Broadwater Down Primary School

Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible due to low family income (previously known as pupils eligible for ‘Free School Meals’), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been in care for 6 months or more, or who has been adopted from care. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible within the past 6 years.

Because of the changes to Free School Meals in Years R to 2, it is really important that parents access this funding by applying on-line. Support with this can be provided by the school, on request.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.  The purpose of the funding is to provide schools with the resources needed to narrow the gap between underachieving pupils and their peers.

 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018                   Click here to look at our Pupil Premium Strategy.    

In 2017-2018 Broadwater Down will receive £73920 of Pupil Premium funding. Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium will be spent during the academic year.

Description

 Expenditure

We have employed a Pupil Premium Teacher to target underachievement in KS2.  She provides targeted feedback, small group teaching, one-to-one tuition and encourages independent learning strategies.

£27672

We have employed an additional Pupil Premium Champion to target underachievement through mentoring pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Funding across the school.

£1310

Small group and one-to-one teaching, led by teaching assistants, is used to provide English and maths programmes across the school, in addition to social/emotional interventions such as Time to Talk and Drawing and Talking, and physical improvement programmes such as Sensory Circuits.  Within these interventions, staff focus on providing feedback for learners and teaching independent learning strategies

£27325

Acquisition of resources, equipment and programmes to support underperforming pupils, such as spelling resources, phonics games, maths manipulatives, dyslexia aids, Language Link, etc.

£1000

Acquisition of resources specifically targeted at developing the Specific Areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

£500

Participation in the ‘Ready for Reception’ transition project with local schools for disadvantaged pupils starting in Year R.

£500

Staff training to support pupils in areas of underachievement, including effective use of feedback and peer assessment, outstanding teaching, growth mindset and learning behaviours (collaboration) and metacognition (learning about learning).

£1500

Home Learning support for pupils without access to the Internet and resources.

£820

We have employed a Family Support Adviser to work with individual pupils and families eligible for the Pupil Premium to bridge home/school issues. This includes tackling attendance and punctuality issues and providing talk time for vulnerable pupils who are making limited learning progress.  It also includes the encouragement of parental involvement in learning.

 

£7595

 

We have employed a Wellbeing Lead to focus on the mental health and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils across the school.

£3798

The weekly cost of swimming is subsidised to enable us to ensure that all disadvantaged children at our school meet the expected swimming standards by the end of Year 6.

£500

Trips, including residentials, are subsidised for children eligible for the funding.

£500

Specialist music tuition is provided for those pupils who would benefit from wider life experiences or require support in building self-esteem and confidence.

£500

Places in Breakfast Club and Squirrel Club are subsidised for individuals where appropriate.

£100

Attendance certificates, stickers and rewards have been purchased to improve our school’s attendance to 95% and reduce the incidence of persistent lateness. Awards are also purchased for positive learning attitudes.

£300

Total

 £73920

Strategies in blue indicate those identified from research by the Sutton Trust (July 2015) and Education Endowment Fund as significantly improving schools' abilities to narrow the gap for underachieving pupils. Mastery learning and use of digital technology are part of daily provision.

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Pupil Premium 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, Broadwater Down received £80520 of Pupil Premium funding. Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent during the 2016 -2017 academic year. 

 

Description

 Expenditure

We have employed a Pupil Premium Teacher to target underachievement in KS2.  She provides targeted feedback, small group teaching, one-to-one tuition and encourages independent learning strategies.

£21972

We have employed an additional Pupil Premium Champion to target underachievement through mentoring pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Funding across the school.

£5674

Small group and one-to-one teaching, led by teaching assistants, is used to provide English and maths programmes across the school, in addition to social/emotional interventions such as Time to Talk and Drawing and Talking, and physical improvement programmes such as Sensory Circuits.  Within these interventions, staff focus on providing feedback for learners and teaching independent learning strategies. 

£29991

Delivery of one-to-one tuition in the form of the Better Reading Partnership to increase the percentage of children meeting age related expectations in reading by the end of KS2.

£2493

Acquisition of resources, equipment and programmes to support underperforming pupils, such as No Nonsense Spelling Resources, phonics games, maths manipulatives, dyslexia aids, Language Link, etc.

£2000

Acquisition of resources specifically targeted at developing the Prime Areas in the Early years Foundation Stage.

 £2220

Participation in the ‘Ready for Reception’ transition project with local schools for disadvantaged pupils starting in Year R.

 £500

Staff training to support pupils in areas of underachievement, including effective use of feedback and peer assessment, outstanding teaching, growth mindset and learning behaviours (collaboration) and metacognition (learning about learning).

£4500

Home Learning support for pupils without access to the Internet and resources.

