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Pupil Premium

Overview

The school receives money from the government, called Pupil Premium, for each child who is eligible for free school meals, is in care or whose parents are in the Armed Services.

 

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception to Year 11. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

 

Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it is used to address any underlying inequalities between children who are eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

Objectives

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for eligible pupils
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of eligible pupils and their peers.

 

Strategies

  • Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget
  • The Headteacher in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of eligible pupils
  • The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.
  • The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and the Headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.
  • We will publish information on our website about how we have used the funding.
  • We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils and track the impact of the strategies to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the eligible children.
  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

 

Examples of how Pupil Premium Funding is used

Each year, we consider the needs of the children for which we receive Pupil Premium and look at how we can best support their needs. Pupil Premium funding has been used to pay for one-to-one, paired and group reading and for literacy and numeracy sessions where extension or support is needed e.g. intervention and catch up sessions. It has also been used to develop social skills and to meet children's emotional needs and personal development, for example, through counselling and Thrive work. In addition, some money is set aside for contributing to residential visits and educational visits of those children for whom we receive Pupil Premium and who may not otherwise be able to participate. Depending on need, the money has also been used to arrange cultural events and  workshops to give children a wider range of experiences that have contributed to their cultural and spiritual development.

 

Every year we have found that this additional intervention has not only had a positive impact on pupils' attainment in reading, writing and mathematics, but has also had an impact on their emotional, spiritual and cultural development, thus improving their future life-chances.

 

Outcomes (July 2014)

81% of children in receipt of Pupil Premium (all year groups) made 2+ sub levels progress (the expected progress in a year) in Maths, 81% in Reading and 73% in Writing. 6 children were in receipt of Pupil Premium in Year 6. Of these, 4 achieved Level 4 in Maths, 5 achieved L4+ in Writing and 5 achieved L4+ in Reading (each child represented 17%). All made their two levels progress since the end of Key Stage 1. Children receiving support for social interaction were observed to have made progress in their social development and confidence.

 

Pupil Premium Statement 2014/2015

In 2014/15 the school received £46,773 Pupil Premium funding. This money was used to enable the eligible children to benefit from free enrichment activities, including workshops, funded day and residential visits and support for swimming lessons. The funding, thus, had an impact on the children's aspirations, cultural experience, opportunities and enjoyment of school.

     Pupil Premium Statement 2014/2015

 

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

104

Number of Pupils Benefitting from PP

22

Total Pupil Premium Amount

£46,773.00

 

 

Swimming Support

£72.00

Residential Camp Support

£35.00

Music Lessons Support

£98.00

TA Intervention

£42,735.00

TOTAL SPENT

£42,940.00

Carried Forward

£3,833.00

 

£46,773.00

 

Outcomes (July 2015)

Twenty children received Pupil Premium for the whole year. 75% of children in receipt of Pupil Premium (all year groups) made 2+ sub levels progress in Maths; 70% in Writing and 70% in Reading. 3 children were in receipt of Pupil Premium in Year 6. Of these, 2 achieved L4 and 1 achieved L5 in SPAG, 3 achieved L4 in Reading, 2 achieved L4 and 1 achieved L5 in Maths, 2 achieved L4 and 1 achieved L5 in Writing (TES). Therefore, 100% of children in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved L4 or above in SPAG, Reading, Maths and Writing. All achieved two levels of progress between end of KS1 and the end of KS2 SATs in Maths and Writing and two out of the three achieved two levels progress in Reading.

Spending and Actions for 2015/16 Academic Year

In the April 2015 budget a total PPG figure of £39,153 was received. We looked at the progression of eligible children in this group both academically and socially and considered how best to support them using this grant. As a result , we have continued to use Teaching Assistants for intervention. This has been targeted and tailored for individual children and/or small groups. In addition some of the grant has been used for teacher support with Reading Comprehension and Numeracy. The eligible children have also been financially helped to access educational visits and the residential trip. Where there is a need, some money has been allocated for Personal, Social and Emotional provision, for example, counselling and work on specific projects or initiatives.

