Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. 

 The Government have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for free school meals. The Government do not dictate how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools need to employ strategies that they know will support pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’.

 For the academic year, September 2020 to July 2021 our school will receive £24,175 of Pupil Premium & Post LAC funding.  The percentage of our pupils that are known to be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding is  17%. The national percentage is 26% (Primary).

The PP money is used to close the gap between those who have ever been in receipt of free school meals and those who have not. As we have a small percentage of children on Pupil Premium funding, we can pin point specific needs and support for each individual child. Interventions are then put in place accordingly and are tracked termly and the impact analysed. Interventions are monitored and reviewed by the SLT to ensure we are closing the gaps.

If a child is not making progress the intervention is changed, to ensure progress. There is a very strong commitment from staff and governors, to remove barriers to a pupil’s development.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

 

Leaflet for pupil premium eligibility

 

Link to government web page for more information

 

 

Catch up Funding

In November, the government announced catch up funding to support children and young people. As a maintained primary school we are eligible for the money and will receive £80 per pupil from Reception up to and including Y6.

Funding will come over the year and we will receive about £12,400 in total. This is based on our pupil numbers in the October 2020 census. We will use this funding for specific activities to support all our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

We have chosen to use our funding in a way that suits our children’s and staff needs and circumstances and will use it to fund specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

We have based our spending on the Education Endowment Foundation Paper ‘The EEF guide to supporting school planning: A tiered approach to 2021.’

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/The_EEF_guide_to_supporting_school_planning_-_A_tiered_approach_to_2021.pdfto

 In particular we have taken on board that the best available evidence indicates that:

 Great Teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils. This was true before the Covid-19 pandemic and it will continue to be vital throughout this academic year. We have prioritised high quality instruction for children and have ensured learning through scaffolding, modelling and questioning children in lessons. We therefore decided that if we were to go into another lockdown then we wanted to ensure that our teachers could still teach our children remotely in these ways.

Target Academic Support and Personalise Learning; we want every child to be supported through catch up. We have done this in a number of ways such as  through an app called Century which assesses each child and provides online learning on the concept they need to learn as well as at the level that they need to be taught. We have also bought into reading interventions to support all children with their reading as well as devices to support them to use these apps.

Wider strategies are also important such as supporting parental engagement with learning at home.

Funding:

Autumn  £3,240

Spring £4,321

Summer £4,839

 

Item

What does it do?

Impact

Cost

Century app

App that instantly identifies gaps in learning and remedies misconception, supporting and stretching child at a pace that is right for them

All children in Juniors can access Century via their teacher to support learning. Less children with gaps in knowledge

£1200

8 Ipads

Teaching staff given ipads to take home/use in school to support remote learning /zoom meetings

Staff have technology to support planning and teaching. Children have access to staff if class in isolation-

£2552.50

30 tablets

Reading plus app to support individual readers. Each class in juniors are given 6 weeks to do intense reading course.

Reading ability, comprehension and speed improves in all children in Juniors

£2879

Read2write scheme

Supports staff teaching writing. Children’s writing linked to quality books

Children’s writing improves

£2205

Total spent so far:

£8836.50