Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium? The National Picture

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces, children in local authority care and children who are adopted from care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.

Where does the money come from?

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (not universal infant free school meals), whose parents serve in the Armed Forces, children who are looked after in local authority care and children who have been adopted from local authority care.

At Kings Meadow School we:

  • ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
  • ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups this includes ensuring that the needs of children eligible for FSM and pupils who have been looked after children are adequately assessed and addressed
  • will complete a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. This means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Provision

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

  • Providing small group work and 1:1 tutoring with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.

  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through external agencies / specialists and extra curricular activities.

  • The provision of specific or specialist resources e.g. Read Write Inc resources.

  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths.

Pupil Premium 2016 – 17

Our allocation for Pupil Premium this year is £26,980.

This expenditure will focus on:

  • Continued additional speech and language therapy input on a weekly basis
  • Additional teaching assistant hours to deliver specialist interventions such as Drawing and Talking
  • Increasing the family support worker allocation from 1 full-time post to 2 in order to improve attendance and engagement where these are barriers to a child’s learning
  • Significant training for the family support workers in order to plan and deliver parent groups and workshops
  • Subsidising enrichment opportunities to enhance learning and boost self-esteem and social and emotional skills
  • Supporting individuals with bespoke programmes to help them access education

Pupil Premium Information 2015 – 16

Our allocation for Pupil Premium last year was £28,300

This expenditure will focus on:

  • Additional speech and language therapy input
  • Additional teaching assistant hours to deliver specialist interventions such as Drawing and Talking
  • Increasing the family support worker allocation from 1 full-time post to 1.5 in order to improve attendance and engagement where these are barriers to a child’s learning
  • Subsidising enrichment opportunities to enhance learning and boost self-esteem and social and emotional skills

Pupil Premium Information 2014 - 15

Our allocation for Pupil Premium was £30,500

This expenditure focused on:

  • Employment of an additional teacher to provide booster classes and 1:1 tuition for Year 6 children and Looked After children
  • Subsidising enrichment opportunities to enhance learning and boost self-esteem and social and emotional skills
  • Part funding a specialist family support worker to help families to engage with supporting their child’s education 

Pupil Premium Information 2013 - 2014

Our allocation for Pupil Premium 2013-2014 was £22,500

This expenditure focused on:

  • Funding a pastoral TA to promote emotional well being and resilience
  • 1:1 Tuition and teacher to teach Booster groups
  • School trips and enrichment days to boost motivation and self esteem and promote key skills to learning
  • Reading books: reading scheme and library

Pupil Premium Information 2012-2013

Our allocation for Pupil Premium 2012-2013 was £12,600

This expenditure focused on:

  • Part funding cover supervisor and TA in KS1 class
  • 1:1 tutoring for 8 Y6 pupils and 2KS2 LAC pupils (10 weeks x 1hr / 45mins weekly with qualified teacher)
  • RWInc resources
  • School trips and enrichment days to boost motivation and self esteem and promote key skills to learning.

Pupils made outstanding progress; achieving at least expected progress and many cases exceeding expectations.

2011-12

Our allocation for Pupil Premium 2011-2012 was £9890

This expenditure focused on:

  • Implementation of 1-1 support in reading, writing and maths.
  • Resources for our Read Write Inc groups.
  • Enrichment and extra curricular activities with specialists to boost pupils’ self –esteem and pomote key skills to learning.

Pupils made outstanding progress in reading, writing and maths. Pupils within these groups exceeded expectations.

Sports Premium 2013 -2015

The first wave of Sports Premium funding is allocated to upgrading the school bikes.This has been supported by the relocation and building of a new bike shed on the back playground.New bikes will be in three frame sizes to match the appropriate ages and heights of all the children. Helmets and visibility jackets will promote health and safety. Training programmes by Bikeability will be provided to all ages across 2014 – 2015 and subsequent years to follow. Playground markings are included in the action plan to enhance the reality of the cycle training and for continuous year round practice.