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Pupil Premium Grant and Service Premium - Sept 2017

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional government funding for schools to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. 

Pupil Premium is allocated per free school meals pupil and it is for schools to decide how it is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However schools are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The Government extended eligibility for the Pupil Premium to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

The level of the premium is £1,320 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. As a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.

A Service Premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving and who have recently served in the armed forces; this is currently £300. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The information below explains how the Pupil Premium and Service Premium were used in Neston Primary School:

Pupil Premium and Service Premium September 2017 - March 2018

Total Pupil Premium and Service premium : £17,460

How we intend spending our Pupil Premium September 2017 to July 2018

  • targeted one to one tuition
  • part funding Success @ Arithmetic, a Maths intervention to ensure that all children achieve the required standard in Maths at the end of KS2, thus ensuring that gaps in knowledge and understanding are identified and addressed
  • supplement teaching assistant support throughout the school. Identifying with pupils their next steps in their learning.
  • additional phonics support
  • subsidising the cost of educational visits and residential trips
  • support by Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • Sand tray therapy delivered to children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Music  lessons
  • Parent Support Adviser - support for families and attendance
  • Spelling package which supports our analysis of data and meets the needs of the children

 

Pupil Premium and Service Premium September 2016 - March 2017

Total Pupil Premium and Service premium : £22,620 

How we intend spending our Pupil Premium September 2016 to July 2017

  • targeted one to one tuition
  • part funding Success @ Arithmetic, a Maths intervention to ensure that all children achieve the required standard in Maths at the end of KS2, thus ensuring that gaps in knowledge and understanding are identified and addressed
  • supplement teaching assistant support throughout the school. Identifying with pupils their next steps in their learning.
  • additional phonics support
  • subsidising the cost of educational visits and residential trips
  • support by Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • purchasing of a data package which records pupil progress scores and supports analysis plus staff training o enable us to track progress of these children and measure the impact of our work
  • Sand tray therapy delivered to children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Music  lessons
  • Spelling package which supports our analysis of data and meets the needs of the children

Pupil Premium and Service Premium September 2015 - July 2016

Total: Pupil Premium and Service premium: £19,800

How we spent our Pupil Premium September 2015 to July 2016

  • targeted one to one tuition
  • supplement teaching assistant support throughout the school
  • subsidising the cost of educational visits and residential trips
  • support by Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)
  • purchasing of a data package which records pupil progress scores and supports analysis

Impact

In the academic year 2015/2016 the majority of pupils receiving pupil/service premium achieved or exceeded expected levels at the end of KS1 and KS2 tests. All children's readiness for learning had significantly improved. The needs relating to their emotional and social well being were met.

Are you able to apply for free school meals?

If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch as it will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and the support we can provide.

Your child may be entitled to free school meals, if you are entitled to receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Please ask at the office if you would like to register your child for free school meals.

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