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St Michael’s CE Primary School: PPG Rationale

4% of our pupils at St Michael’s attract pupil premium through Free School Meals and 70% through the Service Premium. We use this money to support these pupils through by using evidence-based approaches as our starting points and carefully adapt them to our school context. As we have so few pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium for Free School Meals, trends and patterns of barriers are hard to define, so the support is personalised to each individual. However, the three key principles that form the basis of our strategy for PPG apply to each/all of our pupils:

1. Effective teaching
The most important factor for attainment and progress is effective teaching. This has been highlighted by the Sutton Trust, whose 2011 report on improving the impact of teachers on pupil achievement in the UK revealed that the effects of high-quality teaching are especially significant for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds – equivalent to 1.5 years’ worth of learning.

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We prioritise professional development and ensure that regular CPD is planned in throughout the year through INSET days and staff meetings. Sources of evidence on effective delivery of CPD (such as The Teacher Development Trust’s report ‘Developing Great Teaching’ and the Department for Education ‘Standards for teachers’ professional development’) underline the importance of having regular sequential slots to develop teaching as opposed to spending an Inset day on an initiative, then returning to it halfway through the year. To ensure that developing pedagogy is at the forefront of all we do, CPD runs through the school year to support and improve the standard of T&L across the school.

We deliver training and constantly reflect on school development priorities and approaches. We predominantly use in-house expertise to deliver these sessions, allowing our middle leaders/subject leaders to develop professionally and have regular whole-school influence. This evidence-based CPD is led by the HT and delivered by a number of SL from within school as well as externally from across the MAT, to maximise its impact.

As well as adopting these principles, our commitment to CPD extends beyond the teaching staff. Support staff have a monthly weekly hour slot that focuses on their needs run by different staff members from within the school.

2. Self-Efficacy

One of the most critical tools in a teacher’s arsenal actually belongs to the student: self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the individual’s belief in their ability to achieve goals. Albert Bandura defines it as a personal judgement of “how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations” and it influences academic motivation, learning, and achievement (American Society for Horticultural Science, 2011). Increasing student self-efficacy, therefore, is crucial to a student’s success. As teachers, we can stimulate critical thinking and comprehension and thus increase student self-efficacy through a variety of strategies such as dialogic, open-ended questioning, positive reinforcement, increased availability, and ensuring we have a culture where it’s safe to take risks, make mistakes and the understanding that every pupil can get better with a Growth Mindset

EEC report that social and emotional learning interventions provide 4+ months impact and behaviour interventions 3+ months impact. Our ELSA provides emotional Support to ensure pupils have increased confidence and self-esteem. This improves their ability to access the curriculum and develop holistically as well as supporting and impacting on self-efficacy.

 
3. Enrichment

Every Friday, pupils take part in an enrichment afternoon that is run predominantly by support staff and enhanced by a few local visiting experts, for example a Pilates Teacher and Scout Leader parent keen Outdoor Skills. This is based around the National Trust ’50 things to do before you are 113/4’. Pupils work are vertically grouped (‘family groups’) and choose an activity for a term. The range of activities is very wide and will change from term to term in order depending on the adults leading the session, teacher interest and the season. This opportunity for pupils enriches and widens pupils’ experiences, not just of the academic, but supports the development of the ‘whole child.’

Our pupil premium strategy is rooted in our whole-school ethos. We know that if you provide high-quality teaching that is effective for disadvantaged learners then you are providing effective teaching for all.

 Please click here for Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2018/19

Pupil Premium Reporting Form 2018/19

The information below details our Pupil Premium, service pupil and sport funding grants

Number of pupils & pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 90
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 67
Amount PPG received per pupil £1320 per FSM(4) pupil;
£1900 per looked after child (0);
£300 per service (63) pupil
Total amount of PPG received £24,180

In 2018-19 the school will receive £24,180 pupil premium funding for 65 pupils, this amounts to 74% of the school population.

The following table identifies how the money will be spent and the impact of it on the children at the school.

Description Budget Objective Impact and Evaluation
Emotional Literacy Support
(ELSA)
£16,000 To enable children to be supported to:
  • have a point of contact to help deal with worries, concerns and difficulties
  • support pupils with transition into and out of the school
  • relate positively
  • react to conflict and difficulty without losing control
  • relate positively to peers/adults
  • to develop trusting relationships and confidence
  • to develop a positive attitude
 
Wright to Talk
Counselling
£800 To enable specific children to be supported to:
  • deal with shock, difficulty and issues surrounding family breakdowns, conflict and bereavement
 
Enrichment through a focus on the arts £7000 To provide a rich variety of experence to broaden horizons and raise aspirations in order to narrow the cultural gap between pupils
  • Opportunities to ensure all pupils feel that the arts are accessible and applicable to them
  • Theatre groups in to school
  • Trips out to theatre
  • Music lessons/performances
  • Authors
  • Visitors in from dieffernt jobs to inspire career choices
  • Drama club
  • Improved speaking and listening
  • Dance club
  • Cooking club
  • Pilates
  • Sewing enrichment
  • Origanmi
  • Museum Trips
  • Work with Wessex Archaeology
  • Visits to places of historical and cultural importance
  • Book Group
 
Bluey Club £50 To provide time in school for pupils with Forces parents to:
  • keep in regular touch via Bluey
  • celebrate birthdays and important occasions
 
Money to support a specific need/occasion £300 To provide top up funding for Disadvantaged pupils to ensure they have equal access to the school opportunities.  


Pupil Premium Reporting Form 2017/18

The information below details our Pupil Premium, service pupil and sport funding grants.

Number of pupils & pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 75
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 49
Amount PPG received per pupil £1320 per FSM(2) pupil;
£1900 per looked after child (0);
£300 per service (47) pupil
Total amount of PPG received £16,740

In 2017-18 the school will receive £16, 740 pupil premium funding for 49 pupils, this amounts to 65% of the school population.

The following table identifies how the money will be spent and the impact of it on the children at the school.

 
 
Description Budget Objective Impact and Evaluation
Emotional Literacy Support
(ELSA)
£16,000 To enable children to be supported to:
  • have a point of contact to help deal with worries, concerns and difficulties
  • support pupils with transition into and out of the school
  • relate positively
  • react to conflict and difficulty without losing control
  • relate positively to peers/adults
  • to develop trusting relationships and confidence
  • to develop a positive attitude
 
Wright to Talk
Counselling
£500 To enable specific children to be supported to:
  • deal with shock, difficulty and issues surrounding family breakdowns, conflict and bereavement
 
Bluey Club £50 To provide time in school for pupils with Forces parents to:
  • keep in regular touch via Bluey
  • celebrate birthdays and important occasions
 
Money to support a specific need/occasion £190 To provide top up funding for Disadvantaged pupils to ensure they have equal access to the school opportunities.  

Pupil Premium Reporting 2017/18

Please click on link to see table for 2017/18

Pupil Premium Reporting 2016/17

The PPG spend in 2016-17 was to support the salary of a part time interventions teacher. This was under previous leadership and outcomes for PPG pupils was variable. This is a priority to be addressed this year.