What is the Pupil Premium?

 

The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools. The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/2017-Please click on link below

STRATEGY 2016/2017

 

 

How much does our school receive?

2013/2014

£21,600

2014/2015

£18,500

2015/2016

£18,360

How is the Pupil Premium money spent?

At the St. Andrews’s School the Pupil Premium funding is deployed to:
1. Ensure that the target groups access the curriculum in the same way as all other groups;
2. Purchase resources to be used by pupils for whom the funding has been allocated in order to ensure that their progress is at least in line with expectation;
3. Allows additional time to permit the pupils identified through Pupil Premium to receive specific, planned and targeted support. A dedicated counsellor to support pastoral needs.
4. Ensure a high level of well organised adult support in each class so that all pupils within these target groups can be fully supported in accessing the curriculum (Pupil Premium supported the appointment of an additional staff member in September 2013) - the work of these is carefully planned and targeted;
5. Support parents financially with chargeable activities (in line with the Charging & Remissions Policy) to enable full access to all opportunities in order to ensure that the progress of the pupils on key indicators does not suffer adverse influence.

What has been the impact of Pupil Premium over recent years?

2013/2014

The level of funding increased for 2013/2014 and this resulted in the time available for the relevant staff to monitor, plan and intervene had been able to be formalised.  Funding totalled £21,600.

2014/2015

The level of funding for 2014/2015 totalled £18,500.  This meant that previous structures could be maintained and built upon

Strategy

Impact

Amount

Managed Intervention directed  SENCO

There has been an increase in support offered to pupils and these pupils have made good progress against the specific targets set

£2,220

Targeted Support

Managed by class teacher reported back to SENCO and tracked for impact

£11639

External Assessments (targeted)

Assessments of need carried out by external agencies to ensure maximum impact of targeted support

£280

Purchase of computer hardware (iPads)

These have been prioritised for use by Pupil Premium pupils and have proved a great motivator for many.

£2,000

Software for iPads

See above cell

£300

Counsellor

Children have link at lunchtime to discuss issues and pastoral support 

£1200

TOTAL

 

£17639

How are the Governors involved?

The School Governors receive a report from the Headteacher three times a year which covers the above questions.

 

The level of funding for 2015/2016 is anticipated at a figure of £18360 and a similar spending plan to that for 2014/2015.

What is the expenditure plan for 2015/2016?

Strategy

Background

Amount

Managed Intervention

There has been an increase in support offered directly to pupils and these pupils have made rapid progress against the specific targets set

£2,220

Targeted Support

Managed by class teacher reported back to SENCO and tracked for impact

£11639

IT Resources to support home/school learning

Reading Bug Club

£700

Counsellor

Children have link at lunchtime to discuss issues and pastoral support 

£1200

 

 

 

Learning Environment

To create better learning space for intervention and support . Impact on standard of learning and resource space

£2800

Total                                                      £18559