Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017

Effective use of our Pupil Premium is a high priority. Acquisition of language skills, low aspirations, cultural enrichment and rural isolation and health and welfare are the key areas identified for our expenditure as we seek to close gaps in attainment for our eligible children.

Plans for the academic year 16/17 spending – (which will be provided at the rate of £1320 per eligible pupil and £1900 for eligible Pupil Premium Plus pupils) are:-

Sport Premium 2016/2017

Plans for the academic year 2016/2017 spending – (which is provided at the rate of £8,000 and an additional £5.00 per child):

Please click below for information on Premium Funding from past years.

Pupil Premium for 2015/2016

In the academic year 15/16 we were pleased to receive £1,300 per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium Funding and £1,900 per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium Plus Funding. This enabled us to finance the following projects in support of our 3 identified areas of focus:

  1. acquisition of language skills
  2. low aspirations
  3. rural isolation and cultural deprivation
    1. Regular targeted Intervention Groups for Literacy and Language Development, Social Development, Fine Motor and Boosts - £5,100
    2. Extend playtime social opportunities with stools/learning posts/hub - £600
    3. Provision of additional lunch time staffing for SEND children - £2,000
    1. 2 ½ days of supply cover to enable teacher/individual pupil marking and feedback opportunity - £600
    2. Staffing for weekly ‘Aiming High in Maths’ - £400
    3. Provision of an iPad station in Year 1 - £900
    4. Extend daily ‘on-entry’ staffing to two in every classroom - £2,000
    5. Contribute to costs of termly EWO support - £900
    6. Fund daily milk provision at playtime – £1,000
    7. Maintain ‘Family Fun Afternoon’ (developed from the former Dads, Lads and Lasses), introduce activities for parents/carers on Theme Days and refreshments at events in the Hall, develop half term/holiday time family project competitions - £500
    1. Resources and consumables for our curriculum cookery work - £150
    2. Support funding of WOP’s in Years 3 and 4 - £3,600
    3. Provide funding for both Year 5 and Year 6 Residential School Journeys - £1,000
    4. Contribute to costs of Year 5/Year 6 weekly swimming sessions - £600
    5. Subsidise both the Autumn Geography Field Trips and the Summer Class Trips - £1,400
    6. Maintain 1 ¼ hours daily staffing in EYFS for outdoor learning - £3,000
    7. Increased daily staffing levels at After School and Holiday Clubs - £1,400
    8. Developments to the Sensory Garden including shelters, plants and bridge, storage area, cleaning out and edging to the pond - £3,000

Impact of the Funding

It remains hard to disaggregate the impact of Pupil Premium funding from the many things that we do for our vulnerable/disadvantaged children – it seems better to show that ‘gaps are closing’. On average in 15/16 14% of our children were identified for Pupil Premium funding through their eligibility for FSM (either in 15/16 or in the past) or through being ‘Looked After’ (LAC). We had no pupils of families serving in HM Forces.

