Additional Funding 2017-10-05T18:21:09+00:00

The Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is ‘additional’ to main school funding. The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds: research shows that this group of pupils underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

Children from low-income families who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months receive the Pupil Premium

The level of the premium is £1,320 in per pupil

The amount of Pupil Premium funding received by Town End Academy is as follows: –

2010/11 £8,286

2011/12 £32,608

2012/13 £54,500

2013/14 £90,000

2014/15 £100,100

2015/16 £110,880

As a school Town End Academy has prioritised the use of the pupil premium funding to address the following issues;

To reduce the attainment gap between the FSM pupils and non FSM pupils.
To address the inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers
To ensure the children have ‘readiness to learn’ and barriers from home are addressed.

School reviews spending on a termly basis to ensure there is impact of interventions.

Record of pupil premium spending 2017-18

Record of pupil premium spending 2016-17

Item/Project Cost Objective Outcome
Early interventionEYFS executive lead employed £14, 936 To raise attainment in EYFS and support staff in identifying barriers to learning and supporting with CPD
One to one tuition

Power of 2 maths intervention Year 6

Precision teaching intervention Y1-Y6

£400 To plug gaps in attainment for Year 6 maths and all SEN children through focused 1/1 intervention 3 x per week for 20 minutes.
Small group tuition

CPD and resources linked to numbers count and 1st class number

£2,500 To accelerate progress of pp pupils in maths in year 2 and year 4
Behaviour interventions – Nurture provision – set up, resources, 0.4 teacher £3,000

£19,125

To remove barriers to learning for children identified across KS1 and 2
Parental involvement – Employment of a part time child and family worker £12,957 To address barriers to learning and support vulnerable parents and families through referrals, meetings and training programmes
 Additional TA support for immediate same day intervention £17,473  To address and remove barriers to learning for children identified across KS1 and 2
Subsidise costs of school visits  £8,000  To broaden and develop experiences outside of school and enhance the curriculum by providing first hand experiences
Outdoor adventure learning – Weekly access to Forest school lead and CPD £6,650  To widen learning opportunities and experiences of pupils
Art participation – music tuition across the school.

Art projects across the school

£4,000

£2,280

 To target disadvantaged pupils for music tuition
Paired mentor reading – Year 3 and year 5

Year 2 and year 4

N/A To accelerate progress in reading across year 2, 3, 4 and year 5
After school and lunchtime programmes  – SAFC, gymnastics, sports north east,  computer club, film club – TA cover  £11,000 To provide equality of opportunities for pp children
Digital technology – accelerated reader, Clicker 6, Test base, mine craft etc.  £4000  To improve hardware to enable pupils better access.  Programmes used as intervention in class
Staff costs to provide a free breakfast club to all pupils £6,600  To ensure pupils are ‘ready to learn’ and are prepared for their day ahead.
Attachment aware schools programme with Kate Cairns associates £3700 To recognise signs of attachment and emotional difficulties.  Remove barriers to learning

Record of pupil premium spending 2015-16

Item/Project Cost Objective Outcome
Early intervention

EYFS executive lead employed

£14968 To raise attainment in EYFS and support staff in identifying barriers to learning and supporting with CPD Accelerated progress of pupil premium pupils Reading – 4.9 (non pp 4.7), writing – 4.4 (non pp 4.4), maths -5 (non pp 4.7).  Expected progress is 3 points.

Increase in pp pupils achieving expected standard across FS from 14% on entry to nursery to 43% on exit form Reception.

One to one tuition

Power of 2 maths intervention Year 6

Precision teaching intervention Y1-Y6

£400 To plug gaps in attainment for Year 6 maths and all SEN children through focused 1/1 intervention 3 x per week for 20 minutes. All SEN pupils have made at least good progress in maths from Y1-Y5.  Expected progress is 3 points, Y1 – 4 points, Y2 – 3.5 points, Y3- 3.5 points, Y4 – 5 points, Y5 – 5.5 points.  5/7 SEN pupils reached expected standard in maths in Year 6.
Small group tuition

CPD and resources linked to numbers count and 1st class number

£2,500 To accelerate progress of pp pupils in maths in year 2 and year 4 Y2 – 3.5 points, Y4 – 5 points
Behaviour interventions – Nurture provision – set up, resources, 0.4 teacher £3,000

£5,000

£20,000

To remove barriers to learning for children identified across KS2 Rated outstanding in external review.  0 exclusions 2015-16.  Attendance improved for all pupils accessing this intervention.  All children made at least 3 points progress in R, W and M.
Parental involvement – Employment of a part time child and family worker £10,772 To address barriers to learning and support vulnerable parents and families through referrals, meetings and training programmes E Piercy has provided support for many vulnerable families throughout the year.

