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Results 2015-16 Year 6

Expected standard or above in:-

Reading 67% (National 66%)

Writing 83% (National 74%)

Maths 80% (National 70%)

Average progress in (National is zero):-

Reading -1.1

Writing +2.7

Maths +1.2

Average scaled score in:

Reading 102 (Local Authority 103, National 103)

Maths 105 (Local Authority 104, National 103)

Percentage achieved a higher level of attainment in:-

Reading 10% (scaled score of 110 or more)

Writing 30% at Greater Depth within the expected standards

Maths 13% (scaled score of 110 or more)


Pupil Premium (summer 2016)

About Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Government initiative was introduced by the government in April 2012. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive or have ever received free school meals, children whose parents serve in the armed forces and children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.

Pupil Premium at Prospect Vale

At Prospect Vale we are committed to ensuring all of our children make the best possible progress. We track the progress of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure that each child reaches or exceeds their potential. We also have a duty to ensure no groups of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.

The pupil premium funding has assisted us in continuing and extending what we already do to monitor children’s progress and give additional support when and where required. Children are certainly not singled out or stigmatised for getting extra attention and we never label a child in front of the other children for receiving free school meals or being in care.

Identification of Pupils

We will ensure that:

  • ALL teaching staff are involved in the analysis of data and identification of

Pupils on a regular basis.

  • ALL staff will be aware who our pupil premium/vulnerable children are.
  • ALL pupil premium children benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming.
  • Underachievement at all levels is targeted (not just lower attaining pupils.)
  • Children’s individual needs are considered carefully so that we provide support for those children who could be doing “even better if…..”

Pupil Premium Allocations

2014-15 Prospect Vale was allocated £43,100.

2015/2016 Prospect Vale was allocated £38,840

The money is used to provide the following:

  • A high level of investment in LSA support in classes to ensure children receive small group differentiated support in all subject areas.
  • One to one and small group provision to support the social and emotional development of pupils experiencing barriers to their learning, which can range from low self-esteem, prevention of bullying, poor attendance, poor behaviour and poor attitudes to learning.
  • Additional reading, writing, phonics, PSHE interventions delivered to clearly identified focused groups of children throughout the school.
  • Access to a planned programme of educational visits and visitors throughout school, in order to support, enhance and develop learning across the curriculum and promote life experiences.
  • Language support assistants to meet the needs of those children who have difficulty in accessing the curriculum due to their language difficulties.
  • Regular CPD to support staff in teaching basic skills within a broad and rich curriculum so that they engage and meet the needs of all learners, e.g. enhancements to the Computing curriculum.
  • Support with Educational visits and residentials to ensure no child ‘misses out’, for example London visit, Y6 Robinwood Residential Trip.
  • Access to a wide variety of in school and after school clubs where these children are targeted.
  • Wider exposure to the arts through music investment, i.e. Brass Tuition in Year 5, and drama through ‘Play in a Day.’
  • Enhanced roles in the school such as Ambassadors, Eco Council, School Council, Sports Leaders to improve areas such as self-confidence, self-esteem, team work, etc.
  • Boosters in school time to support and extend their high level achievement in many different academic areas, e.g. SATS club, drama club, art club, maths.
  • External agency support from behaviour/ medical experts who provide ideas to assist us all collectively to maximise access to a broad balanced curriculum.
  • Significant investment in reading books, mobile technology (I-PADS), Numicon so we are supporting learning in many different and varied ways to enhance the learning styles of our children.

Impact of Initiatives

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.  However, we are just as proud of the less easily  'measurable' improvements in our wonderful children, such as; improved self confidence; team work; playing maturely and sensibly; confidence to talk to others; self belief; honesty; trust.

We are delighted with our KS2 results which show that the school is maintaining a very strong trend. The data reflects the hard work of staff, excellent partnership working with parents and a determination to ensure that EVERY child succeeds.

Pupil Premium children achieved the following in 2013-14 results in year 6:-

Level 4+ School National
Maths 86% 77%
Reading 100% 78%
Writing 86% 73%
Spelling and Grammar 86% 62%


Pupil Premium children in 2014-2015 achieved the following:-

Year 1 Phonics :-

100% of pupils who were pupil premium passed the phonics screening (66% Nationally)

Year 2 phonics:-

100% of pupils who were pupil premium passed the phonics screening (84% Nationally)

Year 6 results 2014-15:-

Level 4+ School National
Maths 88% 80%
Reading 100% 83%
Writing 100% 79%
Spelling and Grammar 88% 71%


‘The school’s current data show little or no gaps in the attainment of this group and others in the school. This is due to the very effective use of pupil premium monies which the school has used to deliver extra support to boost pupils’ achievement through one-to-one and small group sessions.’ OFSTED REPORT- November 2013.


