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Pupil Premium Statement

 

The academy takes a holistic approach to children’s barriers to learning and addresses pupil’s individual needs rather than providing a blanket approach to intervention.

 

The vast majority of pupils needs are met through a high quality challenging curriculum, leading to year on year improvements in standards for all children. For example,  % of children achieving level 4 combined (reading, writing, maths) has risen from 63% in 2009 to 98% in 2014. The school takes a rigorous approach to ongoing assessment, ensuring that children’s progress is monitored termly and all staff are involved in discussions about pupil progress and data. Pupil Premium funding has been targeted at the most vulnerable pupils (socially, emotionally, academically) to provide bespoke and specialist support.

 

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These children are classified as disadvantaged, meaning that due to family financial circumstances they are eligible to take up free school meal provision, or they are children looked after by the authority. The funding received by Humberstone Junior Academy has been used in a variety of ways, identified in detail below, in order to improve attainment and help overcome barriers to learning.

 

Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Provision

Additional provision is monitored in the short term, session by session, by those staff providing support.

This information should be discussed with class teachers/ team leaders and if appropriate members of the SLT. The overall effectiveness and impact is also evaluated termly usually through pupil progress meetings and SLT meetings to review the impact of interventions. In evaluating effectiveness, a range of evidence is used including:

  • attainment and progress of individuals and groups
  • feedback from staff, the child, parents and other professionals who may be involved;
  • examples of learning through photographs, recorded learning, pupils books
  • lesson observations and learning walks by members of the leadership team or TA Manager
  • evidence relating to improved confidence, wellbeing, attitude, participation in class, behaviour etc.
  • Specific surveys and tools, for example the Myself as a Learner Scale, or Goodman's Inventory  

 

The academy directors/ governors will have a monitoring oversight of the effective use of Pupil Premium Funding and the provision it supports.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation

2016-17 

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium

 

Total number of pupils of roll

362

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

110

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£145,200

Total number of pupils eligible for enhanced funding

3

Amount of enhanced funding received per pupil

£1900.00

Total amount of PPG received

£ 150,900

 

Planned Expenditure for 2016-17

 

Provision

Cost

Success Criteria

Additional staffing

£97,000

See below

Learning & Behaviour Mentor

£29,907

Reduced number of behaviour incidents by targeted children. Reduced number of short and long-term exclusions in targeted children and overall

Additional TA -Support to facilitate reduced class sizes

£30,648

Reduced class sizes lead to teaching more focused on pupil needs and increased % of pupils able to achieve ARE in year 3

Year 6 small group teaching

£23,544

Small group support leads to accelerated progress in core learning (English & Maths). % of children making more than expected progress is above national average by end of year 6

Level 2 Teaching Assistant, Year 3 targeted pupils

£12,728

Targeted support for five high level need pupils in year 3 leads to reduced behaviour incidents, and enhanced targeted small group provision

School Psychotherapist

£8,000

Improved scores on Strength and Difficulties questionnaires. Pupil interviews indicate that children rate their meetings as helpful/very helpful

Residential Visits

£5,000

 The % of children eligible for Pupil Premium that take part in school residential activities is higher than the overall % of pupils who are eligible for FSM

Specialist Teaching

£2,000

Subsidised provision leads to more target children taking part in music lessons.

The % of children eligible for Pupil Premium that take part is higher than the overall % of pupils who are eligible for FSM

Enhanced MCT

£6,000

Monitoring indicates that children are developing a wider range of specialist skills through access to expert teaching in ICT.

School minibus

£6,000

Increased opportunities for off-site learning and enrichment activities.

Provision of transport to school improves attendance and punctuality of those taking part who are eligible for Pupil Premium

Reduced Persistently Absent figures when compared to 2014-15 for targeted pupils

After-school clubs

£3,000

High-quality, safe after-school enrichment activities are provided from 3:30- 4;30 for all eligible pupils and an increased number of pupil eligible for Pupil Premium are able to attend

Curriculum enrichment

£3,000

Targeted pupils access a greater number of challenging and enriching learning experiences linked to the school curriculum

Breakfast club

£8,000

High-quality, safe before-school care is provided from 7:45 - 8:45 for all eligible pupils and is subsidised for those eligible for pupil premium. The % of children eligible for Pupil Premium that take part is higher than the overall % of pupils who are eligible for FSM

Family Breakfasts

£500

Subsidised funding increases the numbers of families attending a Family Breakfast, leading to positive feedback, higher levels of engagement

Lunchtime clubs

£7,000

Reduced number of behaviour incidents in targeted children. Increased % of positive responses to pupil questionnaire on lunchtime activities and behaviour

Family Learning Days

£1,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and their families.

