Pupil Premium Plans and Reviews
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Why did the Government introduce the Pupil Premium?
- 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
- To improve the progress and attainment of Looked After Children
How is the Pupil Premium allocated?
It is allocated to:
- children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM or have been at any point in the previous six years. The funding allocated is based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Nursery to Year 6.
- children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
How much is allocated per pupil?
£1,320 per pupil for pupils recorded as Ever 6 FSM
£2,300 per pupil for pupils in care and children adopted after 30 December 2005
£300 per pupil for pupils who have a parent/s in the regular armed force
How can schools spend the Pupil Premium?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. We use the Education Endowment Foundation's Toolkit to help us choose the most best ways to support disadvantaged pupils.
At St Mary Redcliffe Primary School the funding will be used to pay for:
*Additional 1:1 and small group acceleration programmes e.g. for literacy, for numeracy
*Additional Learning Support Assistants
*Access to and resources to support learning in school and at home
*Supporting families with the costs for educational visits and Year 6 Camp
*Supporting families with the costs for extra curricula clubs
*Supporting parents and carers with their reading, writing and maths skills in order that they may help their children's learning at home
*Having the Bridge Foundation working in partnership with us in school to support children's emotional needs
*Employing a Family Link Worker to support families to help their children achieve
*Supporting Breakfast Club to encourage attendance and a positive start to the day's learning
*Training staff to ensure access to high quality teaching and learning in every class.
We continually review our spending and think of new ways to support children.
What evidence do we have to provide on how the money has been spent?
Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families by the government, through performance tables and by Ofsted.
Schools have to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium. (See below)
How will outcomes be monitored, evaluated and reviewed at St Mary Redcliffe?
At St Mary Redcliffe Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
We carefully monitor each child’s progress through the year: every teacher does this daily in class – through questioning children and marking their books; in Phase Teams regularly, discussing what can be done to help a child improve; and also at Senior Leadership level – the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher hold six meetings a year with every teacher, to check the progress of each child and decide what further actions can be taken to help each child improve. The Interventions Team allocates and monitors the impact of interventions. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher then report this progress and actions to the governing body six times a year.
The impact of the Pupil Premium Funding will be evidenced by the narrowing of the gap in achievement between children entitled to FSM and their peers in end of Key Stage data
and in pupil progress meetings throughout the year.
We continue to develop our practice, improving how we do our job, to achieve the aim of all children, including those children who receive Pupil Premium, making great progress and attaining high standards.
Details of the impact of the previous year's spending may be seen below.