Pupil Premium

pupil premium 2015

Pupil Premium projected spend and plans- 2014-2015

What is the pupil premium?

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it the most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”)

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after and the children of service personnel.

Accountability

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium.  They are held accountable for the decisions they make through;

The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.

  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
  • The reports for parents that schools have to publish onlineImpact of the pupil premium on student outcomes in 2013-2014
  • In 2013-2014 Cronton CE was allocated £23,000 and the spending focused on a wide range of areas, notably:
Item/ Project Objective Cost
Small group work with qualified teachers

 

To achieve consistent performance narrowing the gap £5000
1:1 tuition with qualified teachers Targetted tuition of FSM children £1000
Increased TA hours to enable a wide range of interventions To run a range of additional interventions to narrow the gap £15,500
Learning mentor hours

 

To address issues raised from the PASS survery.  To address concerns with the wider well being of particular FSM children £1700
Contribution to school trips and residentials

 

To provide a team building/ social opportunity £1000
Inset/ training for staff To develop the skills of staff to deliver Quality First teaching and high quality interventions £3800

The gap between students eligible for FSM widened in KS1 in 2014.  This was however, a cohort issue and it is expected to narrow significantly again this year. In KS2, the gap narrowed in all subjects except GPS, where it widened.

KS1 (APS) 2012 2013 2014
All subjects -1.1 -0.7 -3.1
Reading -1.6 0.2 -5.0
Writing -0.2 1.5 -2.6
Maths -1.4 0.5 -1.7

 

KS2 (APS) 2012 2013 2014
All subjects 0.4 0.3
Reading 1.8 -1.5
Writing -1.3 0.8
Maths 0.5 0.8
Grammar, Punctuation and spelling 0.2 -1.2

How much did Cronton CE receive this financial year?

For the current financial year each eligible “Ever 6 FSM” student received £1300.  Looked after children will receive an additional £600 on top of this amount following agreement from the Local Authority.

Total income- £20,800

Reserved income (subject to agreement from LA)- £1800

Closing the gap- which students?

Pupil premium funding is designed to tackle disadvantage and should reach the children who need it the most.  Currently the funding is assigned to schools by considering FSM numbers and Cronton CE is committed to supporting this student group.  However, in certain cohorts, there are additional groups of students that may have significant gaps in their attainment compared to their peers.  Cronton CE will justifiably also support these students in order to close the achievement gap and afford them the best chances of progression and future success.

Spending the pupil premium

Inevitably much of the income received as pupil premium must be used to maintain our most valuable resource, the staff.  It will ensure that staff members are able to continue and introduce certain programs and interventions.  This will include;

  • Daily reading for all FSM children in each class
  • Gill Gaskin will continue to support several of our FSM children in her role as learning mentor through individual and group support.
  • Mrs Hill, Mrs Myler, Mrs Allison and Mrs Moss will use their additional afternoon hours to run several interventions including SRP, Project X, Every Child Counts, RM maths and additional literacy and numeracy support
  • Mrs Soni, Mrs Thompson, Miss Wilson and Miss Carroll will use their TA hours to support through additional literacy and numeracy support including phonics groups, writing groups and maths groups. 
  • The estimated spend for pupil premium will be;
  • Project spend
Item/ Project Objective Cost
Small group work with qualified teachers

 

To achieve consistent performance narrowing the gap £2000
1:1 tuition with qualified teachers Targeted tuition of FSM children £2500
Increased TA hours to enable a wide range of interventions To run a range of additional interventions to narrow the gap £15,500
Learning mentor hours

 

To address issues raised from the PASS survery.  To address concerns with the wider well being of particular FSM children £1500
Contribution to school trips and residentials

 

To provide a team building/ social opportunity £500
Inset/ training for staff To develop the skills of staff to deliver Quality First teaching and high quality interventions £1500

These estimates are broad guidelines and there may be some adjustment between projects

We have children eligible for pupil premium.

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In 2011-2012 the school received £2982

Money was spent on:

·Additional teaching assistant time so that all classes have some additional support, there can be targeted feedback, small group support and daily 1:1 interventions for maths (Plus 1 , power of 2) and Literacy (toe by toe and reading)

·Some part funding for school trips and residentials

·1:1 tuition 10 hours per pupil

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