Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding, to help schools close the gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

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.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children who have ever been registered for FSM,  children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. There is also a service premium for children whose parents are in the armed forces.

All infants are now eligible for a free school meal so we will be asking parents to fill in a form to show that they are in receipt of certain benefits. Then the school can apply for Pupil Premium funds.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

In 2017-2018 our school pupil premium funding is £52,280

Barriers to learning for the group of eligible pupils mean that these pupils may need additional support with the following; speech and language development, social and emotional development and maths skills. We also recognise the importance of working with families of eligible pupils, who may require additional support, which is why we provide family support plans and family Thrive.

In 2017-18 we will be spending our pupil premium funding on strategies to help eligible pupils overcoming these barriers to learning. These strategies include funding towards staffing costs to organise and run interventions and small group work throughout the year, funding for the Benjamin Foundation counselling service and Thrive support on a daily basis for both pupils and their families. The table below outlines in more detail how we expect to spend the pupil premium funding, the expected impact and how the impact will be measured.

The school will next review the pupil premium strategy in September 2018.

The Education Endowment Foundation evidence refers to evidence based strategies suggested by the Sutton Trust, along with the average expected impact.

 

Funding will be used for….. Anticipated cost Education Endowment Foundation evidence Expected Impact
Staff costs to run various interventions and small group work throughout the year, including Thrive, Speech and Language support and small group tuition in Maths £38,084 Meta-cognition and Self-regulation (+8 months)

Oral Language interventions (+5 months)

One to one tuition (+5 months)

Early years intervention (+5 Months)

Social and emotional learning (+4 months)

Small group tuition (+4 months)

Behaviour interventions (+4 months)

The impact will be measured for each child participating in an intervention group using a range of appropriate tools e.g. Sandwell numeracy assessment - Children participating in small group maths tuition over a 3 month period, made between 2 and 8 months progress (children who made 2 months progress are also on the SEN register)

Children will have improved scores on the social and emotional aspects of their learning as measured using Thrive scores. Children will progress through the Thrive stages of being, thinking, power and identity and skills and structure. For those children not achieving their expected scores, the average increase is 60% over an 8 month period.

Children will have met their targets set by the speech and language therapist. Children will make progress in their speech and language that can be measured by the WellComm screening assessment.

All children in reception will take part in the WellComm screening so that appropriate intervention can take place as early as possible.

 

Benjamin Foundation Counselling £7350 Meta- cognition and self-regulation (+8 months)

Social and emotional learning (+4 months)

Behaviour interventions (+4 months)

Children will have the opportunity to participate in “Time for you” sessions with a counsellor. The counsellor will continue to work closely with families of children referred to the service. The service will have a positive impact on the children’s well-being.

 

Forces children £900 Children will have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 and small group interventions, where appropriate. This could be due to family deployment and the more than average frequency of moving schools. They have the opportunity to access Benjamin Foundation counselling and Thrive to meet their emotional needs as described above.

 

LAC funding £2540 Children will have the same opportunities of those not receiving pupil premium.

 

Free School Meals £7300 Children will have the same opportunities of those not receiving pupil premium.

 

Other- including money for uniform, trips, milk and cookery £600 N/A Children will have the same opportunities of those not receiving pupil premium.
Total £56,774

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 our school pupil premium funding is £48,420.

Barriers to learning for the group of eligible pupils mean that these pupils may need additional support with the following; speech and language development, social and emotional development and maths skills. We also recognise the importance of working with families. Some families of eligible pupils may require additional support, which is why we provide family support plans and Family Thrive courses.

In 2016-2017 we will be spending our pupil premium funding on strategies to help eligible pupils overcome these barriers to learning. These strategies include funding towards staffing costs to organise and run various interventions and small group work throughout the year, funding the delivery of 'Family Thrive' courses for parents and purchasing the Benjamin Foundation counselling service. The table below outlines in more detail how we expect to spend the pupil premium funding, the expected impact and how the impact will be measured.

The school will next review the pupil premium strategy by September 2017.

The Education Endowment Foundation evidence refers to evidence based strategies suggested by the Sutton Trust, along with the average expected impact.

Funding will be used for… Anticipated

Cost

Education Endowment Foundation evidence Expected Impact
Staff costs -  to organise and run various interventions and small group work throughout the year, including Thrive, Speech and Language support and small group tuition in maths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£38639

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Meta-cognition and self-regulation (+8 months)
  • Oral language interventions (+5 months)
  • One to one tuition (+5 months)
  • Early years intervention (+5 months)
  • Social and emotional learning (+4 months)
  • Small group tuition (+4 months)
  • Behaviour interventions (+4 months)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The impact will be measured for each child participating in an intervention group using a range of appropriate assessment tools e.g. Sandwell numeracy assessment. So far this academic year, children participating in small group maths tuition made an average of 10.4 months progress over a 4 month period.

Children will have improved scores on the social and emotional aspects of their learning as measured using Thrive scores. Children will progress through the Thrive stages of being, doing, thinking and power and identity. The average increase in these scores is 61% over an 8 month period.

Children will have met their targets set by the speech and language therapist. Children will make progress in their speech and language that can be measured by the WellComm screening assessment. All children in reception will take part in the WellComm screening assessment so that appropriate intervention can take place as early as possible.

Running 'Family Thrive' courses for parents - cost for training. £795
  • Meta-cognition and self-regulation (+8 months)
  • Social and emotional learning (+4 months)
  • Behaviour interventions (+4 months)
Parents will feel more confident supporting the social and emotional needs of their children which will have a positive impact on the child's well-being and their success at school.
Other – including money for uniform, summer clubs, trips, milk and cookery £1337

 

N/A

 

Children will have the same opportunities as those not receiving pupil premium.
Benjamin Foundation- Counselling £7892
  • Meta-cognition and self-regulation (+8 months)
  • Social and emotional learning (+4 months)
  • Behaviour interventions (+4 months)
Children will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Time for you’ sessions with a counsellor. The counsellor will continue to work closely with families of children referred to the service. The service will have a positive impact on the children's well-being.
Total anticipated spend: £48663

 

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