Pupil Premium

The government launched additional funding for schools called Pupil Premium.  It is money for the school to target the needs of more disadvantaged pupils.  They include:

  1. Pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  2. Looked After Children (LAC)
  3. Armed Forces Children

From September 2012, the funding has been widened to include all pupils who have been eligible for FSM or LAC within the last 6 years.

The governors allocate pupil premium funding in order to support all eligible pupils to achieve at least age related expectations or better.

The following strategies and interventions are being provided to ensure all  pupils including pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding reach their full potential:

  • Good, high quality teaching across the school
  • Daily feedback to pupils on their learning and time for the pupils to respond during early work
  • Small group work with the class teacher and/or the Teaching Assistant to close the gaps in learning
  • Attendance Officer – to ensure pupils have a high attendance rate
  • Work matched to the ability of the pupils
  • Good professional development for staff – mentoring and coaching teams across the school to share best practice

The progress and attainment are tracked and monitored carefully for all pupils including pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.  Reviews and evaluation of the strategies are conducted regularly and provision is changed accordingly.  Parents are informed of these changes 6 times a year.  On-Track meetings and Pupil Progress Meetings take place with the Senior Leadership Team to identify, analyse and evaluate the progress of all pupils, to take steps to address any gaps in learning and to ensure all pupils make at least good progress or better.

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2018 – 2019

Pupil Premium used for:ProvisionActual Cost
Readiness to Learn• Be the Best You can Be embedded into the curriculum
• Embed Scheme for PSHE
• Mindfulness starters to RE lessons
• Learning Mentor interventions
• MDS supporting in class to support the learning
• Counsellor
• ELSA work for Learning Mentor
• Embedded use of the Leuven Scales
£23,000
Readiness for school
For the families
• FLO support for attendance
• Teachers focus on attendance and lateness for key pupils within their class
• FLO support for family issues
• Early Help Referrals
• Home visits by the Foundation Teachers and Teaching Assistants
• Stay and Learn sessions for parents involving them in their child’s learning – always with a presentation followed by a visit to the classroom
• Foundation stage workshops to support the parents at the beginning of the pupils’ school life
• Parental Workshops of key aspects of the curriculum
£16,000
Overcoming barriers• Embed the Neurodiversity checklist
• Training for all staff on dyslexia
• Training of staff on de-escalation
• Targeted training for staff for specific pupils
• Educational Psychologist assessment
• Internal assessments/support from SENCO
• Internal assessments from Teacher
• Implement the Boxall Profile
£13,000
Teaching and Learning• Embed the Power Of Reading across the school
• Embed Active Reading across the school
• No Nonsense Spelling
• SPAG Non negotiable daily lessons
£3,840
Closing the gaps in learning between PP and NON PP pupils• Specific interventions
• Individual support from TAS for complex pupils
• Mind the Gap Sessions in the afternoons
• Daily Readers to develop effective reading habits
• Planning sheets to highlight teacher and TA input
• PP working party to investigate the gaps in learning and evaluate the effectiveness of the school for closing the gap in learning
£3,000
Leadership• PP working group involving Teachers, SLT and Governor – clear actions and outcomes which are shared with the staff
• Targets to be set for PP pupils and these will be monitored by the Outcomes Governors, SLT Teachers
• Federation development of the leadership skills across the curriculum areas including year groups and moderation
• On track process with clear focus on PP and more able PP and the potential more able PP
• PP working party to evaluate the PP provision across the school
• All staff to have a PP appraisal Objective as part of the appraisal system in the school
£3,000
Enrichment of the curriculum• Trips and visitors
• every PP pupil to attend an annual school trip
• Residential trips for Year 5 and 6
• Uniform, milk and extras
• After school clubs
• Breakfast Club
£4,000
Total allocated£65,840

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2017 – 2018

Pupil Premium used for:ProvisionActual Cost
Readiness for the pupils to Learn• Be the Best You can Be Project
• New Scheme for PSHE
• Learning Mentor interventions
• Counsellor
• ELSA training for Learning Mentor
• Embedded use of the Leuven Scales
£21,000
Readiness for school for the familieis• FLO support for attendance
• Teachers focus on attendance and lateness for key pupils within their class
• FLO support for family issues
• Early Help Referrals
£14,900
Overcoming barriers• Implementation of the Neurodiversity checklist
• Speech and Language issues – training for staff
• Speech and Language assessments
• Educational Psychologist assessment
• Internal assessments/support from SENCO
• Internal assessments from Teacher
£11,900
Teaching and Learning• Power Of Reading Training for all staff
• Implementation of Active Reading across the school
• Use of quality reading resources – Classroom Secrets
• Introduction of the ‘Superheroes’ incentive reading scheme
• The School, as part of the Federation, is implementing research with the Institute of Education on Feedback on Learning
• Tuition – 1:1
£15,400
Closing the gaps in learning between PP and NON PP pupils• Specific interventions eg rapid read
• Individual support from TAS for complex pupils
• Focus tuition
• Mind the Gap Sessions in the afternoons
• Daily Readers to develop effective reading habits
• New planning sheets to highlight teacher and TA input
£4,000
Leadership• PP working group involving Teachers, SLT and Governor – clear actions which are shared with the staff
• Federation development of the leadership skills acorss the curriculum areas including curriculum Learning walks
• On track process with clear focus on PP and more able PP
• SENCO – evaluate the PP provision across the school
• Leadership training with the IOE on impact of leadership on PP pupils achievement in relation to feedback on learning
• All staff to have a PP appraisal Objective as part of the appraisal system in the school
£4,500
Enrichment of the curriculum• Trips and visitors
• every PP pupil to attend an annual school trip
• Residential trips for Year 5 and 6
• Uniform, milk and extras
• After school clubs
£5,000
Total allocated£76,700