Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is additional to schools main funding and is allocated to schools by the Government essentially to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged families and their peers, where this exists. Schools can choose how to target these additional funds in order to meet the needs of pupils at risk of under-achieving based on their circumstances.

 

Funding is allocated by calculating the number of children who are looked after, registered for free school meals and whose parents serve in the forces, to produce an amount that the school is given to use, as they see fit, to meet the needs of disadvantaged children to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers.

 

At Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School we support all our pupils to do their best regardless of background by providing high quality teaching that is supported by interventions from highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants. We welcome the additional funding that this scheme is providing to allow us to develop this provision further. 

 

Funding is allocated on a financial year but spending and impact is referenced to academic years. Governors monitor the amount of Pupil Premium received and the impact of its expenditure.

 

For the financial year April 2016-March 2017 school was allocated £10,537.

 

Pupil Premium 2016-17

This academic year we are using our Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:

  • Support increased number of classes from four to five, maximising adult to child ratio and maintaining whole year groups in classes.
  • Targeted intervention as needed including 1 to 1 tuition and group work.
  • Individual targeting of resources to meet children’s academic and social needs.
  • Support children to access extra-curricular activities e.g. music tuition and sports clubs.
  • Reimbursement of cost of educational trips.

 

For the financial year April 2015-March 2016 school was allocated £13,867.

 

Pupil Premium 2015-16

This academic year we are using our Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:

  • Targeted intervention as needed including 1 to 1 tuition and group work.
  • Employment of teaching assistants to support in classes.
  • Individual targeting of resources to meet children’s academic and social needs.
  • Support children to access extra-curricular activities e.g. music tuition, theatre / drama groups and sports clubs.
  • Reimbursement of cost of educational trips.
  • Purchase of IT resources to support learning.

 

For the financial year April 2014-March 2015 school was allocated £11,833.

Pupil Premium 2014-15

This academic year we used our Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:

  • To maintain a four class structure and ensure year groups were not split, enabling children to learn alongside their peers.
  • Targeted intervention as needed including 1 to 1 tuition and group work.
  • Employment of teaching assistants to support targeted group work.
  • Individual targeting of resources to meet children’s academic and social needs.
  • Supported children to access extra-curricular activities e.g. music tuition, theatre / drama groups and sports clubs.
  • Reimbursement of cost of educational trips.

 

Impact on outcomes as a result of Pupil Premium spending in 2014-15:

  • No Pupil Premium children were excluded from the residential trip in 2015 due to cost.
  • Pupil Premium children had costs reimbursed for educational trips and certain extra-curricular activities as agreed with the school.
  • Intervention and support benefited children enabling them to consolidate and build on their learning so that they were less at risk of being left behind in terms of their academic achievement. Where children were making slower than expected progress, teachers planned focused additional support which was carried out by the class teacher or Teaching Assistant.
  • Pupil Premium children at KS2 made progress in reading, writing and mathematics similar to that of other children nationally.
  • Proportion of Pupil Premium children at KS2 that attained Level 4 or above in writing and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) was well above national figures.
  • Proportion of Pupil Premium children at KS1 that attained at least Level 2B in reading, writing and mathematics was above national figures.