The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently or in the last 6 years known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The funding is being used in the following ways:

To provide additional bespoke individual or small group work for eligible children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential.

Mrs. Winterburn will be organising this support which will be closely linked to her role as SENCo.
Additional support includes:

  • Working with additional teacher’s and teaching assistants in class and outside of the class lessons
  • Participation in short term intervention programmes identified and organised for any underachieving pupil premium children e.g. phonics, spelling or reading programmes, social and emotional skills, motor and sensory skills, friendship groups and nurture group provision
  • Purchase of specific resources including materials to support collaborative learning
  • High quality training for all staff
  • Targeted support clubs (e.g. homework clubs; Y2,Y6 breakfast club)
  • Increased use of and emphasis on our Learning Model
  • Regular monitoring of provision by senior leaders and also independent consultants and tracking of progress for these pupils
  • Use of IT equipment to support improved learning
  • Purchase and use of Lexia reading program
  • Subsided visits, residential and day trips, breakfast and after school clubs

We continually evaluate the effect of this expenditure on educational attainment by analysis of our ongoing and half termly assessment systems to ensure we are utilising it to its maximum benefit. These evaluations will be published annually.

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding (2014 – 2015):

Historic and in-year school data shows that the picture of progress for Pupil Premium children is positive and improving.

Assessment data from 2014 – 2015 shows:

  • In the 2014/15 Key Stage 1 cohort there were 2 Pupil Premium children out of a cohort of 60 children but this means that the proportional comparisons are unreliable.
  • In school gaps between Pupil Premium pupils and other pupils were negligible at Level 2
  • In the 2014/15 key Stage 2 cohort there were 4 Pupil Premium children out of a cohort of 55 children which also means proportional comparisons can be unreliable.
  • Pupil Premium pupils made progress which was equal to or above national proportions for children with a Level 2 starting point and also from a Level 1 and 3 starting point in reading and Maths.

It is crucial that if you are eligible for free school meals, regardless of whether you take up this entitlement, you register for Free School Meals. Please see the administrative staff in the school office for further details or any questions you may have and please ensure that you obtain your special uniform voucher.

Pupil Premium Statement

The Government has given money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

For 2012-13, we have received £18,600 in total in pupil premium funding. The Governing Body have agreed that the grant will be used to provide additional individual or small group work for eligible children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential.

Mrs. Young will be organising this support which will be closely linked to her role as SENCo.

Additional support includes:

• Working with additional teaching assistants in class.
• Participation in short term intervention programmes identified and organised for underachieving pupils and those with SEN by the SENCo e.g. spelling or reading programmes, social skills / friendship groups

We continually evaluate the effect of this expenditure on educational attainment to ensure we are utilising it to its maximum benefit. These evaluations will be published annually.

IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING SPENT (2012 – 2013):

School data shows that the picture of progress for Pupil Premium children is positive and improving.

Assessment data shows :

In Reading APS (Average points progress) the vast majority of pupil premium children are achieving in broadly in line with their peers, with some making outstanding progress/

Writing – is a strong and improving picture in term of average point progress, and a significant minority of pupil premium children are actually achieving beyond their peers in this subject.

Maths – the vast majority of pupil premium pupils are achieving broadly in line with their peers.

It is crucial that if you eligible for free school meals, regardless of whether you take up this entitlement, you register for Free School Meals. Please see the adminstrative staff in the school office for further details or any questions you may have.