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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. In 2011/12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2013 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

From September 2012 schools were required to publish information about how they use Pupil Premium money online.

Our Pupil Premium allocation this year 2019-2020

The school received £24,400 Pupil Premium funding for the financial year 2019 – 2020 for 17 children. This represented 7.2% of the school population who were receiving FSM, have received FSM in one or more of the previous 6 years or are from a family serving in the Armed Forces.

How do we use our Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium is used to make a contribution to the cost of interventions which support those particular pupils to help diminish the differences in their learning compared to that of their peers, or support their social and emotional needs and generally help them achieve their potential and be successful learners. This may involve support from a teacher or teaching assistant on an individual or small group basis, coaching/mentoring, SENCo intervention and/or help with the payment of school trips to ensure equal access.

How do we measure the impact of the money spent?

Frequent use of assessment data checks the effectiveness of interventions, providing us with evidence of impact. Interventions are adapted on a regular basis in accordance with the impact they are having on individual pupils. All teachers take responsibility for the progress of the Pupil Premium children within their classes. Performance management of staff and pupil progress meetings include discussion about these children.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2019/20 (financial year) £24,400
Pupil Premium Expenditure 2019/20 (financial year) Planned activity Cost centre Estimated amount Planned impact
Pastoral support Ongoing pastoral intervention for any pupil who needs support for as long as required Teaching assistants £4,890 All learners will be emotionally ready to learn
Inclusion leader Contribution towards the planning and oversight for children’s wellbeing: emotionally, socially and academically Teachers £7,500 To strategically plan the provision and monitor progress for all pupil premium pupils
Maths / Reading / Writing intervention Weekly tuition for pupils not on track with typical achievement/ progress (2 days per week equivalent of teacher) and for more able pupils to accelerate their progress Teaching assistants (for cover) £4,890 Accelerated progress for target pupils in reading/ writing/ maths.
Additional hours of TA time Targeted reading, writing and maths interventions and support – small groups for maths and reading; and individual readers/ writers to support pupils to make accelerated progress Teaching assistants £4,890 Accelerated progress for targeted pupils in reading/ writing/ maths
Helping with the cost of extra-curricular lessons or/ and school trips / uniform School trips/activities Trips £850 To enhance the curriculum, ensuring children are able to participate and to give the children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
Homework support, Inclusion leader Lunch time and after school homework support Salary costs £1,320 Pupils are supported in completing independent learning, with access to ICT and support that may not be available at home
Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs) Along with the Inclusion leader, teachers meet to discuss pupils who require a more intense level of support.

For the pupils identified, a 6 week programme of assess, do, review is put in place.

Salary costs School Budget With a combined, focused home/school learning plan, children will make accelerated progress against their targets.
Senior Leadership team pupil conferencing Each pupil entitled to pupil premium funding has an individual action plan.

Discussions with the SLT are based on the actions identified e.g. raising the pupil’s profile and confidence.

Salary costs School Budget Increase the confidence of pupils and offer a cohesive and robust provision for these pupils.