PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE

Background

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Detailed below is the Pupil Premium funding Elangeni School received in each academic year:

2011/12 - £1920 - representing 2.1% of the school population

2012/13 - £1100 - representing 1.3% of the school population

2013/14 - £2689 - representing 1.7% of the school population

2014/15 - £5905 - representing 1.3% of the school population

2015/16 - £7443  - representing 2.5% of the school population

2016/17 - £11552 - representing 3.77% of the school population

As a school, we ensure that teaching and learning is closely matched to the needs of pupils, and that appropriate provision is made for all children who are underachieving.

The pupil premium enables us to offer more targeted provision to pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups, including Looked After Children and those in receipt of Free School Meals.

Our first priority in targeting pupil premium funding is to ensure that all pupils receive well planned support to reach their individual targets in Literacy and Numeracy.

Our second priority is to ensure that our children have access to our broad and balanced range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.

Pupil premium was allocated to the following categories in 2016-2017:

 

Focus Area

Impact

Uniform

 

SEN resources to support those working below age related expectations

Resources enable Pupil Premium funded pupils to better access learning at their level

Ensuring equal access to all after-school activities and enrichment activities

Funding places on educational visits for children unable to pay.

Pupil Premium funded children experience school trips without putting additional strain on home finances

Free School Meal funding

 

Interventions- Teacher and Teaching Assistant run interventions in Writing, Phonics and Read and Respond as well as Nessy (IT program) as well as numeracy

Improve progress of Pupil Premium funded pupils in key areas through interventions

Priorities for 2017-2018 Pupil Premium Spending

For the financial year 2017-18 Elangeni School has been allocated the sum of £14,200 (representing 3.77% of the school population) as a part of the government’s pupil premium allocation. Listed below are the areas where pupil premium money will be used to provide support over the next year.

  • Narrowing the gap in Writing.
  • Maintaining provision (clubs, trips) which allows vulnerable learners to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities which they would otherwise be unable to access.
  • Continuing Interventions- Teacher and Teaching Assistant run interventions in Writing, Phonics and Read and Respond as well as Nessy (IT program) as well as numeracy.
  • Continuing to support eligible children access educational visits, if necessary.
  • Continue to support instrumental lessons, if requested.
  • Provide daily milk for eligible children, if wanted.
  • Continue to subside uniform purchases, if assistance wanted.