Pupil Premium 2019-20 and Review of Impact

The Pupil Premium allocation for Lord Blyton Primary School for the Financial Year May 2019-April 2020 is Government Guidelines stipulate that this money should be used to try to close the gap in results that exists between the most disadvantaged pupils and those who are not.

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities the needs of all pupils and appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to the groups known as vulnerable.  Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and was allocated to schools for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).

It is believed that pupil premium is the best way to address the inequalities between FSM children and non- FSM children so funding is used to advantage those pupils who need it most.

At Lord Blyton Primary School some of our children come from homes where parents and carers are facing 3rd generation unemployment. The parents rely on benefits to sustain their families. Parents and children are therefore not aspirational and many do not see the benefits of a good education. Some of our parents are unable to read and we are aware of this. We have developed systems to help them should they require it. In September 2016 we employed a Family Support Worker to help support families. She supports families through Early Help Plans and those families with children who have additional needs. She is able to offer support and guidance and make referrals to other agencies if required.  She also runs interventions within the school day and offers Time to Talk at lunchtimes for our pupils.

We offer family learning including the REAL project in nursery and reception for parents showing them and giving those ways to help their children. Further up the school we offer various Family Learning Courses.

We opened a nursery provision for 3 year olds in 2014. This has meant that we can identify and work with children and families that need support early through early identification. The REAL project has help to raise parental awareness of ways to support children with literacy skills.

Our two year old funded offer started in September 2014. This is a provision purely for those families that are eligible. This again means we are able to engage with families and children at a very early age. Part of the offer is for parents to work with the setting using BOO Baskets, Baskets of Opportunity. These are resources and toys that the children take home and the parents engage with their children with.

Many of our families are those who work but earn minimum wage so are therefore unable to access benefits. These families are identified and offered support if they need it through the Family Support Worker and office. Where we can we support families when they are in need or crisis.

We ensure that all our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children that are entitled to FSM take the school up on the offer. We then know that all the children have had a warm, nutritious meal during the day. We offer breakfast club to those families who need it free of charge and there is an After School Club, The Hive, for child care where we keep costs as low as possible so that those families that need it can access it. It is £5.00 per session for 2 hours; this also includes a sandwich and snack.

Due to our fantastic reputation for being inclusive our school attracts families whose children have additional needs. Not all of these children are entitled to Pupil Premium but as part of our duty of care we ensure that we are meeting the needs of these children throughout the curriculum.

We are an inclusive, welcoming school and we strive to offer a world class education to all our pupils. We offer quality first teaching which is at least good or better and have excellent assessment procedures in place to identify pupils that may require intervention. Parental partnership is vital and we value this and endeavour to ensure we have positive relationships with all parents and carers.

The table below show the spread of disadvantaged pupils across Lord Blyton School and the year groups.

Year GroupPercentage of disadvangtaged pupils as a total of the class
Year 1
Year 241
Year 313
Year 431
Year 533
Year 652

The table below lists the ways that Lord Blyton Primary School has allocated the Pupil Premium for 2019-20.

  1. Summary Information

School

Academic Year

Total percentage of pupils Ever 6 FSM % Jan 2019

2019/20

32.8%

Lord Blyton Primary School

Total PP budget

£89875

School Deprivation Index

0.40

Date of most recent PP review

Termly

Date for next internal review of this strategy

April 2020

2. Current Attainment

KS2 2019 40.9% of the cohort were disadvantagedPupils eligible for PP (our school)Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)
% achieving in reading,writing and maths66.7%84.6%
% achieving in reading77.8%100%
% achieving in writing66.7%92.3%
% achieving in maths77.8%92.3%
KS1 2019 13.3% (4) pupils disadvantaged
% achieving in reading,writing and maths25%65.4%
% achieving in reading25%64.4%
% achieving in writing25%69.2%
% achieving in maths50%76.9%

3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)

In school barriers:

A. Pupil skills are weak in KS1 in reading, writing and maths with many pupil premium pupils accessing intervention or SEND support. Access to high quality teaching and learning, very specific targeted intervention and increasing parental support at home will support the closing of this gap.

B. Pupils enter school with skills with significant delay in their communication and language skills. This impacts significantly on pupil’s progress and attainment in literacy. This is particularly evident for free school meal pupils.

C. The school have a high proportion of pupils with additional need and EHC plans who are also entitled to pupil premium. This impacts significantly on attainment outcomes.

External barriers(issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

D. Attendance is an issue for some of our families and so require support with this.2017-2018 Attendance for the disadvantaged was 5.9 which is higher than for all pupils 4.7%

4. Desired Outcomes

Desired outcomes and how they will be measuredSuccess Criteria
A.Attainment in reading is in line with non-disadvantages attainment at the end of KS 1 and 2End of KS2-achievement is similar between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged meeting expected standard
B.Attainment in maths is in line with non- disadvantaged attainment at the end of KS 1 and 2End of KS2-achievement is similar between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged meeting expected standard
C.Attainment in writing is in line with non- disadvantaged attainment at the end of KS 1 and 2End of KS2-achievement is similar between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged meeting expected standard
D.Narrow the gap in EYFS in 2019, currently 33% in 2018.Gap in EYFS is less than 33%
E.Attendance for disadvantaged is in line with that of non-disadvantaged in schoolAttendance is at least 95% for the group
F.Progress of disadvantaged pupils in writing and maths is in line with other subjects% of disadvantaged pupils make expected progress and is similar to non-disadvantaged

Pupil Premium Spend at Lord Blyton Primary School – Year 2019-2020
Allocation £ 89 875.00

