Head of School: Angela Berger

Phone: 01454 866525

Email: thetynings@sgmail.org.uk

Address:
Eastleigh Close, Staple Hill, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS16 4SG

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Information 2015-16 and Projected Spending for 2016-17

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Rationale for Allocation of Resources – Pupil Premium

  1. Where a child is achieving below the national age related expectation in Maths, Reading or Writing, resources will be allocated accordingly to fund appropriate intervention. The intended impact of intervention will be to accelerate progress and close the achievement gap between the child and their peers, ensuring that all children are achieving at least age related expectations.
  2. Where a child is achieving the national age related expectation but showing slow progress towards their personal academic targets (eg, higher ability/gifted and talented), funding can be allocated to address this and enable accelerated progress, ensuring all children fulfil their potential.
  3. Where social or emotional needs are identified, family support can be offered through the use of the school’s family support worker. The family support worker and Head of School also work in conjunction with the Educational Welfare Consultant to address issues relating to persistent absence or lateness.
  4. To ensure all children have equality of opportunity in regards to the wider school curriculum, funds will be allocated, according to need, to enable all children to access school trips, peripatetic music services or residential trips.
  5. Where a need is identified that has an impact on progress and attainment of more than one pupil, for example attitudes to learning, initiatives may be funded to address this need.

At The Tynings School we are guided by the information provided by The Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation who report on the cost and effectiveness of different styles of support.

Impact of Interventions 2015/16

Internal data during the academic year 2015/16 shows that there is no trend or significant differences across the school, in attainment or progress of pupil premium children in relation to their peers.   Where individual children are performing less well than all pupils, appropriate intervention is put in place and the impact of any intervention is tracked and measured regularly.

In 2015-16 we received a Pupil Premium grant of £37,593. This is approximately 9% of our population.

SPENDING AREA COST BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INTERVENTION IMPACT
1:1 Tuition £9732

 

Y1-6

Six-week intervention with qualified teacher (employed for two mornings). Children chosen according to need, with each child receiving a 1:1 session of 30 minutes twice each week. All children who participated in this intervention met or exceeded the targets set for them at the beginning of the intervention.  As a result, accelerated progress by most pupils who have been part of this intervention has been seen. This was especially evident in maths.

ACTION – 1:1 tuition to focus exclusively on maths next year.

 
Supplement cost of trips (day and residential) £1,029.60

 

YR-6

Funding of payments for school trips, including week-long residential trips. All year groups with Pupil Premium children are involved. As a result of offering financial assistance to FSM children, no child missed an enrichment opportunity due to financial difficulties.

ACTION – continue to fund cost of trips next year.

 
Maths – Pride in Play £4621.03

 

YR-6

 

 

3 X twelve week intervention. Maths Pride in Play leader will work weekly with three groups of six children over the course of a morning. The interventions will be planned following discussion with class teachers. The interventions will be designed to support learning in class, and to address identified misconceptions. Children enjoyed attending this intervention and discovered a sense of maths enjoyment. However, progress in maths was either below that, or in line with, the given cohorts.

ACTION – discontinue this intervention. Maths coordinator to investigate alternative ways to enhance children’s enjoyment of maths.

 
Mentoring – Pride in Play Cost included in Maths Pride in Play 3 X twelve week intervention running over the course of a year. The Pride in Play leader will work weekly with two groups of 15 children. The intervention will focus on avoiding conflict and working together successfully as a team to overcome challenges and obstacles. This intervention was used with classes in Y3, Y4 and Y6. The class teachers reported seeing improvements in the children’s team-working skills in class, and a greater ability to listen to each other.

ACTION – provide CPD for teachers so that all teachers can provide play mentoring in their classes on a regular basis next year.

 
Structured Lunchtime Play – Pride in Play Cost included in Maths Pride in Play Pride in Play facilitator will model good lunchtime behaviour and lead group games once a week. The group games are designed so that, once learnt, they can be played by the children at any point during the week. There was a reduction in the recorded behaviour incidences throughout the year for the children involved in this intervention.

ACTION – PP children who require this intervention will have access to a dedicated member of staff at lunchtimes on a daily basis in 2016/17.

 
1:1 Reading Assistant £5832 Six-week intervention with Reading Assistant. Minimum of two sessions each week, maximum of four sessions each week. 1:1 reading, including revision of phonics knowledge where needed. Progress in line with the cohort, and accelerated progress, was seen for children who participated in this intervention. This was especially evident in EYFS and KS1. The results for this intervention in KS2 were variable.

ACTION – continue with intervention next year. Arrange reading intervention training for reading assistants, with a focus on KS2.

 
Mathletics and Spellodrome £4860 (for two years) An on-line personalised learning programme will be made available to all children both at home and school from February onwards. PP children will be invited to attend an after-school club where they will be able to access their programme with the support of a fully qualified teacher. Informal feedback from parents and children was very positive about Mathletics. Spellodrome will be relaunched next year. All PP children had access to Mathletics and Spellodrome, and usage was monitored and discussed at the PP working party meetings.

ACTION – continue with Mathletics and Spellodrome next year (no additional cost).

 
Family Support Worker £9373 Family Support Worker will be available to families in need of additional support across the school.

Family Support Worker will be alerted to drops in attendance of PP children below 95%.

