Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people to achieve. The Funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012/2013 financial year, the funding allocated was £623 per child, £900 per child 2013/14 and £1,300 per child in the financial year 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19.

For more details on Pupil Premium visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium


How much Pupil Premium money does our school get?

In 2011-12 we received                      £6,832

In 2012-13 we received                      £12,600

In 2013-14 we received                      £27,254

In 2014-15 we received                      £40,290

In 2015-16 we received                      £30,798

In 2016-17 we received                      £39,860

In 2017-18 we received                      £44,560

In 2018-19 we recieved                      £47,480

In 2019-20 we recieved                     £46,500


How is the money spent?

We look at where more support or provision is needed in the school to raise standards for all children. If children are falling behind or need more help to achieve higher levels then we put in place small groups or one to one teaching programmes; we call these ‘intervention programmes’. We choose teaching approaches and intervention programmes that are supported by research. Please see the link to the Sutton Trust Education Research documents. For more information on educational research visit: suttontrust.com

We can also spend the money on training for staff to make sure they are up to date with the latest information about teaching strategies that work best for all pupils.

How much parents and carers get involved with their child’s learning makes a big difference to how well a child will achieve at school. So we can spend the money on a range of activities that involve parents and carers coming into school to take part in workshops, courses, programmes and meetings. These are all designed to help parents and carers learn how to best support your child.


How will the parent/carer know it is working?

We track each child’s achievements and progress every term, so we can quickly see if our interventions and support programmes are working effectively.

If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and when the programme is completed. This will enable us to measure the progress made.

We will report to you at Parent’s Evenings, held in November (Term 2) and March (Term 4) and at the end of year in your child’s academic year report. There are also Celebration of Learning Events in Term 3 and Term 5 where you will be able to look at your child’s workbooks. If you would like information on your child’s progress at any time during the school year, please contact the class teacher.


Where can I get more information about the Pupil Premium funding and grant used at the school?

For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Miss Lavelle.


How will the money be spent this financial year 2019/20

We have identified the following key areas of expenditure to provide support for pupils in the school.

Provision
Breakfast and After School Club funding
Funding support for out of school learning experiences e.g. Music, School Trips, Visitors
1:1 support / small group support to deliver individual academic Intervention programmes
Resources to support 1:1 and small group Intervention programmes
Out of school and in school academic booster classes
Assessment – Individual assessment of pupils to aid programmes of learning and to support staff including Speech & Language and Dyslexia.
Play Therapy & Counselling for pupils
Quality First Teaching: Teaching Assistants to support Teaching and Learning in the classroom.
Parent Support Advisor (PSA) to support families and provide a link between home and school. The PSA will also provide support linked to financial matters including, delegation of food bank vouchers, and signposting for other support.
School Attendance to ensure monitoring and support improves attendance rates of Pupil Premium and Free School Meal children.

The school will update and report to governors each Term. The governor with designated responsibility for Pupil Premium is Mrs Meston.


I am not sure if my child could have Free School Meals- Where can I get more information from?

Please speak in confidence to Mrs Stephenson or Mrs Beaumont in the School office. She will be happy to help any parent that would like to discuss this further.


Previously Free School Meals

Children of parents on low income may be eligible for Pupil Premium which would entitle them to subsidised (sometimes free) school activities and free school lunches. Please follow the link for further information and to see if you are eligible:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals/kent


Downloads:

To view our pupil premium strategy for 2019 please download the following file: