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Potential barriers to learning for disadvantaged children at Benenden CE School

                                                        

The following barriers to learning have been identified by staff and senior leaders. Many of these apply to our disadvantaged pupils.

 

·         Little or no pre-school experience

·         Poor speech and language skills

·         Poor literacy skills

·         Poor maths skills

·         Social and emotional problems

·         Lack of parental engagement to support learning

·         Low parental expectations

 

The school works hard to address these barriers through running appropriate social skills groups such as Ginger Bear, employing a SALT where needed, supplying 1:1 tuition for those children who need targeted support, and employing a part time Family Liaison Officer to work closely with disadvantaged families.

 

 

Pupil premium report for academic year 2016 – 2017 and planned expenditure for 2017 - 2018

The amount of funding the school was given for pupil premium children in the year 2016 - 2017 was £26,240. This was for 15 pupil premium and two children in care. The money was spent on the following:

·         1:1 intervention to raise standards in maths

·         1:1 intervention to raise standards in English

·         Employing a Family Liaison Officer to support vulnerable families and children

·         Individual music lessons

·         Employing a Numbers Count teacher and giving priority to pupil premium children

·         50% subsidy for school trips

Outcomes for pupil premium children are as follows:

Foundation stage – 100% pupil premium achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD) in EYFS end of Key Stage assessment compared with 88% of all children.

Key Stage 1 outcomes for pupils

 

Reading attainment PP children

(Greater depth)

Reading attainment  all children

(Greater depth)

Writing attainment PP children

 (Greater depth)

Writing attainment all children

(Greater depth)

Maths attainment PP children

 (Greater depth)

Maths progress all children

(Greater depth)

 

 75%

(25%)

 80%

(48%)

 75%

(25%)

 80%

(30%)

 75%

(0%)

 84%

(40%)

 

Key Stage 2 outcomes for pupils

 

Reading attainment PP children

(Greater depth)

Reading attainment  all children

(Greater depth)

Writing attainment PP children

 (Greater depth)

Writing attainment all children

(Greater depth)

Maths attainment PP children

 (Greater depth)

Maths progress all children

(Greater depth)

 

 100%

(0%)

 

83%

(33%)

 66%

(0%)

 77%

(27%)

 100%

(0%)

 94%

(33%)

 

 

Comparative attainment across the school


 


 

 

The percentage of  pupil premium children working at the expected level is broadly in line with non- pupil premium children. However, there are no pupil premium children working above the expected level in reading, writing and maths.

 

Comparative progress across the school

 

Pupil progress meetings are held six times per year with class teacher and class teaching assistant. All PP children are discussed first – their progress and attainment and the impact of any interventions they have had. PP children are always given priority for 1:1 tuition in maths and English.

 

Planned expenditure and outcomes for the year 2017 – 2018

Income for this academic year: £16,420 for 11 pupil premium children and one looked after child. To diminish the gap for disadvantaged children, the school are putting the following actions in place:

Planned actions for this academic year

Resource expenditure on Pupil Premium cohort

Desired outcomes for Pupil Premium cohort

Employ a trained teacher to deliver 1:1 tuition in English and Maths to identified children

Employ a specialist teacher in Maths and English intervention programmes, to work mainly with PP children.

Expected or better than expected progress made by all pupils.

To narrow the gap between attainment in reading and writing for identified pupils. These will be identified in regular Pupil  Progress meetings

1:1 support for Year 6 PP pupils in reading, writing and maths vulnerable to not reaching expected level for secondary readiness.

All pupils targeted reach expected level for secondary readiness.

Offer enrichment activities to pupils whose academic attainment is strong.

Peripatetic music lessons funded for three pupils.

Pupils have developed their skills in music and have opportunities to perform in school.

To identify gifted and talented pupils and offer enrichment days in English and Maths where appropriate

Maths and writing enrichment days at local schools.

All pupils who attended have made at least expected progress.

To support a child to attend the school breakfast club three days each week

£15 per week for attendance at school breakfast club.

Child is at school on time and does not miss start of morning lessons.

 

The impact of these actions will be reviewed in February 2018.