Pupil Premium 2015/2016

Pupil premium funding is additional funding, given to publicly funded schools so schools can extend their support to disadvantaged pupils in order to help close the attainment gap between these children and their peers.

 

Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Pupil Premium Plus was introduced in the financial year 2013/2014 to support children who:-

 

  • are currently under the care of the Local Authority;have been looked after by the Local Authority, at any point, for 1 day or more;

  • were adopted from Local Authority care on or after 30 December 2005;
  • left Local Authority care under a Special Guardianship on or after 30 December 2005;

  • left Local Authority care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991

 

Number on roll: 204

Number of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 133

% of pupils on roll in receipt of Pupil Premium : 65%

Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2014/15 : £1,300

Pupil Premium allocation per pupil for financial year 2015/16 : £1,320

The total pupil premium the school has budgeted to receive this academic year : £179,660

Pupil Premium continues to be used to fund:-

  • employment of extra teaching staff to enable children to be taught in smaller groups
  • purchase of resources to support learning e.g. CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, Wordshark
  • Big Maths and Testbase
  • Employment of teaching assistants to deliver small group intervention work
  • registration as a Kidsafe school
  • purchase of extra hours of Educational Psychologist
  • purchase of extra hours of involvement of Education Welfare Officer to support with attendance
  • purchase of extra hours of involvement of the Emotional Resilience Team
  • purchase SLA for mentoring for transition
  • employment of part-time teacher for Modern Foreign Languages
  • employment of lead teaching assistant to support in conjunction with the Head Teacher, the provision for SEN children
  • employment of Child Wellbeing Officer to support the development of children's social and emotional well being

Impact

Taking into account their starting points children at the end of Key Stage 1 who were in receipt of pupil premium made good progress and achieved well.

 

At the end of Key Stage 2 pupil premium children out performed non- pupil premium children in Maths. The performance of both groups was similar in Reading. However although the pupil premium children performed better in Writing than in the other core subjects their progress was below the non- pupil premium children.

 

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