(Pupil Premium Grant)
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools are given the autonomy to target these additional funds in order to meet pupils at risk underachieving, based on their circumstances. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Funding Allocation - based on Jan census
2014 – 2015 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
£21,168.00 £18480 £19062 £28300
£1320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
£1900 for each 'looked after' child
The number of pupils eligible in the January census 2017 is: 20 (19 FSM/Ever 6 & 1 LAC)
No of children
Key Principles for using Pupil Premium at South Wingfield
In order to meet the wide range of needs of children who receive funding through pupil premium, we have employed a number of different approaches. Teaching assistants deliver specific measurable interventions, which is reviewed termly. This is to target children who require specific support with elements of their maths and literacy work, but also to look at issues such as behaviour and attendance, if these are an issue. This is to help narrow the attainment gap with their peers. In addition to this some funding has been used to deliver Positive Play sessions, which nurture and encourage areas like; positive personal development, social skills and low self-esteem. We also support families with music lessons and uniform and trips.
% of FSM Pupils
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
School 15.6 14.0 15.2 12.8 13.7
National 26.2 26.7 26.6 26.0 25.2
Outcomes for Pupil Premium Pupils 2017
Key Stage 1 - 2017 - 21% of the cohort were Pupil Premium
School National Ave scaled score
Reading 71% -% 102
Writing 64% -% -
Maths 71% -% 101
Key Stage 2 - 38% of the cohort were Pupil Premium
School National Ave Scaled score (brackets = Nat ave)
Reading 69% 71% 103 (104)
Writing 77% 76% No scaled scores in this subject
Maths 69% 75% 102 (104)
EGPS 77% 77% 104 (106)
We have a commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium. We never confuse eligible pupils with low ability and strive to 'bring out the best' in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels. We provide a range of support aimed to address the specific needs of eligible pupils in all areas of their school life. We carefully track the impact of these measures and report regularly on progress.
What we spent the money on: 2016-17
Employed an additional temporary TA to provide 1:1 support in Class 1
TA’s deliver weekly Positive Play sessions with 10 pupils.
TA working in class 1 to support in phonics, intervention and small group work
TA working in Class 2 to support in phonics, interventions and small group work
TA working in Class 3 to deliver 1:1 support and interventions to targeted individuals
TA working in Class 4 to deliver 1:1 support and interventions to targeted individuals
Teacher led booster sessions for Year 6 pupils
Continued subsidies for educational trips including residential in order to increase participation and inclusion
*We will continue to monitor the impact of this provision throughout the year and will report on this next year.
Reporting progress to parents
• The school holds 3 formal parent teacher meetings each year.
- October progress and attainment discussed and target documents shared
- March progress and attainment discussed and target documents shared
- June progress and attainment may be discussed following the Annual Report to Parents which details attainment and achievement over year group expectations.
Parents are welcome to make appointments to speak to teachers at any time or can speak to them informally when collecting children from school as the teachers are on door and gate duty.
Parents of Foundation stage and KS1 pupils deliver children to the classrooms so that there is chance for a brief informal chat in the mornings.
Parents of children on the SEN register have regular appointments with the SENCO in addition to the above
Open door policy to speak with SENCO and termly ‘drop in sessions’
Claiming free school meals
• All infant children are entitled to free school meals from September 2014. However to access the pupil premium grant, pupils of these parents will be encouraged to fill in the forms anyway using the template letter from the DfE
• Office staff are familiar with systems for claiming free school meals and handle such claims sensitively
• Letters are sent out regularly advising parents on how to claim free school meals
• A school computer may be used by parents for accessing evidence so that it can be printed at school therefore not incurring a cost to parents.
• How to claim FSM is flagged at the induction meeting for parents of children new to the Foundation Stage.
• In year admissions are given claim forms in their induction pack and parents advise about how to claim on arrival at the school.
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