Tithe Barn Primary School Pupil Premium Policy 2017/2018
Allocated funds for 2017/2018 academic year is £26210
Tithe Barn Primary School Pupil Premium Policy
Pupil Premium Eligibility
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding are those who:
- Have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years, or have been identified as eligible this year
- Are looked-after children (LAC), defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Are children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Are children of service personnel.
(For further information, please consult the Department for Education website at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-conditions-of-grant-2016-to-2017/pupil-premium-2016-to-2017-conditions-of-grant#eligibility)
The use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) ensures that as a school we are providing a safe, happy and motivating environment that encourages the whole school community to achieve their full potential both educationally and socially.
At Tithe Barn Primary School we are committed to targeting the use of the Pupil Premium funding strategically to diminish the difference between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more affluent backgrounds. Our aim is to ensure that:
- We eliminate barriers to accessing and achieving full potential within the core curriculum through a strong focus on literacy (reading, writing and communication) and numeracy skills.
- Teaching and learning opportunities are designed, delivered and evaluated to meet the needs of all of the pupils; the focus is on developing all aspects of outstanding teaching and learning, as well as implementing appropriate interventions which are specific to the individual child’s needs.
- The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Governing Board make the best and most appropriate use of funding that contributes to the best outcomes and pupil achievement.
- All data is analysed and comparisons made with national and local data so that the progress and achievement of disadvantaged pupils can be compared to non-disadvantaged pupils.
It is recognised that some strategies funded through pupil premium funding will have an impact on skills that are more difficult to measure, such as social and emotional development. The impact is hoped to be transferable and to support improved progress, achievement and better learning behaviours.
Where appropriate, the following strategies will be considered for use:
- Small group intervention in Literacy and/or mathematics
- 1:2 learning support
- Focused work and opportunities to raise self-esteem or to solve problems
- Access to outside agency support both for the family and for the pupil
- Alternative resourcing to meet the needs of the individual learner
- Donations towards residential trips or enrichment activities
- Opportunities to enhance social skills and teamwork utilising forest schools and other school activities
- The Governing Board will receive regular reports on the spending of the Pupil Premium funding and this spending is monitored for effectiveness by the personnel, finance and curriculum committees.
- The cost effectiveness will be measured against the progress made by those funded by the Pupil Premium funding and compared to the rest of the cohort within school and nationally.
- An annual report will be presented to all stakeholders via the website.
Teaching and Learning
All teachers will be made aware of those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding and will ensure that provision is allocated to meet their individual needs. The progress and outcomes for these pupils are identified and analysed at termly pupil progress meetings.
Strategies providing the greatest impact are identified through the Sutton Trust which is a national research organisation dedicated to improving social mobility through education. The strategies are monitored and those having greatest impact are used with other children; those deemed less effective are altered. As a school we always take into account cost and impact effectiveness when making decisions.
Involvement of the wider community
All stakeholders are made aware, through our website report, of the school’s entitlement to Pupil Premium funding and what impact this spending has had on the progress of those pupils eligible for the funding grant.
This policy has been approved by The Governing Body Spring term 2017
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure