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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Grant?(PPG)     Kentisbeare C of E Primary

The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils from low income families; children in care (or ceased to be in care due to adoption) and the children of armed service personnel. 

Why was PPG introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Department for Education urges schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools were required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

 

How much PPG was allocated for 2018-2019?

The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£935

Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,300

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

£2,300

 

Service children

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

 

 

Allocated funds for 2018-2019 - £30,360 (23 pupil premium with 10 children currently on FSM)

Initiative

No. of Learners

Cost

Planned Impact

Use achievement data frequently to check whether interventions or techniques are working and make adjustments accordingly

 

For all learners

 

Release time for tracking meetings

£2,600

An ethos of attainment for all pupils - high aspirations and expectations for all.

Data tracking that identifies the gaps – used rigorously across the whole school and identifies underachieving pupils. All children to make good or better progress- narrow the gap.

Identify the main barriers to learning for disadvantaged pupils

Use evidence (especially the Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit) to decide on which strategies are likely to be most effective in overcoming the barriers to learning of disadvantaged pupils. Senior Leadership team to explore the High-impact, low-cost strategies include the following seven strands: Feedback ,Meta-cognition, Mastery learningReading comprehension, Collaborative learning ,Oral language interventions  and Peer tutoring

For all learners

 

Release time for SLT meetings

£2,600

 

£3,500 towards CPD

Identifying effective strategies which will have the biggest impact. On how much progress learners make over the 12 month period.

 

The Senior leadership Team (SLT) will asses those strategies identified by the EEF as the most successful approaches. SLT will introduce them to teaching and Learning support staff over the year and with particular intervention groups when considered relevant.

Deploy the best staff to support disadvantaged pupils.

Look at the effective deployment of the Learning Support staff.

 

For all learners

Training as above

Developing the skills of existing teachers and Learning Support Assistants.

Developing an ethos of attainment for all pupils - high aspirations and expectations for all.

An unerring focus on high quality teaching for all our learners.

Small groups for:

lower attaining pupils and those falling behind,

and to ensure effective progress or teach challenging concepts

more able pupils.

16

 

2 LSA staff

£7,421

LSA support

Make accelerated progress in core subjects

When a pupil’s progress slows, put interventions in place rapidly

 

Provide full range of educational experiences- support is given to ensure all pupils have access to broad educational experiences such as residential and day trips, musical instrument tuition, sports clubs and events.

 

16

£4,000

Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences

All children provided the opportunity to develop new skills and pursue interests with some success.

All pupil premium children encouraged to attend breakfast club

 

16

£2,600

The EEF states that most recent trials have shown that a nutritious meal before school can boost pupils reading, writing and maths results equivalent of 2 months progress over the course of a year.

Weekly sessions with school counsellor

6

£3,639

Promote emotional wellbeing and build confidence

Opportunities to see ‘school listener’

Small friendship groups rum throughout the year when necessary

All learners

£1,000

Developing friendship skills e.g.  how to be a good friend, strategies for dealing with conflict and building resilience.

Whole school participating in ReflectEd Metacogition – Year 2 of study (Education Endowment Foundation funded)- Embedding metacognitive concepts.

 

Whole school

 

 

 

Funded

 

 

Tablets

£3,000

Programme aimed to develop childrens’ metacognitive skills, their ability to monitor and manage their own learning by teaching specific learning strategies and encouraging pupil reflection. By the end of academic year anticipate improved academic outcomes for focus groups.

 

How will the impact of pupil premium be evaluated at Kentisbeare C of E Primary?

During the academic year 2018- 2019, we will continue to monitor the progress of the pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium through analysis of their teacher assessments each term. This will inform decisions about interventions and future provision.  

In addition, information from lesson observations, children’s books and pupil and parent feedback will form key parts of the evaluation process.

Overview for Academic Year 2017-2018

Allocated funds for 2017-2018 - £29,040 (22 pupil premium with 6 children currently on FSM)

Initiative

No. of Learners

Cost

Planned Impact

End of year review

Use achievement data frequently to check whether interventions or techniques are working and make adjustments accordingly

For all learners

Release time for tracking meetings

£2,600

Data tracking that identifies the gaps – used rigorously across the whole school and identifies underachieving pupils. All children to make good or better progress- narrow the gap.

SLT Frequently monitored the progress of every disadvantaged pupil to ensure progress and interventions in place where necessary. 70% of pupil premium pupils are on track to meet targets set in maths and reading.

 

Additional phonics with Learning Support Assistant- 3 weekly sessions

Small group tuition 6

£6,000

To support phonics and literacy development Improve basic skills

Improved attitudes to learning

50% pupils made good progress from their starting points.

Enabling pupils to attend residentials, school trips and after school clubs

16

£3,200

Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences

All children provided the opportunity to be included in all activities on offer.

Small group tuition for

lower attaining pupils and those falling behind

and to ensure effective progress or teach challenging concepts

16

£6,500

Make accelerated progress in core subjects

70% of the group were assessed on track to meet age related expectation in maths and reading.

62% are on track to meet Age Related Expectation in writing, although this will continue to be an area of improvement next year.

The majority of pupils are making good or better progress from their starting points.

Celebration of achievements time with Learning Support Assistant

Groups time 6

£3,000

Children who are middle-higher attainers- quality sharing time to discuss successes of the week and aspects of school life. Each child has own celebration book.

Beneficial to the children developing confidence in talking about their successes and sharing ideas, likes, dislikes and anxieties.

Weekly sessions with school counsellor

6

£3,000

Promote emotional wellbeing and build confidence.

This has supported our pupils with any worries from home and school. It has also successfully increased confidence and increasingly developed social skills e.g. the ability to listen, follow directions and refrain from speaking, showing empathy, dealing with their emotions and problem solving.

Contribution towards cost of musical instrument tuition

5

£1,740

All children provided the opportunity to develop new skills and pursue interests with some success.

80% of pupils continued lessons throughout the year and intend to take up again next year. Particularly popular drums and brass tuition.

Whole school participating in ReflectEd Metacogition – 2  year study (Education Endowment Foundation funded)

Whole school

Funded

Cost of tablets for reflections

£3,000

Programme aimed to develop children’s metacognitive skills, their ability to monitor and manage their own learning by teaching specific learning strategies and encouraging pupil reflection.

End of first year of study – all children responding well and reflections have become more detailed over the year. Improving metacognitive skills powerful way to improve academic outcomes -

 

School statement Summary on Pupil Premium

  • Kentisbeare C of E Primary School is firmly committed to targeting PPG expenditure to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Free School Meals are available to any full-time pupil who is still at school and eligible. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:  

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs 

Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.   If you feel you are entitled to Free School Meals, you can apply online at https://oneonline.devon.gov.uk/CCSCitizenPortal_live   . If you need help in using this service, please contact the School Office.

How can parents contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium Scheme?

If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximize the support we can provide. 

Parental support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice with supporting your child, please contact Tracey Hailey, Executive Head of the Culm Valley Federation.
 

 

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