    1. A minimum of 28% of the membership of each of these Interventions was Pupil Premium. This rose to 48% in ‘Boosts’. Our Year 1 Phonics check results were our highest ever at 72% - similarly for our Year 2 re-takes at 78%. We maintained last year’s figure of 75% of Year 1’s moving into Year 2 at Stage 4 of Oxford Reading Tree. Year 5 Reading test results built on their success in Year 4; Year 6 Reading SAT’s secured 68% at ARE.
    2. Children regularly reported back positively about the new additions to the playground/field – the ‘hub’ and the leaning posts were designed specifically in response to their requests for additional places to sit with friends. These were also used at After School Clubs – attended during the year by almost 80% of eligible children.
    3. Safety and welfare of our children are key elements of our ethos so providing an additional MMS for a SEND child enabled them to be included in the daily activities on offer.
    1. Parent/carer attendance data at Autumn and Spring Year 6 Consultations in 15/16 rose by 6%. The children reported favourably on the chance to discuss their work and progress individually with the teacher in the Summer term. Children on the SEN Register had a similar opportunity with the SENCO to celebrate work of their choice.
    2. Whilst Year 6 Maths SAT’s results at ARE were disappointing (48%), overall teacher assessment at 76% reflected each child’s attainment over time. The Aiming High Maths group included 20% eligible children and all secured the national ARE standard. This success was echoed in our 11+ results for 15/16.
    3. The provision of an iPad station to Year 1 provided enhanced IT learning opportunities building on their experiences in Reception. Available all day, starting with early morning work, they have enriched the children’s language skills, self-confidence, enjoyment of learning and curriculum knowledge and understanding.
    4. Last year’s provision of three classes having a daily ‘on-entry’ teaching assistant was extended to all classes in 15/16. Parents commented favourably on both the ease with which they could ‘have a quick word’ with the class teacher and the easier separation witnessed – confirming the value of this provision.
    5. The EWO intervention package was purchased to improve attendance and punctuality for one eligible child in particular. Whilst statistical data showed little improvement, overall advice taken has strengthened our practice for securing good attendance and punctuality across the school.
    6. Daily milk was provided for all eligible children with a take up rate of 85%. During the latter part of the Summer term the provision was promoted through the trial of a specific staff role to personally deliver the milk. This will continue into 16/17.
    7. 30% of the families attending ‘Family Fun Afternoon’ were eligible for Premium funding. Overall, attendance at Family Fun Afternoon was up to 50% in 15/16. Take up of the 3 legged Sports Day race introduced in 2014/2015 exceeded all expectations/requests with 23 ‘pairs’ entering this year. Participation in our activities for parents/carers on Theme Days increased slightly during the year. Providing refreshments at events in the Hall gave additional opportunities to stay and chat on every occasion, attendance was high and comments very positive. Children entering the half-term/holiday competitions – all focused on Safety in 15/16 – were rewarded with certificates and prizes.
    1. Cookery is an established part of our curriculum for all children and regularly remarked upon enthusiastically by the children.
    2. Extending WOP’s into Year 4, as requested by the children, proved very worthwhile. 75% of our eligible children had family members attend one or more of the Concerts put on. 100% of eligible children entered and passed their Grade 1 instrumental exam. Increased knowledge and appreciation of different musical styles was evident from the children’s Writing at the end of the year.
    3. 75% of eligible Year 5/Year 6 children took up the Residential School Journey invitation. This fun, hands-on opportunity undoubtedly improves communication and helps teamwork whilst also nurturing a variety of life skills including awareness of freedom, personal risk, stress management, independence and confidence building.
    4. 96% of all Year 6 2015/2016 secured 25 metres distance (or further) in swimming. 100% of all eligible Year 6 children secured 10 metres and confidence to put their face in the water, jump/slide into the water.
    5. The annual whole class ‘Field’ and Summer trips provide practical experiences, cement and extend classroom learning and impact on the retaining of information as well as being fun. The quality of follow-up work evidences the children’s successes in these areas.
    6. The EYFS staff regularly reported on the children’s great enthusiasm for outdoor learning across the whole school site. ‘Fairy Corners’, ‘Elves Workshops’, pram walks, bug hunts and sensory moments were language development and creativity features throughout the year – evidenced in Learning Journeys and individual PSED outcomes.
    7. Fun Club and Helping Hands were regularly attended by 70% of our eligible children. PE, completion of homework, arts and crafts and ‘table top’ games came top in the children’s vote on activities – along with teatime. Regular attendance of our eligible children at Breakfast Club increased to 35%. Breakfast Club offers a nourishing start to the day and opportunities for reading and social play. Staff and parental involvement enhanced provision for SEND at both sets of Clubs.
    8. The Sensory Garden developments continue to enrich the children’s independence, language experiences, awe and wonder, creativity and directed learning. Promoted by Year 6, it is a very child-friendly, continually evolving and eco-friendly area in the heart of our school.

