Pupil Premium

Background

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium has been extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

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Cromwell Primary School 

Pupil Premium 

Background

 

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for 2017-2018 includes pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011, as well as those known to be eligible at January 2017.

 

 

The allocation of PPG for 2017 – 2018 using the January 2017 school census:

 

  • £1,320 per pupil for disadvantage pupils
  • £1,900 per pupil for Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation, an English Local authority
  • £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).

 

 The PPG provides funding for ‘raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential’. The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2017; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

 

DfE update 31 March 2017

 

The Government believes that the PPG, 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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the very pupils who are in most need of it.

 

The PPG is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

 

The Government has decided to extend the eligibility for the PPG to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

 

  

Cromwell Junior and Infants Pupil Premium

 

Grant allocation over the last four years:

From 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018

£209,880

From 1st April 2016 - 31st March 2017

£217,800

From 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2016

£229,680

From 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015

£217,100

 

Academic year 2017 - 2018

 

Whilst the grant allocation is made on the basis of financial years, schools both plan teaching and other support and conduct assessments over the academic year.

 

The leadership team at Cromwell rigorously analyse the school data to identify which pupils are underachieving and the reasons why. We also assess the impact of our interventions so that we know which are the most successful. These outcomes are regularly reported to governors.  

 

At Cromwell this money is allocated to provide additional teaching support in the core subjects as well as addressing any barriers to learning. Additional staff carry out time scaled interventions under the guidance of the class teacher, overseen by the assessment lead. The following are some of the additional activities we provide for these pupils:

 

  • In the Foundation Stage additional TA’s are deployed to develop the primary skills needed to build upon the successes in learning. These are character learning. 
  • We also deploy Bilingual Assistants and the Parent Partnership Worker to support vulnerable children to ensure that their learning needs are fully met. 
  • Money is allocated to fund ‘Wow’ experiences through educational visits, interactive workshops, and visitors to the school to expose pupils to a range of activities that will inspire and motivate them.
  • We have a trained child therapist/councillor who supports the mental health and wellbeing of children who need this intervention.
  • We utilise the services of the school nurse who responds to the health and emotional wellbeing of all children and in particular the most vulnerable. 
  • Employ a drama specialist who supports our children with developing the skills of empathy and articulacy. 
  • A music specialist to supports our children’s aesthetic love of music, listening skills and singing.
  • Family Learning Support for targeted children and parents in the Foundation Stage, to develop specific early learning skills.  
  • Specific bespoke behaviour interventions for targeted children to remove barriers to learning.
  • Free At Last (local youth charity) provides experiences, which challenge both physical and mental agility of all our children and in particular the most vulnerable.
  • Drawing and talking therapy is offered to all vulnerable children by a trained therapist. 

 

Pupil Premium spending at Cromwell Junior and Infant School 2017 – 2018:

 

Pupil Premium Grant for financial year 2017 – 2018 (£209,880) is being planned to be spent in the following way:

Staff Salary costs – booster, targeted intervention, Easter revision

£147,285

Curriculum Enhancement (educational visits, workshops, on site and residential for the whole school (from Nursery to Year 6)    

£21,421

Therapeutic Counselling/Play Therapy/ Nurture Group - Drawing and Talking Therapy         

£17,100

Specialist Drama Teaching                                       

£7,600

Pupil Welfare (Nurse/Speech Therapist)                   

£3,297

Family Support

£15,640

Radicalisation and Extremism Project

£3,000

Total expenditure                                                                                

 

£215,343

Overspend:

£5,463

     

 

Actions being taken to support pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium during the academic year 2017-2018: 

 

Reading:

 

  • Focus on the Mastery approach to reading across the whole school to ensure all children have access to more challenging texts and questions that require deeper thinking. Texts are focussed on linked reading rather than wider reading, which are related to the writing genres.
  • Booster teachers, targeted interventions and Easter revision have all focussed on using the above provision with greater scaffolding.
  • Drama teaching is linked to the writing genre or the class novels.

 

Maths:

 

  • The focus will be on developing reasoning and problem solving in maths through providing more opportunity in lessons to focus on these skills.

 

Academic year 2016 - 2017

 

Pupil Premium spending at Cromwell Junior and Infant School 2016 – 2017:

Pupil Premium Grant for financial year 2016 – 2017 (£217,800) is being planned to be spent in the following way:

Staff Salary costs – booster, targeted intervention for Years 1-6 (teaching)                                                     

£135,533

Curriculum Enhancement (educational visits, workshops, on site and residential for the whole school (from Nursery to Year 6)            

£27,031

Therapeutic Counselling/Play Therapy/ Nurture Group - Drawing and Talking Therapy           

£13,350

Specialist Drama Teaching                                   

£7,000

Pupil Welfare (Nurse/Speech Therapist)            

£8,000

Family Support

£25,000

Breakfast/Lunch/After school Clubs

After schools clubs, building character and resilience

£34,112

 

Radicalisation and Extremism Project

£3,000

Total expenditure

 

£230,562

Overspend:

£12,726

 

 

Actions being taken to support pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium during the academic year 2016-2017:

 

Reading and Writing:

 

  • Focus on reading and writing to ensure that writing genres are linked to the class book rather than topic work. The writing genres will all have a purpose, which is to inform, guide, express, influence and entertain. This will improve depth of learning and mastery skills.
  • Where possible guided reading will also link to the genres being taught in reading. This will be trialled in Year 2, 4 and 6 in autumn one and then will feed through to the remaining year groups from autumn 2.

 

Maths:

 

  • The focus will be on developing reasoning and problem solving in maths through providing more opportunity in lessons to focus on these skills.

 

2016-2017: The impact of Pupil Premium Funding - Assessment Results:

 

Year 1 Phonics:

 

Test

% Cohort (30)

 

% Pupil Premium (19)

% Boys (9)

% Girls (21)

Phonics

93

95

 

89

95

 

Note: All pupils performed well above national including those in receipt of Pupil Premium.

 

Year 2 SATS:

 

The following tables show the % of pupils achieving the National Standard in Reading, English Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling (GPS), Mathematics and Writing (Teacher Assessment) in Year 2 in 2017.

 

2016-2017 Key Stage 1 SATS

 

Phonics Retake:

 

Test

% Cohort (4)

 

% Pupil Premium (3)

% Boys (0)

% Girls (4)

Phonics

75

50

n/a

50

 

 

Note: There were 4 pupils in Year 2 that re-took the Year 1 phonics test (2 of these children were new to the school in Y2). Three pupils achieved the expected standard in phonics. The other child has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and did not meet the standard.

 

 

Test

% Cohort (30)

% Pupil Premium (21)

% Boys (14)

% Girls (16)

Reading

77

76

79

75

GPS

Test not a requirement in 2017

Mathematics

80

71

93

69

Writing

77

76

79

75

Pupils achieving National Expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths

 

63

 

61

 

71

 

56

 

 

Reading: prediction for reading in Year 2 was 73% and this prediction was met. This clearly indicates our highly effective and accurate assessment and moderation practice as well as our strategies employed to support all pupils and in particular our most vulnerable.

 

GPS: GPS was administered but was not a requirement in 2017.

 

Writing: Writing in Year 2 met predicted outcomes. Thorough assessment and moderation enabled pupils to achieve National standard.

 

Maths: Maths was the strongest subject and percentages matched the predictions. The children were particularly strong in arithmetic and boys performed better than girls in maths.

 

Year 6 SATS:

 

The following tables show the % of pupils achieving the National Standard in Reading, English Grammar, Punctuating and Spelling (GPS) Mathematics and writing (Teacher Assessment).

 

The percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard was as follows:

 

2016 – 2017:

 

TEST

% Cohort (28)

% Pupil Premium (23)

% Boys (13)

% Girls (15)

National

Reading

75

78

69

80

72

GPS

96

96

92

100

78

Mathematics

86

83

79

87

75

Writing (TA)

86

79

92

80

77

 

Points to note:

  • Pupil Premium children performed better than pupils nationally in all areas.
  • Year 6 pupils overall at Cromwell achieved better than national in all subjects.
  • Girls outperformed boys in all subjects, except writing, particularly in reading, they also performed better than all pupils nationally.
  • Boys performed better than national in all areas except reading. 

Reading: Of the children that did not achieve the national standard, 2 of these were on the SEN register. 

 

Writing: Writing results were pleasing and again all pupils performed better than National including those pupils identified as Pupil Premium. Writing results were very pleasing for boys.

 

Maths: All pupils performed strongly in the arithmetic paper including those pupils identified as Pupil Premium.

 

 

Reading, Writing and Maths combined:

 

 

% Cohort (28)

% Pupil Premium (23)

% Boys (13)

% Girls (15)

National

Pupils achieving National expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

68

 

70

 

69

 

67

 

62

 

 

Note: Year 6 pupils at Cromwell achieved higher than National figures for pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

 

Scaled Scores:

 

The expected standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or above. The scaled score range runs from 80 – 120. Any pupil who has scaled score of less than 100 has not met expected standard.

