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Pupil Premium at Arno Vale Junior School

The total Pupil Premium allocation in 2015-2016 was £22,000. This funding was allocated to support those children who have qualified for free school meals within in the last six years.

Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s achievement.

The following intervention, support groups and initiatives have been successfully used over the last year.

Pre teaching in maths and English

1:1 tuition with a fully qualified teacher

1:1 Tuition with a teaching assistant

Boccia/table tennis/football/other sports – group withdrawal, lunchtimes and after school

Individual reader withdrawal (Switch on reading and everyday readers)

Group reader/ comprehension - withdrawal

Spelling and handwriting support - withdrawal

In class support for English and maths with a teaching assistant

Support with the cost of school residentials and trips

Daily maths booster lessons

Impact

The table below shows the number of disadvantaged children in each year group achieving and exceeding the National Standard.

 

Maths

Reading

Writing

Number of Children Achieving Expected Standard

Number of Children Working at Greater Depth

Number of Children Achieving Expected Standard

Number of Children Working at Greater Depth

Number of Children Achieving Expected Standard

Number of Children Working at Greater Depth

Year 3

3

0

1

2

1

2

Year 4

2

1

3

0

3

0

Year 5

2

0

2

1

3

0

Year 6

3

0

2

0

3

0

 

NB: The total number of disadvantaged children was 19 of which 9 were also on the SEN register.

 

 

 

Arno Vale Junior School Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 to 2017

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received for the Academic Year 2016 – 2017

Number of pupils eligible

20

Total Funds Received

£26,260

 

Barriers Identified to Educational Achievement

Arno Vale Junior School has identified the following barriers to learning for some of the children who are currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are on the SEN register for cognition and learning and in receipt of Pupil Premium.
  • Attendance
  • Pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning.
     

Key Expenditure – how the allocation will be spent:

Area of Expenditure

Focus

Total Allocation

1:1 tuition from qualified teachers

Maths and English

£26,798

School trips and residentials

Personal and Social

£1,800

 

Area of Expenditure

Intended outcomes

Actions

1:1 tuition from qualified teachers

  • Improved learning outcomes in reading, writing and particularly maths where children meet or exceed end of year expectations.
  • Diminishing the differences for children who are attaining below end of year expectations.
  • Focus on areas of difficulty and barriers to learning in a safe environment.
  • Consolidation of prior learning.
  • Promoting of deeper learning, problem solving and reasoning in maths.
  • Half termly review of teaching objectives.
  • Termly review of PP timetable.
  • Weekly communication between PP teachers and class teachers.
  • Half termly meetings with PP teachers and SLT.
  • Termly book looks by SLT.
  • Review of progress and attainment at assessment points during the academic year (3 points).

School trips and residentials

  • Pupils are able to participate fully in school residential trips in Years 4 and 6.
  • Trips support the social developmental, independence, resilience and interpersonal skills of the children.
  • Learning supports the whole school curriculum.
  • Letters to parents at the beginning of the year to inform them that residentials will be paid for using Pupil Premium.
  • Parents to be invited to meetings to discuss the benefits of the trips and to ask any questions.

 

How Will The School Measure the Impact of the Pupil Premium?

The progress and attainment of the children entitled to Pupil Premium will be measured at the school’s termly assessment points.

A new spreadsheet has been devised allowing teachers and the SLT to analyse the data for specific groups.

The appraisal cycle has identified individual children who attract Pupil Premium and should be making better than expected progress. This will be reviewed at the termly pupil progress / appraisal progress meetings.

The SLT along with the SENCo will monitor the use and impact of interventions concerning disadvantaged children and make adjustments and changes when necessary. These interventions normally last for six weeks and are reviewed then.

The impact of Pupil Premium spending is reported to the Governing Body in the termly Head Teacher’s report.

The Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews will coincide with the Governing Body Strategy Meetings and are scheduled as follows:

Autumn Term: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Spring Term: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Summer Term: TBC

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