What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support certain groups of pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium is allocated to school for pupils in Years R to 6 who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible for free school meals in the past 6 years (Ever 6).
Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority (CLA). In East Sussex, Pupil Premium for CLA is managed by the Virtual School for Children in Care. A premium is also paid for children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.
Pupil Premium amounted to an additional £623 per pupil in 2012/3 and rose to £900 per pupil in 2013/4. In 2014/5 this has risen again to £1,300 per pupil. Schools received £1,900 for each looked after pupil who:
- Has been looked after for 1 day or more
- Was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order
As a small, rural primary school with a mixed catchment area, we have relatively few children who are eligible for Pupil Premium. Approximately 11% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
We believe that, in the interests of inclusion, our primary aim is to provide a high quality of experience and learning for all our pupils. We track every child carefully, including our vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, to ensure that they receive the best possible chances of academic and social success.
Much thought goes into our Action Plan for best possible use of our Pupil Premium money, linked to the key aims of our School Development Plan for enhanced learning opportunities. This year we have aimed a significant amount our Pupil Premium at enhancing opportunities for enjoyment of Reading, spelling skills and enriched opportunities for Writing. We also take into consideration how we can support disadvantaged pupils with regard to their pastoral care and equal opportunities to an enriched experience in other areas of school.
How much Pupil Premium to we receive?
In the financial year2014/5 (April 2013 – April 2014) the school received £6,500 in Pupil Premium.
In this financial year (April 2015 – April 2016) we have received £12,575 in Pupil Premium funding.
How we did we spend the money (and why)
Last year (2014/5) we have used Pupil Premium for:
|item||Purpose || cost|
|Laptops and phonic software|
Consolidation of phonic skills for KS1
Improved ratios and access to ICT as learning tool
|Guided reading sets||Inspiration for older boys|| £155|
|Guided reading sets||Wider choice and enthusiasm for Year 3 and 4 readers|| £200|
|Speech and Language Assessment ||Identification of speech and language needs for key children and strategies to improve|| £600|
|Additional Teaching Assistant time||To support key children in class lessons|| £3,000|
Maths training for all staff
|Improved learning for all pupils, including Pupil Premium children|| £500|
|Visit to school of Planetarium Dome||Inspiration and enthusiasm for all pupils|| £295|
|Additional hour of SENTA time for after school session||Targeted support for identified pupils in Year 3|| £100|
|Talk tins/talking points||Resource for identified pupils to orally rehearse, record and remember their own sentences|
|Contribution to Breakfast Club ||Ensuring the well-being and readiness to learn for identified pupils|| £100|
|Supply cover to release Maths subject leader for TA Training (calculation skills)||Effective adult support for identified pupils.|| £170|
| || TOTAL||£6,421.50|
Due to the small number of children eligible for Pupil Premium, comparisons of attainment are kept broad. Our disadvantaged pupils attain well in relation to National figures.
|National Average points progress for children in Year 2 NOT receiving PP||17.0||15.6||16.7|
|Average points progress for children in Year 2 receiving PP||19.7||17.7||19.0|
|Year 2 - National|| || || |
|Year 2 - school||100% above ARE||100% above ARE||100% at ARE|
|Year 6 - National|| || || |
|Year 6 - school||100% at ARE||100% at ARE||100% at ARE|
|Planned use of Pupil Premium for 2015/6|||||
|Contribution towards support from Educational Psychologist service||Expert support for identification and interventions for identified pupils|| £800|
|Contribution to Library and Museum Service||Well supported humanities resources for enriched learning opportunities for all|| £800|
|Contribution towards SALT assessment and teaching programmes||Intervention programmes implemented for key children.||£1,000|
|Continuation of staff contracts where additional support deemed effective|
Targeted interventions with clear outcomes for success:
After school Maths support
Reading comprehension support
Additional reading support
Social Skills/Talkabout groups
|Continued contribution to Breakfast Club/After School Club/curricular events||Perceived need for well-being and readiness to learn for key pupils||£1,000|
|Additional good quality reading texts for key children||Encouragement to select and read a wide range of quality texts for all abilities||£1,000|
Resourcing to implement multi-sensory programme
For Reception/Year 1
|Early intervention for identify children ||£1,000|
|Spelling software programme for all year groups||Consolidation of spelling skills for all pupils (School Development Plan strategic aim)||£1,975|
|Specialist advice through EBAS ||Personalised pastoral support for identified pupils ||£1,200|