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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Pupil Premium
 
What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and children that have been in care for more than six months.

Why has it been introduced?

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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
 
Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of 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 adequately 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. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
 

 
We used the Pupil Premium in the following ways:

One to one tuition to provide focused intervention
Booster Groups to enhance pupil progress in English and mathematics
Learning Mentor support for emotional health and well being
Specialist dyslexia teacher
Funding residential and day trips for children
Funding musical instrument tuition
Horse riding to meet individual children’s needs
Support with before and after school care
Easter school when staffing available
 
 

During 2016-2017 our school received £13,620 of Pupil Premium Funding

 

Provision

Cost

Objective

Impact

One to one tuition/ Booster Groups

£4989

Pupils to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics

Expected Progress/Accelerated Progress

Reading       70%                     30%

Writing         50%                     20%

Maths           60%                     20%

Specialist English Support

£2975

Pupils to be provided with regular intervention strategies to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics.

Learning Mentor

£4156

To support children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs.

Children were supported with a wide range of effective learning mentor strategies.

Financial support with costs of residential visits & clubs

£1500

To enable all children access to residential visits and extra curricular activities

Children received financial support with residential visits and extra curricular activities

Children in receipt of Pupil Premium (6 FSM, 2 Ever 6, 2 Adopted, 4 boys & 6 girls in cohort.)

Total Allocation for 2017-2018 is £10,831

Provision

Cost

Objective

One to one tuition/ Booster Groups

£2541

Pupils to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics

Specialist TA Support – Orrets Meadow

£5599

Pupils to be provided with regular intervention strategies to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics.

Learning Mentor

£2091

To support children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs.

Financial support with costs of residential visits & clubs

£600

To enable all children access to residential visits and extra-curricular activities

Children in receipt of Pupil Premium (6 FSM, 2 Adopted)

 

 



During 2015-2016 our school received £13,200 of Pupil Premium Funding

 

Provision

Cost

Objective

One to one tuition/ Booster Groups

£4000

Pupils to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics

TA support to deliver intervention strategies

£3829

Pupils to be provided with regular intervention strategies to make accelerated progress in English and mathematics.

Learning Mentor

£3489

To support children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs.

Financial support with costs of residential visits

£2082

To enable all children access to residential visits

 

Progress of children in receipt of Pupil Premium (5 FSM, 2Ever 6, 2 Adopted, only 2 boys in cohort.)

Yea

 

 

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

Expected

Accelerated

Expected

Accelerated

Expected

Accelerated

Whole School

67%

33%

56%

44%

44%

33%

Boys

50%

0

50%

0

50%

0

Girls

71%

43%

57%

57%

43%

29%






During 2014-2015 our school received £13,000 of Pupil Premium Funding


Impact

 

Provision

Cost

Objective

Impact

One to one tuition/ Booster Groups

£3981

Pupils to make accelerated progress in English or mathematics

Of the 10 pupils entitled to FSM, 0 were in the 2014 year 6 cohort. The average APS progress made by these children in reading was 3.1, in writing was 2.7 and in maths was 2.7. Increased confidence.

Easter Club

£630

To provide tuition in English and mathematics over the Easter holidays.

Enabled continuous learning for children to practice and further develop reading, writing and maths skills taught during term time. Improved confidence in pupils.

Specialist Teachers

£7806

Pupils to be provided with weekly specialist support to make accelerated progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
Passion for Learning.
Mandarin Lessons.

Specialist dyslexia teacher provided training and on-going support for teachers and teaching assistants also weekly intervention for two children.
Passion for Learning were successful in engaging two children.
All Y5 children learnt Mandarin and about Chinese culture. All children had the same starting point raising the self esteem of all children.

Learning Mentor

£4101

To support all children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs.

Increased self confidence, self esteem and self worth. Children better able to cope with challenges from school and home.

Support with before and after school care

£278

To provide social and emotional support for family

Reduced family stress for children moving from school to home.

Financial support with costs of residential visit

£413

Enable all children access to residential visits

No children were disadvantaged by not being able to attend residential visit due to financial reasons.

Music tuition

£400

Opportunities provided to learn a musical instrument

One child learnt how to play the guitar.
Ukulele club introduced.
Increased self confidence and self esteem.

Enrichment Activities to meet individual needs

£538

To introduce horse riding and after school activities to children with specific needs

Six children have learnt to ride and have represented school in a local gymkhana. Learning Journeys provide evidence of individual impact on children.