2014-15

Expenditure

Aim

September 2014 – 2015

 

2 Learning Support Assistants. £24,902.

This allows staff to identify small groups of children who have a specific learning need to be supported and extended in class and as part of a targeted intervention.

Children are given extra support as well as being exposed to quality first teaching.
77% of children entitled to pupil premium achieved a good level of development, above the national average for 2013-2014 and significantly above the local authority average for 2014 – 2015 at 62%. 9% of children entitled to pupil premium were working at age related expectations in the prime areas on entry to reception.
70% of children in year 1 entitled to pupil premium passed the phonics screening test (upward trend 2012 – 2013: 38%, 2013 – 2014: 60%) compared to the local authority average of 64%.
Overall, 96% of children entitled to pupil premium in year 2 passed the phonics screening test. The 2 children who did not pass were entitled to pupil premium.
Year 2 children entitled to pupil premium have made excellent progress from the end of reception, where 24% reached a good level of development, compared to their attainment at the end of year 2:
Reading – L2B: 76% L3: 24%
Writing – L2B: 60% L3: 21%
Maths – 2B: 80% L3: 18%

 

Attendance initiatives and incentives. £200 to date.

Targeted attendance incentives and intervention strategies.

School attendance was 95.6% at the end of the academic year, which demonstrates an upwards trend over the last 3 years (2012 – 2013: 93.8%, 2013 - 2014: 94.5%).

 

In 2014 – 2015, children entitled to pupil premium attendance of 96.9 compared to 97% for non-pupil premium children. 

 

Breakfast club  Free Breakfast and provision. £1,540 to date. 

 Children are encouraged to attend to enable a calm settled start to the day.

Children noticeably make a calm and settled start to the day and are prepared ready for learning.

 

Children are provided with a free breakfast so that they are equipped to learn.

 

 

Children are supported with reading and number bonds/times tables.

Children have developed a love of reading which is evident in their attitudes towards our Accelerated Reader programme which is reflected in their good progress in reading. 

 

Contribution to school trips and experiences: ‘The Royal Opera House’. £3,000 to date.

More trips and visits are able to go ahead

Children’s learning is enriched, their aspirations risen and their experiences broadened.

 

Numbers Count tuition from maths specialist. £12,112.

Targeted maths intervention to accelerate maths progress.

Children entitled to pupil premium have made excellent progress from the end of reception, where 24% reached a good level of development.
Maths – 2B: 80% L3: 18%
Children entitled to pupil premium at Tilbury Pioneer Academy attain above their peers nationally (using 2013 – 2014 Raiseonline data) in maths based on their APS.

 

Holiday school themed projects. £700.

To develop positive attitudes to learning and the social and learning skills to develop independence and working with others.

Parent and child surveys indicate that attending the holiday schools increases confidence and develops learning skills.

 

Reading club staffing and incentives for targeted groups. £200 to date.

To develop positive attitudes to reading and reading fluency.

Year 2 children entitled to pupil premium have made excellent progress from the end of reception, where 24% reached a good level of development, compared to their attainment at the end of year 2:
Reading – L2B: 76% L3: 24%
Children entitled to pupil premium at Tilbury Pioneer Academy attain above their peers nationally (using 2013 – 2014 Raiseonline data) in reading, writing and maths based on their APS.

 

Part funding of after school clubs and activities. £540 to date.

To enrich the curriculum, broaden children’s experiences and promote healthy lifestyles.

On average throughout the year:
 
81 children (78.6%) are attending 1 or more clubs
50 children (48.5%) are attending 2 or more clubs
21 children (20%) are attending 3 or more clubs
 
46 children are pupil premium of which 38 (82%) are attending 1 or more clubs.

 

Part funded ‘parents come to lunch’ and parents come to breakfast’ events. £70 to date.

For parents to value and appreciate the social learning skills being taught at lunchtime. To increase the number of children who choose to have nutritionally balanced schools meals.

Currently, approximately 88% of our children in reception and key stage 1 have nutritionally balanced dinner provided by the school, which is slightly above the national average. This has increased significantly from the beginning of the academic year.

 

Part funded parenting courses - Triple P Parenting

For parents to feel confident with parenting skills to provide a stable, supportive and nurturing home life for children.

Parents who have attended Triple P have shown significant improvement in engaging with school.
There appears to be a more trusting relationship between home and school; parents are prepared to work collaboratively for the wellbeing of their children.  They demonstrate more cohesive parenting; feedback evidence suggests there is less aggressive, explosive responses at home and more reasonable discussion when things go wrong.
Two parents returned after the course to share their experience with new attendees.
“I was so proud to take my family out to dinner during the holidays; that would never have been possible before Triple P.”
Parents are more likely to engage with extended support.

 

After school intervention ‘funky phonics’ and sound cards for parents. £100.

To reinforce and practise sounds learned in Read, Write, Inc to develop reading fluency.

70% of children in year 1 entitled to pupil premium passed the phonics screening test (upward trend 2012 – 2013: 38%, 2013 – 2014: 60%) compared to the local authority average of 64%.
Overall, 96% of children entitled to pupil premium in year 2 passed the phonics screening test. The 2 children who did not pass where entitled to pupil premium.

 

Speech and language therapist. March 15 to August 15.

For children to be able to speak confidently and fluently with an increasing range of vocabulary.

Since March 2015, 16 children have received speech and language therapy. 2 have been discharged having made good progress

 

2 children have left

 

All children receive milk daily. £3,226 from Jan 15.

To provide children with the calcium they need to develop healthy bodies and minds and to fight infection.  

School attendance was 95.6% at the end of the academic year, which demonstrates an upwards trend over the last 3 years (2012 – 2013: 93.8%, 2013 - 2014: 94.5%).

 

In 2014 – 2015, children entitled to pupil premium attendance of 96.9 compared to 97% for non-pupil premium children. 

 

Read, Write, Inc training and development. £1,700.

Targeted 1:1 phonics intervention and storybooks for children to take home.

70% of children in year 1 entitled to pupil premium passed the phonics screening test (upward trend 2012 – 2013: 38%, 2013 – 2014: 60%) compared to the local authority average of 64%.

 

Overall, 96% of children entitled to pupil premium in year 2 passed the phonics screening test. The 2 children who did not pass were entitled to pupil premium.

 

Part funded uniform and PE kit. £2,500.

Items of uniform and PE kit funded.

Children entitled to pupil premium feel a sense of belonging to the school and a sense of identity.

 

The Letter Box Club. £1,208.30.

The Letterbox Club is an award-winning programme managed by Book Trust, in partnership with the University of Leicester, which aims to provide enjoyable educational support for looked-after children aged 5-13.

10 Year 1 Pupil Premium children / parents were invited to take part in the programme. 4 children / parents have attended 0 sessions.
 6 children / parents have attended 1 or more sessions.
3 children / parents have regularly attended the sessions.
Feedback from the children about the workshops they attend with their parents is positive.  They enjoy the activities that they do and love finding out what books / resources are in their coloured envelopes.
Parents have spoken about their enjoyment in spending time with their children within school and also about the quality of books / resources that are in the packs.  All parents that have been spoken to at these sessions said that they have used the suggested activities at home with their children.
For one child / parent, the engagement seen in these sessions transferred into their home reading as the class teacher recognised an improvement in the number of times that the child was reading at home with the parent during the course of a week.
The teacher reading assessment levels for all children invited to take part in the programme have increased by at least a sub-level, with three of the children making two sub-levels progress over the half - term during which the programme has been running (end of Summer 1 – end of Summer 2).