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Purpose of funding – what is it for?

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium allocation in 2012 was £600.00 per free school meals child, this rose to £900.00 per child in 2013 and £1300.00 per free school meals child in 2014. The allocation for 2015 was £1320.00 and the funding has been confirmed as £1320.00 per child for 2016.

 

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The receipt of this funding does rely on parents completing a free school meals form for all their children in school. Even with the introduction of universal free meals from September 2014 for KS1 children, we as a school still need parents to complete the relevant paperwork.

 

Accountability

The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

 

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers;
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium;
  • the reports for parents that schools have to publish online.

 

How schools present the information in their online statement is a matter for each school. There is certain information that must be in the report: the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.


Funding

In most cases the pupil premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, the local authority decides how to allocate the pupil premium. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the premium for these pupils should be used.

Local authorities are responsible for looked-after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked-after child is on roll.

 

2017 Allocation

59 Free School Meal children @ £1320.00 per child        £77,880

 

Teaching and Learning Assistants

Pupil premium funding has enabled us to sustain our teaching and learning assistant hours throughout school from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage Two. 

Teaching and Learning Assistants are used extremely effectively throughout school and in particular assist in the delivery of planned English, Mathematics, SPAG and Phonics lessons. They work with targeted groups of children and record and report on their progress in school under the direction of the class teacher. Three of our Teaching and Learning Assistants have also gained their HLTA status and this extra knowledge and experience contributes hugely to the curriculum and pupils' lessons.

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

We have two full time HLTAs in school who assist in raising the attainment of children who need additional tuition and support, working with children in intervention groups. They have excellent teaching skills and enhance the curriculum in many ways.  They also cover the teachers' planning and preparation time and this ensures the continuity of the delivery of consistent and clear lessons to children from EYFS through to Key Stage Two.

 

Teaching and Learning Assistant (specialising in PE)

Pupil premium funding has enabled us to retain our Teaching and Learning Assistant who works 30 hours per week to deliver PE and sports coaching to our school (also part funded by the Sports Funding that we receive).

 

The member of staff is a professional, qualified sports coach and is working with our children across the three Key Stages delivering Physical Literacy right through to training mini leaders and 'coaching' of the teaching staff - developing their own PE-teaching skills.

 

Please see the PE, Sports and Physical Literacy section for information about the delivery of PE in our school, including some great photos of the children.

 

Wider Opportunities Music Partnership

This year our pupil premium funding will enable school to continue working with The Music Partnership, which involves instrumental and vocal tuition in school with KS2 children. These lessons take place during the school day and allow children to start learning an instrument in their comfortable and confident school environment. The cost is subsidised by the partnership and school uses a proportion of Pupil Premium funding to enable us to continue to have expert music teachers in school to deliver brass and string instrumental tuition to KS2 children. This year our Year 6 children are embarking on a new music adventure with tuition from a music company called Ready 2 Rock. This will hopefully highlight any budding pop stars as the children will be learning how to play electric and bass guitars, keyboards, ukuleles and microphones. Watch this space! 

 

One-to-one and small-group tuition

Several members of our experienced staff will again continue to deliver one-to-one and small-group tuition to children. These programmes of learning will be aimed at addressing specific gaps in the children's understanding in key areas. Higher-ability children will also receive additional tuition to enhance their learning experience and to help them achieve their full potential. 

 

2016 Allocation

56 Free School Meal children @ £1320.00 per child        £73,920

 

Teaching and Learning Assistants

Pupil premium funding has enabled us to continue to employ a Teaching and Learning Assistant in EYFS and KS1 on a supply basis to specifically deliver planned intervention work to children from Nursery through to Year 2. We have also been able to sustain the increases in our existing Teaching Assistants hours to work with our KS2 children from Year 3 to Year 6 and retain teaching assistant hours for a Teaching and Learning Assistant to deliver targeted intervention to KS2 children.  Work is individually tailored for each child depending on their individual needs and areas to challenge. They record and report on their progress in school under the direction of the class teachers.