Sports Premium for 2015/2016

  • Maintain the established partnership with Skegness Academy
  • Maintain the Year 4 – Year 6 termly hockey coaching
  • Host whole school Activity Days and another Boston United Day
  • Contribute to transport costs for sports festival fixtures
  • Further extend dance resources
  • Continue to replace/extend our small apparatus resources

Impact of 2015/2016 Sport Premium

Through the Skegness Academy Partnership all children had another year of new experiences and opportunities. Groups of children tried Indoor Rowing, Boccia and New Age Curling. We purchased our own resources for Boccia, extended our resources for Dance, maintained good stocks of small apparatus and enhanced our PE curriculum through the timetabling of the Academy Sports Coaches. Attending sports festivals/fixtures affects staffing in school but all staff are accepting of this and make adjustments to enable our children to participate.

Once again we entered a wide variety of competitions as aspirational (to challenge our able athletes) benchmark (appropriate for us) and reassurance (easy for us) levels thus developing our pupils coping mechanisms for winning and losing. Our two Gifted and Talented athletes accessed some specialist activities and a residential and for the second year running we were awarded the ‘Top Boy’ trophy. We were very proud to win the County Finals of the Indoor Athletics at Grantham – a dream come true! We will be submitting an application for Gold Sports Mark 15/16 in recognition of our provision.

Hockey is well received by the children and several report on joining a local club as a direct outcome of their lessons at school.

Our KS2 intra activities, organised in the main by the Query Crew, were extended to include Netball in the Spring Term – this following a very well received Netball coaching day. All children took part in a Climbing Wall experience. The apparatus was on the school field for 3 days enabling ample time for everyone to achieve. Whole school Golf Day was popular and here too, several children indicated their enthusiasm to join a local club. We also held an Archery Day – a new venture – and repeated the very popular whole school Football Activities Day with staff from Boston United Football Club.

Training:

  • Staff comment favourably on their increased confidence in teaching PE gained from working alongside the Academy coaches.
  • Health and wellbeing of our children is a key priority and identifying PE as the number one subject for the sixth year running reflects the significant role it plays in the children’s school life and therefore value of our provision .

Pupil Premium 2014/15

In the academic year 2014/2015 we were pleased to receive £1,200 per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. This enabled us to finance the following projects:

  1. Helping Hands open daily until 5:30 - £2,000
  2. Breakfast Club open daily – initially from 7:45 but moved to 7:30 by request of parents - £400
  3. ‘On Entry’ support teaching assistant in 3 classes - £2,000
  4. Intervention provision from EWO (termly) at £400 - £1,200
  5. Additional MMS for two SEND children - £3,100
  6. Developing the Sensory Garden - £500
  7. Increase staffing for EYFS outdoor learning - £3,000
  8. Personal care equipment - £1,100
  9. 1 ¼ hours a week additional staffing for LJ Guided Reading - £7,000
  10. Aiming High Maths weekly session in Year 5 and Year 6 - £1,000
  11. Contribution to weekly transport for swimming and both residential School Journeys - £1,100
  12. Three days of supply cover for third Parent/Teacher Consultation opportunity - £540
  13. Provision of milk at playtime - £850
  14. Provision of an hour a day additional staffing in Year 1 - £1,900
  15. Dads, Lads and Lasses activity - £40

Impact of that funding...

It remains hard to disaggregate the impact of Pupil Premium funding from the many things that we do for our vulnerable/disadvantaged children – it seems better to show that ‘gaps are closing’. On average in 2014/2015, 14% of our children were identified for Pupil Premium funding through their eligibility for FSM – either in 2014/2015 or in the past – or through being ‘looked after’ (LAC). The following data relates to ‘eligible children’ only.

