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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Ofsted’s school inspections report on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils who attract the pupil premium. It is for schools to decide how the money is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

2017-2018 Pupil Premium Funding

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received April 2017 – April 2018 including projected spending.

Total number of pupils on roll (September 2017)

101 full time

10 part time

111 in total

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

12

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320 per pupil

Total amount of PPG received

Expected but as yet to be confirmed £15,840

 

Nature of support April 2017 – April 2018

  • Additional TA support delivering interventions to children in FS for 7.5 hours a week
  • Additional TA support delivering interventions to children in Ruby class for 10 hours a week.
  • Additional TA support delivering interventions to children in Amethyst class for 14 hours a week
  • Additional TA support delivering intervention to children in Sapphire class for 17 hours a week.
  • All pupil premium children are offered a reduced rate for breakfast club, after school club and non-residential trips.

 

 Curriculum focus of PPG spending 2017/18 
  • All TAs are delivering carefully targeted interventions to PPG children.
  • Current interventions for KS2 : Booster maths – specific gaps, reading and comprehension support
  • Current Interventions for Y1/2 are phonics, 1:1 reading, speech and language, number recognition, fun fit
  • Across scoop the following interventions are supported by Pupil Premium; Purple Mash, Nessy and Mathletics.
  • Summer term 2017 – 1 day a week specialist nurture sessions

 

These are all in addition to other interventions delivered within the class by both the teacher and TA. They are funded through PPG.

Pupil Premium is further used in foundation Stage to ensure that children have either 1:1 or small group work to secure their first steps.

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

  • Each term we analyse the progress made by all children including the Pupil Premium children as a group.
  • Expected progress is 3 points per year. PP children showed that pupil premium children were making better than expected progress, achieving 3.4 in Maths, 3.63 in Reading and 3.56 in Writing.
  • Interventions are targeted carefully to match the needs of PPG based on data analysis and consultation with teachers and parents.

 

2018-2019 Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Strategy

Are your children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium money is used to directly fund additional teaching of individual pupils. The criteria for funding are the same as for Free School Meals. Parents must receive one of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • income related employment support allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • guarantee element of state pension credit

 

You can apply directly to the local authority. Please contact the school office if you need any further support or advice.

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