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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools in addition to the regular budget; its purpose is to raise achievement for those eligible and to close the gap in attainment, which is historically evident in National Data, between disadvantaged children and their peers.

Schools have been given the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they wish in order to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils and in order to continue our aim of closing the gap in attainment between those eligible for PPG and those who are not.  At times this may mean that money is spent on specific eligible individuals, as dictated by their needs, but may also mean that money is spent on wider school issues, for example staff training, which will lead to school improvements and consequently benefit these children.  

In Bexley Borough, the decision has been taken by the Local Authority that all money allocated for children who are looked after by Bexley (i.e. in care) will be held centrally by the Local Authority and given to individual schools to support children as necessary.  This allocation will be made through discussion between the school and the local authority and will be used to improve outcomes as identified in the child’s Personal Education Plan.

The principle behind the Pupil Premium Grant reflects the ethos of Hook Lane School where we are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum by providing a range of teaching and learning opportunities for all our children.  We always aspire to eliminate barriers to learning and progress and to closely match our provision to each child’s individual needs.  The money provided by the Pupil Premium Grant supports us in this aim.

 

What are the barriers to learning?

At Hook Lane we eliminate barriers to learning and progress for all our children, thereby closing gaps between groups of children in a number of ways:

  • All pupils receive quality first teaching with differentiated support in order to achieve their individual targets and to help them to achieve to the best of their ability.
  • All pupils are given access to a range of opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, which they may not otherwise be able to access.
  • We are committed to working alongside our families and provide parents/carers with support to help their children at home.
  • Those children who are vulnerable to underachievement are given quality, timely support in order to ensure that their progress remains consistent.

 

Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium grant?

  • Children who are registered as eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible at any point in the last 6 years.
  • Children who are in the care of the Local Authority, who have been adopted or who are subject to Special Guardianship Orders.
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel.

Your child may be eligible for free school meals (FSM) if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

 

Please ask the school office if you think that you may be entitled to FSM. Registering for FSM does not mean that your child has to have school dinners if they do not wish to.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation 2019/2020

Pupil Premium Allocation for FSM and Ever 6 (estimated): £66,000
Number of eligible pupils: 50


Pupil Premium Allocation for Post-LAC: £9,200
Number of eligible pupils: 4


Estimated Total Allocation: £75,200

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During this school year funding is allocated at the following rates:

  • £1320 per pupil eligible for Free School Meals (or in the past 6 years)
  • £2300 for any pupil who has left Local Authority Care (at any point in the last 6 years)
  • £300 per pupil who has a parent in Service
  • £300 per pupil eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium Grant


Only around 15% of our pupils are eligible for pupil premium grant which is relatively low and equates to just a handful of children per class. These children have very varied needs, very different aspirations and very varied barriers to learning. 28% of the pupil premium children have some form of special educational need and around 11% have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). In addition, around 10% of our pupil premium children achieve greater depth academic attainment.


Spending Plan for Pupil Premium Money in the Academic Year 2019/20

  • ASD Provision - £6,000
    Three children have provision places so all of their money will be used to support them in the provision. A further three regularly access the provision resources or benefit from the input of the ASD specialist teacher.
  • TA staffing - £30,000
    Three children receive either 1:1 or 1:2 TA support. In addition, one TA is employed on a part time basis specifically to support pupil premium children as needed.
  • Teacher staffing - £30,000
    Two teachers in lower Year 6 Maths set with Deputy Head teaching the higher Maths set daily.
    One teacher providing interventions and booster in Year 2 in the afternoons.
    One HLTA available from February half-term to provide interventions and booster.
  • Professional development - £4000
    HLTAs to be provided for teachers to have the opportunity to engage in peer coaching, learning from colleagues in order to be able to provide excellent quality teaching. Also some money for teachers to attend necessary courses, including for the pupil premium lead teacher to attend networking meetings.
  • Wider curriculum - £5,000
    Money set aside to ensure that all pupils are able to access wide-ranging opportunities. Some children are provided with Bird College music lessons to learn an instrument. One child accesses after school club one day per week. Money is available to ensure that all children access trips, including school journey. Resources may be purchased to meet individual needs as raised in pupil progress meetings, including reading books and workbooks to ensure engagement at home.

    The impact of pupil premium spending is tracked, monitored and evaluated throughout the year. The progress of eligible pupils is discussed in detail at termly pupil progress meetings. Progress is tracked using data from termly testing and half-termly teacher assessments.

Pupil Premium Allocation and Impact Report 2018/2019

PP Allocation 2018/2019
Pupil Premium Allocation for FSM and Ever 6 (estimated): £62,040
Number of eligible pupils: 47
Pupil Premium Allocation for Post-LAC: £16,100
Number of eligible pupils: 7
Estimated total allocation: £78,140

During this school year funding is allocated at the following rates:

  • £1320 per pupil eligible for Free School Meals (or in the past 6 years).
  • £2300 for any pupil who has left Local Authority Care (At any point in the last 6 years).
  • £300 per pupil who has a parent in Service.
  • £300 per pupil eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium Grant.

