Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

In 2014, our school was allocated £41,200 under the Pupil Premium initiative. The funding is being used in the following ways:

  • Intervention Programmes for children identified as needing to make accelerated progress in order to fulfil their potential. Interventions include: focused 1:1 and guided group work delivered by teachers and support staff.
  • Last year we were allocated £26,684.

2014 Outcomes:

In terms of outcomes, in 2014 100% of children eligible for the Pupil Premium achieved Level 4 or above in both English and Mathematics.

In 2015 MP Rt Hon David Laws congratulated Newton Hill Community School on the improvement of the Key Stage 2 results of our disadvantaged pupils since 2011. Our school has improved in terms of progress and attainment achieved by our disadvantaged pupils since 2011 and that we are increasingly effective in educating our disadvantaged pupils.

It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary school. I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils.”

Rt. Hon David Laws (2015)

 

In 2015 our school was allocated £43,744 under the Pupil Premium initiative. The funding has been used in the following ways:

  • Intervention Programmes for children identified as needing to make accelerated progress in order to fulfil their potential.
  • Interventions include: focused 1:1 and guided group work delivered by teachers and support staff.
  • A nurture group for children.

2015 Outcomes

In terms of outcomes in KS1 100% of Pupil Premium children made good progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.

In KS2 100% of children achieved 2 Levels of Progress in Writing and Maths and 83% in Reading (5/6 pupils).

100% of children achieved Level 4+ in Maths and Writing. 83% (5 out of 6 children) achieved Level 4+ in Reading.

 

 2015/2016

Our barriers to learning are:

  • Emotional and social behaviour
  • Attitude to learning
  • Children who need additional small group support

We are continuing to spend our allocation on:

  • Intervention Programmes for children identified as needing to make accelerated progress in order to fulfil their potential.
  • Interventions include: focused 1:1 and guided group work delivered by teachers and support staff.
  • A nurture group for children
  • Lexia - a programme that enables children of all ages and abilities to master essential reading skills.

2016 Outcomes

In KS1 80% (59% LA) of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, 40% in Writing (47% LA) and 60% in Maths (55% LA).

In KS2 40% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the expected standard in Writing (59% LA), 20% in Maths (49% LA) and 60% in GPS (53% LA). 60% of Pupil Premium children achieved the expected standard through teacher assessment; however no children achieved the standard through the Reading test (44% LA).

 

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

In 2016 / 2017 we received £39,860 Pupil Premium funding.

Our barriers to learning are:

  • Emotional and social behaviour
  • Attitude to learning
  • Children who need additional small group support

We are spending our allocation on:

  • Developing an Early Bird Reading and Breakfast Club
  • Lexia - a programme that enables children of all ages and abilities to master essential reading skills.
  • Intervention Programmes for children identified as needing to make accelerated progress in order to fulfil their potential. Interventions include: focused 1:1 and guided group work delivered by additional teachers and support staff.
  • Developing our Nurture Group to support children with social and emotional barriers to learning
  • Lunchtime support/Club for children with social and emotional barriers to learning
  • Y6 Boosters
How we will measure the impact of the funding:
  • Baselines and evaluations of interventions each half term.
  • End of year data
 Date of next review: July 2017.
 

2017 Outcomes (July 2017)

In KS1 50% (59% LA) of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing (47% LA) and Maths (55% LA).

In KS2 33% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the expected standard in Writing (76% National), 50% in Maths (75% National), 17% in reading (71% national) and 33% in GPS (77% National). 

 

2017/2018

In 2017/2018 we will receive £35,900 Pupil Premium funding.

Our barriers to learning are:

  • Attendance
  • Early language acquisition, including reading
  • Parental engagement/home life
  • Pupil learning behaviours including low level disruptive behaviour
  • Challenge for more able pupils.

We are spending our allocation on:

  • A full time Learning Mentor (Role new to school)
  • An Early Bird Reading and Breakfast Club
  • Intervention Programmes for children identified as needing to make accelerated progress in order to fulfil their potential. Interventions include: focused 1:1 and guided group work delivered by additional teachers and support staff.

How we will measure the impact of the funding:

  • Analysing Attendance Data
  • Reading Assessments
  • Evaluations of interventions each half term
  • Termly & end of year data for Reading, Writing and Maths

 Date of next review: End of Autumn 2017