Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16

Dear Parents,

Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been during previous 6 years (Ever 6)
  • Looked After Children
  • Service (Armed Forces) Children

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between ‘disadvantaged children’ and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’.
All our staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.
We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors of the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress meetings.

It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher and Link Governor to report to Governors outlining:
The allocation of Funding
The provision that has been made
The impact of this Provision

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received 2015/16

Total number of pupils on roll
218 (excluding FS1 who are not eligible for pupil premium)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
46
Amount of PPG received per pupil
£1,320 per Free School Meal (Ever 6) Child
£1,900 per Looked After Child
£300 per Service Child
Total amount of PPG received from Stoke LA – 2015/16
£59,980
Anticipated additional funding from other LA 2015/16
£1,500
Overall Total PPG 2015/16
£61,480

2015/16 Provision:

Project
Planned Expenditure from Sept 2015:
Objectives
Intended Impact
Pupil Premium Champion/Teacher to raise attainment
£33,700
Reduce class sizes in Key Stage 2 and targeted interventions with Pupil Premium focus
 
Teaching to be tailored to the needs of the pupils, catering for different levels of support/ attention that they require. Lessons to move forward at a pace which suits the pupil’s needs, providing focused differentiated tasks.
Children’s rate of progress to accelerate and achievement to be higher.
To provide a varied range of enrichment opportunities
£10,000
Provide enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium pupils.
Pupils to have exposure to and immersion in a range of situations / activities / experiences in order to enrich the curriculum, enhance their love of learning and provide wider experiences beyond the classroom.
Beanstalk – Reading helpers annual charge
£550
Weekly targeted support with reading with Pupil Premium focus
1 to 1 time spent reading in a nurturing environment. Level of reading and questioning personalised to the child’s needs.
Development of confidence and attainment in reading and reading comprehension.
Provide all pupils with a book per term to keep as their own
£1,400
Ensure that each and every pupil has access to high quality text at home
Promotion of reading. Developing a love of books and of reading.
Develop a sense of ownership over their reading experiences.
Training/CPD
£330
Training to develop the role of the Pupil Premium Champion and other staff as necessary
A knowledgeable, well-researched staff led well by a champion who can offer advice and support to others.
Resources
£15,000
To improve learning and the learning environment
An environment which is well resourced will promote a love of learning and facilitate raised attainment.
Other support for specific needs
£500
Provision relating to need identified based on personal circumstances of individual Pupil Premium pupils
Personalised provision meeting the specific needs of individual pupils.