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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 also Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017​

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 2014-2015:     £173,660           (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    £117,000          

*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

 

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

Impact of pupil premium funding 2015-2016

 

It is important to ensure PPG impacts positively on the attainment of pupils who are disadvantaged. To this end, the Senior Leadership Team scrutinises progress and analyses attainment of PPG children, considering their progress against non-disadvantaged children. They also look at the performance gap between these groups and Great Bridge performance against both Local Authority and National performance.

 

 

EYFS children achieving a GLD at the end of Reception 2016

   

School Pupils

School

LA%

National %

   

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

 

All Pupils

57

61

89

46

51

42

54

58

61

60

66

69

 

Boys

29

30

50

41

40

40

45

49

53

52

59

 

Gender

Girls

28

31

39

50

61

44

63

67

67

69

74

 

 

Gap - Boys vs Girls

1

1

11

9

21

4

18

18

14

17

15

 

 

Eligible for FSM

13

10

14

38

40

29

44

51

51

45

51

 

FSM

Not Eligible for FSM

44

51

73

48

53

45

57

60

64

64

69

 

 

Gap - Eligible vs Not

31

41

59

10

13

16

13

9

13

19

18

 


Statement: Attainment for the whole cohort was low. Entry standards, rises in EAL and attitude towards learning were all contributory factors. The gap between PP children and non PP children is relatively small in comparison with LA and national.

 

 

Year 1 Phonic Screen results 2016

   

School Pupils

School

LA%

National %

   

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

 

All Pupils

60

60

59

73

75

76

72

74

79

74

77

81

 

Boys

30

31

28

63

84

75

68

70

75

70

73

 

Gender

Girls

30

29

31

83

66

77

77

78

84

78

81

 

 

Gap - Boys vs Girls

0

2

3

20

18

2

10

8

9

8

8

 

 

Eligible for FSM

17

12

12

77

42

50

64

66

74

 

 

 

Pupil

Not Eligible for FSM

43

48

47

72

83

85

76

78

81

 

 

 

Premium

Gap - Eligible vs Not

26

36

35

4

42

33

12

13

7

 

 

 

 

Eligible for FSM

14

15

8

71

53

50

63

66

71

 

 

 

FSM

Not Eligible for FSM

46

45

49

74

82

82

75

77

82

 

 

 

 

Gap - Eligible vs Not

32

30

41

3

29

32

12

11

11

 

 

 


Statement: Attainment for the cohort was good – close to LA: FSM represented a small sample: 8 children, 4 of which did not attain the expected phase 5 in phonics.

 

 

 

Year 2 SATs results 2016

Summary

   

LA

Difference

National

Difference

ALL areas@Expected

36/60

60.00%

 

 

 

 

Reading

39/60

65.00%

68%

3.00%

74%

9.00%

Writing

41/60

68.30%

59%

9.30%

66%

2.30%

Maths

45/60

75.00%

68%

7.00%

73%

2.00%

 

 

 

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.

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 2016

Summary

   

National

Difference

RWM @ expected

38/60

63.30%

53%

10.30%

Reading

46/60

76.70%

66%

10.70%

SVGP

49/60

81.70%

72%

9.70%

Writing TA

50/60

83.30%

74%

9.30%

Maths

50/60

83.30%

70%

13.30%

 

PP True

16

Not PP

44

GAP

RWM @ expected

6

37.50%

29

65.91%

28.41%

Reading

12

75.00%

34

77.27%

2.27%

SVGP

11

68.75%

38

86.36%

17.61%

Writing TA

11

68.75%

39

88.64%

19.89%

Maths

11

68.75%

39

88.64%

19.89%


Statement: Attainment for the cohort was very good – Cohort attainment in all areas was above national.

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 not comparable with previous testing. It is not possible to draw conclusions regarding whether the PP gap has closed from 2015.

Sports Funding

The Government have given our school approximately £9000 per year until 2020. This 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.

Our 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

·         Providing new and additional sports’ clubs

·        Providing enhanced sports equipment to help teachers teach PE more effectively, particularly when it is a new sport.

 

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.

In 2016 we ran 13 clubs - 3 throughout the school year with an additional 10 during the summer.

In 2017 we have run 2 clubs throughout the year and will be running a further 9 clubs during the summer. 

In 2017-2018 we are aiming to have more clubs running during the Autumn and Spring terms - these will continue to be two multi sports clubs with the addition of a football league, a netball club and an infant fitness group.​

 

Impact So Far

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

​Observations of PE teaching showed an increase in professional skills regarding the teaching of dance and gymnastics.

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


 

As a pilot this year, 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.

 

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.

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Funding Breakdown: 2014-2015

£9000 received

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

Summer 14 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 15 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

£9225 received

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

Summer 16 additional clubs x10,  run by 13 teachers and 1 Learning Mentor 10 weeks: £5170

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

Equipment for new sports program - badminton for 6 posts + nets and 32 badminton rackets and shuttlecocks = ​£450

 

Total Spend: £10,250

Funded by the Government: £9225

Funded by the school budget: £1025 + on-costs


Funding Breakdown: 2017-2018

£9950 indicated to be received in Local Authority budget figures March 2017

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

Additional Autumn and Spring clubs to be run by 6 teachers for 10 - 12 weeks each term =  ​£5148

Summer 17 additional clubs x10,  to be run by 13 teachers and 1 Learning Mentor and 10 teaching assistants over 9 weeks: £5600


 

Projected Total Spend: £13,478

These figures are yet to be confirmed.​