Pupil Premium

Here at Heronsgate Primary School, we believe that all children, no matter their background, have the right to an outstanding education, and to progress to be the best that they can be. Unfortunately, we know from educational research that, across the UK, household income defines how well children do in school. In fact, the link between low income and low academic attainment has been found to be greater in the UK than across almost all other developed countries. In the UK, over one third of pupils leave primary school without meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and Maths.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

At Heronsgate, we are determined to diminish the difference in attainment between Pupil Premium eligible pupils and their peers. Although we know that many of our Pupil Premium children enter school with low start points, our data shows that by the end of KS2 they perform in line with their peers nationally. We are extremely proud of the work that we do to address educational disadvantage, and we set out below how we maximise the funding to target children in a range of areas.

London Grid for Learning have a free tool that parents can use to check if their child is eligible for Free School Meals, thus potentially securing additional funding for the school. You can access this via https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/. To apply fo Free School Meals, please come into school to speak to the main office staff and complete the relevant paperwork.

The Department for Education requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. Our allocation in 2016/17 was £307,560 and our allocation in 2017/18 is: £321,535.

Heronsgate spent the pupil premium in 2015/16 as follows:

Improving attendance (mentoring support, subsiding breakfast/after school club, attendance officer, training staff in Fast Track scheme) £42,200
Narrowing Reading attainment gap (phonics booster for KS1/LKS2, additional quality reading resources for EYFS/KS1, one-to-one reading support staff, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, Bilingual Support Assistant supporting comprehension and phonics with PP EAL, CPD for teaching staff on comprehension strategies, coaching sessions for underperforming classes/year groups) £100,930
Narrowing Writing attainment gap (additional SALT time, additional TA support, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, Literacy Coordinator support- in class and leading groups, coaching sessions for underperforming classes/year groups, targeted writing interventions in KS1/KS2) £46,250
Narrowing Maths attainment gap (Maths Coordinator taught booster groups, Wave 3 Maths at KS1 & KS2, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, coaching sessions for underperforming classes/year groups, CPD for teaching staff in Mastery for all, additional resources for improving grass of number in EYFS/KS1, TA training focussing on developing independence in children) £73,000
Well-being and behaviour (mentoring support, additional Family Liaison role, Educational Psychologist additional time, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion support/dedicated time managing PP allocation for children in need) £52,000
Extra-curricular activities (e.g. Music Tuition, After School Clubs,
Educational Visit subsidy, swimming lessons)
£8,000
TOTAL £322,380

Impact

Although our Pupil Premium children enter the school with low start points, our data shows that by the end of KS2 they perform in line with their non-Pupil Premium peers.

Our end of year results for pupils eligible for pupil premium 2016/17 are as follows:

Year 1 Phonics % at Required Standard (Wa)

disadvantaged other
Working at Required Standard 96% 93%

KS1 % achieving expected standard at end of Year 2

disadvantaged other
Reading 67% 83%
Writing 63% 81%
Maths 67% 87%

KS2 % achieving expected standard at end of Year 6

disadvantaged other
Reading 71% 72%
Writing 85% 87%
Maths 76% 83%
Grammar, spelling & punctuation 83% 85%

A full analysis of the Pupil Premium spend for 2015/16 can be found here.

We plan to spend the pupil premium in 2016/17 as follows:

Improving attendance (mentoring support, subsiding breakfast/after school club, attendance officer, training staff in Fast Track scheme, admin assistant support) £40,000
Narrowing Reading attainment gap (phonics booster for KS1, additional quality reading resources for EYFS/KS1, one-to-one reading support staff, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, CPD for teaching staff on reciprocal reading, coaching sessions for quality first teaching in Reading, projects to target more able pupils achieving greater depth in Y2/6, reading intervention boosters for comprehension) £50,000
Narrowing Writing attainment gap (dedicated SALT time/Speech Link programme in Early Years, additional TA support, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, Literacy Coordinator support- in class and leading groups, coaching sessions for quality first teaching in Writing, writing intervention boosters in KS1/KS2, projects to target more able pupils achieving greater depth in Y2/6) £75,000
Narrowing Maths attainment gap (Maths Coordinator taught booster group (Y6), TA guided groups in Year 1/2, Easter booster, SEND dedicated time for PP pupils, coaching sessions for underperforming classes/year groups, CPD for teaching staff in Maths Mastery, developing thinking and problem solving, projects to target more able pupils achieving greater depth in Y2/6​) £90,000
Well-being and behaviour (mentoring support, development of family liaison team, Educational Psychologist targeted time, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion support/dedicated time managing PP allocation for the most disadvantaged) £45,000
Extra-curricular activities (e.g. After School Clubs,
Educational Visit subsidy, swimming lessons)
£7,560
TOTAL £307,560