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WE ARE OUTSTANDING - OFSTED, JUNE 2014

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Pupil Premium

Brambles Primary Academy

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 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.

The date of the next pupil premium strategy review will be in Summer 2017.

 

Total number of pupils on roll 272
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 195
% of school population 72%
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) £1,323
Total amount of PPG received 2015/16 £275,880

 

Funding 2016/17

Action Intended Impact Cost
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.

 

£24,801
Appointment of Trust Deputy Head Posts x 3 Louise Stogdale

Jo Johnson

Pauline Douglas

£42,659

 

£8,953.60

 

£13,430.40

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. £23,955
Appoint three additional lunchtime supervisors To improve lunchtime behaviour £5,481
 

Parent readers

 

Deliver focused and specialist intervention programmes for reading

 

(Sound Training, BRP and Beanstalk)

1:1 reading support, designed to develop fluency, comprehension and confidence

 

 

 

Sound Training

£4,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

£3,144

Janina Bywater

Steve Bywater

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 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 groups in KS2 Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching in smaller groups and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff as well as agency staff

 

£39,500
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. £4,380
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. £900
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
Focussed intervention groups in KS2 Children access a high level of focused and personalised quality first teaching in smaller groups and intervention from skilled, experienced and qualified staff as well as agency staff – to be planned in

 

£26,250
Total   £275,880

 

Funding 2015/16

2015 – 16
Money in
Pupil Premium £242,880

 

(Figures correct as of September 2015)

This year 2015-16 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
  • Subsidise 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.

Pennyman Primary Academy is part of Tees Valley Education (TVE) Multi-Academy Trust. We are located in east Middlesbrough; our catchment area covers parts of Priestfields, Thorntree, Netherfields and Overfields – all areas of significant social and economic deprivation. Our overall capacity is 420 places (including a 78 place Nursery). We have a two form entry. We provide extended school provision from 8am each day, after school clubs and activities during Easter & Summer holidays. All of our extended school provision is heavily subsidised, to keep parental costs to a minimum.

We have a 55 place additionally resourced SEN Unit for children with complex medical, physical, speech & language and learning difficulties. Our Unit provision hosts pupils from Middlesbrough and Redcar and other neighbouring authority areas.

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 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.

To see which groups of children we intend to target the PP funding on, and our key principles, please refer to the Pupil Premium Grant Policy document on the academy website www.pennyman.teesvalleyeducation.co.uk

A designated member of SLT maintains an overview of PP spending. A member of TVE Trust Board has responsibility for PP. The academy works with the Local Authority Virtual Schools Head (VSH) to ensure the PP is used effectively for Looked After Children (LAC).

The pupil premium grant is received on a financial year basis (April to March) and paid in termly instalments; this is generated from the pupil census recorded in the January immediately prior to the financial year. The information published in this document refers to the academic year, as recommended by the Department for Education.
Total number of pupils on roll 370
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 213
% of school population 58%
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) £1,323
Total amount of PPG received 2015/16 £281,799
Curriculum Focus:

Increase the % of children working at age related expectations in reading, writing and maths.

 

 

The Government guidelines set out a number of groups eligible for pupil premium funding. These are as follows:

  • Pupil recorded as ‘Ever 6’ FSM
  • Children Looked After
  • Service Children

However, at Brambles Primary Academy, governors have agreed to allocate funds from Pupil Premium, and from core funding, to support any pupil (or group of pupils) who has been recognised as disadvantaged using the following criteria.

These include children who:

  • are known to be vulnerable e.g. Protection Plan, Children in Need, Team around the Family
  • are listed as having significant medical needs
  • have been referred to outside agencies for mental health issues
  • have families on low incomes where difficulties are known
  • have support from the Pastoral Team e.g. attendance, behaviour, family problems
  • have significant social issues inside and outside of the academy (e.g. police, council involvement)
  • are anticipated to have problems with transition

Rationale for spending

At Brambles Primary Academy, we recognise the impact that poor reading has on children’s achievement in all areas of the curriculum, and on their life chances beyond school.

Spending has, therefore, been focused on improving reading outcomes and maximising time children spend with their teacher individually and in small groups reading.

  • The Reading Recovery teacher targets the least able ‘Pupil Premium’ children at Key Stage 1. She actively monitors the quality of guided reading delivered across the whole academy.
  • Vulnerable pupil premium children are identified for more frequent 1:1 reading with our ‘Parent Readers’.
  • Read Write Inc training has been delivered to all staff and resources have been purchased to support its delivery and children’s learning.
  • Class sizes have been significantly reduced from 30 to 18. Whilst evidence (Toolkit of Strategies to Improve Learning, Sutton Trust: May 2011) supporting the educational worthiness of reduced class size is limited, its efficacy has been demonstrated more effectively in areas of social deprivation. Our progress measures for all children demonstrate the value of this in our context.

In addition, the academy recognises the significant impact that unsettled family circumstances, poor attendance and family health issues have on children’s performance in the academy. Recruitment of a pastoral team to coordinate and deliver a support service has been a major investment.

 

Funding 2015/16

2015 – 16
Money in
Pupil Premium £242,880

(Figures correct as of September 2015)

This year 2015-16 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

·         Subsidise the cost of curriculum enrichment activities through educational visits, theatre performances and motivational events.

 


 

Funding 2014/15

2014 – 15
Money in
Pupil Premium £239,200
Spend
Staffing Structure (additional to required) £338,767
Parent readers £  8,000
TOTAL SPEND £346,767
ACADEMY CONTRIBUTION £107,567

 

The table represents the number of children in each year group actually eligible for funding (A), those identified by the academy (I) and the total numbers the funding is used to support.

 

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
  No. deemed vulnerable No. deemed vulnerable No. deemed vulnerable No. deemed vulnerable No. deemed vulnerable No.deemed vulnerable
ACTUAL 29/37 31/42 27/32 38/45 29/34 22/27
IDENTIFIED 4/37 3/42 2/32 5/45 3/34 1/27
TOTAL 33/37 34/42 29/32 43/45 32/34 23/27
PERCENTAGE 89% 81% 90.6% 95.6% 94.1% 85.2%

Impact/ Outcomes (2014/2015)

In mathematics in 2015 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress compared favourably with that seen nationally for other pupils. They made the same progress as their peers in the academy.

In reading in 2015 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress was equal to that seen nationally for other pupils, although they made slightly less progress than their peers in the academy.

In writing in 2015 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress compared favourably with that seen nationally for other pupils. They made the same progress as their peers in the academy.

 

 


 Funding 2013/14

2013 – 14
Money in
Pupil Premium £171,000
Spend
Staffing Structure (additional to required) £304,093
Parent readers £  8,000
TOTAL SPEND £312,093
ACADEMY CONTRIBUTION £141,093

Impact/ Outcomes (2013/2014)

In mathematics in 2014 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress compared favourably with that seen nationally for other pupils, although they made slightly less progress than their peers in the academy.

In reading in 2014 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress compared favourably with that seen nationally for other pupils.  However they made significantly more progress than their peers in the academy.

In writing in 2014 the % of disadvantaged children achieving expected or better progress was slightly below that seen nationally for other pupils, although they made less progress than their peers in the academy.

Data analysis demonstrates children not eligible for pupil premium out performed those eligible by roughly a term, 1 points progress.

 

 

How to find us

  • Brambles Primary Academy
  • Kedward Avenue
  • Brambles Farm
  • Middlesbrough
  • TS3 9DB

Brambles Primary Academy

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