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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a fund that was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools for pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC), children who have been adopted and children of service personnel.

Why was it introduced?

Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It was introduced to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers. It is generally given directly to schools to ensure that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Who decides on how the money is spent?

Headteachers and school leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium and are held accountable for the decisions they make.

How was Pupil Premium used 2014- 2015?

In academic year 2014 – 2015 Pioneer received £43,066 Pupil Premium Grant which was used to address any gaps in attainment and to ensure that pupils made at least expected progress.

To achieve these outcomes the Pupil Premium funding was used to provide:

  • Additional resources to support learning, such as reading schemes, phonics support materials and equipment to support sensory diets for those learners that required this
  • Provision of targeted Intensive Interaction
  • Staffing to support challenging behaviour, when necessary
  • Provision of additional Keyworker support
  • Financial support for individual students to provide additional equipment/resources to aid progress

Outcomes for pupils who received Pupil Premium 2014 -2015

  • 100% of Looked After Children made expected progress when compared to their peers across the country
  • Only one student in receipt of FSM failed to make expected progress

It is our view that the approach taken by the school achieved the intended outcome for socially disadvantaged children.

Pupil Premium Objectives and Expenditure 2016 - 2017

Item / Project

 

Objectives

Cost

Additional staffing resources to support pupil with challenging behaviour

Pupil to be able to manage his own behaviour so that it does not act as a barrier to learning

 

12,000

Contribution to cost of additional Key Worker

To support hard to reach families so that they are better able to engage in their child’s education

 

 

£15,500

To engage tutors to deliver musical expression sessions

To promote pupil confidence, provide different opportunities for social interaction and sensory experiences

 

 

 

£9,000

To engage tutors to provide theatrical experiences

 

To provide experiences within the school day such as theatre in education  which will enrich the curriculum and consolidate learning in a range of contexts

 

 

10,000

Equipment and resources to support sensory diets

To provide sensory rich activities to help pupils stay focused during the day.

 

 

£2,600

Weekly Intensive interaction sessions

To help develop pupil’s communication skills

 

 

£4,000

 

Dance  

 

 

 

Total

 

£53,100

Pupil Premium Grant Projected

 

£53,080

 

Number of Pupils receiving PPG

 

50

 

Number of Pupils on Roll

146

For the period 2015-2016 the total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant was 45 (31%); the school received a sum of £48,860. The grant was used in the following way:

Item / Project

 

Objectives

Cost

Additional staffing resources to support pupil with challenging behaviour

Pupil to be able to manage his own behaviour so that it does not act as a barrier to learning

 

12,000

Contribution to cost of additional Key Worker

To support hard to reach families so that they are better able to engage in their child’s education

 

£25,000

Provide training for staff to update their skills in teaching reading  - particular emphasis on phonics

Provide additions to reading scheme

A greater number of pupils will be able to apply phonic skills when reading and so achieve at least expected progress

 

£1,000

Additional resources to support maths

To increase our bank of stimulating resources to support the learning of mathematical concepts

 

 

£1,000

Equipment and resources to support sensory diets

To provide sensory rich activities to help pupils stay focused during the day.

 

 

£2,500

Weekly Intensive interaction sessions

To help develop pupil’s communication skills

 

 

£4,000

Switch adapted toys

To enable pupils with physical disabilities to play and learn as independently as possible

 

 

£3,500

Total

 

£49,000

Pupil Premium Grant received

 

£48,860

 

Number of Pupils receiving PPG

 

45

 

Number of Pupils on Roll

146

Outcomes - 39 pupils with available data

Progress

 

Overall

Lang/Lit

Mathematics

PSD

Exceeded

 

7

18%

7

18%

7

18%

6

15%

Expected

 

31

79%

32

82%

31

79%

33

85%

Below Expected

 

1

3%

0

0%

1

3%

0

0%

*Additional school funding is allocated to support interventions when necessary.