Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy October 2016

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional support for Looked After children (LAC) and those from low income families, including those eligible for free school meals either currently or within the last 6 years (FSM). The Service Child (SC ) premium is a strand of the Pupil Premium paid to schools for those pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. The Government have recently introduced an Early Years Pupil Premium for children who are not yet statutory school age (EYPP).

Once a family is deemed as no longer eligible for Pupil Premium funding the children continue to receive money for 6 years after this date (Ever 6). Once a family leaves the Services, the children are in receipt of Services Premium funding for a further 4 years (Ever 4).

The funding is used to help narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. The school decides where and how to best use this funding in response to the needs of the children, whilst being held to account for these decisions.

Bedgrove Infant School has consulted with a range of stakeholders to gain an insight into the barriers that may cause the perceived ‘gap’ for some children who are not achieving as well as their peers.

The key issues raised were; language barriers, parental engagement, aspiration and learning potential.

The individual context and demographics of our school has been taken into account when considering how to both acknowledge and address these potential issues/barriers.

The school has identified that some of these children do not present with any gaps in their academic attainment compared with their peers, whilst other children, who not in receipt of funding, are not achieving as well they could be.

Following a meeting with Lara Virgo, Bucks Learning Trust Excellence in Education Advisor, who conducted an audit of our current provision for Pupil Premium children, it was decided that the school would send the County PP funding information and application forms to every parent. We wanted to inform all families of this Government funding that could be accessible to their children to support them at school. There could be some families who were unaware of the criteria to qualify or who do not understand the advantages of receiving this funding. This may identify additional children who would benefit from our support, as well as bring in extra monies to the school to develop our provision and impact on the quality of teaching and learning.

The Governors have agreed that the funding received into school, for our Pupil Premium children, can be allocated to staffing and resources to support all children with potential barriers to learning so that the school can endeavour to close all gaps, for any child.

What are the School’s Principles regarding teaching and learning and Pupil Premium funding?

The school ensures that:

  • All teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all children
  • Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including those who are recognised as socially disadvantaged
  • It is understood that not all children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are socially disadvantaged
  • It is understood that not all children who are socially disadvantaged may be registered or qualify for Pupil Premium funding
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated to support any children in narrowing their gaps in attainment and may not be spent solely on the child/children who are registered as Pupil Premium children

Pupil Premium Funding 2014-2015:

Funding Type Number of children currently eligible as of January 2014 census Number of children eligible for Ever 6 or Ever 4 funding Funding received per child Total funding received during the financial year

2014-2015

Free School Meals 1 6 £1,320 £21,782 (includes £906 of EYPP introduced during the financial year)
Looked After Children 1 £1,900
Services Children

 

11 £300

 

How did the school use this Pupil Premium funding?

During the school year, this funding was used to provide children with the following:

  • Free extra curriculum clubs/ theatre visits/other school events for Pupil Premium children
  • Staff training to support children with emotional and social barriers
  • 1:1 or small group support with a Teaching Assistant in class and in reading
  • Appropriate interventions introduced to improve English/maths skills where needed
  • Access to a Pupil Premium coordinator to administer and monitor the provision of appropriate programmes for the pupils
  • Resources to support learning at home

How did the school use the Services Premium?

  • Support towards funding extra curriculum clubs/ theatre visits/other school events
  • Weekly visits from SCISS coordinator to work with individuals and small groups of Services Children

 

  • Resources for a visiting forces officer to come into school to lead team building activities and offer Well-beingsupport
  • 1:1 time with SCISS coordinator when a child is moving school

What was the impact of the support offered through Pupil Premium (PP) Funding?

Interventions offered through school Number of children Impact (hard data) Impact (soft data)
Individual Reading 16

PP – 0

12/16 moved up at least one reading level Confidence in reading has grown. Children reading more at home. Skills in blending phonics to read developed
Handwriting

Letter formation

16

PP – 0

9/16 made significant progress in letter formation and presentation of work 7/16 children have made slight progress and will continue to need support when beginning to join however, their confidence in approaching writing tasks has grown
Handwriting

Joining

22

PP – 1

All children have made some progress although the support needs to continue to reinforce the impact Confidence in approaching joining up letters has grown. Some children showing this in independent writing.
Speaking and Listening 9

PP – 0

1/9 no longer needs support Children have grown in confidence to speak in small groups.
Social Skills 10

SCISS – 1

Support continues to ensure impact in sustainable Children enjoy attending the sessions. Some have shown progress in their behaviour choices in class and at playtimes.
Individual word and sound recognition work (with TC) 12

PP – 3

11/12 children have made significant progress, recognising at least 10% more words/sounds over the term. One child has short term memory issues and therefore, progress is slower. Confidence in approaching reading tasks has grown. Teachers reporting more engagement in class.

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016:

Funding Type Number of children currently eligible as of January 2015 census Number of children eligible for Ever 6 or Ever 4 funding Funding received per child Total funding received financial year

2015-2016

Early Years Pupil Premium 2 0 £0.53 per hour per child TBC- financial year runs May to April.

Money comes into the school budget at different points in the year. Children can also become eligible at any point in the year, adding to the amounts given.

Free School Meals 4 3 £1,320
Looked After Children 2 £1,900
Services Children

 

15 £300

 

Our Pupil Premium children sometimes fall into more than one identified group within the school:

Group Number of children Group Number of children
Pupil Premium (PP&EYPP) 6 Services child (SC) 15
Ever 6 PP 3 Ever 4 SC 0
All PP and EAL 0 All SC and EAL 0
All PP and SEN 1 All SC and SEN 1
All PP and Services Child 21 Looked After Child 2

 

How will the school use this Pupil Premium funding?

During the school year, this funding will be used to provide children with the following:

  • Fund for a Well-being Teaching Assistant to support children with emotional and social barriers
  • Access to extra curriculum clubs/ theatre visits/other school events for Pupil premium children
  • Staff training to support behaviour management and learning support interventions
  • 1:1 or small group support with a teaching assistant both in class and out of class
  • Appropriate interventions introduced to improve English/Maths skills where needed
  • Resources to support learning at home

How will the school use the Services Premium funding?

  • Fund a Well-being Teaching Assistant to support children with emotional and social barriers
  • Staff training on supporting Services Families in schools
  • Access for parents to Coffee Mornings, led by the Well-being TA, to provide extended support to families
  • Support towards funding extra curriculum clubs/ theatre visits/other school events
  • 1:1 support from a TA when families are moving into and out of the area or parents are being deployed

The Pupil Premium Lead regularly reports to Governors on the interventions in place and the impact they have on learning, using the Pupil Premium funding.

The latest report, can be found following this link:

Pupil Premium Strategy October 2016

Pupil Premium factsheet Final

Free School Meal Application Form 2014 to 2015