Pupil Premium

Nonington Primary School

Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

Schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300.

In March 2018 the Government announced that free school meals would only be available to children in KS2 whose families have a net income of £7400 or under, effective from 1 April 2018. If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the ‘Ever 6’ qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).

Review of academic Year 2017 – 2018

 

Eligible Pupils: 12
Budget Allocation: £25980

 

Barriers identified to attainment and progress 2017/18
1 36% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have identified Special Educational Needs which impacts upon their ability to attain at the expected level and/or make expected progress
2 50% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have social or emotional difficulties
3 36% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have experienced mobility in their education requiring them to ‘catch up’ to reach expected levels of attainment and progress
4 36% of pupils eligible for pupil premium had attendance below 90% in the previous academic year which impacts upon their ability to learn and make progress
5 Some pupils eligible for the pupil premium have not managed to reach the expected level of attainment (63% in reading, 80% writing and 48% in maths)
6 Being a Young Carer impacts upon pupil’s abilities to reach the expected levels of attainment and maintain the expected rates of progress
7

 

63% of Pupil premium pupils are from the traveller minority.
8

 

54% pf Pupil premium pupils are either under guardianship or are former looked after children.

 

Provision in 2017/18 Success Criteria Allocation
Funding for role of PP lead, who is released from one day per week.

SENCO /class teacher time for the family / child

  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Parents further able to support their child’s education at home.
  • Attendance improves for identified children.
  • Children’s social, emotional, mental-health and well-being is supported leading to improved confidence and self-esteem .
£10, 080

 

Targeted maths interventions by TA.

 

  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Develop specific skills to enable children to access the full curriculum.
£560
Targeted reading interventions by TA identified in provision maps
  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Develop specific skills to enable children to access the full curriculum.
£1080
Resources to support personalised interventions and timetables.
  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
£160
Attendance lead time ensuring that attendance is at above 90%
  • Attendance data for PP children remains at 90% or above
£1200
Pastoral support from the Wellbeing coordinator and support staff
  • To improve children’s confidence and self-esteem and to encourage positive learning behaviours.
£1450

 

KS2 Outcomes 2017 – 2018 Reading Writing Maths Combined
8 pupils 25% SEN Attainment Attainment Attainment Attainment
Expected 50% 91% 27% 18%
Greater depth 0% 13% 0% 0%
Expected Pupil premium

1 pupil

0% 0% 0% 0%
Greater depth Pupil premium 1 pupil 0% 0% 0% 0%

 

Academic Year 2018 – 2019

Eligible Pupils: 11
Budget Allocation: £9240

 

Barriers to future attainment and progress
1 36% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have identified Special Educational Needs which impacts upon their ability to attain at the expected level and/or make expected progress
2 54% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have social or emotional difficulties
3 45% of the pupils who are eligible for pupil premium have experienced mobility in their education requiring them to ‘catch up’ to reach expected levels of attainment and progress
4 72% of pupils eligible for pupil premium had attendance below the nationally expected level in the previous academic year which impacts upon their ability to learn and make progress
5 Five pupils eligible for pupil premium require their progress to be accelerated to achieve expected levels
6 Two children who qualify for pupil premium attendance is being targeted to address frequent absence and lateness.
7 63% of Pupil premium pupils are from the traveller minority.
8 54% pf Pupil premium pupils are either under guardianship or are former looked after children.

 

Provision Success Criteria Anticipated allocation
Funding for role of PP lead and additional teacher time.

SENCO /class teacher time for the family / child

  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Parents further able to support their child’s education at home.
  • Attendance improves for identified children.
  • Children’s social, emotional, mental  health and well-being is supported leading to improved confidence and self-esteem .
£10,000
Maintaining high levels of adult support for learning and pastoral care
  • Contribution from pupil premium towards maintaining a three class structure within the school.
£11590
Targeted maths interventions by HLTA.

 

  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Develop specific skills to enable children to access the full curriculum.
£800
Targeted reading interventions by TA identified in provision maps
  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
  • Develop specific skills to enable children to access the full curriculum.
£600
Resources to support personalised interventions and timetables.
  • Raise attainment of expected and above expected levels and progress in the core subjects.
£500
Attendance lead time ensuring that attendance is at above 90%
  • Attendance data for PP children remains at 90% or above
£1200
Pastoral support from the Education engagement officer, SENCO and support staff.
  • To improve children’s confidence and self-esteem and to encourage positive learning behaviours.  Particular focus on support for the traveller community, and education and awareness of staff regarding the traveller community.
£650

 

 Monitoring and Evaluation

The school operates a robust monitoring and evaluation system.  Each child in receipt of pupil premium is monitored weekly through classroom observation, book scrutiny and discussion. The information collected is reviewed, discussed and evaluated. This is an ongoing dialogue between the pupil premium lead and all staff involved with the child. Each child is discussed and reviewed at the termly pupil progress review meetings. Provision is adapted accordingly in light of these meetings and budget allocation to particular strategies may be revised. The school has recently undertaken an external pupil premium audit. ‘Pupil progress meetings are now regularly scheduled, supported by robust data systems. These can now be used to raise staff’s accountability for data and target focussed group teaching and intervention.’ Jo Hygate (EHT)  The next review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will take place in January 2019.