Pupil Premium Strategy
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced by the Government in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding for children who were eligible for free school meals, looked-after children (in public care) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The Government believes that the PPG is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between these children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- We ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils in the school.
- We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify classes, groups or individuals.
The range of provision the Governors may consider include:
- Providing reduced class sizes to improve the teacher to pupil ratio thus ensuring increased opportunities for high quality teaching.
- Providing small group work from experienced teaching assistants focussed on narrowing the gaps in learning.
- 1 – 1 support.
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics.
All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age related expectations. The focus will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
Pupil Premium Funding & Allocation 2018/19
The school was in receipt of £15,800 Pupil Premium funding for the 2018/19 financial year.
The school is utilised the Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:
- Small class of 18 Y6 children taught as a single age class.
- Small class sizes in Key Stage One/Early Years Foundation Stage (3 separate classes of 21/19/18)
- TA support in Y3/4 to provide daily 1-1 support with English and mathematics.
- TA support in Y4/5 to deliver daily intervention in reading and spelling.
- TA support in Y1/2 to deliver daily phonics intervention and small group support with English & mathematics.
Impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2018/19
The impact of the above provision was measured by evaluating if gaps between the progress being made in reading, writing and mathematics for pupil premium children have been closed or narrowed.
End of year pupil assessments indicated progress had been made in reading, writing and mathematics for eligible pupil premium children. Use of TA support to provide small group & 1:1 intervention programmes enabled gaps in learning to be addressed in phonics, reading & mathematics with sustained pupil attainment and increased self-confidence.
- Percentage of children working at the expected standard at the end of Key Stage One was significantly above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Percentage of children working at the expected standard and at a higher standard in reading and mathematics at the end of KS2 was significantly above the national percentage.
- Percentage of children attaining the pass mark in the Year One phonics screening was inline with national figures.
- In year data shows that the progress of children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding was in line with all pupils across the school.