 

 

Average scale scores for Key Stage 2

Subject

School

National

Reading

104.5

104

GPS

111.4

106

Maths

106.4

104

 

Note: Cromwell has a higher scale score average than National in all 3 areas tested.

 

Academic year 2015 - 2016 

 

Pupil Premium spending at Cromwell Junior and Infant School 2015 – 2016:

 

Pupil Premium Grant for financial year 2015 – 2016 (£229,680) was spent in the following way:

Staff Salary costs – booster, targeted intervention for Years 1-6 (teaching)                                                     

£133,099

Curriculum Enhancement (educational visits, workshops, on site and residential for the whole school (from Nursery to Year 6)            

£29,031

Therapeutic Counselling/Play Therapy/ Nurture Group – Drawing and Talking Therapy           

£11,050

Specialist Drama Teaching                                   

£7,031

Pupil Welfare (Nurse/Speech Therapist)            

£7,924

Family Support

£2,458

Breakfast/Lunch/After school Clubs

After schools clubs, building character and resilience

£37,069

 

Radicalisation and Extremism Project

£3000

Total expenditure

£230,662

Overspend:

£982

 

 

2015-2016: The impact of Pupil Premium Funding - Assessment Results:

Year 1 Phonics:

Test

% Cohort (30)

 

% Pupil Premium (23)

% Boys (16

% Girls (14)

Phonics

93

91

 

100

86

 

Note: All pupils performed well above national including those in receipt of Pupil Premium. There were a small number (2) of pupils of the same gender who were not working at the required standard in phonics due to having additional needs.

 

Year 2 SATS:

The following tables show the % of pupils achieving the National Standard in Reading, English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS), Mathematics and Writing (Teacher Assessment) in Year 2 in 2016. 

Note: These tests are the first ones to be taken in relation to the new National Curriculum that was introduced in 2014.

Note: As the tests are different to previous tests, no comparison can be made with previous years results.

 

2015-2016 Key Stage 1 SATS

 

Test

% Cohort (3)

 

% Pupil Premium (2)

% Boys (1)

% Girls (2)

Phonics

100

100

100

100

 

Note: There were a small number of pupils (3) in Year 2 that re-took the Year 1 phonics test. All three pupils achieved the expected standard in phonics.

   

Test

% Cohort (30)

% Pupil Premium (24)

% Boys (16)

% Girls (14)

Reading

70

67

69

71

GPS

90

Test not a requirement in 2016

Mathematics

80

83

88

71

Writing

70

67

63

79

Pupils achieving National Expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths

 

53

 

54

 

44

 

64

 

Reading: Prediction for reading in Year 2 was 70% and this prediction was met. This clearly indicates our highly effective and accurate assessment and moderation practice as well as our strategies employed to support all pupils and in particular out most vulnerable. 

GPS: GPS was administered but was not a requirement in 2016 due to the test being compromised.

 

Writing: Predictions for writing were originally 76% with 2 further pupils expected to be at the National Standard. However, when looking at the work across all subjects, teacher assessment was insufficient evidence due to the inconsistency in demonstration of skills to be judged at the national standard. However, girls performed better than boys.

 

Maths: Maths was the strongest subject and percentages matched the predictions. The children were particularly strong in arithmetic and boys performed better than girls in maths.

 

Year 6 SATS:

The following tables show the % of pupils achieving the National Standard in Reading, English Grammar, Punctuating and Spelling (GPS) Mathematics and writing (Teacher Assessment). 

Note: These tests are the first ones to be taken in relation to the new national Curriculum that was introduced in 2014.

It important to note that:The government tests are of a higher standard than the previous tests and should not be compared with previous years. The tests have been made tougher. Lower results should not be interpreted as a decline in performance by pupils’.

 (Nicky Morgan Educational Secretary July 2016)

The results were published on 5th July 2016. The percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard across the UK was as follows:

 

2015 – 2016:

TEST

% Cohort (30)

% Pupil Premium (23)

% Boys (19)

% Girls (11)

National

Reading

73

70

63

91

66

GPS

90

87

84

100

72

Mathematics

90

91

81

91

70

Writing (TA)

87

87

84

81

74

 

Points to note:

  • Pupil Premium children performed better than pupils nationally in all areas.
  • Year 6 pupils overall at Cromwell achieved better than national in all subjects.
  • Girls outperformed boys in all subjects particularly in reading, they also performed better than all pupils nationally.
  • Boys performed better than national in all areas except reading.  

