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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Grant?(PPG)     Culmstock Primary School

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 (or ceased to be in care due to adoption) and the children of armed service personnel. 

Why was PPG 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.

 

How much PPG was allocated for 2018-2019?

The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£935

Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,300

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

£2,300

 

Service children

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

 

 

Allocated funds for 2018-2019 - £10,560 (8 pupil premium with 2 children currently on FSM)

Plus £11,500 for children adopted from care ( based on 5 children)

Initiative

No. of Learners

Cost

Planned Impact

Learning Support Assistant to support Children Adopted from Care children and monitor their inclusion with regard to learning and whole school participation.

 

5

£12,500

All children to make good or better progress from their starting points.

Time working with school counsellor.

 

3

£2,000

Increased confidence and developing social skills e.g. the ability to listen, follow directions and refrain from speaking, showing empathy and problem Solving.

 

Time working in groups with school listener.

 

6

£1000

Developing friendship skills e.g. how to be a good friend, strategies for dealing with conflict and building resilience.

Support with learning in class and intervention groups, with a focus on: maths, reading and writing. Additional adult support and appropriate resources.

 

8

£3,960

Most children to make good or better progress from their starting points.

Contribution towards cost of residentials, school trips and after school clubs.

13

£1,300

All children provided opportunity to be included in all activities on offer.

Contribution towards cost of musical instrument tuition.

13

£1,300

All children provided the opportunity to develop new skills and pursue interests with some success.

 

How will the impact of pupil premium be evaluated at Culmstock Primary?

During the academic year 2018- 2019, we will continue to monitor the progress of the pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium through analysis of their teacher assessments each term. This will inform decisions about interventions and future provision.  

In addition, information from lesson observations, children’s books and pupil and parent feedback will form key parts of the evaluation process.

Overview for Academic Year 2017-2018

Allocated funds for 2017-2018 - £7,920 (6 pupil premium with 3 pupils currently on FSM) plus £9,500 for children adopted from care (based on 5 children)

Initiative

No. of Learners

Cost

planned Impact

End of year review

Learning Support Assistant to support ‘Children Adopted from Care’ children and monitor their inclusion with regard to learning and whole school participation

5

£9,650

Make good progress from their starting points.

 

80% have made good or better progress in reading and enjoying reading for pleasure.

Over 50% of the children are making good or better progress in Writing and Maths. This will continue to be an area of focus next year.

80% of the children attend clubs at lunchtime or after school.

Focused interventions in Reading, Writing & Maths

4

£1,500

Make good progress from their starting points.

 

Outcomes for all our pupil premium children similar to above with great success in reading progress.

Contribution to the cost of musical instrument tuition.

11

 £1120

All children given the opportunity to pursue an area of interest and develop musical ability.

Not much take up here, although singing club was well attended.

Contributions to the cost of residentials, school trips and after school clubs

11

£1,650.

Increased confidence, social interaction and develop friendships based on out of school experiences

All children provided opportunity to be included in all activities on offer.

Weekly sessions with school counsellor

        7

£3,500

Promote emotional wellbeing and build confidence

This has supported our pupils with any worries from home and school. It has also successfully increased confidence and increasingly developed social skills e.g. the ability to listen, follow directions and refrain from speaking, showing empathy, dealing with their emotions and problem solving.

 

School statement Summary on Pupil Premium

  • Culmstock 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 pupil 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 https://oneonline.devon.gov.uk/CCSCitizenPortal_live   . If you need help in using this service, please contact the School Office.

How can 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, Executive Head of the Culm Valley Federation.
 

 

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