Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils and diminish the differences between them and their peers. Cheam Common Infants’ Academy receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever Six’).
How should the money be spent?

It is entirely up to individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, however there is an expectation that schools can prove the impact this money has had on its disadvantaged pupils. It is imperative that as a school we fully understand each of our disadvantaged pupils and know exactly what they need to help them to ‘be the best they can be’ in their learning.
At Cheam Common Infants’ our approach is simple; we invest our time in getting to know our pupils really well, not just their academic ability and progress but as a whole child. We work hard to fully understand what support a pupil may need to help them achieve in a specific area and where possible we try to involve them in the process.
We acknowledge that no one child is the same and therefore ensure the support they receive is tailored to their individual needs; whether it be welfare support, individualised learning programmes, enrichment activities to boost confidence, self-esteem and general enriching experiences or even support to develop friendships.
 
Our approach

At Cheam Common Infants’ we seek to ensure the effectiveness of our use of the pupil premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and therefore attempt to be innovative in the support that we provide. We use entry and exit judgements for all the support that is given and carefully track them to ensure progress is being made at all times. We evaluate our support plans throughout their timescale and make changes if we feel that it is necessary.
We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and other pupil groups.
 
Pupil Premium Funding for 2019/20

Total number of pupils on roll

291

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

20

Total number of Early Years pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

0

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per pupil

£1,320

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per Early Years Pupil

£302

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected

£26,400

How We Plan To Spend The Money

Enriching the curriculum
• High Quality teaching strategies
• Subsidised class trips
• Curriculum Workshops
• Subsidise Music tuition - Rocksteady and violin
• Free places given to after school enrichment clubs
 
Targeted support
• Reading/Phonics support
• Mathematics support
• Provision Mapping

Wellbeing support
• Emotional support - FSW, ELSA, TA Key person
• Free places given to extended curriculum activities run by school and specialist staff
• Subsidised places given for Wrap around care when needs arise
• Teacher Conferences - DA Lead
• Subsidised places given for Summer holiday club when needs arise
• Subsidised uniform
• Workshops for parents i.e. reading, maths, online safety
 
Increased attendance and punctuality
• Attendance officer/ School Office Administrator/Headteacher/Inclusion Lead
 
Staff training
• Training for support staff
• Regular staff training
• Intensive training for teaching staff in further developing quality first teaching strategies
 
How we plan to demonstrate the impact of the spending

• Rigorous tracking and assessment information analysed by Inclusion Lead and SLT.
• Pupil premium is very much at the top of the school’s agenda and tracking systems have been put in place to show the impact of intervention being provided.
• Trust Premium Pride research group identifying strategies to raise attainment and opportunities provided to pupil premium children.
• Advice and support has been sought from a variety of agencies in order to ensure we are being innovative in the way money is being spent.
• A designated governor has been allocated to ensure PPG is being effectively spent.
• Pupil premium expenditure is reviewed at the end of each intervention where appropriate and each term for ongoing support.
 
How we spent the Pupil Premium Grant in 2018/19

Total number of pupils on roll

304

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

25

Total number of Early Year eligible for  Pupil Premium Grant

25

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant Received

£33,000

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per Early Years Pupil

£302.00

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected

£33,320

 
Expenditure:


Item/Project

Cost

Objective

Outcome

FSW Support worker 1 day per week

£1,600

To ensure that pupils feel confident and behave well in order to make appropriate progress from their starting points. 

Children have received appropriate support and behaviour/ attitudes and self esteem have been improved within the school environment. Parents feel supported

Trips 

£500

To ensure pupils are able to access a range of opportunities that support the curriculum topics that they are studying.

Pupils were able to access the curriculum fully and extend their learning.  Opportunity to go to places never before visited.

After school extra-curricular clubs

£2300

To ensure that pupils are able to access a wide range of afterschool activities and clubs to have an entire rich experience of our school. They have priority access and attend free of charge. 

Pupils developed a sense of belonging to the wider community of the school and a sense of confidence and self-esteem improved. For some pupils it has supported them to have better control over their emotions.

Subsidise Music tuition - Rocksteady and violin

£108.00

Targeting of specific pupils so that they have full access to these activities and there is no barrier to participation.

Pupils have developed confidence through learning a new skill. They have also developed increasing enjoyment, coordination and concentration. In some cases supports attendance. 

TA in class support 

£1,500

To target those pupils who have fallen behind and ensure that they make appropriate progress from their starting points.

 

Targeted children were supported to make expected progress over time.

 

TA intervention/Key worker

£400.00




RWI resources

£1,100

To ensure each pupil has their own resources free as other pupils could purchase these  

Pupils were able to use resource pack with a guide at home to support their learning of phonics to maximise progress.Continuous tracking and provision of phonics shows progress.  

DA Lead 

 

£15,000

 

DA Lead to

● regularly monitor the provision mapping of individual pupils to ensure their academic and emotional needs are matched to provision

● plan timetabled intervention groups for targeted pupils.

● support teachers in identifying any potential Greater Depth pupils and help plan provision.

● key priority is reading - monitor that all Red rated pupils read to an adult every day, to include the ‘Take10’ project, and have appropriate reading books that challenge and develop a love of reading and extend comprehension.

● ensure new DA pupils coming into school are quickly assessed and provision put in place

● support pupils through targeted intervention during the year including teacher conferences.

Gaps narrow and children make expected progress from their starting points.


Attainment in KS1 has seen a  narrowing of the gaps over the course of this year.

● extra support planned for during transition. Detailed feedback, provision maps attainment and wellbeing information is passed on.

Pupils feel happy, safe and secure. With the extra support they settle quicker are more confident and so develop independence and enjoy their learning.

Admin Work Re: Attendance

£4,200

Teachers/SLT/DA Lead/Office Administrator continue with support from LA Attendance Support Service to have consistently sharp focus on attendance and punctuality so that both improve giving pupils  every opportunity to make expected progress SLT liaise with parents to put in a plan of action to improve.  

Attendance gap is narrowing to be in line with other pupils.

 


Total Pupil Premium Grant Received

£26,702

Total Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

£26,708

Pupil Premium Grant Remaining

None


End of KS1 

PP Pupils

(11) 

2016-17 

Non PP Pupils

2016-17 

National Average 

PP Pupils

(7) 

2017-18 

Non PP Pupils

2017-18 

National Average 

PP Pupils 

(9)

2018-19

Non PP Pupils

2018-19 

National Average

% achieving EXS or above in Reading

64%

79%

57%

79%

67%

TBC

% achieving EXS or above in Writing

55%

72%

57%

74%

44%

TBC

% achieving EXS or above in Mathematics

55%

79%

71%

80%

44%

TBC

% achieving GDS or above in Reading

9%

28%

14%

29%

22%

TBC

% achieving GDS or above in Writing

9%

18%

0%

18%

11%

TBC

% achieving GDS or above in Mathematics

18%

23%

14%

25%

22%

TBC

 
Percentage of pupils achieving expected and more than expected progress

Attendance of all PP 2018-2019

PP Pupils   (25)   2016-17 

Whole school   2016-17

PP Pupils   (26)   2017-18 

Whole school   2017-18

PP Pupils   (25)   2018-19

Whole school   2018-19

Attendance  

92%

96%

92%

96%

92%

96%