A key part of our Pupil Premium Strategy is to ensure that we raise and maintain levels of Attendance and Punctuality of our Pupil Premium children:
a. in-line with Non PP attendance
b. in-line with our School and National Attendance Target of 96%
- Important for your child's future e.g. Given every opportunity to access personalised learning and resources to achieve,
- Build on consistent learning from the previous day/week/unit of work,
- Enhances key social and emotional skills e.g. through friendships and positive relationships with school staff,
- Develop a sense of responsibility; a key life-skill for the future,
- Provides the best possible start to your child's educational journey.
Spring 1 Half Term Attendance and Punctuality Headlines
- PP Attendance Vs. Non-PP children is higher in 4 classes.
- All the difference between PP and Non-PP children attendance has reduced or diminished since Autumn Term in Years 3-6.
- When compared to Spring 1 last year, 11 out of 14 classes have improved on Pupil Premium Attendance.
- In 9 classes the difference in number of lates between PP and Non PP children has reduced or diminished, since the Autumn Term.
- When compared to Spring Term 1 last year, 11 out of our 14 classes have reduced the number of PP children lates.
As a result…
- Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 have the largest difference in attendance % and will be a focus for further analysis with Faye Pashby, Lisa Lilley (Attendance Officer) and the PP Champions. This will take the form of individual pupil analysis to see if it is Persistent Absentees, holidays effecting this figures and then identify appropriate interventions.
- An 'Attendance check-in Challenge' will start in Spring 2 for identified Year 2 and 5 children, as part of peer mentoring of Attendance.
- The impact of the Walking Bus, which started in Jan 2018, will be analysed for the impact on PP punctuality.
- Attendance Officers (Lisa Lilley and Elisa Whitfield) and our Parent Support Advisor to continue to work with families to increase punctuality amongst ALL families.
Autumn 1 Half Term Attendance and Punctuality Headlines
· PP Attendance Vs. Non-PP children is higher in 5 classes, inc. cohorts Y3 and Y6.
· 1/2 of all classes across school are at or above the 96% (National and School) Attendance Target.
· Punctuality of PP children in 3 classes is better than Non-PP children. At the same time last year, there were no classes where PP children were more punctual than Non-PP children, showing a positive early indication our new Attendance Officer is having.
· In a further 8 classes, the % of lates has reduced from Aut 1 2016, including the current Willow class (-4.32% difference in Aut 1 2016 to -0.63 in Aut 1 2017)
As a result…
· Apple Class (Reception), Year 2 and Year 5 have the largest difference in attendance % and will be a focus for further analysis with Faye Pashby, Lisa Lilley (Attendance Officer) and the PP Champions. This will take the form of individual pupil analysis to see if it is Persistent Absentees, holidays effecting this figures and then identify appropriate interventions.
· The Walking Bus to start Autumn 2, where the impact on PP punctuality will be monitored.