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Pupil Premium

Pupil premium 2019-2020

 

The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet the needs of all children. This is known as the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is additional funding from the Government, provided to schools for the support of pupils from low income families in a bid to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. They believe it is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM). Schools are obliged to report annually on how they spend this money and what impact it has on pupil progress.

 

Overview of the school:

                                           
 

Year

Pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium

Eligible Pupils as a % of the cohort

Total Funding

 
 

2019/20

117

27.9%

 £                   163,680

 
 

2018/19

142

34.5%

 £                   187,440

 
 

2017/18

159

39.1%

 £                   209,880

 
                                           

 

 

Our vision

At Harefield Primary School, we are committed to providing all of our children with equal opportunities, and strongly believe all have an entitlement to achieve their potential, whatever their circumstances.

We place inclusivity at the heart of all we do. We aim to develop lifelong learners by removing barriers and increasing resilience and self-esteem.

 

Principles

We are committed to providing quality first teaching to ensure the needs of all pupils are met.

We carefully distribute resources to ensure that all of our vulnerable groups receive appropriate provision.

We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support;

 

Key areas of spending in 2018-2019

Full details of the spend can be found in the Impact Evaluation pdf attached below.

 

Ensuring attendance improves for all but particularly our pupil premium children. Key actions for this include:

  • The continuation of employment of our Family Support worker and our Welfare and Community Liaison Officer who work closely with families to improve issues surrounding attendance.
  • The creation of an ELSA Monday morning club to support children who find it difficult to transition into school after the weekend.
  • The development of further attendance incentive schemes.
  • Subsidised or free provision of breakfast club for key families.

IMPACT: Whole school attendance reached 94.7% in the academic year 2018-2019, with Pupil Premium attendance rising to 92.93%. This represents a 1.63% increase on the preceding year. Efforts will need to continue into the new academic year.

 

Improving Speech and language for those who come from low income backgrounds. Key actions for this include:

  • Continued provision of a S&L TA who will monitor progress of our key children and advise staff to ensure needs are met.
  • Continued employment of a S&L therapist one day a fortnight to monitor the progress of key children.
  • The continued use of BLAST 2 in our EYFS setting to put our new starters off in the right direction and boost language skills.

IMPACT: 86% of Pupil Premium children in the Year R cohort achieved all their Early Learning Goals in Communication and Interaction by the end of the academic year, compared with 86% all. Overall percentages for Pupil Premium in the Speaking goal are still lower than all so this will need to continue into the new academic year.

 

Improved rates of progress across the curriculum for those eligible for Pupil Premium funding (a narrowing of the gap). Key actions for this include:

  • The employment of a non-teaching Teaching and Learning Coach to ensure QFT in all classrooms.
  • The employment of a non-teaching Inclusion Lead to closely monitor the provision and progress of Pupil Premium children.
  • Regular and rigorous monitoring of all aspects of teaching to ensure that all children receive appropriately pitched work.

IMPACT: In whole school end of year data Pupil Premium children performed well in terms of progress compared with all other children, across Reading, Writing and Maths. Fewer Pupil Premium children achieved exceeding in any subject than all children.

 

An increased level of engagement by parents of Pupil Premium children in their child’s learning and progress. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Inclusion Lead to work closely with parents of key children to ensure Learning and Behaviour Plans are fully understood.
  • A new EYFS Lead who will use a range of strategies from small group workshops to our Tapestry system to encourage parental engagement right from the early years.
  • Incentive schemes to improve reading at home uptake.
  • The provision of the Marvellous Me app which will allow more regular positive home school communication.

IMPACT: 86% of parents are now signed up to and following children across the school. Early years meetings were generally attended well at around 70%.

 

Ensuring that the wellbeing of our Pupil Premium children does not impact on their readiness or ability to learn. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Provision of our new Treetops Nurture setting for key children.
  • Provision of ELSA from an experienced ELSA for key children.
  • Provision at break time and lunchtime for key children who need additional support.
  • Access to Sports Coaches to work with key year groups or children.
  • Fortnightly access to an Educational Psychologist.
  • Access to our family support worker who has a wealth of knowledge of where to seek additional help for key children and families.

