Address: St Margaret's Collier Street School
Collier Street
Nr Marden
Kent
TN12 9RR
Telephone:
01892 730264
Email:
office@collier-street.kent.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Paul Ryan

Pupil Premium Strategy: September 2017

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

As we have a small proportion of pupils with Pupil Premium Funding, we identify the barriers to achievement on an individual basis and prioritise interventions based on this. Hence it is not appropriate at this stage to develop a 2 year plan.

2016-17

In the academic year 2016-17 our school was allocated £9820 for Pupil Premium Funding. This was spent in a number of ways, appropriate to child’s individual needs and requirements. The table below provides an overview:

How Pupil Premium allocation was spent

Focus

Impact on eligible pupils

Impact on other pupils

Handwriting group

Initially focussing on core muscle strength, then moving onto fine motor skills and developing cursive handwriting script.

Targets met, cursive script being used.

Targets met, cursive script being used.

Individual support in reading: Better Reading Partnership

Structured reading sessions, focussing on fluency and comprehension.

Accelerated progress, reading above age related expectations following intervention.

91% increased fluency and developed good understanding of the text.

Booster Groups for Maths, Reading and Writing.

Targets specific to group’s needs. For Maths - quick recall of number bonds to 10 or to recognise steps needed to solve a multi-step word problem. For Reading- developing comprehension, inference often a focus. For Writing - accurate use of punctuation.

Majority of pupils met targets, achieved expected or accelerated progress (Maths: 80%, Reading: 100%, Writing: 100%). .

1 student referred to LIFT.

Majority of pupils achieved expected or accelerated progress (Maths: 92%, Reading: 96%, Writing: 95%). In Maths 7 pupils made +5 or +6 steps progress, equivalent to 1 years progress in 3 month period.

1 pupil later made accelerated progress in Maths, building on skills learnt in intervention, and achieved expected progress and attainment.

Dynamo maths

Online assessment tool, with targeted follow up activities.

100% of pupils met targets, achieved expected or accelerated progress.

88% achieved expected or accelerated progress – most impact when accessed regularly at home and school. 3 pupils made +5 steps progress, equivalent to approximately 1 years progress in 3 month period.

Additional small group phonics input

Learning key phonemes as well as secure use of segmenting and blending.

100% of pupils passed Year 1 phonics test.

School pass rate was 84%. This is above national average of 81%.

Times tables group- including precision teaching

Quick recall of times tables and division facts, using activities and games (e.g. bingo) and precision teaching for specific pupils

100% achieved increase in times tables scores.

100% achieved increase in times tables scores.

1:1 tuition

Targets for specific child set in one subject area. Weekly sessions with teacher focussing on these targets.

75% achieved expected or accelerated progress. With 1 pupil intervention was changed to focus on memory skills and this had an impact on progress later in the year.

63% achieved expected or accelerated progress. With 2 pupils who did not make progress, SEN barriers investigated and alternative interventions in place (e.g. 1Plus1). For 1 pupil, targets were met during intervention and they later made expected progress, building on skills learnt in intervention.

 
2017-18

The allocation for Pupil Premium Funding for our school this year is £8354. Due to the individual basis on which we deliver support for children with Pupil Premium funding, much of this year’s funding will be spent on interventions such as those detailed above. These approaches have been identified as there is statistical evidence to show that these interventions are effective (see Sutton Trust, Kent Educational Psychology Service and previous Impact of Interventions). Many of the interventions focus on supporting a child’s academic achievement, which is linked to the school plan. We will measure the impact of these through discussions with staff, SENCo and the Headteacher at regular Progress Review Meetings, monitoring interventions at each intervention period and sharing this with governors (July 2017, January 2018 & April 2018). The next Pupil Premium Strategy Review will take place in September 2018.

Guidance for how to claim FSM

It may be possible to claim for Free School Meals, and hence be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding, if your family is receiving benefits such as, Income Support, Income–based Jobseekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190. If you think your child may be eligible for this funding please contact Mr. Paul Ryan.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy: September 2016

2015-16

In the academic year 2015-16 Pupil Premium Funding was spent in a number of ways, appropriate to child’s individual needs and requirements.  The table below provides an overview:

How Pupil Premium allocation was spent

Impact on eligible pupils

 

Impact on other pupils

 

Additional booster groups in Reading, Writing and Maths

 

100% met targets set or made appropriate or accelerated progress. 

84% met targets set or made appropriate or accelerated progress. 

Individual support: 1:1 Tuition in Maths, Reading or Writing

 

83% made appropriate or accelerated progress.  Progress in maths is above class average; closing gaps. Where progress not made invested in dyslexia screener and intervention. 

88% pupils made appropriate or accelerated progress.

Additional small group phonics input

66% children passed Year 1 phonics test. 

School pass rate was 84%.  This is above national average of 81%.

Small group Speechlink resources and TA sessions

Following input child cleared Speechlink Assessment.

Following input child cleared Speechlink Assessment.

Individual support in reading: Better Reading Partnership

 

Following input Reading Age above chronological age.

Following input Reading Age above chronological age.

Individual support in maths: Precision Teaching

 

Times tables scores improved.

Extended technique with phonics; successful with Year 1 phonics test.

Enrichment activity: Living Eggs

Children thoroughly enjoyed the first hand experience of chicks hatching, see Parish Magazine.

Children thoroughly enjoyed the first hand experience of chicks hatching, see Parish Magazine.