Pupil Premium Report to Parents:
The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This funding has been allocated to pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The level of premium for 2015-16 was £1320 per pupil and in 2016-17 it continues to be £1320 per pupil.
From April 2014, children who are ‘looked after’ attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which is £1900 per pupil. This is to reflect the unique challenges faced by ‘looked after’ pupils where they can often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
Pupils who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the Service Child Premium which is £300.
The Pupil Premium Grant is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children from more deprived backgrounds and their wealthier peers, to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers academically.
The ultimate aim is to close the attainment gap between pupils from different backgrounds.
The School Leadership Team including the school SENDCo and the Curriculum and Standards Committee, monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including pupil premium.
Due to the number of pupils in receipt of FSM we have been allocated the following amount of pupil premium funding over the last few years.
April 2011 – 2012 £9460
April 2012 – 2013 £19,800
April 2013 – 2014 £53,368
April 2014 – 2015 £69,950
April 2015 – 2016 £73,900
April 2016 – 2017 £79,000
You can view our Pupil Premium document here: Allocation Plan Pupil Premium funding 2014-2015 – PDF
You can view our Pupil Premium strategy statement document here: Pupil premium strategy statement
Pupil Premium Allocation
2016 – 2017
At Yorkley Primary School we:
- Believe in Quality First Teaching for all pupils so that good progress is made by all.
- Ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils including vulnerable groups and that pupils have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- Ensure that pupils enjoyment and well-being is supported effectively, including those pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding.
(In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged).
Main Barriers to Educational Achievement Faced by Pupils who are Eligible for Funding
(Please note: These barriers to learning may not be faced by all eligible pupils)
- Identified Special Educational Needs
- Lack of breakfast
- Insufficient sleep
- Limited experiences outside of school
- Low self-esteem
- Low aspirations
- Lack of resilience
- Persistent absenteeism from school
- Parents with weak literacy and numeracy skills
Provision at Yorkley Primary School
This year, the Pupil Premium Grant will continue to be used to:
- Enhance staffing: additional teachers employed for booster groups and additional hours for TAs in order to support 1-1 or groups throughout the school.
- Provide extra SENDCo hours to support and monitor the most vulnerable. Early intervention targeted sooner and having impact sooner for the most vulnerable.
- Enhance training of Mid-Day supervisors as new staff recently appointed.
- Booster work for children who are in danger of underachieving especially in reading, writing and maths lower down the school.
- Pastoral support through Nurture group provision extended to meet the needs of more children throughout the school.
- Extra activities to encourage children’s participation to contribute to positive mental health.
- Weekly Fizzy programme to improve gross and fine motor skills.
- Additional contribution towards trips and swimming lessons.
- 50% contribution towards year 5/6 Residential.
- Additional teaching resources aimed at targeting our more able pupil premium pupils.
- Additional attendance prizes.
- Free breakfast provision for all children entitled to FSM
- Free Cool milk
- Subsidised music tuition
- After school club provision including sports, booster, eco, art, and homework club working with parents and children together.
Impact will be judged in a number of ways e.g.
- Lesson observations / work scrutiny showing good progress and high expectations.
- Teacher assessment against objectives using the online school pupil tracker demonstrating more children working at ‘Age Related Expectation’.
- Pupil Conferencing (talking to pupils) and Pupil Progress Meetings (talking to staff) supporting key data and reinforcing moderation.
- Online Pupil Survey regarding well-being and safety showing improvement over time for our pupils.
- Positive Parent feedback (Parent View, Governor Questionnaires and drop in sessions).
- Attendance monitoring showing improvements in key areas (illness).
- Statutory assessments in line with National and schools with similar cohorts.
The impact of the Grant for 2016-17 will be reviewed in September 2017.