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St Ebbe’s Pupil Premium Overview/Introduction 2017-18  

Aims 

At St Ebbe’s, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from, but your sense of curiosity and thirst for knowledge, and your willingness to work hard and persevere when faced with challenges, and having people who believe that we can achieve that make the difference between success and failure. We make this clear in our School Values and Mission. Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this overview alongside our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect to support children reach their potential. 

Main barriers to educational achievement: 

  • personal, social and  emotional development and lack of self-belief e.g. lacking in confidence, low aspirations, or feeling like they don’t belong/have the right to ask and contribute to discussions 

  • passivity in the classroom 

  • low communication, language and literacy skills 

  • unfamiliarity with abstract nature of certain concepts/ learning 

  • unfamiliarity with cultural references 

  • poor attendance & punctuality 

  • low parental engagement 

Desired outcomes: 

  • raised attainment of PP pupils 

  • closing the achievement gap between PP pupils and others in the school 

  • accelerated progress of all PP pupils  

  • increased engagement of parents with their children’s education and with the school  

  • improved attendance & punctuality 

  • increased opportunities for PP pupils and broader experiences so that they become ‘lifelong learners’ with self-belief and high aspirations 

 

Key Principles 

By following the key principles below, we believe we can maximise the impact of our Pupil Premium spending. 

Building Belief 

We will provide a culture where: 

  • staff believe in ALL children 

  • staff encourage, support and expect ALL children to actively participate by adopting effective strategies e.g.  partner talk 

  • staff support children to develop ‘growth mind-set’ towards learning, and provide opportunities to reflect on their ‘learning journey’ 

 

Researching effective strategies 

We will ensure that: 

  • we provide effective CPD to ensure our staff have strong pedagogy to maximise learning opportunities for all children 

  • we use research  e.g. Sutton Trust Toolkit, teacher-action research, study groups (e.g. involving class teacher, subject co-ordinators, 1:1 tutors and PP champion)  to support us in determining the strategies that will be most effective in raising pupil attainment & monitor children’s progress 

  • all class teachers are involved in the analysis of data so that they are fully aware of strengths and weaknesses across the school and where strategies identified from research will be most effectively targeted e.g. through pupil progress meetings 

Increasing learning time 

We will maximise the time children have to achieve the desired outcomes through: 

  • improving attendance and punctuality 

  • providing earlier intervention (in KS1 and EYFS) 

  • supporting children’s personal, social and emotional needs 

  • providing opportunities for parents/carers to learn alongside each other 

 

Individualising support 

We will ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by: 

  • looking at the individual needs of each child and identifying their specific barriers to learning; e.g. pupil progress meetings (pupil profiles if they have additional SEND needs) 

  • tailoring interventions to the needs of the child 

  • matching the skills of the support staff to the interventions they provide 

  • ensuring additional support staff/tutors and class teachers communicate regularly (study group) 

  • working with other agencies to bring in additional expertise/opportunities e.g. The Story Museum, Creation Theatre, the local universities 

 

How we will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant: 

 

  • increase the number of children leaving primary school reaching expectations in reading, writing and maths 

  • we aim for the gap in attainment to reduce in each year group, as a result of accelerated progress through timely intervention 

  • pupils are engaged and demonstrate ‘successful learning’ behaviours in all aspects of the curriculum 

  • pupils demonstrate higher level thinking skills in independent learning 

  • children take pride in their work and presentation,  show positive levels of a motivation and aspiration  

 

Details of how our Pupil Premium Funding was spent in 2016 - 2017 and how we propose to spend our 2017-2018 budget is given in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement HERE:

 

 

 

 

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