Pupil Premium 14/15

 

The Pupil Premium: Using it to make a difference at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding introduced in 2011 to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for at least 1 day (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.

For 2014/2015, the government introduced different Pupil Premiums for primary pupils.  While eligible Looked After Children previously attracted the same Premium as deprived children, in 2014-2015, the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’ was introduced meaning the current or certain former Looked After Children will have £1900 of funding each.

 

Pupil Premium funding 2014-2015:

·         £1300 per ‘FSM Ever 6’ primary age pupil.

·         £1900 per child who is Looked After

           £300 per child of a Service family

           £300 per child Early Years Pupil Premium

 

Stoke-on-Trent was one of the seven chosen authorities to trial the Early Years Pupil Premium from January 2015 until March 2015 before it was fully introduced in April 2015. The extra funding is 53p an hour which is approximately £300 per child a year.

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes identified governors having responsibility for Pupil Premium. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

 

Pupil Premium 2014/15

 

In the academic Year 2014/15, St. Wilfrid’s students eligible for Pupil Premium is 20.6%.

 

Total Pupils on roll                                                                     360

Total Pupils eligible                                                                   68

Number of Pupil Premium pupils -£1300                                     63

Number of LAC Pupil Premium pupils - £1900                            1

Number of Service Pupil Premium pupils - £300                        1

Number of Early Years Pupil Premium -£300                                3

 

Total amount received                                                               £85,000

 

During the academic year, at St Wilfrid’s, we use the funding to raise attainment, attendance and engagement through a variety of programmes and activities:
 

·         Two additional experienced teachers.

·         Breakfast club.

·         Rapid reading and phonics.

·         Better reading (with staff),

·         Provision of a % of the Teaching Assistant time in each cohort to support PP children.

·         Extended school clubs.

·         Literacy circle.

·         Achievement for All.

·         Easter classes for Year 6 PP children.

 

In addition to this we have a family support worker whose work is targeted towards the children with FSM. Each cohort has at least one full time Teaching Assistant and these provide a weekly percentage of the additional provision provided to raise attainment.

Some children whose families are in receipt of FSM and are struggling financially will receive financial support with school trips. Uniform will also be provided when required. The end of KS2 data for children at St Wilfrid’s shows children in receipt of PP achieved well in comparison to the national figures at Level 4 for PP children and achieved in line with all children nationally in reading, maths and grammar and above all nationally in writing.

The EYPP funding will be used to deliver high quality speech and language sessions to the disadvantaged children.

 

 

 

We will analyse patterns and monitor the pupils for impact in the cohorts which will inform decisions about further provision.

Meetings are held with parents each term to discuss the impact of the programmes. During these meetings, parents have the opportunity to discuss programmes that they feel would benefit their child.

 

Strategies showing impact to data include:

·         Quality targeted interventions such as better reading and personalised reading booster groups have enabled an increase in the percentage of FSM pupils who achieve a Level 4 in both English and Mathematics.

·         The continuation of our Breakfast Club provision which continues to promote sustained talk, opportunities to develop vocabulary and enhance pupils’ readiness to learn.

 

Impact of Pupil Premium since 2011

 

 

 

Plans for future funding include:

Based on evidence from school and research about effective use of Pupil Premium, we are planning to use the following strategies to use the Pupil Premium allocation in our school budget for 2015-2016.

 

This will include:

·         Reading support; Target Pupil Premium funded children for support with reading through the use of intervention such as better reading, rapid reading, rapid phonics, early morning reading and the Literacy circle.

·         A review of the role of the Teaching Assistants in supporting all pupils.

·         Impact analysis;Evaluation of refined Year group Pupil Premium tracking to ensure it is allowing for closer checks to be made on the progress of those pupils known to be eligible for support through the Pupil Premium.

·         Review staffing capacity; for quality support within classes for all Pupil Premium children in response to increased mobility and increased numbers of Pupil Premium children in some classes.

·         Subsidise Educational visits

·         Additional teachers in Key Stage One and Two.

