Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In 2017/18 this will be much reduced at £42,240

In 2017/17 the pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:

  • Employing an intervention teacher to provide 1:1 and small group intervention in the afternoons
  • Continued development of the Nurture class to support vulnerable pupils
  • Subsidising school residential and curriculum trips in order that all pupils can participate
  • Use of an Educational Psychologist fortnightly to give advice and to provide training for staff
  • Subsidising of free extended services - before and after school provision
  • Releasing year 6 teacher as a 'Pupil Premium Champion' to ensure progress amongst our DA children.

Examples of impact in 2016/17 include:

  • Identified pupils made accelerated progress particularly at the end of Key stages. The gap has narrowed between those children eligible for pupil premium and their counterparts.
  • Attainment has risen at KS1 for DA children and was better than those non-DA at KS2
  • Vulnerable pupils have been supported and their Social Emotional and Behavioural skills have improved.
  • Children have enjoyed the curriculum more and therefore have improved their standard of work.
  • Attendance and punctuality improved

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on the attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils (DA)by the end of KS2 in 2016/17 can be seen as positive:

Cohort = 9

% of DA Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Mathematics, Reading and Writing = 17%

% of Other Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Mathematics, Reading and Writing  = 0%

% of DA Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Mathematics = 50%

% of Other Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Mathematics = 25%

% of DA Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Reading = 66%

% of Other Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Reading   = 66%

% of DA Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Writing = 33%

% of Other Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Writing  = 17%%

% of DA Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling= 33%

% of Other Pupils gaining Expected Standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling = 0%

 

In 2016/17, Pupil Premium money will continued to be used to support the most vulnerable pupils by extending the programme of interventions throughout the school, funding further out of hours learning opportunities and provide further staff training around precision teaching. All of these measures will enhance the learning experiences of the pupils.

The £28,200 Pupil Premium Grant for 2016/17 will benefit those children not only in receipt of free school meals, but also those service children and looked after children. With multiple barriers to learning, such as low self esteem, behaviour issues and social isolation, the grant is designed to close the attainment gaps between groups of children nationally.

The allocation of the PPG for 2016/17 will specifically focus on:

  • Subsidising school residential and curriculum trips in order that all pupils can participate
  • Use of an Educational Psychologist fortnightly to give advice and to provide training for staff
  • Subsidising of free extended services - before and after school provision
  • Releasing year 6 teacher as a 'Pupil Premium Champion' to ensure progress amongst our DA children.
  • Develop closer links with external links with local and national providers to enhance the learning experiences of the children.
PPG, and more specifically its impact, will be measured each half term by focusing on the progress of the 30 children within school who are currently in receipt of the grant. Along with this, provision maps will demonstrate how the amount spent per child can be correlated directly to the teaching and learning that takes place in school. In 2015/16, we also measured the impact of the work of our 'Pupil Premium Champion'. 71% of our children  who worked directly with the member of staff made sufficient progress in March 2016. By the second data point, in June 2016, this had risen to 81%.