Pupil Premium

Introduction

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Looked-after children face additional barriers to reaching their potential and so these pupils too will receive a premium.

In the new funding arrangements some pupil premium funding is also available for the children of armed services personnel. Service children – many of whose parents are risking their lives for their country – face unique challenges and stresses.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Source DfE website

As a school, we are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, however, we recognise the particular needs of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is closing the gap between the performance of vulnerable pupils and that of others.

  

Pupil Premium Allocation (based on eligible pupils over the last 6 years)

2014 – 2015 (Financial Year) 2015 – 2016 (Financial Year)
£57766 £64840

 

2014-15

In the school year 2014-15 we had 43 pupils who were eligible for Pupil Premium.

The pupil premium was used to:-

  • Provide staffing (TA and teacher) to run intervention      programmes in Sound Discovery, Numicon, Catch-up numeracy and literacy, maths      booster classes, and OT handwriting programmes for eligible pupils
  • Provide staffing to run ‘Positive Play’ sessions
  • To purchase ‘Time for you’ therapy from Benjamin Foundation
  • Provide places for Year 5 children on Junior Prince’s Award      programmes operated by Skillforce.
  • Subsidise residential visits for eligible pupils
  • Subsidise instrumental tuition for eligible pupils

Impact (data from 2015 Key Stage 2 Assessments):-

Reading Writing Maths
Percentage of all children making   expected progress at Drayton Junior School

96%

94%

96%

Percentage   of ‘disadvantaged’  children making   expected progress at Drayton Junior School

100%

83%

92%

Percentage of ‘disadvantaged’  children Nationally making expected   progress

88%

91%

86%

2015-16

In the school year 2015-16 we have 50 pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium.

We are using the pupil premium to:-        :-

  • Provide staffing (TA and teacher) to run intervention      programmes in Sound Discovery, Numicon, Catch-up numeracy and literacy,      maths booster classes, and OT handwriting programmes for eligible pupils
  • Provide staffing to run ‘Positive Play’ sessions
  • To purchase ‘Time for you’ therapy from Benjamin Foundation
  • Provide places for Year 5 children on Junior Prince’s Award      programmes operated by Skillforce.
  • Subsidise residential visits for eligible pupils
  • Subsidise instrumental tuition for eligible pupils

For a more detailed breakdown of current spend please click here.