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Since April 2011 schools receive an additional allocation of funding to support specific groups of pupils who may be disadvantaged.
Schools receive a pupil premium grant to support work with pupils who; have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
For further information about this funding see: https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
Burneston C of E School Principles for the Pupil Premium:
•We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
•We 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.
•In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
•We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
•Pupils premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individual. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Possible Provision at Burneston:
•Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
•Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained teaching assistants or external agencies.
•Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
•All our work through the pupil premium is aimed at accelerating learning (particularly in English and mathematics) and ensuring all children have access to the opportunities we provide. Therefore some funding may be allocated to support extra-curricular activities. Our primary goal is focus on “narrowing the gap” in learning and therefore we would always seek other possible sources of funding for extra-curricular activities before using the pupil premium funding.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation and Impact
The PPG allocation for 2014/15 (£13,000) was targeted to:
• Continue additional teaching assistant hours in order to support targeted pupils to work on key basic skills and through quality first teaching.
• Train teaching assistants to have a high impact on children’s learning through “quality first” teaching.
• Provide small group work with a qualified Advanced Teaching Assistant to support writing.
• Provide a small proportion of funding to address some social disadvantage and create wider opportunities for targeted pupils.
• Provide 1:1 support from a qualified Advanced Teaching Assistant to support the early stages of reading.
• Provide small group work with a qualified teaching assistant to support maths (accelerate progress) through Success @ Arithmetic.
Impact for 2014/15:
•Progress was strong across all year groups with most pupil premium pupils making good progress in all core subjects.
•Teaching assistants regularly attended high quality training sessions (see feedback) and identified how they would improve their practice as a result
•All non-SEN pupils, including pupils in Year 1 for receive pupil premium (80%) are above age-related expectations in reading and writing
•Pupils received financial support for the Y6 residential to London which they thoroughly enjoyed
•All eight pupils who took part in the Success@Arithmetic programme made at least expected progress in maths during the year, 63% made good progress or better
The PPG allocation for 2015/16(£9,540) is being targeted to:
•Ensure an Advanced Teaching Assistant provides 1:1 and small group support and delivers a range of interventions specific to needs of pupils e.g. Success@Arithmetic, Dynamo Maths etc
•Provide specific training which supports pupils with hearing impairment e.g.
•Address some social disadvantage, creating wider opportunities for targeted pupils e.g. financial support with Bewerley Park
•Purchase resources e.g. Dynamo maths
•Support new EAL (Slovakian) pupil with no English