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Pupil Premium

Cranmore Infant School

How we used our Pupil Premium Allocation in 2019-20

In 2019-20, we received a Pupil Premium allocation of £27,980.

The school identified the following as barriers to learning for some of the children in receipt of pupil premium:

  • Low levels of parental engagement with the school – especially supporting children with reading and other homework.
  • Poor attendance and punctuality.
  • Lack of access to extra-curricular activities, e.g. trips (including residential trips).
  • Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning.
  • A lack of resilience, which affects children’s self-confidence and co-operation when approaching work.

We used the additional funding in the following way:

  • Employing class teachers and teaching assistants to lead specific targeted interventions in response to half-termly assessment and tracking data for small groups /individual children, including Read, Write, Inc, Phonics, marking response and Maths.
  • Funding a Teaching Assistant to engage in targeted work with some of our children and families, including supporting the ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour course’.
  • Providing opportunities for children to reflect on their targets and discuss their next steps on a regular basis with teachers and teaching assistants. Using Building Learning Power skills to support and reflect on their own learning.
  • Provide further support groups for nurturing and the Social Emotional Aspects of learning.
  • Providing targeted literacy sessions using the ELS materials at a before school club on a daily basis in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Providing before school interventions in each year group (based on needs of each year group) at dedicated times throughout the academic year.
  • Providing additional opportunities to read one-to-one and in small groups, including with class teachers.
  • Promoting regular reading and a love of books at home through a ‘reading challenge’ by funding rewards of book on successful completion.
  • Subsidising/contributing towards educational visits.

The impact that this had on achievement of those children is detailed below:

Progress in Learning across school (5.3% = child) 19 children ReadingWritingMaths
Above expected progress15% 315% 35% 1
At or above expected progress84% 1668% 1384% 16
Below expected progress 16% 332% 616% 3

 

Further detailed information regarding the provision and impact of targeted interventions is available on request from Mrs Ward via the school office. Please phone 0121 705 3443 or email office @cranmore.solihull.sch.uk 

Information correct as of 25th September 2020.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation 2020-21

In 2020-21, we have currently received a Pupil Premium allocation of £25,830

The school have identified the following as barriers to learning for some of the children currently in receipt of pupil premium:

  • Low levels of parental engagement with the school – especially supporting children with reading and other homework.
  • Poor attendance and punctuality.
  • Lack of access to extra-curricular activities, e.g. trips (including residential trips) and clubs.
  • Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning.
  • A lack of resilience, which affects children’s self-confidence and co-operation when approaching work.

We are using the additional funding in the following way:

  • Employing class teachers and teaching assistants to lead specific targeted interventions in response to half-termly assessment and tracking data for small groups /individual children, including Read, Write, Inc, Phonics and Maths.
  • Funding a Teaching Assistant to engage in targeted work with some of our children and families, including supporting the ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour course’.
  • Providing opportunities for children to reflect on their targets and discuss their next steps on a regular basis with teachers and teaching assistants. Using Building learning Power skills to support and reflect on their own learning.
  • Provide further support groups for nurturing and the Social Emotional Aspects of learning.
  • Providing additional opportunities to read one-to-one and in small groups, including with class teachers.
  • Promoting regular reading and a love of books at home through a ‘reading challenge’ by funding rewards of book on successful completion.
  • Subsidising/contributing towards educational visits, including Residential trips, clubs and swimming lessons.

The school will carefully evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of each half term. Evaluation will focus on academic gains, progress and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention. Subsequent intervention will be planned accordingly, to most effectively meet needs and maximise progress. 

We have based these initiatives on research that has explored evidence based approaches to the use of the Pupil Premium funding in many schools and settings. The Sutton Trust – EEF.

Further detailed information regarding the provision and impact of targeted interventions is available on request from Mrs Ward via the school office. Please phone 0121 705 3443 or email office @cranmore.solihull.sch.uk 

Information correct as of 25th September 2020.