Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Review Statement 2016/17

Kirkstall St Stephen’s 2016-17 PPG Review of Funds

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll:

 

Date: 25/09/2017

203

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG:

Financial Year

April 16-17

86

Amount of PPG received per pupil:

 

£1320 Free School Meal 6

£1900 Looked After Children

X 84

X 2

Total amount of PPG received

 

Total to date:

£114,680

 

Impact of PPG expenditure on eligible and other pupils

Kirkstall St Stephen’s supported all pupils in receipt of the PPG throughout the year, regardless of ability (from pupils who need to catch up, to more able pupils who need to deepen their learning).

We strive to accelerate progress for all pupils, and the PPG enables us to do this successfully in various ways. For many pupils, that progress was evident through core subject progression- e.g. improvements in Mathematics an English Results at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2017 our end of KS2 data for pupils in receipt of the pupil premium, showed these children performed broadly in line with children who have not received the pupil premium grant.

However Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary School provides children with support in many more areas than ‘Core Curriculum Subjects’. We firmly believe children need to be ready to learn to allow them to flourish and improve academically; therefore we supported many pupils in 2016-17 with their Social and Emotional Health. This benefitted the children greatly, helping them to prepare to move onto the next phase in their learning and setting them up for future success. The impact on children not in receipt of the pupil premium grant is also notable, as class relationships and dynamics improve.

Many families also received additional support from our learning mentor on a range of issues such as: financial difficulties, homework, behaviour, attendance and punctuality. Depending on the nature of the support, this impact may also benefit not only the family of the child, but also their peers, e.g. through improved behaviour.

Pupils in receipt of PPG have been given priority places in some extra-curricular activities, when deemed appropriate. Research has shown this can improve the attainment of pupils and help close the gap on peers. PPG was used to purchase some high quality resources to support learning and/or educational experiences. Some training courses were attended by intervention staff and leaders, with the impact being improved outcomes for pupils.

Staffing costs for the intervention team was partly paid for through the PPG, without the PPG, school would have had to loose these valuable members of staff.

Review statement from 2016-17

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.