Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is the pupil premium?

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

From September 2015, the premium was worth £1,320 and is paid to the school in respect of pupils who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1,900 is paid to the school in respect of any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; and £300 is paid to the school in respect of students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.  

Key principles how the pupil premium is spent at Copmanthorpe School:

1. Copmanthorpe School aims to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium to at least the level of their peers. The school is aware that this means that some of these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.

2. Copmanthorpe School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.

3. Copmanthorpe School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including: attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.

4. Copmanthorpe School uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.

5. Copmanthorpe School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.

6. Copmanthorpe School uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending

(interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.

7. The Headteacher and Pupil Premium Leader have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.

8. Copmanthorpe School ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.

9. The Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.

As specified in the school Charging and Remissions policy, we will fund participation in school visits and extra-curricular activities for Pupil Premium pupils when appropriate.

In the year 2017 - 2018, the school will receive £23,880 in Pupil Premium funding.  Funds have been targeted in the following ways.

Spent on

 

Cost

Aim

 

Impact

Additional staff for family events

£200

To further children's relationships with pupils outside of current year groups.

 

 

ELSA support groups through the school

£5000

To support individual pupils self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school, reducing barriers to learning and improving progress.

 

Support for eligible pupils and their families in accessing enrichment activities e.g. swimming/ school visits and residential visits.

£1000

To give all children opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and visits.

 

1 to 1 counselling

£5000

To support pupils coping with difficult home circumstances.

 

Support for pupils at risk of underachieving for a variety of reasons.

 

£12,680

To provide timely intervention for individual pupils who are, or at risk of, making slow progress.

 

 

 

Total

£23,880

 

 

In the year 2016 –2017, the school will receive £28,700 in Pupil Premium funding.  Funds were targeted in the following ways.

Spent on

Cost

Aim

Impact

Additional staff for family events

£200

To further children’s relationships with pupils outside of current year groups.

 

As a large primary school (401 pupils) it is important that children recognise themselves as part of a whole school community, supporting and collaborating with each other. Family events take place half termly with all children engaging with and learning to work alongside each other across year groups and key stages.

Purchasing of IT equipment (hardware and software)

£1000

To support children with fine motor difficulties, removing barriers to writing at length.

Laptops were purchased for children who experienced barriers to writing at length. This enabled them to move towards achieving age related expectations in writing and improving their self esteem and enjoyment of writing.

ELSA support groups through the school

£5000

To support individual pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school, reducing barriers to learning and improving progress.

A high proportion of children have accessed this support at some point throughout the year to support their well-being. Resilience and well-being have shown improvement.

Support for eligible pupils and their families in accessing enrichment activities e.g. swimming/ school visits and residential visits.

£1000

To give all children opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and visits.

A small percentage have accessed this funding, ensuring no child misses out on extra-curriculum opportunities or educational visits.

1 to 1 counselling

£5000

To support pupils coping with difficult home circumstances.

Two children have received 1:1 support 4 X week for 30 mins and have access to meet and greet as necessary. The children's wellbeing and resilience is monitored and is building. Attainment towards ARE has improved in RWM.

Year 6 Play Leader training and Premier Sports Lunch Club

£1500

To improve the lunch time experience.

Play leaders lead games on a daily basis for KS1 children. Premier sports run lunch time clubs and monitor Golden Mile in school.

Support for pupils at risk of underachieving for a variety of reasons.

 

£15,000

To provide timely intervention for individual pupils who are, or at risk of, making slow progress.

EYFS: (1 pupil) 100% achieved GLD (+16% achievement gap)

Year 1 phonic check: (1 pupil) 100% achieved the phonic standard (+21% achievement gap)

Year 2 phonic check: (3 pupils) 100% achieved the phonic standard (+5% achievement gap)

Key Stage 1: (3 pupils) 67% pupils achieved ARE in reading (-16% achievement gap)

33% pupils achieved ARE in writing and maths(-44% achievement gap)

 

100% achieved ARE in science Key Stage 2: (8 pupils)reading: + 0.8 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium - 0.7) (+ 0.1 progress positive gap)

writing: - 8.1 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium -2.4) (-5.7 progress gap)

maths: -2.0 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium -0.2) (-1.8 progress gap)

Total

£28,700

 

 

In the year 2015 –2016, the school received £32,400 in Pupil Premium funding. Funds were targeted in the following ways.

Spent on 

Aim

Impact

Additional staff for family events

To further children’s relationships with pupils outside of current year groups.

 As a large primary school it is important that the children mix cross key stage and get to know each other. Families events take place six times a year and all the children engage and enjoy them. 

1 to 1 support

To further progress of individual children needing more support with language skills-spoken and written.

 End of KS2 outcomes:

reading shows children made more than expected progress, with + 1.05 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium - 0.1)

writing shows children made more than expected progress, with + 2.32 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium + 1.4)

CPD for TAs

ELSA training (bereavement, anger management, attachment difficulties)

To provide support and strategies for working with pupils causing concern.

 A development of skills and abilities impacts positively on ELSA sessions ability to support children.

ELSA support groups through the school

To support individual pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school, reducing barriers to learning and improving progress.

 90% of pupils have accessed this support at some point throughout the year to support their wellbeing. Resilience and self-esteem have shown improvements. 

Support for eligible pupils and their families in accessing enrichment activities e.g. swimming/ school visits and residential visits.

To give all children opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and visits.

 A small percentage have accessed this funding, ensuring no child misses out on extra-curricular opportunities. 

1 to 1 counselling

To support pupils coping with difficult home circumstances.

 Two children have received 1:1 support 4xweek for 30 mins. The children’s wellbeing and resilience has been regulated and is building. Attainment towards ARE has improved in RWM. 

Year 6 Play Leader training

To improve the lunch time experience.

 Play leaders lead games on a daily basis for lower school children 

Support for pupils at risk of underachieving for a variety of reasons.

 

To provide timely intervention for individual pupils who are, or at risk of, making slow progress.

End of KS2 outcomes:

reading shows children made more than expected progress, with + 1.05 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium - 0.1)

writing shows children made more than expected progress, with + 2.32 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium + 1.4)

maths shows children made less than expected progress, with – 4.78 progress score (compared to non-pupil premium + 0.7)