John Gulson Primary School
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months – this includes Looked After Children (LAC)
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.
From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium Grant. This will ensure that parents and others are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and extra support that they receive.
Our allocation for Funding
Year 2016-2017 is £252,120
Year 2018-2019 is £240,000
|Total Number of pupils on role including Nursery||631||Basic Characteristics
|% of pupils eligible for PPG||25% (157 children)|
|Total Grant||£240 240
If red achieved
Many of the pupils attending John Gulson Primary School start their early years of schooling with little or no understanding of English. The school ensures that this is compensated for throughout the pupils’ educational journey through the school.
Teaching assistants support class teacher in English and Mathematics enabling better adult/pupil ratio. The teaching assistants’ role is to offer support with teaching and learning to reduce the deficit in pupils understanding of English. Many of the teaching assistants employed at the school speak the community languages of the families and so are invaluable in the support they provide to the school in its drive to raise standards.
In addition to supporting children during QFT, the teaching assistants/other support staff deliver a variety of interventions which include:
|Objectives for the grant • To target under performance and raise standards, focusing in on Reading as this was below national in terms of attainment.
• To support teaching staff in using assessment information to identify children who are vulnerable to underachievement and to provide interventions / additional support
• To provide interventions for targeted PPG children in Key Stage 2 – this has been targeted to accelerate the progress of those children leaving Key Stage 1 below age related expectations and those at risk of not making expected progress
• To support Teaching and Learning across the school, and to continue to develop Home/School link meetings and workshops for parents
• To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school. To provide ongoing support for families including delivering parenting courses. To liaise with outside agencies to support children and families in their homes and improve attendance
• To provide additional support (before and after school) to boost children’s confidence to make rapid improvement in their learning, particularly towards the end of Key Stage 2
• To provide opportunities for staff (teachers & support staff) to develop further skills that will enable pupils to make the most possible progress e.g. effective marking and feedback, delivery of specific interventions to support lower attaining children
• To improve attendance and to ensure that children have the fuel needed for a busy day by continuing to offer breakfast
Planned spending of Pupil Premium Grant for this financial year:
|Item/Project||How will it support learning/Desired outcomes||Cost (approx.)
|Impact (RAG) & Next Steps
To be reported/updated termly
|Contribution to non-contact time for all class teachers to meet SLT ( half termly Pupil progress/Inclusion meetings)||To support staff in using assessment information to identify children who are underperforming and plan interventions/additional support.||£11 880||Data Overview
Reading and writing, maths progress good in majority of year groups and comparable ARE with Non-PPG children
AUTUMN TERMSlow moving PPG children tracked and identifiedY2 PPG More than expected progress in maths (36%), reading (45%), Writing (23%) shows children closing the gap
Y6 PPG More than expected progress in maths (52%), reading (29%), Writing (64%) shows children closing the gap
Similar patterns in Y4,5 and 1
|TAs across the school to support Maths & English Interventions||Provide interventions for children who are underperforming. We believe that where support staff are well trained and work together effectively with teachers, this will lead to increase in attainment. Additional adults will also enable teachers to plan and deliver targeted interventions for underperforming PP pupils. Additional adults will also enable pupils to receive 1:1 or smaller group support to target specic areas of need.||£54 240
|Reading interventions for PPG pupils across school 32% E+
Writing Interventions for PPG pupils across school 25% E+
Maths Interventions for PPG pupils across school 50% E+
SALT interventions across school showing 100% E progress in Reading and Writing and 86% Maths
|Contribution to the salary cost full time Learning Mentor and 25% FSW||To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being, enjoyment of school. To provide ongoing support for families including delivering parenting courses. To liaise with outside agencies to support children and families in their homes and improve attendance. For many of our disadvantaged pupils, barriers to learning can be removed or diminished through regular partnership between school and parents, for example through regular communication and providing additional support.||£39 524||Social Skills PPG children E progress 82% Writing 90% Reading and 73% Maths
E+ Progress 27% Writing 20% Reading
|Booster Classes (KS1- 22 children and
|Provide additional support (before and after school) to targeted groups of children to ensure that the gaps in their learning are closing and they are making accelerated progress||£10 000||Began in Autumn|
|Staff development (e.g. Speech and Language, Autism training)||To provide opportunities for staff (teachers & support staff) to further develop their skills so that they can better support children’s Speech & Language development across the school||£500||SALT interventions across school showing 100% E progress in Reading and Writing and 86% Maths|
|Austism Resources||Additional resources made available for PPG pupils to support them both at home and school||£500||Provides enrichment and curriculum support at the level children in this group need|
|Speech and Language therapist time.
X 4 in-house Speech and language TAs.
|To ensure pupils are identified swiftly and supported by both the Speech and Language therapist and S&L teaching assistants
|SALT interventions across school showing 100% E progress in Reading and Writing and 86% Maths|
| Raising attendance and punctuality
Fund Breakfast club/ introduce walking bus
|To improve attendance to least 96% and to ensure that children have the fuel needed for a busy day.
Children to be happy and want to come to school
Walking bus in place for targeted pupils to improve their punctuality and attendance.
|£8260||Attendance for whole school 96% Autumn
50% reduction in lates since the process was introduced
Walking bus began 31/10/18 for targeted children
|Plas Dol-y-moch funding||To ensure that all pupils’ have an opportunity to take part in a residential experience||£1600||Key children targeted to provide opportunities that they would not access normally and supports self esteem|
|Visits/ Trips||To ensure PPG pupils are able to take part in planned curriculum enhancement visits at a reduce cost.||£8028||All children have full access to curriculum enrichment opportunities|
|Art & lego Therapy||Children entitled to PPG have access to Art and Lego Therapy to support their social and emotional needs||£945||4 children
75% E progress in Reading, Writing and Maths
|Guitar Lessons- 12 Children||To ensure PPG pupils have the opportunity to access music tuition guitar lessons||£1592.50||Weekly guitar lessons held and end of term assemblies supporting self esteem|
|Revision guides||Revision guides made available to pupils in Year 6 to support their learning at home||£300|
|ICT Equipment||Identified pupils’ provided with ICT equipment to use at home to support home learning||£1000||Tablets purchased for PPG children to support with homework|
|School Uniform||To provide school uniform for identified pupils. ( ongoing)||£200||All children have uniform and self esteem improved|
|TOTAL Expenditure||£216 685|
|Budget remaining =£240 240 –£216 685=£23 555|
Performance Summary 2017-2018
Performance Summary 2017-2018 (1.3 MiB)