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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium and who is it for?

"The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding given to all publicly funded schools in England (mainstream and non-mainstream), to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and 'close hte gap' between them and their peers." (https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in the way they believe will best 'narrow the (attainment) gap' between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers. Schools are held accountable for the impact of how this funding is being used.

The Pupil Premium is currently allocated under the following categories:

Free School Meals: Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). It is currently set at £1,300 per child, per year. (Please note: this is not the free meals that are currenlty available for all Infant aged children.)

Ever 6: Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the previous six years. This funding is currently at the same level as those children in receipt of FSM. £1,300 per child, per year.

Looked After Children (LAC) and Adopted Children: Children who are in the public care (and have been for 1 day or more), or who are adopted, are considered to be not only disadvantaged, but alos vulnerable. Pupil Premium for adopted children is received into the school directly; whereas Pupil premium for LAC is held by the County Council. This Pupil Premium is currently set at £1,900 per child, per year.

Service Children (SPP): This funding is allocated to the children of families where at least one parent is a member of the armed forces. it is designed to assist schools in providing mainly non-educational support (pastoral care), but could be used for educational support as well. it is currently set at £300 per child, per year and is pad directly to the school. (For more information, go to: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium

 

How is Pupil Premium used at Branston Junior Academy?

Branston Junior Academy is dedicated to ensuring that each of our pupils receive the help and support (academic or pastoral) that they need in order to achieve their full potential, regardless of whether they are in receipt of PP or SPP or not. Nevertheless, the Pupil Premium funding is a valuable tool which is used in a variety of ways to ensure that this aspiration is met. Whilst Pupil Premium funding is specifically targetted at 'narrowing the (attainment) gap' between our disadvantaged students and their peers, it is also used toprovide support of hte development of the 'whole child'.

 

Who is accountable for the way in which PP and SPP are spent?

The headteacher and governing body are ultimately accountable for evaluating the impact of Pupil Premium expenditure, although each stakeholder plays an essential role in ensuring that PP and SPP is working for those in receipt of it. This is done in a number of ways:

 

  1. Producing performance tables (for internal use), which robustly compare the performance and progress of disadvantaged pupils with their peers, throughout the academic year. This includes evaluating which interventions and support resources have proved their 'value' and subsequently making adjustments to practice and procedure where applicable.
  2. Analysing the Year 6 SATs data (at the end of each academic year) to again compare the progress and achievment of our Pupil Premium children with that of our non-Pupil Premium children. We also compare this data with National figures, to see how well our 'gap' is narrowing, compared to the National 'gap'.
  3. Publishing details online each year, to give an overall view of Pupil Premium expenditure and the impact it is having on pupil achievement, when compared to the achievment of non-Pupil Premium children in the school. Again, we compare our data with National data. 
  4. 'Pupil Premium expenditure and it's impact' is a particular focus of any Ofsted Inspections. (see: www.gov.uk.pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-settings#accountability)
 

How do I find out how PP and SPP are being used at Branston Junior Academy?

Our school website shows information on how PP and SPP has been and will be spent, in order to 'narrow the gap' between these children and their peers. Details about how this spending has impacted on the attainment will also be shown. This information is updated annually, although parents are welcome to discuss their individual child's progress and attainment at any time on a one-to-one basis. The Deputy Headteacher, in liaison with the SENDCo, are responsible for the on-going monitoring and tracking of the progress and attainment of those children with PP and SPP funding.

 

What is PP and SPP currently being used for (or planned to be used for) at Branston Junior Academy?

The funding is spent (or is planned to be spent) on the following:

 

  1. Individual 1:1 work to provide support in reading, spelling or mathemtaics for those children who require intense support to help them to increase their attainment and progress. (This includes thetrefore, the cost of resources and time for an adult to work with the children).
  2. Access to on-line literacy learning programmes such as 'Nessy' and 'Lexia', to develop areas where a specific need has been identified. (Again, this may also include the cost of time for an adult to support children with these activities).
  3. Access to on-line numeracy learning programmes such as 'dynamo Maths' to support the development of specific skills within mathematics. (Plus the cost for an adult to suppor the relevant children with the programme).
  4. Purchase of equipment for individuals who need them; for example 'reading pens' or 'talking tins' to enhance children's independence when working in class and during Key Stage Assessments.
  5. Small group tuition programmes in reading, writing, maths; for those children who need a boost in order to help them to reach their full potential. (Including the cost of the resources and the time of an adut to provide these sessions)
  6. Providing opportunities for PP and SPP children to increase their aspirations and broaden their horizons, through the funding of / part funding of music lessons.
  7. Providing opportunities for those on PP or SPP, who are high achievers, to increase their aspirations through being selected to take part in a Latin Club.
  8. Planning to provide children who are achieving well, to visit aspirational establishments.
  9. Providing enhanced transition to Year 7.
  10. Funding or part-funding of educational trips and in-school visits, as part of the 'creative curriculum'.
  11. Providing funding or part-funding for residential trips that broaden the children's knowledge and understanding of the world, and also help to develop their social skills and independence.
  12. Funding towards a play mentor, to support the children during their 'free-time'; helping them to develop social and interaction skills at the same time as promoting independence.
  13. Ensuring that those children who are PP or SPP have their needs and their progress monitored robustly throughout the school. (This includes the cost of staff time and resources to carry out this activity thoroughly, frequently and accurately.)
  14. Providing after-school tuition for targeted pupils, to ensure they leave Branston Junior Academy having achieved the best they can.
  15. Purchasing reading books to support and encourage the development of reading.
  16. Funding the use of Specialist Teachers and External Agencies to undertake detailed assessments of children's literacy or numeracy skills, where there are specific concerns.
  17. Funding the use of Specialist Teachers and External Agencies to undertake detailed assessments of children where there are concerns with behavioural or social skills; or it is felt that the child would benefit from counselling-type of support,

 

PP and SPP Expenditure

2015-2016: Branston Junior Academy received £43,956 which was spent on the following:

PUPIL PREMIUM 2015 - 2016

EXPENDITURE

COST

PURPOSE

Classroom Supports

£23 576

To provide support in the classrooms with a focus on Literacy and   Mathematics.

