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Millbrook Infant School

Pupil Premium - Reporting to Parents

Pupil Premium is an additional sum of money allocated to schools on the basis of the number of children whose families are entitled to receive free school meals because of benefits eligibility. It is also allocated to support children who have been adopted from care. 

At Millbrook Infant School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

 Provision

The range of provisions the school may consider include: 

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, writing  and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 at the end of KS1
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016/17 is: £50580

The PPG allocation for 2016/2017 will be targeted to:

  •  Extend resources to support active engagement in Phonics and  SPaG leading to improvements in outcomes for vulnerable groups. 
  •  Provide additional TA interventions / catch up groups in basic skills  in  Key Stage 1 to improve levels of attainment, particularly in  writing,  reading and number. Provide suitable resources to support  these intereventions.
  •  Provide additional training to support staff in delivering purposeful  intervention programmes, fund resources for  these. 
  •  Provide additional TA time to provide above interventions to  support  with basic literacy and numeracy skills in Foundation  Stage.
  •  Provide Free School Meals and school milk for those children who  are not funded  through the Universal Infant Free School Meal  program. 

 

  •  Support access to extended curriculum and after school clubs to  build confidence and self-esteem. 
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Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 is: £50740

The PPG allocation for 2015/2016 will be targeted to:

UPDATE - impact of the PPG for 2015/2016 is shown in red

  •  Extend reading materials and resources to support high levels of  engagement supporting targeted improvements in outcomes for  vulnerable groups. As a result of extending the reading materials    available throughout the setting teachers were able to plan for  more opportunities for active learning.  Additional resources meant  focussed intervention work by TAs was enhanced. Children in  receipt of pupil premium generally achieved in line with their peers,  although there were a significant number of High Needs Special  Educational Needs within the group which meant there were  slightly more at below age related expectations. Unvalidated data  indicates 74% of all children nationally in year 2 achieved at least  age related standards 79% of our pupil premium children did.  In  Yr R 72% of our children entitled to pupil premium achieved  expected level of development in reading, compared to 74% of all  children nationally. In Y1 children were tracked and made good  progress.
  •  Provide additional TA interventions / catch up groups in basic skills  in  Key Stage 1 to improve levels of attainment, particularly in  writing,  reading and number. Provide suitable resources to support  these  interventions. Children in Yr1 made significant progress in  maths, with 83% of children entitled to pupil premium making at  least expected progress in maths, 75% in reading and 82% in  writing. In Year 2, 74% of pupils entitled to pupil premium  achieved at least age related expectations in maths, nationally the  unvalidated figure for all children is 73%. In reading 79% of pupils  entitled to pupil premium achieved age related expectations in  reading, nationally the unvalidated figure for all children is  74%. For writing 72% of our pupils entitled to pupil premium  achieved age related expectations, nationally the unvalidated figure  for all children is 65%. 
  •  Provide additional training to support staff in using school  designed  reading and writing programmes, fund resources for  this. Training was delivered to staff and the purchase of additional  resources to meet the needs of the revised curriculum was  completed. This resulted in outcomes noted above which indicate  the children made good progress and achieved well. 
  •  Provide additional TA time to provide above interventions to  support  with basic literacy and numeracy skills in Foundation  Stage. As a consequence of additional TA time and targeted  interventions progress for children in foundation stage was good.  The group of children entitled to pupil premium was small (7  altogether) and included 1 child with significant Special  educational needs. Outcomes for the cohort show 74% of pupil  nationally achieved age expected standards in reading, 72 % of  pupils in YR entitled to pupil premium did. 67% of pupil nationally  achieved age expected standards in writing, 43 % of pupils in YR  entitled to pupil premium did. 75% of pupil nationally achieved  age expected standards in maths, 86 % of pupils in YR entitled to  pupil premium did.
  •  Provide Free School Meals for those children who are not funded  through the Universal Infant Free School Meal program. All  children who were in receipt of pupil premium had access to a free  school meal and milk on a daily basis.
  •  Support access to extended curriculum and after school clubs to  build confidence and self-esteem. Around 66% of children who  were entitled to pupil premium accessed funding to attend after  school clubs and other extended provision.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2014/15 is: £46500

The PPG allocation for 2014/2015 will be targeted to:

