Pupil Premium Impact Statement for Academic Year 2015-16
Our Pupil Premium grant for 2015-16 was £27,460. This money was spent in a targeted intervention programme to support the learning needs of children in reading, writing, phonics and maths. A small amount was also used to enable specific children to access curricular opportunities outside the classroom.
Our intervention programme, supporting reading, writing, phonics and maths for children who need a little extra, targeted help was a great success. We saw progress made by children on pupil premium very closely matching that made by those not on Pupil Premium.
Across the school last year the average points’ progress for children attracting Pupil Premium funding was 101.1, whilst those not receiving the funding managed 100.4 points progress. (Expected progress is 100 points) The impact of our reading programme was particularly pleasing with the PP children outpacing the rest of the school; 101.5 in-year points progress to 100.2. Both the interventions in writing (100.9 points against 100.3) and maths (101 PP: 100.6 nonPP) helped the children to keep pace with the rest of the school and even out-perform the rest of the cohort, thus significantly closing the attainment gaps.
Because of the small size of the school and the very small number of disadvantaged children, any more specific information would leave individual children at risk of identification.
In addition we applied for and received two grants of Pupil Premium Plus, which are included in the £27,460. One was to continue the high need support for a LAC, the other to support the language development of a Looked After Child who arrived from Eastern Europe with no English. In both cases the grants funded Teaching Assistant hours; the second grant was also used to provide diglot texts, translation tools and specialist Lithuanian language support. Both children continue to make great progress and have outstanding attendance records.
SEN Report 2016-17
For details of the support available to learners with Special Educational Needs(SEN) please refer to the attached SEN Report for 2016-2017.
You may also be interested in Norfolk’s ‘Local Offer’ which tells you about the support and services on offer in Norfolk to children and young people with SEND.
PE Grant Impact Statement for Academic Year 2015-16
During Academic Year 2015 – 2016 our sporting success was outstanding. We were awarded the Bronze Sportsmark award for the range of opportunities that we offer and the participation of so many children throughout the school.
Within school the Cross-Country Club was very well attended, both during after-school sessions and the lunchtime runs around the village and local fields. This culminated in our winning the Cluster tournament, providing the most children in the cluster and South Norfolk teams and the eventual success of the South Norfolk team in the County finals.
As a small school (less than 120 FT pupils) without a school field, our 5th place in the County TAG Rugby finals was a major achievement, particularly since so few of the squad were from the Year 6 cohort.
Cricket was once again a major source of pride in the school with us losing the County final on the last ball of the match. Once again, for a small school, without a field to be runners-up in the county is a mammoth achievement.
None of the above would have been possible without the coaching, hire of facilities and transport that the PE Grant has made possible. Our KS2 children have benefitted from weekly tennis coaching, basketball coaching, an Athletics club, orienteering and swimming throughout the year.
The minibus continues to earn its keep. At the equivalent of £65 per day to hire a bus, the 82 days on which we used the bus last year would have cost over £5,000 in rental alone, making the tax, MOT, insurance, maintenance and fuel costs very good value. Every child in the school has used the bus this year.
When the new school becomes a reality it would be good to be able to offer extra opportunities such as table-tennis, badminton or gymnastics, but they will have to wait until we have suitable facilities.