The Ashford International Team
Pupil Premium Funding
At Ashford Oaks we want the best for all our pupils. For this Academic Year 2018/2019 we have been allocated £289,300 for our Pupil Premium Students (disadvantaged pupils). We have in Year 1-6, 114 students on role who are classed as Free School Meals and 169 students who are receiving Pupil Premium (disadvantaged pupils) funding.
We monitor levels of progress and attainment for all students very carefully. Where children would benefit from additional support to boost their learning, this funding can add to the opportunities that we are able to offer. The funding is used on a priority basis to support any child who needs it in order to achieve at least the levels expected for their age. This is reviewed on a termly basis.
Our focus on pupil premium is very much embedded in our school plan and performance management.
Intervention Case Study
Phase Leader Initiative
Every phase was given an experienced phase leader to lead and support the phase, with a big focus on pupil premium.
The phase leaders, team taught with the teachers in their team, carried out a variety of monitoring activities- learning walks, observations, planning and book sweeps. The phase leaders led PPA sessions and supported with planning. They attended a variety of meetings with the senior leadership team and carried out monitoring with them.
The phase leaders led on developing a writing portfolio with the new curriculum standards. This is an example of impact on one year group.
Pen Picture Including Needs
Quality of teaching (including planning, books and observation)
Age appropriate % before intervention
Age appropriate % after intervention
Average progress after intervention
Pupil premium vs non pupil premium attainment (% achieving 3w+)
Pupil premium vs non pupil premium progress
The quality of teaching has been strong, when developments have been identified phase leaders have actioned them quickly.
Age appropriateness was increased in all areas with 15.4% increase in writing and 19.2% in maths.
The pupil premium children made progress in line with their peers in writing and maths. They made accelerated progress in maths.