Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is to provide opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children.

At Timbercroft we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities with additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment.

How did we use our 2016 -17 Pupil Premium?

Timbercroft's Pupil Premium allocation for 2016 - 17 was £149,760.

How Timbercroft spent their Pupil Premium allocation?

Activity/Intervention

Amount

 Impact

 Additional support from speech and language therapist.

£12,000

Children are seen quicker for assessment and programmes can be started earlier.

 LEXIA phonics intervention

£15,000

This supported the teaching of phonics and ensured that children received the additional support in phonics ready for application into writing

Extra curricular activities

£8,000

22 extra curricular clubs, free of charge, widened the interests of the children and gave them new experiences including orienteering, sewing and ocarina.

 Subsidised breakfast club for PP children

£6,000

This ensured that children started the day in the right way and were in school on time ready for lessons. Children developed social skills around meal times and improved communication with each other.

Pupil Premium Champion

£20,000

The Deputy Headteacher is the pupil premium champion for the school. This has ensured that Pupil premium children are high profile, pupil premium parents are more involved in school life and everyone is held accountable for the progress of our PP children.

Developing the School's Leadership Structure

£15,000

The skills of the middle leadership team were developed to ensure consistent high standards and expectations in teaching and learning. Senior leaders disseminated knowledge to develop the skills of phase leaders and acting assistant head teacher.  

 Financial support for school trips; support for voluntary contributions

£12,000

This enabled more children to be able to access school trips and widen their experiences outside of the school environment.

Aspirations and Achievement Week

£1000

Aspirations and Achievement Week helped to raise aspirations for our children through a number of visits from outside agencies and parents who worked with the children to demonstrate the opportunities and possibilities open to them.

 Sports coaches employed to take PE sessions for additional writing sessions to be undertaken by the teacher.

£25,000

This helped to improve writing results and the school was recognised by the London Living Authority and invited to join the Schools for Success Program. 

Children received high quality PE sessions on a regular basis; also increasing the physical activity of the children.

 Smaller group focus on narrowing the gap in English and Maths, LSAs to support group work

 £20,000

LSAs to support smaller group work helped to improve data in all areas (see tables below)

LSA's received focused training on evidence based interventions which helped close the gap for those children who needed additional support.

 Challenger Troop

£4,880

This programme was no longer available. Additional counselling sessions were put in place to support identified children to improve their self-esteem, resilience and autonomy.

 Learning mentors to work with children to improve PSHE and children with emotional and learning behaviour difficulties.

 £15,000

This improved the children's focus within lessons as they had had time to talk and worked with the mentors around their difficulties. Learning Mentors supported children to improve mental health amongst all ages and were also able to demonstrate appropriate Circle Time activities to other members of staff.

 Let's Think English

£1,000

Let's Think English lessons were introduced to all classes and helped to raise the attainment of reading. The lesson structures helped teachers develop their questioning which were used within other curriculum areas. The interactive and stimulating resources engaged children and helped to develop confidence when taking risks.

 Staff training- to raise the focus on expectations for vulnerable children

 £11,000

Staff received training in computing, science, English and Maths to support their knowledge of the curriculum and how to differentiate key skills amongst vulnerable groups.

Clicker 7

£5,000

Clicker 7 made it easier for teachers to produce differentiated curriculum resources and create a classroom of independent and enthusiastic learners. It supported children to play an active role in their own learning and offered complete support throughout the writing process.

 Additional Ed Psych input

£15,000

This ensured that pupils with SEND were seen quicker and recommendations able to be put in place at the earliest opportunity to support their access to the curriculum.

 Total

 £149,760

 

What was the impact of the Pupil Premium?

Children who receive the Pupil Premium at Timbercroft primary perform exceptionally well and make better than expected progress. In fact pupil premium children at Timbercroft make better progress than the national average for children who do not receive the pupil premium.

See the tables below. This table shows the percentage of our children who made the expected progress and the percentage of children who exceeded the expected progress. It also shows how our children did compared to the average for non-disadvantaged children across the country.

In 2015 Timbercroft achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark and was made a Centre of Excellence for inclusion due to its fantastic support for all children. In 2016 and 2017, the school retained the Inclusion Quality Mark status following successful reviews.

Our Executive Headteacher is also a designated 'Pupil Premium Reviewer' as part of his role as a National Leader of Education. 


Due to the fantastic progress that the children at Timbercroft make, the percentage of children who attained expected and greater depth was better than the national average for children who are not pupil premium; in nearly every subject!

