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Provision for the Year 2013-2014

Funding has increased for children who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after and for the year 2013-2014 this amounts to £900 per child. For forces children the amount increases to £300.  Our school received £18,900. 

Provision to be implemented to close gap between pupil premium children and all children in reading, writing and maths:-

New Provision:-
  • Interventions to embed phonic skills in KS1
  • KS1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant with expertise in teaching phonics and reading skills to support children in Y3,4 & 5
  • Teacher to carry out 1:1 and small group tutoring x 1 hour per week working on targeted objectives for individuals in upper juniors.
  • Year 6 children to receive an additional before school teaching session in maths with teacher x 1 per week
  • Support children in KS2 to do talk for writing and planning into writing where these children do not get sufficient help with this at home.
  • Purchase of resources to supported first curriculum topic of the year – ‘My Amazing Brain’.This aimed to provide children with an understanding of how they learn (metacognition), different styles of learning and strategies to support learning.
Repeated Provision:-
  • Continued group interventions at KS1 supported by Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
  • Continued group interventions at KS2 with leading English teacher to address writing objectives and spelling punctuation and grammar.Some maths calculation strategies to embed –Repeat
  • Purchase of Book List for ‘Read for My School’ national reading competition and encourage children to take part fully in the competition during Spring Term.
  • KS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant leading catch-up reading sessions x 2 per week for children still learning to read and reading comprehension sessions for those who need opportunity to move to retrieval and inference questioning.
  • Enrichment resource – Aquilla magazine.
Other Provision:-
  • Social and Emotional needs being addressed through Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (1:1 with targeted outcomes),Play Therapist (mostly 1:1 and again with targeted outcomes) and our Family Support Worker (working alongside children and their families).
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Rhos y Gwaliau residential funding support – outdoor education and working collaboratively in teams
  • Supporting educational visits/trips

Impact of Provision for Year 2013-2014

The impact of this provision was monitored across the year and reviewed at the end of the year using teacher assessments, test results and feedback from children and parents.  The year was launched effectively using resources for children to find out how they learn best and understand more about their amazing brains.  This topic was a great success and children talked about new strategies to help them with learning.  Assessments show that most children in receipt of pupil premium have made good or better progress in reading and maths.  Motivation for writing has increased in KS2 through the use of BIG Write and the extended opportunities children receive to write on a weekly basis which has been further supported in school for our pupil premium group.  This initative has increased the quantity of writing children produce and enabled them to receive further feedback for improvements.  Those children with identified special educational needs also made progress whilst sometimes not making as much progress as others.  Our considerable work with children to target social and emotional needs has been successful.  Feedback from external providers, parents and children has shown that this type of provision has enabled children to gain strategies for coping  and helps children to focus on learning in class.

Click here to see Details of spending for 2013-2014


Impact of pupil premium investment 2012-2014

End of KS2
In 2014 there were five disadvantaged children and one further in receipt of PPG (service child). In 2013 there was one disadvantaged pupil and in 2012 there were two disadvantaged children.

 Year on year comparisons are therefore difficult however the gap:      

  •             narrowed between 2013 and 2014 in maths
  •             narrowed year on year in reading from 2012
  •             narrowed year on year in writing from 2012

End of KS1

In 2013 there were two disadvantaged children, in 2013 there were four, and in 2014 five.

The gap has

  •             narrowed between 2013 and 2014 in maths
  •             narrowed year on year in reading from 2012
  •             narrowed year on year in writing from 2012
End of 2014
For the last group of children leaving to go to secondary school, the proportion of disadvantaged children achieving Level 4 or above at Key Stage 2 was in line with the National Other group and, given the small cohort size, within 1 child of the school's "Other pupils" group, and within 1 pupil of the national proportions of children gaining Level 5 or above.
The proportion of disadvantaged children making expected progress and more than expected progress between Key Stage 1 and 2 was as close as it could be to the National Average for "Other Pupils" given the cohort size. 
The school is proud of the fact that, when you take into consideration the particular Special Educational Needs in this cohort, there was NO GAP in attainment between the disadvantaged children and others in the group.


All disadvantaged children at the school

As of April 2015 there were 21 children in receipt of pupil premium at the school. The table below shows a summary of their attainment and progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics:





No gap or positive gap between disadvantaged children and other children

6 (29%) children

5 (24%) children

6 (29%) children

Performing at or above Age Related Expectations

15 (71%) children

13 (62%) children

12 (57%) children

No gap/gap closing/good SEN progress

12 (57%) children

15 (71%) children

13 (62%) children

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