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Pupil Premium Policy Statement

At Balderstone ST Leonard's C Of E Primary school all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils. We put into practice our Christian mission and values recognising that at any time in their school career, any child may require additional support either pastoral or academic.  All children are valued, respected and entitled to reach their full potential regardless of disadvantage.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

 

Pupil Premium Funding

 

The pupil premium is an amount of extra resources the government provide to support children from less privileged backgrounds. Schools have the freedom to spend this  grant in a way that they think will best raise the attainment of the most vulnerable pupils.

The Pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. It is also used for pupils who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

 

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and staff of Balderstone St Leonard's will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors and staff of the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and clarified at termly pupil progress meetings. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governors and staff  recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The Governors and staff also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. They therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


Pupil Premium Funding – 2018/19

 

We have a relatively small amount of Pupil Premium funding at Balderstone Church of England Primary School. Last year the school used this funding to contribute to one- to-one and small group tuition for a number of children. We also provided some nurture and well being support for individual children. We tracked their progress and it was felt that the additional tuition and support contributed to continued steady improvement in performance and results. This year we will continue to provide this additional support for children and also use the pupil premium to pay for school milk, extra curricular clubs, school trips and music lessons for individual children.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation:

 

2015/16 - £10,100

2016/17 - £18, 886

2017/18 - £16,700

2018/19 - £15,500

 

Children in receipt of pupil premium - barriers to learning ( Identified termly and specific to our school).

Autumn Term 2018: Barriers to learning

 

  • Complex family relationships
  • Long term medical conditions
  • Emotional well being and family background
  • Domestic abuse (historical)
  • Bereavement
  • Behaviour - linked to emotional well being


How pupil premium money is spent at Balderstone 2018 19

The money provides individual targeted support and also support for groups of children and for other vulnerable children in school.

This has included:

  • 1 to 1 support with learning
  • Welcome to school sessions every day
  • Additional teaching assistant support for groups
  • Nurture support
  • Music tuition
  • Support for extra curricular clubs 
  • Support for trips and school holidays
  • Paying for milk and toast
  • Intervention groups
  • Booster groups

 

What is the impact of pupil premium spending ?

 

Self confidence and self esteem

Attendance

Enjoyment of all aspects of school life

Maintaining good academic progress from starting points

Parental engagement and support

 

 

The schools pupil premium strategy is reviewed by the governors  standards and effectiveness committee termly. 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Pupil Premium Strategies

 

The attainment, progress and well being of pupil premium children is reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team each half term

It is reviewed termly by the Governor's Standards and Effectiveness Committee

The next review will be in Autumn 2018.

 

 

Impact of pupil premium spending 2017/18

EYFS

One child was in receipt of PP funding

 

GLD

ATP

Prime 2+

All pupils

75

37.6

91.7

Pupils eligible for PP

100%

36

100%

 

Key Stage 1

1 child

 

Reading expected

Reading

Greater depth

Writing

Expected

Writing

Greater depth

Maths

Expected

Maths Greater depth

All pupils

80%

40%

83%

33%

86%

33%

Pupils eligible for PP

100%

0%

100%

0%

100%

0%

 

Key Stage 2

2 children

 

Reading expected

Reading

High Standard

Writing

Expected

Writing

High standard

Maths

Expected

Maths High standard

All pupils

87%

27%

80%

33%

80%

13%

Pupils eligible for PP

50%

 

50%

 

50%

 

 

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