Pupil Premium Summary Statement
This year, our Pupil Premium of £384,420 which resources pupils eligible for Free School Meals and Looked After Children, covers the cost of running additional interventions across the school, specifically targeting the highest proportion of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, along with numerous other initiatives and staffing implications as detailed in the Pupil Premium Allocation and Spending document.
Last year our Pupil Premium allocation of £373,400 was used to cover the cost of an additional class where there was a significant proportion of pupils eligible for Free School Melas. It was also used to further embed Read, Write Inc, along with additional support staff, resourcing our foundation curriculum (IPC) and consultant support for Maths (see Pupil Premium Allocation and Spending doc for more detail).
As a result of these investments we saw continued improved progress and attainment from 2014 to 2015 including an Average Point Score in Y6 (our 2nd highest Pupil Premium cohort at the time) of 28.5 (an increase of 1.6 over the previous 2 years). Whilst progress, measured as a Value Added score rose by a significant 3.4 points over 2 years.
Y1 Phonic Screening scores have risen over 2 years from 69% pass rate to 74%, whilst Y2 retakes improved from 70% pass rate to 90%. Higher proportions of PP pupils achieved passes in both year groups.
Our GLD (Good Level of Development) in EYFS rose from 50% to 75%, with a greater proportion of PP pupils achieving a GLD. We are predicting an even more significant rise this year.
With the biggest gaps being in Reading and Maths, it is clear to see in the Pupil Premium Allocation and Spending document that this is where a greater proportion of the funding is being spent.
Early indications show that these gaps will have reduced by the end of this academic year.
In January 2014 we invested some of our PP funding into a new robust attainment and progress tracking system which allows us to very closely monitor the progress of all children, but is particularly useful for identifying specific targeted groups and individuals so we can focus support very much where it is needed and ensure that we are really closing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils.
It is important to note that tracking progress by ‘vulnerable groups’ and using terms such as ‘Free School Meals eligibility’ and ‘disadvantaged pupils’ are DfE and OFSTED expectations. However, children are never stigmatised or referred to directly using any of this terminology.
PE and Sport Premium Statement
At Eastbury Primary School, we understand the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. In addition, we believe that an exciting, varied PE curriculum, combined with extra-curricular opportunities, can help to promote other valuable qualities such as good discipline, teamwork, communication, perseverance and a drive to succeed. We aim to achieve this through a commitment to providing every child with the necessary skills and confidence to participate in sporting activities and in leading a healthy lifestyle.
• Minimum of 2 hours each week of high quality PE learning
• Providing every child with an equal opportunity to participate in PE and sport according to their own ability
• Access to alternative sporting activities at break times
• increased opportunities to access a wide variety of sporting activities through after-school sporting clubs and extra-curricular events
• Opportunities for inter school competition
• Opportunities for intra-school competition through House and Sports day activities
• We also strive to promote healthy lifestyle choices through our PE curriculum and our PSHE curriculum.
Pupil premium strategic plan Sept 2016
Pupil premium Letter Jan 2017
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