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Impact of Funding 2018-19

How was the grant spent and what was the impact?

Previous Year

PP Grant Allocation: £75,041 

PP spend in school: £85,610

 

Intervention & Support

In addition to first quality teaching and in-class teaching assistant support:

  • 1:1 learning support in and out of class provided by SENDCo and TA with a reading focus (autumn term)
  • Weekly group projects with PP boys provided by TA. Love of reading & reading engagement focus (spring & summer term)
  • Weekly PP girls project where social and emotional barriers were identified from barrier mapping.
  • Service children: 1:1 ‘All About Me’ session termly.
  • Specialist social and emotional behaviour support, the ‘All about Me’ programme with trained on-site counsellor. Specialist TA shared progress and programme details with Inclusion Senior Leadership Team meetings 3 weekly intervals.
  • Emotional literacy sessions by ELSA trained TA.
  • Anxiety reduction sessions run by TAs trained in the CAMHS anxiety reduction programme.
  • Early Help Assessment forms completed and submitted where appropriate.
  • 1:1 meetings with trained on-site counsellor offered to PP parents where appropriate.
  • Weekly Yoga sessions run by external provider for around 23 PP children.
  • Teaching Assistant support during the lunch hour for emotional and behavioural support and positive conflict resolution.
  • After school SATs booster sessions for Year 6 run by teachers in reading, writing and maths.
  • Financial Support for day trips and Year 2 and Year 6 residential visits.
  • Updated PP accountability grids to include softer data as well as hard data
  • Completion of 6 weekly accountability grids to identify next steps for progression.
  • Next steps shared with parents as part of termly reporting and parent meeting process.
  • Nurture room (Rainbow Den) set up.
  • Introduction of nurture provision through school’s own Rainbow Den).
  • Purchase of Lexia reading intervention software (50 licenses)

 

Impact of expenditure 

  • Across school increased % of PP children achieving the expected standards at the end of the year in reading, writing and maths.
  • Attainment comparison: Summer 2018: R: 44% W: 33% M: 37%. Summer 2019: R: 51% W:45% M:54%
  • In Year 2 data was impacted by changes in cohort.
  • In Y1 and Y2, PP are achieving similarly in all 3 core subjects.
  • In Y3 and Y4, PP are achieving better in maths than in other areas.
  • In Y5, PP are achieving best in reading.
  • In Y6, PP children are achieving considerably better in reading and writing than in maths.

 

Reading

  • Improved reading for pleasure and access to reading evidence through pupil and staff voice.
  • Decreased % of PP children achieving the expected standards at end of KS1 in Reading (2018 - 55% to 2019 - 30%)
  • Maintained % of PP children achieving the expected standards at end of KS2 in Reading (2018 - 56% to 2019 - 57%)

 

Writing

  • Maintained % of PP children achieving the expected standard at the end of KS1 in writing. (R: 2018 - 50% - 2019 - 5%)
  • Increased % of PP children achieving the expected standard at the end of KS2 in writing. (R: 2018 - 44% - 2019 - 71%)

 

Maths

  • Decreased % of PP achieving expected standard in maths at end of KS1 and KS2.

  (KS1 maths: 2018 – 60% 2019 40%. KS2 Maths: 2018- 67% - 2019 – 43%.

  • Increased number of referrals to Early Help indicating increasingly proactive identification of needs & timely support offered to families.

 

Attendance last year showed no significant difference between overall school and attendance and that of PP pupils.

 

  1. Attainment 2018/19

End of KS2

All pupils

PP Pupils (9)

Other

National Y6

% achieving expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths

67%

43%*  

66%

65%

% achieving expected standard or above in reading

70%

57%*

72%

73%

% achieving expected standard or above in writing

78%

71%*

79%

78%

% achieving expected standard or above in GPS

80%

71%*

81%

78%

% achieving expected standard or above in maths

78%

43%*

83%

79%

End of KS1

All pupils

PP Pupils (8)

Other

National Y2

% achieving expected standard or above in reading

63%

30%*

70%

75%

% achieving expected standard or above in writing

63%

50%*

66%

69%

% achieving expected standard or above in maths

69%

40%*

75%

76%

Year 1 Phonics

All pupils

PP Pupils (7)

Other

National Y1

% achieving expected standard in phonics screening

70%

57%

72%

82%

EYFS

All pupils

PP Pupils (7)

Other

National EYFS

% achieving GLD

74%

80%

73%

72%

Next steps for PP:

  • There is still work to be done to ensure that PP pupils make accelerated progress.
  • PP and maths progress and attainment to be a whole school area of focus.
  • Whilst there will continue to be support beyond the classroom more of a focus will be put on quality first teaching being provided to all PP pupils across school and emotional and social development (nurture provision and room development)
  • Move towards increased pre and re-teaching by class teachers and TAs.
  • In-school counselling sessions have positive impact on PP children – to be continued.
  • CPD to upskill teachers and TAs around attachment, anxiety and positive mental health and mindfulness developing in class practice and TA interventions available – to be continued.
  • Further positive impact on social and emotional literacy through PSHE curriculum development.
  • Daily mindfulness in every class timetable to further develop positive mental health.
  • Continued focus on using research to plan strategies and interventions for PP pupils.
  • Robust, termly pupil progress meetings with class teachers and head teacher.
  • Develop new format for sharing PP information with parents as part of end of year reports.
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