Chancellor Park Primary School

Brook-End Road South, Chelmsford, CM2 6PT

Headteacher Mrs C Mills

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report to Parents 2016

What is pupil premium?

A Pupil Premium Grant is given to Chancellor Park Primary School to ‘narrow the gap’ between pupils eligible for free school meals, and their peers. The grant is used to support financially a number of key interventions and groups, which are established in the school. Examples of spending the grant this year include additional teaching assistant support in classes, specific need analysis-led interventions, 1:1/small group support, social groups and also part funding of school trips. Where pupils are already working at age-related expectation, and are making their expected progress, the grant is used to support accelerating pupil progress further through support and G&T groups.

 

This grant is used to support and enhance the provision which is already funded through the main budget for all our pupils.

This grant is used to support and enhance the provision which is already funded through the main budget for all our pupils.

Measuring the impact of pupil premium and Next Review

The school will evaluate the impact for its pupils at the end of each term. Evaluation will include measuring academic pupil progress, in addition to their social gains, and self-confidence which have been developed as a result of the interventions. The tracking will then inform the following term’s foci.

 

Our focus for Pupil Premium funding last year was to increase the number of children working at expected or above in Maths and English in all year group, and to accelerate individual pupils’ progress in English and Maths, with particular attention to increasing the number of eligible Pupil Premium children meeting expectations.

 

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant will be measured termly once the data from each year group has been collated. The next review date will be during the week beginning 12th December 2016.

Summary Evaluation of Pupil Premium Spending

Attainment and Progress:

 

Reading

In 2014/15 and 2015/16, 88% of Pupil Premium children achieved the expected standard (one PP child was disapplied in each cohort, meaning that the percentage was the highest possible, and therefore the gap was minimal).

 

In both years, the 12% discrepancy due to the disapplied PP children meant that the gap between the percentage of PP and Non-PP children reaching the expected standard was as small as possible (without the disapplied SEN children, the PP attainment percentages would have been in line with the Non-PP attainment percentages)

 

Across the two years, the percentage of PP children achieving the expected standard rose from in line with National to 22% above National.

 

Over the two years, the percentage of PP children making expected progress rose from 63% to 75%, showing an upward trend.

 

Over the two years, the percentage of PP children making better than expected progress rose from 38% to 75%, showing that the percentage has almost doubled.

 

Writing

 

In 2014/15, of the 5 PP children that had been in the school for their entire education, 80% made 3 levels progress during KS2 (accelerated progress).Of the further 3/8 PP children, who joined the school in KS2, 100% made accelerated progress since joining the school (an average of ½ level progress per year group).

 

In 2015/16, only 50% of PP children were working at the expected level at KS1. This shows that the cohort were not strong at writing at KS1. This percentage increased to 63% working at the expected standard at KS2, showing accelerated progress.

 

During 2015/16, 3/8 PP children joined the school in KS2.

 

The percentage of PP children making accelerated progress across the two years rose from 38% to 75%, showing that the percentage has almost doubled as a reflection of effective interventions.

 

Maths

 

Across the two years, the percentage of children achieving the expected standard rose from in line with National (if the extra 12% for the disapplied child had been possible) to 5% above National.

 

The PP children maintained a percentage of 75% achieving the expected standard over the two years. When this percentage is compared with the KS1 achievement data of the 2015/16 Year 6 cohort, we see that only 50% achieved the expected standard in KS1. This shows accelerated progress across KS2 for PP children in maths (50% up to 75%).

 

The percentage of PP children making better than expected progress across the two years rose from 38% to 75%, showing that the percentage has almost doubled as a reflection of effective interventions.

 

SPaG

 

Across the two years, the percentage of PP children reaching the expected standard rose by 4%

 

The percentage of PP children achieving the expected standard increased from in line with National (if the extra 12% for the disapplied child had been possible), to above National (if the extra 12% for the disapplied child had been possible), and therefore also in line with the percentage of Non-PP children achieving the expected standard in the same year.

 

Main Barriers to Learning 2016/17

Many of our pupils, currently eligible for Pupil Premium, also have additional barriers to learning. These stem from a range of issues, including auditory processing delays, developmental delays, speech and language difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, specific medical conditions, behavioural difficulties and social circumstances. Our pupils receive support with these needs and add to the academic scaffolding put into place via the Pupil Premium Grant in order to accelerate their individual progress from their starting points.

 

Priorities for academic year 2016/17

Following the Government’s decision to remove levels and change the content of the National Curriculum, we now continue to look at the number of children reaching expected, or exceeding expectations for their year and to ensure they make at least expected progress.

 

Based on this year’s cohort, our priorities are:

 

*To accelerate individual pupil’s progress in English and Maths.

 

*To further increase the number of children working at expected or above in Maths and English, in all year groups.

 

As the most significant number of Pupil Premium children are currently in Year 6, this year we have decided to split the two Year 6 classes into three ability sets for English and Maths. This will enable us to greatly reduce the class sizes in those three sets, ensuring that the three morning sessions (9.10-10.10am; 10.25-11.25am; 11.45am-12.30pm) are entirely aimed at meeting the needs of specific groups of children. This will benefit both ends of the ability scale, as there will be provision for less able children and opportunities for extension for more able children.

 

Setting the two Year 6 classes will also support our aim to keep more children in class in Year 6, rather than withdrawing them for intervention/extension groups.

 

Another priority this year is for the Pupil Premium Manager to identify where small-group/1:1 interventions are needed, and to lead short-term series of sessions to address these needs. These series of sessions will be teacher-led.

 

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll 274
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (number of pupils Class R-6) 34
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320
Total amount of PPG received £44,880

 

Pupil Premium funding spending this year will include: The Pupil Premium Manager, teaching assistant support throughout the school, individual and small group interventions, one to one tuition for pupils, counselling, targeted parent workshops, speech and language support, ½ price trips, English/Maths Subject Leaders, SENCo intervention support and an additional teacher (Pupil Premium Manager) to allow setting in Year 6. These interventions will address the majority of the main barriers facing our Pupil Premium children.

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Pupil Premium Grant-Report to Parents- September 2016

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