Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium Policy


Pupil Premium Action Plan


Statement on the use of Pupil Premium at Croftlands Infant and Nursery School

What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011, the government introduced a Pupil Premium. This is in addition to schools main funding and is allocated to schools on the basis of children who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals. This money can be used in a variety of ways to help overcome any barriers to learning amongst disadvantaged children.

At our school we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from or how much money you have; but your passion for thirst and knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

Although we only receive a small amount of pupil premium, we are committed to ensure that it is spent to maximum effect.

 

How have we used the Pupil Premium funding?

Our key objective in using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have an excellent track record of ensuring children make good progress but nationally levels of attainment for children eligible for free school meals is lower.

During the previous academic year (2016/17) we received £13,500

We base our spending of this valuable financial resource on the thorough evaluation of the impact of the funding on our children the previous year and the requirements of each child in the coming year. We also take into account a range of research and Ofsted findings on strategies for raising the attainment of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and the potential impact each one has on attainment. It is also important to consider the context of the school and the challenges faced. Common barriers for FSM children can be: fewer opportunities for support at home, weak communication and language skills, lack of confidence, attendance and punctuality issues, behaviour difficulties and sometimes complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing.

From this it was decided this year to put the money into extra support into early year’s education. This allowed us to target nursery children in particular ensuring they were ready for reception along with ensuring the reception classes were kept relatively small.

Tracking and observations have shown the impact to be considerable when considering the children’s readiness for school in all areas of personal, social, emotional; communication and language; and physical development.

In addition to this some children have needed 1 to 1 support and extra support during the lunchtime period. The following table below shows how this has been allocated.

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017-18


Provision

Pupil Premium Used

Impact Evidence

Key Stage 1

 

 

Daily reading programme

£2,000

All pp children have made good progress from their starting points in reading and some have made accelerated progress.

1to1 support from TA every day 15/20 mins – A contribution towards the cost

£3,000

All pp children are engaging fully in lessons and concentration has improved.

 1 to 1 support has enabled children to access greater curriculum content for some of the children.

 

Reception

 

 

Staffing to allow small reception classes (around 15) and extra support in nursery– A contribution towards the cost.

£5,000

Good progress was shown for all pp children most reaching the expected standard in all areas.

All pupil premium children

 

 

Access to after school clubs

£1,000

Most pp children accessed after school clubs at some point during the year and all were offered the opportunity.

Free Milk and School uniform costs

£1,500

All pp children received free school milk.

All pp children wear school uniform.

Enriching activities / school trips

£1,000

All pp children were able to join in enriching activities and school trips including music lessons.

 

In the year 2017/18 we are expecting to receive in the region of £11,000 pupil premium funds. As we are committed to the impact quality early years’ education gives our children ensuring they are confident and ready to learn we will continue to put the majority of this money into extra staffing in the Early Years. We will also provide guaranteed access to after school clubs and enriching activities for these children along with free milk throughout their time with us and help with uniform when needed. We have found these strategies to have excellent impact on the children’s progress and wellbeing.

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017-18

This academic year we are expecting to receive around £11,000


Provision

Pupil Premium Used

Impact Evidence

Key Stage 1

 

 

Daily reading programme

£2,000

 

1to1 support from TA every day 15/20 mins – A contribution towards the cost

£3,000

 

Reception

 

 

Staffing to allow small reception classes (around 15) and extra support in nursery– A contribution towards the cost.

£5,000

 

All pupil premium children

 

 

Access to after school clubs

£1,000

 

Free Milk and School uniform costs

£1,500

 

Enriching activities / school trips

£1,000

 

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016.17

This academic year we received £13,500

Provision

Pupil Premium Used

Impact Evidence

Key Stage 1

 

 

Daily reading programme

£2,000

·         All pp children have made good progress from their starting points in reading and some have made accelerated progress.

1to1 support from TA every day 15/20 mins – A contribution towards the cost

£2,500

·         All pp children are engaging fully in lessons and concentration has improved.

·         1 to 1 support has enabled children to access greater curriculum content for some of the children.

 

Reception

 

 

Staffing to allow small reception classes (around 15) and extra support in nursery– A contribution towards the cost.

£5,000

·         Good progress was shown for all pp children most reaching the expected standard in all areas.

All pupil premium children

 

 

Access to after school clubs

£1,000

·         Most pp children accessed after school clubs at some point during the year and all were offered the opportunity.

Free Milk and School uniform costs

£1,000

·         All pp children received free school milk.

·         All pp children wear school uniform.

Enriching activities / school trips

£1,700

·         All pp children were able to join in enriching activities and school trips including music lessons.

 

In the year 2017/18 we are expecting to receive in the region of £11,000 pupil premium funds. As we are committed to the impact quality early years’ education gives our children ensuring they are confident and ready to learn we will continue to put the majority of this money into extra staffing in the Early Years. We will also provide guaranteed access to after school clubs and enriching activities for these children along with free milk throughout their time with us and help with uniform when needed. We have found these strategies to have excellent impact on the children’s progress and wellbeing.

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017.18

This academic year we are expecting to receive around £11,000

Provision

Pupil Premium Used

Impact Evidence

Key Stage 1

 

 

Daily reading programme

£2,000

 

1to1 support from TA every day 15/20 mins – A contribution towards the cost

£2,500

 

Reception

 

 

Staffing to allow small reception classes (around 15) and extra support in nursery– A contribution towards the cost.

£5,000

 

All pupil premium children

 

 

Access to after school clubs

£500

 

Free Milk and School uniform costs

£500

 

Enriching activities / school trips

£500

 

 


In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.

Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.

To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.