Pupil Premium Grant 2015-2017

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided by the government to support children who are entitled to free school meals. The money also supports children who have been entitled to free school meals, at any time, in the previous 6 years. The funding is aimed at tackling underachievement and removing barriers to learning and progress. The allocation and spending of this money is carefully planned in conjunction with all staff and the Governing Board. The money is used in a variety of ways to support pupils academically and socially or emotionally. Some pupils who receive free school meals are not underachieving; these pupils are offered additional support to boost their progress even further. Children who are ‘looked after’ or adopted also receive additional funding, as do those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Due to the small number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, detailed information cannot be made public under the data protection act, to ensure that individual pupils cannot be identified.

In 2015-16 we received approximately £23,760 in pupil premium grant, based on 18 pupils eligible for funding.

How the fund was used from April 2015 to September 2016

Action

Personnel

Approximate expenditure

Positive Play Scheme for identified vulnerable pupils Trained workers x 4 £1,500
EYFS Physical Development to support writing through outdoor learning EYFS Teaching Assistant £3,500
KS1 innovative writing booster –Spy Club Teaching Assistant £500
KS1 Phonics boosters HLTA (Higher level TA) £2,500
KS1 More able boosters HLTA (Higher level TA)
Lower Key Stage 2- developing key skills and interventions in maths and reading Teaching Assistant £1,000
Upper key Stage 2 – learning support for daily English and maths focus groups Teaching Assistant £6,500
Year 6 small group booster lessons (after school) SATs preparation Qualified teachers x4 £2000
Upper Key Stage 2 – Fast-track daily reading Teaching Assistant £2,500
Upper Key Stage 2- Nurture support; individual and group Teaching Assistant £400
1:1 / 1:2 reading, handwriting and maths coaching Teaching Assistant and Qualified Teacher £1000
Support for all trips, visits, enrichment activities and clubs N/A £500
Support for Year 6 residential visit N/A £600
Pupil progress and attainment tracking SLT members of staff x 6 days per year supply cover £1200

What was the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant in 2015-16?

  • In EYFS the cohort achieved 78% good level of development –well above national outcomes; with supported pupils achieving ELGs in the majority of areas and exceeding in some areas.
  • In Key Stage 1 (Year 2) pupils supported achieved or exceeded expected level in maths and were working at or towards ARE in English reading and writing.
  • In Key Stage 2 (Year 6) pupils supported made good progress from Key Stage 1 but did not all meet the required new standard in all subjects.
  • Children who were supported through positive play and nurture gained in self-esteem and demonstrated improved confidence and resilience in their Boxall profiles.
  • All eligible pupils took part in every enrichment opportunity and were included in clubs and activities aimed at raising confidence and achievement e.g. Change4life, and mini-leaders.
  • All children supported through the Pupil Premium Grant were tracked individually with detailed information on progress and attainment.

In 2016-17 we will receive approximately £25,660 in pupil premium grant, based on 19 pupils being eligible for funding.

Plans for spending this are included in a detailed action plan-summarised below

Action

Personnel

Approximate expenditure

Positive Play Scheme for identified vulnerable pupils Trained workers x 3 £1,000
EYFS Physical Development interventions to support writing through outdoor learning EYFS Teaching Assistant £3,400
Year 1 specialist support for learning Teaching assistant £1,900
KS1 innovative writing booster –Spy Club Teaching Assistant £500
KS1 Phonics boosters HLTA (Higher level TA) £2,000
KS1 More able boosters HLTA (Higher level TA) See above
Lower Key Stage 2- developing key skills and interventions in maths and reading study support Teaching Assistant £1,500
Lower key Stage 2 –study support and

interventions /support for large classes

Teaching Assistant £1,500
Upper key Stage 2 – learning support for daily English and maths focus groups /split classes Teaching Assistant £5,300
Support group for Basic Skills development in Year 5 HLTA (Higher Level TA) £2000
Year 6 small group booster lessons (after school) SATs preparation Qualified teachers x4 £2000
Upper Key Stage 2 – fast-track daily reading Teaching Assistant £1,500
Upper Key Stage 2- Nurture support; individual and group Teaching Assistant £800
1:1 / 1:2 reading, handwriting maths coaching HLTA/Teaching Assistant and Qualified Teacher £800
Support for all trips, visits enrichment activities and clubs N/A £500
Support for Year 6 residential visit N/A £600
Pupil progress and attainment tracking SLT members of staff x 6 days per year supply cover £1320

If you think you may be eligible for ‘free school meals’, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office or follow the link to: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals