PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

2016 Pupil Premium Award Winner

 

The government allocates Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding.  It is intended to tackle disadvantage and is targeted to reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have ever been or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. This funding is allocated for schools to raise the attainment of FSM students and close the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other students.  Historically there is a gap in attainment between these groups of children.

 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on the January school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception to Year 11. For Looked After Children, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903).  From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

 

It is important to recognise that the Pupil Premium funding is not the only income that we deploy to support groups of learners and to “narrow the gap”.  The Governors, the Headteacher and staff of La Salette School provided a wide range of support to families and children, working closely in partnership to improve academic outcomes for all pupils.

 

We deploy the Pupil Premium Funding Grant to ensure that we are successful in narrowing the gap and raising achievement for all children from low income and or/other disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

 

Key priorities:

  • Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers.
  • Address inequalities during the education of pupils from low-income families and raise attainment of these pupils.

Actions taken:

  • Rigorous assessment and tracking of the progress made by pupils
  • Tracking of individual and groups of children to identify any pupils not making the expected progress
  • Intervention programmes undertaken by trained staff, these include phonics, spellings maths, and language groups which range from one to one to small groups
  • All classes have access to assistants to support targeted children
  • Additional support staff are employed to develop the child’s learning
  • The school has also invested in training staff to provide children with speech and language support
  • Additional teachers to support specific children to ensure they have equal opportunity
  • During this school year the funding is used to maintain the high quality of our teaching assistants, who receive regular training and deliver specialist multi-sensory interventions to targeted pupils.
  • Pupils are encouraged to participate in all activities. No child misses out on an opportunity to extend their learning for financial reasons.
  • To continue to close the gap between groups of children, we have allocated additional teacher time in Year 6 to support identified children prior to their transition to senior school.       
  • Many of the pupils who receive Pupil Premium access more than one of these provisions.

Funding 2015-2016

 

As Funding for Pupil Premium is increased we will develop further support for groups of children and individuals to ensure that all children are able to achieve to the highest possible standards.