Pupil Premium Statement September 2017 (pupil premium policy)
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.
The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment and narrow the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government and is clearly identifiable. As a school, we can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility. However, are held to account on how we have used this funding and the impact it had.
Front Street’s Approach to Pupil Premium Funding
At Front street, the targeted and strategic use of Pupil premium funding will support us in achieving our vision of ‘Believe, Achieve, Together we succeed.’
Our key priorities for children who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding are identified on the action plan, and specifically include targeting the percentage of Pupil premium children achieving greater depth.
How we use Pupil Premium funding
For the academic year 2016/17 we received £124,600 in Pupil Premium funding and £2,052.63 in EYPP funding.
Identified barriers to educational achievement
We have identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:
- Access to language – especially from books
- Access to extra-curricular activities – educational experiences such as trips, music lessons and participation in physical activities
- Parental engagement with school – especially regarding attendance at information and workshop evenings and completion of homework
- The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and also on the SEN register for cognition and learning
- Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning
The funding was and continues to be used as follows:
|High Quality in class support||All TA’s level 3 qualified or are working towards this
PPA is covered by experienced TAs and teacher
|Targeted interventions||Based on assessment data children are identified and interventions set. These then form the basis of termly Pupil Progress meetings|
|Curriculum||Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the children
Funded educational visits and activities
|Support and guidance for children and families||Enrichment activities- after school clubs
Family support officer
Safeguarding support for vulnerable families
|Smaller class size in Y6||Improvement in attainment at the end of KS2 in reading, writing and maths|
|Additional TA time allocated to Y1||Lower ratios to support SEN
Focused intervention to begin promptly for all children
|Subsidising the costs of school visits||All pupils have access to school visits to enrich the curriculum. Minimal contributions will be requested|
|Attendance awards||Weekly attendance reward for each class with the highest attendance
Termly awards for children who have 100% attendance
In 2017-18 the inputs identified above will continue but will also be flexible to changes in needs.
4 . The impact of Pupil premium funding on Progress and attainment
OFSTED Jan 2017- ‘Leaders and governors make good use of the pupil premium to provide extra support for disadvantaged pupils. Funding is used predominantly to employ additional adults who are well trained and carefully deployed. Disadvantaged pupils made more progress in reading, writing and mathematics than other pupils nationally in 2016, reflecting the positive impact of the school’s approach
Attainment at the end of EYFS – Good Level of Development
Attainment at the Year One Phonics Screening test
|Pupil Premium (14 pupils)||92.80%|
Attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 data- Expected Standard
|Pupil Premium (4 pupils)||100.00%||75.00%||75.00%|
Attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 data- Expected Standard
|Pupil Premium (13 pupils)||46.20%||76.90%||61.50%|
|Non Pupil Premium||86.40%||97.70%||93.20%|
Click here to see a copy of the 2017/18 Pupil Premium Action Plan.
For the academic year 2015/6 we received £124,600 in Pupil Premium funding.
The funding was and continues to be used as follows:
- To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
- To employ additional staff who provide a targeted level of support to some of our vulnerable children so they can make the progress expected of them.
- Fund 1 supply teacher to deliver intervention programmes in Y6
- Support 2 full time teaching assistants
- Fund 1 level 3 teaching assistant
- Fund a part time Level 2 TA
- Fund a level 2 TA
- Fund SEN elements of TA’s salary
The impact of this work was evident in:
- Improved attainment at the end of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
- Increase and sustained attendance across the school.
(See impact data)
Designated staff member in charge: Miss Lynn Hoult (Assistant Head Teacher)
Nominated governor: Rachel Murphy
Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would still mean that the school could claim the Pupil Premium funding available to help your child.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.