Pupil Premium Policy 2013

Pupil Premium

Why has the government introduced pupil premium?

Pupil premium is additional to main school funding and the government feels that this is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and is targeted towards the pupils that need it most.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how it is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

 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 and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Total funding will increase from £625m in 2011-12 to £1.25bn in 2012-13.

The level of the pupil premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for FSM and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. It later increased to £600 per pupil in 2012-13.

The government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2013-14 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years and the allocated amount was £900 per pupil.

In 2014 Pupil Premium amounts have increased to £1300 per pupil and £1900 for a Looked After Child.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Please find our 2016-17 Pupil Premium information here.

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Please find our 2015-16 Pupil Premium information here.

Report on disadvantaged spending 2015-16

Our 2015-16 Pupil Premium review can be found here.

Pupil Premium 2014-15

Our 2014-15 Pupil Premium information can be found here.

 

2013/14

This year Prenton has received £73,328.

The percentage of children entitled to Free School Meals is 11%.

The pupil premium money for 2013/14 (financial year) was spent in the following ways:

  • Purchase of support from Pressure Point.
  • Purchase of additional Speech and Language provision to support pupils causing concern, through a cluster arrangement with a number of local schools.
  • Money was spent in order to enable the attendance of key members of staff at multi agency meetings.
  • The cost of residential trips and other school trips and clubs for children in receipt of FSM was subsidised when appropriate.
  • Member of staff deployed within Year 6 to enable smaller group provision to support children’s learning across 3 targeted groups.
  • Enhanced transition packages for some pupils from Year 6 to Year 7.
  • Funding for additional teaching assistant support for 1:1 and group work to enable children to maintain good progress or catch up.
  • Release our maths co-ordinators to work with children and families of children in Year 4. Practical homework packs have been demonstrated and provided to children to help with homework.
  • Funding for a teaching assistant to deliver a lunch club in KS1 three times a week.
  • Additional teacher support for some Year 1 and 2 children regarding the phonics screening check.
  • Provided additional reading assessment support for parents in KS1 from a reading recovery teacher.
  • Provision of additional help and support from Orrets Meadow outreach and the release of a teaching assistant to deliver consecutive 1:1 sessions to follow up.
  • Additional non-contact time for the SENCO.
  • Health Eating after school session with the Fun Food Chef.
  • Additional time purchased from the Educational Psychologist.
  • Additional SENAAT support.
  • Purchase of PE Kits for some children.
  • Opportunities to develop drama skills in KS1.
  • Funding for breakfast for some pupils as and when required.
  • Purchase of equal opportunities resources.
  • Subsidised music lessons for pupil premium children when necessary.

What was the impact of Pupil Premium last year?

Prenton Primary School carries out regular assessments tracking pupil attainment and progress. Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are assessed at the end of the key stage which is measured against other schools locally and nationally. This information is used to monitor and evaluate the impact of the pupil premium allocation and school funding.

If a child participates in an intervention programme progress is measured from the beginning of that programme and again at the end. Parents are kept informed about the progress of their child each term through parents’ evenings and an annual report. Any parent who would like additional information or who have concerns about their child’s progress may make an appointment to see the class teacher outside these formal meetings.

The Senco also meets with parents on a regular basis where necessary. Parents/carers daily support with homework is extremely important and can make a great difference to a child’s learning. Parent workshops are held on a regular basis to support parents with their child at home. Year 5 and year 6 children have the opportunity to attend a homework club to support their learning.

If you are not sure if your child is entitled to Free School Meals please contact Mrs Pownall in the school office. Entitlement to Free School Meals provides additional funding for the school which in turn enables us to provide support.

 Overview of the school 2013/14

 Total number of pupils on roll: 391

% of pupil premium children = 20.9%

% FSM children = 12.2%

% of Looked After Children= 1%

% of Armed Forces Children= 1%

Year 1

Overview

Pupil Premium = 10%

FSM = 6.7%

 

There is no significant difference in progress for all pupils including pupil premium and FSM. There is a slight difference in maths and more in writing. We will be using our support teacher to deliver focussed sessions.

Year 2

Overview

Pupil Premium = 23.3%

FSM = 10%

For all groups there is no significant difference in progress and attainment for pupil premium for FSM when compared against all pupils’ data.

 

Year 3

Overview

Pupil Premium = 22.4%

FSM = 8.2%

There is no significant difference in progress for FSM and Pupil Premium children in all areas. Attainment for FSM/Pupil Premium children will be addressed through intervention and support programmes.

 

Year 4

Overview

Pupil Premium = 23.3%

FSM = 15%

 

In year 4 there is no significant difference in attainment and progress between Pupil premium and non-pupil premium children. The Power of Reading is a school priority for the school year 2014-15.

 

Year 5

Overview

Pupil Premium = 19.2%

FSM = 9.6%

FSM pupil attainment for reading and maths is on track for the expected level at the end of KS2. Pupil Premium children will be targeted through homework club and extra support throughout the school day. Booster groups will be used next year in Year 6 to narrow the gap for those pupils.

 

 

Year 6

Overview

Pupil Premium = 32.7%

FSM = 10.2%

In Year 6 there is not significant difference in progress between attainment of children entitled to pupil premium and those not entitled to the funding. Overall progress from key stage 1 to key stage 2 is above expectations (12 points) for all children.

The impact of additional teaching support in year 6 can be clearly seen. Attainment and progress for all pupils was very good. Attainment for Pupil Premium children was very good. Children whose attainment was lower in maths were also our SEN children.


2014 – 15

This year Prenton Primary had received £108,200.

The percentage of children entitled to Free School Meals is 11%.

The pupil premium money for 2014/15 (financial year) will be spent in the following ways:

  • Additional non – contact time for the SENCO.
  • Additional time purchased from the Educational Psychologist.
  • Additional SENAAT support.
  • Purchase of PE Kits for some children.
  • Funding for breakfast for some pupils as and when required.
  • Purchase of equal opportunities resources.
  • Subsidised music lessons for pupil premium children when necessary.
  • Purchase of support from Pressure Point.
  • Purchase of additional Speech and Language provision to support pupils causing concern, through a cluster arrangement with a number of local schools.
  • Money will be spent in order to enable the attendance of key members of staff at multi agency meetings.
  • The cost of residential trips and other school trips and clubs for children in receipt of FSM will be subsidised when appropriate.
  • Members of staff deployed within Year 6 to enable smaller group provision to support children’s learning across 3 targeted groups.
  • Enhanced transition packages for some pupils from Year 6 to Year 7.
  • Funding for additional teaching assistant support for 1:1 and group work to enable children to maintain good progress or catch up.
  • Funding for a teaching assistant to deliver a lunch club in KS1 three times a week.
  • Additional teacher support for some Year 1 and 2 children regarding the phonics screening check.
  • Providing additional reading assessment support for parents in KS1 from a reading recovery teacher.
  • Provision of additional help and support from Orrets Meadow outreach and the release of a teaching assistant to deliver consecutive 1:1 sessions to follow up.