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St Michael's Middle School

Pupil Premium/Sports Premium

 

 

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Children are at the heart of this school and it is for them alone that it exists. Each child, uniquely made in God's image, merits the best we can give.’

United Nations Charter for the Rights of a Child - Article 3

‘All organisations concerned with children, for example, schools and the health service, should work towards what is best for each child.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what the funding they have received and how the money is being spent. Please see details below for the impact we have and how we spend the Pupil Premium money.

How much pupil premium funding do we receive?

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Pupils on roll

463

489

505

536

Eligible Pupils

26

63

83

83

Total School Fund

£23,400

£63,510

£86,515

£90,420

How do children in receipt of this funding do at St Michael’s Middle School 2012-15? NB in 2016 assessment was changed by the Government be removing levels and raising the threshold which children were found to have reached an age appropriate attainment i.e. they made the tests harder. For this reason we have started a new table for 2016:

2016

KS2 

Whole School 

FSM/CLA Pupils (total number)

National all pupils

Age Related Expectation (ARE) in English & Maths in 2016

51%

48%

( 21 pupils)

53%

Ave Scaled Score Reading

103.3

104.4

102.6

Ave Scaled Score Maths

100.7

98.5

103

Progress from KS1 Reading (more able)

-2.06 (-0.88)

-1.09 (+0.7)

0 (0)

Progress from KS1 Writing

-4.03 (-3.05)

-7.68 (-6.94)

0 (0)

Progress from KS1 Maths

-4.40 (-3.28)

-5.82 (-5.71)

0 (0)

 

 

 

 

 

APS Progress (Y5 entry test-Y8 GL level)

 

2016

2015

2014

Reading

15.23

14.68

14.97

PP

16.72

13.73

15.56

Non PP

15.08

14.89

14.91

Difference

1.64

-1.16

0.65

Writing

16.12

15.59

15.01

PP

16.72

15.87

13.56

Non PP

16.05

15.53

15.15

Difference

0.67

0.34

-1.59

Maths

17.46

18.94

18.4

PP

14.22

18.38

16.36

Non PP

17.79

19.07

18.63

Difference

-3.57

-0.69

-2.27

 

KS2 

Whole School 

FSM/CLA Pupils (total number)

Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2013

72%

44% (16 pupils)

Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2014

71%

60% (10 pupils)

Level 4+ in English & Maths in 2015

78%

80%/65%* (19 or 23* pupils)

*3 of the official figures were late starters to St Michael’s and 1 was dual registered and had never attended this school. None of these achieved 4+ RWM. Not including these pupils would turn our overall percentage of PP 4+ to 80%

KS3

Whole School 

FSM/CLA Pupils

Dorset PP

Level 5+ in English & Maths  2013

72%

36%  (12 pupils)

49%

Level 5+ in English & Maths  2014

73%

25% (7 pupils)

58%

Level 5+ in English & Maths  2015

82%

61% (15 pupils)

59%

Year 4-8 Overall Progress

Whole School 

FSM/CLA Pupils

Dorset All pupils

APS 2013

13.6

13.3

13.8

APS 2014

14.2

13.1

13.6

APS 2015

14.9

14.7

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

  • Overall attendance:

 

Pupil Premium

Overall attendance

2013-14

94.05%

95.97%

2014-15

92.38%

95.7%

2015-16

93.29%

95.99%

For more details on the Pupil Premium from the Department of Education, please click here.

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Please scroll down to section 3, towards the end of this doc, for plans and review of PP for 2015-16

1. St Michael’s CE Middle School Annual Report on the use of Pupil Premium Funding 2013-14

  • Amounts
  • Action

£12,500

Employed two 1:1 tutors to offer booster lessons in English and Maths. As this was a new provision it was directed towards Year 6 pupils ahead of their SATS

£1500

Employed a sports coach to work with 2 x group of pupils across mixed year groups to build self-esteem and problem solving skills. The 6 sessions in school time involved the young people in games and challenges with the Year 7 & 8 pupils taking a lead for the younger ones

£1000

Employed a TA to offer support hours for counselling and emotional well-being on a referral basis from Year Leaders.

£0

Ensured that all Pupil Premium pupils were identified for staff in our data systems to ensure that subject leads were tracking pupils throughout the year and class teachers were raising expectations

£1500

Assistance with school trips as and when requested.

£12,000

Reduced class sizes for Eng/Maths in Year 6

£0

Differentiated curriculum for pupils going through short term distress which included 1:1 mentoring with the site manager to build skills and achievement.

£28,500

Total

 NB 4 pupils joined the school during year 6 making SATS the figures harder to interpret. We are giving an additional analysis below to show data both with and without those pupils.

 

Pts Progress

Reading

Pts Progress

Writing

Pts Progress

Maths

2 levels reading

2 levels writing

2 levels maths

Pupil Premium (Yr 5 onwards)

12.00

12.66

10.22

78

78

78

Pupil Premium (incl Yr 6 arrivals)

11.08

11.85

9.69

69

69

69

All pupils

(136)

11.95

13.03

11.25

88

90

75

 

Level 4+ Reading

Level 5+

Reading

Level 4+

Writing

Level 5+

Writing

Level 4+ Maths

Level 5+ Maths

Pupil Premium (Yr 5 onwards)

67

44

67

33

67

22

Pupil Premium (incl Yr 6 arrivals)

69

31

54

31

54

15

All pupils

(136)

88

55

85

49

79

35

  • Conclusions from 2013-14
  • We are on the verge of beginning to close the gap in reading as Pupil premium pupils made marginally more progress than all others but this is not the case for writing and maths and therefore more focus will need to be placed on these areas
  • Attendance figures suggest that Pupil premium pupils are good attenders overall but the detail would show concerns for a small number of pupils which needs addressing.
  • We need to have extra catch up provision for pupils who join us during KS2 as they are less likely to make progress than those with us for both years.
  • Other data has shown that Year 5 pupil premium progress has been very positive with 52% already matching/exceeding their Year 6 target for combined reading/writing/maths. Of the 9 pupils behind overall, 7 are only behind in one area making a targeted response much easier.
  • Interventions need to extend into Year 7 & 8 for those pupils who did not close the gap on their peers.
  • St Michael’s CE Middle School Annual Report on the use of Pupil Premium Funding 2014-15

Proposed Pupil Premium Spending (April 2014 – April 2015)

Total Number of Pupils on Roll (January 2014)

489

Number of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (January 2014 Census)

63

Total Amount of Pupil Premium Received (2014-15)

£63,510

 

Amounts

Action

Impact

£20,750

Increased hours of 1:1 tutors to offer booster lessons in English and Maths and to begin interventions at the start of the academic year. Pupils in Years 7&8 also included if a more accelerated approach required to help them exceed their targets. Pupils in Year 6 guaranteed 1:1 support if not already happened in Year 5.

All eligible pupils received 10 weeks of 1:1 tuition.  Gap between all pupils and PP narrowed in KS3 from a 48% gap in 2014 to 21% in 2015. More significantly PP at St Michael’s made more progress between Year 4 and Year 8 than non-pupil premium pupils in Dorset thereby closing the gap on their peers locally.

£1400

Training staff to deliver Emotional Literacy Support and Forrest Skills Education

ELSA supervision sessions fully supported.

£6500

Building Leadership capacity: adding a Leader for Pupil Well-Being and Leader for Pupil Achievement to the SLT. Both roles contain specific responsibility to ensure Pupil Premium pupils close the gap on their peers. Leader for Pupil Well-being has responsibility to remove barriers to learning to enable pupils to achieve their potential. Leader for Achievement is responsible for tracking pupils and highlighting those at risk of not making outstanding progress

The roles have been embedded on the SLT and have improved tracking and subsequently the targeting of resource to pupils with identified needs.

£10,000

Employing a Forest Schools teacher to work with Pupil Premium groups to develop social skills, speech & language and enjoyment in school.

Training completed but limited time left for intervention. Some key pupils were involved and this helped support two pupils during a difficult time by differentiating the curriculum for them.

