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The Churchill School

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17

  1. Summary Information

 

 

School

The Churchill School

Academic Year

2016/17

Total PP budget

£98420

Date of most recent PP Review

Jan 2017

Total number of pupils

420

Number of pupils eligible for PP

97

Date for next internal review of this strategy

July 2017

 

 

  1. Current Attainment

KS2 2015 Test Summary Information

 

Pupils eligible for PP

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving Level 4b or above in reading, writing & maths (or equivalent)

100%

80%

% making at least 2 levels of progress in reading (or equivalent)

100%

91%

% making at least 2 levels of progress in writing (or equivalent)

77.8%

94%

% making at least 2 levels of progress in maths (or equivalent)

100%

90%

KS2 2016 Test Summary Information (unvalidated)

Disadvantaged

12 FSM Ever

0 CiC

Expected standard %

Higher threshold %

Churchill

Kent

National

Churchill

Kent

National

D

Non

D

Non

D

Non

D

Non

D

Non

D

Non

Reading

83.3

85.4

54.7

74.8

71

71

16.7

33.3

10.5

24.9

9.6

22.9

Writing

66.7

87.5

67.3

84.9

63.2

78.7

0.0

2.1

6.0

17.8

8.1

17.8

GPS

58.3

89.6

57.2

78.4

60.2

77.7

8.3

22.9

11.3

26.4

13.2

26.4

Mathematics

50.0

79.2

56.9

76.9

56.7

75.3

0.0

18.8

7.5

21.0

8.4

19.9

RWM Combined

41.7

62.5

41.0

64.5

38.4

59.9

0.0

0.0

1.5

7.3

1.9

6.9

KS2 2016 Progress Measure Averages

Group Focus / pupil number

Reading

Writing

Maths

Pupil Premium

12

 

 

 

Non Pupil Premium

48

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

  1. Barriers to Future Attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

In-school Barriers

  1.  

Low levels on entry, particularly in communication, literacy and language.

  1.  

Some pupils have low self-esteem, which affects longer-term achievement.

C.

A lack of aspiration amongst pupils and therefore lack of motivation to learn and often poor attendance.

 

External Barriers

D.

Some families lack basic equipment to support their children at home.

  1. Desired Outcomes

Success criteria

  1.  

Improved language skills

Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum

Outcomes at KS2 show that children achieving greater depth moves in line with national averages.

  1.  

Pupils with low self-esteem have access to a variety of personalised initiatives so that achievement is in line with that of peers.

Improved self-esteem as measured by Leuven scales

  1.  

Pupils take ownership of their learning and are able to recognise their progress and use this as a springboard to independence.

Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum

Attendance gaps with non-disadvantaged children close.

Pupils make consistent progress and outcomes are improved by at least 20% in Maths and 10% in Writing.

Attendence of PP above 95%.

  1.  

Children to not be less disadvantaged by lack of equipment at home.

High attendance at Owl Club and Homework Club

       

 

  1. Planned Expenditure
  • Academic year

£98420

The three headings below demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies

  1. Quality of Teaching for All

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved language skills

Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum

Teachers and TAs staff receive effective, targeted guidance and CPD.

Staff training on high quality feedback

Quality First teaching and targeted teaching in core subjects is effective in ensuring consistent / rapid progress.

Some pupils need targeted support to diminish differences.

Evidence sources (EEF Toolkit) suggest high quality feedback is an effective way to improve attainment.

Quality CPD used and acted upon.

Robust tracking feeding through to Pupil Progress Meetings.

Evaluation of feedback strategies through monitoring books, lessons and through pupil consultation.

SLT

English and Maths co-ordinators

October 2016

January 2017

March 2017

June 2017

July 2017

Pupils take ownership of their learning and are able to recognise their progress and use this as a springboard to independence.

Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum

Through our assertive mentoring program, pupils will be actively involved in the decision making about learning tasks and will be able to articulate their progress with teachers and leaders.

 

Tracking of pupil progress leads to targeted teaching and individualised initiatives.

Meta-cognition and self-regulation approaches have consistently high levels of impact, with pupils making an average of eight months’ additional progress. The evidence indicates that teaching these strategies can be particularly effective for low achieving

Higher attainment through consistent progress is achieved by effective assessment and targeted teaching.

Quality CPD focussed on Meta cognition and self-regulation

Robust tracking feeding through to Pupil Progress Meetings.

Teachers

SLT

October 2016

December 2017

February 2017

March 2017

May 2017

July 2017

14826

Total budgeted cost

£35892

 
  1. Targeted Support

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Improved language skills including vocabulary to learn (whole curriculum).

Increased number of pupils reaching ‘greater depth’ across the curriculum

Intervention groups

 

Toe by Toe

 

Sounds-Write Phonics

 

Plus 1 and Power of 2 Maths

 

Inter School enrichment sessions in Maths, Literacy and Science for higher attaining PP children.

 

Brain Academy catch up every morning.

School data shows that we need to increase the number of most able PP pupils reaching the higher standard and close gaps between low attaining PP and non-disadvantaged children.

Intervention and small group tuition will make an impact if it is additional to and explicitly linked with normal lessons.

Quality First teaching and targeted teaching on core subjects is effective in ensuring consistent / rapid progress.

Quality CPD used.

Robust tracking feeding through to Pupil Progress Meetings.

 

Monitoring of links to class teaching

 

Through scrutiny of books we will be able to evidence Brain Academy intervention on unmet objectives.

