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Pupil Premium 2012-13

The PPG allocation for 2012/2013 was £45,600 and was targeted at:

 

  • Continuing to ensure that we maintain 8 classes, to support the two small year groups in school, one of which has a number of vulnerable children and the other which contains children who are new to the school;

 

  • Engaging the services of an Education Psychologist to carry out specific pieces of work with individuals and groups of children who are vulnerable academically or socially. We anticipate that this will allow these children to develop more quickly and securely in these areas.

 

  • Establishing a Breakfast Club, after consultations with parents; this is aimed at supporting families in receipt of Free School Meals and those aiming to return to work or extend their working hours. The club is free to FSM children and ensures they have a healthy and nourishing start to the day. The Pupil Premium funding pays for the Teaching Assistant wages; the equipment was purchased through a Community Chest grant and non FSM fees of 50p per day cover the cost of the food.

 

  • Providing intervention that is swift and effective. We have employed two additional teaching assistants to support groups of learners in class and to provide specific programmes aimed at closing the gap in attainment for vulnerable children.

 

  • Purchasing specific training and programmes to support intervention.

 

  • Benefitting children in subsidising regular quality enrichment activities, educational visits and visitors in school.

 

The impact of the PPG for 2012/13 was:

 

Class sizes

 

As a result of avoiding classes with over 30 children or mixed year groups, progress in all years was good and for some children, outstanding. Year 6 surpassed their targets, which was a great success for this cohort and evidence of the impact of maintaining smaller classes in each year group. As a result of both smaller class sizes and interventions the following progress was achieved:

 

Level 4+

FSM

Non FSM

Reading

90%

87%

Writing

80%

87%

Maths

90%

87%

 

2 levels progress +

FSM

Non FSM

Reading

90%

73%

Writing

95%

87%

Maths

90%

87%

 

3 levels progress +

FSM

Non FSM

Reading

45%

20%

Writing

25%

13%

Maths

30%

27%

 

Although attainment in Writing was lower for children in receipt of Pupil Premium than those outside this group, progress for these children was better. In addition to this, more FSM children made 3 levels or more progress than non FSM children, further evidence that the gap between the two groups is continuing to close in school.

 

Educational Psychologist

 

The advice given by the E.P. has led to improved outcomes for specific children. With the support of the E.P. a child at risk of exclusion has remained in school and is now more focused on his learning; he is now on track to make at least expected progress in English and Maths. Another child with emotional difficulties made outstanding progress in English and very good progress in Maths over the year. His transition into his new class has been well managed using the E.P.’s advice.

 

Breakfast Club

 

The vast majority of children who regularly attended Breakfast Club made good or outstanding progress and achieved above average attendance. The Club is particularly effective at supporting children with specific needs: it builds friendships and self-esteem, so that the children feel confident and included throughout the day.

 

Intervention

 

The school employed and sought training for a teaching assistant who could implement a successful Maths intervention program. This teaching assistant then shared the training with other staff members. As a result the large majority of children in the target group of Year 4 made good progress in Maths last year; this was an improvement on the performance of both Year 4 children the previous year and the same cohort in Year 3. FSM children in this cohort made better progress than non-FSM children, indicating the success of targeting these children.

 

Enrichment activities

 

Each year group engaged in a number of enrichment activities, bringing enjoyment and a breadth of experience to all our children. As a result children were motivated in class, contributing to the good performance of children across the school.

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