What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools.  The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services.

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18

The total funding allocated to the school for the 2017-18 academic year is £11,880.  Due to the small numbers of pupils in the school eligible for this funding, the spending of the premium is planned in accordance with the needs of individual children.  

Pupil Premium - Spending for 2016-17

How much did our school receive?

2016/2017 £19,380

How is the Pupil Premium money spent?

At the Edward Richardson Primary School the Pupil Premium funding is deployed to:

  1. Ensure that the target groups access the curriculum in the same way as all other groups;
  2. Purchase resources to be used by pupils for whom the funding has been allocated in order to ensure that their progress is at least in line with expectation;
  3. Allow additional SENDCO / Assessment Coordinator time to permit the pupils identified through Pupil Premium to receive specific, planned and targeted support - including using the SENDCO / Assessment Coordinator to complete rigorous tracking of the progress and attainment of these specific pupils and to work as a dedicated Learning Mentor and councillor and to monitor and support rigorous planning for the other key staff involved in the delivery of the curriculum to these pupils;
  4. Ensure a high level of well organised adult support in each class so that all pupils within these target groups can be fully supported in accessing the curriculum.  Three of our part time Teaching Assistants were originally employed for this purpose and with this funding.  The work of these is carefully planned and targeted against the needs of our Pupil Premium children;
  5. Support parents financially with chargeable activities (in line with the Charging & Remissions Policy) to enable full access to all opportunities in order to ensure that the progress of the pupils on key indicators does not suffer adverse influence.

What has been the impact of Pupil Premium over recent years?

2015/2016

The level of funding increased again for 2015/2016 and this allowed previous successful initiatives to continue.  Funding totalled £19,800.  The figures below are taken from a broader spreadsheet indicating all expenditure relating to Special Needs within the school, including specific expenditure against our annual notional funding.

2016/2017

The level of funding remained fairly stable for 2016/2017 and this allowed previous successful initiatives to continue.  Funding totalled £19,380.  The figures below are taken from a broader spreadsheet indicating all expenditure relating to Special Needs within the school, including specific expenditure against our annual notional funding.

Strategy Impact Amount
Management time Increased opportunity to manage and monitor interventions.  Progress by the majority of Pupil Premium pupils in excess of the 'Good' benchmark for OFSTED £5,000
Managed Interventiondirected by above There has been an increase in support offered directly by the SENCO to pupils and these pupils have made rapid progress against the specific targets set £2,220
Targeted Support Managed by class teacher reported back to SENCO and tracked for impact £10,300
External Assessments (targeted) Assessments of need carried out by external agencies to ensure maximum impact of targeted support £280
Purchase of computer hardware (iPads) These have been prioritised for use by Pupil Premium pupils and have proved a great motivator for many. £2,000
Software for iPads See above cell £300
Inclusion expenditure   £500
NASEN membership   £70
TOTAL   £20,660
Overspend on allocation All figures in this chart are rounded to £10 £1,290

How are the Governors involved?

The School Governors receive a report from the headteacher three times a year which covers the above questions.