Pupil Premium

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What is Pupil Premium?

Schools should be engines of social mobility. They should provide the knowledge, and the tools, to enable talented young people to overcome accidents of birth and an inheritance of disadvantage in order to enjoy greater opportunities’. (Department for Education).

It is for this reason that the Government have introduced the pupil premium which is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM), to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC – Looked After Child) and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

In 2013-2014 this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will rightly be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Some of these children may be accessing additional support such as special needs, behaviour, educational psychology, English as additional language, speech and language, or local support team / common assessment framework (CAF) hours as well as additional resources (both staff and physical) and extra-curricular opportunities paid for by school. Furthermore, some children who are not in the ‘premium’ group may be accessing similar support and using the resources which support the ‘premium’ pupils but which are good for all.

Pupil premium is used in some of the following ways at Scientia.

Physical resources:

– ICT hardware
– ICT software licences,
– Books (both pupil and teaching),
– Learning activities, (games, supportive resources etc.)
– Intervention packages
– Uniform

Specific intervention:

– Additional / specific targeted support / intervention time both within class and withdrawal of individuals and group (i.e. Reading recovery, Read Write Inc literacy support and a variety of numeracy interventions).
– One-to-one tuition for children in literacy and numeracy.
– Support from the SENSS team, Educational psychology, behaviour support, LST, SALT and CAF

Extra-curricular and subsidy

– Engaging curriculum development and additional learning opportunities
– Costs of educational visits.
– Uniform

Miscellaneous

– Attendance support
– Transport
– Breakfast club
– Staff training

Pupil Premium Grant Spending Report to Parents September 2016

REVIEW OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016  
NUMBER OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE TO BENEFIT FROM PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING DURING 2015/2016 39
LEVEL OF PUPIL PREMIUM PER PUPIL £1320
TOTAL FUNDING RECEIVED £59,235 (For Academic Year 2015/2016)
OBJECTIVES

·        The pupil premium will be used to provide additional education support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement of these pupils.

 

·        The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

 

·        As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium and others.

·        We will ensure that additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING BREAKDOWN BRIEF DETAILS AMOUNT SPENT
READ WRITE INC. Read Write Inc. Coordinator to support Pupil Premium children in Year 1 and 2 £6,000
SEN SPECIALIST SEN Specialist to provide additional support for Pupil Premium children £4,800
SPEECH & LANGUAGE Support for Pupil Premium children to narrow the gap £4,920
SMALLER CLASS SIZES IN      YEAR 1 & 2 The funding enables pupils to benefit from a smaller pupil teacher ratio, enabling more time to be spent per pupil (Year 2 highest % of Pupil Premium). £29,898
TEACHING ASSISTANTS Extending children’s learning in class £2,748
FAMILY LIASON OFFICER 2 days per week supporting families with parenting and housing needs £8,436
SCHOOL LIFE Subsidised/free places at Breakfast & After School Clubs £1,510
ENRICHMENT Activity Clubs

Theatre & Educational Visits

Uniform

Stationary Packs

£533.00
MUSIC All pupils have music lessons once a week £390.00
TOTAL SPEND £59,235.00
ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS RECEIVING PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

 

EYFS

12 children (with data) in the cohort were in receipt of additional pupil premium funding. This was 20% of the cohort.

9 pupils made a Good Level of Development by achieving the first 12 ELGs. That is 75% of the FSM group. 77% of all pupils got the GLD

 

YEAR 1

8 children (with data) in the cohort were in receipt of additional pupil premium funding. This represents 13% of the year 1 cohort.

63% Pupil Premium children achieved the expected phonics threshold.

A total of 83% of year 1 achieved the expected threshold.

 

YEAR 2
Reading Writing Maths
73% of all pupils achieved the expected standard 73% of all pupils achieved the expected standard 76% of all pupils achieved the expected standard
56% of pupils in receipt of PPG achieved the expected standard 56% of pupils in receipt of PPG achieved the expected standard 63% of pupils in receipt of PPG achieved the expected standard
REVIEW OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017  
NUMBER OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE TO BENEFIT FROM PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING DURING 2016/2017 51
LEVEL OF PUPIL PREMIUM PER PUPIL £1320
TOTAL FUNDING RECEIVED £67,320 (For Academic Year 2016/2017)
OBJECTIVES

·        The pupil premium will be used to provide additional education support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement of these pupils.

 

·        The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

 

·        As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium and others.

·        We will ensure that additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING BREAKDOWN BRIEF DETAILS AMOUNT PLANNED TO BE SPENT
TEACHING ASSISTANTS Appoint teaching assistants and apprentices to support PP children to narrow the gap. £22,839
PUPIL PREMIUM TEACHER To support groups of pupil

premium pupils in accelerated

learning programme

£37,000
FAMILY LIASON OFFICER 2 days per week supporting families with parenting and housing needs £4,800
SCHOOL LIFE Subsidised/free places at Breakfast & After School Clubs £1,000
MUSIC All pupils have music lessons once a week £1,681
TOTAL SPEND £67,320.00

Measuring Impact

In order to effectively measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Scientia Academy, there are a number of analyses completed. We monitor the impact of support by analysing attainment and progress of Pupil Premium pupils and comparing them to other pupil groups to see if differences in attainment and progress are minimised. In addition, we also measure improvements in participation in activities and clubs, attendance, confidence, behaviour and reductions in exclusions.

The next date for measuring impact is July 2017