Pupil Premium Funding Queen Emma 2016-2018

In 2011 – 2012 the Government launched Pupil Premium Funding. It is money received by the school to provide additional support for children from less advantaged backgrounds. Children eligible for free school meals (or have been in the last six years) all qualify for the additional support along with service children and those who are looked after by the Local Authority or adopted.

In 2016-17 we received £56,600 for 42 children.

In 2017-18 we will receive £81,680 for 59 children.

Over time, the list of support has developed as we have analysed carefully the impact of each of our interventions across the federation. The support recognises both our desire to accelerate the progress of all children and to ensure we meet the emotional needs of our most vulnerable children who, due to cuts in services both in health and education, frequently cannot access the services they need.

We also believe that some of the children do not have the experiences that ensure they are well motivated and can engage with education and develop the vocabulary of their peers. We thus wish to give all our Pupil premium children the opportunity to take part in lots of sporting activities and clubs, attend residential trips and regularly have inspirational opportunities such as choosing books at our book fayres, attend concerts and go to our Saturday theatre groups.

We also want all our children to feel fully included in school life, which includes wearing school uniform and having all the equipment that they need.

Funding Activity

Amount

Rational

Additional teacher time to lead a range of interventions for children throughout the school.

2017–18
£12,000

From Spring 2018, carefully targeted teacher time to take small groups of individuals who are falling behind the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.

Additional TA time for children in Reception and Year 1

2017-18
£3,000

From Spring 2018, TA time provides the PP children with academic support in small groups or individually to help them reach their full potential.

Counselling

2017 – 2018
£10,000

Children are offered counselling to help when they are experiencing challenging times at home or for example need support with friendship problems, self-esteem or anxiety issues.

Family Worker

2017–18
£10,000

Our Family Worker is available to support both parents and children who require advice and guidance.

Extend Nursery parent project throughout the school

2017–18
£10,000

Following the success of parent workshops run for our Nursery parents, we are going to develop these for children throughout the school. A range of resources to be used at home to promote the development of literacy, numeracy, social and emotional skills will also be offered to children and their families.

School based clinician – Hey Cambridge

2017–18
£15,000

The school is now employing a clinician to offer specialist support to children struggling with educational expectations. They can provide assessment and advice to families and teachers and a short course to promote positive engagement with school and accelerate progress if necessary. They can also signpost us to other services or professional advice if this is needed.

Additional Opportunities

2017–18
£2,000

Children are offered the opportunity to attend a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities such as theatre groups and concerts. Some children are offered holiday provision and / or catch up packs.

Uniform Offer

2017–18
£1,000

A grant to encourage all children to wear school uniform and to have all the equipment they need to take part in PE and Swimming.

TLR for PP Champion

2017–18
£2,000

Funding to provide additional support to develop the opportunities for PP children and to monitor the provision for each child.

Impact

Pupil Premium money is a great bonus and allows us to carefully target appropriate academic and pastoral support for children, as and when they need it. We endeavour to meet the needs of each individual with a tailored package of provision. We know that the additional opportunities have a positive impact on the children’s learning attitudes and confidence, as well as academic achievement.

The teaching staff review the provision for each child regularly and the governors and staff monitor the progress of the Pupil Premium children rigorously throughout the year. Each cohort of Pupil Premium children is small and often includes children with complex needs; consequently, the results can vary considerably from year to year. However, the results often include a good proportion of the children making expected progress and better.

Year 1 Phonics Results

 

QEm PP

National PP

QEm Overall

National Overall

2017

90%

TBA

88%

81%

2016

78%

70%

90%

81%

2015

75%

66%

86%

77%

Pleasingly, we have seen a three year rising trend in the % of PP children achieving the phonics check. A higher proportion of PP children have achieved the check in the past three years than PP children nationally. In 2017, the % of PP children achieving the check exceeded the % of children achieving the check overall.

Key Stage 1 Results

2017

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

Working at Expected

Greater Depth

QEm PP (8)

75%

25%

38%

0%

38%

12.5%

National PP

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

QEm Overall

73%

42%

62%

8%

75%

27%

National Overall

76%

25%

68%

16%

75%

21%

We were particularly pleased with the % of PP children working at the expected level and at greater depth in reading. The % was in line with all children nationally. We will continue to use targeted support to narrow the gap in writing and mathematics.  

Previous Key Stage 1 Results

2016

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

Working at Expected

Greater
Depth

Working at Expected

Greater
Depth

Working at Expected

Greater
Depth

QEm PP (11)

64%

9%

55%

0%

55%

0%

National PP

62%

13%

53%

7%

60%

10%

QEm Overall

76%

32%

64%

7%

76%

27%

National Overall

74%

24%

65%

13%

73%

18%

We were delighted that our 2016 Pupil Premium results show a significant narrowing of the achievement gap. For the first time, PP children at Queen Emma achieved broadly in line with other PP nationally in Reading and Maths. The gap between our PP and overall results was also much narrower than in previous years. PP children achieving at greater depth remains an issue to be addressed.

Queen
Emma

Reading

Writing

Maths

L2+

2B+

L3

L2+

L2B+

L3

L2+

L2B+

L3

2014

 

All

94%

88%

35%

83%

60%

17%

100%

88%

38%

PP 7

86%

57%

14%

43%

29%

0%

100%

57%

14%

2015

 

All

93%

91%

36%

86%

72%

10%

93%

86%

19%

PP 6

83%

67%

20%

67%

50%

0

67%

50%

20%


KS2 Internal Teacher Assessments

Due to small numbers of children, our internal data on our PP children can vary significantly year on year. However, we are pleased with the good progress many of our PP children are making, sometimes from very low starting points.

Good or better progress in 2016-17

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Year 3 (14)

64%

64%

79%

Year 4 (10)

50%

10%

30%

Year 5 (9)

56%

100%

67%


In 2017-18, we will be tracking particularly closely those PP children who did not make good or better progress to try to help them make up this ground in the following year. We will also be reviewing our provision for writing to help more PP children make accelerated progress.

Previous KS2 Internal Teacher Assessments

Good or better progress
in 2015-16

Reading

Writing

Maths

Year 3

100%

67%

67%

Year 4

100%

67%

100%

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