Pupil Premium - September 2018 update

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to support the learning of children from low-income families. These are children who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been ‘looked after’.

We have held many discussions with Directors of the Academy over income and expenditure relating to Pupil Premium allocations and Mrs. Tarttelin, (also SEN Governor) has a special interest in this area and readily agreed to be nominated as our Director with responsibility for Pupil Premium. Moving forward, from September 2018 Mrs. Spauls, one of our new Directors, will have responsibility for Pupil Premium.  Mrs. Tarttelin has met with our Deputy Headteacher to fully acquaint herself with the processes and has helped us to evaluate the impact of the funding. Mrs. Spauls will also be meeting with our Deputy in the near future.  We also share with the members of our Monitoring Standards Committee full details of Pupil Premium funding allocations and areas of expenditure and impact. 

The school is committed to improving the achievement of all pupils and narrowing the gap between outcomes of different groups of children. Therefore we will continue to explore effective use of the pupil premium and its impact. We have included in the expenditure funds for teachers to feed back to pupils on the various interventions in place which helps in the evaluation process.

Pupil Premium Income and Expenditure

Please download from the links below details of how we have spent each year's Pupil Premium funding.   

Pupil Premium funding is paid to us at £1320 per eligible child.

We have been continuously monitoring provision, strategies and impact for those children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. We have updated our Action Plan, Policy and Spending Breakdown Overview. All eligible children have had their progress monitored and discussed in detail with class teachers during regular Pupil Progress meetings. The funding has been used effectively to put in place any necessary interventions to narrow the attainment gap. We also are monitoring provision for adopted children, for whom we receive £2300 per annum.

Children with parents in the Services attract funding at £300 per annum.  

IMPACT

Impact of the Funding

Our assessments of the pupils at the end of Academic Year 2017 – 2018 show that in Reading, Writing and Maths, the majority of the Pupil Premium Cohort have made Good Progress in all three areas of the Curriculum, across nearly every Year Group. Thus, we have narrowed the Attainment Gap, as is the intention of this money.  During this year we have utilised the expertise of both Teachers and Teaching Assistants to work with small groups to give those children the extra tuition they need.  

We have identified which aspects of our work need further development and input, and will ensure that the Funding is targeted at these during the current Academic Year.

Pupil Premium Policy

We have a Pupil Premium Policy which is reviewed annually and can be downloaded from the link below.

File icon: doc Pupil Premium Policy update September 2018 [doc 751KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PUPIL PREMIUM 1314 [pdf 73KB] Click to download
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File icon: doc PUPIL PREMIUM 1516 [doc 23KB] Click to download
File icon: doc PUPIL PREMIUM 1617 [doc 738KB] Click to download
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