What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to raise achievement among disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from:
- Low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (plus pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 FSM measure).
- pupils who are looked after or in care.
- pupils whose parents are in the armed services.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent. However, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Grant. The Government also requires schools to publish online details of how they have used the premium. In order to meet the above requirements, Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable pupils groups, the governors will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. The school staff are committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant will form a vital part of that process.
At Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils. We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are 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.
Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School 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 is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority groups or individuals.
Success Criteria for the Pupil Premium:
- Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children.
- Socially disadvantaged pupils meeting their individual targets.
- Effective parental pupil school support.
- Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
- Having a whole-school approach.
- Creating a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community.
- Developing confident and independent learners.
- School Leaders will continue to improve the quality of teaching, ensuring greater consistency in practice and expectations, thus reducing any in school variance.
- Increased sport provision in school.
Use of Pupil Premium: Targeted support may include:
- Group Reading Interventions
- 1-1 Numeracy or Literacy sessions
- Extra Staff to support individuals and groups
- Specific Speech and Language Therapist Support
- Cluster Support for individuals and families
- SEMH professional support, training & intervention
- Lunchtime Support
- Parental Courses
Extended school support may include:
- Supplying uniform and resources
- Attendance at after school clubs
- Attendance at Holiday Clubs
Enrichment of the curriculum may include:
- Purchase of resources
- Visiting authors
- Subsidised visits and events
- Music Services
Use of Pupil Premium 2018-2019 (see table at the end of report)
In 2018-2019 the level of the premium was £1320 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM. £2300 for those in care or those children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order and £300 for those children whose parents serve in the armed forces. We received a total Pupil Premium Grant of 27,380.
The projected level of funding for Pupil Premium Grant for 2019-2020 is £23,420
The impact of the PPG for 2019/20
Whilst some of the impact of this funding can be extrinsically measured in terms of attainment and rates of progress much of it is intrinsic. It is about enabling all children to feel confident, to have good self-worth, to strengthen emotional and social well-being. Ultimately, it is to give parity of opportunity, regardless of a child’s background. Any individual needs of Pupil Premium children were addressed ensuring that the children attended regularly and were happy when in school.
Progress & National Curriculum Expectations
The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous; tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough, and so we can quickly identify gaps and develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement. For a number of reasons, not all children achieve the year group national expectations but during their time at school they may have made good or outstanding progress from their individual starting point.
Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2019-20:
This grant of £23,420 will enable school to support socially disadvantaged children in additional ways to help them reach their full potential. The priorities for the academic year 2019-20 will be focussed on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve end of year expectations in reading, writing and mathematics and ensuring that all children (including Pupil Premium children) make at least expected progress from their individual starting points.