Hoyland Springwood

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Pupil Premium

Introduction

At Hoyland Springwood Primary School we recognise the barriers to learning that a number of our pupils are faced with. This can be particularly true for those pupils who are disadvantaged and receive Pupil Premium Grant Funding. We believe that barriers to learning can be overcome by providing a tailored educational pathway that will have a positive influence on pupils improving wellbeing, behaviour, concentration, attitude and academic achievement.

What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding as a means to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. This money is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). In 2012-13, the funding was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. In addition, children whose parents work in the Forces or children who are Looked After Children/adopted also receive a grant.

Principles of the Pupil Premium Funding:

  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of children who receive the pupil premium funding are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupil premium children will be disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and they will, from time to time, be included in group interventions with children receiving the pupil premium grant.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress so that all children meet their expectations both academically and socially.

The school’s Pupil Premium Leader is Mrs Tara Fear.  Mrs Fear works in conjunction with Mrs Hunt, the headteacher, to lead on the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the Pupil Premium Strategy.

HOYLAND SPRINGWOOD’S PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2018-19

Total number of pupils on role (January 2018 census) 131
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (January 2018 census) 71
Total amount of Pupil Premium received 2018- 2019 £89,260

 

 

Barriers Identified as Impacting on the Achievement of Pupil Premium Pupils at Hoyland Springwood Primary School

Below are some of the barriers to learning faced by our pp students every pupil’s circumstances are different but all barriers to learning are evident in varying degrees for students within this group.

 

 

Poor attendance

Poor punctuality

Low expectation

Communication difficulties

Low aspiration

Low self-esteem

Lack of confidence

 

 

Limited cultural nurturing

Limited opportunities outside of school and

behavioural issues

Health problems

Sudden change of circumstances (short term family crisis)

Bereavement

 

 

Social difficulties

Emotional difficulties

Poor diet and nutrition

Lack of support at home with homework

Unsettled homelife or parents needing support with parenting skills

 

Summary Reason Target Group Cost Intended Outcome Evaluation of Impact
TLR Payment for Pupil Premium Leader To provide strong strategic leadership for Pupil Premium within school in order to maximise the impact of provision for children eligible for the Pupil Premium through improved outcomes.

To ensure the wide range of interventions and support for our PP pupils is tightly coordinated and monitored.

To challenge staff in relation to the attainment and progress of PP pupils during Pupil Progress meetings.

To coordinate with teachers, HT and SENCO to make sure progress of individuals is monitored and needs addressed

All PP children £5568
– To monitor the performance of our PP pupils against the performance of other pupils and those pupils nationally. To provide support and CPD for staff. To inform Governors on the performance of our PP pupils.

– To close the gap between our PP and those nationally.

– To close the gap between School PP and School Other pupils

– At least 90% or targeted PP children will make expected progress and 30% or more will make more than expected progress, especially in reading and maths

Embedding the Thrive Approach within the school To support the development of children’s emotional development to reduce the proportion of behavioural incidents involving PP children All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £5000 Behavioural incidents continue to decline and an increase by at least 10 pupils of PP children attending the always children trips compared to 2017-2018
Developing further positive approaches to mental health and wellbeing in school e.g. mindfulness To support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all pupils All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £2400 Improvement from class baseline profiles in emotional wellbeing, ability to concentrate and amount of confidence
Training for teachers and TAs on Wave 1 approaches, including developing AfL To improve quality first teaching to ensure that all pupils receive the highest quality

To ensure all teaching and support staff are aware of the statistics and national agenda and the importance of addressing inequality.

 

All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £3000
– Raised awareness for staff of the national picture and gap between PP pupils and those nationally.

-The number of children are ARE+ will have improved by at least 2 children from the end of 2017-2017 academic year

 

Training for teachers and TAs on recognised Wave 3 intervention programmes To ensure that where pupils are working below ARE, there is timely intervention through high quality proven intervention programmes Targeted pupils, mainly PP £3000 That at least 90% or targeted PP children will make expected progress and 30% or more will make more than expected progress, especially in reading and maths
Additional 1:1 or group support for targeted PP children to support them in meeting age related expectation  in phonics  To enable pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium to make accelerated progress in order to enable them to achieve their targets.

