Castle Cary Community Primary School

Castle Cary School

I love the surroundings of the school, it really makes it enjoyable to come to school here.

Year 3 Pupil

The teachers are funny and my friends are too!

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone is caring

Year 5 Pupil

I like it at our school because we do lots of work.

Year 2 Pupil

I like that it's about the children's rights and not just the teachers!

Year 6 Pupil

It's safe, fun and you always learn something new.

Year 5 Pupil

I love it at this school, nothing needs to be changed.

Year 3 Pupil

It's a great place to learn/

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone gets treated fairly; the whole school is kind.

Year 4 Pupil

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Castle Cary Community Primary School

Pupil Premium Summary

Castle Cary Community Primary School is committed to closing the gap between disadvantaged children and other children.

  • For the financial year 2016- 2017, the school received £55,020 in Pupil Premium Grant, with 41 pupils eligible.
  • For the financial year 2017-2018, the school received £48,420 in Pupil premium Grant with 35 pupils eligible.

Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant funding is established within the school, being used to support children to close the gap on their peers. The funding use is personalised to meet the needs of the individuals; children who may be working at or above the expected level are offered tuition and experiences to develop their learning at their own level.

All staff are aware which children in their classes are eligible for Pupil Premium and are held to account for the progress of the individuals, as is the case for all children. Children who are at the risk of underperformance are clearly identified and discussed at length during termly pupil progress meeting s and much more regular informal discussions.  Children are also identified and monitored to accelerate progress if they are currently on track to achieve at least in line with expectations.

How has this been spent?

  • 1:1 Pupil tuition
  • Provision and resourcing of 1:1 support
  • Additional support staff
  • Small group support
  • ELSA support/ training
  • Funding support staff across the school, enhancing the provision of first quality teaching and targeted intervention
  • Financial support for enriching curricular experiences
  • Working with Beanstalk to develop reading for Service PP children
  • Development of Early Interventions with Pre-schools – Early Talk Boost training

What outcomes do we expect?

  • Accelerated progress
  • Children to progress towards their end of year targets
  • Increase in the progress measures for PP children
  • Meet the statutory targets for Key Stage 2
  • Standards in Y3 & 4 to continue an improvement trend
  • More children in KS1 to gain the expected standard or better
  • The quality of teaching to be consistently good or better across the school

 

A research based approach

Alongside our extensive knowledge of our pupils, we have used research presented in the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit to support of plans for spending the grant funding to ensure value for money and best possible impact on learning.

 

EEF Approach reference

EEF average impact

EEF summary of interventions

School approach and impact:

Cost to school

Social and emotional learning

+4 months

Moderate impact for moderate cost

ELSA intervention/ Pastoral work/ Play therapy (counselling)

 

£8,451

£6,696

One to one tuition

+5 months

Moderate impact for high cost

Teachers to support 1:1 and small group (Summer term 2017)

Teaching assistants to provide intervention work Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018)

£9,590

 

£13,513

Outdoor adventure learning

+5 months

Moderate impact for moderate cost

Support for children eligible for PPG to enable them to attend the Year 6 residential visit.

Subsidy for educational visits.

£5,000

Phonics

+4 months

Moderate impact for low cost

Resources – phonics play to be used across KS1 and with interventions.

£120

Reading comprehension strategies

+3 months

Moderate impact for low cost

Beanstalk support for reading for SPP children.

£642

Digital technology

+4 months

Moderate impact for moderate cost

IPads to support play therapy/ counselling

£600

Oral language intervention

+5months

Moderate impact for very low cost

Early Talk Boost training – to include EYFs and preschool feeder settings

 

£500

The school keeps a small proportion of the budget to allow for adjustments and additional in year PPG spending needs.

 Pupil Premium data for July 2017

 

 

Reading School

Reading National

Writing School

Writing National 

Maths School

Maths National

Year 1 phonics

school: 71% reached expected standard.

National: 84% reached expected standard

Year 2 pupil premium

80%

79%

60%

72%

80%

79%

Year 6 Pupil premium

83%

77%

33%

81%

67%

80%