The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. Funding is allocated for every child who is registered for Free School Meals and children who are looked after by the Local Authority (CLA).
It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential through facilitating pupils’ access to education and the curriculum and providing additional teaching and learning opportunities and interventions. 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 responsibility.
The overarching aim for our Pupil Premium is to:
To enhance a culture and ethos of excellence in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident, independent and successful learners.
The priority focuses for our Pupil Premium are to:
Develop the use of additional or specialist support to improve overall provision.
Secure the progress of targeted learners.
Minimise the impact of barriers to learning.
This will involve;
Additional staff working alongside class teachers to enhance learning.
Consultants from a wide range of specialist backgrounds working alongside staff to model, support and improve the quality of teaching.
Targeted interventions and support to support all underachieving pupils to make good or better progress.
Deployment of Home school support officer to raise attendance and punctuality for particular pupils.
Tailored emotional and communication support for targeted individuals.
Individual objectives are set for provisions, which also include the following success criteria;
Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
Children will have specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time specific individual targets.
Having a whole-school approach, including effective parental pupil school support and engagement.
Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.
Key areas of focus;
To increase the quality of day to day teaching through increasing the % of outstanding teaching across the school, placing an additional non-class based teacher.
Increase the % of children who meet and exceed expected standard in Phonics.
Raise attainment in writing.
Increase the % of children exceeding expectations.
Embed the new curriculum.
Develop an effective system of assessment without levels.
Developing children as learners.
School Evaluation of Impact:
The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough, and so we can quickly identify any dips and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement.
A wide range of data is used – achievement data, pupils’ work, observations, learning walks, case studies, and staff, parent and pupil voice
Assessment Data is collected termly so that the impact of interventions can be monitored regularly
Assessments are closely moderated to ensure they are accurate
Teaching staff and support staff attend and contribute to pupil progress meetings each term and the identification of children is reviewed
Regular feedback about performance is given to children and parents
Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working
Case studies are used to evaluate the impact of pastoral interventions, such as on attendance and behaviour
A designated member of the SLT maintains an overview of pupil premium spending
A governor is given responsibility for pupil premium
We will use Raise Online, KS2 KS1, Phonics, EYFS and SMIF (Local education authority data summary) as well as whole school data (using School Pupil Tracker) to evaluate impact in terms of attainment and progress.