How we use the “Pupil Premium” at Singleton C of E School

Since 2012, Singleton C of E School has been able to access the ‘Pupil Premium’ grant to further support the education of its students who have claimed Free School Meals (FSM) during the previous six years. The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the School’s budget that is used to support the attainment of the most vulnerable pupils.

In 2018/19 the school provisional pupil premium allocation is  £15,500.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received for the academic year 2018/19
Total number of pupils on role 104
Total number eligible for PPG 4 + 1 (For post adoption).
Provisional amount received for the academic year 2017/18 £15,500 – this will definitely change as this was based on 11 pupils.

Moving forward, this amount will be reduced around December as 6 children have moved on to High School.

Pupil Premium Coordinator

Leonie Millward

Pupil Premium Governor

Laura Walker

Pupil Premium Strategy reviews November 2018, April 2019, July 2019
What are our Key strategies to close the attainment progress gaps for FSM and Pupil Premium Pupils at Singleton School
·         A rich, stimulating, exciting yet engaging curriculum for all

·         ‘Growth Mind-set’ – developing a culture of ‘Limitless Potential’

·         Linked to ‘Growth Mind-set’ developing resilience, self-worth and a culture where ‘challenge’ is embraced

·         Quality teaching and learning experiences

·         Quality – self-evaluation of the impact of the provision we provide – (termly audits – reviewing and evaluating the  effectiveness of provision)

 

KS2 SATs results 2018 :-

Pupil premium – 1 Child Reached expected In Greater depth (above 110)
Math’s 0% 0
SPAG 100% 0
Reading 100% 0

 

  Reading Writing (TA) SPAG Maths R, W & M R, W & M + R Average Scaled SPAG Average Scaled M Average Scaled
National 2017 72% 76% 77% 75% 61% 9% 104 106 104
Cohort (14) 100% 93% 100% 93% 93% 43% 111.9 112 110.6
Disadvantaged 100% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 105 101 99
Teacher Ass. 93% 93% 93% 93% 86% N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Teaching and learning

Singletons main expenditure continues to be the Support Staff including a family Learning Mentor.  We deliver a vast provision map each afternoon for Literacy and Numeracy, but also support with emotional, social, behavioural and physical needs.

Last year we have evaluated the provision and support we offer our Pupil Premium (PP) children and as a result, based on the needs of our children made some changes to the provision we will offer.

 

In January 2017, we introduced-

  • Homework support after school
  • Additional support at lunchtime, our Family Learning Mentor now supports on the playground ‘developing play’ and is the line manager to our lunchtime staff.

 

Moving forward we will continue to provide-

  • homework support after school
  • At lunchtime our Family Learning Mentor will focus on ‘developing play’ and will be a line manager to our lunchtime staff and will lead training.
  • Group work to develop language and social skills – run by our Family Learning Mentor
  • Emotional support provision – individually or in small groups

Running alongside the Learning Mentor, as mentioned we also run additional provision for cognition and learning within the afternoon. These groups / one to one sessions are run by our Teaching Assistants and are closely monitored by our SENCO

Curriculum

We constantly evaluate the curriculum provision we provide ensuring that it reflects the needs and the aspirations of our school. We run a creative curriculum and emphasis is put on learning outdoors. Our assessment systems are constantly evolving and they are extremely thorough enabling us to ensure that we are closing the gap for disadvantaged children.

In light of Ofsted outcomes, current areas of focus are-

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • We are also continuing base on our own self-evaluation continuing to develop mental calculation strategies
  • STEM Challenge

 

 

We have bought a new reading comprehension scheme and new resources to support with the SPAG element of the SATs as well as Lego Mind storm to support the development of STEM challenges.

 

We constantly evaluate the curriculum provision we provide ensuring that it reflects the needs and the aspirations of our school.  We run a creative curriculum and emphasis is placed  on learning outdoors.  Our assessment systems are constantly evolving and they are extremely thorough enabling us to ensure that we are closing the gap for disadvantaged children.

 

Enrichment

As well as offering a variety of free sporting and musical opportunities, our provision map also focuses on emotional, social, and behaviour support. The Family Learning Mentor runs these sessions. We believe they are vital in improving and developing language, friendship and social skills to equip the children with the skills that they need to be successful in life. We also run a homework club, which includes provision for the online element of the homework, which not every child has access to at home.

