At Coleshill C of E Primary School we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils whatever their backgrounds. We commit to our mission statement which includes equality and diversity.
The Pupil Premium Grant
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Pupil Premium is funding given to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage, in particular any gap in attainment where this exists.
In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals, therefore the Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.
Coleshill C of E Primary School received a total of £77,480 Pupil Premium as a direct grant from the Department for Education for 2015/16.
Allocation of Pupil Premium
All classes in our school have additional adult support for at least three hours of every day. This ensures that the needs of our pupils can be met in small groups, including those eligible for free school meals.
We have a dedicated team of support staff who work across the school to ensure access to the curriculum by the provision of interventions in reading, writing, phonics and mathematics for children who are not making expected progress or reaching national levels of attainment.
We also have a ‘Sunshine’ Group with two part time teaching assistants which cater for the social, emotional needs of children who may be falling behind because of friendship, social or emotional barriers to learning.
We have a high adult to child ratio in our Early Years classes to ensure that children can be taught in small groups and this helps us to address needs around communication and language from early on in a child’s school career.
We have a tracking system which enables us to track the progress and attainment of children in reading, writing, phonics and mathematics on a half termly basis. This is analysed to ensure that all children whatever their back grounds are able to access the curriculum and are making good progress.
Our Literacy and Numeracy based curriculum is resourced to ensure that all children have access to quality texts and books throughout their school career.
We provide after school clubs, trips and visitors to enrich the curriculum and make sure that all children have additional learning experiences outside the normal school day.
Impact of Pupil Premium - "closing the gap"
Children in receipt of free school meals do well at our school.
Please check back soon for our impact in 2015.
In 2014, pupil attainment was good at the end of both KS1 and KS2. In both key stages the attainment of Pupil Premium pupils was well above similar pupils nationally and has nearly closed the national achievement gap between FSM and Non FSM.
In KS1, FSM pupils were two terms ahead of FSM pupils nationally. In KS2, all FSM pupils reached Level 4+ in the combined reading, writing and mathematics measure. This was securely good compared to national levels for this group. A high proportion of pupils reached Level 5+, including FSM pupils.
In 2013, in KS1, pupils eligible for FSM did well compared to FSM pupils nationally - two terms ahead in Writing, one term ahead in Reading and Maths. The gap between FSM pupils and non-FSM pupils in our school was similar to that found nationally.
In KS2, almost three quarters of FSM pupils achieved a Level 4+ in the combined Reading, Writing and Maths measure. The gap between FSM pupils and non-FSM pupils in our school was narrower than that found nationally because our FSM pupils achieved well - they were almost a year ahead of their peers nationally in Writing and two terms ahead in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
In 2012, the average progress of our children in receipt of free school meals was good. They reached standards close to those not receiving free school meals and achieved better than free school meals children across the country.