 

Data Highlights from Summer 2015

 

 

Level 4 % PP School and National 

APS and National

2012

L4

 

2013

L4

 

 

2013

APS

2014

L4

 

2014

APS

 

2015

L4

2015

APS

School  FSM %   English

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Non FSM % English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National  FSM %   English

 

76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School  PP %   Reading

 

 

100%

 

27.9

 

100%

 

29.0

 

100%

 

27.8

School Non PP% Reading

 

 

97%

 

29.2

 

100%

 

29.3

100%

30.6

National PP %   Reading

 

 

78%

 

26.9

 

82%

27.5

80%

27.6

National % Reading

 

 

 

 

89%

 

29.0

83%

29.0

School  PP%   Writing

 

 

86%

 

27.0

 

100%

29.0

75%

27.0

School Non PP% Writing

 

 

100%

 

29.8

 

100%

30.2

100%

32.0

National PP %   Writing

 

 

74%

 

25.9

 

76%

 

26.2

79%

26.6

National  %   Writing

 

 

 

 

85%

 

27.9

90%

28.2

School  PP %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

100%

 

28.7

 

75%

 

28.0

 

63%

27.0

School  Non PP %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

82%

 

28.9

 

90%

 

30.4

94%

31.5

National  PP%   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

 

62.2%

 

 

26.2

 

 

66%

 

26.9

71%

27.5

National  %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

 

 

76%

 

28.6

84%

29.1

Schools PP %       Maths     

 

100%

 

100%

 

28.7

 

100%

 

29.0

100%

29.0

Schools Non PP %       Maths     

 

 

100%

 

31.6

 

97%

31.6

97%

33.3

National PP%     Maths

 

75%

 

77%

 

27.0

 

78%

27.2

80%

27.8

National %     Maths

 

 

 

 

86%

 

29.0

87%

29.0

School PP% English and Maths Combined

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National PP% English and Maths Combined.

 

68%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School PP% Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

86%

 

28.1

 

100%

 

29.0

75%

27.6

School Non PP% Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

97%

 

30.9

 

97%

30.7

97%

32.3

National PP % Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

64%

 

26.7

 

67%

27.0

70%

27.2

National % Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

 

 

79%

 

28.7

85%

28.8

 

Key Stage 1 2015                                                                            

NB: FSM means Free School Meals

• Year 1 Phonics – 87% of the cohort achieved expected standard compared to 77% National.

86% FSM children and 87% Non FSM children achieved expected standard.

 

• End of Key Stage 1 results

85% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Reading. All other pupils nationally achieved 93%. In school, 93% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 90% National.

 

85% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Writing. All other pupils nationally achieved 91%. In school, 93% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 88% National.

 

100% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Maths. All other pupils nationally achieved 95%. In school, 98% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 93% National.

 

Key Stage 2 2015

Reading: 100% of FSM children achieved L4+

Writing: 75% of FSM children achieved L4+

 

Maths: 100% of FSM children achieved L4+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium report 2013/14

 

In the Academic Year 2013/14 the percentage of St. Wilfrid’s students eligible for Pupil Premium was 20%. The national average was 26.2%.  There were 8.9% in Reception, 24.4% in Year 1, 22.2% in Year 2, 13.3% in Year 3, 35.5% in Year 4, 17.7% in Year 5 and 17.7% in Year 6 of which 0.32% are service children and 1.6% are Looked after Children. The % of FSM changes throughout the year as financial circumstances change for the children and their families.  An action plan is drawn up in each cohort to address the identified needs of the children and to establish a time frame for monitoring the impact of the provision.

 

 

Total Pupils on roll                                                                     360

Total Pupils eligible                                                                 63

Amount received per pupil                                                  £900/£300

Total amount received                                                                £56,100

 

 

At St Wilfrid’s, we use the funding to raise attainment, attendance and engagement through a variety of programmes and activities:
 

·         Two additional experienced teachers.

·         Breakfast club.

·         Rapid reading and phonics.

·         Better reading (with staff),

·         Provision of a % of the Teaching Assistant time in each cohort to support PP children.

·         Extended school clubs.

·         Literacy circle.

·         Achievement for All.

·         Easter classes for Year 6 PP children.

In addition to this we have a family support worker whose work is targeted towards the children with FSM. Each cohort has at least one full time Teaching Assistant and these provide a weekly percentage of the additional provision provided to raise attainment.