The % of children eligible for Pupil Premium that take part is higher than the overall % of pupils who are eligible for FSM

London Theatre Trip

£1,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and their families

The % of children eligible for Pupil Premium that take part in school residential activities is higher than the overall % of pupils who are eligible for FSM

Uniform Fund

£300

All children are dressed appropriately in agreed school uniform regardless of socio-economic circumstance

 

TOTAL = £147,627

Pupil Premium Allocation

2015-16 

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium

 

Total number of pupils of roll

353

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

104

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320.00

Total number of pupils eligible for enhanced funding

3

Amount of enhanced funding received per pupil

£1900.00

Total amount of PPG received

£ 142,980

 

Planned Expenditure for 2015-16

 

Provision

Cost

Success Criteria

Additional staffing

£90,000

See below

Learning & Behaviour Mentor

£26,868

Reduced number of behaviour incidents by targeted children. Reduced number of short and long-term exclusions in targeted children

Additional TA -Support to facilitate reduced class sizes

£39,500

Reduced class sizes lead to teaching more focused on pupil needs and increased % of pupils able to achieve ARE

Year 6 small group teaching

£22,584

Small group support leads to accelerated progress in core learning (English & Maths). % of children making more than expected progress increases

School Psychotherapist

£5,000

Improved scores on Strength and Difficulties questionnaires. Pupil interviews indicate that children rate their meetings as helpful/very helpful

Residential Visits

£3,000

Increased % of children eligible for Pupil Premium take part in school residential activities

Specialist Teaching

£2,000

Subsidised provision leads to more pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium accessing peripatetic music lessons

Enhanced Language/ MCT/Music Provision

£7,000

Monitoring indicates that children are developing a wider range of specialist skills through access to expert teaching  in ICT/ Languages/ Music

School minibus

£6,000

Increased opportunities for off-site learning and enrichment activities.

Provision of transport to school improves attendance and punctuality of those taking part who are eligible for Pupil Premium

After-school clubs

£1,000

High-quality, safe after-school enrichment activities are provided from 3:30- 4;30 for all eligible pupils and an increased number of pupil eligible for Pupil Premium are able to attend

Curriculum enrichment

£3,000

Targeted pupils access a greater number of challenging and enriching learning experiences linked to the school curriculum

Breakfast club

£3,000

High-quality, safe before-school care is provided from 7:45 - 8:45 for all eligible pupils and is subsidised for those eligible for pupil premium

Family Breakfasts

£500

Subsidised funding increases the numbers of families attending a Family Breakfast, leading to positive feedback, higher levels of engagement

Lunchtime clubs

£1,500

Reduced number of behaviour incidents in targeted children. Increased % of positive responses to pupil questionnaire on lunchtime activities and behaviour

Family Learning Days

£1,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and their families

London Theatre Trip

£1,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and their families

Uniform Fund

£500

All children are dressed appropriately in agreed school uniform regardless of socio-economic circumstance

 

 

 

 

 

Report to Governors 2015-16

Pupil Premium Report to Governors 2014-15

Letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP

In December we were thrilled to be awarded £1000 for our work with disadvantaged pupils in a letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Schools, the Rt Hon David Laws MP. In the letter Humberstone Junior Academy is praised for being one of the most improved schools in the country for attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils.

 

This letter and the award are a testament to the hard work of all our children, parents, staff and governors. You can read the full letter below.


Pupil Premium allocation 2014-15

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium

 

Total number of pupils of roll

355

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

98

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1300.00

Total number of pupils eligible for enhanced funding

3

Amount of enhanced funding received per pupil

£1900.00

Total amount of PPG received

£ 133,100

 

Planned Expenditure for 2014-15

 

Provision

Cost

Success Criteria

Additional staffing

£55,000

See below

Learning & Behaviour Mentor

-

Reduced number of behaviour incidents by targeted children. Reduced number of short and long-term exclusions in targeted children

Family Support Worker

-

Improved attendance and punctuality of targeted children. Increased number of parents engaged in school-based activities. Parents accessing specialist support and other agencies through improved signposting. Greater number of family learning opportunities are provided and brokered

Year 6 small group teaching

-

Small group support leads to accelerated progress in core learning (English & Maths). % of children making more than expected progress increases. Increased % of children attain Level 6

School Psychotherapist

£15,000

Improved scores on Strength and Difficulties questionnaires. Pupil interviews indicate that children rate their meetings as helpful/very helpful

Residential Visits

£10,000

Increased % of children eligible for Pupil Premium take part in school residential activities

Specialist Teaching

£18,000

Monitoring indicates that children are developing a wider range of specialist skills through access to expert teaching eg. PE and Sport, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Dance and Performing Arts

