Pupil Premium

 

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools from the Department for Education (DfE) to help vulnerable pupils achieve their potential. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM); those looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and to raise attainment. The pupil premium funding settlement received by Sulivan Primary School is calculated based on the number of children who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years.

It is for each school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as it is assumed each is best placed to assess what provision should be made for the individual pupils at the school. However, to ensure proper accountability, schools are required to report on:

  • The amount of funding received;

  • How this is being used;

  • The impact of any work done.

At Sulivan we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The school leadership team and governing body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including Pupil Premium.

 

Year

Amount allocated per pupil

Total amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received

2013-14

£900

£141,300

 

How this additional funding has been spent in 2013/14
  1. Teaching support:

  • Reading recovery programme for identified children

  • Additional sessions (equivalent to an additional half day) from the Speech and Language therapist

  • Additional class teacher in Year 6

  • Deputy Headteacher teaching maths booster classes in Year 2 and Year 6 for two terms

  • Training for teaching assistants teaching Year 2 maths booster programmes

  • Booster classes for Year 6 including a breakfast club and after school clubs

 

  1. Intervention groups led by higher level teaching assistants and teaching assistants for children identified in both Key Stage 1 and 2:

  • Speech and language support  – follow up sessions based on speech therapist programmes

  • Additional teaching assistant to support booster groups in Year 2

  • Higher Level teaching assistant leading grammar booster groups

  • Catch up reading programme in Year 3 and 4

  • Additonal Higher Level teaching assistant in Year 3 and 4

  • Language for Thinking programme in Year 1 and 2

  • Booster phonics groups for Year 1 children

  • Five Minute Box and Catch up maths programmes

 

  1. Improving the wellbeing of vulnerable pupils and supporting their families:

  • Subsidies for breakfast club and after school clubs

  • Homework club

  • Subsidies for school trips and school residential trip

  • Vulnerable children’s officer to support individual pupils and families

 

IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM

The impact of interventions is measured termly through pupil progress meetings, regular teaching assessment and specific tracking of the attainment of pupils eligible for the PPG.

 

  • Attitudes to learning for identified pupils have improved and this is evidenced in pupils’ attainment and progress

  • Narrowed the gap between identified pupils to ensure that they are attaining in line with their peers by the end of Key Stage 2

  • Secured higher attainment and progress at end of key stage testing for identified pupils in Year 2 and Year 6

  • There were 18 children in the Pupil Premium cohort of Year 2.  All Pupil Premium children were successful in achieving Level 2 in writing and maths.

  • There was increase in the number of Pupil Premium children achieving Level 3 in reading, writing and maths

  • Out of 35 schools Sulivan is ranked 13th in Hammersmith and Fulham for all Year 2 achieving Level 2 or above in reading

  • Sulivan is ranked 5th for all Year 2 achieving Level 2 or above in writing

  • Sulivan is ranked 1st for all Year 2 achieving Level 2 or above in maths

 

Key Stage One Pupil Premium Results

18 pupils

2013

Level 2+

2014

Level 2+

2013

Level 3+

2014

Level 3+

Reading

100

94

30

33

Writing

100

100

20

28

Maths

100

100

25

39

 

Key Stage Two Pupil Premium Results

17 pupils

2013

Level 4+

2014

Level 4+

2013

Level 5+

2014

Level 5+

Reading

88

100

47

64

Writing (TA)

Teaching Assessment

82

100

41

38

Maths

88

100

41

52

English and Maths combined

82

100

24

33

 

  • Out of the 17 Pupil Premium pupils all children achieved a Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths

  • There has been an increase in the number of Pupil Premium children achieving a Level 5 in reading and maths

  • It is noted from the Annual Report that Sulivan is ranked 6th out of 35 schools in Hammersmith and Fulham for the children that achieved Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths

 

Download Sulivan’s Pupil Premium information for 2012-13 (PDF)