The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A Premium has also been introduced for children whose parents serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for those pupils.
The funding will be used to narrow the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
The school will use the additional funding to try to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
We will ensure the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The Headteacher and Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.
Pupil Premium is paid to the Local Authority Schools on an annual basis over a financial year however this report is formatted to the academic year.
Based on pupils
Per pupil amount
April 2016 – April 2017
Strategy for using the funding
In addition to quality first teaching and learning, the school has looked very carefully at the needs of each pupil and has identified the following intervention strategies to accelerate progress:
- 1:1 support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement. For example, FFT intervention, paired reading project, speech and language support, sensory circuits, development of bilateral co-ordination and motor skills and classroom support.
- Providing small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming the gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement. For example, Yr6 and Yr2 Booster
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement. For example, Year 2 and 6 booster, narrative group, active listening and our EAL programme - ‘Racing to English’
- Time for Leadership Team to analyse PP pupils’ progress and impact of strategies to ensure narrowing of the gap
- Buying in additional support from outside agencies, including Educational Psychology support and Bi-lingual support
- Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards particularly in reading and maths
- Organising and supervising Book Buddies (older pupils pairing up with younger PP pupils at lunchtime to share books from the school library).
- Ensuring emotional and health needs of children entitled to PP are met through ELSA support
- Ensuring children entitled to PP have equal access to trips, music lessons, extra- curricular activities and uniform. For example, J Rock and trips including residentials.
- Providing ‘Cool Milk’ for PP children on a daily basis.
Summary of evidence from the evaluation of impact (2017 data)
Year 1 Disadvantaged Pupils Phonics:
Pupil Premium and Ever 6
- 100% of PP pupils passed phonics screening.
- This is 16% above national average.
KS1 Disadvantaged Pupils:
Pupil Premium and Ever 6
- Total of 9 pupils
- 89% (8/9) of pupils met the expected standard and made more progress from Year R than non-PP/FSM pupils at the expected standard.
- At the expected standard, disadvantaged pupils were 10% above national in reading and maths and 17% above national in writing.
- 24% (1/9) of PP / 27% (1/8) of FSM met the higher standard. This is below the national average and remains a key priority for disadvantaged pupils in 2017/18.
KS2 Disadvantaged Pupils:
Pupil Premium & Ever 6:
- Total of 9 pupils.
- Pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing & maths combined is 11% above the national average. No PP pupils achieved combined at the higher standard.
- In reading at the expected standard, PP pupils were above national by 12% but were below national by 7% at the higher standard.
- In writing at the expected standard, PP pupils were above national by 8% but were below national by 10% at the higher standard. Writing was externally moderated and all judgements were agreed.
- In maths at the expected standard, PP pupils were above national by 9% but were below national by 5% at the higher standard.
- GDS remains a key priority for PP pupils in 2017 / 18.
NB: National data includes all pupils – it is not a like for like comparison (comparing PP pupils with other PP children nationally).
Date of this strategy report: December 2017
Date for review: September 2018