The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017

Our total received for this academic year is: £11,000.

(£1300 for each child eligible for pupil premium funding, £300 for each services child and £1900 for each post looked after child).

The funding was based on the number of children on roll, who were in receipt of free school meals in the last six years (Ever 6) from the local authority in January 2015. We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significantly impact upon the achievement of pupils.

The Russell School is oversubscribed on entry, one form primary school, with a 30 place Nursery and an additional bulge year group, currently in Year 5.

The school serves an affluent community in which only 2.1% of children are eligible for free school meals (Ever 6). The school’s deprivation indicator is 0.02, which is significantly lower than the national average of 0.24.

We have high aspirations for all children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.  In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of The Russell School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.

Our priorities at The Russell School are:

  • To close gaps in attainment between groups of pupils. Our strategy is to invest in intervention at the earliest opportunity whenever possible to narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve secondary readiness at the end of KS2.
  • To review and build on the positive impact of previous pupil premium spending, further developing and extending earlier provision to meet the identified needs of the pupils through targeted additional support and intervention.
  • To sustain positive impact for all pupils through investment in high quality resources, training and learning opportunities.
  • To enable pupils eligible for pupil premium funding to access all areas of the curriculum through subsidised trips and activities.
  • To use academic research (Sutton Trust report, Carol Dweck, John Hattie etc) to make informed choices about the most suitable interventions to use with our children to ensure we are promoting challenge for all children.
  • To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes.
  • To ensure that there is extra adult support to facilitate emotional and social development.

Research led by the Sutton Trust and their toolkit continues to inform our decisions on how to allocate pupil premium funding to ensure maximum impact on our disadvantaged pupils.  

Barriers to the educational achievement faced by our PPG pupils are varied and are unique to the individuals. Common barriers to the learning of our PPG pupils can be:

  •  A lower rate of attendance than their peers
  • Restricted access to extra - curricular activities and music lessons due to financial constraints
  • Lack of confidence
  • Weak language or communication skills
  • Lesser amount of support for learning at home compared to their peers
  • Punctuality issues

 Proposed PPG Expenditure 2016/2017

Project

Costs

Objective

Sutton Trust Impact on Achievement Analysis

Proposed Outcomes

Impact Evaluation RAG Rating

Cost

Evidence

Average Impact

Art therapy

£1000

Social and emotional learning and arts involvement: supporting self -regulation and engage in meaningful interaction to communicate.

£££

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+4   months

Improved self-esteem and wellbeing. Identifying personal strengths and ability to talk about feelings.

 

Protective Behaviour therapy

£500

Social and emotional learning/behaviour interventions: Protective behaviours helps children to identify a support network around themselves to increase confidence and resilience.

£££

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+4 months

Increased self -confidence and ability to self -regulate behaviour. Improved collaboration with peers. Improved behaviour.

 

Small group and 1 to 1 tuition

£4000

Small group and 1 to 1 tuition to focus on addressing gaps and misconceptions in English and maths

£££

***

+4 months

Improved outcomes in English and maths.   Improved learning focus.

 

Target teaching

£5000

Individualising support for pupils to address gaps and misconceptions in learning and develop resilience.

££

***

+2 months

Increased outcomes, confidence to take risks in learning and increased motivation. Improved learning focus.

 

Additional time for monitoring of the attendance of the eligible pupils

 

£500

Parental involvement: Providing parents with support and guidance to improve attendance and punctuality.

£££

***

+3 months

Can do attitude from parents towards improving rates of attendance. Establishing positive links with families and improved rates of attendance.

 

Financial support for music tuition

 

TBA

Collaborative learning: Developing confidence and creativity.

 

 

 

Increased motivation for learning.

 

Financial support for extracurricular activities, both internal and external to school

 

TBA

Extending school hours: children offered subsidised residential place.

Children encouraged to participate in before and after school clubs and performing arts.

£££

***

+2 months

Increased physical activity and collaboration with peers. Improved motivation for learning.

 

Growth Mind-set

£100

Cognitive neuro science: Developing emotional resilience and risk taking in learning as well as confidence. Encouragement to mindfully engage in learning.

Extending resources: Purchasing new resources

£

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+4 months

Improving confidence to take risks in learning and self - challenge. Improved outcomes.

 

Date of the next review of the pupil premium strategy: January 2017

Expenditure and Impact 2015/2016

The Russell School received £14,960 Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2015-16. The funding was based on the number of children on roll, who were in receipt of free school meals in the last six years (Ever 6) from the local authority in January 2015. We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significant effect.

 How PPG funding was spent in 2015/2016:

  • Phonic small group sessions with teaching assistants to work on simple word building games – using practical resources to develop confidence to blend and segment both orally and written.
  • Purchase of 5 Minute Boxes for phonics and maths and teaching assistant time required to lead these sessions on a daily basis.
  • Motor skills individual and small group sessions with teaching assistants to support development of fine and gross motor skills.
  • Resources purchased to develop fine / gross motor skills.
  • Small group tasks (weekly) with teaching assistant, working on simple listening games and language activities.
  • Additional maths sessions with teaching assistants, completing simple, practical counting and number games, reinforcing number recognition.
  • Financing free school lunches and music lessons.
  • Financial support for children to attend extra-curricular clubs, residential trips and participate in music lessons.

Impact Evaluation

At the end of KS2, one child was eligible for pupil premium funding and made greater progress than other pupils not eligible for PPG funding in reading and maths and exceeded age related expectations across reading, writing and maths.

At the end of KS1, one child was eligible for pupil premium funding and made greater progress than other pupils not eligible for PPG funding in reading and maths and reached age related expectations in reading and maths.

Attendance of two pupils improved significantly through the provision of financial support for after school clubs and the rate of unauthorised absence for these pupils improved.

End of year assessments for pupils eligible for PPG funding throughout the school demonstrate:

  • Improved standard of handwriting and presentation as a result of intervention sessions and supplementary resources purchased.
  • Greater confidence to participate in learning outside the curriculum through improved language and communication skills.
  • Improvement in spelling skills, bringing writing attainment in line with other pupils not eligible for PPG funding.

Parental feedback shows that the financial support for attendance at extra-curricular activities for pupils eligible for PPG had a positive impact on their self- esteem, confidence and social skills.

Expenditure and Impact 2014/2015

The Russell School received £15,500 Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2014-15.

The funding was based on the number of children on roll, who were in receipt of free school meals in the last six years (Ever 6) from the local authority in January 2014. We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significant effect.

Intervention

Description and cost

Impact and approximate spend

Behaviour for learning

To maximise engagement and participation of all pupils in all lessons.Jars, learning ladders, marbles etc. Learning leader badges and certificates

HfL training

Total: £1,000

Pupil engagement in their learning has improved significantly. All pupils were judged to be engaged and on task during the HMI visit in June 2015. All children understand the framework for promoting good learning behaviour and this is used consistently in all classes.

Approximate spend: £1,000

CPD for staff

To secure good to outstanding teaching across the school.

All pupils are challenged sufficiently in all lessons to ensure they make at least good progress in all areas of the curriculum.

Budget allocation for CPD: £6,000

More able pupils now make as good as or better progress than all pupils as a group.

All teaching is of good or better standard.

Best practice is shared throughout the school to continue to develop standards of teaching and learning.

Approximate spend: £8,500

Playground changes

To improve the provision and range of activities available for children during playtimes.

Playground equipment: £1,800

 

 

 

Pupil survey results indicate that children now feel safer in the playground as a result of football being allocated a specific area. Results also show that pupils enjoy playtimes to a greater extent due to the increased provision of resources available for them to use during playtimes.

Approximate spend: £2,000

Individual Pupil Support

Two 15 min sessions with TA per week

Feelings/emotion cards

3 half hour maths misconception sessions per week with TA

5 Minute Box for maths – daily session with TA

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Total: £1,100

Child now able to identify and talk about feelings.

Progress in maths has accelerated and attainment is now in line with non PPG pupils

Attended extra curricular clubs to support social development.

Approximate spend: £1,100

Small intervention group each week with simple comprehension

Catch up maths provision to solve simple addition and subtraction problems using apparatus, counting on and back and reinforcing number bonds to 10.

Target maths session with TA twice each week

5 Minute Box with TA daily

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Total: £650

Progress in all subject areas accelerated and attainment in reading, writing and maths is now in line with non PPG pupils.

Approximate spend: £725

Financial support for School Journey

Theatre Trip

Memory games activities with TA daily

Reading books purchased – low level, high interest

2 half hour sessions with TA per week to read and discuss texts

Small group 15 min spelling sessions with TA twice weekly

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Total: £1,200

Confidence with peers improved significantly through building relationships during school journey.

 

Reading and writing attainment was in line with age related expectations by the end of the summer term.

Approximate spend: £1,250

2 x 15 min sessions each week for spelling support with TA

Resources and equipment to support time out and calming down

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Total: £ 400

Outbursts of anger reduced significantly

Approximate spend: £400

2 x 30 min support sessions with TA to reinforce number formation and number games.

Weekly half hour target phonics session with TA

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Total: £450

Progress in maths accelerated and was in line with the progress made by non PPG pupils.

Approximate spend: £450

Free music lessons offered from Music Service

Assistance with payments for school clubs

Booster maths group 1 hour per week – focus on pre teaching and essential maths.

Total: £1,200

End of year prediction for maths in KS2 SATS was achieved and above the floor targets for attainment and progress in all subjects.

Approximate spend: £1200

Total allocation of PPG Funding: 15,500

Total Spend: £16,625


 

  • 2011 – 2012 allocation: £1,290 1.3% free school meals
  • 2012 – 2013 allocation: £3000 0.83% free school meals
  • 2013 – 2014 allocation: £4500  2.1% plus an adjustment of £2171
  • 2014 – 2015 allocation: £15,500 2.92% free school meals