IMPACT: Teaching assistant support was offered to 3 key pupil premium children who were having significant difficulty accessing the curriculum in the classroom and thus needed greater flexibility and a tailored curriculum which was offered through the use of key additional adults.

 

Equal opportunities to engage with clubs, trips and equipment for our Pupil Premium children. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Provision of free school uniform to key families.
  • Provision of Fareshare to key families.
  • 50% of all teacher led clubs to be Pupil Premium children.
  • Free provision of Rock Challenge.
  • Subsidising of the Breakfast Club.
  • Subsidised or free attendance on school trips for key families.

IMPACT: First 50% of clubs offered to PP children first, remainder picked from a hat. Led to higher proportion of PP children attending school clubs. Also provided football club for one PP child with mobility issues to support muscle development in line with physio targets. Two productions were put on over the course of the year, with access to all. Ten families benefitted from Fareshare. On average, 45 children received free school milk. 7 pupil premium children were provided fully funded breakfast club places every day last year. 1 pupil premium child was offered a fully funded place at after school club every day.

 

Spend projection and key barriers identified for the coming academic year.

Full details of the spend allocation for 2019-2020 can be found in the pdf attached below.

 

As a result of reviewing the impact of previous interventions few changes were made to the barriers to learning which were previously identified. Small adjustments have been made to the key items that will support progress towards our targets for this academic year.

 

Ensuring attendance improves for all but particularly our pupil premium children. Key actions for this include:

  • The continued employment of our Family Support worker and our Welfare and Community Liaison Officer who work closely with families to improve issues surrounding attendance.
  • The continuation of an ELSA Monday morning club to support children who find it difficult to transition into school after the weekend.
  • The development of further attendance incentive schemes.
  • Subsidised or free provision of breakfast club for key families.

 

Improving Speech and language for those who come from low income backgrounds. Key actions for this include:

  • Continued provision of a S&L TA who will monitor progress of our key children and advise staff to ensure needs are met.
  • Continued employment of a S&L therapist one day a fortnight to monitor the progress of key children.
  • The continued use of BLAST 2 in our EYFS setting to put our new starters off in the right direction and boost language skills. Techniques will also be built into planning to further support development.

 

Improved rates of progress across the curriculum for those eligible for Pupil Premium funding (a narrowing of the gap). Key actions for this include:

  • The continued employment of a Teaching and Learning Coach (2 days a week release time) to ensure QFT in all classrooms.
  • The continued employment of a non-teaching Inclusion Lead to closely monitor the provision and progress of Pupil Premium children.
  • Regular and rigorous monitoring of all aspects of teaching to ensure that all children receive appropriately pitched work.

 

An increased level of engagement by parents of Pupil Premium children in their child’s learning and progress. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Continued work from our EYFS Lead who will use a range of strategies from small group workshops to our Tapestry system to encourage parental engagement right from the early years.
  • Incentive schemes to improve reading at home uptake.
  • The provision of the Marvellous Me app which will allow more regular positive home school communication.
  • The continued use of Tapestry and wow moments in our EYFS to support engagement from the very beginning of children’s learning journey.

 

Ensuring that the wellbeing of our Pupil Premium children does not impact on their readiness or ability to learn. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Continued provision of our Treetops Nurture setting for key children.
  • Provision of ELSA from an experienced ELSA for key children.
  • Provision at breaktime and lunchtime for key children who need additional support.
  • Fortnightly access to an Educational Psychologist.
  • Access to our family support worker who has a wealth of knowledge of where to seek additional help for key children and families.

 

Equal opportunities to engage with clubs, trips and equipment for our Pupil Premium children. Key actions to achieve this include:

  • Provision of free school uniform to key families.
  • Provision of Fareshare to key families.
  • 50% of all teacher led clubs to be Pupil Premium children.
  • Subsidising of the Breakfast Club for key families.
  • Subsidised attendance on school trips for key families who approach the school for assistance.

 

Partnership Information

Harefield Primary School is proud to be
a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

Edwin Jones Partnership

Hamwic Education Trust
Hamwic Teaching Schools Alliance

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