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Great Bridge Primary School – Pupil Premium Report

Updated September 2018

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 also Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017 2018


See also Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018 2019

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.

 

For children who have been "looked after" for at least 6 months, the PP fund provides school with PP funding of £1500 (although £800 is retained by the LA and funding is only received when school is successful in applying for the additional funds. The retained figure doubled to £800 in 2018).

 

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 £1500 as well as a further £800 (max) that can fund additional approved projects if agreed with as above.

 

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).

  

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)


2018-2019 pupils:                               483 (with fluctuations during the year)

 

Pupils eligible for PPG:               125

 

Amount received 2017-2018:     £187,320           (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 3 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. In the reception class, an additional half day of teaching is provided for "precision teaching".

 

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

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

Third teacher - core teaching and TIGS - Academic Year 2018-2019    £155,639           

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 2016-2017:  £​44,276

Academic year 2017-2018:  £47,387

Academic year 2018-2019: Being prepared for the Autumn term, based on the provision map.​

 

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. This also includes transportation when a parent is in hospital etc.

 

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

 

Attendance Interventions: 2016-2017        £9269

Attendance Interventions: 2017-2018        £9269​

​Attendance Interventions: 2018-2019        £9361

Impact of pupil premium funding

 

Great Bridge PPG Impact Analysis: Progress & Attainment 2017-2018

 

EYFS children achieving a GLD at the end of Reception 2018

GLD

Below GLD

ALL

Below %

GLD

ALL

GLD %

All

21

61

34.43%

40

61

65.57%

PPG

12

14

85.71%

2

14

14.29%

non-PPG

9

47

19.15%

38

47

80.85%

Boys

12

31

38.71%

19

31

61.29%

Girls

9

30

30.00%

21

30

70.00%


Statement: Clearly there is a vast difference between PPG and non PPG.

Over the 8 months of teaching – October to July minus holidays, it is not possible to raise all PPG children to GLD: PPG children made extremely good progress however from Baseline in September to June assessments with over half PPG children making accelerated progress (above expected) and 85%+ making expected progress

CLL

   

Children

Total ch

%

Below Expected progress (1-2 steps)

1

14

7.1%

Just Below Expected progress (3 steps)

1

14

7.1%

At Expected progress (4 steps)

4

14

28.6%

Above Expected progress (5+ steps)

8

14

57.1%

Expected and above progress (4+ steps)

12

14

85.7%

           

Literacy

   

Children

Total ch

%

Below Expected progress (1-2 steps)

0

14

0.0%

Just Below Expected progress (3 steps)

1

14

7.1%

At Expected progress (4 steps)

5

14

35.7%

Above Expected progress (5+ steps)

8

14

57.1%

Expected and above progress (4+ steps)

13

14

92.9%


Year 1 Phonic Screen results 2018

Phonics

Working towards

Total

Wt %

Working at+

Total

Wa+ %

All

13

58

22.41%

45

58

77.59%

PPG

5

17

29.41%

12

17

70.59%

non-PPG

8

41

19.51%

33

41

80.49%

Boys

9

32

28.13%

23

32

71.88%

Girls

4

26

15.38%

22

26

84.62%


Statement: Attainment for the cohort was good – close to LA (79%) and National (83%). Excellent results from low language baselines – 55% of this cohort attained the GLD.


Year 2 SATs results 2018

Full Y2 results from SATs testing and final Teacher Assessments

Reading

EXS+ no

ALL

EXS+ %

EXS no

ALL

EXS %

GDS no

ALL

GDS %

All

64

87

73.56%

53

87

60.92%

11

87

12.64%

PPG

14

22

63.64%

11

23

47.83%

2

22

9.09%

non-PPG

50

65

76.92%

41

65

63.08%

9

65

13.85%

Boys

30

45

66.67%

23

45

51.11%

7

45

15.56%

Girls

34

42

80.95%

30

42

71.43%

4

42

9.52%

Writing

EXS+ no

ALL

EXS+ %

EXS no

ALL

EXS %

GDS no

ALL

GDS %

All

64

87

73.56%

52

87

59.77%

12

87

13.79%

PPG

14

22

63.64%

11

22

50.00%

3

22

13.64%

non-PPG

50

65

76.92%

41

65

63.08%

9

65

13.85%

Boys

30

45

66.67%

23

45

51.11%

7

45

15.56%

Girls

34

42

80.95%

29

42

69.05%

5

42

11.90%

Maths

EXS+ no

ALL

EXS+ %

EXS no

ALL

EXS %

GDS no

ALL

GDS %

All

64

87

73.56%

52

87

59.77%

12

87

13.79%

PPG

15

22

68.18%

13

22

59.09%

2

22

9.09%

non-PPG

49

65

75.38%

39

65

60.00%

10

65

15.38%

Boys

33

45

73.33%

26

45

57.78%

7

45

15.56%

Girls

31

42

73.81%

30

42

71.43%

1

42

2.38%


Statement: Attainment for all children was above LA for reading (LA: 71%) and writing (LA: 66%) and in line with LA for maths (LA: 73%). In comparison to National, GBPS was slightly below national for reading (Nat: 76%) and maths (Nat: 76%) but above national for writing (Nat: 70%).

PPG: In reading, GBPS is slightly above LA (62%) and National (62%), well above LA (55%) and National (55%) for writing and above LA (63%) and National (63%) for maths.

Overall, GBPS results are very good.


Year 6 SATs results 2018


Y6 writing: Moderated by the LA

 

EXS+

Total no

%EXS+

GDS

Total no

%GDS

All

51

63

81.0%

6

63

9.5%

PPG

16

21

76.2%

3

21

14.3%

Non PPG

35

42

83.3%

3

42

7.1%

Boys

26

34

76.5%

1

34

2.9%

Girls

25

29

86.2%

5

29

17.2%


KS2 SATs 2018

No of Ch

Total Ch

Eligible Ch

All Ch  %

National2018

Difference

LA 2018

Difference

Reading EXS+

46

63

62

74.19%

75%

-0.81%

71%

3.19%

Reading GDS

8

63

62

12.90%

     

 

Reading EXS

38

63

62

61.29%

     

 

SVGP EXS+

55

63

62

88.71%

78%

10.71%

77%

11.71%

SVGP GDS

18

63

62

29.03%

     

 

SVGP EXS

37

63

62

59.68%

     

 

Writing EXS+

51

63

63

80.95%

76%

4.95%

72%

8.95%

Writing GDS

6

63

63

9.52%

     

 

Writing EXS

45

63

63

71.43%

     

 

Maths EXS+

41

63

62

66.13%

76%

-9.87%

72%

-5.87%

Maths GDS

5

63

62

8.06%

     

 

Maths EXS

36

63

62

58.06%

     

 

       

 

     

 

RWM EXS+

35

63

62

56.45%

64%

-7.55%

60%

-3.55%

RWM GDS

1

63

62

1.61%

       

 

PPG: 20

%

Non :42

%

GAP

LA PPG

Nat PPG

Reading EXS+

14

70.00%

32

76.19%

6.19%

64%

64%

Reading GDS

3

15.00%

5

11.90%

-3.10%

Reading EXS

11

55.00%

27

64.29%

9.29%

SVGP EXS+

16

80.00%

39

92.86%

12.86%

69%

67%

SVGP GDS

5

25.00%

13

30.95%

5.95%

SVGP EXS

11

55.00%

26

61.90%

6.90%

Writing EXS+

16

80.00%

35

83.33%

3.33%

68%

67%

Writing GDS

3

15.00%

3

7.14%

-7.86%

Writing EXS

13

65.00%

32

76.19%

11.19%

Maths EXS+

11

55.00%

30

71.43%

16.43%

62%

64%

Maths GDS

2

10.00%

3

7.14%

-2.86%

Maths EXS

9

45.00%

27

64.29%

19.29%

   

 

 

 

 

RWM EXS+

10

50.00%

25

59.52%

9.52%

60%

64%

RWM GDS

1

5.00%

0

0.00%

-5.00%


Statement: Attainment for all children was in line with National but above LA for reading, well above National and LA for writing and SVGP but below National and LA for Maths. Children and teachers felt the maths paper was harder than previous expectations. The pass mark was also raised this year. Some children struggled with the amount of reading in the maths paper – an area on which school will continue to work.

PPG: Attainment for PPG children was significantly above National and LA for reading, SVGP and writing but below in maths.

Overall: GBPS results are very good. Whilst RWM and maths results are lower than National and LA, we believe progress measures, when released will show GBPS children made good progress in all areas, well above the progress thresholds.


Whole School Attainment: PPG review


Reading Attainment

Working at or above ARE last year

Working at or above ARE now

Difference

PPG at or above ARE last year

PPG working at or above ARE now

Difference

Y1

62%

73%

66%

67%

Y2

71%

74%

65%

64%

Y3

68%

74%

50%

56%

Y4

77%

80%

76%

76%

Y5

67%

72%

70%

67%

Y6

70%

74%

71%

70%

Comparisons are made tracking back each cohort’s attainment to last year.

 

Comment: Whilst overall ARE has improved for each cohort, PPG children have shown less engagement in home reading and only maintained standards rather than accelerating progress. PPG reading progress is a focus within the Assessment section of the SIP for next year.

 

Writing Attainment

Working at or above ARE last year

Working at or above ARE now

Difference

PPG at or above ARE last year

PPG working at or above ARE now

Difference

Y1

57%

70%

44%

67%

Y2

63%

74%

48%

64%

Y3

63%

72%

50%

56%

Y4

75%

69%

72%

55%

Y5

63%

63%

70%

58%

Y6

62%

81%

67%

80%

Comparisons are made tracking back each cohort’s attainment to last year.

 

Comment: Uplift from Y1-Y3 is very good. Expectations for handwriting have been brought into Y4-6 ARE achievement with the government stating that children cannot be ARE for writing without demonstrating consistently joined writing when writing at pace. This is a focus in the SIP next academic year.

