What is Pupil Premium?
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.
Overview of the school
Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received in financial year April 2018 – April 2019
Total number of pupils on roll - 70
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG – four (all free school meals) + seven ‘Ever 6’ + one (Previously looked after)
Total amount of PPG received 2018/19 - £16,820
Main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils
The main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils are a lack of aspiration, linked to social & emotional issues together with poor language skills.
Some children with PP lack life experiences and have low expectations of themselves as learners (and writers).
Home learning environments can limit some children’s learning – there is a need for us to provide homework support, parenting skills, and positive role models.
Nature of support 2018/19
- employment/training of Reading Recovery/Literacy support teacher
- training/employment of Learning Mentor (from Spring 2018)
- In addition, support is tailored to the individual needs of the pupils. Pupils have been offered:
- learning support
- 1-1 and small group study to aid learning
- pastoral support/ Learning Mentor
- small group reading support
- financial support for equipment, residential, trips etc.
Measuring the impact of PPG spending
- Singleton Primary School will:
- measure the impact of the interventions by tracking the progress of the pupil premium pupils on a termly basis.
- measure the success of pupils at the end of EYF, KS1 and KS2 relative to their school targets, FFTD targets and against threshold measures.
- monitor and support pupils in accessing pastoral support and discuss their progress and needs regularly
Ratified by Governors at FGB meeting Nov 2018