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Great Missenden

Church Of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Missenden Trust

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM INFORMATION

 

Pupil Premium funding is used to close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising attainment of those pupils from low-income and other disadvantaged families.

Great Missenden CE Combined School has received:

 

Financial Year Amount of Pupil Premium Funding
2014 - 2015 £41,700
2015 - 2016 £38,280
2016 - 2017 £38,280

 

At Great Missenden School pupil premium funding for 2016-2017will be used to support a range of academic and wider school life activities and experiences. There are 29 pupils eligible for pupil premium funding which represents 7.2% of pupils on roll.

 

The PPG per pupil for 2015-2016 is as follows:

 

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Looked After Children (LAC)  £1,900
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order £1,900
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. £300

 

The pupil premium allocation is spent either by providing academic support to boost attainment or as a means by which pupils learning or experiences may be enriched.

Where pupil’s attainment is good, the funding will be used to enrich their learning through:

 

  • Funding residential and educational visits
  • Funded extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Challenge groups to ensure pupils fulfil their academic potential   (Literacy & Maths)
  • Breakfast club
  • Music tuition
  • Wellbeing Mentor
  • Other areas specific to the individual needs of a pupil eligible for pupil premium funding.

 

Where pupil’s attainment is below the national expectations, the funding will be used to support the pupils learning needs through:

 

  • 1:1 tuition
  • Intervention groups (Reading, Writing & Maths)
  • Other areas specific to the individual needs of a pupil eligible for pupil premium funding.

In 2016 – 2017 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit in the following ways:

 

Early Intervention

Provision

Impact

2015-2016

Impact

2016-2017

1:1 Tuition

1:1 intensive support

1 hour per week for 10 weeks

24 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from 1:1 tuition 16 children eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for 1:1 tuition during this academic year.

Additional Teacher Support

An additional teacher is employed to teach within two form entry cohorts within KS2 to allow for ability set groups in maths. All children eligible for pupil premium funding in KS2 benefitted from smaller, set maths groups All children eligible for pupil premium funding in KS2 benefitted from smaller, set maths groups

Intervention

Groups

Focused small group interventions targeted to meet specific individual needs based on outcomes from pupil tracking systems and progress meetings

e.g. Talking partners

       BRP     

       5 Min Box

18 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from intervention groups. 23 children eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for intervention groups during this academic year.
Phonics Group

Additional staff to facilitate for phonics groups across Reception & Key Stage 1

30 mins daily

10 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from phased phonics groups. 10 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from phased phonics groups this year.
Additional Curriculum Resources

Resources are purchased as appropriate to meet the needs of pupils including those eligible for Pupil Premium.

e.g Numicon

      Read, Write Inc. Freshstart  

      Reading overlays

Resources purchased and allocated as appropriate.

Resources purchased and allocated as appropriate.

Pre-tutoring Pre-tutoring groups led by Learning Support Assistants to pre-teach vocabulary to ensure full access to the curriculum alongside pupils peer groups.

3 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from pre-tutoring

Children eligible for pupil premium funding will be identified for pre-tutoring during the year.

Transition Support

Year 6 – Transition groups run for children who may be vulnerable when transitioning into year 7.

Establish good communication links with secondary schools and ensure PP pupils have the opportunity to participate in summer schools as appropriate.

Detailed pen portraits are completed in order to aid transition between classes and secondary schools to ensure continuity of support.

4 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from transition support

All pupils eligible for pupil premium funding have pen portraits.

3 child eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for transition support this year.

All pupils eligible for pupil premium funding have pen portraits.

In Class Support

In class support in literacy, maths and grammar lessons.

23 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from in class support 26 children eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for in class support
Sensory Garden

Small garden environment away from main playground where children can interact in a small group situation if they struggle with the larger playground environment. Structured play is supported at lunch times as appropriate.

All children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from structured play activities in the sensory garden. All children eligible for pupil premium funding can benefit from structured play activities
Wellbeing Mentor – Playground Support A wellbeing mentor organises structured activities on the KS2 playground for pupils who struggle with independent play All pupils eligible for pupil premium funding can work with the wellbeing mentor if required. All pupils eligible for pupil premium funding can work with the wellbeing mentor if required.

Improving the Impact of Learning Support  Assistants

 

INSET Training

LSAs paid overtime to attend whole school INSET training alongside the teaching staff.

Training specific to the impact of TAs:

The Deployment and Impact of Teaching Assistants

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Training for specific intervention programmes such as BRP.

Developing Growth Mindset

All children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from activities led by Learning Support Assistants. All children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from activities led by Learning Support Assistants this year.

Building Independence and Self-Efficacy

 
Social Skills / Nurture Groups

 Social skills groups run by the Wellbeing Mentor to develop co-operation, communication, turn taking and social skills.

3 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from social skills support.

5 children eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified to take part in social skills groups this year.

