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Charlton Kings Infants' School

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Overview

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. The funding, received as an additional sum to the general annual grant (calculated using the total number of children on roll), is based on school census figures for the following children:

 

Funding per child

Those eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years. 

£1320

Those who have been adopted, or have a special guardianship, residence or child arrangements order in place.

£2300

Those recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

£300

 Eligibility for Free School Meals

Families who are in receipt of one or more of the following are entitled to free school meals and by registering, unlock vital funding that the school can use to support their child:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Applying for Free School Meals

Parents/carers can register for free school meals by completing a short online form using the web address: http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals/ or by visiting the school office for support with a paper copy.  The school administration team are happy to support parents to access the online application and telephone helpline where needed.

Aims

The Department for Education (DfE) states clearly that the PPG must be used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The DfE also states that the PPG may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies on community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year it is paid; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Our Commitment

  • The PPG will be clearly identifiable within our annual budget plan.
  • The Head teacher, in consultation with governors and staff, will decide how the PPG is spent.
  • The Head teacher and senior leaders will decide what additional provision will be made for individual and groups of children eligible for the PPG in order to raise their attainment and close the gaps between them and their peers.
  • The Head teacher, in partnership with senior leaders and those responsible for additional provision linked to the PPG, will track the impact of all additional provision.
  • We will seek to further develop this provision so that the attainment and progress of all children eligible for PPG continues to improve and is exemplary over time.
  • The Head teacher and link governors will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the PPG.
  • The Head teacher will report annually to the Governing Body on the impact of additional provision linked to the PPG on the aims stated in this strategy statement.
  • We will continue to publish online our strategy for how we will use and monitor the impact of the PPG.

Summary

We believe that the PPG will play an important part in the educational development of the individual pupils who are entitled to it.

We will ensure that these pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others and that the additional funding is used well to address the challenges they face.

We will use the additional funding to promote the achievement and progress of all entitled pupils. Through wise use of this additional funding we are fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met.

Ultimately, as a result of the additional funding, children who are eligible for PPG will make better progress and achieve higher standards and the gap between them and their peers will be diminished.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy

 

Summary Information

School

Charlton Kings Infants’ School

Academic Year

2016-17

Total PPG

£4,540 (£3,820*)

Total Number on Roll

270

Pupils Eligible for PPG

3

 

Free School Meals

2

 

Service Children

0

 

Looked After Children

0

 

Adopted from Care

1

 

Current Attainment and Progress (2016-17)

 

Pupils Eligible for PPG

(CKIS = 3)

Pupils Not Eligible for PPG

(national average)

% achieving GLD at the end of YR

0

(1 pupil)

 

% achieving Year 1 phonics check

 

0

(1 pupil absent)

81%

% achieving Year 2 phonics check

 

0

(1 pupil)

 

% achieving the standard in reading at the end of Y2

0

(1 pupil)

79%

% achieving the standard in writing at the end of Y2

0

(1 pupil)

72%

% achieving the standard in maths at the end of Y2

100%

(1 pupil)

79%

% achieving greater depth in reading at the end of Y2

0

(1 pupil)

28%

% achieving greater depth in writing at the end of Y2

0

(1 pupil)

18%

% achieving greater depth in maths at the end of Y2

0

(1 pupil)

23%

  • Actual monies received Apr, Jul, Oct, Jan 2016-17

Review of 2016-17 expenditure and impact:

Desired Outcome

Action

Impact

Did we meet the success criteria?

Evaluation

What lessons have we learned?

Improved outcomes for all PPG children and gap diminished between PPG pupils and those not receiving grant.

Phonics/spelling intervention groups in Y2 and individual reading opportunities.

 

Small group teaching (reading, writing, maths – all TAs and class teachers)

Y1 and Y2 pupils did not achieve standard in Phonic Screening Check.  (Y1 pupil absent) 

 

Y2 pupil did not achieve expected standard in reading and writing but did achieve standard in maths. 

YR child did not meet GLD but attendance improved towards end of year leading to improvement in engagement and attainment.

Early identification and intervention for PPG pupils who are ‘at risk’ in not making at least expected progress continues to be a priority for next academic year.

PPG children are actively engaged in their learning and demonstrate resilience and perseverance as learners

 

Time to Talk (nurture and social skills) sessions introduced and attended by all three PPG pupils.

 

Forest School activities for Y2 pupil.

