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Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium Statement 2016

 

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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016 Evaluated

 

 

 

Riverside Primary Academy Intended Pupil Premium Spend 2015 – 2016

 

We have been allocated £99,000 in 2015 – 2016

This is how we intend to spend it:

 

£1000 Provide additional milk to address health and wellbeing issues of EYFS pupil premium pupils.

£1000 Staff update training for Fresh Start Key Stage Two (Read Write Inc.)

£1000 Purchase of reading intervention resources for Key Stage Two.

£2500 Purchase of reading intervention resources for Key Stage One.

£3, 500 Speech and Language Intervention (skilled professional) bought in

for targeted children throughout all phases of the school.

£2000 Reducing the cost of educational visits for pupil premium children (other children are subsidised to the same level using a different budget).

£35,000 Releasing Deputy Headteacher from her teaching duties to enable her to assess, plan and teach the intervention groups within Key Stage 2.

£15,000 Releasing SENDCO from her teaching duties to enable her to assess and plan for inclusion groups, meet with parents and develop home school support.

£2500 Skillforce developing the skill pupils need to succeed in education, work and life.

£35,500 Teaching Assistants to focus on disadvantaged groups during core subject teaching. Regular training focusing upon expected standards and progress of pupil premium groups.

 

 

 

Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium Funding 2014 – 2015

 

KS2 Value added data demonstrates that all subjects were broadly average or above average for disadvantaged pupils and those who have SEN (Inspection Dashboard October 2015).

 

 

Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium Funding 2014 – 2015

 

We were given £103,000 in 2014 – 2015.

This is how it was spent:

 

£50,133.50 Teaching Assistants to focus on disadvantaged groups during core subject teaching. Regular training focusing upon expected standards and progress of pupil premium groups.

£35,000 Releasing Deputy Headteacher from her teaching duties to enable her to assess, plan and teach the intervention groups within Key Stage 2.

£15,000 Releasing SENDCO from her teaching duties to enable her to assess and plan for inclusion groups, meet with parents and develop home school support.

£2866.50 Speech and Language Intervention (skilled professional) bought in for targeted children.

 

Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium Funding 2013 – 2014

 

We were given £76,500 in 2013-14.

This is how it was spent:

£35,640  Additional Teaching Assistants

£26,000  Releasing Deputy Headteacher from her teaching duties to enable her to take intervention groups.

£1000  Reducing the cost of Educational Visits for Pupil premium children. (other children are subsidised to the same level using a different budget).

£10,500  Inclusion work with families (Inclusion Leader) to address parenting issues which result in poor attendance and gaps in pupils’ learning.

£3360 Intervention for skilled professionals to overcome learning barriers bought in specifically for targeted children.

There was an improvement in reading and maths from 2013 to 2014 for disadvantaged pupils.

 

Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium 2013

 

As in previous years, we have provided a wealth of opportunities for all of our children so that they can reach their full potential academically and socially. At Riverside Primary Academy, we aim high and our slogan, ‘Raising Pupil Aspirations’ continues to be our focus.

 

By analysing our pupil data carefully, we can identify where children have gaps in their learning and we can use our specially trained Teaching Assistants, other skilled professionals  and our very experienced Deputy Headteacher to spend time with whichever group of children have a gap in their learning that we need to close.

 

This year, we have been given £76,500 pupil premium funding. We use this additional money to provide good ratios of adults to children in class. We target our additional adults to support children in English and Maths lessons.

 

In our school, we assist ALL children to achieve their best. However, we have a responsibility to ensure that those children who attract pupil premium funding to our school budget have their progress checked very regularly and that we do our utmost to ensure that they catch up if they are falling behind.

 

Once again, we spend our pupil premium money on:

 

Providing high quality training and education for our Teaching Assistants so that they understand the learning journey the children will make academically.

 

Appointing sufficient skilled adults to have a maximum of one adult to thirteen chrildren in nursery and reception classes.

 

Appointing sufficient adults to have a maximum of one adult to fifteen children  at least half of the day in classes from Y1 to Y6. Sometimes this is as low as one adult to one child.

 

We subsidise the vast majority of our school visits and pupil premium funding assists us to do this.

 

We have found this to be very effective in raising attainment and in closing the gap in learning for all children.

 

 

 

 

Riverside Primary Academy Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium 2012-13

 

Our school slogan is ‘Raising Pupil Aspirations’ and at Riverside Primary Academy, we use our Pupil Premium to do just that.

 

In the year 2012-13 our school received £48,000 with the intent that it is spent on raising the aspirations and potential of our children who have Free School Meals, making sure that they achieve as well as those children who do not.

 

It is a strong school belief at Riverside Primary Academy that we do not discriminate between children for any reason, so, whilst there has been greater funding provided for Free School Meal Pupils, the school also funds events and facilities for other children so that all children are treated equally and without prejudice.

 

In 2012 to 2013, we were able to spend our Pupil Premium on the following:

 

  •  We changed the role of our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) to a wider role of Inclusion Manager so that she could work with families who found themselves in vulnerable situations or who perhaps needed additional help with medical care for their children. Her teaching time was reduced so that she could work with the Higher Level Teaching Assistant and an additional Teaching Assistant to support children identified as making slow progress.
  • The Deputy Headteacher has been made non-class based for this year for the majority of the week to enable her to take small groups of pupils who are not making expected progress.
  • The Governors wished to pay for an item of uniform for all pupils. Pupil Premium funding assisted with a quarter of the cost of this.
  • Visits for all children have always been subsidised by the school. Pupil Premium also helps to pay for this.
  • Some of our Teaching Assistants have had their hours permanently increased to staff the lunchtime intervention work we do every day.

 

Pupil Premium 2011-12

 

Our school slogan is ‘Raising Pupil Aspirations’ and at Riverside Primary Academy, we use our Pupil Premium to do just that.

 

In the year 2011-12 our school received £33,672 with the intent that it is spent on raising the aspirations and potential of our children who have Free School Meals, making sure that they achieve as well as those children who do not.

 

It is a strong school belief at Riverside Primary Academy that we do not discriminate between children for any reason, so, whilst there has been greater funding provided for Free School Meal Pupils, the school also funds events and facilities for other children so that all children are treated equally and without prejudice.

 

As every year, we continually audit the standards of all of our children throughout every term. In 2011-12 we analysed the data for our children and put the following in place:

 

  • We spent time and money on allowing the Deputy Headteacher to individually track all of our children that were on Free School Meals and those that were not, plotting the progress and identifying where children needed further support or intervention.
  • We provided small group teaching for those children who required it.
  • We trained our Teaching Assistants to target the learning needs of our pupils in writing so that they could effectively support the teachers in moving the learning of the children forward as quickly as possible.
  • We identified key points in our school life where children would receive booster intervention.

 

– In Reception, Read, Write Inc became taught in small groups with assessments every 6 weeks.

 

– In Y1 and Y2 the Teaching Assistants were paid an extra 20 minutes daily to support the teachers in delivering daily intervention to boost all children in reading, writing and maths.

 

– In Y3 and Y4 the children falling behind were supported by the Special educational Needs Co-ordinator using the Read, Write, Inc scheme.

 

– In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the teachers and Teaching Assistants spent 20 minutes daily to teach higher level phonics and spelling.

 

– In Y6 the Deputy Headteacher assists to teach from January until the SATs in May so there are three highly qualified staff in this class.