Pupil premium is additional funding to help schools support children to improve their outcomes. Pupil premium funding can bring many advantages to your child including school based interventions, tutoring, attendance on school trips, learning support, extra curricular activities and after school provision (eg. clubs). It could also mean your child might be entitled to free school meals in the future.
If you are in receipt of any of the following, pupil premium funding may be available for your child.
If this applies to you, please contact the school office.
Schools are required to publish the amount of funding they have received, how it has been used and examples of its impact on pupils’ outcomes. Our Pupil Premium allocation for 2017-18 is £27,720, based on 21 eligible children receiving £1,320 per pupil. We have been very proactive in encouraging parents to apply for pupil premium and we have tracked parents who may be eligible and contacted them gently and sensitively.
One of the purposes of our pupil premium funding is to alleviate barriers to learning. For our children, these include:
Our pupil premium strategy reviews are undertaken at half termly progress meetings, within leadership meetings and at termly meetings of our governing body. Our most recent pupil premium strategy review was held in February 2017. Timetables for children in receipt of pupil premium are changed as frequently as every fortnight, to ensure that they benefit from the best of our resources.
Attendance is one of the key issues we track and the average attendance last year for the children in receipt of Pupil Premium was 94.9%. This compares to the whole school attendance rate of 96.9%. We have particularly focused on involving parents of Pupil Premium children who are hard to reach and reviewing our transition arrangements.
Pupil premium has been allocated as follows so far this academic year:
|Resource||Purpose||Impact so far||Approx. Cost|
|Teaching Assistant Support||Extra adult support for those pupils experiencing learning, behaviour or emotional difficulties
We also have a full time Level 3 ELKLAN trained LSA. Most children on our PP register receive support from her
|These pupils are better able to access the curriculum appropriate to their individual needs||£24,720|
|New and existing interventions – Every Child Counts/Bug club||Targeted support for PP children working at below expected in reading and maths||These pupils are better able to access the curriculum appropriate to their individual needs||£1000|
|Financial Support for Visits, clubs, personal items||Financial support for school visits for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding||Eligible pupils are able to attend and experience these enrichment activities||£1000|
|Staff training||Extra adult support for those pupils experiencing learning, behaviour or emotional difficulties||These pupils are better able to access the curriculum appropriate to their individual needs||Within TA support|
|Pupil Perception Time||Time allocated for all teachers to have one to one perception time with PP children||Individual needs are met and children are involved in planning their learning||£1000|
Specific interventions include:
|Percentage of pupil premium children achieving expected level||Percentage of non pupil premium children achieving expected level|
|EYFS (5 pupils)||40% achieved a GLD (Good Level of Development)||72% achieved a GLD (Good Level of Development)|
|Year 1 (7 pupils)|
|Year 2 (7 pupils)|
|Phonics||100% over the 2 years||97%|
|Foundation Stage||6 children|
|Year 1||7 children|
|Year 2||8 children|