Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive £1,300 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools also receive £1,900 for each post-adopted pupil who was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.

School also receives £300 per service family pupils.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

At Childer Thornton, we ensure that each child's allocated Pupil Premium funding is spent directly on that child with measurable outcomes that can demonstrate impact. Rigorous, holistic assessment is carried out, together with input from the family, with the aim that each individual child's specific needs and barriers to learning are identified. 

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils of the school

A high proportion of our Pupil Premium is alloacted to children who are adopted and have previously been in care. We have therefore identified the main barriers to achievement as emotional & social well-being and attachment. 

How the pupil premium allocation is spent in order to address those barriers and the reasons for our approach

We have carried out a significant amount of research into the impact of emotional well-being and attachment on pupil achievement. As a result, we have implemented the following strategies in orde to remove these barriers to learning:

  • Whole school attachment training with Braveheart Education (www.bravehearteducation.co.uk)
  • Deputy Head appointed as Learning Mentor with speciality in attachment
  • Theraplay training
  • Nurture training
  • Mental Health training
  • Emotional Literacy Support training
  • Place2Be introductory programme
  • Lego Therapy

How we measure the impact and effect of expenditure of the pupil premium allocation

Pupils are assessed in-line with our school assessment policy. Pupil progress meetings are held termly where strengths are celebrated and areas for further improvement identified. For non-academic subjects, we use pupil voice and qualitative data collated from parents & staff to assess the impact this is having on the emotional well-being and mental health of the child. We use the Boxall profile which provides a framework for the precise assessment of children who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Our Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed termly with the Pupil Premium governor (Stuart Gordon) and reported at FGB. 

TOTAL PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING FOR CHILDER THORNTON PRIMARY SCHOOL 2017/18

£18,300

A breakdown of costs per pupil is retained by school and updated termly. 

Provision

Objective

 
2 Learning Mentors trained in:Theraplay, attachment, mental health, emotional literacy support, mental health.  To improve outcomes for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

Breakfast & after-school booster classes (led by class teachers)

Pupils to make at least good progress in English or mathematics and to achieve at least national age related expectations by the end of the year.

Teaching Assistant support in class

Pupils to make at least good progress in English or mathematics and to achieve at least national age related expectations by the end of the year.

After-school activities such as tag rugby, netball, cross-country, choir, Spanish, football, Streetdance, Performing Arts, Art

To enable children to participate in an after-school club of their choice and to provide opportunities to pursue areas of interest that might not otherwise be available.

Specialist dyslexia & dyscalculia teachers

Pupils to be provided with weekly specialist support to make accelerated progress in English and Maths

Orret's Meadow programme (trained TA) Pupils to be provided with weekly specialist support, followed by daily in-school support in order to make accelerated progress in English.
Kumon Maths & English Teaching   School works in partnership with the local Kumon centre                     in order to provide specialist daily support for children at                     risk of falling behind in maths & English. 

Premier Sports cover to release class teachers to work with children

Pupils to make at least good progress in English or mathematics and to achieve at least national age related expectations by the end of the year.

IMPACT (2016/2017)

Progress

Reading: 100% of Pupil Premium children made at least expected progress in reading

Writing:     86% of Pupil Premium children made at least expected progress in writing

Maths:      94% of Pupil Premium children made at least expected progress in maths

There is no gap in progress between children receiving Pupil Premium and those that aren't.

Attainment

Reading:   81% of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded national standards

Writing:     70% of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded national standards

Maths:       70% of Pupil Premium children achieved or exceeded national standards

There is a gap of -16% (RWM combined) between children receiving Pupil Premium and those that aren't. This equates to 3 children, all of whom also have special educational needs. 

Get In Touch

Address

New School Lane, Childer Thornton,

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

CH66 1QY


Telephone

0151 3382170


Headteacher

Mrs Stephanie Cade

Email