Subject

Timbercroft Pupil Premium 2017

National Pupil Premium Average 2017

National Non Pupil Premium Average 2017

 Maths  Expected

 100%

 TBA

TBA

 Maths  Greater Depth

 45%

 TBA

TBA

 Reading  Expected

 100%

 TBA

TBA

 Reading  Greater Depth

 50%

 TBA

TBA

 Writing  Expected

 100%

 TBA

TBA

 Writing  Greater Depth

 27%

 TBA

TBA

 Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling  Expected

 95%

 TBA

TBA

 Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling  Greater Depth

 36%

 TBA

TBA


The graph below shows the % of children achieving the Expected Standard and those achieving Greater Depth at KS1.

Reaching the Expected Standard at KS1

Subject

Timbercroft Pupil Premium 2017

National Average 2017

(All children non pupil premium)

Reading

79%

TBA

Writing

63%

TBA

Maths

79%

TBA

 This chart shows that 100% of our disadvantaged children outperform non-pupil premium children nationally in all subjects.

Reaching Greater Depth at KS1

Subject

Timber Pupil Premium 2016

National Average 2016

(All children non pupil premium)

Reading

42%

TBA

Writing

21%

TBA

Maths

21%

TBA

 Although we have fewer children who are pupil premium achieving greater depth for writing and Maths, our children are starting from a lower level and are catching up fast. The percentage of children reaching greater depth has increased from the previous year. They are closing the gap.

2017-18 Allocation

Click on this link to read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 

£138,900 

24.56 % of children qualify for Pupil Premium

How we will spend the money?

Our main objectives for the children who qualify for Pupil Premium are for them to do as well academically as children that do not qualify for pupil premium. We are also looking to extend their understanding of the wider world by offering them opportunities that they may not get at home.

Our Pupil Premium spend is based on high-impact, research-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust. Due to the fantastic success of the spending over the past few years we will spend the money in a similar fashion. The money will be spent on:

Welling Coaches 
Coaches for Welling Utd will continue to read to small groups and individual children on a one to one basis. They will also cover sports sessions to enable teachers to work with focused Pupil Premium groups, ensuring that children’s targets are worked on. This will focus on Years 1 through to 4 as this is where there is the greatest need.

Breakfast Club
We will continue to run a pupil premium breakfast club that helps to support the punctuality of these children and ensure they start the day fully fed.

Extra Curricular Activities
We will continue to run 22 extra-curricular clubs free of charge to help widen the interest of children and give them new experiences.

Leadership

We will be investing money on developing the skills of middle leaders to ensure consistent high standards and expectations in teaching and learning and for senior leaders to disseminate valuable knowledge to develop the next generation of leaders. 

Pupil Premium Champion
The Assistant Headteacher, who is also the English Leader, is now the pupil premium champion for the school. This ensures that Pupil premium children are high profile, there is a push to involve pupil premium parents more in school life and that everyone is held accountable for the progress of our PP children.

Councillor
The school employs counsellors to support the emotional needs of our children and parents who need support. This ensures that a number of our children are in the right frame of mind when in school and this helps them to access the learning and the fantastic opportunities that they are available at Timbercroft.

Learning Mentors
The school employs two learning mentors who work with children across the school. We have a high proportion of children with emotional needs and non-academic needs and these excellent members of staff spend a lot of time ensuring that the children are able to get the help that they need.

Challenger Troop
This is a military based support programme where children learn vital skills that develop their self-esteem, resilience and autonomy. These sessions are targeted at specific children.

Aspiration and Achievement Weeks
We invest in aspiration and achievement weeks to help raise the aspirations of our children so they can see a range of different careers that they could have in the future. During these weeks we invite in a number of outside agencies and parents to speak to the children and work with them. We may even get someone from GBBO this year!

Curriculum Topics
At Timbercroft we are passionate about giving the children an amazing curriculum; as a result we will be investing money to ensure that the children get the opportunity to achieve amazing results. For example last year we worked as a whole school to create a Rio Carnival and Summer Fair, it was a truly memorable day!

Let’s Think English

Money has been invested in CPD for teachers to develop their use of the Let’s Think English teaching approaches to support the development of children’s group skills, their use of inference and their understanding of their own cognitive paths (understanding how they learn).

Clicker 7

At Timbercroft our staff are passionate about the importance of personalised learning for all children and will be implementing the use of Clicker 7 computer software. This resource will make it easier for teachers to produce differentiated 
curriculum resources and create a classroom of independent and enthusiastic learners. It will support every child to play an active role in their own learning and offers children complete support throughout the writing process.

New to 2016/17

This year we are continuing to give children life experiences that they may not have experienced, this will be achieved through our extensive creative curriculum which centres around Wow days which act as a hook to inspire pupils, the children are then involved in developing an end of project outcome where the learning process is key to support the success of the project.

We will focus on making even more progress in writing to ensure that we have a higher percentage of Pupil Premium children working at Greater Depth by focusing on higher level questioning and thinking through the implementation of the Let’s Think English approach where children are encouraged to develop their group skills, their use of inference and their understanding of their own cognitive paths.

Click on this link to read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement