Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Summary

The government continues to provide funding targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aiming to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life.

As a school we used the money carefully to ensure that those children it is provided for get the best support possible.

Pupil Premium Payment is made to schools based on the number of children in that school who have a parent in the Military forces; the number of children who have or have had Free School Meals in the last six years and any children who have been in care or adopted from care.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant

In the financial year 2016-2017 our Pupil Premium income will be £7420

Pupil Premium Strategy

PP-strategy 2017.doc

We are accountable for the use we make of the pupil premium and must demonstrate its impact.

There are four broad areas in which we use the pupil premium;

1. Direct interventions (1-1 or group) to improve achievement.

2. Good staff to pupil ratios within each class so continual support is available.

3. Support for children who find accessing the curriculum in a whole class situation more challenging.

4. Subside of Music and Sports clubs to ensure these are more accessible to this group of children. These two clubs enable children to quickly integrate with a cross-section of children in the school helping them settle quickly; mix with a range of age-ranges and develop particular interests.

Pupil Premium payments April 2015 – April 2016

Pupil Premium is additional government funding provided for children who have one or more parents in military service (this funding now continues for 6 years after parents have left military service) or who qualify, for financial reasons, for free school lunches. We have a small number of military children for whom we receive an extra £300 annually each year. We currently have no children who qualify for Free School Meal premium payments.

How the funding is used.

In general the current cohorts of military children show progress and attainment at least in line with their peers. However we firmly believe this is because of the small groups the children work in with either their class teacher or with skilled teaching assistants offering targeted support as necessary. To continue this level of support a proportion of the pupil premium has been used to contribute to the employment of TAs as an alternative to reducing the support available (due to a reduction in budget this year).

In addition to provide those children who are new to the school/area, or who may need to move schools at intervals, the opportunity to integrate with other children and to develop social skills the children receiving the pupil premium are offered free access to two after school clubs. These clubs are Music Club which encourages the children to develop an interest in music making and all the developmental benefits accompanying a love of music and Sports Club, a good opportunity to develop confidence and eye/hand co-ordination in a small group situation. All children offered this opportunity have accepted the offer.

Outcome

We will continue to liaise with the music teacher and sports coach to assess the children’s enthusiasm and progress in both clubs. We will talk to the children to assess enjoyment and perceived benefits.
We will continue to monitor the children’ s progress and attainment.

Pupil Premium Outcomes 2014 – 2015 budget.

All military children have free entitlement access to after-school music and sports club.
TA support for one military child supports targetted provision for this child.
All classes have a good adult to child ratio allowing targetted support ensuring military children progress as well as all children.

Pupil Premium payments April 2014 – April 2015

Pupil Premium is additional government funding provided for children who have one or more parents in military service (this funding now continues for 6 years after parents have left military service) or who qualify, for financial reasons, for free school lunches. We have a small number of military children for whom we receive an extra £300 annually each year. We have no children who qualify for FSM.

How the funding is used.

None of the children receiving pupil premium need additional academic support. Their progress and attainment is in line with their peers.

We have identified that a number of the KS1 children who receive pupil premium are having instrumental lessons in school. To maximise on this interest for these children and to encourage other children to develop an interest in music making, and all the developmental benefits accompanying a love of music, we are offering these children priority and free access to our After School Music Club. All children offered this opportunity have accepted.

We have a very small number of KS2 children who receive pupil premium. These children would gain from an activity which would develop confidence and eye/hand co-ordination or that would give those that are new to school/the area a good opportunity to integrate with a small number of local children in a small group situation. These children have been offered priority and free access to our Lunchtime Fencing Club. All children offered this opportunity have accepted the offer.

Outcome.

We will liaise with the music teacher and sports coach to assess the children’s enthusiasm and progress in both clubs. We will talk to the children to assess enjoyment and perceived benefits.
We will continue to monitor the children’ s progress and attainment.

Pupil Premium payments April 2013 – April 2014

How the funding is being used:

Pupil premium funds have been used to provide extra support from an experienced Teaching Assistant in the class containing the qualifying children . This has allowed for careful planned target support in small groups for these children. Following an on going review of needs of the children and the best way of supporting them in class, it has been decided that the pupil premium funds will be used to provide an extra Teaching Assistant in maths sessions in Choughs class and in more afternoon sessions in Skylarks. This will be started in September 2013 when the year groups moved into their class.

Rationale

Other children are in very small classes (under 20) already supported by a Teaching Assistant. Our third class has 21 children spread over a wide ability range and numeracy is the area we assess these children to need the most support. Extra support in Skylarks means better differentation of input for reception and Year 1 children; allowing more focused teaching of science and topic for the older children.

Outcome

We will report on the outcome of the funding at the end of the financial year following February assessment and pupil progress meetings.

Pupil Premium payments April 2012 – April 2013

How was the funding used:

Pupil premium funds have been used to provide extra support from an experienced Teaching Assistant in the class containing the qualifying children whose assessment data and teacher assessment has shown would benefit from additional adult input. This has allowed for careful planned target support in small groups for these children.

Rationale

The decision on how to spend the money was made following a review of the needs of the children (ensuring good progress, with high expectations of the individual child’s attainment) and the impact of their presence in class on other pupils i.e with behaviour, ability or simply due to increased numbers. It was decided that one class with the widest age (3 year groups) and ability range also had the children in who would benefit most from additional support.

Outcome

The impact of our TA support has meant that in the vast majority of their work, (that is in reading, writing and numeracy) this cohort are showing good progress and attainment at least in line with, if not above, the national expected for their year.

Information on how our Pupil Premium for Service Children was spent is as follows:

Pupil premium spend.doc