 

Maths Attainment

Working at or above ARE last year

Working at or above ARE now

Difference

PPG at or above ARE last year

PPG working at or above ARE now

Difference

Y1

66%

73%

50%

72%

Y2

66.3%

74%

52%

68%

Y3

66.1%

67%

44%

50%

Y4

73%

88%

69%

83%

Y5

66.7%

57%

58%

52%

Y6

58.7%

66%

52%

55%

Comparisons are made tracking back each cohort’s attainment to last year.

 

Comment: New children to Y5 and some persistent absence have impacted on Y5 attainment. Meetings are scheduled with parents on entry to Year 6 in order to highlight the impact of attendance on attainment.


Great Bridge PPG Impact Analysis: Progress & Attainment 2017-2018



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.

Since this time, we have run numerous PE and fitness clubs throughout the year.

These have 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

Summer 2018 - 236 children attended after school clubs: ​68 of these, 29%, were PPG/CLA

 

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


Improvements in Fitness:

A program of fitness testing was completed at three points during the 2017-2018 year. 

This included cardio, muscle endurance and coordination exercises, recorded class by class, monitored throughout the year and analysed in July 2018.

Fitness Testing

NOT attending clubs

Autumn

Children

Average

     

Progress

NOT attending clubs

Summer

Children

Average

 

Progress

Cardiovascular

 

84

8

10.50

     

Cardiovascular

 

182

8

22.75

 

12.25

Muscle endurance

 

191

8

23.88

     

Muscle endurance

 

189

8

23.63

 

-0.25

coordination

 

196

8

24.50

     

coordination

 

235

8

29.38

 

4.875

                             
                             

Fitness Testing

ATTENDING clubs

Autumn

Children

Average

     

Progress

ATTENDING clubs

Summer

Children

Average

 

Progress

Cardiovascular

 

250

19

13.16

     

Cardiovascular

 

533

19

28.05

 

14.89

Muscle endurance

 

499

19

26.26

     

Muscle endurance

 

572

19

30.11

 

3.84

coordination

 

630

19

33.16

     

coordination

 

885

19

46.58

 

13.42

Analysis of fitness recorded as follows:


Year 1:

Children attending clubs did not achieve greater improvemens in coordination than those not attending.

Children attended clubs achieved and maintained a higher average score for coordination​.

Children attending clubs maintained a significantly higher average score for muscle endurance.


Year 2​

Children attending clubs achieved and maintained a higher average score in all areas than children not attending

Children from 2/3 Year 2 classes that attended clubs made significantly greater improvements in muscle endurance and coorindation than those not attending.

Year 3​

Children attending clubs continued to maintain a higher average fitness score in all areas

Summer testing was problematic for some groups - the scheduled time for testing was during the heatwave and therefore not conducive to children performing cardio activities.​


Year 4

All children made poor muscle endurance progress

Children attending clubs made greater average progress in cardio and coordination.


​Year 5

Children attending clubs maintained higher average scores in all areas from Autumn to Summer testing

Children not attending clubs had lower scores in all areas and many children only made clear progress in two fitness areas.


Improvements in testing for 2018-2019


The first year of fitness testing as arranged in 2017-2018 was a vast improvement on previous testing and the problematic recording system that was used.

Nonetheless, further improvements are intended for 2018-2019. 

Testing will include 4 areas rather than three - with flexibility the new area to be tracked during the year. This is to reflect the flexibility work taught within gymnastics.


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 

£19,800


Total Spend: £19,752.67

Remaining Balance: £47.33


Funding Projections: 2018-2019​: these are projections only and will be added to during the academic year.

 £19,800. 

PE clubs 2018-2019

Autumn Weeks

Spring Weeks

Summer Weeks

Number of teachers

Cost @ £49.92 per session

Number of LS

Cost @ £15.03 per session

Total £

Thursdays:

15

0

0

1

£748.80

3

£676.35

£1,425.15

Thursdays:

0

11

0

3

£1,647.36

3

£676.35

£2,323.71

Fridays:

0

11

0

1

£549.12

1

£165.33

£714.45


               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer club Mondays

 

 

10

            

£0.00

3

£450.90

£450.90

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

0

£0.00

£0.00

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

0

£0.00

£0.00

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Tuesdays

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50


 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

 

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Wednesdays

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

 

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

Summer clubs Thursdays

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.20

 

 

 

 

 

£499.20

 1

£150.30

£649.50

Summer clubs Fridays

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

1

£499.20

1

£150.30

£649.50

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

 

 

 

10

 

£0.00

 

£0.00

£0.00

             

Total spend

£12,708.21

                 
                 

 

Autumn Weeks

Spring Weeks

Summer Weeks

Number of teachers

Cost per session

     

Sports Plus Club Tuesday

15

11

12

1

£30.00

 

Sports

£1,140.00

Sports Plus Club Wednesday

15

11

12

1

£30.00

 

Plus

£1,140.00

Sports Plus Focused trainer

15

11

12

1

        £70.00

   

£2,660.00

Equipment spending

           

£250.00

Teacher training for PE + NQT PE training sessions

         

£1020

               

 

               

 

               

 

               

 

             

Total spend

£17918.21

             

Funding

£19,800.00

             

Difference

£1,881.79

 

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​


Year 5 children 2017-2018

41% can swim 25m unaided in at least 2 strokes

​39% have successfully completed water-based life-saving skills