Pupil Premium Report 2014-1015.

Pupil Premium and Looked After Children Report

Academic Year 2014-15

Pupil Premium and Looked After Children (LAC) – Additional Funding

Over 2014-15 the school received £31,478 for 26 pupils through Pupil Premium Funding. £21,350 of this funding was for pupils in the Primary School and £10,128 was for pupils in the Senior School; during the second half of the Summer Term the school also received £200 through Early Years Pupil Premium.

In addition the school received £5,700 Funding for 3 LAC pupils and £3,800 for two Post LAC pupils.

A large focus for the school over the academic year has been on the delivery of personalised intervention programmes to enable pupils in the Pupil Premium and LAC groups to make improved levels of progress. A wide range of resources were purchased to support pupils with their intervention programmes; for example reading and Numicon resources to improve skills in literacy and numeracy; new eye gaze technologies for our more complex children to support their communication needs; physical management equipment to support pupil access to the curriculum. Additional Teaching Assistants were employed to deliver intervention programmes and staff training was provided across school; a new ICT Technician was employed by the school to support pupil’s access through ICT to the school curriculum.

Pupils were also provided with additional support in the wider aspects of their personal development such as independence skills, mobility, personal hygiene and social and communication skills. (Wider Outcomes) Pupils were set a number of challenging targets which were monitored closely by the Deputy Head-teacher to ensure that good progress was made.

Outcomes for pupils- Impact of Additional Funding for Pupils in Pupil Premium and LAC Group

The 26 pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding achieved higher than their peers in English. 92% (24/26) achieved the expected target for reading and writing; 13 pupils (50%) exceeded expectations in reading; 50% of pupils also exceeded expectations in writing.

The 5 pupils who received additional funding through LAC and post LAC provision achieved higher than their peers in reading and higher than their peers in English overall .100% of pupils in the LAC group achieved the expected target for reading and 80% (4/5) achieved the expected target in writing. One pupil exceeded the school’s target in both reading and writing; three pupils exceeded the school expected target for reading and two pupils exceeded the expected target for writing

Impact of Additional Funding for Pupil Premium and LAC Pupils – Maths

Pupil Premium pupils have achieved higher than their peers in Maths. 96% of pupils (25/26) achieved the expected target in number and 30% of those exceeded expectations; In Measures and Geometry 80% (21/26) pupils achieved the expected target and of those 39%% (10 pupils) exceeded expectations.

Pupils who received additional funding through LAC and post LAC provision achieved higher than their peers in Maths; their performance in number is exceptional with an average of 21% which is well above the school’s target for expected progress; 80% of pupils ( 4/5) exceeded expectations in Number. One LAC pupil exceeded expectations in both number and Measures and Geometry. Performance in Geometry is not as good as in number, but pupils have still reached the expected level for good progress overall.

Conclusion

The additional funding that has been provided through Pupil Premium and LAC funding has had a considerable impact on improving the levels of progress that pupils have made over 2014-15; the school’s use of funding in providing pupils with the support they need has been successful in narrowing the gap between the progress of disadvantaged children and their peers.