Great Bridge Primary School

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Great Bridge Primary School – Pupil Premium Report

 

The Government provide additional funding to schools in order to improve the educational attainment of under-performing groups. This is named the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

 

All schools are provided with a funding figure based on the number of pupils in reception to Year 6 who are currently or have ever been entitled* to Free School Meals, children who are in care (known as Children – Looked After) or Armed Services children.

*up to 6 years after the FSM ceased

 

PPG money must be used by schools to narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged children.

 

At Great Bridge, we know that there is a very fine line between the home of some PPG children and some non PPG children. We believe strongly in protecting children’s esteem and at no point are PPG children separated explicitly for interventions or all placed in the same teaching group. Please see the PPG Policy for the Governing Body principles for PPG spending.


See Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017​

See also Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017 2018 (including projected figures)

Great Bridge Funding

 

For children who receive (or have received FSM in the last 6 years), the PP fund provides school with an additional £1320 per child (2015-2016 figure).

 

For children who have been "looked after" for at least 6 months, the PP fund provides school with an additional £1900 per child (although £400 is retained by the LA and funding is only received when school provides a full breakdown of costed additional support.

 

For children who have ceased to be looked after by the LA because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, the PP fund provides school with an additional £1900.

 

For children who have parents in the armed forces, the PP fund provides school with an additional £300 per child.

 

In 2015, a new PPG was issued by the Government. This is the Early Years PPG. This is set at £300 for each eligible pupil (Nursery age only).

 

2014-2015 pupils:                               475 (with fluctuations during the year)

 

Pupils eligible for PPG:               135

 

Amount received 2014-2015:     £163,000           (financial year)

 

2015-2016 pupils:                               500 (with fluctuations during the year)

 

Pupils eligible for PPG:               128

 

Amount received 2015-2016:     £169,000           (financial year)

 

2016-2017 pupils:                               500 (with fluctuations during the year)

 

Pupils eligible for PPG:               115

 

Amount received 2016-2017:     £173,660           (financial year)

 

2017-2018 pupils:                               497 (with fluctuations during the year)

 

Pupils eligible for PPG:               115

 

Amount received 2017-2018:     £177,780           (financial year)

 

Use of Pupil Premium Funding

 

Core Subject Teaching Group sizes

 

Children’s abilities vary tremendously as do the areas of learning that they find tricky. At Great Bridge, we recognise that children need as much opportunity to discuss learning with a teacher as possible – misconceptions are addressed swiftly and smaller teaching groups mean learning content is more tightly focused on individual needs unlike situations where one teacher works with 30 or more children.

 

We provide three teachers in each year group of 60 children from Year 1 to Year 6. Some classes also benefit from specialist HLTAs and highly experienced Learning Support Staff. Nursery classes have a maximum pupil adult ratio of 1:13. Reception classes – 1:15

 

We also recognise the importance of quality first teaching as this gives all children the best first exposure to learning opportunities. We also know that some children will need extra support and a “second run” at some concepts.

 

The “third” teacher role enables all PPG children to work in smaller teaching groups for core subject areas but they also benefit from afternoons of precision teaching to address areas of weakness and misunderstanding. These “Teacher Intervention Groups” (TIGs) take place most afternoons, reducing the gap between insecure PPG children and more confident learners.

 

Third teacher* – core teaching and TIGS – Academic year 2014-15:     £137,460

Third teacher – core teaching and TIGS – Academic year 2015-16:      £116,938

Third teacher – core teaching and TIGS – Academic year 2016-2017    £129,740

Third teacher - core teaching and TIGS - Academic Year 2017-2018    £128,792           

*No third teacher in Year 1 2014-15. Salaries are calculated according to teaching time x proportion of PP children within the year group + TIG time.

 

Interventions

 

We believe that carefully targeted interventions can have a positive impact on group and individual progress.

 

Interventions are managed by the SENco and DHT in discussion with each teacher where individual needs are discussed and matched to the most effective programs. Some of these interventions are run by the third teacher or HLTA, others by our highly experienced Learning Support Staff.

 

Interventions are completed over a series of weeks and reviewed at the end of each term in order to assess the progress made, the effectiveness of the program and the subsequent needs of each learner.

 

The full program of interventions and the associated costs are presented to the Governing Body on an annual meeting together with an overall measure of pupil progress that details the progress of PPG and non PPG children.

 

Interventions include:

Pre-Teach – key concept first look prior to in class teaching

Basic skills – number and letter formation

Wellcomm language development

English language development

Speech and Language focus

1:1 reading

Talk boost

Racing to English

Snappy phonics

Sentence Construction practice

Phonic Application practice

Handwriting – speed up

Reading Comprehension

Maths:Tables / No. Bonds focus    

Handwriting – motor skills

 

Academic year 2014-2015:  £46,225

Academic year 2015-2016:  £43,997

Academic year 2016-2017:  £​44,276

Academic year 2017-2018:  £13481 (Autumn figure only)​

 

Improving Attendance and behaviour

 

We believe that children need to be in school to learn.

