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 2018 this will be £42,240

In 2017 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

Examples of impact in 2017 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 for DA children.

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on the attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils (DA)by the end of KS2 in 2018 can be seen as positive in Reading and Writing

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Progress Scores for DA Pupils:

Reading = +3.5 (Nat ave for non-DA pupils = +0.33)

Writing = -0.2 (Nat ave for non-DA pupils = +0.17)

Maths = -2.3 (Nat ave for non-DA Pupils = +0.28)

 

 

In 2018,  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 £42,240 Pupil Premium Grant for 2018 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 2018 will specifically focus on:

  • Subsidising school residential and curriculum trips in order that all pupils can participate
  • Rewarding excellent work from the children through 'Good to be Green' Trips
  • Subsidising of free extended services - before and after school provision
  • 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. 

The next review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will be December 2018