Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for the school from the Government, based on the number of pupils eligible, or who have been eligible, for free school meals (FSM) within the last six years. The funding is designed to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Each school can make its own decisions about how to spend this funding, but schools are accountable for what the funding is spent on, and must show that they have achieved value for money through improving the progress of the targeted children.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 at £488 per child.  This rose to £600 per child in 2012-13; £953 in 2013-14; £1,300 in 2014-15; £1,300 per child in 2015-16; and £1,320 per child in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Home Farm Primary School Pupil Premium funding

Financial year

Amount of funding received by the school

2011-12

£4,500

2012-13

£10,218

2013-14

£12,850

2014-15

£25,900

 2015-16

£32,600

2016-17

£23,040

2017-18

£29,040

Our approach

On average, pupils at Home Farm who qualify for Pupil Premium do as well or better than their peers, although we have very small numbers of pupils qualifying for PPG, so our data is based on a very small cohort size.  Our approach to tackling the barriers to educational achievement is focused on curriculum mastery - we use 1:1 tuition and small group teaching to activate prior learning and recap learning.  This approach has the benefit of both reducing the numbers of pupils in the class, and providing Pupil Premium Grant pupils with unique opportunities to learn.

Analysis of funds spent

In 2017-18, we are continuing our focus on curriculum mastery and micro-teaching for PPG pupils requiring support or extension through smaller group teaching.  We continue to supplement this with 1:1 or paired interventions for PPG pupils.  We are investing in training for our teaching and learning support assistant staff to build their skills and capacity in delivering focused approaches to support PPG pupils, providing enrichment opportunities for PPG pupils, and we are investing in resources to support the delivery of interventions for PPG pupils.

This builds on our focus in 2016-17, when our approach used mastery techniques and focused on micro-teaching for PPG pupils requiring support or extension in class, with smaller group teaching to ensure targeted feedback and individualised learning.  This was supplemented this with 1:1 or paired interventions for PPG pupils with specific needs across all year groups, but specially KS1 to develop early hand control, memory, phonic and arithmetic ability; and with targeted opportunities for KS1 and 2 pupils to have help with homework from an adult

In 2014-15 and 2015-16, we focused on deepening training for Learning Support Assistants in giving feedback, quality first teaching and assessment.  We invested in extra staff to provide more hours-per-pupil of trained adult support to meet individual pupils’ needs at all levels.

The Pupil Premium for 2012/13 partly funded the creation of a new working space (the courtyard infill) where dedicated group accelerated learning sessions can take place, along with tutoring and guidance and help with homework. The 2013/14 academic year funding will build upon this new resource by funding Learning Support Assistants’ time for homework help, resources, guidance and tutoring within the new learning space. 

In 2011, the Pupil Premium was invested in a mixture of phonic resources for our Key Stage One children and Guided Reading materials for Key Stage Two. To support the impact of this, Mrs Smith ran parent workshops to encourage the use of reading skills at home. The quality of reading time and quality of materials in the school rose. As a result, assessment in reading has shown that reading ability increased.

2017-18

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

A targeted opportunity for KS1 and 2 pupils to have help with homework from an adult. This is also a time for targeted PPG pupils to have 1:1 feedback with an adult about learning outcomes to develop mastery.

PPG pupils targeted in KS1 and 2. Other pupils requiring support to access adult to widen the impact of funding and peer support in feedback.

£250

Pupils get quality feedback to inform their next steps. Pupils also have the opportunity to have an adult help them with their homework, which may not be an option at home.

Microteaching: for PPG pupils requiring support or extension in class; extra teacher will teach skills/subject matter deeper to a smaller group to ensure targeted feedback and individualised teaching. 1:1 and small group tuition: bespoke short tuition sessions to accelerate ability in 1 skills or Learning Objective.  

PPG pupils and those with similar need

£16,940

All PPG pupils will progress in line with or quicker than their peers. No attainment gap should arise and where there is an existing gap, accelerated progress closes this gap.

1:1 or paired interventions for PPG pupils with specific need across all year groups

PPG pupils with key development plans in memory, phonic, maths and writing skills.

£4,750

Individual PPG pupils receive 1:1 programmes to enhance and develop skills to aid them in closing the learning gap.

Training for teaching staff and Learning Support Assistant staff to build their skills and capacity to deliver interventions to PPG pupils and other pupils with similar needs

PPG pupils and other pupils with similar needs

£2,000

Staff have a better understanding of the barriers that PPG children can face and of targeted and specific techniques and interventions that can help break these barriers down.

Investment in resource and services specifically targeted at PPG pupils, including curriculum resources and access to external specialist and professional expertise.

PPG pupils

£4,500

Children with specific learning or other needs have input from appropriate professionals at the right time, and school staff are able to draw on this professional input and on from the range of resources available in school to deliver interventions to address any barriers to progress or attainment.

