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Pupil Premium

2015-2016 Allocation

Brooklands has a strong record with working with children who qualify for Pupil Premium. Over the past 4 years Brooklands has won a number of awards. Two out of the past 3 years Brooklands has been recognised as a London Gold School as a result of the very high attainment of our Pupil Premium children and in 2015 we won a DFE award for the work we have done with our Pupil Premium children.

Pupil Premium children who attend Brooklands make better progress and attain higher than the average for non pupil premium children nationally. This shows what a great start they get.

The government provides schools with funding to target disadvantaged and underlying inequalities that some children experience in life.

At Brooklands school we use the money to ensure that our vulnerable children achieved the best support possible. One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who currently claim free school meals (FSM) or have claimed FSM at some point during their primary school life.

 

How have we used our 2015-2016 Pupil Premium?

Brooklands's Pupil Premium allocation for 2015-2016 was £50,160 - this accounted for 20% of our school intake.

 

How Brooklands spent their Pupil Premium allocation?

  • Additional staff provided phonics teaching across the school, this supported readers of a lower ability and helped to close learning gaps.
  • At times children required individual or small group work to help with learning. These groups received targeted support and we believe beginning these at an early age helped to ensure that all children were able to achieve, with a particular focus on narrowing the gap in Literacy and Maths. We employ a charity group called Beanstalk to assist in reading development of some pupil premium children.
  • Our year 6 children were taught aspects of the KS3 Maths curriculum in small group tutoring sessions
  • Early Years intervention, with a particular focus on Phonics. This is one of the reasons why we have always had 100% of Pupil Premium children passing the Phonics check by the time they leave year 2.
  • A focus on training for teachers on Meta-cognition (Learning to Learn).
  • Use of ICT to support Learning and purchase of equipment/ resources to meet specific needs
  • Explicit and systematic phonics teaching.
  • Investment into high impact curriculum events that raise the aspiration and expectations of all children.
  • Inclusion support worker planned and supported interventions for Pupil Children throughout the school.
  • Subsidised after school provision was given to increase the uptake of pupil premium children.
  • Homework club provided provision and a suitable environment to foster learning outside of the classroom.
  • Additional support from the Speech and Language Therapist

 

What was the impact of the Pupil Premium?

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

See the table 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.

 

Brooklands 16

National 2016

Non PP

Brooklands

National 2016

Non PP

Brooklands

National 2016

Non PP

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

% Making expected progress

100%

92%

100%

95%

100%

91%

% Exceeding expected progress

50%

33%

75%

37%

75%

37%

Due to the fantastic progress that the children at Brooklands made, the percentage of children who attained a working at expected or exceeding expected national results was better that the national average for children who are not pupil premium; in nearly every subject!

This table shows the percentage attaining level 4+ or level 5+ in the 2015 end of key stage 2 assessments

Due to the fantastic progress that the children at Brooklands made, the percentage of children who attained Level 4 and Level 5 was better that the national average for children who are not pupil premium; in nearly every subject!

This table shows the percentage attaining level 4+ or level 5+ in the 2015 end of key stage 2 assessments

Subject

Brooklands Pupil Premium 2015

National Pupil Premium 2015

Brooklands Non-Pupil Premium 2015

National Non-Pupil Premium 2015

 Reading L4+

100%

83%

96%

92%

 Reading L5+

60%

22%

84%

42%

 Writing L4+

100%

79%

96%

90%

 Writing L5+

60%

22%

80%

42%

 Maths L4+

100%

80%

100%

90%

 Maths L5+

40%

28%

64%

47%

Grammar,

Punctuation & Spelling L4+

80%

71%

88%

84%

Grammar,

Punctuation & Spelling L5+

80%

43%

68%

61%

Our Executive Headteacher is also a designated 'Pupil Premium Reviewer' as part of his role as a National Leader of Education.By the end of Key stage two our pupil premium children are all achieving the expected progress and out-performing the expected level for Non Pupil Premium children.  

 

2016-2017 Allocation

£50,160 and £201 Early Year PP Funding.

20% of children qualify for Pupil Premium

 

How will we 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:

  • Interventions

We will be running many different interventions throughout the year that will be paid for by Pupil Premium funding. These include; Spellings Groups, Fine Motor and Handwriting programs, Wave Three Maths interventions and Lexia (helping children learn to read and spell).  We will also be investing in additional support from the Speech and Language Therapist and the CAMHS service.

  • Peripatetic Music Lessons

Pupil premium children will be able to learn to play many different musical instruments throughout the year. 

  • Learning Mentors

The school has a learning mentor who will work with children across the school. We have a high proportion of children with emotional needs and non- academic needs and this excellent member of staff will spend a lot of time ensuring that the children are able to get the help that they need.

  • Extra-Curricular Activities

We will continue to run homework clubs to support the needs of our pupil premium children. Many other clubs will also be subsidised for our pupil premium children.

  • Leadership and Partnership

We will invest money on adding to the leadership structure of the school. This will include an Assistant Head Teacher who will focus on supporting the quality of teaching and learning at the school. This ensures that teachers’ professional development leads to better outcomes for our pupil premium children.

All staff will be receiving continued CPD throughout the year on how best to support our pupil premium children in their education. This will be led by the Senior Leadership team.

As part of our Maritime Academy work with Timbercroft and Millennium Primary schools, the senior leadership team will continue monitoring and sharing good practice with regards to the education of our Pupil Premium children.

  • Pupil Premium Champion

Our Head teacher is SEND trained and is also our Inclusion Leader and 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. We also have a named governor who meets with the Inclusion team on a regular basis and sits on the schools Standards and Achievement committee with a specific focus on monitoring spend and progress and achievement of our SEND and Pupil Premium children.

  • Aspiration and Achievement Operations

At Brooklands we invest in aspiration and achievement opportunities throughout the year to help raise the aspirations of our children so they can see a range of different careers that they could have in the future. We invite in a number of outside agencies and parents in to speak to the children and work with them.

  • Curriculum Topics

At Brooklands 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 paid for children to organise their own Brookstonbury Festival - at this parents and community members were invited to see the children’s range of learning as well as having activities where children would learn alongside their parents - we had a large number of our Pupil Premium children taking on significant roles within this process as they learn that the sky has no limits!

 

New to 2016-2017

  • We strive toward aspirational expectations and this year Pupil premium children will be taken on a metaphorical journey where they will learn and experience form a range of countries and cultures and share their work and learning with other schools through a range of cross partnership opportunities.
  • We will focus on making even more progress in numeracy and application of key skills to ensure that we have a higher percentage of Pupil Premium children working at an ‘above average’ level in maths.

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