Pupil Premium 2018/18

Pupil Premium Statement of Intent
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PP), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  Schools are free to target the PP to best meet the needs of vulnerable children in their specific context.  They are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families.  New measures of success will be included in the DfE performance tables; these will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the PPG.

Objectives:

  • To increase rates attainment and progress of those pupils entitled to Pupil Premium to ensure the gap is closing between them and with their peers nationally;
  • To provide behavioural, emotional and social support through a targeted nurture programme for those pupils who benefit from such support;
  • To provide enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium pupils who may otherwise have little or no access to such activity.

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocation 2017/18: £40,020

Objective 1 (approx. 40% of the budget)

Targeted intervention is used to ensure that PP pupils who are working below the standard expected for their peers, are given the appropriate support. This may mean access to the following:-

  • Intervention support through the placement of additional Teaching Assistants

   throughout school in each class. Each class has at least one full time TA.

  • An educational psychologist and specialist teachers are bought in to set individual learning programmes).
  • Wave 3 Intervention provided by teaching assistants to include: intervention programmes such as IDL, Times table support, phonics support, Precision teaching.
  • Wave 2 group interventions e.g. phonics intervention, maths interventions and other closing the gap activities.

Objective 2 (approx. 40% of the budget)
To enable all children to thrive and interact with their peers and the challenges they face inside and outside of school, an extensive nurture programme which uses provision for Achieve 360 is used to provide appropriate support to PP pupils.

  • Lunchtime support for pupils who struggle with long periods of unstructured time or building up effective friendships.

Objective 3 (approx. 20% of the budget)
Not every child with PP will need access to academic or emotional support. Therefore, it is important we provide opportunities for pupils to enjoy curriculum activities with the aim of developing hobbies and personal interests.

A PP evaluation report is published to evaluate the impact of the spending.