Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2017/18
The pupil premium is a special funding initiative which targets additional funds to the school for the benefit of children from low income families. These are identified by known eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM). Children who have been looked after (fostered or in care) continuously for more than six months, and pupils from ‘service’ families. For this current year (2017/18) pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years are also included in the allocation calculation (known as the ‘Ever 6’ measure). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish, but are held accountable, and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children. From September 2012 this information must be made available on the school’s website to ensure that all interested parties can see the attainment of pupils receiving this support and know what additional support the school is providing.
We ensure all children have access to the following additional help and support. The pupil premium helps us to maintain the ability to deliver this and further enhance it for all pupils. We ensure that no child is disadvantaged in any aspect of the work we do in school. The academic progress, and social and emotional well-being of all pupils is carefully monitored and tracked in school, and the children for whom ‘pupil premium’ is allocated are tracked as a specific group.
Funding for 2017/18
|Total Number of Children on Roll||48|
|Total Amount of PP Received||£5280|
|Total Number of Children Eligible for PP||4|
|Amount of PP received per Child||£1320|
Additional Support (how we plan to spend pupil premium)
|Provide appropriate staffing for PP children||Provide intervention staff to lead programmes||£2980||
PP children are able to receive interventions to help improve progress
|Raise Standards in reading and phonics||IDL reading intervention programme.||
Pupil Progress meetings
Half termly data
|£300||Provision improved for pupils who experience difficulty in reading. Rapid improvement in reading attainment.|
|Assist with any health related issues||Provide help to children with health related issues||£800||Ability to access all school opportunities|
|To improve communication with parents of PP eligible pupils||
Teachers meet with parent/carer alongside child to set targets, discuss provision, support and interests.
Appropriate resources prepared for ‘target setting’ meetings
|Target setting days to be timetabled for Nov 2016||£600||
Parents of pupil premium eligible children have a greater understanding of how best to support their child at home
Teachers develop a better insight in to the child’s interests as a result of seeking information from parent
|Subsidised (or fully funded) trips for pupil premium children.||Enable full participation in all aspects of school life; builds effective relationships between home and school; ensures equality of provision and opportunity for children who receive pupil premium funding.||Pupil premium report to governors 2018||£600||PP children are able to access all aspects of school life|
Evidence of pupil, premium Impact
We will use a variety of methods to evidence the impact of pupil premium which includes:
- Statutory Assessment
- Current School Data
- Parents meetings
- Pupil Progress meetings
Ofsted – What is Pupil Premium? (This is information from 2012-2013 but the process has been virtually unchanged since then)
- The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.1 It was paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns.2
- For pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools, funding is passed to schools via the local authorities. Academies receive the funding from the Young People’s Learning Agency. For pupils in maintained special schools and pupil referral units, funding is allocated to local authorities. They decide whether to pass on funding to the education setting or to hold back funding to manage it centrally for the benefit of those pupils for whom it is responsible.
- In 2011–12 total funding through the Pupil Premium was £625m. This was increased to £1.25bn for 2012–13. Up to £50m of the £1.25bn will be used to support a summer school programme to help the most disadvantaged pupils make the transition from primary to secondary school.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the government will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.
- A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces; this was £200 per pupil in 2011–12 and it will rise to £250 for 2012–13. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. Because of the distribution of these pupils, this issue was not considered in this survey.
1 Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools - DfE 2017
2 Children looked after general guidance 2011–12: children looked after (SSDA903) 2011–12 return, Department for Education, 2012;
3. Further information can be found on The School Run website (note this is not a Department of Education website)