The Pupil Premium grant from the Department of Education is allocated to schools to support certain pupils with their learning. Funding is given to schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who fall into a set of agreed categories such as Free School Meals. This should not be confused with Universal free School Meals, which are available to all children in Reception to Year Two.
At our school, we use the funding to support the learning of these pupils, so that they make good progress in the core areas and that any potential barriers to their learnign are removed. We also use the money to provide additional support to meet the well-being of our pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium Funding. This for example can include providing additional nurture support at playtime or covering the cost of additional curriculum opportunities, such as clubs, trips, the residential for our pupils in Year Six and providing wrap around care at our breakfast and after school club.
Use of the Funding September 2017 to April 2018
For the current academic year, we have received £28,880 and are proposing that the funding will be spent in a very similar way to last year, due to the raised outcomes. Once the funding for the next financial year has been agreed (April 2018) this will then be updated accordingly. Last year, we recieved £29,460. Therefore, funding will be directed to the following areas:
- Additional provision at lunchtime to support pupils with their well-being.
- Residential trips and class trips
- The purchasing of materials and training of staff to implement specific well-being programmes to further support the pupils with their attitude to learning .
- Opportunity to participate in additional after school clubs and breakfast clubs
- Staff salaries (this includes additional staff who have been employed specifically to work with Pupil Premium children, please see below)
- Specific additional items to support the well-being and achievement of individual pupils
- The purchasing of materials and training of staff to implement specific programmes to further enhance the progress of these children.
- Milk for children receiving the funding
- Support for families through purchasing uniform
- Additional enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium children
As a team, we are always striving to evaluate our practice to improve the provision for pupils. For further information regarding this, please click on the link below.
Provision for Pupils
Mrs Blackwell is our Pupil Premium lead and personalises the learning to the needs of each child who receives the funding, so that they can make accelerated progress in a specific area of their learning. During the morning sessions, Mrs Blackwell works with targetted intervention groups across the school to ensure that our pupil premium children are targetted effectively. In the afternoons, children are supported on either a 1:1 basis or in a small group with the focus very much on the child who is entitled to the support. In addition, Mrs Blackwell and class teachers also work closely with our pupil premium families, through holding structured conversation meetings to ensure that learning is accelerated and the progress of each child is heightened.
We recognise that it is important to measure the success of this funding, so that we can continually evaluate the effectiveness of the money spent and its impact on standards. Due to this, Mrs Blackwell and Mrs Oldham continually monitor the progress of these children at regular intervals throughout the year to ensure that targets are being met. The progress of pupils who receive the funding is also shared and monitored by our Pupil Premium Governor and the Governing body, so that they can effectively evaluate the provision and the impact on standards.
Pupil Premium Data
Pupil Premium National Performance Data 2017
KS1– 100% of pupils eligible for pupil premium left KS1 having successfully passed their KS1 phonics test.
100% of pupil premium children who left Reception at exceeding, left KS1 working at the Greater Depth standard at the end of year 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.
50% of pupil premium children left KS1 working at the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.
25% of pupil premium children made accelerated progress from their Reception starting point by the end of KS1.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard in Reading.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard or above in Writing.
50% of pupil premium children left KS2 working at the expected standard in all subject areas combined.