Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium is an amount of money that is given to schools by the government to support children who are in receipt of free school meals (or have been in in the last six years), children who are in care, and children of Armed Forces families.

 

The Pupil Premium grant provides funding for two areas:

  • To help raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
  • To help support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

 

It is allocated as follows:

  • Disadvantaged children. The indicator used for disadvantage will be those children on the January census who have been eligible for Free School Meals in any of the previous six years.
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for one day or more, were adopted from care in England or Wales, or left care under: a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order.
  • Children of parents in the Armed Forces or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme in any of the previous four years, or who are registered as a service child for the first time on the January census.

 

Eligibility

The pupil premium will include pupils recorded in the annual January school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2010.

If parents/carers get any of the following support payments their child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit If registered, a child does NOT have to eat a school meal at lunchtime, but the school will get the Pupil Premium.

 

2018-19 Funding Statement

The school is receiving £74,275 of Pupil Premium Funding for this year 2018 -19.

The funding is based upon the following:

  • Total number of pupils on roll: 72
  • Total number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals: 35
  • Total number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals over the last 6 years: 49
  • Total number of Looked After pupils: 14

 

 How funding will be used to continue to build upon the 2017-18 initiatives in the following ways:

  • Opportunity for access to the music service for all PP Children in school
  • Renewal of various ICT equipment, software and licences including numeracy and literacy apps for the next academic year
  • Key workers for PP children who need support for their emotional well being
  • Educational Visits and Reward Trips
  • A qualified Psychotherapist to assist and counsel pupils

 

 

Teaching Assistants/Support

£34,028

Psychotherapist

£17,850

Breakfast Club

£2000

ICT, Computers, iPads, Laptops, Literacy & Numeracy Software/Apps

£7792

Educational Visits/Reward Trips

£5000

Music Service

£7,605

 

All Pupil Premium children will be regularly monitored / tracked to identify under attainment and the impact of focused interventions. Data from regular assessment is tracked using Classroom Monitor and analysed by class teachers and senior staff.

Each year, the needs of individuals are carefully assessed to ensure the most effective use of Pupil Premium funding. Progress and attainment is tracked throughout the year.

The next review will take place in the summer of 2019.

 

How Funding was used in 2017-18

The amount of Pupil Premium funding received last year was £59,460

The funding was based upon:

  • Total number of pupils on roll: 72
  • Total number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals: 30
  • Total number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals over the last 6 years: 45
  • Total number of Looked After pupils: 11

 

The Pupil Premium funded several activities and interventions to support pupil progress and attainment.  These have included:

  • Interventions for English including strategies and individual programmes.
  • Breakfast Club to support pupils prior to commencing school.
  • Psychotherapist to support and counsel pupils
  • Educational Visits and Reward Trips
  • Opportunity for access to the music service for all PP Children in school
  • Literacy and Numeracy software and apps for pupils to access

 

Teaching Assistants/Support

£35,000

Psychotherapist

£7,070

Breakfast Club

£2000

Software and Numeracy and Literacy Apps Licence for Pupils

£5930

Educational Visits

£5000

Music Service

£5000

 

Outcomes

  • All PP Pupils have lesson plans and evidenced.
  • 2018 results are showing over 55% have now reached their expected progress levels.
  • Issues are tracked and monitored via CPOMS.
  • Links improved within the Federation Furrowfield and Eslington (our feeder school) to make transition easier and less stressful for pupils.
  • 11 pupils have made positive choices with all either in apprenticeships or college placements.
  • Attendance improved slightly from the previous year but continues to be tracked to improve or maintain.