General Information

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY

 

At St Vincent’s RC Primary School, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement and should have an equal opportunity to:

  • Develop imagination and creativity
  • Acquire skills and abilities
  • Have a love of learning

The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet this aspiration. This is known as the Pupil Premium.  

Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children in reaching their full potential. There are four categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for Free School Meals
  • Children who have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the past 6 years (FSM6)
  • Children who are looked after
  • Armed forces children

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible. The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium according to the January school census data.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment and aspirations of the most vulnerable pupils.

All our staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.

Principles

  • We seek to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils;
  • We seek to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;

  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged;

  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support;

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

    Provision

    The range of provision the staff and Governors consider making for this group include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective teaching and accelerating progress;
  • Providing 1-1 and smaller group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning;
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies;
  • The majority of our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths;
  • In addition, the school recognises that the wider curriculum supports and enriches children’s development in communication, English and maths, and therefore funding will also be allocated to enable children to participate fully and actively in wider and extra-curricular activities;
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on Free School Meals to achieve more than expected age related progress.
  • Provision will not be aimed at children who have a Statement / EHCP as funding for need is already in place.

Reporting

  • It will be the responsibility of the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher who is the delegated member of staff, to report to the Governors on:
    • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils;
    • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting;
    • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact of the provision in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
  • Parents will receive information as to the progress of pupils through personal information sent home on individual education plans and through reporting of assessment results at the end of the academic year.

  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement available to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website.

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Expenditure

Principles:

As a fully inclusive school, we firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to a curriculum which meets the needs of the individual, therefore:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2017/18 is £72,860.

The PPG will be used for:

  • Continue funding 2 TAs to deliver interventions and reduce class sizes.
  • To find an additional teacher in Y6.
  • To find additional SENCO time.
  • To find additional lunchtime supervisors to support 2 children.
  • Bridge the gap for those pupils eligible for PP funding to access: music tuition, school trips and events, before and aftercare if required.
  • Offer various interactions such as Lego Therapy, IDL, fine motor skills groups, BRP, social groups, 'Talk About' and Rainbows.

Impact will be evaluated Autumn 2018.

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016/17 was £75,920

The PPG was used to:

  • Continue funding 2 TAs to deliver interventions and reduce class sizes.
  • To find an additional teacher in Y6.
  • To find additional SENCO time.
  • To find additional lunchtime supervisors to support 2 children.
  • Bridge the gap for those pupils eligible for PP funding to access: music tuition, school trips and events, before and aftercare if required.
  • Offer various interactions such as Lego Therapy, IDL, fine motor skills groups, BRP, social groups, 'Talk About' and Rainbows.

PPG — 2016/-17 impact figures

PPG Results for Year 1 & 2 Phonics

Y1 Phonics

Y2 Phonics

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

0 children

0%

(inc 0 SEN children)

2 children

100 %

(inc 0 SEN children)

0 child

0%

(inc 0 SEN children)

1 child

100%

(inc 0 SEN children)

 

PPG Results for End of Key Stage 1

Reading

Writing

Maths

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

1  child

20%

(inc 0 SEN child)

3 children

60 %

(inc 1 SEN child)

1 child

20%

(inc 0 SEN child)

1 child

20%

(inc 0 SEN child)

3 children

60%

(inc 1 SEN child)

1 child

20%

(inc 0 SEN child)

1 child

20%

(inc 1 SEN child)

4 children

80%

(inc 1 SEN child)

0 children

0%

(inc 0 SEN children)

 

PPG Results for End of Key Stage 2

Reading

Writing

Maths

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

Not reaching expected levels

Reaching expected levels

Exceeding expected levels

3 children

50%

(inc 1 SEN child)

3 children

50 %

(inc 1 SEN child)

0 children

0%

(inc 0 SEN child)

4 child

67%

(inc 1 SEN child)

2 children

33%

(inc 1 SEN child)

0 children

0%

(inc 0 SEN child)

4 children

67%

(inc 1 SEN child)

2 children

33%

(inc 1 SEN child)

0 children

0%

(inc 0 SEN children)

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 was: £61,490.

The PPG was used to:

  • Continue funding 2 TAs to deliver interventions and reduce group sizes.
  • Continue delivering IDL (Independent Dyslexia Learning) intervention.
  • Continue the funding of school trips –day/residential for children eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • Fund individual music lessons for KS2 children eligible for Pupil Premium.

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.

Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children eligible for Pupil Premium to exceed age related expectations at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The school has focused its additional support on phonics and reading through increasing targeted support from teaching assistants in these areas, reducing group sizes to increase individualised input and the purchase of resources to support school learning.

Individual music tuition will be offered free of charge to children eligible for Pupil Premium in KS2.

The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil during the Autumn term 2016.  Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils' self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the initiatives and interventions.