The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Department for Education's conditions of grant document also has a table setting out the funding allocations for different groups of pupils. We have reproduced this information below:
Primary pupils recorded as 'ever 6 free school meals (FSM)' - £1320
Looked after children / Special Guardianship - £1900
Military / Ex Military Families - £300
The pupil premium for 2015 to 2016 will include pupils recorded in the January 2015 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years (i.e. since summer 2009), as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2015.
The pupil premium is paid to schools, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. The pupil premium can be spent on activities for all pupils provided that the primary purpose of the activity is to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and the school can demonstrate this. There is no minimum number of eligible pupils that need to be part of an activity in order for any spending of the grant to be valid.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Financial Year 2016/2017
Amount of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received: £38820
Amount of LAC Grant received: £3800
Amount of Early Years Pupil Premium Grant received: £327
Total disadvantage funding: £42947
|Area of Funding||Committed Funding||Anticipated Outcome||Evaluation - Spring 2017|
|Achievement for All (AfA) project||£2000||External advisor working with inclusion team and staff to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children. (All PPG children included.)|
|Cover for AfA structured conversations throughout the school. IEPs as necessary.||£2750||Improved emotional wellbeing of children, increased parental engagement and improved rates of achievement and attainment for identified children. (All PPG children included.)|
|Employment of Health Mentor, via Evolve: A Social Impact Company||£7200||Health mentoring for identified children. Raising self-esteem and promotion of healthy choices/lifestyle. One to one mentoring, target-setting and intervention. (2 LAC and several PPG children included.)|
|Think Children Counsellor||£1200||Improved emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children in order to build resilience and thereby improve rates of achievement and attainment. 6 targeted children (4 PPG children included.)|
|CASY Counsellor||£600||Improved emotional wellbeing children, in order to build resilience through therapeutic counselling and thereby improve rates of achievement and attainment. (2 LAC/PPG children targeted for 12 sessions each.)|
|1:1 and small group additional tuition with qualified teachers||£10000||Class teachers working on a 1:1 or small group basis, responding to changing needs of children identified through continuous assessment to improve rates of achievement and attainment. (All KS2 PPG children included.)|
|Targeted intervention work on core literacy and numeracy basic skills||£17908||24 additional hours of teaching support weekly. Children targeted through assessment and identified on provision maps, monitored by Inclusion Manager and SENCO. (Several PPG children included.)|
|Subsidising Educational Visits||£900||To ensure that all children receive equal access to an enriched curriculum irrespective of parental financial circumstances.|
|Subsidising the cost of extra-curricular provision||£724||To ensure that all children receive equal access to an enriched curriculum irrespective of parental financial circumstances.|
|Musical instrument tuition for all children||£4000||To ensure that all children receive equal access to an enriched curriculum irrespective of parental financial circumstances.|
|Implementation of Inspire Maths, including 5 days of Professional Development for all staff||£9422||To narrow then close achievement and attainment gaps in mathematics, by introducing the Singapore Bar method for computation.|
|Implementation of Cornerstones Curriculum, including Professional Development for teaching staff||£5687||To narrow then close achievement and attainment gaps in English and the wider curriculum, by reintroducing a thematic based curriculum that engages and inspires.|
|Professional development for staff on various conditions that affect children on roll||£450||To ensure that children with increasingly complex and varied needs are provided for, thereby helping to narrow then close achievement and attainment gaps.|
|Balance||-£19864 (from school funds)|
Priorities for the coming year will focus on improving the curriculum for all children and better meeting the emotional needs of the most vulnerable children.