Pupil Premium

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WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM?

As defined by the Department for Education:

‘The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Up to £50 million of the pupil premium will fund a Summer School Programme for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to secondary schools in September 2013.’

Sometimes there can be confusion between children receiving free meals in the Infants with the Pupil Premium Grant. All Infant children have the option of having a free hot dinner. Depending on certain criteria, some children qualify for FSM (the old Free School Meal entitlement), which would in turn qualify them for The Pupil Premium Grant. It is definitely worth applying for FSM if you are eligible as the funding is used to directly benefit your child.

 

WHAT IS OUR STRATEGY?

The School is fully committed to supporting pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support. We will target support specifically to raise academic attainment of these pupils while also providing them with pastoral care needed to achieve their potential.

Aims

  • To ensure that these pupils receive the highest quality provision.
  • To narrow any gaps by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment and progress of these pupils relative to the rest of the cohort.
  • To provide personalised support for these pupils.
  • To ensure that these pupils have full access to our curriculum and extra-curricular provision.

We have divided our plans into two key strategies:

A) Academic support for these pupils to raise their attainment and close any achievement gaps.

B) Improved access to a range of curriculum opportunities, through enrichment opportunities and extra-curricular activities.

Strategy A – To provide academic support for pupils for whom the pupil premium applies to raise attainment and close any achievement gaps.

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Actions

Details

A1 Identify PP children who are underachieving. Teachers to use tracking data to identify underachieving PP children.
A2 Identify barriers to learning and whether there are any trends e.g whether the PP children identified are also EAL children. Teachers and TA’s to investigate what the reasons are for why those children are underachieving.
A3 To plan interventions and record on Intervention Forms to track progress. Teachers and TA’s to plan actions to close the gap.
A4 1:1 Support in class. TA’s to support children’s learning in classroom setting.
A5 1:1 Support out of class. Precision teaching and focused teaching on specific areas of the curriculum out of the classroom setting.
A6 Springboard Maths and Booster Groups. Pupils have a personalised programme in mathematics to boost their progression and when looking at trends groups of children have been identified with a specific need and extra support is given.
A7 Recruitment of extra staff for specialist staff to support PP children. If a need in the school is identified, then extra or specialist staff are appointed.
A8 Use of Outside Agencies to work with PP children. Where more specialist support is need, we use outside agencies to work with children and boost learning.
A9 Training of teachers and TA’s to be able to support PP children. If any PP children need very specific support, then existing staff will have training in order for them to teach the children.
A10 Investment in specialist resources and IT to support above actions. If extra resources or facilities are needed in order to run the above actions.
Strategy B – To improve access to a range of curriculum opportunities through enrichment opportunities and extra-curricular activities
B1 Year 6 residential trip PP children given financial support so that children can benefit from residential experience and learning opportunities.
B2 Year 3 swimming lessons Lessons paid for by funding so that children can access learning and full curriculum.
B3 Extra-curricular clubs and Splatz Activity Club PP children able to attend fee charging clubs before and after school to enrich experiences.

HOW HAVE WE SPENT OUR FUNDING?

This is non-ringfenced funding that schools receive to help support the learning and progress of pupils on free school meals (FSM) or pupils classed as a child looked after (CLA).

Expenditure for Academic Year 2013-14

Our Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2013-14 was £26,400. This money has been spent on, or committed to, a number of areas to support pupils in their learning including:

Item No

Description

Total Cost

A4, 5 and 6 1:1 and Group work specifically for PP children or groups that have PP children in them. £9,530

A7

Recruitment of TA responsible for PP children in the school. £8,300

A10

Specialist resources £5,000

B1,2 and 3

Enrichment activities £3,570

Total

£26,400

Expenditure for Academic Year 2014-15

Our Pupil Premium allocation for the financial year 2014-15 was £30,400 . This money has been spent on, or committed to, a number of areas to support pupils in their learning including:

Item No

Description

Total Cost

A4, 5 and 6 1:1 and Group work specifically for PP children or groups that have PP children in them. £9,800

A7

Recruitment of TA responsible for PP children in the school. £5,500

A4 and 10

Specialist resources £5,800

B1,2 and 3

Enrichment activities £5,500

Contingency

Total

£3,800

£30,400

Expenditure for Academic Year 2015-16

Our Pupil Premium budget allocation for the financial year 2015-16 was £25,080, . This money was spent on a number of areas to support pupils in their learning and well-being, which is summarised below:

Item No

Description

Total Cost

A1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 Recruitment of QTS Teacher and TA to tackle underachievement by PPG children. £14,800
A9 Training of staff to enable them to effectively support PP children – Empowered Learning £5,230
A8 Use of outside agencies to work with PP children. £2,390
B1,2 and 3 Enrichment activities – Hindleap Warren, Day Trips and Clubs £2,000

Contingency

Total

£660

£25,080

Budget Allocation for Academic Year 2016-17

Our Pupil Premium budget allocation for the financial year 2016-17 is £18,480 . This money will be spent on a number of areas to support pupils in their learning and well-being, which is summarised below:

Item No

Description

Total Cost

A1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 Recruitment of Maths and English Secondary trained teachers to support PPG underachieving and PPG higher attainers working at greater depth.  £13,600
A4 and 10 Specialist Resources to support teaching of PPG pupils – Maths  £1,000
A9  Training of staff to enable them to effectively support PP children – Empowered Learning  £2,300
B1,2 and 3 Enrichment activities – Hindleap Warren, Day Trips and Clubs  £850

Contingency

Total

£730

£18,480

 

WHAT HAS THE IMPACT BEEN?

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We are very pleased with the way all our children develop and achieve in school and we believe they reach their full potential, so that they are ready for secondary school.

When our PPG children leave Year 6, their attainment and progress is either in line or above attainment and progress made by Non-PPG children and them being part of this group does not affect their chances of success in school.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND MORE INFORMATION?

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