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What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools. The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services. Funding is also given to children in the care of the Local Authority.
Nationally the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM or in the care of the Local Authority do less well than their peers in external exams.
The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
Objectives for Pupil Premium:
· Pupil Premium and Armed Services Funding will be used to provide additional educational support that will directly or indirectly improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
· The funding will be used to close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
· The funding will reach those pupils who need it most to make an impact on their education and lives.
Context of the School:
Hackthorn Church of England Primary School educates children from 4 to 11 years of age. We currently have 60 children on roll. Our pupils derive from the local village and surrounding areas. Recently we have welcomed several families from Lincoln. We have links with a before and after school ‘Kids club’ in the neighbouring village who provide transport for children in a breakfast and after school club.
Monitoring Pupil Premium:
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of spending and interventions. The Governing Body receive regular information on Pupil Premium and Services Funding which allows progress to be monitored, tracked and challenged appropriately.
Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received for 2018 – 19
|Total number of pupils on roll||60|
|Total number eligible for Pupil premium||7|
|Type of PPG||Number of pupils on roll||Amount per pupil||Total amount received|
|FSM (Free school meals) & Ever 6||7||£1,320||£11,120|
|Total received for pupils on roll 2018-19||£11,120.00|
|Carry forward from 2017-18||£11,906.00|
|Total Amount of funding for 2018-19||£23,026.00|
During the academic year the list of pupils eligible for funding is constantly reviewed. We spend the funding according to the needs of the individual pupil. This could be to support them directly with academic learning or to support other developmental needs which will in turn positively affect their ability to learn.
As we are a school with very small cohorts and children eligible for Pupil Premium are not evenly distributed across year groups it would be misleading to judge the impact of the use of Pupil Premium purely in terms of national testing data. When the progress of individual children is examined however, the effect of the funding on the development of ‘the whole child’ can be seen in context.
Nature of support 2018/18
The Pupil Premium funding received at Hackthorn Church of England primary school has been allocated in a number of ways.
|Teaching assistants||£5,859.28||Partially funded by PP funding, to provide individual intervention work opportunities eg Literacy support, Hornet, Toe by Toe and Plus 2 programmes||Increased progress in reading, academic gaps have been narrowed and pupils are on track to make at least expected progress or even greater progress (see whole school tracker and PP analysis)|
|EYFS area||£3,395||Partially funded by PP funding, to remodel EYFS area so that there were increased opportunities for continuous provision||The area has been used all year, even in inclement weather, increased opportunities for ALL 7 areas of learning and development, all pupils making expected progress from starting points|
|Additional Y6 booster lessons||£2,603.58||To provide additional sessions to support Y6s in skills needed for SATs and prepare their transition to secondary school||
Homework completed to a higher standard
13% achieved GDS in Reading and Writing
|Guided reading intervention programme||£1,000.16||To raise reading comprehension skills in KS2 by having additional teacher to support Guided reading sessions||Progress of all pupil premium children rose significantly (see whole school tracker)|
|Pastoral Support||£1,000||1 to 1 support and emotional support – Art therapy||Improved behaviour for learning, leading to higher levels of achievement and progress|
|Support from SENCO||£529.29||Partially funded to complete assessments, identify weaknesses and suggest necessary support programmes||
Support programmes help targeted children to make ‘small steps’
|Year 6 spelling sessions||£895||
Partially funded by PP funding, to improve children’s knowledge of spelling rules
All children made significant progress
88% passed SPAG due to improved spelling results
|Equipment and Materials||£121.14||
To purchase resource materials for use with pupils.
Access to programmes for individual learning
Study guides purchased to support homework for PP pupils
|Individual tutoring||£92.68||To fund tutoring and resources for child to prepare for 11+||Scores improved as a result of intervention|
|G&T readers||£519.18||To purchase Gifted and Talented book packs for KS1 and KS2||Children reading age appropriate material with added substance and wider range of vocabulary – G&T readers enjoying the more challenging material|
|Provision of enrichment activities (educational visits)||£499||
To provide wider experiences for PP children to raise aspiration by facilitating subsidised places for:
Experiencing different cultures, developing tolerance, learning new skills, new opportunities
Trips have included: Young Voices, Rand Farm, Xscape, mosque
|Provision of enrichment activities (creative projects) theatrical performance, musical activities)||£875||To purchase Gifted and Talented book packs for KS1 and KS2||
Children had the chance to watch and work with actors from the Young Shakespeare company and Lincolnshire Music Services –these opportunities improved their confidence and they learned new skills
|Transport||£400||Partially funded to enable pupils to get to school||
Improved attendance. As a result attainment has improved
|Clothing and uniform||£875||An agreed allowance for all PP pupils||
Improved self-esteem. Pressure relieved on families who are financially vulnerable
|Before and after school Kids club||£834.90||
Socialisation skill development – Providing access to club. We offer funded places for PP pupils to ensure that children are sufficiently nourished and prepared for learning.
|TOTAL INCOME 2018 – 2019||£23,026|
|TOTAL SPEND 2018 – 2019||£18,692.71|
|CARRY FORWARD :||£4,333.29|