Pupil Premium Overview

St. Hild’s Church of England School
Pupil Premium Overview

All schools are provided with additional funding called 'Pupil Premium' to help close the gaps in academic attainment and progress over time, between those who are identified as having disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. The 'disadvantaged' definition includes children in receipt of free school meals within the last six years, 'looked after children', adopted children having previously been ‘looked after’ and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces within the last 6 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

 

Pupil Premium at St. Hild’s Church of England School
Everyone at St. Hild’s Church of England School is actively involved in supporting learning and removing barriers to success for all children in our care; we are all committed to our Ethos and aim to provide all of our pupils with “a world class education in a Christian context”. This is provided with our core values in mind; care, equality, honesty, respect and responsibility which are evident within the everyday life of the school. We are very proud of our school and its pupils and work hard to support them to succeed and be rounded young adults. 

We take our responsibilities for ensuring the progress of all children very seriously. St Hild’s Church of England School has on average more than half of its pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funds and this has been the case since the additional funding was given by the government in 2011.

We commissioned an external Pupil Premium review in February 2018 which has allowed us to evaluate the impact of our disadvantaged spending and determine the most cost effective strategies for the future. From this, and our Poverty Proofing review, commissioned in the summer of 2018, we have drawn up our Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2019-2020. 

Our overarching goal is to build upon the best aspects of our current practice to further raise the performance of Pupil Premium pupils at St. Hild’s Church of England School, so that their progress and attainment accelerates rapidly across the curriculum to be in line with non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

We will achieve this by focusing on the three key priorities which are evident in our School Development Plan.

  • Improve the teaching and learning so that it is at least consistently good in order to raise attainment across all subjects, for all pupils. 
  • Having a specific focus on removing the barriers to learning in order to improve outcomes for all pupils, in particular disadvantaged pupils
  • Develop our learning ethos as a Church of England School.

Pupil Premium Strategic Plan for 2019-2020

Our Pupil Premium Strategic Plan for 2019-2020 is Year 2 of our 3 year plan and will continue to focus on breaking down the identified barriers to learning which are still being experienced by disadvantaged pupils at St. Hild’s Church of England School.

  • The achievement gaps between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils on entry due to weak literacy, weak numeracy and poor communication skills.
  • Lack of aspiration leading to poor behaviour for learning; this can then affect appropriate Post-16 progression.
  • Material deprivation which can impact parental engagement; this can affect cultural opportunities for pupils as well as independent study and is often linked to social and emotional barriers.
  • Poor attendance which contributes to poor attainment and therefore a lack of ambition.
  • Increasing levels of mental health issues

Year 3 of our plan will begin with a detailed review of the impact of the Pupil Premium Strategic Plan implemented to date. The plan will then be finalised in light of our findings. 

 

 

Funding has been allocated to St. Hild’s Church of England School as below. 

  • In 2017/18, £308,145 of funding was available to support Pupil Premium pupils.
  • In 2018/19, £315,290 of funding was available.
  • In 2019/20, £366,415 of funding is available.

The following activities are currently being used directly or indirectly to begin to narrow the attainment gap at St. Hild’s Church of England School.

  • CPD for teachers and support staff to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • Regular formative assessment to inform intervention.
  • Use of appropriate interventions to target areas of need.
  • Learning support through Specialist Learning Support Assistants.
  • Learning support through additional provision e.g. The Nurture Group, Bridge and Space to Learn.
  • Individual mentoring and guidance for social and emotional needs.
  • Reading and Numeracy support programmes.
  • Support for transition Key Stage 2 to 3 and Post-16.
  • Key Stage 4 interventions within the curriculum and to support pupils wellbeing.
  • Key Stage 4 individualised careers education, information advice and guidance.
  • Support for attendance and behaviour.

Pupil Premium Strategic Plan 2019-20

Summary of Anticipated Strategies for “Not Yet Secondary Ready” Pupils 2019-20

In 2019-20 St. Hild’s Church of England School will receive additional funding to support children with low prior attainment in literacy and numeracy.

  • Further development of the “Nurture Group” to provide a focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills; this will require 1 full time primary trained teacher and 2 part time Specialist Learning Support Assistants (SLSA) to support pupils with additional literacy and numeracy.

  • The further development of Primary Transition with the allocation of 1 part time SLSA to support this.
  • Maintained increase in the proportion of curriculum time allocated to English and Maths.

  • Extended transition programme for Not Yet Secondary Ready pupils – Children will attend St. Hild’s Church of England School throughout this academic year to participate in a range of learning activities to support their transition from primary to secondary education.

  • Use of IDL Literacy to support pupils with reading age below chronological age.

  • Additional study support sessions before and after schools as well as lunch time to provide additional literacy and numeracy time for identified children

Pupil Premium Strategic Plan 2018-19

Summary of Anticipated Strategies for “Not Yet Secondary Ready” Pupils 2018-19

In 2018-19 St Hild’s Church of England School will receive a total of £13,595 to support children with low prior attainment in literacy and numeracy.

  • Further development of the “Nurture Group” to provide a focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills; this will require 1 full time primary trained teacher and 2 part time Specialist Learning Support Assistants (SLSA) to support pupils with additional literacy and numeracy.

  • The further development of Primary Transition with the allocation of 1 part time SLSA to support this.
  • Maintained increase in the proportion of curriculum time allocated to English and Maths.

  • Extended transition programme for Not Yet Secondary Ready pupils – Children will attend St Hild’s Church of England School throughout this academic year to participate in a range of learning activities to support their transition from primary to secondary education.

  • Use of IDL Literacy to support pupils with reading age below chronological age.

  • Additional study support sessions before and after schools as well as lunch time to provide additional literacy and numeracy time for identified children

Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2018/19

Impact on pupil outcomes 2018-19

Pupils who came into St Hild’s Church of England School “Not Yet Secondary Ready” (catch up funding)

English

All Pupils below 100 were involved in intervention; this is in the form of smaller classes and/or small group support.


100% made progress towards their Minimum Expected Grade (MEG); the MEG is set using expected progression from the KS2 SATs Score. 89% of pupils met or exceeded their Minimum Expected Grade by the end of the academic year. 

IDL – Indirect Dyslexia Learning, Reading and Spelling Programme, Intervention
St. Hild’s Church of England School continues to use IDL as our specialist reading and spelling programme for pupils with the specific learning difficulty (SpLD) of Dyslexia. The average improved reading age for this group of pupils is 1 year 0 months and the average improved spelling age is 10 months.

 

Impact of catch up on pupil outcomes 2018-19 - English

Pupil Numbers Reading below 100 reading below 100 and PP Reading below 100 and non PP
Total 36 14 22
Met or exceeded MEG 32 13 19
Exceeding MEG by at least 1 full grade 1 0 1

Maths

All Pupils below 100 were involved in intervention working through key numeracy skills.

100% made progress towards their Minimum Expected (MEG); the MEG is set using expected progression from the KS2 SATs Score. 53% met their Minimum Expected Grade by the end of the academic year.

Impact of catch up on pupil outcomes 2018-19 - Maths

Pupil Numbers Maths below 100 Maths below 100 and PP Maths below 100 and non PP
Total 32 14 18
Met or exceeded MEG 17 7 10
Exceeding MEG by at least 1 full grade 6 1 5