Pupil Premium

 

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, less family support, 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.

Is your child eligible

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 £1300 for each of these children.
  • Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £1900.
  • Service personnell

How to claim your child’s Pupil Premium

Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal credit

School will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible.

From September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 will qualify for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.

If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell school – even if they take a packed lunch – as this enables them to claim pupil premium.

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Rawdon Littlemoor has 38 Children eligible for various levels of pupil premium.  With an approximate total of £53,340 pounds.

The barriers to learning are varied within this group.

There are 32% of these children on the SEN register which is double the school percentage of 16%  1 child has an EHCP for global development delay and we are applying for an EHCP for another child.

Other barriers are attendance and last year whole school attendance was 97.1 % with 4% persistent absentees whilst Pupil Premium children’s attendance was 96% with 5% persistent absentees.  As part of the half termly attendance meeting we are now focussing on this issue and discussing this actively with parents when problems arise.

For several children access to a good quality start to the day is essential.  Places are paid for in breakfast club.

Pupil Premium spend 2016-17

For other children access for their parents to after school provision to provide continuity of childcare is essential.

Following the recommendations of the Sutton trust and the most effective ways of spending this money.  It was decided that effective feedback was the best.   This is how the majority of the money will be spent.  This is targeted at Pupil Premium children but other children are also targeted with this intervention.

Some of the pupil premium money s to be allocated to pay for extended services who provide family support, Tamh’s counselling parent counselling, parenting courses which are used by the whole school population but are used more frequently by families with pupil premium cases.

The impact of the pupil premium allocations are measured in half termly pupil progress meetings with a focus question on pupil premium children’s progress.  Pupil Premium funded interventions are tracked using the school data tracking system and their value for money assessed.  These will also double as pupil premium strategy meetings.

For other children access for their parents to after school provision to provide continuity of childcare is essential.

Following the recommendations of the Sutton trust and the most effective ways of spending this money.  It was decided that effective feedback was the best.   This is how the majority of the money will be spent.  This is targeted at Pupil Premium children but other children are also targeted with this intervention.

Some of the pupil premium money s to be allocated to pay for extended services who provide family support, Tamh’s counselling parent counselling, parenting courses which are used by the whole school population but are used more frequently by families with pupil premium cases.

The impact of the pupil premium allocations are measured in half termly pupil progress meetings with a focus question on pupil premium children’s progress.  Pupil Premium funded interventions are tracked using the school data tracking system and their value for money assessed.  These will also double as pupil premium strategy meetings.  The next review will be Sept 2017.

Key Action

Impact

 HLTAs to cover classes when teacher giving 1:1 feedback to children with priority to PP children.

High level of pupil premium children in year 6 achieving age expected level

Weekly clubs for PP children.

Children were included in whole school areas.  Children were able to show other skills not necessarily academic.

After school childcare

Allowed parents respite which then led to better transition between school and home and home and school each day.

Before school childcare

Children had a healthy start to the day.  Basic care needs could be met.

SubsidiseRobin Wood residential at £105×7(subsidised accommodation)

Allowed children to access essential PSHCE activity and make good team bonds which resulted in good ARE results.

Subsidise school visits during year.

Children were included in whole school areas.  Important for us to provide first hand experiences.

Learning Mentor 4 afternoons a week.

Deputy Head to analyse the attainment of Pupil Premium children, carry out Early Help Plans and make sure they are included. 1 day a week

Children and parents are supported through the issues surrounding school life

Additional personalised small group work in maths

 2 targeted children made accelerated progress

Admin Officer to monitor attendance of Pupil Progress children and report to meetings

Much better able to check on progress and attendance issues

Hardship fund buying school uniform etc.

Children do not feel out of place from their peers.

Teaching assistant support 1:1 and small group in class

Children make accelerated progress

Total

£53, 340

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Report 2015-16

There are 38 pupils who receive Pupil Premium at school.  This is mostly for children who at sometime in the last 6 years have had free school meals.  Some children receive it because they are on free school meals some because they have been adopted or subject to a Special Guardianship Order and some because they are Looked After Children.

