Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

At Heritage Park Primary School we encourage and promote high aspirations and ambitions for all of our pupils. We strongly believe that all children should be given the opportunity to achieve and our job is to encourage and extend their passion and thirst for knowledge, resulting in pupils realising their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that Pupil Premium Funding is spent to maximum effect.

What qualifies you to be eligible to receive Pupil Premium Funding?

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2300.
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £300.

In March 2018 the Government announced that free school meals would only be available to children in KS2 whose families have a net income of £7400 or under, effective from 1 April 2018. If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).

Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received (within each academic year) and how it is being used.  The impact of the funding is also reported. 

2017-2018

For the financial year April 2017- March 2018 we received £39,620 in funding. Of this money, £1722.43 was carried forward to the financial year April 2018 – March 2019.

Spending during September 2017 – August 2018 was spent as follows: 

Year group

Item/Project

Impact/Outcome

Evidence

1

To pay for an accredited Readers Count teacher to work with individual children on this specific programme 

Identified children have raised attainment in their phonics, reading and writing.

Data analysis

All year groups

To pay for a teaching assistant to work with individual children and small groups of children on various intervention programmes 

Children have gained confidence in their abilities and attainment has been raised. 

Data analysis and pupil discussions

All year groups

To buy in services from Support for Learning to assess children with special educational needs 

 

Identified children have been assessed and programs of support identified. Parents and school have a better understanding of how best to support identified children’s needs.

Reports produced. SENCo ensures the recommendations from assessments are carried out. Regular communication with parents.

Various year groups

Introduction of Bricks for Autism for identified pupils 

 

Children are developing social and collaborative working skills

Parental feedback has been very positive. Children enjoy the club and attend every week

Various year groups

To provide breakfast for identified pupils 

 

Children have more energy and can focus better on their school work

Pupil perception interviews

All year groups

To subsidise the cost of trips for identified pupils

 

Children are able to share in wider school experiences with their peers. Children gain knowledge about the subject of study.

Children attend trips and their written work shows a greater understand of the subject. 

Year 6

To enable identified pupils to access the Children Will Shine workshops and purchase additional dyslexia resources

Identified pupils given additional support in aspects of literacy

Children attended regularly and made good use of resources

Various year groups

To enable identified pupils to access selected out of school activities 

Children found the different experiences very enjoyable. Children’s confidence was boosted.

Attended sessions and feedback was positive

All year groups

To provide milk at break time for identified pupils 

 

Children are provided with the opportunity to keep hydrated and provided with nutrients to keep them healthy.

Children regularly choose to drink milk at breaktime.

Identified Year 3 and 4 children

To train further members of staff to deliver the intervention programmes 1st Class@Writing and The Power of 2

Staff attended training and delivered program to identified children.

Data analysis. Network meetings attended.

Year 6 child

To purchase suitable footwear for school trip for identified pupils 

Children able to fully participate in activities on trip

Footwear worn by child during activities.

Identified Year 6

To take identified children to an animal centre for animal therapy sessions (to cover cost of sessions and travel costs)

Children gained confidence and found the experience supported them with their emotional issues

Children reported that they had found the sessions to be enjoyable and had helped them gain more self-confidence

Reception, Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2

Purchase additional reading materials for decoding

Children regularly accessed texts

Children enjoyed the books and used them to support their decoding

Year Two onwards

Purchase Tackling Tables resources

Children were given packs to take home to support their times tables recall and additional packs were used in school to support children

Children achieved certificates and made pleasing progress with their times tables and division facts

Identified child

Provide financial support to allow a child to attend before school provision

Identified child is given the opportunity to develop social skills through play based activities

Child enjoys attending club regularly.

 2018-2019

For the financial year April 2018 – March 2019 we expect to receive £40,160 in funding, plus £1,722.43 brought forward from the previous financial year.

During the Autumn term 2018 the Pupil Premium Funding has been used as follows:

Year group

Item/Project

Impact/Outcome

Evidence

Year 1

To pay for an accredited Readers Count teacher to work with individual children on this specific programme 

Identified children have raised attainment in their phonics, reading and writing.

Data analysis

All years

To pay for a teaching assistant to work with individual children and small groups of children on various intervention programmes 

Children have gained confidence in their abilities and attainment has been raised. 

Data analysis and pupil discussions

All year groups

To buy in services from Support for Learning to assess children with special educational needs 

 

Identified children have been assessed and programs of support identified. Parents and school have a better understanding of how best to support identified children’s needs.

Reports produced. SENCo ensures the recommendations from assessments are carried out. Regular communication with parents.

All years

To provide breakfast snacks for identified pupils 

 

Children have more energy and can focus better on their school work

Pupil perception interviews

Year 6 pupil

To purchase fiction texts for identified children 

Child gained access to a wider range of texts at home.

All books read and enjoyed.

All year groups

To subsidise the cost of trips for identified pupils

 

Children are able to participate in trips alongside their peers

To enable children to gain a broad range of experiences

All year groups

To provide milk at break time for identified pupils 

 

Children are provided with the opportunity to keep hydrated and provided with nutrients to keep them healthy.

Children regularly choose to drink milk at breaktime.

Offered to all year groups

To enable identified pupils to access selected out of school activities i.e. Keysports camps

 

Children found the experience very enjoyable. They were given the opportunity to take part in a variety of sporting activities. Children’s confidence and team work skills were boosted.

Attended sessions and feedback was positive

Identified child

Provide financial support to allow a child to attend before school provision

Identified child is given the opportunity to develop social skills through play based activities

Child enjoys attending club regularly.

For more details on the Pupil Premium Funding please visit: 

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium