At Hacton Primary School, we have high expectations and aspirations for all our pupils irrespective of their background, disability or circumstances. Our School vision of ‘Personal Excellent’ is reflected in everything we stand for. We know that high quality teaching will improve the achievement and attainment of most vulnerable pupils and as a school, we invest heavily in this.
We have used this Pupil Premium funding to support the teaching, learning, progress and wellbeing of our ‘vulnerable pupils’.
For the 2018/19 financial year the school allocation of Pupil Premium funding was £89,020; an £8,500 decrease from 2017/18 due to the school having slightly fewer children eligible for Pupil Premium funding. The funding has and will continue to support ‘Vulnerable / Pupil Premium’ pupils to achieve the very best they can. The funding has been spent in the following ways:
- £33,978 – Teacher employed 3.5 days a week throughout the 2018/19 academic year to teach targeted, personalised Literacy and Maths intervention programmes to accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils in Years 1 – 6.
- £6,500 – Maths tutor employed 0.5 days per week throughout the academic year to lead a personalised teaching programme to accelerate the progress of ‘Pupil Premium’ pupils in Years 5/6 in mathematics.
- £19,000 – Targeted interventions run by teaching assistants and teachers to support and accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.
- £12,600 – To allow Pupil Premium pupils to attend extra-curricular clubs; breakfast and after school clubs, holiday clubs, go on school visits, have music tuition and be taken to the theatre.
- £1,500 – Targeted support from a ‘home school worker’ for ‘Vulnerable / Pupil Premium’ pupils and families.
- £5,000 – ‘Booster Revision’ and ‘Study Support’ classes run prior to school, at lunchtime and after school for targeted ‘Pupil Premium / Vulnerable’ pupils in Y5/6 in Reading, Writing, SPAG and Mathematics, to support them with their learning and accelerate progress.
- £2,200 – Targeted Speech and Language therapy support for ‘Vulnerable / Pupil Premium’ pupils.
- £3,500 – Extra teaching assistant support in EYFS to give social, emotional and behaviour support to Premium Pupils.
- £4,742 for learning resources to engage and facilitate pupil progress e.g. iPads new apps, new reading books, playground equipment and SENS resources.
For the 2017 / 18 financial year the school’s allocation of Pupil Premium was £97,520, an £8k increase from 2016 / 17. The funding has and will continue to be spent to support ‘Vulnerable / Pupil Premium’ pupils to achieve the very best they can. Money has been spent in the following ways:
- £44,850 Teacher employed 4 days a week throughout the 2017 / 18 academic year to teach targeted personalised Literacy and Maths interventions to accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.
- £19,500 Targeted interventions by teaching assistants to support and accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.
- £8,500 Funding to allow Pupil Premium pupils to attend extra curricular clubs, breakfast and after school clubs, holiday clubs, go on school visits, have music tuition, uniform and PE kits.
- £3,500 Booster revision classes run prior to school, after school and in school time for targeted Pupil Premium pupils in Y6 in Reading, Writing, SPAG and Mathematics.
- £1,500 Targeted support from a Home School Worker for Vulnerable / Pupil Premium pupils.
- £3,000 Targeted speech and language therapy support for Vulnerable / Pupil Premium pupils.
- £8,250 For learning resources to facilitate Pupil Premium pupils progress e.g. new iPads, new apps, new reading books, SENs resources.
- £8,420 SENCo and teaching assistant support for Pupil Premium / Vulnerable pupils to accelerate their progress in Phonics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing and Mathematics in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
The impact of the above activities in giving extra support and targeted teaching to our vulnerable / Pupil Premium pupils was again that progress has been significantly accelerated during the course of the year.
Progress measures and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils at Hacton Primary School were significantly better and higher than not only Pupil Premium pupils nationally, but in all but the expected standard at Reading, higher than all pupils overall nationally. The school was recognised by the Department for Education as one of the top performing schools in the region in terms of outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in 2016/17.
As in previous years, Pupil Premium pupils also attended the full range of extra curricular clubs on offer, which again have been altered and increased to cater for pupils needs. Funding has also been used to ensure these pupils have the opportunities of curricular enrichment through normal and specially arranged school visits, as well as attending holiday clubs.