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 2019-2020 the allocation is £1,320 per child. £2,300 is available to support looked after and adopted pupils.
In April 2020 there was an increase to £2,345 for looked after and previously looked after children £1,345 for other pupil premium children and £310 for service children.
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 2019/20
- 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
Number of children on roll
Number of children currently eligible and on roll for
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
Children Looked After – 1
PPG - 3
Total = 4
Amount of Pupil Premium Grant
Achievements of PPG children 2019- 2020
Due to the partial closure of schools on 20th March 2020 the children were given predicted end of year results.
All the children in receipt of PPG made progress against their starting point and had access to a wide range of opportunities in school to develop their Cultural Capital.
Some of examples of this;
School Trip to Colne Valley Railway Station, watching chicks hatching as part of Science Week, The Chinese Dance Day to celebrate Chinese New Year and various Sports Events against other schools.
The numbers below reflect the 4 children currently receiving the PPG.
0% ( 1 child) predicted GLD.
100% (1 child) predicted pass in Phonic Screening check.
100% ( 1 child) predicted age expected in Reading, Writing and Maths.
50% (1 child) predicted Greater Depth Reading
50% ( 1 child) predicted Age Expected in Writing and Maths
50% (1 child) Working Towards in Reading, Writing and Maths.
Support currently being provided from PPG
- 1:1 and small group support and challenge from a qualified teacher
- Resources made by PPG Lead for parents of PP children
- Workshops with PPG Lead/parents and their children to support learning at home
- 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
- 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.)
Number of children on roll
Number of children currently eligible and on roll for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
Children Looked After – 2
Total = 5
Amount of Pupil Premium Grant
Achievement of children receiving PPG July 2019
The progress of the children is tracked at least termly. The Senior Leadership Team carefully scrutinise the children’s work and progress throughout the year.
Attainment in Foundation Stage 2018-19
100% achieved a GLD at the end of the Foundation Stage (data reflects 1 child)
Attainment in Year 1 2018-19
100% pass rate in year 1 Phonics (data reflects 2 children)
Attainment in Year 2 2018-19 (data reflects 2 PPG children)
100% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Reading
50% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Writing
100 reached expected at the end of KS1 in Science
0% reached expected at the end of KS1 in Maths.