Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address any underlying inequalities in achievement. Pupils eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding include children eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of parents serving in the armed forces and children who have been adopted. The funding supports our work with these children to provide them with enhanced learning opportunities.

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Impact 2015-16 :

There were no disadvantaged children in Y2 for the academic year 2015-16.

The government compares the progress and attainment of disadvantaged children against that of “national other” ie: all non-disadvantaged children. The table below shows the progress and attainment for our Y6 disadvantaged children.

Disadvantaged pupils 2016/17

St John’s has relatively small numbers of disadvantaged children. Historically, these children’s achievements are broadly in line with, or in some cases above, their peers and current tracking suggest this will continue to be the case.

During the academic year 2016/17 St John’s School expects to receive £24,600 funding for disadvantaged children and it will use this to enrich the children’s learning experiences and raise standards still further:

Re-organisation of year group teaching in KS2

Action: Some money will be used to employ an extra teacher in KS2 every morning so that single year groups can be taught for part of the week which will improve the teacher/pupil ratio.

Intended impact: Even better focus upon disadvantaged pupils with respect to provision and the raising of standards.

Y6 extra tuition

Action: Y6 pupils will be given the opportunity to access individual or small group tuition to encourage accelerated academic progress.

Intended impact: Children attain, or even exceed their individual targets.

Additional small group/ individual pastoral and academic support from TAs

Action: Pupils are supported by trained TAs to achieve their individual targets.

Intended impact: Barriers to learning are removed at the earliest opportunity and timely emotional support is given when required to raise achievement.

Targeted extra-curricular provision

Action: To provide targeted children with paid for extra-curricular activities e.g. gardening and maths games club so that eligible children are able to take part in new activities.

Intended impact: Children will feel a greater sense of self-esteem and belonging within the school and will feel that some of their specific needs are being met and addressed. This in turn should have a positive effect on their achievements within school.

Assistance with visits and residential trips

Action: Some of the money will be used to subsidise important educational visits and residential trips.

Intended impact: Children are able to play a full part in these extra-curricular activities that incur considerable extra costs.

Pupil Premium 2015/16

Impact 2014-15:

The proportion of disadvantaged KS1 children who achieved a level 2B was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The proportion of disadvantaged KS2 children who achieved a level 4 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading, writing and maths.

Pupil Premium 2015/16

St John’s has relatively small numbers of children entitled to the pupil premium. Historically, these children’s achievements are broadly in line with, or in some cases above, their peers and current tracking suggest this will continue to be the case.

During the academic year 2015/16 St John’s School expects to receive just over £22,000 Pupil Premium funding and it will use this to enrich the children’s learning experiences and raise standards still further:

Re-organisation of year group teaching in KS2

Action: Some money will be used to employ an extra teacher in KS2 every morning so that single year groups can be taught for part of the week which will improve the teacher/pupil ratio.

Intended impact: Even better focus upon individuals entitled to the pupil premium with respect to provision and the raising of standards.

Individual or extra tuition

Action: Eligible pupils will be given the opportunity to access individual or small group tuition to encourage accelerated academic progress.

Intended impact: Children attain, or even exceed their individual targets.

Additional small group/ individual pastoral and academic support from TAs

Action: Pupils are supported by trained TAs to achieve their individual targets.

Intended impact: Barriers to learning are removed at the earliest opportunity and timely emotional support is given when required to raise achievement.

Targeted extra-curricular provision

Action: To provide targeted children with paid for extra-curricular activities e.g. gardening club so that eligible children are able to take part in new activities.

Intended impact: Children will feel a greater sense of self-esteem and belonging within the school and will feel that some of their specific needs are being met and addressed. This in turn should have a positive effect on their achievements within school.

Assistance with visits and residential trips

Action: Some of the money will be used to subsidise important educational visits and residential trips.

Intended impact: Children are able to play a full part in these extra-curricular activities that incur considerable extra costs.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2014/15

During the academic year 2014/15 St John’s school expects to receive £12 900 Pupil Premium funding and we will use this in the following ways.

Nature of spending 2014 / 15

  • Training for TAs re pastoral interventions and support
  • Additional support from teaching assistants academic and pastoral (KS1-2)
  • Small group support from teaching assistants (KS1-2)
  • 1:1 tuition from teaching assistants (KS1-2)
  • Small group tuition from experienced teacher (KS2)
  • 1:1 tuition from experienced teacher (KS2)
  • Funding for educational visits and extra-curricular activities
  • Creation of garden and outdoor learning and play facilities that will provide an enhanced learning environment.

Curriculum focus

  • Supporting pupils in mathematics, reading and writing
  • Supporting pupils pastorally to develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence

Impact of spending

The school will evaluate the impact of spending on each pupil individually each term.Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the support.

Pupil Premium 2013/14

St John’s has very small numbers of children entitled to the pupil premium. Historically, these children perform at least as well as their peers and current tracking suggests this will continue to be the case. The measures outlined below include a wide variety of enriching experiences and include the raising of standards.

During the academic year 2013/14 St John’s School will receive £11,500 Pupil Premium funding and it will use this in the following areas:

Targeted extra-curricular provision

Action: To provide targeted children with paid for extra-curricular activities eg specialist art club so that eligible children are able to take part in activities they are unable to at the moment and for which they show a particular gift or talent.

Intended impact: Children will feel a greater sense of self-esteem and belonging within the school and will feel that some of their specific needs are being met and addressed. This in turn should have a positive effect on their achievements within school.

Individual or extra tuition

Action: St John’s School recognises that most of our pupils who are eligible for the Pupil Premium are not underachieving with respect to their peers. Nevertheless, eligible pupils will be given the opportunity to access individual or small group tuition to encourage even better academic progress where it is needed.

Intended impact: High expectations of all our children are well embedded at St John’s and individual targets are set accordingly. Internal projections indicate that children are set to attain set targets and in some cases exceed those targets.

Re-organisation of year group teaching in KS1

Action: Some money will be used to purchase extra classroom resources and to employ extra non-teaching staff in keystage 1 so that single year groups can be taught for part of the week which will improve the teacher/pupil ratio.

Intended impact: Even better focus upon individuals entitled to the pupil premium with respect to provision and the raising of standards.

Assistance with visits and residential trips

Action: Some of the money will be used to subsidise important educational visits and residential trips.

Intended impact: Children are able to play a full part in these extra-curricular activities that incur considerable extra costs

Key Stage 2014 results Average point score
PP children 32.5
St John’s 31.3
National 28.3 (2013)