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Pupil Premium Strategy

Purpose

Pupil Premium was introduced to narrow the disadvantage gap and raise attainment between pupils from low income families and their wealthier peers.

Scope

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than six months.

Date of next review: September 2019

Pupil Premium 2018-2019

The Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools so that we can support pupils who might be at risk of under achieving. The funding is allocated to schools based on those pupils who are eligible for free school meals.

The funding for 2018-2019 is £62520

This allocation will be spent on: 

  • This year we are employing a Speech and Language therapist to work (part-time) across the 2 sites to develop intervention groups and to train teachers and support staff to support and maintain these groups.
  • A percentage towards the salary of the two Family Workers in continuing to provide a range of parental involvement events examples include, coffee morning, specialised training sessions; Makaton signing, Supporting Literacy & Maths at home, Attention skills, Behaviour management, Massage, Pecs, general Autism awareness and "Meet the Teacher "
  • The family workers also support Families on appointments if requested.
  • The funding supports training given by our ICT team on the Use of ICT, Ipads & Internet safety.
  • Each class has a high adult:pupil ratio which enables specific children to access specific activities to support their progress in areas where they might be under achieving.
  • We subsidize all our trips and only charge a very nominal amount.
  • We subsidize the purchase of outdoor play wear so that pupils can enjoy our outdoor curriculum & environment
  • We subsidize an annual Year 6 Residential trip.
  • Where parents are not able to make voluntary contributions for cookery, swimming or trips, this will be met from the pupil premium.

Impact

Increased support in the area of communication will support their ability to communicate and thereby should reduce frustrations and anxiety
Pupils make excellent progress when their learning is supported at home. The parental training events give parents confidenc
e in supporting their child and a good understanding of the strategies that are used in school .
The ethos of the school in making learning fun and using the environment for learning is enabled and enhanced by the use of the additional funding and therefore a wide variety of trips & visits can be offered.
Evidence shows that our FSM make progress in line with other pupils in the school.

 

Pupil Premium 2017 -2018

The Pupil premium funding is additional funding given to schools so that we can support pupils who might be at risk of under achieving. The funding is allocated to schools based on those pupils who are eligible for free school meals

The funding for 2017-2018 = £73,920

This allocation will be spent on:

  • Supporting the two Family Workers in developing a range of parental involvement events examples include, coffee morning, specialised training sessions; Makaton signing, Supporting Literacy & Maths at home, Attention skills, Behaviour management, Massage, Pecs, general Autism awareness and "Meet the Teacher "
  • The family workers also support Families on appointments if requested.
  • The funding supports training given by our ICT team on the Use of ICT, Ipads & Internet safety.
  • Each class has a high adult : pupil ratio which enables specific children to access specific  activities to support their progress in areas where they might be under achieving. 
  • We subsidize all our trips and only charge a very nominal amount.
  • We subsidize the purchase of outdoor play wear so that pupils can enjoy our outdoor curriculum & environment
  • We subsidize an annual Year 6 Residential trip.

 

Impact

Pupils make excellent progress when their learning is supported at home. The parental training events give parents confidence in supporting their child and a good understanding of the strategies that are used in school .

The ethos of the school in making learning fun and using the environment for learning is enabled and enhanced by the use of the additional funding and therefore a wide variety of trips & visits can be offered.

Evidence shows that our FSM make progress in line with other pupils in the school.

Pupil premium 2016/2017

The funding this year is £71,160 (includes £1,200 of LAC funding)

This will be used to facilitate a programme of demonstration  workshops for parents on a variety of topics led by our teachers.They will include phonics, handwriting , Internet safety and ICT, attention skills and Makaton signing.

 

As we now have two sites the funding is also being used to subsidise the salary of another full time Family Worker. The Family Workers will give support to some families with visits to Health appointments and assistance with form filling.

 

We have introduced communication reps and signing reps to each class. The funding will pay the overtime costs for these reps to attend co ordination meetings after school hours once a month.

 

Sports premium

The funding allocation this year is £8,600

 

As we now have two sites the funding will go towards additional bikes for each site, and push along toys for the East site.

 

The funding will also enhance the salary of a Teaching Assistant who has responsibility for PE and outdoor activities.

 

We will subsidise playsuits for children.

Impact of funding
All pupils will have access to a variety of play and other physical equipment. Pupils will be supported to learn new physical skills such as riding a bike or scooter and the safe use of playground equipment.

Pupil Premium Funding 2014/2015

The funding this year is £ 72,100

This will be used to facilitate a programme of parent workshops on different ways to support pupils at home.
 

Each class teacher will give a demonstration session for the parents of the children in their class during the Autumn term. These will cover a range of topics for example; handwriting, reading to your child, practical numeracy, attention autism, Makaton, ICT.
 

In the spring term the more successful of these will be offered to all parents in the school. Feedback and discussion in a staff meeting will inform the programme for the future.
 

The funding will assist in employing a full time Family Worker and a part time Assistant Family Worker so that we can offer more support, particularly to attend health meetings and coordinating parent workshops.
 

The funding will enhance the salary of a Teaching Assistant to be our Makaton specialist. She will develop a programme of regular Makaton sessions for all staff and record a series of basic vocabulary videos.

We will subsidise a year 6 residential trip.
 

We will purchase an ipad for each class (15) to enhance the curriculum and support behaviour management strategies for some pupils.

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Last year funding through the Premium was paid to local authorities and set at £600 per pupil. For looked after children the Premium was calculated using the Children looked after data returns (SSDA903)

This year the Government has increased the funding amount to £900 per pupil eligible for Free School Meals. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces; this was £200 in 2011/12 and rose to £250 for 2012/13.

Qualifying pupils at Richmond Hill School equated to a grant of £28,450 for the last academic year (2012/13) in addition to the main school budget. This year (2013/14) our Pupil Premium grant is £44,100.

 

Evaluation of Expenditure 2012/13 - £28,450

Our expenditure was in the area of increasing parental involvement which was coordinated by our Family Worker.

In order to support our families on low incomes we offered support sessions led by our Family Worker on such themes as form filling, behaviour management, Makaton Signing, supportive network groups and coffee mornings for parents. Our Family Worker also accompanied parents to some selected clinic appointments, i.e. Health.

We also used our learning platform to give parents an insight into the activities that their child had been undertaking at school and thereby giving them some shared learning at home. As an example this took the form of talking about video clips that are available showing school events and their child’s participation.

 

Plans for Expenditure 2013/14 - £44,100

This year we will focus our pupil premium expenditure in the area of further increasing our parental involvement. This will be achieved via home/school liaison to support pupils learning via introducing regular training sessions and group and individuals discussions. Our Family Worker will develop a planned schedule of training sessions for parents delivered by specific teachers on a range of areas e.g. PECS, ICT, Signing and behaviour management.

We have enhanced the salary of a Teaching Assistant who has Signing qualifications.

She will be delivering signing training for staff and parents.

Our Teacher with responsibility for ICT will conduct an audit of parental access to the internet at home to enable a needs analysis for further training workshops. 

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