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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

What is the Pupil Premium?

 

The pupil premium is a sum of money that comes into the school’s budget; this sum is in addition to the normal school budget and is calculated on the number of children who receive free school meals.  We have a very small number of children in receipt of free school meals in the school and this number is well below other schools nationally.

 

The Purpose of the Pupil Premium?

 

The purpose of the pupil premium is to address inequalities and to ensure that no pupil is disadvantaged as a result of their economic position.
Schools can decide how to spend the pupil premium based on the needs of the pupils in their care.

 

 

 

Pupil premium spending is constantly reviewed

Impact of Pupil Premium 2016-17

Impact of Pupil premium funding 2015-16

 

In 2015-2016 the following was allocated to support Pupil Premium Children £40,379.  This sum of money was allocated to children who were on Free School Meals, children who have previously had FSM, Looked After Children and Previously Looked After.   We had a total of 22 children entitled to the Pupil Premium. 

The Pupil Premium allocation at St Michael’s was used to support children as individuals.  We monitored all children’s progress, attainment and personnel development carefully and then used this information to plan interventions and support using the Pupil Premium Funding to the best of our ability.

The Headteacher has individual pupil information; averages were used to create this report.  However the impact on children’s self-esteem, confidence and readiness for school cannot be reflected in data. 

 

Summary of averages

 

Class

Progress in Reading

Progress in Writing

Progress in Maths

Reception

More than expected progress

Expected progress

More than expected progress

Year 1

More than expected progress

More than expected progress

More than expected progress

Year 2

Expected progress

More than expected progress

Expected progress

Year 3

This data represents one pupil who has Special Educational Needs

Less than expected progress

Less than expected progress

Expected progress

Year 4

More than expected progress

Expected progress

Expected progress

Year 5

More than expected progress

More than expected progress

Less than expected progress

Year 6

More than expected progress

More than expected progress

More than expected progress

 

 

It is important to note that some classes had a higher number of pupil premium children and a higher number of special needs than other classes. Please note that some cohorts had a very small number of children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

 

Pupil Premium Spending 2016-17

 

The following has been provisionally allocated to support Pupil Premium Children £35,460. This sum of money is allocated to children who are currently on Free School Meals, children who have previously had FSM, Looked After Children and Previously Looked After.   We have a total of 19 children currently entitled to the Pupil Premium. 10 Children are currently having FSM.

 

In 2016-2017 the Pupil Premium will be spent in the following ways:

Children’s Attitudes to learning and behaviour

 

  • The Learning Mentor will provide support to children to raise aspiration, self-esteem and confidence

  • The learning mentor will provide support to parents experiencing difficulties and will sign post them to other services or work individually with them

  • The learning mentor will be the first point of access for parents in the morning to talk about concerns about their child

  • The Learning Mentor will support children’s attendance at school by tracking pupils carefully, working with parents and other services

  • The learning mentor will provide a “nurture setting” at lunchtimes for children to access over lunch time when needed

  • The Learning Mentor will run a “Friendship group” following nurturing principles two afternoons a week

  • Counselling Service in school, working with individual children through referral to Wigan Family Welfare Counselling sessions are paid for by school and take place during the working school day

  • The Learning mentor will run a Curriculum Enrichment Club so that the children can gain first-hand experiences to develop their language and understanding of the world around them

  • The Learning Mentor monitors attendance carefully in line with the Missing Children Policy ( Revised September 2016) and take action working with other agencies in order to improve attendance and lateness

  • The Learning Mentor provides One to One coaching for children to support their social and emotional development as well as their learning needs                                                                                                                                                   

 

Teaching and learning

 

  • Through the use of teaching assistants children will have targeted interventions such as RM maths, Lexia, Digi-smart, Sounds-write, small group letters and sounds, Time to talk, Boosting Reading Potential, Speech and Language programmes, One to One support based upon children’s individual needs. These interventions will take place in the afternoon. A teaching assistant has been allocated for interventions between Years 3 and 4 and between Years 5 and 6.Afternoon teaching assistants provide same day intervention and pre-teaching so that children can access the objectives from the National Curriculum for their age.

  • EYFS and KS1 classes have full time Teaching Assistants wo are responsible for carrying out interventions in the afternoon.  Afternoon teaching assistants provide same day intervention and pre-teaching so that children can access the objectives from the National Curriculum for their age.

  • One to one reading will take place for pupils where necessary with Teaching Assistants and the learning mentor in the afternoon, this includes comprehension activities

  • The school has purchase LEXIA for Pupils who are PPG and SEND

  • The school runs a homework sessions at lunch time

  • The school opens the computer suite once a week for children who don’t have a computer at home to do their homework

  • Due to the high number of pupils with PPG in year 6 the school have allocated 2 teachers in the morning to maximise teaching.

 

Enrichment opportunities

 

  • Children will be given opportunities to attend after school activities, dependent upon their interests, talents and skills

  • All children on Pupil Premium will may be entitled to financial support with school trips if needed

  • The Learning Mentor will run an enrichment group one afternoon per week for pupils to support their knowledge and understanding of the work. and to gain further life experiences.

 

Welfare

 

  • It may be necessary from time to time to provide children with items of equipment to ensure that they are prepared for school

 

How do we measure progress

 

All interventions need to make an impact and this is monitored and measured regularly through a range of assessments including

Progress and attainment data from formal assessment each half term

Use of before and after assessment for LEXIA and RM

Use of Phonics Screening Tests

Before and after assessments for boosting reading potential

The use of Boxall profiles before / after assessment

Teaching staff meet regularly to discuss the impact of interventions and actions to be taken at Key Stage meetings

Key readers look at the progress of pupil premium children in their reports and hold others to account for the progress of PPG children

Children take par in ten week interventions, at the end of this period impact is measured to look at the effectiveness of the provision put into place

The Headteacher carefully tracks individual children receiving the Pupil Premium Grand and interventions are regularly reviewed

 


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