Welcome to Costessey Junior School

Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Costessey Junior School is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Broadening pupil’s horizons through different life experiences
  • Alternative support, resources and intervention within the school.

Reporting Pupil Premium

It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. There is no set format for the report of pupil premium. Costessey Junior School will publish details of a report online annually from September 2012. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Curriculum Committee at Costessey Junior School.

Reporting to Parents

Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the schools website. This will be update annually.

Responsibility for reporting

The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the Principal and Pupil Premium Lead. Literacy and Numeracy Leaders and Year Group Teams will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT REPORT 2016 – 2017

Please click on the link below to see how Costessey Junior School plan to spend the Pupil Premium Funding for this Academic Year. The impact of this spending will be reviewed in July 2017.

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PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT REPORT 2015 – 2016

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Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received
Total Number of Pupils on Roll 336
Total Number of Pupils Eligible for PPG 105
Amount of PPG per Pupil  £1,320
Total Amount of PPG Received £138, 600

PPG Objectives:

Accelerate progress for Pupil Premium Children.

To close the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium Children.

Broadening horizons of disadvantaged children.

Proposed PPG spending by item/project 2015-16

 

Item/Project Cost Objectives Outcomes
Pupil and Parent Support Manager and additional pastoral support. £13,532 Improve attendance of target pupils. Run coffee mornings and workshops to engage with disadvantaged families. To involve external agencies with families who have been identified as needing additional support. To aid transition of pupil premium children from Infant to Junior School.
Purchase of 24 ipads with cases £6600 Teacher to run an ‘APP making’ project with year 5 and 6 pupil premium children to increase their IT skills whilst linking in numeracy and literacy skills. This will be aimed at year 5 and 6 children.
To continue the Thrive programme delivered by trained TAs, pastoral head and SENCO and further to this implementing Family Thrive. £15,171 To assess the developmental gaps children have and support them through 1-1 and group intervention amounting to 20 hours per week. Continued use of the Thrive online assessment programme. In addition to this Family Thrive will be implemented this year.
1-1 Read Write Inc tuition £9,671 20 hours per week of targeted intervention support for children across the school identified as needing additional sound work.
To employ an extra teacher to carryout broadening horizon lessons for disadvantaged children. 1 hour a week per year group. £15,405 Qualified teacher to provide additional sessions to broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of the world making links with literacy and numeracy skills where possible. These sessions also aim to promote independent learning and team work.
Adult education workshops – 1 hour a week, 6 weeks per workshop, 6 workshops per year. £2962 Qualified teacher to provide adult workshops to develop their knowledge and understanding in key skills such as literacy, numeracy, ICT and behaviour which in turn allows families to support disadvantaged children.
Young Film Makers Club – a 12 week course. £5384 A external provider who teaches children how to make film whilst focussing on improving communication, self-confidence and literacy skills. This will be aimed at Years 3 and 4 children.
Appointment of Pupil Premium leader. £11, 729 Teacher work jointly with the Principal to lead the drive for improvement of all disadvantaged pupils and co-ordinate interventions.
Purchase of new intervention materials £2000 Resources and equipment purchased for children based on their individual needs and targets.
Children’s University and after school opportunities £4000 To run alongside our Children’s University programme, disadvantage children are subsidised to attend addition learning activities.
TAs to deliver Targeted intervention for handwriting, spelling, reading, writing and number skills. £6833 To support children with their individual targets in order to close gaps and accelerate their progress in Literacy and Numeracy. 14 hours a week
Experienced teacher to deliver daily  Read, Write, Inc. sessions £11,729 To support targeted children in the last stage of the phonics programme.
Forest School provision £8877 Give Pupil Premium children the opportunity to work and learn collaboratively in the outdoors environment under the direction on a qualified Forest School Instructor.
To subsidise the cost of Trips for disadvantaged Children £3000 To ensure disadvantaged children are able to access the three trips/ opportunities provided throughout the year.
Experienced teacher to deliver Booster intervention for year 6 pupils. £11,729 To support targeted children in preparation for key stage two SATS.
Wake Up, Shake Up Club (exercise and breakfast club) for all Pupils £3076 for 40 weeks To ensure that all pupils have had a good breakfast and are motivated for their learning.
Mr Copping and Mr Watson to work with teachers to improve the quality first teaching that Pupil Premium children receive. £5000 To improve teaching practice throughout the school and to improve the quality first teaching that Pupil Premium children receive.

Norfolk Steps training –

Step up and Step on.

£750 External training provided for all staff to deescalate situations and ensure the safe and a correct handling of children when dealing with negative behaviour.
Assessment co-ordinator to support teachers in improving the understanding of and effectiveness on child friendly marking £2600 Peer mentoring and support for staff to improve marking, in turn, impacting on the quality first teaching that Pupil Premium children receive.

PUPIL PREMIUM OUTCOMES 2014 – 2015

 

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All data has been taken from the Costessey Junior School 2015 Unvalidated Inspection Dashboard

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT REPORT 2014 – 2015

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received
Total Number of Pupils on Role 311
Total Number of Pupils Eligible for PPG 106
Amount of PPG per Pupil
Total Amount of PPG Received £96,200.00
Summary of PPG Spending 2013-14

PPG Objectives:

Accelerate progress for Pupil Premium Children

To close the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium Children

Broadening horizons of disadvantaged children.

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2013-14
Item/Project Cost Objectives Outcomes
Pupil and Parent Support Manager £18,532 Improve attendance of target pupils Run coffee mornings to engage with disadvantaged families.To involve external agencies with families who have been identified as needing additional support. To aid transition of pupil premium children from  Infant to Junior School.

 Two coffee mornings per half term were held and parents of vulnerable pupils were contacted to encourage attendance.

7 children were supported through a Family Support Process

6 children referred to the Ormiston Family Support advisor

7 children referred to family matters.

3 children referred to Young Carers.

Extra transition activities provided for 9 Year 6 children. Parents evening held for upcoming year 3 pupils and extra transition and meetings arranged as needed.

The pastoral manager worked closely with children’s services to support children and families at risk of harm.

Social Skills and Over Coming Barriers to Learning. Thrive training to support this. £2,891 To raise self-esteem and confidence of target pupils allowing them to make good progress by carrying out regular interventions. Staff to be Thrive trained and embed a Thrive whole school approach.  Staff trained in the implementation of Thrive through intervention and use of the online programme. Children received 1-1 or small group support based on their developmental stage and progress was seen in every case. All individuals screened made progress within their own stage of development or moved onto the stage above. Whole class screening completed twice yearly, identifying trends across Year Groups. On average classes made 26% progress in their developmental stage. Thrive Leaders supported staff in the delivery of whole class sessions.
Smaller Literacy and Numeracy Classes in and Y6 £22,839 Increase teacher to pupil ratio in order to increase the impact of quality first teaching.  See end of KS2 data below.
To employ an extra teacher to carryout interventions for 2.5 days per week . £13,000 To raise achievement of pupil premium children and close the gap of pupils in reading, writing and numeracy.  Whilst the program has only been running for 1 academic year so far, we are already beginning to see the impact this is having on the children’s progress across the curriculum.  For example the in Year 5 65% of Pupil Premium children made expected progress or better in Maths last year, this is compared to 36.8% the previous year, this closed the gap between them and those children not eligible for the Pupil Premium by 29%.  The learning gap in reading was also closed by 17.8%.  In year 6 we saw the impact in their writing with the gap closing by almost 10%.
Wake Up, Shake Up Club (exercise and breakfast club) for all Pupils £1576 for 20 weeks To ensure that all pupils have had a good breakfast and are motivated for their learning. 17 children now attend Wake Up, Shake Up on a daily basis.
Purchase of new intervention materials £1000 To accelerated the progress of targeted children and close the attainment gap in literacy and numeracy.

RWI resources and training

Selected TAs attended a 6 week Dyslexia course in Summer Term.

Speech and Language training for all TAs completed in Summer Term.

