Pupil Premium at Brookfield Primary School

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months or longer

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2012/13 (academic year)

In 2012/13 (financial year) the school received £36,757 for its pupil premium allocation.

Total number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on role @ January 2012 census 295
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG throughout the whole year 59
Amount of PPG received per pupil £623
Total amount of PPG received (financial year) £36,757

 

Brookfield Primary spent the grant in the following ways:

Item/Project

Cost Objective Outcome/Evidence
Group Tuition £603 To help children reach their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy extra tuition, including interventions such as Numbers Count, and First Class @ Number in Key Stages One and Two. Improved progress
Spring Holiday Club for Year 6 £289 To help children reach their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy we ran running classes during the holiday and this will be complimented by social activities. Improved progress
Funding after school club activities £410 To enable the children to participate and to give the children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities. Access to enrichment activities
Funding Homework Clubs £744 To support children who found it difficult to complete homework tasks at home, clubs were run at school. We provided a teaching assistant to support Key Stage Two and a teacher to work with Key Stage One. Improved progress
Funding for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant £756 Support provided for individuals with their emotional and social needs enabling them to focus on their learning in class and fulfil their potential. Improved learning behaviour and progress
Teaching Assistant training £145 To train a Teaching Assistant to run First Class @ Number to support underachieving children in Maths in Key Stage 2. Phonics training for Teaching Assistants. Improved progress
Funding for additional teacher £30,902 To help children reach their full potential in Numeracy in Upper Key Stage Two the year groups have been split into smaller groups on a daily basis. A senior teacher is able to be released three days per week. Improved progress
Funding for Qualified Counsellor £4,992 Provided counselling for individual pupils and support for parents .Provided Parenting Classes to support parents managing their children’s behaviour. Improved learning behaviour and progress
Funding places in breakfast club £342 To provide and fund places in breakfast club to ensure children arrive punctually into school and have a healthy breakfast. Improved attendance and behaviour
Funding for holiday playschemes £900 Funded places are provided for holiday playschemes to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities. Access to enrichment activities
  £40,083    

 

The Pupil Premium grant has been supplemented by the delegated budget so that the school can deliver these interventions to support its most disadvantaged pupils alongside their peers.

The impact of the above activities can be demonstrated in different ways. One measure is by showing the progress which was made at the end of Year 6 using the KS2 SATs results.

Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Year 1 – Phonics Screen

  National 2012 School 2012 National 2013 School 2013
% of pupils achieving expected level in the phonics screening 45 56 57 73

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Year 2 Average Point Score (APS)

  National 2012 School 2012 National 2013 School 2013
APS for reading 14.4 13.7 14.8 14.6
APS for writing 13.2 12.3 13.5 13.6
APS for maths 15.8 13.7 14.8 14.1
In 2012-13 pupil progress in reading, writing and maths improved.

 

Performance of disadvantaged pupils at Key Stage 2 - attaining level 4 or above

  2012 (6 pupils) 2013 (10 pupils)
% of pupils making achieving at Level 4 in English 100 *100/80
% of pupils making achieving at Level 4 in Maths 100 90
% of pupils making achieving at Level 4 in Maths & English 100 80
% of pupils making expected progress in English 100 *89/78
% of pupils making expected progress in Maths 100 100
* reading/writing

 

Other Supporting Evidence of Impact:

  • Improved progress across the school in 2012/13
  • Increased uptake of after school activities
  • Improved attendance and punctuality of targeted children

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2013/14 - Overview of the school

Total number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on role 316
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG throughout the whole year 66
Amount of PPG received per pupil £953
Total amount of PPG received (financial year) £59400.00

 

Summary of PPG spending 2013/14

Objectives in spending PPG:
To support objectives in the School Development Plan.
To improve attainment and achievement for pupils eligible for PPG, targeting particularly those who are underachieving in writing.
Summary of spending and actions taken:
Booster Classes for Year 6 pupils Extending school hours to include before school literacy and numeracy tuition up to L6. To help children reach their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy we are running additional classes during the holiday and this will be complimented by social activities.
Additional teaching assistant hours To provide individualised support, small group work to extend children’s phonics, literacy and maths skills across all year groups including Numbers Count in KS2 and First Class @ Number in Key Stages One and Two.
Additional Teachers
  • Additional teachers to allow daily (3.75hrs) smaller group teaching for maths in Yrs. 2, 4, 5 and 6 for the year.
  • Interventions and support for underachieving children across the school (10hrs per week).
Targeted extended school places
  • Improving attendance and punctuality and children’s well-being – places provided in Breakfast club.
  • To enable the children to experience new and challenging activities by providing places in after school and holiday clubs.
Funding and training for an additional Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) To support individuals with their emotional and social needs enabling them to focus on their learning in class and fulfil their potential. Train an additional ELSA.
Funding Homework Clubs To support children who find it difficult to complete homework tasks at home – priority places We provided a teaching assistant to support Key Stage Two and a teacher to work with Key Stage One.
Additional reading resources To motivate reluctant readers by provide a wider range of reading material including on line resources.
Training for support staff Further phonic and writing training for staff to enable them to support pupils more effectively.
Additional Midday Supervisory Assistant To support pupils with their social skills and communication by providing more structured activities at lunch times.

 

Click here to view Pupil Premium information for 2011/12