Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2017-18.
The Pupil Premium Grant allocation for 2017/2018 for Southdale Church of England Junior School is £59240
Pupil Premium is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
- Have been classed as looked after or were adopted from care
- Children who come from service families
The Department for Education have agreed that it is for schools to spend this additional funding as they see fit but that schools will be held accountable for how the additional income has been spent and how it has been used.
At Southdale Church of England Junior School, we want every child to achieve their very best. We strive to ensure that all children attain well and make good progress.
This 2017-18 grant of £59240 will enable school to support socially disadvantaged children in additional ways to help them reach their full potential. The priorities for the academic year 2017-18 will be focussed on ‘closing the gap’ for those not on track to achieve end of year expectations in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and ensuring that all Pupil Premium children make at least good progress from their individual starting points.
Rigorous monitoring and tracking of pupils helps us to identify any pupils not making good progress and helps us to plan and implement effective personalised interventions in a well-structured and timely way. The nature and frequency of support is determined by pupils’ identified needs, following termly pupil progress meetings with class teachers undertaken by the Head teacher.
Our aims this year are to ensure:
- To maintain and improve the percentage of Pupil Premium children working at ARE in all year groups in reading, writing and mathematics.
- To continue to challenge learning behaviours so that specific children are more independent, resilient and motivated to learn.
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged, and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Nature of support 2017-2018
Nature and frequency of support is determined by pupils identified needs, following termly pupil progress meetings with class teachers by the Head teacher.
The grant will be used to provide, for example:
- Additional group tuition to support learning in Reading, Phonics, Writing and Maths.
- Any other support and resources that will benefit the individual child either educationally or emotionally.
- Teaching assistant support in classes to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress.
- Vulnerable group teaching intervention.
- Small group phonic support.
- Purchase of books to support academic development.
- Subsidised school trips to ensure equal opportunities.
Measuring Impact of Pupil Premium Grant spending in 2017- 2018
Data from external assessments at the end of Key stage 2 SATS and internal school data will be used to monitor the impact of the pupil premium grant and the effectiveness of the strategies employed by the school.
For all specific interventions, progress against a baseline assessment will be evaluated to evidence impact. In addition pupil progress meetings will focus on the Pupil Premium group to ensure that each child is making expected or better progress against their individual target. Further intervention will be planned, where progress is less than expected.
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
The governing Body will receive regular reports on the attainment of pupils thorough the curriculum and standards groups.
Use of Pupil Premium in 2017- 2018
The funding has been used as follows:
- To provide additional support hours delivering targeted phonics, reading and maths support through interventions used across the school.
- To provide HLTA hours to support children in small groups within reading, writing and maths.
- To provide laptops for use of Pupil Premium children with SEND needs.
- To provide additional MSA hours to support play with Pupil Premium children.
- To provide new reading material supporting Pupil Premium children.
- To subsidise residential visits and other educational visits.