Pupil Premium

Here you will find details of the school's pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year and for the previous year a statement of how the money was spent together with the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school for whom grant funding was allocated.

Below is the review of last years Pupil Premium spending.

The Primary-academy-pupil-premium-review-2015-2016.pdf



  • Summary information

School

The Ferns Primary Academy

Academic Year

2016-17

Total PP budget

£243,300.00

Reviewed June 2017

Total number of pupils

393

Number of pupils eligible for PP

202

Percentage of pupils eligible for PP

52%


  • Current attainment

Pupils eligible for PP Y1 – Y6 at The Ferns

Pupils not eligible for PP nationally (2016 KS2 national average)

% achieving ARE in reading, writing and maths

61%

63%

% at ARE in reading

72%

71%

% at ARE in writing

74%

79%

% at ARE in maths

69%

75%

  • Barriers to learning

In-school barriers

Baseline assessments showing pupils with below average vocabulary, speech & language and knowledge & understanding of the world.

B.

Factors outside of school that result in some vulnerable pupils arriving at school in a distressed or anxious frame of mind.

C.

Some disadvantaged pupils with low aspirations for their achievements and their future.

External barriers

D.

Percentage of pupils with persistent absenteeism.

E

Number of pupils without correct school uniform or kit or missing home reading books, diaries and logs.

F.

Factors at home that prevent pupils completing home learning, reading, revision etc.


  • Desired outcomes

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria

To ensure that pupil premium pupils at The Ferns continue to perform at age related expectations in line with other pupils nationally and have progress that exceeds national averages.

Key percentage markers at end of EYFS, Y1 Phonics, KS1 and KS2 for pupil premium pupils show no gap between their attainment and that of non – disadvantaged pupils nationally. KS2 progress figures well above national.

B

To further improve the levels of attendance across the school to ensure vulnerable and disadvantaged children have opportunities to achieve their full potential.

To achieve whole school attendance above 96% and reduce the persistent absenteeism figure from 15-16.

C

To raise the aspirations of pupils by providing them with a wide range of experiences and opportunities that develop their knowledge, skills, confidence, vocabulary and understanding of the world.

Pupils to communicate verbally and in writing with confidence, knowledge and the correct vocabulary about a range of memorable experiences, books and topics.

D

To provide disadvantaged pupils with a safe but vibrant environment in which they can achieve and excel.

All pupils to spend their day at school with their basic needs met, the correct equipment, meeting their academic potential ( measurable as FFT targets) and to taking part in all activities on offer.

E

To support and engage families, encouraging them to take a more active part in their child’s education and assisting them in times of need.

Parents to communicate with staff , engage with their child’s learning and celebrate success.


  • Planned expenditure

Academic year

2016-17

The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the pupil premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

  • Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach and cost

What is the rationale for this choice?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

A,C,D

ICT equipment: I Pads + laptops £15000

The visualization of abstract concepts; the ability to apply skills taught and developed; the chance for all pupils to explore and research irrespective of background and past experiences.

JB

Annually

A

Kagan and associated furniture £8500

Engaging all pupils to participate, engage and verbalise all learning; the avoidance of passive leaners and the progress of all pupils irrespective of background.

AY, EH

Termly

A

[email protected] Arithmetic £3500

A proven Maths intervention program sponsored by Edgehill University that offers a ‘keep – up and consolidation’ approach to the four operation of number across KS2.

AY, MT

Half -termly

C

‘Big Bang’ experiences £30,000

Full payment or funding to consolidate voluntary contributions for a trip, visit or whole day experience once per term for all pupils that allows them to broaden their range of life experiences, develop vocabulary and knowledge whilst engaging them in the new topic.

All staff.

Termly

A,C

Drama & Performing Arts provision

£9,000.

Tuition from external specialist providers that ensures that all pupils have the chance to excel, display and develop their talents outside of the core curriculum.

AY,

Termly

A,B, E

After school and holiday revision/tutoring £10,000

Staff delivering sessions open to all pupils beyond the set school hours with a particular focus on Y2 and Y6.

HDa, HDi, DB, SK, MT

Termly

A

Extra teacher £20,000

All pupils taught by good or outstanding teacher who is familiar to them and can be deployed as required in accordance with point of need.

AY, AD

Half - termly

Total budgeted cost

£96,000

  • Targeted support
  • Other approaches

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the rationale for this choice?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

B,D,E

Family Liaison Officer

£20,000

The point of contact and support for parents encouraging them to engage in school life and communicate issues from home that may affect pupils’ learning.

DW

Termly

B,E

Mini – bus service to and from school. £3000

A means of transporting pupils with low attendance or who are unable to arrive at school punctually to be collected from home and returned home safely.

AD

Termly

B, E

Attendance Officer

£20,000

Monitors daily attendance to check the welfare of pupils; organises the traffic lights system which makes parents aware of pupil attendance and leads panel meetings so parents can communicate their struggles with bringing their child to school and be made aware of the support available and the impact low attendance is having..

MH

Termly

B,C

100% attendance rewards.

£5000

Termly prizes for all 100% attendees, including two ‘star’ prizes to encourage pupils to take ownership over and pride in their own attendance.

AY

Annually.

B,D,E

Early Bird Club

£2000

Funding to bring staff into school before the start of the school day to work with children who struggle to complete home learning , revision or reading at home.

LR, GM, SK, MT

Half termly

C,D,E

Uniform, PE kits and replacement of equipment, books + resources £15,000

Replacement or new uniform and kits for disadvantaged pupils to ensure that they display high expectations and have the correct equipment and clothing to participate fully in the curriculum.

DW

As required

B,C,D,E

Nurture Support

£5,000

The point of contact and support for pupils encouraging them to engage in school life and communicate issues from home that may affect their learning.

SL

Termly

A,D,E

Behaviour Support

£10,000

Support and advice for parents and pupils who may be in danger of exclusion or whose behaviour affects their learning.

DB

As required

A,E

Speech Therapy

£5000

Support and intervention for pupils who struggle to communicate with adults or their peers.

DB

As required

A

BRP

£2000

Training and books for teaching assistants to lead this intervention that improved reading fluency and confidence for pupils not at age related expectations or who lack basic skills.

DB, AY, SB

Half termly

A,C

Enrichment for the more able. £10,000

Additional sports coaching, art or drama workshops or maths tutoring for pupils who are identified as having a particular talent or being ‘ academically more able.’

AY, MT

Termly

Total budgeted cost

£97,000

Desired outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the rationale for this choice?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

B,E

Funded Breakfast Club £8000

Free breakfast club that runs from 8:15am ensuring that pupils arrive at school promptly and are nourished ready for the day ahead.

AD, SA

Half termly

B,C,E

Parent Mail £3000

A proven means of communication between school and home to question absence, remind of key events and offer support.

SA

Annually

C,D

Attendance at competitions and festivals £10,000

Transport and entrance fees to 3 half termly sporting events, national enterprise competitions and the Young Voices concert.

SK, SB, AY

Annually

C,D,E

Family Learning activities

£15,000

Resources, staffing ( external and school staff), refreshments and facilities to host meetings, workshops and community groups.

DW, AY, DB

Termly

D, E

Tea club and historic school meal debts cleared £8000

School debts of disadvantaged families, who previously were not in receipt of FSM or PP, authorised by governors to be cleared to provide a ‘fresh start’ and pupils to be provided with nutrition and wrap –around care outside of school hours.

AD, SA, AY

As required.

Total budgeted cost

£44,000