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Pupil Premium Funding Report - September 2018 Report Pending Publication

Updated September 2017

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  Funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years, or who have been in care (Looked After) for 6 months or longer.  A premium has also been introducted for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 

 

Who is Eligible for Pupil Premium?

Pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding include those who come from families where parents / carers receive the following benefits:

  • Employment and support allowance (income related);
  • Income Support;
  • Job Seekers allowance (income based);
  • Chil Tax Credit, provided that you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income does not exceed £16,190.00;
  • Pupils whose parents / carers are in the armed forces or receiving an armed forces pension.

Common barriers for disadvantaged pupils can be:

  • Less support at home;
  • Weak language and communication skills;
  • lack of confidence;
  • Frequent behaviour difficulties;
  • Attendance and punctuality issues.

There may also be complex family situations that prevent pupils from flourishing.  The challenges are varied and there is no 'one size fits all'.

Our key objective in using Pupil Premium funding is to narrow the gap between pupil groups.

As a school, we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make progress.  Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.  For pupils who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age-related expectations or above as they move through the school. 

We have analysed our data and have made use of research on good practice in using Pupil Premium funding.  

Use of Pupil Premium Grant at Greenvale

 

At Greenvale Infant and Nursery School, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.

In making provision for socially disacvantaged pupils, we recognise that now all pupils who receive FSM will be socailly disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM.  We reserve the right to allocate Pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils that they school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individual pupils.  Limited funding and resources means that now all children receiving FSM will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

 

Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015 - 2016

In 2016 - 2017 the level of funding was:

£1320 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM.

In 2016 - 2017, Greenvale Infant & Nursery School received a total of £148,140 for Pupil Premium funding.  Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils.

In 2016 - 2017, the Pupil Premium Grant was used to support:

  • Qualified teacher support for targeted pupils
  • Small group literacy and maths intervention programmes delivered by trained Teaching Assistants.
  • Regular input from a speech and language therapist to assess children and devise programmes for school staff to deliver.
  • Supplementing curriculum enrichment, after school clubs and breakfast club.
  • Family learning programmes to increase parental engagement.

Who Decides How Pupil Premium Funding is Spent?

As a school, we believe that every pupil has the opportunity to succeed (academically, socially and emotionally), irrespective of their financial background.  We believe that all pupils should achieve and experience personal success.  We endeavour to use Pupil Premium funding to close the attainment gap.  The schools' priorities are raising standards in Reading, Writing and Maths across all groups of learners including those eligible for Pupil Premium as set out in the School Development Plan approved by the Governing Body.  

The Governing Body at Greenvale Infant and Nursery School has agreed to spend Pupil Premium funding on projects and initiatives on groups and individual pupils where the significant numbers of pupils in the group are eligible for Pupil Premium. 

Within school we have a Pupil Premium Champion and an appointed Governor who oversee and monitor how Pupil Premium funding is spent.  

 

Aims

  • To accelerate the progress and raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils;
  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers;
  • To address any underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding and others;
  • To ensure the additional funding reaches pupils who need it the most. 

In 2016 - 2017 Pupil Premium funding was spent broadly across the four categories of;

  1. Emotional well-being of pupils;
  2. Enhancing life experiences of pupils;
  3. Closing the attainment gap of pupils;
  4. Working with families. 

Key Stage 1, Year 1 Performance Results - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Achieving Above National Standard (Mastery) Whole Cohort 16% 7% 8%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 14% 4% 7%
         
Achieving National Standard Whole Cohort 72% 66% 82%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 57% 65% 71%
         
Working Towards National Standard Whole Cohort 8% 3% 2%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 11% 4% 4%
         
Achieving Below National Standard Whole Cohort 20% 28% 25%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 29% 32% 25%

Key Stage 1, Year 2 Performance Results - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Achieving Above National Standard (Mastery) Whole Cohort 20% 20% 24%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 9% 9% 15%
         
Achieving National Standard Whole Cohort 71% 69% 79%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 67% 64% 79%
         
Working Towards National Standard Whole Cohort 7% - 7%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 9% - 6%
         
Achieving Below National Standard Whole Cohort 22% 31% 15%
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 24% 36% 15%

Key Stage 1, Year 1 Progress from EYFS Baseline Results - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Year 1 Whole Cohort 13.75 steps 13.74 steps 13.53 steps
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 13.04 steps 13.58 steps 13.54 steps

Key Stage 1, Year 1 Progress from Year 1 Baseline - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Year 1 Whole Cohort 8.02 steps 8.10 steps 8.27 steps
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 7.79 steps 8.04 steps 8.18 steps

Key Stage 1, Year 2 Progress from EYFS Baseline Results - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Year 2 Whole Cohort 19.61 steps 19.30 steps 19.52 steps
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 19.37 steps 19.00 steps 19.48 steps

Key Stage 1, Year 2 Progress from Year 1 Baseline - July 2017

    Reading Writing Maths
Year 2 Whole Cohort 13.10 steps 13.06 steps 13.48 steps
Pupil Premium Eligible Pupils 12.78 steps 12.75 steps 13.22 steps

The plans for Pupil Premium expenditure remains the same as previously, with a specific focus on targeting those with Special Educational Needs (SEN). 
We will also need to maintain the focus on increasing the percentages of disadvantaged pupils achieving National Standard and above. 

Please click on the document icon below to read the full Pupil Premium Funding Report for 2017

 

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