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PUPIL PREMIUM

 

The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

 

The pupil premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, to children who have been ‘looked after’ in the care of the Local Authority for one day or more and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

Schools must spend the extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged groups. 

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018

 

For the financial year 2017-2018, Pupil Premium funding was made up of £23,760 (FSM) and £3800 (Post LA LAC) making a total of £27,560. 20 pupils received Pupil Premium funding; this was 13.5% of the total school population.

 

AIMS OF THE FUNDING

To improve the number of pupils making expected progress in maths, English and science i.e. diminishing the difference between our disadvantaged children and all other pupils.

To ensure the disadvantaged pupils receive interventions which will enable them to maximise progress and attainment.

To support and develop pupils’ experiences within school so that disadvantage is minimised.

 

TARGETED FUNDING

In order to improve progress and raise attainment of the Pupil Premium pupils the allocation of funding focused on the following areas:

 

  • Small group teaching using Teaching Assistants
  • Training for Teaching Assistants supporting the Pupil Premium children
  • 1:1 support for individual children
  • The provision of Learning Mentors to support interventions
  • Nurture room set-up costs
  • Nurture equipment
  • Decorating
  • Changing of the lighting in the nurture room
  • Read write inc. training for English Lead
  • The purchasing of a new reading scheme which was phonics based
  • Individual support to develop English proficiency

 

OTHER SUPPORT FOR PUPIL PREMIUM PUPILS 

Subsidised Educational Visits

EAL support for Pupil Premium Pupils including training sessions for TA with responsibility for EAL pupils.

Training sessions for the Learning Mentor to support the Pupil Premium pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.

 

IMPACT

  • Spring 1 school data (February 2018) shows that in Year 2 Pupil Premium pupils are making progress from their starting point in reading, writing and maths.
  • Attendance – school attendance for all pupils is 95.7% compared with the Pupil Premium children whose attendance is slightly lower at 94.9%. National figures in 2017 were 96% attendance for all pupils and 93% for pupils who were eligible for free school meals, therefore our school figure is above the national figures for disadvantaged children.
  • From their starting point - In maths pupil premium children were in line with the FFT20 (top 20% of schools).
  • In writing pupil premium children were in line with the FFT20 (top 20% of schools).
  • In reading pupil premium children were in line with the average school.
  • Pupil premium pupils had fewer behaviour incidents than non-pupil premium children (pupil premium pupils’ average number of incidents – 4 per pupil; non-pupil premium pupils’ average number of behaviour incidents – 6.4 per pupil).

 

D.Elleman

April 2018

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