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Skegby Junior Academy

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement for 2016 

Schools and Academies receive a Pupil Premium Grant to support their work in tackling underachievement by disadvantaged pupils.

We will work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We will regularly review our actions and their impact and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.

Principles:

  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupils or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time

Total predicted income at September 2016: £103,103

Approximately 49% of our pupils are eligible

Provision Person responsible Intended impact Evaluation
Establishing the Forest School RG
  • Children have real experiences to write about.
  • Similar percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in writing and maths
  • Children make good progress across the curriculum by accessing outdoor learning opportunities
  • Extra-curricular opportunities provided for all pupils
  • Children develop key life-skills.
 
Increased attendance incentives. CP
  • The academy has an attendance figure above 96%
  • Persistent absentees match or better the national figure
  • An increased amount of children achieve 100% attendance.
 
Teacher coaching and support SD and HN
  • All teaching is at least good
  • 50% of teaching is outstanding
  • All teachers identify their next steps and begin to address them
  • Teaching techniques meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups of learners
 
After school club and breakfast club CP
  • All children can access extra provision
  • Pupil premium children get an opportunity to read to an adult
  • Pupil premium children can receive extra support with homework
  • All children have good punctuality
  • All children can develop friendships across other year groups
 
Additional online reading material for children to access at home. SD
  • All pupil premium children make good progress in reading
  • Similar percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in reading
  • All children have access to a wide range of quality reading material
 
School minibus provision RG
  • Access to learning in the local area
  • Providing first-hand experience which is vital for curriculum understanding
  • Provide children with valuable experiences to base their writing on
  • Pupil premium maths and writing gap matches national figures or exceeds them
 
One to one provision and small group emotional support/intervention SR
  • Ensure the number of exclusions are low and remain below the national figure
  • Children can manage their behaviour
  • Pupil premium children receive additional support for gaps in learning
 
Enhanced leadership capacity CP
  • Coordination of a curriculum that meets the needs of all children.
  • The quality of teaching is at least good
  • 50% of teaching is outstanding
  • Similar or better percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics.
 
Year 6 boosters and one to one support RG/HB
  • All pupil premium children make at  least expected progress from their KS1 scores
  • Similar or better percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Identified gaps in understanding are addressed
 
Pupil Premium Statement for 2015/2016 

Schools and Academies receive a Pupil Premium Grant to support their work in tackling underachievement by disadvantaged pupils.

We will work hard to support disadvantaged pupils. We will regularly review our actions and their impact and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.

Principles:

  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupils or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time

Total predicted income at September 2015: £91,000

Approximately 49% of our pupils are eligible

Provision Person responsible Intended impact Evaluation
One to one mathematics tutoring program for Y6. HN
  • Individual support for gaps in learning.
  • All targeted children achieve age related expectations at the end of KS2
4/5 of the identified children achieved a KS2 scaled score of 100 or better in mathematics.
Enhancing the outdoor learning area. RG
  • Children have real experiences to write about.
  • Similar percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in writing and maths
  • Children make good progress across the curriculum by accessing outdoor learning opportunities
  • Extra-curricular opportunities provided for all pupils
  • Children develop key life-skills.
29% of the PP children achieved a 2b in writing at KS1, whereas 62% of them went on to achieve the new expected standard in writing at KS2.

 

The KS2 writing progress score was 0.9 (-1.0 to 2.8)

69% of the Y6 cohort were working at the expected standard in writing. Only 45% achieved a 2b in writing at KS1.

All Big Write books show children have real-life experience to write about.

Over 50 PP children accessed the Eco club throughout the year.

Increased attendance incentives. CP
  • The academy has an attendance figure above 96%
  • Persistent absentees match or better the national figure
  • An increased amount of children achieve 100% attendance.
The academy achieved its highest attendance figure of 95.9%

 

35 (23%) children had an attendance of 100%

 

Teacher release time HB and HN
  • All teaching is at least good
All teaching is at least good
After school club and breakfast club CP
  • All children can access extra provision
  • Pupil premium children get an opportunity to read to an adult
  • Pupil premium children can receive extra support with homework
  • All children have good punctuality
  • All children can develop friendships across other year groups
Monitoring showed that all PP children not reading regularly at home had access to a reading diary in the academy which tracked their reading during school hours.

 

 

Additional iPads and training for staff HB
  • Children receive individual support on areas of weakness
  • iPads support children to present learning in different ways
IPads allowed children to present work in various forms.

 

Flipped learning enabled children access to video learning to support good progress

Additional online reading material for children to access at home. SD
  • All pupil premium children make good progress in reading
  • Similar percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in reading
  • All children have access to a wide range of quality reading material
ARE figures from the previous year compared to the end of the year based on internal data:

Y3 PP reading 40% to 42%

Y4 PP reading

18% to 45%

Y5 PP reading

42% to 47%

Y6 PP reading

21% to 52%

Child interviews showed a wider range of non-fiction text being read by PP children.

