Pupil Premium

Purpose of funding

The pupil premium grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support vulnerable pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC), and children of service personnel.

In 2019/20, each school was allocated £1320 pupil premium grant funding per disadvantaged child.  Our funding for 2019/20 was £6600.


Accountability

Schools are held accountable for how they use pupil premium funding through:

  • Performance tables showing the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
  • The reports for parents that schools have to publish online.

Implications

  • All children who are eligible for PPG funding will be identified on assessment trackers.
  • Teachers must ensure they are fully aware of the vulnerable children in their class/group.
  • Teachers should be prepared to discuss individual progress of PPG pupils in PPMs.
  • Strategies/additional support will be put in place for any vulnerable pupils who fall behind.

PPG funding Received

  • 2019/2020 = £6,600

Focus of spending 2019/20

  • Additional intervention by the class teacher e.g. 1:1/small group work outside core lessons.
  • Extra Teaching Assistant support during Spelling sessions meaning that the ratio of pupils to adults in a group is lower (allowing each child more individual time).
  • The purchase of literacy and numeracy software to aid those pupils with specific learning problems.
  • The purchase of resources to support and enhance specific pupil needs.
  • Small group activities and resourcing to support personal, social and emotional development.
  • Free sessions to enable access and participation in learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours through After School Club.
  • Swimming lessons to support achievement of expected outcomes by end of Year 6 and for enjoyment and fitness.
  • Subsidised costs to ensure pupils have access to school visits to enrich the curriculum and learning.

Impact

The impact of Pupil Premium has been withheld as the underlying numbers are too small and to ensure individual children cannot be identified, more detailed information is held within the school.  However the Local Governing Body and Trust monitors that this is having a positive impact.  Attainment gaps are monitored and interventions modified as necessary to ensure gaps are closing.


Academic Year 2020 /21

For the academic Year 2020 / 2021 the school expects to receive £5280 in pupil premium and Early Years Pupil Premium.

The main barriers to these pupils achieving age-related expectations relate to building confidence and language skills, both written and spoken. These barriers will be overcome through small group support from other adults both inside and outside school and will include the I CAN Talk programme and additional small group maths and literacy sessions. In order to maintain confidentiality for the small numbers of children involved, further information will be available to the parents of children allocated funding.