What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The aim of the Pupils Premium Grant is to raise achievement among disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from:
- Low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals. (plus pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
- pupils who are looked after or in care.
- pupils whose parents are in the armed services.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. The Government also require schools to publish online details of how they have used the premium.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of Glasshoughton Infant Academy will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors of the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
The school team are committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium will form a vital part of that process.
At Glasshoughton Infant Academy:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all pupils receiving free school meals will be supported through pupil premium interventions at any one time.
Success criteria for the Pupil Premium:
- Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children
- Socially disadvantaged pupils meeting their individual targets.
- Effective parental pupil school support.
- Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
- Having a whole-school approach.
- Create a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners
Use of Pupil Premium
- Targeted support: for example: Early Birds reading, Red reader, Amber reader, Fischer Family Trust Individual reading, Catch up, Mathletics, bug club, individual maths sessions, extra staff to support individuals and groups, One-to-One tuition, Emotional support through family mentor, lunchtime support and effective feedback
- Extended school support: for example: supplying uniform and resources.
- Enriching the curriculum: for example: resources, workshops, authors, subsidised visits and events.
Use of Pupil Premium 2015-16 (See Evaluation/Impact Report)
In 2015-16 the level of the premium was £1330 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM and those in care and £300 for those children whose parents serve in the armed forces. We received a total Pupil Premium Grant of £19,800. Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils.
The Pupil Premium Grant for 2015-16 was targeted to:
- Create additional individual or small group tuition programmes for children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential.
- All children who were in receipt of pupil premium were given at least 30mins extra individual reading/phonics time per week (split over the week)
- Individual/small group tuition in maths, writing, developing speech and communication.
- Support the cost of employing a learning mentor to work to support children to overcome barriers to learning.
- Providing additional resources to support children’s emotional well-being.
Attainment of Pupil Premium children for the year 2015-2016
EYFS Data PP children achieving a Good level of development (GLD)
20% achieved a GLD
Year 1 phonic screening check
80% passed the check
Year 2 SAT’s. Children achieving EXS or above.
Reading 83% children achieved EXS
Writing 67% children achieved EXS
Mathematics 67% children achieved EXS
Combined R,W,M 67% children achieved EXS
See appendix 1 Evaluation and impact report.
Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2016- 2017
In 2016-2017 the level of the premium is £1320 per pupil known to be eligible for FSM and those in care and £300 for those children whose parents serve in the armed forces.
Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2016-17
This year we will receive a total of £25,080 for Pupil Premium.
This increase in grant will enable school to support socially disadvantaged children in additional ways to help them reach their full potential. The priorities for the academic year 2016 - 2017 will be focussed on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve end of year expectations in reading, writing and mathematics and ensuring that all children (including Pupil Premium children) make at least good progress from their individual starting points. The grant will be used to provide, for example:
- Additional one to one tuition to support learning
- Additional group tuition to support learning
- Additional support in and out of school that will build a child or young person’s self esteem, confidence or develop their learning skills e.g. mentoring, providing resources.
- Aspiration raising activities that will benefit the child or young person’s learning and development
- Extra learning resources (including staff such as speech and language support)
- Any other support that will benefit the individual child either educationally or emotionally.