£950

Designated attendance HLTA with qualifications in attendance management employed for 2 hours a week to monitor and mentor poor attendees

 

£15,200

Reduced class sizes for Eng/Maths in Year 6

Not including pupils who completed less than 5 full terms at St Michaels prior to the SATS 80% of our PP achieved 4+ which is higher than non-PP. This is very encouraging. In progress terms PP were behind their peers and while the improvement traditionally accelerates in KS3 this still needs consideration.

£870

Purchase of new guided reading materials at KS2 to support less frequent readers

 

£7920

Allocated ELSA hours approx. 15 per week for vulnerable pupils including those for whom English is an additional language

We don’t have any way of analysing or recording impact in that it is difficult to prove what might have happened if the service was not available. The following proportions of pupils have been supported x/y and the attainment figures for KS3 speak for themselves.

£400

Booster maths club to support pupils behind targets supported by a TA

 

£2500

Assistance with school trips as and when requested.

Of the  x Year 8 pupils with PP y have attended at least one residential at St Michael’s; z have been to the theatre

£66,590

TOTAL

 

Evaluation

The fact that, over 4 years at St Michael’s, our PP made more progress than all non-PP across Dorset is very encouraging. Their attainment is still behind that of all peers but the rates of progress and the numbers achieving secure age related expectations is much improved. From this it is possible to say that there has been a very positive impact in St Michael’s for PP in the 12 months relating to this accounting period.

It is also the case that the attainment of PP has been rising rapidly at Ks2* and 3. [* The published figures for KS2 PP 2015 include four pupils who either never attended this school or did so for only 4 terms or less; excluding their data it can be seen that attainment has risen from averaging 52% in the past to 85% this year]. Although we are delighted that attainment at KS3 jumped from averaging 30% to 61% level 5+ and progress for this cohort exceeded that of all pupils in Dorset our aspiration would be for higher overall attainment and so we are not satisfied with this. We will be looking at what else we can do in 2015-16 so that PP achieve age related expectations consistent of that with all pupils.

There have also been some outstanding successes for PP away from the core curriculum that are not identified in the review of spending above. Notably, 94% in Design Technology and 89% in PE achieved level 5+ which is entirely consistent with the wider peer group and ahead of all pupils nationally, albeit that the latter figure is from a smaller sample of middle schools. These successes are essential for PP as, after achieving secure passes in English and Maths at KS4, having other areas of excellence will be key to economic success in the future.

That said there is more that can be done. Whilst the SLT have led on this initiative and Subject Leaders have been held much more closely to account there is still the need for specific leadership in this area. There also needs to be closer monitoring of before and after measures in order to assess the impact of individual interventions. We will be looking for a PP champion in school to increase the focus on these pupils beyond SLT.

3. St Michael’s CE Middle School Annual Report on the use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16

Total Number of Pupils on Roll (January 2015)

505

Number of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (January 2015 Census)

83

Total Amount of Pupil Premium Received (2015-16)

£86,515

 

Amounts

Action

Impact

£32,750

Increased hours of 1:1 tutors to offer booster lessons in English and Maths and to begin interventions at the start of the academic year. Pupils in Years 7&8 also included if a more accelerated approach required to help them exceed their targets. Pupils in Year 6 guaranteed 1:1 support if not already happened in Year 5.

We don’t have a measure before and after 1:1 but overall 48% of PP pupils achieved the expected standard in Year 6 in all areas compared to 53% of all pupils nationally. There are no national figures for In most cases teachers reported back on seeing an increase in pupils’ confidence in class and an improvement in the targeted areas focused on. 1:1 tutors were able to feedback on positive attitudes and progress made by pupils and evidence this through closely reviewed SMART targets alongside the pupils work.

£2400

Training and leadership time for PP Champion

PP Champion has had a tremendous impact. Staff are more aware and aware sooner who PP are; the 1:1 tutors receive more information about their pupils making their work more targeted. New strategies and interventions are researched hence the emphasis on mentoring and feedback in future spend.

£3500

Opened up an extra booster class for 10 weeks prior to SATS for PP not yet secure

All pupils reported that they enjoyed and felt more confident in this small group setting and fast pace focused progress was made by all. ?? reached secure in teacher assessment levels and ?? made secure in their SATs.

£5,000

Employing a Forest Schools teacher to work with Pupil Premium groups to develop social skills, speech & language and enjoyment in school.

