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PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE

Houldsworth Valley Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant from the government. Pupil Premium is designed to ensure funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools receive additional funding for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents in the Armed Forces. This funding includes any children who had been eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years.

This grant is in addition to main school funding and it is left to schools to decide how best to use their Pupil Premium allocation as the Department for Education believe they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils who may be disadvantaged by virtue of family circumstances.

At Houldsworth Valley we support all our pupils; we are committed to ensuring that the learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, in particular those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. These pupils can often have low expectations or self-esteem. Where this is identified, particular attention is paid to this aspect of their development alongside the careful and rigorous tracking of their academic progress.

A key priority is to narrow and eliminate any gaps in the performance of vulnerable pupils, and that of other pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to target vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

 

2015/16 Overview of the School

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant received

Total number of pupils on roll

262

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

64

Total amount of PPG received

£91,260

Use of Funding

Specific Objective

Measure of Impact

One-to-One Tuition in English and Mathematics ~ teacher-led

To close the gap between PP pupils and non PP pupils in Reading and Mathematics

Pupil performance rigorously measured against individual targets

Year 6 ‘Booster’ sessions for English and Maths ~ teacher led

To close the gap between lower attaining pupils and the National expectation in Reading and Mathematics

Pupil performance rigorously measured against individual targets

Whole school enrichment days

Provide enriching experiences in school

Increase pupil motivation and learning

Holiday enrichment activities (linked to sport and art)

Provide enriching experiences in the school environment

Degree of uptake

Additional resources for interventions and ‘catch up’

To enhance the English and Maths provision for lower attaining pupils

Increased pupil engagement and performance during targeted support

Additional resources to support delivery of English and Mathematics

To close the gap between PP pupils and non PP pupils in Reading and Mathematics

Pupil performance rigorously measured against individual targets

Supporting costs for disadvantaged pupils

Ensuring engagement in enrichment activities for PP pupils

Increased interest and engagement in learning; increased confidence, motivation and even higher expectations of achievement

Free Milk for Pupil Premium pupils

Milk provided for those pupils on parental request

Take up of free milk

Before and after school ‘wrap around care’

To provide enrichment activities. To decrease lateness and improve attendance

% of lateness and authorised/unauthorised attendance. Take up of places

 

 

 

 

Impact:

  • Increased pupil attainment across the school, including that of identified groups in all year groups, with significant progress in ‘narrowing the gap’ of the achievements of pupils eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers;
  • Pupils are increasingly aware of their strengths as well as their next steps in learning. They are developing effective methods of learning, working successfully within various groupings as well as independently;
  • Pupils are growing in confidence, developing ownership and management of their learning and behaviour during structured and unstructured times within the school day;
  • Noticeable improvements in self-esteem, confidence and attitudes to learning of pupils identified and in receipt of Care and Guidance Support ~ high attendance at school, reduced exclusions;
  • Positive relationships with our pre-school providers ensuring smooth transition for our pupils into full time education;
  • ICT investment is improving and supporting the work of the teaching team to increase and enhance the learning and achievements of pupils.

Outcomes in 2015:

End of KS1 (Year 2):

Disadvantaged pupils (27% of a cohort of 30 pupils) were above National Average in Reading and Maths and broadly in line with National Average in Writing.

End of KS2 Attainment (Year 6):

Disadvantaged pupils (42% of a cohort of 19 eligible pupils) were below National Average in Reading, Writing and Maths and below in Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

End of KS2 Progress (Year 6):

 

75% of the disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress or more in Reading and Writing and 63% of the disadvantaged pupils achieved expected progress or more in Maths. These outcomes were also below the National Average in Reading, Writing and Maths.

 

 

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"the school is very supportive of the whole family in this regard; nothing is too much trouble”.