Pupil Premium Report to Parents and Carers 2017-2018
The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
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Objectives for Pupil Premium in Engaines Primary School.
• 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.
• We also recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
• We 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.
The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.
The Head teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact. A governor has been appointed to be responsible for Pupil Premium and impact.
• In school we have 48 children who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding, as they are in receipt of free school meals or have received free school meals in the last six years or are Looked After children (numbers for 2016-2017). In 2015-2016 we had 45 children.
• Each pupil receives £1,320 per annum.
• In the current year 2016-2017, the school will receive £60,720 in additional funds.
Strategy For Using the Funding
The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding as being: difficulties of good quality childcare for working parent/s; supporting children at home in thir learning and meeting the costs for school clubs, trips etc.
We have therefore decided to use the following intervention strategies:
1. Additional phonics input to support PP pupils in KS1 in passing Phonics screening test.
2. Breakfast Club and Teatime Club free of charge for PP pupils (extended school provision. Teatime Club free for the first hour and for working parents, free for whole session).
3. Educational trips free of charge for PP pupils, including swimming lessons. Residential trip in Year 6 will be partly funded on personal needs basis.
4. Extended School Clubs offered free.
5. Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs, delivering interventions.
6. Providing additional training opportunities for staff in order to fully support PP children.
7. All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy, but also in other areas of the curriculum e.g. the Arts and PE.
8. Pupil Premium resources will also be used to target Higher Learning Potential pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding to achieve the higher standards at the end of KS1 and KS2.
In our recent Ofsted (July 2016), it was recognised that 'The school provides well for disadvantaged students. They attain high standards.' We have also been included as a case study in 'Tackling Educational Disadvantage:A Toolkit for Essex Schools', which demonstrates good practice for Essex schools in the spending of the Pupil Premium Grant- we are very proud of this.
The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team review our Pupil Premium strategy at the first Full Governing Body meeting of the academic year.