Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Financial year 2017 to 2018

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

 

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

 

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

 

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.

 

  • 2017 – 2018 Pupil Premium Allocation for Kells Lane Primary School
£24,760
Summary of main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils
  • Support required to listen to and follow instructions
  • Difficulty remaining focussed during learning activities
  • Underdeveloped gross and fine motor skills
  • Underdeveloped social skills
  • Low confidence and self-esteem
  • Underdeveloped literacy skills
  • Difficulty completing tasks independently
  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Access to educational resources and experiences
How we will spend our allocated amount to address these barriers and why
  • In class learning support from teaching assistants. This is an inclusive approach that targets individual support and enables pupils to ask questions and make better progress during lessons.
  • 1:1 intervention planned by teachers and delivered by HLTAs (higher level teaching assistants) dependent on individual needs including reading, spelling and handwriting intervention.
  • Various social skills groups to help pupils develop friendships, build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Access to the ‘Kidsafe’ programme: this is child friendly safeguarding programme designed to give pupils strategies to stay safe online and in real life situations.
  • Access to school trips and residential visits
  • Access to equipment and resources to enrich curriculum

 

How we measure the impact of these strategies at Kells Lane
  • All teachers track pupil progress on a daily basis and the school’s Senior Leadership Team regularly check how much progress pupils make; this is done by observing lessons and checking progress in workbooks.
  • All teachers produce termly reports on the progress of all pupils in their class and have a follow up meeting with Mrs Whistler to discuss what can be done to support any pupil falling behind.
  • We evaluate how well pupils entitled to the pupil premium funding achieve in their SATS (Standardised Assessment Tests) at the end of Year 2 and Year 6.
  • We evaluate how well pupils entitled to the funding are doing in order to achieve age related standards in all year groups.
  • How often we check we are doing the right things to support our pupils
  • September 2017 – individual action plans are written to outline how the funding for each pupil will be spent in the coming academic year.
  • The impact of expenditure for each pupil is reviewed termly at pupil progress meetings.
  • Pupil progress is reported to Governors and there is a Governor designated to monitor the progress of pupils entitled to pupil premium funding.
  • January 2018 – action plans are reviewed
  • May 2018 – actions plans reviewed
  • July 2018 – Pupil Premium Strategy Review and planning for 2018/19

 

 

 

2016 – 2017 Pupil Premium Allocation

for Kells Lane Primary School was £19, 480

How we spent our allocated amount to address  barriers
  • In class learning support from teaching assistants. This is an inclusive approach that targets individual support and enables pupils to ask questions and make better progress during lessons.
  • 1:1 intervention planned by teachers and delivered by HLTAs (higher level teaching assistants) dependent on individual needs including reading, spelling and handwriting intervention.
  • Various social skills groups to help pupils develop friendships, build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Access to the ‘Kidsafe’ programme: this is child friendly safeguarding programme designed to give pupils strategies to stay safe online and in real life situations.

 

 

IMPACT… During the academic year 2016/17, we provided direct support for children who qualify for pupil premium funding. Every child entitled to the funding had access to timetabled ‘in class support’ and either 1:1 or small group intervention.  Each pupil has an individual pupil premium action plan.

In 2016/17, Kells Lane Primary had no pupils entitled to pupil premium funding in Year 6.

At the end of key stage 1 (Year 2), 100% (2) of pupils entitled to pupil premium funding achieved the expected standard in reading.  50% (1) pupil met the expected standard for mathematics and writing. 50% (1) pupil exceeded the standard for reading and writing.

 

Please contact school to speak to Mrs Whistler, the Headteacher, or Mrs Heath, the school business manager, if you think your child may qualify.