Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium report 2015/16

Allocation for 15/16: £309,460

Introduction

Pooles Park is a two form entry primary school situated in the Finsbury Park ward of Islington.  A large proportion of our families live in the two neighbouring estates.

We have 42 different ethnicities in the school, Somali being the predominant (23%) and White British (10%), Turkish (9%), Black other (8%) and Bangladeshi (8%) the next highest.

52% of our children are eligible for pupil premium funding. This is a difference of 20% compared to last year. Many of our families are now not eligible for PPG but still have high levels of deprivation and face the same issues as our other families.

The Pupil Premium Grant enables the school to ensure that all children access any additional support available in order to narrow the gap.

Attendance is a constant challenge in the school and we continue to endeavour to support our families with this, with the result that there has been an increase compared to last year with the school meeting it’s target of 96.2% compared to 96% last year.

New national assessments were introduced. Below is our end of KS2 Attainment: Our end of year results were:

End of KS2 attainment (89% children PP)

2016 At

expected or above

School National
Reading 52.8% 66.0%
Writing 80.6% 74.0%
GPS 75% 72.0%
Maths 66.7% 70.0%
RWM 47.2% 53.0%

 

2016 above expected School National
Reading 13.9% 19.0%
Writing 13.9% 15.0%
GPS 19.4% 23.0%
Maths 5.7% 17%
RWM 5.6% 5.0%

 

End of KS2 attainment For Pupil Premium Pupils

 ks2-attainment-for-pp-pupils

 

 

 

Since there were only four non Pupil Premium children in this cohort, there figures should be viewed with this in mind. Generally our Pupil Premium children outperform other Pupil Premium children in the borough.

End of Key Stage 2 Progress

  • A score of 0 means that pupils on average do as well at KS2 as those with similar prior
  • A positive score means pupils on average do better at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment
Reading progress score 0.0 Pupils on average do as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
Writing progress score 2.5 Pupils on average do better at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
Maths progress score 0.8 Pupils on average do better at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

End of KS1 attainment (57% children PP)

2016 At

expected or above

School National
Reading 72% 74%
Writing 67% 66%
Maths 74% 73%

 

2016 above expected School National
Reading 22.2% 23.9%
Writing 18.5% 14.9%
Maths 20.4% 21.0%

 

Y1 phonics (69% children PP)

Although our phonics check, at 76% is not as high this year, our children have made at least expected progress.

Year School
2013 46%
2014 76%
2015

All Pupils

88%
2015

PP Pupils

91%
2016

All Pupils

76%
2016

PP Pupils

Progress throughout the school is at least as expected and often exceeds national expectations. The number of pupils exceeding expected progress is above national average in Writing.

Aside from the extra educational tuition we also used the pupil premium grant to enhance the children’s experience through a whole programme of subsidised educational visits and a wider range of After School Club activities incorporating sports, art and music.

Staffing    £236,800

Provision Objective Outcomes
Pastoral Care Manager To provide pastoral support to the children and their families Pastoral support is essential in our school and many families benefit from the support and guidance of our Pastoral Care Manager. She is the mediator between our families and the many external agencies involved with the school. A third of our school population           receive                              pastoral intervention. Year 5 and Year 6 have reading buddies and have attended AMSI (Arts and Media School Islington).

 

Families continue to appreciate the support provided from the Pastoral Care Manager.

Inclusion Manager (0.5 Interventions) Co-ordinate          and                                manage interventions across the school Interventions      Manager                                   supported pupils across all subjects and levels to achieve their potential.   Managed the staff carrying out interventions  Drawing and talking therapeutic one to one provision

Across the school a third of children accessed various interventions.

More information can be found in the curriculum and learning section.

 

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SLT Responsible for Parental Engagement To improve parental engagement School continued weekly coffee mornings for parents covering a variety of topics. These included maths workshops for each year group which were very popular and phonics workshops in the early years. New Website is almost completed. App is ready to go live once website launched.

 

Parents attended after  school activities. Parents provided good attendance at Open Mornings.

 

Parents view based on survey of 60 parents were overwhelmingly positive with a common theme of “Relationships between staff and children were very positive  and support childrens learning.

 

 

Bilingual Parent Support Advisor To engage with Somali  families and to support Somali children in their learning Assisted with the introduction of  weekly coffee mornings and attended to encourage and support our Somali families.

Working with 22 children gtom  Nursery through to Year 6.Supported a small group of Somali children with their maths and English.

These children learn English at a greater rate than children with EAL.