 

A breakdown of the costings is as follows:

 

Allocated                                                                                           £39,153

Staff costs (Teacher intervention and Teaching Assistant intervention) £38,499

Subsidy for educational visits/residential camp                                    £766

 

Outcomes (July 2016)

32 children were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding between 2015-2016.

Of these 32 children , 71% achieved the expected standard or above for their year group in Writing and over 60% achieved the expected standard or above in Reading and Maths. The large majority made good progress throughout the year and where intervention was put into place, this accelerated learning in the basic skills, which can be seen by the increases in reading and spelling ages.

In year 6 (at the end of Key Stage 2) there were 4 eligible children. 75% (3 children out of 4) achieved the expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths and 50% ( 2 out of 4) in SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). 50% (2 children) were assessed at working at 'greater depth' in Writing. Their average progress from the end of KS1 was greater in Writing, Reading and Maths than the Non-Pupil Premium children.

In Year 2 (at the end of Key Stage 1) there were 3 eligible children. 66% (2 out of the 3) achieved the expected standard in Maths and Reading and 33% (1 out of 3) achieved the expected standard in Writing and Science.

The impact of the funding used for the residential and educational visits was very positive with the children involved noticeably growing in confidence and resilience. 

 

     Pupil Premium Statement 2015/2016

 

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

110

Number of Pupils Benefitting from PP

20

Total Pupil Premium Amount

£39,153.00

 

 

Swimming Support

£39.08

Residential Camp Support

£766.00

Music Lessons Support

£0.00

TA Intervention

£38,460.34

TOTAL SPENT

£39,265.42

Carried Forward

-£112.42

 

£39,153.00

 

 

     Pupil Premium Statement 2016/2017

 

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

108

Number of Pupils Benefitting from PP

27

Total Pupil Premium Amount

£31,680.00

 

 

Swimming Support

£0.00

Residential Camp Support

£589.00

Music Lessons Support

£0.00

TA Intervention

£24,973.73

TOTAL SPENT

£25,562.73

Carried Forward

£6117.27

 

£31,680.00

Outcomes (July 2017)

8 children in Year 6 received Pupil Premium funding and 100% of these achieved at least 'Expected' in Maths, 88% in Reading and 88% in Writing.

4 children in Year 2 received Pupil Premium funding and 75% of these achieved at least 'Expected' in Reading, 75% in Maths and 50% in Writing.

In Year 1, 4 children received Pupil Premium funding - 75% achieved the year group expectations or above for Reading, Writing and Maths.

In Year 3, 3 children received Pupil Premium funding - 100% achieved the year group expectations or above for Reading, Writing and Maths.

In Year 4, 6 children received Pupil Premium funding - 66% achieved the year group expectations or above in Maths, 50% in Reading and 83% in Writing.

In Year 5, 4 children received Pupil Premium funding - 50% achieved the year group expectations or above in Maths, Reading and Writing.

These figures do not take account of those who arrived and left during the year.

The intervention groups, financed by Pupil Premium funding had a significant impact on the progress and attainment, particularly in year 6 where the funding was also used for additional teaching hours for a small group of children in Numeracy.

In addition to teacher and teaching assistant support, the funding allowed for 11 children to attend the residential trip. Without the funding, it is unlikely that they would have been able to attend. All those who went, enjoyed the visit and grew noticeably in confidence, independence and in their ability to make decisions and to co-operate as part of a team.

   

     Pupil Premium Statement 2017/2018

(    (As at September 2017, to be updated January 2018)

 

Total Number of Pupils on Roll

160

Number of Pupils Benefitting from PP

36

Total Pupil Premium Amount

£47,400

 

 

Swimming Support

£165.00

Residential Camp Support

£1,100.00

Music Lessons Support

£115.00

School Trips Support

£23.40

TA Intervention & Additional Support for Maths

£27,926.00

TOTAL SPENT

£29,329.40

Carried Forward

£

 

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