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Pupil Premium strategy evaluation 2016/17: St John’s RC Primary, Burnley

1. Summary Information:

School St John the Baptist RC Primary, Burnley
Academic Year 2016/17 Total PP budget £108,240.00 Date of most recent PP Review n.a.
Total no. of pupils 272 No. of pupils eligible for PP 84 Date for next internal review of this strategy May 2017

2. Current Attainment:

Pupils eligible for PP (St John’s) Pupils not eligible for PP (national  average)
% achieving expected in reading, writing and maths 67 53
% making at least expected progress in reading 89 66
% making at least expected progress in writing 78 74
% making at least expected progress in maths 67 70

3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP including high ability)

A. Attendance rates for PP pupils are 94.7%   (below the target of 96% for all pupils).  This reduces their school hours and causes them to fall behind on average.
B. A high number of PP pupils at St John’s have additional needs.
C. Behaviour issues for a small group of Yr 3 pupils (mostly eligible for PP) is having detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers.
D. High ability PP pupils make less progress in Reading and Maths than non PP pupils.
E. Parental engagement needs to be increased

4.  Outcomes

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured Success criteria
A. Increased attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP. Attendance for PP pupils matches that on non PP pupils.
B. Additional needs of PP pupils are identified early and addressed. Additional needs are met and impact on attainment
C. Behaviour issues of Yr 3 pupils addressed. Fewer behaviour incidents are recorded for this group.
D. Improved progress for high ability pupils in Reading and Maths. High attaining PP children perform as well as non PP pupils
E. More opportunities for parental involvement. Parental engagement increased.

5. Planned expenditure

Academic year 2016/17
  1. Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?/evaluation
  1. Improved progress for high attaining pupils
Raising staff awareness of target group

Staff training on attaining greater depth

Targeted TA support during lessons

High ability pupils eligible for PP are making less progress in Reading and Maths than lose not eligible for PP.  We want to ensure that PP pupils can achieve high attainment as well as simply meeting expected standards. Staff meetings & INSET, book scrutiny, planning monitoring HT & AHT Jan 2017

Evaluation

CTs actively promote achievement of pp vs non-pp

Some pp children in most classes achieving GDS

CTs direct TAs to support pp children

  1. Pupils not meeting standard for Phonics Screening Check are achieving ARE or above
Raising staff awareness

Target groups identified

Intervention in place where required

A significant number in Upper KS2 did not pass Phonics Screening Check.  We want to ensure that these pupils achieve ARE, particularly those who are eligible for PP. As above

Intervention groups, KLIPs

HT & AHT Jan 2017

Evaluation

As above

Phonics intervention in UKS2 embedded – children not making progress placed on SEN register

Total budgeted cost

£30,000.00
  1. Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
Additional needs of PP pupils are identified early and addressed.

Additional needs are met and impact on attainment.

Raising staff awareness

Healthy Relationships training

Change provider from IDSS to Inclusion Solutions

Staff training on referrals to Pastoral Team

Lancashire Behaviour Tool used

As a school we want to act early before needs escalate.  Once additional needs are met, generally pupils are able to make progress. Pastoral meetings, Pupil Progress meetings, Review meetings HT & AHT Mar 2017

Evaluation

Staff awareness raised

Healthy Relationships training completed

Inclusion Solutions now employed

Staff training on referrals to Pastoral Team completed

Lancashire Behaviour Tool used effectively to manage behaviour

Improved behaviour of some Yr 3 pupils. Targeted behaviour support

Review of lunchtime activities

Review of staffing & provision

Behaviour issues for a small group of Yr 3 pupils (mostly eligible for PP) is having detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers. See above HT & AHT Jan 2017

Evaluation

Improved behaviour as a result of targeted support – to continue

Lunchtime activities adapted – continue to review

Total budgeted cost

£50,000.00
  1. Other approaches
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
To increase attendance rates First response phone call

Letters when attendance is less than 95%

PAST support

Family Support Worker to support identified families

We can’t improve attainment and progress rates if they are not attending school. Close monitoring of attendance of identified groups and actions required

Agenda item – Pastoral Support Team

HT & AHT

Behaviour Support Worker

Mar 2017

Evaluation

Increased attendance rates of identified groups

To increase parental engagement Celebratory event at the end of each ½ term, eg Afternoon at the Museum

Books home – each ½ term

Family Fun Fiesta

Parents’ Council

Parent Workshops

If pupils feel that school and home are working in partnership, rates of attainment and progress will increase. Parent Questionnaire

Feedback from parents

Events planned and advertised well in advance

HT, AHT, Family Support Worker Mar 2017

Evaluation

Positive feedback from parental questionnaires, books home, celebratory events well attended.  Continue to promote parental engagement

Total budgeted cost

£28,00.00