School minibus

£6,000

Increased opportunities for off-site learning and enrichment activities

After-school clubs

£6,000

High-quality, safe after-school care is provided from 3:15 - 5:30 for all eligible pupils

Curriculum enrichment

£4,000

Targeted pupils access a greater number of challenging and enriching learning experiences linked to the school curriculum

ICT resources

£4,000

Achievement data shows improved progress by targeted pupils

Breakfast club

£3,000

High-quality, safe before-school care is provided from 7:45 - 8:45 for all eligible pupils

Lunchtime clubs

£2,000

Reduced number of behaviour incidents in targeted children. Increased % of positive responses to pupil questionnaire on lunchtime activities and behaviour

Family Learning Days

£3,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and families

London Theatre Trip

£1,000

Increased attendance by pupil-premium-eligible children and families

Uniform Fund

£500

All children are dressed appropriately in agreed school uniform regardless of socio-economic circumstance

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Data 2014-15

Pupil Premium Allocation 2013-14

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium

 

Total number of pupils of roll

355

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

66

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£900.00

Total amount of PPG received

£81,000.00

 

Pupil Premium Evaluation of Impact 2013-14

 

Item / Project

Cost

Objective

Outcome

Additional Class Teacher – Year 6

£30.000

To provide more focused small group support for targeted and vulnerable pupils in year 6

6.5 APS in Maths (93% achieve target of 4+ points )

(support not continued in English)

Family Support Worker

£11.729

To provide support for vulnerable families- e.g. attendance, behaviour routines, signposting to other agencies, family learning opportunities  in order to remove barriers to learning for vulnerable children and their families

Ten target families identified. Relationships established with Think Family, Surestart and other agencies

 12 families attended Family First Aid Course,

Improved attendance levels for 2 children with high levels of persistent absence. 

School Counsellor

£12.000

To provide specialist 1-1 therapeutic counselling for targeted children

Goodman's scores show significant progress on exit for 4 out of 6 children

Lunch time Support

£1,630

To reduce the number of behaviour incidents for targeted pupils in Year 3

Autumn term 2013 – 8 target children involved in 8 serious lunchtime incidents/fights.  Spring/Summer term 2014 – with lunchtime support – number of serious incidents reduced to 3 mainly in relation to 2 particular children. Class teachers of target children report far more settled behaviour in afternoon as a result

Residential Trips

Year 6 - £4,920

Year 4 & 5 Camp

£1,365

To ensure equal access to residential for PP and other vulnerable children.  

19 (40%) out of 47 children who attended Year 6 residential were eligible for PPG funding

22 (25%) out of 89 children who attended Year 4 & 5 residential were eligible for PPG funding

RM Notebook Computers

£5,760

To support vulnerable and PPG funded pupils with engagement and access to learning

90% of target group of 10 pupils  in years 4 and 5 achieve 4+ points progress in writing

Group APS = 3.8 in writing

After School Clubs

(Rising Stars Muliti Sports/ Fencing/ Gymnastics/ After School Care

£1,700

To ensure equality of access for extended services provision for PPG funded and vulnerable pupils

Autumn 237 children attended (13%) of which are FSM

Spring Term 173 children attended 44 (25%) of which were FSM

Summer term 160 children attended 20 (13%) of which were FSM

Breakfast Club

£2,067

To provide breakfast and safe environment for targeted children

79 children registered – 21 of which are PPG (27%)

School Mini-bus

£5,294

To provide curriculum enrichment opportunities for all children and transportation to after school events for PPG and targeted children

Bus booked out on 25 occasions for after school sporting events/trips to local area/getting parents to and from events

School Curriculum

£953

To provide curriculum enrichment opportunities for vulnerable and PPG children

Year 6 Imperial War Museum in Manchester

Year 5 – Macbeth production in Corby theatre  

Year 4 – National Space Centre

Year 3 – Nottingham Galleries of Justice

Family Learning Days

£1,188

To ensure that PPG and vulnerable children and their families have access to Family Learning Days

234 people attended a family learning day:

Ice skating trip to Nottingham

Matilda Theatre trip to London

National History Museum Trip

Hunstanton

 

Pupil Premium Outcomes 2013-14

 

Overall Impact Data for 2013/14

 

  • Value added for FSM pupils is 102.0 (2014) against national figure of 99.7

  • Raise on Line indicates that a greater percentage of pupils eligible for FSM make expected progress than national non free school meals in Reading, Writing and Maths

  • The percentage of FSM pupils making more than expected progress is above the percentage of non FSM pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths. In Reading, there are almost twice as many FSM pupils making good progress as there are non FSM pupil nationally.

  • The attainment of FSM pupils is above that of non FSM pupils nationally for Reading, Writing and Maths at Level