Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Year 11.  The additional money is available from central government; and is allocated to schools is based upon the number of pupils who:

  •  Are currently eligible and registered for Free School Meals (FSM)
  •  Have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years (referred to ‘Ever 6’)
  •  Are children whose parents were in the Armed Forces (Service Children)
  •  Have been in local authority care for 6 months or more (now one day or more)

 It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, as registering for free school meals could raise an extra £1300 per pupil for the school. 

During the 2016-17 academic year, the school received £38,240 in funding from the Pupil Premium grant.  This money was spent on individual and small group support for pupils run by additional support staff (teaching assistants); specialised ICT software and hardware including Clicker, Easi-Speak MP3 recorders and Talking-Point sound recorders; musical tuition; subsidising school trips; places at after-school clubs, monthly book packages for Looked After Children and free school milk for all pupil premium children.

During July 2017, these interventions have been stringently reviewed and their impact has been found to be mixed.  Progress has been made across the school, but the barriers to learning for disadvantaged children, in general, continue to be inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning; writing skills below age-related expectations; lack of exposure to a wider range of learning experiences designed to enrich and complement the curriculum; the need to develop better concentration and resilience; and the inability to apply and manipulate maths knowledge and skills.

 

 

With this in mind, we are going to continue with the more successful schemes but introduce some more focused processes itemised in the table below, which have been linked to individual children and cohorts (not shown here) during the academic year 2017-18 in order to eradicate inconsistencies in attainment and close the gap further.  These interventions will be monitored by a designated member of staff and the Headteacher.  We anticipate that we will receive funding in the region of £46,000; these interventions will be reviewed in July 2018.

Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18
Barrier to Learning Intervention Key Stage Approximate costs
·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning;

·         writing skills below age-related expectations;

Training and deployment of Catchup HLTA (also acting as Pupil Premium Champion) to deliver Catchup Literacy (4 afternoons a week) 2 Training £400

Costs £7087

·         inability to apply and manipulate maths knowledge and skills Training of Catchup TA to deliver Catchup Numeracy (from November 2017- frequency to be decided) 2 Training £400
·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning; Accelerated Reader Project including money for new books Years 2-6 £3000
·         writing skills below age-related expectations;

·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning;

20 tablets to support introduction of new handwriting programme and Accelerated Reader project Handwriting- EYFS and KS1

 

AR- Years 2-6

£7200 (funded partly by PP money)
·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning;

·         inability to apply and manipulate maths knowledge and skills

1-1 Pupil Premium support in English/Maths (1 morning) HLTA KS1 HLTA £2534
·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning;

·         inability to apply and manipulate maths knowledge and skills;

·         writing skills below age-related expectations;

Retaining additional hours for Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2 plus employment of apprentice TA

Trainee Teacher in KS1

Throughout school Apprentice £4000

Additional Teaching Assistant Hours £15,000

Trainee Teacher £12,000

·         inconsistent reading skills and a lack of reading for meaning;

·         inability to apply and manipulate maths knowledge and skills

Homework club (1 hour a week) HLTA 2 £800
·         the need to develop better concentration and resilience; Training for all staff from Ed Psych on Attachment Disorders Throughout school £500

Staff time in lieu £150

·         lack of exposure to a wider range of learning experiences designed to enrich and complement the curriculum; Music tuition and hire of instruments for individual students KS1 and 2 £600
·         lack of exposure to a wider range of learning experiences designed to enrich and complement the curriculum;

·         the need to develop better concentration and resilience;

Breakfast club Throughout school £600
·         lack of exposure to a wider range of learning experiences designed to enrich and complement the curriculum; Theatre group visits for summer term and subsidising other school trips Throughout school £1100 + £40

 

 

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