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Pupil Premium 2013-14

In the school year 2013-14 Pupil Premium Funding (£ 36,200) was used to fund the following:

Learning Support: One to One and Small Group Tuition

Some of our teachers were employed by the school in a part time capacity, before and after school, to run extra tuition sessions for pupils who were either falling behind in their progress in Mathematics and English or who were in one of the categories that trigger Pupil Premium. Additional teachers and Mrs Jenny Hough, a Learning Support Assistant, also delivered one to one tuition during the school day. Tutors work closely with class teachers. Pupils are identified for tuition by the Deputy Headteacher in association with class teachers. All pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding received additional support, regardless of their achievement levels.

Mrs Hough also delivered DFE booster programmes, for example 'Year 5 FLS' to similarly identified groups. Before school, during lunchtime break and at the end of the afternoons, she ran a learning club to which pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding attended for support with homework, reading and classwork. During the Spring term, Mrs Hough provided additional class support in Year 6 to support pupils to meet their learning targets.

Emotional Support

The school employed a specialist Teaching Assistant, Mrs Sonia Place, who worked with pupils who had anxiety related issues, behavioural issues or who required some additional nurturing. She linked with our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and ran small group and individual activities. She also attended TAC meetings and provided support linked to targets set at these.

Impact on Attainment

Impact considered by the Ofsted team as part of their inspection, July 2014, concluded that in 2013 although Year 6 pupils eligible for funding were behind their classmates in reading, writing and mathematics these pupils had made better progress during Key Stage 2 so had narrowed the gaps in attainment. For 2013-14, it was noted that the small number of pupils who were eligible for funding were making good progress and continuing to catch up with their classmates. 

The work of the teachers and Support Assistant delivering 1-1 and small group tuition resulted in:

  • Pupils making gains in progress in English and Mathematics to reach our targets set for them and children making up ground in order to keep up with their peers. 

  • Attainment Data for the end of Key Stage 1 2014 showed that pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding achieved higher average point scores than non-pupil premium pupils in reading, writing and maths.

  • Progress data for the end of Key Stage 2 2014 showed that 100% of pupil premium pupils made at least 2 levels progress from the end of Key Stage 1 in reading and writing. In maths, one of the four pupils narrowly missed achieving a level in the test which resulted in 75% making at least 2 levels in Maths.

  • For detailed analysis of impact linked to APS progress for the academic year 2013-14 click Autumn data 13 14, Spring data 13 14.)

  • Pupils gained in confidence to address areas of Maths and English that they may find challenging - anecdotal evidence from teachers and support staff.

The work in the area of Emotional Support resulted in: 

  • Reduced anxiety and other behavioural issues to enable children to access learning, work in groups with others more successfully, organise their learning and complete homework

  • Parents sharing strategies for management of anxiety and behavioural issues so that children are receiving support and home and school