Quotes from the St.Michael’s Ofsted Report 2016.
Pupils … who are disadvantaged, make very strong progress because of the excellent support they receive.
Teachers … know their pupils very well and use their expertise to shape support that enables pupils to flourish. The additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is used very effectively.
Disadvantaged pupils make progress in all their subjects that is in line with, or better than, progress made by other pupils in the school and nationally. Progress is particularly substantial because expectations of pupils’ achievement are high and because the support they receive is tailored so well to their needs.
What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who:
- have been eligible for free school meals (FSM)* within the past 6 years
- have been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more, including children who are adopted
- are children of service families.
The Pupil Premium Grant at St. Michael’s
At St. Michael’s, we aim to use the Pupil Premium Grant to narrow the attainment gap between pupil groups. As a school, we have a good track record of ensuring that all pupils make good progress.
We carefully decide how the pupil premium is allocated; taking into account the needs of the children and by monitoring the provision and impact it has on the child. We base our decisions on information which is provided by the Sutton Trust – a summary of educational research which identifies the most effective ways to use resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Research shows that quality first teaching delivers the best results for disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Staff training, collaboration with other primary schools and in house monitoring all contribute to improved outcomes for children. Whilst all children benefit from high quality teaching, disadvantaged and vulnerable children reap disproportionately higher benefits from having good or outstanding teachers. Through observation and assessment we are able to assess if additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is through high quality teaching and targeted interventions that we work to eliminate barriers to learning.
How we spent our Pupil Premium Allocation in 2016–17
Please see below for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
|Quality first teaching: Professional Development,
Monitoring and evaluation
|£14,170||Research shows that quality first teaching delivers the best results for disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Staff training, collaboration with other primary schools and in house monitoring all contribute to improved outcomes for children. Whilst all children benefit from high quality teaching, disadvantaged and vulnerable children reap disproportionately higher benefits from having good or outstanding teachers.
As a result, Year 6 children in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths, with some children working at greater depth.
|Targeted intervention||£5,660||Children have been supported to achieve their potential. For some Pupil Premium SEN children this means that hours over and about those provided for by County have been funded allowing full access to the National Curriculum. Speech and Language interventions have taken place in line with support from Therapist.
Additional intervention from trained adults means that Year 6 children in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths, with some children working at greater depth.
|Emotional Wellbeing||£11,250||Many learning behaviours are improved: confidence, social skills, language skills, motivation and physical skills. Improved self esteem has impact on attainment and progress.
“If you go wrong in the woods people don’t laugh at you and we can get better at them. I like to get better at these things.”
“I learn better (in the classroom) now I come to the woods”
“I feel good because I can accomplish things – it doesn’t matter if you go wrong.”
|Curriculum trips & extra-curricular activities||£470||Children have the same opportunities as others.|
How we plan to spend the Pupil Premium in 2017-18
- Quality first teaching: Professional Development, Monitoring and Evaluation
- 1:1 support / intervention
- Small group tuition
- Emotional literacy interventions
- Opportunities to enhance life experiences