Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools where there are children from low-income families who are currently eligible for FreeSchool meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to support these pupils. However, we will be accountable for how we have used the additional funding and from September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the Premium and the extra support that pupils 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: this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.  In addition some pupils who do not receive free school meals may have some significant barriers to learning.
  • We reserve the right to allocate funding to support any pupil who has legitimately been identified as being disadvantaged or at risk of being unable to access learning effectively.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated on a needs basis, linked to analysis of outcomes for pupils. Limited funding and resources may mean that not all children who receive free school meals will be in receipt of pupil intervention at any one time.

 

Pupil Premium Income Financial Year 2013/14

Total on Role: 210
Total eligible for PPG: 20
Total amount of PPG received: £18,000

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2013/14

Staffing (April 2013 – September 2013)

  • Learning Mentor post continued
  • Additional After School tutors X3

Staffing (September 2013 – March 2014)

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant appointed to provide ‘booster’ sessions during and after school

 

Additional Provision (April 2013 – March 2014)

  • Maths Intervention ( before school morning intervention X5 weekly)
  • Support with educational visits, including residential where pupils may not be able to access the provision without support
  • Support to access social development groups e.g. Cubs
  • Support to access physical wellbeing and development activities e.g. swimming, sport
  • Support to access personal interest and skill raising sessions e.g. music lessons
Focus of Provision

  • To create clearer processes for identification and interventions for children at risk of underachievement
  • To develop home school link provision for vulnerable children
  • To provide small group tuition in Maths and Writing across the school before/after and during the school day
  • To provide small group support in literacy Y1/Y2
  • To offer support in the classroom for children at risk of underachievement in Maths and Literacy
  • To continue social skills development group work through the lunchtime club
  • To  continue Ready to Learn’ sessions through 1-1 and small group provision
Outcomes for 2012/13

  • Emotional needs identified and addressed early, leading to improved conduct and learning behavior
  • Improved confidence, and therefore attitude to learning for identified and supported children.
  • Accelerated rates of progress for children on interventions.
  • ‘Gaps’ in learning identified and addressed, leading to accelerated progress.
  • Vulnerable children supported to access school trips and other activities, in particular school residential visits.

 

Pupil Premium Income Financial Year 2014/15

Total on Role: 210
Total   eligible for PPG: 18
Total   amount of PPG received £31 500

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2014/15

Staffing

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant and additional Teaching Assistant hours to provide ‘booster’ sessions during and after school

 

Additional Provision

  • Maths Intervention (before school morning intervention X5 weekly)
  • Support with educational visits, including residential where pupils may not be able to access the provision without support
  • Support to access social development groups e.g. Cubs
  • Support to access physical wellbeing and development activities e.g. swimming, sport
  • Support to access personal interest and skill raising sessions e.g. music lessons
Focus of Provision

  • To continue clear and consistent processes for identification and interventions for children at risk of underachievement
  • To extend home school link provision for vulnerable children
  • To provide small group tuition in Maths and Writing across the school before/after and during the school day
  • To provide small group support in literacy F2-Y4
  • To offer support in the classroom for children at risk of underachievement in Maths and Literacy
  • To continue social skills development group work through the lunchtime club
  • To continue Ready to Learn’ sessions through 1-1 and small group provision