This year money has been spent mostly on providing cover for the classes so that 1:1 feedback time can be given to the class teacher to work 1:1 with these children.

Money has also been spent on providing before and after school provision in play stop, and the breakfast club, giving free access to after school club for some children and subsidising the cost of the year 6 residential.

Money has been spent for some pupil premium children to provide wave 3 (1:1 support).

School received £47,520 last year.

Made up of

£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

£1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

 

 

Key Action Impact Cost
Learning Mentor works with PP children Improve situation for success for children – hence better learning behaviour and higher standards.Support for families with Early Help Plans. £5150
Attendance to be monitored – Key Learning Mentor role Attendance group, including the Learning Mentor, attending meetings and working with children on attendance e including PP pupils. Learning Mentor then to target pupils with poor attendance/punctuality and work with them and their families to raise attainment. Costed into above
Teachers work on a 1:1 basis with PP children .Pay for class cover from teachers for 3 half terms from 2 teachers and from 3 HLTA’s for 3 half terms Improve academic outcomes.  Give individual  effective feedback to children. £31,280
Weekly clubs for PP children. Improve self-esteem in vulnerable children and families.Improve involvement and perseverance in sport. £120
After school childcare Allow parents to have respite. £1321.40
Before school childcare Allow for good start to the day. With good breakfast and routine £1813.5
Subsidise Robin Wood residential at £105×4 (subsidised accommodation) Allow children to access the activities.Improve self-esteem, involvement and life experiences. £405
Subsidise school visits during year. Improve self- esteem, involvement and life experiences. £148
SUPPORT STAFF INPUT –INTERVENTION Improved basic skills Wave 2 and 3 interventions.Pre-teachingPost –teachingBetter progress £7282
Total received £47,520 Total spent £47,520

 

The outcome of this has been.

In the data that has been reported to the authority.

EYFS

For non Pupil Premium children 72.1% made GLD

For the 3 Pupil Premium children no child made GLD

For KS1 phonics

 In year 1;

The whole cohort scored 82% pass rate.

The pupil premium children scored 33% pass rate.

In year 2;

A total of 96% children who passed when both years taken into account. The 2 children who didn’t both have Education Health Care Plans and one is a Pupil Premium child.

The Pupil premium pass rate this year was 50%

End of KS1 analysis Year 2

Number of Pupil Premium children % whole cohort Non Pupil Premium Pupil Premium
Reading 3 80% 80.5% 66.7%
Writing 3 72.7% 73.2% 66.7%
Maths 3 91% 95% 33%

 

End of KS2 analysis  Year 6

Number of Pupil Premium children % whole cohort outcome Non Pupil Premium Pupil Premium
Reading 7 59% 62% 28%
Writing 7 82% 86% 71%
Maths 7 52% 59% 14%

 

Other analysis of Pupil Premium children

Attendance

Whole school  97.1 ,4% persistent absentees  Pupil Premium children 96%, 5% persistent absentees.

2014-15

Pupil premium is additional funding from the Government, provided to support pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.  There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • Armed forces children

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since thet are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

At Rawdon Littlemoor a small proportion of pupils (13.2% in 2012-13) are eligible for pupil premium and the number of FSM is below the national average.

The impact of  Pupil Premium money  2014-15

For the academic year 2014-15 school 41 children were eligible and the school received £54,600.  This was used to provide:

  • A continuation of the effective feedback which this year the bulk of the money will be used to pay for an additional teacher allowing the class teachers to provide 1:1 feedback to the children on their progress and next steps.  It is currently too early to ascertain outcomes of this but results continue to look positive.
  • Supporting pupils to feel part of school community by paying for breakfast and after school provision helping pupil’s families with uniform etc.
  • Purchase of additional learning mentor for Pupil Premium children.

 

The results of this work in KS2 SATs were for the Pupil premium children :

In reading 100% achieved level 4,  in writing 75% achieved level 4, in maths 63% achieved level 4 and in GPS 63 %  achieved level 4

The disadvantaged children made the following rates of progress (2 levels progress) from KS1 to KS2

Reading 100% made expected progress

Writing  100% made expected progress

Maths  86% made expected progress

The progress results are better than the cohort as a whole.

 

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