The Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The Government believes that the PPG is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between these children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- 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 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.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
- All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.
The funding received in the financial year April 2015 to March 2016
- Academic year figures for Errington Primary School £80,340
Summary of PPG spending April 2015 –2016
The range of provision included:
- Providing small group work with experienced teachers and higher level teaching assistants to focus on narrowing gaps in learning
- 1:1 tuition to support pupils that are working below age related expectations
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
- Nurture Group for the social and emotional support of pupils
- Training and delivery of specific interventions such as 1st Class Number, Success @ Arithmetic and 1st Class Writing
- Resources are used to target children on FSM to achieve appropriate steps of progress and to meet age expectation
All our work in school through the pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this is in Literacy and Maths. Resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve higher skills and mastery of skills in age expected bands.
- We aim to maintain small class sizes with focused support from experienced and skilled teaching assistants and teachers.
- We aim to provide additional Teaching Assistant hours and training for Teaching Assistants to support intervention programs across school.
- We aim to provide additional learning opportunities through external agencies.
Outcomes to date:
- Improved rates of progress in Literacy and Maths and in all intervention programs and focused group work
- Smoother transition between KS 1 and 2 with continued progress for pupils in Year 3
- Nurturing opportunities and structured social and emotional programs to develop skills and promote progress
- Skilled teaching assistants providing further learning opportunities to accelerate progress