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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School

Lead Kindly Light, Lead Thou Me On

Xavier Education Trust

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding from Government allocated to schools for children from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (or who have been eligible at any point in the last six years) and for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help raise these pupils’ attainment and narrow gaps with their peers. Schools are able to use the allocation in any way they consider will best benefit their children who qualify for this funding.  Schools are, however, held accountable as to how they use the Pupil Premium to support pupils from low-income families.

Pupil Premium Funding Impact Report

PUPIL PREMIUM - INCOME/EXPENDITURE BREAKDOWN - 2016/2017

Funding received

£18,010

 

Expenditure

Specialist Teacher interventions
(summer term - 3 days/wk)

£11,740

Research-based intervention: Numbers Count Teacher worked with Y1 groups and 1:1 in KS2 for specific children.  Clear progress of up to 12 months accelerated progress seen (Sandwell Test)

Specialist Teacher interventions one-to-one(1 hr/wk autumn & spring terms)

£     888

HLTA support (10hrs/wk)

£  6,859

Weekly sessions for individual Pupil Premium children to work on specific targets intended to close the gap or extend thinking, eg one Y2 child progressed to writing sentences independently and a Y4 child developed “plan and review” strategies to support Writing.

1:1 support enabled accelerated progress, including positive impact on confidence leading to accelerated progress across the curriculum for some Pupil Premium children. 

Home-School Link Worker support (@£30/hr)

£  1,080

Positive relationships developed with specific children and their families to enable the children to succeed in school.  Direct support given including formal training for parents in Behaviour Strategies (1,2,3 Magic) in line with school policy.  Children more confident and accessing the curriculum more readily as a result.  Accelerated progress for one Y4 Pupil Premium child can be directly attributed to this intervention.

Wraparound Care

£      825

Free Breakfast Club and after school care provided for one Pupil Premium child with attendance issues.  Improvement in attendance and punctuality data also resulted in improved learning outcomes, including above class average progress in Reading and Writing.

HLTA time to attend Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training
(5 sessions @ 6hrs/session)

£     570

Emotional support to enable children to perform as well as they can in school.
Accelerated progress for one Pupil Premium child seen as a result of increased confidence and self-esteem through ELSA intervention.

Parents of one child reported that she is now sleeping through the night, rather than waking with anxiety attacks – this has impacted directly on her ability to concentrate in school and thus will impact on her progress in the long term.

ELSA training - cost of course
(5 sessions @ 6hrs/session)

£     400

HLTA time to attend maintenance sessions for ELSA(2hrs/half-term)

£    228

SENCO time (approx 3 hrs)

£     120

SENCO support for staff to provide advice to Pupil Premium families (parents and children)

School trips support

£     480

Financial support enabled children to access opportunities which they would not have been able to access otherwise. Events this year have included residential trips to Hooke Court, High Ashurst (outdoor adventure centre) and Normandy, France.  All Pupil Premium children received support with at least one trip, many with all trips in a year.

TOTAL

£23,190

 

 

Pupil Premium Data:  (Data Snapshot 23 November 2017)

Pupil Premium progress data across the school can be misleading as numbers are small and thus percentages can be greatly affected by one child. For example, in 2017, 100% of Pupil Premium children achieved expected in Reading, Writing and Maths at Cardinal Newman.  However, this referred to only one child.  If the child had not reached expected, the % would have been zero.  Similarly, the school is ranked above national for Pupil Premium progress in Reading and in the top 10% for Pupil Premium progress in Writing and Maths, but this is not significant, based on only one child.  In KS1 the picture is similarly positive, but again with figures based on only one child. 

Tracking of all Pupil Premium pupils in the school across their time at Cardinal Newman shows that in Reading 78% of Pupil Premium pupils have made expected progress, in Writing and Maths this falls to 66% with expected progress.  There is a clear trend showing that 100% of children currently in KS2 are on track or making expected progress, whereas those in KS1 are not yet making expected progress.  This suggests that the school’s policy of Early Intervention in KS1 has an impact for pupil progress higher up the school.