SLT

English and Maths Co-ordinators

 

 

 

Teachers

 

HLTA

 

PP Champion

 

January 2017

March 2017

July 2017

Pupils with low self-esteem have access to a variety of personalised initiatives so that achievement is in line with that of peers.

Early identification of issues and effective mentoring.

Liaison with and Intervention with other professionals.

Emotional wellbeing is key to supporting pupils learning. Some pupils need additional support to address theses needs.

Well-being and self-esteem are barriers to learning. Removal or alleviation of these barriers prepares pupils to learn and achieve more.

 

Robust monitoring feeding through to Pupil Progress Meetings.

SENCo

SLT

Teachers

December 2017

March 2017

June 2017

Total budgeted cost

£40251

  • iii. Other Approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

What is the evidence and rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Increased parental engagement through safeguarding lead, SENCO Assistant and SLT.

Consistent open lines of communication

Parents are key in supporting effective learning as shown by a number of research projects (EEF Toolkit)

Good communication with children and families.

SLT

January 2017

July 2017

Raise attendance and increase readiness to learn.

Community Support Minibus picking children up on a Monday and Friday.

 

Free Breakfast Club and Owl Club.

 

Enter into Project 95

 

Research done by the DFE has shown strong links between sessions missed and lower chance of attaining secondary readiness.

 

EEF research on Digital Technology and constant data on the importance on breakfast to concentrate (such as the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience)

Monitor attendance and maintain open dialogue with class teachers.

Safeguarding Lead

&

SENCO Assistant

Monthly

Total budgeted cost

£14900

             

 

 

  1. Review of expenditure – Previous academic year

 

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Financial Year 2015/16

Amount of PPG

92

Total Number of Children Eligible for PPG

£94394

 

Initiative/Activity

Objective

Cost

Assertive Mentoring

Target: All PP

This provision will also be run with and benefit all children.

Children have a pupil coaching session six times a year with their class teacher to discuss progress and make targets for the following term.

This information is sent home to parents and acts as a way to regularly monitor progress.

£5710

Data Sharing and Planning

Target: All PP

 

Six times a year SLT will collect and share data with teaching staff. Through this careful assessment process teachers are able to plan appropriate next steps.

£44500

Child Wellbeing  Monitoring

Target: All PP

This provision will also be run with and benefit all children.

Pupil Perception is a digital questionnaire used to assess the wellbeing of pupils in school. This happens by-annually and is distilled by SLT and shared with staff.

£650

Owl Club

Target: All PP

Target: Low Attending PP

Target: PP Children where readiness to learn is a concern.

Owl Club runs each morning before school and is open for all pupil premium children who wish to attend.

Breakfast is provided and there is a focus on getting the children ready to learn by the start of the school day.

£4370

Basic Skills Intervention

Target: All PP

Target: SEN PP

Intervention could be one-to-one or in a small group of no more than 4 children.

It will be monitored by the SENCO and used to accelerate progress where necessary.

£3310

Daily Reading

Target: All PP

Target: SEN PP

This provision will also be run with and benefit all children.

Daily reading occurs in a comfortable area each morning. It is a one-to-one session which focusses on basic reading skills and to model a love of literature.

£10750

Pupil Mentoring and SLT lunchtime support.

Target: All PP

Target: PP Boys

Intensive pupil mentors provide a positive and individual role model which helps children with a range of learning barriers.

£20440

Pupil Premium Champion

Target: All PP

Target: SEN PP

The school employs an experienced teacher to work with our PP children. Time is set aside to work wherever there is a need.

The PP champion’s role is ultimately to raise standards of those children who have a significant barrier to their learning.

 

£17800

Online Resources

Target: All PP

Target: Low Attending PP

Target: PP Children where readiness to learn is a concern.

PP children are given free access to online resources (Bug Club) which they can use at Owl Club and at home. It is monitored by the staff at Owl Club.

£906

Year 6 Residential Bursary

Target: Y6 PP

To ensure that all children have the opportunity to experiences valuable learning experiences like the year 6 residential a bursary is set aside to cover some or all of the cost for those most in need.

£1192

Breakfast Club

Target: All PP

Target: Low Attending PP

Target: PP Children where readiness to learn is a concern.

Breakfast club is fully subsidised by our PP funding and allows children to eat breakfast at school.

£12200

Minibus Pickup

Target: All PP

Target: Low Attending PP

Target: PP Children where readiness to learn is a concern.

On Mondays and Fridays the school provides a minibus service where children are able to be collected from home.

£1500

 

TOTAL

£123328

 

  1. Additional detail

Please note:

 

Test Results

2016 Test results are un-validated and will be amended when validated results are published.

 

Planned Expenditure

Self-esteem and well-being expenditure includes Owl Club, Theatre Trips and subsidies for school trips.

 

 

Testimonials

 

The following quotes come from Pupil Premium children attending the school during the academic year 2015/16. Their names have been anonymised.

 

‘My teacher is so smiley.’ Girl A, 6

 

‘School makes me feel special.’ Girl B, 6

 

‘I get to use the computer at Owl club.’ Boy A, 6

 

‘Owl Club has helped my maths and reading.’ Girl C, 9

 

‘Study Ladder on the laptops is just for Owl Club, it makes learning fun. I am up to 60 now!’ Girl D, 9

 

‘Owls give my brain power so I get more done! It gets me ready for school.’ Boy B, 9

 

‘Adults always come over and help me with my work and make sure I understand.’ Boy C, 10

 

‘Everyone is nice at school.’ Girl E, 10

 

 


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