Financial support to ensure that pupils have access to enrichment activities

PPG pupils

£600

Children are able to access the same enrichment opportunities as their peers.

2016-17

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

A targeted opportunity for KS1 and 2 pupils to have help with homework from an adult. This is also a time for targeted PPG pupils to have 1:1 feedback with an adult about learning outcomes to develop mastery.

PPG pupils targeted in KS1 and 2. Other pupils requiring support to access adult to widen the impact of funding and peer support in feedback.

£600

Pupils get quality feedback to inform their next steps. Pupils also have the opportunity to have an adult help them with their homework, which may not be an option at home.

Microteaching: for PPG pupils requiring support or extension in class; extra teacher will teach skills/subject matter deeper to a smaller group to ensure targeted feedback and individualised teaching. 1:1 and small group tuition: bespoke short tuition sessions to accelerate ability in 1 skills or Learning Objective.  

PPG pupils and those with similar need

£12,000

All PPG pupils will progress in line with or quicker than their peers. No attainment gap should arise and where there is an existing gap, accelerated progress closes this gap.

1:1 or paired interventions for PPG pupils with specific need across all year groups but specifically KS1 to develop early hand control, memory, phonic and arithmetic ability.

PPG pupils with key development plans in memory, phonic, maths and writing skills.

£10,500

Individual PPG pupils receive 1:1 programmes to enhance and develop skills to aid them in closing the learning gap.

 

2015-16

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

Outcome

Homework Club

Targeted support with homework through a KS1 and KS2 homework club running on Mondays – Wednesdays.  The club is open to all children free of charge, but this is a time for PPG pupils to have targeted feedback about learning outcomes. 

All year groups

£600 (2x LSAs 2x per week)

More  pupils are engaging with homework club and accessing the adult support provided by LSAs. LSAs have had the opportunity to develop 1:1 feedback with PPG pupils and help build on next steps, whilst helping develop independent skills in homework.

Targeted interventions

Individuals attracting pupil premium grant funding to have targeted development programmes, run by trained LSAs and qualified teachers; this happens in groups, in pairs and individually where necessary.

Targeted pupils across all year groups

£19,000

Impact of targeted interventions is monitored through a programme of standards reviews.  If progress is not made, a different intervention is put in place.   Each intervention has a targeted outcome: phonic, mathematical, independent learning, feedback based on meta-cognition.  Pupils have made progress – see details below.

Group tuition

FSM pupils have been given the funding to have group tuition with others of their need (funding from pupil premium added to the 1:1 tuition funding) to impact reading, writing and maths for each pupil.

All FSM pupils as a lead child in group tuition.

£11,500

All children have made progress as a result of group tuition.  All pupils in all year groups have made equal or greater progress than their peers in school; often from a lower start point – showing accelerated learning.  In reading and maths, the attainment of PPG pupils is equal to that of their peers.  In writing, this gap is closing,

Additional training for Learning Support Assistants

Training to deepen skills in providing feedback, quality first teaching and assessment.

FSM pupils across all year groups will benefit.

£2,000

LSAs have attended the Outstanding Teaching Assistant programme, and also an effective feedback course to develop marking and feedback skills.  Next steps marking and verbal feedback has greatly improved.

 

2014-15

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

Outcome

Homework Club

Within the library / study space, a team of LSAs run a KS1 and KS2 homework club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for all children free of charge but with a target of pupils who have no access to internet for Mathletics or research development.

All year groups

£600 (2x LSAs 2x per week)

Currently on-going but more pupils are engaging with homework club and accessing the adult support provided by LSAs.

Targeted interventions

A programme of targeted interventions has been put in place for individual pupils, including 1:1 support and focused learning interventions in reading, writing and maths.

Targeted pupils across all year groups

£12,000

Impact of targeted interventions is monitored through a programme of standards reviews.  If progress is not made, a different intervention is put in place.

Group tuition

FSM pupils have been given the funding to have group tuition with others of their need (funding from pupil premium added to the 1:1 tuition funding) to impact reading, writing and maths for each pupil.

All FSM pupils as a lead child in group tuition.

£11,500

All children have made progress as a result of group tuition

 

2013-14

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

Outcome

First Class @ Number

This is a scheme designed to narrow the gap in maths between level 1 - 2 and 2-3.

Years 1, 2, 3

£1000

All pupils taking part in the intervention programme in the trial group made progress; for two pupils with FSM, they had previously not made progress in maths but had done so after half a term of this intervention. Both pupils felt they enjoyed the sessions and they had more ‘chance to talk to an adult’ about their maths.

Homework Club

Within the new library / study space, a team of LSAs now run a KS1 and KS2 homework club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for all children free of charge but with a target of pupils who have no access to internet for Mathletics or research development.

