What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets additional funding to children from predominantly lower income households. Eligible children are those who have free school meals (FSM) now or in the last six years, or who have been fostered, adopted, or whose parents are in the armed forces. Children in these groups of need are statistically at risk of underachievement for many reasons.
We use the money to support each Pupil Premium child in gaining the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and believe that they can succeed.
Governors have agreed that whilst the Pupil Premium Grant must prioritise the achievement and wellbeing of Disadvantaged pupils, the benefits of resources and services should - wherever possible- extend to include other pupils, many of whom are also vulnerable. We use this money to provide extra staff support and resources to ensure there is accelerated learning to ensure there is little or no difference between the achievement of eligible children and those that are not.
It should be noted that strategies facilitated by the introduction of the Pupil Premium are planned for an academic year (September to August), whereas the funding allocation is received for a financial year (April – March).
The provision and impact through Pupil Premium is monitored through all levels of leadership and management:
- Governor meetings
- Senior Leadership Team meetings
- Pupil Progress Meetings
- Performance Management Meetings
- Continual Professional Development
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of each pupil
- 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.
- We recognise that pupils eligible for Pupil Premium have a wide range of needs, including stretch and challenge for the most able, and we use the funding to improve outcomes for the full range of eligible pupils.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are vulnerable are registered or qualify for Pupil Premium funding. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, who the school has identified as being at risk of underachievement.
- We track the progress of pupil premium children rigorously to ensure there is a positive impact on learning outcomes.
2017 - 2018
In the financial year 2017 – 2018, The pupil Premium allocation was £1,320 per pupil and £300 for service children.
We will receive £6,600 for five Pupil Premium Children.
As of September 2017, we have two Pupil Premium and four Forever Six. Three pupils have SEN needs or an EHCP.
Our focus for 2017 – 2018 is to ensure all Pupil Premium, Forever 6 and vulnerable children make accelerated progress and meet set targets.
Remaining 2016-2017 Pupil Premium funding (£620) and 2017-2018 Pupil Premium funding (£6,600) will be spent on the following:
- Quality first teaching
- Booster teacher (0.5 per week) for November - March
- Funding school trips and clothing
- Support assistant time to deliver specific interventions
All money was spent.
1 child became a school refuser, therefore is not involved in the data. 5 pupils – 20%
Cumulative progress (Sep 17 – July 18)
Reading – 100% made expected or above expected progress
Writing – 60% made expected or above expected progress
Maths – 80% made expected or above expected progress
End of year attainment
Reading – 40% working at Age Related Expectation
Writing – 40% working at Age Related Expectation
Maths - 40% working at Age Related Expectation
The 3 pupils (60%) who did not achieve age related expectations have SEN or an EHCP for learning difficulties.
2018 - 2019
In the financial year 2018-2019, The pupil Premium allocation was £1,320 per pupil and £300 for service children.
We will receive £7,920 for Six Pupil Premium/Forever 6 Children.
As of September 2018, we have two Pupil Premium and three Forever Six. Three pupils have SEN needs or an EHCP.
Our focus for 2017 – 2018 is to ensure all Pupil Premium, Forever 6 and vulnerable children make accelerated progress and meet set targets in reading, writing and maths. We will also be looking at pupils mental and physical wellbeing and will be introducing Growth Mindset.
We plan to spend £7,920 on the following:
- Staff CPD £1,000
- Growth Mindset £2,000
- Funding school trips and clothing for all vulnerable children £1,000
- Delivery of specific interventions £1,000
- Resources for subjects/interventions £1,000
- Computing equipment £2,000