Pupil Premium

Purpose of Pupil Premium (from the DfE Website)

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional 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.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium – Financial Year April 2015 – March 2016

Calculation of costs

The initial allocation in April 2015 was £15,100 but adjusted to £25,890 in September 2015 (more children became eligible for FSM as the year progressed).

We expect to spend the funding as follows:-

Pupil Premium – Financial Year 2015-16

Use of the Grant

Total Cost

Outcomes for Children

Language and acquisition skills (LASS) group Yrs 1 & 2

£1,425

To enable children to meet age related expectations (ARE) in literacy

Nurture Work for individuals

£1,900

To support mental health and well-being of children to enable them to learn in class

Lift off language Year 1

£119

To enable children to meet age related expectations

Contribution to enrichment activities such as music tuition fees

£840

To enable disadvantaged children to access school orchestra and perform in concerts

Contribution to SEN/support teacher

£1,976

To ensure identified children in Year 1 make good progress to meet ARE

Contribution to additional support by TA’s for identified children to improve in literacy and numeracy

£18,310

To ensure all children (Rec-Year 6) meet ARE and good progress over time in all subject areas

Additional TA time for 1:1 support for pupil with challenging behaviour

£1,320

To support mental health and well-being of child to enable them to learn in class

 Total Spend:

 £25,890

 

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure for St Monica’s 2014-15

Pupil Premium – Financial Year 2014-2015

The grant was spent as follows:

Use of the grant

Total cost

Language and acquisition skills (LASS) group Yrs 1 & 2

£1,425

15 mins a day – reading intervention group Yrs 1 & 2

£2,375

Year 6 residential trip

£290

Contribution to enrichment activities such as music lessons, educational visits and trips for identified children

£360

Contribution to additional support by TA’s for identified children to improve in literacy and numeracy

£5,863

Contribution to support children with SEN by SEN teacher to improve literacy and numeracy

£1,487

Contribution to music therapy for child with emotional and behavioural difficulties

£600

Additional TA for 1:1 support for pupil with challenging behaviour

£2,500

 Total Allocation Received to Be Spent:

£14,900