The Pupil Premium Explained

Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 to provide additional support for ‘Children in Care’ and those from low income families. The additional funding is to help schools diminished the difference in attainment that still exists for pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. All schools have to put on their website the amount of additional money received and how it is used.

At Eastchurch we have identified the barriers to learning for our most disadvantaged children to be low attendance; low levels of literacy and numeracy of parents; children’s social and emotional needs; lack of resilience and lack of experience, opportunities and low aspirations for the future.

At Eastchurch Primary School we use the additional money in the following ways:

  • Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • Time from Classroom Teaching assistants devoted to supporting disadvantaged children.
  • Additional support from HLTAs (Mrs Jeffrey, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Verdinik, Mrs King)
  • A part time Reading Intervention teacher (Mrs Jacobs)
  • A full time speech and language therapy teaching assistant (Mrs Stevenson-Irons)
  • 2 behaviour and nurture support assistants (Mrs Daniels/ Mrs Griffin)

2016/17

For the academic year 2016/2017, Eastchurch Primary received £210,389 pupil premium money. This helped pupil progress; the impact of these actions has been closely evaluated by the Senior Leadership Team, who tracks the progress and achievement of all vulnerable groups. Our end of KS2 attainment data for 2017 showed that:

KS 2 Progress Data

 

READING

WRITING

MATHS

School Disadvantaged

-1.37

-0.23

-0.91

NATIONAL Non- Disadvantaged

+ 0.33

+0.17

+0.23

GAP

-1.04

-0.06

-0.68

 

The disadvantaged children at Eastchurch made progress which is broadly in line with the non-disadvantaged nationally.  The difference between the progress made by the disadvantaged children at Eastchurch and the non-disadvantaged nationally has diminished in comparison to last year’s results.

 

KS1 Disadvantaged Pupil Data

School Disadvantaged compared with National Non – Disadvantaged

KS1 SATs

READING

WRITING

MATHS

 

Sch

Na

Sch

Na

Sch

Na

All

72%

76%

62%

68%

70%

75%

Disadvantaged

62%

 

79%

43%

 

72%

57%

 

79%

Non-Disadvantaged

75%

68%

75%

 

KS2 Disadvantaged Pupil Data

School Disadvantaged compared with National Non – Disadvantaged

KS2 SATS

READING

WRITING

MATHS

GPS

 

Sch

Na

Sch

Na

Sch

Na

Sch

Na

All

66%

71%

66%

76%

63%

75%

69%

77%

Disadvantaged

35%

 

77%

54%

 

81%

42%

 

80%

46%

 

82%

Non-Disadvantaged

86%

74%

77%

77%

 

In comparison with 2016 the difference in attainment for disadvantaged children at Key Stage 1 was diminished in Reading but increased in Writing and Maths. In Key stage 2 the difference was diminished in Writing but increased in the other areas.  This was due to the very high number of disadvantaged children in the year group (35%) of which 48% moved into the cohort after KS1 SATs.

It should also be noted that whilst narrowing the gap for our disadvantaged children is paramount, many of our other children will benefit from these initiatives and the interventions that we provide.

Link to Full Pupil Premium Analysis 2016/17

 

2017/18

  • For the academic year 2017/18 we received £213,840  Pupil Premium money, we are confident that the children will make great strides in their knowledge and development.

For more official information on the pupil premium please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupil support/premium

and/or 

if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher, Mrs Thomas (SENCO) or the Heads of School.

Our current pupil premium plan will be reviewed at the end term of 3.