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 £23,520 for the year 2021 -2022.
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:
- £1,345 for primary-aged pupils
- £955 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools also receive £2,345 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 £310 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 15 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
- Speech and Language Support
- Music tuition
- Subsidised educational trips and visits
- Subsidised residential trips
Impact of the 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 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.