  1. Helping Hands was attended regularly by 75% of the children offering opportunities for social play, completion of homework tasks and arts/crafts activities along with tea time.
  2. Breakfast Club was attended regularly by 20% of children offering a nourishing breakfast, opportunity for reading and social play. Funding for this Club was also received from the Co-op.
  3. Three classes benefited from an ‘on entry’ teaching assistant each day. Parents in each class commented many times on the easier separation witnessed.
  4. The EWO intervention package was purchased to improve attendance and punctuality for one child in particular. Data in both improved slightly – to close to 89%.
  5. Safety and welfare of our children are key parts of our ethos so providing an additional MMS for two SEND children enabled them to be included in the daily activities on offer.
  6. The Sensory Garden now has a ‘Bug Hotel’ – a small, staged area inside the hedge for scientific study and role play. Popular with the children, it facilitates independent and directed learning.
  7. The EYFS teacher reported a notable increase in enthusiasm for accessing the outdoor area. Photographs of independent learning featured in the Learning Journeys.
  8. A new nappy changing station was fitted to the Hall disabled toilet for access in Tiny Tofts and at events in the Hall. The area was re-decorated.
  9. Weekly support for Guided Reading in Year 3 and Year 4 throughout the year was successful as evidenced by Year 4’s Reading test results which compared favourably with the previous cohorts.
  10. Maths results for Year 5 2015 were up on the previous year for the second year running. Membership didn’t change. However in Year 6 the membership changed termly. SAT results were disappointing – no Level 6’s and a fall at Level 5.
  11. 90% of all Year 6 2014/2015 secured 25 metres distance or better in swimming. 100% of eligible pupils secured 25 metres. The funding supported a 10 minute increase in lesson length for all pupils. 75% of children attended their School Journey (100% Year 6 to Derbyshire; 50% Year 5 to London)
  12. Overall Attendance data for the Spring Term 2015 parent/carer with teacher consultation was 95% for the whole school (90% Autumn 2013) (85% Autumn 2012).
  13. Daily milk was provided for all children with a take up rate of 90%.
  14. Additional staffing in Year 1 enabled an hour of daily reading activities. 75% of pupils moved into Year 2 on Stage 4 ORT (highest data ever).
  15. For Summer 2015 the Dads, Lads and Lasses activity was included in Sports Day. Focussing on engagement of parents/carers a 3 legged race for parents/carers was introduced in 2014 – take up was just 7 ‘pairs’ but afterwards many requests for it to be included in 2015 were made. For 2015 20 3 legged ties were purchased….and two heats had to be held, uptake was so great!

Sports Premium 2014/15

  • Maintain the established partnership with Skegness Academy
  • Host another whole school Zumba Day
  • Extend the gymnastic and dance resources
  • Replace/extend our small apparatus resources

Impact of 2014/15 Sport Premium

Through the Skegness Academy Partnership 2 groups of children had their first experience of Indoor Rowing, another group was introduced to Boccia and two further groups were able to extend their last year’s introduction to New Age Curling.

We now have ‘5 a Day’ resources available in each classroom – being used daily in 3 and regularly in 3 others.

We entered a wide variety of competitions at aspirational (to challenge our able athletes) benchmark (appropriate for us) and reassurance (easy for us) levels thus developing our pupils coping mechanisms for winning and losing. Our 2 Gifted and Talented athletes accessed some specialist activities and a residential.

  • Parents/carers of Year 5 and Year 6 were invited to the second Zumba day – 30% attended. Afterwards a number of Year 5 and Year 6 children with their parents, took details of local venues to join Zumba activities.
  • We purchased additional gym stools, replenished our stocks of small balls and purchased vinyl play bats, arrows and markers. We bought 2 kit bags of dance resources.

Training

  • Staff comment that they now feel very confident to teach gym (and that they no longer have queues at the apparatus). In addition our PE Subject Leader presented a training unit From Strategy to Classroom Practice to staff and governors.
  • Health and wellbeing of our children is a key priority and identifying PE as the number one subject for the fifth year running reflects the significant role it plays in the children’s school life.

