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Pupil premium investment 2015-16

In 2015-2016 £34029.27 of pupil premium funding was available to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged children at Aldermaston CE Primary School. Eligible children included children who were eligible for free school meals, or who had been eligible at some point in the previous 6 years, plus 2 children adopted from local authority care (eligible for pupil premium plus) and 2 service children. There was a carry forward of £4559.27 representing funding allocated and committed in the previous financial year for spending in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The funding was used to fund the following activities:

Speech and language provision from a qualified speech and language therapist where children would benefit from more intensive/regular provision that could be provided by the local authority offering

Qualified teacher support (1:1 or in small groups) for carefully identified areas within e.g. Maths, Reading, Spelling.

Support for children who required extra intervention in phonics by an HLTA specifically trained in this area: 1:1 and small group work

1:1 support for children who required intervention to improve their reading (decoding and comprehension) skills by a trained HLTA

Small group work to promote Social Skills led by an experienced and skilled teaching assistant

Resources to support he learning of More Able children including inspirational reading materials

Transport to provide post domestic abuse recovery work for a family

Resources including IT resources (Learnpads) to support the learning and motivation of disadvantaged children and research into what supports this most effectively

Support for families to access extra curricular activities which would be otherwise be impossible financially: access to after school club (Playzone) to increase social interaction; Football club; Top club kayaking/canoeing; residential trips e.g. Rhos-y-Gwaliau week's residential for Year 6, Skillforce programme for Year 5.

Impact of pupil premium expenditure 2015-2016

Standardised scores was analysed: they showed accelerated gain in PPG groups in 2015-2016 in 4 out 6 groups in Maths, 4 out 6 groups in Spelling (particular gains in Year 1 PPG group of 5 children) and 4 out of 5 groups in Reading/decoding and in all PPG groups for comprehension where these results were collected.

Longer term impact of pupil premium expenditure 2013-2016 for children moving on to secondary school

The impact of small numbers should be recognised in the following statements (in 2014 the number of disadvantaged children at the end of KS2 was 1/16, in 2015 5/16 and in 2016 1/24).

In the period 2014 to 2016 the within school gap for Mathematics, Reading and Writing (TA) combined between disadvantaged children and other children has narrowed year on year, with a positive gap for the disadvantaged group in 2015 for both Reading and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

In the same period the gap between disadvantaged children and National other and the Within school gap for the percentage of children achieving above Level 4 in Mathematics, Reading and Writing (TA) combined and in each subject individually narrowed year on year, with a positive gap for all in 2015.

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