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.

Barriers to Learning 2016/17

Following monitoring by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, 3 specific barriers to learning were identified for Pupil Premium pupils at New Ash Green Primary School:
1. Attendance and housing
2. Language skills
3. Complex family needs

Key actions implemented in 2016/17

1. Rigorous weekly/3 weekly monitoring of attendance by the FLO.
2. The school is focusing on being a ‘language rich school’, as part of the school development plan.
3. The Nurture Team, including the Deputy Headteacher, SENCO, FLO, Learning Mentor and Counsellor, supports key families with their issues
For a further detailed allocation of £96,060, see the table below.

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

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2016 – 2017

Pupil Premium used for:ProvisionActual Cost
Readiness to Learn• Learning Mentor interventions
• Counsellor
• Mental Health Project training
• ELSA training for Learning Mentor
£19,500
Readiness for school• FLO support for attendance
• FLO support for family issues
• Parent support worker
£22,900
Overcoming barriers• Speech and Language issues – training for staff
• Speech and Language assessments
• Educational Psychologist assessment
• Internal assessments/support from SENCO
• Internal assessments from Teacher
£9,300
Teaching and Learning• Whole school lesson study focusing on PP pupils – SLT/teacher/TA release
• Tuition – 1:1
£17,500
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
£16,940
Leadership• Deputy – additional time to monitor attainment and progress of PP pupils
• SENCO – evaluate the PP provision across the school
• Leadership training with the IOE on impact of leadership on PP pupils achievement
• Coaching and mentoring to have a focus on PP pupils over the year
• All staff to have a PP appraisal Objective as part of the appraisal system in the school
£4,300
Enrichment of the curriculum• Hampton Court Flower Show and Royal Academy Trip
• every PP pupil to attend an annual school trip
• Residential trips for Year 5 and 6
• Uniform, milk and extras
£5,620
Total allocated£96,060