A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Pupil Premium

Use of the Pupil Premium and plans for next year – 2016-2017

As you may be aware, the Government recently announced further funding 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, have been adopted 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 Kenn C of E 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 £5,580 in total overall for 2016 – 17.

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, gifted and talented 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 £408.15 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

Income = £5880

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 2016)

Evidence will show:

  • Progress of children in intervention groups will be closely monitored by Teachers and SLT.
  • SEND Provision maps and targets will be shared with parents and monitored across the federation for best in-class practice and gaps in provision.
  • Regularly reviewed individual plans for PPG children will be implemented, involving parents and pupils in the process.
  • Audit of SEND provision and action plan implemented to improve.
  • Pupil Progress meetings will focus on children not meeting ARE and on those not making good progress.
  • Increased moderation of NC2014 objectives and understanding of how to move increasing numbers of children to Secure.
  • Implementation of coaching strategies in all classes for children requiring support.
  • Improved use of guided reading strategies.

 Milestone success criteria – by end of spring term (April 2017)

Evidence will show:

  • Progress of children in intervention groups will be closely monitored by Teachers/ SLT.
  • SEND Provision maps/ targets will be reviewed and new targets shared with parents.
  • Best in-class practice and gaps in SEND provision will be shared across the federation + plan from dyslexia audit to be in progress.
  • Regularly reviewed individual plans for PPG children will be continued, involving parents and pupils in the process.
  • Pupil Progress meetings will focus on children not meeting ARE and on those not making good progress.
  • Increased moderation of NC2014 objectives and understanding of how to move increasing numbers of children to Secure.

Success criteria – by July 2017

Evidence will show:

  • Progress of children in intervention groups/ individual support will be significantly improved so that accelerated progress has been made across the year.
  • Closing of gaps in SEND provision will have started, with improved outcomes for these children.
  • Data will show improved outcomes and closing of the gap for PPG children and other significant groups.

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