27 children in receipt of PP were supported by the Family Support worker. The following events took place to support parents and bring them into school:

·         Family coffee mornings

·         EYFS book time

·         Lego Fun with Maths family workshop

·         Healthy Eating workshop

·         EYFS and KS1 Fun with Maths

 

The FSW also attended parent’s evenings, checked how many PP families signed up and make telephone contact with any non-attenders to encourage a visit.

 

The FSW worked with PP families with attendance below 95%. Attendance for PP children was 91.6%.

ACTION – continue to fund FSW next year. Focus of termly meetings with EWO to change so that attendance of PP children is monitored/discussed at beginning of meeting.

 
Nurture Group

 

 

Cost included in Family Support Worker Weekly nurture group sessions will target children across the school. Sessions will be focussed on the need of the group.  Feedback from children, parents and teachers showed that goals identified at the beginning of the intervention were almost always met. Children showed engagement in the sessions and often continued to informally meet with the FSW once interventions had been completed.
 
After School Club – Pride in Play

 

 

£450 3 X twelve week intervention. Pride in Play leaders will run an after-school club for up to 25 children. The focus will be on social skills, risky play and confidence building. Intervention is open to all Pupil Premium children. As a result of offering financial assistance to FSM children, no child missed an enrichment opportunity due to financial difficulties.

 

ACTION – continue to fund attendance at after-school clubs next year.

 
Fund attendance at Breakfast Club £585 All Pupil Premium are entitled to attend the school breakfast club without charge. Children who attended breakfast club were able to have a calm, settled start to the school day.

 

ACTION – continue to fund attendance at breakfast club next year.

 
Supplement cost of music lessons £60 Funding of payments for peripatetic music lessons. As a result of offering financial assistance to FSM children, no child missed an enrichment opportunity due to financial difficulties.

ACTION – continue to offer to fund music sessions for all PP children next year. Music coordinator to identify children who may especially benefit from this.

 
Education Services £330 Behaviour specialist employed to observe a PP child and to suggest strategies for improving behaviour of focus child. As a result of the consultation, a series of strategies were generated and shared with the class teacher, SENCo, teaching assistant and FSW. This has led to improved behaviour and a co-ordinated approach across the school.

ACTION – continue to use Education Services as and when the need arises.

 

Proposed Pupil Premium Spending 2016-17

In 2016-17 we will receive a Pupil Premium grant of £46,200. This is approximately 9% of our population.

SPENDING AREA COST BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INTERVENTION INTENDED IMPACT
Supply teacher to release class teachers £11,939 All class teachers will be released to work with PP children to look through their writing and give detailed 1:1 feedback. Education Endowment Fund Research shows that feedback provides an additional +8 months rise in attainment over a year, and small group tuition provides an additional +4 months rise in attainment.

 

Success measures would be better than expected progress in writing over the year. Progress towards this target will be measured 4 times per year.

 
1:1 Tuition and small group tuition £11,193 Six-week intervention with qualified teacher (employed for two mornings). Children chosen according to need, with each child receiving a session of 30 minutes twice each week. The focus of these sessions will be mostly maths. Education Endowment Fund Research shows that 1:1 tuition provides an additional +5 months rise in attainment over a year. Small group tuition provides an additional +4 months rise in attainment.

 

Success measures would be better than expected progress in maths over the year. Progress towards this target will be measured 4 times per year.

 
1:1 and small group Reading Assistant X2 £7000 Six-week intervention with Reading Assistant. Minimum of two sessions each week, maximum of four sessions each week. 1:1 reading, including revision of phonics knowledge where needed. Sutton Trust says 1:1 tuition provides an additional +5 months rise in attainment over a year. Small group tuition provides an additional +4 months rise in attainment.

 

Success measures would be better than expected progress in reading over the year. Progress towards this target will be measured 4 times per year.

 
Reading Assistant Training £510 All reading assistants and Literacy coordinator to attend Inference Training in September 2016. Evidence shows that inference training as an intervention offers significant gains for pupils with weak comprehension skills. Success measures would be better than expected progress in reading over the year. Progress towards this target will be measured 4 times per year.
 
Family Support Worker

 

£9661 Family Support Worker will be available to families in need of additional support across the school.

Family Support Worker will be alerted to drops in attendance of PP children below 95%.

Our measure is a reduction in recorded behaviour incidences and attendance in line with school average.
 
Nurture Group Cost included in Family Support Worker Weekly nurture group sessions will target children across the school. Sessions will be focussed on the need of the group. Sutton Trust says behaviour interventions and social and emotional learning have a +4 month gain on a child’s attainment.

 

Pupil, parent and teacher surveys will be completed in order to measure children’s response to the intervention. General observations of children’s attitudes towards school and learning will also be made.

 
Increase parental engagement with school. Cost included in Family Support Worker Pupil premium parents to attend parent’s evenings. Family Support Worker to check sign up and make telephone contact with any non-attenders to encourage a visit.

FSW to organise special events/information sessions/coffee mornings for PP parents to attend.

Sutton Trust states that parental involvement can make +3 months impact in children’s attainment.
 
Supplement cost of trips (day and residential) £1,200 Funding of payments for school trips, including week-long residential trips. All year groups with Pupil Premium children are involved. As a result of offering financial assistance to FSM children, no child will miss an enrichment opportunity due to financial difficulties.
 
Fund attendance at Breakfast Club £600 All Pupil Premium are entitled to attend the school breakfast club without charge. Increased confidence and a consistent start to each school day to encourage learning and in turn attainment and progression.
 

The date of the next pupil premium strategy review is September 2017.