Cheswick Green Primary School

Cheswick Green Primary School
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Cheswick Green Primary School

Pupil Premium

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

At Cheswick Green Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially.

Our learning how to learn culture ensures that we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind.

We believe that when deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant ('PPG') it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by Pupil Premium pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied and could include:

-less support at home;

-social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations 

-attendance and punctuality difficulties.

Each child entitled to the PPG is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.

With this in mind,  we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.

Our key objective in using the PPG is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to Pupil Premium and those who are not.

We will ensure that:

  • A high profile is given to Pupil Premium Pupils
  • All staff are accountable for the progress of Pupil Premium children

The progress and attainment of all pupils at Cheswick Green Primary School is carefully tracked and analysed from a rich field of data in order to draw conclusions and develop action plans. We also make use of a wide range of educational research in order to decide how best to spend our funding to maximise the opportunities for our pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant allocation: 2017/18

Overview of the school

Total number of pupils on roll                                                                     236

 

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG                                                        22

 

 

 

Total amount of PPG received                                                          £30780                  

 

We have identified the following barriers to learning for some of the children currently in receipt of pupil premium:

 

  • Social and emotional development and wellbeing:
  • Application of mathematical knowledge to solve problems
  • Stamina in reading, inference and deduction using direct evidence from texts
  • Application of Spelling/ Punctuation / Grammar knowledge  during independent writing composition
  • Additional needs of pupil premium pupils who have also been identified as SEND
  • Confidence in a formal test situation
  • Completion of homestudy tasks

Use of PPG funding for teaching and learning to overcome the barriers to educational achievement

  • Increased number of Teaching Support Staff hours in order to deliver targeted interventions for small groups and one-to-one for English and Mathematics to close any gaps in learning identified by teachers during lessons.
  • Additional non-contact time for teachers to allow time for pre-teaching by teachers and teaching and learning support for pupils needing additional support to be able to access a particular lesson.
  • Tuition time for teachers to provide targeted interventions to provide 1-1 support focused on overcoming gaps in learning in English and Mathematics.
  • Ongoing regular phonics teaching by a teaching and learning support assistant to boost understanding and achievement in this area.
  • Additional reading support for children who are work below expected standards and for children who do not get the opportunity to read at home.
  • Curriculum enrichment for more able pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding to ensure they get the opportunity to work at greater depth.
  • Additional resources purposely acquired to meet a specific teaching need. This includes access to online materials such as My Maths and J2e. These resources can be used both in school at at home.

 

Use of PPG funding for emotional and social support

  • Personal social support and individual or small group mentoring provided by our trained Family and Child Mentor.
  • 'Chill Out' provided for all pupils during the lunchtime period so they have the opportunity to remove themselves from the playground if they wish.
  • Support to attend school visits and residential visits.
  • Support regarding attendance at after school clubs.
  • Whole school praise and reward systems that include small rewards such as pencils, rubbers, rulers and small fun toys.

 

Measuring the impact of pupil premium grant spending

The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of each term. Evaluation will focus on academic gains in reading, writing and mathematics and how pupil's self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention.

This information will be recorded on the whole school tracking system: OTrack.

 

Review of Pupil Premium Strategy

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is discussed at each meeting of the Curriculum and Performance Governor Committee and reported at every full board meeting.

It is reviewed in July each year.

 

The impact of our pupil premium funding 2016 - 2017

End of Key Stage 1 attainment- percentage attaining expected standard

Year 2 (3 pupils) Pupil Premium School National
Reading 100% 80% 76%
Writing  67% 64% 68%
Mathematics 100% 76% 75%

 Phonics Screening - percentage attaining expected standard

Pupil Premium School National
Year 1 (2 pupils) 100% 100% 81%
Year 2 (2 pupils) 100% 67% 91%

End of Key Stage 2 attainment- percentage attaining expected standard

Year 6 (5 pupils) Pupil Premium School National
Reading 80% 72% 71%
Writing 100% 83% 76%
Mathematics 80% 83% 75%
GPS 80% 76% 77%

Reading, Writing

Mathematics

60% 59% 61%

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure: 2016/17

Overview of the school

Total number of pupils on roll                                                                     226

 

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG                                                        19

 

 

 

Total amount of PPG received                                                          £29480                   

 

Nature of support provided 

  • Targeted interventions delivered by teaching and learning support assistants for English and Mathematics to close any gaps in learning identified by teachers during lessons.
  • Pre-teaching by teachers and teaching and learning support for pupils needing additional support to be able to access a particular lesson.
  • Ongoing regular phonics teaching by a teaching and learning support assistant.
  • Additional reading support.
  • Small group tuition delivered by the class teacher.
  • 1-1 support focused on overcoming gaps in learning in English and Mathematics.
  • Curriculum enrichment for more able pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding
  • Personal social support and individual or small group mentoring provided by our trained Family and Child Mentor.
  • Additional resources purposely acquired to meet a specific teaching need. This includes access to online materials such as My Maths.
  • Support to attend school visits and residential visits.
  • Support regarding attendance at after school clubs.

Curriculum focus of PPG spending

The curriculum focus of interventions is guided by the short or long term gaps in learning of individual pupils receiving Pupil Premium.  English and mathematical skills take priority along with personal and social development.

 

All focused intervention strategies are led by teachers or experienced teaching and learning support assistants who are fully supported by the school’s SENCo, the school's Senior leadership Team and class teachers.