 

Teaching and intervention programmes, no matter how innovative and focused will have no impact on an absent child. Part of our PPG provides both first day challenging for absences and Parent Support Advisor time for supporting parents in times of difficulty – the PSA helps parents recognise the importance of consistent school attendance whilst aiding in transportation when necessary. For greater attendance challenges and parents that condone persistent absence, part of the PPG provides for a Senior Attendance Officer who completes meetings with families, issuing parenting contracts and guidance to families intending to take holidays during term time.

 

PPG also contributes towards an attendance award at the end of the academic year.

 

Attendance Interventions: 2014-2015        £6500

Attendance Interventions: 2015-2016        £6532

Attendance Interventions: 2016-2017        £9269

Attendance Interventions: 2017-2018        £9269​

Impact of pupil premium funding

 

 

Great Bridge PPG Impact Analysis: Progress & Attainment 2016-2017

 

 

EYFS children achieving a GLD at the end of Reception 2017

   

School Pupils

School %

LA%

National %

   

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

 

All Pupils

61

89

58

51

42

56.9

58

61

 

66

69

 

 

Boys

30

50

32

40

40

50

49

53

 

59

 

 

Gender

Girls

31

39

26

61

44

65

67

67

 

74

 

 

 

Gap - Boys vs Girls

1

11

6

21

4

15

18

14

 

15

 

 

 

Eligible for FSM

10

14

16

40

29

50

51

51

 

51

 

 

FSM

Not Eligible for FSM

51

73

42

53

45

59.5

60

64

 

69

 

 

 

Gap - Eligible vs Not

41

59

26

13

16

9.5

9

13

 

18

 

 

 

Statement: Significant changes were made to the reception teaching and learning styles during this academic year. Results in every strand of learning are higher than last year. From entry points, this is very good progress.

 

Year 1 Phonic Screen results 2017

   

School Pupils

School%

LA%

National %

   

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

 

All Pupils

60

59

85

75

76

77.6

74

79

TBC

77

81

TBC

 

Boys

31

28

47

84

75

74.5

70

75

 

73

 

 

Gender

Girls

29

31

38

66

77

81.6

78

84

 

81

 

 

 

Gap - Boys vs Girls

2

3

9

18

2

7.1

8

9

 

8

 

 

 

Eligible for FSM

12

12

20

42

50

75

66

74

 

 

 

 

Pupil

Not Eligible for FSM

48

47

65

83

85

76.9

78

81

 

 

 

 

Premium

Gap - Eligible vs Not

36

35

45

42

33

1.9

13

7

 

 

 

 

 

Statement: Attainment for the cohort was good – close to LA and National. Excellent results from low language baselines.

 

 

 

Year 2 SATs results 2017

Summary

   

LA

Difference

National

Difference

ALL areas@Expected

36/60

61.7%

 59.8%

1.9%

 TBC

 TBC

Reading

39/60

71.7%

70.5%

1.2%

%

%

Writing

41/60

70.0%

64.3%

5.7%

%

%

Maths

45/60

71.7%

71.4%

0.3%

%

%

 

 

 

PP True

22

Not PP

38

GAP

ALL areas@Expected

12

54.55%

24

63.16%

8.61%

Reading

14

63.64%

25

65.79%

2.15%

Writing

14

63.64%

27

71.05%

7.42%

Maths

15

68.18%

30

78.95%

10.77%

 

Statement: Attainment for the cohort was good – Reading was slightly below LA and 9% below National.

At this time, no data currently exists for PP children at LA or National levels.

Small gaps exists between PP and non PP children with a wider gap for Maths.

 

Year 6 SATs results 2017

Summary

   

National

Difference

RWM @ expected

42/59

71.20%

61%

10.20%

Reading

44/59

74.60%

71%

3.6%

SVGP

52/59

88.10%

77%

11.10%

Writing TA

50/59

84.70%

76%

8.70%

Maths

54/59

91.50%

75%

16.50%

Data is based on 59 eligible pupils.

 

PP True

21

Not PP

38

GAP

RWM @ expected

12

57.14%

29

76.32%

19.17%

Reading

14

66.67%

30

78.95%

12.28%

SVGP

17

80.95%

35

92.11%

11.15%

Writing TA

16

76.19%

34

89.47%

13.28%

Maths

19

90.48%

35

92.11%

1.63%

Statement: Attainment for the cohort was very good – Cohort attainment in all areas was above national including for combined reading, writing and maths.

Progress was in the top 5% for all Sandwell schools.

The PP gap for RWM combined is significant and reading for PP children was over 10% lower than for non PP children. Reading continues to be a key element of the School Improvement Plan for 2017-2018. The PP gap for maths is very low.

