Lawefield Primary School

Pupil Premium Money - 2011 onwards

All schools in the country have received Pupil Premium money in the last 3 years. This money is allocated for each child on free School Meals. Details of the amount we have received, how we have used it and its impact can be seen below.

2011-12: £20,696 in Pupil Premium Money

Ways in which the Pupil Premium money, along with the main budget, have assisted our provision for children:

1) Maintaining Provision in Place.

  • We continued to employ 3 full-time staff in Nursery for 26 children (which is 1 adult more than we were legally required to do).
  • We continued to employ 3 staff in Reception (2 full-time and a part-time Teaching Assistant) for a class of 30 children which was again 1 more than we were required to do.
  • We continued to spend significantly more than the EMAG on staffing and employed 3 bi-lingual staff.
  • We continued to provide a daily Newly Arrived Class for 20 minutes for children from Reception upto Year 6.
  • We continued to provide a Year 2 Boys’ writing group on 4 afternoons each week.
  • We continued to employ a full-time Learning Mentor despite not receiving any funding towards this position.

2) Additional Provision

  • An experienced Teacher (Upper Threshold) was employed on 2 days a week to provide booster sessions in Years 1 to 6 part of the way through the academic year.

3) Impact of Interventions on Pupil Performance (All data taken from Wakefield LA Primary School Profile for Lawefield Primary School 2012 – pages 46 and 47.)

  • The gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children achieving Level 4 or above in English Key Stage 2 SATs was 7.5% (compared to a gap of 17.9% in the Local Authority as a whole). This shows that the attainment gap at our school was much smaller than the average attainment gap in Wakefield.
  • The gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children achieving Level 4 or above in Maths Key Stage 2 SATs was -7.5% (compared to a gap of 17.9% in the Local Authority as a whole). This shows that there was no attainment gap at our school and that Pupil Premium children outperformed non-Pupil Premium children in this subject

2012-13: £33,500 in Pupil Premium Money

Ways in which the Pupil Premium money, along with the main budget, have assisted our provision for children.

1) Maintaining Provision

  • We continue to employ 3 full-time staff in Nursery for 26 children (which is 1 more adult than we are legally required to do).
  • We continue to spend significantly more than the EMAG on staffing and employ 3 bi-lingual staff.
  • We continued to provide a daily Newly Arrived Class for 25 minutes for children in Years 1 to 6.
  • We continue to provide a Year 2 Boys’ writing group on 4 afternoons each week.
  • We continue to employ a full-time Learning Mentor despite not receiving any funding towards this position.

2) Additional Provision

  • We have created 2 new Teaching Assistant positions to provide booster sessions in Years 1 to 6: each position is for 1 morning and 5 afternoons each week or, combined together, an additional 30 hours of provision.
  • Additional hours were given to 4 Teaching Assistants to ensure that all 4 now have full-time hours. The afore-mentioned staff currently work in Reception, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

3) Impact of Interventions on Pupil Performance

  • In 2012-13, the average progress made by children eligible for Pupil Premium funding in Years 1 to 6 was 2.04 sub-levels or 4.08 points. This was in line with the average progress of all children in school which was 2.06 sub-levels or 4.12 points. This means that good progress was made by children at our school , with or without Pupil Premium eligibility, and there is no gap in progress between these groups of pupils.
  • 77% of the children eligible for Pupil Premium funding in Year 6 achieved Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths in the Key Stage 2 SATs in May 2013. This compares to a figure of 70% for all children in this cohort. This shows that our Year 6 children eligible for Pupil Premium attained at a high level that compared favourably with their class as a whole.

2013/2014 Pupil Premium Money

The school has received £50,100 in Pupil Premium funding. This money has contributed towards us maintaining all the strategies and interventions which were in place last academic year. These include:

  • An additional full-time member of staff in Nursery;
  • An additional full-time member of staff in Reception;
  • Full-time Teaching Assistants in all classes from Years 1 to 6;
  • A full-time Learning Mentor;
  • An additional 2 Teaching Assistants providing booster groups in Year 1 to 6;
  • Providing Year 2 boys’ writing booster sessions on 4 afternoons a week;
  • Providing a Newly Arrived Group for 25 minutes on 4 mornings each week.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Interventions

  • In 2013/14, the average pupil progress of Pupil Premium pupils in Years 2 to 5 was 3.12 points and the average progress of non-Pupil Premium pupils was 3.46 points. This represents good average progress by both Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children.
  • The progress of Year 6 Pupil Premium pupils over 4 years was on Average 2.62 levels in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to 2.51 levels per child for the class overall (please note that this figure excludes 1 child who joined us part way through Year 6). This represents very good progress over 4 years by both Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.
  • In Year 6, 60% of Pupil Premium children achieved Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to 64% of the class overall. Attainment was very similar for Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.

2014/2015 Pupil Premium Money

The school has received £78000 in Pupil Premium funding. This money has contributed towards us maintaining all the following strategies and interventions:

  • An additional full-time member of staff in Nursery;
  • An additional full-time member of staff in Reception;
  • Full-time Teaching Assistants in all classes from Years 1 to 6;
  • A full-time Learning Mentor;
  • Providing a Newly Arrived Group for 25 minutes on 4 mornings each week.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Interventions

  • The progress in Years 1 to 6 was 3.7 points in Reading, 3.7 in Writing and 3.5 in Maths. The average progress of non-Pupil Premium pupils was 4.0 points in Reading, 3.8 in Writing and 4.0 in Maths. This represents good average progress by both Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children.
  • In Year 6, 67% of Pupil Premium children achieved Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to 66% of the class overall. Attainment was very similar for Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children

2015/2016 Pupil Premium Money

The school has received £66900 in Pupil Premium funding. This money has contributed towards us maintaining all the following strategies and interventions:

  • Full-time Teaching Assistants in all classes from Years 1 to 6;
  • Additional two full time members of staff in Nursery and Reception classes;
  • A full-time Learning Mentor;
  • Two additional Teaching Assistants to provide booster support from Year 1 up to Year 4;
  • Year 5 & Year 6 classes each have an additional Teaching Assistant and three full time staff in each class;
  • Providing a Newly Arrived Group for 25 minutes on 4 mornings each week.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Interventions:

  • The progress in Years 1 to 6 was 3.4 points in Reading, 3.4 in Writing and 3.5 in Maths. The average progress of non-Pupil Premium pupils was 3.3 points in Reading, 3.4 in Writing and 3.6 in Maths. This represents good average progress by both Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children.
  • In Year 6, 29% of Pupil Premium children achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to 30% of the class overall. Attainment was very similar for Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.

2016/2017 Pupil Premium Money

The school has received £54720 in Pupil Premium funding. This money has contributed towards us maintaining all the following strategies and interventions:

  • Full-time Teaching Assistants in all classes from Years 1 to 6;
  • Additional, two full time members of staff in Nursery and Reception classes;
  • A full-time Learning Mentor;
  • The Year 6 class has an additional Teaching Assistant and therefore there are three full time members staff in that class;
  • Providing a Newly Arrived Group for 25 minutes on 4 mornings each week;
  • Subsidise school trips which allows all children, with parental consent, to participate.

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