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Pupil Premium Information

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
2013 - 2014 £28,184
2014 - 2015 £41,700
2015 - 2016 £38,280

 At Great Missenden School pupil premium funding for 2015-2016will be used to support a range of academic and wider school life activities and experiences.

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
  • Playground Play Leader
  • 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 2015 – 2016 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit in the following ways:

Early Intervention

 

Provision

Impact

2014-2015

Impact

2015-2016

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 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

19 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 7 phonics groups across Reception & Key Stage 1

30 mins daily

10 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from phased phonics groups. 8 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.

4 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from transition support 4 children eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for transition support this year.

Challenge groups

 

 

 

 

 

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

1 child eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from a maths level 6 challenge group. Children eligible for pupil premium funding will be identified for challenge groups in the Spring term 2016.
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 benefitted from structured play activities in the sensory garden. 7 children eligible for pupil premium funding will benefit from structured play activities

Play Leader

(Introduced in Sept 2015)

A play leader organises structured activities on the KS2 playground for pupils who struggle with independent play.   7 pupils eligible for pupil premium funding have been identified for Play Leader support.

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

27 children eligible for pupil premium funding benefitted from activities led by Learning Support Assistants. 39 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 Learning Support Assistants to develop co-operation, communication, turn taking and social skills.

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

6 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

28 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. 5 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding benefitted from taking part in the Restaurant Project.

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

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 benefitted from Talking Partners. Children eligible for pupil premium funding will be identified for Talking Partners in Spring Term 2016.

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. 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 benefitted from 1:1 reading with parent volunteers.

22 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.

9 families eligible for pupil premium have benefitted from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion during 2014-2015. Families eligible for pupil premium will benefit from referrals to external agencies and additional support from the PP Champion as appropriate.
Governor

David Boyd is the nominated governor for pupil premium pupils.

The Pupil Premium Champion and Governor met 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.

 
1:1 behaviour support

Individual behaviour support will be given to vulnerable pupils.

PRU support

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

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 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

                 

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

4 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.

 Impact on Attainment 2014 - 2015

In 2014 – 2015 the school received £41,700 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. 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 6 children, 1 of whom had significant additional needs not related to disadvantage, and one who was a school refuser during the Autumn Term 2014, but who with targeted intervention and sustained support, successfully returned to school in the Spring Term 2015.

 Reading

5 children eligible for pupil premium funding achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in reading. 4 children made outstanding progress across KS2, 3 of which achieved a level 5.

 Writing

5 children eligible for pupil premium funding achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in writing. 3 children made outstanding progress across KS2 and achieved level 5.

 Maths

All 6 pupils eligible for pupil premium funding achieved or exceeded the national average of level 4 in maths. 3 children made outstanding progress across KS2, 1 of which achieved a level 5 and 1 achieved level 6.

 

Caroline Taylor, Deputy Head and Pupil Premium Champion