Attends core groups and conferences.

Additional staff for early intervention EYFS and KS1 £12,500 To support in EYFS in identifying underachievement and providing suitable intervention Accelerated progress of pupil premium pupils Reading – 4.9 (non pp 4.7), writing – 4.4 (non pp 4.4), maths -5 (non pp 4.7).  Expected progress is 3 points.

Increase in pp pupils achieving expected standard across FS from 14% on entry to nursery to 43% on exit form Reception.

 Subsidise costs of school visits  £8,000  To broaden and develop experiences outside of school and enhance the curriculum by providing first hand experiences Every child has attended 3 visits or had visitors this year.  Subsidised travel costs and free visits/visitors.
Outdoor adventure learning – Weekly access to Forest school lead and CPD £5,800 To widen learning opportunities and experiences of pupils Feedback from pupils indicates 100% enjoyment and improved collaboration, team work and problem solving.
Art participation – music tuition across the school.

Art projects across the school

£4,000

£2,340

 To target disadvantaged pupils for music tuition Cost reduced for music tuition.  Any pupil can access provision regardless of finances.

All children have ½ term art teaching

Paired mentor reading – Year 3 and year 5

Year 2 and year 4

 None  To accelerate progress in reading across year 2, 3, 4 and year 5  Y2 -3.5, Y3 – 3.5, Y4- 3.5, Y5 – 4 points progress in reading this year.  This is accelerated progress for all year groups.  Pupil feedback is positive and children say they enjoy this paired learning
After school and lunchtime programmes  – SAFC, gymnastics, sports north east,  computer club, film club – TA cover  £11,000  To provide equality of opportunities for pp children Cost reduced for after school sessions.  Any pupil can access provision regardless of finances.
Digital technology – accelerated reader, Clicker 6, Test base, mine craft etc.  £4,000 To improve hardware to enable pupils better access.  Programmes used as intervention in class All technologies have overall impact on outstanding progress and learning across the school
Staff costs to provide a free breakfast club to all pupils £6,600 To ensure pupils are ‘ready to learn’ and are prepared for their day ahead. Breakfast club accessed by 90% of pupils regularly (82% pupil premium)

Total Spend 2015/16 – £110,880

Record of pupil premium spending 2014-15

Item/Project Cost Objective Outcome
Early intervention

EYFS executive lead employed

£14, 936 To raise attainment in EYFS and support staff in identifying barriers to learning and supporting with CPD All staff in EYFS have suitable training and outcomes for pupils are at least good.  Provision now judged to be outstanding 2015
One to one tuition

Power of 2 maths intervention Year 6

Precision teaching intervention Y1-Y6

£400 To plug gaps in attainment for Year 6 maths and all SEN children through focused 1/1 intervention 3 x per week for 20 minutes. 100% of pupils attained level 4+ in Maths in 2015 KS2 SAT’s tests
Small group tuition

CPD and resources linked to numbers count and 1st class number

£2,500 To accelerate progress of pp pupils in maths in year 2 and year 4 School case studies demonstrate increased progress of these groups of pupils compared to their peers.  Year 2 (4.3:3.5) Year 4 (3:2.2) over the 12 week period
Behaviour interventions – Nurture provision – set up, resources, 0.4 teacher £3,000

 

£5,000

 

£20,000

To remove barriers to learning for children identified across KS2 very pupil (100%) accessing nurture provision made at least expected progress in R/W/M with 79% making better than expected progress.

