Pupil Premium

Use of the Pupil Premium and plans for this year – 2018-2019

As you may be aware, the Government provides additional funding for children who are in receipt of free school meals, Looked After Children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months or children of Service Personnel. These groups have been identified since research shows that nationally, children in these categories, do significantly less well than other similar students so the funding is designed to bridge the gap. At Kenton Primary we already have excellent personalised provision and so children in these categories achieve in line with, or above, similar students nationally.

This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium and is ring fenced from the school’s general budget as a separate budget allocated on the basis of the number of children who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance. For all such children, the school will receive approximately £2940 in total overall for 2018 – 19.

The Government has asked every school to make it clear where this money is being spent and the impact it is having on young people eligible for the Pupil Premium. In order for us to do this, we are launching our Pupil Premium Guarantee. This guarantee will use the Pupil Premium to enhance and extend our current provision to make sure that children, whose parents or carers are on lower incomes, are not disadvantaged in any way.

Pupil Premium Guarantee

Our Guarantee for every qualifying child will include:

  • Guaranteed access to interventions such as Teaching Assistant support, enrichment events and activities, according to individual need.
  • Guaranteed access, where required, to 1:1 support or small group work for English and/or Maths, Speech and Language support and fine and gross motor groups.
  • All students eligible for Pupil Premium will receive a Pupil Premium Plan , which outlines the support they will receive. In addition those identified as having Special will receive an Educational Needs Individual Education Plan to co-ordinate their support if they are felt to be under performing.
  • All students eligible for Pupil Premium will be eligible to apply to the School Administrator for a £50 bursary towards school provided activities i.e. music tuition, trips, gifted and talented courses or school uniform.

Applying for Free School Meals

If you feel you could be eligible for free school meals, it is very simple to apply and takes moments to do and as well as all the benefits listed above, you will receive £418 worth of fantastic lunches. Simply telephone Devon County Council on 0845 155 1019 and give your National Insurance number and your child’s date of birth. You will be told immediately if you are eligible and the next steps in the process. We are not allowed to telephone on behalf of the parent or carer – it has to be done in person.

Our commitment to every child

Please rest assured that although the school is investing in this provision, no child will be allowed to fall behind and not achieve their potential. All children are consistently monitored and if anyone is under-performing, they will also get the benefits listed above to improve their performance. The additional money has allowed the school to add extra capacity to work that we are already doing so that we can help more students.

What have we achieved so far?

 

Breakdown of planned expenditure 208-19 (Please see below)

Income = £2,940

Key Priority: Attainment and progress of specific groups of children

To raise the attainment and progress of specific groups of children, in particular PPG and SEND, in order to close the gap with the main cohort of children

Milestone success criteria – by end of autumn term (Dec 2018)

Evidence will show:

  • Reviewing impact and effectiveness of interventions and use of PPG and Ensuring that all staff have the necessary skills and responsibility to ensure that all children making slow progress have effective interventions put in to place, that these are monitored and reviewed at least twice per half-term.
  • All teachers and support staff have an excellent understanding of age related expectations and have the necessary skills to narrow the gap for significant groups, through embedded standardisation and moderation across the federation, to ensure consistency in assessments and levelling – including use of PPA time.
  • SEND – Enhanced Autism plan to be actioned and reviewed.
  • Boys – classroom practice, expectations, choice of topics/ texts, ‘Hall of Fame’ with focus on vocab and pictures up with stars on these for the number of times their work has been on the wall.
  • PPG – develop coaching strategies further. Give more time to coaching strategies.

 Milestone success criteria – by end of spring term (April 2019)

Evidence will show:

  • Strategies
  • in place to improve the attendance of all vulnerable groups.
  • PPG etc children will be reading at least as many AR books as other children and be meeting their targets as effectively.
  • Progress vulnerable groups will be closely monitored by Teachers and SLT in Pupil Progress meetings.
  • Tailored interventions will mean that the impact of these is measurable at the end of each block of sessions.
  • Regularly reviewed SEND Provision maps and targets and PPG plans will be shared with parents and monitored across the federation for best in-class practice and gaps in provision.
  • Focused development of SEND provision Enhanced Autism audit –review audit plan and add next steps.
  • Pupil Progress meetings will focus on vulnerable groups and children not meeting ARE/ those not making good progress.
  • Increased implementation of coaching strategies in all classes for all PPG children – 2 sessions per week per child.
  • Standardisation and moderation for ARE in in year group in staff meetings 1 in 3 meetings.
  • Parents will be invited to attend any training in school specifically and their attendance monitored – supporting maths at home/ writing.
  • All teaching staff will be setting individual targets on AR and be closely monitoring amount of reading progress of PPG etc children.
  • Further development of ‘writing hall of fame’ wall to include photos of all who have been on it in a year.
  • Discussion of texts for writing and writing tasks to ensure they are appealing to boys.

Success criteria – by July 2019

Evidence will show:

  • Reviewing impact and effectiveness of interventions and use of PPG and Ensuring that all staff have the necessary skills and responsibility to ensure that all children making slow progress have effective interventions put in to place, that these are monitored and reviewed at least twice per half-term.
  • All teachers and support staff have an excellent understanding of age related expectations and have the necessary skills to narrow the gap for significant groups, through embedded standardisation and moderation across the federation, to ensure consistency in assessments and leveling – including use of PPA time.
  • SEN – Enhanced Autism plan to be actioned and reviewed.
  • Boys – classroom practice, expectations, choice of topics/ texts, ‘Hall of Fame’ with focus on vocab and pictures up with stars on these for the number of times their work has been on the wall.
  • PPG – develop coaching strategies further. Give more time to coaching strategies.

 

Values are approximate and liable to change. Estimates are made on the number of FSM children predicted to access and benefit from this provision.