Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

In 2011/12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding for schools. This money is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school that are eligible for Free School Meals. From 2012/13 this has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years.

Funds are allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

The funding received at Audley Primary School is as follows:

  • 2016/17 Allocation = £559,520
  • 2015/16 Allocation = £568,920
  • 2014/15 Allocation = £534,492
  • 2013/14 Allocation = £415,555
  • 2012/13 Allocation = £266,000
  • 2011/12 Allocation = £150,000

 

Pupil Premium and PE & Sports Grant Expenditure 2016/17

Report on Pupil Premium and PE & Sports Funding 2016-2017

Total funding received:

Pupil Premium 2016-17: £559,520

PE & Sports Premium 2016-17: £10,212

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Pupil Premium

Teaching and Learning Support

Additional teaching and support staff are employed for our most vulnerable and eligible pupils – this could be 1-1 support or groups. We also employ EAL (English as an additional Language) staff to support children and improve their language skills.

Financial Focus Areas linked to the School Improvement Plan’s Key Initiatives

  • Focus on Reading – Purchase of Library Books

As I am sure you are aware improving reading skills is currently a very high priority for the school. In view of this we have invested a considerable amount of money into restocking the library (25K since October) and approximately £40K between April 16 and September 16.  We have also purchased software such as Accelerated Reader and Junior Librarian (£2,500) so that children’s reading can be monitored and any concerns are highlighted quickly.

Classrooms have also been well resourced and Book Fairs and clubs help to provide us with free books for school.

A teacher has been appointed leader in charge of raising standards in reading throughout school (cost approximately 50K)

Literacy Consultant – attends school 20 days per year (£600 per day) to meet with staff for training to improve quality of teaching and learning (approx. cost 12K per year)

Maths Consultant – attends school 20 days per year (£600 per day) to meet with staff for training to improve quality of teaching and learning (approx. cost 12K per year)

  • Focus on Maths Standards, particularly reasoning

Third Space Learning – (approx. cost £8,300) – specifically focused on offering additional support and resources for year 6 pupils.

Mathletics – Online facility for children that can be used at home (years 2-6) annual cost of £3450

 

  • Focus on ensuring our assessment is fit for purpose and reflects the new end of KS expectations
  • Commitment to Improve Standards for under-achieving pupils

 

School Pupil Tracking Online

Approximately £3,500 has been invested in a new tracking system that will help to track pupil achievement and monitor individual progress year on year.  It will also help us to quickly identify groups of children, such as free school meal children, which will be useful for measuring the impact of Pupil Premium funding.

  • Focus on ensuring our children live healthier lifestyles

 

A teacher has gained responsibility specifically for PE Sports to manage and improve sports provision for children in school (approx. cost £35K)

Healthy Tuck Shop and Breakfast Club – we still fully fund the school breakfast club which is now attended each morning by approximately 200 children. Children are provided with porridge, toast, fresh fruit and juice or water to help them start their day healthily.

Two part-time teachers job share responsibility for promoting healthy eating and lifestyles (approx. cost £40K) – they run the school tuck shop each morning selling a selection of prepared fresh fruit.  Both teachers also work with groups in the school DT room, teaching cooking skills and encouraging children to make healthier lifestyle choices related to food and exercise.

PE & Sports Premium

A full time teacher has been assigned responsibility for overseeing PE & Sports in school and we also employ staff from an external agency that specialises in Sports training and fitness.

Children have the opportunity to take part in numerous after school and lunchtime clubs and visit exciting venues such as Wembley Stadium!

Funding has been used to purchase sports equipment and PE Kits so that all of our children are dressed to fully represent Audley Primary School. We also lease a school minibus which has made a huge difference to our ability to transport children to various venues.

 

Costs highlighted link to our school development plan.

