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Askern Moss Road Infant Academy

Askern Moss Road Infant Academy

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report

2017/18

Pupil Premium is grant funding which is given in addition to the schools delegated budget.  It is allocated to schools to support children from lower income families.  In addition to this, a supplementary figure is given to schools for children who have been looked after, adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship order, residence order or a child arrangement order.  The service premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.  

Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school

A large number of our pupil premium children enter Nursery and Reception with very low baseline levels, particularly in language and communication and social development. We target these areas through support and intervention programmes in order to close the gap. Social opportunities such as breakfast club allow the children to not only have a good start to the day with a healthy breakfast but also enables the children to develop their social skills.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation

In 2017/2018 the school was allocated £35,760.  This figure includes the £1600 per pupil entitled to Free School Meals, £1900 per ‘Looked After Child’ and £300 per service family child.

Our approach, how we will measure and our next pupil premium strategy review

Building on from the successful outcomes achieved last academic year, we will continue to provide the provision stipulated below and carefully monitor its impact.  We have and will continue to invest in specific training and intervention programmes to ensure all our Pupil Premium children maximise their potential.  These include the resourcing and staffing of the ‘THRIVE’ programme to support our children’s emotional development and wellbeing and implementing the language programmes to develop the use of and understanding of basic and expressive vocabulary.  We have identified these additional needs in our school through discussions with staff and with our community collaborative group.  We feel all pupils but particularly those will Pupil Premium will benefit.

We will measure the impact of these interventions through pupil progress meetings, careful pupil tracking systems and provision mapping.

We will review the impact on the children’s learning termly and make necessary changes to meet their needs.

Universal Offer 2017/18

Targeted Pupil Premium Need Spending 2017/18

All pupils have an opportunity to access in the following provision in school.  Pupil Premium children have their places funded and will benefit specifically from the following if they wish to participate (clubs and trips optional):

Pupil Premium children have been specifically allocated additionally funded opportunities to target their development needs.  These include:

Breakfast Club

£315 per child per annum

THRIVE- emotional wellbeing programme- set up and running costs

£1285 per child per annum

Reading / phonics tuition

£1071 per child per annum

Reading / phonics 1-1 tuition

£1071 per child per annum

Doncaster Rovers Coaching (club)

£28.00 per pupil per annum

Chatterbox speech and language programme

£428 per child per annum

Additional Teaching assistant support in classrooms

£2500 per classroom per annum

Black Sheep Language programme

£428.64 per child per annum

Funded Trips

Costs range from £10-15 per trip per child

First Class at Number

£1082.88 per child per annum

Termly After School Club

£57 per child per annum*

Allocated TA time to work on specific targets

£676 per child per annum

Impact on the progress of the Pupil Premium Funding from 2016/17

With a high proportion of Pupil Premium children within the cohort (21%) our children achieved well from their low baselines.  From entry, (pupils who have attended our school since F1) 4/5 Pupil Premium children exceeded the 14 points progress expected from FS to the end of KS1 in reading, writing and maths.  This was due to the intensive intervention and support to target their learning needs.  Although the children in this group did not achieve Age Related Expectations, they had diminished the difference from their low starting points. 

We are working hard to close the gap in school between the children who have Free School Meals funding and not.  Targeted plans are in place for all our Pupil Premium children.

FSM

Reading

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

Writing

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

Maths

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

FSM School result

33%

17%

17%

National result

60%

52%

60%

LA result

59%

51%

78%

LAC

-

-

-

Non FSM school result

79%

64%

59%

Non FSM National result

78%

71%

78%

  • The additional support for reading and phonics is based on the ReadWriteInc programme. It  has had a positive impact on our Pupil Premium children’s progress.  The programme had been specifically designed to develop each child’s next step at their pace.  It enabled more pupils to read and develop comprehension and fluency by the end of the key stage.
  • The extra- curricular clubs were great social opportunities for our children and helped develop their collaborative and ‘life’ skills. The impact could be seen in the children’s confidence and engagement in other tasks using the strategies and skills they had learnt.
  • The additional Teaching Assistant support allocated to each class has allowed for more guided and supported group work across the curriculum.
  • The breakfast club has improved attendance in school and ensures the children have a positive start to the day, fuelled and ready to learn!

Impact on the progress of the Pupil Premium Funding from 2015-16

All children with FSM funding achieved results mostly in line with and exceeding the FSM average nationally.  This also equates to good progress from their starting points.  We are working hard to close the gap in school between the children who have Free School Meals funding and not.  We have  looked specifically to support and boost children’s mathematical abilities this year and have trialled a new intervention ‘First Class @ Number’ in Year 2 to support children in securing their age related expectations.

FSM

Reading

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

Writing

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

Maths

(% achieving Age Related Expectations or above)

FSM School result

67%

56%

56%

National result

62%

52%

59%

LA result

57%

50%

57%

LAC

-

-

-

Non FSM school result

71%

65%

71%

Non FSM National result