The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
- It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2015 – 2016
- £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
- £1,900 for each Looked After Child
- £300 for each Service Child
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent;
- For the purposes of the school ie; for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
- For the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
- On community facilities eg; services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2015; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
KEY PRINCIPLES FOR USING THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT AT EYRESCROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL:
1. Eyrescroft has a school wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
2. Eyrescroft never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
3. Eyrescroft creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
4. Eyrescroft uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
5. Eyrescroft directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
6. Eyrescroft uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
7. The Pupil Premium Leader and Senior Leaders have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
8. Eyrescroft ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.
9. The Interim Executive Board is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
SUMMARY OF END OF KS2 PERFORMANCE IN 2015-2016 (BASED ON UNVALIDATED DATA):
ATTENDANCE SUMMARY OF GROUPS:
Attendance statistics between 01/09/2014 and 25/07/2015