Attendance of 58% of the group improved significantly from 2013/14

Parental involvement – Employment of a part time child and family worker £10,772 To address barriers to learning and support vulnerable parents and families through referrals, meetings and training programmes Case studies show the impact of this service on a range of families across school.
Additional staff for early intervention EYFS and KS1  £12,500  To support in EYFS in identifying underachievement and providing suitable intervention  59% of pupils achieved ELG in July 2015 an increase of 2% from 2014
Reducing class size –

Additional PT member of staff supports in Year 6 0.5 each week

 £10,000  To accelerate progress in year 6 for all pupils 100% of pupils gained level 4 combined in R/W/M compared to 79% nationally (increased from 95% in 2014)
 Outdoor adventure learning – Derwent Hill weekend for KS2 pupils £2,000 To widen learning opportunities and experiences of pupils  Excellent verbal feedback from staff and pupils of the impact of this.
Art participation – music tuition across the school  £4,000  To target disadvantaged pupils for music tuition Celebration event held in school for parents and pupils to see the effects and outcomes of this music provision.  Regular assembly time given for children to demonstrate new skills.
Paired mentor reading – Year 3 and year 5 None  To accelerate progress in reading across year 3 and year 5 Accelerated reading progress of both cohorts when monitored over the autumn term – compared with year 2 and year 4 who did not use this intervention.

(Y2 – 1.7, Y3 – 2.5, Y4 – 1.4, Y5 – 1.9aps)

After school and lunchtime programmes  – SAFC, gymnastics, sports north east,  computer club, film club – TA cover  £11,000  To provide equality of opportunities for pp children Registers show equal access for all
 Digital technology – accelerated reader, Clicker 6, Test base, mine craft etc. £4,000 To improve hardware to enable pupils better access.  Programmes used as intervention in class Pupil discussions indicate this has had impact on pupils ICT skills as well as collaboration opportunities and better outcomes.

Record of pupil premium spending 2013-14

Item/Project Cost Objective Outcome
Early intervention

EYFS executive lead employed

£14, 936 To raise attainment in EYFS and support staff in identifying barriers to learning and supporting with CPD All staff in EYFS have suitable training and outcomes for pupils are at least good.  Provision now judged to be outstanding 2015
 One to one tuitionPower of 2 maths intervention Year 6  £400 To plug gaps in attainment for Year 6 maths through focused 1/1 intervention 3 x per week for 20 minutes. 95% of pupils attained level 4 in maths 2013/14.  PP children APS was 29.1, 2.1 aps scores higher than the national average 2013.
 Small group tuitionCPD and resources linked to ‘Big maths’ and ‘precision teaching’  £1900  To accelerate progress in maths across the school through structured daily differentiated CLIC sessions  All year groups demonstrated accelerated progress in the summer term for all pupils in maths
 Behaviour interventions – Teach Teach CPD £600  To ensure behaviour is consistent and strategies are in place to support teaching and learning  All staff successfully trained and Team Teach approaches used where necessary across the school
 Parental involvement – Employment of a part time child and family worker  £10,732  To address barriers to learning and support vulnerable parents and families through referrals, meetings and training programmes Currently 0 pupils are subject to a child protection plan at Town End Academy – early intervention through TAC or TAF support has supported parents effectively
Reducing class size -Additional PT member of staff supports in Year 6 0.5 each week £25, 092 To accelerate progress in year 6 for all pupils Progress of all pupils was outstanding from end of year 5 to end of year 6 – 5 aps point in reading, 6.6 in writing and 6.7 in maths.  PP pupils made 6.4 aps in reading, 7.1 in writing and 7.1 in maths.  88% of pp made expected progress in reading (53% exceeding), 93% in writing (64% exceeding) and 93% in maths (38% exceeding).
 Outdoor adventure learning – Derwent Hill weekend/ France visit for KS2 pupils £2,000 To widen learning opportunities and experiences of pupils All pupils were able to take part with reduced costs and no child was excluded due to funding.
Art participation – music tuition across the school £8,840 For all pupils to have experience of playing a musical instrument All pupils accessed a range of musical instruments with qualified tutors – Y5 pupils taking violin exams in summer term
After school programmes – SAFC, gymnastics, computer club, film club – TA cover  £9000 To provide equality of opportunities for pp children After school clubs accessible to all, providing excellence and enjoyment through the wider curriculum
Digital technology – accelerated reader, Clicker 6, Test base, mine craft etc. £16,500 To improve hardware to enable pupils better access.  Programmes used as intervention in class Continue in 2014/15Daily interventions used through quality first teaching to ensure all children make at least expected progress.

 Total spend 2013/14 – 90,000