Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. A significant portion of any group will be made up of free school meals children.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following on a rolling programme which will be reviewed termly which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.

Provision

The range of provision the Schools may consider making for this group could include:

 

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher.
  • 1-1 support.
  • Additional teaching and learning.
  •  After school clubs.
  • Trips, including residential trips.
  • Other opportunities that facilitate pupils accessing the curriculum or were felt to enrich their experience in school or in the wider world as research is showing that this lack of experience is the key driving factor behind the gap widening.

 

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations in their respective phases of education. Initially this will be in Communication, English and Maths.

 

Pupil premium resources will also be used to target able children on Free School Meals to achieve Greater Depth Standard at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6) respectively.

Reporting

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • An outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. A significant portion of any group will be made up of free school meals children.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following on a rolling programme which will be reviewed termly which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.

 

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

 

 

Last year, we received £87,422 which also included children in the Nursery over the course of the year. However, as you will see from the figures below, we chose to go slightly over this figure.

The funding was largely spent as previous years; funding for staff to ensure smaller groups for the Year 1 phonics teaching, reduced class sizes for Maths in Y5/6, 1:1 and small group support for pupils eligible, funding for extracurricular trips and drumming provision. 

We know that the above strategies work based on the results achieved for our pupils eligible for funding, we review this in conjunction with teachers, pupils and governors.  Drumming may seem like an unusual choice to spend the money on, but the benefits are well outlined in the research conducted into the effect of music and in particular drumming.

2016 -2017 Provision Provided for Pupil Premium £87,422 - Actual Spend £87,541

*Phonic Groups 3 extra adults (TAs) 5 hours a week over 35 weeks. £7350

*1:1 Tuition Teacher(.6) delivered to identified children from Year 2 to Year 6. £35,390

*.6 Teacher to reduce class sizes in Year 5/6 for Maths 8 hours a week. Reduce class sizes in  English (Year 6) with a focus on high attaining pupil premium. £35,390

*Mentoring for 10 identified Pupil Premium children from Year 3 to Year 6. £2,500

*Drumming lessons for Pupil Premium children. £6,911

 

Attainment and Progress 2016/2017

Attainment

 

Year 1 (Cohort = 59)

Year 1

Pupil Premium

Other Pupils

Phonics

67% (2/3)

91% (51/56)

 

Year 2 (Cohort = 60)

Year 2

Pupil Premium

Other Pupils

Reading

83% (5/6)

91% (49/54)

Writing

67% (4/6)

87% (47/54)

Mathematics

83% (5/6)

88% (48/54)

 

Year 6 (Cohort = 59)

Year 6

Pupil Premium

Other Pupils

Reading

85% (11/13)

89% (41/46)

Writing

92% (12/13)

85% (39/46)

Mathematics

92% (12/13)

93% (42/46)

 

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Total Pupil Premium Budget - £84,900 

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium - 49