Handbook for parents & carers

Published Policies

Pupil Premium 15-16

The government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. The premium is a specific amount of money awarded for any child who receives free school meals or has been eligible to receive free meals within the previous six years.  A grant is also given for any pupils who are in care or have been adopted or have left care under special guardianship or a residential order.

The school will also receive a premium grant for children of any servicemen.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant is to enable schools to narrow the attainment gap between children who are regarded as disadvantaged and their peers.  Below you will find a report which details our Pupil Premium allocation.  We do not publish the attainment outcomes of our pupils receiving the premium as, due to the small number, this would breach confidentiality.  If you have a specific and appropriate interest in these outcomes then a discussion can be held with the headteacher.

Pupil Premium Allocation Report – 2015 - 16

Pupil Premium Grant received   

£14040

Total number of pupils entitled   to premium

9

The Pupil   Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their   disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their   peers.  In most cases the Pupil Premium   is paid directly to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives   or has received free school meals at any point in the last six years, whose   parent is a member of the armed forces (Service Premium,) a looked after   child or a child adopted from care.    Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to   assess what additional provision their pupils need

Summary of Grant Expenditure 2015/16:

Objectives   of spending the PPG grant:

To narrow the attainment gap between those   children who receive the PPG and are

considered by the DFE to be disadvantaged and   their peers.

We will:

-         Focus on teaching and learning with targeted   interventions to enhance access to the curriculum

-         Focus on social and emotional resilience

-         Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum

-         Focus on supporting the family

Planned spending record:

Objective

Activities

Cost

Impact/intended   outcomes

Focus on teaching and learning with   targeted interventions to enhance access to the curriculum

 

  •   Additional 15 hours TA support which has been focussed   on providing small group/individual support to specific pupils in Maths and   English lessons.

£5480

Intended outcomes of these   activities are that all groups of pupils will make at least the expected   progress.

 

The impact in relation to progress   in core subjects will be measured half termly using teacher assessments and   termly using a formal assessment task – see scholarpack tracking for progress   updates on disadvantaged groups.

  •   Additional 13 hours TA support to deliver specific   intervention programmes to groups and individuals (Smart Moves, Language,   Nessy, Word Wasp, Social Skills/SEAL, Additional guided reading/writing)

£4860

Intended outcomes of these intervention   programmes are to provide the children with increased opportunity to narrow   the gap with their peers through additional provision which is focussed on   developing key skills, increasing confidence and self-esteem.

 

The impact in relation to progress   in core subjects will be measured half termly using teacher assessments and   termly using a formal assessment task – see scholarpack tracking for progress   updates on disadvantaged groups.

  •   Purchase of SEN resources and annual subscription to   Nessy (online programme for Dyslexic pupils.

£800

TAs will have more efficient   resources to support the delivery of specific interventions and support.

 

The provision for disadvantaged   pupils will be improved and therefore increase the possible impact that   interventions will have.

Focus on social and emotional   resilience

 

  •   SERIS training/support
  •   SERIS 1:1 support for pupils (3 hrs per week)

£1080

STA   support for SERIS has

impacted   positively on the well

being   and emotional development of

identified   pupils. (Feedback from

parents,   staff and pupils.)

Focus on enrichment beyond the   curriculum

 

  •   Subsidising educational visits, curriculum enrichment   providers, transport to school, clothing, extra-curricular clubs and   residential activities

£1500

All   pupils will have equal access to

wider   educational experiences.

 

Pupils   will benefit from new

experiences and have increased motivation   and enthusiasm for learning.

 

 

Focus on   supporting

the   family

  •   Any disadvantaged   child who cannot make a contribution to activities will be provided with financial   support.

 

£675

All vulnerable or disadvantaged   children will be given the opportunity to participate in residential and/or   educational visits and will benefit from these experiences.

Total PPG grant + Service Grant +   LAC Grant received:

£14,040

Total grant expenditure:

£14,395

PPG grant remaining:

£0

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