Pupil Premium Spending

Trinity CE Primary School

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is an additional grant of money provided to schools by the government aimed at reducing the educational effects of disadvantage. It is currently worth £900 per eligible child. In April 2014 this will rise to between £1300 and £1900 depending on individual circumstances.


Who is eligible?

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. It is also paid on the basis of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

A smaller amount is allocated to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.


What is it for?

The Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers. It is paid to schools in respect of disadvantaged pupils in Reception to Year 11.

As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since the government’s view is that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

For further information please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b0076063/pp

Academic Year 2014-2015

 

Percent FSM: __% (no. 4)

Pupil Premium Funding 2014/15: £7,920

How was the Pupil Premium allocated? The impact was:
Teaching Assistant working in class supporting Pupil Premium children directly or supporting other children so that teachers can deliver high quality teaching to Pupil Premium children. Children having increased access to quality first teaching. Less intervention group withdrawal sessions.
Additional School Meals Supervisory Assistant (SMSA) time to support 1:1 during lunchtime (statement funding for one child who is SEN and FSM did not include enough hours to cover lunchtime) Increased facilitated social interaction with peers

H&S provision ensured happy and safe playtimes

Increased staff capacity to meet specific needs (Makaton)

1:1 time with teacher Children had dedicated time with a teacher to go through work, explore misconceptions, engage in pre-learning and help them to make progress
School trips including residential Children able to experience range of learning opportunities outside of school to enhance their learning at school
School Clubs Children can access paid for clubs that they would not be able to attend without funding.

 

Academic Year 2013-14

 

Percent FSM: __% (no. 4)

Pupil Premium Funding 2013/14: £7,624

How was the Pupil Premium allocated? The impact was:
Increased ICT infrastructure Child/ children able to access curriculum with specific ICT equipment
Additional School Meals Supervisory Assistant (SMSA) time to support 1:1 during lunchtime (statement funding for one child who is SEN and FSM did not include enough hours to cover lunchtime) Increased facilitated social interaction with peers

H&S provision ensured happy and safe playtimes

Increased staff capacity to meet specific needs (Makaton)

1:1 time with teacher Children had dedicated time with a teacher to go through work, explore misconceptions, engage in pre-learning and help them to make progress
School trips including residential Children able to experience range of learning opportunities outside of school to enhance their learning at school
Teaching Assistants working in class, supporting Pupil Premium

children directly or supporting other children in order that teachers can deliver quality first teaching in additional guided groups.

 

Children have increased access to quality first teaching, less intervention group withdrawal sessions and exposure to peers working at a higher level.
Temporary Teaching assistant post [Held up due to recruitment issues]