Pupil Premium

To view our Pupil Premium Strategy Academic Year 2017-18 please click on the following link: Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018


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, and 2017/18

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


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 Evening’s, held in November and March and at the end of year in your child’s academic year report. 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 2017/18?

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
Speech & Language Therapist: Assessment – individual assessment of pupils to aid programmes of learning and to support staff
Play Therapy & Lunch Time 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 governors with designated responsibility for Pupil Premium are Dr DuBern and Mrs Denney.


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.


What we found out last year about how Pupil Premium had worked?

Last year we found that the money enabled us to support children in the school with their learning and access to wider curriculum opportunities.


 

End of EYFS Statutory data outcomes 2017 (2 pupils)

There are 2 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 1 pupil (50%) achieved the Good Level of Development indicator.

Year 1 Phonics Screening outcomes 2016 (2 pupils)

There are 2 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 2 pupils (100%) achieved the expected Phonics standard.

Key Stage 1 Statutory data outcomes SATS 2016 (4 pupils)

There are 4 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 4 pupils (100%) met the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. 3 of the 4 pupils (75%) are working at greater depth in Reading, Writing, Maths.

Key Stage 2 Statutory data outcomes SATS 2016 (4 pupils)

There are 4 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 4 pupils (100%) met the expected standard in Reading, 4 pupils (100%) in GPS and 4 pupils (100%) Writing. 3 pupils (75%) in Maths. 3 pupils (75%) achieved the combined subject indicator compared to 78% of those not eligible in the cohort. Pupil Premium pupils made better than expected progress (3 STEPS) during this academic year.

Interventions for Pupil Premium pupils have taken place since Term 3 2016 and all Pupil Premium pupils have received weekly interventions and the impact can be seen in the data attached. This has continued into the new academic year 2017-18 with programs operating from the second week in September.


Pupil Premium Policy is available to download here: Pupil Premium Policy 2017

The Pupil Premium Grant information for financial year 2017/18 is available to download here: Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18

The Pupil Premium Grant information for financial year 2016/17 is available to download here: Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

The Pupil Premium Grant information for financial year 2015/16 is available to download here: Pupil Premium Grant 2015-16


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