St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been at any time over the last six years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

2017/18

Number of Pupils eligible

54

Amount of PPG per pupil

£1320

Total amount of PPG in budget

£71,280

2016/17

Number of Pupils eligible

66

Amount of PPG per Pupil

£1320

Total amount of PPG received

£87,120

The funding received from Pupil Premium is utilised in the following ways:

Provision

We are investing Pupil Premium Grant in enabling the school leadership to develop our curriculum in order  to ensure every opportunity is taken to improve pupil engagement.  Enrichment activities are partly subsidised by PPG such as the  whole school trip to the beach, the Y6 school journey, educational events, visits and visitors.

We have invested in teaching assistants through recruitment and CPD to provide tailored support in addressing the needs of individual pupils.  This is aimed at closing the gaps in their learning and raising attainment, thus ensuring that disadvantaged children make at least good progress, in line with their peers.

The progress of disadvantaged children forms an important part of teacher's and teaching assistant's appraisal, with clear targets for every class.  This whole school approach, therefore underpins much of the school's working practices. 

Tailored support includes:

  • Small group targeted teaching of synthetic phonics and early reading through the “Read, Write, Inc.” programme.
  • Targeted “catch-up” literacy and maths intervention for all pupils.
  • Targeted 1:1 and group intervention to address underachievement through our “second tier” provision (2TP).
  • Targeted intervention to address specific difficulties e.g. motor co-ordination.
  • Targeted 1:1 mentoring support.

Investment has been made to ensure that staff, including teaching assistant's, are highly trained in delivering quality, proven, intervention programmes, such as Toe by Toe Reading programme (1:1), Reciprocal Reading (small groups), Marvellous Max (maths), Wave 3 (maths), BLAST (Speech and language), Jump Ahead (coordination) and social skills.

Family Liaison Officer

The school employs a Family Liaison Officer to support pupils and families with their social, emotional and academic needs.  This is jointly funded through the Pupil Premium Grant and the school budget.

Educational Visits

Every class undertakes an educational visit once per term.  Pupil Premium Grant is used to subsidise the cost to parents to ensure disadvantaged pupils have equal access to all learning and enrichment opportunities.

To what extent has our spending of the Pupil Premium Grant made a difference?

EOY Pupil Premium Data 2017

Summary of Y6, Y2 and Phonics attainment below.  Progress and attainment has improved but not yet in line with other pupils

Y6 attainment for Pupil Premium:

Reading - 2016- 50% EOYE; 2017 - 63.6%

Writing - 2016-76% EOYE’ 2017 - 63.6%

Maths - 2016 - 75% EOYE; 2017 - 81.8%

Y6 progress Pupil Premium:

Reading +4.88; Writing -0.22; Maths +4.48

Y2 attainment for Pupil Premium:

Reading - 2016- 50% EOYE; 2017 - 55.6%

Writing - 2016-50% EOYE’ 2017 - 33.3%

Maths - 2016 - 50% EOYE; 2017 - 55.6%

Y1 Phonics PP 2016 - 62.5%; 2017 - 75%