Pupil Premium

Information on Pupil Premium and how it is used

Pupil Premium is a Government grant given in addition to main school funding. It is funding aimed at addressing underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage 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.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Up to £50 million of the Pupil Premium will fund a National Summer School Programme for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to secondary schools in September 2013.

Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Our Pupil Premium for the financial year 2014-2015 was £50,828.00

Our Pupil Premium for the financial year 2015-2016 is £49,823.00

The percentage of Spring Grove pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium, as calculated over the last 6 years, is 18.3%. The current percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is approximately 10%.

Pupil Premium expenditure has been aimed at raising attainment for key pupils by supporting their emotional stability, improving their basic skills, developing their confidence and self esteem; therefore spending has included:

  • Employing extra teachers for group and individual work to support target pupils
  • Employing additional teaching assistants to reduce the pupil teacher ratio in class and offer more individual tutoring to target pupils
  • Funding additional time for teachers and teaching assistants to run before and after school clubs to enhance basic skills in literacy and numeracy, reinforce learning, accelerate learning, prepare for new learning, develop ICT skills and to improve reading competence, enjoyment and understanding.
  • Provide funds to enable pupils to take part in off site activities and extra curricular opportunities to enhance motivation, self esteem and reinforce the concept of enjoyment of learning and being a lifelong learner.
  • Purchasing specialist software to assist pupils’ learning and enable them to access help and suport online as an independent learner.
  • Purchasing specialist resources to support reluctant readers.
  • Funding teaching assistants to run before and after school ICT sessions for families to learn together and have access to the Internet and the school’s MLE.

The Impact can be seen on analysis of school data relating to pupil progress. Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are making good and better progress on the whole when compared to National data and expectations for the appropriate age group. Data collected on pupils’ attitudes to themselves and school reveal great positivity and an eagerness to learn. The school is committed to its aim that all pupils should reach their full potential and the use of our Pupil Premium Grant is dedicated to this commitment.

% pupils making expected progress and above at the end of KS2 in 2015 %
 Reading  100
 Writing  100
 Maths  100
% pupils achieving age related expectations (L4+) in 2015 %
 Reading  100
 Writing  100
 Maths  100

Request the Pupil Premium Grant Reports from the school for more information on the expenditure, objectives and outcomes.

 

 


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