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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Hutton Rudby Primary School


The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. Pupil premium funding makes a huge difference to schools. If you are eligible for Free School Meals, particularly in the Lower Phase where they are free this year, please still fill out the paperwork – it makes a huge difference to the school!

The basis on which pupil premium funding is calculated will not be affected by the introduction of UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals).
The funding for the Pupil Premium Grant is informed by data collected in the School Census. Data on FSM-eligible pupils will continue to be collected by the department annually, through the School Census (for mainstream settings) and the Alternative Provision census (for non-mainstream settings).

If you receive any of the benefits below, please phone 01609 533405 and state that your child should be eligible for Pupil Premium. Even if you are not quite sure, it is worth checking.

• Income – based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income – related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service)
• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit ( with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
• Working Tax Credit run-on
• Universal Credit

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants at Hutton Rudby Primary School accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. This is an essential, integral part of the spiritual development of the whole school community. As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of need.

The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals. At Hutton Rudby Primary School, we will be using the indicator of those eligible for Free School meals as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment. The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools will be accountable for narrowing the gap.

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of Hutton Rudby Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governors of the school recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The Governors also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. The Governors will ensure that there is an annual statement available on the school’s website on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.

 

All schools are located funding for children who are eligible for free school meals, looked-after children (children in public care) and those families with parents in the Armed Forces.

The targeted use of pupil premium supports Hutton Rudby Primary to ensure each child gets valuable learning experiences according to their needs. Governors and the management team in school consider a range of additional support. This includes measure such as:

  • Specialist teachers ensuring the best possible quality first learning experiences in the classroom.
  • Wider educational opportunities, that engage, motivate and challenge pupils so that they gain wider experiences, resilience, skills and stamina in which to take their place in the world.
  • One to one and small group work with teaching assistants trained in particular areas for example phonics, reading or interaction and communication. This supports identified needs and overcomes gaps in learning.
  • Use of specialist tailored IT programmes.

A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school for 2017/18

At Hutton Rudby Primary School, the main barriers to educational achievement faced by those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding include the following:

  • Opportunities to receive enriched learning experiences outside of the school environment.
  • Opportunities to receive additional learning support at home due to parental commitments.
  • Children feeling emotionally vulnerable.

Therefore for the 2017/18 academic year, pupil premium funding will focus upon providing additional in class support, funding support to access school trips and residential visits and access on a weekly basis to a one to one counsellor within the school setting.

Our pupil premium strategy will be reviewed at the start of each financial year at the end of April. Next review date April 2018.

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2017/18 is £5,580

This was spent in the following ways:

£4260 – Quality first teaching and support for Year 6 children from HLTA.

             – Provide 1-1 tuition for those pupils for whom pupil premium is focused

             – To provide support in access to school trips and residential visits to those children who are identified as being eligible for pupil premium support.

 

Ever6 FSM KS2 Results 2016/17

Reading
% of pupils working at expected – 100%
% of pupils working at greater depth – 67%
Scaled score average – 111.0
Progress Score – 10.20

Writing
% of pupils working at expected – 100%
% of pupils working at greater depth – 0
Scaled score average – N/A
Progress Score – 4.27

Maths
% of pupils working at expected – 100%
% of pupils working at greater depth – 33%
Scaled score average – 107.7
Progress Score – 6.66

The impact of this expenditure will be monitored by the progress and attainment made by these pupils as a result of additional support received. The impact of this expenditure can be evidenced through each pupil achieving a result of expected at the KS2 SATs and a positive progress measure.

£1320 – Weekly one to one tuition/counselling when and where applicable every Wednesday afternoon.

            – To provide support in access to school trips and residential visits to those children who are identified as being eligible for pupil premium support.

The impact of this expenditure will be monitored on a daily basis by the class teacher and support staff. The one to one school counsellor will also keep a record of counselling sessions and feedback to class teacher and Head teacher after each session. Pupil questionnaires and parents meetings will also form part of the monitoring process. The impact of this expenditure can be evidenced through the one to one support in class this pupil receives and the one to one counselling sessions every Wednesday afternoon resulting in supporting the pupil’s social and emotional health and well-being.

               

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2016/17 is £7,780

To be spent on:

  • Quality first teaching
  • Specific interventions on need e.g. circle of friends, success in arithmetic, family advocacy, phonics count
  • Specialist teaching assistants
  • Wider educational opportunities including residential visits and enrichment trips.
  • Access to clubs
  • Spelling, grammar and comprehension support.

The Pupil premium Grant (PPG) allocation for 2015/16 was £9,021

This was spent on:

  • Quality first teaching
  • Specific interventions targeted on need e.g. circle of friends, success in arithmetic, family advocacy, phonics count.
  • Specialist teaching assistants.
  • Wider educational opportunities including residential visits and enrichment trips
  • Access to clubs
  • Spelling, grammar and comprehension support.

Pupil Premium children made good progress and were supported to meet their targets.

To view more Pupil Premium Grant information, please click on the link below:

Pupil Premium Grant

Sports England
SA
PGQM
Osted Outstanding
ICT Mark
Healthy Schools
Active Mark
Arts Council
The FA

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