Yew Tree Community School 

 

Report to Parents on the Allocation,

 Use and Impact on Attainment of Pupil Premium for 2016 – 2017

Allocation
Total Pupil Premium for academic year 2016 – 2017 £257,400
Plan

Pupil Premium is a fund established by central government in an attempt to reduce the significant national gap in achievement between pupils who are, or have been in the last six years, eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those who are not.  This group of pupils are now referred to as disadvantaged pupils. This is a major source of income for the school; each child eligible for free school meals will add an additional £1300 to our school’s budget.  It is important to note that the pupil does not have to have a free school meal, it is simply that the parents must register that the pupil is entitled to free school meals.  If you are unsure about this, please contact the school and we will do all we can to help.

The school has undertaken an analysis of the achievement of pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding. In 2016-2017 the Pupil Premium was used to improve further disadvantaged pupils’ phonics, reading, writing, language and communication as well as mathematics. Much success has been achieved for disadvantaged pupils at Yew Tree Community School since the introduction of the pupil premium (see separate reports).

Additional teachers employed to enable targeted teaching across school in all year groups to enable disadvantaged pupils to make accelerated progress in order to close attainment gap:           £197,000

The breakfast club gives children a good start to the school day                                                   

 Focus: attendance, punctuality, routines and readiness for learning

Deployment of Home-School Link worker and her role with parent partnership on improving health, attendance and punctuality

Deployment of learning mentors to facilitate breakfast club, lunchtime activities, after school activities           

£60,000

Total                                                                                                                                                         £257,400

 

Impact on Achievement– End of KS2

50% of the Y6 cohort was made up of disadvantaged pupils. These pupils (and other pupils) achieved very well. The tables below show the excellent progress and good attainment achieved by these pupils. Our focus is not only on ensuring pupils achieve at the expected standard but also many pupils go on to achieve high scores or achieve greater depth thus ensuring that all pupils regardless of their starting point make at least good progress and are well prepared for secondary education.

Progress Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                          who are not disadvantaged
Reading 2.19 0.33
Writing 2.93 0.17
Maths 5.38 0.28

Attainment – reading, writing and maths

Average scaled score for disadvantaged pupils 

 

 

Impact on Attainment –  KS1

In KS1 a number of gaps exist between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally. However, by the end of KS2, the gap between our disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally is narrowed. Furthermore, our disadvantaged pupils achieve better in a number of areas compared to other pupils nationally by the end of KS2.

With this particular cohort, it’s important to state that 50% of disadvantaged pupils left reception at EYFS emerging and also a number have special educational needs.  Some of these pupils went on to achieve EXS by the end of KS1. All at EYFS EXP went on to achieve EXS or GDS by the end of KS1. Data within Y2 showed the pupils made good progress within the KS1 curriculum.

Expected Standard

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged
Reading 64% 79%
Writing 55% 72%
Maths 64% 79%

Higher Standard

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged
Reading 18% 28%
Writing 14% 18%
Maths 14% 23%

Phonics

 

  Yew Tree Disadvantaged Other Pupils Nationally                           who are not disadvantaged
Y1 88% 84%