Lifton School Pupil Premium Strategy

Lifton School Pupil Premium Strategy

Lifton Primary School recognises that all children regardless of background should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential.

Who is entitled to the Pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, who research shows, under achieve compared to their non deprived peers.

The Government have used pupils entitled to free school meals as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals (FSM).

Objectives

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we aim high in ensuring that pupils make good progress. However, historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM pupils (those eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations + as they move through the school.

The Sutton Trust Report (2011) summarises research evidence on improving learning and we have used this to make more informed choices about which interventions will be most effective. Our plan is to provide interventions which predominantly focus on improving feedback, developing skills and knowledge which can be self-regulated whilst increasing parental engagement. We have a designated Champion of Pupil Premium who aims to increase the % of outstanding teaching across the school, share best practice and provide targeted support and intervention for pupils. In addition to this we will focus on earlier intervention, increasing interventions provision in lower KS2 and KS1. We will also establish the opportunity for Developing Children as Leaders, with the aim of supporting children in taking more responsibility for their own learning and helping them to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning.

Priorities

At Lifton, our priority is to ‘narrow the gap’ for the most vulnerable pupils not on track to achieve nationally expected outcomes for their current Key Stage.

The governors also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The governors reserve their right to allocate the pupil premium to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately recognised as being socially disadvantaged.

The Head teacher and the Senior Leaders will maintain an ongoing programme of support for socially disadvantage pupils which will be subject to the oversight of the Teaching and Learning Committee .Termly progress meetings will enable the governors to monitor the impact of our strategies to ‘narrow the gap’ i.e. what is currently being achieved and what could potentially be achieved. This may include measures to raise self esteem, broaden horizons and opportunities for experiences that would otherwise have been unavailable to them.

Provision

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least related expectations.

Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to exceed age expectations at the end of Foundation, KS1 and KS2.

Success criteria:

Early intervention for socially disadvantage pupils

The vast majority of socially disadvantage pupils will meet their individual targets

Having a whole school approach

Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and they are valued as full members of the school community

Developing confident and independent learners

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of the Head teacher or a delegated member of the senior leadership team (Champion of the pupil premium), to produce regular reports for the Governors on the Teaching and Learning Committee on:

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • An outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared to other forms of support.

It will be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning Committee that this information is known to the full governing body

The governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

Spending of pupil Premium Funding

The following information sets out the spending of the pupil premium and how we have used the funds in 2016/2017 and how we plan to use the funds this year, 2017/2018. Pupil Premium Funding for 2017/2018 is £1,320 per pupil on FSM and £300 per pupil for children from service families .

Summary of PPG spending 2016/17
Objectives in spending PPG:

All FSM children (without SEN) achieve at least Age Related Expectations

All FSM children (with SEN) make progress in line with their abilities

All FSM children who are able and talented to exceed age expectations in KS1 and KS2

All FSM children from Key stage 2 are given opportunity to learn a musical instrument

All FSM children are given the opportunity to attend school educational trips and school residential trip

All FSM children are to be provided with the necessary resources to fully engage in school life including school uniform and PE kit where applicable

Summary of spending and actions taken for 2016/17 academic year:

Teaching posts to keep overall classes smaller and enhance provision for pupils on free school meals

SEN 1 allowance for new SENCO employed September 2016 £2,043

Continue TA support in all classes including the Foundation Unit

Release class teachers to teach maths/Lit for KS1 and KS2 FSM (rest of class taught by science specialist/HLTA) £4604

Raise the achievement in Science for Y1/2/3/5/6 pupils by an experienced teacher with science specialism 1 hour per week in each class £3084

1-to-1 tuition by experienced TA during school for KS1 FSM children – 2 hour/week

1-to-1 tuition by experienced TA during school for   KS2 FSM children – 2 hours/week

Thrive- to continue the development of the thrive room and update resources to provide for the individual needs of PP pupils

More Able and Talented Workshops Okehampton £390

Breakfast Club – 5 days /week autumn term; 5 days /week in Spring term 5 days/week Summer term £5,000

Early Years Pupil Premium grant Foundation Assistant to run interventions in the FSU

Music tuition, residential and school educational trips £3,000

Additional Literacy resources for more able and gifted PP pupils £600

Maths Resources for outdoor learning for all PPG pupils £600

Outcomes from 2016-17 spending:

Progress was tracked by the champion of the pupil premium senior teacher and reported termly to the Resources Committee which consists of 3 governors including the Chair of the committee, and the Head teacher.

