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 2016/17 as follows:

Improving attainment by end of Year 6 for disadvantaged children (CPD on reciprocal reading and approaches to supporting disadvantaged children; coaching for quality first teaching; dedicated hours for English coordinator to boost writing; TA support for target children in Year 6; smaller set sizes in Year 6 including support of Phase Leader; reading booster for comprehension; early intervention in EYFS and KS1, including SALT, reading and small group phonics; Easter school booster) £109,400
Disadvantaged children achieving in line with their peers in Phonics Screening Check (coaching for quality first teaching; additional quality reading resources for EYFS and KS1; phonics booster groups across KS1; one-to-one reading programme across KS1) £58,400
Pupil Premium students achieving greater depth/higher standards across the school (Pupil Premium projects; CPD for teaching staff in Maths Mastery, developing thinking and problem solving; coaching for quality first teaching; local secondary school visits for HA pupils) £10,700
SEND pupils with Pupil Premium funding to make expected progress (SEND Assistant Headteacher dedicated time for working with PP children; one-to-one and small group teaching and maths and English) £35,000
Increase attendance rates for disadvantaged children (Mentoring support; subsidising breakfast/after school club; attendance office dedicated hours; training staff in Fast Track scheme; admin assistant support) £38,500
Increas engagement and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils (Mentoring support; development of family liaison tream; counselling; Educational Psychologist targeted time’ Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion support/dedicated time managing PP allocation for the most disadvantaged; educational visit subsidy) £55,560
TOTAL £307,560

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%

Full analysis of the Pupil Premium spend in 2016-17 can be found here.

We plan to spend the pupil premium in 2017/18 as follows:

To ensure disadvantaged children achieve broadly in line with national other by end of Y6 (CPD on reciprocal reading, CPD on approaches to supporting disadvantaged pupils, coaching for quality first teaching, dedicated hours of English coordinator to boost writing, TA support for target ch in Y6, including small groups, smaller set sizes in Y6, including support of phase leader) £51,850
To ensure disadvantaged children achieve in line with their peers in phonics screening check (Coaching for quality first teaching, additional quality reading resources for EYFS and KS1) £10,400
To ensure pupil premium pupils are achieving greater depth/higher standard across the school (Pupil premium projects, CPD for teaching staff in Maths Mastery, developing thinking and problem solving, coaching for quality first teaching, local secondary visits for HA pupils) £10,700
To ensure disadvantaged children achieve broadly in line with national other by end of Y6 (Reading booster for comprehension (TA led), TA led interventions across KS2, early intervention in EYFS and KS1, including SALT, reading and small group phonics, Easter school booster) £57,550
To enable SEND pupils with PP funding to make expected progress (SEND assistant head dedicated time for working with PP pupils, One to one and small group teaching in Maths and English) £35,000
To ensure disadvantaged children achieve in line with their peers in phonics screening check (Phonics booster across KS1, One to one reading programme across KS1) £48,000
To increase attendance rates for disadvantaged children (Mentoring support, subsiding breakfast/after school club, attendance officer dedicated hours, training staff in Fast Track scheme, admin assistant support) £38,500
Increase engagement and pupil wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils (Mentoring support, development of family liaison team, counselling, Educational Psychologist targeted time, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion support/dedicated time managing PP allocation for the most disadvantaged, educational visit subsidy) £55,560
TOTAL                                                                                                             £320,070

A full Pupil Premium strategy for 2017-2018 can be found here.