Pupil Premium Information

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

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Our School provides education and security for children with considerable social, emotional and behavioural needs, with many also having mental health issues. Our very positive approaches from our staff mean that pupils’ trust begins to grow over time. Pupils’ sense of self-worth is nurtured carefully and as they stay in the school longer they learn to, for example, take turns, to accept and then welcome praise, and to persevere.

Paper Copies

We recognise that not all parents and carers will always be able to download our Policies and Reports which are valuable in terms of understanding how we provide support for children. In this instance, if you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our school website, please call the school office on 01604 673730.

Contact Us

Mrs Helen McCormack (Head teacher)
Manning Road
Moulton Leys
Northampton
NN3 7AR
Tel: 01604 673730

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