Pupil Premium 2014, 2015, 2016

At Bramingham we have always believed that ALL children deserve to have their needs met. This includes our most vulnerable, and those children who are seen as disadvantaged. Although this will include our children eligible for Pupil Premium, we also have children who are vulnerable in other ways. They may come from large families, they can be suffering mental illness, have witnessed domestic violence, have additional learning, social or emotional needs and it is our role to decrease the gap in attainment between these groups and those children who do not fall into one of the above categories.
Over the last 3 years, the majority of our Pupil Premium allocation has been spent on additional staffing, in order to make working groups smaller in Key Stage 2. We have found that children make more progress when part of a smaller group in maths. This is not just because of the size of the group, but also because we have ensured our most senior and successful teachers have been available to take some of the groups. In Year 6 organisation is very different and smaller groups for English and maths have ensured maximum progress has been made.
Closing the Gap (Results 2014/2015)
We monitor the progress of our Pupil Premium children, and the following points have been identified from our headline data:

  • 100% made expected progress (86% nationally)
  • 91% made expected progress (88% nationally)
Writing (Teacher Assessment)
  • 91% made expected progress (90% nationally)
Our average point score is lower than national; this is because we have a number of children working at a much lower level, with statements working at P-Scales, moving on to Level 1 (as was) or working with additional learning needs.

The percentage of children making more than expected progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 is low. However, 45% of our disadvantaged children made more than expected progress compared to 38% nationally. No child made less than expected progress when comparing Key Stage 2 results with Key Stage 1.