Attendance Lead To improve attendance across the school Continued to improve attendance in line with the new annual target of 96.2%. Attendance at the end of the year was on target.
Education Welfare Officer To      reduce     no     of          persistent absentees Home visits, telephone liaison, oversees system for legal procedures. Meets senior leaders to discuss strategies to get children into school.
Additional Classes in Y5 and Y6 to avoid vertically group them

 

Reception classes maintain small class sizes

Maintain low pupil numbers for better impact, pupil premium in these year groups is 76% and  84%.

 

Smaller classes sizes across Reception

Low pupil to adult ratios maintained.

 

Pupil   Premium   pupils   benefit            from smaller classes.

 

Reception maintained smaller class sizes.

Additional TA support in classes To increase support in class and give greater flexibility for leading interventions.

 

Support with behaviour and focus groups during maths and literacy

Additional support in all year groups ensured greater flexibility for leading interventions.

 

Better behaviour support and  impact on standards with more support for groups in class.

 

Year 2 results demonstrated excellent progress in KS1 and rising attainment particularly for the most able.

Future Leader continued for another year To work with Inclusion/ attendance/parental engagement across the school.

 

 

Higher ability group work

Greater work was able to be undertaken to support staff with interventions and inclusion. Team Teaching was effective in Year 5.

 

Higher attainers have made greater than expected progress in writing and maths.

 

 

AHT out of class to support                          team teaching (0.5) Improve the quality of teaching and learning

Model good practice Small booster groups

 

Work with higher attaining writers

Targeted support resulted in more consistent teaching across the school. Year groups were given support in planning to tighten up on teaching and learning.

14% of children at the end of KS2 attained a higher standard in their writing.

Support in marking continued to be a main focus to enable children to move to the next steps and improvement continues to be seen in the books at the book looks at the end of the year. Children continue to be more engaged and know what they need to do to move on and value their work  more and respond well to feedback from adults.

Data shows that progress is good and attainment is rising.

Curriculum & Learning     £48,660

Environmental tutor Enrich the children’s learning by having practical experience in the school garden

Out of school activities to engage parents

Every year group accessed a session in the garden every term.

Parental engagement during weekend events

Space in the garden given to parents  to enable them to grow their own vegetables and/ or fruit

This is a particularly good resource for our families as very few have access to a garden or growing space. Is also educates the children in knowledge of where their food comes from and the importance of healthy eating.

Cookery sessions Enrich pupils experience of cooking by cooking with a trained consultant 7 classes benefitted from cookery sessions. These sessions were linked to their topic work and incorporated healthy eating.

New hobs and ovens in process of being fitted in breakfast room.

Anti-bullying,     e-safety and PREVENT Workshop to educate children on anti-bullying, e-safety and PREVENT Year 5 and Year 6 in the school were given a 45 minute session on anti- bullying, e-safety and PREVENT.
Continuation of phonics (Read, Write, Inc) and maths (Maths Makes Sense) and Literacy Training  –    programs – To maintain high standards in maths and phonics Phonics results were 76%.

Maths progress was at least goodin all year groups.results rose across all  year groups – particularly in year 6. Year   6   continue   to   receive  Maths

 

resourcing and training Makes Sense teaching.
Embedding of new spelling program To boost spelling in the school and improve on our GPS outcomes Children achieving expected standard of grammar was 73%.
Continuation of Debatemate To enhance speaking and listening skills, which in turn  will also have an impact on writing. Higher than expected percentage of children achieving higher than expected standards in writing at end of KS1 and KS2
Interventions costing – TA and teacher time To provide additional  support to pupils across phonics, reading, writing and maths. Interventions took place from Y1 to Y6. Some were teacher led and took place out of school hours. Teaching assistants took small groups during assemblies and in the afternoons. Easter school was run by  two members of staff.

We have seen accelerated progress for some children particularly in Y2 & Y6, while across the school progress for the majority has been good.

Enhanced provision/ Enrichment       £24,000

After School Club subsidised to ensure access for all children Widen the variety of after school clubs available to children.

 

Keep the cost of clubs low to enable maximum take up.

 

Offer free places to children who would not normally be  able to attend

20 children received free places on after school clubs, some for the whole week, thus enabling parents to work without huge childcare costs and enabling parents to access further education. It also gave the pupils the opportunity to participate in new experiences.

Over the year there were on average 25 clubs a week for children to access. These included cooking, art, sports, music, drama, environmental, ICT and educational clubs.

Among other, clubs subsidised were two Mathletics clubs for all year groups and Debatemate.

Subsidised school trips and School Journey Enable the school to access a wider variety of educational visits by taking away the cost restraints All year groups went on at least one educational visit per term. We were able to keep costs low by subsidising 50% of the costs and where necessary free places.