Achievement was celebrated; any issue of underperformance was reviewed and new strategies put into place by the leadership team to raise achievement and progress.

Additional teaching and learning opportunities are provided through experienced Teachers and TAs focussed on overcoming gaps for learning. Extra resources for reading, writing, maths, other subjects and Thrive are purchased with the pupil premium grant to help close the gap.

Apart from economic pressures for families in receipt of the pupil premium grant, some of our pupils are experiencing a range of difficulties which create and increase barriers to their learning. These include emotional, social and behavioural issues and in some cases health and well- being issues. Targeted intervention both academically and emotionally is provided for these pupils and is reviewed on a regular basis by the champion of the pupil premium, head teacher, governing body, senior leaders, teachers, parents and pupils.

 

Impact is measured on a regular basis by all stakeholders and adjusted where necessary at pupil progress meetings with staff and at parent’s consultation meetings with the parents. The head teacher also monitors the progress of these pupils each fortnight by looking at pupils work, talking to the pupils and by assessing their progress against their personal targets.

 

Pupil premium – closing the gap results Summer 2017:

 

Free School Meals Pupils
End of Key Stage 1 Reading Expected Writing Expected Maths Expected R,W,M Expected
2 pupils (including 1 Ever 6)  

22/2 100%

 

2/2 100%

 

2/2 100% (both achieved greater depth)

 

2/2 100%

End of Key Stage 2 Reading Expected(SATs) Writing Expected Maths Expected(SATs) R,W,M Expected
6 pupils(including 2 Ever 6)  

1/2 50%

 

2/2 100%

 

1/2 50%

 

1/2 50%

SPaG Expected(SATs) 2/2 100%

 

 

 

Overview of the school for 2017-2018

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 110
Number of pupils benefitting from PPG 30 + 6 forever 6+ 3 services children
Total amount of PPG received (£) £39,600 PPG + £7,920 + £300 Services PPG= £47,820

 

Spending and actions for 2017-18 academic year:

SEN 1 allowance for SENCO £2,043

Extra teaching staff to support vulnerable children

Continue TA support in all classes including the Foundation Unit

Release class teachers to teach maths/Lit for KS1 and KS2 FSM (rest of class taught by science specialist/HLTA) £4604

Raise the achievement in Science for Y1/2/3/5/6 pupils by an experienced teacher with science specialism 1 hour per week in each class £3084

Raise achievement in music for Y3/4/5/6 pupils by a music teacher £3158

PE for targeted less active pupils £500 by a specialist PE coach

1-to-1 tuition by experienced TA during school for KS2 FSM children – 1 hour/week

1-to-1 tuition by experienced TA during school for KS2 FSM children – 2 hours/week

Thrive- programme and to continue the development of new thrive room and update resources to provide for the individual needs of PP pupils £850 + training courses

More Able and Talented Workshops Okehampton £1,500

Breakfast Club – 5 days /week autumn term; 5 days /week in Spring term 5 days/week Summer term £5,000

Early Years Pupil Premium grant Foundation Assistant to run interventions in the FSU

Music tuition, residential and school educational trips £3,000

Additional Literacy/maths resources for more able and gifted PP pupils £1200

Additional maths resources for outdoor learning National Maths of the Day programme £600

Accelerated reader programme £2,188

Managing Change workshops-Primary Support Partnership £40 per session ( + additional one to one sessions for targeted pupils £100 for a block of 6)

Other workshops related to the individual needs of some pupils who have a range of barriers to learning £400 per child for a block of 8

Track the attendance of pupils in receipt of PPG £500

 

Pupil Premium Funding Breakdown

 

Financial year

 

Amount of Pupil Premium funding
2015-16

2016-17

2017-2018

33,900   25 +3 children

33,900   25 + 3 children

48,120   36+ 1 children

 

Academic Year 2015-16

 

2016-2017 2017-2018
Percentage of pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant(PPG). The numbers of pupils in receipt of the PPG at Lifton School is significantly higher than national figures. 28% 27% 33%
Number of pupils eligible for the PPG 25 25 36
Number of looked after pupils eligible for the PPG

 

0 0 0
Number of service children eligible for the Services PPG

 

3 3 1