Some children whose families are in receipt of FSM and are struggling financially will receive financial support with school trips. Uniform will also be provided when required. The end of KS2 data for children at St Wilfrid’s shows children in receipt of PP achieved well in comparison to the national figures at Level 4 for PP children and achieved in line with all children nationally in reading, maths and grammar and above all nationally in writing.

 

Data Highlights from Summer 2014

 

Level 4 % PP School and National 

APS and National

2012

L4

 

2013

L4

 

 

2013

APS

2014

L4

 

2014

APS

 

School  FSM %   English

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Non FSM % English

 

 

 

 

 

National  FSM %   English

 

76%

 

 

 

 

 

School  PP %   Reading

 

 

100%

 

27.9

 

100%

 

29.0

School Non PP% Reading

 

 

97%

 

29.2

 

100%

 

29.3

National PP %   Reading

 

 

78%

 

26.9

 

82%

27.5

National % Reading

 

 

 

 

89%

 

29.0

School  PP%   Writing

 

 

86%

 

27.0

 

100%

29.0

School Non PP% Writing

 

 

100%

 

29.8

 

100%

30.2

National PP %   Writing

 

 

74%

 

25.9

 

76%

 

26.2

National  %   Writing

 

 

 

 

85%

 

27.9

School  PP %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

100%

 

28.7

 

75%

 

28.0

 

School  Non PP %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

82%

 

28.9

 

90%

 

30.4

National  PP%   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

 

62.2%

 

 

26.2

 

 

66%

 

26.9

National  %   English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

 

 

 

76%

 

28.6

Schools PP %       Maths     

 

100%

 

100%

 

28.7

 

100%

 

29.0

Schools Non PP %       Maths     

 

 

100%

 

31.6

 

97%

31.6

National PP%     Maths

 

75%

 

77%

 

27.0

 

78%

27.2

National %     Maths

 

 

 

 

86%

 

29.0

School PP% English and Maths Combined

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National PP% English and Maths Combined.

 

68%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School PP% Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

86%

 

28.1

 

100%

 

29.0

School Non PP% Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

97%

 

30.9

 

97%

30.7

National PP % Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

64%

 

26.7

 

67%

27.0

National % Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

 

 

 

 

79%

 

28.7

 

Key Stage 1 2014 (21 PP children out of 90)                                                                            NB: FSM means Free School Meals

• Year 1 Phonics – 84% of the cohort achieved expected standard compared to 74% National.

82% FSM children and 85% Non FSM children achieved expected standard.

 

• End of Key Stage 1 results

90% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Reading. All other pupils nationally achieved 92%. In school, 96% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 90% National.

 

70% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Writing. All other pupils nationally achieved 89%. In school, 93% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 86% National.

 

80% of FSM children achieved L2+ in Maths. All other pupils nationally achieved 94%. In school, 96% of all pupils achieved L2+ compared to 92% National.

 

Key Stage 2 2014 (38 PP children out of 180)

14 % increase in number of FSM children achieving L4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Reading: 100% of FSM children achieved L4+

Writing: 100% of FSM children achieved L4+

14% increase in number of FSM children achieving L4+.

 

Maths: 100% of FSM children achieved L4+

 

 School Attendance: 96.7%

PP children: 96.4%.

 

Strategies showing impact to data include:

·         Quality targeted interventions such as better reading and personalised reading booster groups have enabled an increase in the percentage of FSM pupils who achieve a Level 4 in both English and Mathematics.

·         The continuation of our Breakfast Club provision which continues to promote sustained talk, opportunities to develop vocabulary and enhance pupils’ readiness to learn.

Plans for future funding include:

Based on evidence from school and research about effective use of Pupil Premium, we are planning to use the following strategies to use the Pupil Premium allocation in our school budget for 2014-2015.

 

This will include:

·         Reading support; Target Pupil Premium funded children for support with reading through the use of intervention such as better reading, rapid reading, rapid phonics and the Literacy circle.

·         A review of the role of the Teaching Assistants in supporting all pupils.

·         Impact analysis;Evaluation of refined Year group Pupil Premium tracking to ensure it is allowing for closer checks to be made on the progress of those pupils known to be eligible for support through the Pupil Premium.

·         Review staffing capacity; for quality support within classes for all Pupil Premium children in response to increased mobility and increased numbers of Pupil Premium children in some classes.

Subsidise Educational visits