£820

We have employed a Family Support adviser to work with individual pupils and families eligible for the Pupil Premium to bridge home/school issues. This includes tackling attendance and punctuality issues and providing talk time for vulnerable pupils who are making limited learning progress.  It also includes the encouragement of parental involvement in learning.

 

£7450

 

The weekly cost of swimming is subsidised to enable us to ensure that disadvantaged pupils meet the expected swimming standards by the end of Year 6.

£500

Trips, including residentials, are subsidised for children eligible for the funding.

£1500

Places in Breakfast Club and Squirrel Club are subsidised for individuals where appropriate.

£100

Attendance certificates, stickers and rewards have been purchased to improve our school’s attendance to 95% and reduce the incidence of persistent lateness. Awards are also purchased for positive learning attitudes.

£300

Total

 £80520

Strategies in blue indicate those identified from research by the Sutton Trust (July 2015) and Education Endowment Fund as significantly improving schools' abilities to narrow the gap for underachieving pupils.  Mastery learning and use of digital technology are part of daily provision.

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Impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2016 - 2017

Disadvantaged pupils in the Early Years outperformed their peers and disadvantaged pupils in the Local Authority, in terms of achievement of a Good Level of Development, and both prime and specific learning goals.

The number of disadvantaged pupils passing the phonics test was in-line with their peers and in the Yr 2 retakes, 100% of disadvantaged pupils passed.

Teacher assessments in KS2 showed comparable outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and their peers in reading, writing and maths, and the GPS test showed the same. Unfortunately, two pupils underperformed on the day of the reading test which affected published test data.

The Family Liaison Officer has continued to help pupils and their families with both emotional and practical support. Parents continue to comment favourably about this additional support. Individual successes can be evidenced.

Funding spent on swimming ensured that pupils had achieved a confident level of swimming by the end of Year 6, therefore providing them with a crucial life skill. Funding spent on trips enabled all pupils to access valuable learning opportunities across the curriculum, without finances preventing them from doing so.

The percentage of disadvantaged pupils absent for 15% or more sessions dropped from 20.9 in 2014 to 5.6 in 2015. The percentage of sessions missed for these pupils had dropped year-on-year since 2013. With the change in definition of a persistent absentee (now attendance below 90%), we are focusing on reducing this number further.

The school will continue to use the funding to close any achievement gaps that remain and ensure all pupils have equal access to the exciting learning opportunities that we provide.

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Pupil Premium 2015-2016

In 2015-2016 Broadwater Down received £70903  of Pupil Premium funding. Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Description

 Expenditure

We have employed a Pupil Premium Teacher to target underachievement in KS2.  She provides targeted feedback, small group teaching, one-to-one tuition and encourages independent learning strategies.

£14200

We have employed an additional Pupil Premium Teacher to target underachievement in KS1 (in ways outlined above), in addition to leading paired teaching and mentoring pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Funding across the school.

£7500

Small group and one-to-one teaching, led by teaching assistants, is used to provide English and maths programmes across the school, in addition to social/emotional interventions such as Time to Talk and Drawing and Talking, and physical improvement programmes such as Sensory Circuits.  Within these interventions, staff focus on providing feedback for learners and teaching independent learning strategies

£27200

Delivery of one-to-one tuition in the form of the Better Reading Partnership to increase the percentage of children meeting age related expectations in reading by the end of KS2.

£2340

Acquisition of resources, equipment and programmes to support underperforming pupils, such as Read, Write, Inc Spelling Resources, phonics games, maths manipulatives, dyslexia aids, Language Link, etc.

£3000

Participation in the Early Excellence Outdoor Learning project with local schools to enhance pupils' learning in Physical Development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

 £4000

Acquisition of additional laptops for individuals to use on specific programmes and to support writing.

£6000

Staff training to support pupils in areas of underachievement, including effective use of feedback and peer assessment.

£1500

Home Learning support for pupils without access to the Internet and resources.

£780

We have employed a Family Liaison Officer to work with individual pupils and families eligible for the Pupil Premium to bridge home/school issues. This includes tackling attendance and punctuality issues and providing talk time for vulnerable pupils who are making limited learning progress.  It also includes the encouragement of parental involvement in learning.

 

£2100

 

The weekly cost of swimming is subsidised to enable us to ensure that all children at our school meet the expected swimming standards by the end of Year 6.

£500

Trips, including residentials, are subsidised for children eligible for the funding.

£1200

Places in Breakfast Club and Squirrel Club are subsidised for individuals where appropriate.

£400

Attendance certificates, stickers and rewards have been purchased to improve our school’s attendance to 95% and reduce the incidence of persistent lateness.

£200

Total

 £70920

Strategies in blue indicate those identified from research by the Sutton Trust (July 2015) and Education Endowment Fund as significantly improving schools' abilities to narrow the gap for underachieving pupils.

