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Burnt Ash Primary School

Pupil Premium

Burnt Ash Primary School prides itself on the achievement of all pupils. Year on year our data reflects our vision to ensure the success of every pupil. Recently we were again recognised by the London Mayor - Sadiq Khan (as we were previously by Boris Johnson) - through schemes which highlight excellence in the outcomes for disadvantaged or pupil premium children. In 2015 we received membership to the Gold Club and helped support teachers from across London to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. This year we have awarded Schools for Success status, which consists of the top performing 6% of London schools.

The Pupil Premium funding received is carefully used to support children’s learning and well-being, with a particular focus on children who are, or have in the past 6 years, been eligible for free school meals, adopted children and any child looked after by the local authority.

We believe that by having a fully inclusive and personalised approach to education and the development of our pupils that we can spread the impact of this funding to all of our pupils. For example smaller class sizes, subsidised educational visits and tutoring benefits for everyone.

For the year 2017/8 the school received £1,320 per eligible pupil. Therefore you can see how important it is that we effectively use this money to maintain the highest standards for all the pupils at our school. Creating a successful and motivating environment has a positive impact on everyone. We are passionate about our children achieving the highest academic standards in order to prepare them well for the next stage of their educational journey.

Expenditure Report 2017/18

In the academic year 2017-18, the school received £217,609 of Pupil Premium funding, it was spent as detailed below.

 

Amount Spent

Additional Teaching staff – providing smaller class sizes in Y6, focused teaching groups

£110,000

Intervention and support – small group work, tuition, online learning.

£16,000

Pastoral Support – well-being support, social skills, play therapies, counselling  gardening clubs, pet care, family support

£75,000

Extended opportunities – Community Gardens, subsidised educational visits and residentials, play leader, clubs

£10,000

Extended Services – after school clubs, breakfast club

£1,000

Mental Health Wellbeing Support

£5,000

Total

£217,609

Impact Statement

The impact statement below focuses on the outcomes for children who are entitled to Pupil Premium, however we know that our inclusive whole school ethos means that there is a positive impact for all pupil at the school.

Pupils at Burnt Ash attain significantly above those nationally, this is true for both our pupils who are entitled to pupil premium and those who are not. Both these groups also make progress which is well above national.

Last year 58% of Pupils in Year 6 were eligible for Pupil Premium.

Percentage of pupils reaching Expected standards at the end of Year 6 in 2018

Pupil Premium children

Excluding Specialist Provision

All pupils

Excluding Specialist Provision

All pupils Nationally

Reading

85%

92%

75%

Writing

88%

92%

78%

Maths

88%

93%

76%

Grammar, punctuation & spelling

85%

90%

78%

Combined; reading, writing & maths

71%

81%

64%

Proposed Expenditure for 2018/19

For the academic year 2018-19, the school anticipates £198,000 of Pupil Premium funding, we plan to spent it as detailed below.

 

Amount Spent

Additional Teaching staff – providing smaller class sizes in Y6, focused teaching groups

£77,000

Intervention and support – small group work, after school tuition, online learning.

£25,000

Pastoral Support – well being support, social skills, play therapies, counselling  gardening clubs, pet care, family support

£70,000

Extended opportunities – Community Gardens, subsidised educational visits and residentials, play leader, clubs

£20,000

Extended Services – after school clubs, breakfast club

£1,000

Mental Health Wellbeing Support

£5,000

Total

£198,000

Main Barriers to Learning

Across the school, 26% of children are entitled to Pupil Premium this includes those entitled to free school meals within the last 6 years, those who are adopted or in care. We do not have any service children. The percentage of children eligible increases rapidly in Keystage 2, once families can no longer access free meals for their children – with the present Year 6 having just over 46% Pupil Premium children.

Although we recognise that not all socially disadvantaged pupils receive Pupil Premium and that not all Pupil Premium children need additional support, we know that there are a number of common barriers which can be faced by some of our pupils. These may include;

  • Low self esteem
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • Social and emotional mental health needs
  • Limited life experiences
  • Social deprivation
  • Challenging home lives

Priorities to Address Barriers to Learning

Our strong Pastoral Team supports families during difficult times and to increase positive relationships with the school and other support networks. They work in liaison with the Children Centre, local food bank and voluntary groups. The team provide or source a range of therapeutic and counselling services to improve the children resilience and independence – improving their academic engagement.

Educational psychologists provide well-being and resilience support to enable our children to understand the problems they may come across and give them skills to deal with them.

Additional teachers and support staff ensure that our children receive high levels of quality interactions throughout the day, both educationally to support their learning and as role models and support to develop social skills and resilience.

Our curriculum has been developed to address the needs of our pupils. It is based on quality books and stimulating topic that our children are keen to engage with. It is supported with frequent visitors into school, workshops, work within our local community and educational visits to make the learning real and memorable.

The individual needs of our children and families our continuously assessed and the school has a proactive ethos of identifying barriers and finding solutions or offering support. This ranges from support to access clubs and child care to support with uniform and increased learning opportunities.