Pupil Premium


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What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. It is in addition to any funding a pupil may received in order to support their special educational needs.

The Government has used pupils entitled to free schools meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil, based on the number of students registered for free school meals. In September 2012, the Ever6 rule was applied so that pupils who have ad free school meals or other indicators in the last 6 years are included in the pupil premium measure. Students from armed forces families receive a smaller amount of £300 per annum.

Schools are responsible for allocating money to employ strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools will be accountable for narrowing the gap, and this expectation applies to special schools where there is a focus on expected rates of progress in comparison to national data sets

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-2017 – Number of Pupils

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Pupil Premium information

2016-2017 Focus

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Focus & Evaluation 2015-16

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Number of Pupils 2015-16
Total Number on Roll 84
Total Number of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 25
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £28,275
Areas of focus 2014-15

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 Evaluation 2014-15

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Pupil Progress Meetings remain the main focus of the school for identifying under performance and planning intervention. These meetings take place three times a year between Class staff and Senior Leadership. Progress against targets is discussed for all pupils and where progress is not considered at least good interventions are planned and implemented. Additional funding, if necessary, maybe allocated at this point.

Aspirational targets are set for all pupils. These targets are informed by prior attainment rates and end of Key Stage Scores as identified against Progression Guidance Materials.

Number of Pupils 2014-15
Total Number on Roll 83
Total Number of Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 16
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £17, 915

Key Objectives 2014-15

Objectives:

  • To raise levels in Literacy and communication for those pupils identified as not making the progress expected of them.
  • To support individuals where communication levels have been identified as a potential barrier to them reaching their full potential
  • To improve Makaton, signing and communication through enhanced staff training.
  • To provide a range of learning opportunities that develop social interaction, personal growth and motivation in a variety of settings.
  • To improve achievement and engagement of identified students through musical intervention.
  • To increase parental links and engagement and to offer signposting to provide identified students and parents with the support needed.

Pupil Premium Achievement Analysis 2013-14

Below are tables summarising achievement for 2013-14 Pupil Premium Children looking at those who were achieving above expected progress, achieving expected progress and those who achieved below expected progress.

Pupil Premium pupils achieved either higher or in line with those not in receipt of the Pupil Premium.

No Pupil Premium Children were excluded during 2013-14

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2013-2014 will focus on two main are to improve support for families and educational outcomes for students. The allocation of funding is informed by school evaluation and OFSTED recommendations.

ICT/Communication Development 

An ICT specialist will be recruited with the following key areas.

  • To facilitate pupil engagement and access to technology in order to promote their learning and communication.
  • To facilitate the use of technology to enhance the student experience of the curriculum.
  • To facilitate the use of technology to engage the wider community.
  • To facilitate the running of ICT systems on a regular basis.

Over the next three years, and alongside the funding of the posts a significant budget will be committed to IT equipment.

Parent Support Advisor

Funding will be allocated for the appointment of a Parent Support Advisor (PSA). The main focus of the job will be to support children and their families to reduce barriers to learning. These barriers to learning may be a result of something happening within the school or externally.

The PSA will work alongside teaching staff and existing pastoral systems to provide an extra layer of support for pupils and their families.

Phil Cook, Headteacher
September 2013

2013-2014
Students on roll     TBA
Pupil Premium Students   21
Pupil Premium Funding £18,900
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