Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Pupil Premium

In 2011-2012 The Government launched its' Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals [FSM]. Money is also available for children who are in care. From 2012-2013 it was expanded to include all children, who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. It has also been expanded to include children of members of the armed forces. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The PPG per pupil for 2017 to 2018 is as follows:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

  • Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£1,900

  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

£1,900

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

The purpose of Pupil Premium is to ensure that children that are disadvantaged make the same progress as children who are not and that any gap in attainment between the two groups of pupils gets smaller. This is often referred to as ‘closing the gap’. 

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school’s office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

How we plan to use Pupil Premium Grant in 2017- 2018

In 2017-2018 Thorney Close Primary School will receive £155,740 Pupil Premium.

 

Ever 6 FSM

Looked after children

Service Child

Number of children

112 Children

4 Children

1 Child

Amount Received

£147,840

£7,600

£300

Total £155,740

At Thorney Close Primary School, expenditure was reviewed and planned, in July 2017,  by the Governors and Senior Management Team (SMT), which consists of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and 2 Assistant Headteachers and School Business Manager. It was decided that the main focus of our pupil premium spending was to try and remove the main barriers to education that our children may face. These are:

  • Low early literacy levels
  • Limited experiences due to financial constraints
  • Poor attendance promotion
  • Social and emotional regulation difficulties

The Pupil Premium Grant will be used to improve learning through quality first teaching, targeted provision, additional support and intervention. Some money will also be spent to enrich the wider experiences of children who may not have such opportunities outside of school.

  • To improve attainment and progress in writing. Estimated Cost £15,000
  • To fund mental health support through Place2Be - Place2Be is a school based counselling and therapeutic service designed to support children and families in challenging circumstances. Thorney Close Primary School has 1 School Project Manager, 1 Assistant Project Manager, 4 Volunteer Counsellor  and 1 Parent Counsellor.  For further information please click here. Estimated Cost £10,000
  • Continue with successful interventions delivered by two funded HLTAs and start to deliver targeted interventions including: Catch up Literacy, Power of 2 Maths - Catch up Literacy  is a book-based reading intervention which enables struggling readers to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing readers. Power of 2 are Maths support publications. The books allow pupils to participate in individualised sessions (15 minutes three times per week) with a teaching assistant. Resources to be purchased: Power of 2, Perform with Time Book, Perform with Times Tables and Plus 1. Estimated Cost  £55,000
  • To fund extra-curricular experiences beyond the statutory curriculum, such as school clubs and trips - School will ensure that there an exciting variety of trips and projects planned throughout the school year including a Year 6 residential visit to Ghyll Head. Estimated Cost £10,000
  • ICT resources for pupils and part time ICT technician - Increase opportunities for children to use new technology daily and improve the teaching of the coding element of ICT. Estimated Cost £20,000
  • To improve school attendance - A dedicated Attendance team who make sure that children come to school and support families with any issues that are preventing this. The team includes Attendance 100, Headteacher, School Business Manager, Administration Assistant and Place2Be. Click here for information about Attendance 100 service. Estimated Cost £5,000
  • Introduce Behaviour Mentoring for pupils with Social and Emotional barriers to learning and resources. Estimated Cost £20,000
  • Breakfast Club - Additional resources to enhance the Magic Breakfast offer currently offered by school.  All children in school receive a free breakfast everyday. Estimated Cost £7,000
  • Individual and class reading books for pupils and author visits into school - Purchase of a variety of texts and arranging authors to visit school  to stimulate children’s love of reading through story emersion and active participation.   Exciting and engaging books from Seven Stories chosen to help children have some fun, play with language, illustrate, act out, investigate and create! Estimated Cost  £5,000

School uniform, PE Kits and Book Bags Estimated Cost £1,500 

Measuring Impact
In order to effectively measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Thorney Close Primary School, there are a number of analyses completed. We monitor the impact of support by analysing attainment and progress of Pupil Premium pupils and comparing them to other pupil groups to see if differences in attainment and progress are minimised. In addition, we also measure improvements in participation in activities and clubs and through pupil attendance.

Next review date - July 2018

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-2017

 In 2016-17 Thorney Close Primary received Pupil Premium Grant.  The grant was used for

  • One to One tuition/TA interventions
  • ICT resources for pupils and part time ICT technician
  • School counselling
  • Improving Attendance
  • Residential Trips, excursions
  • Music tuition
  • Extra-curricular clubs
  • Individual and class Reading books for pupils
  • Swimming -
  • Free swimming for all classes in KS2

 Pupil Premium Impact 2016 - 2017

Year 6 Disadvantaged Attainment
The percentage of disadvantaged children meeting the expected standard is as follows (24 pupils disadvantaged out of 37 pupils (All) altogether):

  • Reading: 83% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the expected standard. That was 12% better than the national average of all pupils 71%. This was also better than all pupils in school by 7%.

  • Writing: 83% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the expected standard. That was 7% higher than the national average of all pupils 76%. This was better than all pupils in school by 1%.

  • Maths: 83% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the expected standard. That was 8% higher than the national average of all pupils 75%. This was better than all pupils in school by 2%.

The percentage of disadvantaged children meeting the higher standard is as follows (24 pupils disadvantaged out of 37 pupils (All) altogether):

  • Reading: 29% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the higher standard. That was 4% better than the national of 25%. This was better than all pupils in school by 5%.

  • Writing: 33% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the higher standard. That was 15% higher than national of all pupils 15%. This was 6% better than all pupils in school at 27%.

  • Maths: 29% of Disadvantaged pupils attained the higher standard. That was 6% higher than the national average of all pupils 23%. This was better than all pupils in school by 7%.

Inclusion and involvement outcomes
Disadvantaged children from Years 5 and 6 accessed residential trips over the course of the year. Alongside this, every class accessed numerous class trips termly funded by pupil premium. Taxis were used to support some disadvantaged pupils in getting to school and supporting their attendance.

All disadvantaged children have had free healthy breakfast since January 2017.

Conclusions about impact of Pupil Premium
In some areas our KS2 disadvantaged children attain equally well if not better than non disadvantaged children nationally.  In particular disadvantaged children's progress was in the top 10% of schools for Maths, Reading and Writing.

In the Year 1 Phonics check, disadvantaged children outperformed non disadvantaged children nationally.

Although inclusion and involvement is difficult to measure, we feel that it is of great value to the children in enhancing their own experiences and supporting their learning and relationships within school.