Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of children entitled to free school meals, or those who have been entitled during the previous six years, including children who have been looked after in care continually for more than six months. For details of how to claim FSM please see the bottom of the document.

The Pupil Premium Grant for 2017/18 is £1320 per pupil and the school will receive £29 040 for this academic year (22 pupils).

We aim to spend the Pupil Premium Grant on raising achievement for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as ensuring full involvement of all pupils in school activities. The interventions are research and evidence based or have previously been shown to be successful at the school.

 “Pupils who receive the pupil premium make at least as much progress as others…The pupil premium funding is also well used to ensure pupils have full access to the curriculum and, where needed, to provide focused help, including for the more-able.” Grange Primary OFSTED Report 2014

Funding 2017 – 2018

This year’s Pupil Premium spend will be £29 040. We plan to spend it on a variety of initiatives to support the raising of attainment and supporting the emotional wellbeing for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Barrier to learning

Intervention

Cost

Summary of intervention

How impact will be measured

Fluency in reading

Better Reading Partners

£4000

A member of staff to co-ordinate the delivery of an intensive reading programme

Raised attainment in reading across the school

Low starting points of pupils in Early Years

Early Years intervention

£9,000

Increase staff:pupil ratio so more individual time spent with each child

Increased progress from starting points and more children achieving Good Level of Development

Challenge of delivering maths curriculum in mixed age classes

Reducing maths class sizes

£7,500

Reducing class sizes for Maths in Years 3, 4, 5, 6

Raised attainment in mathematics Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils

Counselling Services

£5000

Counsellor in school for one day a week to work with pupils, parents and staff

 

Emotional wellbeing of school community including reduction of levels of pupils’ anxiety and increase in staff confidence. Children better able to access curriculum

Children’s phonics decoding skills

Phonics Intervention

£2000

Phonics intervention for Year 1 and 2 pupils to enable greater focus on individualised sound patterns

Development of phonics sounds in line with age related expectations leading to increased phonics scores

Speech and Language needs

 

Speech and Language Therapist

£1540

Speech and Language therapist employed 1 morning every other week

Increased staff confidence and knowledge. Individual work being provided on speech therapy targets

Funding 2016 – 2017

Last year’s Pupil Premium allocation was £40,920. Please see below for details of how the money was spent and the impact that it had.

Barrier to learning

Intervention

Cost

Summary of intervention

Impact

Fluency in reading

Better Reading Partners

£4000

A member of staff to co-ordinate the delivery of an intensive reading programme

Increased fluency seen across the school demonstrated by word reading assessments. Average progress in reading age, 1.6 years in 10 week period

Low starting points of pupils in Early Years

Early Years intervention

£9,000

Increase staff:pupil ratio so more individual time spent with each child

Number of children achieving Good Level of Development (GLD) 71% (up from 62%)

Social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils

Staff Training

£500

Attachment Awareness / Essex First Steps

Increased staff awareness of issues related to attachment and impact on their practice

Mixed age classes and new curriculum

Reducing maths class sizes and providing straight year group classes

£9,000

Reducing class sizes for Maths in Years 3, 4, 5, 6 (including to below 20 in 4 and 6)

Appropriate age related curriculum being delivered.  Progress score for disadvantaged pupils in maths above national average (+3.33) in Year 6 assessments

Social, emotional and mental health needs

Counselling Services

£7100

Counsellor in school for one day a week to work with pupils, parents and staff

 

Increased wellbeing of school community including reduction of levels of pupils’ anxiety and increase in staff confidence

 

Individual gaps in learning

Targeted Reading and Maths Interventions

£7,000

Member of staff to work with children 1:1 and in small groups in Year 5 and 6

Progress score for disadvantaged pupils in maths above national average (+3.33) in Year 6 assessments

Phonics knowledge of pupils

Phonics Intervention

£2000

Phonics intervention for Year 1 and 2 pupils to enable greater focus on individualised sound patterns

Number of pupils achieving age related expectations increased to 67% in 2017(up from 53% in 2016)

Speech and Language needs

 

Speech and Language Therapist

£2320

Speech and Language therapist employed 1 morning every other week

Increased staff confidence and knowledge. Individual work being provided on speech therapy targets

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

For more information please visit, www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you can either complete the form available from the school office or complete an online application.

Any enquiries regarding Pupil Premium, please contact Jon Hazelgrove (Deputy Head and SENCo)

Reviewed September 2017. 

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