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Pupil Premium at Stockton Primary School

  • 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 reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • The pupil Premium is allocated to children who are registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals in the past six years. It also includes children who have been looked after in care continuously for the past six months. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the Department for Education requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

 

Pupil Premium work will be targeted at all eligible pupils to enable them to reach their potential.

Nature of support:

The range of provision that the school may consider includes:

  • Provision of teaching assistants for individual or small group work to increase targeted support in writing, reading and maths.
  • Help families who register of FSM to pay for trips, music lessons, events and residential learning opportunities.
  • Provision of support focusing on overcoming gaps in writing, reading and maths.
  • 1:1 (one to one)  / small group support in any necessary areas of learning to enable pupils to reach age related targets.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities
  • Resources for enhancing learning
  • Professional interventions to support understanding of any barriers to learning that children may experience, and develop strategies to overcome them.
  • Support for pupils and families emotional well-being.

Pupil Premium 2015/2016

Overview of the school:

  • Total number of pupils on role: 90
  • Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 7
  • Total amount of PPG received: £11140

 

Breakdown of spending for 2015-2016:

  • 1:1 support from TA: £3800
  • Small group support from TA: £2175
  • Specialist teacher from EIS: £770
  • Counselling with the School's Counsellor: £375
  • Educational Psychologist time:  £660
  • Staff costs to support families via the CAF process: £2000
  • Subsidised school visits: £560
  • Read Write Inc materials: £50
  • Reading materials: £500
  • Maths resources: £50
  • Support for music lessons: £200

Impact of support:

All pupils in receipt of PPG made at least satisfactory progress in reading, writing and maths and some made good and outstanding progress. The impact of additional support provided by PPG has been good.

 

Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Overview of the school:

  • Total number of pupils on role: 86
  • Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 6
  • Amount of PPG received per pupil: £1320
  • Total amount of PPG received: £7920

Due to our small cohorts there is no specific trend or pattern to barriers to learning for pupils in receipt of pupil premium.  However, some barriers faced by children include social and emotional needs, speech and language issues, dyslexia and dyscalculia.  Spending is directly linked to addressing these barriers and this includes funding for a schools counsellor, TA support and access to our breakfast club.  We have also invested in resources to support the learning for these children.

 

Breakdown of spending for 2016-2017:

  • 1:1 support from TA - Phonics, reading, nurture time: £2425
  • Small group support from TA: £1725
  • Specialist teacher from EIS: £800
  • Counselling with the School's Counsellor: £450
  • Staff costs to support families via the CAF process: £1160
  • Breakfast club places to support a smooth start to the school day: £400
  • Subsidised school visits: £50
  • Read Write Inc materials: £50
  • Reading materials: £240
  • Maths resources: £80

Impact of support:

Impact of the support will be reviewed in July 2017 once we have received all the results of Key Stage 2 SATS.  We measure the impact by data collection, tracking, monitoring of teaching and learning, standardised assessments and levels of pupil engagement and motivation.  We also get regular feedback from the School Counsellor. The level of impact seen will be used to inform decisions on spending priorities in the future.

Parents are urged to register for free school meals even if you do not intend to make use of the service. We still receive the funding and it will be used to target support for all children registered.