Pupil Premium

2018 – 19

 

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been classed as ‘looked after’ for at least one day by a local authority, and children of service personnel. The aim of this additional funding is to provide schools with the funds to raise achievement and improve outcomes for these pupils. 

 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are accountable for the success of their chosen expenditure and are required to report annually to parents.

In 2017 - 18 our school received £25,088. After considering the needs of individuals the funding was  allocated as follows:

  • Teaching assistant hours to provide additional targeted support in class, extra phonics groups and individual/group interventions for Maths and English (including Read Write Inc, Numicon, Power of 2 and Plus 1).  
  • Teaching assistant hours in EYFS to increase the number of focused adult-led activities for targeted children carried out by both the teacher and other staff. 
  • Additional resources to support the teaching of English and Maths, including the purchase of additional books to enhance the school’s reading scheme thereby promoting an enjoyment of reading and building resilience, Read Write Inc materials, Pen Pals handwriting materials, Power of 2 and Plus 1 maths booklets. 
  • Participation in a music project (samba drumming) for children in KS1 and KS2.  This is an additional opportunity for children to engage with the arts and cultural activities, providing an enjoyable learning experience which will increase self-esteem and confidence. 

In school records provide a detailed analysis of the effect of the above spending on individual pupils, which provides evidence of the effectiveness of the funding in each case.  For children without additional needs, the end of year results were as follows:

  • EYFS: 1 child achieved a GLD, the other child made good progress and met 14 out of the 17 ELGs.
  • Year 1: All children met the expected standard for phonics and are working at the expected standard for reading, writing and maths.
  • Year 2: All children working at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.
  • Year 3: All children working at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, apart from 1 child in writing and 1 child in maths. In both these cases, progress has been at least good and the attainment gap is narrowing.
  • Year 4: All children working at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, with the majority of children working in greater depth, apart from 1 child in maths who has an emerging specific issue in this area. 

All children eligible for Pupil Premium with additional needs made good progress when taking into account individual starting points and needs, with some children in this category also meeting/exceeding national standards.

 

In 2018 - 19 our school will receive £14,443 for the period from September 2018 to March 2019.  The balance of funds relating to this academic year will be published on our website once the amount has been confirmed.  After considering the needs of individuals the funding for this academic year is to be allocated as follows:

  • Teaching assistant hours to provide additional targeted support in class, extra phonics groups and individual/group interventions for Maths and English (including Read Write Inc, Power of 2 and Plus 1).  
  • Teaching assistant hours in EYFS to increase the number of focused adult-led activities for targeted children carried out by both the teacher and other staff. 
  • Additional resources to support the teaching of English and Maths, including the purchase of additional books to enhance the school’s reading scheme thereby promoting an enjoyment of reading and building resilience, Read Write Inc materials, Power of 2 and Plus 1 maths booklets. 
  • Staff training in relation to supporting children with SEMH issues, including training for two teaching assistants to become Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and training for the school’s Mental Health Lead.
  • Participation in a music project (samba drumming) for children in KS1 and KS2.  This is an additional opportunity for children to engage with the arts and cultural activities, providing an enjoyable learning experience which will increase self-esteem and confidence. 
 

The impact of Pupil Premium is closely monitored by staff and governors. This includes termly meetings between the Headteacher and the named governor for Pupil Premium, currently Mrs Vikki Idle, with Mrs Idle providing feedback from these meetings to the full governing body.