Allocation 2013-2014

Catching Up – Free School Meals DFE quote on Pupil Premium:
‘ 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most’.

This document is designed to explain what Pupil Premium is, how we use it support learning and the impact it has on outcomes for our children.

In 2011, the Government introduced Pupil Premium Funding to raise achievement among disadvantaged children.  Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, the children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children whose parents service in the British Armed Forces.  In 2012-2013 eligibility for the Pupil Premium Funding was to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from other backgrounds.  For example, national figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for Free School Meals are approximately twice as likely not to achieve Level 4 in maths and English as other 11 year olds.

Pupil Premium at St. Edmund Campion School 2013-14
At St. Edmund Campion School, we are committed to ensuring that ALL our pupils make the best possible progress.  We track the achievement of EVERY child on an ongoing basis and do all we can to ensure each child achieves their full potential and that interventions are put into place where necessary.  Every child is given extra support if they need it and the Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend this, particularly by increasing the one-one tuition provision and by employing a full-time Family Support Advisor.

For the academic year 2013 – 2014 we received £18900 for the eligible pupils on roll and below is the breakdown of expenditure and impact:

Number   of children on role 374
Total   number of children eligible for PPG   19
Amount   of PPG received per child £    953 x 17£    799 x 1 (adjusted for leaver)£  1900 x 1
Total   Amount of PPG expected £18900

Expenditure of Pupil Premium Funding in 2013-14
The grant was spent on a variety of initiatives and interventions to ensure that pupils made good academic progress and also to ensure that they develop and become well-rounded, confident and happy individuals.  These initiatives included:

  • One to one tuition

Aim – to help the children reach their full potential in English and Maths

  • Teaching Assistant Support

Aim – to support pupils’ attainment in English and Maths; to promote their self-esteem, attitudes to learning, well-being; and enjoyment of the school

  • Club and Enrichment activities

Aim – to increase social interaction, promote confidence and teach the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and collaboration

  • Residential and non-residential school trips

Aim – to increase social interaction, promote confidence, greater independence, better team-working, collaborative skills, to support knowledge and retention in subject areas and improve attitudes to learning

  • Family Support Advisor

Aim – to enable provide pupils and their parents / carers with strategies to deal with difficult situations appropriately, to allow them to be happier, boost confidence, improve school attendance and therefore increase attainment

  • Behaviour Management Plan

Aim – to promote good standards of behaviour amongst the children, to help them develop an awareness of respect for each other and therefore increase their attainment

  • Educational Psychologist support and advice

Aim – to improve mental, physical and psychological well-being, help the school staff work with the pupils appropriately and raise attainment

  • Speech Therapist

Aim – to train special needs staff and improve speech, language and communication skills for pupils

Impact:  All children have made progress from September 2013-July 2014.

SATS results – End of Key Stage 2

% Expected Progress

% Exceeded Expected Progress

PPG

NPPG

PPG

NPPG

Reading

100

93

100

65

Writing

100

100

100

37

Maths

100

100

50

84

 

 

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