All year groups

£600 (2x LSAs 2x per week)

Currently on-going but more pupils are engaging with homework club and accessing the adult support provided by LSAs.

Group tuition

FSM pupils have been given the funding to have group tuition with others of their need (funding from pupil premium added to the 1:1 tuition funding) to impact reading, writing and maths for each pupil.

All FSM pupils as a lead child in group tuition.

£10,500

All children moved at least 1/3 of a level as a result of group tuition.

2012-13

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

Outcome

Catch up Reading / Toe by Toe / Lifeboat

This is a time –bonded targeted reading, memory and phonic interventions which close the gap for those children who are below age related expected levels in their reading.

Year 3, 4, 5

£2300

As a focus group, these pupils developed confidence in their reading and spelling strategies; progress in writing and reading was in line with peer group at 2/3 of a level per year.

Learning Space / Library

Provision of a group space and library to enhance reading for pleasure for children who do not have home support and thus have made less progress. Learning space for group or individual intervention programmes will enliven and enhance the provision.

All year groups depending on need.

£9850

The success of the library can be measured by the opportunities the space provides for pupils to access intervention programmes, support groups and other events / clubs that otherwise would have no place to be situated. That all pupils now have access to a school library and study has impacted greatly; all pupils are motivated and excited.

 2011-12

Activity

Targeted pupils

Cost

Intended outcomes 

Outcome

Guided reading books

A large number of reading books were funded for group, pair and guided reading for all classes; the focus was to extend girls’ reading materials, and enhance boys' reading interest through a wide range of texts.

All years for provision increase.

Guided reading Focus: Year 3,4,5,

£5080 - £1900 from HFSA fund.

Pupil perception surveys indicated an increase in interest from pupils re: guided reading.

Boys’ reading results improved from previous year including progress.

Phonic Scheme

(KRM with Letters and Sounds Activities / Assessment)

A scheme for teaching phonics was introduced and purchased that would be able to be supported by intervention programmes for the less able but also support / develop the more able readers.

Year R,1,2,3 (and those that need it beyond these years)

£2150

Pupils with FSM all made progress in line with their peers, including (where relevant) passing the phonic check at year 1 and the retest in later years in year 2.

How do we review our impact?

Pupil Premium Grant reviews take place every half-term, during which teachers meet with senior leaders to review pupil progress and accelerated learning.  Pupil outcomes are discussed and challenged, and in this way we embed an approach based on continuous improvement.  The Governing Body reviews pupil data for the school as a whole but also for specific groups including PPG children, and provides scrutiny and challenge to the senior leadership team.

Outcomes of Pupil Premium Grant expenditure

On average, pupils qualifying for Pupil Premium do as well as their peers or better in terms of progress in reading and writing. However we have small numbers of pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium Grant so our progress data is based on very small cohort sizes.  The following data shows the percentages of children achieving the expected standard at the end of KS1.

 

Cohort (Numbers)

At least expected standard in maths

Achieved the expected standard

Achieved greater depth

Sch %

Nat %

Sch %

Nat %

KS1 Maths

Male

13

77

74

8

22

Female

18

94

76

33

19

Disadvantaged

5

80

79

20

23

Other

26

88

79

23

23

KS1 Reading

Male

13

54

71

23

22

Female

18

94

80

50

29

Disadvantaged

5

60

79

20

28

Other

26

81

79

42

28

KS1 Writing

Male

13

54

61

0

11

Female

18

89

75

39

20

Disadvantaged

5

60

72

20

18

Other

26

77

72

23

18

 

Year 1 phonics attainment by pupil group

 

Cohort

Number achieving expected standard

School %

National benchmark

Average mark

 

 

 

School

National benchmark

All pupils

30

24

80

81

33

34

Male

14

9

64

78

31

33

Female

16

15

94

85

35

34

Disadvantaged

1

1

100

84

35

34

Other

29

23

79

84

33

34

 

Percentage of pupils achieving a good level of early years foundation stage development

 

All pupils

Male

Female

PPG

Not PPG

Cohort

30

14

16

1

29

School %

80

64

94

100

79

National benchmark

69

62

77

72

72

 

We cannot provide full data for KS2, as the cohort sizes are too small to report the data.  The data we are able to publish for KS2 is below.

Number of disadvantaged pupils = 4

Average scaled score for disadvantaged pupils in:

School

National average

Reading

108.5

105.4

Maths

104.8

105.3

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in English, reading, writing and mathematics

75%

76%

 

KS1 to KS2 Progress scores

In 2017, KS1 to KS2 progress scores were as set out below.   A score of ‘0’ is average, and anything above 0 is above the national average.

Reading

Writing

Maths

Progress score for disadvantaged pupils

+3.52

-0.53

-0.33

National average for non-disadvantaged pupils

+0.33

+0.17

+0.28

Number of disadvantaged pupils

4

4

4