Pupil Premium is government funding, provided to support the learning of children eligible for free school meals (fsm) or who have been eligible for fsm in the last 6 years (ever6). Pupil Premium is also provided to support children looked after and children whose parent works in the armed services.
SJB Allocation April 2016-2017 £80,471
SJB Allocation April 2015-2016 £91,603
SJB Allocation April 2014-2015 £84,311
SJB Allocation April 2013-2014 £66,698
At Sir John Barrow School the funding is used strategically, dependent upon need. It is used in the following ways:
Teaching Assistant Support
We employ skilled teaching assistants at SJB and we deploy them carefully to support children’s learning. This may be in the form of one to one work or group work in the classroom or out of the classroom. Sometimes our teaching assistants work within the classroom allowing the class teacher to concentrate on a specific group of children. When children work outside the classroom on focused tasks, the class teacher is able to concentrate his or her teaching on a smaller number of children, addressing more specific needs.
Additional Teacher Support
We employ additional teacher support, where required, to teach 1-1 or small groups, with a very specific focus to accelerate learning in English and/or Mathematics
Miss Robinson fulfils this role, in addition to her SENCo role. She provides family support where required to prevent or overcome any barriers to learning for our children. Miss Robinson also creates opportunities for all our families to increase their own knowledge in how they can support their child’s educational development both at home and at school.
SERIS (Social & Emotional Resilience in Schools)
We have a SERIS worker in school, Miss Porter. Miss Porter supports children at lunch times and two afternoons a week she is targeted to help any vulnerable children requiring support in school.
Specific Tailored Programmes
Sometimes specific programmes, usually short term, are established; where it is felt a child has a specific need which must be addressed in order for them to progress with their learning. This may be provided by a qualified teacher or a teaching assistant with specific skills.
Educational Visits/Visitors in School
In addition, support may be given to allow children to access valuable learning experiences at SJB. For example subsidising educational visits and residentials or visitors into school.
Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)
We use some pupil premium fund to employ an effective EWO, half a day a week. Attendance matters if children are to achieve their potential and Miss Todd, supports our children to be in school every day. Miss Todd is also the EWO for UVHS, our main feeder secondary school.
We also provide a non-profit making Breakfast Club. This is run by our SERIS worker and also provides an opportunity to support some of our children’s social and emotional needs and can help to prepare them for the school day.
SJB’s Homework Haven
This is a voluntary opportunity for children to do their homework or ask for extra support within school, but out of class learning time. The children enjoy a calm, working atmosphere with caring, knowledgeable adults to lend a helping hand.
Ensuring Impact at SJB
The progress of all our children, including our pupil premium children is monitored regularly by the Headteacher, subject leaders and class teachers. Formal monitoring happens once a term and necessary actions are agreed to prevent any child falling behind and to ensure more able children remain challenged. Intervention programmes and whole school strategies are evaluated closely and impact measured. This information is used to decide future actions.
Impact September 2015-16
Standards and progress for Pupil Premium children is improving over time across the school
For the last 2 years the % of EYFS children who have attained a good level of development (GLD) has been above the national and pupil premium children are performing in line with other children. This is now having a positive impact on children entering KS1.
The improvement of phonics was a school priority for pupil premium children. This year the % of children passing the screening test was above the national at 84% (national 77%) and pupil premium children performed as well, 86%.
In the current KS1 cohorts (September 2016) the % of children working above national expectation is higher than the national and Pupil Premium are performing as well as other children.
Overall standards and progress are improving across KS2, however final end of Y6 SAT results were impacted by social mobility in 2015. Reading has been a key school priority across 2014-15 which has had a positive impact on progress for pupil premium pupils.
The performance of pupil premium children across current KS2 cohorts is variable and is also impacted by SEND in a class. Ensuring ALL pupil premium children at KS2 perform as well as other children, including the more able is our key priority.
Total Pupil Premium Budget
April 2016- April 2017: £80,471
September 2016 -April 2017: £55,800
Total Number of Pupils on Roll: 210
Total Number of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium: 46 (22%)
At Sir John Barrow School we have a very clear and focused strategy for improving outcomes for children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.
We aim to:
Ensure consistent first class, high quality, good/outstanding teaching in every class for every child
Prevent barriers to learning including mental, emotional and social barriers to learning
Identify and overcome any existing barriers to learning
Effectively use assessment for learning to identify attainment gaps or progress dips and rapidly implement effective intervention
We have already made an impact toward these aims over the last 2 years and will continue to embed these strategies in 2016-17, in addition to developing new strategies in order to close the gap (see above).
We make no apologies for adjusting our actions and spend over the year, dependent on need and impact.