Pupil Premium 2013/14

In the academic year 2013/2014 we were pleased to receive £900 initially per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium Funding, rising to £1,400 from April 2014. This enabled us to finance the following projects:

  1. A specific EBSS support teacher for 3 hours per week (£1,000)
  2. 21 hours of shared teaching assistant time for 2 children – 21 hours -£2,000
  3. Creche facility at the Reception 2014 new parents Coffee Evening -£100
  4. Increased staffing levels at Helping Hands to 5:30 every day (£2,000)
  5. Maintain Numeracy (Maths) progress in Year 6 (£600)
  6. Contribute to funding of the Year 5 London residential (£300)
  7. Contribute to the weekly swimming transport costs (£100)
  8. Autumn Term 2013 additional Parent/Teacher Consultation opportunity (£1,300 supply cover)
  9. £100 contribution to the hot meals transport
  10. Daily ‘on entry’ support from a teaching assistant (£1,500)
  11. £50 towards materials for Dads, Lads and Lasses
  12. £1,000 to buy in termly EWO intervention provision for late arrivals/ absences
  13. Additional lunch time cover for SEND children (£800)
  14. Establishing Cookery on the Curriculum (£1,000)
  15. Funding 1¼ hours daily in Reception for enhanced outdoor learning -£3,000
  16. Running a mixed age KS2 Phonics Booster Group (£1,500)
  17. Setting up home-access to Espresso for children and parents (£1,500)
  18. Providing 45 minutes weekly 1:1/small group marking and feedback time in Year 3/Year 4 (£3,000)
  19. Staff training for gymnastics - in particular supporting more able athletes (linked in with Skegness Academy)

Impact of that funding...

It remains hard to disaggregate the impact of Pupil Premium funding from the many things we do for our vulnerable/disadvantaged children – it seems better to show that ‘gaps are closing’. On average in 2013/2014 14% of our children were identified for Pupil Premium funding through their eligibility for FSM – either in 2013/2014 or in the past – or through being ‘looked after’ (i.e., in foster care).

  1. Improved behaviour patterns noted by staff and external agencies. In addition we introduced individual Behaviour Plans for 4 children and relevant staff received some additional internal training.
  2. One of the two children (Y6) secured Level 4 in Reading (average progress) the other made above average progress securing Level 5.
  3. 100% of the Reception September 2014 parents who were expected to attend the Coffee Evening did (up by 9% on 2013); 11 children attended the crèche (up by 50% on 2013)
  4. 80% of eligible children attended Helping Hands during the year and of those 50% attended at least once a week
  5. Year 6 SAT results in Maths were very pleasing with 86% Level 4+, 38% Level 5 and 14% Level 6
  6. 100% of the eligible children in Year 5 were enabled to join the London Residential
  7. 95% of Year 6 achieved 25m or better in swimming (same levels as 2013) and 100% achieved National Plan Level 1
  8. Average attendance for the Autumn Term Parent/Teacher Consultation was at its highest ever with 90% for the whole school (85% in 2011 and in 2012)
  9. Hot meals transport/provision although running at a financial loss was supported and once again a slight increase in meals uptake was witnessed over the year
  10. A more regular smoother transition into school for one child was witnessed by staff and parent alike on many occasions during the year. This was especially valuable as it included the change from Infants to Juniors.
  11. Although marred by the weather, the Dads Lads and Lasses walk and picnic event went ahead. Families of 40% of eligible children were represented
  12. The EWO intervention package was purchased and put into use for two eligible children – one to seek whereabouts as a ‘missing child’ (success within 24 hours) and the other to improve attendance levels (which rose to 89% for the academic year)
  13. The safety and welfare of all our children is paramount and additional adult supervision for two children at lunch time enhanced their enjoyment and involvement in activities
  14. Cookery proved especially popular in Reception, Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6. Additional resources were purchased along with the ingredients and staff time for compiling the Scheme of Work
  15. The EYFS teacher reported pleasing progress for outdoor learning provision as a result of a dedicated member of staff
  16. Children in the KS2 Phonics Booster Group reported much enjoyment at their sessions. Year 5 and Year 6 teachers noted an increase in reading confidence in Shared and Guided Reading activities
  17. Many favourable comments were received from parents about home- access to Espresso. Teachers reported being able to recommend specific activities for individual children to do at home to support their learning
  18. Year 3/Year 4 was a larger than usual class in 2013/2014. Overall, the progress the Year 3 children made was ‘average’ as evidenced by their non-stat SAT’s in Reading and in comparison with Year 3’s nationally; progress in Maths for Year 2 to end of Year 3 was average but compared with Year 3’s nationally below average. For Year 4 both the Maths and the Reading test results compared favourably with the national average though progress was below national averages.
  19. All teachers reported refreshed enthusiasm, knowledge and confidence for running gymnastics lessons - in particular keeping children active throughout the lesson.

