Our key objective in using Pupil Premium funding is to improve attainment and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.
Brambles Primary Academy is part of Tees Valley Education (TVE) Multi-Academy Trust.. We are located in east Middlesbrough; an area of significant social and economic deprivation. Whilst our context is challenging (around 20% of children have Special Educational Needs and over 70% of our pupils are eligible for pupil premium) we believe it is our responsibility to support our children with their life chances, opportunities and employability. Our overall capacity is 315 places (including a 76 place Nursery). We have a two form entry. We provide extended school provision from 8am each day, after school clubs and a variety of activities during Easter & Summer holidays. All of our extended school provision is heavily subsidised, to keep parental costs to a minimum.
We know that nationally, children from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. We actively breakdown those barriers to enable ALL of our children to participate in all activities and therefore achieve age related outcomes, regardless of their social and economic status or family circumstances. Pupil Premium (PP) funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect.
Brambles Primary Academy is located in an area of significant social deprivation. We are in the lowest percentile for both free school meals and school deprivation, with a deprivation indicator of 0.54.
|Total number of pupils on roll||272|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||192|
|% of school population||71%|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil (some children may attract more / less depending upon circumstances – but pupil level information will not be identified within this document)||£1,320|
|Total amount of PPG received 2017/18||£271,920|
|Employ an additional teaching member for 3 days per week to coach and mentor KS2” with a view to improving standards.||Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff.
|Employ additional DHT in charge of teaching and learning and 0.5 teaching commitment||To identify PP children and to raise standards at EXS and GDS||£19,048|
|Appointment of Trust Deputy Head Posts x 3 to support CPD across the Academy||Louise Stogdale
|Appoint an Education Welfare Officer to work 30 hours per week. This will form a pastoral team to work with identified individual and groups of children.||Children are able to access support that meets their social and emotional needs. This will then allow them to concentrate on learning in a settled and happy environment.||£24,522|
|(Sound Training, BRP and Beanstalk)||Sound Training||£3,144|
|External Providers||CPD for staff and leadership||£13,500|
|Provide children with free or highly subsidised extended schools activities.||Children are able to develop their talents and succeed in a wide range of sport, arts and academic areas. They are developed a full rounded young citizens with a wide range of skills and interests.||£18,000|
|Provide children with highly subsidised access to sporting and cultural events.||To provide a broad and balanced curriculum so that children are enabled to develop a wide range of interests through memorable and significant opportunities. Their experience of life is widened.||£15,000|
|Focussed intervention and nurture groups across KS2 and groups in Y6||Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching in smaller groups and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff in the mornings||£8912|
|Prizes and trophies||Cinema visits for 100% attendance, reading rewards, weekly assembly rewards, pantomime||£8,500|
|Lexia intervention and subscription||Lexia learning is a web based reading and spelling intervention which improves language and comprehension development.||£3,000|
|PIXL License Training/Coaching Days||Improving life chances for young people through improved educational achievement and enhanced self-esteem in order to connect them to worthy progression routes in the next stage of their education.||£4,500|
|School Data Tracker||A data system used to track comparatively pupils nationally.||£1,000|
|Specialist Music Teacher||To provide music education to a high standard.||£11,000|
|Evolve educational visits database||A fully managed and robust online system that simplifies the process of planning, processing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of educational off site visits.||£1000|
|Academy Student Council||Developing children as leaders – building belief and extending life skills; taking a lead and contributing to academy decision making||£500.00|
|Educational Psychologist (commissioned)||Resilience programme, EP assessments and reporting/advice (above the EP allocation from the LA)||£12,900|
|CPOMS||Online safeguarding system||£1,026|
|2016 – 17|
(Figures correct as of September 2016)
This year 2017/18 we plan to use the Pupil Premium to:
Continue to keep pupil/teacher ratios low
Reading Recovery Teacher
Provide high quality enrichment to targeted pupils
Subsidies the cost of curriculum enrichment activities through educational visits, theatre performances and motivational events.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to improve attainment and narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.
Increase the % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.
|Qualified sports coach to provide expert teaching and learning for all children, as well as developing the practice of all teachers.||Children receive high quality first teaching and are therefore able to make excellent progress.
Teachers are developed professionally to deliver a high standard of PE teaching.
|Qualified sports coach to run before school, lunchtime, after school and holiday clubs||Healthy lifestyles for all of our pupils.
Provide access to a wide variety of high quality extra activities.
Provide personalised support and training to gifted and talented children.
|Extended schools lead to organise and manage out of hours provision||£1 000|
|Additional sports apprentice to extend the scope and impact of afterschool and lunchtime clubs||£2 000|
|Develop a Tees Valley Education Sports Network||To enable children to experience competitive elements of sport and working as a team.
To ensure that keeping active and healthy has a high profile across the academy and TVEd Trust.
To facilitate the sharing of excellent practice between the academies.
|Transport to facilitate competitions and tournaments||To enable children to experience competitive elements of sport and working as a team.||£1000|
|Purchase of new equipment to broaden sports provision||To ensure that children have the correct equipment to access sports at a high level.
To develop new sports within the academy.
|Create and maintain links with other local sports providers and teams||To give children access to a wider range of sports and activities, and expert coaching within them.||£250|
|Provide access for children to attend local high profile sporting events||To inspire children to participate well in sports.
To enhance children’s cultural experiences and develop pride in their local community.
For the period September 2016 – August 2017, we will receive a total funding amount of £8,970.
Impact will be measured at the end of the summer term.