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Pupil Premium letter to parents September 2016

 

Academies in Christ’ Part of the Archdiocese of Southwark

 

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Academy Pupil Premium Strategy

 

Date: 1st June 2017

 

Date of next review of Pupil Premium: September 2017

 

Academy Lead for Pupil Premium: Mrs Fiona Crascall (AHT)
 

Background:

 

Pupil Premium funding is a government initiative designed to target resources to those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6) or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA). For the year 2016/2017 the Pupil Premium has a value of £1320 per eligible pupil in primary education and £935 per eligible pupil in secondary education (£1900 for those who are looked after or adopted from care). Neither the government nor any government agency has dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies which narrow the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils, and which enable eligible pupils to thrive, particularly if they demonstrate high ability.

 

 

St Teresa's Pupil Premium Profile 2015/2016
 

Year Group

Number of girls eligible

Number of boys eligible

Total number eligible

Total as a % of Year Group

R

1

0

1

3%

1

2

2

4

13%

2

2

0

2

7%

3

2

3

5

16%

4

2

2

4

13%

5

3

2

5

16%

6

2

4

6

19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Teresa's Pupil Premium Profile 2016/2017
 

Year Group

Number of girls eligible

Number of boys eligible

Total number eligible

Total as a % of Year Group

R

0

1

1

3%

1

1

0

1

3%

2

2

2

4

13%

3

2

2

4

13%

4

4

3

7

22%

5

1

3

4

13%

6

4

2

6

19%

 

Overview of St Teresa's Strategies for improving the performance of pupils who are disadvantaged

 

At St Teresa's Catholic Academy, the main barriers to educational achievement that pupils in our school who are disadvantaged face are:

· Mobile children (been in the school less than two years)

· EAL

· Low levels of oracy skills at the beginning of EYFS

· Core skills in reading, writing and maths not developed or valued at home

· Home learning not supported or understood at home

· High levels of oracy and language skill are not modelled consistently to children (including EAL)

· Family’s involvement in the wider school community is limited

· Low self-esteem and low expectations for learning.

 

 

We will spend our pupil premium funding in the following ways to address these barriers.

· Free attendance at Breakfast club available to all children eligible for the grant so they are in a positive learning mode for the start of the day

· The Assistant Headteacher spends dedicated time focusing on raising the attainment and attendance of all children eligible for grant

· Taxis funded in exceptional circumstances

· Sessions with our Pastoral Support Manager

· Implementation of Assertive Mentoring throughout the school, to provide high quality feedback to pupils on their learning progress

· Funding for high-quality, engaging educational visits

· Funding for children to participate in wider curriculum opportunities in school.

· Reading with the Beanstalk volunteer if necessary

· Intensive sessions with the Numbers Count teacher if required

· Small group teaching in Year 6 for reading, writing and maths led by the teaching assistants

· Small differentiated and focused phonics/SPAG groups if necessary

· Daily reading in DEAR time if required

· Additional funded time for SENCo to address identified issues

 

 

Our rationale for spending the money in this way is:

 

· Small group work provides moderate impact for moderate cost (Sutton Trust)

· One-to-one tuition provides moderate impact for high cost (Beanstalk and Numbers Count) (Sutton Trust)

· Oral language interventions (Language Link) provides moderate impact for very low cost (Sutton Trust)

· Increased well-being and involvement by talking with the Pastoral Support Manager

· In many of these instances an increase in our Teaching Assistant staffing allows us to implement the strategies above.

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Funding – the total funding received by

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Academy
 

2015 - 2016

Funding Stream

Amount (£)

Pupil premium funding

£35,197

 

 

Total Income

£35,197

 

2016 - 2017

Funding Stream

Amount (£)

Pupil premium funding

£36,820

 

 

Total Income

£36,820

 

At St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Academy, the Pupil Premium funding is spent in a variety of ways with the direct and explicit aim of improving the academic outcomes and broader educational experience of our pupils who are most disadvantaged. This includes investment in both academic and pastoral strategies. A breakdown of the 2015/16 expenditure is shown below, together with its impact on outcomes for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding:

 

 

PP Improvement Strategy 2015/16

Amount (£)

Description

Evidence of Impact

% of Assistant Headteacher Salary/SENCO salary/Pastoral Support Manager/ Beanstalk Reader/ TA salary and Numbers Count Teacher

£32,094.53

To ensure that the gap narrows between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children through targeted intervention and a wide range of support

