Pupil Premium 2015/16
The Pupil Premium Funding for 2015/2016 is £232,638
The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered for Free School Meals in Reception to Year 6. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Allerton Primary School to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the children who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium in this school
1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
3. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The Headteacher and Governing Body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money and is available here.
The Headteacher and Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.
Strategy for using the funding
The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:
•Providing small group work for Pupils entitled to PP funding with experienced teachers focused on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standard of attainment.
•1:1 support for pupils entitled to PP funding to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement.
•Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained Teaching Assistants or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standard of achievement.
•Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
•All our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
•Pupil Premium resources are used to target more able pupils entitled to PP funding to achieve Level 3 at the end of Key Stage 1 or Level 5 and 6 at the end of Key Stage 2.
•Breakfast club and after school clubs subsidised for children who access these and are entitled to PP funding.
A Summary of Evidence from the Evaluation of the Impact of the Pupil Premium Funding of £225,157 in 2014/2015 can be found here.