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015/16

Read more in our school report on the Pupil and Sports Premium spends:

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2014/15

This money is used to help support the following initiatives in school:

Teaching and Learning Support

Additional teaching and support staff are employed for our most vulnerable and eligible pupils. This takes the form of:

  • 1:1 tuition for those children who are not achieving their targets.
  • Small group work.
  • Booster groups.
  • Extra Literacy and Numeracy teachers across the school.
  • Staff training in phonics and grammar.
  • English and Maths Ambassadors.
  • EAL Interpreters – Support staff employed to offer additional support to pupils whose first language is not English, enabling them to participate fully in all aspects of school life.

Preparedness for school

This takes the form of:

  • Breakfast club: provided free to all pupils; costs include staffing, provisions and games/resources for children. This helps to improve attendance and gives the children a healthy and nutritious start to the day. We have over 200 children who regularly attend. This also enables children to be in class by 8.40 am. We provide a healthy tuck shop serving fruit, porridge and water. Fruit pots are made by children in our new Cookery Room under the supervision of the class teacher.
  • We employ an Attendance Officer who liaises with families to improve attendance and punctuality rates; this is already having a positive effect. The attendance officer predominantly helps us to “chase” poor attenders, complete home visits and ultimately help the school to prosecute parents who do not bring children to school.
  • We buy in the services of an NHS nurse (one day per week) who runs a drop in centre for children and parents who have any health issues. She also runs regular themed workshops for parents.
  • We have a subscription to Cherished, which is an 8-week course, offering a quiet, non-judgmental space for girls to explore their identity and understand that they have the freedom and responsibility to make positive choices.
  • We also subscribe to Malachi, a specialist family support service.
  • Staff training in PATHS – A social and emotional programme designed to help children to be good citizens and to learn to respect each other.
  • Staff support: Our Learning Mentor and administration officer are both part funded by Pupil premium money.

Some children have pupil premium money spent on individual resources.

Raising enjoyment of school, love of education and improving aspirations for our children

A rich and varied curriculum experience is guaranteed by ensuring that the Cost of Curriculum Visits is met by the school. All children take part in curriculum visits free of charge; costs include admission, transport and insurances. We subsidise the residential visit in Y5. We also buy in theatre groups, the animal man and specialist artists.

 

The Music Service – Audley Primary have subscribed to the Wider Opportunities Programme – Whole year groups and individuals have free musical tuition lessons.

We organise specialist weeks to improve career aspirations: arts weeks, anti-bullying, road safety, European day and international world awareness week and an enterprise week.

We have built an artificial Forest School setting. Three members of staff are trained in ‘forest schools’ and work with groups of children though out the year. This provides an experience in the ‘natural environment’ that the children would not otherwise get. We plant seeds, light fires and work outside collecting and identifying leaves and bugs! The pupil premium money helps toward staffing costs and resources.

Future spends will also include the re-development of our reading resources to engage children in a love of reading. We have already begun to develop the library and are beginning peer to peer reading groups to engender reading for pleasure.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2013/14

This money is used to help support the following initiatives in school:

Teaching and Learning Support

Additional teaching and support staff are employed for our most vulnerable and eligible pupils. This takes the form of:

  • 1:1 tuition for those children who are not achieving their targets.
  • Small group work.
  • Booster groups.
  • Extra Literacy and Numeracy teachers across the school.
  • Reading Recovery teacher.
  • Numbers count teacher.
  • Staff training in phonics and grammar.
  • EAL Interpreters – Support staff employed to offer additional support to pupils whose first language is not English, enabling them to participate fully in all aspects of school life.

Preparedness for school

This takes the form of:

  • Breakfast club: provided free to all pupils; costs include staffing, provisions and games/resources for children. This helps to improve attendance and gives the children a healthy and nutritious start to the day. We have over 200 children who regularly attend. This also enables children to be in class by 8.40 am. We also subsidise and staff a healthy tuck shop to this end.
  • We buy into the ‘Big Community’ service: this provides us with our own ESW, other social workers and family support workers. They predominantly help us to “chase” poor attenders, they will complete home visits and ultimately help the school to prosecute parents who do not bring children to school.
  • Staff training in PATHS: a social and emotional programme designed to help children to be good citizens and to learn to respect each other.
  • Staff support: Our Learning Mentor and administration officer are both part funded by Pupil premium money.

