Pupil Premium

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

 

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free means-tested school meal, children placed in care and children whose parents are members of the Armed Forces.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

It has been 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. At Shelton Infant School we use this funding to support spending which benefits eligible pupils within their cohorts rather than create individual budgets for each pupil. This spending significantly enhances our capacity to support pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.

 

How much pupil premium funding does Shelton Infant School receive?

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Received

No of eligible pupils

April 2015-March 2016

£72800

56

April 2016 – March 2017

£59800

46

April 2017-March 2018

£65000

50

April 2018-March 2019

£65000

50

 

How is Shelton Infant School spending the pupil premium funding?

 

Over the past three years we have used our pupil premium funding in the following ways. We will continue to use the funding for these initiatives because we have found that they have had a positive impact on the progress and achievement of pupils in receipt of the funding.

 

  • Employment of a full-time qualified teacher to work with pupils in receipt of the pupil premium. These pupils work with our pupil premium teacher either individually or in small groups, both in and out of the classroom, focusing on the development of Maths & English skills. Our pupil premium teacher also liaises closely with parents to help support the children’s learning at home.

 

  • Employment of teaching assistants to support and challenge pupils registered for the Pupil Premium. This has included working with small groups of pupils and also one to one support, particularly focused upon developing the reading skills and speech and language skills of pupils. Teaching assistants have also delivered intervention programmes such as ‘Talk Boost’ and ‘Read It, Write It’.

 

  • Employment of a Learning Mentor to provide targeted support for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to support them as they overcome barriers to learning.

 

  • Our ‘Sunrise Crew’ Breakfast Club targets pupils registered for the Pupil Premium and also vulnerable pupils who pay a subsidised fee for using this facility. This facility enables these pupils to have a free breakfast and provides them with a calm and settled start to their school day.  
  • To provide free out of hours clubs for pupils registered for the Pupil Premium to enable them to access a range of opportunities and to learn new skills, eg. archery, fencing.

 

 

Impact on Pupils

 

We measure the impact of our pupil premium spending by analysing the progress and attainment of eligible pupils and we measure their performance against groups of pupils nationally.

 

‘Disadvantaged pupils’ is a term used for pupils in receipt of the pupil premium.

 

End of Key Stage One Attainment

 

Reading – proportion of pupils achieving the ‘expected’ standard or higher.

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment Gap*

 

No of pupils

School

National

No of pupils

School

National

School

National

2016

18

67

62

49

86

77

10

15

2017

20

70

57

49

82

79

9

22

2018

18

72

63

52

81

79

7

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing – proportion of pupils achieving the ‘expected’ standard or higher.

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment Gap*

 

No of pupils

School

National

No of pupils

School

National

School

National

2016

18

56

52

49

80

69

13

17

2017

20

80

54

49

84

72

-8

18

2018

18

67

55

52

89

74

7

19

 

 

Maths – proportion of pupils achieving the ‘expected’ standard or higher.

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment Gap*

 

No of pupils

School

National

No of pupils

School

National

School

National

2016

18

50

59

49

86

76

26

17

2017

20

95

62

49

84

78

-17

16

2018

18

78

63

52

98

80

2

17

 

 

*The school attainment gap is the difference between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

 

  • Over the past three years in Reading, Writing & Maths the proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving the expected standard exceeded the proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving the standard nationally.
  • Over the past three years in all 3 subjects the school has closed the attainment gap.

 

 Year 1 Phonics Check

 

Phonics Checkproportions of pupils passing the Phonics Check in Year 1

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment Gap*

 

No of pupils

School

National

No of pupils

School

National

School

National

2015

17

71

66

51

86

80

9

14

2016

19

74

70

51

78

83

9

13

2017

15

73

71

55

87

84

11

13

2018

20

80

72

51

94

85

5

13

 

*The school attainment gap is the difference between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

 

  • Over the past four years the proportion of disadvantaged pupils passing the Phonics Check exceeded the proportion of disadvantaged pupils nationally passing the Check.
  • Over the past four years the school attainment gap has consistently been narrower than the national attainment gap.

 

 Attainment at end of Reception Year

 

Early Years Foundation Stageproportion of pupils achieving a ‘good level of development’** at end of Reception

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

Attainment Gap*

 

No of pupils

School

National

No of pupils

School

National

School

National

2015

17

47

51

53

53

69

25

18

2016

13

46

54

57

75

72

17

18

2017

15

53

56

55

76

73

23

17

2018

13

62

57

57

75

74

13

17

 

*The school attainment gap is the difference between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

**A pupil achieves a ‘good level of development’ if they achieve ‘expected’ or ‘exceeding’ in all prime areas of the Early Years Curriculum and all areas of Literacy and Mathematics.

 

  • The proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieving a good level of development has increased over the past four years to be above the disadvantaged figure nationally.
  • The school attainment gap has fluctuated and is currently narrower than the national gap.

 

 Attendance

Attendance 2017-18 Disadvantaged Pupils

 Non-disadvantaged pupils

School

National School National
% sessions missed 3.9 5.7 3.3 3.6
% of persistent absentees* 10.5 17.2 2.8 6.9

 

Attendance 2016-17

Disadvantaged Pupils

Non-disadvantaged pupils

 

School

National

School

National

% sessions missed

3.6

5.4

3.3

3.5

% of Persistent absentees*

2.9

15.6

5.7

6.1

 

A pupil is classed as a persistent absentee if their attendance level is 90% or lower.

 

  • The attendance of both groups of pupils was higher than that seen nationally.
  • The proportion of pupils in school classed as persistent absentees was below national figures.

 

 Should you require any further information regarding the Pupil Premium or should you wish to discuss the data and information above in more detail please contact:

Anthony Leigh, Headteacher at the school.

Contact details

Carlton Avenue, Shelton Lock, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9EJ

01332 700 353

admin@sheltoni.derby.sch.uk