Playtime Support

£436

To provide additional support on the playground to those who need it.

1:1 or small group interventions

£6300

Focused, targeted work for individuals or within small groups to help   ensure progress and attainment.

Subsidised clubs, visits or wider opportunities

£6000

Enabling children, who may otherwise not be able to, to access wider   opportunities such as music lessons, residential visits and school trips.

Lunchtime play leader

£1551

To provide additional support at lunchtimes for those who required   it.

Casy Counselling Service

£2000

A bought-in service that can be accessed by children who may require   emotional support.

Cooking

£300

Purchase of ingredients required to enable every child to   participate.

Administration of PP

£2593

Record keeping, contact with parents, payments etc.

Specific Equipment

£1200

Purchase of equipment for specific children to encourage and promote   learning.

Total:

£43956

 

 Impact of 2015/2016 PP and SPP expenditure:

Year 6 SATs:

Average scaled scores for PP/ SPP in comparison to overall cohort achievements:

Subject

BJA PP/SPP

Averaged scale score

BJA Non PP/SPP

Averaged scale score

BJA Gap

PP/SPP- Non PP/ SPP

Maths

94.5

105

-10.5

Reading

100

103

-3

Writing

98.1

98.4

-0.3

SPAG

102.8

105

-2.2

 

 

2014-2015: Branston Junior received £31,493 which was spent on the following:

PUPIL PREMIUM 2014 - 2015

EXPENDITURE

COST

PURPOSE

Classroom Supports

£11788

To provide support in the classrooms with a focus on Literacy and   Mathematics.

Play Leader

£1807

To provide additional support on the playground to those who need it   at lunchtimes.

1:1 or small group interventions

£8100

Focused, targeted work for individuals or within small groups to help   ensure progress and attainment.

Subsidised clubs, visits or wider opportunities

£1008

Enabling children, who may otherwise not be able to, to access wider   opportunities such as music lessons, residential visits and school trips.

Specialist Teacher Team

£1290

To provide assessments and focused targeted teaching on Literacy.

Casy Counselling Service

£2000

A bought-in service that can be accessed by children who may require   emotional support.

Cooking

£300

Purchase of ingredients required to enable every child to   participate.

Administration of PP

£1300

Record keeping, contact with parents, payments etc.

Specific Equipment

£3900

Purchase of equipment for specific children to encourage and promote   learning.

Total:

£31493

 

 Impact of 2014/2015 PP and SPP expenditure

Year 6 SATs:

% Level 4 or above.

Subject

BJA PP/SPP

BJA Non PP/SPP

BJA Gap

PP/SPP- Non PP/ SPP

Maths

80%

100%

-20%

Reading

100%

100%

  0%

Writing

60%

97%

-37%

SPAG

60%

93%

-33%

% Level 5 or above.

Subject

BJA PP/SPP

BJA Non PP/SPP

BJA Gap

PP/SPP- Non PP/ SPP

Maths

40%

76%

-36%

Reading

20%

72%

-52%

Writing

20%

52%

-32%

SPAG

20%

59%

-39%

2013 - 2014: Branston Junior Academy received £23,260 which was spent on the following: 

Expenditure Cost  Purpose
Classroom Support £11,070 To support pupils in the classroom with a focus on Mathd and English skills.
 Pastoral Support £1,556  To support pupils' self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school. Also used to support Forces children when their parents was deployed on active service.
Specialist resources £1,567.59 Various programmes and resources were purchased to support group work and independent learning.
1:1 Small Group Work £9,782 To help pupils achieve success in Numeracy and Literacy.
Subsidised clubs and visits  £47.60 To ensure pupils are able to participate and experience new and challenging activities.

Total spent: £24,217.59 

 

Impact of 2013/2014 PP and SPP Expenditure: 

Internal data: 

Subject

Average progress made in one year

(PP/SPP) 

Average progress made in one year

(NonPP/SPP) 

Gap

(PP/SPP - NonPP/SPP) 

 Maths + 4.76 APS + 4.3 APS + 0.46 APS
 Reading + 4.72 APS  + 4.07 APS + 0.65 APS
 Writing + 4.89 APS + 4.41 APS + 0.48 APS
 Science + 3.76 APS + 3.93 APS  - 0.17 APS

  

Year 6 SATs:

% Level 4 or above 

Subject BJA PP/SPP BJA NonPP/SPP

BJA Gap

PP/SPP - NonPP/SPP 

Maths  80% 97%   -17%
Reading

 80% 

92%  -12%
Writing  60% 87%  -27%
SPAG  60% 82% -22%

 

% Level 5

Subject BJA PP/SPP  BJA Non-PP/SPP BJA Gap PP/SPP - NonPP/SPP 
 Maths

40% 

36%  +4% 
 Reading 40% 59%  -19% 
 Writing 40%  33%  +7% 
 SPAG 40%  51%  -11% 

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