Pupil Premium Allocation for 2018-2019
Purpose of Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil premium is additional to our main school funding. The government believes that it is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, thereby ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Some of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils are:
- lack of resources in the home to support learning, such as books or computers or even such simple things as pens and paper;
- lack of family aspiration in terms of educational development;
- high family aspiration but without the skills and resources to support children’s educational development;
- social factors which make focusing on school work difficult, such as poorer housing, overcrowding and family tensions. Of course, this last element can be found in more affluent families as well, but the stresses and anxieties which commonly go alongside poverty and low income can often exacerbate such issues;
- lack of money to engage fully in extra-curricular activities, with the risk of social exclusion;
- low self-esteem and low expectations in children with regards to their own abilities and potential;
- lack of access to enriching experiences, from being able to afford to go to the cinema to being unable to afford to go on holiday.
For the Financial Year the Pupil Premium allocation for the school was £50,420. This was calculated on 30 pupils eligible for the pupil premium. 4 LAC and 2 children of service personnel. We currently only have 17 pupils on Free School Meals (FSM) which means that 13 children receive money on Ever 6.
|£28500||Higher level teaching assistant staff to run targeted learning intervention programmes within morning and afternoon sessions throughout the week.|
|£6500||CBT and other professional services too support children’s mental health needs|
|£7091||Professional interventions, Orretts Meadow Maths & English
SEN advisory and assessment team (SENAAT)
|£4500||Additional TA support within the classroom to provide training, run intervention programmes for pupil’s phonics, socially speaking and social/ emotional programmes of support, motor skills, Lego therapy, handwriting and intensive reading programmes.|
|£1236||Educational Psychology service for advice, monitoring and guidance.|
|£1000||Resources and books for the above programmes of additional support within the classrooms|
|£600||Read, write, Inc. intervention programme materials and training.|
|£500||Contribution to first access musical instrument tuition (2 terms of learning the cornet), providing quality free music tuition to children who would not normally get access to learning musical instruments.|
|£500||Payment to FSM pupils (with agreement of the parents)to attend after school clubs, or Gifted and Talented out of school courses to which they otherwise would not gain access-developing both academic, social and emotional qualities of the children.|
The impact of these strategies will be measured at the end of each term through data collection meetings, with the next pupil premium strategy meeting taking place at the end of the financial year.