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REVIEW OF PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY JULY / SEPTEMBER 2019

Baddow Hall Junior School

Pupil Premium Grant - Use and Impact 2019-2020

Pupil Premium is a government grant which is allocated to schools based on the number of children eligible for free school meals and the number of looked after children. Schools are entitled to spend their allocated Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) in a way they think will best support the raising of the attainment and achievement of these children.

At BHJS, we believe that the most successful route to academic excellence is through high quality small group, focused teaching. Results from 2019 Summer Term assessments have shown a steady closing of the gap of BHJS PPG funded children and National non-funded children across all subjects and year groups. To this end, we will continue to use a substantial portion of our PPG funding on employing an additional teacher in years 6 in order to provide small teaching groups for maths and literacy. Whilst working within a smaller group, under the guidance of a qualified teacher, children’s specific needs can be met more easily, enabling any gaps to be closed and full potential to be reached. In addition we will also use PPG funding to provide support and intervention groups for children in years 3 to 6 who have been identified as unlikely to meet expected national targets in Maths and English based on their current attainment

Additionally, PPG funding is used to reduce any ‘barriers to learning’ which may exist. Amongst other things, these may include low self-esteem, poor attendance, gaps in learning or a lack of confidence.   Pupils should feel unique, valued, special and experience trips and be part of a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.  ‘More Able’ pupils or ‘Gifted and Talented’ pupils benefit from the input of a specialist teacher once a term. PPG money is used to ensure all pupils are happy; all pupils are ready to learn such as through the delivery of our respect club for pupils in year 5 and 6 and bespoke counselling sessions.      

Each pupil that is currently eligible (or has been eligible in the last 6 years) for free school meals (FSM) is allocated £1,320 to be spent on ensuring they reach their academic potential.  Looked after children are each allocated £2,300 for additional support within school.

Source: GOV.UK Pupil Premium: allocations and conditions of grant 2018-19. In the financial year 2017/18, the sum allocated was £65,756 and for 2018 – 19 it is £ 69,920.

This money has been used and will be used to provide for the following: (this list is not exhaustive- we are very flexible with our approach, in order to meet every pupil’s specific needs). This document lists their specific support in greater detail.

Spent on

 

Aim

Evidence

An additional teacher  is employed in Year 6, 5  mornings a week,  to plan, deliver and undertake ongoing assessment in English and maths lessons

 

To help children reach their full potential in maths and literacy through high quality teaching within a smaller group.

 

To close any gaps in previous learning.

 

To develop self-esteem, perseverance,

resilience and confidence.

2019 SATs results:  

Our RWM, Reading and GPS PPG results, compared to National outcomes, show a continued closing of the gap over time.

 

 

Teacher led workshops better equipped children for SATs tests. More children completing papers in set time.

 

Intervention sessions delivered by two members of staff that target children who are currently below nationally expected levels of attainment and those who need key skills and knowledge embedded to ensure they meet the levels of attainment

To help children reach their full potential in maths and literacy through high quality teaching within a smaller group.

 

To close any gaps in previous learning.

 

To develop self-esteem, perseverance, resilience and confidence.

2019 BHJS PPG increased attainment in Year 6 in pupils achieving expected National standard in RWM, Reading, Maths and GPS since 2018.

 

 

 

Teacher led workshops meant better equipped children for SATs tests. More children completing papers in set time.

 

Bespoke counselling sessions

 

To boost pupils’ self-esteem, enhance their attitudes to learning, their sense of well-being and their enjoyment of school.

Focus children more engaged with their own learning. Less recorded incidents of children missing lessons due to their emotional well-being.

63% of PPG interviewed felt that the sessions contributed to their academic attainment

 

Funding places on school trips (both residential and day trips)

To enhance the curriculum, ensuring all PPG children are able to participate given children the opportunity to experience new cultural, social, educational and challenging activities.

100% PPG pupils who requested funding were provided with funds to allow participation on trips.

 

 

 

2018 Pupil Premium Results

Subject

BHJS Disadvantaged

% At Expected

BHJS All Pupils

% At Expected

BHJS % Gap between PPG and Non-PPG pupils

National All Pupils

% At Expected

Gap between BHJS PPG and National Expected

RWM

33.3%

60.3%

33.0%

64%

30.7%

Reading

33.3%

74.1%

40.8%

75%

41.7%

Writing

75.0%

81%

06.0%

78%

03.0%

Maths

50.0%

72.4%

22.4%

76%

26.0%

GPS

33.3%

60.3%

27.0%

78%

44.7%

 

 

2019 Pupil Premium Results

Subject

BHJS Disadvantaged

% At Expected

BHJS All Pupils

% At Expected

BHJS % Gap between PPG and Non-PPG pupils

National All Pupils

% At Expected

Gap between BHJS PPG and National Expected

RWM

35.0%

69.3%

34.3%

65%

30%

Reading

40.0%

73.9%

33.9%

73%

33%

Writing

50.0%

83.0%

33.0%

78%

28%

Maths

50.0%

83.0%

33.0%

79%

29%

GPS

50.0%

71.6%

21.6%

78%

28%

 

Review of  Pupil Premium Strategy  July/September 2019

Each July we evaluate our pupil premium strategy for pupils currently on roll. This enables us to take SATs data and internal PiXL data into account to measure progress and attainment of all disadvantaged pupils during the past academic year. The data is analysed and children’s views are carefully considered in order for us to assess the effectiveness of our approach and to make any strategic changes which are deemed necessary in order to meet the needs of our pupils. Pupil premium progress is reviewed formally each term and the date of the next full review will be January 2020.

Changes for 2019 onwards

Data analysis of our 2019 results has identified the need for a greater focus on children receiving Pupil Premium funding to integrate grammar, punctuation and spelling skills within their entire writing process. Staff development training has supported staff in ensuring greater consistency of incorporating writing skills, content and structure across writing in other curriculum subjects.

PPG Intervention groups have been created and staff employed to plan and deliver directed activities to support children with significant gaps in their English and mathematical understanding. Targeted interventions such as these will allow children to improve their overall attainment within the whole class learning environment.

If your child does not have FSM but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them.  Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that would be used to help your child.

Please note: No child is singled out for receiving PPG and the children are totally unaware of who receives this additional funding.

Review of Pupil Premium Strategy July/September 2018

 
 
 
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