Pupil Premium

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What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a sum of money which is additional to school funding.
The funding was introduced in April 2011 and can be used to support children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been in the past 6 years, as well as those children who have been looked after for longer than 6 months and children of service personnel.

Schools are free to use the money as they see fit with the overall aim being to support the development of the whole child through curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

The main aims of the pupil premium are to:

  • Increase social mobility.
  • Enable more pupils from disadvantaged back grounds to access the best education.
  • Reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils.

 

Barriers Pupil Premium Children may Face at Eccleston Primary School

Some of the barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupil premium pupils at Eccleston are:

  • Trauma
  • Financial Constraints
  • Social and Emotional Attachments
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Varied Support at home

 

How we Measure the Impact of our Pupil Premium

There are a range of ways in which we measure the impact of pupil premium funding and expenditure:

  • Termly Assessments
  • National Tests
  • Parents Evening Discussion
  • Pupil Premium Forum
  • Parent Questionnaires
  • Pupil Progress (Discussions with Class Teacher)
  • Monitoring of Clubs Attended
  • Enrichment Opportunities

 

Pupil Premium 2017/2018

Eccleston Primary School 2017/2018
Amount of pupils on roll: 192 Pupil Premium: 22 (11%)
64% are boys
36% are girls

 

Funding for 2016/2017

Pupil Premium funding into the school for 2016/2017 was £49,385.

We spent the money in the following ways:

  • Additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention groups.
  • Provision of nurture groups to support emotional development.
  • Enabling pupils to participate in school visits and residential trips.
  • Some subsidising of extra-curricular clubs and lessons.
  • Appointment of a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator
  • Staff training
  • Counselling
  • Purchase of resources, equipment and ICT

 

Impact (KS2 2016/2017 SAT results)

Year 6 Pupil Premium pupils achieving national standard
Reading 50%
Writing 67%
SPAG 67%
Maths 83%

 

Funding for 2015/2016
Pupil Premium funding into the school for 2015/2016 was £37,680.

We spent the money in the following ways:

  • Additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention groups.
  • Provision of nurture groups to support emotional development.
  • Enabling pupils to participate in school visits and residential trips.
  • Some subsidising of extra-curricular clubs and lessons.
  • Counselling

 

Impact
The impact of this funding was:

  • All groups to make good or better progress in all Key Stages.
  • The gap between attainment/ progress of most vulnerable pupils/identified pupils and their peers to be reduced.
  • To enhance and develop the pastoral provisions in place in school, in order to provide additional nurturing support for vulnerable children, as well as those in receipt of the funding.
  • Widen pupils’ experiences both in and outside of school in order to develop and nurture talents and life experience.

One source of information which many schools now use to help them develop their action planning for PPG is the Sutton Trust-Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit.

When researching how schools have used their PPG and to what success they have had they ranked their range of approaches by:

  • average impact
  • cost
  • strength of evidence

In doing so they were able to show impact against cost for various interventions:

Many schools which are successful with their PPG tend to fund the professional development of their TA’s with a focus on their disadvantaged learners. At Eccleston we employ one teaching assistant for each class, this allows pupil premium children to have more time with access to an adult and additional intervention to close the gap. At Eccleston, we have more teaching assistants when compared to schools of a similar size. The teaching assistants are more qualified and employed for more hours than similar schools.

 

At Eccleston we utilize teaching assistants (funded partly by PPG) by:

  • helping pupils develop independent study skills and to manage their own learning
  • delivering high quality one-to-one and small group support using structured interventions
  • adopt evidence based interventions to support TA’s in their small group and one-to-one instruction
  • what children learn from TA’s compliments what they are being taught in the classroom

 

Date to be Reviewed: September 2018