Pupil Premium

 This page details our Pupil Premium spend for 2016/17.

How much did we have? £50,140 (7/12 of 15 – 16 financial year, 5/12 of 16/17 financial year funding)

How was it spent?
Counselling: £4,420
Play therapy: £5,040
Family Support Practitioner: £5,220
Funding extra – curricular clubs and activities: £607 (Piano/Summer Science Days/Premier Sports Clubs)
Funding school trips: £657
Booster Classes for Year 6 pupils: £396
Extra tuition outside of school for identified pupils: £1,350
Achievement For All Consultancy: £6,800
ELKLAN training: £320
Release teachers to have structured conversations with parents of identified pupils: £2,000
Provide Teaching Assistants to every class for Maths and English lessons and to provide support for a child with complex emotional, behavioural needs: £23,330

Summary of the Main Barriers To Achievement At West Row Academy

  • Low income
  • Low aspirations
  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Weak speech and language skills on entry to school
  • Weak personal, social and emotional skills on entry to school
  • Mobility of pupils who are from the travelling community or USAF

What was the impact?

% Pupil Premium Pupils who made Age Related Expectations

% Pupil Pre mium who made expected progress in Y6 (based on school’s tracking system from Sept baselines )

% Pupil Premium Pupils who made rapid progress in Y6 (based on the school tracking system from Sept baselines )

Reading

50%

100%

50%

Writing

50%

100%

50%

Maths

50%

100%

100%

% Pupil Premium who made expected progress

% Pupil Premium who made above expected progress

Average progress for Pupil Premium Children

Reading

0%

0%

– 3.21

Writing

0%

0%

– 6.72

Maths

0%

0%

– 7.34

  • Behaviour of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties improved, as did their progress in learning but not enough to ensure they made expected progress from their KS1 scores .
  • Family Support Practitioner supported families through CIN and CP proceedings and ensured effective implementation of plans.
  • Parents report appreciation of Family Support Practitioner.
  • Improved communication between parents of children underachieving via the structured conversation.
  • The progress of disadvantaged pupils has improved in almost all Year Groups according to in school data when measured against their September 2015 baselines . 84% of disadvantaged pupils made expected or rapid progress in reading; 74% in writing and 74% in maths.
  • The progress of children with parents in the armed services has imp roved in most year groups according to in school data when measured against their September 2015 baselines with 92% of pupils making expected or rapid progress in reading; 92% in writing and 85% in maths.
  • Pupils whose parents were involved in the Structure d Conversation Programme: 79% made expected or rapid progress in reading; 89% in writing and 84% in maths according to in school tracking and when measured against their September 2015 baselines.

Attendance of pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium

Average attendance of all pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium was 97%

What next?

  • Further invest in staff training in order to provide ‘same day interventions’ to close gaps for disadvantaged pupils sooner.
  • Provide further training for the Family Support Practitioner in supporting parents of pupils undergoing diagnosis of SEND in order that these families feel supported by the school and the school by them. This should ensure improved progress for these children, some of whom will then be able to achieve Age Related Expectations.
  • Invest in training for EYFS staff in order to participate in a joint Speech and Language Project with Forest and Elveden Academy. This is to improve parental involvement with the Early Years and to ensure that children who arrive at school with weaker speech and language skills are supported to catch up with their peers more quickly.
  • Provide financial support to families who struggle to make contribution to the memorable experiences which accompany the new Cornerstones Curriculum. This will ensure that no child misses out on experiences that will enrich and deepen their learning.
  • Continue to invest in counselling and play therapy for children with emotional difficulties and/or socio-communication difficulties. We have a significa nt proportion of pupils who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for whom learning cannot be effective until their emotional wellbeing is improved.
  • Investment in Reading Cafes to support parental participation in reading. We aim to encourage parents to talk more about stories and reading with their children with the aim of improving progress and attainment in reading across the school, particularly with those children in receipt of the Pupil premium.
  • Identify students in receipt of the Pupil Premium and look into their passions and talents. Identify opportunities for them to follow their passions and talents outside of school. For example, a child who enjoys playing guitar could have funding to purchase their own guitar and have lessons outside of the ones in school.
  • Continue to invest in Achievement For All in order to enhance staff Professional Development in ensuring best progress and achievement for every child, particularly those with SEND and in receipt of the Pupil premium.

When is the next Pupil Premium Review?

West Row Academy will hold its next Pupil Premium Spend Review in January 2017