What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6)
The use of Pupil Premium funding (PPF) is to close the achievement gap between those pupils receiving it and their non-Pupil Premium peers.
Funding Allocation for 2016 – 2017
- £1,320 for each eligible (free school meals) primary aged pupil.
- £1,900 for each Looked After Child.
- £300 for each Service Child.
Our Key Principles
Anlaby Primary School is a place where everyone can succeed and is committed to “Narrowing the gap” between vulnerable pupils and their less disadvantaged peers. The Pupil Premium forms a vital part of this process. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding (PPF) will help us to achieve our vision to raise attainment and accelerate progress for eligible pupils, whatever their academic starting point and potential.
To do this we ensure that:
- Quality first teaching in the classroom meets the needs of all pupils to achieve, or exceed, age related expectations
- Appropriate and effective provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all who are socially disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We will also use Pupil Premium funding in areas where eligible pupils show a particular aptitude, but where their parents’ financial circumstances prevent them from accessing specialist coaching or instruction
- We will rigorously monitor the effectiveness of strategies used and review provision in the light of tracking data and other evidence (Assessment, Pupil Progress Meetings)
- Governors are involved in monitoring the effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils
How is the funding used?
At Anlaby Primary School we want all children to achieve their very best and have high expectations for all. The money will not always be spent entirely on specific pupils. We will offer staff training and resources that benefit many children, but will target the learning needs of specific pupils where necessary.
We will mostly use the Pupil Premium funding (PPF) to close the achievement gap between those pupils receiving it and their non-Pupil Premium peers. Our work will focus on raising the achievement of disadvantaged children to reach or exceed their age related expectations. We will do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We will make sure that we use current educational research to support our decision making.
The range of provision will include:
- High quality additional support delivered by a qualified teacher or trained TA within the classroom
- Effective data analysis
- Good quality feedback (to foster self-esteem and confidence)
- Individual or small group Intervention programmes to support learning (additional reading, maths or phonics)
- Tailored interventions for those pupils who could flourish further with the appropriate and rapid intervention
- Use of good quality resources including specific targeted resources (laptops, tablets)
- Curriculum enrichment opportunities (visits, visiting theatres, sporting opportunities, clubs)
- Developing sensory motor programme to impact on behaviour for learning (regular physical fitness programme)
- Family engagement and attendance (breakfast club, homework support, pastoral support, transition support)
It is important that if you are in a family that may be eligible for free school meals you claim for them. This is now doubly important since the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals. Some parents think that because their child already receives a free meal it is not necessary for them to apply. This means that the school loses valuable income that can help many children. We send regular reminders outlining the importance of applying for this grant as the school does not automatically get the money.
Please see attached report on how this funding has been used in school during the last financial year.