 

Teaching and Learning Assistants

Pupil premium funding has enabled us to sustain the increase in teaching and learning assistant hours in Year 3 and Year 4.

Teaching and Learning Assistants are used extremely effectively throughout school and in particular assist in the delivery of planned English, Mathematics, SPAG and Phonics lessons. They work with targeted groups of children and record and report on their progress in school under the direction of the class teacher. Three of our KS2 Teaching and Learning Assistants have also gained their HLTA status and this extra knowledge and experience contributes hugely to the curriculum and pupils' lessons.

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

One of our experienced and knowledgeable full time HLTAs is currently timetabled to work with Year 5 and Year 6 children to raise the attainment of children who need additional tuition and support. She assists in co-ordinating subjects such as Art and Humanities. She has excellent teaching skills and enhances the curriculum in many ways. She also works with children from Year 3 to Year 6 in booster groups for Mathematics and English. In addition to this she covers the teachers' planning and preparation time and continues the delivery of consistent and clear lessons to children from Year 3 to Year 6 in her own classroom.

 

In EYFS/KS1, we employ an experienced and knowledgeable full time HLTA who also works with KS1 children to raise attainment and help support those children who need additional tuition, intervention and support - particularly in phonics.

 

Teaching and Learning Assistant (specialising in PE)

Pupil premium funding has enabled us to retain our Teaching and Learning Assistant who works 30 hours per week to deliver PE and sports coaching to our school (also part funded by the Sports Funding that we receive).

 

The member of staff is a professional, qualified sports coach and is working with our children across the three Key Stages delivering Physical Literacy right through to training mini leaders and 'coaching' of the teaching staff - developing their own PE-teaching skills.

 

Please see the PE, Sports and Physical Literacy section for information about the delivery of PE in our school, including some great photos of the children.

 

Wider Opportunities Music Partnership

This year our pupil premium funding has again enabled school to continue working with the Music Partnership, which involves instrumental and vocal tuition in school with KS2 children. These lessons take place during the school day and allow children to start learning an instrument in their comfortable and confident school environment. The cost is subsidised by the Partnership and school uses a proportion of Pupil Premium funding to enable us to continue to have expert music teachers in school to deliver brass and string instrumental tuition to KS2 children. This is already proving to be an outstanding success as concerts have been performed in school and at the cathedral in Chesterfield for parents and the community. Our children played at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham in June 2015 (see our school website for the fabulous photographs of the children), Sudbury Hall in December 2015 and the Young Sounds Concert at Derby in the Riverside Centre, Pride Park in March 2016.

 

One-to-one and small-group tuition

Several members of our experienced staff will be delivering one-to-one and small-group tuition to children from January to May 2017. These programmes of learning will be aimed at addressing specific gaps in the children's understanding in key areas. Higher-ability children will also receive additional tuition to enhance their learning experience and to help them achieve their potential. 

 

Our Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body continually evaluate the impact of our use of Pupil Premium through agenda items on both the Curriculum Committee and the Full Governing Body meetings.

 

2015 Allocation

52 Free School Meal children @ £1320.00 per child        £68,640

 

2014 Allocation

67 Free School Meal children @ £1300.00 per child        £87,100

 

Our Senior Management Team and Governing Body continually evaluate the impact of our use of Pupil Premium through agenda items on both the Curriculum Committee and the Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Narrowing the Gaps - KS1

 

  2013 2014 2015
Reading L2+ PP 73%
L2+ Non-PP 100%
L2+ National 92%
Narrowing gap on national -19%

L3 PP 9%
L3 Non-PP 38%
L3 National 34%
Narrowing gap on national -25%

 

L2+ PP 75%
L2+ Non-PP 96%
L2+ National 92%
Narrowing gap on national -17%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 38%
L3 National 35%
Narrowing gap on national -35%

 

L2+ PP 67%
L2+ Non-PP 97%
L2+ National 93%
Narrowing gap on national -26%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 23%
L3 National 37%
Narrowing gap on national -37%

 