One to one provision and small group support CP
  • Ensure the number of exclusions are low and remain below the national figure
  • Children can manage their behaviour
  • Pupil premium children receive additional support for gaps in learning
No pupil premium children were given a fixed or permanent exclusion.

 

Internal data shows that group interventions contributed towards good progress in mathematics.

Enhanced leadership capacity CP
  • Coordination of a curriculum that meets the needs of all children.
  • The quality of teaching continues to improve and is at least good
  • Similar or better percentages (compared to the national figure) of premium children reach age related expectations in reading, writing and mathematics.

 

New outdoor learning area established.

 

All teaching identified as good or better.

Total predicted income at September 2014: £91,000.  Approximately 49% of our pupils are eligible.

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Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015 Statement 

Total predicted income at September 2014: £88,400

Approximately 39% of our pupils are eligible

Plans for the grant include:

  • Additional intervention programmes for Year 6 pupils. This includes reading, writing and numeracy support to target the number of pupils achieving Level 4 in each area and combined
  • Increasing SLT capacity by appointing an experienced teacher to co-ordinate the curriculum so that it meets the needs of our children
  • Further Numicon resources for Mathematics so all children can access it to support their learning
  • The continuation of our Reading club (additional resources purchased)
  • Free breakfast club for Year 6 children during assessment weeks
  • Financial assistance for the Year 5/6 residential
  • Financial assistance to supplement visits that support the curriculum so that all children benefit
  • Good attendance incentives
  • Breakfast Club funding
  • Targeted mathematics support for Year 3 and 5 PP pupils in the autumn and spring term. Other groups will be identified for the remainder of the year.

2014-2015 Impact:

Ofsted May 2016 ‘Leaders use the funding for disadvantaged pupils effectively. It has helped, for example, to develop the role of teaching assistants in providing pupils with good individual support. The school evaluates the impact of its expenditure through data showing how well pupils achieve. This shows that all groups, including disadvantaged pupils, are making similarly good progress. In some classes disadvantaged pupils make faster rates of progress than their peers.’Ofsted May 2016 ‘In 2014, Year 6 pupils supported by the pupil premium attained higher standards than their classmates in reading, writing and mathematics. On average these pupils were more than five terms ahead in mathematics, more than half a term in writing and one term in reading. Compared to other pupils nationally, disadvantaged pupils were less than a term behind in mathematics, two and a half terms in writing and three terms in reading. The disadvantaged pupils currently in the school are making good progress in closing these gaps in all year groups.’

  • 9% gap between PP and National percentages achieving level 4 in reading in 2014. This gap was down to 2% in 2015.
  • The percentage of pupil premium children at age related expectations, in reading, increased from 73% to 81%
  • 100% attendance for the KS2 SATs week.
  • Combined attainment rose to 68%
  • Attendance hit the 95% target for the second year
  • Internal data shows that pupil premium children, in Y3-6, performed broadly in line with non-pupil premium children when looking at points progress in reading, writing and mathematics
  • The academy has established a curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and matches the higher national expectations.
  • Year 5 mathematics: Internal data shows that 92% of Y5 pupil premium children made expected progress in mathematics.
Pupil Premium 2013-2014 Statement 

Total predicted income at September 2013: £64,000

Approximately 37% of our pupils are eligible

Plans for the grant include:

  • Additional intervention programmes from January to May for Year 6 pupils. This includes reading, writing and numeracy support to target the number of pupils achieving Level 4 in each area and combined
  • Mathematics resources
  • Numicon training to enable the creation of targeted interventions at Years 3, 4 and 5
  • Reading club created and resourced
  • Free breakfast club for Year 6 children during assessment weeks
  • Financial assistance for the Year 5/6 residential
  • Breakfast Club funding
  • Good attendance incentives
  • Targeted mathematics support for Year 4 pupils
  • Switch on Reading training and intervention work for Year 5.

Impact:

  • The Academy increased attendance to above 95% and is the highest for the last four years. Punctuality also improved for most of the children who were persistently late
  • Year 4 children attending the reading group made good progress in the year
  • Year 6 SATs week had 100% attendance
  • The Academy made an outstanding improvement to the number of children who attained a level four in the SPaG test
  • Significant progress in the number of children achieving level 5 in SPaG, reading and combined
  • Progress in KS2 writing and mathematics was above national norms
  • Successful completion of the residential visit with many children making significant gains in their confidence and teamwork skills
  • Most year five children who participated in the Switch-on reading intervention made significant gains in their reading ages. This contributed to year five pupil premium children making good progress which was better than the cohort average.