Pupil Premium

 WOODLAND COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING 2017/18

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 to provide additional funding for children from low income families to help ensure they make progress in line with their peers. Pupils qualify for Pupil Premium funding if they have, at any point, received free school meals, are classed as CLA (Child looked after) or from families with parents in the armed services. Schools receive Pupil Premium in addition to main school funding and it is their responsibility to direct funds so they support the learning of disadvantaged children.

Pupil Premium at Woodland CPS

For the academic year 2017/18 Woodland School will receive a budget of £256,080

Below is a break down of how funding will be allocated

Area Targeted for Funding

Reason / Evidence

Pupils / year groups targeted

Costing

(approx)

3 additional class teachers

The Governors at Woodland are clear that the link between class size and pupil progress is important. They are committed to keeping class sizes low so that individual children’s progress can be accurately measured.

By employing a greater number of high standard teachers across the key stages we are able to keep class sizes small and keep single aged classes.

Small class sizes are crucial at Woodland so teachers can give extra support and focus to all children.

Foundation stage

Key stage 1

Key stage 2

£140,000

Maintain a high support staff ratio in each cohort to support teaching and intervention

Woodland School utilises a rotational teaching format for both English (where appropriate) and Maths lessons. This means that for each hour, every child is taught by the teacher, supported by the TA and works independently for a given time slot. This maximises use of TA time and enhances assessment of children.

To ensure this happens, we employ 2 support staff in each cohort (Reception to Y6) utilising a proportion of PP funding to allow this.

In the previous year we addressed phonics attainment at Year 1 and reading levels at KS1 as these were below national averages. PP funding was used to train staff to deliver the READ, WRITE Inc programme and this has had a positive affect on academic progress in these areas. This academic year we will expand this to support children in key stage 2 who we have identified as being below national expectations for their year group (including both non-FSM and FSM).

As always our support staff will continue to help address progress of PP children through additional targeted intervention directed by the class teacher

FS pupils

Key stage 1 pupils

Key stage 2 pupils

£65,000

Employ a team of pastoral support staff.

Children at Woodland who experience emotional or behavioural barriers to learning, will be supported by a designated team of staff. Their aim is to provide support both in class academically and outside the classroom developing social skills. This system of support is not only essential for helping the identified children but ensuring other learners are not disrupted.

Pupils across all phases.

£10, 000 (partial subsidy only – remainder funded from main budget)

Employ a learning mentor

(10 hours)

For certain pupils, making progress during lessons can be limited due to more severe personal or social issues which may not be addressed by the Pastoral Team. By employing a learning mentor during morning hours we are able to target these children, provide support and ensure they have a positive attitude towards learning. Our learning mentor is also responsible for addressing issues of attendance which as our data shows has had a positive impact over the last three years.

 

Pupils across all phases.

£9,000

Run a walking bus service.

To support our commitment to raising levels of punctuality, attendance and maintain effective safeguarding procedures, PP funding is used to employ staff who pick up and escort children safely to school from our local area.

Pupils across all phases.

£5800

Breakfast club

Providing a breakfast club offers many benefits to children and their families - improves learning, attendance and behaviour at school, punctuality, healthy eating, social development, and fun through play.

Pupils across all phases.

£3000

 Provide mathematics tuition to Pupil Premium children.

To ensure pupil premium children achieve national expectations in maths, we employ a maths tutor to work in small groups or on a one to one basis to help ‘close the gap’.

Evidence from previous years has shown that all PP children worked with by Mr. Taylor became more confident and quicker when using mental maths strategies.

 

 

Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils

£9,000

Provide play therapy

Continue to address issues with pupil premium entitled children whose personal barriers to learning are posing serious concern.

A trained play therapist will work with and provide support to children whose behaviour is posing serious concerns.

 

Specific individuals across all phases.

£5,000

Maintain a minibus for school purposes.

A minibus has been purchased by school to provide free transport to and from school for those pupils (PP and otherwise) to support attendance and punctuality, The minibus will also be used to provide transport to / from events in order to address increasing costs of coach companies

All pupils

£2,000

Provide learning enriched hands on experiences.

Every key stage delivers the curriculum through a creative theme approach. These change on a half term basis and range from animals to the stone age. Pupil premium entitled children have their trips and in school experiences subsidised by school so that costs to families are kept to a minimum.

Pupils in all key stages.

£7000

 

This comes to an estimated cost of £255,800. Remaining funds are used for intervention training for staff to provide extra support for both pupil and non-pupil premium pupils. It is also used to purchase resources to ensure children receive practical based learning in a fun and engaging way.

Any additional funding requirements for pupil premium children is met through school’s main budget.