What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
The pupil premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children whose parents serve in the armed services.
Primary schools receive an additional £1320 for each pupil eligible for FSM in the last six years (also known as Ever6) or £1900 for each pupil considered as a looked after child (LAC). Children whose parents serve in the armed forces receive a lower amount of £300. Each school can decide how they spend the pupil premium but will be held to account to show the impact it has had.
How will Audley Primary School make decisions about the spending of the pupil premium grant?
- We will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support disadvantaged pupils.
- We will make reference to the latest research and reports on effective deployment of funding to secure improved outcomes for pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding to inform decisions on allocation of funding.
- We use analysis of recent patterns and trends in the performance and engagement of pupils eligible for pupil premium compared to other pupils to inform decisions onthe most effective ways of spending this funding.
- We will involve the Governing Body in planning the spending of this funding
- We will ensure that deployment of funding reflects and enhances the learning opportunities for all groups of learners eligible for the fund and not just lower attaining pupils
- We will include targeted initiatives which will improve attendance, behaviour or links with parents where these present as barriers for learning for individual or groups of pupils.We will refine and introduce new initiatives and interventions which are responsive to the needs of pupils through the year.
- The senior and middle leaders will regularly monitor the quality and improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our pupil premium spending to improve outcomes for our disadvantage children we will consider :
- Attainment and progress of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and eligible Children Looked After (LAC) in reading, writing and mathematics compared to non FSM pupils/non LAC. We will look at the attainment gaps within school and compare achievements for FSM & LAC pupils against national standards for FSM pupils and LAC pupils. We will look to see if there any gaps and how these are being narrowed using the following :
- Attendance data
- Exclusion data and other indicators of improvements in behaviour
- Attitudinal surveys to review improvements in engagement, self-esteem and social interaction
- Engagement with extracurricular activities and events
- Pupil voice
- Parent feedback
- Staff feedback
- Case studies
|Funding Allocation 2014-2015||Number||Amount of Funding|
|Pupils eligible for FSM (Ever 6) @ £900||30||£39,000|
|Pupils who are looked after (LAC)@£900||1||£73|
|Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services @£300||0||£0|
|Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2014-2015||£39,073|
|Funding allocation 2015-2016||Number||Amount of Funding|
|Pupils eligible for FSM (Ever 6) @ £1320||26||£34,440|
|Pupils who are looked after (LAC)@£1900||1||£529|
|Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services @£300||0||£0|
|Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2015-2016||£34,969|
Spread of pupils across the school eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (2015/16) is illustrated below. With this in mind the school will predominantly focus spending on pupils in KS2.
|Year||Reception||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Number of Pupils||2||3||3||4||6||4||6|
Pupil Premium Statement 2014-2015 :
|Need||Nature of Support||Cost||Proposed Impact|
|Phonics Retake||Phonics Training (whole school)||£1000(x 3 sessions)||Securing consistency in terms of understanding and practice. To make sure that all phonics delivery includes best practice and targetted support.|
|Phonics Retake||Phonics Intervention (Y3/Y4)||£10,500||Targetted intervention to consolidate confidence and fluency and so impact positively on reading and writing outcomes.|
|Strengthen fluency and understanding.||1:1 Tuition in Y5/Y6||£5500||Develop reading, writing and maths skills to allow identified children to reach their potential; achieve atleast in line with non FSM children. Children to achieve full potential by end of Y6.|
|Develop confidence and so facilitate greatly increased access to curriculum.||Professional Counselling||£1150||To enable children to access the curriculum. Develop confidence and life/social skills.|
|Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics.||PPG Maths Intervention Y3 (daily x 7 weeks/35 hours)||£1000||Develop confidence in basic number skills in order that these may be more fluently applied.|
Pupil Premium Statement 2015-2016 :
|Nature of Support||Need||Cost||Proposed Impact|
|Phonics Training (whole school)||Phonics Retake|| £1000
|Securing consistency in terms of understanding and practice. To make sure that all phonics delivery includes best practice and targeted support.|
|Project X Code
Phonics Intervention (Y3/Y4)
|Phonics Retake||£10,500||Targeted intervention to consolidate confidence and fluency and so impact positively on reading and writing outcomes. Cost represents training and proportion of TA salary for delivering.|
|1:1 Tuition in Y5/Y6||Strengthen fluency and understanding & raise outcomes for PPG students.||£6400||Develop reading, writing and maths skills to allow identified children to reach their potential and to achieve at least in line with non FSM children. Children to achieve full potential by end of Y6.|
|Professional Counselling & ELSA Training for all TA’s.||Provide support for the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils.||£2500||To enable children to access the curriculum. Develop confidence and life/social skills.|
|PPG Maths Intervention lead by HT & DHT||Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics.||£1500||To help reduce the attainment gap for PPG students through providing differentiated targeted support.|
|Subsidising/funding of educational visits and extra-curricular activities.
|Help with the affordability of school trips & extra-curricular activities on eligible families.||£3000||
To ensure that PPG students are able to take part in all activities and raise their aspirations.
|Incentive & Reward Scheme for attendance
|Weekly golden assembly rewarding outstanding attendance rates.||£400||Percentage attendance of PPG pupils to increase|
|HLTA targeted interventions for maths and English.||Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics and English.|| £4500
|Attainment and progress gaps between FSM and non-FSM children are closed. Specialist software packages included in cost.|
|Software – Mathletics and Dynamo Maths||Improve outcomes and raise standards in mathematics.||£500||To help support & improve outcomes for PPG students to bring attainment in line with expected levels of progress in numeracy. Diagnostic assessment reports enables teachers to plan and identify needs.|
|Mindfulness & Pupil Wellbeing (Lego Therapy)||To support children in coping with stressful situations and getting the best out of themselves. To introduce Lego therapy for PPG pupils.||£495||PPG pupils are provided with a life skill that can support them in a number of areas and have improved health and wellbeing.|
|Leadership time for PPG monitoring and evaluation.||To ensure that children are making progress and identify weaknesses and areas for improvement.||£2175||Narrowing the gaps in attainment between PPG and non-PPG students through effective monitoring and evaluation linked to target setting.|
|Attendance monitoring to include involvement with outside agencies.||To implement strategies in order to continue to close the attendance gap between PPG students and non-PPG students.||£1000||PPG students will have good levels of attendance allowing them full access to the curriculum.|
|iPads for use in the classroom & interventions||Access to different technological platforms to support learning and use for catch-up intervention.||£1000||Enabling PPG students to engage in different learning styles & technology. Increased motivation through interactive learning.|