Pupil Premium Review 2017-2018

PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE REVIEW – September 2018

September 2017 – July 2018

Pupil Premium Funding Information

 In 2011, the Government introduced Pupil Premium Funding to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and nonmainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium Funding in 2012-13 was to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. This money is then allocated to various initiatives and provisions to ensure pupils reach their full academic and social potential. In addition to this are our school objectives in spending our allocated Pupil Premium Grant fund:
• To fulfil our vision that all pupils have the chance to succeed
• To narrow the gap by addressing inequality and raising the attainment of children from low income families.
• To ensure all children make expected progress in Maths and English
• To ensure all children are provided with a range of extra-curricular activities.

Barriers to learning

The barriers to learning are many and varied across the PP children within the school and, as such, addressed in a personalised way. Each PP child’s class teacher looks at their specific barriers and ways in which the school can help to overcome them. The desired outcome is that every child makes progress across each stage and achieves to the best of their ability. We have a range of strategies in place for engaging with parents in order to ensure that we can work as closely together as possible. This includes:

  • An open door policy so that parents and carers are encouraged to see us as soon as problems emerge
  • A range of workshops to help parents to help their children e.g Phonics and internet Safety evenings
  • Phone calls made to parents to discuss issues with them
  • Regular newsletters and curriculum letters - A range of assemblies / events that parents are invited into school to see
  • Breakfast club and after school clubs

 OVERVIEW OF THE GRANT ALLOCATION

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Number of pupils on roll 210

 

Total number of eligible pupils for PPG currently at the school (FSM Ever 6) @ £1320 per pupil

37

Total number of eligible pupils for PPG currently at the school (Armed Services) @ £300 per pupil

1

 

£ 49,140

Summary of PPG spending 2017/18

 Money is being spent in the following ways:

  • To fund our ELSA (work of the ELSA includes: 1:1 support e.g. anger management / Friends for Life Programme / transition work / support for parents and carers)
  • To pay for 1:1 and small group tuition
  • One additional TA employed (ELKAN Trained) to implement speech and language programmes and catch up programmes
  • Three TAs supporting children within the classroom with a focus on Maths and Literacy
  • Payment for specific clubs and support for school trips