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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium 2012-2016

 

 

 

Pupil premium at Granton: 2016/17 (To be reviewed September 2017)

 

The Pupil Premium is a designated fund allocated by the Government to address underachievement by Socially Disadvantaged pupils.

 

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

 

Granton's Funding:

 

2015/16 £298,953.80

 

2016/17 £259,007.70

 

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was extended to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years.

 

For 2015 to 2016, schools received additional funding for children who have been “looked after” by Social Care, at any point, for 1 day or more, who have been adopted from Social care, or who have left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.

 

Children whose family is in the Armed Forces are also included in the Pupil premium category

 

Schools are obliged to record and monitor their use of the Pupil Premium. At Granton we track all pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, and monitor their progress.

 

Profile of the school

In the January 2017 Census the following figures were obtained:

59% of the school speak English as an Additional Language (EAL)

37% of pupils are Pupil Premium Eligible (PPG)

21% are both EAL and PPG

18% have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

The level of stability in the school is lower than National – this reflects that many of our families are low income, in temporary accommodation, and are moved across boroughs, often for short periods of time. This affects the whole family and of course the children’s education.

Thus the school has a very complex profile which requires an inclusive and holistic approach to Closing the Gap, as many children sit within several categories of need.

Using the Pupil Premium

 

At Granton we focus on supporting both the child and the family on a number of levels –academic, social and emotional.

 

Family Support and Pastoral Care

 

We fund a full-time non-teaching Family Support Leader (FSL)  and a full-time Family Support Worker.

 

The Family Support and Pastoral Care team work closely with the Inclusion Leader, and the EAL co-ordinator, both of whom are full-time, working across the school.  Close teamwork allows a maximum of referrals and signposting for issues relating to:

 

Financial Support

Housing

Mental Health

Domestic Violence

Substance Abuse

Respite

Parenting

Attendance

Social Isolation

 

Where the needs are complex the family may be referred to the Multi Agency team (MAT)

 

The FSL and the Inclusion Leader are very much involved with Social Care, attending Case Conferences and Core Group Meetings.

 

Housing is a critical need in the borough and as far as possible, we liaise with Housing in Lambeth and in neighbouring boroughs, in cases where we can support a  family in need. We also refer to Shelter.

 

Respite sometimes includes short breaks for the Young Carers. Charities providing such respite include:

 

Holiday Venture Group

Mothers’ Union Family Caravan Holiday

Honeypot

 

We refer families to the local Food Bank, issuing Food Vouchers when required, in times of financial crisis.

 

The Family Support and Pastoral Care team offer substantial support every year for parents with regards to

 

On-line Primary applications, Y6 Secondary transfer applications and in –year applications.

 

Family Learning

 

The Family Support and Pastoral Care team set up many experiences for all families in the school to engage in Family Learning. Courses offered at Granton during 2016-17 include:

 

Family Photography Course

Parent Choir

Maths Café,

Reading Café

Science Café

 

The Learning Cafes offer a platform to support parents wishing to engage with their child’s Learning. We fund cover for teachers to run these cafes.

 

Child-based support and intervention

 

Enrichment activities

 

We are one of only 6 Southbank Associate Schools, and many creative activities and trips take place throughout the year, benefiting all children in the school.

 

For example, in preparation for the Imagine Festival  at the Southbank during February 2017,  3 members of staff accompanied 15 children over a period of 5 days to plan and action a Children’s Take Over day. This year all the children involved were PPG.

 

We take the school choir to the Southbank for performances.

 

This year (Autumn 2016) we have offered “Forest School” to all Y2 classes ( 1 day per week for 6 weeks) which enabled children to spend quality time learning in a natural outdoor environment. As a follow-up we offer 1 eve pw Forest School club to Y2 and Y5 (Spring 2017).

 

In-school emotional support

 

Key worker/Drop-ins/Drawing and Talking Therapy

We use a key worker to support children with their emotional needs. Both the FSL and a trained Teaching Assistant use Drawing and Talking Therapy to work with individuals who require consistent support. We  also provide daily “drop-in” sessions for children who benefit from a key-worker to check on their well-being or just offer a friendly face to greet them.

 

Counsellor

We engage the services of a trained Counsellor who works with children from Y4 to Y6, on a 1-1 and small group basis.

 

Out of school emotional support

 

Funded places

We subsidise a number of children for wrap-around care when the families are in financial need, or when the child is “Looked After” .

