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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Children who are eligible or have been in receipt of free school meals will be registered so that the school has the additional money in their budget.

Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to access what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

Source: DfE website. 


 
Impact of Pupil premium funding during academic year 2016/17

End of KS2: At the end of 2017, 86% of Year 6 pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding achieved the national standard in reading. This is 15% more than national 2017.

End of KS1: In Year 2 Pupil Premium funded children:

80% of pupils, in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, achieved the expected standard in reading and writing at the end of Year 2. This is in comparison to the remainder of the class where75% achieved the expected standard in reading, 67% in writing and also above national percentages ( national 2016 figures used as 2017 national figures not released at the time of writing this report).

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check: 81% of children in Year 1 reached the expected level in the Phonics Screening Check during 2017.

Reading across the whole school: Evidence shows that Pupil Premium children are closing the gap. Their school average standardised improvement score was 8.5 points and non- pupil premium children’s average standardised improvement score was 5.5 points.

Children’s attitudes to learning are positive. Parents have attended some lessons with their children and have reported that all children are enjoying their learning, are on task and enthusiastic about their learning. Families have been supported and have been able to access the Incredible Years Parenting Programme.

Vulnerable children have been better protected as a result of the support they have from the 1:1 learning mentor on both sites and also individual ELSA weekly sessions resulting in our pupil exclusion rate being reduced to zero.

All Pupil Premium funded children in Years 4, 5 and 6 were funded to attend their residential trips to Leeson House (Year 4), Carey Camp (Year 5) and Mill on the Brue (Year 6).

Children are very active, enjoy sporting activities and are healthy. 100% of children answered yes to the question, ‘Do you like coming to this school?’
 

Pupil Premium funding for 2017/2018

 

Number of pupils and grant received

Total number of pupils on roll

103

Total number of pupils eligible for the grant

39

Total received in 2017/18 budget

£30,060

 

 

Nature of support planned:

  • We have used this funding to provide the respective children with appropriate support so that they make the expected progress in their learning.

  • When pupils join our school we quickly determine their needs and provide additional help, out of class, if needed. Parents are always very complimentary about how quickly we put additional resources in place so that their child/ren make rapid progress.

  • Provide a 1: 1 pastoral support mentor on both sites so that social and emotional needs are supported alongside academic needs.

  • Ensure that all children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have full access to school trips, residential, after school sporting clubs and school uniform.

Once we have determined areas for further support we target funding for:

 

  • ELSA 1: 1 sessions for children with social and emotional needs – 10 hours.

  • Ensured that there is a teaching assistant in every class each morning to help children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding with reading, writing and maths.

  • Ensured that pupils with social and emotional needs are given a 1: 1 teaching assistant and a personalised curriculum so that they can remain in school – 15 hours.

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant time to deliver intervention programmes, out of class, for individuals / pairs of children. This is particularly important for pupils who may be lacking in key skills due to frequent changes of school. Teaching Assistants and HLTAs have had increased hours to focus on specific progress measured interventions. These include: Learn to Move, Power of One and Power of Two maths, Toe by Toe reading and project X Code reading scheme for reluctant junior readers – 15 hours

  • 1: 1 learning mentor support across the school, to ensure that all new children who enter the school form good friendship groups and settle quickly into the school. Regular 1: 1 reading sessions with these children are used to ensure that they are making good progress in school and are given pastoral support. – 20 hours.

  • The above 1:1 learning mentors are also employed during lunchtimes to deliver physical activity and to ensure that children are supported pastorally during lunchtimes. As a result of this we have happy, active children who enjoy lunchtimes and are ready to start learning in the afternoons. 13.5 hours.

  • Provide well-targeted support to improve attendance, behaviour or links with families where these are barriers to a pupil’s learning.

  • Dedicated SENCO time to track pupils’ progress and determine future support programmes of work. Time for SENCO to meet with pupils’ parents and Educational Psychologist to discuss progress and next steps in learning.

  • Time out of class for SENCO to attend ‘Service Family Forum’ meetings to improve provision for military families.

  • Liaison with CEAS for children posted overseas.

  • Sourcing outside help for families.

 

Funding is also used to:

 
  • Provide free school meals for eligible children.

  • Pay course fees for more able pupils e.g. Able Writer’s Course

  •  Pay for school uniform for eligible children

  • Pay for free sporting after school clubs.

  • Part fund every school trip, including residential, so that all pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding will benefit, not just those in year groups 4,5 and 6.

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