Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Government put forward an initiative entitled Pupil Premium that targets extra funding towards pupils from forces families, children in care and those children entitled to free school meals.

Our Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. 
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the 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 individuals.
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time. 

The range of provision the Governors may include:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TA's or external agencies.
  • The majority of our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations primarily in English and Maths. 
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children to exceed expectations at the end of KS1 or KS2.
  • The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium grant to address the issue of "narrowing the gap" for socially disadvantaged pupils. 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for 2015-2016 was £12,900

The PPG was targeted to:-

1. Provide additional TA support across the school

2. Resources for Year 6 SATS

3. Support residential visits and curriculum trips

4. Support spelling and grammar by purchasing a web-based package which is accessed both at home and at school

5. Assessment material and on going training 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016-2017 is :- £11,800

The Governors have targeted the PPG to :-

1. Provide additional TA support across the school

2. Raise the profile of reading, increasing reading skills

3. Provide access to Parent Support Advisor (PSA)

4. Provide 1:1

5. Specialist teaching to support the curriculum

6. Fund extra training of staff and teaching assistants to deliver maths interventions

7. Provide extra support for teaching assistants to deliver maths interventions

7. Provide extra support for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 

8. Provide extra resources for maths


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

1.   Summary information

School

Middleham C of E (VA) School

Academic Year

2016/17

Total PP budget

£11,880

 

 

Total number of pupils

40

Number of pupils eligible for PP

9

Date for next internal review of this strategy

SEPT 17

2.   Planned expenditure

Issue

Chosen action / approach

Cost

Desired outcomes

Some of the Pupil Premium Children did not achieve Age related expectations in Maths

Staff attend maths training “Success@arithmetic”

Staff attend maths training “First class @ number”

Increased TA hours to enable additional maths interventions to be  put in place

(Targeted additional adult support in every classroom)

£1713

£1930

£5438

Success@ arithmetic is timetabled and children have made good progress at the end of the intervention.  An increased number of PP children achieve age related expectations

First class@ number  is timetabled and children have made good progress at the end of the intervention.  An increased number of PP children achieve age related expectations

An increased number of children achieve age related expectations through 1:1 support.

Children are confident in their approach to maths

Some of the Pupil Premium Children did not achieve Age related expectations in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Specialist teacher employed to support GPS with a focus on Year 6 and Year 2

£1500

An increased number of children achieve age related expectations through small group teaching by a specialist teacher

Attitude to reading was not positive – Home School reading not consistent

To raise the profile of Reading at home through a weekly Reading Challenge

£60

Children read at home to an adult regularly and enjoy reading

Some children are lacking confidence and would benefit from confidence building and to build upon team work skills.

To organise a sports coach to provide sessions focussed on cooperative work and team building

To provide residential visits and trips ensuring that finance is not a barrier

£450

Children gain confidence and this improves their behaviour for learning.

Providing regular and accurate assessment and tracking of attainment and progress

Purchase of target tracker

£792

Assessment is accurate and impacts on planning and progress of children

Total budgeted cost

£11,880