Targeted support available to children to ensure that they are not disadvantaged

Cool Milk

£265.54

To ensure that the children have a nourishing drink

Children have access to fresh milk as part of a balanced diet

Early Bird Breakfast Club

£1,163,25

To ensure that the children have breakfast and have a nurturing and calm start to the day

Children have a consistent start to the day and do not start school hungry

School trips/residential trip/swimming

£1,312.14

To ensure that the children access all of the curriculum and that their emotional needs are met by participating in all aspects of school life

All children participate in all extra-curricular activities

Uniform

£72.74

To ensure the children feel a sense of pride and inclusion by wearing appropriate school uniform

All children are wearing the correct uniform and feel part of the school community

Taxis/transport

£288.80

To ensure that all pupils are in school on a daily basis and do not miss out on vital learning opportunities

Children are in school and on time on a daily basis

Total Expenditure

£35,197

 

 

 

A breakdown of the projected expenditure for the year 2016/2017 is shown below, together with its projected impact:

 

PP Improvement Strategy 2016/17

Amount (£)

Description

Projected Impact

Assertive Mentoring % of Assistant Headteacher Salary/SENCO salary/Pastoral Support Manager

 

 

£5,920

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure that the gap narrows between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children through targeted 1:1 intervention

1:1 mentoring support available to children to set and address specific gaps in literacy and numeracy – focus on pupil premium year 6 children to narrow the gap from last year

Beanstalk Reader/TA salary (DEAR time, interventions and phonics/SPAG) and Numbers Count Teacher

£26,000

To ensure the gap narrows for identified pupil premium children through targeted literacy and numeracy interventions with clear entry and exit data

Clearly focused support shows diminishing difference with clear impact compared to entry data

Early intervention – language link

£2,000

Training and time out for experienced Teaching Assistant to run Speech Link and Language Link and to manage follow-up support

Maintain performance so that language barriers do not affect attainment and progress

Early Bird Breakfast Club

£1,100

To ensure that the children have breakfast and have a nurturing and calm start to the day

Children have a consistent start to the day and do not come to school hungry

School trips/residential trip/swimming

£1,400

To ensure that the children access all access of the curriculum and that their emotional needs are met by participating in all aspects of school life

All children participate in all extra-curricular activities

Uniform

£100.00

To ensure the children feel a sense of pride and inclusion by wearing appropriate school uniform

All children are wearing the correct uniform and feel part of the school community

Taxis/transport

£300.00

To ensure that all pupils are in school on a daily basis even when home difficulties threatens parents ability to take them to school

Children are in school and on time on a daily basis

Total Expenditure

£36,820

 

 

 

St Teresa's Catholic Academy’s Results 2016 – Attainment and Progress of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding

 

New school accountability measures are as follows:

 

· The proportion of pupils meeting the revised national standard

· Scores measuring the progress made by pupils by subject from similar Key Stage 1 starting points

 

This is the first year that these measures have been the main accountability measures. It is therefore difficult to make year on year comparisons.

The table below provides headline figures for disadvantaged pupils. Disadvantaged pupils attract pupil premium funds. The headlines are compared to national average outcomes for pupils who are non-disadvantaged. The national averages for similarly disadvantaged pupils are shown for information.
 

Headline Measure

St. Teresa’s 2016 Disadvantaged Outcomes (4 children)

2016 National Non

Disadvantaged

2016 National Disadvantaged

% Pupils meeting the national standard in Reading, Writing and mathematics

33

60

39

% of pupils meeting the national standard in Reading

67

72

53

% of pupils meeting the national standard in Writing

50

79

64

% of pupils meeting the national standard in mathematics

83

76

58

Reading progress score

-5.2

0.3

-0.7

Indicator of Relative Difference to the National Average for all pupils

Students made less progress than nationally disadvantaged pupils.

↑ On average nationally non-disadvantaged pupils make more progress than all pupils

 

↓ On average nationally disadvantaged pupils make less progress than all pupils

Writing progress score

-3.04

0.1

-0.3

Indicator of Relative Difference to the National Average for all pupils

Students made less progress than nationally disadvantaged pupils.

↑ On average nationally non-disadvantaged pupils make more progress than all pupils

 

↓ On average nationally disadvantaged pupils make less progress than all pupils

Mathematics progress score

-5.49

0.2

-0.5

Indicator of Relative Difference to the National Average for all pupils

Students made less progress than nationally disadvantaged pupils.

↑ On average nationally non-disadvantaged pupils make more progress than all pupils

↓ On average nationally disadvantaged pupils make less progress than all pupils

 

 

 


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