|Pupil Premium Allocation for 2017-18 Academic Year*||£21,758|
|2016-17 balance carried forward||£ 3,937|
|Estimate for the remainder of the academic year||£15,542|
|Budget Estimate for the full Academic Year||£41,237|
|*confirmed pupil premium to the end of the financial year (March 2018)|
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding allocated to schools with pupils on roll who:
- Are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible for these in the last 6 years; or
- Are Looked After by the Local Authority; or
- Have a parent in the Armed Services or who have been in the Armed Services in the last 6 years.
Over 68% of our pupils attract this additional pupil premium funding – mostly in relation to the high proportion of current or former service families in our community (over 63%), while only a small number of pupils are from low income families eligible for Free School Meals (5%). Our strategy for closing the attainment gaps between the “disadvantaged” groups of learners and other pupils in the school, therefore, addresses the very distinct needs of our school community as described in the sections below.
Schools have the freedom to spend this Pupil Premium in the way that they decide will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Barriers to Learning:
- High mobility – moving from school to school, causing gaps in learning, loss of friends, emotional upset, turmoil and instability
- Military deployments and training, at times cause high levels of anxiety for children and their parents
- Poverty and family welfare concerns
How We Use Our Pupil Premium Allocation
In 2017-18 we plan to spend our pupil premium as follows:
£31,937 to improve and support progress for the children in our school
- Through training and professional development for all teaching staff; and
- By allocating experienced teaching assistants to each class to:
- Support learning through working with small groups and one to one intervention
- Support the integration of new pupils with swift assessment and initiation to the class
- Raise standards of disadvantaged learners
- Provide emotional support to children in times of need.
£4,500 to administrate the school to school transfer system to
- Ensure the swift transfer of records so that as much information as possible is available when pupils join us from another school, or when our pupils move to a new school
- Track leavers so that they do not go missing in education
- Pay for the additional educational supplies needed when the turnover of pupils is higher than normal.
£4,500 to provide opportunities for low income families on Free School Meals to
- Participate fully in school life by supplementing school outings and trips
- Provide PE kit, uniform or school equipment where needed
- We will pay for school meals, milk and supplement some after school childcare for families in need.
Analysis and Review of Impact
We review the effectiveness of these strategies every term as part of our routine termly analysis of pupil attainment data. The next review will be in October 2017. The aim is always to ensure that the children of our Service Families, those in receipt of Free School Meals and those who are Looked After are achieving attainment levels relative to other pupils in School.
2016-17 Pupil Premium – How It Was Spent and Review of Its Impact
Please click here to view our analysis of the impact of our use of pupil premium in 2016-17.