Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap for ‘vulnerable groups’.

Pupil premium funding is allocated to:

OBJECTIVES

The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

The school will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

STRATEGIES

Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.

The Headteacher, in consultation with the Governors and teaching staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils.

The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.

The grant may be used to ensure that all pupils have full access to broad educational experiences, such as residential courses and competing in sporting events.

The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the Headteacher will report to the governing body on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.

The school will publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

Through in-year assessment, the school will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.


The school will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.


The school will monitor evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

 

2015/16 Allocation

The Foreland School was allocated £64,692 Pupil Premium funding for the 2015/16 financial year. In addition, £6,340 was received for Pupil Premium funding for our Children in Care.

The table below details how the 2015/16 funding was allocated:

 

Intervention

Rationale/ Benefits / Intended Outcomes

Cost

Number of Pupils/Students

Communication Support/Resources

Individual and small group support from TAs focused on communication. Includes purchase of communication device.

 

£500

10

Hydrotherapy Sessions

Improvements with balance, toleration of touch, initiation and maintenance of eye contact. Improved social participation.

 

£455

8

Counselling Services

Improve emotional wellbeing of specific pupils through access to counselling. Increased engagement with learning.

Improved self-esteem and confidence.

Happier pupils and students.

Improvements in learning.

£765

5

Family Liaison Officer

(% of wage)

 

Additional support for parents and pupils/students. Increased engagement with the school.

 

£8,494

27

Mainstream Inclusion - Transport

Attendance at mainstream school outreach provision. Assistance with travel to and from provision (school is 4 miles away).

 

£280

3

Additional Teacher Support (1:1)

1:1/small group Teacher support – core subject area focus.

 

£24,503

37

Teaching Assistant Support

1:1/small group Teaching Assistant support - literacy/numeracy focus.

 

£17,010

 5

Outings – Enrichment Visits

Greater involvement and deeper links made in learning through access to curriculum enrichment visits. Social benefits – attendance with peers.

£1,000

10

Music Sessions/

Therapy

Group/Individual musical activities motivate interaction, facilitate socialisation and improve social skills. Improvement in social interaction, e.g. turn taking and listening and responding to another person. Research has shown that music lessons have a positive effect on reading and mathematic achievement in early childhood and adolescence.

 

£2,970

13

Translator Services

Increased parental participation in reviews/meetings.

 

£670

4

Play Enrichment

Play leaders across the school –   Increased enrichment opportunities.

 

£7,293.60

15

Horse Riding

Development of balance and co-ordination.

Exercise and strengthen seldom used or tense muscles

Promotion of a sense of well-being and increased confidence.

 

£234

9

Aromatherapy

Research has suggested improved social interaction skills amongst children with disabilities linked to aromatherapy and massage. Essential oils can have a dynamic effect on emotional state.

 

£6,930

18

 

 

Total Spend

£71,104.60

 

Total Income

£71,032

 

Difference

-72.60

 

Impact/Outcomes

Level and progress comparisons were made between pupils/students in receipt of the funding against those not in receipt (rest of the school).

Comparisons carried out in all English and Mathematics strands:

English – Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Overall.

Mathematics – Number, Shape, Space and Measures, Using and Applying and Overall.  

 

Average Level

Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding were assessed to have achieved a higher level in all English and Mathematics strands than those not in receipt of the grant.

 

Average Increase

Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding achieved a higher average increase in all English and Mathematics strands than those not in receipt of the funding.   

 

% Making 1 or More Level Progress

48% of Pupils in receipt of the grant made greater than 1 level (or sub level) progress in English (overall) over the 2015/16 academic year compared with 36% of those not in receipt of the grant. In addition a higher percentage of pupils in receipt of the grant made 1 or more levels of progress in all English strands when compared with those not in receipt of the grant.

36%of Pupils in receipt of the grant made greater than 1 level (or sub level) progress in Mathematics (overall) over the 2015/16 academic year compared with 34% of those not in receipt of the grant. In addition a higher percentage of pupils in receipt of the grant made 1 or more levels of progress in all Mathematics strands when compared with those not in receipt of the grant.

 

 

See ‘Pupil Premium Comparisons 2016’ file (below) for full details.

 

2016/17 Allocation

The Foreland School has been allocated £65,740 for this financial year. Funds will be allocated similar to the above, however in addition the following interventions will be implemented:

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium is available for early years settings to improve the education they provide for children who meet the set criteria. Children must receive free early education in order to attract the funding. The criteria by which pupils will be eligible for the funding includes those on Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The Foreland School will be identifying those eligible for the grant and using it to provide additional educational support and early intervention.

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