To ensure that in addition to quality first wave teaching additional input is given to ensure pupils reach their targets to provide additional support to combat any additional barriers to learning.

Specific pupils eligible for PP £3000 – To close the attainment gap between PP pupils and other pupils in our school.

– To ensure the PP pupils are closely monitored and progress accelerated – All PP children who are targeted to achieve the phonics screen will achieve it

 

Deployment of an additional teaching assistant to focus on phonics, reading and maths attainment

 

 To increase outcomes in reading and phonics.

To promote home reading and engagement with home learning.

To support teachers in developing a true love of reading with our children.

To increase outcomes in maths skills – especially in arithmetic

To support in class and also to run targeted maths interventions.

Specific targeted pupils eligible for the PP £13,711 – At least 90% or targeted PP children will make expected progress and 30% or more will make more than expected progress, especially in reading and maths
Employment of Parent Support Adviser

 

To ensure families have access to timely, high quality support to address barriers to and access to learning and to promote strong school attendance.

 

To ensure that teaching staff are able to focus on delivering strong first wave teaching and learning opportunities for pupils.

All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £25,549 – To ensure families have the support needed to ensure pupils are in school and learning.

 

Additional support for social, behavioural and emotional issues (provided by external professionals including SLE from Springwell, staff from BESST, EP, and Art Therapist).

 

To provide strong and sustained support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to address emotional barriers to learning and wellbeing. Targeted pupils £6000
– To ensure the full range of pupil needs are met.

– To support pupils with social and emotional difficulties so they are able to access teaching and learning.

 

Whole school theme weeks and celebration days.
To improve pupil and parent engagement. To provide engaging and exciting learning opportunities to enrich the curriculum. All our PP pupils £ 250
– To ensure pupils are enjoying learning in order to achieve.

– To make sure pupils want to come to school and make good progress.

– To develop basic skills within a rich context for learning.

 

Opportunity to complete a half termly challenge focusing on the development of Building Learning Power. Including opportunities for enrichment and self-evaluation.
To ensure PP pupils have the opportunity to use and develop personal, learning and thinking skills. To have the opportunity to build confidence and social skills.

To be given the opportunity to access the arts, workshops, work with interesting professionals, engage in rich discussions. Provide opportunities in school which pupils may not have access to or the opportunity to enjoy otherwise.

2 projects for each phase

 

£336 – Broaden social and cultural experiences.

– Develop BLP skills in order to develop resilient and creative thinkers and learners

 

Aspiration Fortnight The children have low aspirations for their future All PP Pupils £300 -The children will raise their awareness of life opportunities beyond school

-Raised determination to achieve in life and have life goals

Magic Breakfast Club To ensure that all pupils have access to a free nutritious breakfast on a daily basis All PP pupils £4500 – Children to have a nutritious breakfast in order to have an effective start to the day
Breakfast Club for Y6 pupils

 

To ensure that all the children have a settled morning with a healthy breakfast and their mental wellbeing supported by staff each morning All Year 6 pupils £100

 

– To ensure the Y6 pupils have had breakfast during SAT week and are all in school on time.

 

Additional EWO support To provide support to families in achieving strong attendance through partnership working with families, PSA and EWO Targeted families £1500 – Attendance of PP to increase in 2018

– The number of persistent absentees that are PP to decrease.

After school booster sessions to ensure children have a greater opportunity to reach ARE at the end of KS2

 

Attainment at Year 6 is below the national expectation Year 6 £1,100  -To increase the % of pupils achieving higher levels in reading, writing and maths.

-To increase the % of disadvantaged children achieving age related expectations by the end of Y6.

