Pupil Premium : Impact Report for 2015-2016

The majority of the money received through the Pupil Premium is used to employ additional staff. This is either to provide specialist staff or to facilitate smaller groupings for English and maths lessons.

At the end of the Foundation Stage pupils making a Good Level of Development (GLD) rose again – from 45% to 51%. Their progress across their time in Early Years was good. We can now show the impact that our Nursery provision is making. The new baseline assessment is undertaken at the start of the Reception year. Last year this showed a significant difference between children attending our provision and those that do not. We are currently undertaking this assessment for the current intake, but anticipate a similar picture.

In KS1 pupils made satisfactory progress, although outcomes were below national averages. The outcomes were a significant rise on the 2014 outcomes.

 

KS1 Reading

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

38%

61%

EY Reading

42%

74%

KS1

65%

74%

  • Progress from EY reading outcome to KS1 shows 23% improvement, nationally there was no change.
  • EY GLD to KS1 reading outcome shows a rise of 27%, nationally this figure is only 13%.

KS1 Writing

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

38%

61%

EY Writing

47%

74%

KS1

55%

66%

  • Progress from EY writing outcome to KS2 shows 8% improvement, nationally there was a drop of -8%.
  • EY GLD to KS1 writing outcome shows a rise of 17%, nationally this figure is only 5%.

KS1 Maths

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

38%

61%

EY Maths

58%

77%

KS1

60%

73%

  • Progress from EY maths outcome to KS1 shows 2% improvement, nationally there was a drop of -4%.
  • EY GLD to KS1 maths outcome shows a rise of 22%, nationally this figure is only 12%.

In Y1 the children undertake the Phonic Screening Check. In 2014 results were 65% of children achieving the expected score and this was further increased to 67% in 2015. In 2016, following the introduction of RWI this rose again to 75%.

Our specialist reading teacher (ECaR: Every Child a Reader), was on maternity leave during 2015/16. As such she was unable to see children and deliver the programme.

Our specialist maths teacher (NC: Numbers Count) worked right across the year, so was able to see 12 children and complete the programme. This is a specialist programme which is delivered on a 1:1 basis. The children seen made an average of 14.2 months progress. From a starting point significantly below age related expectations (ARE) they have made significant gains.

In KS2 pupil attainment and progress were good in relation to national at almost all levels and in all areas. Writing was the strongest subject. Outcomes in both writing and mathematics were above the national average, as was the outcome for GAPS (Grammar & Punctuation and Spelling). Reading, writing and mathematics combined (the attainment floor target) was 49%, compared to the national verge of 53%. This puts us just 4% behind the national figure – last year we were 20% behind.

KS2 Reading

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

27%

56%

EY Reading

56%

74%

KS1

77%

76%

KS2

51%

(73% incl. 96+ scaled score)

66%

  • Progress from EY reading outcome to KS2 shows a drop of -5%, nationally there was a drop of -8%.
  • If the children with a scaled score of 96-99 had achieved as we anticipated this would have been an increase for the school of 17%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 reading outcome shows a rise of 24%, nationally this figure is only 10%.

KS2 Writing

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

37%

56%

EY Writing

42%

65%

KS1

71%

64%

KS2

86%

74%

  • Progress from EY writing outcome to KS2 shows 44% improvement, nationally this is only 9%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 writing outcome shows a rise of 49%, nationally this figure is only 18%. 

KS2 Maths

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

37%

56%

EY Maths (calc.)

61%

76%

KS1

77%

76%

KS2

73%

70%

  • Progress from EY to KS2 shows 12% improvement, nationally there was a drop of -6%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 maths outcome shows a rise of 36%, nationally this figure is only 14%.

Across the school our data shows that we are closing the gap between school and national attainment.

Attendance for the whole school was 94.6% - which represents an increase from the previous year. This, however, does not fully reflect the work that was undertaken on attendance. We monitor children weekly and liaise with parents on the first day of absence. Attendance and punctuality are promoted weekly in our newsletter.

We now employ the services of an Educational Psychologist, external to the Local Authority. The company is called Applied Psychologies. In addition to planning meetings and 1:1 work with children they have also fed back to parents, sat in on multi-agency meetings, held staff drop-in sessions and delivered training. The training provided has been for both parents and staff : ‘paired reading’ – as part of our curriculum evening and ‘precision teach’ (staff only).

Our Breakfast Club is always well attended. On some days the numbers attending exceed 70, though on average attendance is 63. After school clubs are also well attended. This includes:

 

Club

No.

Club

No.

Club

No.

Parachute games

12

Dodgeball

21

Gymnastics

16

Art & craft

24

Dance

20

Lego

28

Drama

15

Football (Y3/4)

14

Movie club

28

Basket ball

15

Rounders

18

Cricket

10

Cooking

5

Fit 4 Fun

15

Play club

90

Circuit training

18

Guitar

5

 

 

The Well-Being Worker supports most children in some manner over the course of the year. The range of issues she dealt with included: bullying, behaviour / anger management, bereavement, friendship groups and much more. The support provided included support to 23 families (including signposting them to other agencies and liaising with Social Services).

Our Learning Links Worker continues to work proactively – again on a wide range of activities. In addition to organising our after school programme and running the School Council she also organises the discos, the Christmas and Summer Fairs, coffee mornings for parents, the ‘Fair Share’ club (which 35 families are now signed up for), courses for parents (Maths x7, Literacy x7) and much more. Over the last year she has also worked with other local organisations to promote early play activities.