 

Reading:

  • The reading results were very pleasing when compared with national.
  • Of the 8 children that did not achieve the national standard, 4 of these only missed by 2 or 3 marks. Some of these pupils joined Cromwell in Year 4 during the spring term.

Writing: Writing results were pleasing and again all pupils performed better than National including those pupils identified as Pupil Premium.

Maths: All pupils performed strongly in the arithmetic paper including those pupils identified as Pupil Premium.

  

Reading, Writing and Maths combined:

 

 

% Cohort (30

% Pupil Premium (23)

% Boys (19)

% Girls (11)

National

Pupils achieving National expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

 

70

 

65

 

63

 

82

 

53

 

Note: Year 6 pupils at Cromwell achieved higher than National figures for pupils achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

 

Scaled Scores:

The expected standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or above. The scaled score range runs from 80 – 120. Any pupil who has scaled score of less than 100 has not met expected standard.  

 

Average scale scores for Key Stage 2

Subject

School

National

Reading

104

103

GPS

107

104

Maths

105

103

 

Note: Cromwell has a higher scale score average than National in all 3 areas tested.

 

Note: Overall the average points progress that children are expected to make in each year of primary school is 3.5 points. In KS1 the expectation is 4 points in each year and 3.3 points in each year of KS2.

  

The following table demonstrates that Pupil premium children in Key Stage 1 made better than expected progress with APS. Pupil Premium children performed slightly better than Non- Pupil Premium pupils in all subjects. In Key Stage 2 all pupils made good progress. 

 

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Overall

KS1

KS2

Overall

KS1

KS2

Overall

KS1

KS2

Pupil

Premium

4.9

5.6

4.4

4.15

5.1

5.1

4.6

5.3

4.1

Non- Pupil Premium

4.8

5.4

4.3

4.74

5.0

5.0

4.5

4.7

4.1

 

 Academic year 2014 - 2015 

 Pupil Premium spending at Cromwell Junior and Infant School 2014 - 2015:

Pupil Premium Grant for financial year 2014 – 2015 (£217,100) is being planned to be spent in the following way:

Staff Salary costs – booster, targeted intervention for Years 1-6 (teaching)                                                     

£133,831

Curriculum Enhancement (educational visits, workshops, on site and residential for the whole school (from Nursery to Year 6)                                                            

£25,311

Therapeutic Counselling/Play Therapy/ Nurture Group - Drawing and Talking Therapy           

£11,050

Specialist Drama Teaching                                   

£9,00

Pupil Welfare (Nurse/Speech)                  

£5,094

Family Support

£2,310

Breakfast/Lunch/After school Clubs

After schools clubs, building character and resilience

£30,369

 

Radicalisation and Extremism Project

£3,000

Total expenditure

 

£220,165

Overspend:

£3065

 

 

2014-2015: The impact of Pupil Premium Funding - Assessment Results: 

Year 1 Phonics:

Test

% Cohort (30)

 

% Pupil Premium (16)

% Boys (16

% Girls (14)

Phonics

93

94

94

93

National Average

77

65

73

81

 

 

Early Years: 2014 - 2015 summary of outcomes:

  • The percentage of pupils achieving a good level of development (63%) was very marginally below the national average (66%). This was almost identical to that attained in 2013 - 2014 (60%)
  • 53% of the 19 FS pupils achieved a good level of development. This was lower than the average for other pupils nationally (69%).
  • In 2014 - 2015 boys attained much lower than girls (-20%). This was almost the exact reverse of 2013 - 2014 when boys were 19% ahead. In 2014 - 2015, there were in-school gender gaps in nearly all areas, especially in Writing, Mathematics, UW and EAD. 

 

Key Stage 1: 2014 -2015

 

Test

% Cohort (30)

% Pupil Premium (25)

% Boys (19)

% Girls (11)

Reading

 93

92

94.7

90.9

Mathematics

 90

88

89.5

90.9

Writing

 86.7

84

84.2

90.9

 

  

Key Stage 2: 2014-2015

 

TEST

% Cohort (30)

% Pupil Premium (29)

% Boys (19)

% Girls (11)

National

Reading

100

100

100

100

89

Writing

93

93

93

93

87

Mathematics

93

93

93

93

87

GPS

93

93

93

93

80

 

The overall impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2014 - 2015

Note: All pupils performed well above the national in all areas at KS2 including those with Pupil Premium.