 

Rewards and Incentives relating to attendance

 

Attendance prizes, awards, certificates, end of term and end of year prizes for 100% attendance

 

Poor punctuality is a barrier to learning for many of our PP pupils. It is important to minimise the loss of learning time.

PP attendance and persistent absentees is not in line with the national picture

All pupils £1500
– To ensure PP pupils are in school on time in order to access more learning time.

 

After School Club Provision

 

To provide a range of positive activities for children to engage with to widen their experiences and provide a safe place for them to be after school, free of charge

 

All pupils £4000 – To ensure PP pupils have the same rich learning experiences as other pupils regardless of economic background.

 

Subsidising of residential visits for PP children To enable all pupils, irrespective of family circumstances, to take part in a residential visit experience Y6 PP pupils £540
– To ensure PP pupils have the same rich learning experiences as other pupils regardless of economic background.

 

Total £81,354

Hoyland Springwood’s Pupil Premium Report 2017-18

 

Total number of pupils on role (January 2017 census) 141
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (January 2017 census) 79
Total amount of Pupil Premium received 2016 – 2017 £101,520

 

Action Objective Target Group Cost Impact (completed September 2018)
TLR Payment for Pupil Premium Leader (new role) To provide strong strategic leadership for Pupil Premium within school in order to maximise the impact of provision for children eligible for the Pupil Premium. All PP children £5568 Progress made by the PP children making expected and above expected progress last academic year is:
Embedding the Thrive Approach within the school To support the development of children’s emotional development to reduce the proportion of behavioural incidents involving PP children All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £5000
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
25 5 11 8 17 9

Only 5 children accumulated the 9 incidents in summer 2. Of the five children, four have individual THRIVE action plans.

 

Developing further positive approaches to mental health and wellbeing in school e.g. mindfulness To support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all pupils All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £2400 The successful approaches of building strong relationships with children using Thrive approaches has enabled the children to remain calmer and more positive.

The number of children needing a behaviour plan has decreased and so has the number of behavioural incidents from last academic year.

 

2016-17 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
No of incidents 15 12 37 20 29 16
No of school days 34 35 35 30 28 34
Average number of incidents per day 0.44 0.34 1.05 0.66 1.0 0.5

 

 

2017-2018 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
No of incidents 49 15 17 9 18 11
No of school days 38 35 25 25 34 34
Average number of incidents per day 1.2 0.4 0.7 0.36 0.5 0.3
Training for teachers and TAs on Wave 1 approaches, including developing AfL To improve quality first teaching to ensure that all pupils receive the highest quality All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £3000 Training for all staff has ensured that teachers are at least good. Observations of PP children in classes show that children are responding quicker to wave 1 with engagement and productivity of PP children has increased. Pupil voice indicated enjoyment in topics taught.
Deployment of an additional teaching assistant in UKS2 class To support PP pupils in UKS2 who have moved to the school during KS2 to ‘catch up’ and attain national standard at end of Year 6 Specific pupils eligible for the PP £13,711 The % of children at ARE in Year 5 remains from end of year 4 in writing and maths but has improved in reading from 25% to 39%

Attainment at Year 6 has improved from 2017 to 2018 in all areas but there is decline in maths (1 child difference)

PP children have also achieved GD for the 1st time in 3 years in reading, maths and grammar.

Deployment of an additional teaching assistant in FS2 class To accelerate the progress of children who enter school with limited educational early years experience and are working below age related expectations All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £12000 The % achieving GLD has increased from 33% in 2017 to 50% in 2018. There is noticeable improvement in attainment at FS in reading writing and maths in 2018 compared to 2017

 

Employment of Parent Support Adviser

 

To ensure families have access to timely, high quality support to address barriers to and access to learning and to promote strong school attendance.

 

To ensure that teaching staff are able to focus on delivering strong first wave teaching and learning opportunities for pupils.

All pupils but with particular emphasis on PP children £25,549 Of the 18 PP children that the PSA worked very closely with, 17 made strong improvements. The improvements were seen in attendance, attitudes to learning and ability to concentrate.

