Weaver Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Background:

In 2011-12 the government launched its Pupil premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) , the number of children who are in care and pupils who belong to forces families. From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years( the Ever 6 formula).

This money is allocated to schools to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

At The Weaver we ensure that day to day teaching meets the needs of each learner and that clear  and useful feedback is given to help pupils achieve their best and know how to improve. Quality first teaching is our first step into ensuring progress for all groups of learners including those with the pupil premium attached to them.

In 2011-12, the school received £400 per eligible pupil equating to £3800  in Pupil Premium Funding. We have used this money to support pupils who are:

  • Eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) students
  • Looked after children;
  • Students from other vulnerable groups who are underachieving;
  • Eligible for free school meals and other vulnerable group students who are in danger of underachieving.

 

The money has been used to fund several activities and interventions:

  • Emotional support counselling
  • After school sports clubs for drama, sport ,dance
  • Swimming lessons
  • Science club
  • Educational  visits
  • Educational residential visits
  • Music tuition

The aims of the interventions and activities are:

  • To raise pupil achievement and narrow the gap between the achievement of vulnerable pupils and their peers.
  • To maintain excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • To increase participation in after school clubs and music lessons and provide access to the full curriculum, including enrichment opportunities for all pupils.
  • To develop self- confidence, motivation and relationships with peers
  • To engage with school and enjoy access to out of school activities
  • Become more independent
  • Develop a wider range of skills and talents and to -raise self- esteem and self belief.

In 2012-13, the school received £ 600 per eligible pupil equating to £8900 of Pupil Premium Funding. This funding has supported 15 pupils.  All previous activities and interventions have been sustained,

Indicative allocations for future years are:

2013-14:            £13,500

2014-15:            £18,000

2015-16               £22,500 

Impact:

Raising Pupil Achievement:

Data is based only on Looked after children (CLA) and those entitled to Free School Meals (FSM)

Key Stage 1: (Note: this is a very small number of children)

 

Average Points Scores (APS) at the end of Year 2.

 

All subjects

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

2011

na

13.5

na

13.9

na

12.6

na

14.1

2012

11.7

14.0

13

14.4

9

13.2

13

14.6

Key Stage 2:

This data is for FSM pupils only.

 

Average Points Scores (APS) at the end of Year 6

 

All subjects

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

2011

24.8

25.4

25.5

25.8

24

24.4

25.5

25.6

2012

28

26.6

27

27.2

27

25.6

29

26.6

 

2011:  75% of FSM pupils achieved Level 4 in English and Mathematics. 75%  FSM pupils made at least the expected progress of 2 levels in English and 100% made the expected two levels of progress in Maths  Key Stage 2.

In 2012:  100% of FSM achieved Level 4 in English and Mathematics and    100% made the expected two levels of progress in English and Maths.

 

Attendance and punctuality:

We have again been given an attendance rating of ‘Green’ by the Local Authority, which means that attendance is good.

In 2012, the attendance rate at The Weaver Primary School was 97.3%. The attendance rate has increased by 0.6 percentage points since 2011. The attendance rate is in the top 20% of all schools.

Participation in extra-curricular activities:

So far this academic year, the following pupil premium money has been used to support our aims:

£612 to support extra-curricular activities – 3pupils.

£80  to support music tuition – 1 pupils

£522 to support school visits (including residential visits) – 6 pupils

 

If your child does not currently have Free School Meals, but you feel they may be eligible, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, the school could still claim Pupil Premium Funding which could be used to help your child.

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