The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/2018

This year, we will receive £1300 for each child eligible for pupil premium funding, £300 for services children and £1900 for post looked after children. Our total received for this academic year is: £11,302

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 6.

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.

As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.

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.
• 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.
• Sustain positive impact for all pupils through investment in high quality resources, training and learning opportunities.
• Enable pupils eligible for pupil premium funding to access all areas of the curriculum through subsidised trips and activities.
• 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.
• Ensure early identification of additional needs and promote early intervention programmes.
• Accelerate the progress of more able pupils.
• 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 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 Pupil Premium Spend 2017 / 2018

How the pupil premium allocation will be spent to address these barriers

(resources)

Spend

Objective

Sutton Trust impact on achievement analysis

Impact Evaluation

Cost

Evidence

Average impact

Art therapy

£600

Social and emotional learning and arts involvement: supporting self -regulation and engage in meaningful interaction to communicate. Improved self-esteem and well-being. Identifying personal strengths and ability to talk about feelings. Improved confidence to interact with peers and engage in social contexts.

£££

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+4

months

Protective behaviour therapy

TBA

Social and emotional learning/behaviour interventions. Protective behaviours helps children to identify a support network around themselves to increase confidence and resilience. Increased self-confidence and ability to self-regulate behaviour. Improved collaboration with peers. Improved behaviour.

£££

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+4 months

Small group and 1:1 tuition

£6,156

Small group and 1:1 tuition to focus on addressing gaps and misconceptions in English and maths. Improved outcomes in English and maths.   Improved learning focus. Misconceptions and gaps in learning swiftly addressed though additional support. All pupils from make at least good progress in all subjects, with a high proportion making very strong progress.

£££

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+4 months

Target teaching

£1000

Individualising support for pupils to address gaps and misconceptions in learning and develop resilience. Increased outcomes, confidence to take risks in learning and increased motivation. Improved learning focus. Improvement in spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, bringing writing attainment in line with pupils not eligible for PPG funding.

££

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+2 months

Additional time for monitoring of attendance of eligible pupils

£500

Parental involvement - providing parents with support and guidance to improve child's attendance and punctuality. Can-do attitude from parents towards improving rates of attendance. Positive links with families are established and improved rates of attendance are observed. All PPG pupils achieve attendance rate above 96%, with support for one family to improve attendance at school.

£££

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+3 months

Financial support for music tuition

£200

Collaborative learning - developing confidence and creativity. Increased motivation for learning and participation in peripatetic lessons.

£££

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+4

months

Financial support for extra-curricular activities, both internal and external to school

£800

Extending school hours - children offered subsidised residential place.

Children encouraged to participate in before and after school clubs and performing arts. Increased physical activity and collaboration with peers is observed. Improved motivation for learning. Greater confidence to participate in learning outside the curriculum through improved language and communication skills.

£££

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+2 months

Growth Mindset

£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.

Improved confidence to take risks in learning and self-challenge is observed along with improved outcomes.

£

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+4 months

Learning resources

£750

To supplement resources according to individual needs.

 

 

 

 

Additional swimming lessons

£200

To be able to swim independently by the end of year 6.

£££

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+4

months

 

School lunches

£3546

 

 

 

 

 

Please click to see:

Pupil Premium strategy 2016/2017
Expenditure and impact 2014/2015