 

Art Psychotherapy Support (proportion of cost for working with disadvantaged pupils) To provide strong and sustained support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to address emotional barriers to learning and wellbeing. Targeted pupils £6000 All the children that accessed support were much more settled in class, were able to express their feelings, participated more readily in learning and rapidly improved in self-confidence. This improvement was reflected in the independent Thrive assessments.

 

 

Additional counselling/therapeutic interventions To provide strong and sustained support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to address emotional barriers to learning and wellbeing Targeted pupils £1000

 

All showed an increase in their Thrive assessments scores moving within the spectrum of the Skills and Structure strand.

The Thrive after school and daily check ins of our most vulnerable PP children had a positive impact. 100% of the children had a reduction in the number of behavioural incidents from the previous year.

 

Magic Breakfast Club To ensure that all pupils have access to a free nutritious breakfast on a daily basis All pupils £4500 All children attending breakfast club were ready to learn due to the positive start to the day

 

Additional EWO support To provide support to families in achieving strong attendance through partnership working with families, PSA and EWO Targeted families £1500 The % of pupils classed as persistent absentees dropped after support was received

2017/18

Autumn Term – 6.7%

Spring Term – 6.7%

Summer Term – 5.2%

 

Rewards and Incentives relating to attendance  To encourage and reward children and parents for positive attendance and to support a reduction in absence days for minor reasons All pupils £500 Attendance is similar to the previous year but needs to improve for last year

 

After School Club Provision

 

To provide a range of positive activities for children to engage with to widen their experiences and provide a safe place for them to be after school, free of charge

 

All pupils £4933.55

 

The % of PP children attending after school clubs increased to 66% in 2018
Subsidising of residential visits for PP children To enable all pupils, irrespective of family circumstances, to take part in a residential visit experience Y6 PP pupils £540 All pupils attended the residential in Y6. Pupil voice shows that pupils’ learning and emotional wellbeing was enhanced by the visit
Total     £86,291  

 

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM Report 2016-17

 

Total number of pupils on roll (January 2016 Census) 121
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (January 2016 Census) 67
Anticipated total amount of Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017 £90,920

 

The money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been eligible at any time in the last six years (Ever6) as well as pupils who are in local authority care and children whose parents are in the armed forces or have been at any point in the last four years. As schools are best placed to assess the needs of individual pupils, the Pupil Premium is allocated to them to decide how it should be utilised.  The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure these pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

Not all children eligible for Pupil Premium are low attaining or making poor progress as quality teaching alone can ensure that children make good progress.

 

Objectives of spending Pupil Premium Grant:

To support children in continuing to have good school timekeeping & attendance

To support children’s social and emotional development, in order to reduce the proportion of behaviour incidents involving PP children

To provide firm foundations for all children starting full-time school

To accelerate the progress of children who are working below age-related expectations to ensure that a greater proportion of pupils attain in line with their peers (all pupils nationally)

To remove social, financial and educational barriers, as far as we are able, for pupils to ensure that all pupils have the best chance of achieving as highly as possible.

 

 

Record of Expenditure of Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017

 

Action Anticipated Cost Objective Specific Group Outcomes
Development of Thrive Approach within school £8000 To support the development of children’s emotional development to reduce the proportion of behavioural incidents involving PP children. All pupils 3 staff trained as Thrive practitioners with all staff receiving an induction.  Thrive introduced in school and impact seen for some identified pupils.
Training for teachers & TAs on Wave 1 approaches £3000 To improve quality first teaching to ensure that all pupils receive the highest quality. All pupils Increase in proportion of good or better teaching and overall quality of teaching.
Training for teachers & TAs on recognised Wave 3 intervention programmes e.g. Pirate Writing Crew

 

£3000 To ensure that where pupils are working below ARE, there is timely intervention through high quality proven intervention programmes. Targeted Pupils Pupils taking part in interventions have greater confidence in learning.  Some evidence of impact on outcomes but this may not be more fully realised until next academic year.
Deployment of an additional teaching assistant in UKS2 class. £13,711 To support PP pupils in UKS2 who have moved to the school during KS2 to ‘catch up’ and attain national standard at the end of Year 6.

