Pupil Premium Funding

Potton Lower School

Proposed Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6). Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority, and children of service personnel.

Funding

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who is eligible for free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Local authorities are responsible for ‘looked after’ children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

Pupil Premium Information for Potton Lower School

2016-17 Projection of funding use

Total number of pupils on roll

251

Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding including Ever 6 and LAC/Post LAC pupils

21

Amount received per FSM pupil

£1,320

Amount received per LAC pupil

£1,900

Amount received per Post LAC pupil

£1,900

Estimated Total amount of PPG to be received

£25,080

Planned spending for the year

  • Lunch time meals for all children who are eligable for free school meals
  • 2 x part time intervention teachers
  • Leadership monitoring time
  • Financial support for school trips and events
  • Teacher’s to offer extra tuition to identified children
  • Teaching assistant for lunch time behaviour support
  • Children’s counsellor
  • Targeted teaching assistant support in class
  • MAT Maths Teacher 4 lessons per week
  • Speech and language provision

Impact of PPG spending

Children’s progress will be monitored on a half termly basis to evaluate the impact of support on their academic achievement. Their development in other areas will also be monitored informally by their class teacher.


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

2015/2016

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)   received for the year 2015/2016

 This is the pupils who are currently receiving a Free School Meal and those who have been eligible for a Free School Meal in the last six years and children who are receiving funding under LAC/Post LAC

Total   number of pupils on role

251

Total   amount of pupils eligible for PPG currently

31

Amount of PPG entitlement per FSM and Ever 6 children

£1,320

Amount of PPG entitlement per Looked After Child and Post Looked After Children

£1,900

Total Amount of PPG received this year

£50,229.00

 

Nature of Support Given 2015/16

Cost  

School meals for children eligible for Free School Meals

£3,304

MAT Maths Teacher  

£8,874.00

Leadership Time – Assistant Head teacher (1 hour per week)

£1,410.84

Counselling – Play Therapist (£45 Per child x 2)

£7,020.00

Teacher mentoring – 1 hour per week

£607.00

One to one teaching assistant support

£7,070

Educational Visits

£129.00

Educational Psychologist

£262.00

Cool Milk

£726.00

Speech and Language Therapy

£686.40

Part time interventions teacher

£19,252.00

                                                                     Total:

£49,341.24

Measuring the impact of PPG spending 2015/2016

Potton Lower School received £50,229.00 Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2015/2016. The funding was based on the number of children on roll who were in receipt of free school meals (FSM) from the local authority in January 2015. We also received funding for three Looked After Children (LAC) and two children Post LAC. In the academic year 2015/2016 thirty one of our two hundred and fifty one pupils were in receipt of pupil premium funding this equates to 12.4%.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered to qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school legitimately identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

The funding was used to improve outcomes for children in the following ways.

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

  • 1:1 support

  • Providing free milk and lunch to those children receiving Free School Meals.

  • Increase teaching assistant support to enable more targeted support in phonics and reading.

  • Speech and language 1:1 or small group work.

All our work through the pupil premium has been aimed at improving progress, and moving children to at least age related expectations.

See below for data tables.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile 2016 (Average Point Score)

PLS Ever 6

(1 child)

PLS Non Ever 6

(49 children)

Local Authority Ever 6

Local Authority Non Ever 6

22.0

34.9

31.2

34.0

End of Year 1 Phonics Screening Summer 2016

FSM/Ever6 Phonics Screening Results

Number of Pupils

Wt

Wa

% Wa

Potton Lower

3

0

3

100

Non   Ever6/Ever6 Phonics Screening Results

Number of Pupils

Wt

Wa

% Wa

Potton Lower

50

2

48

96

 

Key Stage 1 SATs (End of Year 2, Summer 2016)

Reading

Writing

Numeracy

No. of pupils

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

Average Progress Made

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below ARE

Average Progress Made

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

Average Progress Made

Pupil Premium

5

40

60

4.6

40

60

4.8

40

60

6.4

Non Pupil Premium

43

90.7

9.3

6.1

88.4

11.6

6.3

90.7

9.3

6.7

Due to the low numbers of Pupil Premium pupils the percentage of children still working below ARE looks high, however, this only equates to 3 children. The children have made good average progress across the year although we know that more support is needed particularly in reading and writing to further close the gap.

Year 4 Results Summer 2016

Reading

Writing

Numeracy

No. of pupils

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

Average Progress Made

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below ARE

Average Progress Made

% Pupils ‘At’ or ‘Above’ ARE

% Pupils ‘Below’ ARE

Average Progress Made

Pupil Premium

3

33.3

66.7

6.3

33.3

66.7

7.0

33.3

66.7

7.3

Non Pupil Premium

45

84.4

15.6

6.7

73.3

26.7

6.5

84.4

15.6

6.8

Due to the low numbers of Pupil Premium pupils the percentage of children who are still working below ARE looks high, however, this only equates to 2 children. However, in Writing and Numeracy these pupils are closing the gap as they have made great progress across the academic year.