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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium

 

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools for pupils who meet the following criteria: the number of pupils of statutory school age who are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM); those who have been Looked After by a Local authority for more than six months and also those who are adopted and who are under a Special Guardianship Order. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to address any inequalities that may be faced by pupils who are eligible for FSM or who are Looked After.

 

School Vision

Wells Primary School is wholly committed to providing an inclusive environment that ensures that all pupils have equal access to teaching and learning opportunities. Expectations of all pupils are high and the school uses the Pupil Premium in a variety of ways to help overcome any barriers to learning.

 

Pupil Premium funding is allocated according to a need analysis and may be used to support individuals, groups or priority classes. In making the best use of the Pupil Premium, the school recognises that not all pupils who are eligible for FSM are socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who may be deemed to be socially disadvantaged are eligible for FSM. The school will therefore use the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils who can be legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

 

The figures below are our allocation based on the academic year although funding is received at our Financial Year end.

 

In 2011/12 the Pupil Premium allocation to Wells Primary School was: £8,825.25

 

In 2012/13 the Pupil Premium allocation to Wells Primary School was: £23,103.75

 

The Pupil Premium allocation for 2013/14 was £18,200.00 with further funding added at the end of the financial year of £13,487.

Total allocation: £31,687

 

2014/15 – Initial allocation £33,800, which includes uplift of rate. Additional funding received £10,700. The school received uplift in the Pupil Premium Deprivation rate with a final allocation of £2,498.00

Total allocation: £46,998

 

2015/16 – Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £44,258.00. Additional funding received £900.

Total allocation to date: £45,158

 

2016/17 - Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £43,000. Additional funding received £6,014.

Total allocation: £49,014

 

2017/18 - Initial allocation based on eligible pupils £43,000. Additional funding received £4,972

Total allocation: £47,972

 

2018/19 

Total allocation: £55,386

 

Provision:

 At Wells Primary provision is given to support each pupil’s economic, social, physical and emotional well-being.

   

Provision

Objective

Reason behind priority

Expenditure

Impact

Music tuition

To ensure that all pupils from Years 2- 6 have access to individual music tuition, including those eligible for PP.

Equal opportunities for all pupils. Pupils with musical talent who may not otherwise be able to learn to play are encouraged to have musical tuition.

£1120

Any pupil eligible for PP has the opportunity to learn an instrument.

Whole class musical tuition (Wider Opportunities Programme and Music teacher)

To ensure that all pupils from Reception to Year 6  have access to music tuition by specialists, including those eligible for PP.

Equal opportunities for all pupils. To help identify those children who have musical talent, who may benefit from having additional 1:1 instrumental lessons.

£1,800

All pupils in Key Stage 1 have learnt to play the glockenspiel. Pupils in Year 3 and 4 have learnt to play the recorder and those in Year 5 and 6 have learnt to play the African drums.

Children had opportunity to participate in Redbridge signing/singing competition.

Educational visits

To ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in all educational visits, including the Y6 sailing course and the residential visit to Wales.

Equal opportunities for all pupils. All children will benefit from both the academic and cultural experiences of school visits.

£485

No children miss out on the opportunities provided by the school for financial reasons. All children who wanted to attend the school residential trip to Wales were able to do so.

All children have exposure to cultural experiences such as visits to the theatre.

Homework Club

IT Club

To ensure that all children have access to adult assistance with homework. To ensure that all children have access to IT.

Equal opportunities for all pupils.

£3536

Children who find it difficult to complete homework independently have accessed this support. All children were able to participate in SumDog competition.

Learning development

To ensure that any disadvantaged children who struggle to engage with learning are provided with 1:1 support.

 

To help all pupils maximise their potential for engagement with learning. To help narrow any gaps in attainment and progress between pupils.

To encourage high attainment for disadvantaged pupils.

£20,087

Those children who display challenging behaviour are able to access their learning more effectively.

Individual children have benefited from personalised support. Interventions have supported inclusion.

Pastoral support

To ensure that any disadvantaged children who need emotional support have access to a designated adult, including SLT.

To ensure that any vulnerable pupils feel safe and thrive at school.

£12,894

Individual pupils have demonstrated much calmer behaviour.

Pupils know there is someone they can speak to if required. Attachment training has enabled staff to understand potential emotional needs. Improved communication between school and home enhances all children’s experiences.

Small group phonics tuition

To give pupils in Key Stage 1 targeted support with reading and phonics.

To prevent gaps from developing or widening for disadvantaged pupils.

£6476

87% of all Y1 pupils met the standard for Phonics Screening test. All eligible pupils met standard by end of Y2.

Early Years Support

To ensure that disadvantaged pupils make a positive start in Early Years.

High adult-pupil ratio in Reception provided to help prevent gap widening between disadvantaged   children and others.

£6403

Data shows that gap narrowed from on entry for 80% of pupils.

Targeted teaching

To ensure that any disadvantaged children are supported and challenged academically.

To encourage high attainment for disadvantaged pupils

£13,260

Daily teaching input from members of SLT helped close gaps in attainment for individual pupils.

 

 

 

Total expenditure:

£66,061 £2018/2019

 

PP allocation received:

£55,386 £2018/2019

 

 

 

Impact:

 

Wells Primary School is committed to supporting the individual needs of pupils and has been very successful in narrowing gaps in attainment and progress between pupils.

 

 

 

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