 

Targeted Pupils Progress of pupils eligible for the PP in reading was better than national.  Progress of two identified PP pupils was accelerated from in-school starting point although progress from prior attainment was low.  Both pupils joined the school in UKS2.

 

Deployment of an additional teaching assistant in FS2 class. £13,711 To accelerate the progress of children who enter school with limited educational early years experience and are working below age-related expectations.

 

All pupils with particular focus on PP Increase in proportion of children attaining GLD.  % of children attaining GLD in line with national for those children who were on roll for the full academic year.
Employment of Parent Support Adviser (proportion of salary) £20,390 To ensure that families have access to timely, high-quality support to address barriers to access and learning and to promote strong attendance in school.

 

To ensure that teaching staff are able to focus on delivering strong first wave teaching and learning opportunities for pupils.

 

All families with particular focus on PP Parent feedback from impact of PSA support is positive.  Increased offer of adult learning and family activities available.
Art Psychotherapy Support (proportion of cost for working with disadvantaged pupils)

 

£6000 To provide strong and sustained support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to address emotional barriers to learning and wellbeing. Targeted Pupils Feedback from pupils, staff and parents shows that children are more settled in class and better able to share concerns.

 

 

 

Additional counselling/therapeutic interventions £1000 To provide strong and sustained support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to address emotional barriers to learning and wellbeing.

 

Targeted Pupils
Magic Breakfast Club £4500 To ensure that all pupils have access to a free nutritious breakfast on a daily basis.

 

All pupils Decrease in number of children starting lessons without breakfast.  Pupils who struggle with the beginning of the day having fewer issues and staff report they are more settled.

 

Additional hours for Attendance Officer £1567 To provide support to families in achieving strong attendance through partnership working with families, PSA and EWO.

 

Targeted families Significant number of pupils new to school within last two years with attendance issues and in some cases co-occurring social care involvement.  Although gap between attendance of PP and All Pupils has increased this year, the attendance of PP pupils is skewed by a small number of families.

 

All Pupils PP
2016-17 94.62% 93.42%
2015-16 94.31% 94.55%

 

 

Additional EWO support

 

£1500
Rewards & incentives relating to attendance £500 To encourage and reward children and parents for positive attendance and to support a reduction in absence days for minor reasons.

 

All pupils
After School Club Provision £4000 To provide a range of positive activities for children to engage with to widen their experiences and provide a safe place for them to be after school, free of charge. All pupils Attendance at after-school clubs has continued to rise.  Children’s behaviour and relationships with others have improved.  Feedback from pupil questionnaires show that pupils enjoy school life including clubs.  Events such as Springwood’s Got Talent have allowed pupils to showcase their talents and these are being nurtured through club offers.

 

Subsidising of residential visits for PP children £540 To enable all pupils, irrespective of family circumstances, to take part in a residential visit experience. Y6 PP pupils Pupils formed close bonds with their peers and Y6 staff which enabled them to feel more confident in their learning and also supported a positive transition to secondary school.

 

Subsidising of sporting/creative opportunities for talented PP children. £500 To provide opportunities for talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their talents and excel in these areas. Targeted pupils The school has been able to better identify children with particular talents and provide opportunities in-school and out for children to develop these e.g. visit to Picasso Workshop at The Cooper Gallery for talented artists.

 

Total £81,819

 

 

 

 

  Proportion of Pupils Attaining Expected Standard in 2017
 

All Pupils

Pupil Premium

  Whole Cohort Exc. Children in Resourced Provision Whole Cohort Exc. Children in Resourced Provision
Good Level of Development (FS2) 67% 36%
Year 1 Phonics Check 50% 50% 54% 55%
Key Stage 1 (RWM Combined) 44% 57% 50%
Key Stage 2 (RWM Combined) 32% 33% 33%