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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 61 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 2017 – 18
|Total number of pupils on roll||61|
|Total number eligible for Pupil premium||5|
|Type of PPG||Number of pupils on roll||Amount per pupil||Total amount received|
|FSM (Free school meals) & Ever 6||7||£1,320||£11,880|
|Total received for pupils on roll 2017-18||£11,880.00|
|Carry forward from 2016-17||£10,642.00|
|Total Amount of funding for 2017-18||£22,522.00|
During the academic year the list of pupils eligible for funding is constantly reviewed. Whilst there remains a group that would benefit from academic intervention and support, it has been identified (largely under the forever 6 criteria) that there is also a group for whom academic attainment is less of an issue. We believe it is more beneficial for such children to provide extra-curricular activities to enrich their talents. 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||£3,572.61||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 expected progress|
|Support from SENCO||£397.40||Partially funded to complete assessments, identify weaknesses and suggest necessary support programmes||Support programmes help targeted children to make ‘small steps’|
|Year 4 G&T writing sessions||£1,223.68||Partially funded by PP funding, to provide smaller teacher enhanced ratio groups PP children who could be achieving greater depth in writing, with additional support||All Y4 students who were involved (including those entitled to Pupil Premium) in the sessions exceeded age related expectations in Writing|
|Guided reading intervention programme||£2,049.47||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||£400||1 to 1 support and emotional support||Improved behaviour for learning, leading to higher levels of achievement and progress|
|Training course||£100||Safebase Training for Teaching assistants to learn about
||Behaviour management strategies shared and implemented in the classroom|
|Equipment and Materials||£253.42||To purchase resource materials for use with pupils.||Access to programmes for individual learning
Study guides purchased to support homework for PP pupils
|Provision of enrichment activities (educational visits)||£190||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, Kingswood residential, Normanby Hall
|Transport||£379.00||Partially funded to enable pupils to get to school||Improved attendance. As a result attainment has improved|
|Clothing and Uniform||£160.30||An agreed allowance for all PP pupils||Improved self-esteem. Pressure relieved on families who are financially vulnerable|
|Before and after school Kids club||£369.00||
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.
|Improved self esteem
Increase in energy and enthusiasm for learning
Ability to maintain high levels of focus and concentration during lessons
Emotional support for pupils to assist in the removal of barriers to learning
|TOTAL INCOME 2017 – 2018||£22,522|
|TOTAL SPEND 2017 – 2018||£9,094.88|
|CARRY FORWARD (mainly from previous year):
*Percentage kept aside to develop the EYFS area to benefit the children in KS1 entitled to Pupil Premium. This area was completed during the summer holidays. The money will come out of next year’s Pupil Premium accounts.