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Puil Premium Spending 2015-2016

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PUPIL PREMIUM

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING 2015-2016

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any time over the last six years. A smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children who have a family member in the armed services. There is also an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. 

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. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils whose circumstances make them eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Please see below for information regarding how this year’s pupils premium is being spent and the impact of this funding.

THIS YEAR’S PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING

* Pupil Premium Grant for 2015-16 was £136,449

*43% of our pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium funding which is well above the National Average of 26%

* The 2015-16 Pupil Premium Funding has been allocated to the following projects:

* Free and ambitious Educational Visits for every class and some school clubs to raise aspiration and launch new topics 

* Grants to assist with payment of Residential Trips

* Launching a programme of £1 books for very child with a £1 book fair 

* Continued and enhanced investment in good attendance with the introduction of class rewards and extra individual rewards

* Key enrichment programmes in Music and Drama

* Continued investment in the latest Information and Communication Technology and teaching

* Continued investment in materials to support the core Numicon and Read Write Inc schemes

* Large investment in CPD and Expert Teaching to support interactive Maths Methodology through school

* Intervention programmes  throughout school

* Investment in materials, computer apps and prizes to enhance the new school behaviour system

* Free Pencil cases and homework resources for every child

* Funding for extra teachers in Y5 and Y6 to use for 1:1 teaching, group work and/ streaming

* Part funding of counselling services

* Part funding of Daisy Chain sports coaching

 

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING IMPACT

OVERALL

The percentage of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding who make expected progress in all subjects from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two exceeds the National Average.

Our own data and individual case studies(which is available on request) also shows good, or better progress from their starting points for those who attended from Nursery through to Y6.

The Average Points Score for pupils who are entitled to PP funding in Reading and Writing has consistently risen over the last three years.

All gaps between our school’s PP pupils and other pupils nationally are at their lowest ever levels and all below 2.5 

EYFS

A recent review of EYFS provision (21/03/2016) stated that:

“Additional funding ensures that children make good progress and that the gap is closing as evidenced by data; last year 46% of children entitled to the Pupil premium funding achieved a good level of development (GLD) an increase of 33% on the previous two years