 

Talk Boost training booked for Feb 2018; language groups to begin following training in new year.

 

All pupils positive about school and engaging in learning Y2 child increasingly engaged in home learning opportunities (eg produced home learning project for Castles topic, participating in school events etc).

 

 

Further explore opportunities to develop learning behaviours both within school and through extended services.

Families feel very well supported and empowered to make changes that will improve life at home.

Breakfast Club for YR child to support improved attendance.

 

Family Fitness sessions for Y2 child and family.

 

 

Attendance of YR child improved. 

 

Parents/family members of Y2 child attended Family Fitness sessions and actively engaged in them.

 

All Parents attended reviews and parents evenings.

Investigate further use of Sports premium alongside PPG to support family involvement and engagement.

Children are highly motivated and engaged with their learning.

Jujitsu fees paid for Y2 pupil

 

Breakfast Club for YR and Breakfast Club and After-School Club Y1 pupil

 

Payment for visits and trips for all 3 pupils

 

 

Y2 pupil positive about school and engaging in learning – produced home learning project for Castles topic, participating in school events etc. 

 

Regular attendance benefited improved well-being and involvement.

 

 

Further development of ‘Growth mindset’ as a whole school approach.

All members of staff are highly skilled and well equipped to meet the needs of all children.

Whole staff training in ‘Mastery in maths’.

 

Further development of ‘Growth mindset.

Y2 pupil achieved Expected Standard in Maths.

 

 

 

Ongoing training needed to promote Quality First Teaching. Review of interventions to be carried out in term 1 2017 in order to focus upon ensuring accelerated progress for identified children.

The needs of all children eligible for PPG are met and reviewed regularly.

Children with “plans” are supported to meet targets.


Staff review progress of pupils with HT/SLT in pupil progress meetings.

 

Staff complete vulnerability matrix to record areas of need and inform planning to meet need.

 

Governors aware of responsibilities regarding PPG pupils and monitor provision.

Yes – needs identified and progress reviewed.

 

Where progress has been unsatisfactory, support/intervention provided.

Pupil premium strategy will remain a focus for SLT and the recently developed inclusion team.

 

 

In 2017-18 we recognise that the numbers of children entitled to the PPG will rise to at least 13 pupils.

Barriers to Future Attainment & Progress

A

Gaps in basic skills, including phonics, reading, writing and maths

B

Social, emotional and mental health, including early language acquisition

C

Parental engagement

D

Attendance

 

Desired Outcomes

 

Impact Measures

Success Criteria

A

  • Improved outcomes for all PPG children. (Measured through: Data analysis & pupil progress meetings, regular learning folder/ book looks, lesson observations, planning scrutiny).
  • Enrichment of the curriculum through specific resources, trips, visitors and workshops. (Measured through: pupil voice interviews, learning walks, school council feedback).

 

  • Children make at least good, and often outstanding progress from their individual starting points.
  • The attainment gap between the PPG and non-PPG group will diminish.
  • Children will identify a positive impact of curriculum enrichment.

B

  • Improved outcomes for PPG children with identified social, emotional, mental health and/or language needs through identified extra curricular provision and PSHE activities. (Measured through: pupil voice interviews, intervention group observation, data analysis and pupil progress meetings).
  • Children make at least good, and often outstanding progress from their individual starting points.
  • The attainment gap between the PPG and non-PPG group will diminish.
  • Children will identify a positive impact of curriculum enrichment on their learning.

C

  • Improved attendance at parent workshops & events  (Measured through: attendance registers).
  • Improved professional relationship with targeted families (Measured through: family visibility/learning walks, feedback from targeted families).
  • Improved engagement in home learning opportunities.
  • Children make at least good, and often outstanding progress from their individual starting points.
  • The attainment gap between the PPG and non-PPG group will diminish.
  • Families feel even better supported and communication is effective.

D

  • Improved attendance of PPG children (Measured through: termly attendance monitoring).
  • Reduced number of Persistent Absentees (PA) who are in PPG group (Measured through: termly attendance monitoring).
  • Children’s attendance improves and reaches the school’s target of 100%.
  • The number of PAs reduces overall.

 

Planned Expenditure for 2017-18 / Targeted Support

Desired Outcome

Action & Cost

Rationale

Monitoring

Review Date

Improved outcomes for all PPG children:

 

  • Improved % achieving the Y1  & Y2 phonics check.

 

 

  • Gap diminished (particularly in reading & writing) between the PPG and non PPG groups.

