Albert Pye Primary

Pupil Premium

Have you heard about the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the government to help schools narrow the gap in attainment between different groups of children.  Sometimes children do not attain so highly when they are:

  • a member of a low-income family and entitled to free school meals (or ever have been),
  • looked after by the Local Authority
  • children whose parent(s) serve in Her Majesty’s Forces.

These children may be high-fliers, have disabilities or Special Educational Needs, or be anywhere in between!

It is up to the school’s Governing Body to decide how to spend the money we receive and to be accountable for the impact that it has in raising standards, improving rates of progress and providing opportunities to widen children’s experiences.  It is not intended to be spent only on these children, although we need to be sure that they benefit from the spending decisions we make.

 

2018 – 2019

Total number of pupils on roll (2018/19) 254
Number of pupils benefiting from PPG 42
Total amount of PPG received (£) £64,540

Summary of main barriers to educational barriers

  • Attendance of some pupils
  • Some of our children come from families with issues around Social, Emotional and Mental health
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unstable family life
  • Reading fluency and understanding of vocabulary
  • Spoken English not fully developed – Standard English not transferred to written work and spelling
  • Lack of regular support from home for reading and homework.
  • Some children do not access to a computer or a quiet working space
  • Financial constraints can inhibit life experiences

How Pupil Premium Grant is used to overcome barriers

Employment of teaching assistants in classes to enable small group or 1-1 work:

  • In class, targeted support
  • Reading groups
  • Phonics groups
  • Maths intervention
  • Opportunities to join certain clubs and participate in extra-curricular activities

2017 – 2018

Total number of pupils on roll (2017/18) 247
Number of pupils benefiting from PPG 49
Total amount of PPG received (£) £65,840

Summary of main barriers to educational barriers

  • Attendance of some pupils
  • Some of our children come from families with issues around Social, Emotional and Mental health
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unstable family life
  • Reading fluency and understanding of vocabulary
  • Spoken English not fully developed – Standard English not transferred to written work and spelling
  • Lack of regular support from home for reading and homework.
  • Some children do not access to a computer or a quiet working space
  • Financial constraints can inhibit life experiences

How Pupil Premium Grant is used to overcome barriers

Employment of teaching assistants in classes to enable small group or 1-1 work:

  • In class, targeted support
  • Reading groups
  • Phonics groups
  • Maths intervention
  • Nurture group
  • Opportunities to join certain clubs and participate in extra-curricular activities

Highlights in 2018

  • Progress of key stage 2 children in reading was higher than the rest of the Roydon cohort (Disadvantaged =-0.67, Cohort =-1.71)
  • Progress of key stage 2 children in writing was higher than the rest of the Roydon cohort (Disadvantaged =1.6, Cohort =0.42) This was also above the national average for non-disadvantaged pupils (0.24)
  • In key stage 1, reading attainment of the expected standard was above national for the disadvantaged group. (Disadvantaged = 85%, National = 75%)
  • In key stage 1, writing attainment at greater depth was above national for the disadvantaged group. (Disadvantaged = 23%, National = 16%)
  • EYFS data still to be published