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November

24th - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

27th - Gifted and Talented Sports Academy at Topcliffe School.

 

December

1st - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

1st - Topcliffe Academy Christmas Fair, 1.30/2pm.

5th - Parent Consultation Evening, 1.30 - 5.30pm.

6th - Year Reception - Y4 Influenza Vaccinations.

6th - Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

6th - Parent Consultation Evening, 3.30 - 7.30pm.

8th - Silver Birch Class 

12th - KS2 visit to Harrogate Theatre to see Beauty & The Beast, 1 - 5pm.

12th - KS1 Nativity performance, 1.30pm.

13th - KS1 Nativity performance, 6pm.

14th - EYFS & KS1 visit to Harrogate Theatre to see Beauty & The Beast, 1 - 5pm.

20th - Carol Service at St Columba's Church, 2pm.

21st - Christmas Jumper Day.

21st - School Christmas Dinner.

22nd - School closes for Christmas holidays, 2pm.

 

January

8th - Staff Training Day

9th - School opens for start of Spring Term

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Ash Class will be sharing in Collective Worship on Friday, 24th November 2017.

Pupil Premium Funding

Our Aim

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our aim of helping everyone achieve to their full potential. We do this by:
Firstly: assuring the best possible delivery of learning experiences in the classroom.
Secondly: we have a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those with identified needs.
Thirdly: we offer a rich and varied menu of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raising their aspirations and creating a positive view of learning.

 

Pupil Premium Principles

At Topcliffe CofE Primary Community Primary School

• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils. 
• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. 
• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals. 
• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.

 

Provision

Providing small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning. 
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies. 
Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics. (Reading books, Read Write Inc, Maths resources). 
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this may be through targeted literacy and numeracy support or initiatives to promote children’s engagement in learning.

  

Pupil Premium Strategy and Spending Plan 2016/2017

 Click here for document

 

 

Topcliffe CE Primary School Impact Statement for Pupil Premium

Spending 2015-16

 

Total Pupil Premium funding received was £25,950 (received Apr 2015)                                    Number of eligible pupils = 17

 

Activity or Intervention

Number of Learners

PP Funding

(£)

Aims

Evidence of Impact

Additional TA (teaching assistants)support in class

9

£10,412

To accelerate progress towards expected attainment

Data taken from end of autumn – end of summer term

Child

R

W

M

1

B-W2

B-W1

B-W1

2

A-GD

W2-A

W3-GD

3

W3-A

W1-W3

W1-A

4

W2-W3

W1-W3

W1-W3

5

W1-W3

W1-W2

W2-A

6

B-B

B-B

B-B

7

W3-GD

W3-GD

A-GD

8

W3-GD

W2-A

W3-A

9

W2-A

W2-A

B-WT

 

Subsidised wider curriculum opportunities (Residential visit)

3

£422

To facilitate inclusion and access to wider opportunities

Interviewed these pupils and noted that they all felt increased levels of self-esteem, engagement in learning and an increased sense of independence as a direct result of participating in the residential visit.

School Counselling facility

4

£1,215

To enable children + parents to feel supported and cared for to work through complex emotions, eg. bereavement support, split family situations and health issues.

Improved confidence, happiness and emotional well-being which has enabled them to learn and make progress.

 

Child

R

W

M

1

B-W2

B-W1

B-W1

2

W3-A

W1-W3

W1-A

3

W2-W3

W1-W3

W1-W3

4

W2-A

W2-A

B-WT

 

Extra MSA support at lunch times

17

£1,876

To minimise disruption at lunchtimes that may then effect learning time after lunch

Less incidents following lunch play and a calmer lunch time environment. Evidence seen in school behaviour record.

Extra Teacher support

 

6

£11,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To accelerate progress towards expected attainment

 

 

Show data and add notes from teacher.

 

R

W

M

RM

W1-W3

W1-W3

W1-W3

BS

B-W1

B-W1

B-W1

WC

B-W2

B-W1

B-W1

JH

W2-GD

W2-GD

W2-GD

AW

B-A

W1-A

W1-A

SM

B-W2

B-W2

W1-W2

 

Maths Challenge Cup

3

£40

To provide more able children with the opportunity to be stretched and further their subject knowledge amongst children of a similar ability

Child x (attained GD), Child Z (attained GD), Child w (attained GD)

Gave children attaining Greater Depth the opportunity to be stretched within maths and work with other mathematicians of the same level in the local area.

Bought RM Easi software

all

£495 over 3 years

to provide bespoke and targeted maths support

All children have access to this software and it is used as part of class teaching. An RM Easi club was run and 5 PP children attended this.

TOTAL

 

£25,950

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation for 2014/2015 is £25,698 and will be targeted at:-

  • Support from a behaviour management specialist adviser to train on adopting a restorative practice approach to behaviour management.
  • 1:1 Tuition to close the gap in Maths using a trained maths teacher
  • Training TAs to deliver interventions to close the gaps: 1st class at number, success@arithmatic, reading programme
  • Increase Learning Support Assistant hours within classes containing vulnerable children
  • Fun school trips/visits/visitors
  • Afa Closing the Gap project
  • Develop a multi-sensory and spiritual garden

 

The impact of the pupil premium grant for 2014/2015 was:

‘From at least 5 out of every 6 starting points, the proportion of disadvantaged KS2 pupils making and exceeding expected progress in reading, in writing and in mathematics was similar to that of other pupils nationally.’ (Ofsted, Inspection dashboard (unvalidated), 14 October 2015) .

 

The size of the cohort of disadvantaged pupils in year 6 was only 3 pupils so caution must be exercised in drawing conclusions about performance of the group. Other value added calculations do not show the same positive impact.

 

Across the school there was evidence that a good proportion of the additional 15 pupils for whom PPG was received in 2014/15 made the better than average progress needed to close the gap between them and others. 

 

Professional development for staff during 2014/15 raised the profile of PPG pupils and supported the development of strategies for raising attainment and accelerating progress. Through the AFA programme new approaches to engaging with the parents of some PPG eligible pupils were introduced. 

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