Pupil Premium

How our Pupil Premium funding was spent last academic year – 2018 – 2019

 

Use of the Pupil Premium and plans for this academic year – 2019-2020

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 £9,240 in total overall for 2019 – 20.

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.

  • Breakdown of planned expenditure 2019-20 (Please see below)

Income = £19,240

Key Priority: Attainment and progress of specific groups of children

·   Ensure that all staff have the necessary skills to develop effective interventions for PPG pupils make the same progress as other children in the school

·   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.

Milestone success criteria – by end of autumn term (Dec 2019)

Evidence will show:

    • Progress of vulnerable groups will be closely monitored by Teachers and SLT in Pupil Progress meetings and regular staff meeting moderations.
    • Embed the improved timing and frequency of intervention slots.
    • 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.
    • Pupil Progress meetings will focus on vulnerable groups and children not meeting ARE/ those not making good progress.
    • Implementation of coaching strategies in all classes for all PPG children 2 x wkly.
    • Parents of all vulnerable children will meet with a staff member at least once per term for a parents’ meeting and to discuss targets.
    • Parents will be invited to attend any training in school specifically and their attendance monitored – focus on organising training on reading skills – AR, phonics and comprehension.
    • Weekly free sports club offered for all children in PPG group.
    • SLT will have attended training considering best practice for narrowing the gap.

 Milestone success criteria – by end of spring term (April 2020)

Evidence will show:

    • Progress vulnerable groups/ children not meeting ARE/ those not making good progress will be closely monitored by Teachers and SLT in Pupil Progress meetings, with embedded improved timing and frequency of intervention slots.
    • 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 at last once termly.
    • Monitoring of training for TAs, use of improved class resources and Quality First Teaching in all classes.
    • Implementation of coaching strategies in all classes for all PPG children impacting on progress.
    • Parents will be invited to attend any training in school specifically and their attendance monitored.
    • Weekly free sports club offered for all children in PPG group.
    • SLT will be implementing plan from training considering best practice for narrowing the gap.

Success criteria – by July 2020

Evidence will show:

    • Improved progress of vulnerable groups/ children not meeting ARE/ SEND pupils.
    • Improved outcomes for children due to improved training of TAs, use of improved class resources and Quality First Teaching in all classes.
    • Increased involvement of parents of vulnerable children in the life of the school and in their children’s progress.

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