Cheswick Green Primary School

Cheswick Green Primary School
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Cheswick Green Primary School

Pupil Premium

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

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: 2018/19

Pupil Premium Grant allocation: 2018/19

Overview of the school

Total number of pupils on roll                                                                     237

 

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG                                                        16

 

 

 

Total amount of PPG received                                                          £24400                  

 

 

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

  • Continued increased Teaching Support Staff hours in order to deliver targeted interventions for small groups and to enable one-to-one support. This to be mainly but not exclusively for English and Mathematics to close any gaps in learning identified by teachers during lessons.
  • 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 and equipment purposely acquired to meet a specific teaching need.

 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 every lunchtime period so pupils have the opportunity to remove themselves from the playground if they wish.
  • Lunchtime activity sessions with the School’s Sports Apprentice.
  • 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.
  • Physical activity sessions with the school’s Sports Apprentice.

 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.

 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 2018 - 2019

End of Key Stage 1 attainment- percentage attaining expected standard

Year 2(1 pupil)

Pupil Premium

    School

    National

Reading

100%

   87 %

    75 %

Writing 

0%

   84 %

    69 %

Mathematics

100%

   90 %

    76 %

Phonics Screening - percentage attaining expected standard

Pupil Premium

School

 National

Year 1 (0 pupils)

N/A

80%

82%

Year 2 (1 pupil)

100%

97%

92%

End of Key Stage 2 attainment- percentage attaining expected standard

Year 6 (2 pupils)

Pupil Premium

School

National

Reading

50%

74%

73%

Writing

50%

94%

78%

Mathematics

50%

94%

79%

GPS

50%

84%

78%

Reading, Writing

Mathematics

50%

74%

65%