Old Ford Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18

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

The amount of pupil premium allocation that Old Ford Primary Academy will receive during 2017/18:

  • There are 279 pupils currently attending Old Ford from YR to Y6 Primary Academy who attract the pupil premium. This represents 45% of the YR – Y6 school population. Over the past six years this has been much higher. For the academic year 2017-18, Old Ford Primary Academy expects to receive £441,540 in pupil premium.

A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:

  • Pupil attainment on entry to school is exceptionally low with pupils up to 18 months below their chronological age
  • Pupils come from language and literacy poor environments with limited access to cultural and social experiences

How the school will  spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach:

Allocation How this will overcome barriers and reasons for approach
£72,000 on staffing and resources  to provide full time places to all 105 pupils in nursery for the entire academic year This ensures that pupils catch up with their national peers. Pupils are taught a structured programme of phonics and mathematics from the outset.
£30,000 on additional English resources in FS/ KS1 and KS2 Providing a range of resources to support English teaching across the school.
£55,000 on an experienced consultant for maintaining the focus on the quality of English across the school All topic work at OFPA is taught through English. Our priority is making sure our pupils are literate and numerate.  The work of the English consultant ensures that all pupils in the school receive good and outstanding teaching and a high quality English programme
£50,000 for additional staffing in KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 to ensure that pupils attain the nationally expected levels Provides additional teaching, and support staff to target specific areas of need.
£4,000 to enable all pupils in Y6 to attend their residential educational visit, regardless of family incomes We believe that residential school journeys are a key part of a pupil’s education.  The residential visits constitutes a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening
£4,000 to enable all pupils in Y5 to attend their residential educational visit, regardless of family incomes We believe that residential school journeys are a key part of a pupil’s education.  The residential visits constitutes a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening
£20,000 to enable all pupils to participate in educational visits/visitors, regardless of family incomes We take full advantage of all opportunities that living in a city like London offers.  Every topic we teach features an educational visit as a hook or an opportunity to embed learning. In the past, this has included visits to Shakespeare’s Globe, museums, outdoor adventure centres and religious places of worship.
£15,000 to fund additional learning sessions for nursery, reception Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 during May, August, October, February when the school would traditionally be closed and also after school hours These Additional Learning Sessions (ALS) have been instrumental in our success. Pupils at all levels come into school before and after school hours, on Saturday mornings and in holidays for catch up and reinforcement lessons.
£5,000 to fund Saturday morning additional learning sessions in the Spring and Summer term for Y6 pupils These Additional Learning Sessions (ALS) have been instrumental in our success. Pupils at all levels come into school before and after school hours, on Saturday mornings and in holidays for catch up and reinforcement lessons.
£30,000 to provide a holiday programme for x3 weeks during the summer break and February half term and the Spring break

 

OFPA has a long tradition of providing affordable, subsidised holiday provision and childcare to our families. This ensures pupils remain stimulated over the breaks, provides additional rich learning experiences and supports working families.
£50,000 to increase parent/carer involvement through the work of the home school support manager, an attendance adviser and other staff members Many of our families from time to time experience difficulties and require support. Our School Home Support Manager works with our inclusion team and attendance advisor to ensure that we offer support where needed.
£65,000 to fund three learning mentors to work with vulnerable pupils, to increase their resilience and participation Our learning mentors and SEAL Link worker work as part of the inclusion team to work with identified pupils for a variety of needs. This can include pupils who present with social or emotional, or behavioural needs or are having difficulties at home. The overarching purpose of this work is to support the pupils and to help overcome barriers to learning.
£41,000 to fund a part-time SEAL (Social and Emotional Learning needs) link worker to provide small group and individual work, building social and emotional skills, to enable some learners to engage more effectively with learning programmes and to give direct intervention to their families Our learning mentors and SEAL Link worker work as part of the inclusion team to work with identified pupils for a variety of needs. This can include pupils who present with social or emotional, or behavioural needs or are having difficulties at home. The overarching purpose of this work is to support the pupils and to help overcome barriers to learning.


How the school will measure the effect of the pupil premium

  • Termly analysis of data of Pupil Premium pupils across the school

The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

  • This is ongoing throughout the year. In particular, we look at the performance of all groups including Pupil Premium, three times a year at assessment points and in pupil progress meetings. A final review of the year will take place in mid-July once all results of national tests have been received.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

For the year 2016-17, the school received £485,000  in pupil premium.
This spend had a significant, positive impact as set out below.

How you spent the pupil premium allocation The effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
Pupils in nursery and YR received quality, full time provision.  £65,000 As a result, they made significant gains as evidenced by our current high reception GLD percentage of 77.8% and YN reading, writing and mathematics levels of 81%+
Pupils were provided with additional learning, after school and in holiday breaks having a significant impact on their outcomes (£20,000) Levels attained at the end of KS1 and KS2 are in excess of national averages.

 

KS1 RWM combined 81% (national 64%)

KS2 RWM combined 80% (national 71%)

 

Disadvantaged pupils across the school performed better  than ‘all’ pupils nationally. (KS2 full national data not yet available)

 

The in school gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is closing and where exists, is minimal (4% or less) In some cases, it is reversed with disadvantaged pupils outperforming non-disadvantaged (e.g. KS2 mathematics and writing)

 

 

Pupils were provided with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities during school holidays on our holiday scheme (£30,000), through educational visits (£20,000) and on residential school journeys (£8,000) This enriched our already extensive provision and gave important stimulus for writing and reading in class
£65,000 was spent on additional staffing in KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 to ensure that pupils attain the nationally expected levels
£5,000 was spent on an experienced mathematics consultant improving the quality of teaching of mathematics across the school
£16,000 to release all teachers three times a year to work 1:1 with pupils to set individual writing targets and to plan support for disadvantaged pupils
Funding for learning mentors (£60,000), our SEAL link worker (£41,000), our home school support worker (£40,000) and other interventions such as speech and language therapy meant some of our most vulnerable disadvantaged pupils received support to overcome barriers to their learning. This enabled them to perform to their full ability and achieve to their potential.
The quality of early phonics teaching continued to improve across the academy
due to the expert support and guidance of a specialist English consultant (£55,000), the teaching of this subject, particularly by NQTs and those new to teaching, continued to improve. Our KS1 phonics result in
pupils who needed extra intervention in reading were targeted by an intense reading recovery programme and their reading improved significantly (£65,000) 
KS1 phonics check achieved for 2016/17 was 94%

 

(national average 81%)

 

PE and Sport Premium

This year we expect to receive £21,400 in PE and Sport Premium

A full breakdown of how you’ve spent the funding or will spend the funding

This amount contribute to the following:

  • Membership of the Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation (£19,000)
  • Salary for a full time ‘Primary Activity Leader’ sports coach (£24,000)

The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

  • Higher quality physical education lessons taught across the school.
  • Increased participation in school sports, interschool sporting competitions and out- of- hours sports clubs. (see tables below for outcomes of last year’s spend)
Participation in inter-school sports competitions 2016/17
Total number of competitions 17
1st places 5
2nd places 3
3rd places 3
Top 10 finishes 3
Participation only 2
Friendly 1

 

Pupil involvement in extracurricular sports activities
Inter-school sports competitions
Total number 261
KS1 23
KS2 238
 
After school sports clubs
Total number 332
KS1 119
KS2 204
Holiday Sports Programmes
Total number 61
KS1 17
KS2 44


How you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

The academy is committed to funding high quality sports and P.E. provision in the future and already commits its own resources in addition to the premium funding received.

Kevin Jones
Principal

Last updated October 6, 2017