The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. We expect to receive £22,000.
Funding for 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,300 for primary-aged pupils
- £935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
How do we spend this funding?
- Teaching Assistant led interventions
- In class small group support
- Reducing the class size and enabling class teachers to work with targeted groups
- Specific Booster Groups for Reading and Maths for all abilities
- Specialist Counselling/ therapy
- Speech and Language Support
- Music tuition
- Subsidised visits
- Subsidised residential trips
Impact for the 2015 -2016 period of funding:
Booster & Interventions
Teaching assistants are employed to support the reading, writing, maths and phonics in delivering specialist interventions to children, including PP children, who need to make more rapid progress. As a result, progress is expected or better and attainment is good.
Pupil & Family Services
Some of our most vulnerable PP children have been supported by specialist therapists and counsellors. This has resulted in improved wellbeing for these children.
A number of free school meal children had free, specialist weekly music tuition. Research shows that music tuition has an impact on wider learning and on the confidence and concentration skills of pupils. The excellent behaviour for learning of pupils at Hathersage St. Michael's CE (A)Primary is noted by all visitors.
Extra Curricular/ Sporting Events
All our PP children have access to additional daily sporting / PE activities in addition to cluster events. This has had a positive impact on fitness levels and playground behaviour.
Trips, Visits & Residentials
Pupil premium children are given subsidised access to school trips to ensure that they are able to participate in a wide range of educational experiences. Multi faith visits have enhanced their cultural experience in a way that they might not otherwise have had access to.
Due to our small numbers of Pupil Premium children, anonymity is paramount when dealing with this kind of information. A more detailed breakdown of expenditure and impact is held by the headteacher.