Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

 

Purpose

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

Key facts

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

In 2012-13 the Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time, have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

The following report details how Lindens Primary School spends their Pupil Premium allocation. We review our allocation on a regular basis to reflect the changing needs of our pupils.

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Pupil Premium Grant 2017-2018

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

 

 471

Total number of pupils who were eligible for PPG

 

45 pupils @ £1320 and 8 pupils @ £1900

Amount of PPG per eligible pupil

 

£1320/£1900

 

Total amount of PPG received

 

 £74,600

Nature of support in 2017-2018

 

The funding received from Pupil Premium Grant in 2017-2018 was allocated in the following ways:

  • To continue to provide target teaching in KS1 and KS2 Literacy and Numeracy classes. All members of teaching and support staff are aware of which children are eligible for the pupil premium and provide additional, frequent targeted support for them.

  • To continue to provide a specific target teaching group for children with complex learning difficulties – Little Gems and Gem Stones

  • To provide teacher-led literacy and numeracy tuition – 1:1, 1:2, small groups

  • To provide speech and language therapy for pupils requiring support for poor/developing communication skills.

  • To continue to fund Nurture groups – behaviour support, emotional groups

  • To provide attendance rewards

  • To fund residential and educational visits

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

  • Every child qualifying for Pupil Premium is individually monitored to assess their academic progress and their emotional and social well-being.

  • Support is provided to meet the needs of each individual and their progress is tracked on a termly basis.

  • Progress and attainment are rigorously analysed by year group leaders and findings are reported to the Senior Leadership Team

  • Children’s work and teachers’ planning are closely monitored to ensure Pupil Premium pupils are being catered for effectively

  • It is acknowledged that some children qualifying for Pupil Premium are not struggling academically or socially. We ensure that these children receive support to further enhance their academic progress

  • Pupils with specific learning difficulties, (physical, emotional and behavioural), are able to access support to remove barriers to their learning.

  • In 2017-2018 the vast majority pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium funding made good to outstanding progress, most met or exceeded their end of year targets.

  • Due to precise intervention, additional resources and targeted provision across the school, we continue to reduce the gap between our Free School Meal pupils and those who are not eligible for Free School Meals.

Focus of PPG spending for 2018-2019

For the academic year 2018-19 the PPG is £1320 per eligible pupil and £2300 for any pupil in care or who has been adopted from care

 

The allocation for this year is £73 160. We will continue to use the funding to provide additional support to break down barriers to learning for any child who is considered vulnerable, not just those on the PP register.

 

The main barriers to learning that have been identified are:-

Social, emotional and mental health

Confidence, self-esteem and well-being

Learning difficulties

Attachment disorder

Medical conditions

Physical disability

 

We will:-

  • monitor and analyse the progress and achievement of pupils who receive PP funding and will compare these results with those who do not receive funding, in order to ensure we continue to reduce any gaps.

  • continue to provide additional support in Literacy and Numeracy through targeted support from both teachers and teaching assistants, increasing the amount of high quality feedback to children

  • continue to fund Nurture Groups and extend staff training in identified areas of need

  • continue to fund a speech and language therapist to support children with porr/developing communication skills

  • provide booster sessions to support targeted learners, focusing on reading,writing and maths skills

  • provide workshops to inform parents on how they can support their child’s learning at home.

Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually.