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Cherry Fold

Community Primary School

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding which is based on the number of children in school being eligible for Free School Meals. It is in addition to the school’s budget.

 

Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding in order to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

In 2016/17 our school received £297,300 in the Pupil Premium allocations based on 225 pupils.

In addition to the above school also received £3,451 in respect of Early Years Pupil Premium Funding.

In 2017/18 we anticipate the figure to be in the region of £297,300.

 

The focus of all additional support and training is to improve young people’s life chances so that they go on into adulthood with the skills and confidence needed for success.

 

In 2016/17 the Pupil Premium was used in a variety of ways.

These included:

Employing additional staff (teachers and teaching assistants) to support or deliver intervention programmes. Examples of these include –

  • Follow Individual Speech and Language Programmes
  • Foundation Stage Speech & Language Intervention
  • One to one reading.
  • Individual Numeracy Support
  • Early Literacy Support
  • Booster groups for Y6 pupils
  • Smaller class sizes in Year 5
  • Employing a Pastoral Manager to support vulnerable children and help promote high levels of attendance and punctuality.
  • Employing a Family Liaison Officer to support families.
  • Contributing to the salary costs of a social worker based in our school, working with the most vulnerable of families.
  • Provision of a Reading Champion to promote reading and raise the profile of our library.
  • Provision of a Maths Champion to improve attainment in Maths across all year groups and the creation of a Maths Hub.
  • Provision of a nurture group.
  • Employing staff to support Breakfast Club provision aimed at improving attendance and outcomes of FSM pupils.
  • Employing 2 x sports coaches to deliver additional sports sessions at lunchtimes and after school and to encourage participation of school teams in various inter – school competitions.
  • Workshop sessions for parents including weekly English and maths courses equipping parents with skills to enhance their child’s learning out of school.
  • One more touchscreen has been installed.
  • Creation of an outdoor allotment to encourage outdoor learning.
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in and out of school including visits by authors, and participation by Year 5 pupils with UK Military School to develop self-esteem and team building skills. 
  • Provision of a variety of after-school clubs which can be accessed by all year groups.
  • Enabling all pupils to participate in educational trips and experiences.

 

Examples of impact 2016/17:

  1. in 2016/17 was 95.6% (95.8% in 2015/16) and 40 pupils were supported for attendance and punctuality. The number of parents attending workshops and parent consultation evenings has continued to increaseThe implementation of Parentmail has improved the way we communicate with Parents/carers.
  2. Pupils attended a wide range of extra-curricular activities which support healthy lifestyles, build self-esteem and raise aspirations and all pupils were encouraged to participate in a wide range of after school clubs.
  3. Pupils made secure and successful transitions between the key stages.
  4. The end of key stage (EYFS, KS1 & KS2) results have shown that progress continue to rise across all key stages with pupils in KS2 making expected progress in Reading and significantly better progress than Nationally in Writing and Maths. Pupil Premium pupils at Cherry Fold do better than their counterparts Nationally & perform better across the school than Non Pupil Premium Pupils.
  5. Pupil Premium funding has contributed greatly to the continuing development of staff expertise and confidence in teaching.  Particular attention has been paid to subject knowledge and active learning.
  6. Our main focus for 2017/18 will be to further improve pupils’ attainment in Maths following the introduction of Maths No Problem and to improve language skills.  School has bought in a package for intensive speech and language provision in school.

 

In 2015/16 the Pupil Premium was used in a variety of ways.

These included:

Employing additional staff (teachers and teaching assistants) to support or deliver intervention programmes. Examples of these include –

  • Follow Individual Speech and Language Programmes
  • Foundation Stage Speech & Language Intervention One to one reading.
  • Individual Numeracy Support
  • Early Literacy Support
  • Booster groups for Y6 pupils
  • Smaller class sizes in Year 4 and in Year 6
  • Employing a Learning Mentor to support vulnerable children and help promote high levels of attendance and punctuality.
  • Employing a Family Liaison Officer to support families.
  • Contributing to the salary costs of a social worker /support worker based in our school, working with the most vulnerable of families.
  • Provision of a Librarian and a Reading Champion to promote reading and raise the profile of our library.
  • Provision of a nurture group.
  • Employing staff to support Breakfast Club provision aimed at improving attendance and outcomes of FSM pupils.
  • Employing 2 x sports coaches to deliver additional sports sessions at lunchtimes and after school and to encourage participation of school teams in various inter – school competitions.
  • Workshop sessions for parents including weekly English and maths courses equipping parents with skills to enhance their child’s learning out of school.
  • 16 laptops have been purchased, 4 more touchscreens have been installed and pupils have access to 4 x sets of learnpads in school.
  • A forest school area has been developed to encourage outdoor learning.
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in and out of school including visits by authors, poets and storytellers and participation by Year 5 pupils in Challenger Troop – a programme designed to develop self-esteem and team building skills.  Pupils have participated in numerous cross-school events for maths and writing proving their ability to problem solve and deliver high quality learning.
  • Provision of after-school clubs which can be accessed by all year groups.
  • Enabling all pupils to participate in educational trips and experiences.

 

Examples of impact 2015/16:

Attendance in 2015/16 was 95.8% (95.7% in 2014/15) and 35 pupils were supported for attendance and punctuality.   The number of parents attending workshops and parents consultation evenings has continued to increase.

Pupils attended a wide range of extra-curricular activities which support healthy lifestyles, build self-esteem and raise aspirations and all pupils were encouraged to participate in a wide range of after school clubs.

Pupils made secure and successful transitions between the key stages.

The end of key stage (EYFS, KS1 & KS2) results have shown that progress continue to rise across all key stages with pupils in KS2 making expected progress in Reading and significantly better progress than Nationally in Writing and Maths. Pupil Premium pupils at Cherry Fold do better than their counterparts Nationally & perform better across the school than Non Pupil Premium Pupils.

Pupil Premium funding has contributed greatly to the continuing development of staff expertise and confidence in teaching.  Particular attention has been paid to subject knowledge and active learning and staff have enhanced their behaviour management strategies thus leading to Cherry Fold being awarded “Gold” in the Behaviour Quality Mark – June 2016.   

Our main focus for 2016/17 will be to improve pupils’ attainment in Maths through the introduction of Maths No Problem (Singapore Maths).

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