Some children have pupil premium money spent on individual resources, one example is a looked after child who now has a laptop and software to help with study.

Raising enjoyment of school, love of education and improving aspirations for our children

  • Cost of Curriculum Visits: a rich and varied curriculum experience is guaranteed by ensuring that the cost of curriculum visits is met by the school. All children take part in curriculum visits free of charge; costs include admission, transport and insurances. We subsidise the residential visit in Y5. We also buy in theatre groups, the animal man and specialist artists.
  • The Music Service: Audley Primary have subscribed to the Wider Opportunities Programme- Whole year groups and individuals have free musical tuition lessons.
  • We organise specialist weeks to improve career aspirations: arts weeks, anti-bulling, road safety, European day and international world awareness week and an enterprise week.
  • We have built an artificial Forest School setting: Two members of staff are trained in ‘forest schools’ and work with groups of children though out the year. This provides an experience in the ‘natural environment’ that the children would not otherwise get. We plant seeds, light fires and work outside collecting and identifying leaves and bugs! The pupil premium money helps toward staffing costs and resources.

Future spends will also include the re-development of our reading resources to engage children in a love of reading. We have already begun to develop the library and are beginning peer to peer reading groups to engender reading for pleasure.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2011/12

This money is used to help support the following initiatives in school:

  • Breakfast Club – free to all pupils; costs include staffing, provisions and games/resources for children.
  • Cost of Curriculum Visits – All children take part in curriculum visits free of charge; costs include admission, transport and insurances.
  • Teaching and Learning Support – Additional teaching and support staff employed – these oversee booster groups that provide children who have fallen behind for any reason with the opportunity to ‘catch up’. Additional teaching and support staff to boost Phonics and Literacy within school. Provision of whole staff training in Phonics and Read/Write. Improved range of reading resources for both guided reading and reading for pleasure. Classroom ‘Book Corners’. Refurbishment of school library.
  • EAL Interpreters – Support staff employed to offer additional support to pupils whose first language is not English, enabling them to participate fully in all aspects of school life.
  • Evolve Sports – Provision of qualified sports practitioners teaching various sports activities throughout the year, along with additional provision of after school sports and dance clubs.
  • The Music Service – Provision of weekly lessons using a variety of musical instruments (guitar, French horn, and clarinet) for all pupils in Year 4; this provision continues in Years 5 and 6 for children who show an aptitude for their chosen instrument.

Impact of Pupil Premium Spend 2011/12

  • Breakfast Club – we currently have over 200 pupils attending Breakfast Club – every day! This ensures that all of those children are in school on time and fed, ready to start the school day. The extended nursery hours provision means our younger children now have access to a similar service.
  • Curriculum Visits – parents no longer have to worry about costs of educational visits and all children have equal opportunity to take part in some very interesting visits to places such as Think Tank, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Kenilworth Castle, RAF Cosford, Black Country Museum, Coughton Court, local churches, Ash End Farm and Birches Valley Park.
  • Teaching and Learning Support – As a result of the additional support and resources in place, pupils are making excellent progress in reading, and seem to genuinely have found pleasure in reading again! Assessment measures show that pupil progress is improving throughout school in all other areas too.
  • EAL Interpreters – We have a significant number of pupils who start school with very little, if any, English. The extra support has helped to ensure that these children can fully participate in school and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Evolve Sports – 2012 was an inspirational year for sports and we hope that the provision of a range of exciting and energetic activities will encourage our children, now and in their future lives, to lead healthier lives.
  • The Music Service – Audley Primary have subscribed to the Wider Opportunities Programme for nearly five years now and we have discovered some very talented children! We hope that this initiative will encourage children who may not have otherwise had the opportunity, to continue to take an active interest in playing a musical instrument.
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