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Pupil Premium

Financial YearExpected FundingNo. of Pupils Eligible% of school
2018 - 2019£90,4006214%

No./% of PP children in each Year Group

Financial YearExpected FundingNo. of Pupils Eligible% of school
2017 - 2018£84,6206615%

Current Attainment – July 2018

Current Attainment - July 2018Total % of PupilsPupils eligible for PP %Pupils not eligible for PP %
End of KS2 Assessment Results Reading/Writing.Mathematics77%, 83%, 77%50%, 50%, 50%80%, 86%, 80%
End of KS1 Assessment Results Reading/Writing.Mathematics67%, 63%, 70%42%, 28%, 37%71%, 71%, 78%
Year 1 Phonic Check Results73%86%72%
EYFS GLD - achieved a Good Level of Development78%60%81%

Barriers to Future Attainment

Our school offers many layers of support for children. ‘Pupil Premium’ funding contributes towards the cost of the wide range of support that we offer children and their families. Over time the list of support has developed as we have analysed carefully the impact of each of our interventions across the federation. The support recognises both our desire to accelerate the progress of all the children and to ensure we meet the emotional needs of our most vulnerable children who, due to cuts in services across both health and education, frequently cannot access the services they need.

We also believe that some of the children do not have the experiences that ensure they are well motivated and can engage with education and develop the vocabulary of their peers. We thus wish to give all our Pupil Premium children the opportunity to take part in lots of sporting activities and clubs, go on residential trips and regularly have inspirational opportunities such as choosing books at

our book fayres, attend concerts and go to our Saturday theatre groups. We also want all our children to feel fully including in school life which includes having all the equipment that they need to access the curriculum.

For 2018 – 2019, we have identified the following areas as barriers to future attainment for our most vulnerable children:

  • Gaps between achievement for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding are broad compared with other pupils who are achieving in line or above National expectations. Assessments need to diagnose gaps in learning and address through appropriate interventions.
  • Limited vocabulary and lack of ‘wider reading’ opportunities do not support outcomes in reading and writing.
  • The multiple disadvantages of pupils who are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding affects academic progress and in some cases, prevents them from achieving age related expectations. Mental health and resilience issues also impact on attainment and progress.
  • Lack of life experiences impact on children’s range of vocabulary, spoken and written language.
AimFunding ActivityRationalAmount
To accelerate progressSmall group teaching in Year 6 for Literacy and Numeracy for four mornings a weekThe additional experienced teacher is responsible for the lowest group and targets the specific needs of these children throughout the year. This reduces the size of all the groups in Year 6 which is a benefit to all children.£10,000
To accelerate progressAdditional TA time for children in Year 1-6Carefully targeted TA time to take small groups and individuals who are falling behind the expected standards in reading writing and maths.£20,000
To accelerate progressAdditional TA time for children in Reception and NurseryTA time provides the PP children with academic support in small groups or individually to help them reach their full potential.£6,000
To accelerate progressMaths booster classThis is an after school club runs specifically for children who need additional support in Year 6 to reach expected standards before going to secondary school.£1,000
To accelerate progressTraining for 4 members of staff to deliver specific intervention programmes.From Autumn 2018, groups of children in Y3-6 will be able to access the evidence based intervention programmes ‘Success@arithmetric’.£2000
Reading OutcomesTo raise outcomes in reading and extend vocabularyPromote ‘love of reading / reading for enjoyment,’ particularly in Later Years by purchasing a wider range of reading books (graphic novels, historical novels, science-fiction texts) £2000
To support social/emotional developmentFamily WorkerOur family worker is available to support both parents and children who need advice and guidance. They are a link between home and school and encouraging parents to take a full and active role in their children’s education.£15,000
To support social/emotional developmentMusic and Art therapist Our Art and Music therapists support children when they are experiencing challenging times at school or home and are helpful, for example, for children in need to support self-esteem, behavioural or anxiety issues. £15,000
To support social/emotional developmentHigher level TATA with expertise in meeting the needs of children with challenging behaviour. The provision of a chill out club at lunchtime for children who find the playground overwhelming.£10,000
To enhance life experiencesAdditional OpportunitiesChildren are offered the opportunity to attend a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities such as theatre groups, concerts, cookery club etc. Some children are offered holiday provision and/or catch up packs.£2,500
To enhance life experiencesResidential TripsFunds to enable us to reduce the cost of the residential trips in Year 5 and 6.£1,500
Access all lessonsSupport with equipment for Physical Education sessionsA grant will be offered to encourage all children to have all the equipment they need to take part in Physical Education and Swimming sessions.£1,500
Reading OutcomesTo raise outcomes in reading and extend vocabularyPromote ‘love of reading / reading for enjoyment,’ particularly in Later Years by purchasing a wider range of reading books (graphic novels, historical novels, science-fiction texts) £2000
Reading OutcomesTo raise outcomes in reading and extend vocabularyPromote ‘love of reading / reading for enjoyment,’ particularly in Later Years by purchasing a wider range of reading books (graphic novels, historical novels, science-fiction texts) £2000