Resources purchased to support the needs of individuals e.g. sand timers, talking tins etc

Teacher to take Pupil Premium children for ‘enterprise business workshops’. 20 weeks To increase children’s life skills, including numeracy and literacy skills and raise aspirations. The children are encouraged to plan their own projects with the support of a trained teacher, they are given the chance to work both independently and in groups and are challenged to link this project work and the skills they develop to the rest of their learning across the curriculum.  Whilst the program has only been running for 1 academic year so far, we are already beginning to see the impact this is having on the children’s progress across the curriculum.  For example the in Year 5 65% of Pupil Premium children made expected progress or better in Maths last year, this is compared to 36.8% the previous year, this closed the gap between them and those children not eligible for the Pupil Premium by 29%.  The learning gap in reading was also closed by 17.8%.  In year 6 we saw the impact in their writing with the gap closing by almost 10%.
TA to deliver Literacy intervention £2012 To support targeted children in their learning of grammar, punctuation and spelling accelerating their progress and closing the attainment gap in writing. Interventions include: Rapid Writing, Lexia, Write from the Start and

 75% of targeted year 6 children made 2 or more sub levels progress.

60% of targeted Year 5 children made 2 or more sublevels progress.

63% of targeted year 5 children completed 5 or more Lexia units.

88% of targeted year 5 children completed 5 or more Lexia units.

100% of targeted year 3 children completed 5 or more Lexia units.

TA to deliver Read, Write, Inc. £1500 To support targeted children in the last stage of the phonics programme. 100% of targeted year 3 children moved up two levels within Read Write Inc.
TA to deliver maths intervention outside the classroom £10,412 To support targeted children in their learning mathematical skills. Interventions include: DynamoMaths, Maths Whizz, Numicon, NumberGym, Shine and Max’s Marvellous Maths, catch up maths.

100% improved maths age through use of Math Whizz which targeted year 4 and Year 5 children.

 

TA to deliver Early Birds Lexia and Maths Whizz £1576 To utilise the resources we have in school from 8am in the morning, offering catch up sessions in Lexia and Maths Whizz before school starts.  These sessions were run throughout the Year, initially for Year 6 pupils and then this was opened up to Year 5. The impact on the pupils who attended was positive and progress was made on each programme. However, the uptake was much less than expected so a further drive to enrol pupils would be needed to ensure the sustainability of this into the future.
To cover the cost of Trips for Looked after Children £1000 To ensue looked after children are able to access the same opportunities as others.

Year 4 LAC visited Africa Alive, Hickling Broad

Year 5 LAC x2 visited Castle Museum, Banham Zoo, West Stow

Year 6 LAC visited Kentwell Hall, Haubis, Crucial Crew

All LAC visited the theatre and had Doug Vallgren the author visit. Dance and drama workshops were also put on in the Spring term.

Mr Brewster brought in to work with teachers to improve the quality first teaching that Pupil Premium children receive. £3000 To improve teaching practice throughout the school and to improve the quality first teaching that Pupil Premium children receive. Mr Brewster worked with all teachers throughout the year and the school further supported staff with personalised targets and training opportunities. This resulted in an Improvement of 33% outstanding practice and 63% good or better practice as observed by SLT throughout the Spr/Sum term. This is based on 27 observations.
Community Sports Foundation lunch time provision. £2500 Lunchtime provision to encourage Pupil premium children to experience and participate in sports.

 CSF ran daily sessions for pupils throughout the year on both playgrounds. The number of behavioural incidents has decreased during lunchtimes and school council report that they enjoy this provision and would like it to continue.

CSF staff were issued with names of pupils who should be targeted and these children were encouraged to take part at least once a week.

 

2014-15 Pupil Premium Data – Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant

Overall SATs Data 2014

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Pupil Premium Data 2014

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PP Writing 2014

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According to the National College for Teaching and Leadership, above average progress for disadvantaged pupils is 85% in reading (88% at CJS), 81% in writing (100% at CJS) and 81% in maths (94% at CJS). This proves that our disadvantaged pupils are making above average progress in three subjects. This is also true when looking at the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths: National College deem above average attainment at 59%, CJS achieve 88%.

Despite these positive points, some pupil premium comparisons remain negative, therefore the school management is to approach the National College of Teaching and Leadership to commission a Pupil Premium review in the short term. This will aim to identify further effective actions for raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  Our own Trust Executive Principal is registered as a Pupil Premium Reviewer but by conducting our own review through an independent reviewer we hope to gain an extra and fresh perspective on our work.

Please click on the link below to access the school’s performance table.

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=138642

Have Your Say

We welcome any comments and suggestions regarding our Pupil Premium information. The Pupil Premium Coordinator for the school is Mrs Lawson who can be contacted via email: principal@costesseyjunior.co.uk or telephone: 01603 742203.