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Pupil Premium Report

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as 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. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Birdlip Primary School we support all of our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and the Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

Additional detailed information relating to pupil progress and attainment and is evidenced in the whole school tracking data for reading, writing and maths. The level at which a child is working was recorded at the start of each academic year and children’s attainment and achievement was measured in December, March and June using APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) criteria. From September 2015 APP will no longer be used to assess pupil progress and will be replaced by a new assessment framework linked to the new National Curriculum. This will still be measured in December, March and June. This information is used to identify children belonging to vulnerable groups and those who are not making expected progress, enabling the school to put appropriate interventions in place in order to close the gap in their attainment.

Academic Year

Pupil Premium Grant

2014/15

£11700

Grant used to fund

Cost

 

Additional Learning Support within our boy heavy EYFS cohort

£6830

67% of FSM pupils made above average progress from baseline assessments to end of year.

Additional Learning Support for KS1 involving small group provision of phonics, maths and reading for targeted pupils

At least 3 points of progress made in reading and writing by targeted pupils

1:1 small targeted support to raise self-esteem and confidence

£4010

Raised self-esteem/confidence.

KS1 – KS2 pupil made above average progress (14.6 Aps  averaged over subjects)

Additional Learning Support for KS2 involving small group provision of maths for targeted pupils

FSM children made at least 4.6 points of progress over the course of the academic year

Educational Psychologist Services

£750

Enabled assessment and provision of support for pupil and staff.

Maths Intervention Resources

£110

Enabled assessment and provision of support for pupils.

Academic Year

Pupil Premium Grant

2013/14

£9530

Grant used to fund

Cost

 

Additional Learning Support for KS1 involving small group provision of phonics, maths and reading for targeted pupils

£4848

FSM pupils made an average of at least 5.3 APS points progress over the course of the year.

Additional Learning Support for KS2 involving small group provision of reading and writing for targeted pupils

£3960

FSM pupils made an average of at least 4 APS points progress over the course of the year.

Resources for literacy and reading intervention

£722

Enabled assessment and provision of support for pupils.

APS = points associated with National Curriculum Levels.  Expected progress nationally = 3 points progress per year.