Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years, for Looked After Children (LAC), adopted children (Ad), and for service families.

 

The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on our knowledge of our pupils’ needs. ‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to school is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’. Source: DfE website.

Key Priorities

 

  • To accelerate progress and close the gap in achievement of Pupil Premium children so that their progress compares favourably with non Pupil Premium children
  • To continue to teach all pupils to at least a good standard, if not higher, according to their individual needs

Allocation of Funds

Currently we have 11 pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium grant. The strategy statement is reviewed regularly with Governors throughout the year and is due to be updated for the next academic year in July 2021.

Langton Green Primary School Pupil premium strategy statement

2020-2021

1.     Summary information

School

Langton Green Primary School

Academic Year

2020/21

Total PP budget

School expenditure on PP

£23,175

£37,912.25

Date of most recent PP strategy Review

Strategy reviewed at every A&L Committee and pupil progress and attainment is reviewed at every PPI meeting.

Total number of pupils

415

Number of pupils eligible for PP

11 (+1 in Jan 2021) 

Date for next internal review of this strategy

April 2021

 

2.     Current attainment (2020)

Year group

% of PP children at expected or above level combined

EYFS

100% (+1 add in Jan 2021)

KS1

50% (1/2)

KS2

56% (5/9)

 

3.     Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor oral language skills)

A.   

Emotional needs of PP children is an area of need. Well being and involvement is less than children without PP funding. 

B. 

High ability PP children need to better than expected progress compared with non PP HA children.

C. 

Attendance is less than 95% for 3 children.

D.

Speech and language skills of 2/16 PP children are lower than non PP children. This can slow reading progress and attainment, communication and self esteem.

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

E.

Family vulnerability - impacts on levels of well being, social and emotional needs and the ability to retain information. 

F.

Lack of a language rich environment or academic support at home - home learning limited, therefore slower progress in English and Maths

4.     Desired outcomes

 

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria

A.

Increased well being, involvement for PP children and behavioural and emotional issues addressed and supported.

Fewer behaviour incidents logged.  Specialist identified where needed.  Mental health of children receiving support improves.

B.

High attaining PP children make as much progress as other pupils of similar ability.

Target Tracker evidence to show term to term progress as analysed at PPI meetings. End of year attainment should be secure/ secure+.

C.

Attendance increases to above 95% and this is maintained for all children throughout the year.

SIMS register data.


5.     Planned expenditure

Academic year

2020 - 2021

The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the pupil premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

      i.     Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

 

C. Attendance Officer employed to monitor, highlight attendance. To liaise with SLT team and class teachers. (£5,000) Having a specific person to focus on this area will ensure that any anomalies are reported straight away. Attendance Officer reports anomalies immediately. Officer Weekly attendance data

 

 

A.

Wellbeing team and whole school approach of zones of regulation.

 Having a whole school approach focused on emotional self-regulation. A team to meet regularly to discuss the support in place for children with low mental health and wellbeing. 

Learning walks

Wellbeing team meetings

Leuven Scale for Well-being scales increasing

 Wellbeing Team and Deputy

 Once termly 

 

Total budgeted cost

£5,000

 

 

   ii.     Targeted support

   iii.      

A, D

Two TAs named as Pastoral lead to run 1:1 talk time and a Nurture group four times a week

(1/3 of salary £5000)

 

This to resume once Covid restrictions are lifted.

The number of our children who suffer from mental health issues is increasing year on year.  Advice from LIFT meetings surrounding best practice for dealing with various SMEN issues has been taken on board.

 

Children are more engaged in lessons. Parental feedback regarding home is more positive. Attainment and progress is improved.

 

Pastoral Lead

SENCO

Wellbeing team

 Termly in Wellbeing team meetings

 

B, E

Early Morning Writing and Maths Support groups run by class teachers

(over the academic year = £2400)

This to resume once Covid restrictions are lifted

Class teachers identify pupils that need pre teaching/ additional support/ extension and then on a daily basis run a bespoke group before school for 20 minutes.

Sessions are carefully planned for so that the concepts are pre taught in readiness for the maths/ writing session that day.

 CT

Termly at PPI meetings.

 

A, B, E

Contribution to a one to one TA to support a specific child with high level need. (£18000)

To support the PP children in the class with their learning and accessibility to the curriculum. 

Class teacher will ensure the TA is deployed effectively. 

 Headteacher

 When staffing lists are created for the next academic year.

 

B, E

Maths and literacy resources that PP children are able to take home and engage with after school, weekends and holidays.  These resources can also be used in school.

(£112.25)

To motivate children in their learning and to continue supporting pupils progress at home. 

 

Class teachers will allocate resources based on children’s ability and next steps, and check in with parents to see if these are working effectively. 

 SENCO

CT

 Termly at PPI meetings.

 

B

 

Fine motor boxes for each year group and maintaining these (£50)

 

To support fine motor and handwriting interventions as many of the PP children need further support with this. 

 

Class teachers will run interventions with children who need it. 

 SENCO

CT

 March 2020

 

A, D

Drawing and talking sessions

To support children in exploring emotions and builds up confidence and trust with adults.

Two training teaching assistants will run the interventions based upon children discussed in the wellbeing team meetings.

Wellbeing team

Termly in Wellbeing team meetings.

 

 

£25,562.25

 

Other Approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

 

A

FLO

(time equates to 10% = £2250)

We have a FLO who serves as a practical link between home and school.  Feedback from parents has been very positive and they feel they can talk to her. It has enabled certain situations not to escalate and provides 1:1 confidential

Regular meetings with the FLO.

Feedback from parents.

SENCO, CTs, TAs

Termly

 

A, B, D

Contribution to enrichment activates including music lessons, swimming lessons and martial arts (£2000) Contributions to school trips (£2000)

 

This to resume once Covid restrictions are lifted.

By engaging in extra curriculum activates, children are more likely to become engaged with their learning in class. Also for our PP, they would not have the opportunity to take part in these activities in this way.

Liaising with parents, monitoring wellbeing in class as a result of extra activities.

Clubs, CT, SLT

Summer 2021

 

B

Two IPads provided for two specific children to support them with their learning. (£700)

Subscriptions or purchasing of apps. (£100)

By giving the children another means of learning to increase their engagement with academic learning.  

Teachers need to know how to use the laptop to be able to model and support the child.

CT

SENCO

Summer 2021

 

D Langton out (after school club) for 2 children as and when needed. Paid for by the school. (£300) For the children to have appropriate supervision when family are having pick up difficulties. Children to attend after school club when transport difficulties. Clubs Summer 2021

 

Total budgeted cost

£7,350

 

Other costings school trips, music lessons, tennis lessons 

Grand total = £57,949

PP Strategy 2020 - 21

PP Strategy 2019 - 20

PP Strategy 2018 - 2019

Review of PP Expenditure 17-18