There is no empirical measure for this activity but pupil engagement suggests that the time spent was highly motivating – (attendance data for those pupils??)

£1500

Designated attendance HLTA with qualifications in attendance management employed for 2 hours a week to monitor and mentor poor attendees

Attendance has improved overall for all pupils and PP. There were 2 PP who had a high level of absence and both were under consultant care. With their data excluded the improvement is very positive. Several attendance meetings were held with families and all resulted in improved attendance afterwards.

£24,000

Reduced class sizes for Eng/Maths in Year 6

Due to the schools deficit budget we would normally have not been able to run smaller target groups. Whilst there is no direct empirical link between smaller classes and attainment class sizes of 34/5 would have been detrimental to all pupils.

£500

Drama club for PP+

The club was begun for two PP+ pupils who particularly enjoyed drama. Both pupils were performing academically but this opened up new social opportunities

£7920

Allocated ELSA hours approx 15 per week for vulnerable pupils including those for whom English is an additional language

This provision has been heavily used and helped prevent a permanent exclusion for one child. All those using the service, including their families value the input.

£400

Booster maths club to support pupils behind targets supported by a TA

Rather than out of school clubs teachers ran small group/1:1 booster sessions with identified pupils in their class. This was seen to be very positive both in terms of pupil morale and overall attainment.

£2620

Assistance with school trips as and when requested.

No PP declined a place on the Year 6 trip for financial reasons.

£5000

Purchase of laptops for pupils with dyslexic tendencies to aid access to lessons including those eligible for PP

Laptops in place and being used.

£1000

Extension lessons for exceptionally able G&T pupil who needed KS4 support in maths.

Able pupil was motivated and challenged. They were able to access KS4 material as a result of this support. The family were very appreciative.

£86590

TOTAL

 

Overall Evaluation- some data still pending (10/9/16)

Whilst we are happy that the proportion of our PP families achieving ARE in Reading, Writing and Maths combined was in line with the achievements of all pupils nationally at Key Stage 2 we were disappointed that a small number of PP did not get ARE in Maths despite having prior attainment data that suggested they should have. Whilst this pattern is consistent with the rest of the school it is something that needs addressing. We are confident that the school is making the necessary changes to prevent this from happening in the future.

It is difficult to make judgements about progress and attainment at KS3 and we are awaiting a review with the Wimborne Academy Trust partner before making final judgements. The first impression is that, again whilst our PP are performing at a similar level as all pupils nationally there is an increased discrepancy at KS3 between PP and all pupils at St Michaels: put simply PP seemed to have been hit harder by the increased expectations of the new curriculum. This is perhaps not surprising given that statistically PP although catching up at St Michael’s have only just met previous thresholds and so a ‘raising of the bar’ as the Government likes to call it has had a disproportionate effect on them. This is an important point and shows there is no room for complacency-we will need to consider the use of PP funding at KS3 in that light.

The appointment of a PP Champion in school is already having a dramatic impact with increased focus on reviewing interventions and prioritizing those elements which have the most impact.

Glossary

  • A,G&T - Able, Gifted & Talented
  • APS - Average Point Score
  • ARE - Age related expectation (Secure/ Expected standard)
  • FSM - Free School Meals
  • HAP - Higher Attaining Pupil
  • KS2 - Key Stage 2
  • KS3 - Key Stage 3
  • LAP - Lower Attaining Pupil

Sports Premium

St Michael's is a sporty school!

In fact we like to do everything well - we are 'arty', musical and academic  but it can't be denied that there is an awful lot of sport going on at St Michael's.

The Government has sought to support PE in the Primary age range and as a Middle School we have benefitted from this funding. We are seeking to use this funding in collaborative and innovative ways to build on our existing strengths. To that end we are continuing to use contacts from the days when we were a specialist sports college as well as the good relationships we have built up with our first schools.

