We are committed to ensuring that every child excels. The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
We currently have 238 Pupil Premium pupils, which is 49% of our school population*
Our next Pupil Premium review will be September 2019.
At Kingsland C.E. Academy, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.
The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.
Current Pupils at Kingsland C.E. Academy
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When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced.
Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”. By following key principles, we believe we can maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending.
Identifying Pupils & Building Belief
- ALL teaching staff and support staff are involved in the analysis of data and identification of pupils
- ALL staff are aware of who pupil premium and vulnerable children are
- ALL pupil premium children benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming
- Underachievement at all levels is targeted (not just lower attaining pupils)
- Children’s individual needs are considered carefully
- Staff believe in ALL children
- There are “no excuses” made for underperformance
- Staff adopt a “solution-focused” approach to overcoming barriers
Summary of Main Barriers
Poor speaking & listening skills on entry to the school
Lack of parental engagement
Low acquisition of language
Low expectations and aspirations
Low levels of independence
At Kingsland we analyse our data to examine the impact of current support and use a range of observations and research to inform our decision making.
How Funding will address the barriers.
Following an analysis of barriers to learning at Kingsland the school’s PP spending and action plan reflects outcomes and recommendations from research. (EEF report, J.Dunford’s 10 point plan, NEF Forest Schools Evaluation plan and impact of these in local schools)
Actions this year and how they will be measured:
1. One to One Tuition
Following research taken from the EEF that proves that 5+months progress can be made when children are given one to one tuition, we have provided 1:1 support for children in need of extra support. Due to our school context, we can not offer this to all PP children at the same time and therefore a long-term timetable is in place. Results from last year have shown a positive impact across the school.
2. Metacognition and Growth Mindsets
Evidence shows that children who have a positive mindset are more likely to make progress. Children also need to know how they learn best in order to make progress. With this in mind we have started to encourage the use of a positive mindset. Further trading in for staff will occur throughout the year.
3. Parental Engagement
School will work closely with the Lighthouse Centre to provide a variety of useful parent workshops which will have a positive impact on the progress of children in school.
4. Extra-Curricular Activities
We will continue to provide a wide range of extra curricular activities to all age groups in school. These provide children with opportunities they may not otherwise have and also provide a chance for children to develop new skills.
Sports Premium - Click to Expand
All primary schools receive an additional yearly grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of P.E. provision in schools, and it is at our discretion how we spend this additional funding to achieve this.
Our aim is to use this additional funding to improve the quality of the teaching of P.E. as well as engaging our children in high quality sporting activities and experiences both curricular and extra-curricular.
The impact of the use of the P.E. Premium was assessed in a report at the end of the academic year.
2016 – 2017
Kingsland received £9,710.
Our plans ensured that we:
- Introduced new sports such as Dance, Fencing Club and Futsal
- Employed specialist coaches
- Entered more Sports competitions alongside other Trust schools
- Ran intra school competitions and created sporting houses
- Created an assessment programme that closely tracked pupil’s progress in this aspect of the curriculum.
- Improved variety of extra curricular activities to encourage greater involvement from more children.
- Being fully involved in all St. Bart’s Trust sports activities to ensure that children are offered wider opportunities to engage in sports at a competitive level.
- Continue promotion of healthy living throughout Kingsland’s curriculum and involvement in relevant activities such as cooking healthy meals in Elsa’s Kitchen.
- The children were successfully engaged in lessons that impacted on their progress in P.E. and they acquired a variety of sporting skills.
- The money has allowed teachers to be taught, shown and try out P.E. in their year group with children and understand where and how they make progress as groups and individually. All teachers have taken this on board and the profile of P.E. has been raised within school.
- Children competed in a wide range of activities within the St. Bart’s Trust and Stoke on Trent. This year there will be greater involvement in more aspects of sport.
- Children also developed their understanding of healthy eating and this was led by the School Council who produced leaflets for our parents to engage their support in this important aspect of well-being.
- We reached the Hockey County Finals.
- We competed in the Stoke South Games.
- The school football team joined the Hanley league and play on Friday afternoons.
- We achieved the Silver award in the Schools Games Mark.
2017 – 2018
The year, Kingsland will receive £19,530.
Our plans are in place to ensure we:
- Develop the roles of Sports leaders.
- Develop a Sports Council that will be represented at the Junior Leadership meetings.
- Continue to offer a varied range of before and after school clubs.
- Participated in the Hanley league football tournaments for Years 5 & 6 whilst extending to Years 3 & 4 in the Summer term.
- Continue to track pupil’s progress in this aspect of the curriculum.
- CPD provision for all staff in Gymnastics.
- Continued provision of dedicated sports coaches for football.
- Lunchtime sports provision.
- Continue to improve the variety of extra curricular activities to encourage greater involvement form more children.
- Be fully involved in all St. Bart’s Trust sports activities to ensure that children are offered wider opportunities to engage in sports at a competitive level.
- Continue to promote healthy living throughout Kingsland’s curriculum and involvement in relevant activities such as cooking healthy meals in Elsa’s Kitchen.
- The impact of the use of the P.E. Premium will be assessed in a report at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
Since September, Year 4 have attended swimming lessons at Fenton Manor. Children failing to gain a length will continue to swim with year 3 children until the end of the academic year. If this has not been achieved they will swim with the Year 4 children until February half term 2020.
At the end of year 6, 43% of children achieved their length certificate and 39% achieved their beginners certificate.