Bushfield Road Infant School

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Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

Pupil Premium Grant is Government funding allocated to all schools and academies to narrow the attainment gap between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and those not eligible.

The criteria for Pupil Premium is children who have been in receipt of Free School at any time in the last 6 years, pupils who have left care under a special guardianship order or under a child arrangement/Residency order.

Schools are responsible for providing additional support for these pupils to enable them to achieve their full potential, and every school must decide on how this grant will be used to ensure this.

At Bushfield Road Infant School, Pupil Premium grant is used in a wide variety of ways to provide additional support, interventions and experiences which will ensure they make at least good or better progress in reading, writing and maths from their starting points.

Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium?

For the latest benefit criteria please see the following links or ask at the school office for an information leaflet. Alternatively contact North Lincolnshire Council on 01724 297217

http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/schools-libraries-and-learning/schools-colleges-and-further-education/free-school-meals/

Pupil Premium FSM Parent Letter Sept 2019

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING 2018/2019

For this academic year there were 26.5% of main school pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding and 14.2% of Nursery pupils. Significantly, the Year 2 cohort had the highest PP eligibility at 35.5% 

The school received Pupil Premium Grant to the total of £46,840.

All pupils are tracked carefully to ensure that good or better progress is being made and that appropriate support and activities are in place to meet targets and individual needs.

The school implements a wide range of distinctive teaching approaches, effective interventions and additional support aimed at PP pupils including extra reading sessions, Special time, visits to the local allotment, Learning mentor support, alongside excellent first quality teaching, projects and clubs. The school has continued to work hard to narrow and close the gap between the attainment of pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children. Pupils are funded for their attendance at after school clubs and also receive a free book token at the school’s annual Book Fair.

Summary of spending this year includes:

Our Learning Mentor, Mrs. Hill to support children and families to remove barriers to learning and to promote motivation and engagement with the curriculum and school activities. Mrs. Hill has supported children with low self-esteem through a ‘Happy to be me’ programme and also the ‘Get Going’ programme. Mrs Hill has also provided significant levels of support for families through the Early Help process and also through less formal meetings.

    • Specialist Teaching Assistant to support and promote identified Communication & Interaction and Speech & Language needs.
    • Subsidy of educational visits and workshops.
    • Uniform allowance.
    • Additional interventions and support to promote reading and further improve skills.
    • Projects and opportunities linked to enterprise and community links.
    • Self-esteem groups such as ‘Happy to be me’ led by Learning Mentor to improve self-confidence and to promote positive thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Gardening club and free access to after school clubs to promote a wide range of skills and to develop self-confidence and communication.
    • Teaching assistants within all classrooms to support emotional well-being alongside delivering 1:1 learning interventions.

The overall impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is reported at the end of the academic year, when all end of Key stage and end of year assessments have been completed and analysis undertaken. The following action plan ensures pupil Premium and other groups of pupils succeed in making good or better progress. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to ensure PP children receive specific support and focused intervention tailored to their particular needs.

How we measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant

The overall impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is reported at the end of the academic year, when all end of Key stage and end of year assessments have been completed and analysis undertaken. The senior leadership team and class teacher monitor and analyse the progress of pupils in receipt of the PPG using our tracking system. Further meetings are held for PPG children who are also receiving SEND support and extra intervention (Special Education Needs). The following action plan ensures pupil Premium and other groups of pupils succeed in making good or better progress. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to ensure PP children receive specific support and focused intervention tailored to their particular needs.

Impact

    • At the end of the summer term 2019, 26.5% of pupils in main school were Pupil Premium. 
    • The Year 2 cohort had a significant 35.5% PP.
    • At the end of Key Stage 1 2019, 88.9% of PP pupils (Excluding SEND pupils) attained predicted outcomes based on EYFS exit data  in reading and writing and 77.8% achieved predicted outcomes in maths.
    • Actual attainment for RWM: 
    • 88.9% PP (Excluding SEND) achieved EXS+ in reading (3.71% more than Non PP, therefore no gap)
    • 77.8% PP (Excluding SEND) achieved EXS+ in writing. (6.2% less than Non PP, therefore a gap of 6.2%)
    • 77.8% PP (Excluding SEND) achieved EXS+ in maths. (11% less than Non pp, therefore a gap of 11%)
    • The year 1 cohort had 13.7% Pupil Premium. Year 1 phonic screening threshold was met by 77.8% of PP Pupils. (2.2% more than non PP, therefore no gap)
    • EYFS cohort had 30% Pupil Premium. End of EYFS GLD (Good Level of Development) was attained by 77.8% of PP pupils. (7.1% more than non PP, therefore no gap.)

ACTION PLAN TO NARROW/CLOSE THE GAP:

In main school there are 22% Pupil Premium and in Nursery 21%.
The total funding is £59,020

Barriers

Actions

Intended outcome

Cost

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

1:1 speech and language interventions delivered by specialist full time TA for pupils within SALT caseload and those identified with concerns through Language Link Assessments. TA support within classrooms. To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £12,000

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

1:1 SEND/Phonic interventions delivered by 0.6 SEND teacher To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £10,000

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

Additional support from teaching assistants (TA’s) in the classroom to deliver specific 1:1 interventions such as Precision Teach and Rainbow books To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £10,000

Low self-esteem and confidence

Happy to be me weekly intervention delivered by Learning Mentor & TA To ensure children feel happy and confident at school. £3,000

Lack of resilience and emotional support

Get going emotional wellbeing programme To ensure children develop confidence and emotional resilience at school. £2,000

Lack of resilience and emotional support

1:1 Special Time intervention delivered by TA or SEND teacher weekly To ensure children develop confidence and emotional resilience at school. £3,000
Family difficulties Engage families in children’s learning and provide appropriate support for families through additional support and attendance at meetings ‘Hard to reach’ parents engaged in children’s learning and provide appropriate support. £15000
Family difficulties School Uniform Allowance All children feel included in school Provided by government
Family difficulties Free access to after school clubs, Annual visits to Healey road Allotment. Free book voucher for annual Book Fair. All children feel included in school £4000

Reviewed: October 2019
Date of next review: September 2020