Overall Impact of Pupil Premium
The Governors of the school will publish information annually on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for ‘socially disadvantaged pupils’.
The Pupil Premium has had a significant impact on a number of key areas in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and again in 2014_15.
The additional teacher support in Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 enabled our pupils to make accelerated progress over the course of the last 4 years and ensured that our Yr2 and Yr6 pupils achieved some of the best SATs results we have had above national expectation / average.
In the end of Key Stage 1 Assessments the majority of pupils who qualify for pupil premium achieved a Level 2 or above in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. This is higher than the average for all pupils nationally. In 2014 and 2015 our disadvantaged pupils achieved L3+ for each subject in line with the national average for all pupils.
At Key Stage 2 we are again above national average in terms of the attainment and progress of KS2 pupils with the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils being virtually 0. In 2014 and 2015 disadvantaged pupils out performed others at Level 4+ and progress in most subjects.
The additional teaching assistant (TA) time for phonics, in class support and intervention groups impacted significantly across the school ensuring that pupils needs were more effectively met. The TA support impacted particularly noticeably on children’s reading and on delivering phonics sessions. Phonics results for disadvantaged pupils are above the 2014 and 2015 national average for all pupils.
The Nurture Group has had a significant impact on the children who attend these sessions leading to accelerated progress and more settled children. More broadly it has enabled these children to cope much better in class and in this way has enabled teachers to focus on teaching and the rest of the class on learning as a result we have seen improved behaviour in class and improved learning.