Writing

L2+ PP 73%
L2+ Non-PP 100%
L2+ National 89%
Narrowing gap on national -16%

L3 PP 9%
L3 Non-PP 21%
L3 National 18%
Narrowing gap on national -9%

 

L2+ PP 63%
L2+ Non-PP 96%
L2+ National 89%
Narrowing gap on national -26%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 31%
L3 National 19%
Narrowing gap on national -19%

 

L2+ PP 78%
L2+ Non-PP 93%
L2+ National 91%
Narrowing gap on national -13%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 17%
L3 National 21%
Narrowing gap on national -21%

 

Mathematics

L2+ PP 82%
L2+ Non-PP 100%
L2+ National 94%
Narrowing gap on national -12%

L3 PP 9%
L3 Non-PP 42%
L3 National 27%
Narrowing gap on national -18%

 

L2+ PP 75%
L2+ Non-PP 96%
L2+ National 94%
Narrowing gap on national -19%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 42%
L3 National 28%
Narrowing gap on national -28%

L2+ PP 78%
L2+ Non-PP 97%
L2+ National 95%
Narrowing gap on national -17%

L3 PP 0%
L3 Non-PP 20%
L3 National 30%
Narrowing gap on national -30%

 


Narrowing the Gaps - KS2
 

  2013 2014 2015
 Reading

L4+ PP 55%
L4+ Non-PP 90%
National PP 86%
Narrowing gap on national -31%

L5+ PP 36%
L5+ Non-PP 48%
National PP 44%
Narrowing gap on national -8%

L4+ PP 73%
L4+ Non-PP 84%
National PP 92%
Narrowing gap on national -19%

L5+ PP 36%
L5+ Non-PP 48%
National PP 56%
Narrowing gap on national -20%

L4+ PP 71%
L4+ Non-PP 89%
National PP 92%
Narrowing gap on national -21%

L5+ PP 7%
L5+ Non-PP 53%
National PP 55%
Narrowing gap on national -48%

 

 Writing

L4+ PP 73%
L4+ Non-PP 100%
National PP 83%
Narrowing gap on national -10%

L5+ PP 27%
L5+ Non-PP 48%
National PP 30%
Narrowing gap on national -3%

L4+ PP 91%
L4+ Non-PP 92%
National PP 89%
Narrowing gap on national +2%

L5+ PP 9%
L5+ Non-PP 44%
National PP 39%
Narrowing gap on national -20%

 

L4+ PP 79%
L4+ Non-PP 100%
National PP 90%
Narrowing gap on national -11%

L5+ PP 0%
L5+ Non-PP 42%
National PP 42%
Narrowing gap on national -42%
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

L4+ PP 55%
L4+ Non-PP 71%
National PP 79%
Narrowing gap on national -24%

L5+ PP 36%
L5+ Non-PP 48%
National PP 53%
Narrowing gap on national -17%

L4+ PP 64%
L4+ Non-PP 80%
National PP 81%
Narrowing gap on national -17%

L5+ PP 27%
L5+ Non-PP 48%
National PP 58%
Narrowing gap on national -31%

 

L4+ PP 43%
L4+ Non-PP 89%
National PP 84%
Narrowing gap on national -41%

L5+ PP 14%
L5+ Non-PP 63%
National PP 61%
Narrowing gap on national -47%

 

 Mathematics

L4+ PP 82%
L4+ Non-PP 95%
National PP 85%
Narrowing gap on national -3%

L5+ PP 18%
L5+ Non-PP 52%
National PP 41%
Narrowing gap on national -23%

 

L4+ PP 82%
L4+ Non-PP 84%
National PP 90%
Narrowing gap on national -8%

L5+ PP 27%
L5+ Non-PP 40%
National PP 48%
Narrowing gap on national -21%

L4+ PP 86%
L4+ Non-PP 89%
National PP 90%
Narrowing gap on national -4%

L5+ PP 7%
L5+ Non-PP 42%
National PP 48%
Narrowing gap on national -41%

 

 


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