Sport Premium 2013/14

In the academic year 2013/2014 we received the block allocation of £8,000 and an additional £5.00 per pupil.

The promotion of PE at Huttoft Primary School is clearly evidenced through:

  • our ongoing success in competitive sports – locally and beyond
  • the popularity of the subject – number 1 subject for the fourth year running
  • participation rates at our After School PE Clubs – almost 70% of eligible children attended at least one Club in 13/14
  • the proportion of children attending out of school sports centres
  • the commitment of senior leaders to full access and engagement
  • accreditation – Sportsmarks, Activemarks, Healthy Schools, Sainsburys Fit Kids
  • 100% participation in the Query Crew’s sponsored run/walk for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fund (March 2014)
  • the number of former pupils representing their school in sports teams

Impact of that spending…

Our 2013/2014 Sport Premium money has been carefully allocated so as to maintain all that we do already and be sustainable in the extension of our activities through:

  • high quality staff training
  • embedding inclusivity
  • improving partnership work with other schools
  • replacing and increasing our small games equipment
  • introducing a ‘Record Holders’ board and a ‘Local Sports Clubs’ board

The staff training has been specific to gym, dance, multi skills, hockey and provision for talented children following a review of our needs. All the teachers have benefited from the expertise of the coaches, along with many of our support staff.

Through our Sport Premium partnership work our children have been specifically introduced to Boccia and New Age Curling enabling those with and without disabilities to play together on an equal footing. Working alongside children from other schools has heightened awareness of others and winning the local ‘New Age Curling’ trophy at our first entry was a great achievement! This and many others of our PE activities has been enthusiastically written up as ‘blogs’ for our website by the participants.

Year 5 have accessed the Young Ambassadors programme and a whole school drive for healthier snacks has been put in place during the Summer Term 2014.

A new playground activity opportunity has been introduced to all the children every Wednesday; led by the Partnership Coach this initiative has proved very popular and involved our staff too.

Attendance at an Emotional Behaviours course was secured and has subsequently been cascaded to staff. The school’s Anti Bullying Policy has been revised by staff and governors, amendments made to the policy, and it is now re-published on our website. A joint staff and governors two part training unit about our PE curriculum has been held over 2 terms.

Premium Funding 2012/13

In the academic year 2012/2013 we were pleased to receive £623 per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium funding to help us with financing the following projects:

  1. A specific support teacher for 3 hours per week (£1,000)
  2. 21 hours shared teaching assistant time for two children (£2,000)
  3. A refreshment opportunity and crèche at End of Year Review Consultation Evening (£100)
  4. Helping Hands Club – open every day to 5:30 p.m. (£2,000)
  5. .6 class teacher in Year 6 to maintain Numeracy progress (£600)
  6. Contributions to Year 5 2013 residential School Journey (£300)
  7. £100 contribution to weekly swimming lessons 12/13
  8. £1,300 supply cover to maintain the fourth parent/teacher consultation opportunity in the year 12/13
  9. £100 contribution to hot meals transport in 12/13
  10. Additional 1:1 teaching assistant time for an hours daily ‘on entry’ support (£1,500)
  11. £50 materials contribution to two after school ‘Dads, Lads and Lasses’ opportunities and an after school Family Art and Craft session

Impact of that spending…

It remains hard to disaggregate the impact of Pupil Premium funding from the many things we do for our vulnerable/disadvantaged children – it seems better to show that ‘gaps are closing’. On average in 2012/2013, 12 – 15% of our children were identified for Pupil Premium funding through their eligibility for Free School Meals – either in 2012/2013 or in the past – or through being ‘Looked After’ – i.e., in foster care.

