Pupil Premium Grant

Background

The pupil premium is allocated to children from low income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than six months. It includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the last six years.

Pupil Premium (PP) pupils have been targeted for this money because there is a significant gap between the attainment of PP pupils nationally compared with the attainment of non-PP pupils. Schools are required to spend the Pupil Premium Grant in ways that they can show impacts on pupil attitude, attendance and attainment.

At Bickley, there are 32 pupils (8%) who are known to be eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  For 2018/19 we have been provisionally allocated £43,520.  Some of this grant is also used to support vulnerable pupils who may not be eligible for PP funding.

Impact of Pupil Premium spending 2017/18

  • The percentage of PP pupils across the school who were assessed as working at the end of year expected levels in July 2018 were as follows: (N.B. Please note that 48% of PP pupils were on the SEN register in July 2018):

 

July 2018

Reading

52%

Writing

52%

Maths

52%

  • Although the percentage of non-PP pupils working at age-related levels is higher than that for PP pupils, the school is working hard to close this gap. The additional support is making a difference because the overall progress of PP pupils is better than that of non-PP pupils (July ’18):

 

Av points prog for PP pupils

Av points prog non PP pupils

 

No. Pupils

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Year 1

0

           

Year 2

2

3.5 3.5 2.5 3.1 3 3

Year 3

8

3.1 3.4 3 3.1 3.1 3.1

Year 4

6

3.25 3 3.5 3.1 3 3.2

Year 5

8

3 3.4 3.3 3 3.2 3.1

Year 6

5

3.1 4.5 4.1 3.2 3.4 3.3
  • The attendance of PP pupils for the year 2017 / 18 was 96.2% and the attendance for non-PP pupils was 96.8%.
  • There were no permanent exclusions during 2017/18

In 2017/18 we spent the PP funding as follows:

 

1. Staff Training

Purpose

Training this year included moving more teaching from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ and a focus on improving writing skills across the school. TA training included supporting less able pupils in mathematics and in writing.

Targeted Pupils
All

Cost
£10,000

2. Additional teacher to teach groups 1 day a week  

Purpose

We employed a specialist teacher to work with pupils in Yrs 2 and 3 with dyslexic tendencies to improve their reading and writing skills. She also trained up a small group of TAs to continue the work.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Yrs 2 and 3

Cost
£10,832

3. Additional teacher to take groups 3 days a week.​​​​​​​  

Purpose

​​​​​​​We employed an additional teacher to teach a lower ability SPAG group in Yr 6, a lower ability reading group in Year 6 and a higher ability maths group in Yr 6  for 3 days a week.

Targeted Pupils
Yr 6 

Cost
£33, 678

4. Family Support Worker​​​​​​​ 

Purpose

​​​​​​​We employed a Family Support Worker for 3 days a week who supports vulnerable families. This role included helping parents with applications for additional support, mentoring PP pupils to encourage and support their learning, and providing 1-2-1 literacy and maths support for under-achieving PP pupils.

Targeted Pupils
PP pupils from across the school

Cost
£8,506

5. School Counsellor​​​​​​​  

Purpose

​​​​​​​We employed a school counsellor 1 day a week to meet with vulnerable pupils.

Targeted Pupils

​​​​​​​Identified pupils on a termly basis from Yrs 1 - 6

Cost
£7,560

6. EAL Teacher​​​​​​​  

Purpose
We employed an EAL teacher 1 day a week to support the development of EAL pupils – some of whom are PP pupils.

Targeted Pupils

​​​​​​​Pupils from across the school as needed.

Cost
£3,300

7. One to One reading support  

Purpose
Pupils who are reading at below age related expectations or who are not read with and to at home were given one to one reading support from volunteers and Teaching Assistants.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years R - 6

Cost
N/A

8. Additional phonics support​​​​​​​ 

Purpose
Pupils who are below age-related expectations were given additional phonics sessions from a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years 1- 3

Cost
N/A

9. Additional writig support  

Purpose
Pupils who were writing at below age-related expectations were given additional writing support (eg ‘Funky Fingers’) from their teacher and / or a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years R - 6

Cost
N/A

10. Additional Maths support  

Purpose
Pupils who were working at below age-related expectations were given additional maths support from their teacher and / or a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years R - 6

Cost
N/A

11. Challenge groups

Purpose
Pupils who are working at above age-related expectations are given targeted literacy and maths support from teachers and TAs to ensure they are stretched to reach their potential.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years 2 - 6

Cost
N/A

12. Music Tuition  

Purpose
We pay for private music tuition for any pupil whose family is not able to afford the cost. This means there is an equal opportunity for children to learn to play a musical instrument. It also increases motivation and can improve attendance.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years 2 - 6

Cost
£1,734

13. After school clubs

Purpose

​​​​​​​We paid for or contributed towards the cost of after school clubs for FSM pupils.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from Years 1 - 6

