Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy September 2018 What is Pupil Premium funding?
  • The Government is committed to narrowing the achievement gap between the families that are on lower income households and those that have higher incomes.
 
  • It has therefore given a set amount of money per child for every child that has been eligible for free school meals, has been in the care of the local authority in the last 6 years or has been adopted in the last 6 years.
 
  • It is then up to the school to decide how to spend the money so that all children can reach their potential.
 
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated under a ‘financial year’ model rather than an ‘academic year’ model.
 
  • Our champions for Pupil Premium children are Danielle Kenny (Attendance officer) Tabitha Smith (Head teacher),  Paula Millward, (School Business Manager), Sarah Bailey (Governor).
 
  • We track the attainment and progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding on a termly basis and report this to Governors. This strategy is reviewed annually with the full Governing Body in the Summer term.
  (According to the Sutton Trust report of July 2015 on Pupil Premium Funding, the average allocation of PP funding to primary schools was £91,000)     How did we use Pupil Premium Funding to support pupil progress last academic year 2017/18?
Provision to overcome identified barriers to learning Expected Outcomes/Impact How will we measure this?
High level of TA support in classes of PP pupils. Consolidation of understanding. Increased progress of targeted children. Increased confidence and engagement in whole-class learning. Improvements in self-confidence. Termly assessment data. Learning walks. Pupils Voice.
Motor Skills United groups for identified pupils. Improvements in fine and gross motor skills. Book scrutiny.
Language group for identified pupils.   Enhanced knowledge and understanding of key vocabulary resulting in greater access to class-based learning. Book scrutiny. Data from termly assessments.
Individual and small group maths and writing sessions.   Deeper understanding of maths concepts. covered in class. Development of skills involved in solving puzzles and problems. Termly assessment data.
Subsidised extra-curricular activities.   Increased engagement in school. Raising aspirations. Widening horizons. Improved relationships and cooperation within the class. Pupil voice. Termly behaviour analysis.
  How are we using Pupil Premium Funding to support pupil progress this year 2018/19?   Current Barriers for our PP children:
Barrier
1. A number of children eligible for pupil premium also have SEND needs
2. Many children eligible for pupil premium have low attainment on entry to Reception
3. Many children eligible for pupil premium have reduced literacy experiences which impacts on Year 1 phonics scores
4. Many children eligible for pupil premium are affected by social, emotional and mental health issues at home.
5. A lack of aspiration from parents and carers impacts a number of children eligible for pupil premium.
6. Attendance concerns
   
Provision to overcome identified barriers to learning Expected Outcomes/Impact
Extend the hours of our TAs to provide nurture groups at lunchtime Improved behaviour. Improved engagement. Improved academic outcomes. Socially and emotional development enhanced.  
Purchase resources to support the nurture group activities
Employ an additional sports coach at lunchtime
Open access to all cubs before and after school to enhance and extend opportunities
Work with PBSS to support and develop social and emotional skills
Employ additional teacher to provide booster sessions
Provide free places at both morning and afternoon wraparound club to ensure children come to school on time having been fed.
Subsidise trips and residential visits.
Provide uniform to ensure all pupils feel ‘part’ of the class and the school.
  ‘It’s not what you spend, it’s the way that you spend it… that’s what gets results’. The Pupil Premium: next steps. Sutton Trust July 2015