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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

2012 - 2013

£18,850

2013 - 2014

£28,184

2014 - 2015

£41,700

At Great Missenden School pupil premium funding for 2014-2015will be used to support a range of academic and wider school life activities and experiences.

The PPG per pupil for 2014-2015 is as follows: 

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,300

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
  • 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 2014 – 2015 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit in the following ways:

 

1. Early Intervention

Provision

Impact

1:1 Tuition

1:1 intensive support

1 hour per week for 10 weeks

5 x PP children per term

15 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding will benefit from 1:1 tuition

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 will benefit 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

19 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from intervention groups.

Phonics Group

Additional staff to facilitate for 7 phonics groups across Reception & Key Stage 1

30 mins daily

10 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from phased phonics groups.

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.

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 will benefit from pre-tutoring

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.

4 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from transition support

Challenge groups

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 challenge groups for high attaining pupils in Literacy and Maths.

1 child eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from a maths level 6 challenge group.

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.

5 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from structured play activities in the sensory garden.

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.

27 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from activities led by Learning Support Assistants.

Building Independence and Self-Efficacy

Social Skills / Nurture Groups

 Social skills groups run by Learning Support Assistants to develop co-operation, communication, turn taking and social skills.

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

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

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

28 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from 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.

17 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from structured play activities in the sensory garden.

5 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding will benefit from The Restaurant Project.

Developing Speaking & Listening Skills

Talking Partners

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

6 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from Talking partners

Increasing Parental Engagement

Family Library Time

Opportunities for parents to read in school with their children. Pupil Premium families are targeted.

Parent engagement is encouraged by offering ideas for literacy based activities parents can complete at home, access to library books.

Family Library time is open to all families eligible for pupil premium funding

Parent Helpers

Training for additional volunteer parent readers.

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

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.

9 families eligible for pupil premium have benefitted from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion.

Governor

Denise Tang 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.

Individual Provision

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

1:1 behaviour support

Individual behaviour support will be given to vulnerable pupils.

PRU support

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

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 benefit from additional home/school communication.

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 will benefit from attendance support.

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

                 

2 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from subsidised breakfast club places.

4 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from subsidised residential visits.

Impact on Attainment 2013 - 2014

In 2013 – 2014 the school received  £28,184 funding.

The impact of this spending can be seen in good rates of progress for all pupil premium children. This group has also demonstrated noticeably improved learning behaviours, with improvements in levels of involvement and engagement with their learning.

Teacher assessment of the 7 pupil premium children in year 6:

100% achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in Writing. All children eligible for pupil premium made at least satisfactory progress with 2/7 making good progress and 3/7 making outstanding progress since the end of Key Stage 1.

100% achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in Reading. All children eligible for pupil premium made at satisfactory progress with 1/7 making good progress and 4/7 making outstanding progress since the end of key Stage 1.

100% achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in Maths. All children eligible for pupil premium made at least satisfactory progress with 4/7 making good progress and 1/7 making outstanding progress since the end of Key Stage 1.

Caroline Taylor, Deputy Head and Pupil Premium Champion