SOUTHSEA INFANT SCHOOL PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY

2018-19

BACKGROUND

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of under-achievement. It was introduced in 2011 and is paid to schools, based on January census figures each year, in April. It does not run for a school year.   The pupil premium is not ring fenced and is for the school to determine how best to use the funding to impact on learning, attainment, well-being and pastoral care of all children eligible for the premium. There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:
  • Children who are low income families (disadvantaged)
  • Children looked after by the Local Authority (LAC)
  • Armed Forces children
MEASURING IMPACT

Impact of the identified support, interventions and strategies is being measured through a range of formal and informal monitoring. In addition to this, regular tracking and pupil premium discussions identifies progress of individuals and groups and highlights children at risk of underachieving, so that resources can be used most effectively.

MAIN BARRIERS TO LEARNING
  • Lack of home support
  • Poor language skills on entry
  • Other areas of vulnerability

Category

Number of children

Funding

 

Disadvantaged

30

£1,320

£38,280

LAC

0

£1,900

0

Service children

5

£300

£1,500

 

 

 

£39,780


AIMS of PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

To narrow the gaps in attainment and progress between children for whom we receive Pupil Premium and those we do not.
To ensure that all children for whom we receive Pupil Premium Funding have access to additional interventions as necessary to enable them to make greater progress.

We do this by
  • supporting and developing basic skills
  • planning interventions to fill gaps in children’s knowledge
  • providing access to resources and opportunities that support learning
  • removing other barriers which may impact on the child’s learning or progress

CURRENT ATTAINMENT - end year results for reading, writing and maths 2018

Each cohort has a different % of pupils eligible for the premium.

Year 2 Cohort of 15 children  (each child is 6.6%). In this cohort there were 12 children without any other need ie (SEN, EAL) these children all achieved expected levels.

Expected  - Reading 93% (14/15)        Writing 86% (13/15)       Maths 80% (12/15)

Year 1 Cohort of 9 children (each child 14%). In this cohort there were 3 children without any other need ie (SEN, EAL) these children all achieved expected levels.

Expected  - Reading 89% (8/9)     Writing 78%  (7/8)               Maths 89% (8/9)

Year R Cohort of 10 children (each child is 10%). In this cohort there were 2 children without any other need ie (SEN, EAL) these children all achieved expected levels.

Expected  - Reading 100% (10)     Writing 100%  (10)               Maths 100% (10)


IDENTIFIED AREAS FOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Poor speech and language development and skills on entry
  • Lack of experience of the world around them and therefore vocabulary

  • The number of children achieving exceeding attainment is lower than for non PP children

  • Poor physical development skills impacting on writing.

  • Impact of SEN and EAL on PP children

HOW THE FUNDING WILL BE SPENT

TARGET AREA

ACTION

IMPACT MEASURE

COST

To increase the number of PP children attaining exceeding levels of attainment in reading writing and maths

Targeted interventions from TAs and additional support teacher

Deliver extra support for FFT intervention.

There will be an increase of 1 or 2 children in each curriculum area.

Children make accelerated reading progress

£14,000

 

£12,000

 

Develop handwriting skills

Pilates coach

Children have developed core strength.

£1,000

To support P children in filling gaps in knowledge before topic sessions

Target groups 1x weekly TA

Children make accelerated progress in foundation subjects

£2,000

To develop speech and language skills

Employment of SALT

 

£6,000

Additional items

PP free milk                                                                                              £600

After school clubs and trips/visits                                                             £600      

Training for staff                                                                                       £1,000

Pupil Premium 17-18

Category

Number of children

Funding

 

Disadvantaged

33

£1,320

£43560

LAC

1

£1,900

£1,900

Service children

3

£300

£900

 

 

 

£39,780


Impact of Funding
  • The funding was spent on support interventions.
  • Employment of SALT.
  • Providing an extra teacher in Year 1 and Year 2 to ensure that classes are smaller and more targeted to need.
  • Providing extra support and intervention by the teacher or teaching assistant out of core lessons. (Particularly FFT intervention).
  • Participation in other intervention programmes identified and organised by the INCo, e.g. spelling or reading programmes, social skills or friendship groups.
  • Curriculum enrichment – Drama Workshops, play, music workshops, and Cultural Dance.
  • Cover for teachers to undertaking CPD both in house and at other schools to develop learning and teaching and CPD costs.
  • Continuing with a high level of TA’s within the school.
  • Funding to maintain access to extra curricular activities e.g. school trips, after school clubs for pupil premium children as needed.

Year 2 2018 end KS1 Cohort. This cohort performed higher than non Pupil Premium children nationally. These children made good progress. All children in the cohort made at least expected progress and 50% of the cohort made accelerated progess in Reading 30% in writing and 15% in maths.

Children in YR 1 are above all children nationally and broadly in line with the rest of the cohort. The impact of funding has meant 25% PP cohort have made accelerated progress from their starting points.   

The children in Yr R are above all children nationally and in line with the rest of the cohort.

Service Pupil Premium

Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment. In accordance with government guidelines, Southsea Infant School will use the SPP to provide mainly pastoral support for service children unlike Pupil Premium which is used to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups. The money will be used, when needed, for additional training for school staff, for resources, for transport  or staff cover  to enable SPP children to attend events organised by Pompey’s Military Kids and similar organisations where requested by a parent. 

Reviewed November 2018.