 

No data currently exists for PP children at LA or National levels.

Clear gaps exist between PP and non PP children in SVGP, writing and maths.

 

These tests are comparable with testing in 2016 but not years before this.



Sports Funding

The Government have given our school £9000 per year until 2017 and increased this to £19,800 in September 2017. The aim of this funding is to raise the profile of sport, improve the provision of PE and sport in school and to encourage children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Out school is using the money in the following ways:

·         Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers teaching PE focusing on Dance and Gymnastics

·         Provide new and additional sports’ clubs

·         Purchasing a wider range of sport equipment to enhance the variety of sports provided

·         Enhancing playground activity signage and playground markings to inspire more active break and lunchtimes

 

 

An audit of professional expertise was completed in order to identify potential sports’ clubs that teachers could run in addition to the weekly clubs that take place throughout the year, led by our sports’ coaches.

As a result, in 2015 we ran 12 clubs – 3 throughout the school year with an additional 9 during the summer term.

These included playground games and team building sporting activities, football basics, keep fit, zumba, cross-country running and rounders.

 

Impact So Far 2015 to current academic year:

An increase in the number of FSM/CLA children attending after school clubs:

Summer 2015 – 176 children attended at least 1 after school club: 49 of these, 23% were FSM/CLA

Summer 2016 – 195 children attended after school clubs: 72 of these, 37% were FSM/CLA

Summer 2017 – 184 children attended after school clubs: 64 of these, 34.8% were PPG/CLA

 

Pupil interviews showed children recognised the improved learning content in these lessons and their enjoyment rose too!

 

2015-2016

During the year, we ran 2 after school clubs every week with a third run by a private provider.

We have also run a keep fit class 2 lunchtimes per week, led by a professional sports’ coach.

10 clubs additional clubs were run during the summer term including keep fit with dance mats, basketball, netball and the annual favourite of zumba!

 

As a pilot in 2015-2016, physical testing was completed with children in Years 3,4 and 5 prior to the start of the summer clubs and again at the end. The tests covered cardio vascular, flexibility and muscle endurance. This allowed a comprehensive set of fitness results to aid our impact measurement as detailed below.

 

Results:

Year 3 Children that attended PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 

higher

no change

lower

Total

Cardio Vascular:

21

1

4

26

Flexibility in cm

9

6

0

15

Muscle Endurance

NA

NA

NA

NA

         
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

Cardio Vascular:

81%

4%

15%

100%

Flexibility in cm

60%

40%

0%

100%

         
         

Year 3 Children that DIDN'T attend PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 

higher

no change

lower

Total

Cardio Vascular:

20

0

7

27

Flexibility in cm

8

3

0

11

Muscle Endurance

NA

NA

NA

NA

         
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

Cardio Vascular:

74%

0%

26%

100%

Flexibility in cm

73%

27%

0%

100%

Muscle Endurance

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Year 4 Children that attended PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

23

0

2

25

   

Flexibility in cm

14

0

12

26

   

Muscle Endurance

20

1

4

25

   
             
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

92%

0%

8%

100%

   

Flexibility in cm

54%

0%

46%

100%

   

Muscle Endurance

80%

4%

16%

100%

   
             

Year 4 Children that DIDN'T attend PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

23

0

5

28

   

Flexibility in cm

15

5

11

31

   

Muscle Endurance

19

1

10

30

   
             
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

82%

0%

18%

100%

   

Flexibility in cm

48%

16%

35%

100%

   

Muscle Endurance

63%

3%

33%

100%

   

 

 

 

Year 5 Children that attended PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

25

0

2

26

   

Flexibility in cm

16

5

4

25

   

Muscle Endurance

22

0

4

26

   
             
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

96%

0%

8%

100%

   

Flexibility in cm

64%

20%

16%

100%

   

Muscle Endurance

85%

0%

15%

100%

   
             

Year 5 Children that DIDN'T attend PE PP Clubs (with full comparable results):

 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

23

0

0

23

   

Flexibility in cm

24

4

0

28

   

Muscle Endurance

22

0

5

27

   
             
 

higher

no change

lower

Total

   

Cardio Vascular:

100%

0

0%

100%

   

Flexibility in cm

86%

0.142857

0%

100%

   

Muscle Endurance

81%

0

19%

100%

   

 

 

Analysis:

Cardio Vascular

 

Year 3 PE club children showed a higher gain in CV than non PE club children

   

Year 4 PE club children showed a higher gain in CV than non PE club children

   

Year 5 PE club children showed equal gain in CV against non PE club children

     

Flexibility

 

Year 3 children - fewer showed flexibility gains against non PE club children

   

Year 4 children - more showed flexibility gains against non PE club children

   

Year 5 - fewer showed flexibility gains against non PE club children

     

Muscle

 

Year 3 - not tested

Endurance

 

Year 4 PE club children showed a higher gain in ME than non PE club children

   

Year 5 PE club children showed a higherr gain in ME than non PE club children

     
     

Future refinement:

 

Staff will all receive further support and guidance regarding the testing of children’s fitness and the online recording

   

Children will be made aware of their scores to ensure their enthusiasm for beating their previous best

   

Testing will be completed at the end of the Spring terms and Summer terms to allow for measures of gain against those children attending PPG PE clubs.

