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Pupil Premium Funding

Key Priority

To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those pupils in low-income families.

What do we expect to see?

Targeted additional support strategies which result in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all our extra-curricular experiences. All pupils in the target group who are currently underperforming because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to narrowing of any attainment gaps

Evaluation of Present Situation

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium as a way of reducing the inequalities experienced by disadvantaged pupils up to the age of 16. This funding (which is currently £1,300 per pupil) is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in receipt of free School meals (FSM) at present and as entered onto the January census. This figure also includes any pupil who has been in receipt of FSM in the previous six years of their schooling, whether or not they are currently entitled.

Barrow Primary School’s pupil premium grant is £30,100 for 2016/17. There are currently 24 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding, 16% of the total number of children in school. In order to ensure all pupils (including FSM) make accelerated progress we have identified and implemented robust and effective support and intervention currently in place which will be enhanced by making reference to the performance by FSM pupils and targeting support. Monitoring of and planning for our pupil premium spend will be led and overseen by the Pupil Premium Governor and Team.

Tracking and Intervention

The progress and achievement of all pupils is monitored at key points in the academic year. Any pupil (FSM or not) who is in need of intervention is identified and the necessary support is put in place. This is led by the SLT and SENCo through regular meetings and discussions.

Resources and staffing

The contribution from Pupil Premium will:

  • Support quality first teaching across the school
  • Provide a range of teaching support and intervention programs to help children reach their full potential in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Enable disadvantages pupils to access the school’s extra curricular provision

Pupil Premium Expenditure Allocation 2016/17

Small group tuition in KS1 – designed and delivered by a teacher To increase the percentage of children who have a sound understanding of phase two and three phonics by the end of year 1
To increase the percentage of children achieving age expectation in maths at the end of Year 2
To develop a programme of individual and group interventions for those children who have been identified as vulnerable % of support staff salaries, TA champions, small group support, interventions £10,000
Continued provision of family support worker to develop good relationships and communication with parents. Salary for LC to be available 2 afternoons a week, with a particular focus on PP families £3,000
Provision and training of key workers Targeted provision for PP children requiring 1:1 support in class £6,400
Providing school uniform for families in need
PP Sign up reward
Free jumper for each family signing up for FSM £200
After school Activities
After School Clubs 1 hour free sports club per week each half term £3,500
Keystage/Phase £500 per key stage £1,500
Core subjects – maths/literacy £750 per subject £1,500
Trips & Visits
Residential Year 4 activities week £750
General visits £30 allocation per child each year £750
Total £30,100

Details for 2017-18

Please see our Analysis of use and Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18.

PE & Sports Premium Funding

The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools between 2013 and 2016. This funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers. We explain how we have used our funding in the following documents.