End of Key Stage 2 – 2014/15
86% of current Year 6 pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to achieve Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing, Maths and Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation combined.
100% of current Year 6 pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to make at least 2 levels of progress or above from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.
End of Key Stage 1 – 2014/15
83% of current Year 2 pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to achieve Level 2b or above in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
Year 2 Phonics Screening Check – 2014/15
100% of pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to achieve the expected standard in the Year 2 Phonics Screening Check.
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check – 2014/15
100% of pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to achieve the expected standard in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
Reception ‘Good Level of Development’ – 2014/15
80% of pupils who are receiving Pupil Premium funding are expected to achieve the Good Level of Development by the end of Reception.
Pupil Premium Funding Priorities for 2014-15
Raising Achievement Core Subjects
- Widen opportunities for reading, writing and use of number in Reception for eligible Pupil Premium children to ensure aspirations for the Good Level of Development are met.
- ‘One to One’ and ‘Booster’ support opportunities for identified children in core learning delivered by a qualified teacher.
- Additional Reading, Writing and Maths intervention throughout Key Stage 2 for identifiied children. Focus on More Able Pupil Premium eligible children for targetted support.
- Small class sizes for Literacy / Numeracy to address standards in Year 5/6 from September 2014 through the employment of extra teacher for 5 mornings per week. Commited until July 2015.
Intervention (Pupil Achievement Focus)
- Continue to provide TA with QTS responsible for intervention to ensure targeted intervention across school to ‘narrow the gaps’ in learning across school.
- Identify a member of staff to ensure the closer tracking of all ‘Pupil Premium’ pupils, so that pupils who are not making expected progress can be identified earlier and intervention can be put into place to close the gap in learning.
- Develop ‘academic mentoring’ system across school to specifically support vulnerable pupils at risk of underachievement.
- Funding for mentoring resources.
- Further development of core curriculum drivers in all aspects of school life – teamwork, diversity and aspiration.
Removing Barriers to Learning
- Attendance Welfare Officer to work intensively with persistent absentees (identified in school as below 87.5% attendance) and their families. Enhanced analysis of attendance data by different groups of pupils leading to more effective intervention and greater awareness.
- Offer Free Breakfast club places to identified children who have attendance / lateness issues.
- Provide support for families through signposting to support services within County Durham.
- Financial support with educational visits, trips, residential to prevent social exclusion and enriched experiences: Pupil Premium funds will allow school to subsidise a range of educational opportunities both in and out of school for pupils over the course of the academic year. The aim of these visits is to provide experiences for pupils who would not be able to afford or access such opportunities and to broaden aspirations for the future.
- Continue to subsidise music tuition via Durham Music Service and sporting activities, particularly linked to After School Activities ensuring all after school activities are available free of charge to pupils.
Resources and Equipment
- Provide uniform, PE kits and essential equipment for those facing financial difficulty.
- Fund revision guides for Year 6 pupils in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Mathematics.
- To fund additional resources needed for school projects eg. Partner school in Ghana via British Council work.