 

Each year we subsidise in conjunction with Walcott, a number of children to go on the Y5 1-week Farm Trip . We also give financial assistance to some children for a 1 day local farm trip. We assist some children with the Y6 PGL 4 day trip also in conjunction with Walcott

 

We subsidise  a small number of places for after school or paid breakfast club.

 

Home Learning Lunchtime Support

One of the Assistant Heads leads on the Home Learning Support which is offered on a daily basis during the lunch hour. This was used by a group of 15 students, regularly many of whom are targeted Pupil Premium children. This continues this year, supported by a further 2 members of teaching staff.

 

Staffing

Granton invests in extra teachers for Y6.  We have 2 classes, with 2 extra teachers for interventions, in order to ensure each child gets the maximum coaching and quality teacher time. The cost of the extra teachers for Y6 has a positive impact on the Pupil premium child as well as on those who are not in that category.

 

Furthermore Granton has 3 non class-based Phase Leaders. This means that continuity of teaching can be maintained in the event of illness or when teachers are out of school on training. This reduces the need for external supply teachers, which benefits all children and impacts positively on their emotional well being as well as their academic achievements.

 

As well as the pastoral Care Leader mentioned above, and the FT Pastoral care manager who supports her in her work, Granton has a full-time Inclusion Leader. She leads the team of 14 SEN TAs, who are both full and part time. Many of these TAs contribute significantly to particular areas of learning support (SALT, Sensory Room, ASD provision, Buddy Training, Library, Dyslexia screening).

 

Granton also has a full-time EAL co-ordinator and a bilingual EAL Teaching Assistant. The EAL team provide a huge range of support for all EAL learning including 6-week blocks of intervention for newly arrived and under-achieving EAL learners (3 hrs pw for 6 weeks); support in class for small groups, support for all teachers with planning for EAL in the curriculum, team-teaching, support with assessment and monitoring of progress.

 

Peer Mediation (Buddy Training)

We have a very healthy Buddy training system which benefits the whole school but in particular skills up to Y5 and Y6 in preparation for the wider world. Students have 1 hour of training each week by an HLTA and a TA,  who liaise with Healthy Minds Organisation and who have been instrumental in sharing their expertise in other schools.

 

Y6 Early start and Breakfast.

The whole of Y6 are required to start school at 8.00 a.m. an hour earlier than the rest of the school. This entails extra staffing, and the provision of breakfast for all students in Y6. This early start benefits all Y6 students and in particular the Pupil premium students, in a number of ways –by offering:

 

PE, Science and Tae Kwondo

Breakfast

Access to warm dry and safe premises.

The benefit of an early start in preparation for Secondary school transfer.

Improved and prompt attendance

  

Eco Team

A group of pupils called The Green Team, led by 2 HLTA Teaching Assistants , is managing the Wildlife area, and has a thriving activity programme during lunch times, and including trips to relevant local sites. The team has won a number of prizes and awards, including the Silver Gilt Medal from the RHS.

 

Sensory Room

We have a Sensory room which is in use constantly. This benefits not only the children with Sensory needs/ASD but also offers a comfort haven for children who need to have time out, to reflect, to confide or just to enjoy the experiences provided by the bubble tube, the lights, music and the soft furnishings

 

The Sensory room is staffed by a TA accompanied by another adult.

 

Library

Granton continues to run an excellent library facility which is available to all classes during the afternoon on a timetabled basis, to all students and families after school, and to all students families and the local community on a Saturday morning for 3 hours.  We fund a member of staff to run the library during the afternoon and after school  from Mon to Friday, and we fund 2 members of staff for Saturday morning.  We offer access to ICT facilities . This year 2017 we are targeting families who are PPG eligible, in order to increase Library use and hence reading ages, for particular children.

 

Closing the Gap

 

The data below shows that, overall, Granton is effective in supporting Pupil Premium children.

Comparisons are made between Granton Disadvantaged (PPG) and both National non-disadvantaged, and National disadvantaged.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFS) Outcomes 2016 :

% achieving a “good level of development” measured against Lambeth

EYFSP 2016

Granton

Lambeth

All pupils

67%                                       

66%

FSM

50%

48%

Non FSM

70%

66%

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in “good level of development” in EY

Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in “good level of development” in EY

 

 

Data taken from Granton School Profile Nov 2016 p11

Attainment in Phonics in the phonics screening check ,2016

% of pupils reaching the expected standard by the end of Y1 and Y2 year.

