Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Funding – what is it?

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be disadvantaged. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils so they may reach their potential.

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from April 2012 is for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years. In addition, pupils who are “looked after” by the authority (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also entitled to the premium.

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their settings.

Further details of the funding we receive, and how we use it, can be found below.

Evaluation of the use of Pupil Premium funding at St Faith’s C.E. Primary School

Governors monitor the use of the Pupil Premium funding closely, as well as the outcomes for those children. There is no requirement to report online on the progress of individual children when the number is small. In publicly reporting on the use and impact of the pupil premium schools need to observe the Data Protection Act of 1998 to ensure that individuals or groups of individuals cannot be identified.

Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18:

The Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 is £4400 (£2800 PPG and £600 Service Grant)

Support provided Cost
Outside support agencies

 

£800
Additional teaching assistant hours for interventions, learning support  and pastoral support

                  

£3400
Lorraine Lee talks for Parents – Friendships, managing anger positively, positive parenting

 

 £200
 

Total

 

  £4400
   

Based on the needs of four children, this is how we have used the funding. The targeted support is planned to remove barriers to learning through pastoral support, specific reading programs, parental support and focused support in class  :

Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17:

The Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17 is £4400 (£2800 PPG and £600 Service Grant) Based on the needs of four children, this is how we have used the funding. The targeted support is planned to remove barriers to learning through pastoral support, specific reading programs, parental support and focused support in class  :

 

Support provided Cost
Outside support agencies

 

£800
Additional teaching assistant hours for interventions, learning support  and pastoral support

 

£2000
 Lorraine Lee talks for Parents – Friendships, managing anger positively, positive parenting

 

 £200
Lexia reading program

 

£1400
Total  £4400

 

Pupil Premium funding for 2015/16:

The Pupil Premium funding for 2015/16 is £7920 This is how we have used the funding:

 Support provided Cost
Full subsidies for school visits and trips  for free school meal children £200
Additional teaching assistant hours for interventions and learning support                    £4900
Ipads to support class teaching and programs  £970
SEN programmes  £1000
Drama therapy £850
Total £7920

There is no requirement to report online on the progress of individual children. In publicly reporting on the use and impact of the pupil premium schools need to observe the Data Protection Act of 1998 to ensure that individuals or groups of individuals cannot be identified.