What is the Pupil Premium?
The National Picture
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium funding in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the Government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. School can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Pupil Premium funding is specific funding allocated for individual pupils in receipt of FSM. There is a separate allocation of £200 per child for military families as they may be subject to significant re-location. All outcomes academically are tracked and are subject to specific elements of any OFSTED inspection.
Funding and Strategy: Our school aims that every child achieves their best from their own unique, individual starting point. This aim is shared by all staff and governors without prejudice.
Barriers to learning for Pupil Premium Children
Although not exclusive, the following barriers have been identified for some pupils who receive pupil premium funding at Sheepscombe Primary School.
- Late entry to school leading to lower starting point.
- Behaviour and attitude to learning and attendance.
- Some children have support from external agencies due to a range of complex needs.
- Access to a range of experiences, including social and educational out of school activities.
- Some children do not arrive at school fully prepared, resourced and ready to learn.
Planned Spending and Support
For the academic year 2017-2018, Sheepscombe Primary School has been allocated £11325 in Pupil Premium funding.
Intended outcome Action required Cost Monitoring Review of impact Diminish the difference between PP children and their peers. PP children making better than expected progress. Targeted interventions delivered based on regular assessment. 230 Pupil progress meetings termly. Small group and 1:1 with teacher or TA to enable immediate feedback. 6900 1:1 reading with teacher and volunteer. 0 PP pupils will have access to a range of social, cultural and sporting experiences, visits and activities. Trips, visits and residential subsidised. 245 Uptake on trips.
Uptake and report from music teacher.
Music lessons peripatetic teacher paid. 300 PP pupils will be fully prepared for the school day and have positive attitude to learning. Breakfast club offered free of charge. 1900 Uptake.
Monitor attitudes to learning at PP meetings.
Parents of PP pupils will have a better understanding of how to support their children. Longer parents evenings to discuss requirements including MyPlans. Supply required. 300 Uptake at parents’ evenings and MyPlan review meetings. HT available to support when needed. Regular catch up meetings. 0 Assistance with arranging holiday activities. 0 Improved behaviour around the school, self-esteem and attitude to learning. Prince William Award to develop positive attitudes, resilience self-esteem and teamwork. 1000 Feedback from PWA reports.
Behaviour incident logs.
Clear behaviour expectations on plan with support from agencies as required. 500 PP pupils to receive an enriched curriculum. Out of school swimming paid. 500 Uptake.
Engagement in lessons.
After school clubs offered free of charge. 0 Visitors to school to provide a wide range of experiences – art, animals. 350
Review of spending 2016-2017
For the academic year 2016-2017 Sheepscombe Primary School received £8500 in Pupil Premium funding.
Intended outcome Action required Cost Monitoring Review of impact Diminish the difference between PP children and their peers. Targeted interventions delivered based on regular assessment. Software. 230 Pupil progress meetings termly. 60% are meeting or above ARE. PP children to make better than expected progress. TA or HLTA to work with teachers so that small-group, targeted lessons can be delivered by teacher or TA. 6620 Pupil progress meetings. 60% are making exp or good progress. PP pupils to receive an enriched curriculum. Out of school swimming paid. 500 Provision map analysis.
Reports from swimming teacher.
Uptake in AFCs.
Improved confidence in school swimming lessons. After school clubs offered free of charge. 0 100% took part in at least one after school club. Visitors to school to provide a wide range of experiences – art, musicians 500
(additional funding received)
Pottery, music technology, lantern making Parents of PP pupils will have a better understanding of how to support their children. Longer parents evenings and teacher meetings to discuss requirements including MyPlans. (supply required) 300 Uptake at parents’ evening.
100% at parents’ evenings.
Positive comments about support on surveys.
HT available to support when needed. Regular catch up meetings. 0 PP pupils will have access to a range of social, cultural and sporting experiences, visits and activities. Trips, visits and residential subsidised. 0 (additional funding received) Uptake on trips and residentials. 100% uptake on trips and residential. Music lessons peripatetic teacher paid. 350