Sports Enrichment and Expenditure

Continuing Impact of the Primary sport funding at Prospect Vale Primary School from July 2015 – Sara Hall (September 2016)

Funding from September 2014 – July 2015 – £8850.00

Current Years Funding (2015/2016) – £8850.00


  • How has it increased participation rates in activities such as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics?

We have once again renewed Cyber Coach which is used in all classes – Wake up, shake up activity or in PE lessons. The programme has introduced an even larger range of different dance styles and activities including MFL (Spanish and French). EYFS are using this programme regularly as an introduction to music and movement.

We have extended our equipment for the sports leaders and lunchtime play leaders by purchasing new items such as balls, hoops and target games.

We have bought more outdoor equipment particularly aimed at EYFS.

A new school football kit has been designed and purchased.


  • Has there been an increase in competitive school sports?

We have been involved in a Year 5 indoor tag-rugby tournament held at Kingsway High School.

Prospect Vale Flyers successfully competed at Schoolfest. More cheer and dance competitions are taking place during the academic year and we are hoping to enter teams in both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 1.

The school football team competed at the Heald Green festival and links have been made with local schools to set up regular friendly matches. Annually we are invited to a local cluster group end of year football tournament.

There are more sporting competitions to be attended during the rest of the school year at both Kingsway High school and termly with Cheadle Primary School.


  • Has the physical education curriculum become more inclusive?

High quality opportunities are continuing to be offered across all Year groups. More children have become involved in joining in Lunchtime activities.

We have purchased a wider range of equipment catering for all ages and abilities.

We have been able to maintain the PE equipment and carried out repairs where needed.


  • Has there been a growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities?

The children have been given the opportunity to try different physical activities using a variety of external sports providers. They have included Tri-golf with progolf coach Dave Cullen (Avro), Gymnastics with Jade Waldron (Inspired Gymnastics) and weekly continual sports activities with Dave Jones (Progressive sports). Dave Jones has worked with ALL year groups over the last 12 months and offered opportunities in ball handling skills and team sports, boxfit, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, cricket, athletics and racket sports.

There is the provision of staff time to identify needs and assess the impact of school sports on the children. Monitoring and assessment means some pupils are being identified in areas they may excel and are being introduced to appropriate opportunities outside of school.

Pupils from different year groups have been given the opportunity to take part in Extra-curricular clubs including Cheerleading (KS1 & KS2), athletics, dance, football, hockey, rugby, netball and cricket.


  • Is there improvement in partnership work with other schools and local partners?

Termly meetings with PE leaders in the cluster group have meant the arranging, participating and evaluating of half-termly sports events have been successfully achieved and has allowed more children to compete in sports competitions.

Links are continuing with Kingsway High school.

Year 5 took part in a ‘Healthy hearts’ workshop at Lancashire CCC.

An ‘Olympic Games’ event took place with Cheadle Primary.

Continuing strong links with outside agencies – details being passed onto children eg, Rising Stars Cheerleaders, Harriers running club, South Manchester & Inspired Gymnastics club.

The whole school took part in the ‘6 Nations of dance’ workshops which ended in a shared performance.

A ‘Hula hoop’ workshop is booked in November 2016 (Whole school participation)

A Year 4 trip to Debdale Park outdoor centre is booked for October 2016.


  • Has there been links with other subjects that contribute to the pupils overall achievement?

Confidence and leadership skills are continuing to increase.

Team work has promoted better listening skills and better social skills.

Working in groups has enabled the children to understand the importance of being able to take direction and take turns.

Team sports and PE continues to progress trust and consideration of others.


  • Is there a greater awareness amongst pupils of the dangers of obesity, smoking and other activities that undermine their health?

All children took part in a ‘Healthy living’ workshop with Stockport County FC.

Once again, school have been involved in the ‘Farm to fork’ programme.

We ensure the children are able to try different ways to keep healthy by trying different sports and activities.

The school celebrated ‘Health week’.

The school meal providers ‘Taylor Shaw’ have given the children and parents/carers the chance to have taster sessions to promote the positive effects of eating healthily and having a varied balanced diet.


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