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East Haddon Primary School

East Haddon Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011 as an additional resource to main school funding, beliving it to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between financially disadvantaged children eligible for Free School Meals (FMS), and their peers. The Pupil Premium is also awarded to children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. There is also now Ever Six Funding, which is the same amount as Pupil Premium, this is allocated to all children and families who have qualified for Pupil Premium during the previous 6 years.

There are a variety of strategies in place to support pupils, with most funding being directed towards one-to-one and additional Teaching Assistant support for pupils. We feel this strategy is of most benefit to our pupils as a concerted focus on key skills, alongside individulaised pastoral support, will help pupils thrive, both in school and in wider life as they mature.

Additional financial support is given to pay for school trips and residential visits, to ensure pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to halp raise self-esteem. Funding may be provided for extra-curricular activities, such as music tuition, local football clubs and swimming lessons, resources and equipment.

 

Our Allocation:

2013 - 2014

The allocation for 2013-2014 financial year was £1800 for our school and this money was spent the the following:

  • Provision of 1:1 support with a Teaching Assistant.
  • Contributions to out of school visits and residential trips.
  • Additional resources to provide personalised learning.

2014 - 2015

In 2014-2015, the school received £3900 in Pupil Premium. This was spent on:

  • Continuation of 1:1 support, as this had been found to be very effective.
  • Purchase of specialist equipment.
  • Contributions to extra-curricular activities both in and out of school.
  • Contributions to school trips and residential visits.

2015 - 2016

In 2015-2016 the school received £3900. This was spent on:

  • Specialist behavioural support.
  • Eduacational Psychologist services.
  • Purchase of additional specialist resources to be used in and out of school.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant hours to provide focused individual, or small group sessions.
  • Contributions to school and class trips, including residential visits.
  • Payment of extra-curricular activities.

2016 - 2017

In 2016-2016 our indicative budget is £3960. This is intended to be spent as follows:

  • Continuation of extra Teaching Assistant hours to provide focused 1:1 and group sessions.
  • Specialist behavioural support.
  • Educational Psychologist services.
  • Payment of in-school and extra-curricular activities and resources for these.

 

Impact so far:

The impact of our Pupil Premium on the specific pupils' attainment has been very positive to date. With small numbers of Pupil Premium children it is slightly problematic to spot trends and anomalies can seem more significant statistically than they perhaps actually are.

 

Our tracking data for 2015-2016 shows the following outcomes for pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding through school:

 

Subject                                            On track to achieve age related                       Expected or better progress

                                                         expectaions for end of key stage                     against individual starting point

 

Reading                                                    66%                                                                        66%

Writing                                                      66%                                                                       66%

Mathematics                                              100%                                                                      100%

 

 

Other outcomes:

It is harder to quantify other outcomes for our pupils but there are many examples of the difference that our Pupil Premium funding has made. These include:

  • Raised self-esteem of pupils who are able to access more in-school and extra curricular activities.
  • Children enjoying a hot, nutritious lunch on a daily basis.
  • Children able to access music tuition, to perform in concerts to parents and peers, raising aspirations and additional respect from peers.
  • Children being able to work on a 1:1 or small group basis.
  • Children able to enjoy residential visits, gaining independence and tackling challenges.
  • Pupils enjoying additional resources in the classroom and out of school.
  • Improved and positive relationships with parents of pupils.

 

The Headteacher and Pupil Premium Governor last met on 10th May 2017 to review Pupil Premium income and spending. They will meet again in Autumn Term 2017.