Blenheim Primary School, Leeds

Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium 2016-17

There are many different barriers to learning which Pupil Premium children have including lack of rich educational experiences and resources outside of school; parents not being fluent in English so struggle to help their children at home; behaviour; attendance. We aim to help parents to help their children through ESOL and other parenting classes. As a school we also focus on attendance and behaviour and giving children rich learning experiences and quality resources including abundant reading books.  These help address the barriers to learning which children have and quite often do not cost a lot of money: additional Family Mentor time is the main expenditure in these areas. We therefore choose to use the bulk of the money to give Pupil Premium children extra support to catch up with their peers. Because of the success of the interventions with specific targeted children we are again using a high proportion of the money to deliver Every Child a Reader; Every Child a Counter; Catch-Up and individual literacy and numeracy programmes. These are delivered by teachers or Higher Level Teaching Assistants. At the top end of the school some funding has been used to appoint an additional teacher to ensure all the children are taught in small sets.

In 2016-17 school received £181,600 which we have used to raise the achievement of pupil premium children through:

  • Direct teaching support - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and Teacher intervention staff delivering individualised programmes.

  • Removing barriers to learning - Family Mentor (FM) staff working to support families.

  • Resources to support the above.

The breakdown of the money is spent thus:

  • HLTA support FTE 3.23 =£106,400

  • Teacher support 0.4 + 1 =  £50,400

  • FM support FTE X 1 = £23,800

  • Additional Resources =£1000

Progress of our pupil premium children will be monitored each half term by the headteacher who will meet with staff to hold them to account. Progress measures will be based on assessments downloaded to Scholar Pack and these will be reported termly to Governors at the Teaching and Learning sub-committee.  The next pupil premium strategy review will be in September 2017.

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Because of the success of the interventions with specific targeted children we are again using a high proportion of the money to deliver Every Child a Reader; Every Child a Counter; Lexia and individual literacy and numeracy programmes. These are delivered by teachers or Higher Level Teaching Assistants. At the top end of the school some funding has been used to appoint an additional teacher to ensure all the children are taught in small sets. Additional Family Mentor time has also been dedicated to pupil premium children.

In 2015-16 school received £159030 which we have used to raise the achievement of pupil premium children through:

  • Direct teaching support - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and Teacher intervention staff delivering individualised programmes.

  • Removing barriers to learning - Family Mentor (FM) staff working to support families.

  • Resources to support the above.

The breakdown of the money is spent thus:

  • HLTA support 0.75 X 5 =£82590

  • Teacher support 0.4 + 1 =  £47180

  • FM support FTE X 1 = £28800

  • Additional Resources =£500

Use of the pupil premium in this way has had an impact on the progress of our pupil premium children and it continues to be very good as detailed below:

Average Point Score Progress for Pupil Progress children versus all children at from September 2015 to May 2016

 

Pupil Premium

All Children

Reading

4.5

4.4

Writing

4.8

4.7

Maths

4.1

4.2