  1. Improved behaviour patterns noted by staff and external agencies
  2. Both children had made ‘above average’ progress in reading from September 2012 to May 2013
  3. Parental attendance at the End of Year Review Evening (July 2013) was up by 7% across the school and a total of 17 young children used the new crèche facility
  4. 85% of eligible children attended Fun Club/Helping Hands during the year and of those 90% attended at least once a week
  5. Year 6 2012/2013 Maths results were slightly below target at 68% Level 4+ however 53% of children made average or better progress since KS1
  6. 75% of eligible children in Year 5 and Year 6 were enabled to join the residential trips
  7. Once again 95% of Year 6 achieved 25 metres or better in swimming and 100% achieved National Plan Level 1
  8. The September 2012 extra Parent/Teacher consultation opportunity was again provided for all classes and 85% average attendance was sustained from 2010/2011
  9. Our hot meals provider and transport remained unaltered in 2012/2013 with a marginal increase in uptake across the school
  10. £1,500 1:1 ‘on entry’ support saw a significant improvement in the regularity of the child’s attendance in 2012/2013
  11. Both ‘Dads, Lads and Lasses’ opportunities were organised by our staff and proved very popular. This was further developed through the Friends of Huttoft School with the proposal of a Family Arts Activity opportunity which staff supported too. Families of 40% of eligible children were represented at one or more of these events

Premium Funding 2011/12

In 2011/2012 we were pleased to receive sufficient Pupil Premium funding to help us with financing the following projects:

  1. A specialist support teacher for 2 ½ hours per week
  2. Two 1:1 full time teaching assistants
  3. Year 5 ‘Numbers Up’ Club (in the Autumn Term)
  4. Helping Hands Clubs – retained following the loss of funding in 2010/2011
  5. CfBT ‘Dads and Lads’ event held in June 2012
  6. Contribution to two residential School Journeys 2012
  7. £100 contribution to weekly swimming lessons 2011/2012
  8. Supply cover to support a fourth parent/teacher consultation opportunity in the year 2011/2012
  9. £100 contribution to hot meals transport 2011/2012
  10. £50 contribution to some regular bereavement counselling

Impact of that spending...

It is hard to disaggregate the impact of Pupil Premium from the other things we do for our vulnerable/disadvantaged children – it seems better to show that 'gaps are closing'. On average 12-15% of our children are eligible for free school meals and a further 4-5% have been eligible in the past.

66% of eligible children in Year 6 2011/12 qualified for a Grammar School place.

  1. Improved behaviour patterns noted by several staff
  2. Results of testing programmes showed both children involved made more than one year’s progress in 8 months
  3. 100% attendance from the class. End of year test results showed average points score progress of 7.6.
  4. Attendance data at Fun Clubs up by 24% to 57% for eligible children and by 21% to 83% at Helping Hands
  5. A resounding success for all who took part. Staff INSET took place too.
  6. 50% of eligible children in Year 5 and Year 6 were enabled to join the school residential trips
  7. 95% of Year 6 achieved 25 metres or better in swimming. 100% achieved National Plan Level 1
  8. Data on Parent Consultations for September showed 85% average attendance per class (an increase of 5% on 2010/2011)
  9. Hot meals provider retained as supplier despite high transport costs
  10. A trained counsellor was able to attend school for two 6 week blocks of time which gave individual opportunity to talk