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Pupil Premium - funding to support vulnerable learners

The Pupil Premium is funding from the Department For Education which is additional to the main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.  Funds are allocated, for example, to support parents in purchasing school uniform, to support children's achievement and their participation in extra curricular activities including school trips. 

How do we identify children for extra support ?

  • Parent/carer Support.

Our Senior Leadership Team work with our most vulnerable families in ensuring good attenadance and we support  children whose behaviour or emotional needs are impacting on their learning. We offer a programme of Family Workshops to parents and carers to help them support their child with their homework in targeted areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The Headteacher regularly meets parent and communicates with parents/carers via newsletters, which focus on whole school development.

  • Teaching.

Our Deputy Headteacher supports teaching and learning in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1. This is to ensure that children are making good progress by the end of their Reception year. We have appointed speacialised teachers in sport, art, music, and technology to widen the curriculum.

  • Pupil Progress Meetings.

The Headteacher meets with each Teacher and Teaching Assistant half termly to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings are used to plan and evaluate interventions for children who are not making good progress.

  • Teaching Assistant Support.

We use highly skilled Teaching Assistant’s to support groups of children with a range of need, in order to improve their attitudes toward school and learning as well as ensuring that these groups of children continue to make progress.

  • Educational Visits

Funding is allocated to subsidise educational visits to enhance and broaden the curriculum.

  • Speech and Language support.

Our school purchases Speech and Language Service from the Local Authority who work with children who need support in developing their speech and communication skills, and follows specialised programmes.

  • Afterschool Provision

This year we have expanded the variety of our afterschool clubs based on the interest of the children. These clubs provide access for vulnerable learners and help them engage and fully participate in activities that interest them.

How do we know if this is making a difference?

We track the progress of all of our pupils in school on a termly basis and we compare progress they have made according to different characteristics including FSM according to their baseline assessment and the termly assessment.

Headteacher and the Senior Leadership team & Phase Leaders then review the targets/ challanges set for the child and if necessary the school will support the child in a varity of ways to ensure they are on track.

The DfE also publish our results in a report called RAISEonline, which analyses our school data.

 

 


 

2014 - 2015

Specific Activities funded by Pupil Premium grant for 25 pupils in 2014-15:

Daily additional teaching assistant support for small group interventions for escalating progress of pupils who seem to have significantly fallen behind over years in their English and Mathematics – this is mainly applicable to pupils in the Year 5 & 6 class.

Additional support for younger pupils to improve their reading and writing skills.

Full and part funding of a residential visit to support social and personal skills of pupils in receipt of PP funding

Purchase of uniform and warm clothing for four pupils living in one parent homes in poverty

Funding has been used for attendance at extra-curricular activities to extend their skills, talents and learning experience such as dance, music and art.

In 2014-2015 we had 25 children who are eligible for the Ever 6 Pupil Premium.

Breakdown of Income & Expenditure for Pupil Premium 2014-2015 is as follows:

Pupil Premium  2014-15   Amount
     
Pupil Premium Income   31,204
Pupil Premium Expenditure   48,823
TA's Salary    38,230
Dinner Money   3,600
After School Clubs   520
School Residential Visit   670
Uniform Cost   804
     
NET surplus/(Deficit)   12,619

 

 


 

2013 - 2014

Specific Activities funded by Pupil Premium grant for 9 pupils in 2013-14:

Daily additional teaching assistant support for small group interventions for escalating progress of pupils who seem to have significantly fallen behind over years in their English and Mathematics – this is mainly applicable to pupils in the Year 5 class

Additional support for younger pupils to improve their reading and writing skills

Full and part funding of a residential visit to support social and personal skills of pupils in receipt of PP funding

Purchase of uniform and warm clothing for four pupils living in one parent homes in poverty

Funding has been used for attendance at extra-curricular activities to extend their skills, talents and learning experience such as dance, music and art.

In 2013-2014 we had 9 children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Breakdown of Income & Expenditure for Pupil Premium 2013-2014 is as follows:

Pupil Premium  2013-14   Amount
     
Pupil Premium Income   18,832
Pupil Premium Expenditure    
Teacher's Salary for 2 days pw   (8,333)
TA's Salary for 2 days pw   (4,580)
Dinner Money   (3,700)
After School Clubs   (1,732)
School Trips   (   600)
School Residential Visit   (   750)
Uniform Cost   (   146)
     
NET   (1,010)