Pupil Premium Funding

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The government provides additional funding to all Local Authority schools to support and accelerate the learning of pupils that receive free school dinners; this is call the Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium funding must be used in school to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
At New Mills Primary School we spend all of this funding on additional teaching and teaching assistant staff to ensure that all children make the very best progress in English and Maths as possible. The class teachers work closely with their additional colleagues to develop support packages in English and Maths for children working
individually with the teachers (1:1) or for activities that they lead in small groups.
At NMPS we know that the funding is really helping everyone achieve their full potential. I am delighted to report that the vast majority of children receiving Free School dinners in our school made good or very good progress in English and Maths last year in all year groups. As a result of the additional funding the oldest children left our school in Y6 as confident and positive learners.
The Pupil Premium grant for 2016-17 was £44,880.

We allocated funds in the following areas to support pupils:

  • 1:1 Impact teaching support from Teaching Assistants. This can be daily reading support, 1:1 additional phonics catch-up time, 1:1 additional writing sessions, meet and greet sessions and play time/lunch time support.
  • Nurture support. This is a focused 12 week TA led programme that includes Positive Play opportunities and additional pupil/parent meetings.
  • Small group intervention programmes. Trained Teachers and TAs lead the Read Write Inc phonics programme and the Fresh Start programme for target pupils.
  • Additional TA support is allocated to Maths groups in classes to accelerate achievement for target pupils. Some TA staff support the Basic Maths Skills programme in KS2.
  • Additional TA support allocated to Literacy lessons to support the school spelling programme, handwriting and grammar.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant hours used to lead sessions to develop pupil’s self-esteem and self-confidence for target pupils. There are additional trips out or school for local walks, visits to the library and shops, orienteering and Forest schools activities.

In addition, we aim to provide enrichment activities for disadvantaged pupils; some of these include the following:

  • After school sports opportunities
  • Theatre visits/school trips
  • Residential visits in KS2
  • Additional school trips
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Additional sports participation (swimming)
  • Forest schools experiences
  • Further development of the transition programme for our children moving to New Mills Secondary School;
  • Participation in class music (Y4)

We hope to further develop the transition programme for PP children moving to New Mills Secondary School; a project jointly planned between our two schools to ensure continuity of teaching from KS2 into KS3. (This project requires additional external funding; we are awaiting approval of this money.)
The Pupil Premium grant was spent as outlined above and the following data charts demonstrate that it has had a positive impact.

Key Stage 1 (Y2) data for 2016-17:
Subject School Pupil Premium National Pupil Premium School Non Pupil Premium
Percentage of pupils making expected
progress in Reading
75% 78% 91%
Percentage of pupils
making expected
progress in Writing
75% 70% 79%
Percentage of pupils
making expected
progress in Maths
75% 77% 79%
Subject School Pupil Premium National Pupil Premium Non School Pupil Premium
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Reading
50% 27% 33%
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Writing
25% 15% 17%
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Maths
25% 20% 25%

 

Key Stage 2 (Y3/4/5/6) data for 2016-17

Subject School Pupil Premium National Pupil Premium School Non Pupil Premium
Percentage of pupils making expected
progress in Reading
50% 72% 75%
Percentage of pupils
making expected
progress in Writing
50% 79% 90%
Percentage of pupils
making expected
progress in Maths
50% 76% 80%
Subject School Pupil Premium National Pupil Premium Non School Pupil Premium
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Reading
0% 23% 15%
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Writing
0% 18% 15%
Percentage of pupils
making better than
expected progress
in Maths
0% 20% 10%

Strengths in use of PP that will continue into 2017-18:

  • Teaching of phonics throughout KS1 and additional support for target groups in KS2
  • Teaching Assistant Impact 1 sessions
  • Small group maths teaching and some 1:1 support
  • Wider opportunities/additional experiences for target pupils

Areas for development in the current academic year:
Our aim is to continue supporting the programmes outlined above in 2017-18 and to further increase Teaching Assistant hours in the future if funding increases.
We will be working with partner schools (PEGS) around targeting disadvantaged pupils through our involvement with Achievement for All.
Key areas of work here will be developing pupil voice, enjoyment of Science and support for High Achievers.
Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 at NMPS is £46200.

Last years pupil premium statement.