Pupil premium

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.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit Universal Credit

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 estimated Pupil Premium allocation for 2018/2019 is £29,620 based on 22 children. 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:

  • Speech and language needs
  • Medical needs
  • Challenging home issues
  • Bereavement
  • Low income in household impacting on school needs
  • Specific learning difficulties, including low starting points in English and maths
  • Social skills difficulties
  • Motor skills issues
  • Nurture issues
  • Lack of parental support at home

Our pupil premium strategy reviews are undertaken at half termly progress meetings, within leadership meetings and at termly meetings of our governing body. 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 95.2%. 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.

The well-being of all our children is really important to us. We want all our children to be happy, healthy and achieving their best. Pupil premium funding helps us to address the needs of those children who require assistance to achieve the outcomes expected for all children. We use most of our allocation to fund additional learning/ pastoral support for specific needs within this group of children. Classroom teaching assistants support identified needs for emotional and social needs and/or where academic attainment/progress is below age expected levels. We also fund other aspects of a child’s school life that will have a positive impact on their well-being, such as clubs, trips and uniform where needed.

We keep a detailed record of the support given to each child with pupil premium and its outcome, for example how a particular handwriting intervention has impacted on a child’s motor skills. We measure the impact of pupil premium in terms of data but also the specific achievements of the child concerned, eg. progress in speech and language, behaviour, interactions with other pupils etc.

Pupil premium has been allocated as follows so far this academic year:

Resource Purpose Impact so far Approx. Cost
Teaching Assistant Support/Teaching staff

Other 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

 

We have a teacher one morning a week to release class teachers to work with identified children

 

Extra support for those pupils experiencing learning, behaviour or emotional difficulties. This can include nurture groups, Forest schools and counselling.

Disadvantaged pupils are better able to access the curriculum appropriate to their individual needs.

Speech and Language support is offered as soon as the children who need it enter our school.

Being school ready is a key need and we recognise that we often have to address social and emotional needs to prepare children to be ready for learning.

 

£28,620
Financial Support for Visits, clubs, personal items Financial support for school visits

Clubs and sporting and cultural events

 

Eligible pupils are able to attend and experience these enrichment activities.

We enrich the healthy lifestyle of disadvantaged children and enable them to attend events and have a cultural enrichment that would not normally be available.

Uniform, transport and other support ensures that disadvantaged children can take pride in their appearance and their attendance is good.

£1000

Specific interventions include:

  • Dough gym
  • Nurture groups
  • Family support
  • Writing and reading groups
  • Fine and gross motor skills intervention
  • Speech and language support
  • Gifted and Talented intervention
  • Counselling
  • Maths interventions including First Class at Number
  • Phonics groups
  • Play support
  • Handwriting intervention
  • Narrative thinking intervention
  • Aids for classroom use to address particular needs, both academic and medical
  • Funding release for pupil progress meetings to include teachers and LSAs
  • Training for staff including ELKLAN for full-time LSA speech and language support
  • Clubs and cycle training
  • Uniform and other items for children to be school ready on a daily basis
  • Trips

Our pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2016 – 2017 was £26,980, based on 19 children receiving £1320 and one child £1900. Average attendance last year for the children in receipt of PP was 95.2% compared to the whole school attendance rate of 96.9%. We are very proud that 100% of children in receipt of pupil premium in Years 1 and 2 attended a club paid for by our pupil premium allocation.

Pupil premium was allocated as follows over the last financial year

Resource Purpose Impact Cost
Teaching Assistant Support Extra adult support for pupils experiencing learning, behaviour or emotional difficulties

Full time Level 3 ELKLAN trained LSA offered support to most children on our PP register.

Pupils were better able to access the curriculum appropriate to their individual needs £24,980
New and existing interventions – First Class in Number/ Bug club Targeted support for PP children working at below expected in reading and maths Pupils were 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

Lunch club for non-sporty and clubs after school

Eligible pupils were able to attend and experience enrichment activities £1000
Staff training Extra adult support for pupils experiencing learning, behaviour or emotional difficulties Pupils were 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 met and children were involved in planning their learning £1000
Final assessment July 2017
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)
Phonics 43% 77%
Year 2 (7 pupils)
Reading 71% 85%
Writing 57% 80%
Maths 57% 83%
Phonics 100% over the 2 years 97%
Our pupil premium allocation for 2017-18 was £30,360, based on 23 eligible children receiving £1,320 per pupil.

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 £27,360
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

Outcomes for Pupil Premium children – Final assessment July 2018

Percentage of pupil premium children achieving expected level Percentage of non pupil premium children achieving expected level
EYFS (7 pupils) 29% achieved a GLD (Good Level of Development) 83% achieved a GLD (Good Level of Development)
Year 1 (7 pupils)
Phonics 71% 77%
Year 2 (10 pupils)
Reading 22% (67% of children in receipt of PP made expected progress, with 11% above) 86% (80% of pupils made expected progress, 18% above)
Writing 11% (67% of children in receipt of PP made expected progress, with 22% above) 80% (92% of pupils made expected progress, 13% above)
Maths 22% (78% of children in receipt of PP made expected progress, with 33% above) 82% (87% of other pupils made expected progress, 20% above)
Phonics 40% over the two years 90%
Foundation Stage 7 children
Year 1 7 children
Year 2 8 children

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