The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget based on the number of children currently eligible free school meals or who have received free school meals within the past 6 years; these are termed Ever 6 pupils. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Currently the allocation is £1320 per child.
In 2019/20 the school should receive £105,900 in Pupil Premium allocations.
West Street has a named Pupil Premium Lead, Mrs Gupta, who also oversees interventions, SEND and inclusion. Each year we complete a pupil premium audit and review of progress and impact. Mrs Gupta then produces a provision map detailing support for individual children and reviews the impact of this.
Our Pupil Premium governor is Mrs Carole Shorrock and she meets with Alysia Gupta to review how the funding is spent and the outcomes and impact.
Main Barriers to Educational Achievement
The strategies we put in place are designed to support the key barriers faced by pupils at our school.
- Social & emotional needs ranging from poor self-confidence to managing their own emotions
- Specific special educational needs and disabilities
- Communication and speech and language
- English as an additional language
- Dealing with separation either through such events as loss of a relative, separation of parents living away from their family
- Helping parents to support their child’s education
- Promoting good attendance
- Enabling children and families to access a breadth of opportunities and experiences to raise aspirations
How has the money been used?
The strategies used have been identified as appropriate for our needs through evidenced research, seeing them in practice elsewhere and consultation with stakeholders and professional agencies. The strategies being used this year include:
- 1:1 sessions
- Small group sessions
- Booster groups
- Provision of quality time to close gaps in learning and stretch the more able
- Nurture provision for KS1 and KS2 extended from afternoons to morning academic nurture in both KS1 and KS2
- Supporting our attendance scheme
- Learning mentor support to work with parents informally
- Supporting pupils in accessing additional activities and educational visits.
The provision we put in place benefits all children who have support needs.
Key staff are required additional to teaching staff and the money helps to ensure consistency in these roles.
Whilst the majority of the funding is used to ensure appropriate staffing to deliver the aspects above we also ensure, where possible, that PP children have full access to all school activities and additional out of school activities.
The overall impact will be measured on attainment and progress data, attendance and punctuality data, behaviour and well being data and feedback from staff, pupils, parents and other stakeholders.
2018-2019 our PP grant was used to provide the following:
- Additional staffing to support in class and small group intervention
- Additional staffing to support with inclusion and family support
- Financial support for additional school activities
- Uniform support
Impact 2018-19 and over time:
- Over time data indicates that the progress made by most of the PP pupils is good with some outstanding.
- Attendance for PP pupils has improved and in 2019 PP attendance was 94.5% and non PP 74%.
- 2019 attainment for PP pupils improved in Reception, phonics at Y1.
- In Y2 and Y6 the PP pupils achieved better in writing and maths and in reading and grammar.
- Support for child & family enable children to access school positively and for outcomes to improve.
- The support provided enables the most vulnerable PP pupils to engage in their education, to attend well and to access mainstream education
- All PP children attended school visits and trips.
- ALL PP children had full uniform
- Identify high ability PP pupils and ensure appropriate support in place to maximise progress and attainment
- PP lead and PP governor to forensically review provision, attainment and achievement to ensure best provision.