Pupil Premium Grant 2017 -2018

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PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT SPENDING

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools at the beginning of each financial year. The allocation is decided by a fixed amount per child, when the family is entitled to free school meals. Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium grant as they see fit. The Head Teacher has absolute discretion to decide, using all reasonable endeavors, how best the Pupil Premium be spent to benefit each child.

The Head Teacher will, so far as reasonable and practicable, consult with the leadership team, governing body, all staff and/or other interested parties, to assist her in making a well informed decision.

There is a higher percentage of children at Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School allocated Pupil Premium than the national average.

In respect of the academic year 2017 – 2018 the Pupil Premium Allocation is £263,280 (Forecast).Our priority this academic year continues to be to provide high quality adult support for our children. The Deputy Headteacher and SENCO will continue to offer individual support, to children and families, as needed. This year we are funding additional teachers to support our Year 6 and Year 5 children. We have funded a teacher to support Year 2 and Reception.
We continue to fund additional teaching assistants in each year 2, 6 and 3 classes to concentrate on developing mathematics and English. Additionally two experienced teaching assistants in Early Years, KS1 and lower Key Stage 2 to support reading. We have established high levels of staffing and our year group teams work together to ensure all are supported and challenged according to their needs. As a response to the ever changing computing curriculum and advances in new technology we have employed a part time teacher to deliver specialist ICT lessons to all pupils during afternoon sessions this ensures our children and staff are well equipped to use ICT to enhance the delivery of the national curriculum. As a result of the funding, are able to keep class sizes low. It is the policy of the school, in line with the governors’ directive, to continue to provide good adult role models and specialist teaching, therefore this year we have introduced yet more sports coaching and opportunities for extracurricular sports, after school and at lunch time. Additionally, this year we have created more opportunities for lunchtime and after school clubs, and a walking club which targets our most vulnerable children.
Writing is still identified as an area of weakness for our children. Within this some of our children struggle to use varied and interesting vocabulary, on occasion due to lack of experience. We have funded a variety of activities to broaden the children’s’ experience and develop their vocabulary skills. We have also part funded the creation of an outdoor classroom to provide stimulating opportunities and offer a safe haven for individuals and small groups during lunch time.
Additionally, a percentage of the grant will spent on supporting our free school meals families directly as the need arises, and at the discretion of the Headteacher and governing body.
Finally, we intend to work with appropriate agencies to offer support for parents. With a combination of all these plans we are sure we will narrow and/ or close the gaps for our pupils in these areas.

Breakdown of Pupil Premium spending

Barrier for Learning Pupil Premium Allocated How will this allocation be spent? Target group of pupils Predicted impact.
Raising attainment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
Poor speaking and listening skills £7000 Addition trained teaching assistant to work one to one with pupil through the school with speech and language difficulties.

Supported by trained teacher.

Children from Nursery to Year 4. Improved speech and language.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£40,000 Additional teaching staff to work with small groups or one to one. SENCO to deliver support for individual children as needed – no class responsibilities. Children from Nursery to Year 6 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

SEND will perform at least in line with National SEND.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£32,000 Additional teacher for Year 6. Smaller more focused groups led by experienced, qualified teachers.

More robust focus on more able PP so that they achieve their full potential.

Children from Year 6 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

Year 6 PP will achieve in line with National other.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£32,000 Additional teacher for Year 5. Smaller more focused groups led by experienced, qualified teachers. More robust focus on more able PP so that they achieve their full potential. Children from Year 5 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

PP will reach at least secure in ARE.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£32,000 Additional teacher for Year 2 and Reception. Smaller more focused groups led by experienced, qualified teachers. More robust focus on more able PP so that they achieve their full potential. Children from Year 2 and Reception Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

PP will reach at least secure in ARE.

PP children demonstrate a good level of development at the end of Reception.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£14,000 Additional teaching assistant in Year 6 to enhance the provision Children from Year 6 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

Year 6 PP will achieve in line with National other. SEND will perform at least in line with National SEND.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£14,000 Additional teaching assistant in Year 2 to enhance the provision Children from Year 2 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

Year 2 PP will achieve in line with National other. SEND will perform at least in line with National SEND.

Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

£7000 Additional teaching assistant in Year 3 to enhance the provision (am only) Children from Year 3 Higher confidence, raised aspirations. Accelerated progress in core subjects.

Year 3 PP will achieve in line with National other. SEND will perform at least in line with National SEND.

Transition to Year 3 smoother and children not allowed to fall back.

Children achieving exceeding kept on track to do so at the end of Year 3.

Acquiring effective materials /resources, including human.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

Diet

£5000 Cookery education including developing knowledge of healthy diet and balanced meals. Whole school Increased experience. Developing understanding of health and safety in the kitchen and the ability to cook independently. Consideration for healthy and balanced diet.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

 

£20,000 Computing and ICT education. Whole school Developed knowledge of ICT increases confidence and enables the child to gain broader life experiences.
Improving attendance and punctuality
Poor attendance and /or punctuality

Low levels of Parental Involvement

Home circumstances

£15,000 Dedicated attendance officer for two full days per week.

Dedicated time for EHATs.

Whole school Attendance and punctuality improves and families engage more with the school.

EHAT supports the families with difficult home circumstances.

Enrichment
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

 

£8,000 Lunchtime and after school clubs cover a variety of activities including sports, art, dance, running, film, chess. Whole school Higher esteem and confidence, more resilience in social situations.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

 

£2000 Weekly walking group identifies vulnerable children and develops social skills and focusses on emotional needs. Targeted children from Year 3 – Year 6 Higher esteem and confidence, more resilience in social situations.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

 

£10,000 Sensory garden and outdoor classroom. Whole school Higher esteem and confidence, more resilience in social situations.
Low self-esteem / Low confidence.

Low aspirations

Limited Life Experience

Low levels of Parental Involvement

£30,000 Educational trips, curriculum development and specialist support
Total Expenditure: £268,000 Total Allocation: £263,280

 

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