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Definition and Eligibility: Currently schools receive a payment or Pupil Premium, for each child who:

  • is registered for free school meals or
  • has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (the ‘Ever-6s’) or
  • has been in care for a period of 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care and those who leave care under a special guardianship order or residence order or
  • is recorded as ‘ever 6 service, or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Also the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

3 and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if their family receives at least 1 of the following: Income Support; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Employment and Support Allowance; support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190); Working Tax Credit run-on (during the  4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit); or Universal Credit or they fulfill any of the qualifying criteria for full Pupil Premium (above).

 

Objectives and actions:  Deprivation is a powerful factor in predicting a child’s future life chances. Attainment gaps between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers persist through all stages of education, including entry to higher education. A pupil from a non-deprived background is more than twice as likely to go on to study at university as their deprived peers.

Schools are held accountable for their use of this finding to support pupils from low-income families.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At St. Andrew’s we take into account the following factors when deciding how to spend Pupil Premium funding:

  • Research findings that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of different interventions e.g. Sutton Trust
  • How to adapt high quality whole class teaching to meet the needs of all pupils, and especially those eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • Careful identification of the right provision for Pupil Premium pupils: what is effective for one might not be so effective for another
  • Awareness of how to enhance provision if the pupil also has special education needs or disabilities (SEN/D)
  • The training of teachers and teaching assistants so that the needs of all pupils, especially those eligible for the Pupil Premium, are met
  • How to engage with parents so that school and home can work together to meet needs

 

Accounting for the Pupil Premium

2015 – 2016

Final allocation:

2015 – 2016 Funding
Number eligible for PPG 24   @ £1320 £31,680
1  post LAC (adopted) £1,900
2 x EYPP £302
Total amount received £33,882

 

 

How the money was spent:  In 2015 – 2016 we spent the Pupil Premium funding as following:

 

£33,882 allocated
Proportional contributions towards:
Staffing:
Teaching:  SENCO (0.2 i.e. 1 day) £7257 and booster teaching £7434 = £14,691

Boosting by Teaching Assistants: £17,703 support for focused booster groups – intervention/personalisation, individual/small group

£32,394
Staff training:
Developing counseling skills (2 staff) £200
Protective Behaviours – level 2 (£395) plus expenditure for whole staff INSET (£594) £989
Resources:
Including % contribution towards revision resources, talking tin strip sentences, praise certificates, phonics resources, reading assessments, maths planning/assessment –  FS/KS1/KS2,     extending Rapid Maths resources,  progress tests SPaG KS1, £672
Initiatives:
YCT individual counseling £2434
Other:
Extra-curricular activities, enriched curriculum, visitors to school etc.(% of) e.g. Anti-bullying
Subsidised Breakfast Club £906
Extra-curricular clubs £28
Workshops (anti-bullying, RE Barnabus, RE Easter Story, visiting author) £188
School day trips £616
Residential trips (Y5 and Y6) £586
School uniform £31
Expenditure £39,044
Predicted expenditure exceeds allocation by £5,162 approx.

 

Impact:  

School self-evaluation, including rigorous assessment, tracking and monitoring, ensures that the needs of all our children – including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding – are met. We are satisfied that, in comparison with the 2014-2015 outcomes, the vast majority of these pupils have made good progress.  However the exceptionally challenging measures of Age Related Expectation set by the Government, which are far in excess of the 2014 – 2015 standards – mean that this is not reflected in the outcomes in all instances. Analysis of outcomes has enabled clear identification of need and in all instances these have been addressed and are planned in for continuing support as necessary in the new academic year – 2016-2017.

 

2016 – 2017

Predicted allocation:

2016 – 2017 Funding
Number eligible for PPG 24   @ £1320 £31,680
Post-LAC (adopted from care) t.b.c.
EYPP £302
Total amount received £31,982

 How the money will be spent: 

In 2016 – 2017 we will be using the Pupil Premium funding as following:

 £31,982 allocated
Proportional contributions towards:
Staffing:
Teaching: 1 day of SENCO £7257

TA boosting £12,367 support for focused booster groups – intervention/personalisation, individual/small group

Family Support Worker (50%)  £625

£20,249
Staff training:
Staff training relating to provision for children in receipt of Pupil Premium. £1,000
2Resources:
Including % contribution towards:

ICT: £900 software, £230 hardware EYFS

Learning resources:

 

 

£1,130

£5,000

Initiatives:
YCT individual counseling £3250
Other:
Subsidising: – in order to ensure full participation by children in receipt of Pupil Premium – including to Breakfast Club, Extra-curricular clubs, Workshops, School day trips, Residential trips (Y5 and Y6), School uniform £2,200
Expenditure £32829
Predicted expenditure exceeds allocation by £847 approx.
NB: Where a % is attributed to a cost for Pupil Premium children, it is assessed as 15%.

 This allocation builds upon approaches that have previously had a positive impact for our children in receipt of Pupil Premium, but is also mindful of economic pressures and the importance of ‘living within our means’ whilst maximising the impact achieved by this funding.

We continue to work very closely with these families, as with all members of our school family, in order to provide the very best opportunities and outcomes for these and all of the children in our care.

At St Andrew’s we value the impact that PE and sport can play in a child’s development.  One of our core school beliefs is that we should equip children with the skills and attitudes necessary to help them in all aspects of life. We aim to make PE and sport an integral part of the curriculum, using it as a vehicle to help children develop physical skills, exercise, build friendships, have fun, learn about teamwork, fair play, and improve self-esteem.  One way in which we do this is by providing opportunities to compete in sport through PE lessons and other activities and competitions outside of school.

The government has committed to provide funding to primary-aged pupils until 2020, in order to build on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics.  The money is designed to be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport. Below is a breakdown of how we have used this funding and the impact it has had.