Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
Herts. WD3 5HR.
Tel: 01923 282095.
E-mail: admin@chorleywood.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Roberts

Chorleywood Primary School

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-2018

 

About the Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) or children who have been eligible in the last six years.  It is also for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

At Chorleywood Primary School we have undertaken a whole school approach to support vulnerable pupils. We are aware of barriers to learning individual pupils may experience and we work hard, in partnership with parents, to reduce and where possible eliminate these barriers. At Chorleywood Primary School we have high expectations for all pupil regardless of starting points and external influences. Barriers to learning might include poor parenting, limited access to language, poor literacy levels, poor attendance, low aspirations, low expectations or narrow experience of life outside school. Individual support programmes are targeted to each individual pupil and monitored accordingly.

All schools are accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils and are required to show the impact of this spending.  We are very proud of the positive impact on pupil outcomes of our Pupil Premium Grants. This is not just academically but in relation to behaviour for learning. This can be directly linked to the whole school promotion of our behaviour for learning characteristics for all pupils.

We support all pupils to be an effective:

Listener

Enthusiastic

Ambitious

Resilient

Nurturing

Engaged

Respectful

Use of the Pupil Premium 2017-2018

For the academic year 2016-2017 Chorleywood Primary School was allocated a ‘Pupil Premium’ amount of £24,559.05.

This amount was used to support eligible pupils in the following ways:

  • The provision of one-to-one tuition to support their academic attainment and support with emotional intelligence with the intention to accelerate their progress.
  • Support for metacognition through paired work and small group activities (children provided with strategies to motivate themselves and plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning)
  • Financial support for music tuition
  • Financial support for extracurricular activities, both internal and external to school
  • Financial support for educational day visits and residential visits
  • Enrichment and challenge activities for more able children
  • Assistance with uniform
  • Challenge to support more able pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant
  • Time for the INCo to monitor interventions and the progress of these pupils
  • Play therapy to support their self-esteem and confidence
  • Parent partnership support through parent partnership workers who support families
  • A specific teacher targeted to support in class 2 days a week

Support is tailor made to each child in partnership with parents and staff.

The Impact on Pupils

At the end of KS2 there was one disadvantaged pupil. This pupil reached the expected standard in reading. Progress in reading was +15.03, in writing was + 2.57 and in maths +8.07. These progress figures reflect the additional support this pupil received through the effective spending of the pupil premium grant and the quality first teaching. Teacher appraisal targets are always linked to the pupil outcomes of the disadvantaged pupils in their class. The school has successfully diminished differences for these pupils.

Summer 2017 Y1-6 data:

 

12 pupils

Expected progress

Good progress

Very strong progress

Reading

91.7%

75%

16.7%

Writing

91.7%

66.7%

16.7%

Maths

91.7%

75%

8.3 %

 

 

 

12 pupils

Broadly within age related

Working at age related

Working above age related

Reading

83.3%

50%

16.7%

Writing

66.7%

41.7%

8.3%

Maths

66.7%

41.7%

8.3%

 

( Many of these pupils are also of the SEND register)

Feedback from parents and eligible pupils indicates that the support for music tuition and extra-curricular activities had a very positive impact on enjoyment and achievement with eligible pupils achieving high grades in music examinations. Access to activities that were previously unaffordable.

Proposed Use of the Pupil Premium 2017-18

For this coming academic year the level of the premium is £1320 per pupil and the school is expecting to receive a grant of approximately £20,220.  Provision is planned on an individual basis to ensure that we best meet the needs of each eligible child.  The Governing Board have agreed to continue to use this funding to support pupils as we have previously due to the successful pupil outcomes:

  • Additional time for monitoring of the attendance of the eligible pupils
  • Support for vulnerable parents
  • The provision of small group tuition and intervention to support their academic attainment and support with emotional intelligence with the intention to accelerate their progress
  • Support for metacognition through paired work and small group activities (children provided with strategies to motivate themselves and plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning)
  • Financial support for music tuition
  • Financial support for extracurricular activities, both internal and external to school
  • Financial support for educational day visits and residential visits
  • Enrichment and challenge activities for more able children
  • Assistance with uniform
  • Transportation
  • 1-2-1 support for our most vulnerable pupils
  • Challenge to support more able pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant
  • Staffing to enable weekly boosting sessions in Y2/Y5 and Y6
  • Time for the INCo to monitor interventions and the progress of these pupils
  • Play therapy to support their self-esteem and confidence
  • Parent partnership support through parent partnership workers who support families

 

If you think that your child might be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium funding please take a look at www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals, or come and speak to Mrs Coomber in confidence. The funding could have a significant impact on your child’s education.   

Rebecca Roberts (Headteacher)

September 2017