Gillas Lane Primary Academy

Welcome to our school

 

September 2014 - July 2015

 

The % of pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium in the current year is 54.8% which is much higher than the national average (19%).  This year the school has been allocated £83, 439 in Pupil Premium.  This funding is to be used in the following way in order to improve achievements, provision and opportunities for the pupils.

  • Maintaining high pupil-staffing ratios
  • Continued employment and deployment of Teaching Assistants to enable intervention support
  • To continue some of the successful intervention programmes started last year (e.g. Assertive mentoring, Assertive Maths, Sound Training & Lexia)
  • To develop new programmes in school such as 'Lend Me Your Literacy' and 'Talk Boost'
  • Enabling staff to access training and support particularly in relation to further developing spelling and writing throughout school
  • To purchase resources to enrich the learning environment
  • To support provision of free breakfast club
  • To subsidise school trips and visitors into school to enrich pupils' learning by giving them first hand experiences
  • Subsidising music tuition for pupils in receipt of the premium
  • To increase access to and update ICT provision in school
  • Continued access to and use of bespoke tracking system in order to track PP pupils' progress and attainment

 

September 2013 – July 2014

 

Last year the school was allocated £63,700 in Pupil Premium (£900 per pupil)

  • To maintain high pupil staffing ratios
  • To increase level of Intervention Support
  • To develop on “Assertive Mentoring” programme throughout the school, increasing peer mentoring and  targeted more provision
  • To take part in ‘Achievement for All’ a programme aimed at raising the achievement of targeted groups
  • To train further staff to implement “Numbers First” support for children not making expected progress in Maths
  • To support provision of a free breakfast club in school
  • To subsidise school trips and visitors into school to enrich pupils’ learning by giving them first hand experiences
  • Subsidising music tuition for pupils in receipt of the premium
  • To increase access to and update ICT provision in school
  • New tracking system to track FSM pupils progress and attainment

 

 

Impact 2013-14

The impact of the above can be seen as follows:

End of KS2 -2014

  • In Reading results 87.5% of Pupil Premium Pupils (PP) attained L4+ which is an increase of 10.6% from the previous year and the highest % scored by PP pupils in the last 3 years.
  • In Reading PP pupils achieved better than non PP pupils
  • In Mathematics a higher % of PP pupils attained Level 4 than in the previous year and the gap between attainment of pupil premium and non pupil premium pupils was significantly reduced (20%)
  • In relation to progress 100% of PP pupils made 2 levels progress from the end of Key Stage 1 in Reading and Writing and 87.5% 2 levels in Maths.  In Reading and Maths this was higher achievement than in the previous year
  • In relation to progress PP pupils achieved better than non PP pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Overall gaps reduced in Reading, no gaps in Writing and significantly in Maths in reference to pupils progressing 2 levels

End of KS1 - 2014

  • In Reading, Writing and Maths Pupil Premium pupils attained higher average point scores than non PP - and positive gaps were seen as a result
  • The gaps in attainment have reduced since last year and is the lowest gaps in the last 3 years

As well as the above pupil feedback showed that the children enjoyed school and they particularly enjoyed visits and visitors to the school.  Pupils positive attitudes to learning and their good behaviour were  also commented upon by Ofsted.