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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work.


Pupil Premium strategy statement: St John’s RC Primary, Burnley

1.  Summary information

School St John the Baptist RC Primary, Burnley
Academic Year 2017/18 Total PP budget £110,880.00 Date of most recent PP Review May 2017
Total no. of pupils 263 No. of pupils eligible for PP 71 Date for next internal review of this strategy Jan 2018


2.  Current attainment

Pupils eligible for PP (St John’s) Pupils not eligible for PP (national  average)
% achieving expected in reading, writing and maths 45% (whole school) 53%
% making at least expected progress in reading 82% 66%
% making at least expected progress in writing 80% 74%
% making at least expected progress in maths 74% 70%


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

A. Attendance rates for PP pupils are 95.3% (16-17 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 pupils (mostly eligible for PP) is having a detrimental effect on their academic progress.

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 of 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 identified pupils addressed and managed. 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 2017/18
  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?
  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 those 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 & DHT Jan 2018
  1. All pupils eligible for PP are making at least expected progress.
Raising staff awareness

Target groups identified

Intervention in place where required

A significant number of lower ability PP children did not make expected progress in the last academic year.  We want to ensure that all pupils achieve ARE, particularly those who are eligible for PP. As above

Intervention groups, EP referrals, SEN review

HT & DHT, SENCo Jan 2018
Total budgeted cost: £40,000.00
  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

Inclusion Solutions support to continue

EP service to be provided by Acorn

Re-allocation of roles in Pastoral Support Team (inc Pupil Mentor)

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, Pupil Welfare Meetings with analysis of data, review of new role of Pupil Mentor HT & DHT Mar 2018
Improved behaviour of identified pupils. Targeted behaviour support

Review of lunchtime activities

Review of staffing & provision

Referrals to Alternative Provision

Behaviour issues for a small group of pupils (mostly eligible for PP) is having detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers. See above HT & DHT Jan 2018
Total budgeted cost: £52,000.00
  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 –

Pupil Welfare Meetings

HT & DHT

Assistant School Sec

Mar 2018
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, DHT, Family Support Worker Mar 2018
Total budgeted cost: £19,000.00