Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT SPENDING

At St Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, and believe that everyone, regardless of race, gender or family circumstances, should have equal access to high quality education. St Michael in the Hamlet strives to inspire children to become creative problem solvers, ready to thrive and succeed in the 21st Century. We aim to give children a positive first experience of learning, and encourage them to be responsible citizens, who appreciate the value of community

The Pupil Premium Grant provides additional funding on top of the main funding school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families.

WHAT BARRIERS ARE FACED BY CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR PUPIL PREMIUM?

Children can have a number of barriers there is no single difficulty faced by all families. Poor attendance, pupil progress and achievement below the expected range, lower self-esteem, less positive attitudes to learning, and behavioural needs are issues faced more frequently in children eligible for Pupil Premium. Some children eligible for Pupil Premium make accelerated progress in some areas too.

Accessing all children’s progress and wellbeing in the systematic way we do through our weekly Hub meetings ensures that all children have the support they need to make sustained progress. Knowing a child is eligible for Pupil Premium ensures that any potential need is particularly monitored, and that school can respond to any need in a timely way, particularly for family support.

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ?

Children across whole school

Every eight weeks every child’s progress is reviewed and key staff discuss how the pupil premium can best be spent to allow children to continue to progress. This is done on an individual basis and our resources are flexibly deployed. Some intervention or resources may be more long term than others to meet individual need.

Children in EYFS

Last year, additional intervention (including additional staffing) and targeted support for ‘readiness to learn’, ‘communication and Language’ and ‘personal development’ skills enabled all children eligible for PP to make good progress from their starting points and to enable a smooth transition to year 1.

Children in KS1

In year 1, children eligible for PP made the same progress as their peers in reading, writing and maths. In year 2, children eligible for PP made the same progress as their peers in reading and maths; they made less progress in reading by approximately one term.

Children in KS2

In years 4 and 6, children eligible for PP make the same progress as their peers. In years 3 and 5 children eligible for PP made better progress than their peers in all subject areas.

HOW WE INTEND TO SPEND THE PUPIL PREMIUM THIS YEAR

Our objectives for Pupil Premium spending in 2020/21 are:

  • To improve the progress in reading of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
  • To improve the progress in writing of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
  • To improve the progress in maths of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
  • To promptly identify children and families in need of support and ensure that these children and families are aware of, and able to receive/access, the necessary, appropriate provision to improve their social and emotional well-being.
  • To continue to communicate with families in receipt of the PP grant about any barriers that may prevent them from accessing and being involved in school life, and to ensure there is continued inclusion of families in receipt of the PP grant in all aspects of school life.
  • To give families the support they need to improve their child’s punctuality when arriving at school.

A review of last year’s spending and monitoring of the progress, achievement and attainment of free school meals children and LAC showed a high impact in the success of the small group and individual additional provision offered to children eligible for Pupil Premium spending.

Reviewing Pupil Premium Spending

Spending of Pupil Premium funding is reviewed across the year depending on the changing needs of the children as a result of academic assessment and any social or emotional needs. Usually the reviews are every 8 weeks, although we may change intervention sooner depending on level of need. The impact of any spending is reviewed to ensure that it is having the impact that was planned. The needs of some of our children eligible for Pupil premium are complex and may require ongoing intervention at some level. Other children need targeted support in specific areas at specific times in their education. During the final part of the Summer term the overall progress of all children eligible for PP is compared to that of children not eligible , and we aim to see that all the interventions together have made a difference in closing any gap in progress. We can also review which interventions had the most impact on progress.

Unable to complete evaluation and review for 2020 – 2021 due to Covid-19/school lockdown

Pupil Premium Spending Last Year 2019 – 2020

The funding our school received for the year April 2019 to March 2020 was £118,360

Total Expenditure for year 2019-2020 was £146,590. Spending shortfall of £28,230 was covered by school.

Item Cost Aims Outcome
 CPD for all staff £ 21,500 To improve standards of teaching so that all children have access to quality-first teaching that raises awareness of barriers to learning including emotions and attachment. Teaching across the school is at least 90% good or better. Children are able to learn well because staff adapt teaching to match emotional needs
Staffing and resourcing for Breakfast Club from 7.45 £ 10,800 To provide free Breakfast Club for all PP children  to enable children to have a positive start their day having had something to eat and played with peers. To ensure that PP children have the best chance at being alert and ready for learning. In addition to improve attendance and punctuality.

To improve general well-being and social skills.

Fully-funded curriculum trips/ visitors (transport and site admission costs) to school £ 17,500 To widen the experiences of children eligible for PP, providing enrichment; leading to improved outcomes in reading, writing and maths To further develop children’s awe and wonder and general well-being. Widen their cultural experiences, enabling them to see themselves as global citizens
Booster classes for Y6 SATs. Targeting pupil premium children at risk of delay £ 1, 950 To target   children  eligible for PP who are in danger of not making sufficient progress or achieving the national standard in SATs. Improved outcomes for pupils in reading, writing and maths and future learning.
Access to an enriched school experiences- House Teams, School Council, Musical and Language (Spanish) experiences. Inc  Rock Kids, Spanish  lessons, Climbing hangar sessions and Wider Opportunity Brass sessions. £ 13,850 Children eligible for PP have opportunities to engage in learning outside the classroom and deepening their social and cultural outlooks on life. Widen children’s life experiences Enhance the development of their well-being.
Purchase of incentives and rewards to promote good attendance and punctuality £ 5,100 To reward those children  eligible for PP who reach our attendance and punctuality expectations/ targets. Significantly improve % rates of attendance and punctuality in school.

Help children and adults recognise the importance of good attendance and punctuality for life.

EWO SLA to support improved attendance and punctuality especially for children eligible for PP £2,400 To reward those children eligible for PP who reach our attendance and punctuality expectations/ targets. To target families where additional support is needed. Significantly improve % rates of attendance and punctuality in school.

Help children and adults recognise the importance of good attendance and punctuality for life.

Maintenance of 15 non-mixed age classes and 3 intervention spaces £ 4,100 Ensure that  children eligible for PP access a quality learning environment. Improved outcomes for all children academically and socially.
Targeted interventions to help children eligible for PP reach their potential inc  reading, dyslexia, Read write a-z, Outdoor Learning £ 48,400 To provide bespoke interventions for children eligible to PP Improved outcomes for all children in reading, writing, mathematics
Purchase of  mindfulness and emotional resilience materials and attendance at training inc. running sessions in school £3,490 To raise self-esteem and positive self-image and develop strategies for children to learn coping mechanisms Improved confidence and development in social skills leading to improved outcomes for chn.
Payment for staff providing after school club £ 4,700 Enrichment of children’s experience; cultural awareness, musical ability, physical development confidence etc Children to develop greater self-confidence.
External specialist support fees including SEN, Attachment and also in Counselling £12,800 To provide timely and effective  interventions for children eligible to PP Improved outcomes for all children academically and socially.

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