St Mary's CE Primary School

A Caring, Christian, Community, Committed to Achievement

Pupil Premium Funding

 

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support pupils who are entitled to free school meals, looked after by the local authority or were adopted from being looked after by the local authority or children of armed service personnel.

The government has decided that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is used and its impact.

At St Mary’s Primary School we believe that all children have the right to the best education available and to the range of experiences included within this. To this end we are allocated a small sum of money in our school budget to support our most vulnerable children, this is known as Pupil Premium funding.

For the financial year 2015 - 2016 St Mary’s has been allocated £13200 based on 10 pupils who are entitled to receive pupil premium funding.

This year the funding will be used to provide:

  • Financial support for all school trips
  • For children in EYFS the funding this year will be spent on purchasing specific resources for the pupil based on their individual learning needs and also after consulting parents views.
  • One to one personalised learning tuition for all pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 for at least 45 minutes a week. This session maybe broken up into shorter sessions over 2 or 3 days or will be taught as one session. The sessions will be led by Mrs Shaw an experienced teacher and the sessions have been planned alongside the class teacher who in consultation with the pupils and parents have identified areas for development.

We trialled personalised learning tuition last academic year, which was a very specific way of further supporting our pupils in receipt of pupil premium and the outcomes for pupils showed a very positive impact both academically and personally for the pupils. At the end of the year we surveyed our parents and pupils and comments received were very positive.

100% of parents whose children had received this support, agreed or strongly agreed that the tuition had helped their child make progress and 100% of parents agreed that it had been a worthwhile experience for their child and they would recommend it to other parents for their child.

When we asked the pupils in receipt of pupil premium how they felt about the tuition they had received 7/8 pupils felt that the tuition had made a difference to how they were getting on in class and were able to give specific examples.

These were the following responses from the pupils when asked

“What was helpful in the sessions you received?”

“That she asked me what things I wanted to learn and improve on”

“Good to have time with a teacher to help my learning”

“Because you’ve helped me learn new words”

“Having one teacher to help me concentrate”

“Punctuation sessions”

“I got better at the 4 times table”

“Doing things that I had to do and working just with me”

“That the teacher can focus on you”

We compared the rates of progress for pupils in receipt of pupil premium to those of their peers and these are as follows:

 

Academic year

2014 - 2015

Comparing rates of progress of pupils in receipt of pupil premium against their peers not in receipt of pupil premium

Year Group

Reading

Writing

Maths

Year 1 (1pupil)

Equal rate to peers

Below rate of peers

Above rate of peers

Year 2 (1 pupil)

Above rate of peers

Equal rate to peers

Below rate of peers

Year 3 (1 pupil)

Above rate of peers

Equal rate to peers

Below rate of peers

Year 4 (2 pupils)

Below rate of peers

Above rate of peers

Below rate of peers

Year 5 (1 pupil)

Below rate of peers

Above rate of peers

Above rate of peers

Year 6 (3 pupils)

Above rate of peers

Above rate of peers

Below rate of peers

 

When measuring attainment for pupils in Year 6 from end of KS1 to end of KS2:

  • 100% of pupils in receipt of PP made 2 levels progress in Reading
  • 2 pupils in receipt of PP made 2 levels progress in Writing and 1 pupil made 3 levels progress
  • 1 pupil in receipt of PP made 1 level progress in Maths, 1 pupil made 2 levels progress and 1 pupil made 3 levels progress

 

 

 

 


For more details on Pupil Premium please visit:

 

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