Pupil Premium

LINDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM 2017/18 

Total no of pupils 446
No of PP Yr R – Y6 126
% of Pupils Eligible 28%
Amount per pupil £1320
Total amount £166,900
Brought forward from 16 17 £50,326

 

Summary of main barriers to learning for children
We believe that all children should achieve the best they are capable of.  To ensure this we spend the money on developing the skills of the staff to offer the best opportunities for learning and on helping each child to overcome any barriers that prevent them fully accessing this learning.

Key barriers to learning are:

·         Low attainment on entry in EYFS – below Local and National

·         High % of EHCPs

·         A small but significant percentage of children with complex needs including mental health issues

·         Children with low levels of confidence and resilience.

·         Children with narrow experiences of the wider world.

We have drawn many ideas for the best way to do this through research such as that of the Sutton Trust, by learning from other schools and from our own self-evaluation.

 Our plans for 2017/18 are based on the following:

  • The need to further develop the vision and skills of the school’s leaders to ensure smooth transition during a period of change.
  • The need to maintain the exceptional progress we have made in improving attendance generally and continuing to work with the hard to reach PA children as our lead for attendance approaches retirement.
  • The need to improve links with our main feeder nursery to start work earlier on closing the gap.
  • The need to broaden language skills and world awareness, particularly in Reception and KS1.
  • The need to provide nurture for children who need confidence boosting and additional opportunities for life skills and play.
  • The need to develop skills within families to support children’s learning
Initiatives in 2017/18 Reason for allocation Allocation £ Objective Evaluation
Inclusion Team To support children and families thereby reducing barriers to learning.

 

Raise self-esteem, promoting confidence  and increased motivation

Reduce disruption to learning, reduce behaviour incidents

£149,919 Offer timely support to families before they reach crisis

 

Support families to develop and build on their own strengths

 

Provide nurture/small group and individual interventions to targeted pupils.

After school nurture club

Linden Links

To provide nurturing after school without taking lesson time £18,920 Develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Improve attendance of target children.

 

National qualifications for school leaders  This year three key members of the SLT  are leaving and the school needs to continue its ethos of attainment for all across the curriculum and commitment to improving disadvantaged pupils attainment  

£10,007

To prepare for change and establish a strong core leadership that can maintain and further develop the school’s commitment and drive for attainment for all, across the whole curriculum.
Staff Development in supporting children with additional needs Update and increase knowledge of behaviour management / nurture / mental health & well being  

£2,350

To have experienced well informed leaders on the Inclusion Team and to ensure all staff have an understanding of children’s social and emotional
Targeted academic interventions To give children targeted support in small groups in addition to work covered in class or as pre teaching. To improve outcomes for targeted children in maths and or English.
 

Play Therapy & Mentoring

 

 

Providing the opportunity for children who are experiencing emotional difficulties to use play to communicate and help prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. To help them towards better social integration, growth and development. £4,000 Commission services of accredited therapists – Toucan.

 

Improving language and thinking  skills in R and Y1 The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. £17,000
 

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in R & KS1

 

 

The low attainment on entry in EYFS and the continued issues moving into Y1 as per the school review of PP funded work last year. With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all  

£6,000

Provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.
 

Subsidising Educational trips and experiences in KS2

 

 

 

To improve confidence, self-esteem and resilience and therefore the children will rise to the challenge of learning and taking responsibility for personal development.

To broaden their experience to help them have a wider context for their learning.

With a carry forward of pupil premium from last year from PP we are able to offer this support to reducing the costs of trips for all

 

£9,000

Resilience self-esteem and confidence are a barrier to children’s achievement, the residential trips in particular are aimed at challenging children and improving these qualities whilst the other trips provide opportunities for children to develop language skills and have experience to base their comprehension and writing skills on as well as broadening their wider curriculum knowledge.

 Agreed July 2017 to be reviewed July 2018

LINDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM 2016/17

Total no of pupils 446
No of PP Yr R – Y6 138
% of Pupils Eligible 31%
Amount per pupil £1320
Total amount £195,985
Carry forward from 2015/16 £80,000
Total £275,985 

 

Summary of main barriers to learning for children
We believe that all children should achieve the best they are capable of. To ensure this we spend the money on developing the skills of the staff to offer the best opportunities for learning and on helping each child to overcome any barriers that prevent them fully accessing this learning.

Key barriers to learning are:

·         Low attainment on entry in EYFS – below Local and National

·         Concerns over the attainment in maths linked to problems with early language and reasoning skills

·         High % of EHCPs

·         A small but significant percentage of children with complex needs

·         Children with narrow experiences of the wider world.

We have drawn many ideas for the best way to do this through research such as that of the Sutton Trust, by learning from other schools and from our own self-evaluation.

 

Initiatives in 2016-2017 Cost Reason for Allocation Evaluation/ Further Actions
NICE Team including Parent Support Advisor £119,664 To remove barriers to learning: helping families in difficulty, improving attendance, helping to improve behaviour and increasing self-esteem. To ensure that all additional needs are met from SEND  to safeguarding and that this team take responsibility for the development of the rest of the staff in these areas The Senior Lead of the NICE team went part time at the beginning of the academic year so £25,000 was saved from this allocation. Children report feeling safe at school. Incidents of inappropriate behaviour or concerns over safe guarding are effectively reported and addressed

Attendance levels improved to above national.

Attendance & SEND Administration Support £9,000 To support the NICE Team and ensure all attendance issues are recorded and followed up This has been very successful in keeping meeting efficient but more importantly the relationship that has been developed with parents by this person has impacted positively on attendance
HLTA’s £25,000 Language on entry for at least 30% of children is showing as well below expectations.

 

All children in R made progress in their basic language skills.

 

Intervention Teaching Assistants £30,356 To support pupils with special needs, providing social and emotional support /interventions to improve attendance and behaviour. Positive impact. 2015-16 In some year’s pupil premium attainment higher than others. 1:1 late arrival pupil with SEND in Y6 able to access KS2 tests and progress made in-year.
Teaching & Learning Development £20,000 The greatest impact on all children’s learning is quality first teaching. With a new challenging National Curriculum and a new Linden Curriculum  we need to ensure we have developed the knowledge and understanding of all the those working with the children especially teachers. Ensuring that all children receive the best teaching possible, adapted to suit their individual needs
Supporting learning experiences for pupils £20,000 Out of School Activities Children’s knowledge and understanding of the world has improved and we have seen a significant improvement in comprehension and in the content of written work
Breakfast Club £11,180 We have a % of children who arrive regularly arrive late for school and others that take some time to settle in a morning This has had mixed success The children with behavioural issues are starting to settle to work sooner and some children are improving their punctuality but not all have agreed to attend. Breakfast Club is now self-funding so places can continue to be offered whilst the funding is used elsewhere.
Additional Services – e.g. Behaviour Support Toucan Play Therapy and Mentoring etc. £12,500 To address the issues of individuals and prevent disruption to learning for the rest of the class The play therapy and mentoring has been very successful. Several individuals are happier and more engaged with learning and those in Y6 will make a positive step into secondary school
Resources to support Services Introduction of new maths scheme to KS 1 INSPIRE There will be training both external and internal costs and supply £27,887 Further develop mathematical concepts and put more of a focus on developing language. Improved results at KS1 and teachers reporting an increase in their own confidence and improved engagement of children at a range of levels
                                                       Total spend £275,587

September 2016 reviewed July 2017

In January 2015 we received a letter from the Rt. Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools congratulating us on our effective use of pupil premium funding.

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