Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Pupil Premium

In 2011/12, the government launched its Pupil Premium funding initiative. The money is allocated to school to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), service children and Looked after children (LAC)  and is allocated on a £430 per pupil basis. 

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget in a way we believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium 2014/2015

In April  2014, the school received £14,266  as a result of additional pupils joining school.  Funds have been targeted in the following ways.

Spent on

Aim

Impact

Additional staff for family events

To further children’s relationships with pupils outside of current year group

Pupils very positive about knowing other pupils and accessing them for support, also furthering confidence to be more resilient in less well known areas of school

 1 to 1 support Year 4  To further progress of individual children needing more support with language skills-spoken and written  Children in current Y4 made improved progress with writing outcomes
CPD for TAs
ELSA training (Bereavement, Anger Management, Attachment
To provide support and strategies for working with pupils causing concern Teaching Assistants using more effective strategies for supporting targeted pupils
Support for  vulnerable families in accessing enrichment activities e.g. swimming/ school visits and residential visits. To give all children opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and visits Children  accessing a wider variety of activities helping them to integrate into school and community with extra interests
1 to 1 counselling To support pupils  coping with difficult family circumstances Evidence of children settling to learning more quickly in the classroom
Play Therapy To provide additional support for children who have experiencing significant  trauma in their lives that is impacting on their skills for learning Children’s focus in class and  learning outcomes progressing
Additional TA support for pupils in Year 5 To further learning skills of current Year 5 pupils Children’s independent skills for learning  improving as well as  progress in learning
1 to 1 in Year 6 To support pupils who had recently joined the school with preparation for Year 6 tests Majority of pupils made expected progress

Previous Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium 2011/2012

In 2011, the school received £6056. This money was used to:

Provide additional intervention programmes in the year groups where this group of children were. The programmes included  Speech and Language programmes delivered by a Teaching Assistant, additional reading intervention programmes delivered by a teaching Assistant and One to One Tuition provided by a teacher. The impact of this was to improve pupils’ reading skills and ensured Year 6 pupils achieved expected levels.

Pupil Premium 2012/2013

In 2012  the school received £13,333. This money was used to:

Spent on

Aim

Impact

Extending programme of early intervention for vulnerable pupils

Further language skills for talk.

Further skills to relate to other children confidently

Children coped with transition to Year 1 successfully

Develop  greater control of motor skills in Foundation Stage

‘Jump Ahead’ set up working with a TA

Children more positive about activities causing difficulty

Reading programme for vulnerable learners  in Year 2

To consolidate strategies for reading delivered by teacher and TA

Year 2 reading

Support for vulnerable families in accessing afterschool clubs

Children able to attend a variety of activities through clubs in and out of school

Positive impact on attitudes to learning and behaviour.

Develop a range of skills and interests

Small group and 1:1 support with a qualified teacher to boost progress

Work with particular children with need to boost progress towards targets for Year 6.

All FSM pupils achieved expectation in learning at Year 6.

Cross phase tutoring by pupils lacking confidence in learning with Year 2

To build up confidence of pupils in reading

Children more motivated to take part in school activities including small group discussions

CPD for TAs to deliver ELSA and ELKAN course

To support pupils more effectively with emotional and language difficulties.

ELSA techniques beneficial for targeted pupils in learning skills to manage learning expectations better

Pupil Premium 2013/2014 

In  April  2013, the school received £21,266  as a result of additional pupils joining school.  Funds have been targeted in the following ways.

Spent on

Aim

Impact

Additional staff for family events

To integrate new pupils into school Pupils very positive about knowing other pupils
Developing language skills in Foundation Stage-extra TA trained in ELKAN To further youngest pupils skills for learning

Children making improved progress in Year 1

1 to 1 support in Year 3 & Year 6

To further progress of individual children needing more support with language skills-spoken and written

1 child in Y3 made significant reading and writing progress

Some summer birthday children exceeded progress in writing in Y6. Progress maintained

CPD for TAs-ELSA To further strategies for supporting children with behavioural difficulties Child concerned more settled in school and making improved progress
Support for  vulnerable families in accessing enrichment activities e.g. swimming To give all children opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and visits Children  accessing a wider variety of activities helping them to integrate into school and community with extra interests
1 to 1 counselling To support pupils with emotional difficulties Evidence of children coping better with relationships with their peers
MSA support To provide additional support for children finding lunch time a less easy time

Children enjoying lunch-time activities

Additional TA support for pupils in Year 3 To further independence skills for Y3 pupils to encourage confidence in abilities Children actively taking part in independent activities with less support