Darenth Community Primary School

Darenth Community Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school, to support all pupils to reach their potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may also be in receipt of free school meals, in care or children who have a parent in the armed forces. In 2012 the government extended this to include all children who have ever been eligible to receive free school meals (ever 6).

We recognise that not all children who are in receipt of FSM are disadvantaged, and that not all children who classified as socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. We reserve the right to allocate pupil premium funding to any pupil or group of pupils that the school has identified as socially disadvantaged or vulnerable to underachievement.

At Darenth, we regularly review our provision for all children, ensuring that funding supports any child that may be vulnerable, thus striving to ‘close the gap’ in attainment. It is important to note that as we have a high mobility at Darenth with a rising roll, the allocation of support from Pupil Premium money is allocated termly and dependent on a needs analysis which identifies priorities.

Pupil Premium Grant April 2014 - March 2015

We were allocated £76, 000 based on 59 children identified as being eligible, either now or in the last 6 years to receive Free School Meals on roll in the school in October 2014.

Core provision within and across the school timetable

Learning in the classroom

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Aspects of learning

Small groups for RWI

Resources to support social communication difficulties

Targeted class support from Teaching Assistants

Resources for developing conceptual understanding in maths

Additional training

Pupil Premium Champion

Educational Psychologist

Eden Counselling

Intervention for BESD

FLO support

 

Enrichment provision: outside and beyond the classroom

Subsidising school trips

Ensuring all children have equality of access to school trips

Subsidising swimming

Resources for out of school clubs

Enrichment activities – living eggs, visiting zoo etc

Supported breakfast and extended hours provision

 

Intervention Provision: targeting underachievement

1:1 including RWI

Small group interventions such as First class at number, problem solving, additional phonics, language enrichment, Beam (Physio) and specific English and Maths interventions

Catch up sessions for children with poor attendance

Learning Mentors to deliver personalised programmes to enhance attitudes to learning

 

Additional provision: to meet the specific needs if not already met by the above

Social skills support – Learning mentors

Nurture club lunchtime

Use of North West Kent Alternative Provision

Adult Education

Alternative curriculum where appropriate

 Pupil Premium Grant April 2015 – March 2016

We were allocated £55 431 based on 42 children identified as being eligible, either now or in the last 6 years to receive Free School Meals.

Core provision within and across the school timetable

Learning in the classroom

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Aspects of learning

Small groups for RWI

Resources to support social communication difficulties

Targeted class support from Teaching Assistants

Resources for developing conceptual understanding in maths

Additional training

Pupil Premium Champion

Educational Psychologist

Eden Counselling

Intervention for BESD

FLO support

Fulltime Learning Mentor

 

Enrichment provision: outside and beyond the classroom

Subsidising school trips

Ensuring all children have equality of access to school trips

Subsidising swimming

Resources for out of school clubs

Enrichment activities – living eggs, dance workshops

Supported breakfast and extended hours provision

 

Intervention Provision: targeting underachievement

1:1 including RWI

Small group interventions such as First class at number, problem solving, additional phonics, language enrichment, Beam (Physio) and specific English and Maths interventions

Catch up sessions for children with poor attendance

Learning Mentors to deliver personalised programmes to enhance attitudes to learning

 

Additional provision: to meet the specific needs if not already met by the above

Social skills support – Learning mentor

Nurture club lunchtime

Use of North West Kent Alternative Provision

Adult Education

Alternative curriculum where appropriate

Staff training – Circle Time,

 As a school we analyse data rigorously 4 times a year. During this analysis we look at the attainment and progress of all children individually as well as looking at more carefully at groups of children to ensure that all groups are achieving equitably.  For example whether girls are doing as well in maths as boys, then if not then we adjust our strategies accordingly.  A major group for focus is our pupil premium children and ensuring that any attainment gap for them is closing.  All children who have been identified as ‘disadvantaged’ are discussed and catered for to ensure that they can make at least good progress from whatever their starting point.

  Closing the gap data

 The table below demonstrates that children who have been identified as pupil premium are making good progress and the gap between their attainment and the attainment of their peers is closing is Key Stage 1, There is no gap in reading in Key Stage 2, however for Maths and writing there was an increase in the gap.

Key Stage 2 Average Points Score

 

2013

2014

2015

 

Pupil premium

(7 children)

All pupils

(13 children)

 

GAP

 

Pupil premium

( 4 children)

All pupils

(14 children)

 

GAP

 

Pupil premium

( 4 children)

All pupils

(10 children)

 

GAP

 

Reading

27.0

27.9

-2.2

28.0

27.0

+1.0

30.0

30.0

0

Writing

26.1

26.5

-2.2

24.5

25.0

-0.6

24.0

25.7

-1.7

Maths

27.9

29.3

-1.6

30.5

29.0

+1.5

27.0

28.8

-1.8

 

Key Stage 1 Average Points Score

 

2013

2014

2015

 

Pupil premium

(12 children)

All pupils

(22 children)

 

GAP

 

Pupil premium

( 6 children)

All pupils

( 19 children)

 

GAP

 

Pupil premium

( 7 children)

All pupils

( 25 children)

 

GAP

 

Reading

11.8

12.7

-0.9

13.3

14.0

-0.7

15.0

15.2

-0.2

Writing

10.3

12.4

-2.1

11.3

12.0

-0.7

13.0

13.4

-0.4

Maths

12.2

13.5

-1.3

14.3

14.0

+0.3

15.6

15.6

0