• Strategy Meeting: The dates for the next Pupil Premium Strategy meeting will be Thursday 4th May 2017.

Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17

Ellesmere Primary School Pupil Premium Grant for 2016/17 is £79,500.00.

(£1320.00 per pupil) EYFS(Early Year Foundation Stage) pupil premium funding is £103.50 per pupil per term).

Pupil premium funding is an allocation of funding by the Government to help schools ensure the children who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged are enabled to make appropriate progress in their learning.

Funding is based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years. It also includes looked-after children and pupils eligible for the service-children funding in the last three years.

Pupil premium funding is spent on supporting individuals in the classroom by providing quality-first teaching, targeted intervention, pastoral support through learning mentor support, behaviour support and curriculum enhanced activities and experiences.

Principles

At Ellesmere Primary School we strive to meet the individual needs of all children.

  • We ensure that all teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; 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.
  • Ellesmere Primary School has an appointed member of the Leadership Team and a link governor responsible for ensuring funding is spent appropriately to meet the needs of individual pupils. This is monitored by the headteacher and governing body.

Provision

Funding is allocated individually, but provision is determined by individual assessment data. The following is a list of how the funding has been allocated for 2016/17:

Foundation Stage (F2)

  • Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Phonics Training- Autumn Term 2016.
  • Full-time teaching assistant support in the classroom.
  • Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
  • Weekly Forest School sessions led by Forest Leader Tammy Griffiths (F1).
  • Learning Mentor support requested through a half termly referral system.
  • EAL small group intervention.
  • TalkBoost Intervention program (10 week course three-times-per-week led by TA Mrs Lorna Walford).
  • Funding educational visits.

Key Stage 1

  • Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Phonics Training- Autumn Term 2016
  • Additional teaching assistant support in the classroom.
  • Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
  • Weekly Forest School sessions led by Tammy Griffiths and Mrs Susan Powell, Learning Mentor.
  • Learning mentor support requested through a half termly referral system.
  • Target intervention groups- HLTA Mrs Anne-Marie Wynn.
  • Funding educational visits- extra-curricular activities
  • Creativity Club led by Learning Mentor and HLTA
  • Extra resources used to support the teaching and learning of phonics, reading and maths.

Key Stage 2

  • Quality professional development training for all teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Additional teaching assistant support in the classroom.
  • Additional individual or small group intervention activities.
  • Weekly Forest school sessions led by Tammy Griffiths.
  • Learning mentor support requested through a half termly referral system.
  • Target intervention groups- HLTA, Mrs Jess Baggaley.
  • Funding educational visits- extra-curricular activities.
  • Extra resources used to support the teaching and learning of phonics, reading & maths.
  • 1:1 small group Learning Mentor support for children to enable them to overcome their barriers to learning.
  • Creativity Club led by Learning Mentor and HLTA.
  • Transition Project Year 6 to Year 7 led by learning mentor.
  • Nurture Groups.
  • Raising pupil’s aspirations, widening experiences and developing relationships through educational residential visits to Arthog/London and York.
  • Piano lessons.

How the 2015/16 Pupil Premium was spent

Use the link below to find out how last year’s pupil premium was spent:

Pupil Premium 2015/16

Free School Meals (FSM)

All children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch. Key Stage 2 children have to pay for school lunches. You may be eligible for Pupil Premium Grant funding because of your family’s income level. Please contact the office (in confidence) to enquire and register your child.

Online application for Free School Meals:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

 Eligibility (DfE 2014)

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England should be offered a free school meal (FSM). This includes academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision as well as maintained schools.

Eligibility criteria for other groups

Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at key stages 2-4 will continue, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria for those groups of pupils.

In England, children at key stages 2-4 in state-funded schools are entitled to receive FSM if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

• Income Support

• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)

• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit.

The Children and Families Act does not change the current position for children who are registered pupils in the nursery class of a maintained school, or in a maintained nursery school. They will continue to receive a FSM if they meet the existing eligibility criteria and they are in receipt of full-time education or education both before and after the lunch period.

Ellesmere Primary School Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2015/16

Ellesmere Primary School received £86,100 for Pupil Premium.

Number of eligible pupils:

76 children eligible for PP Grant 2015/16

How we intended to spend the moneyImpact
Full time

Learning Mentor

used for 30 hours per week.
The learning Mentor is expected to develop one to one supportive relationships with identified pupils who for a variety of reasons are having difficulty making the best use of opportunities provided for their learning. The Learning Mentor, Mrs Susan Powell works in collaboration with the Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Kelsey Mort (SENCO). A referral system has been implemented and all teaching staff refer pupil on a half termly basis. Referrals are considered and actioned according to the level of need for individual pupils. Parents are informed of interventions available to their child and permission is granted.

The Learning Mentor role includes:

1:1 support for children who have issues affecting their progress or emotional wellbeing.

BOXALL Profile assessment system is implemented to monitor progress before/after a specific PSED intervention program.

Small group interventions.

Anger Management

Bereavement counselling.

Liaising with other agencies to improve knowledge of the range of services families can access and to build strong working relationships.

ECIN application support for families in need of support.

Transition programmes annually for vulnerable pupils from primary to secondary.

Attends local Learning Mentor training and making positive links within the local community.

Liaising with Woodlands Outreach- Behaviour support and implementing IBP targets.

Forest School Intervention

The Learning Mentor provides comprehensive reports half termly and provides data to measure the impact on intervention programmes. The Learning Mentor provides detailed timetables highlighting provision and informs class teachers and SLT.

The Learning Mentor updates SLT regularly.

Learning Mentor is a trained professional leading Understanding Your Child Training for parents. Sessions run weekly in school time.
Teaching AssistantsThe school employs 3 HiLTA’s to work within KS1 & KS2. HiLTA’s plan intervention programs in collaboration with class teachers. Assessments are carried out before and after to track progress. Pupil Premium lead Teacher, Mrs Kelsey Mort, analyses data half termly to measure the gap between PP/Non-PP and ensure accelerated progress is being achieved.
Residential Visits

Year 3- York

Year 6- Arthog
100% of our Years 3 & Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a residential visits. Pupils thoroughly enjoy this experience and develop their confidence, self-help skills and independence. They learn to work collaboratively in a team and take ‘risks’.
Forest School SessionsAll children in the Foundation Stage access Forest School sessions weekly.

All classes across the school access forest school sessions for one month in an academic year. Sessions are led by tammy Griffiths, Forest School Leader.
Additional swimming sessionsA small group of children attend additional small group swimming sessions to develop their confidence and physical development skills.
Music lessons

£15-per-hour
Pupil Premium funding used to provide one to one piano lessons.
After school clubsChildren can access extra-curricular activities which is funded/ part funded by PPG.

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