PUPIL PREMIUM

 

Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School Pupil Premium 2018-19

The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals; those looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed services personnel. The intention behind the funding is targeted support to accelerate progress and raise attainment to the norm.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of any work done.

How is the funding used?

We seek effective use of PP, we recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and we look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We make use of educational research, such as The Sutton Trust – EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, to guide us on how to best use our resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

We are into the third year of new leadership after the school was found to be failing to offer a good enough education for all our children (4 years in RI, within that time no improvements were seen by HMI or Ofsted and the PP gap significantly widened compared to the outcomes of non-PP). Our latest results from Early Years, Year 1 phonics, Year 2 SATs and Year 6 SATs show that we are being very successful in this work (see results in table below).

What are the barriers to learning within school?

Barrier – Many of our wonderful PP children come from our poorest homes and biggest families. These families can put less input into reading, spelling and maths at home. We are doing in-school reading and spellings for targeted children to ensure that this doesn’t impact on standards.
Barrier – We have children with some serious social and emotional needs. Often these children can be too frightened about what is going on at home to truly engage in lessons. Some of these children are under child protection.
Barrier – Lack of concentration – some children find concentration hard for various reasons. We ensure our teaching styles are varied to cover different learning styles. Regular brain breaks are embedded into our lessons.
Barrier – Holes in learning which do not enable children to be the confident and resilient learners we want them to be. Leadership is tackling this by training teachers and support staff and by having high expectations of quality-first teaching.
We have a member of staff who as PP champion is specifically responsible for monitoring PP progress, attendance and interventions. She has presented to the Governing Body and has recorded case studies of some real success across year groups with the money allocated to our wonderful school.

IMPACT

In 2017/18 WWLCP received £124,000 PP grant. The impact of our 2017/18 PP work can be clearly seen below. We are targeting Year 3 PP writing but all these children are also SEN as well.

In 2018/19 West Lane received £126,000. The Governors and leaders of have considered carefully how to use this money and have decided on the following interventions building on previous success of our PP spend.

 

Pupil Premium 2017 – 18

What are the barriers to learning within WWLCPS?

Barrier -In the recent past one of the barriers to children’s learning was teacher’s low expectations of the children’s abilities which meant that many children were not getting the stimulation they needed and so learning behaviours were not embedded. New leadership is tackling this with urgency through training, CPD and raised expectations and change is happening.

Barrier – Teacher’s subject knowledge was not strong so the quality of teaching was in itself a barrier to the children’s learning. New leadership is tackling this with training, CPD and expectation with urgency and change is happening.

Barrier – We have children with some serious social and emotional needs, often these children can be too frightened about what is going on at home to truly engage in lessons. Some of these children are the children under child protection. New Leadership is tackling this by putting in more support for these children through a full time Family support worker,  impact can be seen already as these children have immediate support as do their families.

Barrier – Lack of concentration. Leadership is tackling this through raising expectations of teaching, engagement, different teaching styles for different children.

Barrier – Holes in learning which do not enable children to be the confident and resilient learners we want them to be. Leadership is tackling this by training teachers and support staff and the expectation of quality first teaching.

We have a member of staff who is a PP champion who is specifically responsible for monitoring PP progress, attendance and interventions. She has presented to the Governing body and has recorded case studies of some real success across year groups with the money allocated to our wonderful school.

This year 2017/8 we have received £124,000.  The Governors and Leadership of Winlaton WLCPS have considered carefully how to use this money and have  decided on the following interventions.

Funding of support in classes including three experienced HLTA’s to give extra support for PP children to ensure potential progress is enabled. Plus an EY apprentice. £90,000 Continue the closing of the gap between PP children and non PP children.  Ensuring PP children reach full potential. Extra reading, support in class. Extra intervention where needed where child is behind or needs challenge
Residential/visits  support                         £8,000 Children have real life experiences that they can then use as an impetus for writing. Improved writing scores.

Children are given the opportunity to learn key skills of team work, independence, taking responsibility for themselves and others, coping away from home. These trips can be very expensive so to ensure our PP children don’t miss out we subsidise these trips when necessary.

Breakfast Club £5,000 Starting September 2017 targeting vulnerable PP children as first port of call. If children are fed they will perform better in the classroom and be more able and alert with lessons and indeed friendships.
Continued appointment of PSA (Parent support officer) £21,000 Full time Family Support Officer supporting vulnerable families with attendance, parenting. Supporting pp children within the classroom and out of the class room.
TOTAL £124,000  

 

Pupil Premium 2016 – 17

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed services personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for their individual pupils.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of any work done.

How is the funding used?

Winlaton West Lane seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best.. We make use of educational research such as The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit to guide us on how best to use the school’s resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

What are the barriers to learning within WWLCPS?

Barrier – In the recent past one of the barriers to children’s learning was teacher’s low expectations of the children’s abilities which meant that many children were not getting the stimulation they needed and so learning behaviours were not embedded. New leadership is tackling this with urgency through training, CPD and raised expectations; change is happening.

Barrier – Teacher’s subject knowledge was not strong so the quality of teaching was in itself a barrier to the children’s learning. New leadership is tackling this with urgency through training, CPD and raised expectations; change is happening.

Barrier – We have children with some serious social and emotional needs, often these children can be too frightened about what is going on at home to truly engage in lessons. Some of these children are subject to child protection proceedings. New leadership is tackling this by putting in more support for these children through a full time Family Support Worker, impact can be seen already as these children have immediate support as do their families.

Barrier – Lack of concentration. Leadership is tackling this by raising expectations of teaching, engagement and by employing different teaching styles for different children.

Barrier – Holes in learning which do not enable children to be the confident and resilient learners we want them to be. Leadership is tackling this by training teachers and support staff and embedding an expectation of quality first teaching.

Barrier – low attendance of some PP children which is now being monitored very carefully. Leadership has already narrowed the gap with this through attendance competitions and rewards, raised expectations and the role of the Family Support Worker. Sept 16 PP attendance 93% February 17 95.6%.

We now have a member of staff who is a PP champion, specifically responsible for monitoring PP progress, attendance and interventions. She has presented to the Governing Body and has recorded case studies of some real successes across year groups with the money allocated to our wonderful school.

The impact of last year’s spend shows that we have started to narrow the gap.

At the end of KS 2 2015/16 

This year we received £123,000.  The Governors and Senior Leadership Team of Winlaton WLCPS have considered carefully how to use this money and have decided on the following interventions:

Funding of support in classes including three experienced HLTAs to give extra support for PP children to ensure potential progress is enabled. £90,000 Continue the closing of the gap between PP children and non PP children. Ensuring PP children reach full potential. Extra reading, support in class.
Residential/visits support £10,000 Children have real life experiences that they can then use as an impetus for writing. Improved writing scores.

Children are given the opportunity to learn key skills of team work, independence, taking responsibility for themselves and others, coping away from home. These trips can be very expensive so to ensure our PP children don’t miss out we subsidise these trips when necessary.

Effective IT packages for new Ipads £10,000 Effective IT packages to enable progress in intervention groups using Ipads.
Input into leadership to lead English and Maths in phases (2xTLR). Analysing data with remit to track PP children’s attainment and progress. £6000 PP children make expected or better progress, closing the gap between PP and non PP children.
Head teacher & Assistant Head teacher input £7,000 Impact on progress and attainment.
TOTAL £123,000

 

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