Pupil Premium

In 2011/12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Initiative.  This money is allocated to schools based initially on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Pupils and Looked After Children (LAC), and over the years now includes those pupils who have been adopted from care. The amounts are as follows per pupil: FSM – £1,320, Service Pupils – £300, LAC – £1,900.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils. To help you understand it further, please see Key Facts produced by the Department of Education:  Gov.UK Pupil Premium.

The school’s Pupil Premium Lead is Mr James Rourke (Headteacher)

2016-2017

The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for the academic year 2016/17 is £26,100. This is made up of 19 pupils who were eligible for this funding during the January 2016 census. This is a small group of eligible pupils compared to the national average and these pupils are spread across different year groups, with varying academic abilities and needs.

You can follow this link to view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-17.

This is a working document that will be evaluated throughout the academic year and updated accordingly to reflect the needs of our eligible pupils.

 

2015-2016

End of Summer Term 2016 Attainment

Key Stage 2 – due to the small number of eligible pupils in Year 6 and to prevent identification of specific pupils the data is not available for display on line.  Eligible pupils made expected progress from targets set at the beginning of Year 6.

Key Stage 1 – 5 pupils in Year 2 were eligible for pupil premium (5.8% of the cohort).  80% of those eligible achieved the expected standard in reading.  60% achieved the expected standard in writing and maths.  In reading and writing, 60% achieved at greater depth and  in maths 20% achieved greater depth.

The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for 2015/16 was £26,100.  This money helped to support the following initiatives:

Spent On Aim Actual Impact/Outcome
TA provision to support service children to facilitate integration Provide strategies to help the child and their family with a change in environment To enable full integration into the school community
Intervention groups in Key Stage 1 and 2 to support pre learning for language and literacy.£20,000 of TA budget To enable pupils below age related expectations to make expected and above progress. Impact seen in progress data.
Dedicated support for vulnerable children and families To develop communication skills with positive impact on academic progress, self-esteem and linguistic ability. Improved communication and social skills in classroom and playground. Children are able to communicate their feelings and opinions
Support for children in accessing extracurricular activities including residential visits Children able to attend a variety of activities through clubs in and out of school Funding used to enable children to receive access to clubs resulting in a positive impact within school and beyond
The purchase of PIVATs to support the assessment of lower attaining groups To evidence progression Impact seen in progress statements
The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for 2016/17 is £21,960. Recommendations include:

  •  We will continue to fund targeted support and interventions for Pupil Premium pupils through the employment of additional support staff
  • We will fund participation in school visits and extra-curricular activities for Pupil Premium pupils when appropriate
  • We will implement specific strategies to support service pupils and their families during deployment, after consultation with parents and outside agencies
  • A proportion of the funding will continue to be used to pay for administration and management time involved in meeting the needs of Pupil Premium pupils (e.g. Admin Officer time, SENCO non-contact time)
  • To continue focussing on the overriding moral purpose that every child matters.

2014-2015

The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for 2014/15 was £29,422. This money helped to support the following initiatives:

Spent On Aim Actual Impact/Outcome
Intervention groups in Key Stage 1 and 2 to support pre learning for language and literacy.

£20,000 of TA budget

To enable pupils below age related expectations to make expected and above progress. All pupils to make expected progress and achieve their targets.

Of pupils eligible for pupil premium in KS1 28% are below ARE but all have made good progress from starting points.43% have made very good progress and working at ARE and above in reading and writing. 1pupil has recently started an EHCP.

Key Stage 2- 33% of pupils access individual focussed daily intervention and are making expected progress.

All three pupils accessing PPG in Y6 achieved L4 in maths. Two pupils achieved L5 in reading, one L4.Two achieved L4 in writing, one L3. All made their targets.

Funding support identified through parent liason and personal education plans. To enable more pupils to access additional activities eg residential visits, multi sports club, rock and pops activity, Opportunities for pupils to access purposeful, developmental activities that might previously not have been accessible.
£1,000 Tu-Tu Funky dance club.
ELSA training – £1,200 To have a skilled team of staff to meet the social and emotional needs of pupils. A lead TA to cascade skills and expertise with other staff and co-ordinate groups with other TA’s.
ELKLAN Course – £250

Pupils with Complex needs training – £95

To develop all staff in meeting the needs of pupils ensuring consistency throughout school. Improved integration for pupils with specific and complex needs.
Speech and Language training – £250

Talking Partner Training – £500

TA time to develop – £1,000

All Learning Support staff to attend 2 day training. Weekly groups for KS1 established in Summer Term.
Pupil Premium Training for Governors

Cross Phase Pupil Premium Conference for Senior Leaders – £100

To ensure the leadership of the school understand their responsibilities in maximising opportunities for PPG. All governors will play an active role in raising expectations for PP and providing quality first teaching.
Recommendations:

To continue focussing on the overriding moral purpose that every child matters.

2013-2014

The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for 2013/14 was £26,700. This money helped to support the following initiatives:

Spent On Aim Actual Impact/Outcome
Small group tuition led by Special Needs Teacher – £10,000 To group pupils according to current attainment levels for regular short focussed teaching. Specialist teacher to train other staff in delivering short focussed teaching in order to narrow the attainment gap.
Monster Maths – £1,000 To establish a twice weekly intervention led by a TA in Y2 to improve outcomes for 8 pupils. Seven pupils made expected progress. Five of the seven made above expected progress enabling four pupils to achieve in line with ARE.
Improving the attitudes to and engagement in learning.

Inference Training – £160 per teacher/TA (3)

Books and training materials – £200

 

  2 per week for 10 weeks. All pupils targeted for this were in KS2 and were working below expectations in reading. Of the 10 identified pupils two did not make intended targets by the end of the ten weeks. Both pupils will access individual support from TA.
Individual and small group support.

£11,000 from TA budget

To address specific learning needs, key focus -phonological development and reading skills.

All TA’s to have school improvement target linked to reading.

All pupils in target intervention groups to make expected progress.

11 pupils were identified for support. Three did not make expected targets.

Recommendations:

Special Needs teacher to attend Senco forum with Senco to develop pupil case studies.

2012-2013

The level of funding for Lord Deramore’s Primary School for 2012/13 was £11,900. This money helped to support the following initiatives:

Spent On Aim Actual Impact/Outcome
Teaching assistants to work with targeted pupils on intervention programmes for phonics, reading and monster maths – £10,000

 

To reduce gaps in learning, accelerate progress, develop skills and personal qualities. Of the 8 pupils identified, 6 made very good progress achieving expectations, 2 making 2 levels of progress from the end of KS1.

The money was spent on 1:1 support as the PP pupils had varied needs and could not be supported in larger groups.

Increasing the support at lunchtimes for pupils who need guidance and nurturing – £1,000

 

To provide a consistent approach to dealing with lunchtime incidents.

To develop a play leader approach to create more opportunities for social groups.

Improved behaviour with fewer incidents.

Purposeful play encouraging all year groups to share games in order to develop conflict resolution skills.

Residential visits and extra-curricular activities – £900 To provide equality of opportunity and access to life skills. To take part in and develop skills in order to maximise life opportunities.
Recommendations:

Develop the role of more TA’s becoming MSA’s in order to transfer the positive attitudes of the classroom to the playground.