Pupil Premium

 

Background to the Funding:

 

In recent years the Government has changed the way in which schools receive funding for those pupils who come from low income families and are eligible for a free school meal. (This should not be confused with the new arrangements which came into place in September 2014 whereby all infant children have an automatic entitlement to a free school meal).

The funding is known as Pupil Premium and the amount that a school receives is based on the average number of children in receipt of a free school meal over the previous 6 years.

Schools have the final say as to how this money will be spent but they must be aware of Government guidance stating that such funds should be used ‘…to raise achievement and improve outcomes for these pupils ( from low income families).

It is the responsibility of the staff and governors to ensure that this funding is spent wisely. Free school meals can be a good indicator of low income families but there are other families with very tight financial circumstances who do not qualify for whatever reason. The correlation between free school meals and under achievement or Special Needs can be misleading. Some of our most able children fall into the free school meals and Pupil Premium category but their needs must be met as well.

In the academic year 2015/ 16 we had 12 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding and the total sum received by school was £15840. In the academic year 2016/17 the total sum received by school was £15,840.

 

Funding was spent on the following initiatives in 2015/16:

Pupil Premium Allocations for 2015/6:

Pupil Premium 12 pupils £15840

Service Child Pupil premium 0 pupils £0

Post LAC pupil premium 1 pupils £1900

 

1. The employment of a part time teacher to work with individuals and/ or groups of children in support of Literacy and Numeracy targets, as agreed with the class teacher. This provision is reviewed on a half termly basis to ensure that targets remain relevant and are revised where necessary.   £11,779

2. The employment of a school counsellor to help children in achieving their potential and to address issues around confidence and self esteem.  £1600

3. The purchase of maths manipulatives to assist children in moving from concrete to pictorial to abstract. £1000

4. Music therapy £246

5. Homework support club and book club £1400

6. 15/16: enrichment opportunities: Brilliant Club (for more able Pupil Premium in upper KS2 and Singing Playgrounds £1540

 

Impact at the end of key stages (2015-16)

Year 2: 100% PP at standard in writing, reading and maths

Year 6: 100% PP at standard in writing, reading and maths and 66% at greater depth in writing

 

Funding was spent on the following initiatives in 2016/17:

Pupil Premium Allocations for 2016/7:

Pupil Premium 12 pupils £15840

Service Child Pupil premium 0 pupils £0

Post LAC pupil premium 1 pupils £1900

 

1. The employment of a part time teacher to work with individuals and/ or groups of children in support of Literacy and Numeracy targets, as agreed with the class teacher. This provision is reviewed on a half termly basis to ensure that targets remain relevant and are revised where necessary.   £13,500

2. The employment of a school counsellor to help children in achieving their potential and to address issues around confidence and self esteem.  £1600

3. The purchase of maths manipulatives to assist children in moving from concrete to pictorial to abstract. £1000

 

 

Impact of provision: