Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Income – £2640 2016/17

Rationale

Slingsby CP School recognises that all pupils, regardless of their background,  should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Government research has demonstrates that these children underachieve compared to their peers.

The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School meals. Looked after or the children of armed service personnel are also eligible for this increased funding.

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The pupil premium is funding in addition to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who may need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The funding is allocated to schools per FSM pupil.

Principles

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, Looked After Children and Service children.

From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

The main principle is to close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupils at risk of underachieving are identified early and effective support and intervention is provided for those pupils.

Key facts

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces.

The level of the premium in 2015-2016 was £1300 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) based on the January 2015 Census and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.

Since September 2012, eligibility for the Pupil Premium has been extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

 

At Slingsby the PP money has been distributed in a number of ways:

Provision Expected Outcome for

Pupil Premium Cohort

Evaluation and Impact
Purchase of High interest, Lower ability reading books New book stock rekindles interest in reading for pupils who are reluctant readers – greater percentage of pupils are reading for pleasure All PP pupils have access to and are using the new books

 

Purchase of Maths Resources – Sumdog To raise standards in maths throughout school.

 

Sumdog has been introduced into every classroom as a manipulative resource to support the teaching of maths.

Sumdog provides a strong visual element to the teaching of maths which can also be carried out at home with parents..

Maths standards remain a high priority on the School Development Plan.

Early indicators are that standards are rising in EYFS and KS1 – this will feed through into End of KS2 attainment

Development of the EYFS Outdoor area – resources and equipment To enhance the current continuous provision in EYFS, providing further opportunities for PP to develop PE and problem solving in all ELG areas. Children have already been observed to be accessing a wider range of learning opportunities in the Outdoor area of EYFS.  More space and specific resources support the needs of PPs.
Lego workshops Lego  themed workshops to promote thinking skills and collaboration with peers to provide the inspiration for follow-up work in the classroom. For disadvantaged pupils, who may not have access to such opportunities, the impact of these workshops is very positive, encouraging social skills and problem solving skills.
Breakfast Club/After School Club/

Extra- Curricular Activities

To make extra-curricular activities available to those who for financial reasons are not able to access them.  To enhance learning and social opportunities. To ensure that all children may access the extra-curricular provision regardless of cost. There has been a 100% increase of PP children attending clubs.
Educational Visits Fund educational visits for those disadvantaged pupils who would be otherwise unable to attend. This funding has ensured that our Educational Visits approach is fully inclusive and impacts positively on every child with or without disadvantage

Pupil Premium children attainment compared to non-pupil premium.

At ARE expectation Autumn 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
Y4 Non PP Y4 PP

1 pupil

Y5 Non PP Y5 PP

1 pupil

Y4 Non PP Y4 PP

1 pupil

Y5 Non PP Y5 PP

1 pupil

Y4 Non PP Y4 PP

1 pupil

Y5 Non PP Y5 PP

1 pupil

Reading 90% 100% 71% 100% 90% 100% 86% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Writing 70% 100% 71% 100% 80% 100% 85% 100% 90% 100% 100% 100%
Maths 80% 100% 57% 0% 90% 100% 57% 0% 100% 100% 87% 100%