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 2016-2017

 

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.

Due to the circumstances of those pupils eligible for the pupil premium grant, some or all of them may have significant barriers to their learning.  These may be academically, socially or emotionally.  The Senior Leadership Team assess the needs of each individual child eligible for the grant to determine how the funding can be most appropriately spent.  This is done in partnership with parents and reviewed on a termly basis to evaluate the impact.  Interventions and spending are adjusted based on outcomes.  Possible barriers for learning are:

  • Attendance
  • Financial
  • Access to curricular enrichment
  • Mobility
  • Parental support
  • Ability of parents to support
  • Traumatic experiences in earlier life
  • Behaviour and social skills

“Deprivation does not determine destiny. Many young people from low-income families succeed brilliantly. There are also schools that overcome these barriers for low-income families…they do this because they have the highest expectations of each of them and are relentless in what they do to secure excellent headway in realising these expectations.” Unseen Children: access to achievement 20 years on- OfSTED

We are held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils and are required to show the impact of this spending.   

Use of Pupil Premium 2015-2016

For the academic year 2015-2016 Chorleywood Primary School was allocated a ‘Pupil Premium’ amount of £26,397.90, and our expenditure was in excess of this amount.  

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 (2016), 21% (6 pupils) of the cohort were eligible for Pupil Premium funding. At the end of KS2 100% of the 6 disadvantaged obtained age related expectations in GPS, reading and maths.

 

 

%ARE

Scaled scores

Value added

GPS

Disadvantaged (6)

100

108.2

/

Non- disadvantaged (23)

95.7

110.4

/

Reading

Disadvantaged

100

108.5

3.4

Non- disadvantaged

95.7

109.3

6.1

Writing

Disadvantaged

83.3

/

0.7

Non- disadvantaged

91.3

/

3.6

Maths

Disadvantaged

100

106.8

2.1

Non- disadvantaged

100

110.8

7.7

RWM

Disadvantaged

83.3

/

/

Non- disadvantaged

87.0

/

/

 

The disadvantaged pupils obtained scaled scores significantly higher than all pupils nationally. Their progress was significantly higher than all pupils nationally. This is a direct result of the highly effective spending of the pupil premium grant and quality first teaching throughout the school. 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.

Throughout the school, of the pupils eligible for the pupil premium grant, 87.5% made progress in reading, writing and maths. The two pupils who did not make measurable academic progress both have significant emotional and behavioural difficulties.

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 Pupil Premium 2016-2017

For this coming academic year the level of pupil premium is £1320 per pupil and pupil premium plus is £1900 per pupil.  The school is expecting to receive a grant of approximately £19,800.  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 

Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors.  Our pupil premium statement detailing the impact of pupil outcomes will be updated in September 2017.

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 2016