Pupil Premium Statement – 2018/19

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan – Academic Year 2018 -19

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

(based on July numbers)

1025

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

(based on July numbers)

168 – approx. 16% of school
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320
Total amount of PPG receive £298,320 (June 2018)

 

Review of previous Pupil Premium spending 2017/18

Last year, pupil Premium money was spent on a variety of different areas:

  • Introducing the role of Pupil Premium Champion
  • Training Pupil premium Champions
  • Targeted interventions
  • Additional TA support in classes
  • Third Space 1:1 maths intervention
  • Booster classes – before school
  • 1:1 and group tuition – Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Improved tracking of pupils
  • Funding 50% of trips/ residential visits
  • Purchasing / discounting uniform
  • Discounts given for breakfast / after school club when needed
  • Staff training – Reading, LA led courses (Spotlight on Standards)
  • Participation in the Primary Writing project
  • Wellbeing support – Mentors, Child Psychotherapist
  • Training for Family workers, Learning and Wellbeing mentors on attachment and mental wellbeing.

The impact: Year 2 data July 2018:

  All pupils Disadvantaged pupils National

% meeting the expected standard in reading

73% 78% 75%

% meeting the expected standard in writing

69% 72% 70%

% meeting the expected standard in maths

75% 72% 76%

% meeting the expected standard in Reading, writing and Maths

67% 67%  

The impact Year 6 data July 2018:

  All pupils * Disadvantaged pupils * National
% meeting the expected standard in reading 74% 77% 75%
% meeting the expected standard in writing 79% 79% 78%
% meeting the expected standard in maths 88% 91% 76%
% meeting the expected standard in Reading, writing and Maths 69% 70% 64%

*Including pupils to be discounted

The gap between Pupil Premium children and other children has closed significantly this year at expected and this is reflected in school data for other years.

There is a gap at the higher level of ‘Greater depth’ and this will be a key focus next year.

2018/19 plan for spending

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils of Downside Primary School addressed through the Pupil Premium Grant provision (see below)

  • Language skills
  • Reading resilience and fluency
  • Aspirations
  • Challenge for and resilience of high ability children
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Learning support at home
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Breadth of life experience

Click HERE for a detailed action plan.

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