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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Policy 2017-2018

The Pupil Premium Grant is a government funding initiative which aims to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers.

As an academy we ensure the money is used for the educational benefit of eligible pupils, with priority given to providing support which enables individual children to make academic progress. Qualifying parents can also request that the grant is used to fund school uniform and curriculum enrichment such as school visits. By individual agreement at the start of an academic year, grant funding may also available for other learning support or enrichment activities.

Key principles:

  • The school decides how individual children can be most effectively benefited by the Premium.
  • Priority will be given to providing support which enables individual children to make academic progress
  • The Premium may be used to fund curricular enrichment and extension activities or resources
  • In cases where the Premium can be used to support curriculum enrichment, extension or resources, the view of parents will be sought

Pupil Premium eligibility

The government Pupil Premium funding means that schools receive an additional £1,320 per year for each eligible pupil. If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, your child is eligible for Pupil Premium:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ (the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Pupil Premium.

If you are eligible to receive Pupil Premium, please complete the application form on the reverse of this letter and return to the school office as soon as possible. This information will be treated confidentially

Pupil Premium - Adopted Children

Schools receive an additional £2,300 per year for children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and for children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. To enable the school to claim the Pupil Premium Mrs Hyett, our School Business Manager (in confidence) and provide supporting evidence, for example, the original Adoption (Court) Order.

Service Children Premium

In a similar move the government intends to provide additional funding of £300 per pupil each year for children of service personnel. If you are currently serving in the armed forces, please contact Mrs Hyett with outline details of your employment, so that we can claim the additional funding available.

Pupil Premium Form KS1        Pupil Premium Form KS2

In 2017-2018 we expect to receive funding of £22,440 for 16 children. The majority of the funding will be used to support children’s learning through 1 to 1 tuition and additional classroom support. As with all interventions which support learning, each child's progress is measured in a variety of ways and the impact of their individual intervention is assessed. This information, along with a range of other assessments carried out during the year determines how their future funding is allocated.

This year’s planned spend as percentages of full grant which the school is expecting to receive in 2017-2018

Spend

%

Support for learning including 1 to 1 tuition

80   %

Curriculum enrichment – school visits and activities

10 %

School uniform and equipment

1 %

Music, sport, drama or other tuition

9 %

The school’s SENDCo is responsible for overseeing the use of the Pupil Premium grant for individual children. She collects and analyses individual pupil data and liaises with teaching staff, LSAs and parents as appropriate to discuss individual progress, and future use of the grant.

Pupil premium use is highly individualised for each of the eligible children and in order to protect the confidentiality of a small number of individuals, impact analysis and progress data are held in school and will be reported to the Governing Body Data Committee during the year. Pupil Premium strategy 2017-2018

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 eleven children received the Pupil Premium and this funding was used to support children and their learning in a variety of ways:   

  •         Support for learning
  •         School visits and activities
  •         School uniform and equipment
  •         Music, sport, drama or other tuition
 

Spend

%

Support for learning including 1 to 1 tuition

80   %

Curriculum enrichment – school visits and activities

6 %

School uniform and equipment

1 %

Music, sport drama or other tuition

2 %

Pupil Premium use is highly individualised for each of the eleven children, and impact analysis and progress data are available in school. This is also reported to the Governing Body Data Committee.

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