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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 - 2017

Background:

The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in 2011 and is specific additional funding provided to support the education of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. (FSM) There is a clear expectation that it will be used to close the attainment gap for those pupils.  

 

Pupils in the following categories attract funding:

  • Children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings
  • Children who have been ‘looked after’ (LAC) for 1 day or more
  • Children who were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, left care under:

a special guardianship order

a residence order

  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
  • Pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

 

 It is for schools to decide how the PP is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional funding should be provided. However each school is accountable for their use of the funding.

 

The school received £7,219 in 2011/12, £12,600 in 2012/13, £22,500 in 2013/14 £34,398 in 2014/15, £42,240 in 2015/16 and £50,000 in 2016 /17.

 

Our principles for using Pupil Premium

To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, we are conscious that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will fall into this category. We also recognise that not all pupils who are 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 the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged or in danger of low achievement and attainment.

 

How Pupil Premium was used 2014-15:

 

Total number of pupils in school

270

Number of pupils entitled to PPG (Standard FSM and Ever6)

26

Amount received per pupil

£1300

Total PP Grant

£34,398

 

For 2014 -15 Pupil Premium funding was allocated after identifying priority classes, groups or individuals and particular needs. Not every child receiving free school meals was in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

 

We provided:

  • An 0.5 teacher, to oversee particular academic and welfare needs of those eligible for pupil premium and for those others identified as in need by the school.
  • Targeted and structured group and one-to-one literacy and numeracy interventions to develop learners’ confidence and motivation, and accelerate progress to move children to at least age-related expectations
  • Small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Funding to subsidise or pay for educational trips, residential visits and music.
  • Purchase of school uniform

 

 

Spending for 2014/15

0.5 Teacher

£21,495

0.5 HLTA

£7,000

Uniform (£50 per pupil)

£500 (£1,300 allocated but not all claimed)

Teacher 1.1 (3 hours per week)

£4,000

Music lessons

£300

 

 

Impact on Pupil Progress 2014-15

The main outcomes were as follows:

2015 SATs

Attainment for Year 6

All pupils

30

% of achieving L4 or above 

90

% making expected or better progress

93

FSM pupils

5

% of achieving L4 or above 

60

% making expected or better progress

80

 

Attainment for Y2

All pupils

30

% of achieving L2B or above 

90

% making expected or better progress

93

FSM pupils

4

% of achieving L2B or above 

75

% making expected or better progress

75

 

Currently the progress and attainment of eligible pupils at Key Stage 1and 2 compares less favourably with National averages in Reading, Writing and Mathematics – this will be closely monitored and Pupil Premium funding for 2015-16 targeted to narrow the attainment gap.

 

 

Plans for Pupil Premium 2015-16

  • Continue to employ a 0.5 teacher to provide targeted and structured interventions.
  • Continue to employ HLTA to oversee maths and english interventions.
  • Provide refresher training for staff on phonics teaching.
  • Money set aside to subsidise any welfare needs of pupils. 
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
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