Pupil Premium Strategy – Review and impact of spending

Financial YearExpected FundingNo. of Pupils Eligible% of school
2017 - 2018£84,6206615%

Pupil Premium money is a great bonus and allows us to carefully target appropriate academic and pastoral support to children, as and when they need it.  We endeavour to meet the needs of each individual with a tailored package of provision.  We know that the additional opportunities have a positive impact on the children’s learning attitudes and confidence, as well as academic achievement.

The teaching staff review the provision for each child regularly and the governors and staff monitor the progress of the Pupil Premium children rigorously throughout the year. Each cohort of Pupil Premium children is small and often includes children with complex needs, consequently the results can vary considerably from year to year.  However, the results often include a good proportion of the children making expected progress and better.

Year 1 Phonics Results

QEd PPNational PPQEd OverallNational Overall
201886%TBA73%83%
201758% (12)TBA81%TBA
201667%70%81%81%

Pleasingly, for the third year running over 50% of PP children passed the Y1 check due to additional targeted interventions. We are also pleased to have closed the gap as more Year 1 PP children passed the check than Queen Edith Year 1 children overall.

Key Stage 1 Results

2018ReadingWritingMaths
Working atGreater depthWorking atGreater depthWorking atGreater depth
QEd PP 46%0%28%0%37%0%
QEd Overall67%22%63%15%70%22%
National Overall76%25%68%16%75%21%

Our PP children in this cohort are a weak group who have struggled both to make expected progress at the end of Reception and to achieve the higher expectations at the end of KS1. Next year we plan to continue to support the children with additional TA and teaching support to help accelerate progress.

Previous Key Stage 1 Results

2017ReadingWritingMaths
Working atGreater depthWorking atGreater depthWorking atGreater depth
QEd PP (3)33%0%33%0%33%0%
QEd Overall77%25%65%20%78%22%
National OverallTBATBATBATBATBATBA

In 2017, we had an unusually small cohort of PP children. 2 of the children had significant special educational needs and made good progress from a lower baseline. The other child achieved the expected standard in all subjects.

End of KS2 Results

2018RWM CombinedReadingMathsWriting
Working at ExpectedGreater depthWorking at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at ExpectedGreater depth
QEd PP (8)38%0%50%50%50%0%
QEd Overall65%18%77%77%83%19%
National Overall64%10%75%76%78%20%

We were really pleased to close the gap for the percent of PP children achieving the expected standard in writing. We are continuing to use interventions which we are aware works well, for example ‘Reading Inference’ but also investigate other interventions and support which may also have a positive impact for our most vulnerable children.

Previous End of KS2 Results

2017RWM CombinedReadingMathsWriting
Working at ExpectedGreater depthWorking at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at ExpectedGreater depth
QEd PP (18)28%0%56%50%33%0%
National PPTBATBATBATBATBATBA
QEd Overall61%8%74%82%63%9%
National Overall61%9%71%75%76%18%

The 2017 PP cohort was weaker overall than in 2016 with a greater number of children with complex needs. However, due to the impact of Y6 booster classes and additional interventions including Inference Training and the After-school Maths Club, most of our PP children made good progress in Y6 and half of our PP children achieved the expected standard in Reading and Maths. We will continue to adapt our interventions this year to try to raise these results further and to increase the number of PP children reaching the expected standard in Writing.

2016RWM CombinedReadingMathsWriting
Working at ExpectedGreater depthWorking at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at Expected (scaled score 100+)Working at ExpectedGreater depth
QEd PP (9)33%0%67%78%33%0%
National PP39%2%53%57%64%18%
QEd Overall71%3%81%86%75%7%
National Overall53%5%66%70%74%15%

Pupil Premium children achieved above average in reading and maths, compared to both overall national and PP national, which we were delighted about. Fewer pupil premium children achieved the expected standard in writing compared to the national and PP average, which meant that overall in reading, writing and maths, Queen Edith PP children scored below average. We will be looking at ways to increase children’s writing attainment.

KS2 Internal Teacher Assessments
Due to small numbers of children, our internal data on our PP children can vary significantly year on year. However, we are pleased with the good progress many of our PP children are making, sometimes from very low starting points.

Good or better progress in 2017-18ReadingWritingMaths
Year 6 (8)78%89%89%
Year 5 (6)50%75%38%
Year 4 (14)62%46%62%
Year 3 (4)50%0%50%

In 2018-19, we will be tracking particularly closely those PP children who did not make good or better progress to try to help them make up this ground in the following year.