Homework Club

1hour per week – Homework club provides pupils with support to independently complete homework and gives opportunities to access resources such as the library / ICT suite.

All children eligible for pupil premium funding have access to drop in support sessions for homework tasks All children eligible for pupil premium funding have access to drop in support sessions for homework tasks.
Clubs

A wide range of funded clubs are run after school and at lunch times to enable children to develop a wide range of skills outside of the academic curriculum. All children are encouraged to participate

All children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from extra-curricular clubs All children eligible for pupil premium funding can benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

Enterprise

Projects such as the Restaurant Project and Mini enterprise projects are run to build confidence & skills outside of the academic curriculum. 12 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding benefitted from taking part in the Restaurant Project.

All KS2 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from enterprise projects.

E-Safety Support

Additional e-safety training is offered to vulnerable pupils to help develop awareness, skills and knowledge to stay safe online.

4 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding benefitted from additional 1:1 e-safety support 16 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding benefitted from additional 1:1 e-safety support

Developing Speaking & Listening Skills

Talking Partners

10 week speaking and listening intervention for pupils from Reception to Year 6 which focuses on language development.

Children eligible for pupil premium funding will be identified for Talking Partners as appropriate. Children eligible for pupil premium funding will be identified for Talking Partners as appropriate.

Increasing Parental Engagement

 

Growth Mindset Open Days & Workshops

Curriculum Focused Events

Parent engagement is encouraged by offering open days and workshops where parents can come into school and see the benefits of developing a growth mindset or how to support children at home in a range of curriculum areas. This is open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding. This is open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding.
Parent Helpers Training for additional volunteer parent readers.

22 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from 1:1 reading with parent volunteers.

All children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from 1:1 reading with parent volunteers this year.

Management

 
Pupil Premium Champion

Caroline Taylor (Deputy Head) is the school’s Pupil Premium Champion. This role involves tracking progress, overseeing provision, engaging with pupil premium families and making any relevant referrals to outside agencies as appropriate in order to close the disadvantage gap.

Families eligible for pupil premium will benefit from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion as appropriate. Families eligible for pupil premium will benefit from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion as appropriate.
Governor

Agnes Fletcher is the nominated governor for pupil premium pupils.

The Pupil Premium Champion and Governor meet termly to discuss and review provision for children eligible for pupil premium funding.

The Pupil Premium Champion and Governor will meet termly to discuss and review provision for children eligible for pupil premium funding.

Individual Provision

A range of provision is made available to individual Pupil Premium pupils and families depending on their needs.

 
Behaviour support

Individual behaviour support will be given to vulnerable pupils by the Wellbeing Mentor.

This is open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding is required.

1 child eligible for pupil premium funding is attending PRU one day per week.

This is open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding is required.

Home / School Communication

For vulnerable pupils, additional parent/ teacher meetings are organised or home / school communication books are put in place to ensure parents and teachers are working together.

8 families eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from additional home/school communication. Families eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from additional home/school communication as appropriate.
Attendance Support

Support will be given to families and pupils whose academic progress is impacted by poor attendance.

2 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from attendance support.

Families eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from attendance support as appropriate.

Financial Support and  Subsidy

Financial support will be offered to low income families e.g.

  • Breakfast club
  • music tuition
  • Curriculum based visits
  • Residential trips
  • Performers / events in school
  • School Meals

                 

1 child eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from subsidised breakfast club places.

8 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from subsidised residential visits.

All children eligible for pupil premium funding can benefit from subsidised trips and visits on application.
Additional  Swimming Additional swimming lessons are organised by our sports co-ordinator for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding if they cannot swim by Year 4 – Summer Term

8 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from additional swinmming.

Pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from additional swimming as appropriate.

 

Impact on Attainment 2015 - 2016

 

In 2015 – 2016 the school received £38,280 funding. This group has demonstrated noticeably improved learning behaviours, with improvements in levels of involvement and engagement with their learning. They have benefitted from a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs to enhance their learning and enjoyment of school.

 

The pupil premium group in year 6 was made up of 8 disadvantaged pupils and 2 service children.

 

In KS1 disadvantaged pupils achieved attainment of at least the expected standard in all subjects for all EYFS development groups which was above the national figures for other pupils.

In Year 1, the proportion of disadvantaged pupils that met the expected standard in phonics was above the national figure for other pupils in year 1.

 

In KS2 the 8 disadvantaged pupils did not make as much progress as disadvantaged pupils nationally. This is a major focus in our 2016-18 School Development Plan.

 

4/8 disadvantaged pupils met age related expectations in reading.

3/8 disadvantaged pupils met age related expectations in maths.

7/8 disadvantaged pupils met age related expectations in writing.

3/8 disadvantaged pupils met age related expectations in spelling, punctuation & grammar with two pupils narrowly missing the expected standard by 1mark.

 

Caroline Taylor, Deputy Head and Pupil Premium Champion

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