2013-14 Total Funding £5,396

Activity

Amount

Specialist PE Sports Coach to work with and develop Junior Sports Leaders who in turn support mini-pyramid sports activity days with our feeder fist schools

£3,390

Active 8 materials

£90

Rowing Machines to participate in National Indoor Rowing competition

£1,720

Archery Equipment to broaden curriculum provision

£190

South Coast Tigers basketball- wheel chair basketball exhibition day

£150

 

£5,540

2014-15 Total Funding £9,863

Activity

Amount

Specialist PE Sports Coach to work with and develop Junior Sports Leaders who in turn support mini-pyramid sports activity days with our feeder fist schools

£3,390

Active 8 materials

£1,258

Rowing Machines to participate in National Indoor Rowing competition

£850

South Coast Tigers basketball- wheel chair basketball exhibition day

£150

Employ specialist coaches to extend curriculum (swimming, running)

£3265

 

£9,863

Impact statement from 2014-15

28 Junior Sports Leaders were trained and approximately 110 Infant pupils were given at least three activity afternoons of sport covering swimming, dance, rugby and athletics. This raised the profile of positive physical activity and increased access to sport.

Rowing machines provided opportunities for physical activity for pupils with disabilities and/or poor engagement in team sports. Impact was less than hoped due to access issues which will be need to be addressed in 2015-16.

2015-16 Total Funding £9,245

Activity

Amount

Impact

Specialist PE Sports Coach to work with and develop Junior Sports Leaders who in turn support mini-pyramid sports activity days with our feeder fist schools

£3,390

23 Junior Sports Leaders were trained and approximately 110 Infant pupils were given at least three activity afternoons of sport covering swimming, dance, rugby and athletics. This raised the profile of positive physical activity and increased access to sport.

Qualifications   

£500

All PE Staff up to date on First Aid.

Employing a coach to use Rowing Machines to participate in National Indoor Rowing competition and increase access to physical activity for those not undertaking any outside of the normal school day.

£780

A group of 8 boys with disability or low engagement in physical activity completed regular rowing training. They eventually agreed a challenge and organised a charity fund raiser rowing over *km between them and raising over £300 for the RNIB. They’re success was celebrated in the local press.

Indoor rowing competition held across school and the winners put forward for the Dorset Rowing completion and subsequently did compete in National trials

Employ specialist netball coach to cover maternity absence to ensure extra curricular club is sustained

£1170

Ks3 Clubs sustained and pupils given opportunities to compete in local and Dorset competitions.

Employ specialist coaches to extend curriculum (swimming, running)

£1950

Cross Country club is sustained and approx.. 28 pupils given the opportunity to compete in all 5 East Dorset races and county finals. Year 5 Boys team won Dorset finals.

Swimming club run successfully with over 30 pupils accessing extra curricular activity. 

Cover costs to enable teams to compete with their coach in attendance

Approx £1145

Our teams have reached the later stages of most competitions across a wide range of sports (these are either mixed or boys and girls teams with the exception of netball which has been girls only): swimming, cross country, rowing, basketball, football, indoor cricket, outdoor cricket, netball, athletics, The participation in such a wide range of sports has only been possible through the funding- without it we would have had to reduce participation to a much narrower range. In recognition of the range of activity and the high levels of participation across the school we have been designated a Sports Mark Gold school. This award has been achieved several years in a row showing that we are sustaining the levels of participation and access to sport.

Engage with Youth Sports trust to have visiting athletes work with young people

 Free

Visit by Olympic Volleyballer and an Olympic swimmer. Pupils inspired by the example of commitment and dedication and were motivated to compete to the best of their ability.

 

£9245

 

2016-17 Total Funding £9,245

Activity

Amount

Impact

Specialist PE Sports Coach to work with and develop Junior Sports Leaders who in turn support mini-pyramid sports activity days with our feeder fist schools

£3,390

 

Update swimming Qualifications to ensure sustainability of provision

£1500

 

Employing a coach to use Rowing Machines to participate in National Indoor Rowing competition and increase access to physical activity for those not undertaking any outside of the normal school day.

£780

 

Enable pupils to access the cycling club who are PP and not engaging in physical activity elsewhere

£250

 

Employ specialist coaches to extend curriculum (swimming, running)

£1950

 

Cover costs to enable teams to compete with their coach in attendance

tbc

 

Engage with Youth Sports trust to have visiting athletes work with young people

 Free