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Pupil Premium

 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money received to enable Cawston Grange to ensure that all children have an equal chance to succeed and fulfil their potential. The Pupil Premium funding is decided by:

  • The number of children who are registered for Free School Meals

  • The number of children who are classed as “looked after children”

  • The number of children from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

The Pupil Premium is used to support these children within school, regardless of their academic ability.  The main barriers to academic achievement for this group of children are socio-economic factors, lack of parental engagement and/or poor school attendance.

 

 

Pupil Premium in the current academic year 2018-2019

This year, there are currently 61 children eligible for the Pupil Premium, which results in £80520 being received by the school.

 

How is the money spent?

Three additional learning assistants are employed to accelerate rapid and sustained progress in the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics, working across all year groups in collaboration with class teachers.

 

Two learning assistants are employed to provide nurture provision.

 

A Learning Mentor is employed to support pupils in and out of the classroom to build self-esteem, readiness for learning and as a result, to improve learning progress. This role also includes family support, parent workshops, coordinating young carers and leading Early Help.

 

Some funding will also be utilised for educational visits, residential trips, extra-curricula activities, provision of school uniform and provision of breakfast club.

 

Specialist counselling will continue to be provided where appropriate.

 

Pupil Premium in the academic Year 2017-18

There were 55 children eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2017-18, which resulted in £63,780 being received by the school. (At the end of the academic year 64 children met the criteria for Pupil Premium.)

 

 

How was the money spent?

The main focus of the Pupil Premium spending in 2017-2018 was supporting children in their learning in reading, writing and mathematics. In addition nurture provision was put in place from January 2018.

Two support teachers were employed to accelerate rapid and sustained progress in the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics, working across all year groups in collaboration with class teachers, during the Autumn term. For the Spring and Summer terms one support teacher was employed in this role and a second to deliver high quality nurture provision for the most vulnerable. An additional learning assistant was also employed for this.

 

A Learning Mentor is employed to support pupils in and out of the classroom to build self-esteem, readiness for learning and as a result, to improve learning progress. This also includes family support and parent workshops.

 

The Pupil Premium funded and subsidised some educational visits and residential trips and some club activities, to enhance and enrich the curriculum, ensuring all children were able to participate and experience new and challenging activities.

 

A project designed to engage and support more ‘hard to reach’ families in supporting their children, was implemented successfully from January 2018.

 

Specialist counselling was provided as appropriate.

 

How we measure the impact?

Pupil progress is monitored through half-termly teacher assessments and meetings with SLT.  Strategic reviews follow these meetings. Attendance is monitored closely.

 

What was the impact of the Pupil Premium?

Reception 2017-18

7 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

57% (4 out of 7) made expected or above progress in reading.

57% (4 out of 7) made expected or above progress in writing.

43% (3 out of 7) made expected or above progress in mathematics.

(NB – 4 of the 7 pupils who qualified for Pupil Premium have significant SEND)

 

Year 1 2017-18

12 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

75% (9 out of 12) made expected or above progress in reading.

100% made expected or above progress in writing.

92% (11 out of 12) made expected or above progress in mathematics.

58% (7 0ut of 12) passed the 2018 phonics screen.

 

Year 2 2017-18

8 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

88% ( 7 out of 8) made expected or above progress in reading.

88% (7 out of 8) made expected or above progress in writing.

88% (7 out of 8) made expected or above progress in mathematics.

 

Year 3 2017-18

8 children qualified for the Pupil Premium

38% (3 out of 8) made expected or above progress in reading.

38% (3 out of 8) made expected or above progress in writing.

50% (4 out of 8) made expected or above progress in mathematics.

(NB – 4 of the 8 pupils who qualified for Pupil Premium have significant SEND and accessed nurture provision)

 

Year 4 2017-18

9 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

67% (6 out of 9) made expected or above progress in reading.

100% made expected or above progress in writing.

100% made expected or above progress in mathematics.

 

Year 5 2017-18

6 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

83% (5 out of 6) made expected or above progress in reading.

100% made expected or above progress in writing.

100% made expected or above progress in mathematics.

 

Year 6 2017-18

14 children qualified for the Pupil Premium.

93% (13 out of 14) made expected or above progress in reading.

93% (13 out of 14) made expected or above progress in writing.

86% (12 out of 14) made expected or above progress in mathematics.