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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils from Reception to Year 6 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), who have been eligible for free school meals at some time in their primary years (Ever-6), those looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed forces personnel.

 

Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium (PP) is spent as they are best placed to decide what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their care. At St Edmundsbury CEVA we are committed to ensuring that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils, in particular those who are disadvantaged. These pupils can often have low expectations or self-esteem. Where this is identified, particular attention is paid to this aspect of their development alongside the careful and rigorous tracking of their academic progress.  A key priority is to narrow and eliminate any gaps in the performance of disadvantaged pupils and that of other pupils.

 

We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for PP funding will have lower attainment than their peers.  In such cases the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.

 

The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions including the Pupil Premium. Mrs Sarah Clayton is the lead teacher for Pupil Premium and Mrs Lesley Barlow is the Governor assigned specifically to the task of monitoring the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

Pupil Premium Impact 2018/19

 

Number of children on roll

276

Number of PP children that are on the SEN register or SEN support

36 (48% of PP chn)

Number of PP children

75 (27%)

 

 

 

EYFS

School PP

School Non PP

GLD

100%

68%

 

KS1

2018 (PP)

End of Y2 Expected standard+

2019 (PP)

End of Y2 Expected standard+ 

2019 (Non PP)

End of Y2 Expected standard+

School Gap

National gap

Reading

17%

56%

72%

16%

22%

Writing

17%

44%

61%

17%

29%

Maths

17%

67%

75%

8%

12%

Phonics Y1

 

67%

85%

18%

-

 

KS2

2018 (PP)

End of Y6 Expected standard+

2019 (PP)

End of Y6 Expected standard+

2019 (Non PP) End of Y6 Expected standard+

School Gap

National gap

Progress 2019 (PP)

Reading

25%

60%

79%

19%

18%

-3.8

Writing

50%

60%

86%

26%

23%

-2.3

Maths

25%

70%

75%

5%

14%

-4

Combined

25%

40%

64%

24%

31%

 

 

Since 2011, schools have received funding for their most disadvantaged pupils to support them with making progress. The attainment gap is the most stubborn test facing English schools and the Pupil Premium gives additional public funding to schools in order to close this gap.

At St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School we value all of our children and the progress that they make. Over the academic year of 2018/19 we invested in the Aspire programme, which has supported us to look at children’s progress through achievement team meetings and implementing strategies in classrooms. We have invested heavily in time and training to ensure that the teaching at our school is of high quality and centred around developing the skills and knowledge of all children, particularly any children that are vulnerable.

As a school, we know that our children need social and emotional support to enable them to be ready for their life as young adults and to support this we have invested in the employment of two family liaison team members, who support all of our families’ needs and challenges. 

Our SEND department has worked hard to develop support for our children who have challenges with speech and language. Out of the six PP children who received intensive support, two have been discharged from speech and language support and one has made age appropriate progress.

Governors are pleased to note the improved progress made by our disadvantaged pupils during the academic year of 2018/19 but are clear that the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding needs to improve further, bringing it in line with other pupils within the school and national figures.

 

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