2019-20

 

Tilbury Pioneer Academy  

Pupil Premium Executive Summary for Parents: 2019-2020

 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a grant from the government to help disadvantaged young people do well at school.  The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.

 

Identifying target students

Our research indicates the the following factors often contiribute together or in combination to the lower achievement of disadvantaged young people these include:

  • Poor attendance
  • Poor prior attainment
  • Low aspirations
  • Social and interpersonal barriers that ofen manifest themselves in poor behaviour

 

In the Academic year 2019-20 there are 154 Rec-yr 6 children  [which is 36%  of the pupil population] who are regarded as ‘disadvantaged’ and therefore entitled to the Pupil Premium.   

In years 1-6 there are 152 which is 50% of the pupil population

In yrs N-R there are  2 pupils wich is 2% of the pupil population

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How we will the funding in 2019-20

Intent:  Remove social and emotional barriers to learning, improve well-being and develop aspirations

Implementation

Cost

Intended impact

  • Staffing: Inclusion support & pastoral care

£70,000

 

  • Barriers to learning are overcome enabling disadvantaged pupils to make accelerated progress from their starting points. In-year aspirational targets are achieved.
  • 90% of Pupils report that they feel happy, safe and ready to learn.
  • 90% of Parents report that they feel well supported by the school to break down barriers to learning that exist for their family.
  • As part of targeted intervention, identified vulnerable disadvantaged pupils are equipped with the strategies to remain in whole class learning for extended periods of time.
  • Open door in school counselling service
  • Staff training: Counselling qualifications

£4000

 

  • Pupils report that they are happy, safe, well-supported and ready to learn.
  • Barriers to learning for pupils receiving counselling are removed enabling them to make at-least expected progress from their starting points. 
  • Forest schools

 

£6000

 

  • The behaviour and conduct of pupils attending Forest Schools improves enabling them to access the curriculum, to make the right choices and remain within whole class provision.
  • Barriers to learning for pupils attending forest schools are removed enabling them to make at-least expected progress from their starting points.
  • Thurrock Turnaround Centre (Alternative provision)

£10,000

  • Alternative provision enables pupils to reflect upon their behaviour and receive targeted therapeutic intervention which prepares them to return to school.
  • Universal and targeted intervention strategies to support parents: Coffee morning information sessions/Adult Education

£1000

  • Parents feel well supported and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to remove potential barriers to learning for their child
  • Parents can play an active role in supporting their child’s education and learning
  • Pupil leadership roles & development: Health advocates/Peer mentors/Play leaders/Mini-medics (In partnership with The Thurrock School Sport’s Parternship)

£500

  • Pupils play an active role in the running of the academy.
  • Pupils develop leadership skills and carry out their roles & responsibilities with passion and pride
  • Character, culture & personal development programme, including pupil passports & rewards (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum)

£500

  • Pupils increasingly conduct themselves in-line with The GLC code of conduct
  • Pupils report they know how to live a fit & healthy lifestyle and do so
  • Pupils feel empowered to make informed choices about how they live their life
  • Pupils recognise signs of danger and know how to keep themselves safe
  • 100% of pupils complete the bronze citizenship award by the end of the academic year
  • Hardship fund: Uniform/Equipment/Reosurces

£2000

  • Pupils are equipped with the uniform, resources and equipment enabling them to thrive

Total cost

£94, 000

 

Intent: Improve attendance and punctuality so that this is at-least in line with the national average

Implementation

Cost

Intended impact

  • Part funded Educational Welfare Officer

£9155

  • The EWO drives a strategic plan for improving attendance and punctuality specifically for disadvantaged pupils.
  • The EWO supports & challenges the attendance officer to develop strategies to improve attendance for specific pupils.
  • Part funded attendance ambassadors

£8885

  • Pupils are safeguarded from harm and in the case of absence the school knows the pupil is safe following home visits where required.
  • Parents feel suitably supported and challenged to ensure their child attends school regularly. 
  • Incentives and rewards

 

 

£1000

  • Pupils recognise the importance of good attendance because this is celebrated and rewarded (certificates/Class challenges with prizes) within the academy

Total cost

£19,040

 

Intent: Develop speech, language, communication & vocabulary & attitudes to reading

Implementation

Cost

Impact

  • The resourcing & implementation of universal & targeted approaches to address gaps/ underdevelopment speech, language & communication:

 

  • Learning Village
  • Hungry Little Minds
  • Mrs Wordsworth resources (Action research project)
  • Pixl vocabulary APP
  • Language/Speech Link
  • Additional visits from a speech & language specialist
  • Black Sheep Press: Language for thinking
  • Talk Boost
  • LSA designated to targeted speech and language interventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£1000

£500

£200

£1000

£1000

£2000

 

 

£500

 

£500

 

£12,100

  • Specific pupils receiving targeted intervention make accelerated progress from their starting point with speech, language and communication
  • Pupils in reception make accelerated progress from their starting point with at least 75% achieving the early learning goal for speech, language and communication enabling the GLD target to be achieved
  • Pupils routinely demonstrate the academy’s non-negotiables for speech, language, communication and vocabulary development
  • Pixl Vocabulary APP:

Through explicit vocabulary teaching, pupils develop a wider range of vocabulary from their starting point enabling them to access the curriculum and perform confidently in tests because a language deficit does not prevent them from doing so.

