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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The ‘Pupil Premium’ was introduced in April 2011. The Government provide schools with additional funding for certain groups of pupils: those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after and pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. This includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the past 6 years (FSM Ever 6).

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium…is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”  Source:  DfE website.

Pupil Premium 2015-16

For the year 2015-2016, Canon Pyon CE Academy has been allocated £10420 to spend on initiatives to ensure that these children reach their full potential – academically, socially, emotionally and behaviourally. For this academic year we are allocating the money in the following way:

• Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits, extra-curricular
activities and breakfast club
. Continuation of Moving Targets initiative and music tuition
• TA support and intervention groups for literacy and numeracy

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015-2016
Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits, extra-curricular activities and breakfast clubs.£920
Music tuition & Moving Targets initiative £850
TA support and intervention groups for phonics, THRASS for KS2 literacy and numeracy.£8650
£10420

Impact of Pupil Premium expenditure 15-16

Observations on impact of Pupil Premium allocation:
The setting up of THRASS spelling intervention scheme for KS2 for both classes 3 and 4 has been hugely successful and the children have responded well to the daily/weekly routine. TAs and teachers are noticing the improvements in knowledge and application as children progress and through work scrutiny and observations it is evident that the initiatives have had significant impact on pupil progress.

Maths and literacy ambassador programmes reinforced the focus on intervention strategies. The format was based on pupils being trained to be teachers which in turn raised their self-esteem and raising their skill-set.

Moving Targets continues to be an excellent tool for raising self-esteem, resilience and motivation for Key Stage 2 pupils. Pupils choose a theme and music for a dance which they choreograph with a specialist. It culminates in pupils performing their dance in a celebration at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford. Music tuition continues to be offered and this year it has been the flute.

All children attend the educational school visits to further their learning outside of the classroom.

Canon Pyon CE Academy has 60 pupils on role. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the number of pupils in receipt of PP is not listed here.

Pupil Premium 2014-15

For the year 2014-2015, Canon Pyon CE Academy has been allocated £17,800 to spend on initiatives to ensure that these children reach their full potential – academically, socially, emotionally and behaviourally. For this academic year we are allocating the money in the following way:

Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits and extra-curricular activities
Purchase of iPads for small group work
TA support and intervention groups for literacy and numeracy.
Forest School Programme: training and provision.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2014-2015
Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits and extra-curricular activities.£2,900
Purchase of iPads for small group work. £1,500
TA support and intervention groups for literacy and numeracy.£11,400
Forest School Programme: training and provision.£2,000
£17,800

Canon Pyon CE Academy have 68 pupils on role. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the number of pupils in receipt of PP is not listed here.

Impact of Pupil Premium expenditure 14-15

Observations on impact of Pupil Premium allocation:
Children have been able to access extra-curricular activities alongside their peers – something they may not have been able to do without the financial subsidy. Learning has been enhanced as a result of the educational visits and the swimming lessons have enabled children to develop safe play skills around water. Action – To continue during 2015/16.
iPads have enabled enhancement of learning and offered alternatives to recording of work. This has been particularly useful for children for whom access to modern technology at home has been problematic. Action – Use of iPads to continue. No further purchases required at this time.
TA support enables children to access all areas of the curriculum regardless of their level of ability. Our Learning Mentor has also been involved with two of the children and she has been able to offer support with self-esteem and anxiety issues. This has led to a marked improvement in the children’s ability to enjoy and achieve within all areas of the curriculum. Action – Fewer intervention groups are in place due to changing needs of children. Classroom support to continue.
Children have gained in confidence and are more able to persevere with tasks they have previously found challenging. They have developed skills of working as part of a team, decision-making, sharing with others and using their initiative. These skills are also being transferred to more academic subjects. Action – No further training required but provision to continue.

Pupil Premium 2013-14

For the year 2013-2014, Canon Pyon CE Academy has been allocated £13589 to spend on initiatives to ensure that these children reach their full potential – academically, socially, emotionally and behaviourally. For this academic year we are allocating the money in the following way:

Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits, extra-curricular activities and breakfast club
Moving Targets and Drumming Workshops
TA support and intervention groups for literacy and numeracy.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2013-2014
Subsidised school trips, including swimming, educational visits and extra-curricular activities.£3089
Moving Targets and Drumming Workshops £1000
TA support and intervention groups for phonics, literacy and numeracy.£9500
£13589

Impact on Pupil Premium expenditure 13-14

Observations on impact of Pupil Premium allocation 2013-14:

The setting of ReadWriteInc phonics scheme across EYFS and KS1 in small groups has been hugely successful and the children have responded well to the daily routine. TAs and teachers are noticing the improvements in knowledge and application as children refer to the interactive displays to assist them with their independent writing across the curriculum.
All children attend the educational school visits to further their learning outside of the classroom.

Year 5 children were targeted for Moving Targets as they have a high proportion of PP children. A series of dance and drum workshops from professionals helped to prepare them for their dance performance at The Courtyard Theatre.

Canon Pyon CE Academy have 79 pupils on roll. In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the number of pupils in receipt of PP is not listed here.