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 £32,705 for the year 2023 - 2024.
Funding for Pupil Premium
Schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £342 for Early Years pupils
- £1,455 for primary-aged pupils
Schools also receive £2,530 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
And £335 for pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Early Years Pupil Premium can be claimed by the early education provider at a rate of 53p per hour if a child at their setting is accessing free early education and the child is: aged 3 or 4 (but not 4 year-olds in reception class at school)
How do we spend this funding?
We have around 19 Pupil Premium Pupils across the school each year. With such small numbers (often with maybe only one pupil in a class) anonymity is paramount. It is important not to identify any one pupil. Therefore the Pupil Premium Strategy is maintained in school but an overview is provided below.
Pupil Premium Expenditure covers:
- Teaching & Learning 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
- Early Help & access to Family Resource Worker
- Speech and Language Support
- Music tuition
- Subsidised educational trips and visits
- Subsidised residential trips
- Drinking Milk
- Impact of the funding:
Booster, Interventions, Catch Up & Specific Support
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 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.
Hathersage St. Michael’s CE (A) Primary School is committed to providing appropriate Early Help for families who may need help when they encounter a range of difficulties and challenges.
Early Help may involve working with a child in school to support their emotional and mental health. We offer several interventions to support emotional health and wellbeing. We promote and practise positive wellbeing strategies across the school and actively engage the children in activities to develop this. We also signpost our families to support groups etc. that can be accessed locally.
In addition to the support we provide in school on a daily basis, we also contribute to the local cluster primary schools collective funding of an Early Help Offer run through Hope Valley College. This gives us access to Early Help, working closely with the Family Resource Worker, Eric Millington, who is based at the College. In this way we can work collaboratively to support the families in our community.
Eric has responsibility for seven other Primary schools in addition to Hathersage St. Michael’s CE Primary. He offers support to families that may need help over and above that which is routinely available to all of us. Eric has worked in the public sector for twenty-eight years and has been a fantastic asset to our school.
We all need a helping hand sometimes – whether that’s dealing with debt, our mental health or the trials and tribulations of raising children when things get difficult. So if you feel that your child or your family may benefit from some support, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment, in confidence, with Mrs Jackson and we will work together to find the right support for you.
Eric Millington Student and Family Support Worker. Hope Valley College and feeder Primary Schools. T: School: 01433 620555 (Extension 2425). Mobile: 07912 259122
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (Working hours: Monday to Thursday 0830-1530).