The amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium Grant in respect of the current academic year: details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
Conditions of the grant:
The Department for Education (DfE) published the Pupil Premium Grant 2012/12: Conditions of Grant in December 2011.
Section 8 sets out the terms on which pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to school. The terms are very broad and merely state:
The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school …
The DfE has since clarified that the PPG is not ring-fenced and that schools are free to spend it as they wish, providing the school can demonstrate that the performance of those pupils for whom the grant was allocated was improving.
Using Pupil Premium to make a difference at Rolleston Primary School
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.
Rolleston Primary is determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care.
We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding.
Indeed, it should be noted that many of the pupils identified as requiring additional levels of support are not necessarily those who fulfil the FSM eligibility criteria.
There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support and the allocation of the budget for each pupil feeds into the whole school budget as opposed to being ring fenced.
Diminish the differences in attainment and boost progress of disadvantaged pupils
Pupils eligible for PP make rapid and sustained progress so that more pupils eligible to PP meet national attainment standards.
Higher rates of progress and attainment for more able pupils eligible for PP.
Pupils eligible for PP identified as ‘more able‘ make rapid and sustained progress so that more pupils eligible to PP meet national attainment standards.
The extended curriculum– Ensuring disadvantaged children will take a full part in the school’s curriculum including educational visits and clubs
Pupils eligible for PP are able to access and apply extended learning opportunities that support accelerated academic progress. When attending clubs, their social welfare is secured and their experiences widened. More children who are eligible for PP attend after school provision and all are given the opportunity to attend trips as the those who are not entitled to PP.
Removing Barriers – Support and pastoral Interventions to meet the Social, Emotional and Mental health needs of our pupils and families.
Children arrive at school every day and on time, ready to learn and nourished with a good attitude to learning. Children are safeguarded effectively and families who require ‘Early Help’ have easy access to this. Fewer incidents of behaviour inside and outside of school that stem from external out of school influences.
The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.
We have a clear, strategic approach for Pupil Premium funding provision, which focuses on the following:
Outline of Pupil Premium Spending 2016/17
Quality of teaching for all
To improve the progress and attainment of maths across the whole school with the introduction of Singapore maths
To enhance learning and support better progress through the effective use of Mastery learning
To use and enhance Collaborative learning
Improve learning through effective use of Meta cognition
To enhance the EYFS provision.
To Improve reading comprehension across the whole school
Improve phonics provision across school
To use homework effectively
Use ‘Lesson study’ approach with a focus on supporting PP higher attainers
To allow a wider range of learning experiences in and out of school through the subsidy of trips/visits
Investment in digital technology to improve creativity and engagement across the curriculum for all children
Improving reading, writing and maths for pupil premium children across school
Phase leaders to support coaching for small group PP interventions.
To facilitate oral language interventions:
Use Feedback effectively
1:1 pupil-teacher conferencing
Literacy consultant / deputy to deliver interventions and provide coaching for staff providing PP interventions
Literacy teacher /deputy to support MAC (More able children)
External/internal barriers – other approaches
2 X Behaviour Learning Mentors
Family support worker
SENCO- 4 days a week out of class
Weekly Relate Counselling for identified children
Use Playpod scrap to reduce lunchtime incidents
Improve parental involvement - communication and engagement
To provide a range of affordable, quality after school clubs and breakfast club
To provide Music Provision (Soundstart orchestra) for all children
Outdoors adventure learning (forest schools)
To provide a range of affordable quality after school clubs and breakfast club
Our determined and committed team ensure that Pupil Premium funding and provision impacts achievement, attendance and pastoral care.
See detailed 'Pupil Premium Report' below for more information