Pupil Premium allocation for our school 2016-2017:
Pupil Premium is a direct grant from the Department for Education, which schools utilise to raise the achievement of under-privileged pupils (normally pupils entitled to Free School Meals and ‘Looked After Children’).
At Galton Valley Primary School, we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds, so that they can strive to achieve their full potential.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving this vision.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered, or qualify, for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
Galton Valley Primary School received a total of £196,680 Pupil Premium for the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 as a direct grant from the DfE. Currently 39% of our pupils are entitled to Free School Meals (Autumn 2016 Census Data).
How we Spent the Money Last Year
- Funding Birthday books to further promote reading for pleasure
- Part funding for six Teaching Assistants to work within KS2 classes, so that the needs of pupils can be catered for in small groups within the classrooms and to work during the afternoons with KS2 pupils, outside of the classroom, providing focused support in a group situation, or on a one-to- one basis.
- Funding for educational visits to subsidise the cost of trips and residentials for PP pupils.
- Funding for extra resources in English, Mathematics and Science to ensure that relevant pupils have access to quality resources.
- Part funding two full time safeguarding and well-being workers and a part time Family support Worker to support emotional well-being of pupils and their families and a support facility for advice and support
- Part funding improved teaching and learning across the school via the Continuous professional Development for all staff
- Part funding two Assistant Head Teachers to be non-class based to target support with chosen year groups
- Part funding Y6 after school booster classes so that all are challenged to meet their targets
- Part funding attendance prizes to promote regular attendance and punctuality
- Part funding handwriting prizes to promote higher standards of handwriting
- Part funding of ipads as resource for learning
- Part funding a Spanish Teacher so all pupils have access to learning a Modern Foreign Language.
- Part funding a benevolent fund available for school uniform, bus passes, school dinners etc
- Funding for ICT improvements to ensure that relevant pupils have access to computers and laptops.
- Funding for peripatetic Music lessons to subsidise the cost of lessons for PP pupils.
- Funding for Year 6 Booster Classes.
Free School Meals pupils at our school perform extremely well (this information is based on the most recent Inspection Dashboard 2016 information)……
Progress from KS1 to KS2
- Reading – progress measure for PP Pupils is +4.35, which is significantly above the national average.
- Writing - progress measure for PP Pupils is +3.37, which is significantly above the national average.
- Mathematics - progress measure for PP Pupils is +4.15, which is significantly above the national average.
KS1 (2016) - 18 Pupils
- Reading – 85% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is above the national average.
- Writing – 78% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is slightly above the national average.
- Mathematics – 72% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is below the national average (the percentage difference is equivalent to one pupil).
KS2 (2016) - 28 Pupils
- Reading – 82% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is above the national average.
- Writing – 75% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is slightly below the national average (the percentage difference is equivalent to one pupil).
- EGPS - 89% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is above the national average.
- Mathematics - 82% of PP pupils achieved the Expected Standard, which is above the national average.
100% of Pupil Premium Pupils attend trips and curriculum enrichment activities.
All pupils, including Pupil Premium Pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in Y3.
‘The progress of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium is good. They reach standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are slightly higher than those of similar pupils nationally and close to those of others in the school. They achieve well because the funding has been spent on extra time for adults to work with such pupils and the purchase of resources to supplement teaching.’ (Ofsted, 2013)