Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are required to report annually to parents their Pupil Premium allocation, spend and the impact that this money has.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It is a sum of money derived from the number of children eligible for Free School Meals, with parents in the Armed Forces (Service children) and for children in care who have been continuously looked after (CLA) for six months. It is designed to address the current underlying national inequalities and close the gap in attainment.
The amount received by the school is calculated using a lump sum per pupil. As a school we have fewer children in receipt of free school meals when compared with all schools nationally. Due to the small number of children in this school eligible, the details of support given below are deliberately general, so as not to identify individuals. Similarly it is inappropriate to comment publically on the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils.
In 2016/17 (based on the Jan 16 census) we received £1320.
Funding was spent on additional support in the delivery of English, in particularly extra individual reading sessions, and maths to the named individuals whilst within the classroom environment. The impact of this has been better than average progress for individuals.
Additionally, funding was spent on sporting and other activities, ensuring attendance at no cost for named individuals. The impact of this has been in improvement in self-esteem.
Finally, funding was spent on discussion time with parents to discuss attendance strategies. The impact has been better attendance during the second half of the FY.
In 2017/18 (based on the Jan 17 census) we received £1920. Due to the small number of children in this school eligible, the details of support given below are deliberately general, so as not to identify individuals. Similarly it is inappropriate to comment publically on the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils.
Funding was continued to be spent on additional support in the delivery of English, including time allocated for daily 1:1 reading, and maths whilst within the classroom environment. Remaining funding was used to provide free school uniform, enrichment, sporting and other activities to named individuals. It was also used to offset wraparound care/after-school clubs as required.
The impact has been greater than average progress in English has been seen. Furthermore, enrichment opportunities have improved self-esteem and engagement.
In 2018/19 we anticipate receiving £4560. We plan on spending this on additional GPS sessions, small group maths and phonics lessons, and pastoral support. Funding will also provide free school uniform, enrichment, sporting and other activities, including after-school clubs. It is also used to help subsidise wraparound care.
The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed annually in March.