Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Pupil Premium

                               PUPIL PREMIUM                

 

Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. These are children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. It also includes those children who have been looked after continuously by the Local Authority for more than 6 months. A smaller amount of funding is also available for children of parents who are in the regular armed forces.

Schools receive this funding to support those eligible pupils with the aim of narrowing the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Here at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy we recognise that it is not the Pupil Premium funding itself that will improve the attainment of our disadvantaged children, but how we use it. Where funding is carefully targeted, United Kingdom research studies show a positive impact on attainment gaps for disadvantaged children – particularly in English and Maths.

Our Approach at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy

At our school we recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs which may well vary throughout their time at our school. We feel that children who may have barriers to learning need support to perform as well as, or better than, their peers so that they can be successful in the next stages of their education and in their future career. High expectations are key to helping remove the attainment gaps.

  • Some of the pupils for whom the Pupil Premium provides support are working below the level of their peers and the school needs to identify the most appropriate support.
  • Some pupils may be experiencing social, emotional or psychological barriers to learning as a result of experiences in their lives. Again it is essential that we explore these issues so school can find the best way to support them.
  • There are also other pupils who are attaining well at school, either at the same level or higher than their peers. We recognise the need to provide additional support or fund additional opportunities for such pupils to improve and enhance their experiences. 

Pupil Premium Income Projection 2018-2019 £36960.00

 

Pupil Premium Income 2017 – 2018

 

Overview of the school: Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) expected

 

Sept 2017 to Mar 2018

Apr 2018 to Aug 2018

Total number of pupils on roll

169

169

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

31

31 est

Total number of Looked After Children

2

2

Amount of PPG expected

£26,087

£18,633

Total amount of PPG expected for academic year 2017/18

£44,720

 The school expects to receive, for students eligible for the pupil premium and for children adopted from care, during the financial year 2017-2018 a total Pupil Premium Income of £44,720.

 

Additional tuition for targeted pupils (1:1) before school

£1,187.00

Dance teacher

£5,850.00

Music teacher

£1,845.00

Specialist support services:

- speech and language

£1,900.00

- educational psychologist

£1,400.00

- special needs consultant

£1,580.00

Subsidy for Breakfast Club and after school clubs

£3,510.00

Subsidy for Trips and Residentials

£850.00

Literacy support (1:1) - Hotspots

£1,665.00

Positive Play/Handwriting

£1,665.00

Subsidy for External Educators

£1,100.00

LEAP Programme

£600.00

Teaching Assistants providing 1:1 support

£14,043.00

ICT Curriculum Specialist / School Council

£5,850.00

Choir

£1,675.00

Total

£44,720.00

  

The School’s Aim for 2017 – 2018

 The governors and Senior Leadership Team of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy recognise that the underachievement of disadvantaged students, including those eligible for the pupil premium, is a complex social and educational issue.

 The governors and SLT recognise that reducing the attainment gap to zero involves engaging with pupils and families, and providing the best possible opportunities for our children.

 

Target Setting for Pupil Premium students

 All students in school are set challenging targets year on year based on initial F2 assessments, previous attainment and progress. Because there is a risk of underachievement for the pupil premium pupils, all targets for eligible pupils are individually moderated by our SLT and increased where appropriate. Progress for these pupils is carefully monitored.

Pupil premium grant income: 2016/17

Overview of the school: Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

 

Sept 2016 to Mar 2017

Apr 2017 to Aug 2017

Total number of pupils on roll

165

169

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

16

16

Total number of Looked After Children

1

1

Amount of PPG received

£13,428

£9,592

Total amount of PPG received for academic year 2016/17

£23,020

Summary of PPG expenditure  2016/17

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant:

To continue to improve outcomes in English and Maths

To improve provision for developing life skills

To ensure that children are safe and nurtured in a secure and supportive environment before the start, and after, the school day

To give additional opportunities for all children who might not otherwise access enrichment opportunities

To improve attendance and engagement

Use of  Pupil Premium Grant:

·         Additional tuition for targeted pupils in Maths and English

·         Music teachers

·         Specialist support services including Speech and Language, Educational Psychologist, Special Needs Consultant, Learning Support Teacher

·         Subsidy for Breakfast Club and after school activities

·         Support staff delivering a range of interventions, including Speech and Language, Positive Play, Theraplay, Dyselxia Support

 

  

Total Pupil Premium Grant received

£23,020

Total PPG Expenditure

£23,020

Additional Expenditure committed by the school

£0

PPG remaining

£0

  

Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure: Outcomes July 2017

 

Year 6 pupils 2016-17 for whom the Pupil Premium applied (1 child) [School figures in brackets] (National figures in brackets)

Attainment (KS2 SATS)

Age Related Expectations

Greater Depth

Reading

100% [50%] (71%)

100% [11%] (25%)

Writing

100% [77%] (76%)

100% [17%] (18%)

Maths

100% [72%] (75%)

0% [17%] (23%)

SPAG

100% [67%] (77%)

0% [11%] (31%)

 

Progress from KS1 to Y6

Progress score

Reading

10.1 [-2.1] (0)

Writing

12.1 [0.8] (0)

Maths

6.6 [-1.3] (0)

 

Summary

 

The governors and leadership team of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy will continue to review the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant annually to ensure the most effective use of expenditure in order to deliver our stated objectives. We are committed to ensuring that our disadvantaged pupils have the necessary provision and resources to succeed in attaining at least as well as other children by the time they leave the school.

 

 

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2017-2018

 

The school’s pupil premium planning for 2017 - 2018 continues to focus on five key strands:

·         Improving outcomes in English and Maths

·         Improving provision for developing life skills

·         Ensuring that children are safe and nurtured in a secure and supportive environment before the start, and after, the school day

·         To give additional opportunities for all children who might not otherwise access enrichment opportunities

·         To improve attendance and engagement