Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

 

 

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). A smaller amount is also allocated according to the number of children of service families and there is an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for six months or more. The funding is extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years.

If you think that you may qualify for Free School Meals, you can either telephone 01623 433009, click here for more details,  or follow this link to Nottinghamshire County Council online. The criteria is that you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual incomce (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exeed £16,190

  • Income Support

  • income based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

  • income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • income based and contributions based JSA and ESA on an equal basis

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • guarantee element of state pension credit

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - during the initial roll-out of the benefit.

 It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils who are their responsibility. Our strategy, as formulated by staff and governors of the school, is outlined in our Pupil Premium Policy below.

For the financial year 2018-19, we were allocated £24 740 The funding was used in a range of ways to enhance children's progress. This included: time allocation for our lead teacher on pupil premium to coordinate strategy and provision; additional teaching assistant hours to target small groups or individuals for additional support or interventions, after school one-to-one tutoring, resources for targeted interventions, and financial contributions towards after school clubs and residential visits. The report below gives a full breakdown of these costs and the intended outcomes, along with assessment data for the end of KS2 to show the impact of our spending.

STRATEGY

ACTION

SUCCESS CRITERIA

Under the guidance of the classroom teacher, TA’s conduct intervention programmes to teach and support Pupil Premium children in groups or 1:1

TA have specific hours assigned to the teaching of PP children

Expected or better progress over the year in focussed area of learning

ELSA and pastoral TA Intervention for the emotional health and well-being of children

TA assigned time for emotional support of pupils

Children are supported to manage their worries, anxieties and emotions.

Improvement of attendance in Pupil Premium children

Work with pupils and parents to encourage improved attendance.

First day response to absence. Phone calls made if nothing reported to school by 9:00.

The gap is closed between the attendance level of the pupil premium children with the lowest attendance level and the rest of the school.

Enrichment support

Admission & transport costs for visits/activities

Families are supported to access all wider school opportunities.

Extra-curricular activities after school.

Children are given access to a wide variety of clubs, both sport and non-sport.

A good number of PP children attend and this will increase their inclusion and self-esteem.

1:1 tutoring for some pupil premium pupils

1:1 tutor to work 1:1 outside of school hours for some pupils.

Children who have 1:1 support make accelerate progress

Additional support in lessons provided by TAs

Specific individual and small group support for PP pupils (particularly those who are SEN as well)

Children obtain support that is appropriate to enable them to make good or better progress

How will impact be measured?

Within the school, there exists a cycle of data collection, tracking and monitoring of each cohort and individuals progress and attainment.  As well as informing the school of an individual pupil premium child’s progress, early identification of need, support and intervention is enabled. Reviews occur each half term and involve the key staff who have responsibility for the child. School governors and parents are informed of the progress the cohort or an individual child is making. 

Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Review :    July 2019

 

For the financial year 2019-20, we have been allocated £24,420. As the year progresses, we will again report on how this funding is being used and the intended outcomes.