional stimulus for pupil writing and creativity. Including new Storytime club
Continue with Breakfast Club and Learning Mentor funding. Subsidised educational visits including local visit costs and residential visit costs and a trip toTheatre Royal in Newcastle city centre.
Continued and extended work with parental engagement and educating parents to encourage support with attendance.
High attenders rewarded with incentives such as Land Train journey, hot chocolate and pizza/film evenings.
£51,000
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