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Pupil Premium at Foxhills Junior School 2015-16

PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT end Autumn 2 Term 2015

Pupil Premium 15/16 update

Actual 2015/16 Pupil Premium allocations as announced in June 2015.

Press release:

https//www.gov.uk/government/news/disadvantaged-primary-pupils-to-benefit-from-extra-225-million

  • Pupil Premium for FSM:
    • Primary - £1,325
    • Secondary - £935
  • Pupil Premium (Plus) for CIC (Children in Care) is £1,900 BUT it is the responsibility of the Head of the Virtual School to decide “the spend”.  In Hampshire, £400 is being top sliced for central developments.
  • Pupil Premium (Plus) for Adopted Children and those under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or Residential Order (RO) is £1,900.
  • Service Children Premium - £300 but increased to Ever 5. NB This allocated funding is not specifically given to narrow the gap but to mitigate issues related to mobility, transition and integration.

 

RATIONALE

An analysis of disadvantaged (PP) children in Hampshire – HCC KS2 Results 2015 - Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths - shows schools in the New Forest, Gosport and Fareham to have the greatest gap in achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged children. Gosport records the lowest gap at 7.4% while New Forest schools now show an attainment gap of 20% - this is an improving picture ( -5%  below 2014).

Our Pupil Premium Plan for 2015/2016 will continue to focus on Closing the Gap using explicit school-level strategies and improving links with our feeder schools and local Junior Schools to maximise resources.

In addition, 2015 has seen an increase in liaison and collaboration between ourselves and the on-site Pre-school Nursery which has significant implications for improved Early Years’ provision for our most vulnerable children - which should in turn prevent the gap from widening before children reach school age. We now need to continue to develop these links further.

The measure of success continues to be closing the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium pupils in terms of Attendance, and Attainment and Progress. Regardless of context or social background, we expect our children to attain levels at least in line with National Expectations.

We are setting ourselves the target of at least 75% of the Year 6 cohort attaining age appropriate levels in Reading, Writing and Mathematics by the end of the 2016 academic year.

The End KS2 results 2015 (Raise on line/Dashboard) indicate that in 2015, 77%+ of Year 6 Pupil Premium children attained age appropriate levels in Reading, Writing and Maths combined (Hampshire 65%).

 

Funding for the academic year 2015/16, shows an allocated budget of £59,555 - in respect of 50 children in total, who, within the last six years, were either Looked After Children (CIC- 4) or eligible for Free School Meals including Adopted children, Special Guardianship and Service children.

Details of how we spend the Pupil Premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding are on the website.

The academic year 2014 -2015 saw the introduction of free milk for pupil premium children (January ’15) if requested by parents – this now comes out of allocated funding. (All children at Foxhills have the option to purchase milk each day).

“Pupil Conferencing” and “Gap analysis” continues to identify and target children’s learning barriers in maths.  Quality first teaching and Wave2 interventions are more focussed (differentiated) to meet the specific learning needs of every child and this classroom pedagogy continues to be developed.

Precision teaching has been re-introduced in the Autumn Term to target children with very low attainment in Reading and Maths on entry to Foxhills.

Paired Reading was introduced as a further intervention in the Summer Term of 2015 and the training and programme of support was delivered in collaboration with Hampshire Educational Psychology Team (HEPS).

This provided support for children and families. This intervention will be repeated in the Spring Term and will target our most vulnerable and under-achieving children.

 

It is recognised that a significant factor to improving children’s attainment is not only the type of intervention but the quality of the adult interaction - for this reason, there continues to be a greater investment in the provision of emotional support including ELSA and Nurture.  Across the school, the shift in emphasis on the type of support given to Pupil Premium children continues: Lower school children attend our Nurture Group (Shooting Stars) while our older children benefit from a more pastoral approach through individual ELSA.  Across the school, timetabled interventions focus on all aspects of core subjects including reading, writing and maths, phonics and handwriting.  In Year 6, high achieving Pupil Premium children are already attending Master Classes for Reading and Maths (provided by Hounsdown) and will also be included in additional intervention groups to further accelerate progress in Reading, GAPS and Maths. Children who are in line with or attaining below National Expectations also receive additional teacher support either in small groups or individually in Maths, Reading and Writing. Three additional teachers are employed on a part time basis to support children in Year 6 and this will continue until the end of May 2016. From the start of Summer Term 2016, this intense catch-up support will be extended to Pupil Premium children in Y4 and Y5.

