Written: September 2013
Review: September 2015
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to year 11. For looked after children the pupil premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for PPG in This School
The pupil premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium and others.
We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupil who need it most and that makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
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 always be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
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 pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
The range of provision that may be considered for this group could include:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
- 1:1 or small group support, with an experienced teacher.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities at the weekend and during holidays, led by an experienced teacher.
- The provision of specific or specialist equipment.
- After school activities to develop lifelong learning.
- Pupil premium may also be used to target higher attaining pupils on FSM.
- Phonics support for KS1 and EYFS.
- Pastoral and emotional support.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in literacy and Numeracy.
The head teacher will publish information annually on how the school have used the pupil premium grant to address the issues of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Monitoring and Evaluating Provision
Additional provision will be monitored session by session by the teacher providing the support. The overall effectiveness and impact is evaluated termly, through pupil progress meetings and analysis of assessment data.
The following evidence may be used to support evaluation of impact:
- Attainment and progress outcomes;
- Feedback from staff, the child, parents and other professionals who may be involved;
- Examples of learning through photographs, recorded learning, transcriptions of what the child says;
- Anecdotal, impressionistic evidence relating to improved confidence, well-being, attitude, behaviour etc.
The governors’ finance Committee will have an oversight of the use of pupil premium funding and the provision it supports.
The headteacher, will produce regular reports for the governors’ School improvement and Finance Committee. This report will include:
The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for children eligible for PPG.
An outline of the provision and the impact of this provision on narrowing the gap.
An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
The average progress of the pupils receiving support.
Include financial details of how pupil premium was spent and an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by pupils receiving a particular provision.
Children eligible for PPG will have greater chances available to them to enhance opportunities and attainment.
Children’s enhanced opportunities will raise motivation and self-esteem.
Attainment of socially disadvantaged children will be maximised.
Accelerated progress of those children identified
Socially disadvantaged children will have greater opportunities to take a full part in the school curriculum including educational visits.
Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.
The attainment gap between FSM and Non FSM will be narrowed.
Appeals and Complaints
Any allegation, complaint, disagreement or appeal regarding the deployment of pupil premium funding will be considered by a panel of governors convened by the chair of governors, as necessary. The panel will only be convened in cases where the matter has not been resolved through the governors’ complaint procedure.
This policy will be reviewed at least every two years as part of the school’s cycle, sooner in the case of new information, changes and/or legislation.
Signed: S.L. Abdulla (Headteacher)
Signed: R. Gregory (Chair of Governors)