Pupil premium funding £7,920
Pupil premium + funding £13,300
Total funding £21,220
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is an additional amount of money allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. It is designed to address the current national inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their better off peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils that need it most. It was first introduced in April 2011.
How much is pupil premium?
The amount received by the school is calculated using a sum of £1,320 for each child eligible. In 2015/16 the school received £7,900.
Pupil Premium Plus
Children who have been looked after or adopted from care receive the sum of £1,900 per child. In 2015/16 the school received £13,300.
How have we used the money?
The PP grant has been used to employ and train teaching assistants in literacy and maths intervention programmes. This has enhanced our targeted support using Read, Write Inc. and First Class Number. Pupils have 1-1 and small group sessions to develop their basic skills as required.
We will continue with our interventions and also train staff in additional support programmes as required by individuals. We continue to use some of the grant to employ an addition teaching assistant to support children with speech and language difficulties.
The PP+ grant has been used to employ and train a key worker for social and emotional needs. The work of the key worker is fundamental to these children being able to reach their potential. Targeted programmes are offered to children, these are very carefully monitored and outcomes are considered by teachers and parents.
We have also converted a room in school to be a safe space for children to work in should they require special support. This room has been successfully used by children with a range of social and emotional needs.
What impact has pupil premium had?
The support offered has allowed some of our pupils to make the same or better progress than other children in core areas of the curriculum (see data below).
Where this is not the case it is due to children also having specific SEN needs or very low starting points in addition to them receiving pupil premium funding. It should be noted that the small numbers of children that receive funding in our school often make it difficult to draw conclusions from the data.
An action plan for 2016/17 is included at the end of the data to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of these specific pupils.
It should be noted that our cohorts are often v. small (sometimes 1 child) and that % data is not a reliable indicator of performance.
% data is included for information purposes.