Y1

Granton

 National 

All pupils

84%

81%

Disadvantaged  (PPG)

87%

70%

Not PPG

83%

83%

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national non-PPG in Y1 Phonics

Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in Y1 Phonics

 

 

 

Y2

Granton

 National 

All pupils

88%

91%

Disadvantaged

86%

86%

Others

89%

93%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in Y2 Phonics

Granton PPG attained the same as national PPG in Y2 Phonics

 

 

KS1 Reading “expected and above”  teacher assessment 2016

Data from p38 RoL

 

Reading expected standard +

Granton

 National 

All pupils

80%

74%

Disadvantaged

76%

78%

Others

84%

78%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in KS1 reading

Granton PPG attained lower than national PPG in KS1 reading

 

 

KS1 Reading “greater depth” teacher assessment 2016

Data from p38 RoL

 

Reading greater depth

Granton

 National 

All pupils

32%

24%

Disadvantaged

24%

27%

Others

39%

27%

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in KS1 “greater depth” reading

Granton PPG attained lower than national PPG in KS1 “greater depth” reading

 

KS1 writing “expected and above” teacher assessment 2016

Data from p40 RoL

 

 

Writing

Granton

 National 

All pupils

74%

65%

Disadvantaged

74%

70%

Others

73%

70%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national non-PPG in KS1 “expected and above”  writing

Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in KS1 “expected and above”  writing

 

 

KS1 Writing “greater depth” teacher assessment 2016

Data from p40 RoL

 

 

Writing

Granton

 National 

All pupils

18%

13%

Disadvantaged

16%

16%

Others

20%

16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained the same as national non-PPG in KS1 “greater depth” writing

Granton PPG attained the same as national PPG in KS1 “greater depth” writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1 Maths  “expected and above”  teacher assessment 2016

Data from p42 RoL

 

 

Maths

Granton

 National 

All pupils

71%

73%

Disadvantaged

74%

77%

Others

69%

77%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in KS1 “expected and above”  Maths

Granton PPG attained lower than national PPG in “expected and above”  Maths

 

 

KS1 Maths  “greater depth” teacher assessment 2016

Data from p42 RoL

 

 

Maths

Granton

 National 

All pupils

22%

18%

Disadvantaged

18%

20%

Others

24%

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained lower than national non-PPG in “greater depth”   Maths

Granton PPG attained lower than national PPG in “greater depth” Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS2 Reading Attainment “expected and above”, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

Note: end KS2 cohort was 59 students of which 30 were Pupil Premium

 

 

Reading

Granton

 National 

All pupils

75%

66%

Disadvantaged

70%

71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “expected and above”  Reading

Granton PPG attained slightly lower than national PPG in “expected and above” Reading

 

 

KS2 Reading Attainment high, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

 

Reading

Granton

 National 

All pupils

31%

19%

Disadvantaged

23%

23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “high attainment”  Reading

Granton PPG attained the same as than national PPG in KS2 “high attainment”  Reading

 

 

KS2 Writing Attainment “expected and above”, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

 

Writing

Granton

 National 

All pupils

86%

74%

Disadvantaged

83%

79%

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “high attainment”  Writing

Granton PPG higher than national PPG in KS2 “high attainment”  Writing

 

 

 

KS2 Writing Attainment high, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

 

Writing

Granton

 National 

All pupils

22%

15%

Disadvantaged

20%

18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “high attainment”  Writing

Granton PPG higher than national PPG in KS2 “high attainment”  Writing

 

 

KS2 Maths Attainment “expected and above”, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

 

Maths

Granton

 National 

All pupils

83%

70%

Disadvantaged

77%

75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “expected and above”  Maths

Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in KS2 “expected and above” Maths

 

 

 

KS2 Maths Attainment high, 2016

Data from p9 RoL

 

 

Maths

Granton

 National 

All pupils

31%

17%

Disadvantaged

30%

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national all-pupils in KS2 “high attainment”  Maths

Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in KS2 “high attainment”  Maths

 

 

KS2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling SPAG, 2016

Data from p18 RoL

 

100+ scaled score

Granton

 National 

All pupils

88%

72%

Disadvantaged

90%

78%

Others

86%

78%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granton PPG attained higher than national others (non-PPG)  in KS2 SPAG Granton PPG attained higher than national PPG in KS2 SPAG

 

KS2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling SPAG, 2016

Data from p18 RoL

 

High scaled      score

Granton

 National 

All pupils

41%

22%

Disadvantaged

37%

27%

Others

45%

27%

 

 

 

 

All data taken from OFSTED RAISEonline Summary Report November 2016 

 

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