Only around 12% of our pupils are eligible for pupil premium grant which is relatively low and equates to just a handful of children per class. These children have very varied needs, very different aspirations and very varied barriers to learning. Around a third of the pupil premium children have some form of special educational need and around 15% have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). In addition, around 10% of our pupil premium children achieve greater depth academic attainment.

 

Spending Plan for Pupil Premium Money in the Academic Year 2018/2019:

  • ASD Provision - £6,000

Two child have a provision place so all of their money will be used to support them in the provision. A further five regularly access the provision resources or benefit from the input of the ASD specialist teacher.

  •  TA staffing - £8,000

 One part-time TA to provide in-class and small group support. Working with a year 3 group for an hour 3 times per week on English skills. Working with a year 5 boy plus a small group of similar ability to build confidence in Maths twice a week. Working with two year 5 girls for half an hour daily on test technique and comprehension in reading and using the editing process for writing. Working with a year 3 boy for half an hour daily to support with acquisition of English language and to continue with phonics and reading.

  • Intervention groups - £20,000

 Intervention groups, carefully targeting children needing social, emotional, behavioural or academic support.

  • Teacher staffing - £15,000

One weekly teacher-led tutoring session to boost confidence, test-technique and progress of year 6 child.

Two teachers in lower Year 6 Maths set with Deputy Head teaching the higher Maths set daily.

One teacher working half a day each week for the Autumn Term with year 6 pupils focusing on Maths and Reading test technique – aiming for age-related expectations.

  • Curriculum development - £5,000

 Power of Reading whole-class approach being implemented whole-school. New texts to be purchased for every year group to ensure appropriate level of challenge to meet the demands of the new curriculum and to maintain high standards.

  • Metacognition and pupil progress - £6,000

Supply teachers to be provided to allow teachers to be released from class for pupil progress meetings and to undertake learner conferences in order that children understand their own learning and next steps, with a focus on pupil premium children as a priority.

  • Professional development - £4000

Supply teachers to be provided for teachers to have the opportunity to engage in peer coaching, learning from colleagues in order to be able to provide excellent quality teaching. Also some money for teachers to attend necessary courses, including for the pupil premium lead teacher to attend networking meetings.

  • Online learning subscriptions - £4000

Enables children to continue to learn and consolidate at home. Access to these platforms is provided in school for those children who cannot access at home.

  • Wider curriculum - £10,000

Money set aside to ensure that all pupils are able to access wide-ranging opportunities. Some children are provided with Bird College music lessons to learn an instrument. One child accesses after school club one day per week. Money is available to ensure that all children access trips, including school journey. Resources may be purchased to meet individual needs as raised in pupil progress meetings, including reading books and workbooks to ensure engagement at home.  

 

How is impact tracked?

The impact of pupil premium spending is tracked, monitored and evaluated throughout the year. The progress of eligible pupils is discussed in detail at termly pupil progress meetings. Progress is tracked using data from termly testing and half-termly teacher assessments.

 

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2018/2019

 

Attainment and Progress of Children Eligible for PPG in the Academic Year 2018/19

  • Pupils are tracked individually and where children have not attained age related expectations within their year group there are usually contributing factors to this. These matters are addressed through the 2019/20 action plan and/or SEN support.


Areas to consider in 2019/20 identified through the end of year data are:
• Pupils now in Year 2, 4 and 5 at W and W+ need a boost to reach S
• Writing is generally weaker than Reading and Maths.
• Gap between Pupil Premium and all has grown from the previous year.

 

KS1 Context

Numbers

%boys/girls

%SEN

%EHCP

%EAL

%LAC

KS1

118

49/51

19

8

19

2

PPG

21

67/33

33

14

19

10

 

Year 1

 

Number of PP Children: 12 (5 SEN, 2 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

4

3

4

 

Year 2

 

Number of PP Children: 9 (2 SEN, 2 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

7

7

7

 

KS2 Context

Numbers

%boys/girls

%SEN

%EHCP

%EAL

%LAC

KS2

237

51/49

16

7

24

1

PPG

35

42/58

27

9

15

6

 

 

Year 3

 

Number of PP Children: 5 (1 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

2

2

2

 

Year 4

 

Number of PP Children: 9 (4 SEN, 1 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

3

3

3

 

Year 5

 

Number of PP Children: 10 (3 SEN, 1 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

6

4

5

 

Year 6

 

Number of PP Children: 11 (2 SEN, 3 EAL)

 

Number of children achieving expected standard or above

Reading

Writing

Maths

9

7

8

 

% of pupil premium children making at least expected progress in Reading - 83% (compared to whole school - 83%)

% of pupil premium children making at least expected progress in Writing - 79% (compared to whole school - 82%)

% of pupil premium children making at least expected progress in Maths - 77% (compared to whole school - 80%)