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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017 -2018

Funding received £40,360

Pupil Premium funding is provided by the DFE to enable the school to provide focused support for those children entitled to free school meals or those deemed to be in need of additional help. The funding is used to address the barriers to learning which are relevant to our school, for example poor attendance, poor language and communication skills, as well as some social skills and SEN difficulties, poorer English and Maths skills and understanding, and in some cases a  lack of parental engagement and support for learning at home, needing catch up sessions. Our strategy is to use focused individual and group interventions to seek to develop skills in speaking and listening, reading, writing, spelling and mathematics for those children. These sessions are planned and taught by a number of teachers and teaching assistants and monitored by the Senior Leadership Team. We also use our Pupil Premium funding to increase parental involvement in school and support parents in helping their children to learn at home. Alongside this our funding is used to ensure the well-being of our pupils, so that they are ready for learning. The spending plan below details each intervention or service and states the impact of our strategy on pupil progress in past years.

RESOURCE AND TARGET GROUP

 GROUP

FOCUS 

REVIEW 

HOW IMPACT IS MEASURED

HLTA
(3 x am per week)

TA
(4 x am per week )

to support Y6 pupils

small groups streamed by ability and in class support

 

literacy, numeracy, spelling, assessment, reading and monitoring

 

assessment
data is
reviewed at
each half
term

% of pupils achieving the national standard and analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker - expectation of accelerated progress

T.A.
(4 x pm per week)

to support pupils in KS1 and 2

small groups

Spelling Intervention

Nelson Spelling

assessment
data is
reviewed at
each half
term

Single Word Spelling Test tracks pupils' spelling ages - expectation of accelerated progress

TA

(5 x pm per week)

to support pupils in KS1 and 2

 small groups

Reading Intervention

Project X Code

assessment
data is
reviewed at
each half
term

analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker - expectation of accelerated progress

TA

(4 x pm per week)

to support pupils in KS1 and 2

small groups

Maths Intervention

Using Gap Analysis from Target Tracker

assessment
data is
reviewed at
each half
term
analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker - expectation of accelerated progress

TA

(2 x pm per week)

to support more able
pupils 

small groups

Maths Intervention

Using Gap Analysis from Target Tracker

assessment
data is
reviewed at
each half
term
analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker - expectation of accelerated progress

TA
(4 x pm per week)

vulnerable pupils

1:1 and small groups pupil wellbeing, self-confidence and readiness to learn

Thriving in Schools data
is reviewed each term

Well-being
team
meetings
held to
review input each term

Number of
'red' areas analysed

Pupil engagement and progress monitored

 TA
(10 hours per week)

parents

1:1

 parental engagement

Well-being
team
meetings
held to
review input each term

Levels of parental involvement and pupil attendance
are monitored.

TA
(2 hours per week as needed)

pupils in KS1 and 2

1:1 Sand Tray intervention

Thriving in Schools data
is reviewed
each term

Wellbeing
team
meetings
held to
review input each term

Number of 'red' areas analysed

Pupil engagement and progress monitored

TA
( 2 x pm per week)

pupils in KS1 and 2

1:1 Feedback and marking assessment
data is
reviewed
at each
half term
analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker - expectation of accelerated progress

TA
(2 hours per week)

pupils in need

1:1

Reading 
Assistant

assessment
data is
reviewed
at each
half term

analysis of pupil progress using Target Tracker and Salford Reading Test
- expectation of accelerated progress

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016 - 2017
Funding received £50, 160  
RESOURCE GROUP YEAR/KEY STAGE FOCUS  IMPACT

HLTA
(5 x am per week)

TA
(4 x am per week )

to support Y6 pupils

small groups streamed by ability and in class support

 to support Y6 pupils

 

literacy, numeracy, spelling, assessment, reading and monitoring

National standard achieved:

84.6% writing
80.8% reading
92.4% grammar
92.4% maths

 to continue next year.

 

 

Part time T.A.

(5 x pm per week)

small group

Across KS1 and KS2

 

Spelling Intervention

Nelson
Spelling

Average gains of 1y 10m, with the greatest gain in that term being  4y 11m. 

To continue.

Part time T.A.

(5 x pm per week)

small group Across KS1 and KS2

Reading intervention

Project X
Code

 assessments show an average of 9.12 steps progress. (expected: 6 steps) 93% of pupils making greater than expected progress.

To continue.

Part time T.A.

(4 x pm per week)

small group KS2

Maths intervention

Curriculum based personalised intervention

 assessments show an average of 6.64 steps progress. (expected: 6 steps) 80% of pupils making expected or greater than expected progress

To continue.

Part time T.A.

(10 hours per week)

1:1 Across KS1 and KS2

Parental 
support and
engagement

Levels of parental involvement are improving.
66.7% 
increase in
attendance at 
school events and 300% increase in coffee morning attendance.

To continue.

Part time T.A.

(2 x pm per week)

1:1 Across KS1 and KS2 Pupil
well-being

Teachers have identified improvements in attitudes and relationships.

To continue and hours to be increased.

Part time T.A.

(1.5 days per week)

1:1 Across KS1 and KS2 Sand tray intervention Intervention found to be of use with children with particular needs. To continue as needed.

Part time Teacher

(8 hours 
per week)

1:1 Across KS1 and KS2

Pupil feedback and response to
marking - maths and writing

Writing - average progress of 8.2 steps, 78% making greater than expected progress.

Maths average progress of 6.7 steps. 100% making expected or greater than expected progress.

To continue with TA lead.

Part time teacher 

(12 hours per week)

small group Year Four and Five Writing

Year Four average progress of 8 steps.

Year Five average progress of 9.8 steps. 

All children exceeding expected progress.

Sports Premium Funding

This year the government have provided all schools with a sports premium to help with their development of PE. Schools have been given the freedom to use this money as they feel best for the school.

At Holy Family we have highlighted some key areas that we would like to develop and where we feel the money will be best used.

  1. Providing lunchtime clubs to direct pupils more during this free time period as well as provide them access to coaching in a new sport.
  2. Provide opportunities for pupils to access sports and activities they would not usually be able to. This is really to provide opportunities for pupils to experience sports that would not usually be available to them.
  3. Continuing to provide High Quality PE to all pupils and allow Continuing Professional Development for staff.
  4. Throughout the year we continue to monitor other areas within the curriculum to ensure that the money is being best used.

How we have been spending the money so far:

  • At the beginning of the year we join a local cluster which links us to other schools and provides a focal point. Through this cluster we are given opportunities for pupils to enter local area competitions and festivals; which also includes appropriate preparation. It also provides us with a leadership and support network allowing CPD opportunities for staff.
  • Currently we have a number of outside companies working within the school at lunchtimes, during the day and after school. These include Play Rangers, Bristol Rugby and local football coaching. During the summer term more opportunities will arise which will include Gaelic Football and cricket.