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PUPIL PREMIUM

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils from low income families; children in care and the children of armed service personnel.

For this academic year, £619 has been allocated to schools for any pupil who has been registered for Free School Meals in the last six years along with looked-after children who have been in continuous care for more than six months.  In addition, a Service Child Premium of £250 per pupil has been allocated to children with parents in the armed services in recognition for the particular challenges that they face.

This year, the Government has invested a total £1.25 billion in the Pupil Premium.

Principles

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

How is the Pupil Premium used at The Minster CE Primary School?

The Government has given schools discretion in how to best use the funding to meet the needs of their children.

The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1 to 1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies.

 

September 2012- August 2013

Funding

Estimated Pupil Premium: £19808

Estimated Service Premium:  £3250

Actions

An increase in the frequency of the small group and 1:1 tuition for eligible children who are at risk of underachieving. (£22,743.24)

 

Early intervention in phonics. (£8682.24)

 

Rigorous tracking of the progress of children from the targeted groups and the provision of intervention where necessary.

 

Coaching sessions for children to ensure they understand the next steps in their learning.

 

The subsidy of trips and enrichment activities. £700 

 

Impact

As a result of the above actions,

100% of children entitled to Pupil Premium funding made at least expected progress.

82% of pupils made good or better progress in reading, writing and mathematics, i.e. at least 2 sub levels progress during the year.

   

September 2013 - July 2014

Funding

FSM (39 pupils): £35,100

Service (20 pupils): £6,000

Actions

Introduction of a new system for more effectively assessing the impact of pupil progress and interventions.  (£3000.00)

 

Purchase mathematics and English resources to provide children with a range of stimulating and motivating learning activities and to support teachers in the requirements of the new curriculum.  (£5000)

Small group and individual intervention for pupils at risk of underachieving (£31,993.68). A qualified teacher will provide 3 days a week targeted intervention - this provision will be reviewed on a 6 weekly basis.  A trainined teaching assistant will provide Numbers Count intervention for children in Year 1, 2 and 3.

Off site enrichment activities (£1000) - Identified children will attend off site courses/activities to support their learning.  This will include children who need support to learn and those more able who need to be challenged.

Impact

As a result of the above actions and consistently good teaching across the school:

100% of children entitled to pupil premium funding made at least expected progress.

84% of children entitled to pupil premium funding made at least good progress.

In years 1 -6 children entitled to pupil premium funding peformed in-line with or better than children who were not entitled to pupil premium funding based on average point scores.

 

September 2014 - July 2015

Funding

£51,600

Actions

A proportion of the funding (£23,528) will be used to continue providing an additional full time class teacher. Year 3 (cohort of 37) will be taught in 2 classes of 18 and 19. Children from Year 2 and 4 will also be taught in these classes when appropriate to support or extend learning.

Small group and individual intervention for pupils at risk of underachieving (£31,993.68). A qualified teacher will provide 3 days a week targeted intervention - this provision will be reviewed on a 6 weekly basis.  A trainined teaching assistant will provide Numbers Count intervention for children in Year 1, 2 and 3.

Off site enrichment activities (£500) - Identified children will attend off site courses/activities to support their learning.  This will include children who need support to learn and those more able who need to be challenged.

Total spend to support this group of pupils: £56,021.68

Impact

As a result of the above actions and consistently good teaching across the school the following results were achieved by disadvantaged pupils:

 

Reading

SPAG

Writing

Maths

Level 3

0%

33%

50%

0%

Level 4+

100%

67%

50%

100%

Level 5+

50%

33%

33%

67%

Level 6

0%

0%

0%

17%

Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths = 50%

Level 5+ in Reading, Writing and Maths = 67%

2 levels progress from KS1 to KS 2

Reading = 100%

Writing = 100%

Maths = 100%

The table below demonstrates the progress of disadvanted pupils in Years 1 -6 during the school year 2014-2015:

Groups Reading Writing Maths
All Pupils 4.9 4.7 4.6
Disadvantaged 5.1 4.7 4.4
Non Disadvantaged 4.7 4.7 4.3

 

 

September 2015- July 2016

Funding

£36,000

Actions

A proportion of the funding (£23,528) will be used to continue providing an additional full time class teacher. Year 4 (cohort of 37) will be taught in 2 classes of 18 and 19. Children from Year 3 and 5 will also be taught in these classes when appropriate to support or extend learning.

Small group and individual intervention for pupils at risk of underachieving (£31,993.68). A qualified teacher will provide 3 days a week targeted intervention - this provision will be reviewed on a 6 weekly basis.  A trainined teaching assistant will provide Numbers Count intervention for children in Year 1, 2 and 3.

Off site enrichment activities (£500) - Identified children will attend off site courses/activities to support their learning.  This will include children who need support to learn and those more able who need to be challenged.

Total spend to support this group of pupils: £56,021.68

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

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