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Pupil Premium at Wellfield

 

Pupil Premium is additional funding received by all schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals.

It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner (as you may wish them to have a packed lunch or they may be an infant child who all receive Univeral Infant Free School Meals) but parents / carers must have applied and be entitled; to enable the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding which can greatly benefit your child's learning within the school. You will also receive a school uniform voucher.

Pupil Premium for the current academic year 2016-17

 

Pupil premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and to close the gap between them and their peers. It is received for any child who is registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years or are ‘looked after’ or fostered or who have since left local authority care.

 

Allocation for the current academic year

Our allocation for the current year has risen significantly and is now £25,500. This has quadrupled in 3 years due to raising family awareness, new meal facilities and changing intake.

 

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school :

  • Social needs

  • Phonics, basic reading and comprehension needs

  • Fine motor skills needs

  • Maths ability

 

How we will spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for our approach:

Each child has a personal action plan with detailed individual interventions. Actions include
individual support from our Family Learning Mentor, who also starts the day be ensuring all children have breakfast and a calm focused start to the school day.

 

Our aims are to:

  • Address and support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties.

  • Address barriers to learning as they occur and thus preventing issues affecting a child’s progress in school.

  • Aid social skills and boost self-esteem.

  • Liaise with parents and families, signposting them to other agencies as necessary and provide support to enable children to participate in activities.

  • Monitor the progress and provision for this group of pupils and adjust as necessary. 

 

How we will do this:

  • Additional reading

  • Comprehension on a 1-1 basis

  • Speech and language social skills development individually with a Speech Therapist

  • Individual dyslexia teaching programme

  • Precision individual spellings

  • Handwriting individual support

  • Indirect Dyslexia Learning programme (IDL)

  • Extra maths group teaching

  • Diagnostic dyslexia assessments as necessary.

  • Family & financial support

 

How we will measure the impact of the pupil premium

Individual monitoring on a half termly basis for progress by SENDCo and re planning as necessary with careful half termly assessment and recording of data.

Subsidies and resources for uniform, music lessons, musical instruments, extra-curricular activities, class visits and the Year 6 Residential Visit.

Supports children with social skills and helps them learn to interact with others.

Pupils with particular talents are able to develop their skills without parents worrying about the cost.

Small group or 1:1 tuition (Teacher)

Small groups of children (or individual children) receive intensive specific tuition using GAP analysis from class teacher.

Small group or 1:1 tuition (Learning Support Assistant)

Small groups of children (or individual children) receive intensive tuition from additional teaching assistants or from class teacher with support from teaching assistant.

 

Review of our Pupil Premium Strategy

Our strategy for the use of Pupil Premium Grant will be reviewed at each Resources Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee and discussed at each Full Governors alongside the Headteacher's Report:

 

Autumn

Standards & Effectiveness: 17/10/2016

Resources 17/10//2016

Full Governing Body 28/11/2016

 

Spring

Standards & Effectiveness: 6/2/2017

Resources 6/2/2017

Full Governing Body 13/3/2017

 

Summer

Standards & Effectiveness: 22/5/2017

Resources 22/5/2017

Full Governing Body 3/7/2017

 

 

Previous Academic Year 2015-16 plus evaluation

Wellfield Methodist & Anglican Church School 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Funding = £ 16420

Activity

What this does

Targeted children

Cost (aprox)

Support from Family Learning Mentor

 

-To address and support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties.

-To address barriers to learning as they occur and thus preventing issues affecting a child’s progress in school.

-Our Family Learning Mentor runs ‘Happy to be me’ and other groups to aid social skills and boost self-esteem.

-She also liaises with parents and families, signposting them to other agencies as necessary.

-Our Learning Mentor monitors the progress and provision for this group of pupils.

 

All pupils as necessary.

£17, 547

Subsidies for uniform, extra-curricular activities, class visits and the Year 6 Residential Visit

 

Supports children with social skills and helps them learn to interact with others.

Pupils with particular talents are able to develop their skills without parents worrying about the cost.

 

Pupils eligible for free school meals.

£1000

Resources (e.g. Purchase of reading scheme for less able readers

Supports pupils with their learning at home and at school.

All pupils depending on need.

£1000

Small group or 1:1 tuition

Small groups of children (or individual children) receive additional teaching

Pupils in danger of falling behind age-related expectations.

 

Small group or 1:1 tuition (Teaching Assistant)

Small groups of children (or individual children) receive intensive tuition from additional teaching assistants or from class teacher with support from teaching assistant.

 

Pupils in danger of falling behind age-related expectations.

1 hour per week for 13 children =

£1190

IDL programme

This computer based programme supports pupils who may have dyslexia or specific difficulties with spelling and reading.


Pupils whose reading and spelling ages fall below age-expected.

£50 annual fee +

TA support for 1 hour per day.

£595

Pupil Progress Review meetings

Our SENDCo meets with parents of pupils with SEND to discuss their progress and ongoing provision on a termly basis.

 

All pupils depending on need.

3 afternoons per term = 9x£70

£630

£16420 + £5542 from rest of school budget

£21,962

In addition, Learning Support Assistants work alongside individual children or small groups of children to help them engage with their learning and access the curriculum. This is done on a “needs basis” and staff are deployed flexibly depending on where the needs of the children are

 

Pupil Premium Funding for 2014 to 2015

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the school received : £9,400

 

Pupil Premium Funding for 2013 to 2014

In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, the school received : £7,271

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation 2014-15

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