Cost
£2,558

14. Holiday clubs  

Purpose
We run some activity weeks during the summer holidays and will pay for FSM pupils to attend. This contributes to the general well-being of all children during the summer holidays.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from all year groups

Cost
£200

15. School trips  

Purpose
We supplemented the cost of school trips to enable all pupils to go. This includes the Year 4 and Year 6 residential week.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from all year groups

Cost
£1,740

16. Breakfast club  

Purpose
Places for FSM pupils were free.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from all year groups

Cost
£700

17. Theatre groups / arts workshops  

Purpose
In order for all pupils to experience high quality drama / dance / music workshops and presentations, we pay for different groups of professionals to come and work in the school each year.

Targeted Pupils
Pupils from all year groups

Cost
£200

 In 2018/19 we are planning to spend the PP funding as follows:

Activity

Purpose

Targeted Pupils

Cost

1.Staff Training

We invest in high quality staff training for teachers and TAs to ensure that quality first teaching and the teaching of support groups is as effective as possible. This helps ensure good progress for all pupils. Training this year will include moving more teaching from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding,’ ‘PiXL’ training for teachers and TAs to deliver specific, short term interventions for targeted pupils, training for teaching and support staff on supporting pupils with a range of social and emotional difficulties, and middle leadership training. We are also training a member of staff to become a mental health first aider in the school.

All

£20,000

2. Additional teacher to teach groups 1 day a week

We have employed a specialist teacher to work with pupils  with dyslexic tendencies to improve their reading and writing skills.

Pupils from Years 2, 3 and 4

£10,725

3. Family Support Worker

We have employed a Family Support Worker for 4 days a week who supports vulnerable families. This role includes helping parents with applications for additional support, mentoring PP pupils to encourage and support their learning, and providing 1-2-1 literacy and maths support for under-achieving PP pupils.

PP pupils from across the school

£11,341

4. School Counsellor

We employ a school counsellor 1 day a week to meet with vulnerable pupils.

Identified pupils on a termly basis from Yrs 1 - 6

£7,560

5. EAL Teacher

We employ an EAL teacher 1 day a week to support the development of EAL pupils – some of whom are PP pupils.

Pupils from across the school as needed.

£3,300

6. One to One reading support

Pupils who are reading at below age related expectations or who are not read with and to at home are given one to one reading support from volunteers and Teaching Assistants. This accelerates their progress by increasing their reading confidence as well as competence.

Pupils from Years R - 6

 

7. Additional phonics support

Pupils who are below age-related expectations are given additional phonics sessions from a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers. Some sessions are during school and some are before school.

Pupils from Years 1 - 3

 

8. Additional writing support

Pupils who are writing at below age-related expectations are given additional writing support (eg ‘Funky Fingers’) from their teacher and / or a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers.

Pupils from Years R - 6

 

9. Additional Maths support

Pupils who are working at below age-related expectations are given additional maths support from their teacher and / or a Teaching Assistant to help them catch up with their peers.

Pupils from Years R - 6

 

10. Support for attendance

If the normal school procedures are not working and the attendance of a pupil is a cause for concern, we will pay for the support of a EWO (Education Welfare Officer) to support us.

Pupils from Years 1 - 6

£2000

11. Challenge groups

Pupils who are working at above age-related expectations are given targeted literacy and maths support from teachers and TAs to ensure they are stretched to reach their potential.

Pupils from Years 2 - 6

 

12. Music Tuition

We pay for private music tuition for any pupil whose family is not able to afford the cost. This means there is an equal opportunity for children to learn to play a musical instrument. It also increases motivation and can improve attendance.

Pupils from Years 2 - 6

£275.50

13. After school clubs

There is a cost for the after school clubs which are run by external groups, such as Jujitsu, Gymnastics and boxing. We feel strongly that cost should not prevent children from taking part in these enrichment activities and so we contribute towards the cost for FSM pupils.

Pupils from Years 1 - 6

£589.50

14. Holiday clubs

We run some activity weeks during the summer holidays and will pay for FSM pupils to attend. This contributes to the general well-being of all children during the summer holidays.

Pupils from all year groups

£200

15. School trips

We supplement the cost of school trips to enable all pupils to go. This includes the Year 4 and Year 6 residential week. This increases motivation, helps with collaboration and social development, and can improve attendance.

Pupils from all year groups

£1200

16. Breakfast club

Places for FSM pupils are free.

Pupils from all year groups

£500

17. Theatre groups / arts workshops

In order for all pupils to experience high quality drama / dance / music workshops and presentations, we pay for different groups of professionals to come and work in the school each year.

Pupils from all year groups

£200

18. Social Skills groups

TAs run ‘Chatty Chums’ groups for pupils who need support with social interaction.

Pupils from all year groups