            

 

Fitness testing and Impact Analysis 2016-2017

 

As part of the Tipton Learning Cluster and in collaboration with the NHS fit for sport campaign, GBPs participated in data collection via the Healthy Active Schools portal.

 

We found use of this portal problematic and unhelpful in tracking pupil fitness. We were unable to add information related to individual children attending sports’ clubs and data entry generally was subject to multiple errors that could not be easily identified or changed. This has led to data that is unusable for impact analysis due to the volume of errors.

 

For 2017-2018, we have created our own spreadsheet based data entry system for baselining cardio vascular fitness and tracking it throughout the year. This “term by term” picture will allow teachers to track fitness levels including immediate pictures of decline or improvement, in turn, enabling them to amend planning and delivery to address areas of weakness for individual children or cohorts.

 

 

Funding Breakdown: 2014-2015

£9000 received

Clubs – Autumn, Spring and Summer Sports’ Plus clubs – 2 per week @ £35 per club: £2730

Summer additional clubs x9, run by 13 teachers and 2 Learning Support Staff members over 9 weeks: £4887

Staff professional training: 10 days coaching per term x 3 terms @ £175 per day: £5250

 

Total Spend: £12,867

Funded by the Government: £9000

Funded by the school budget: £3867 + on-costs

 

Funding Breakdown: 2015-2016

£9200 received

Clubs – Autumn, Spring and Summer Sports’ Plus clubs – 2 per week @ £35 per club: £2730

Summer additional clubs x10, run by 13 teachers and 1 Learning Mentor over 10 weeks: £5827

Lunchtime keep fit club twice a week x38wks @ £25 per session: £1900

 

Total Spend: £10,457

Funded by the Government: £9000

Funded by the school budget: £1457 + on-costs

 

Funding Breakdown: 2016-2017

£9200 received

Clubs – Autumn, Spring and Summer Sports’ Plus clubs – 2 per week @ £30 per club: £2280

Summer additional clubs x10, run by 12 teachers and 12 Learning Support staff over 10 weeks: £5990.40+£1804.80=£7795.20 (including all on costs)

Equipment spend: £400 (badminton racquets, nets, posts and shuttlecocks)

 

Total Spend: £10,475.20

Funded by the Government: £9200

Funded by the school budget: £1275.20

 

 

 

Funding Breakdown: 2017-2018 PROJECTIONS

£19,800 expected

Anticipated spending plan:

 

PE clubs 2017-2018

Autumn Weeks

Spring Weeks

Summer Weeks

Number of teachers

Cost @ £49.92 per session

Number of LS

Cost @ £15.03 per session

Total £

Thursdays:

11

0

0

5

£2,745.60

1

£165.33

£2,910.93

Thursdays:

0

12

0

6

£3,594.24

1

£180.36

£3,774.60

Fridays:

11

0

0

2

£1,098.24

1

£165.33

£1,263.57

Fridays:

0

12

0

2

£1,198.08

1

£180.36

£1,378.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer club Mondays

 

 

10

 

£0.00

2

£30.06

£30.06

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

2

£30.06

£30.06

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

0

£0.00

£0.00

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Tuesdays

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

 

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Wednesdays

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

 

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Thursdays

 

 

11

1

£549.12

1

£15.03

£564.15

 

 

 

11

1

£549.12

1

£15.03

£564.15

 

 

 

11

1

£549.12

1

£15.03

£564.15

 

 

 

 

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Fridays

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

1

£599.04

1

£15.03

£614.07

 

 

 

12

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

 

 

 

12

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

             

Total spend

£15,992.67

                 
                 

 

Autumn Weeks

Spring Weeks

Summer Weeks

Number of teachers

Cost per session

     

Sports Plus Club Tuesday

13

12

13

1

£30.00

 

Sports

£1,140.00

Sports Plus Club Wednesday

13

12

13

1

£30.00

 

Plus

£1,140.00

Sports Plus Focused trainer

7

7


1

        £70.00

   

£980.00

Equipment spending

           

£250.00

Playground fitness zoning

         

£250.00

               

 

               

 

               

 

               

 

             

Total spend

£19,752.67

             

Funding

£19,800.00

             

Difference

£47.33

 

Information regarding Swimming Attainment:


Year 6 children 2017-2018:

62% can swim 25m unaided in at least 2 strokes.

35% have successfully completed water-based life-saving skills​