Pupil Premium use.
Chosen activity or approach
Amount allocated to the intervention and calculations.Brief summary of the intervention or action including details of year groups and pupils involved and timescales.Specific intended outcomes. How will this intervention or action improve achievement for pupils eligible for PP? What will it achieve if successful?How will this activity be monitored? When? Where and by whom?Impact of the activity
Family Support WorkerFull time
28 000.00 including on costs.
Family Support Worker
All pupils
Support families and pupils in our school to ensure they make rapid progress.HT monitoring.
Termly.
Appraisal.
In place and supported children and families extremely well throughout 2019-2020 Promoted to SLT.
Full time support in classes yr 1,2,3,4,5,6.
Each morning to ensure Quality First teaching.
40,000.00 to cover salary of the TAs.Increase adult to staff ration to ensure effective class teaching moving from good to outstanding.Ensure that those pupils that require additional support receive it from either the class teacher or the class support.HT monitoring tracking termly.
Class teacher ongoing.
All classes received support and teaching Good or better.
Reading intervention6 hrs per week x39
2300.00
Year 2 Code X reading intervention led by HLTA
In year 3 to 6.
Pupils will reach age related expectations by the end of the interventionHT monitor termly.
Class teacher termly.
No data but interventions delivered(See Provision Maps)until Lockdown 1 (March 2020)
Small group tuition1HR PER WEEK x 20
300.00
Small group booster tuition for yr 6 additional to quality first teaching.All yr 6 pupils offered this including PP children.HT monitor termly through tracking.
CT monitor regularly through day to day assessment.
Small group tuition offered and pupils up took offer. No national data.
Small group tuition6x sessions a weekSounds Write additional phonics and the application of the phonics for year 1Children identified as at risk of falling behindHT monitor termly.
Class teacher termly.
Small group tuition6x sessions a weekSounds Write additional intervention and the application of the phonics for year 2Children identified as at risk of falling behindHT monitor termly.
Class teacher termly.
Children received small group phonics. Yr 2 test in Nov 2020 86% pass rate.
Educational PsychologyAdditional time for lit/num assessments
£5 500.00
Buy back service from Education Psychology or PP children to be assessed with literacy/ numeracy skills.PP identified as falling behind have access to EP who will advise the school on strategies to improve progress and attainment.HT monitor termly through tracking.
CT monitor regularly through day to day assessment.
Children were seen in school during 2019-2020 but the case load was not seen during Lockdown 1.
Improve mathematics skillsMathletics Licence
£2000.00
All pupils in school from yr 1 to yr 6. Access to high quality provision of maths.All pupils including PP pupils will have access to high quality maths materials delivered through ICT. These can be accessed through the home and school.DHT to monitor usage prises given weekly to classes and individual for usage.Mathletics was purchased and used as part of the Remote Learning offer.
Support the teaching of mathematicsPurchase PowermathsAll pupils from nursery to yr 6 to benefit from new, mathematics materialsAll pupils including PP pupils will have access to high quality mathematics materialsHT and Co-ordinator.Resources were purchased in the spring Term. Implementation in the autumn term 2020.
Improve the attainment in readingReading Eggs
£2000.00
All pupils in school from yr 1 to yr 6. Access to high quality provision of reading materials.All pupils including PP pupils will have access to high quality reading materials delivered through ICT. These can be accessed through the home and school.HT and Lit Co-ord to monitor usage, prises given weekly to classes and individual for usage.Reading Eggs was purchased and used as part of the Remote Learning offer.
Improve the attainment in spellingSpelladrome
£2000.00
All pupils in school from yr 1 to yr 6. Access to high quality provision of spelling, grammar and punctuation materials.All pupils including PP pupils will have access to high quality spelling materials delivered through ICT. These can be accessed through the home and school.HT and Lit Co-ord to monitor usage, prises given weekly to classes and individual for usage.Spelladrome was purchased and used as part of the Remote Learning offer.
Support healthy lifestyles and eating£2000.00Provision of a piece of fruit to KS 2 pupils daily.All children have access to nutritional snack at break times.Office Manager to monitor uptake and wastage.fruit offered daily to all pupils in KS 2.
Improve attendanceSupport and guidance
£4000.00
Additional hours in the office to allow SBM time to work with parents offering advice and support.Parents of PP children requiring support and outreach will be offered this.Office Manager and HT.Attendance for 2019-to Spring 2020 see file.
Improve lunchtimesClub opportunity
£1000.00
Lunchtime targeting specific pupils to modify lunchtime behaviour.Children with specific behaviours.HT monitor behaviour incidents at a lunchtimeOutside agencies used at lunchtime and resources purchased decrease in lunchtime incidents.
Family EventSports Day/Family Event
£1000.00
July family sports fun day provided by outside provider.All children including pp children and their families.HT and PE co-ordinatorFamily Sports day 2019 set up by Premier Sports. All pupils including nursery included. Healthy lifestyle promoted.
Personal BudgetTrips Subsidied
£5000.00
Subsidy provided to all trips and additional to PP premium children when required.All children occur a subsidy but PP children have access to further subsidy.Office Manager to ensure all pupils access trips.Subsidies provided for targeted pupils.
Musical provisionBrass music tuition
£1500.00
Weekly tuition for pupils to learn a brass instrumentPupils have access to paid for brass music tuitionHTMusic tuition provided throughout 2019-2020 including Garage Band for year 4.
Personal BudgetBus subsidy
2000.00
To and from sports and music eventsAll pupils including pp pupilsOffice Manager to ensure all pupils access trips.All pupils accessed trips.
ThurstonSubsidised 2500.00PP pupils in yr 6 to attend ThurstonSubsidised trip for pp pupilsOffice Manager to ensure children have access to the trip.All children that requested support for Thurston costs were given support. Additional staff member went to support vulnerable pupils.
Total99100.00
The pupils were not in school during the Summer Term 2020. We were instructed by Central Government to stay at home and the country was put into National Lockdown. Therefor we have limited data to review the above plan. Where possible we have responded to the outcomes of the actions.