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Pupil Premium Spending Strategy 2019-20

At Worstead Church of England Primary School we use our Pupil Premium funding in a range of ways, based on the needs of the children on roll who are currently eligible for funding. Evidence-based research from the Education Endowment Fund is also considered when deciding how best to spend the money, along with other sources of recent evidence. 

 

The Pupil Premium group at Worstead are a relatively small number of children and therefore they are not treated as a homogenous group. However geographical lack of access to wider opportunity and learning enrichment partly due to rural isolation is a key barrier to achievement. A simple example of this - they can't just drop in at the library on the way home from school, or catch the train or bus to visit the nearest town or city. If our PP children can't get to opportunity, at Worstead we try to bring it to them. Although other children will often benefit along the way (and we would not seek to prevent this) we always keep PP children at the forefront of our planning when deciding how best to deploy our PP funding to enhance their learning, life skills and experiences.

 

A review of Pupil Premium’s impact is carried out annually and reported to governors. One of our governors is designated to oversee PP and monitors this area regularly, amongst other responsibilities for Looked After Children and Special Educational Needs.

 

Pupil Premium Grant allocations from the Government for the financial year 2019-20 are as follows:

 

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals

£1,320

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM 

£935

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,300 (less £500 retained by the LA)

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

£2,300 (less  £500 retained by the LA)

Service children

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

 

Although funding is received across the financial year 2019-20, we plan to the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We have a total Pupil Premium budget of £8880 which includes funding for Looked After Children, which is allocated through their Personal Education Plans. Top-up funding for exceptional circumstances can also be applied for, although is not guaranteed. PP grant will be used to part-fund the following:

 

Area

Description

Cost

Impact

Cultural Capital

Picture News subscription to enable disadvantaged children to access and discuss important world news.

 

Educational visits for PP children are subsidised to remove the financial barrier to participation and the resulting broadening of life experience. 

£260

 

Reading

Beanstalk-trained reading volunteer works once a week on a 1:1 basis with 5 selected pupils to encourage a love of reading and successful reading to learn in class.

 

Trained librarian volunteers support children in selecting wisely during morning library time.

 

Reading Dog visits once a week to hear disadvantaged readers and those needing nurture priority. 

£520

 

1:1 Tuition

Additional SENCO time is used directly on supporting specific children and staff development to implement this support. 1/3 of our SEN pupils are PP.

 

Planned training of TAs to specialise in areas of core need: speech and language, number sense, phonics, positive handling, nurture etc. 

£4950

 

Outdoor Education/ Social and Emotional Learning

A qualified Forest School Practitioner is employed to work one day a week to deliver Forest School sessions to children across the school, which lead into an after-school nurture group prioritised specifically for Pupil Premium children after school, to build life skills and social and emotional resilience.

 

An extra MSA is employed to maximise learning over Forest Schools lunchtimes.

£1840

 

Small Group Tuition

An experienced teacher is employed one day per week to deliver specific interventions aimed at raising attainment in reading, writing and mathematics.

 

LAC and PP pupils are worked with to identify and fill gaps in learning in order to maintain and accelerate progress.

£6490

 

Arts Participation

As our Pupil Premium children are musically enthusiastic, instrumental lessons are taught to children in Years 2-6.

 

Individual lessons are offered for PP children wishing to take up additional instruments.

£1600

 

Health and wellbeing

Free fruit is provided for KS2 children (KS1 and EYFS have free fruit as part of the government funded initiative).

 

Transport to high school and LA transition activities to enable a smooth and worry-free start to the next phase of education towards the end of primary.

£1050

 

 

 

Total   £16,710   

 

Review of Pupil Premium Spending 2018-19

 

In the financial year 2018-19, we had a total Pupil Premium budget of £20,300 which included £5400 additional funding for Looked After Children. This funding was spent in the following ways:

 

Area

Description

Cost

Impact

Social and Emotional Learning

Thrive Training for a member of staff. Thrive Licensed Practitioners are trained to make explicit use of their relationship with the children to grow essential neural pathways and to reshape their stress management systems. They know what to do to encourage the stimulation of particular chemicals in the brain. The assessments identify where the gaps in learning are; the Action Plans tell you exactly what to do to address those gaps and how to do it.

£305

Ability to support children with emerging or identified social, emotional or mental health needs. Information shared with classroom staff regularly and teaching/ interactions adjusted as appropriate. 

Reading

Beanstalk- trained reading volunteers work twice a week on a 1:1 basis with 6 selected pupils to encourage a love of reading.

£1285

Specific disadvantaged children can access a regular, deeper provision on a 1:1 basis to foster success in reading.

1:1 Tuition

Additional SENCO time is used directly on supporting specific children and staff development to implement this support.

£3825

Specific disadvantaged children (who also in some cases are SEN) are able to maintain similar progress to non-disadvantaged classmates.

Outdoor Education/ Social and Emotional Learning

A Forest School Practitioner is employed to work one day a week to deliver Forest School sessions to children across the school.

 

A Nurture group is delivered specifically for Pupil Premium children after school.

 

£7000

Pupils' mental health, independence and life skills are enhanced by access to quality Forest School practice on a regular basis. PP children's resilience is built up through weekly attendance after school.

Small Group Tuition

An experienced teacher is employed throughout the year to deliver specific interventions aimed at raising attainment in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

£6490

PP children benefit from focussed intervention at the individual and small group level to address gaps in their learning and ensure they meet their full potential, ready for the next phase of their education. KS1-KS2 progress is high for this focus group.

Arts Participation

As our Pupil Premium children are musically enthusiastic, instrumental lessons are taught to children in Years 2-6. Individual lessons are offered for PP children wishing to take up additional instruments.

£1600

Access to a broad and balanced curriculum through this provision - an opportunity to develop musical skill.

Health and wellbeing

Free fruit is provided for KS2 children (KS1 and EYFS have free fruit as part of the government funded initiative).

£810

Physical health is encouraged and expected for all children, and removes barriers for disadvantaged children. PP children are physically fit and successful in competition.

Transition

Transport is arranged to allow disadvantaged children to attend transition events at high schools and arranged by the LA, to increase confidence when leaving primary school and maintain performance until the end of the academic year. 

£240

Disadvantaged pupils transitioned smoothly and successfully to high school and academically performed to their maximum potential.

Educational Visits Educational visits are subsidised to ensure that PP children have full access to the same breadth of extra-curricular and cultural activity as non-disadvantaged. £620 Disadvantaged pupils have no financial barrier to inclusion in extra-curricular activities and were able to attend all visits and London residential. 

Total Spend

£22,175

 

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