Schools receive a lump sum in the budget to be used to ensure pupils who are disadvantaged make the same progress as other pupils. The amount each school receives depends on how many disadvantaged pupils are on roll. The money is used differently in each school to provide support where it is needed, to help disadvantaged children meet their potential. Some disadvantaged pupils need more support than others and sometimes non-disadvantaged pupils will also benefit from the way the money is spent.
Each year, a strategy is written to show how funding will be spent.
Pupil Premium funding for 2016-17 - £34, 640
Disadvantaged pupils are generally making expected progress from their starting points and some are making accelerated progress, so the majority are on track to meet end of year standards.
A review of our provision has been done and the following has been decided as a result of this:
From YR to Y6, 77% of non-disadvantaged pupils, who have not been identified as having SEN, met the standard for R, W and M for their year groups;
From YR to Y6, 79% of disadvantaged pupils, who don’t have SEN, met the standard for R, W and M for their year
48% of disadvantaged pupils in our school are on the SEN register and this needs to be considered when looking at the data..
48% of disadvantaged pupils met the end of year standard in reading,
43% of disadvantaged pupils met the end of year standard in writing
52% of disadvantaged pupils met the end of year standard in maths.
Pupil Premium funding 2015-16 - £35,960
Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals, who are looked after or adopted are awarded Pupil Premium funding. This money is used by school leaders to help ensure that they meet the expected standard in literacy and maths. Pupils who have parents in the Armed Forces get a small amount of funding to support them emotionally.
In 2015-16, Pupil Premium funding in our school is being spent on reducing class sizes in KS1 and Y6 to 20 pupils. There is also a small class in Y3.
There will be small group interventions for pupils who are eligible for the funding but who are in normal sized classes, if they are not on track to meet end of year standards. Their progress will be monitored and the interventions will end if they "catch up" sufficiently.
In addition, Mrs Cookson continues to provide nurture activities for pupils in need of social and emotional support, including CALL and SEAL activities
There are lunchtime activity groups being provided; pupils who need more structure during lunchtimes will join in these groups, though they are available for other pupils too.
In some cases, the cost of school trips and workshops or music lessons are paid for if pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
Pupils are able to access the same extra-curricular activities as other pupils, giving them the chance to find a talent or interest, which in turn, boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Our pupils who qualify for this funding are, in general, making progress in line with or better than similar pupils in our school and nationally.
Across the school, 71% of our disadvantaged pupils, who are not on our Special Educational Needs register, met end of year standards in reading, writing and maths combined. If we include all disadvantaged pupils across the school, 52% met end of year standards in reading, writing and maths combined.
2014-15 - Pupil Premium funding is £26,468
We continue to provide 1:1 tuition for pupils who are entitled to this funding. We used qualified teachers as tutors and these sessions usually take place during the school day, unless it has been agreed that it will take place after school.
Your child will get this additional support if:
Please check with the school office to make sure that we have this information.
Funding has also been used to pay for school residential visits as well as extra curricular activities such as music lessons for the relevant pupils.
Due to the small number of pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium funding, we don't compare their progress with others in each year groups.
In 2014-15, 88% met EOYS for reading; 60% met EOYS for writing and 88% met EOYS for maths
(EOYS - end of year standards)
2013-14 use of Pupil Premium - we had been allocated £15,300
Following great success with the work done by the Nurture Support Assistant, Diane Welham continues to work with pupils on developing friendship and communication skills and learning how to control emotions. She is also there to listen when a child is anxious or upset so that they can settle when they go back into class, ensuring they can make good progress with their learning.
The working hours of the TAs have been extended so there is support in each classroom for Literacy and Numeracy lessons in line with our morning session times.
We continue to employ the Health Mentor for 1 day a week. On a Monday, Steve McCarron runs the lunchtime homework club and the school covers the cost of the after school club he organises.
Some pupils have opted to use their money to cover the cost of extra curricular activities such as music lessons or residential visits.
Pupils who are in the Pupil Premium category are receiving additional individual tuition in writing and maths, and some pupils are also having reading tuition. Due to the very small numbers of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding in our school we do not report on their progress compared to others in their year group or key stage. However, they are generally making progress in line with other pupils in our school.