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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Speech and Language Impairment

 

Background Information

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is an amount of money (currently £1320 per eligible pupil) allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, they are responsible for howthey use the additional funding to support pupils.

 

Use of the Pupil Premium at Wyvil

At Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment, we use the Pupil Premium to support individuals and groups of children who fall into the categories outlined above.  The school also use the pupil premium to support other individuals and groups of children who the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.  This is done through a needs analysis and referral system.  The academic progress of children eligible for the Pupil Premium is carefully monitored using an internal tracking system which informs decision making regarding appropriate interventions.  Wider school experience such as attendance at clubs and opportunities to engage in extra curricular activities is also carefully monitored to ensure pupils at social disadvantage have a rich school experience. 

 

Provision in 2014-15

The range of provision the school used to support children who received the Pupil Premium in 2014-15 included:

  • Individual tuition before and after school (now funded by the school after the 1:1 tuition government funded scheme ceased in Spring 2012).
  • The employment of additional staff to support children in their core curriculum learning, with an emphasis on promoting the development of reading in Key Stage 1.
  • The employment of a specialist maths teacher to enable teaching that is more carefully tailored to pupils’ needs.
  • The employment of a three learning mentors and a family support worker to support pupils and their families. 
  • Investment in a rich and varied after school clubs programme including a number of free clubs which allows children at social disadvantage to access a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced practitioner focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Providing regular high quality staff development in the core curriculum especially the teaching of early reading and independent thinking skills.

Provision in 2015-16

The range of provision the school currently uses to support children who received the Pupil Premium in 2015-16 includes:

  • Individual tuition before and after school (now funded by the school after the 1:1 tuition government funded scheme ceased in Spring 2012).
  • The employment of additional staff to support children in their core curriculum learning, with an emphasis on promoting the development of reading in Key Stage 1.
  • The employment of a specialist reading teacher to enable teaching that is more carefully tailored to pupils’ needs.
  • The employment of a two learning mentors and a family support worker to support pupils and their families. 
  • Investment in a rich and varied after school clubs programme including a number of free clubs which allows children at social disadvantage to access a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced practitioner focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Providing regular high quality staff development in the core curriculum especially the teaching of early reading and independent thinking skills.
  • Additional support in year 5 - Skills Booster sessions.
  • Expanding music tuition for Pupil Premium to include guitar and drumming lessons.
  • More emphasis on writing in tuition sessions, before school and at lunchtimes.
  •  Lunchtime reading sessions.
  • Move It! fitness sessions, before school and at lunchtimes.

 

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant for 2014/15 on Pupil Achievement

The impact of the extra support, opportunities and interventions funded by the pupil premium grant is carefully monitored.  Key indicators show that pupil premium funding has been used to successfully narrow the gap between the attainment and progress of children eligible for the pupil premium and the remainder of the school cohort.

 

Attainment:

The attainment of pupils in Year 6 in the July 2015 statutory assessment tests who were eligible for the pupil premium was  within 4% of that of pupils who did not receive pupil premium. Except in writing where there was a more significant gap of 15%.

At Wyvil the breakdown of children achieving level 4 and above at Maths and English (reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) was as follows:

   Maths  Reading  Writing

Spelling, punctuation and   grammar

Wyvil Pupil Premium 

 93%

 90%  79%  90% *
National Pupil Premium   80%  83%  79%  71%
Wyvil non Pupil Premium  94%  84%  94%  94%

 * This is a significant, positive result for children in receipt of Pupil Premium at Wyvil, compared to the results nationally.

Nationally as a whole the average difference between the two groups was over 6% in each subject, therefore at Wyvil we have been able to more than halve the average difference in attainment between children who receive pupil premium and those who do not through carefully targeted use of the pupil premium grant, and target setting for 2015-16 in writing.

At Wyvil the breakdown of children achieving level 5 and above at Maths and English (reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar) was as follows:

  Maths  Reading   Writing  Spelling, punctuation and   grammar

Wyvil Pupil Premium 

 45% **  24%  34%  62% ***
 National Pupil Premium  28%  35%  22%  43%

 ** and  *** are significant, positive results for children in receipt of Pupil Premium at Wyvil, compared to the results nationally.

Progress:

One of the key indicators when considering the progress of pupils at primary school is whether they have achieved two levels of progress from their national curriculum level in Year 2 (end of Key Stage 1) to Year 6 (end of Key stage 2). 

 At Wyvil, 92% of the pupils eligible for the pupil premium made 2 national curriculum levels of progress from Year 2 to Year 6.

Autumn 2015