In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
In 2017 – 18 the school received £24,760 , 2018 – 2019 £25,040 and in 2019 – 2020 £29,340
This money is used to help provide for the following initiatives:-
|Spent on||Main barriers to learning/Aim of support given|
|Learning Mentor (£20,590)||To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.|
|Learning Support Assistant one to one or small group support (Part of £20,590)||To help children reach their full potential in Maths and English.|
|School Counsellor (£4,500)||To support children with emotional needs which also become a barrier to learning|
|One to One Tuition (£2,250)||To help children reach their full potential in Maths and English|
|Funding places on school trips (£2,000)||To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.|
The impact of the Pupil Premium outlined above will be reviewed at the end of the academic year, July 2020, using achievement data, attendance information and well being surveys.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
How the Pupil Premium was used last year, 2018/19
In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding, a grant allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. The Pupil Premium for 2018-2019 is allocated to all schools, based on the number of pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years.
The allocated amount is £1,320 per pupil for primary school children, with adopted children receiving £2300 per pupil.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- 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. - Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Department for Education April 2012
We are committed to ensuring that Pupil Premium funding is used to:
- Narrow or close the gap between the achievement of the identified pupils and their peers.
- Raise pupil attainment through the provision of a variety of educational support programmes.
- Address underlying inequalities between the identified pupils and their peers with regard to pupil well-being, as well as academic development.
As a specific result of Pupil Premium funding we have maximised our targeting of resources to aid the development of English and Mathematics, as well as provide emotional support for vulnerable pupils, as required.
To maximise the effects of Pupil Premium funding we regularly monitor the progress and outcomes of pupils in the Pupil Premium cohort to inform future funding decisions.
A review of Pupil Premium spending in 2018-2019
The school received £25,040 (topped up in April £29,340) in Pupil Premium funding in 2018 – 2019.
This money was used to help provide for the following initiatives:-
|Learning Mentor (£16,290). Amended April £20,590||To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.|
|Learning Support Assistant one to one or small group support (Part of £16,290). Amended April £20,590||To help children reach their full potential in Maths and English.|
|School Counsellor (£2,250). Amended April £4,500||To support children with emotional needs which also become a barrier to learning|
|One to One Tuition (£4,500). Amended April £2,250||To help children reach their full potential in Maths and English|
|Funding places on school trips (£2,000)||To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the
opportunity to experience new and challenging activities.
The schools’ previous year implementation of Pupil Premium funding has resulted in:
- Above National and Essex attainment thresholds at KS2 including all of the pupils subject to PP funding
- Above National and Essex attainment thresholds at KS1, including all of the pupils subject to PP funding (except one pupil that missed the threshold in writing)
- Maintained high level of attendance across the school 96.31%, and meeting our target of 96%.
These initiatives proved to be successful. We will continue to spend our allocation in a similar way and build on the effective practice. Clavering Primary School is committed to improving practice. We will therefore continue to monitor, evaluate and review the impact of the initiatives, as outlined above, through our regular Pupil Progress Meetings in order to ensure that the funding is having a positive impact on learning, progress and attainment.
For a more detailed report of the information above –
Next review date: July 2020