Pupil Premium
 

 The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additioal funding.

 Headteachers and school governing bodies are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

Our Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Grant:.

  • To remove barriers to learning.
  • To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
  • To support social and emotional development that enables      children to learn.
  • To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children.

Strategy for using the funding

Increasing the rate of progress and overall achievement for targeted children through:

  • Focus on learning in the curriculum.
  • Focus on social, emotional and behaviour.
  • Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum.
  • Focus  on families.

Impact

Our school self-evaluation to date shows that the additional support, opportunities, intervention strategies put in place through the Pupil a positive impact upon children's emotional, social and behavoural development. This aspect of our whole school self-evaluation will continue in order to judge the effectiveness and value for money of initiatives put in place through the Pupil Premium.

 

 

                     

Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery

Pupil Premium Grant Report

Actual Expenditure: 2015/16

Projected Expenditure: 2016/17

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG): 2015/16

Total number of pupils on roll

678

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

73

Total amount of PPG funds

£92,686

 

Summary of Actual PPG spending: 2015/16

Overview:

Focus on high-quality teaching, rather than relying on interventions to compensate.

Systematic focus on clear pupil feedback and advice for improving their work.

Analysis of which pupils are underachieving, particularly in English and mathematics, and why.

Looking carefully at the needs of individual pupils when deciding on support/intervention strategies.

Frequent use of achievement data to check effectiveness of interventions. School adjusts techniques constantly, rather than waiting until after the intervention.

All teachers are aware of the Pupil Premium children in their classes so they can take responsibility for their progress.

Performance management of staff includes discussions about Pupil Premium children.

 

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To support social and emotional development that enables children to learn.
  • To remove barriers to learning.
  • To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment.
  • To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children.

Strategy for using the funding

Increasing the rate of progress and overall achievement for targeted children through:

  • Focus on learning in the curriculum.
  • Focus on social, emotional and behaviour.
  • Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum.
  • Focus on families.

Nature of Pupil Premium funding strategy

We will increase the rate of progress and overall achievement for targeted children through focussing on 3 key areas:

Supporting and developing learning experiences in the curriculum:

  •   Targeted Teaching Assistant support for individuals and groups.
  •   Specialist SALT Teaching Assistant support for those whose communication skills provide a barrier to progress, including   liaising with SALT services, teachers, and parents.
  •   Reading Project support.
  •   SENCO and Educational Psychologist time and management to ensure pupils receive a programme that meets and supports academic needs and progress.
  •   Literacy Centre support.

Social and Emotional development, including behaviour:

  •   Learning Zone interventions to support the emotional and social needs of targeted children, including Breakfast and   Homework clubs to reduce barriers to learning.
  •   Place2Be, Place2Think and 1 to 1 counselling.

Enrichment beyond the curriculum:

  •   Year 6 Journey to the Isle of Wight
  •   Supplement Educational Visits, Clubs, Swimming   and Music.
  •   Supplement extra-curricular activities where appropriate to provide wider experiences for specific children.

 

Area of Funding

Spending   2015/16

Proposed   Spending 2016/17

Supporting and developing learning experiences in the curriculum

£66,535

£64,351

Social   and Emotional development, including behaviour

£37,592

£37,592

Enrichment   beyond the curriculum

£4,555

£4,079

Total   Funding:

£92,686

£79,800

Total expenditure:

£108,682

£106,022