Maths progress across the school continues to be closely monitored by Matt Goodchild and Reading and Writing by Chris Bristow and from December 2015 - Becky Lovell.

 

Foxhills continues to expand its investment in Pupil Premium children:

Provision Information

All vulnerable children are closely monitored across the school. Phase Leaders Natalie Hogbourne and Jane Kelly have been meeting with teachers each half term (PPMs) to monitor every child’s progress and ensure interventions are in place and are effective. On completion of PPMs, Reports are then discussed and reviewed with Chris B (including AEN) and further actions implemented as required. We ensure that where progress and attainment is below National Expectations, support will be put in place to accelerate progress - with an emphasis on overcoming Year Standard barriers; e.g. Year 3 to 4, Year 4 to 5 and Year 5 to 6. 

From Spring Term 2016, attainment and progress will be monitored by Matt Goodchild in Year 4 and Hayley Sired in Year 6 and all Year Groups including Year 5 will be further monitored and supported  by Chris Bristow in her role as a Teaching and Learning Deputy and Inclusion Leader.   

13 Support Staff (excluding HLTA) - £151,595.0

This provides one LSA in every class each morning except Fridays when less LSAs are on contract.

As there are three children in Year 6 with EHCPs, an additional adult is employed fulltime in each of the three classes to support children with AEN.

At least 1 LSA is allocated to a year group every afternoon for afternoon interventions.

Two LSAs are now employed every lunchtime to promote enrichment activities and structure and an additional LSA has been employed since September 2015 to further improve quality play.

Jennie Bailey QT (0.6) Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

Support from September 2015:

 - Maths Support with Vicky Dunkerly QT (0.2 – Tuesday and Thursday am) Y6.

-  Literacy Support with Grace Adlam  QT (0.3 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday pm) Y6

 - Additional Teaching Support with Lynn McKinnon QT (0.2 – Tuesday and Wednesday am) Y6

All three additional Qualified Teachers have been supporting learning in Year 6 since the Summer Term.

Pupil Planners – £1,500   To further promote every child’s sense of “belonging”, and an inclusive learning environment, every child is given a free Planner at the start of the academic year. This is a link between home and school and also includes the school Reward System.

Pencil Cases – £360          As above, every child is given the equipment needed in class in a pencil case and in line with our Rights Respecting Agenda, children learn to take responsibility for their possessions and understand the value of their equipment.

Book Wallets – £180        As above, every child is given a wallet to store and transport books to and from school.

Nurture (Shooting Stars) - two afternoons each week with 2 trained LSAs. Our trained LSAs attend CPD in line with Hampshire requirements and expectations. Assessments are made at the start of a programme of support and impact is measured.

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and OT

Training Costs/CPD SALT,ELSA, Curriculum

Daily ELSA training and support  as required - AMD WS and NC

Youth and Family Matters support continues from September 2015 - £500

Increased Education Psychologist and Outreach support including SALT and OT

Increased SLA hours with EP – 12 additional hours continue from Summer 1 2015 to meet the needs of a vulnerable Year 6 cohort

Pupil Progress Meetings (PPMs) every half term with Phase Leaders /Team Leaders / Deputy – Inclusion Leader

LAC Review Meetings and Personal Education Plan Meetings every half term – Designated Teacher for LAC (CB)

LAC Training

Pupil Premium on-going half termly training

Funding of School Trips for our most vulnerable children including Residential Visits - £1500 in Year 6 2016

Revision Guides to all PP children in Year 6 - £22.50 each x 3 per child = £877.5

Aspirations: In the Spring Term 2016, a Career Convention for Year 6 children will promote skills and qualifications needed for children to pursue different avenues.

