Pupil Premium Grant September 2016  

Please click HERE for full information about this year’s allocation and planning (including a review of 2015 / 2016)

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated by the Government in addition to the school’s budget. It is allocated to schools in respect of:

  • Children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM Measure).
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • Children from service families.

Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

At St Saviour’s all governors and staff share a very strong commitment to doing our utmost to remove any barriers that might hinder a child’s development. We are determined to close any gap in attainment between those children eligible for pupil premium and other children. We intend to maximise the achievement of all our children and therefore monitor and track the attainment and progress of all our pupils, enabling us to deliver our intervention and support effectively.

A number of key principles underpin our use of pupil premium:

  • Eligibility for pupil premium is not confused with low ability. We focus on supporting our disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels. 
  • We carefully analyse which children underachieve and why. 
  • We draw upon our own and others’ experience, including research evidence to allocate pupil premium funding to the interventions that are most likely to have an impact on improving achievement. 
  • The children eligible for pupil premium are taught by experienced and effective teachers and supported by skilled learning support assistants and well-trained additional adults.
  • We use achievement data frequently to monitor the progress of all children. We check whether pupil premium interventions are working and to see the difference the funding is making to outcomes for children. 

2015-16 (£45,024)

The pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:

  • CPD to improve quality first teaching – marking and feedback, assessment, behaviour for learning
  • Employment of LSA intervention support in KS1 and KS2 to provide short term / personalised intervention programmes for under-achieving pupils.
  • CPD for LSA’s – Phonics, guided reading and mathematics.
  • Subsiding the cost of school visits, including whole school theatre trip and a variety of creative context experiences to stimulate and enhance learning.
  • Subsidised annual residential trip for Y6 pupils to develop team building, leadership skills, cooperation and confidence.
  • To fund the school’s ‘Drawing and Talking Therapy’.
  • To provide subsidised before / after school provision.
  • To develop a Forest School facility on-site to enhance the use of the outdoor environment in all curriculum areas and provide experiences for children beyond what is usually accessed.
  • Employment of an LSA to lead library developments to promote a love for reading, including purchasing ‘Reading Cloud’ MLS resource.

 

2014-15

The pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:

  • Employment of LSA intervention support in KS1 and KS2 to provide short term / personalised intervention programmes for under-achieving pupils.
  • Specialist music tuition for all year 5 and 6 children was delivered throughout the academic year, with the opportunity to take part in two singing concerts (Young Voices / Hearts & Minds).
  • Subsiding the cost of school visits and a variety of creative context experiences to stimulate and enhance learning e.g. theatre visit and science week whole school museum visit.
  • Subsidised annual residential trip for Y6 pupils to develop team building, leadership skills, cooperation and confidence.
  • To fund the school’s ‘Drawing and Talking Therapy’ training.
  • To provide subsidised before / after school provision.
  • CPD to improve quality first teaching.
  • Purchasing new library books.

Impact

  • LSA intervention support is enabling us to address specific learning needs of children quickly to maximise progress and attainment for all (small group and 1:1)
  • Children have had increased access to educational visits and learning experiences within school.
  • Year 6 children had a subsidised residential experience which helped improve peer relationships and self confidence.
  • Before / after school provision is used by many parents to access work opportunities.
  • ‘Drawing and Talking Therapy’ provides children with ready access to emotional / social support as needed.
  • Increased range of books available to promote reading for pleasure through our library