 

PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education)

We believe that a child’s state of mind or mental health plays a vital role in their ability to learn and reach their full potential.  In order to realise their potential a child needs to have resilience to cope with the challenges that life brings – both academically and socially. The role of our family Learning Mentor we believe is vital – in that they lead the development and understanding of resilience with our most vulnerable children and they run provision groups within school. The family learning mentor also coordinates and actively secures support from other agencies such as Trinity Counselling Services, Jigsaw, LCC Emotional, Health and Wellbeing Partnership and Stepping stones etc. to ensure that our provision supports our children’s needs.

Main Barriers to Educational Achievement

The challenges we face include-

  • Low income
  • Poor home learning environment
  • Challenging relationships within the home
  • Specific leaning difficulties (SEN)
  • Emotional and mental health needs

 

 

 

 

 

How we will measure impact

 

We will continue to close the gap for educational achievement – through the constant monitoring and evaluation of pupil progress and individual learning, emotional, social and behavioural needs of the pupils. Each term our Pupil Premium Lead carries out an audit of the provision / progress of the pupil, the findings of which feed into our next step actions.

 

We will measure their progress academically

 

We will evaluate the impact of the additional provision lead by the learning mentor to develop their resilience by the impact on the child’s progress and the development of their resilience within learning and within life

 

How the money will be spent in 2018 /19

 

At Singleton School these funds are spent in many ways to support vulnerable families targeted by the Pupil Premium funding. Examples of how “Pupil Premium” has enhanced our provision include:

  • Deploying a member of staff to the post of Learning Mentor to oversee the main outcomes and support for FSM and vulnerable children and to liaise with relevant staff who work with these particular children.
  • Providing additional academic support for FSM children who need to boost progress or be challenged further
  • Providing financial support towards additional costs of education such as trips
  • Providing financial support to allow every FSM child one free (normally paid for) extra-curricular activity after school per week for the whole year.
  • Providing financial support towards uniform and equipment
  • Additional Educational needs resources

 

Due to the success of our previous pupil premium strategy, and its positive impact on the attainment and progress of the children in receipt of this fund, we will continue to utilise Pupil Premium money in the same way as detailed below.

We will also use the money to fund additional hours for the Family learning mentor – to provide lunchtime support with behaviour/ socialising and friendships. Also additional hours for after school clubs such as homework club

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In 2017/18 the school pupil premium allocation was £15,100 

At Singleton School these funds are spent in many ways to support vulnerable families targeted by the Pupil Premium funding. Examples of how “Pupil Premium” has enhanced our provision include:

  • Deploying a member of staff to the post of Learning Mentor to oversee the main outcomes and support for FSM and vulnerable children and to liaise with relevant staff who work with these particular children.
  • Providing additional academic support for FSM children who need to boost progress or be challenged
  • Providing financial support towards additional costs of education such as trips
  • Providing financial support to allow every FSM child one free (normally paid for) extra-curricular activity after school per week for the whole year.
  • Providing financial support towards uniform and equipment
  • Additional Educational needs resources

Examples of impact in 2017/8 include

We are very proud of the achievement of all our pupils, especially our FSM youngsters, for whom the playing field is seldom a level one. We were inspected in March 2017 and the findings indicated that Pupil Premium is used very effectively in our school.

Our latest Ofsted (2017) indicated: –

“Pupil premium finding is used very effectively to reduce any barriers to learning that may be experienced by disadvantaged pupils. The progress of pupils supported by this funding is monitored rigorously. The impact of pupil premium funding is evaluated carefully by the headteacher and the governors, This enables disadvantaged pupils to be successful and be part of everything the school has to offer.”

In 2017 / 18 we only had one Pupil Premium child in children in Y6 and no children in Y2. This makes data analysis for this year in terms of patterns and trends difficult.

We measure the impact of how we use this additional funding to support the collective needs of our most vulnerable children through the outcomes at; the end of KS1 and KS2

Our SATs results indicate the following:-

  • At KS1 we have no data to report on as there was no pupil premium children in the cohort.
  • At KS2 there was 1 pupil in receipt of pupil premium funding:-
    • 100% met the expected standards in Reading, SPAG tests.
    • 0% gained in Greater depth in Maths /SPAG/Reading and Writing

 

Our most recent Ofsted indicated the following:-

“Pupil premium funding is used very effectively to support disadvantaged pupils. As a result, they make outstanding progress by the end of Key Stage 2. Disadvantaged pupils’ attainment is similar to other pupils in school and above others nationally. This is because the school monitors the progress of these pupils effectively and regularly and ensures that they are supported well to improve.” (Ofsted March 2017)