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Culmstock Primary School Part of the Culm Valley Federation

Pupil Premium

  • What is PPG?

    The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils from low income families; children in care and the children of armed service personnel. 

  • Why has PPG been introduced?

    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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Department for Education urges schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement.

    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 have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools were required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

  • How much was PPG for the academic year 2015/16?

    Allocated funds for 2015-2016 - £9,240

     

    Initiative

    No. of Learners

    Cost

    Planned Impact

    TA to deliver extra phonic sessions

    in additional to daily for children not on target to pass test

     

     

    4

     

    £800

     

    Improve basic skills

    Make accelerated progress

    Improved attitudes to learning

    TA delivering Speech therapy 2 sessions per week

    2

     

    £440

    To support phonic and literacy development

    Weekly sessions with school counsellor and thrive leader

    5

    £2,000

    Promote emotional wellbeing

    Enabling pupils to attend residentials, school trips after school clubs and musical tuition

    5

     

    £2,000

    Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences.  Opportunities to develop music potential.

    TA for focused interventions in Reading, Writing & Maths

     

    5

    £4,000

    Make accelerated progress in core subjects

  • Overview for Academic Year 2015/16

    Allocated funds for 2015-2016 - £9,240

     

    Initiative

    No. of Learners

    Cost

    Planned Impact

    End of Year review

    TA to deliver extra phonic sessions

    in additional to daily for children not on target to pass test

     

     

    4

     

    £800

     

    Improve basic skills

    Make accelerated progress

    Improved attitudes to learning

    50% passed test. Additional phonics to continue. All remaining % will pass in year 2

    TA delivering Speech therapy 2 sessions per week

    2

     

    £440

    To support phonic and literacy development

    Both children have made good progress. Only 1 child continuing this year.

    Child passed phonic screening test.

    Weekly sessions with school counsellor and thrive leader

    5

    £2,000

    Promote emotional wellbeing

    4 out of 5 reached ARE. Remaining child to continue to receive additional THRIVE support.

    Enabling pupils to attend residentials, school trips after school clubs and musical tuition

    5

     

    £2,000

    Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences.  Opportunities to develop music potential.

    All children were able to fully participate in residential. Access to musical instruments has increased confidence and self - esteem for the group

    TA for focused interventions in Reading, Writing & Maths

     

    5

    £4,000

    Make accelerated progress in core subjects

    All children involved made good progress and able to access the curriculum.

  • How much is PPG for the academic year 2016/17?

    Allocated funds for 2016-2017 - £20,640 (includes £11,400 children adopted from care funding

     

    Initiative

    No. of Learners

    Cost

    Planned Impact

    Additional phonics with English subject leader and TA- 3 weekly sessions

    8

     

    £3,730

    To support phonic and literacy development

    Weekly sessions with school counsellor and thrive leader

    5

    £3,000

    Promote emotional wellbeing

    Enabling pupils to attend residentials, school trips after school clubs and musical tuition

    10

     

    £3,400

    Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences.  Opportunities to develop music potential.

    Pupil premium champion weekly meetings with PP children and parents.

    8

    £1,000

    Raise self- esteem

    Champion analysing data for narrowing the GAP.

    9

    £500

    Priority areas identified and more focussed targets set

    TA for focused interventions in Reading, Writing & Maths

    8

    £6,000

    Make accelerated progress in core subjects

    Specialist resources for groups and 1:1 sessions, including reading books and maths equipment

    9

    £3,010

    Access to ‘special’ resources to motivate and enthuse learners

     

  • School Statement/Summary on Pupil Premium Grant

    Culmstock Primary School is firmly committed to targeting PPG expenditure to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

    Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible.   You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:  

    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs 

    Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.   

    If you feel you are entitled to Free School Meals, you can apply online at www.myfreeshoolmeals.com   If you need help in using this service, please contact the School Office.

  • How can parents and parents contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?

    If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximize the support we can provide. 

    Parental support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice with supporting your child, please contact Tracey Hailey, head of the Culm Valley Federation.

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