  • The implementation of My Book Blog (On-line reading programme for all pupils)

 

£1000

 

 

 

 

£1000

 

 

 

 

£8480

  • Pupils develop a love of reading and are motivated to quiz on the books they have read
  • Pupils increase their ‘book talk’
  • Pupils develop a wider range of vocabulary which they apply to their writing
  • Pupils make accelerated progress in reading
  • Funding for a year group library to ensure high levels of engagement and age-appropriate texts
  • Funding for new reading books to support targeted reading in Yrs N, R and yr1

 

*Training & development for teachers and learning support assistants leading the Read Write Inc phonics programme

 

*Resources and development for parents to best support their child with phonic knowledge (The sounds that letters make)

 

£5000

 

 

 

 

£500

  • The teaching of phonics as part of the Read, Write, Inc Programme is judged to be at-least good
  • Pupils make good progress with their phonic knowledge enabling the aspirational phonics target for year 1 and 2 to be achieved

Total:                                                                                               

34,880

 

Intent: To close gaps and accelerate progress in basic skills (reading/times tables/spellings)

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Implementation:

Cost

Intended impact

  • Part funding for Deputy Head Salary responsible for disadvantaged pupils

£55,000

  • Effective implementation of the disadvantaged strategy to achieve the intended aims linked to ‘The quality of education’, Behaviour & welfare & Personal Development

*The implementation of pupil learning passports, inncluding:

- Printing costs

- Parent & pupil introductory & review sessions

- Rewards for completion

 

 

£1000

  • Gaps in pupil’s learning & basic skills are effectively identified & filled through the implementation of pupil passports
  • Parents are enabled to support children

*Subscription to the Pixl (Partners in Excellence) Programme

£2000

  • Gaps in pupil’s learning & basic skills are effectively identified & filled through the implementation of Personalised Learning Checklists (PLCs) & associated resources
  • Teachers use Pixl resources as part of universal and targeted interventions to support teaching being at-least consistently good

Total:

£58,000

 

Intent: Increase opportunities for cultural enrichment and wider life experiences

Implementation

Cost

Impact

  • Part funding of the Royal Opera House Trailblazer Project. Opportunities include:

 

  • Nursery/ Reception:   By The light of the moon, West African Drumming, Tiny Tots Hip Hop Dance
  • Year 1:   School Matinee-Coppelia, Music for Change  - Chinese Magic and Origami-Music
  • Year 2:   Story Telling Book Bus, Heritage visit-Tower of London,
  • Year 3:   Caribbean, By The light of the moon, Trestle, Calypso, Matilda, Digital making-Signals
  • Year 4:   Punch Drunk, Music for change -  Indian Dance and stories, Extraordinary Adventures
  • Year 5:   West African Story Telling, By The light of the moon, Swan Lake School Matinee, Romeo and Juliet
  • Year 6:   Alice’s Adventures, Alice Opera School Matinee

£10,000

  • Pupils are provided with rich cultural experiences as detailed
  • Pupils benefit from the opportunities provided as part of their wider life experiences
  • Pupils raise their aspirations and continue areas of interest
  • Subscription to the ‘Brilliant Club’ targeted towards more able pupils:

 

  • University seminars
  • University visit
  • Assignment
  • Graduation event

£3000

  • 5 high achieving pupils entitled to pupil premium funding make rapid and sustained progress with their learning 
  • Pupils achieve at-least a 2:1 when their assignment is assessed by the university 
  • Identified pupils raise their aspirations and know that attending university is a choice for them
  • Thurrock Music Service

 

 

£4000

  • Year 4 pupils have the opportunity to play an instrument (Drums) throughout the year
  • Pupils enjoy the opportunity are are proud of their achievements/performances
  • Swimming subsidy

£1000

  • All pupils can swim 25m by the end of year 6 (National standard)
  • Curriculum enrichment opportunities & school visits

 

 

£15,000

  • Pupils are provided with new experiences and opportunities which contribute to their wider life experiences
  • Pupils are motivated & engaged in learning experiences
  • Pupils’ knowledge, skills & understanding increased as a result of opportunities & experiences

 

Total:

£33,000

 

 

Total Costs

 

 

 

£238,920