Pupil Premium

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PUPIL PREMIUM

The Pupil Premium is allocated to:

  • children who are known to be eligible for free school meals, including those who have received free school meals in the last 6 years,
  • Children of service personnel
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is provided to help address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families Details are also included in the performance tables to capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

From September 2015 to September 2016 the Pupil Premium allocated to St Peter’s and Clifton School was £98,260

A significant proportion of the pupil premium funding, approximately 75% has been directed towards the provision of teaching assistants, across the school to support individual needs and to deliver a range of interventions throughout all year groups which are largely focused on lifting attainment in literacy and maths. All interventions are time limited and provided both in and outside the normal school day. Children accessing these are monitored; their progress is tracked and the impact of additional help evaluated at the end. Alongside this, the additional adult pupil ratios enable teachers to better target support to different ability groups, both within classes of younger children and within the mixed age range classes in the juniors.

In addition to teaching assistants the school used Pupil Premium money to contribute towards the cost of providing extra teacher hours (16%). This included the provision of a part-time teacher in mornings for Y5/6 classes which allowed these classes to have a lower teacher adult ratio and enabled children to be set for mathematics. Additional teacher hours were also provided one day each week for Y3/4 classes and between January and May for one day a week for Y2 classes to run booster groups. A proportion of the additional income also enabled the teacher pupil ratio in our reception classes to be reduced.

10 one hour one to one sessions were provided after school for some Y6 pupils in the weeks leading up to the end of key stage tests and booster sessions also held before school for all Y6 children in turn. Again Pupil Premium money (1%) contributed in part to meeting the costs of these.

Spending on new resources has accounted for another 4% of the pupil premium money. This included the purchase of a software licences for Mathletics to support understanding and proficiency in mathematics. We were also able to purchase additional I-pads so that children could more easily access to support programs.

The remaining money was used to ensure all the children had access to the wider opportunities and enrichment activities we believe are important for all our children. These included attendance at some after school clubs, visits out of school to museums and other places of interest and the cost of visitors to school. Money was also used to support the cost of the two residential visits made by pupils in Year 4 and Year 6 which includes the provision of appropriate clothing and footwear.

Outline of Income and Expenditure for the Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

Additional Teacher Costs

£ 15,910

16%

One to One support

£750

1%

Additional Teaching Assistant Costs

£ 74,940

76%

Resources

£ 3,660

4%

Trips, after school clubs and enrichment

£ 3,000

3%

TOTAL INCOME: £98,260

TOTAL EXPENDITURE: £ 98,260

100%

Analysis of Pupil Attainment Data for 2015-16

  • Increased staffing levels and interventions have contributed towards continued improvements in foundation stage results
  • In KS1 good progress from foundation stage has been made and overall results have again improved, and are above those nationally. Monitoring has confirmed interventions have had an impact upon the children’s progress. Progress of both disadvantaged and other pupils has been good and the gap between those attracting the pupil premium and the rest of the children is broadly similar to that nationally.
  • In KS2 monitoring in each year group again confirms interventions have had a positive impact upon the children’s progress. Overall end of key stage assessments were, far better than those nationally and progress, including that made by pupil premium children, met or, for over half of these children, exceeded expectations.

Projected use of Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017

The schools’ projected allocation for the Pupil Premium in the coming year is anticipated as being £103,000

During the year 2016 – 2017 many of the strategies previously used to support disadvantaged children will be applied again including supporting children with additional adult help to better facilitate the delivery of specific interventions or enable teachers to plan for and target different ability groups within classes. Money will continue to be used to provide additional tuition before the start of, or at the end of the school day. Pupil Premium will also contribute towards the cost of providing additional teacher support through the school including a part time member of staff in Y5/6. Continued financing of software licences such as Lexia and Matheltics, which have contributed to improved progress and attainment will be maintained and at least a similar percentage of funding as last year will be made available for the purchase of resources where appropriate. This may be increased to allow additional the purchase reading books and maths resources. Lastly a similar proportion of funding will be used to ensure all children can fully participate in enrichment activities such as residential visits.