Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2016/17

Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2016/17.

 

What is pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant is given to Primary Schools to ‘narrow the gap’ between pupils eligible for free school meals, and their peers. The grant is used to financially support the school to close the gap in attainment. It is up to the school how it spends this money but it must be able to demonstrate that the money spent has had an impact on narrowing the attainment gap.

The grant is used to support and enhance the provision which is already funded through the main budget for all our pupils.

 

How much money did we receive in 2016/17?

In 2015/16 the school received £200,640 in pupil premium income.

This is based on 153 children being eligible for pupil premium (2 looked after children) at a rate of £1320 per child.

 

What did we spend it on?

Our focus for pupil premium expenditure last year was to:

  • To develop the role of the inclusion leader with regards to pupil premium and to enable her to strategically lead on this aspect of her role
  • To ensure that policies and procedures for Pupil Premium are in place and meet requirements
  • To ensure that the progress of pupil premium children is a high priority for SLT, staff and parents
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing
  • To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
  • To ensure that Governors have a clear understanding of the needs of pupil premium children and how pupil premium grant is spent to support children
  • To ensure pupil premium children receive quality feedback (following effective teacher assessment) to support their onward learning journey
  • To improve the attendance of all pupils

 

How did this expenditure help us to close the attainment gap?

Our strategies in 2016/17 helped us to accelerate the progress of all children in the school with 86% or more making accelerated progress in all subjects. With significant impact upon Year 3 with 100% of the disadvantaged children making accelerated progress in all subjects.

In FS2 pupil premium children outperformed non-pupil premium children with 73% of them achieving a good level of development compared to 68% of non pupil premium.

The priority of the academy in the next academic year is to build on this accelerated progress to get more children to age related expectations.

 

What more do we need to do in 2017/18 to narrow the gap even further?

Following the Government’s decision to remove levels and change the content of the National Curriculum we now need to look at the number of children reaching or exceeding age related expectations.

Based on this year’s cohort our priorities are:

  • To continue to ensure that the progress of pupil premium children is a high priority for SLT, staff and parents
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing
  • To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
  • To ensure pupil premium children receive quality feedback (following effective teacher assessment) to support their onward learning journey
  • To improve the attendance of all pupils

 

For more information about how we use our pupil premium allocation please contact the office (0114 2420109).