Pupil Premium

  • A detailed report of our Pupil Premium funding, how it was spent and its impact for 2015/16 and 2016/17 is available to download here.

    A detailed summary of the impact of our Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17 is available to download here


     

    This academic year (2017/18) is £360,360. (Review due in Jan 2018)

    Some of the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in West View Primary School face, are:

    • Behaviour
    • Attendance / punctuality
    • Lower than average starting points on entry
    • Very low oracy skills

     

    We plan to spend our Pupil Premium funding to address these barriers through:

    • Employing additional teachers and teaching assistants to target Pupil Premium pupils during 1-1 tuition and small group interventions, and by reducing some class sizes
    • Providing enriching experiences such as theatre visits and residentials which children would not otherwise access
    • Funding the work of the Social Inclusion Manager and her team of support staff to work closely with vulnerable disadvantaged children to improve their attendance and behaviour
    • Providing support for families by funding school uniforms, adult learning, transport and educational support materials to aid learning at home
    • Providing off-site education (e.g. from West View Project) for vulnerable children to build self-esteem and social skills, impacting on their well-being and attendance

    We spend our Pupil Premium on this due to our successes using these approaches over the last few years and the standards and progress which these children have achieved as a result (see additional documentation outlining our data successes).

     

    As a school we will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium funding by:

    • Evaluating outcomes at the end of Early Years, KS1 and KS2
    • Monitoring and reviewing practices within school
    • Sharing excellent practices across our Trust and further afield
    • Using the Transforming Tees High Achievement Review documentation to RAG rate our practices and evaluate the impact of spend

    We will review the Pupil Premium spend termly at the Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting.

     

    Last year (2015-2016), we spent our Pupil Premium funding on:

    • Employing additional teachers and support staff to help have smaller class sizes and more 1-1 / group work
    • Providing enriching experiences
    • Funding the work of Social Inclusion Manager and her team, particularly focussed on improving behaviour and attendance
    • Providing support for families
    • Providing off site education for vulnerable pupils to build self esteem

    The impact was: It is clear to see from the data that disadvantaged pupils at West View outperformed their disadvantaged peers nationally, in all areas. The gap between disadvantaged pupils and others was much narrower at West View in every core area than the national gap. (Shared and discussed with Governors at Raising Achievement Committee Meeting 28.09.16)