Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families, this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals. It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner, but the parents / carers must have applied and be entitled if they wanted one. It also includes: pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months This money is for schools to decide how to use but should be spent in order to improve educational attainment of children from less privileged backgrounds. This is one of the current coalition government’s key education policies. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. It is however a crude method of assessing needs and must be seen as such by schools as they target the needs of each individual whether they be on FSM or not. It could be that children who are not in receipt of FSM are living under more challenging circumstances than those in receipt of FSM.

Pupil Premium

We will use our pupil premium money to help provide the following:

 

Spent On

Aim

TA support in the classroom

To help children reach their full potential in English and Maths.

One to one TA support To further enhance the learning of the children.

Funding places on school trips

To enhance the curriculum ensuring children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.

Funding club/ musical activities

To ensure children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.

In 2015-16 we received £10400 of pupil premium funding. The grant was spent on the following:

£7481 on TA support in the classroom, helping the children to achieve their full potential, especially in English and Maths.

£532.50 on music tuition.

£56 on educational visits

In 2016-17 we will receive £11720 in funding.

Three children, entitled to £5120 of funding, left the school in July 2016 so the figure above will change. As of September 2016 there are 4 children entitled to pupil premium funding in the school

We have maintained the level of teaching assistant support for the four children and we have emloyed a new teaching assistant for half a day a week, at a cost of £1320, to undertake specific learning activities with the children entitled to funding. 

Monitoring within school shows that the children in receipt of pupil premium are making good progress. Detailed information will not be published on this website due to individual children being identifiable.