Emerging Priority: Raise the profile of Pupil Premium children within the school community and increase awareness of enabling their participation in the widest possible range of opportunities.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM - INCOME/EXPENDITURE BREAKDOWN - SPRING 2018

Funding received

£6,366

One third of £19,100 annual funding

Expenditure

HLTA support
(total hours 49.5)

£   940.50

Weekly sessions for individual Pupil Premium children to work on specific targets intended to close the gap or extend thinking, eg  one Y6 child progressed to having a greater knowledge of how to analyse character, plot and language.  In Year 4, pupils’ times tables have improved and spelling  support has seen a greater understanding of basic spelling rules.  In Y3 there has been a noticeable improvement in self-esteem and writing stamina. In Y1 support has been given for Phonics and social skills resulting in the target child mixing with a wider group.

1:1 support enabled accelerated progress, including positive impact on confidence leading to accelerated progress across the curriculum for some Pupil Premium children. 

Home School Link Worker support (@£30/hr)
1 day per week Spring 1
1.5 days per week Spring 2

£3250

Positive relationships developed with specific children and their families to enable the children to succeed in school.  Direct support given including formal training for parents in Behaviour Strategies (1,2,3 Magic) in line with school policy.  This increased parental engagement including attendance at Parents Evenings and school events. Children more confident and accessing the curriculum more readily. For example, as a direct result of sessions with Home School Link work there has been increased attendance and  greater engagement of one Year 1 child.

HLTA time to attend maintenance sessions for ELSA(2hrs/half-term) + cost of sessions 44hours

 

£  836

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional support to enable children to perform as well as they can in school.

Accelerated progress for one Pupil Premium child seen as a result of increased confidence and self-esteem through ELSA intervention.

Has supported one child with safeguarding concerns and another overcome concerns about dyslexia – this has impacted directly on her ability to concentrate in school and thus will impact on her progress in the long term.

SENCO time
(1 hour)

£    40       

 

SENCO support for staff to provide advice to Pupil Premium families (parents and children)

School trips support

£  630              

Financial support enabled all Pupil Premium children to access opportunities which they may not have been able to access otherwise. Events paid for during this term have included trip to Hooke Court, a Lego workshop, Bikeability, French trip and the Rural Life Centre trip. All Pupil Premium children received vouchers to put towards a trip or club and some were supported further as required.

School clubs support

£   100

Financial support in the form of vouchers or other support has been offered to Pupil Premium pupils to encourage them to attend clubs.  These have funded Gymnastics, Football, Fun with Fabrics and Cooking Clubs.  Take-up of internal paid clubs is slightly higher among Pupil Premium pupils at 37% compared to 32% of all pupils

Curriculum Resources

£       0

 

TOTAL

£5,796.50

Autumn/Spring:  60%of £19,100 total annual funding spent.  Additional spending on Home School Link Worker hours and teacher intervention planned for Summer term.

Context:

Nineteen out of 411 pupils are Pupil Premium at Cardinal Newman – this is 5%, which is low compared with the national average.  Of these, 3 are service children, 6 are Ever 6 and 10 are currently eligible for Free School Meals.  Four out of 19 are also SEND.

In Spring 2018, attainment data across the school was as follows:

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Reading

Writing

Maths

All Pupils

  89%

86%

  89%

Pupil Premium Pupils

100%

78%

100%

Focus for Summer term will be writing.

 

Key Stage 1 Attainment

Reading

Writing

Maths

All Pupils

76%

76%

79%

Pupil Premium

75%

75%

75%

Pupil Premium attainment in Key Stage 1 is largely in line with attainment of other pupils although slightly below in Maths.

In Spring 2 progress  data  for Pupil Premium pupils (Y1 – Y6) was as follows:

PROGRESS Pupil Premium

Reading

Writing

Maths

Key Stage 2

100%

100%

100%

Year 2

100%

100%

100%

Year 1 

  67%

100%

100%

Emerging Priority: Reading  shows the greatest discrepancy in  attainment of Pupil Premium pupils, this accounts for one third of Pupil Premium pupils.  Further Phonics intervention is planned for Summer 1, 2018.