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2015 - 2016

In the Early Years, the percentage of disadvantaged pupils who achieved a Good Level of Development was broadly in-line with that of other pupils.  The pupils made particularly good progress in aspects of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language.  In KS1, the percentage of disadvantaged pupils who achieved at least the expected standard in reading, writing and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling)  was also broadly in-line with that of other pupils.

Our Year 6 SATs results showed that the pupils accessing Pupil Premium funding achieved well as a result of their time at Broadwater Down Primary School.  The percentage of all Year 6 pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths was 74%, compared to 53% nationally.  Teacher assessments in reading, writing, maths and science for disadvantaged pupils were comparable to those for other pupils. Of the 5 non-SEN disadvantaged pupils in Year 6, 100% achieved at least the expected standard in reading, writing and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling)  and 4 of the 5 in maths in the SATs.  These pupils outperformed their peers in reading, writing and maths and the national figure when you look at the average scaled score achieved in the tests.

The Family Liaison Officer has continued to help pupils and their families with both emotional and practical support. Parents continue to comment favourably about this additional support.

Funding spent on swimming ensured that pupils had achieved a confident level of swimming by the end of Year 6, therefore providing them with a crucial life skill. Funding spent on trips enabled all pupils to access valuable learning opportunities across the curriculum, without finances preventing them from doing so.

The percentage of disadvantaged pupils absent for 15% or more sessions dropped from 20.9 in 2014 to 5.6 in 2015. 2016 data to follow. The percentage of sessions missed for these pupils has dropped year-on-year since 2013.

The school will continue to use the funding to close any achievement gaps that remain and ensure all pupils have equal access to the exciting learning opportunities that we provide.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2014-2015

In 2014 Broadwater Down received £58198 of Pupil Premium funding. Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent during the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Description

 Expenditure

We have employed an experienced teacher so that we can split Years 4, 5 and 6 every morning to provide a smaller adult:pupil ratio in year-group lessons for spelling, grammar and maths and to provide targeted intervention and support for individuals.

£25500

Small group interventions, led by teaching assistants, are used to provide English and maths programmes across the school, in addition to social/emotional interventions such as Time to Talk and Drawing and Talking, and physical improvement programmes such as Sensory Circuits.

£19500

Delivery of Better Reading Partnership to increase the percentage of children meeting age related expectations in reading by the end of KS2.

£2250

Acquisition of resources, equipment and programmes to support underperforming pupils, such as Nessy spelling program, Read, Write, Inc phonics resources, maths manipulatives, Cued Articulation resources, dyslexia aids, Language Link, etc.

£4580

Acquisition of additional laptops for individuals to use on specific programmes and to support writing.

£1500

Staff training to support pupils, such as Clicker 6, Drawing and Talking, Speech and Language.

£1200

Home Learning support for pupils without access to the Internet and resources.

£500

We have employed a Family Liaison Officer to work with individual pupils and families eligible for the Pupil Premium to bridge home/school issues. This includes tackling attendance and punctuality and providing talk time for vulnerable pupils who are making limited learning progress.

£2070

The weekly cost of swimming is subsidised to enable us to ensure that all children at our school meet the expected swimming standards by the end of Year 6.

£500

Expensive trips are subsidised for children eligible for the funding.

£500

Attendance certificates, stickers and rewards have been purchased to improve our school’s attendance to 95% and reduce the incidence of persistent lateness.

£100

Total

 £58200

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2014 - 2015

Our Year 6 SATs results showed that the pupils accessing Pupil Premium funding achieved extremely well as a result of their time at Broadwater Down Primary School.  100% of these pupils achieved at least a level 4 in reading, writing and SPAG (the spelling, punctuation and grammar test) and 83% in maths.  100% of them achieved at least the two expected levels of progress from KS1 to KS2 in writing and maths and 83% in reading.

As a result of last year's plan to improve achievement for KS1 pupils accessing the funding, these pupils made more progress than last year in reading, writing and maths.

The Family Liaison Officer has continued to help pupils and their families with both emotional and practical support. Parents comment favourably about this additional support.

Funding spent on swimming ensured that pupils had achieved a confident level of swimming by the end of Year 6, therefore providing them with a crucial life skill. Funding spent on trips enabled all pupils to access valuable learning opportunities across the curriculum, without finances preventing them from doing so.

The whole-school attendance rose from 93.54% at the end of the previous year to 94.83%.  This figure rises to 95.5% when a small number of pupils with specific needs are discounted.  Attendance for disadvantaged pupils also improved.

The school will continue to use the funding to close any achievement gaps that remain and ensure all pupils have equal access to the exciting learning opportunities that we provide.