PPG children are actively engaged in their learning and demonstrate resilience and perseverance as learners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small group phonics and spelling intervention groups in Y1 and 2 (TA intervention)

 

£2500

 

 

 

 

 

Lower attainment and/or slower progress identified, particularly for PPG in Y2 phonics.

Phonics tracking and intervention tracking – informing PPMs each term and ongoing teaching and learning.

 (class teachers + SLT)

Impact reviewed at the end of a precision teaching cycle and through termly pupil progress meetings.

Small group teaching (reading, writing, maths – all TAs and class teachers) (core subjects – TAs and teacher through mastery approach to teaching and learning.

 

Maths intervention (Plus 1 /Power of 2) and English (Dancing Bears) intervention groups

 

£4000

Lower attainment and/or slower progress identified particularly in reading and writing.

SLT, year group and English/maths/ inclusion team monitoring – learning walks book looks, pupil voice and mentoring.

Termly review during pupil progress meetings.

Train two TAs to lead and run ‘ELSA’ Nurture groups in EYFS, Y1 and Y2.

 

£5000

Lower attainment and/or slower progress identified, particularly for PPG group.

Intervention tracking – informing PPMs each term and ongoing teaching and learning.

 (class teachers + SLT)

Impact reviewed at the end of an intervention cycle and through termly pupil progress meetings.

Termly monitoring of Leuven scales of involvement and well-being

Establish language group – train two members of staff ‘I can’ – Talk Boost and early language acquisition

 

£1050 training and materials

£2000

Monitored termly (class teacher, SLT and English team)

Families feel very well supported and empowered to make changes that will improve life at home.

Parental workshops and events (eg curriculum and Family Fitness, healthy eating etc) throughout the year planned to engage all parents.

 

Parents actively involved in reviewing their child’s progress through termly meetings.  Early identification and referral for any additional needs identified.

 

£ 1500

Many children with lower attendance are also in the PPG group.

Monitored termly (HT, SLT, class teachers)

Parent consultations and pupil assessments.

Attendance for PPG is in line with the school expectation for 100% attendance. Any issues regarding persistent absence for PPG children is swiftly addressed.

Attendance monitoring systems. Parents/carers informed of absences below 95%

 

 

NIL

Attendance for a small number of PPG children has been a cause for concern in previous years.

Monitored termly (HT and attendance administrator)

Termly attendance monitoring reviews.

 

Total Budgeted Cost

 

£16050

 

 

 

 

 

Planned Expenditure for 2017-18 /Other Approaches

Desired Outcome

Action

Rationale

Monitoring

Review Date

Children are highly motivated and engaged with their learning.

Curriculum enrichment, breakfast club, after school clubs (including those delivered by external providers), trips, visitors and workshops – a proportion to come from PPG.

 

All PPG entitled to receive free school milk.

 

Support with uniform and equipment as appropriate.

 

£500 school trips

£2500 breakfast club/After school clubs/Holiday clubs

£500 milk

£500 uniform and equipment

 

£4000

When lessons are exciting and engaging, children are motivated and eager to learn. Trips, visitors and workshops can provide a unique experience that children may not experience elsewhere.

All workshops, trips and visitors are subject to a full risk assessment (class teacher) and are checked by the HT. The curriculum provision map is monitored by the leadership team and maths, English, inclusion teams through lesson observations, learning walks and book scrutiny.

Termly monitoring through staff meetings, pupil progress meetings, subject leader self-evaluation.  Pupil feedback gathered through learning walks and pupil voice interviews.

All members of staff are highly skilled and well equipped to meet the needs of all children.

We invest a significant proportion of our school budget to training.  A small proportion of the PPG will support this.

 

£1000

Up-skilling teachers and teaching assistants is a priority and identified in our School Improvement Plan.

Termly monitoring by the CPD leader.

Our training plan is reviewed regularly and matches the need identified in the School Improvement Plan and staff appraisal forms.

The needs of all children eligible for PPG are met and reviewed regularly.

Monthly HT and SLT reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

NIL

Regular meetings and discussion will ensure that the actions (including expenditure) are being tackled positively.

HT SBM

Governing Body

 

Monthly reviews to coincide with meeting.

A formal, annual review (with governors) will take place with governors.

 

Total Budgeted Cost

 

£5000

 

 

Overall predicted budget = £20520

Overall Budgeted Expenditure = £21050