Pupil Premium

Additional funds for the school and families:

Parents who receive certain benefits may be entitled to financial support with school trips, clubs etc. If you are get

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • an income-related employment and support allowance
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (with income below £16, 190 on 01/04/10)
  • Universal Credit

 

then the school can get extra funding called the Pupil Premium.

 

You need to register your eligibility online. Click Here!   

 

Registering only takes a few minutes and could make a significant difference to the funds available to school as well as more opportunities for your child. If your child is in Y3-Y6, this will also entitle you to free school meals!

 

See reports below for more information about how this money has been spent.

Click here to download the 2014-15 Pupil Premium report for Parents

Click here to download the 2015-16 Pupil Premium report for parents

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure: Report to Parents – 2013/14

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)   received
Total number of pupils on roll  492
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  131    (26.63%)
Amount of PPG received per pupil  £900
Total   amount of PPG received  £117,900

 

Nature of support and Curriculum focus in 2013/14
Developing Reading and  phonic resources for Early Years and KS1   – To support quality teachingStaff. Training on writing  and phonics – To improve staff subject  knowledge and teaching, addressing needs identified by Ofsted.
Appointment of a Parent   Support Worker – To increase engagement  of families with school and to increase attendance of children.
Small group interventions  for maths and writing in Years 2,3,4,5 & 6 – To increase engagement and self believe in learning.
Reading and Maths Booster Groups in Year  6 – to challenge the higher achievers.
Residential Trips – Experience culture outside of the local area and to increase self-esteem/value and place in peer group.Music tuition (summer  2013) – broadening experiences and learning new skills.Progress meetings – teachers meet once a term 1to1 with a  Senior member of staff to discuss and track progress of the children.

 

Measuring the impact of PP spending
Generally evaluations will focus on  observations of teachers, progress with a child’s learning and how pupils’   self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention support/training  that has taken place.
Developing Reading and  phonic resources for Early Years and KS1   – Teaching is more interactive and exciting through use of quality resources.
Staff Training on writing and phonics – To improve quality reading in the school and increase the percentage of children passing phonics  test in year 1.
Appointment of a Parent Support Worker (Nov 2013) – Attendance of children will improve and there will be an improved attendance of parents evenings/school events.
Small group interventions  for maths and writing in Years 2,3,4,5 & 6 – Children to enjoy learning, self-confidence to be boosted and progress  to be made in their learning.
Reading and Maths Booster Groups in Year 6 – Children’s confidence and self-esteem around learning to improve. Outcomes of level 5 and 6 to increase.
Residential Trip – New life experiences, children to attend trip.Music tuition (summer   2013) – children participated in music lessons and new skills were learnt.Progress meetings – teachers to be aware of focus children   and to be informed by data, being clear about next steps of learning.

Pupil Premium 2012/2013

In 2012/13 the school will receive £78,000 in Pupil Premium Funding. (This increase

is due to the funding now being calculated based on the numbers of children who have

been eligible for FSM in the last 6 years.)

Pupil Premium 2011/12

In 2011/12 the school received £43,920 in Pupil Premium Funding.

Principles:

Ensuring that the teaching & learning meets the needs of all our pupils & that specific provision is made for pupils from vulnerable groups who are disadvantaged.

Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals to move pupils to at least age related expectations.

Provision will include:

Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

1-1 support with teachers or teaching assistants.

Additional teaching & learning opportunities provided through booster groups, trained TAs or external agencies.

Reporting:

The school will report to stakeholders and the governing body on pupil premium spending each year. This will include progress made on narrowing the gap as well as an evaluation of effectiveness of any spending provision.

For 2011/12 the provision was spent on:

Money Spent on initiative Aim
TA / Teacher Intervention Groups To provide additional support for pupils. To run interventions to narrow the gap of vulnerable pupils. To help pupils reach their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy.
Senior Leadership intervention support / Progress Meetings To monitor progress of pupils & provide additional support if necessary.
Child protection coordinator, Inclusion Manager and Attendance Officer Time To support families in ensuring they attend everyday and are punctual in order to fulfil their entitlement to learning. To access support for families experiencing difficulties that impact on pupil learning
Trips / Swimming / Breakfast Club To enable pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to access.
Resources To ensure pupils are able to access their learning