Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM

This is the name given to a sum of money allocated to schools in order to support the most vulnerable children. The children are identified through a variety of ways, one of which is entitlement to free school meals. Although each school has the freedom to spend the money as would best support the children, they are also held to account and must prove the value of what they have put in place for their most vulnerable children.     

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2017-2018 the allocation is £1,320 per child.  £1,900 is available to support looked after and adopted pupils.

As a school we want to ensure that all children have the very best start to their educational journey.  Where there is a barrier to a child's learning in Literacy and Numeracy we target this money with a variety of additional support and resources to ensure they make progress and to close the learning gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.  As a school we are aware of all vulnerable children and understand that not all FSM/PPG pupils are vulnerable and that some children who need additional support do not have PPG funding.

From September 2014 all infant school pupils received a free school meal. As a school we have asked parents to provide pupil premium information confidentially to ensure that vulnerable children can still access the support they are entitled to.

Objectives of Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2017/18

 

  • To narrow the gap in attainment and progress for Key Stage 1 pupils and Foundation Stage pupils in English and Mathematics

 

  • To improve quality 1st teaching and learning for pupil premium children and across the school (100% good or better)

 

  • To ensure pupil premium children have equal access to common experiences shared with their peers

 

  • To facilitate pupils’ participation in homework and enrichment activities in order to narrow the gap where this is a barrier to their learning in English and Mathematics

 

  • To provide emotional and behavioural support to children and their families where this is a barrier to their learning

 

  • To improve attendance of pupils to ensure they have full access to the Literacy and Numeracy curriculums

 

September 2017-18

2017-2018

Number of children on roll

180

Number of children currently eligible and on roll for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

6

Children Looked After – 1

Total = 7

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant

£ 9,820

 

Support currently being provided from PPG

  • 1:1 and small group support and challenge from a qualified teacher
  • Enrichment activities
  • Small group provision – for example Bubble Time, for children who are finding life at school temporarily difficult
  • Early Literacy Support for children who need to support their phonic knowledge
  • Numicon support for children who find numbers difficult
  • Part funding of Speech and Language Communication Assistant
  • Coaching for swimming lessons
  • Cost of educational visits – curriculum enrichment
  • Variety of supportive and challenging resources
  • Music Lessons – curriculum enrichment
  • 1:1 targeted reading with LSA
  • Talk Boost speech and language interventions
  • Clicker 7 literacy intervention
  • Cost of uniforms
  • 1:1 5 minute literacy and numeracy box intervention
  • LSA hours to provide ‘Fun’ (homework/literacy/numeracy) lunchtime club
  • Genie board to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Laptop to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Staff Training/CPD to improve the quality of teaching for all pupils and groups, especially vulnerable children
  • Enrichment of the Curriculum through themed days
  • Wider opportunities – funding of after school clubs (Science, tennis, music, basketball etc.)

  

Achievement of children receiving PPG July 2017

The progress of the children is tracked at least half termly. The Senior Leadership Team carefully scrutinise the children’s work and progress throughout the year.

At the end of the key stage in 2017, there were 2 children eligible for PPG/Forever 6 in Year 2

Both children (100%) exceeded the expected standard in reading.  One child (50%) exceeded the expected standard in writing and maths. Both children met the expected standard in science.

In Year 1 there were 2 children eligible for PPG. Both these children passed the Year 1 phonics check. 

At the end of the Foundation Stage in 2017, there was 1 child eligible for PPG.  This child achieved ‘expected’ progress in the prime areas and Literacy and Mathematics and reached ‘a good level of development.’

 

Achievement of children receiving PPG July 2016

The progress of the children is tracked at least half termly. The Senior Leadership Team carefully scrutinise the children’s work and progress throughout the year.

At the end of the key stage in 2016, there were 2 children eligible for PPG/Forever 6 in Year 2.  Both children have Special Educational Needs.

One child (50%) achieved the expected standard in reading and science.  With additional support this pupil made better than expected progress.

Two children (100%) were working towards the expected standard in writing and maths.  With additional support one child managed to make expected progress for children with additional needs.   

At the end of the Foundation Stage in 2016, there were 2 children eligible for PPG.  Both achieved ‘expected’ progress in the prime areas and Literacy and Mathematics.  These children both reached a ‘good level of development’.

In Year 1 this year there were 2 children eligible for PPG.  Both these children passed the Year 1 phonics check.

 

 

 Achievement of children receiving PPG July 2015

At the end of the key stage in 2015, there were 4 children eligible for FSM in Year 2.

100% of the children achieved level 2b+ in Reading (Average points progress 17.0)

75% of the children (3 children) achieved level 2b+ in Writing (Average points progress 15.5). With additional support one child managed to reach a Level 1A in writing. This pupil started Year 2 in January 2015 and has made some progress with his writing.

100% of the children achieved level 2b+ in Maths (Average points progress 17.5)

100% of the children achieved Level 2+ in Science (Average points progress 16.5)

 At the end of the Foundation Stage in 2015, there were 2 children eligible for FSM.

Both achieved ‘expected’ progress in the prime areas and Literacy and Mathematics. One child ‘exceeded’ expectations in the prime areas and Literacy and Mathematics. These children both reached a ‘good level of development’.