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‘The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.’
DfE November 2014
Funding for 2017-2018 - next formal review will be undertaken September 2018
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to children from low-income families who we know to be currently, or at any point in the last 6 years, eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after by the Local authority continuously for more than six months.
For the financial year 2017-18 – PPG is allocated to Local Authorities on the basis of £1320 for each qualifying pupil.
At St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School, we currently have 16 children for whom we receive PPG.
How much Pupil Premium does St Osmund’s Catholic Primary school receive?
|PPG||£24,678||£31,449 (33 pupils)||£30,429 (23 pupils)||£22,440 (17 pupils)||£22,440 (17 pupils)||£21,120 (16 pupils)|
|Service Families||£2,100 (7 pupils)||£1,800 (6 pupils)||£1,800 (6 pupils)||£1,800 (6 pupils)|
How do we allocate Pupil Premium at St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School?
It is our aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils, recognising that some groups and individuals may be considered vulnerable. However, whilst making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
We also recognise that not all groups of children eligible for the PPG will be falling behind their peers.
Because of this, 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 is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals so not all children receiving free school meals will necessarily be receiving interventions at any one time.
How are we using Pupil Premium successfully to maximise achievements?
As a school, we have a responsibility to quantify, justify and measure the impact of our Pupil Premium spending to ensure that this additional funding is being used to support the pupils for whom it is intended.
What do we do for those children who are eligible for the PPG and who are not falling behind?
Quality First Teaching & CPD
To raise attainment we have invested a great deal of time and resources in raising the standard of teaching. We believe that Quality First teaching has the greatest impact on pupil outcomes, regardless of whether or not they receive the PPG. We recognise that research (Educational Endowment Fund) shows that good results are unlikely to arise from investing in
We have used the research to improve our provision by giving our teachers CPD which focuses on
Interventions and Early Identification of Gaps in Achievement
We also use PPG for specific interventions and provision which have proven impact on outcomes for disadvantaged learners:
We recognise the importance of getting parents on board so they are supporting their child – and often learning alongside them. We listen to them when they share their concerns and interest in the curriculum and we try to keep them informed of what their children will learn.
‘Time to Talk” Counselling
Enhancing experiences costs:
Some of the ways we try to ensure that all Pupil Premium pupils have equality of access to opportunities with non-Pupil Premium peers are as follows:
How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme? If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunches. It will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximise the support we can provide.
Please contact the office for an application form.
We use a range of data to analyse impact of spending:
Impact on Attendance
Consistent application of the attendance and absence policies has ensured that attendance of our FSM children has improved and is in line with that of non FSM children. Closer examination of the attendance figures has shown that many unauthorised absences arise from strict application of the 10 minute rule whereby children who arrive after 9.05am are marked late. Arrival after 9:30am is marked as absent.
While our overall absence rate is low, and below national, as well as the rate of persistent absence, we know that the persistent absence of children eligible for PPG is higher than national averages. This is accounted for by a very small number of pupils who have exceptional circumstances however, we are enhancing our attendance procedure this year so that persistent absence is tacked swiftly and consistently by the SENCo, the Headteacher, and the Office Staff.
Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils at the end of KS2 – 3 Year Trends
Since the introduction of the Pupil Premium Grant in the academic year 2012/13, St Osmund’s has targeted interventions to raise the attainment and progress of its disadvantaged children.
The following tables are taken from RAISEOnline 2016. We hope that you will agree we have made sustained improvement over the course of this period so that by 2015 we are proud to report that 100% disadvantaged pupils achieved Level 4+ in combined Reading/Writing/Maths and, more importantly, that they have all made good or better progress since KS1.
|KS2 Attainment - PPG||Reading||Writing||Maths|
|2017 - 5 pupils||67%||67%||100%|
|2016 - 2 pupils||100%||100%||100%|
|KS2 Progress - PPG||Reading||Writing||Maths|
|2017 - 5 pupils||2.12||-0.83||4.66|
|2016 - 2 pupils||0.47||1.12||9.64|
|KS1 Attainment - PPG||Reading||Writing||Maths|
|2017 - 5 pupils||40%||40%||40%|
|2016 - 2 pupils||0%||0%||50%|
Y1 Phonics - PPG
2017 93% expected standard (all pupils)
100% expected standard (PPG - 2 pupils)
2016 80% expected standard (all pupils)
50% expected standard (PPG - 4 pupils)
The PPG data above should be treated with caution due to the very low number of pupils in the cohort. This naturally creates huge differences in the data when one does not achieve the expected standard.
What are our Next Steps?
Continue to focus on the PPG children at Pupil Progress Meetings to ensure that intervention or support is in place where these children are falling behind the expected standard.
Our younger cohorts have been tracked very carefully, but the introduction of universal free school meals for all of KS1 pupils has made it less likely that families will apply for FSM on the basis of low income until they enter KS2 despite the efforts of the school to encourage them to do so.
Our FSM cohort size over the past 3 years has decreased and we are now in the 20th percentile in this category:
|National||26.7%||26.6%||26.0%||25.2%||Not known yet|
However, our school deprivation indicator shows that we are in the 60th percentile, an indicator that although our families may not be eligible for FSM, many are on low incomes.
Our PPG targets for the academic year 2017/18 are therefore to: