Pupil Premium


     Nature of Support

The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated in many different ways.  The academy identifies areas of high impact to benefit the pupils at Devonshire Primary Academy.   Interventions are reviewed regularly by the SLT and are in place to narrow the gap.

The academy continues to evaluate the expenditure of pupil premium to ensure money is spent effectively with its focus being on disadvantaged pupils.

Devonshire has been identified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as having a proven track record in boosting disadvantaged pupils' achievement and closing gaps in terms of attainment and progress.

Pupil Premium will be used for:

 

  1. Additional support Y6 to enable 2 levels of progress and 4b

          Y2 – Targeting pupils to achieve 2b.

 

  1. To work to improve pupils social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing in order to overcome

          barriers to learning.   

 

  1. Y6 boosting to improve outcomes at the end of KS2.

 

  1. Meeting individual need by addressing the particular family circumstances which prevent 

          barriers to learning.

 

  1. Assisting pupils who might not fulfil their potential in a particular subject or skill because of

          lack of opportunities outside the school/or lack of family finances.

 

  1. Tailoring interventions to meet individual needs through systematic tracking of progress.

 

  1. Targeting phonics across the school to close the gap in standards and raise attainment.

 

  1. Recognising the importance of ensuring all provision is at least good and meets the needs of the learner.

 

  1. Senior leaders who have a clear overview of how pupil premium is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of the pupils.

 

  1. Purchasing support from external agencies such as “SHINE” speech and language therapy and “Ripples and Resilience” emotional well-being.

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE 2013 – 2014

Teacher (UPS2)

2 days booster groups (KS1)

£18,000

Teacher (UPS3)

3 days specific Numeracy targeted support

£27,000

Management and admin time to

support data analysis for targeted

groups in receipt of Pupil Premium

 

£5,000

Phase Leader (TLR2b)

0.6 of f.t.e. specific literacy

targeted support including phonics, phase leader role in raising standards

£29,000

Assistant Head Teacher

(Leadership Spine)

0.4 of f.t.e. Foundation Stage role

and whole school Data analysis

£23,000

2 x TA2s

Targetted support in Y5

behaviour, learning  (30 hours)

 

£12,000

TA2

Targetted learning support (10 hours )

£4,000

TA2

Targetted  learning and behaviour Foundation Stage (20 hours)

£8,000

TA3

Targetted SLCN intervention (14 hours)

£6,000

TA3

Targetted SEBD and learning (20 hours)

£8,500

Phase Leader (TLR2b)

0.5 of f.t.e 3rd teacher in Y6 booster setting

  £25,000

 

Learning Mentor (full-time)

Emotional learning/behaviour support

£15,000

SHINE

SLT input

£6,000

Curriculum Enrichment – allotment,

garden area, theatre visits, educational visits

 

£10,000

 

2 x UPS Teachers

 

Interventions for first half-term

£8,000

£5,000

UPS Teacher

 

0.2 time Group work boosters Y4

£8,000

UPS Teacher

 

0.2 time Group work boosters Y5

£9,000

 

TA2

 

Targetted speech/language invention x 1 day

£2,000

TA2

Reception additional support/learning

£6,000

TA2

Y2 additional support

£6,500

TA2

Y1 additional support

£4,000

TA2

 

Y3 additional learning support

£4,000

TA2

Y5 additional learning and behaviour support

£8,000

Teacher (UPS2)

2 days booster groups (KS1)

£18,000

Teacher (UPS3)

3 days specific Numeracy targetted support

£27,000

 

PUPIL PREMIUM TOTAL 2013 – 2014       =                                         £257,000

 

 

IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM IN 2013 - 2014

 

Good use of Pupil Premium is evidenced by better than national average data for narrowing the gap, especially in Maths.  During this year, the National College for Teaching and Learning approached Devonshire Academy to share its good practice in the effective use of Pupil Premium.

Narrowing the gap data shows consistent improvement over time.   At Key Stage 1 the school gap has closed by 1.7 points in the overall Average Points Score (APS). 

At Key Stage 2 the overall APS is 0.9 points better than the national PP average.

Similarly, our SEN pupils are performing significantly better in terms of narrowing the gap for value-added and expected progress compared to the national average for this group.

There are no significant gender issues when considering narrowing the gap data.

The attainment for pupils for whom Pupil Premium provides support either matches that of other pupils or is rising at Key Stage 1 and continues to be better than national average at Key Stage 2.

By the end of Key Stage 2, the number of Pupil Premium children at or above expected progress in Reading is 92%, this is better than all national average. In Writing  it is 100% (93% all national) and in Maths it is 97% (89% all national).

Funding used to increase support for pupils social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing is having significant success in overcoming barriers to learning, as evidenced in the academy's own data.