Pupil Premium

Since April 2011 schools have been receiving additional funding into the budget to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) do less well than their peers.

Based upon the January census, it is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • Looked after for 1 day or more, adopted from care, left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order
  • Whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces

In 2015-16 financial year, pupil premium funding increased to £1320 for FSM children, LAC £1900 and Service children £300.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent. However, schools are accountable for their use of this funding. As part of our duty to be publically accountable for this additional funding and how we have used this to support pupils from low income families we are required to publish online information about how we have used this Pupil Premium. By doing so this ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they have received to enable this attainment.

Allocation

For 2015/16 our funding was £192,720.00.

For 2016/17 our estimated funding will be about £177,140 plus any new to F2 Ever6.

At Plover Primary School our aim is to close the attainment gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children, by accelerating progress. We have accelerated the progress of children in our school but historically the attainment of pupil premium children is lower. We have high aspirations of all our pupils and we do not want any left behind, ensuring that all children reach their full potential.

In order to do this...

  • We will implement a range of strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and remove any potential learning barriers to inequalities (including less home support, behaviour difficulties, speech and language issues, attendance etc.), providing personalised targeted support when needed.
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils, through quality first teaching (Suttons Trust research)
  • We will ensure that the needs of our pupils are adequately assessed and addressed and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including the use of focussed feedback (Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit)
  • We will follow our Pupil Premium Pathway
  • We recognise that not all pupils who qualify for FSM will be registered. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to any pupil or groups of pupils that we can legitimately identify as requiring additional support.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals (see action plan for current year)

Provision

The range of provision the Governors and school may consider include:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced member of staff focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • 1 to 1 support.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through extra-curricular activities.
  • All our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children on FSM to achieve higher levels at the end of KS2.
  • The Governors/school will publish information on how they have used their PPG to address the issue of closing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Latest spending

We are continuing to drive our pupils to do even better by improving quality first teaching and tackling any variances within groups in school.

Spending 2015-16

See action plan for how the money has been spent and the impact of spending.

 

Number of pupils on roll

335

Total number eligible for pupil premium/service premium

160 (48%)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1320 FSM, £300 Service, £1900 LAC

Total amount received

£192,720

 

 

Nature of support

% of spending

Focus on learning in the curriculum

54%

Focus on social, emotional and behaviour

10%

Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

14%

Focus on families, attendance etc

22%

 

However, money spent on learning in the curriculum also provides opportunities for working with families and for developing the personal, emotional and social skills of children.

 

Future spending

Action plan for spending 2016-17