Pupil Premium: Impact report for 2016 / 17

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.

 

We can again show the impact that our Nursery provision makes. The baseline assessment, which is undertaken at the start of the Reception year, again shows a significant difference between children attending our provision and those that do not. The scaled scores for maths show the children attending our Nursery score on average 4 more points. In Communication, Language and Literacy they score on average an additional 10 points.

 

At the end of the Foundation Stage pupils making a Good Level of Development (GLD) rose again – from 51% to 60%. Their progress across their time in Early Years was good.

 

In KS1 pupils made satisfactory progress, although outcomes were below national averages. The outcomes were a significant rise on the 2016 outcomes.

 

KS1 Reading

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

45%

60%

EY Reading

57%

76%

KS1

71%

76%

  • Progress from EY reading outcome to KS1 shows 14% improvement, nationally there was no change.
  • EY GLD to KS1 reading outcome shows a rise of 26%, nationally this figure is only 16%.

 

KS1 Writing

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

45%

60%

EY Writing

81%

71%

KS1

60%

68%

  • Progress from EY writing outcome to KS1 shows a drop of 21%, nationally there was a drop of -3%.
  • EY GLD to KS1 writing outcome shows a rise of 15%, nationally this figure is only 8%.

 

KS1 Maths

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

45%

60%

EY Maths

53%

77%

KS1

66%

75%

  • Progress from EY maths outcome to KS1 shows 13% improvement, nationally there was a drop of -2%.
  • EY GLD to KS1 maths outcome shows a rise of 21%, nationally this figure is only 15%.

 

In Y1 the children undertake the Phonic Screening Check. Over the last 3 years we have seen our outcomes steadily rise; from 67% in 2015 to 75% in 2016 – and this year to 82%.

 

 

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 16 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 59%, compared to the national average of 61%. This puts us just 2% behind the national figure – last year we were 4% behind.

 

KS2 Reading

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

37%

59%

EY Reading

42%

76%

KS1

94%

89%

KS2

71%

71%

  • Progress from EY reading outcome to KS2 shows a rise of 29%, nationally there was a drop of -8%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 reading outcome shows a rise of 34%, nationally this figure is only 12%.

 

KS2 Writing

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

37%

59%

EY Writing

42%

67%

KS1

53%

85%

KS2

83%

76%

 

  • Progress from EY writing outcome to KS2 shows 41% improvement, nationally this is only 9%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 writing outcome shows a rise of 46%, nationally this figure is only 17%.

 

KS2 Maths

Southcoates

National

EY GLD

37%

59%

EY Maths (calc.)

61%

78%

KS1

75%

91%

KS2

73%

75%

 

  • Progress from EY to KS2 shows 12% improvement, nationally there was a drop of -3%.
  • EY GLD to KS2 maths outcome shows a rise of 36%, nationally this figure is only 16%.

 

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

 

Attendance for the whole school was 93.8% - which represents a decrease 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 did not have the impact on attendance that we wanted over the last year and therefore it is a major focus of this year’s Academy Improvement Plan.

 

We 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 this year has been: ‘attachment theory’.

Our Breakfast Club is always well attended. On some days the numbers attending exceed 70, though on average attendance is 63. This is a free service, aimed at improving punctuality and supporting working parents. After school clubs are also well attended. These include:

 

Club

No.

Club

No.

Multi Sports

19

Cricket

23

Rounders

19

Street Dance

23

Change for Life

17

Gymnastics

44

Play Club

37

Lego

44

Cooking

6

Guitar

13

Board Games

  26

 

 

 

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.