Pupil Premium funding is additional funding, provided by the Department for Education, to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived children.
|Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received|
|Total number of pupils on roll||132|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||24 pupils|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||£1.320 variable|
|Total amount of PPG received||£30.268|
|Main cohort (Y2) Achieving Level 2 +||5 Y2 pupils eligible for pupil premium in 2014-15 achieving Level 2+||Other Local Authority schools Pupil premium achieving Level 2+|
Objectives in spending PPG:
The key objective for 2014-15 was to close the gap between attainment in Reading Writing and Maths of those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and that of the main cohort.
This has been achieved for the end of the 14.15 academic year and the vulnerable pupils exceeded the attainment of the main cohort at Level 2+ in Reading and Maths.
Summary of spending and actions taken:
It was strongly felt that small class sizes and carefully targeted TA early intervention with vulnerable groups of pupils were the way forward in raising the attainment of the pupil premium group.
Staffing was planned accordingly, 6 classes were retained in September 2014 – instead of 5 – thus incurring the cost of an extra teacher, £24,887 of PPG has been used to support this.
TAs ran carefully planned and closely targeted intervention groups for phonics, Maths, Reading depending on the individual needs of the children.
An additional TA was recruited to work with Pupil Premium pupils who were in need of additional intervention support in order to achieve expected levels at the end of the academic year. At a cost of £2,421.
£547 was used to subsidise school trips and the cost of milk for those pupils.
A family support advisor worked with several families (a cost of £1,645) on a range of issues eg improving school attendance, applying for benefits etc.
Pupil Premium plans for 2015-16
Funding per child for this year (up until April 2016) is £1,320 (after April 2016 this may change), £300 per child where parents serve in the armed forces and £1,900 for “looked after” children and those adopted from care.
Numbers of pupil premium children in school are currently 22 plus 3 pending. We are currently being funded for 24.
Our estimate is for approx. £29,500 in funding up until April 2016. We plan to use this to keep class sizes small and to fund carefully planned and individually tailored intervention support as this worked so well last year.
We may need to use some of it to buy in further services of a Family Support Advisor for specific families as necessary.