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PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY

WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

It is particularly aimed at pupils who may qualify for free school meals (FSM) because parents or carers are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
  • Income support
  • Income-based job seekers’ allowance
  • Income related 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 that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have a gross annual income of £16,190 or less
  • Working tax credit run on- paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working tax credit

If you think you may be eligible, please fill out this form and hand it into the school office to be stamped or email the completed application form to the school office, for the attention of Mrs. Foley.

The pupil premium funding also includes:

  • pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure - FSM6)
  • looked-after and previously looked-after children
  • Service premium funding to support the pastoral needs of children with parents in the armed forces.

 

Nationally pupil premium pupils underachieve compared to other (non-disadvantaged) pupils. The Government believes that the pupil premium grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Summary information (Jan 2021)

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan

17% of pupils are receiving premium grants

CURRENT PUPIL INFORMATION 2020-2021

Total number of pupils:

299

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium/Service Premium

50

Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium (FSM or FSM6):

45

Amount of pupil premium received per child (free school meals claims in the last 6 years):

£1,345 (£60,525)

Looked –after and previously looked after children

1

Amount of pupil premium received per child (looked-after/previously looked after):

£2,345

Service Premium

6

Amount of pupil premium received per child (Service Premium):

£310 (£1,860)

Pupils eligible for Catch-up pupil premium (£80 per pupil)

46

Total amount of Catch-up pupil premium funds allocated

£3,680

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total pupil premium budget:

£68,410

         

 

Cohort information

CHARACTERISTIC

NUMBER IN GROUP

PERCENTAGE OF GROUP

Boys

20

40%

Girls

30

60%

SEN support

4

8%

EHC plan

3

6%

EAL

14

28%

N & R

5

10%

1

6

12%

2

6

12%

3

6

12%

4

7

14%

5

10

20%

6

10

20%

 

Use of the Pupil premium grant

At St Peter’s, we have adopted a tiered approach to pupil premium spending recommended by strong research evidence from the Education Endowment Fund (EFF); therefore, we have categorised our spending on the following 3 tiers:

  1. Teaching – training and professional development for all staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.  (Recommended as the top priority by the EEF.)
  2. Academic support – targeted support for struggling pupils, e.g., structured interventions, small group tuition, 1-1 support
  3. Wider approaches – non-academic factors, such as improving attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.
 

Spending plan 2020-2021

Tier

Funding to be spent on

Intended Impact

1/2

A new whole school assessment system (O-TRACK) that has a particular focus on tracking the progress of different groups of pupils, e.g., SEND, Pupil Premium. (Link to SIP on assessment)

To ensure the progress and achievement of pupil premium pupils is closely monitored throughout each academic year and throughout their time at Primary school; identifying trends and areas for improvement.

For teachers to identify any areas of weakness/trends and, with support, target additional strategies/interventions to ensure all pupils are making good progress.

 

 

1/2

Practical and online Numicon resources to support mathematical understanding.  1:1 Numicon catch up programme.

 

To embed the Maths mastery approach in our new White Rose curriculum.  The online Numicon resources include professional development for teachers.

To provide pupils with a visual and kinesthetic resource to aid their understanding of mathematical concepts and embed knowledge of number facts/times tables.  As a result, the gap between mathematical achievement levels will reduce.

1.

Implementation of a ‘Reciprocal Reading’ comprehension programme in upper KS2.  (Link to SIP on Literacy curriculum)

 

Direct impact on teaching and learning in developing reading comprehension strategies that aim for the pupil to take responsibility in using the reciprocal strategies to monitor their understanding of a text.  This strategy will ensure good progress in reading for all pupils.

Professional development for teachers by working collaboratively with colleagues to introduce the programme.

 

1.

Purchase of high-quality online learning resources/platforms and provision of devices/internet access for those in need.

 

To ensure all children have access to high quality online learning resources/platforms to use during school closures. For example, Mathletics and MS Teams platforms to support home learning in a whole class and personalised way.

 

1.

Audit and purchase resources for EYFS outside environment

 

To ensure that the area is inviting and engaging for the children and maximizes learning through play.

 

1 & 2

Extra Speech and Language Therapist (1 day a week from January) plus funding for TA to carry out specific S&L interventions

 

To ensure pupils with S&L needs are identified and their needs targeted with appropriate interventions.

To ensure teachers remain skilled in identifying and supporting pupils with S&L needs in whole class teaching and how to link the structured interventions to classroom teaching.

 

2.

 

Targeted 1:1 tutoring programme for mathematics linked to our White Rose scheme.

To boost the attainment levels of lower achievers in mathematics in years 5 & 6.

3.

Purchase and implementation of the ‘Boxall Profile’ as a tool to measure and support pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. 

 

Teachers’ will enhance their knowledge of how to measure and support pupil’s wellbeing and mental health.

Impact teaching and learning with strategies provided to enhance pupils’ resilience and confidence.

Eliminate barriers to learning and progress through careful assessment using the Boxall Profile.

Support the social and emotional growth of individuals and to develop self-esteem in children.

 

3.

St Vincent Family Project – Art and Drama therapy

 

Focused work with a few children from across the school. This will ensure children have a chance to speak out and share issues and concerns in a safe environment. They will be more settled in class and happier at school.

 

3.

Funds for curriculum enrichment/trips

 

The school trips, visitors into school and workshops delivered in school, develop opportunities for unique experiences – children can write about experiences/emotions and feelings first-hand boosting self-esteem. The children’s Cultural Capital is developed as they are exposed to people and experiences that they might not otherwise have. Extra-curricular experiences enrich the teaching and promote deeper understanding of the learning – they are experiences we cannot give them in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This is a working document and priorities may change due to emerging needs in these unprecedented times.