Pupil Premium Spending


 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with 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, and children of service personnel.

Our pupil premium is targeted to meet the needs of our “Ever 6 FSM” children. Where it can be, it also meets the needs of non-FSM children. The table explains how and why needs have been identified, and how we are spending our pupil premium money to impact on ‘closing the gap’.  

Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017

£29.000

Cohort/ Target Grp

How/why intervention was identified

Intervention

Targeted

PP chn

Organisation/ Timescale/CPD

Cost

Impact/ Next Steps

Reception

PP children in reception identified and extra support put in for these children

PP TA hours

(3 pp chn)

Afternoons

£3000 +

The children in receipt of PP money have benefited from support in 1:1 reading support, support within small group activities and emotional support. There has been progress in all areas of the curriculum due to the support given

Year1 and  2 children

Social and emotional needs for these children

Extra TA hours

 (4PPchn)

Afternoons

£6000

The children in receipt of PP money have benefited from support in 1:1 reading support, support within small group activities and emotional support. There has been progress in all areas of the curriculum due to the support given. Confidence has been seen especially with the pupils in year 2

behavioural problems

There was a need to employ support within the school for a few children to support their learning in and out of the classroom

Classroom support

2 PP chn

Support throughout the day

£6000

There has been a marked improvement in behaviour and less frustration due to the support allowing the individuals to access the curriculum and have supported time out when needed.

R/1/2/3/4

In order to meet the needs of the social and emotional needs of individual children

Positive Play

PP children and others

3 teaching assistants once or twice a week

£2000

This has benefited children who have been going through a difficult time either at home or with friendship groups. All children who have been involved have definitely benefited from this support.

Yr1

Within the current cohort  we identified a need  to support children with emotional needs

Coping strategies PSHE , social and emotional support and academic in class

1 PP and 2 other

Regular sessions, one to one support plus planning time. (Approx 2hrs a week, per child)

£5,500

 

This has been invaluable, as children have been able to discuss ways of coping with different situations. Children have been calmer and have felt supported knowing there is someone to talk to an a dedicated time to do this.

Yr2

Needs identified for extra support  for year 2 pupil

Classroom support

1 PP

Some afternoons

£3000

Even though this pupils is below their academic target, the progress has been very good. Through this support they have been able to access areas of the curriculum with confidence and a certain amount of independence.

Yrs 3 and 4

Payment for Outdoor residential experience

Standon Bowers

4 PP children

 

£600

Paying for these children enabled them to access this outdoor activity along with others in their year group, and benefit from the activities and experiences involved in a residential.

R/1/2/3/4

Through discussion to enrich the curriculum and to make use of our grounds for outdoor learning

Outdoor learning equipment

All PP children and all others

 

£3000

This included the purchase of outdoor tents, den making materials, pond dipping nets etc, enabling the children to access the outdoors with new equipment