In the Summer Term, all Year 6 children will visit Southampton University for a science convention.

Paired Reading initiative Summer 2 for 6 weeks with EP X2. This will be repeated in the Spring Term 2016.

Some children will receive funding for After School clubs and contributions to school trips

Free school milk from January 2015

Transition arrangements from KS1 into KS2 and KS2 and KS3

 

 

Pupil Premium children at Foxhills at end Autumn Term 2015

(including 5 Looked After Children LAC)

All

Pupil Premium

Including LAC

Boys

Girls

Pupil Premium and

 AEN

PP children who are on AEN register

Whole school

350

50(14%)

27(54%)

23(46%)

7(14%)

Year 3

93

14 (1SG)

6(43%)

 8(57%)

3

Year 4

90

 14(2 LAC)

10(71.4%)

4(28.6%)

3

Year 5

85

  9(1 LAC)

4(44.4%)

5(55.6%)

0

Year 6

82

 13(1 LAC)

7(53.8%)

6(46.2%)

1

 

 

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 Summary

On entry to Foxhills Junior School, KS1 Data continues to show Pupil Premium children to be significantly below non Pupil Premium children in all subjects.

 

Year 6 Summary

Data shows Pupil Premium children to be below Non Pupil Premium children in all subjects on entry to Foxhills Junior School and progress in the first two years was below expectations and well below Non Pupil Premium children.

At the end of KS2 2015, attainment of Pupil Premium children in Year 6 shows significant improvement – though Pupil Premium children attained lower than Non - Pupil Premium children.

 

 % of children attaining at L4+ end KS2 2015 

 

                                              PP                      Non PP

Reading                              93%                      97%

Writing                               85%                      96%

Maths                                 85%                      97%

 

 

 

Further Actions required to close the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium children

 

 

Action

Responsibility

1

School will complete the OfSted Analysis and Challenge toolkit.

AS/CB

2

A dedicated Lead Worker will continue to co-ordinate a support programme with a spending plan to champion Pupil Premium children.

AS/CB

3

Feedback including marking to be given to all PP children in line with up-dated Marking Policy

CB

4

All Wave 2 and 3 small group interventions to be regularly reviewed (as timetabled per intervention or at least every half term) to ensure programmes of support target gaps in learning and are effective.

Team Leaders/CB

5

LSA training to ensure all Wave 2 and 3 interventions and programmes of support are delivered effectively.

Subject Leaders/CB

6

Lesson observations will focus on the effectiveness of strategies used in the classroom to improve the attainment of our most vulnerable children. Consistent practise in class, in year groups and across the school will also be a focus.

AS/CB

7

Book scrutiny will look closely at marking as an effective strategy to target our most vulnerable children.

SLT/Subject Leaders

8

The Marking Policy will be reviewed and updated to show changes to marking expectations for all vulnerable children including Pupil Premium, AEN children and higher attaining children.

SLT/Subject Leaders

9

Curriculum Planning needs to show enrichment activities e.g. school trips/visitors from key speakers etc to raise aspirations of our most vulnerable children.

ALL

10

Subject Leaders to name and promote specific actions for Pupil Premium children.

Subject Leaders

11

With a greater emphasis on Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (a school can’t be outstanding if SMSC isn’t), curriculum planning and overviews must reflect children’s learning opportunities to keep healthy including exercise and diet.

ALL

 

12

Improved liaison with Infant Schools and on-site Nursery to continue quality provision on entry to Foxhills Junior School and ensure a smooth transition.

NH/CB

 

13

Improved liaison with other schools to improve standards and share successful strategies.

SLT/Subject Leaders

 

14

Encourage increased Free School Meal uptake

AS

 15

Improve parental support to include workshops and individual family support as required.

CB

ELSA Team