Pupil Premium

Background

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 some of their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals, to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. At present this also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Provision

The range of provision staff and governors may consider include:

  • providing a high level of teaching support in classrooms mainly targeted at pupils needing help in the basic skills to ‘bridge the gap’ in attainment.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or ATA focusing on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained
  • Teaching Assistants or external agencies.
  • All our work through pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in literacy and mathematics.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve level 3 at the end of Key Stage 1 or level 5 or 6 at the end of Key Stage 2.
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics

Accessing Pupil Premium Funding

Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you should contact the school office for more information.

Important: To find out more information on whether you are eligible for additional funding, please click here.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation (PPG) for 2012/2013 is £3,600.

The Staff and Governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • Fund Additional Teaching Assistant / ATA Hours.
  • Provide small group work with an experienced ATA in order to accelerate progress.
  • To purchase teaching and learning resources to accelerate progress of small groups and individuals.

 

The impact of the PPG for 2012/13 was:

  • Pupils had targeted support to meet their academic and social and emotional needs.
  • Appropriate resources supported and enhanced teaching and learning.

 

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation (PPG) for 2013/2014 is £7,800.
The staff and Governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • Fund Additional Teaching Assistant/ATA hours.
  • Provide small group work and 1-1 work with an experienced ATA.
  • Provide training for relevant interventions new to the school.

The impact of the PPG for 2013/14 was:

  • Pupils had targeted support to meet their academic and social and emotional needs.
  • Appropriate resources supported and enhanced teaching and learning.
  • Successful transition to senior school for pupils who required additional transition visits.

Individual data for pupils receiving PPG is suspended due to the small number of children in the cohort and the potential to identify individuals.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation (PPG) for 2014/2015 is £5,200.

The staff and Governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • Purchase of high quality/high interest reading books.
  • Fund Additional Teaching Assistant/ATA hours.
  • Provide small group work and 1-1 work with an experienced ATA.
  • Provide training for relevant interventions new to the school.
  • Mathletics subscription
  • Playtime resources pack
  • Successful transition to senior school for pupils who required additional transition visits.
  • School visits

The impact of the PPG for 2014/15 is:

  • In-school Pupil Premium Tracking for 2015 show that gaps in Reading, Writing & Maths between Pupil Premium Children and other children are closing.
  • Pupils have made expected/better than expected progress from Key Stage One to Two.
  • Pupils are showing a real interest in reading the new books.  For the first time this academic year, identified children continued to read a book at both home and then in school.
  • Pupils enjoy competing on Mathletics – this has improved mental maths.
  • The playtime resources pack has resulted in improved social interaction with peers.
  • Pupils have really enjoyed visit experiences and formed stronger friendships.  This has resulted in increasing self-esteem and confidence, which has consequently reduced barriers to learning.

Individual data for pupils receiving PPG is suspended due to the small number of children in the cohort and the potential to identify individuals.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation (PPG) for 2015/2016 is £4,540.

The staff and Governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • Provide small group work and 1-1 work with an experienced ATA.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant/ATA hours.
  • Mathletics subscription.
  • School visits.
  • Construction blocks.
  • Purchase Purple Mash, to support pupils across all curriculum areas with an emphasis on phonics/spellings and maths.

The impact of the PPG for 2015/16 is:

  • In-school Pupil Premium Tracking for 2016 shows that gaps in Reading, Writing & Maths between Pupil Premium Children and other children are closing or are no longer evident.
  • Pupils have made expected/better than expected progress from Key Stage One to Two.
  • Pupils enjoy using both Mathletics and Purple Mash – this has enhanced pupil involvement and interaction both in and out of school.
  • Pupils have really enjoyed visit experiences and formed stronger friendships. This has resulted in increasing self-esteem and confidence, which has consequently reduced barriers to learning.
  • The construction blocks resulted in improved social interaction with peers.
  • ATA support ensured that pupils had targeted intervention to meet both their academic and social and emotional needs.

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation (PPG) for 2016/2017 is £7,920

The staff and Governors have targeted the PPG to:

  • Provide small group work and 1-1 work with an experienced ATA.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant/ATA hours.
  • Lexia subscription.
  • Guided Reading resources.
  • Purchase Purple Mash, to support pupils across all curriculum areas with an emphasis on phonics/spellings and maths.

The impact of the PPG for 2016/17 is:

  • In-school Pupil Premium Tracking for 2016/17 shows that any gaps in Reading, Writing & Maths between Pupil Premium Children and other children are no longer evident.
  • Pupils have made expected/better than expected progress.
  • Pupils who use Lexia have demonstrated improved attainment in spelling, reading comprehension and writing.
  • Pupils have really benefited from the new guided reading resources.  This has supported improved reading comprehension results throughout school.
  • ATA support ensured that pupils had targeted intervention to meet both their academic and social and emotional needs.

 

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