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St John's Road, Driffield
East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6RS

01377 253094

driffield.infants@eastriding.gov.uk

Driffield Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School

Learning through Friendship and Fun

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is now an essential part of our funding and  is additional funding on top of the main funding our school receives. It is targeted at children from low income families to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as children from higher income families. This funding used to be determined by the number of children receiving free school meals but now as all children in our school are provided with this, it is not as easy for us to find out those children entitled to the extra support. If you are on a low income our school can receive an extra £1300 Pupil Premium Grant a year to help us to help your child do better at school. In order for us to claim this funding you need to be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

 

  • receiving income support/income based job seekers allowance or income related employment and support allowance;

  • entitled to child tax credit but not receiving working tax credit and your annual income must be below the threshold set by the government;

  • receiving support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

  • receiving the guaranteed credit element of pension credit;

  • entitled to the 4 week run on of working tax credit due to employment ending

Looked after children and pupils adopted from care are also entitled to the Pupil premium Grant.

If you are on one of these benefits you can check if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant by completing a very simple form which you can get from the school office

The money we receive through the pupil premium grant is used in a variety of ways to ensure the children for whom it is intended achieve their full potential. The detail of how the money has been  spent in the past is explained  below.

This year in addition to the in-class intervention, we are offering all pupils eligible for the grant free school trips. We also run lunchtime clubs including maths and Bug Club. The grant also makes a contribution to allowing our Assistant Head teacher to have non teaching time though her role as safeguarding and Pupil Premium Lead to give support to those families who need it.

Intervention September 2016-July 2017

One of the main barriers to learning in our setting is due to the high number of children (20%) that require additional support with Speech and Language . Mrs.Lock is a trained teaching assistant in this area and works closely with the SALT that come into school throughout the year. We will continue to focus on this area of support. 

We will continue to provide support through outdoor clubs and social skill session to aid those children that have or had other additional family problems (38%). This can effect their academic progress and the need for pastoral care and guidance is growing. Members of staff will carry out various group supports for these vulnerable children and this is overseen by Mrs.Jackson.

Every teacher will carefully monitor and assess the attainment and progress of every pupil premium child in their class, note the additional needs and each half term review the impact of intervention groups. 

As a school we will review the pupil premium strategy at the end of the academic year.

Mrs V.L.Jackson

Safeguarding Lead/ Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium Spending:

 

Pupil Premium Income:  £56,660  (2016/17)

Proposed Spending

TA intervention- reading (including lunchtime Bug Club)

TA intervention- maths including lunchtime club)

TA intervention- non academic:

·        Speech

·        Social skills (including lunch time group)

·        Lunchtime nurture zone

 

£10,000 (contribution)

£10,000 (contribution)

£15,000 (contribution)

Curriculum Enhancement:

Support with the cost of out of school trips

 

 

£1200

 

Additional Support for most vulnerable pupils

Breakfast Club 2 members of staff

Member of SLT to Champion Pupil

 

£ 8000 (contribution)

£5000 (contribution)

Resources and Training

TA training in speech and social skills (FS TAs)

Resources for Breakfast Club and Nurture Group

CPOMS online resource to monitor safeguarding and behaviour

 

£1000

£1360

£500 (contribution)

Leadership

Member of SLT to champion Pupil Premium pupils

 

£4600 (contribution)

Total Spend

£56,660

 

Pupil Premium Spending 2015/16

In 2015/16 we  have continued to direct support to those children falling behind in reading and with speech and social skills as well as targeted support for maths. This work is delivered by trained Teaching Assistants  at lunchtime, as well additional adult support in the classroom where needed. The additional funding does not provide for 1:1 support but much more beneficial small group support.

 

With the introduction of Breakfast Club this year, pupil premium allows for eligible children to have 2 free sessions a week, ensuring they have a good start to the school day. It also pays for school trips to ensure all pupils have equal access to curriculum enhancement.

 

As a school we pride ourselves on supporting pupils social and emotional needs and use our grant to enable some our most vulnerable pupils to attend 'self-esteem boosting Forest School sessions' led by our Assistant Headteacher.

 

September 2015 - July 2016 - Support and Intervention.

It is a fact that the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils in the UK falls dramatically short of their more advantaged peers and the picture within the East Riding mirrors that of the rest of the country. Through the government funding of the Pupil Premium Grant we aim to improve the outcomes for these children.

As we have continued to see a rise in children requiring additional support with speech and language, we have ensured that sessions with a speech & language trained Teaching Assistant have been held on a weekly basis. Without the tools for speech it is very difficult for the children to make expected progress in reading and writing.

A good level of mental health has been highlighted as an indicator of progression and attainment. Groups of children have also worked with trained support in this area. For some of the children sessions which include “mindfulness” has seen greater concentration and for others social skills groups have helped towards a change of attitude to their learning.

We have continued to use the Bug Club site to enhance the reading and comprehension skills of the children. The club runs twice a week on a lunchtime and the children’s additional needs are assessed at the start of the term and then tailored to their requirements. In Year 2 we have seen that the PP children’s progress is at 73% and 65% at Year1 in reading.

Abacas maths club has also targeted PP children. Again they have been assessed at the start of the year and then programmes have been tailored to their requirements. 46% have made good progress, however we need to make further adjustments as the expected standards have sharply risen.

Each week groups of children have participated in forest school types of activities with the assistant head in Kingsmill woods. The activities have ranged from practical maths through to team building. This has also supported the science curriculum and PHCE.

We have provided a games club on a lunch time once a week, this has had many positive effects on the children as they learn to cooperate and also loose graciously!

We have offered Pupil Premium children 2 free breakfast club places a week and this has been well received. We have also funded all school trips for these children. This has helped enhance the curriculum.

Over the coming year we hope to continue our nurture groups to help support those with low confidence and low self-esteem, develop our links with the Children’s Centre and make use of these “outreach” facilities. (Mrs V.Jackson)

 

 

Pupil Premium Income:  £57,100  (2015/16)

TA intervention- reading (including lunchtime Bug Club)

TA intervention- maths (including lunchtime club)

TA intervention- non academic:

•              Speech

•              Social skills (including lunch time group)

£10,000 (contribution)

£15,000 (contribution)

£12,500 (contribution)

Curriculum Enhancement:

Support with the cost of out of school trips

 

 

£1000

 

Additional Support for most vulnerable pupils

Breakfast Club 2 members of staff)

Member of SLT to Champion Pupil

 

£ 7000

£5000 (contribution)

Resources and Training

TA training in speech and social skills

Resources for Breakfast Club and Nurture Group

 

£1000

£1000

Leadership

Member of SLT to champion Pupil Premium pupils

 

£4600 (contribution)

Total Spend

£57,100

Please click on the link below to see a full break down of the attainment and progress of those pupils receiving pupil premium:

 Pupil premium progress and attainment 2015/16

Pupil premium progress and attainment 2014/15

Pupil premium progress and attainment 2013/14

 

The impact of this spending  is  monitored by the governing body over the coming year.  Improved attainment and progress for these pupils is part of Key Action Point 1 on our School Improvement Plan.





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