Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to support pupils who are entitled to receive free school meals or have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years.  Schools also receive pupil premium funding for children who are in care, have been adopted from care or who have a parent in the armed services. The funding is to be used to remove barriers to learning and improve academic attainment.

At Crookhill Primary School, this money is used largely for extra staffing to deliver intervention programmes or support in class. Funding is also used for staff training and resources.  All children who are entitled to pupil premium funding receive an appropriate level of support according to their ability or specific need. 

The Inclusion Manager works with staff to plan, implement and monitor intervention programmes and support across school. In addition to teaching assistants, experienced teachers work with small booster groups for phonics, reading and basic English and Maths skills.

Pupil Premium  2017 – 2018

Allocation = £94 930

Priorities:

School Improvement Priority

 Maintain/improve progress and outcomes

Key Issues:

  • Attainment compared to other pupils
  • % of pupils attaining above age related expectations
  • Increasing the rate of progress for some pupil premium children
  • Fluency – reading, basic skills in maths and writing
  • Poor language and speech on entry
  • Lack of experiences

ACTIONS/SPENDING PRIORITIES

  • High quality teaching, learning and assessment  - staffing levels, basic-advancing-deep teaching and learning, staff training on key focus areas e.g. reading, spelling, fluency,
  • Small group focus on ability groups
  • Staffing – focused intervention programmes e.g. Catch Up, BRP, boosters for less/more able pupils, Funky Phonics, Rapid reading, Talk Boost
  • Before and after school clubs (Y6 ICT/reading/maths, Y2 breakfast booster, Books and Beyond, high ability book club)
  • Other support programmes – LEXIA, Accelerated Reader, Mathletics
  • Subsidising trips/visits
  • Engaging parents – class assemblies focusing on learning, open afternoons, Marvellous Me/2simple communication with parents

 See PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT 2017-2018 for current priorities, intended outcomes and a breakdown of outcomes for 2016-2017.  

 

2016-2017

Allocation = £85640

See PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT and IMPACT 2016-2017 below for more detailed information on key priorities and impact and evaluation of actions taken.

2016 - 2017

Allocation = £85 640

This money was used largely for extra staffing to deliver intervention programmes or support in class.  Funding was also used for staff training and resources.  All children who are entitled to pupil premium funding receive an appropriate level of support according to their ability or specific need. 

The Inclusion Manager works with staff to plan, implement and monitor intervention programmes and support across school.  Two experienced teachers work with small booster groups for phonics, reading and basic English and Maths skills. Intervention programmes and activities:

  • Better Reading Partnership
  • 1stclass@number
  • Booster phonics
  • Lexia reading programme
  • Reading between the lines
  • Digismart
  • Higher level Maths and English
  • Mathletics
  • Breakfast booster for KS1
  • After school reading club
  • Catch Up Numeracy
  • Before school club for Y6
  • Cracking Comprehension
  • Intervention boxes in Reception
  • Early Literacy Support
  • Small group booster writing, reading and maths

In addition, some funding was used to enable small group phonics daily (Funky Phonics) and to enhance children’s experiences by subsidising educational visits.

The majority of children in school, who are entitled to pupil premium, make expected or better progress. Rates of progress are similar to other pupils in most year groups. See Pupil Premium report for 2017 for outcomes for pupil premium children in 2016.

 

2015 - 2016

Allocation = £85 640

Intervention programmes and activities:

  • Better Reading Partnership

  • 1stclass@number

  • Booster phonics

  • Lexia reading programme

  • Reading between the lines

  • Digismart after school reading club

  • Year 6 Maths and English - small group boosters

  • Talk Boost

  • Mathletics

  • Breakfast booster for KS1

  • Before school club for Y6

  • Cracking Comprehension

  • Rapid Reading
  • Intervention boxes in Reception

  • Early Literacy Support

  • Small group booster writing, reading and maths

 

The funding was also used for staff training and resources such as the equipment for the Reception Intervention boxes and phonics training for teaching assistants. 

The majority of children in school, who are entitled to pupil premium, make expected or better progress. Rates of progress are similar to other pupils in most year groups. 

 Please see Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for 2015-2016 for further information.