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Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

 

Schools receive additional income called the Pupil Premium. This money is allocated by the Government to help schools support children from low income families and children in care. The amount of additional funding is based on the number of children who have been entitled to free school meals at any time in the last 6 years. Children who have been Looked After Children for one day or more, were adopted from care or are under a special guardianship arrangement also benefit from the Pupil Premium.

 

Nationally, Pupil Premium children achieve less well compared to their peers at the end of Foundation Stage, Year 2 and Year 6. Pupil Premium money has been given to schools to help schools narrow the gap.

 

"Disadvantaged children" is used by the Government and Ofsted to refer to only those children who received additional Pupil Premium funding. We recognise that other may in fact be disadvantaged and we provide support for them through our other income from the Government.

 

In 2021-22 we will receive £1320 Pupil Premium funding per child.

Our Pupil Premium funding for 2021 - 22 is £180,230 and our Recovery premium funding allocation for 2021-22 is £20,081.

 

Barriers to learning and provision to support (September 2021):

 

  • 8% of our Pupil Premium children have an EHCP and 20% are SEN support. 14% of our non-Pupil Premium children have an EHCP and just 9% are SEN Support. Our Pupil Premium group has a disproportionately high number of children who are on the SEN register without an EHCP compared with the rest of the school
  • Out of 4 children on roll who have a behaviour plan, 3 are entitled to Pupil Premium (75%). This is a high proportion. Out of the 10 children on roll who are Looked After Children, have an SGO, have a Child Protection Plan, Child in Need Plan or CAF, 9 are Pupil Premium children (90%). We see a disproportionately high level of frequent social and emotional issues or risk of harm at home leading to mental health and behaviour issues
  • The percentage of this group have English as an additional language is roughly in line with the whole school.
  • High levels of persistent absence are a barrier to learning for many children. 51 out of our 79 children who were Persistently Absent in 2020-21 are Pupil Premium children (64%). This is disproportionately high

 

We have allocated our 2021 - 22 Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium budget to spending on:

 

Quality of teaching for all

  • We know (Sutton Trust) that Quality of Teaching impacts on the progress of Disadvantaged children more than their peers. We must secure consistently good Quality of Teaching. We have an effective SLT and Middle Leader team with time out of class who can support teachers with coaching and leading whole school INSET.
  • Effective feedback on learning for all children at the point of learning through our Marking and feedback policy (part of our Teaching and Learning policy), staff development, and further monitoring and feedback to staff by our Senior and Middle Leadership Team
  • Children across the school make good progress from September to the end of the year. Children make good progress from the end of the previous Key Stage. Children are set end of year targets (Reading, Writing, Maths) in the Autumn Term. These form one of teachers' appraisal targets. They are tracked termly in Pupil Progress Meetings and children who are not on track are discussed and supported.
  • Additional teaching assistants for high quality Read Write Inc phonics teaching
  • Full or part-subsidy for access to wider curriculum activities: Y6 School Journey and after-school Sports Clubs
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Targeted support led by class teachers and trained, experienced and skilled Teaching Assistants

  • School-led tuition at the end of the school day for children who need to catch up to age related expectations
  • Read Write Inc catch-up intervention sessions
  • Better Reading Support Partners intervention
  • Talk Boost
  • First Class at Number
  • Paws-B mindfulness intervention

 

Other approaches

  • Improving attendance and punctuality: Pastoral care Worker time and fortnightly Educational Welfare visits
  • Learning mentor team 0.5 Learning Mentors 
  • Pastoral Support Worker for vulnerable family and Child Protection support
  • Breakfast Club subsidy so cost is £2.50 to support attendance, working parents and access to a healthy breakfast. Breakfast Club is free for children who receive Free School Meals.

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statements detail our rationale for how we spent our Pupil Premium Grant and our plan for the current year.

Catch Up Strategy

Review of Pupil Premium spending.