UPDATE - impact of the PPG for 2014/15 is shown in red

  • Extend mathematical resources to support active learning targeted at improving outcomes for vulnerable groups. As a result of extending the mathmatical resources available to the children to enable the teachers to plan for active learning and focussed intervention work by TAs, children in receipt of pupil premium achieved in line with their peers, and better than all children nationally (using 2014 national figures for comparison). In YrR 88% achieved expected level of development; in Yr1 93% were working within age related expectations and in Yr2 100% achieved at least age related expected levels of attainment with 42% working above at level 3 in maths.
  • Provide additional TA interventions / catch up groups in basic skills in EYFS to improve levels of attainment, particularly in writing, reading and number. Provide suitable resources to support these interventions. TA interventions and catch up groups in EYFS led to good levels of attainment. 100% of children in receipt of pupil premium achieved expected levels of development in reading and writing with 88% achieving this in maths. This compares to 66% for literacy and 72% for maths for all children. 75% of children in receipt of pupil premium achieved a good level of development which is in line with their peers and compared to 60% nationally for all last year. 
  • Provide additional training to support staff in using school designed writing catch up programme and numicon interventions, fund resources for this. Staff training, the purchase of additional focussed resources and the planned interventions provided by TAs in KS1 resulted in children making good progress and achieving well. 
  • Provide additional TA time to provide above interventions to support with basic literacy and numeracy skills in Key Stage 1. Children in Yr1 made significant progress in maths, reading and writing with 93% working at least at age related expectations in literacy and 85% in maths. Approximately 50% of this cohort are working beyond age related levels. 
  • Purchase computing hardware and software to motivate children and enable them to achieve differentiated targets. The provision of tablet computers has enabled activities to be targeted to individual pupils which has contributed to their good progress and proved to be highly motivating. 
  • Support access to extended curriculum and after school clubs to build confidence and self-esteem. More than 62% of children who were entitled to pupil premium accessed funding to attend after school clubs and other extended provision.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2013/14 is: £28590

The PPG allocation for 2013/2014 will be targeted to:

  • Purchase resources and fund training on using numicon as a support material in maths
  • Provide additional HLTA interventions / catch up groups in maths
  • Create catch up groups to target % of children achieving L3 at the end of KS1 in maths
  • Provide additional TA interventions to support with basic literacy and numeracy skills in EYFS.
  • Provide training to staff in using school designed writing catch up programme; fund resources for this.
  • Support access to extended curriculum and after school clubs to build confidence and self-esteem. 

The impact of the PPG for 2013/14 was:  

  • As a result of additional training and focussed purchases to support maths interventions standards in maths for the cohort were higher than in previous years, especially at level 3. In Y2 60% of children entitled to pupil premium made accelerated progress in maths.
  • As a result of additional training and introducing additional support on a regular basis in EYFS pupils in receipt of pupil premium made progress in basic literacy and numeracy skills. As a group they were tracked on recognition of number / sounds and sight vocabulary. Over time they made significant progress in these areas enabling the children to access more areas of the curriculum.
  • As a result of training and support to introduce a school based writing programme, more children within Y1 are predicted to achieve age related expectations and more are on track to achieve  level 3’s than in past years. For pupils in receipt of pupil premium 25% made accelerated progress and all are working at least within level 2. Children reaching expected levels of progress in EYFS in writing within the cohort increased from 61% to 79%; those entitled to pupil premium from 37% to 60%. This group included 13% children on the SEN register and 7% (1 child) with poor attendance record linked to medical needs.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2012/13 was: £17071

The PPG allocation for 2012/2013 was targeted to:

  • Purchase resources and fund training on using assessments to raise standards in speaking and listening
  • Fund training to raise standards through using developmental marking in maths
  • Purchase additional resources to raise attainment in foundation stage
  • Create catch up groups to target % of children achieving L3 at the end of KS1 in maths
  • Refurbish /create 1:1 area so pupils and community can access suitable working spaces

The impact of the PPG for 2012/13 was:

  • As a result of additional training and focussed purchases to support assessments, standards in speaking and listening for the cohort were higher than in previous years and 28% of children made accelerated progress in KS1. Pupils in receipt of pupil premium made progress at least in line with their peers, with 40% making accelerated progress.
  • As a result of additional training to support assessments, standards in maths for the cohort showed an improvement on the previous year. pupils across the school made good progress and pupils in receipt of pupil premium made accelerated progress similar to their peers.
  • As a result of purchases of additional resources in foundation stage, pupils were able to access more outdoor learning and differentiated activities to meet maths attainment targets. Pupils in receipt of pupil premium in foundation stage generally demonstrated progress in line with their peers - those identified as having special educational needs made good progress from lower starting points. 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2011/12 was: £9760

 The PPG allocation for 2011/2012 was targeted to:  

  •  Fund training on using assessments to raise standards in writing
  •  Purchase additional resources to raise problem solving reasoning and numeracy in foundation stage
  •  Create catch up groups to target % of children achieving L3 at the end of KS1 in maths

The impact of the PPG for 2011/12 was:

  • 100% of the teaching  staff now fully trained in using assessments to raise standards in writing
  • Percentage of children achieving level 3 writing at end of key stage is +4% on previous year and +15% on national averages
  • With the exception of a child with a statement of special educational needs in this group all children who were eligible for free school meals achieved an average of 6 points + in PRSN
  • Percentage of children achieving level 3 maths at end of key stage is +4% on previous year and +8 % on national averages.

At the end of KS1, performance in reading writing and maths was above the 2012 national average for pupils eligible for Free School Meals.

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