A funding agreement exists between the Department for Education and Paradigm Trust, which sets out the framework for the operation of Piper’s Vale Primary Academy. Under that funding agreement, Paradigm Trust is required to publish in each financial year information in relation to:

  • the amount  of  pupil  premium  allocation  that  Piper’s  Vale  Primary Academy will receive during the financial year.
  • on what it intends to spend the pupil premium allocation.
  • on what it spent its pupil premium in the previous financial year.
  • the impact on educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous financial years pupil premium.

Context

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by disadvantaged pupils in Piper’s Vale Primary Academy are:

  • Pupils’ limited cultural capital and experiences of wider culture.
  • Poor attendance and punctuality at school.
  • Difficulties with home life which impacts upon education.
  • Lack of support with learning at home.
  • Some pupils  attend  the  academy  having not had breakfast and this impacts negatively upon performance

Current year – September 2018 to end August 2019

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy expects to receive £201,960 pupil premium for the period September 2018 to end August 2019. The school plans to spend this, or has already spent this, as follows:

(NB where the chosen services/spend benefit all pupils, the funding contribution has been pro-rated to reflect the proportion of pupil premium students within the target population.)

  • £18,000 to provide high quality music provision to all pupils and for extra curricular music tuition, to strengthen their cultural capital.
  • £10,000 for a percentage of the salary of a pastoral support worker to work with most vulnerable pupils and to make home visits and phone calls when pupils are absent from school. This is to help improve attendance and persistent absence.
  • £47,000 to provide a pastoral support manager who supports our most vulnerable families; to help with accessing emergency funds, benefits, health  and  to  support  families  in  supporting  their  children.  Improving attendance falls under the remit of this post-holder.
  • £6,000 for staffing and resources for breakfast- we are hoping to be able to offer this free of charge for PP pupils and this needs to be staffed. Many pupils come to school having not had breakfast.
  • £41,000 as a percentage of the salary for academy improvement advisors to work at the academy to work with staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils and to develop staff so that they know how to enable all learners to be successful and to remove barriers for learning.
  • £60,000 as a percentage of support staff salaries to deliver RWI groups and lead interventions with those pupils not performing in line with their peers/national expectations with a particular focus upon closing any gaps between PP and non-PP pupils.
  • £10,000 for staffing and resources for year 6 booster classes to help to ensure greater chances of achieving the expected standard in R, W, M.
  • £15,000 to  provide  pupils  with  extra  curricular  activities/trips/visits.  To enable pupils to take part in activities/trips/visits which enhance their cultural capital, such as music events, visits to galleries, museums. The activities/visits/trips serve to enhance and act as a stimulus for the curriculum and subsequent writing opportunities. They also improve pupil’s knowledge, which will enable them to access texts more readily.

Previous year – September 2017 to end August 2018

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy received £177,718 in pupil premium for the period September 2017 to end August 2018 Spending allocations are shown below, together with a brief overview of impact on educational attainment. Further details are available on request.

Amount/on whatImpact
£ 12,000 for salary for pastoral support
worker. Supports attendance and
most vulnerable pupils.
Persistent absence has reduced from
17.5 to 12 %.
The two most vulnerable pupils at risk
of permanent exclusion remain in
full-time education.
£ 47,000 for salary for Pastoral Support
Manager. The PSM supports our most
vulnerable families to support their children.
The PSM also helps with benefit claims, housing, medical and access to different services. The post-holder supports parents to access external support.
The PSM also oversees pastoral
support workers, ensuring that they
are deploying their roles effectively.
Supports most vulnerable families to
access emergency payments from
charities, to access support and help.
There are 168 Pupil Premium pupils at
Piper’s Vale and the most vulnerable
fall within this pupil premium bracket.
Persistent absence has fallen from
17.5% to 12 %.
£ 41,000 to pay a percentage of the
salary of two academy improvement
advisors. Whose role it is to improve
and elevate the quality of teaching
and learning across the entire
academy.
The quality of teaching and learning
improved over the course of the
2017-2018, as verified by an external
review of the academy.
GLD increased by 11% from 2016-2017
to 2017-2018.
KS1 combined RWM exceed the most
recent national result and KS2
achieved the 2016-2017 floor
measures for progress (2017-2018
figures not available yet).
The gap between PP and all pupils is
small at all assessment points and in
year 6, PP pupils out-performed their
non-PP counterparts.
£15,000 to provide opportunities for
extra-curricular
learning/trips/visits/residential trips.
The quality of teaching and learning
improved over the course of the
2017-2018, as verified by an external
review of the academy.
GLD increased by 11% from 2016-2017
to 2017-2018.
KS1 combined RWM exceed the most
recent national result and KS2
achieved the 2016-2017 floor
measures for progress (2017-2018
figures not available yet).
£5,000 to cover staffing and resource
costs for before and after school
‘booster’ classes for year 6 pupils
All students in Yr 6 were invited to
these sessions. The PP children were
split into two groups; those needing
support and those requiring extension.
The PP children received extra support
during these session
KS2 results were 42% combined for
R.W,M. PP results were 47% combined.
Whilst this result is below the national
average, the 2016-2017 floor measures
for progress were achieved.
£22,000 to provide Love2Sing, high
quality music provision to all pupils
within the school and to pay for extra
curricular music lessons for pupils.
Every pupil receives high quality music
lessons. There have been whole
school and inter-trust singing and
music performances thus enriching
the cultural lives of all pupils and
providing opportunities they would not
receive elsewhere.
£10,000 to provide staff training; Read
Write Inc and Maths No Problem- in
order to raise the quality of literacy
and mathematics throughout the
academy.
GLD improved 11% from 2016-2017,
KS1 combined RWM exceed the most
recent national result and KS2
achieved the 2016-2017 floor
measures for progress (2017-2018
figures not available yet).

Last updated October 18, 2018