The variety of trips increased with many new venues being accessed including     Kidzania,     Canoe                      club, Golden Hinde and The Globe Theatre. Y2 went on their annual seaside trip.

Year 6 had School Journey subsided  to enable participation

Subsidised    places                        in breakfast club To encourage children who struggle with punctuality to get to school earlier

To provide food for children who often come in to school without breakfast

50% of breakfast club places are given to PP children. Punctuality has improved in those groups where the children access this provision. More places are offered but take up is not 100%

A healthy breakfast is provided for children.

Summary of spending

Staffing £236,800
Curriculum and learning £48,660
Enhanced provision £24,000
TOTAL £309,460

 

Proposed spend 2016/17

Projected allocation £277,000

Resource Approximate cost Objective
Staffing:

Pastoral Care Manager

Inclusion     manager      (0.5                      FTE interventions)

Bilingual Parent Support Advisor

 

Attendance lead Education Welfare Officer

Y6 support – Senior leaders

 

Additional       classes                         Reception Teacher

 

Additional TA support in classes

£194K  

Continued support for all our families Supporting pupils across all subject and levels to achieve their potential

Continued     support      for      our                         Somali community

Continue to improve attendance with an annual target of 96.2%

Boost support in year 6 – this cohort is 95% pupils premium this year

 

Maintain   low    pupil   numbers   for                   better impact.

 

To increase support in class and give greater flexibility for leading interventions

Maths,      phonics      and                  spelling programs £5K Maintain high standards in maths, phonics and GPS
Continuation of  literacy scheme £7.5K Boost results in writing – the main area for development across the school. Similar schemes have worked in reading and maths
Accelerated reader scheme Targeted Reader package £3K

£3K

To promote reading and encourage children to    read              more.         Monitors                    children
Purchase of smart technology £3K understanding and levels

Access    for   all   pupils   to    technology                 to support engagement and assessment.

Continuation of Debatemate £2K To enhance speaking and listening skills, which in turn will also have an impact on writing
Intervention     across     the                          whole school £25K To support pupils identified through Pupil progress Meetings who are at risk of slow progress. Delivery by a combination of TAs and Teachers. Monitored by Interventions Manager and AHT.
Subsidise   school    trips                     including School Journey for Year 6 £5K Maintain the flexibility of a broader choice of venues
Subsidise      after       school                        and breakfast clubs £15K Enable families to access cheaper provision for after school

Enrich the children’s experiences outside of the classroom

Environmental tutor £12K Continued access to pupils and families of the garden space and educating them in the knowledge of food and how it is grown
Cookery sessions £2.5K Continue to support learning by providing cookery sessions that support learning and incorporate healthy eating
Pupil Premium report 2014/15

Allocation for 14/15: £287,668

Introduction

Pooles Park is a two form entry primary school situated in the Finsbury Park ward of Islington.  A large proportion of our families live in the two neighbouring estates.

We have 42 different ethnicities in the school, Somali being the predominant (23%) and White British (9%), Turkish (9%), Black other (8%) and Bangladeshi (7%) the next highest.

72% of our children are eligible for pupil premium funding.

Many of our families who are not eligible for PPG still have high levels of deprivation and face the same issues as our other families.

Due to the high level of deprivation in the area our non PPG children do not perform as well as PPG.

The Pupil Premium Grant enables the school to ensure that all children access any additional support available in order to narrow the gap.

Attendance is a constant challenge in the school and we endeavour to support our families with this.

Overall attainment across the school improved on last year and in some cases exceeded expectations.

Our end of year results were:

End of KS2 attainment (89% children PP)

2015

All pupils

Reading Writing Maths GPS
L4+ 89% 86% 84% 78%
L5 32% 0% 43% 51%
2015

PP Pupils

Reading Writing Maths GPS
L4+ 88% 84% 84% 78%
L5 38% 0% 41% 53%
2014 Reading Writing Maths GPS
L4+ 83% 86% 86% 69%
L5 23% 11% 14% 29%

End of Key Stage 2 Progress

2015 All Pupils

Reading

Writing

Maths

2+ Levels

97%

94%

91%

3 Levels

39%

27%

45%

4 Levels

9%

3%

2015 PP Pupils

Reading

Writing

Maths

2+ Levels

97%

91%

94%

3 Levels

31%

25%

44%

4 Levels

9%

3%

2014

Reading

Writing

Maths

2+ Levels

91%

97%

94%

3 Levels

36%

39%

39%

End of KS1 attainment (76% children PP)

All Pupils

Level

Reading

Writing

Maths

2+

81%

78%

88%

3c

30%

3%

22%

PP Pupils

Level

Reading

Writing

Maths

2+

81%

76%