Pupil Premium

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

 

Principles

  • 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.

 

 

2016 - 2017

In the financial year 2016 – 2017, The pupil Premium allocation was £1,320 per pupil and £300 for service children.

We received £7,920 for six Pupil Premium children.

The money was spent on the following:

  •          Extra-curricular/curricular activities £300
  •          LSA support £4,000
  •          Resources and Staff CPD £3,000

Total £7,300 (£620 carried forward to 2016 – 2017)

 

Impact

Majority of pupils met set targets.

 

Barriers

Some of the PP have MLD. There was also an issue in staffing, resulting in inconsistent teaching.

 

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 April 2017, we have three Pupil Premium and two Forever Six.

Our focus for 2017 – 2018 is to ensure all Pupil Premium, Forever 6 and vulnerable children make accelerated progress and meet set targets. A new headteacher has been appointed recruitment for long term teachers has begun.

 

Remaining 2016-2017 Pupil Premium funding (£620) and 2017-2018 Pupil Premium funding (£6,600) will be spent on the following:

 To be reviewed half termly.

Intervention

Which pupils

Cost

Intended Outcomes

How Measured

Impact

 

1-1 daily  reading

Pupil Premium pupils

 

Pupils working below ARE

Support Staff

800 minutes per week (10 minutes per child per day) £160 per week £6,080  PA

 

 

 

-       Complete gap analysis

-       Gaps in reading skills filled

-       Pupils demonstrate greater confidence/accuracy/inference/deduction/technical understanding of language.

-       Pupils to be working at ARE.

Assessment week (half termly).

SATS papers

Reading diagnosis

 

1-4 guided reading and comprehension

Pupils working below ARE

-       Complete gap analysis

-       Gaps in reading skills filled

-       Pupils demonstrate greater confidence/accuracy/inference/deduction/technical understanding of language.

-       Pupils to be working at ARE

Assessment week (half termly).

SATS papers

Reading diagnosis

 

 

Whole school CPD in First quality teaching, numeracy and literacy

Teaching and support staff

 

£500

-       All teachers understand the principles of reading, writing and Numeracy

-       Teachers are able to develop and extend pupils writing in literacy and across the curriculum.

-       All pupils to make at least expected progress in writing

Triangulated moderation

Half termly assessment week

 

Phonic resources

EYFS and KS1 pupils

£200

-       100% PP to pass phonics screening

 

 

School Visits

PPG pupils

£400

-       All PPG to participate in school visits

Attendance data

 

PP Teacher

PPG Pupils

Pupils working below ARE

1hr per week £120

£4,560 per year

-       Provision maps in place

-       Pupils with SEN are catered for

-       SEN pupils make expected or better than expected progress.

Assessment,

Pupil progress meetings

Provision maps

 

 

 Total: £11,740